Archive for April 26th, 2021

THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1956 Part 11

Monday, April 26th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS The possibility of a coup d’etat had been known from 1958.  In Parliament in November 1958 NM Perera had dropped hints of a plan for a coup d’etat. He referred to Sidney de Zoysa, not by name, but as a person who was gathering power by placing his men in key positions in […]

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Has God forsaken humanity in the time of the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Senaka Weeraratna  The horrifying tragedy that is unfolding before our very eyes worldwide but particularly in India, and God fearing traditional Christian countries such as USA, Brazil, Italy, Spain, France, U.K., Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Norway and Sweden raises fundamental questions not only in respect to humanity’s capacity to combat the spread of […]

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India’s Foreign Minister interferes with the Sovereignty and Independence of Sri Lanka

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Dr Sudath Gunasekara Mahanuwara  The following statement by the Indian Foreign Minister reported to have been made in the Indian Rajaya Sabha calling for early elections to Provincial Councils etc is a direct interference with the Sovereignty and Freedom of this country that should be deplored by every Sri Lankans. 0 .3 wants Sri Lanka […]

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The two youths making fireworks at Ibbagamuwa – signs of Terror making a return?

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Ratanapala 26 April 2021 It was reported on Sri Lankan media about an incident involving two Muslim youths at Pannala in Ibbagamuwa, receiving injuries while making what is supposed to be fireworks. The news also says that the local Police together the Police Special Task Force are investigating with the assistance of the Government Analyst […]

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බෞද්ධ ජනරජ ප්‍රවාදය – 15 වැනි කොටස- නීති සම්පාදනයට සුදුස්සෝ

Monday, April 26th, 2021

ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති මෙයට පෙර ලිපිවලින් පැහැදිළි කළ ආකාරයට බෞද්ධ ජනරජය තුළ පක්‍ෂ ක්‍රමය අදාළ කරගනුයේ ජනතාවගේ විධායක බලය” ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට පමණකි. ජනතාවගේ උපදේශන, ව්‍යවස්ථාදායක සහ අධිකරණ බලතල ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට නිර්පාක්‍ෂික ක්‍රමයක් යොදා ගැනෙයි. පක්‍ෂ ක්‍රමයෙන් බැහැර වී ජනතාවගේ ව්‍යවස්ථාදායක බලය” ක්‍රියාත්මක කළ හැක්කේ කෙලෙසින් ද? මෙම ලිපියෙන් අපි ඒ ගැන විමසා බලමු. රාජ්‍ය පාලනයට […]

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ඇවිදින්නේ මරණය අතේ තියාගෙන. | V8 එක. | වඳ කොත්තු. | ඥානසාර හිමිගෙන් සියල්ලට පිළිතුරු

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Courtesy Colombo Today

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UK bid to hide Gash reports challenged in House of Lords

Monday, April 26th, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island … UNHRC avoids query whether new probe unit can seek those dispatches from Colombo Following the UK’s refusal to accede to Sri Lanka’s recent request for disclosing British wartime defence attaché Lt. Col. Gash’s dispatches from Colombo, Conservative member Lord Naseby has sought an explanation as regards the procedures […]

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Colombo Port City is a potential source and driver of Sri Lanka’s economic growth

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 23 (www.counterpoint.lk): The miracle of Shenzen” inspired governments globally to find ways and means out of adverse situations that plague countries in terms of their economic performance, especially in the post-second world war era. Shenzen was well-regarded the world over as the most judicious and prudent way of experimenting with fundamental […]

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Director Indian Cultural Center in Colombo goes on a three-day Dhamma Yatra

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 26 (newsin.asia): Underlining the deep people-to-people connect and shared Buddhist heritage between India and Sri Lanka, Dr. Rewant Vikram Singh, Director of  Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), cultural arm of the High Commission of India, undertook a three-day Dhamma Yatra to Kadurawewa and Bingiriya villages of the Kurunegala district from 24 […]

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Easter Sunday probe: Bathiudeen brothers face 90-day detention under PTA

Monday, April 26th, 2021

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) yesterday (25) protested against the arrest of its Vanni District member Rishad Bathiudeen and his brother, Riyaj in connection with the 2019 Easter Sunday carnage under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). Rishad Bathiudeen is the leader of the All-Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC), a constituent of […]

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Escalation of Covid-19 cases in the region Chinese FM to intiate dialogue with SL and other countries in the region

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror In the wake of the escalation of Covid-19 cases across the region, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will initiate a dialogue with his counterparts of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan today on pandemic-related cooperation, poverty alleviation and other support needed at this hour, a Minister said. Foreign Minister Dinesh […]

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Numerous Covid-19 clusters emerging in the country

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said numerous Covid-19 clusters were emerging in the country, but the cases could be traced back to their contacts. Dr. Samaraweera told Daily Mirror the number of infections had increased because of the existence of many clusters. However, he said he could not view it as […]

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Shortage of ICU beds in hospitals islandwide Rise in number of COVID-19 cases

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror With the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise daily, there is a shortage of beds in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) for the COVID-19 patients in hospitals islandwide. Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID-19 Disease Control Minister Sudarshani Fernandopulle told Daily Mirror that the available capacity in ICU was almost full. […]

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Schools, pre-schools closed in Western & North Western provinces

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Education Minister Professor G.L Peiris announced that all schools, pre-schools and Piriven in the Western and North Western provinces will remain closed until the 30th of April, 2021. This decision has been taken as a precaution due to the recent surge in new COVID-19 cases. However, the schools in other provinces will reopen […]

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PM emphasize need to accelerate ‘South-South cooperation’ during UNESCAP address

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Addressing the 77th Session of UNESCAP, Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said the government is keen on strengthening the island nation’s regional ties and emphasize the need to accelerate the South-South” cooperation. Towards that end, we believe UNESCAP should commit itself to being relevant and responsive with measures such as assisting small […]

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Sri Lanka reports three more Covid-19 deaths

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services confirms three more Covid-19 deaths today, pushing the country’s death toll from COVID-19 to 647. 1. A 70-year-old female from Galpatha who had passed away on April 26 while receiving treatment at the Kalutara District General Hospital. The cause of death is reported as Covid-19 pneumonia.  2. […]

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952 coronavirus cases reported in Sri Lanka today

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health says that another 60 persons have tested positive for coronavirus increasing today’s total of new Covid-19 cases to 952. All 60 new cases are close contacts of infected patients from the Peliyagoda cluster. The total number of cases associated with the Minuwangoda, Peliyagoda and prisons clusters has climbed to […]

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Several areas isolated from tonight; Dambulla EC isolated for 2 weeks

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Commander of the Army General Shavendra Silva announced that a decision has been taken to isolate several Grama Niladhari (GN) divisions in three districts with effect from 8.00 p.m. tonight (26) to control the spread of Covid-19. Gampaha District: Polhena, Heeralugedara and Kaluaggala GN divisions in Kotadeniyawa police area and Aswennawatta East GN […]

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Govt institutions to operate with limited staff from tomorrow

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Public Administration says that the heads of all government institutions will be empowered to decide on the number of employees required to report to work from tomorrow (27). The relevant circular will be issued tomorrow, the Secretary to the ministry said. Accordingly, state sector offices will operate with a limited […]

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Police arrest 117 for violating quarantine laws

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police says that a total of 117 persons were arrested within yesterday for not following quarantine regulations, the highest number of arrests within a single day for offences under the quarantine law. Sri Lanka Police has intensified the quarantine operation procedures because it has been observed that Covid clusters and sub […]

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