Archive for July, 2021

Memories: The Economy: How we once did it. A Message for the IMF

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

By Garvin Karunaratne , Ph.D. Michigan State University

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Ritualism is not Buddhism – Venerable Galkande Dhammananda

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Raj Gonsalkorale The multi religious and multi ethnic approach taken by the Walpola Rahula Institute (WRI) and its head, Venerable Galkande Dhammananda to advance social healing amongst all people in Sri Lanka and elsewhere is set to take a major step forward with the increasing focus on online programs that could potentially reach vast audiences […]

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A point of view on Economist Dr. Razeen Sally delivering the Central Bank’s 69th Anniversary Oration recently.

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Mahanuwara  (Dr. Razeen Sally’s speech as reported is given immediately after this response) I am no economist to comment on the observations of an internationally acclaimed top economist. It is a matter for an unbiased local economist who is more qualified or at least equally qualified in modern economics but who knows […]

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Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Holds Historic Meeting with Ahmadi Muslims from ‘Land of the Prophets’

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

By A. Abdul Aziz  God-willing, one day will come when the Muslim Ummah, under the flag of the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him), will enter the Holy Ka’aba.” – Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad On 5 June 2021, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad […]

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‘‘ජාතික ක්‍රීඩා දිනය” ක්‍රීඩාශීලීව සැමරීමට අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පෙරමුණ ගනියි.

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය,ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය. නිරෝගිමත් පරපුරක් ඇති කරලමින් කාර්යක්ෂම හා ඵලදායි මානව සම්පතක් බිහි කිරීමේ අරමුණ ඇතිව ජූලි මස 31 වනදාට යෙදෙන ජාතික ක්‍රීඩා දිනය නිමිත්තෙන් සංවිධානය කළ සැමරුම් වැඩසටහන් මාලාව තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් ඊයේ (30) දිනය පුරා පැවැත්විණි. තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය, ග්‍රාමීය […]

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Covid: Pulse oxygen monitors work less well on darker skin, experts say

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

By Amara Sophia ElahiBBC News A device designed to spot early signs of dangerous falls in oxygen levels in Covid patients works less well in those with darker skin, experts are warning. NHS England and medicines regulator, the MHRA, say pulse oximeters may sometimes overestimate oxygen levels. The devices beam light through the blood, and […]

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Blueprint for making Indo-Lankan relations “special”

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 31 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan High Commissioner-designate to India, Milinda Moragoda, has submitted to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a detailed blueprint for making Sri Lanka-India relations a special” one marked by inter-dependence, mutual respect and affection.” The document, entitled Integrated Country Strategy for Sri Lanka Diplomatic Missions in India”   covers […]

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Sri Lanka reports 61 more COVID-19 deaths

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 61 more COVID-19 related fatalities that have occurred yesterday (July 30). The new development has pushed the official death toll due to the virus in Sri Lanka to 4,441. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the new victims confirmed today include […]

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Uptick in COVID cases as 2,150 more people test positive

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka saw an uptick in COVID-19 figures, as 2,150 more persons were tested positive for the virus today (July 31), says the Ministry of Health. All new cases are associated with the New Year COVID-19 cluster. The new development has pushed the total number of infections confirmed in the country to date […]

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Is UN One World Government 2030/Agenda 21 & Corona Pandemic linked?

Friday, July 30th, 2021

Shenali Waduge The UN was created in 1945 following the end of World War 2 promising to ensure no future world wars, to respect individual state sovereignty and to not interfere in internal affairs of sovereign states. Since 1945, only 10 countries around the world without a conflict and countries facing conflicts are as a […]

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ජාතික ක්‍රීඩා දින සුබාශිංසනය

Friday, July 30th, 2021

නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය සමස්ත ශ්‍රී ලංකාව නියෝජනය වන පරිදි නව ක්‍රීඩා සංස්කෘතියක් බිහි කිරීමේ උදාර පරමාර්ථය පෙරදැරිව 2021 වසරේ සිට ප්‍රකාශයට පත් කළ ජාතික ක්‍රීඩා දිනය” වෙනුවෙන් සුබාශිංසන පළ කරනුයේ ඉමහත් සතුටිනි. අභියෝග හමුවේ ලොව ජය ගැනීමට ක්‍රීඩාවෙන් ලැබෙන දායකත්වය අති මහත්ය. ජය පරාජය විඳ දරාගන්නා ශක්තිමත් මිනිසෙකු නිර්මාණය කිරීම පමණක් නොව […]

