Archive for June 21st, 2021

GMOA President Misleading the Public

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Dr. Parakrama Waidyanatha Courtesy The Island Dr Anurudha Padeniya, President of the GMOA in a LankaCNews presentation overwhelmed this writer with trepidation and fear. What is his mission in public fear-mongering? The title of his talk (in Sinhala) was Agrochemical which is a mass-exterminator” kills ten times more than Corona”. He claims that while the […]

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Case of decomposing government’s “Organic Country” Project

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi was quoted telling parliament, Sri Lanka reports 230,000 new kidney and cancer patients annually due to use of chemical fertiliser and pesticides. Breaking down that number she had said 6,000 kidney patients annually and 54 cancer patients succumb daily to their tragic ailments. She had also told parliament […]

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Sri Lanka’s farmers: A fate worse than Pandemic!

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The President is effectively hollowing out 25% of the earnings of these already cash-strapped communities. His gamble is pushing a good part of Sri Lanka’s farmers, who are living on the fringes of poverty, back into abject poverty. This is a crime! To be blunt, this is a crime worse than […]

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Cabinet approval to import 100,000 metric tonnes of rice

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers have approved a proposal to import 100,000 metric tonnes of rice to counter the unusual price increase of rice in the local market.  The cabinet paper presented by Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardena for this purpose has been approved by the Cabinet.

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Sri Lanka reports another 52 Covid-19 deaths

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services today confirmed another 52 Covid-19 related deaths that had occurred on June 20.  The latest deaths include 22 females and 30 males while one of the victims is a below the age of 30. Ten are aged between 30-59 while the rest are 60 years and above.  […]

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Over 2,000 coronavirus cases reported within today

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 367 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today increasing the daily count of positive cases to 2,098. All new cases reported today are associated with the New Year cluster.  This brings the tally of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country so far to 241,820. Presently […]

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