Archive for April 16th, 2021

Prince Philip’s old car, a 1935 Standard Nine, becomes a Sri Lankan royal artefact

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia April 16 (AFP) – An 86-year-old car that once belonged to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is now the centrepiece of a seaside museum in Sri Lanka. The prince, whose funeral will be on Saturday, was a car aficionado who bought the 1935 Standard Nine for 12 pounds when he was based in Colombo […]

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Have US sanctions been effective?

Friday, April 16th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran/The Citizen Colombo, April 16:  On Thursday, April 15, US President Joe Biden imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia. The Treasury Department blacklisted six Russian technology companies that supported the cyber program run by Russia’s intelligence services. Eight persons and entities associated with Russia’s actions in Crimea were also sanctioned as were […]

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Single dose of Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID vaccine shown to be more immunogenic than natural infection

Friday, April 16th, 2021

By https://www.news-medical.net/Dr. Tomislav Meštrović, MD, Ph.D Courtesy  By investigating antibody and T cell responses to a single dose of the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, researchers from Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom have found that more than 90% of vaccinated individuals produced an adequate amount of antibodies after receiving only one dose of the vaccine – […]

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Sri Lankan Mother Seeks Truth Behind Daughter’s Death at Japan Detention Center

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Jiji Press   Tokyo, April 16 (Jiji Press)–The mother of a Sri Lankan woman who last month died at a detention facility in central Japan run by the Immigration Services Agency demanded Friday that the authorities tell the whole truth about her death.   The deceased woman was Wishma Sandamali, 33, according to a support group.   Meeting the press […]

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VACCINATED GUESTS TO GET MORE FREEDOM ON SRI LANKA VISITS

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Sri Lanka News Holidaymakers to Sri Lanka who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be given more freedom than non-vaccinated tourists.

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Foreign hand behind Port City legislation issue: Mahindananda

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said there were foreign forces behind opposition politicians whipping up public criticism against the piece of legislations to govern the Colombo Port City. The Minister told a press conference that the proposed law is well in consistent with the constitution as informed by the Attorney […]

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Law of the country also applies to Colombo Port City – State Minister Cabraal

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

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Seven new COVID fatalities confirmed in Sri Lanka

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Seven new COVID-related deaths were reported in Sri Lanka today (April 16), the Director-General of Health Services confirmed. The new development has pushed the country’s death toll from the pandemic outbreak to 615. 1. The deceased is a 69-year-old male resident in Pasyala. He died on 14.04.2021 while undergoing treatments at National Hospital Colombo. […]

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National program to be launched to distribute 1 million Moringa plants

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The national program titled ‘Jeeva Thuru Udanaya,’ organized by the State Ministry of Agriculture to make the general public aware of the nutritional and economic value of the Moringa (drumstick) tree, is expected to kick off tomorrow (April 17). Manusath Derana, the CSR initiative of TV Derana, will join hands with this program […]

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159 cases of Covid-19 reported today

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health reports that another 30 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 bringing the tally of fresh cases detected within the day to 159. All new cases are close contacts of Covid patients from the Peliyagoda cluster. Accordingly, the total number of coronavirus cases from the Minuwangoda, Peliyagoda and prisons clusters […]

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