Archive for August 10th, 2021

Covid Control In Sri Lanka – The Needs of the Hour Are Vaccinations , Compliance With Health Advice and Stopping The Super Spreader Uthgoshanas, If Necessary. Invoking Emergency Regulations.

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Dr. Chula Rajapakse FRACP/FRCP  MNZM A podcast  today from a front line doctor involved in Covid Control in Sri Lanka ,ended with call to seeing and staying positive I agree with this doctor that a most important requirement  for Covid contra in SL was staying positive. Sadly, the biggest impediment  to this as I see […]

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Colombo Security Conclave: Expectations of Bangladesh to ensure Regional Maritime cooperation

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Pathik hasan Colombo Security Conclave is a greater regional initiative taken by Indi a, Sri Lanka and Maldives simultaneously to tackle the maritime threat in Indian ocean. Then Sri Lankan defence secretary (Now President) Gotabaya Rajapaksa took this significatory initiative. The head quarter is established in 2020 in Sri Lankan capital city Colombo. Maritime threats […]

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The need for a new patriotic Political Movement, to rescue this country, Sinhala Nation and the Buddha Sasana from the imminent disastrous end to which this Government is taking.

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Dr Sudath Gunasekara  A Final call to all Patriots. Looking at the way how our political parties in this country have ruined the country during the past 69 years that was the richest in South East Asia by 1948, and are continuing to do so alternatively even now. As for me, therefore I have no […]

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Immigration agency admits to mistreatment of Sri Lankan before her death

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Courtesy Japan Today TOKYO Japan’s immigration agency said Tuesday a probe has found that an immigration center in central Japan mistreated a detained Sri Lankan woman who died in March, and it has reprimanded the facility’s top officials and supervisors. The Immigration Services Agency of Japan’s final report on developments leading to the death of […]

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Sri Lanka: Bridging The ‘Growing Trust-Deficit’ With The Indian Neighbor – Analysis

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

By Observer Research Foundation Courtesy Eurasia Review File photo of India’s Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa. Photo Credit: PM India By N Sathiya Moorthy The well-earned publicity that the ‘Integrated Country Strategy’ for Sri Lankan missions in India has received in the Indian […]

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Sri Lanka rejects lockdown to beat Covid-19 ‘bomb’

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Straits Times COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s government rejected on Tuesday (Aug 10) mounting calls for an immediate lockdown to contain a surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths that is severely stretching hospitals and crematoriums. Government spokesman and Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the country had not reached a critical stage even as the island […]

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No vaccine certificate needed for Sri Lankan expats flying to Dubai

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror People travelling to Dubai from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Uganda, and Nigeria do not need to produce a COVID-19 vaccination certificate on arrival, but need to register for pre-entry approval before arrival. Emirates airline has announced that entry to foreign nationals is only limited to valid UAE visa holders, who […]

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AG requests CJ to appoint Trial-at-Bar to hear cases against 25 suspects

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Attorney General has sent indictments to the Chief Justice to constitute a Trial-at-Bar to hear the cases against 25 suspects indicted for conspiracy over the Easter Sunday attacks. The AG has requested the Chief Justice to hear and determine 23,270 charges filed under the prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) including […]

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Inter Province travel restriction to be strictly monitored from today – Army Chief

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The inter province travel restriction will be strictly monitored from today and no one will be allowed to cross provinces other than essential and health workers, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva told Daily Mirror a short while ago. He said following discussions, it had also been decided to limit the number […]

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Herd immunity ‘not a possibility’ with Delta variant, says vaccines expert

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Sophie Morris, political reporter Courtesy Skynews Herd immunity is “not a possibility” because the Delta variant is still spreading fast and infecting fully vaccinated people, the head of the Oxford Vaccine Group has said. © PA Sir Andrew told MPs ‘anyone still unvaccinated at some point will meet the virus’ Professor Sir Andrew Pollard told MPs […]

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Sri Lanka’s daily COVID deaths top 100 for second consecutive day

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Daily COVID-19 fatalities confirmed in Sri Lanka swept past the grim milestone of 100 for the second consecutive day as 118 more victims of COVID-19 infection were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Monday (August 09). This reportedly the highest number of deaths the island has reported in a day. The […]

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More than 2,900 fresh COVID cases confirmed within the day

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 912 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 today (August 10), increasing the daily count of positive cases to 2,904. According to the Government Information Department, the new cases reported today have been associated with the New Year cluster. The latest infections and delayed reported cases for the last week […]

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All import taxes on milk powder to be removed

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The government has decided to remove all import taxes levied on milk powder, says the Cabinet Co-spokesperson, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella. Addressing a media briefing at the Government Information Department this morning, the minister said the decision was taken during the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers held on Monday (Aug. 09). Speaking further, […]

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Govt allows import of organic fertilizer, minerals, plant nutrients for Maha Season

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The government has decided to allow imports of organic fertilizers, natural minerals, and plant nutrients for the Maha Season of 2021/22. Fertilizers, minerals, and nutrients in short supply locally will be allowed to be imported in this manner. The Cabinet of Ministers had approved the relevant proposal made by the Minister of Agriculture.

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