Archive for August 27th, 2021

Racism, Nationalism and Supranationalism -II

Friday, August 27th, 2021

By Rohana R. Wasala (continued from August 23, 2021) Sri Lanka and supranationalism Every Sri Lankan government since independence has acted on the tacit understanding that, while remaining politically independent of India without being overawed by its size or strength, Sri Lanka should maintain friendly relations with its big northern neighbour at all times. But […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 24e

Friday, August 27th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS UN Commissioner for Human Rights issued a report on Sri Lanka in January 2021. https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/LK/Sri_LankaReportJan2021.docx. Sri Lanka   rejected this report.   Tamara Kunanayagam commented on the report in a television interview. http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2021/02/14/sri-lanka-cannot-compromise-at-the-unhrc-sessions/ Tamara said that this report has dangerous concepts in it. It is an attempt at precedent setting, to change the very […]

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The Great Game of Smashing Nations

Friday, August 27th, 2021

John Pilger: Courtesy The Consortium News More than a generation ago, Afghanistan won its freedom, which the U.S., Britain and their allies” destroyed. As a tsunami of crocodile tears engulfs Western politicians, history is suppressed. More than a generation ago, Afghanistan won its freedom, which the United States, Britain and their allies” destroyed. In 1978, […]

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වැව් 27 ක් සංවර්ධනය ඇරඹෙයි.

Friday, August 27th, 2021

තිසර සමල්- අනුරාධපුර තෝඩාමඩුව එල්ලංගා පද්ධතියට අයත් අනුරාධපුර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ වැව් 27 ක් ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණය කිරීම සමාරම්භ කෙරෙමින් සිදු වන තෝඩාමඩුව මහ වැව ප්‍රථිසංස්කරණය කිරීම රාජ්‍යය අමාත්‍යය දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතාගේ නිරීක්ෂණයට ලක් විය. අතිගරු ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමන්ගේ සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම ප්‍රථිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනය⁣ට අනුව කෘෂිකාර්මික කටයුතු සදහා අවශ්‍ය ජලය සපයා ගැනීම සදහා තෝඩාමඩුව එල්ලංගා පද්ධතිය⁣ට අයත් වැව් ප්‍රථිසංස්කරණය […]

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Government is Actively Pursuing Block-Chain Technology to Facilitate Digital Currencies: Minister Namal Rajapaksa.

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Development Coordination and Supervision, State Ministry of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development. The State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development Hon. Namal Rajapaksa delivered the keynote address on the theme “Digital Inclusion and Transformation in South Asia” at a virtual event that took place on Friday, Aug. […]

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Mahachulalongkorn Rajavidyalaya University (MCU) TV presents the very first live telecast on Esala Perahera Randoli, the festival of Sacred Tooth Relic in Thailand

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Bangkok, Thailand The Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Bangkok, Thailand in collaboration with Sri Dalada Maligawa, Sri Lanka Tourism & Mahachulalongkorn Rajavidyalaya University (MCU) in Thailand presented the very first live telecast of Sri Lanka’s most historic and colourful cultural event Esala Perahera Randoli in Sri Lanka on MCU TV Channel in Thai Language […]

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Study reveals lifting lockdown could take deaths past 16,000 – The Morning

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 27 (NewsWire) – The decision to lift the nationwide lockdown on Monday (30) with gradual relaxation afterwards could contribute to an eventual Covid-19-related death toll of 16,700 in Sri Lanka, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has projected. According to The Morning Newspaper, a WHO-backed study has revealed that it will also […]

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Minister Bandula tests positive for Covid-19

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardane has tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the ninth Member of Parliament to be tested Covid-19 positive within this month, the minister confirmed.  

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Sri Lanka extends island-wide quarantine curfew

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has extended the current island-wide quarantine curfew orders by a week, in a bid to curb the soaring COVID-19 figures in the country prompted by the rapid spread of the Delta variant. Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella tweeted that the extended quarantine curfew orders are effective until 4.00 am on the […]

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China to extend full support to Sri Lanka to fight Covid-19

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong has called on Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena on Thursday (Aug. 26). During the meeting held at the Speaker’s official residence, the Chinese Ambassador reiterated that the Chinese Government would continue to extend its full support to the Government of Sri Lanka for the control […]

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Record high of 214 daily COVID deaths reported in Sri Lanka

Friday, August 27th, 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 214 new fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Thursday (August 26). 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 hits 4,591 today

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Daily COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka exceeded 4,000 for the sixth consecutive day today (August 27) as 779 more people were tested positive for the virus. According to official data, 4,591 novel coronavirus infections in total were detected within the day. The Government Information Department stated that 4,561 of the latest cases […]

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