Archive for May 27th, 2021

රටේ සෑම අයෙකුටම කඩිනමින් එන්නත් දීමේ වැඩපිළිවෙලට අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පෙරමුණ ගනියි.

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය එන්නත් ලබාදිය යුතු බවට නිර්දේශවන සෑම අයෙකුටම ඉතා කඩිනමින් එන්නත් ලබා දීමට රජය පියවර ගන්නා බව තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද (27) දින පැවසීය. කුරුණෑගල දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ එන්නත්කරණ මධ්‍යස්ථානවල නිරීක්ෂණ චාරිකාවකට එක්වෙමින් අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා මේ බව අවධාරණය කළේය. සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය හා ඒකාබද්ධ වෙමින් එන්නත් ලැබුණු වහාම ජනතාවට […]

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Chinese Defense Minister’s Visit To Sri Lanka: A New Dynamic To Bilateral Ties – Analysis

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

By By Chulanee Attanayake* Institute of South Asian Studies Chinese Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe’s official visit to Sri Lanka on 27 April 2021 has sparked a conversation on strengthening defence ties between the two countries. This paper sheds light on the gradual growth in military relations and explains the significance of adding this new […]

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This year Vesak was low key in Sri Lanka, but the decorations were colourful

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

By Melani Manel Perera/Asia News Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo. May  27: Sri Lankan Buddhists are currently celebrating the two-day Vesak festival. The event, which ends today, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Siddhārtha Gautama, the Buddha. Like last year, ceremonies are subject to strict health restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic –  such as social […]

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Ban on inbound passengers lifted from 01 June

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Courtesy Ceylon Today The ban imposed on all arrivals will be lifted from 01 June, the Civil Aviation Authority says. In a statement, the CAA mentions that restriction will continue to adhere to passengers who have been India within the last 14 days. Sri Lanka previously banned all arrivals from 22 to 31 May. However, […]

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AstraZeneca warns SL not to purchase from private buyers

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Says offers by private companies is likely counterfeit and should be refused and reported AstraZeneca has informed Sri Lanka’s State Pharmaceutical Corporation not to purchase the AstraZeneca vaccines from any private trader or company as these vaccines are likely to be counterfeit and should be refused and reported to the relevant […]

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Woman soldiers now operate as special riders to monitor spread of COVID-19 in Jaffna

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A Special Women Corps Quick Reaction Rider Team had been formed to operate in an emergency situation and to assist COVID-19 prevention work and controlling process.  The Quick Reaction Special Rider Team, comprising  woman soldiers  of  7 Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps was formed on the instructions of Jaffna Security Force […]

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27 more deaths push Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 fatality count past 1,300

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director-General of Health Services confirmed that Sri Lanka has reported 27 more deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday (May 27). As per the Department of Government Information, the reported deaths had occurred between May 22 and May 27. They are identified as residents of Gurutalawa, Badalkumbura, Kandy, Agalawatta, Wennappuwa, Polonnaruwa, […]

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Daily coronavirus case count climbs to 2,572

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 790 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,572. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 174,849. As many as 143,789 recoveries and 1,298 deaths […]

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Several services gazetted as essential services

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A Gazette Extraordinary has been issued by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declaring several services as essential services. The relevant gazette has been signed by the President today (May 27). Accordingly, the following services are declared as essential services hereon: All services, works or labour of any description carried out or required to be carried […]

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US medical journal says Sinopharm shows over 72% efficacy against Covid-19

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Vaccines from China’s Sinopharm successfully contained Covid-19, according to a study published in a prestigious U.S. medical journal, the first time detailed findings from a late-stage trial of a Chinese shot have appeared in the scientific literature. The two inactivated vaccines developed by Sinopharm’s vaccine-making unit China National Biotec Group Co. prevented symptomatic […]

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MV X-Press Pearl: Incorrect claims regarding the ship are being circulated

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News The owner of the distressed vessel X-Press Pearl, X-Press Feeders stated today (27) that the reports of which that the container ship was denied entry to Hazira Port in India and Hamad Port in Qatar are incorrect. Explaining further, they noted that the ship had undergone discharge and loading operations in both […]

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MV X-Press Pearl: Good news regarding the distressed vessel (Photos/Video)

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Sharing a message on Twitter, the High Commission of India in Colombo, Sri Lanka stated that the raging fire of the MV X-Press Pearl has largely been controlled. “Result of the #India -#SriLanka joint operation is now more tangible. The raging fire has largely been controlled and parts of #MVXPressPearl are now […]

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