Archive for March, 2021

THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1956 Part 10A

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS The results of the 1956 election baffled even the architects of its victory, said analysts. The MEP was stunned by its victory.  SWRD was not expected to win. He had no proper candidates and the MEP coalition lacked financial resources.   The 60 MEP candidates were facing a solid phalanx of 76 UNP, many […]

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Serious flaws in Geneva resolution.

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island Resolution A/HRC/46/L.Rev.1 dated 16 March 2021 has been adopted by the UN Human Rights Council based on procedures and practices adopted by Committees of the General Assembly. Of the 47 Members in the Council, 22 Member States cast an affirmative vote, 11 members opposed it, and 14 abstained. The […]

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A NEW CONSTITUTION TO REBOOT THE COUNTRY AND SCRAP PCS

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Stanley Gunaratne  Politicians bellow rhetoric, making propaganda mountains out of molehills of achievements, whilst our beautiful island nation of phenomenal potential aimlessly drifts, forever the land of tomorrow. Given recent talk about granting licences to Indian fishermen (i.e. CRIMINALS) and holding elections for parasitic PCs, one wonders when Sri Lanka will be allowed to thrive.  Let’s […]

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NZ dairy expertise helping Sri Lanka post-war recovery

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Courtesy Dairy News For the first time in their lives, Sri Lankans Nalayini and Chinniah were earning enough money to eat three meals a day and pay for their kids’ education – thanks to one cow and a lot of hard work. Nalayini and Chinniah, both in their 50s, have overcome more obstacles than most couples do in […]

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38 dead, 64 new cancer patients detected daily: Dullas

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Chaturanga Samarawickrama Courtesy The Daily Mirror The health sector in the country is now facing a threat of spreading non-communicable diseases and according to the latest records, 64 cancer patients are being detected and 38 patients lose their lives due to cancer every day, Power Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said. He indicated the vision of ‘Vistas […]

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Two more COVID-19 fatalities reported

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Two more COVID-19 fatalities were reported today bringing the death toll in the country to 568, the Director-General of Health Services said. Accordingly, an 85-year-old female from Wattala and a 74-year-old male from Eravur in Batticaloa are among the deceased.   Comments – 0

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Sri Lanka receives 600,000 Sinopharm COVID vaccine jabs

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka on Wednesday (March 31) received a consignment of 600,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines donated by China. According to Ada Derana correspondent, a special flight chartered by the national carrier SriLankan Airlines (UL869) carrying the China-made vaccines touched down at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake at around 11.28 am. […]

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Coronavirus: 244 positive cases in total detected today

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka on Wednesday (March 31) confirmed another 88 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus in the country as total infections detected within the day reached 244. This brought the total number of Covid-19 confirmed in the country thus far to 92,706. According to the Epidemiology Unit, 2,887 patients infected with the virus […]

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Man from Jaffna arrested over U.S. bank account hacking

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana An individual from Chavakachcheri in Jaffna has been arrested on charges of money laundering by hacking into the accounts of banks in the United States. https://adaderana-english-polly.s3.amazonaws.com/adaengmp3-31-03-2021-1617183336.mp3 The 41-year-old has been taken into custody by the officers of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said. Investigators have uncovered that the suspect […]

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Melbourne Oz Teen Wears No Mask In Fast Food Restaurant – Is Choked Unconscious, Thrown To The Floor, Picked Up And Toss Out Like Common Trash

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

ALT news https://rense.com/general96/20200330-a.mp4

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ලේකම්තුමා සංවර්ධන ලොතරැයි සුපිරි ජයග්‍රාහකයන්ට චෙක්පත් පිරිනමයි

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය සංවර්ධන ලොතරැයි මණ්ඩලයේ සුපර්බෝල්” හා ලග්න වාසනාව” ලොතරැයිපත් වලින් බිහිවූ සුපිරි ජයග්‍රාහකයින් සිව් දෙනෙකු සඳහා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ලේකම් ගාමිණි සෙනරත් මහතා අතින් අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී අද  (30)  දින චෙක්පත් ප්‍රදානය කෙරිණි. සුපර්බෝල්” 1403 වන වාරයේ සුපිරි ජයමල්ල වන රු.75,412,110 /- ක මුදල දිනා ගත් කැකිරාව කේ.ජී.රොෂාන් මහතා ඇතුළු ජයග්‍රාහකයන්ට අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ලේකම් ගාමිණි සෙනරත් […]

