Archive for August 18th, 2021

An Approach to Resolve Issues of Accountability

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island In keeping with the Government’s commitment to address accountability a Domestic Mechanism was instituted by appointing a Presidential Commission of Inquiry headed by a Supreme Court Judge by Gazette No. 222111/55 of 21 January, 2021. The mandate of this Commission was: to investigate and inquire into, take necessary action […]

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කාලිංග ඉන්දතිස්ස, සංජීව ජයවර්ධන සහ ඉක්‍රම් මොහොමඩ් ජනාධිපති නීතීඥවරුන්ගේ සහයෙන් අධිකරණ අමාත්‍යාශය ව්‍යවස්ථා විරෝධී කොරෝනා පනත් කෙටුම්පත ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇති බව එළිදරව් වුවද එකී පනත් කෙටුම්පත සම්බන්ධයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා නීතීඥ සංගමය ස්වාධීනව ක්‍රියා නොකිරීම ගැන බාර දුන් පැමිණිල්ල කුණු කුඩයට නොයැවිය යුතුය…..

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

මාධ්‍ය අංශය වෛද්‍ය තිලක පද්මා සුබසිංහ අනුස්මරණ නීතිඅධ්‍යයන වැඩසටහන, ජනමතවිචාරණයකට යා යුතුව තිබූ වගන්ති 7 ක්  සහිතව 2019 කොරෝනා වෛරස් රෝගය තාවකාලික විධිවිධාන පනත් කෙටුම්පත අලි සබ්‍රි ජනාධිපති නීතීඥවරයා ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇත්තේ කාලිංග ඉන්දතිස්ස, සංජීව ජයවර්ධන සහ ඉක්‍රම් මොහොමඩ් යන ජනාධිපති නීතීඥවරුන්ගේ සහායෙන් බව 2021 අගෝස්තු 17 දින පාර්ලිමේන්තු හැන්සාඩ් වාර්තාව මගින් පැහැදිලි වේ. (2021 […]

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ඩිප්ලොමැටික් පරයා (2වැනි කොටස )

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි අධිරාජ්‍යවාදය ඉතා බලවත් යාන්ත්‍රණයක් වුවද, එහිද අවසානයක් තිබේ. මේ අවසානය ඉක්මන් කරවන්නේ,ඔවුන්ගේ, නොඉවසිලිමත්බාවයයි. වර්ෂ 1994 ජනාධිපතිවරිය ලෙස තමන්ගේ නියෝජිතවරියක් බලයට ගෙන, විපක්ෂ නායක ධුරයද තමන්ගේම නියෝජිතයාට ලබාදී තමන්ට අවැසි ආකාරයට මේ රට ඔවුන්ගේ ඉලක්කයන් කරා මෙහෙයවුවද, ඔවුන්ට තම ඉලක්කය වූ රනිල් ජනාධිපති කිරීම ඉක්මන් කිරීම ඉතා වැදගත් කාර්යයක් විය. 1994දී වැඩි චන්ද […]

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Silence Over LTTE Execution Ground

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today Early this month (August, 2021), a farmer in Vilavotei, Kilinochchi, whilst preparing his paddy field, detected a part of a uniform worn by Sri Lankan soldiers with skeletal remains. He promptly informed the Police. The investigators found besides the aforementioned also evidenced that strongly suggested a site used by […]

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Blood in the Sand

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

By JEFFREY D. SACHS Courtesy Ceylon Today The magnitude of the United States’ failure in Afghanistan is breathtaking. It is not a failure of Democrats or Republicans, but an abiding failure of American political culture, reflected in US policymakers’ lack of interest in understanding different societies. And it is all too typical. Almost every modern […]

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Puzzling reshuffle

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Editorial Courtesy The Island There has been a mini Cabinet reshuffle. One is at a loss to understand the rationale, if any, behind it. People would have been happy if at least one half of the Cabinet had been sacked. What made President Gotabaya Rajapaksa reshuffle only a few members of his ministerial team? Pavithra […]

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From Saigon to Kabul

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Editorial Courtesy The Island The US had its Saigon moment over the weekend in Kabul. The Americans have left behind another unfinished war. The US and its allies invaded Afghanistan two decades ago, promising to wipe out the Taliban, which harboured al-Qaeda, and bring order out of chaos. But today that country is back to […]

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Govt approves procurement of 9 Mn Sinopharm, 14 Mn Pfizer doses for 18 to 30 yr olds

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Chaturanga Samarawickrama Courtesy The Daily Mirror The government has approved the purchase of nine million doses of Sinopharm and 14 million doses of Pfizer at the unit price and it has been decided to vaccinate all people over 18 years of age by September 30 in order to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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Sri Lanka cannot enter a lockdown’ – President

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stated that the country cannot enter a lockdown. He emphasised that steps are being taken to tighten the travel restrictions imposed in the country. The President stated this at a Cabinet meeting held last night (17). The President has pointed out that if the country enters a lockdown, […]

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New health guidelines issued until 31st August

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Courtesy  Hiru News New health guidelines issued with immediate effect until August 31.Gym’s, Spa’s, Children’s parks, Indoor Sports halls and swimming pools must be closed with immediate effect until August 31. Musical events, beach parties & carnivals also cannot be held until August 31.

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Daily COVID cases count hits 3,660 today

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 1,232 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 3,660. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 369,359. As many as 316,528 recoveries and 6,604 deaths […]

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Sri Lanka records 170 more COVID-related deaths

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 170 more COVID-19 related fatalities confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Tuesday (August 17). This marks the tenth consecutive day that the daily count of COVID-19 deaths surpassed 100. The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 6,604. […]

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Govt. aims to complete vaccinating all above 18 by September end

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The government targets to complete vaccination of all Sri Lankans above the age of 18 years by the end of September, the Department of Government Information stated. The Cabinet of Ministers has approved purchasing 23 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for this purpose. Accordingly, 09 million doses of the China-manufactured Sinopharm vaccine and […]

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