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JR Jayewardene and the July 1983 Anti-Tamil Violence

Friday, July 30th, 2021

By D. B. S. Jeyaraj Courtesy The Daily Mirror Lands and Mahaweli Development Minister Gamini Dissanayake warned Tamils that it would require 14 hours for Indian troops to come and rescue them but the Sinhalese could destroy them in 14 minutes if they wanted to On Sunday July 24, mobs began moving in the direction of […]

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Baseball-‘Best ball in the world’ gets mud bath, gloved treatment

Friday, July 30th, 2021

Paresh Dave Courtesy Reuters YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 30 (Reuters) – They hail from Sri Lanka, enjoy 30-second rubs in U.S. mud, get top-notch service in Japan because of the pandemic and are called the best in the world by Joe Ryan, an Olympian who played the game of his life on Friday. They are the […]

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Sri Lankan bishops urge government to reopen schools

Friday, July 30th, 2021

UCA News reporter, Colombo Catholic bishops have urged the Sri Lankan government to reopen schools and take drastic measures to stop the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the poor. “The children will be able to learn not only the sciences but also achieve emotional, psychological and spiritual health, interact with their teachers, their […]

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Glasgow woman raped on Sri Lanka holiday finally gets justice 11 years after traumatising attack

Friday, July 30th, 2021

By Sarah Ward Courtesy Glasgow Times A TOURIST who was raped by a hotel worker at a glamorous resort in Sri Lanka 11 years ago has finally won her quest for justice after the tour operator was held liable. The woman, now aged in her 40s, was on holiday with her husband in July 2010 at […]

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British Army’s Unjust Killing of Edward Henry Pedris

Friday, July 30th, 2021

By Major General (Retired) Ranjith Rajapathirana Courtesy Ceylon Today Julie Hathai; 7 July 1915 eventually became a phrase signifying a major calamity. It is one of the darkest days in the annals of history on which date, young Edward Henry Pedris, age 28 years (1887-1915) and a scion of an immensely wealthy elite SinhaleseBuddhist family […]

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AG informs Supreme Court: Bathiudeens supplied State-owned copper to bomber

Friday, July 30th, 2021

Kamal Weeraratne (RP) Courtesy Ceylon Today Attorney General Sanjaya Rajaratnam yesterday informed the Supreme Court a probe conducted into the April 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks, had revealed that SJB MP Rishad Bathiudeen and his sibling Riyaj Bathiudeen had supplied a stock of State-owned copper, at a concessionary rate, to a copper factory owned by […]

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Organic fertiliser

Friday, July 30th, 2021

By Jayasri Priyalal Courtesy The Island Doing the right thing the wrong way Nurturing nature is the right thing to do when mother nature is struggling to adjust to the manufactured damages taking their toll and challenging the mutual cohabitation of all living beings on earth. Feeding seven billion people with depleted natural resources and […]

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Mothers concerned regarding fertilizer issue

Friday, July 30th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Some Scandinavian countries and Bhutan who have converted to organic fertilizer have only achieved 18% and 10% respectively after 10 to 15 years  This is for the kind attention H.E. the President and the Cabinet of Ministers.  We are a group representing the mothers of this country. We are also professionals […]

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All public sector employees called back to duty from August

Friday, July 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The government has decided to call all employees of public service back to duty from the 2nd of August (Monday), subject to COVID-19 health guidelines, the President’s Media Division said in a press release issued today (July 30). Secretary to the President, P.B. Jayasundera has informed the decision to the Secretary of the […]

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Coronavirus: 56 new victims take death toll to 4,380

Friday, July 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 56 more COVID-19 related fatalities confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Thursday (July 29). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 4,380. According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims […]

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Daily COVID cases count tops 2,400 today

Friday, July 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 825 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 today (July 30), increasing the daily count of positive cases to 2,460. According to the Government Information Department, 2,455 of the new cases reported today have been associated with the New Year cluster. The new development has brought Sri Lanka’s confirmed coronavirus […]

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Secretary to the Ministry of Finance on printing money (video)

Friday, July 30th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Secretary to the Ministry of Finance S.R. Attygalle states that printing money takes place even when the economy is stable. He was speaking at a media briefing held in Colombo today (30). The Secretary to the Ministry of Finance further clarified regarding the payment of salaries of public servants.

