Archive for June 17th, 2021

PEOPLE IN THE EU CONCERNED ABOUT GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION, TIES BETWEEN BUSINESS AND POLITICS, SURVEY REVEALS

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Courtesy Transparency International Over half of people in the EU think their government is run by a few private interests The Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) – European Union released by Transparency International today reveals that almost two thirds of people in the EU think that government corruption is a problem in their country. The GCB, which surveyed more than 40,000 people in […]

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GLOBAL CORRUPTION BAROMETER EU: PEOPLE WORRIED ABOUT UNCHECKED ABUSES OF POWER

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Courtesy Transparency International Countries in the European Union (EU) are known for being wealthy, stable and democratic. However, this clean image is undermined by issues ranging from regional inequality and erosion of the rule of law to corruption problems. Transparency International’s new Global Corruption Barometer – EU 2021 is one of the largest, most detailed surveys of […]

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Coronavirus pandemic worsened corruption in EU: survey

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Courtesy DW A new survey by Transparency International has found that 29% of EU residents used well-connected friends or family to receive medical care during the pandemic. At least 6% of people paid bribes to access health care. The survey said 26.4% of respondents believed that corruption in Germany had increased over the past year […]

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The Peradeniya University Agriculture Teachers’ Association (PUATA) express grave concern and displeasure on Dr.Padeniya’s allegations

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Dr. A.K. Karunarathna, President/PUATA Dr. D.M.S.B. Dissanayaka Secretary/PUATA PRESS RELEASE The Peradeniya University Agriculture Teachers’ Association (PUATA) hereby express our grave concern and displeasure on the baseless allegations made by Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya as a participant in the Urumaya” programme televised live on 14th June 2021 by the Independent Television Network (ITN). Dr. Padeniya’s comments, […]

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අන්ත්‍රාවයි! අපෙන් ඩැහැගන්නා අපි හදපු පක්ෂ හා අපි හැදිය යුතුයයි පැතු දේශපාලන පක්ෂ.

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි මේ රටේ සාමාන්‍ය පොදු ජනතාවට අයත් දේශපාලන පක්ෂයක් අවශ්‍ය යයි සිතු අප අපේ තාරුණ්‍ය සම්පුර්ණයෙන්ම කැප කොට ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ ගොඩනැංවුයෙමු. අද එය අපට හිමි නැත. “අධිරාජ්‍යවාදයට විනාශය -ජනතාවට විමුක්තිය “යන සටන් පාඨය මුලිකත්වයෙලා තැනු ඒ දේශපාලන පක්ෂය, මේ වනවිට අධිරාජ්‍යවාදීන් විසින් මිලයට ගෙන අපිට එරෙහිව ඔවුන්ගේ ප්‍රධාන මෙවලමක් ලෙස මෙහෙයවයි. සතුටකට […]

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අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා මැදිහත්වී ආයෝජන කලාපවලට එන්නත් ලබාදීමේ යාන්ත්‍රණය කඩිනම් කරයි.

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය, ඩිජිටල් හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය ආයෝජන කලාපවල සේවක සේවිකාවන්ගේ සෞඛ්‍ය ආරක්ෂාව වෙනුවෙන් කොවිඩ් එන්නත්කරණය කඩිනම් කරන බව තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය සහ ඩිජිටල් හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඊයේ (16) දින පැවැසීය. බියගම අපනයන සැකසුම් කලාපයේ පැවති සාකච්ඡාවකට එක්වෙමින් අමාත්‍යවරයා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේය. කොවිඩ් වසංගත තත්ත්වය […]

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එළවළු පලතුරු මිල ඉහළ දැමීම නිසා සිදුවන පාරිභෝගික අපහසුතා මගහැරීමට අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගෙන් උපදෙස්

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය ඇතැම් වෙළඳුන් හිතුමනාපයට එළවළු හා පළතුරු මිල ඉහළ දැමීම නිසා පාරිභෝගිකයන්ට සිදුවන අපහසුතා මගහැරිය යුතු බව අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ මුලසුනෙන් අද (17) දින පස්වරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී රැස්වූ ආර්ථික පුනර්ජීවනය හා දරිද්‍රතාවය තුරන් කිරීම සඳහා වන ජනාධිපති කාර්යසාධන බලකාය තීන්දු කර ඇත. කොවිඩ් වසංගතය හමුවේ එළවළු හා පළතුරු මිල ගණන් […]

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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts allowed to make video calls to SL, UK

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Madras High Court, on Thursday, allowed Nalini Sriharan and her husband Murugan, convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, to make video calls to Sri Lanka and London. Nalini’s mother Padma had filed a petition before the Madras High Court, seeking permission to allow Nalini and Murugan to speak to […]

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Sri Lanka confirms highly-contagious Delta Covid variant found in community (English)

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

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Delta Covid variant found in community for first time in Sri Lanka

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka today confirmed that the highly-contagious Delta variant of Covid-19, first identified in India, has been detected from community samples obtained in Colombo. This was revealed by the Director of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura Dr. Chandima Jeewandara. He said the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, […]

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Sajith endorses Sri Lanka joining G7’s B3W initiative

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa has endorsed the idea of Sri Lanka joining the Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative – a new global infrastructure investment of USD 40 trillion undertaken by the G7 countries to challenge China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). In an exclusive interview with WION, the Opposition Leader said, Sri Lanka […]

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Covid-19: daily count climbs to 2,361 positive cases

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health reported that another 526 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, increasing the daily count in the country to 2,361.  All new cases reported so far today are associated with the ‘New Year’ Covid-19 cluster.  This brings the tally of coronavirus cases confirmed in Sri Lanka to 233,064. Presently […]

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Sri Lanka confirms 51 more Covid-19 deaths

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed 51 more Covid-19 related deaths that occurred yesterday (16), according to the Government Information Department. This pushes the official death toll due to the virus in Sri Lanka to 2,425. According to the data released by the department, the 51 deaths confirmed today includes 20 […]

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Gammanpila says SJB’s no-confidence motion is childish

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila has dismissed the contents of the no-confidence motion signed by the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) against him over the recent hike in fuel prices as baseless. Addressing a press conference earlier today (June 17), the energy minister said it was a childish move by the main Opposition. Fuel […]

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FR petition filed against import of luxury vehicles for MPs

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A fundamental rights petition has been filed at the Supreme Court seeking a ruling that the government’s decision to import 227 luxury vehicles for Members of Parliament violates the Constitution. The petition was filed by former Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Western Provincial Councilor Mahinda Jayasinghe. Thirty-one persons including Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the […]

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Online sale of liquor given red light from NOCPCO

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) has not granted approval for the sale of liquor online. Head of NOCPCO, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva confirmed this decision today (June 17). The Ministry of Finance yesterday (June 16) gave approval to the recommendation made by the Department of Excise to […]

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