Archive for April 25th, 2021

MEANING OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH IN SRI LANKA

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS It seems that economic development and growth in Sri Lanka could be used with different approaches and many Sri Lankans mean that economic development is individual prosperity while growth is an aggregate status that could reflect the comparative position of individuals with the previous pattern of consumption and other matters. Many students […]

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Islamic peacemakers and queasy monk invitees: A retrospective look at the ‘National Conference on Peace, Harmony and Coexistence’ from a citizen’s perspective

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

By Rohana R. Wasala  ………Please understand the global movement that becomes a cat’s paw of other individuals and groups who have nothing to do with your deep faith and your sincere desire to live your religion to the fullest to reach their selfish goals. Be brave enough to reject extremism. Rise up against schools and […]

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කලා නලා කාරයෙක්ව කටයුතු කරන රටේ, යුක්තිය, ධර්මය නිතිය සොයන්න එපා.

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි නලා කාරයාත් හොද කලා කාරයෙකි. නලාවේ හඩ ගෙනහැර පාන්නේ, එය පිඹින නලාකාරයාගේ කලාත්මක කුශලතාවයයි.  ඒ කුශලතාවයට, නයෙක් මෙන්ම සමාජයක් වුවද නැටවිය හැකිය. මේ නැටවීම අපූරු කලාවක් වන අතර, නැටවීම නම් වූ සංකල්පයත් සමග නටන්නෙක්ද ඉස්මතුවේ. මේ ඉස්මතුවූ නව චරිතය, නැට්ටුවා ලෙස කරලියට එනවිටම නලා කාරයාගේ තාලයට ගයන නව චරිතයක්ද ඉස්මතුවේ. ඒ ගායකයා […]

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BIRTH PANGS OF THE RAJAPAKSA SATRAPY

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

INSIGHT BY SUNIL KUMAR But China has told us take whatever (money) necessary and pay back whenever possible.” Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake (to Rev. Keppitiyagoda Siriwimala Thero – 4.4.2021) Days after the presidential election of 2010, the Rajapaksa siblings gathered to enjoy an evening of musical extravaganza. Organised by the state-owned ITN and titled Jaya Jayawe […]

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Premier Zhou Enlai’s visit to Ceylon in 1957

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Tony Donaldson, with underlining emphasis inserted bt The Editor, Thuppahi Courtesy Thuppahi’s Blog On 1 October 1949, the People’s Republic of China was proclaimed by Mao Zedong. Two months later, on 6 January 1950 the Ceylon government recognised Red China– one of the first countries to do so. Seven years later, in early 1957, the Premier of […]

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Venous cerebral blood clots after vaccinations- post AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and other brands.

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Courtesy Doctorharold.com Transcript: As the vaccine to protect against COVID-19 continues to roll out to more and more people, there is bound to be more and more side effects. Today, we are discussing the most dreaded side effect, i.e., Cerebral Venous Thrombosis (CVT)” Great concern of the people today is to have the COVID-19 vaccine […]

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Guidelines for tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka to be updated

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Courtesy Daily Mirror Colombo, April 24 (Daily Mirror) – The guidelines for tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka is expected to be updated owing to the present COVID19 situation, Tourism Ministry sources told the Daily Mirror yesterday. The move comes after the health authorities issued new health guidelines for the country effective till May 31. Tourism […]

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Cardinal’s Candid Comments and the Bathiudeen Brothers Brouhaha

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) leader and ex-Cabinet Minister Rishad Bathiudeen is a prominent Sri Lankan politician, who is very often in the news for the wrong reasons. The 48-year-old Bathiudeen hailing from Dharapuram in the Mannar District is an engineer by training. Known widely as Rishad, he was first elected to […]

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New Covid strain found in Sri Lanka can remain airborne for nearly 60 minutes

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Courtesy India Today Researchers in Sri Lanka say they have detected a new variant of coronavirus on the island nation which is highly transmissible and can remain airborne for nearly an hour. Sri Lanka is reporting over 600 new cases each day. HIGHLIGHTS The variant is highly transmissible: immunologist Neelika Malavige Sri Lanka’s ministry of […]

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Lankan monks visit Ghandhara civilisation sites

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Courtesy Pakistan Today ISLAMABAD: A 14-member delegation of visiting Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka visited several archaeological sites of Gandhara civilisation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and performed religious rituals. The delegation arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday for a week-long visit aimed at strengthening cultural ties between Islamabad and Colombo based on shared Buddhist heritage. The guests visited […]

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New, Highly Potent And Transmissible Coronavirus Strain Discovered In Sri Lanka

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Courtesy Outlook Scientists say that the new coronavirus strain can remain airborne for nearly an hour and it is spreading fast in the island nation In the backdrop of a Covid-19 resurgence in many parts of the globe, researchers in Sri Lanka have discovered a new, highly potent strain of coronavirus. According to scientist, the […]

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Swat valley most venerable place for Buddhists, say Lankan monks

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Fazal Khaliq Courtesy Dawn SWAT: Sri Lankan Buddhist monks said here on Saturday that the paradisiacal Swat valley remained the centre of Buddhism and had immense importance for Buddhists all over the world. They said this during their visit to the Buddhist archaeological sites of Gandhara Buddhist civilisation in Swat valley. The delegation include senior […]

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Top Muslim leader arrested over 2019 Easter attacks in Sri Lanka

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Courtesy Chritian News Sri Lankan police have arrested a prominent Muslim politician and his brother over suspected connections to the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in 2019 that killed 269 people. Rishad Bathiudeen, a former cabinet minister who currently leads an opposition party in Sri Lanka’s parliament, was arrested in the capital Colombo along with his […]

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Sri Lanka confirms two more Covid-19 deaths

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services today confirmed two more Covid-19 related deaths in the country moving the death toll so far to 644. One of the victims is a 79-year-old female from Kelaniya who had been transferred from Teldeniya Base Hospital to Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) after testing positive for Covid-19. […]

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COVID-19: another 783 persons test positive

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Government Information Department reports that 133 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified increasing today’s coronavirus total to 783. All 133 new cases are close contacts of infected patients from the Peliyagoda cluster. The total number of COVID-19 cases associated with the Minuwangoda, Peliyagoda and prisons clusters has reached 95,746. Sri Lanka’s […]

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19 arrested for not following quarantine regulations

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana says that 19 individuals were arrested within yesterday for not following quarantine regulations, and urged the public to adhere with quarantine rules and regulations at all times.  He stated that the COVID-19 virus is once again spreading across the country with clusters and sub-clusters being created. The police […]

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