Archive for August 26th, 2021

Afghanistan gives the world an Emperor without clothes

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

By Raj Gonsalkorale The world needs an Emperor with full clothing to counter the increasing stridency of China. Unfortunately, the US has been progressively shedding its clothes beginning perhaps with the defeat in Vietnam. The many military incursions that followed, all basically abject failures in improving the lives of the people of the countries so […]

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PRAYING HANDS

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando The writer is confident that readers may have seen the picture of ‘praying hands’ umpteen times, mainly hung on Christian homes, but wonders how the story originated! As narrated initially by Ranjit Seneviratne, some time ago, the story was about a family in Nuremberg, West Germany, in the fifteenth century. […]

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85% of hospitalized COVID patients have not recovered months later

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Mansur Shaheen  Courtesy The Daily Mail © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo A large majority of COVID-19 patients who were hospitalized during last winter’s surge still have not fully recovered, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Michigan analyzed 253 patients who were hospitalized towards the end of fall 2020 and winter 2021. Nearly 85 percent of […]

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POLICY EMINENCE OF MR. GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Since the election of Mr.Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as the president of Sri Lanka at the end of 2019, people expected from him he will launch Sri Lanka in an era of new policy implementation. People expected the eminence of the political administration compared to previous presidents. The excellent feature of his administration is […]

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How PTA helps Bhutan and Bangladesh fulfill the expectations of their people?

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

MD Pathik Hasan Image source: Internet Bangladesh and Bhutan  are situated in South Asia geographically. They share a common regional platform such as BIMTEC, SAARC. There are some harmonies between Bangladesh and Bhutan in sphere of mutual interest, shared history, culture. On December 6, 1971, Bhutan and India became the first countries to recognize the […]

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PRE-EVENT PRESS RELEASE FOR MINISTER NAMAL RAJAPAKSA

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Development Coordination and Supervision,State Ministry of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development. Minister Namal Rajapaksa to Deliver Keynote Address on “Digital Inclusion and Transformation in South Asia” The State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development Hon. Namal Rajapaksa will be delivering the keynote address on the theme “Digital […]

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Bangladesh and Nepal: huge potentials for each other?

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

MD Pathik Hasan Bangladesh and Nepal  are situated in South Asia geographically. They share a common regional platform such as BIMTEC, SAARC. There are some harmonies between Bangladesh and Bhutan in sphere of mutual interest, shared history, culture. Nepal recognized Bangladesh as a sovereign state in 1971. Then Bangladesh Built up ties with Nepal. The […]

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Sri Lanka green light for Covaxin: Opens quarantine free for fully jabbed Indian tourists

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia New Delhi, August 26 (TOI) – Sri Lanka has reopened for fully vaccinated tourists from India — including those who have got Covaxin— SriLankan Airlines’ head of worldwide sales and distribution, Dimuthu Tennakoon, told TOI on Tuesday. Also, there is no requirement for quarantine for travellers who test Covid negative on arrival in the Emerald Island. Sri Lanka […]

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Sacred sapling from Buddhist bodhi tree in Australian quarantine ahead of Bendigo planting

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Courtesy ABC News Australian quarantine is nursing a sacred sapling from a Sri Lankan bohdi tree that can be directly linked back to Buddha more than 2,300 years ago. Key points: Sapling from the famous bodhi tree in Sri Lanka is currently in Australian quarantine waiting to be planted in Bendigo The specimen is a […]

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The Story of Rishvin Ismath, the Only Outspoken Ex-Muslim of Sri Lanka

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

BY GIOVANNI GAETANI • Courtesy The Humanist.com Humanists, atheists, and non-religious people in Sri Lanka face discrimination and persecution every day, especially if they come from a Muslim background. Even though Sri Lanka is not a Muslim country (the majority of the population is Buddhist), the strong presence of Islamic militants, fundamentalists, and extremists is still very […]

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STF uncovers high-power explosives in Matara and Gandara

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Special Task Force (STF) personnel have found a large haul of equipment used for high-power explosives in the Matara and Gandara police areas. The raids had been carried out based on intelligence received by the STF Special Operations Unit. A stock of ammonium nitrate, gelatine sticks, service threads, and other items have been […]

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Sri Lankans over 18 will be fully vaccinated by November end – Keheliya

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana All Sri Lankans over the age of 18 years will be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before the end of November, Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella says. The vaccination of citizens over the age of 30 is scheduled to be completed by mid-September, the Minister said. Minister Rambukwella mentioned this during a […]

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Coronavirus: over 4,600 fresh cases reported today

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health reports that another 1,080 persons have tested positive for Covid-19, increasing the daily count of new cases to 4,602. The new cases reported includes five returnees from overseas and 1,075 persons associated with the ‘New Year Covid-19 cluster’. This increases the total number of coronavirus cases confirmed in the […]

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Sri Lanka’s daily coronavirus deaths surpass 200 for first time as death toll tops 8,000

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed 209 Covid-19 related deaths for yesterday (August 25), marking the first time daily Covid-19 deaths have breached 200 since the start of the pandemic.  Meanwhile the death toll due to the virus pandemic in the country has also crossed the 8,000-mark, as the virus continues […]

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