Archive for October 8th, 2021

The Yohani phenomenon has opened a window on the little known Sinhala and the Sinhalese

Friday, October 8th, 2021

By Rohana R. Wasala Sadly, outside Sri Lanka, little known are the Sinhala language and the ethnic community known as the Sinhalese who have spoken it as their native tongue over the millennia. Both have been eclipsed by Sri Lanka’s huge northern neighbour India with its teeming millions speaking diverse languages, with none of which […]

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THE ELEPHANT IN SRI LANKA Part 14

Friday, October 8th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS Elephant activists in Sri Lanka say keeping elephants in captivity in private premises is a form of animal cruelty. What they have in mind is Buddhist temples and devales. They plan to take legal action if elephants in custody are returned to temples. They point out that countries like the USA and UK […]

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Covid-19 continues to kill journalists, global casualties may reach 2,000 by end of 2021

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Nava Thakuria Geneva/Guwahati, 8 October 2021 : The number of journalists dying of Covid-19 are still growing globally, where at least 1830 scribes have succumbed to the novel corona virus infection in 83 countries since March 2020, revealed Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the Geneva-based global media safety and rights body. India after showing some improvements […]

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ලෝක ප්‍රසිද්ධ අවලෝකිතේශ්වර බෝධිසත්ත්ව අනුරූ ප්‍රතිමාවක් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාට පිළිගන්වයි

Friday, October 8th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය වෙහෙරගලින් හමු වී ඇති ලෝක ප්‍රසිද්ධියට පත් අවලෝකිතේශ්වර බෝධිසත්ත්ව ප්‍රතිමාවේ අනුරූ ප්‍රතිමාවක් මධ්‍යම සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලේ අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජනරාල් පුරාවිද්‍යාඥ මහාචාර්ය ගාමිණී රණසිංහ මහතා විසින් ඊයේ (07) දින අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී පිළිගන්වන ලදි. වෙහෙරගලින් හමු වී ඇති අවලෝකිතේෂ්වර බෝධිසත්ත්ව ප්‍රතිමාව ක්‍රි.ව.7,8 සියවස්වලට අයත්ය. අවලෝකිතේශ්වර බෝධිසත්ත්වයන්ගේ කරුණාව,මෛත්‍රිය වැනි ගුණාංග නිරූපණය කෙරෙන […]

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Banning Cattle Slaughter.

Friday, October 8th, 2021

By Lakshman I. Keerthisinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today If slaughter houses had glass walls the whole world would be vegetarian” – Linda McCartney-US Musician and Photographer PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, few months back submitted a proposal to ban cattle slaughter in Sri Lanka. The Parliamentary Group of the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) approved the Prime Minister’s proposal. […]

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Sri Lanka listed as one of the best countries to travel as voted by Condé Nast Traveller’s readers

Friday, October 8th, 2021

 by Moiz Mustafa Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colomb, October 8 (newsin.asia) – Condé Nast Traveller announced the winners of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best hotels, resorts, cities, countries, islands, villas, tours, trains, airlines, airports, and cruises in the world. The 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards is the third year running Condé Nast Traveller has teamed up with […]

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Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka increases in September

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Oct 8 (NewsFirst) – September has marked a remarkable increase in tourist inflow, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Board Statistics states. Accordingly, the highest number of tourist arrivals within 2021 were marked in September, with 13,547 tourists visiting Sri Lanka as opposed to the previous month, August, of 5,040 tourists. The total […]

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Tiger By The Tail: When The LTTE Held Sway And Sri Lanka Was A Bloody Mess

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Courtesy Outlook Seema Guha’s recollections of the violent days in Jaffna in 1987. When a fragile truce between the Lankan army and the LTTE fell apart. As the Sri Lankan Air Force plane from Colombo took a sharp turn over the sea to land in Palaly air­­port, I looked out at the breathtaking view below: […]

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Sri Lanka deems crypto solutions a necessity, forming a team to oversee shift

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Courtesy Finance in Bold Sri Lanka’s cabinet has issued a go-ahead to form a committee that will oversee a possible venture into digital banking, blockchain, and crypto mining solutions. A press release from the Department of Government Information notes that the new focus on digital solutions is part of attracting foreign investment in the fields highlighted. The […]

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Milk powder, wheat flour, LP gas, and cement were excluded from the list of specified goods.

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Milk powder, wheat flour, LP gas and cement have been excluded from the list of ‘specified goods’ through Extraordinary Gazette notifications.  The gazette notification have been issued by the Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA).

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Sri Lanka confirms another 38 Covid-19 deaths

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 38 coronavirus related deaths for October 08, pushing the country’s death toll due to the virus pandemic to 13,267. Accorindg to the figures released by the Govt. Information Department, the Covid-19 deaths reported today includes 20 males and 18 females. Twelve victims are aged […]

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Sri Lanka confirms another 38 Covid-19 deaths

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 38 coronavirus related deaths for October 08, pushing the country’s death toll due to the virus pandemic to 13,267. Accorindg to the figures released by the Govt. Information Department, the Covid-19 deaths reported today includes 20 males and 18 females. Twelve victims are aged […]

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