Archive for April 28th, 2021

DO WE NEED A FUNDED PEACE?

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS I read an article published in Daily News on 28.04.2021 ‘World Military Spending Rises to the US $ 2 Trillion by Thalif Deen.  The article was concluded quoting a statement US Secretary-General, Bank-Ki Moon, ‘the world is over-armed, and peace is underfunded.’ My question is could last a funded peace in the […]

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AN OPEN LETTER TO HE. GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA AND THE VISITING FOREIGN MINISTER OF CHINA.

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

By Noor Nizam – Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart, Convener “The Muslim Voice” and Member “Viyathmaga”, April 28th., 2021. Chinese Defence Minister and President Rajapaksa hold talks. Wonderfull friendship. Let it long last for ever for the benefit of our two Nations. The opponents of our “Maathruboomiya” are crying foul about the […]

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Tamil Memorial Monument in Markham, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . KJ 6G1 Canada 26 April 2021 Mr. Khalid UsmanWard 7 CouncillorCity of Markham101 Town Centre BoulevardMarkham, Ontario, L3R 9W3 cc.  Mayor Frank Scarpitti Dear Councillor Khalid Usman: Re: Tamil Memorial Monument in Markham’s Ward 7. Permit me to address the members of the City of […]

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Opening Remarks by the Hon.Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Bilateral Discussion with General Wei Fenghe State Councilor and Minister of National Defense of CHINA

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Prime Minister’s Media Unit Hon. Minister, I’m am very happy to welcome you to Sri Lanka. We appreciate your deciding to visit despite the pandemic situation. We have had a number of high-level visits from China since the outbreak of the pandemic. I look forward to our discussion today and the opportunity, through this visit, […]

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ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා, චීනයේ ජාතික ආරක්ෂක අමාත්‍ය ජනරාල් වෙයි ෆෙන්ග් මහතා සමඟ පැවැති ද්විපාර්ශ්වික සාකච්ඡාවේ දී දැක්වූ අදහස්

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ගරු ඇමතිතුමනි, ඔබව ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට පිළිගැනීමට හැකිවීම ගැන මම ඉතා සතුටු වෙමි. වසංගත  තත්ත්වය නොතකා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සංචාරය කිරීමට ඔබ කළ තීරණය අපි අගය කරමු. වසංගත තත්ත්වය හමුවේ වුවද චීනයේ ඉහළ පෙළේ දූත පිරිස් අවස්ථා ගණනාවක දී ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට පැමිණියා. ඔබගේ මෙම සංචාරය  සහ හමුවීම තුළින් අපගේ ශක්තිමත් හා මිත්‍රශීලී ද්විපාර්ශ්වික සබඳතා තවදුරටත් […]

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Consultant Sabawa for Sri Lankan High Commissioner for India Requested the Maha Sangha to recite the ‘Rathana Sutta’

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

News Releases Uttareethara Sanga Consultant Sabawa for Sri Lankan High Commissioner for India has requested the Maha Sangha to recite the ‘Rathana Sutta’ in every temple in the country on Saturday 01st May with minimum participant for the benefit of the most affected Indian citizen, all the human in the world and finally Sri Lankan […]

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Is there a relief for Parkinson’s Disease?

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Dr. Harold Gunatillake Transcript: After reading Tim Newman’s article, in MNT Newsletter, I was inspired to present this video, because Parkinson’s disease seems to be on the increase among the aging Sri Lankan population. Parkinson’s disease is a condition where the nerves of the brain and the other parts of the nervous system are affected. […]

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Hindu temple officials arrested in Sri Lanka for holding festival amid Covid-19

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Courtesy The Hindustan Times A huge crowd attended the festival at the Sri Kamakshi Amman Kovil temple in Tamil-dominated Jaffna without maintaining social distance or wearing face masks.PTI |  Top officials of a Hindu temple in Sri Lanka have been arrested for holding a festival despite a ban on large gatherings amid a surge in […]

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AG files indictment in Puttlam HC under PTA against 6 accused

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Attorney General has filed indictments in the Puttalam High Court under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and the Terrorist Financing Act against six accused of collecting explosives and maintaining an explosive manufacturing base in Wanathawilluwa in 2019 January.  He requested the Chief Justice for a Trial at Bar to try […]

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SL-China agree to enhance defence cooperation

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka and China agreed to enhance defence cooperation, particularly in terms of high level exchanges and training, informed sources said. The enhancement of defence ties and other bilateral cooperation were discussed when visiting Chinese National Defence Minister Wei Fenghe held talks with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa […]

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COVID-19 strain responsible for current outbreak in Sri Lanka confirmed as UK variant

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Mutations specific to UK variant of SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.7) have been detected in Sri Lanka, says Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, Director of Allergy, Immunity and Cell Biology Unit of Sri Jayewardenepura University. Addressing during a special media briefing on Wednesday (April 28), he said the mutations were discovered in the samples obtained from Colombo, Boralesgamuwa […]

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COVID: Sri Lanka sees highest daily spike as new cases soar above 1,400

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana With a spike in COVID infections, Sri Lanka’s daily cases count stayed above the grim milestone of 1,000 for the second consecutive day on Wednesday (April 28). The Health Ministry initially confirmed 988 new coronavirus-positive cases earlier today, and 463 more later in the day. Following the new development, the island nation has […]

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Six new COVID fatalities in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Six new COVID-related deaths were reported in Sri Lanka on Wednesday (April 28), says the Director-General of Health Services. Following the confirmation of latest coronavirus victims, the country’s death toll now stands at 661. According to the particulars released by the Government Information Department, the details of the victims are as follows: 01. […]

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Chinese Defence Minister holds bilateral talks with PM Rajapaksa

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Chinese State Councillor and Defence Minister, General Wei Fenghe is currently holding bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, says the Premier’s Media Division. During the meeting, PM Rajapaksa has appreciated China for donating 600,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Sri Lanka to help the fight against […]

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Indian COVID-19 variant found in at least 17 countries – WHO

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The World Health Organization said Tuesday that a variant of COVID-19 feared to be contributing to a surge in coronavirus cases in India has been found in over a dozen countries. The UN health agency said the B.1.617 variant of COVID-19 first found in India had as of Tuesday been detected in over […]

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Chinese Defence Minister and President Rajapaksa hold talks

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Chinese State Councillor and Defence Minister, General Wei Fenghe, today called on Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for a bilateral discussion at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo this morning. The Chinese Defence Minister was received by the Secretary to the President P.B. Jayasundera and Foreign Secretary Admiral (Retd.) Prof. Jayanath Colombage, upon arriving […]

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