Archive for September 29th, 2021

THE ELEPHANT IN SRI LANKA Part 3

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS REVISED 12.10.21 When the Portuguese captured the maritime provinces of Sri Lanka they found a flourishing export trade in elephants, developed   over the centuries by the Sinhala king. The Portuguese  , who had never seen an elephant before,  found that the Ceylon elephant was superior, compared to elephants from other countries, and traders […]

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රස්සාවට අශුචි කෑම – කෘෂි බිස්නස් වැලැක්වූ දෙපාර්තමේන්තු නිලධාරීන්ගේ කතාව

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් චීන අසූචි කාබනික පොහොර රටට ගෙන ඒමේ උත්සහය පරාජය වී ඇත. නිවේදනයට අනුව පොහොර තොගය රටට ගේන්නේ නැත. කතාව ඇත්තනම් නැව ආපහු හරවා යැවිය යුතුය.   ලංකාව ‘අර්විනියා උවදුරෙන් බේරාගත් රහංගල කෘෂිකර්ම පර්යේෂණ මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ ‘ඇලිස්නෝනා‘ නම් කාන්තාවයි. ඒ මෙයට වසර  57 පෙරය. අද එය නැවත කෘෂිකර්ම අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජෙනරාල්වරයා විසින් සිදු කර ඇත. […]

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The hug that helped change medicine

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

CNN In 1995, a baby was saved by the hug of her sibling. CNN’s Lisa Sylvester reports on a twin bond that has lasted.

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How the organic agriculture ideology destroyed the Sri Lankan economy

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

 By Fermin Adriano Courtesy The Manila Times Sri Lanka, an island nation south of India, is experiencing a food and economic emergency. Just a decade ago, the country emerged victorious from the destructive and protracted war waged by the Tamil Tigers occupying the northeastern part of the country. After winning the battle against the internal insurgents, the […]

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Sri Lanka suspends importing organic fertilizer from Chinese company

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has suspended importing organic nitrogen fertilizer from a Chinese company for the Maha Season, says Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage. The decision was taken after harmful bacteria were identified in tested samples sent by the relevant company. Although the laboratory test results had revealed that the samples contained harmful microorganisms and bacteria, […]

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Snowden Hails ‘Best News in Long Time’ as Canada Grants Asylum to Family Who Hid Him in Hong Kong

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Svetlana Ekimenko Courtesy Sputnik The Sri Lankan family of four were part of a group of impoverished refugees living in Hong Kong who agreed to shelter Edward Snowden for about two weeks after his bombshell revelations in 2013.A family of four who offered shelter to former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden in their Hong Kong […]

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Midnight LNG deal with US firm raises hackles in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

By ASOKA BANDARAGE Courtesy  Asia Times Electrical union and opposition politicians blast the deal on economic and environmental grounds On September 17, New Fortress Energy (NFE), a US-based energy infrastructure company, signed a momentous legal agreement with the government of Sri Lanka. The signing apparently took place in the dead of the night, at 12:06am, and the foreigner […]

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Mill owners cannot determine the price of paddy’ (Video)

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Agriculture Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage stated that the mill owners are not able to determine the price of paddy, and it is done only by the Government. The Minister stated this in response to a statement made yesterday (28) by the owner of a large-scale paddy mill, Dudley Sirisena. Although the Cabinet decided […]

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Medical experts approve COVID booster dose for selected groups

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena says that permission has been granted to administer the Pfizer vaccine as the third dose for those over 60 years and several other groups.  He stated that it has also been decided to provide the Pfizer vaccine as the third dose for those between […]

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Islandwide quarantine curfew to be lifted on Friday

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The government has decided to lift the quarantine curfew, which is currently in effect across the island, on the 01st of October. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed to lift the islandwide quarantine curfew at 4.00 a.m. on Friday (01), Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said. He stated that the restrictions and new health […]

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Sri Lanka records 61 new COVID-related deaths

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana As the daily count of deaths from COVID-19 infection continues to drop below 100 in Sri Lanka, only 61 fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Tuesday (Sep. 29). According to the Department of Government Information, 25 males and 36 females have succumbed to the novel coronavirus in the recent past. […]

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Daily COVID cases count at 941 today

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The daily total of new COVID-19 cases moved to 941 today (Sep. 29) as 256 more people were tested positive for the virus, the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry said. All new cases have been associated with the New Year Cluster. This brings the tally of coronavirus infections confirmed in the country […]

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Public Security Minister calls for inquiry on CID interrogating journalists

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara has called for an inquiry into the incident where the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had interrogated media persons despite the instructions not to do so. The relevant directives have been given to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne. Further, the minister has instructed the IGP to […]

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Defence Ministry responds to news circulating on ‘terror attack’

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Defence says that the news circulating on social media platforms and electronic media sources stating that a likely terror attack on Sri Lankan churches was based on basic information which is neither analyzed nor confirmed by the respective authorities.  Further, the Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne reiterates that there […]

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Sajith requests EU delegation not to discontinue GSP+ concessions

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa has requested the visiting delegation of the European Union not to discontinue the Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) concessions granted to Sri Lanka. This was mentioned during a meeting held between the Opposition Leader and the EU envoys yesterday. An EU delegation of five high-ranking officials arrived in […]

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