Archive for April 20th, 2021

BENEFITS OF COLOMBO PORT CITY SHOULD GO TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL SRI LANKA

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Before start work in Colombo Port City, I published several articles explaining how it positively impacts the economy of Sri Lanka. The concept of port city development has been attracted in many countries and some are successful others are not successful as expected. Sri Lanka needs to invent new strategies for its […]

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Day of infamy and ‘ Pearl Harbour’ moment in Sri Lanka’s history

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Senaka Weeraratna April 21, 2019 is destined to be marked as a date which will live in infamy. Paraphrasing President Franklin D. Roosevelt when he delivered the famous infamy speech on December 08, 1941 soon after the attack on Pearl Harbour by Japan,,  posterity may well designate  April 21, 2019 as the Blackest day and […]

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Shirley De Alwis: The Hand behind Peradeniya University’s Designs

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

KNO Dharmadasa Courtesy Thuppahi’s Blog Shirley D’Alwis, the first University Architect, died in harness. He was working day and night to complete the job entrusted to him – the preparation of the buildings he had designed and started constructing – for the university to be shifted to its intended site in Peradeniya. After a long […]

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දෙවියන් මෙරට ජනතාවට හා පාලකයන්ට හිතා බලන්න නිර්මාණය කරන දෑ දෙස බලන්න.

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි. දෙවියන් අඳුරු කුටි තුල ලැග ඉන්නේ නැත.වැඩ සිටින්නේ මුළු මහත් සමාජය තුලමය. එසේ සමාජය ආවරණය කරමින් වැඩ සිටින දෙවියන් අඳුරු කුටි තුල ලැග ගෙන ඉන්නා මිනිසුන්ට සිතා බලන්න බොහෝ දේ නිර්මාණය කරමින් එලි දක්වයි. ඒත් අදුරේ අතපත ගාමින් සිටින මිනිසුන්ගෙන් කි දෙනෙකුට දෙවියන් ඉදිරිපත් කරන මේ කරුණු වැටහේද යන්න ගැටලුවක්ව ඇත. බලන්න […]

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Covid in Uttar Pradesh: Coronavirus overwhelms India’s most populous state

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Courtesy BBC India is reeling under a severe second wave of Covid-19 and many states are struggling to cope with the rising numbers. Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, is among the worst affected in the country and its people are suffering even as authorities insist the situation is under control, reports the BBC’s Geeta […]

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Covid-19: How India failed to prevent a deadly second wave

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Soutik Biswas  India correspondent Courtesy BBC In early March, India’s health minister Harsh Vardhan declared the country was “in the endgame” of the Covid-19 pandemic. Mr Vardhan also lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership as an “example to the world in international co-operation”. From January onwards, India had begun shipping doses to foreign countries as […]

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Covid: Why was India not already on the red list?

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Courtesy BBC India will be added to the government’s travel-ban red list from Friday 23 April. It came after Boris Johnson cancelled his planned trip to the country because of the Covid situation there. India has been reporting more than 200,000 cases daily since 15 April. But Pakistan and Bangladesh have both been on the […]

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George Floyd officer convicted of murder

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Courtesy BBC Civil rights leader Al Sharpton is calling the verdict a moment of “sunlight”. “Today we can wipe our tears away and fight on for another day,” he just told a news conference. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-us-canada-56721011 “We don’t find pleasure in this,” he said. “We don’t celebrate a man going to jail. We would rather have […]

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Avoid all travel to India; even if fully vaccinated: US advises its citizens

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Times of India NEW DELHI: The highly infectious Covid mutant causing a mass .. Sri Lanka is learnt to have indefinitely postponed commencem .. Read more at:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/82159371.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

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China offers Sri Lanka a lifeline as critics question cost

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Courtesy Nikkei Asia Yearlong talks yield $500m loan thought to carry ‘geopolitical conditions’ Signs advertise Colombo Port City: The development is said to give Beijing sweeping powers to oversee projects for the financial hub worth $1.4 billion. (Photo by Yuji Kuronuma)MUNZA MUSHTAQ, Contributing WriterApril 20, 2021 16:42 JST COLOMBO — China appears to be tightening its strategic grip […]

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Buddhist monks arrive on a week-long pilgrimage

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Courtesy The News LAHORE: A 14-member delegation comprising senior Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka arrived in the provincial metropolis Monday to undertake a week-long religious pilgrimage to various Buddhist heritage sites in the country. The Buddhist monks started their journey with a visit of the Lahore Museum which houses some of the finest remains of […]

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India wants Sri Lanka to hold early election to provincial councils: Jaishankar

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana India supports the call of international community for the Sri Lankan government to fulfill its commitments on devolution of political authority including through early holding of elections to provincial councils, according to S. Jaishankar, India’s External Affairs Minister. This also covers the commitment of ensuring that all the provincial councils are able to […]

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Five new COVID deaths in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka confirmed 05 new COVID-related fatalities today (April 20) as the death toll from the pandemic climbed to 625, says the Department of Government Information. Details of the victims are as follows: 01. An 85-year-old woman from Mattakkuliya area: She was tested positive for novel coronavirus while receiving treatment at the Colombo […]

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Daily COVID cases count reaches 345

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Ministry of Health on Tuesday (April 20) confirmed 85 new cases of the COVID-19 in Sri Lanka as the daily cases count reached 345. Meanwhile, the country’s recoveries count is at 93,547 while 3,305 active cases are receiving treatment at selected hospitals across the island. Sri Lanka has so far witnessed a total of […]

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Cabinet approval to draft bill against spreading false, misleading statements through internet

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers have approved the drafting of legislation to protect against the spreading of false and misleading statements through the internet. The government says that the spread of false information on the internet poses a serious threat and is seen as being used to divide society, to spread hatred and to […]

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