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The humble beetle that could rescue a town

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

By Nalova Akua courtesy BBC 30th March 2021An invasive water weed has decimated the wildlife and economy of one of Cameroon’s most significant lakes. But a tiny, ravenous weevil could reverse the region’s fortunes.A A flock of water birds scavenges for insects on the dense, leafy weed that covers much of Lake Ossa, one of Cameroon’s […]

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Resolving the human-elephant conflict without elimination

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, March  30 (Daily Mirror): The human-elephant conflict is a modern phenomenon owning its existence to man’s increasing developmental needs and the expansion of the human population due to improved health and living conditions of people. Pushed by sheer need, if not greed, man has been forcibly intruding into places where […]

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High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi awaits its High Commissioner

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

by Jamila Husain Daily Mirror Colombo, March 30 (Daily Mirror) – Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner-designate to India, Milinda Moragoda, is yet to travel to New Delhi despite India approving his appointment during the latter part of last year. His office says he will leave soon but with no confirmation of a date. Sri Lanka and India […]

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Truths, untruths and Sri Lankan commitment

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

By Frances Bulathsinghala/The Sunday Observer Colombo, March 28: The international community, harping on war crimes allegedly committed in Sri Lanka has done the exact opposite of promoting national reconciliation. While wars, atrocities and human rights violations in many guises continue in the rest of the world where the perpetrators are often powerful nations, millions of […]

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Xi says China ready to support Sri Lanka’s post-pandemic recovery with closer cooperation

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

(Xinhua) 08:33, March 30, 2021 BEIJING, March 29 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that China stands ready to work with Sri Lanka to boost bilateral cooperation and provide robust impetus for the latter’s post-pandemic economic recovery and sustainable development. In a telephone conversation with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Xi suggested that the […]

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Asia’s best breakfasts: From hoppers in Sri Lanka to Vietnam’s banh mi

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

By STEVE THOMASSOUTH CHINA MORNING POST Breakfast is considered by many to be the most important meal of the day. What you eat in the morning replenishes those sleep jaded energy reserves and fuels your mind and body for the day ahead. Unfortunately, as our lives become increasingly busy, many of us opt to skip […]

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Sri Lanka to install 7,000 rural solar plants

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Courtesy Prensa Latina Colombo, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Sri Lanka will install seven thousand rural solar plants in an equal number of villages within the framework of a program under the name ‘Electricity for All’, according to the press.The Minister of State for the Development of Solar, Wind and Power Grid Generation Projects, Duminda Dissanayake, […]

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A pound of cinnamon quills can cost $27 — here’s why it’s one of the most expensive spices

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Taryn Varricchio and Emily Christian Courtesy Business insider https://www.businessinsider.com/why-ceylon-cinnamon-sri-lanka-so-expensive-2021-3?r=US&IR=T Ceylon cinnamon is made from the dried inner bark of a tree native to Sri Lanka. One pound of these quills can cost $27. That’s because it’s difficult and costly to produce. Even some of the most experienced cinnamon peelers can only make a few pounds of quills a day.  […]

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Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam Exploiting the Nation

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

By a Special Correspondent Courtesy Ceylon Today The separatist politician Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam who is supported by the remnants of the LTTE international network is active again. After having masked the horrendous human rights atrocities committed by the LTTE, Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam has started to masquerade as a human rights activist. Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam has written to the […]

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Police seize two bowsers containing disputed coconut oil

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Two bowser trucks with coconut oil stocks have been seized by the Dankotuwa Police on suspicion of containing carcinogenic substances. According to reports, the raid was carried out on Monday night (March 29) following a tip-off received through Hotline 119. Thereby, 27,500 litres of coconut oil have been taken into custody by the […]

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Country’s daily COVID cases count reaches 139

