Archive for August 9th, 2021

Advice to graduating students: Balancing Hard and Soft Skills.

Monday, August 9th, 2021

By Dr. Gamini Padmaperuma, PhD Background Graduating from a university or any higher educational institution marks a very important milestone in one’s life. It is a very significant event not only for the graduate but also for the family members and well-wishers who supported the student during the studies, morally, financially and otherwise. Studying for […]

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ පදවි ප්‍රාප්තියේ වර්ෂ පූර්ණය සිහිකර ඉන්දු – ශ්‍රී ලංකා ආශිර්වාද පූජාවක්

Monday, August 9th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ධුරයේ වර්ෂ පූර්ණය සහ කොවිඩ් වසංගතය හමුවේ පීඩාවට පත් ජනතාවට ආශිර්වාද පතා අද (09) උදෑසන ඉන්දියාවේ සාරානාත් මූලගන්ධි කුටි විහාරස්ථානයේ පැවති ශ්‍රී ලංකා – ඉන්දියා ආශිර්වාද පූජා” වැඩසටහනට ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ සිට සූම් තාක්ෂණය ඔස්සේ සම්බන්ධ විය. ඉන්දියානු මහා බෝධි සංගමයේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් ඉන්දු – ශ්‍රී ලංකා මිත්‍රත්වය […]

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බෞද්ධ ජනරජ ප්‍රවාදය – 30 වැනි කොටස- ‍ආයෝජන සමානාත්මතාව

Monday, August 9th, 2021

ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති බෞද්ධ දේශපාලන න්‍යාය තුළ සමානාත්මතාවට ප්‍රමුඛ තැනක් ලබා දී තිබේ. සෑම කෙනකු ම සමාන ලෙසින් සැළකිය යුතු බවක් මෙයින් අදහස් නො කෙරෙයි. දක්‍ෂ, හැකියාවෙන් පිරුණු අය සහ අදක්‍ෂ, කම්මැලි අය එක හා සමානව සැළැකිය හැකි නොවේ. බුදුදහම තුළ උට්ඨාන සම්පදාව අගය කෙරී ඇත්තේ සසර කෙළවර කරගැනීම වෙනුවෙන් කළ යුතු දෑ සම්බන්ධයෙන් පමණක් […]

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Shavendra responds to Ranil’s criticism

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Responding to former Prime Minister and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe over his remarks on Presidential Task Force on Prevention of COVID-19, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said that the decisions taken by the Task Force are collective decisions and not individual decisions. Mr. Wickremesinghe recently said that the Covid -19 Taskforce […]

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China behind Sri Lanka’s vaccination programme success: Pavithra

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Chinese government has come forward to fulfil 80% coverage of vaccines in Sri Lanka making the vaccination programme a great success and thereby strengthen the country, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said. She expressed these views at a special discussion held with the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong at […]

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Every hospital to be converted to treat COVID patients

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Every hospital island-wide will be converted into hospitals where COVID-19 patients are treated within this week, Chairman of State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) Dr. Prasanna Gunasena said. He said it has been observed that people had shown a little reluctance to seek medical care when they feel unfit. People are kindly requested […]

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40,000 elderly forgo COVID vaccine in Colombo

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror At least 40,000 persons above 60 years of age have not received their COVID-19 vaccine in the Colombo city owing to several misconceptions, Chairman of State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) Dr. Prasanna Gunasena said. In a special discussion held at the Government Information Department, he said they had been several misconceptions like […]

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Sri Lanka holds mass cremations amid surge in Covid-19 deaths

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

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Sri Lanka’s daily fatalities count moves past 111

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services today confirmed another 111 Covid-19 related deaths for August 08. Sri Lanka’s death toll due to the coronavirus has climbed to 5,222 with this.  According to the data released by the Department of Government Information, the latest victims confirmed today include 56 males and 55 females. None […]

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Ministerial committee appointed to resolve teachers’ salary anomalies

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A four-member ministerial committee has been appointed to look into the teachers’ and principals’ salary issues. The committee has been appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers today (August 09), Minister Keheliya Rambukwella stated. The newly-appointed committee consists of Ministers Wimal Weerawansa, Prasanna Ranatunga, Mahinda Amaraweera, and Dullas Alahapperuma. The Committee is to study […]

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With 1,010 new COVID cases, daily count climbs to 2,938

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health reports that another 1,010 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, pushing the daily count of new cases to 2,938. This brings the tally of confirmed cases of coronavirus identified in the country to 332,947. Sri Lanka’s total recoveries stand at 295,518 while over 32,318 […]

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Homecare program for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients from today

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana An integrated homecare-based treatment program for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients commences from today (August 09). The program which was carried out as a pilot project in the Western Province until now will be launched island-wide from today, the Ministry of Health stated. Under the program, patients between the ages of 2 and 65 years, […]

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On What Conditions should Teachers on the Street be Allowed Back in the Classroom?

Monday, August 9th, 2021

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today How to resolve the issues of the principals and teachers is no longer the question. The real question is whether we should allow these individuals to teach, influence and mould the character of our children. A teacher by definition would be an educated person. However, the ongoing trade union […]

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45,000 of COVID-19 cases so far are children, Lady Ridgeway overcrowded

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Nearly about 45,000 of the total coronavirus cases reported so far (out of 329,994 of total) in Sri Lanka have been children, Dr. Nalin Kitulwatta of Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital stated. He pointed out that a total of fourteen children have died from COVID-19 in Sri Lanka Dr. Kitulwatta says that the COVID-19 […]

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