Archive for June 19th, 2021

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 20 C4

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS One way of erasing the Eelam victory is by declaring that the officers, who led the military campaigns, had committed war crimes.  Critics observed that army officers who led front line fighting formations in the Eelam war were relentlessly pursued on the basis of unsubstantiated war crime allegations, not proved in a court […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 20 C3

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS It is necessary to examine thoroughly the allegation that the government denied food and medicine to the Tamil population in Vanni during Eelam war IV. This is a lie, Sri Lanka never deprived the north of food and medicine, reported Shamindra Ferdinando. Even during the Vanni offensive they received supplies. Never in the […]

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Criminal complaint filed over Sri Lankan’s death at immigration facility

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Courtesy The Japan Today NAGOYA A criminal complaint has been filed with prosecutors over the death in March of a Sri Lankan woman who was being held at an immigration facility in Nagoya. Masaki Hirata, a Nagoya City University scholar and supporter of Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali, accused an unknown person of failing to provide […]

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ඔන්ලයින් (මාර්ගගත) අධ්‍යාපනය – විකල්පයකි

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

ආචාර්ය රසන්ජලී අබේවික්‍රම විසිනි Courtesy The Island අධ්‍යාපනය යනු කෙනෙකුගේ ජීවිතය වැඩිදියුණු කළ හැකි ආයුධයකි. එය සමාජයේ දැනුම ව්‍යාප්ත කිරීමට උපකාරී වන ඉතා වැදගත් මෙවලමක් වන අතර එය අධ්‍යාපනයේ වඩාත්ම කැපී පෙනෙන ප්‍රතිලාභයකි. තවද, එය දැනුම පරම්පරාවෙන් තවත් පරම්පරාවකට මාරු කරන මාධ්‍යයක් ලෙස ක්‍රියා කරයි. රටක ආර්ථිකය සහ සමාජය නංවාලීමට අධ්‍යාපනය උපකාරී වේ; එබැවින් එය […]

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China, the most powerful country in the world under CPC leadership: Ranil

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

YOHAN PERERA Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that under the leadership of the Communist Party, China had become the most powerful country in the world economy today and it was important for Sri Lanka to understand how the development of the future cyber age applies to Sri Lanka and how […]

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Chinese presence in SL could pose a threat, keeping close watch: Indian Navy

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror With the Chinese Navy getting new port projects in Sri Lanka, a top Indian Navy officer said that it ‘could pose a threat’ to Indian interests in the region and there is a need to keep a close watch on such activities. In an interview with ANI, Navy vice-chief vice-admiral G […]

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Lanka Phosphate Company gazetted under Agriculture Ministry

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has amended the functions, responsibilities and institutions coming under the purview of Industries Ministry and the Agriculture Ministry through a Gazette Extraordinary, effective from June 17. The communiqué was published on Friday (June 18), amending the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2187/27 issued on August 09, 2020. Thereby, Lanka Phosphate Company Ltd. […]

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Daily coronavirus case count moves to 2,169

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 749 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,169. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 237,588. As many as 199,393 recoveries and 2,534 deaths […]

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Sri Lanka confirms 54 new COVID deaths

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 54 more victims of COVID-19, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed today. The latest fatalities have moved the death toll from the virus infection to 2,534, according to Government Information Department’s data. Reportedly, the victims have succumbed to the virus infection on Friday (June 18). As per official data, […]

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Chennai Zoo lions infected with Delta variant of COVID-19

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana According to the Genome sequencing results of the lions which tested COVID-19 positive at the Chennai Zoo, four samples have been identified as Delta” variants of the virus. As per the World Health Organization(WHO), this variant showed higher transmissibility and reduced neutralisation(by antibodies). This variant is first said to have been detected in […]

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EU experts assisting Sri Lanka to assess X-Press Pearl damage

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A team of technical experts of the European Union (EU) will be assisting the Sri Lankan government to assess the environmental damage caused by the fire-ravaged container ship that sank off Colombo, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday (June 18). According to a statement from the ministry, the EU/ECHO – the […]

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