Archive for August 11th, 2021

Partitioning water between agriculture and hydro-power to maximize Sri Lanka’s clean energy output.

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

By Chandre Dharmawardana.National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa and Department of Physics and Astronomy Université de Montreal. The largest drain on Sri Lanka’s foreign exchange earnings is in purchasing  fossil fuels for power and transport,  and in feeding  the 22 million people who depend on a mere million hectares of arable land, as compared to […]

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REGULATING MICROFINANCE (CREDITS) AND ENHANCEMENT OF PRODUCTIVITY OF MICRO BUSINESS PART 1

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Microfinance for various small businesses (including agriculture) has been a vital support for the economic development and the growth of Sri Lanka since the beginning of the economic activities of the country. Microfinance helped non-economic purposes such as giving dowry, spending for weddings, funerals, and many other purposes helped in the management […]

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REGULATING MICROFINANCE (CREDITS) AND ENHANCEMENT OF PRODUCTIVITY PART 2

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The major areas of regulating microfinance should be included. Before regulating the operation process of microfinance, it requires identifying the lender and the business format of lenders that may be a sole proprietorship, partnership or a private company, or public company. Many micro-financing businesses are not identified as business owners due to […]

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කොටියාව හඩවපු කර්නල් රත්නප්‍රිය බන්ධු කියන කතාව

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

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ජාත්‍යන්තර තරුණ දින සුබ පැතුම් පණිවුඩය

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය තාරුණ්‍යයේ වටිනාකම ලොව සියලුදෙනාගේ අවධානයට පාත්‍ර කරමින් සෑම වසරකම අගෝස්තු 12 වැනිදා සමරනු ලබන ජාත්‍යන්තර තරුණ දිනය  – 2021” නිමිත්තෙන් සුබාශිංසන පළ කරනුයේ ඉමහත් සතුටිනි. ”මානව හා ගෝලීය සෞඛ්‍ය උදෙසා ආහාර පද්ධති පරිවර්තනයට තරුණ ප්‍රජාවේ නවොත්පාදනයන්” යන්න මෙවර එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ ජාත්‍යන්තර තරුණ දින තේමාව වී තිබේ. කොවිඩ් වසංගතය හේතුවෙන් […]

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New Zealand first resident High Commissioner to Sri Lanka calls on the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Prime Minister’s Media Unit New Zealand first resident High Commissioner to Sri Lanka  – Mr Michael Edward Appleton –  together with Mr. Andrew Traveller the Deputy High Commissioner  called on Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this morning (11th August 2021). The Ambassador conveyed his pleasure to be the New Zealand first resident […]

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අය-වැය 2022 සඳහා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ පසුපෙළ මන්ත්‍රී යෝජනා ලබාගැනීම අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන්

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය අය-වැය 2022 සම්පාදනය කිරීම සඳහා ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ පසුපෙළ මන්ත්‍රීවරුන්ගේ යෝජනා ලබා ගැනීම වෙනුවෙන් වන පළමු සාකච්ඡාව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අද (11) දින අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී පැවැත්විණි. මුදල් අමාත්‍ය බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සංවිධානය කළ මෙම හමුවේ දී ග්‍රාමීය, ප්‍රාදේශීය සහ දිස්ත්‍රික් මට්ටමින් ඉටුකළ යුතු කාර්යයන්, ජාතික මට්ටමින් අවධානය යොමුකළ […]

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ලෝක අලි සුරක්ෂිතතා දිනය

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය 2011 වර්ෂයේ අගෝස්තු මස 12 වන දින කැනේඩියානු ජාතික චිත්‍රපට නිෂ්පාදිකාවක් වන ප්‍රිටිසියා සිටි මයිකල් ක්ලාක් සහ අලි නැවක හඳුන්වාදීමේ පදනමේ ලේකම් වන සිවපෝන් ධර්දරානන්ද යන මහත්ම මහත්මීන් මූලිකත්වයෙන් අලි නැවත සිහි කිරීමේ පදනම” මඟින් සෑම වසරකම අගොස්තු මස 12 වන දින ලෝක අලි දිනය (World Elephant Day) ලෙස නම් කරන ලදී. […]

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කාගේ බොක්ක පිරුණාද?