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Candour without caution dangerous naivety

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

By Rohana R. Wasala It was recently reported in the media that Public Security Minister Rear Admiral (Retd) Sarath Weerasekera had said that all young persons above the age of 18 years should be given military training in order to inculcate disciplinary values in them. He was speaking at the opening of a new police […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 21Ha

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS Revised 1.8.21 When the Tamil civilians found that they were getting caught in the gunfire between the army and the LTTE, in the last phase of Eelam War IV, they decided to get out of the war zone, into which they had run so eagerly. They ran to the government sector, across the […]

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Two Clarion Calls for the Sinhala Nation

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Dr Sudath Gunasekara Mahanuwara I send two important messages to the nation with this call 1. Assert and protect our sovereignty, independence, freedom and political stability as an Independent country as an equal before any other world nation by keeping foreign Ambassadors in their due place (This call is for the Government)  2 Give up […]

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ජාතික රෝහලේ නව මෞත්‍ර ලිංගික ශල්‍ය වෛද්‍ය සහ වකුගඩු රෝග විද්‍යාතනය අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ අතින් විවෘත වෙයි

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජාතික රෝහල් පරිශ්‍රයේ ඉදි කරන ලද නව මෞත්‍ර ලිංගික ශල්‍ය වෛද්‍ය සහ වකුගඩු රෝග විද්‍යාතන ගොඩනැගිල්ල ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ සුරතින් අද (29) දින පෙරවරුවේ දී විවෘත විය. නිදහස් සෞඛ්‍ය සේවයේ ප්‍රතිලාභ සමස්ත ජනතාවට සමීප කිරීමේ උදාර අරමුණ පෙරදැරිව ඊ.ඒ.එම් මැලිබන් ටෙක්ස්ටයිල් පෞද්ගලික සමාගම සිය පූර්ණ ධන පරිත්‍යාගයෙන් මෙම […]

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ජල පෝෂක ප්‍රදේශ සංරක්ෂණයට වහා පියවර ගන්නැයි අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගෙන් නියෝගයක්

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය දිවයින පුරා ජනතාවට පානීය ජලය ලබාදීමේ ව්‍යාපෘති කඩිනම් කිරීමට සමඟාමීව ජල පෝෂක ප්‍රදේශ සංරක්ෂණය සඳහා වහා පියවර ගන්නැයි ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඊයේ (28) පස්වරුවේ නියෝග කළේය. ජල සම්පාදන අමාත්‍යංශයේ නිලධාරීන් සමඟ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී පැවති සාකච්ඡාවකට එක්වෙමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මේ බව අවධාරණය කළේය. ඒ අනුව ජල පෝෂක ප්‍රදේශ සංරක්ෂණය කරමින් එම […]

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තංගල්ල නගර සභාවේ නව සභාපතිවරයා අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා ඉදිරියේ දිවුරුම් දෙයි

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය තංගල්ල නගර සභාවේ නව සභාපති ඩබ්ලිව්. පී. ආරියදාස මහතා ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඉදිරියේ දී අද (29) දින පෙරවරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී දිවුරුම් දුන්නේය. සාගර විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ විශ්‍රාමික උපදේශකවරයෙකු වූ ආරියදාස මහතා වසර තුනකට වැඩි කාලයක් නාගරික මන්ත්‍රීවරයෙකු ලෙස කටයුතු කර ඇත. එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ හිටපු සභාපති රවිදු වෙදආරච්චි  මහතාව එම […]

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කැබිතිගොල්ලෑව කණුගහවැව ආදර්ශ ගම්මානයේ නව නිවාස හා ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණ රැසක් ජනතා අයිතියට පත්කෙරේ.

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය,ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය.  ග්‍රාමීය සංවර්ධනය යථාර්ථයක් කරන්නට තැනූ වේදිකාව ‘‘ගම සමඟ පිළිසදරක්‘‘ සිව්වන වැඩසටහනේ දී අතිගරු ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පොරොන්දු වූ පරිදි කණුගහවැව ආදරණීය ජනතාවගේ අපේක්ෂා මල්ඵල ගන්වමින් කැබිතිගොල්ලෑව කණුගහවැව ආදර්ශ ගම්මානයේ නව නිවාස හා ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණ රැසක්  ගම සමග පිළිසඳර ග්‍රාමීය සංවර්ධන ජනාධිපති කාර්ය සාධන බලකායේ සභාපති […]

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