Archive for April 8th, 2021

The Indian Trojan Horse

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Sugath Kulatunga  It is a consolation that the Government has decided to defer the resurrection of the Provincial Councils, until after a new law is approved by the Parliament. Meanwhile, 10 leading Venerable monks have strongly protested on the very idea of bringing back the Provincial Councils. It is noted that these same Venerable monks […]

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THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1956 Part 5D

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS Philip Gunawardene accomplished much in food and agriculture during his short stay of three years in the MEP government. These are described at length in other essays in this series. This essay looks at certain aspects of Philip’s vision. Philip studied the rural sector carefully. Philip said that the   peasantry had many problems, […]

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Citizen Centric Digital Government being set up: President

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

BY AAZAM AMEEN courtesy The Morning.lk In his address to the audience at the virtual event inaugurating Sri Lanka Internet Day 2021 held on the 6th and 7th of April, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa pledged to set up a Citizen Centric Digital Government for the convenience of Sri Lanka’s citizens. Stressing on the fact that a technology […]

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Sri Lanka will build South Asia’s first Disneyland

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 8 (Daily News) – Sri Lanka will build South Asia’s first Disneyland in the proposed Bopitiya leisure Park which will be created by Korea Cavitation Co. a company with Investments from Malaysia and Korea. President of Korea Cavitation Co. Baekgeum Kim and the representative of Sri Lanka Dr. Parimala Rajo Isa […]

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Pakistani dates tickle Lankan taste buds

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 8: The High Commission of Pakistan, in collaboration with Ministry of Commerce and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), organized a promotional event for Pakistani dates in Sri Lanka, at the High Commission in Colombo on Thursday.   In his remarks, the High Commissioner of Pakistan,  Maj. Gen (Retd.) Muhammad Saad […]

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As U.S. economy roars back, life in many poor countries gets worse

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

By Gabriele Steinhauser in Johannesburg, Saeed Shah in Islamabad, Pakistan, and Ryan Dube in Lima, Peru Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Johannesburg, April 8 (Wall Street Journal):  Powered by the U.S. and China, the global economy is set to make a stunning comeback this year from its deepest contraction since the Great Depression, economists say. For many developing […]

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India, Sri Lanka agree to jointly work against terror groups, fugitives

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana India and Sri Lanka on Thursday agreed to work jointly against terrorist groups and fugitives wherever they are present and active, and emphasised on sharing real time intelligence. In the first delegation level virtual police chiefs’ dialogue, India and Sri Lanka also decided to strengthen the existing cooperation mechanisms, as also designate nodal […]

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Over 300 fresh cases of Covid-19 reported today

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health says that another 49 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Three of the new cases from the Prisons Covid-19 cluster while the remaining 46 are close associates of the Peliyagoda Covid-19 cluster. This brings the tally of fresh cases reported within today to 309 while the total […]

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Two more Covid-19 deaths reported in Sri Lanka

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed two more Covid-19 related deaths today while this brings the death toll due to the virus in Sri Lanka to 593. One of the deceased is a 70-year-old male from Dehiwala who had been transferred from the South Colombo Teaching Hospital to IDH after being […]

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Three COVID-19 infections of Denmark variant detected from Colombo

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Denmark lineage of COVID-19 has been identified in virus samples collected from 03 persons in the community in Colombo, says Dr Chandima Jeewandara, Director of Allergy, Immunity and Cell Biology Unit of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Sri Lanka has carried out monthly genetic sequencing of the COVID-19 virus variants since the virus […]

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Gazette published naming Ajith Mannapperuma to Ranjan’s MP seat

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Extraordinary Gazette notification announcing the appointment of Mr. Ajith Mannapperuma to the parliamentary seat vacated by Ranjan Ramanayake, has been published a short while ago.  The gazette notice states that the Secretary General of Parliament has informed the Election Commission, under Section 64(1) of the Parliamentary Elections Act, No. 1 of 1981, that a […]

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Caroline Jurie & Chula Padmendra granted police bail

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Reigning Mrs. World Caroline Jurie and model Chula Padmendra, who were arrested by the Cinnamon Gardens Police, have been granted police bail. They were taken into custody this afternoon over the recent controversy at the Mrs. Sri Lanka beauty pageant held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre on Sunday (April 04). The arrests have […]

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Tests confirm Aflatoxin presence in samples from coconut oil bowsers

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Tests carried out on samples from the two bowser trucks containing coconut oil – which were recently taken into custody at Dankotuwa – have indicated the presence of Aflatoxin, says the spokesperson of Sri Lanka Customs. The two bowser trucks were seized by Dankotuwa Police on the 30th of March, on suspicion of […]

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