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Ministry of Health on Tuesday (March 30) confirmed 37 more new cases of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka as the daily cases count reached 139. The new development has brought the total number of COVID-19 confirmed in the country thus far to 92,442. According to the Epidemiology Unit, 2,749 patients infected with the virus […]

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Three including ex-CJ Mohan Peiris acquitted & released from Bribery Commission’s case

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Colombo Magistrate’s Court today (30) acquitted and released Former Chief Justice Mohan Peiris and two others from a case filed by the Bribery Commission. When the case was called before Colombo Chief Magistrate Buddhika Sri Ragala earlier today, Additional Director General of Bribery Commission Subhashini Senanayake informed the court of the complainant’s intent […]

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PC polls only after passing new Act – Gammanpila (English)

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

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Four elevated railway tracks to be constructed in Colombo

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to construct four elevated railway tracks in the city of Colombo. The project will be implemented as a private-public partnership covering the Colombo city, Cabinet Co-Spokesperson Minister Udaya Gammanpila said during the press briefing held this morning (March 30) to announce Cabinet decisions. The four railway […]

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Is this the beginning of the complete take- over of Sri Lanka by India?

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Mahanuwara. Dear all Patriots, I invite your immediate and very serious attention to the following news item with the view to stop this right royal betrayal. There is no use in closing the gate after the horse is gone Indian fishermen to be licensed to fish in Lankan waters March 29, 2021 […]

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යෝ-වා ගේ රෙද්ද ඉස්සු මාතර මැද්ද වත්ත ගුණසිලි සුරුට්ටුවක් ආකාරයෙන් ගෙදරට එවූ ආගම් පොත්

Monday, March 29th, 2021

දෙශාඅභිමානී සුර්ය වංශ රත්න විභූෂණ පාලිත ආරියරත්න සෙන්කඩගල සිංහ ද්වාරයේ සිට2021-03-28 – මැදින් පුර පසළොස්වක පෝය දින ආගමික කුමන්ත්‍රණ කරුවන් නැවතත් තම දෙවියන්ව තැපෑලේ ඔබා නිවසටම තැපැල් කරන්න උත්සහයක් සහ බුදුහම හා සිංහල කම සුරකින අප වැනි අයට යෝ -වහා එවූ ගියවර ලියුමට  2020-10-17 දින පිළිතුරු ලිපිය දුනිමි. නමුත් ඒ මුග්ධ වැඩේ ඔවුන් නවත්වන්නේ නැතිව […]

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බෞද්ධ ජනරජ ප්‍රවාදය – 12 වැනි කොටස – විධායකයේ මෙහෙයවීම

Monday, March 29th, 2021

ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති දෙවැනි ජනරජ ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාව තුළ විධායකය සහ ව්‍යවස්ථාදායකය පැහැදිළිව වෙන් කෙරී නොමැත. පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් අතුරෙන් අමාත්‍ය මණ්ඩල සාමාජිකයන් තෝරා පත්කර ගැනීම නිසා මෙම ගැටලුව පැන නැගී තිබේ. මෙම හේතුව කරණ කොට ගෙන බරපතල ව්‍යාකූල තත්ත්වයක් රට තුළ නිර්මාණය වී තිබේ. විධායක හැකියාවක් ඇති නමුත් ව්‍යවස්ථා සම්පාදක හැකියාවක් නොමැති අය පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට පත්වීම නිසා […]

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Lankan govt gazettes Special Economic Zone for Colombo Port City.

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, March 29 (DailyFT): A Bill to provide for the establishment of the Colombo Port City (CPC) Special Economic Zone has been published in the Gazette and is slated to be presented to Parliament next month.  The 76-page Bill provides for the establishment of a Commission empowered to grant registrations, licences, authorisations, and […]

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Xi tells Gota, China will work with Lanka to enhance Belt and Road Initiative

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, March 29 (CGTN): Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday told Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that China is willing to work with Sri Lanka to enhance Belt and Road Cooperation and contribute to the economic revival of Sri Lanka in post-pandemic era. Xi said China will continue to provide necessary assistance to […]

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