Archive for March 7th, 2021

OIC reveals death threat from Dubai

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News The former OIC of the Kelaniya Divisional Crime Bureau and other officers who have been suspended for allegedly assaulting Migara Gunaratne, the son of former Governor Maithri Gunaratne, made a special revelation at a press conference today. He also released audio recordings of a threatening phone call he received after the incident.

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THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1956 Part 4D

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS Philip Gunawardene    was the creator of the Multipurpose Cooperatives Society. Until 1956, the cooperatives had been single purpose ones. There were separate cooperatives for food distribution, for savings and loan disbursement.  There were about   10,500 of cooperatives   and they were of 70 different types. Philip decided to weld them into one organization, the […]

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THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1956 Part 4C

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS Philip Gunewardene, who was very sympathetic towards the farmers, introduced a Crop Insurance Scheme which benefited the farmers immensely. I am not sure whether this insurance scheme is still operative, said Elmo de Silva in 2020 .  Philip   prepared a Crop Insurance Bill in 1958. It was necessary to protect the farmer from […]

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සුභාශිංසන පණිවිඩය

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රටකි, දැයකි, ලොවකි ඇය” යන තේමාව යටතේ සමරන ජාත්‍යන්තර කාන්තා දින ජාතික සැමරුමට සුභාශිංසන පළ කරනුයේ ඉමහත් සතුටිනි. ලෝකයේ කාන්තා අයිතිවාසිකම් වෙනුවෙන් එක් දිනයක් සැමරීමට ලක් වුවද සෑම මොහොතක්ම කාන්තාවන්ගේ අයිතීන් වෙනුවෙන් වෙන්විය යුතු බව මාගේ විශ්වාසයයි. දියණියක, බිරිඳක මෙන්ම ලොව උතුම් මව් පදවියට පත්වන්නේ ද කාන්තාවකි. […]

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ජාත්‍යන්තර කාන්තා දින ආශිර්වාද පූජාව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් කැලණිය රජ මහා විහාරයේ දී පැවැත්වෙයි

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ජාත්‍යන්තර කාන්තා දිනයට සමඟාමීව පවත්වන ආශිර්වාද පූජාව කැලණිය රජ මහා විහාරයේ දී ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සහ එම ආර්යාව ශිරන්ති රාජපක්ෂ මහත්මියගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අද 2021.03.07 දින පස්වරුවේ පැවැත්විණි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන කාන්තා පෙරමුණ මෙම ආශිර්වාද පිංකම සංවිධානය කර තිබිණි. අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සහ ආර්යා ශිරන්ති රාජපක්ෂ මහත්මිය බෝධීන් වහන්සේට මල් […]

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Lankan women gain recognition but gender equality is still a far cry

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

By Gitanjali Marcelline/newsin.asia     International Women’s Day, originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. The UN theme for Women’s Day in 2021 is Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. The theme celebrates the tremendous efforts made by women and girls around the world to […]

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Hub of ancient East-West trade

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

By P. K. Balachandran/Ceylon Today Colombo, March 8: India-Sri Lanka trade goes far into the past, to the Early Historic Era in fact. The island had also played the additional role of being a transit point, a hub, in the trade between the Eastern and Western worlds. The story of India-Sri Lanka trade in ancient […]

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Colombo Port workers union opposes foreign involvement in the West Container Terminal

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Courtesy The Straits Times Colombo, March 7 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lanka Port Workers’ Union General Secretary Niroshan Gorakahenna told the media on Saturday that the workers are opposed to handing over the port to the Adanis and asserted that the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) itself should undertake to build the WCT. It can do […]

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Austria suspends AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine batch after death

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Austrian authorities have suspended inoculations with a batch of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine as a precaution while investigating the death of one person and the illness of another after the shots, a health agency said on Sunday, Reuters reported. The Federal Office for Safety in Health Care (BASG) has received two reports […]

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Govt. should implement recommendations fast – Cardinal

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Recommendations made by the Presidential Commission, which probed the Easter Sunday attacks should be implemented soon while more investigations should be carried out to determine as to who organised and facilitated the attacks, Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said today. Cardinal Ranjith who was speaking to the media after participating […]

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Accept blame for not able to prevent Easter Sunday attacks: Sajith

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa today said, they are ready to accept responsibility for not being able to prevent the Easter Sunday attacks as a member of the previous regime. He also called for a proper probe to identify the real perpetrators who were behind the attack. Speaking during the Opposition Leader’s […]

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Implement Commission’s recommendations, Cardinal requests

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

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Continuous protests until justice is done, Cardinal says

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Archbishop Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says he will continue to protest until justice is done for the victims of the Easter attack. He mentioned this speaking a peaceful protest in front of St. Anthony‘s Church in Kochchikade carried out in parallel to the ‘Black Sunday’ protest declared by the Archdiocese of Colombo. The Catholic […]

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Sri Lanka’s COVID death toll tops 500

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s COVID-related fatalities crossed the grim milestone of 500 today (March 07) as five more individuals fell victim to the virus infection. Thereby, total lives claimed by the pandemic outbreak in Sri Lanka now stand at 502, the Department of Government Information said. Details of the deceased are as follows: 01. A […]

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Coronavirus: 359 positive cases in total confirmed today

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka registered 183 more positive cases of COVID-19 today (March 07) as total novel coronavirus infections reported within the day reached 359. Department of Government Information says 321 of today’s cases are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda cluster. Sixteen others have been detected from the prison cluster and […]

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