Archive for August 20th, 2021

Gerontocratic Jokes

Friday, August 20th, 2021

By Rohana R. Wasala It is always in season for old men to learn. -Aeschylus, Greek playwright of the 5th Century BCE Partly to our dismay, gerontocracy has shownIts withered hands of a wizened old wizardBehind the recent cabinet reshuffle, muddle or mess,Moving ministers like pieces on a chessboard, changing,The configuration of portfolios, like pawns […]

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Sri Lanka records biggest ever daily increase of Covid deaths due to inadequate corona patient management protocol.

Friday, August 20th, 2021

News of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka records the biggest ever daily increase of Covid deaths for the second day in a row, as new cases rise sharply The daily number of coronavirus deaths has reached 195 the highest since the pandemic began. The number of new cases rose sharply to 3839, after a fall earlier […]

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AFGANISTAN-20YEARS OF MISGUIDED ADVENTURE

Friday, August 20th, 2021

RANJITH SOYSA  No sooner the US and Allied Forces left Afghanistan, the Taliban forces walked into the capital city and captured power. What was the mission of the US and allied forces in Afghanistan for 20 long years? The unfolding events paint a very bleak picture of the expectations of the war in Afghanistan, the […]

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Mr President – Lead from the front!

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Ratanapala 20 Aug 2021 The President was elected by the people – 69 lakhs of them! It is true that his candidature was spearheaded by  Pohottuwa but  he is not the leader of this political party. He is  the leader chosen by a majority of Sri Lanka voters to be their President. At the inaugural […]

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Lankan President stresses the need to prevent the economy from collapsing

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 20 (newsin.asia):  The Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in his address to the country on Friday, that given the dire economic situation in Sri Lanka, it is important to keep the economy humming with activity even as steps are taken to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to treat the […]

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President urges public to prepare for sacrifices if country is forced to endure prolonged lockdowns

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana All citizens above the age of 30 years are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the 10th of September, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said addressing the nation today (Aug. 20). In his statement, the President stated that nearly 98% of the population aged over 30 years have received the vaccine so far, […]

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Island-wide quarantine curfew from tonight (20th Aug.) to Aug. 30

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Army Commander General Shavendra Silva says that a decision has been taken to impose quarantine curfew across the island with effect from 10.00 p.m. today (20) until 4.00 a.m. on August 30 (Monday). He stated that essential services, export, apparel and agricultural sectors will be allowed to function as normal during that period […]

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COVID vaccination programs to continue during quarantine curfew

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana COVID-19 inoculation drive will continue despite the quarantine curfew, says General Shavendra Silva, the Head of National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO). The army commander noted that vaccine recipients who are scheduled to receive their second doses can get themselves vaccinated at respective clinics. An island-wide quarantine curfew came into […]

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Sri Lanka confirms record daily high of 195 COVID deaths

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The total number people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka soared yet again as a record high of 195 new fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Thursday (August 19). This is the highest number of deaths reported within a day since the beginning of the pandemic. […]

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Daily COVID cases count climbs to 3,839

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 1,014 more people tested positive for COVID-19 today (August 17), increasing the daily count of positive cases to 3,839. According to the Government Information Department, 3,835 of the latest cases reported today were associated with the New Year cluster. The remaining four are arrivals from foreign countries. Following the new […]

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Sri Lanka covid deaths – 90% have not been vaccinated

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News A report based on the total of 5775 Covid-related deaths reported until the 13th of August, 2021 in Sri Lanka has been released. According to reports over 5,000 Covid-related deaths reported (5,295) in Sri Lanka consist of people who have not received a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Therefore over 90% […]

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Patients infected with three mutated strains of COVID Delta found in Sri Lanka

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Director of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine at Sri Jayewardenepura, Dr Chandima Jeewandara stated that for the first time in the world, patients have been found in Sri Lanka who are infected with three mutated strains of the Delta variant. It is reported that the patients were found in Colombo. […]

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