Archive for March 24th, 2021

Sri Lanka can win the admiration of the world by resisting the UNHRC ‘ Inquisition’

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Senaka Weeraratna Cuba is one of the most admired countries in the Global South. Cuba stood up for Sri Lanka at UNHRC, with a speech calling for defiance and resistance. These are the hallmark attributes of Cuba which have won global admiration.  Likewise, China, Pakistan, Venezuela, Philippines, Bolivia and altogether eleven countries backed Sri Lanka […]

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THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1956 Part 9A

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS The general election of 1956 introduced to its joyful and triumphant public something they never ever expected, political assassination.  SWRD Bandaranaike was assassinated in 1959. This was not the first assassination of a Head of state in South Asia. Liaquat Ali,  Prime Minister of Pakistan was assassinated in 1951. Bandaranaike was probably the […]

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The Burqa Ban is not a “Mere Proposal”

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Last week, the Pakistan High Commissioner Major General (Retd.) Muhammad Saad Khattak, in an unprecedented and shocking move took to Twitter to make a comment on an internal matter of Sri Lanka. His Tweet appeared shortly after Public Security Minister Rear Admiral (Retd.) Sarath Weerasekera made the long pending announcement that he […]

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Sri Lanka slams Western powers for bullying: after resolution passed at UNHRC

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

 by Jamila Husain Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, March 24 (Daily Mirror) – Speaking to media soon after the resolution on Sri Lanka was passed at the UNHRC, Gunawardena said that the fact that only 22 countries had voted in favour of the Resolution while 11 voted against and 14 abstained, showed that several countries were against this […]

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Factors behind India’s abstention on Lanka resolution at UNHRC

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy newsin.asia Colombo, March 23: India on Tuesday abstained from voting on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution on Sri Lanka for a variety of reasons. The immediate reason perhaps lay in the April 6 elections to the Tamil Nadu State Assembly in which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is contesting 20 […]

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Resolution on Lanka is a bid to undermine its development and stability, China says

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Geneva, March 23 (newsin.asia): The Chinese Ambassador in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Chen Xu  speaking on the resolution against Sri Lanka commended Sri Lanka for its commitment to promoting and protecting human rights, advancing sustainable economic and social development, improving people’s living standards, safeguarding the rights of vulnerable groups, advancing national […]

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Artificial beach between Kalutara and Mount Lavinia is a success: Coast Conservation Dept.

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Chaturanga Samarawickrama Courtesy Adaderana An artificial beach created along Kalutara’s Calido Beach, the Ratmalana-Angulana stretch and in Mount Lavinia, which raised strong protests from activists, has been successful, Coast Conservation and Coastal Resource Management Department Chief Engineer (Coastal Design & Research) Sujeewa Ranawaka said. He told the Dailymirror that the project was implemented to build […]

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Murali rejects allegations by Fonseka

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

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EC decides not to register political parties named after religions or ethnicities

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Election Commission has decided not to register political parties whose official names portray affiliations to religions or ethnicities. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Elections Commission yesterday (March 23), Elections Commissioner-General Saman Sri Ratnayake said. He stated that a political party is registered as a national party as per […]

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Two more COVID-19 deaths bring tally to 554

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has reported 02 more coronavirus-related deaths, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (March 24). The new deaths bring the number of COVID-19 related deaths witnessed in Sri Lanka to 554 in total. 01. The deceased is a 65-year-old female resident from Colombo 15. She died on 21.03.2021at her residence and […]

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COVID-19 238 new positive cases within the day-caseload in Sri Lanka climbs past 91,000

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 106 more positive cases of Covid-19 today (March 24), the Ministry of Health confirmed. Thereby, Sri Lanka has detected 238 new positive cases of COVID-19 within the day. As per statistics, the total number of Covid-19 infections confirmed so far in the country now stands at 91,018. Recoveries from […]

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Cabinet nod to purchase 7 million Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Cabinet of Ministers has given the nod to purchase 7 million Sputnik V coronavirus vaccines from Russia, the Department of Government Information said today (March 24). The relevant proposal has been tabled by Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi. National Medicine Regulatory Authority (NMRA) recently approved the emergency use of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccines […]

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