Archive for April 12th, 2021

‘’DIGITALIZATION AND MODERNIZING TRADE BUSIENSS AND CONSUMERISM FOR THE CITIZEN’’

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Sarath Wijesinghe Sarath Wijesinghe former Chairman Consumer affairs Authority, President’s Counsel, former Ambassador to UAE and Israel, President Ambassador’s forum Introduction of digitalization during the festive season for sustainable educational framework World is fast changing despite dangerous ‘’Covid19’’ – a Pandemic leading towards success in Sri Lanka through education on vistas of prosperity and spender […]

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සිංහල දමිළ අලුත් අවුරුදු පණිවුඩය

Monday, April 12th, 2021

මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය සමස්ත ශ්‍රී ලාංකේයන්ගේ නැවුම් බලාපොරොත්තු ඉටුවන සිංහල දමිළ අලුත් අවුරුද්දක උදාව නිමිත්තෙන් සුභාශිංසන පළ කරනුයේ ඉමහත් සතුටිනි. අපේ රටේ ජනතාව අනාදිමත් කාලයක සිට හෙළ චාරිත්‍ර වාරිත්‍රවලට මුල් තැන දෙමින් හෙළයේ මහා සංස්කෘතික මංගල්‍යය සමඟ එක්වෙති. ගොවිතැන මූලික හරය කරගනිමින් මිනිසුන් අතර බැඳී පවතින සංස්කෘතිකමය වටිනාකමකින් යුතු සමාජ […]

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Minute on Indian Education by Thomas Babington Macaulay – [February 2, 1835] This Day in History

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Thomas Babington Macaulay What happened? On 2 February 1835, British historian and politician Thomas Babington Macaulay presented his ‘Minute on Indian Education’ that sought to establish the need to impart English education to Indian ‘natives’. This minute is a very important document for UPSC history. Aspirants should know the gist of this minute and its impact on […]

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Colombo Port City and Hambantota port are dual engines of Lanka’s economic growth: Chinese envoy

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 12 (newsin.asia): In his Sinhala-Tamil New Year message the Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong has said that tangible outcomes have been constantly achieved in the development of the China-funded Colombo Port City and Hambantota International Port prjects. Qi described these two projects as the new duo engines of Sri […]

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China’s US$ 500 m New Year gift to Sri Lanka

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 12 (newsin.asia): On Monday a USD 500 Million Foreign Currency Term Financing Facility (FTFF) was signed in Beijing between the China Development Bank (CDB) and Sri Lankan Finance Ministry. This is the second tranche of the total RMB 2 billion plus (USD 1 billion) FTFF pledged by the Chinese side to […]

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Hong Kong tennis’ Sri Lanka-born, guitar-playing, law student Adithya Karunaratne is hoping to reign in Spain

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Nazvi Careem Courtesy The South China Morning Post The 19-year-old is hoping to make it big in tennis, moving to Spain six years ago to play on Europe’s competitive ITF circuitFormer Renaissance College student says Hong Kong is her home and she hopes to represent the city in all the major team competitions Adithya Karunaratne […]

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Network Airline Services (NAS) and Sri Lankan Airlines have operated three flights from Entebbe, Uganda, carrying delicacies of the sea.

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Courtesy Aviation Business news Sri Lankan Airlines operated various ad-hoc charters into Entebbe – a destination it doesn’t usually fly to. Within 24 hours NAS Nairobi managing director Sarah Wangui and the wider Entebbe team took advantage of the opportunity and generated a load consisting of fish maws across 135 pieces. Fish maws are considered […]

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Fmr. Finance Minister Ronnie de Mel asks for more of socialism

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Finance Minister Ronnie de Mel who served in the J.R. Jayewardene government and presented 11 successive budgets said Sri Lanka needs more of socialism if its economy was to survive. Mr. de Mel who was a pioneer in introducing the open market economy in Sri Lanka made these remarks when […]

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SL to import dehydrated coconut chips to manufacture coconut oil

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka will import 39,000 tonnes of dehydrated coconut chips to manufacture coconut oil to meet the local demand for edible oil without any shortage to be triggered otherwise by the ban imposed on palm oil, an official said. The Trade Ministry will sign a forward sales agreement with […]

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Coconut oil to be sold at a control price of Rs 450 per bottle – Bandula

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Necessary steps have been taken to provide a bottle of quality, local coconut oil at a control price of Rs. 450, said Minister of Trade Bandula Gunawardena. He mentioned this speaking at a media briefing held today (April 12). The Minister further said, No matter what changes take place, a bottle of locally […]

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225 total coronavirus cases reported today

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka on Sunday (April 12) confirmed another 43 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus in the country as total infections detected within the day reached 225. This brought the total number of Covid-19 confirmed in the country thus far to 95,394. According to the Epidemiology Unit, 3,021 patients infected with the virus […]

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Sri Lanka signs USD 500 mn loan agreement with China

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Government of Sri Lanka has signed a loan agreement of USD 500 million with the China Development Bank (CDB). The Ministry of Finance stated that the relevant funds will be disbursed within this week. Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona, on behalf of the government of Sri Lanka, signed the loan agreement with the […]

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Coronavirus: India overtakes Brazil as second-worst hit country

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana India reported another record daily surge in coronavirus infections Monday to overtake Brazil as the second-worst hit country. The 168,912 cases added in the last 24 hours pushed India’s total to 13.5 million, while Brazil has 13.4 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. India also reported 904 deaths in the […]

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