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

ලංකාවේ වෙනදේ ලෝක වෙළඳපොලේ කිරිපිටි කිලෝ එකක මිල අද ඩොලර් 3.6කි. එනම් රු. 720කි. මේ වන විට හිතාමතාම ෆොන්ටෙරා සමාගම විසින් වරායේ ගුදම් තුළ රඳවාගෙන සිටින ප්‍රමාණය මෙට්‍රික් ටොන් 4200කි. එනම් කිලෝ මිලියන 4.2කි. මේවා මෙට්‍රික් ටොන් 28 බැගින් වූ කන්ටේනර් 150ක ඇත. මේ සඳහා දැනට අයකරන කිලෝවකට රුපියල් 15ක් වන බද්ද ඉවත් කළහොත් රජයට […]

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Hambantota port to manufacture yachts for a Maldivian company

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Hambantota, August 10 (Xinhua/HIP): Sri Lanka’s Hambantota International Port (HIP) signed a 58-million-U.S. dollar deal with Maldivian company Sea Horse Yachts on Monday to assemble and export yachts from HIP’s industrial park. Namal Rajapaksa, minister of youth and sports and state minister of digital technology and enterprise development, told Xinhua that the project […]

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BUSINESSSri Lanka Tourism attracts over $950 million in tourism investments despite pandemic

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Sri Lanka Tourism Courtesy The Island Foreign investment is a key driver of economic growth, as is the revenue generated via tourism. As one of its primary exports, tourism remains Sri Lanka’s calling card to the world. Over the last fifteen months (March 2020-June 2021) the government has attracted over $950 million in investments, dedicated […]

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Nearly 150,000 persons forgo COVID vaccine in Colombo district

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror Nearly 150,000 persons have not received their COVID-19 vaccine in the Colombo district, Colombo District Secretary Pradeep Yasaratne said today. He said a total of 99,373 persons between the age 30 to 59 have forgone their vaccine while about 46,600 elderly above 60 have not taken their vaccine in […]

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Homecare program for children infected with Covid-19 begins

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Providing home-based care for COVID-infected children aged above 02 years has commenced, says Dr. Channa De Silva, Consultant Paediatric Chest Physician at Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Colombo. Accordingly, symptomatic or mildly symptomatic children can also be referred to medical supervision, he added. Dr. De Silva noted that children who undergo home-based care should not […]

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95% of population over 30 have received at least one dose of vaccines

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi says that around 95 percent of the country’s population above the age of 30 have received at least a single dose of one of the Covid-19 vaccines.  The government had recently decided to extend the current Covid vaccination programme to include those below 30 years of age. […]

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Sri Lanka confirms another 124 Covid-19 deaths

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 124 coronavirus related deaths for August 10, pushing the country official death toll due to the virus pandemic to 5,464.  This is reportedly the highest daily count of Covid-19 deaths recorded in the country while this also marks the third consecutive day that the […]

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Covid-19: daily count of new cases climbs to 2,890

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health reported that another 736 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, increasing the daily count of new cases to 2,890. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country thus far to 341,982. Over 36,000 infected patients are currently being treated for the virus while […]

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Budget proposals for 2022 held under the patronage of Prime Minister (Video)

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News A meeting to obtain the proposals of the backbenchers for the 2022 budget was held under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees today (11).< At this meeting organized by the Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa, suggestions were obtained from the backbenchers on the work to be done for […]

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NO permission to import carbonic compost fertilizer – Shasheendra Rajapaksa (Video)

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News State Minister of Agriculture Shasheendra Rajapaksa states that permission was not granted to import carbonic compost fertilizer. he State Minister was responding to a statement made by Co-Cabinet Spokesman Ramesh Pathirana that the Cabinet had approved the importation of carbonic fertilizer following procurement methods

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Special mobile vaccination program by Colombo Municipal Council

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has organized a mobile vaccination program for citizens who are immobile and or bedridden and cannot go to a vaccination centre. Any citizen of Colombo who is residing in Colombo 1-15 and in need of this special service, can register for the service. To request vaccination, please email […]

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Discrepancies in statistics on COVID infections (Video)

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News It has been revealed that there is a discrepancy in the statistics on COVID infections in the Gampaha District and the Eastern Province. The Gampaha district has the second-highest number of infected persons in the country with 58,943 cases. Against this backdrop, the Gampaha District COVID Control  Committee met at the Gampaha […]

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