Archive for October 20th, 2021

To remind our leaders what we need today: A Programme better than the Divisional Development Councils Programme of 1970-1977

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

 Garvin Karunaratne, PhD Michigan State University* The DDCP was the major development programme undertaken by the Government of Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranayake during her 1970-1977 rule. This was also the first major islandwide development programme ever to be implemented in Sri Lanka. Earlier there was the Rural Development Programme and the Small Industries Development Programme […]

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What is this world coming to when a government looks on while the people are being fleeced so savagely?”

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Editorial That things are indeed getting out of hand and out of control in Sri Lankaaccording to the latest statistics seems an understatement. Consumer prices are rising rapidly according to the latest reports which are incomprehensible and ludicrous as the Rajapaksa clan consolidates their hold on the country in more ways than one and the […]

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පුර්තුගීසීන් තිරිකුණාමලේ කොටුවට බිලි ගත් පුදබිම

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

විමල් පටබැඳිගේ (ශාස්ත‍්‍රවේදී, නීතිඥ, විශ‍්‍රාමික සොලිසිටර්* පුදබිමක් බිලි ගනියි තිරිකුණාමලේ (ගෝකණ්ණ පටුනේ* වෙළඳ කටයුතු ආරම්භ කළ විගස කොන්ස්ටන්ටයින් ඩි සා ඩි මෙනෙෂෙස් එහි බලකොටුව ගොඩනගන ලද අවස්ථාවේ ඒ භූමියේ තිබූ පුදබිම (පැගෝඞ්* විනාශ කරන ලද බව පුර්තුගීසි පූජකයෙකු සහ ඉතිහාසඥයෙකු වූ ෆර්නාඩෝ ඩි ක්වේරෝෂ් එළිදරවු කොට ඇත. පුර්තුගීසීන් විසින් විනාශ කරනු ලැබූ පුදබිම හින්දු කොවිලක් […]

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Please, Don’t Blame Innocent Bangladesh

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

MD Pathik Hasan ‘Bangladesh Finalizes Agreement to Build Buddhist Monastery in Lumbini, Nepal’ was the headline of Hong Kong based Global Buddhist Door’s news headline on October 11, 2021. Can anyone imagine that A Muslim country is going to build a Buddhist monastery in a Nepal (religiously Hinduism based) country? Recently it established a clear-cut […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 19D

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS The government of Sri Lanka     defeated the LTTE and declared victory on 19. May 2009.  The military victory in the final war was total, said analysts. However, Sri Lanka did not follow through after the victory. The government did not declare the Eelam war as a civil war and it did not take […]

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China’s example in biodiversity protection worth learning: leading Sri Lankan conservation advocate

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, October 20 (Xinhua): China’s guidelines on international investment and its internal emphasis on green development are among things that Sri Lanka can learn from, a Sri Lankan business leader and conservation advocate said. Dilhan Fernando, CEO of the Dilmah Tea and director of Dilmah Conservation, told Xinhua that COP negotiations have historically […]

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ජනාධිපතිට රට පාලනය කරන්න බෑ.. අගමැතිට රට බාර දිය යුතුයි.. රාජපක්‍ෂලා මෙතනින් ඉවරයි..- මුරුත්තෙට්ටුවේ හිමි

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුව බලයට ගෙන ඒම සඳහා තමන් වහන්සේලා මැදිහත්වීම වූයේ උතුම් රටක් හැදීමට බලාපොරොත්තුවෙන් බව නාරාහෙන්පිට අභයාරාමාධිපති පූජ්‍ය මුරුත්තෙට්ටුවේ ආනන්ද හිමියෝ පවසති. නමුත් කාගේ හෝ අවාසනාවකට අද රට අභාග්‍ය සම්පන්න තත්වයකට ඇද ඇද වැටී ඇති බව ද උන්වහන්සේ පැවසූහ. මේ යන ගමන මේ ආකාරයෙන්ම ගියහොත් රාජපක්ෂ පරම්පරාවේ දේශපාලන අවසානය සිදුවන […]

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The Pandora Papers and the Threat to Democracy

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

By Katharina Pistor Courtesy Ceylon Today The ‘Pandora Papers,’ a new investigation led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, has fuelled outrage around the world. Politicians, businesspeople, sports stars, and cultural icons have been caught in the act of hiding their wealth and lying about it. But how likely is a reckoning for the […]

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he Fertiliser Fiasco: Discretion is the Better Part of Valour

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

By Dr Parakrama Waidyanatha Courtesy The Island In his novel published in 1891, tiled The Light that Failed”, Rudyard Kipling wrote the phrase, ‘biting the bullet’ to express the thought that fortitude can be gained by ‘biting a bullet’! As things are, should the President and government continue ‘biting the bullet’ or compromise in sincerity as discretion […]

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She’ll be long remembered for promoting native remedies in combating cancer

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Courtesy The Island An appreciation: Dr. Mrs. Cynthia Jayasuriya The late Dr. Mrs. Cynthia Jayasuriya, top ENT surgeon would be remembered for promoting manioc, considered the poor man’s food, as a miracle nourishment that could hold the ultimate secret to curing cancer. Having undergone treatment for a long time, Cynthia declared she suffered from cancer […]

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Gazette banning chemical fertilizer imports; a move on wrong advice Agri Ministry Secretary

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

By Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror Secretary to the Agriculture Ministry Prof. Udith Jayasinghe takes questions from Daily Mirror about the current crisis of the agriculture sector and the dispute over detection of harmful bacteria in fertilizer samples imported from a Chinese company. He is an expert in the agriculture sector. He is the […]

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Cuba to help SL to develop medicines from ’Murunga’

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Cuba has offered to help Sri Lanka with technology to manufacture medicinal items from drumsticks or Murunga (scientific name; Moringa oleifera), a statement from the Education Ministry said. Cuban ambassador Andress Marcelo Gonzalez Garrido said this when he called on Education Minister Dinesh Gunawardane. According to the statement, the ambassador said […]

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නැනෝ නයිට්‍රජන් දියර පොහොර ගැන විශේෂඥ මතය

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

උපුටාගැණීම අදදෙරණ නැනෝ නයිට්‍රජන් දියර පොහොර භාවිත කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් තවමත් ඉන්දියාවේ ගොවීන්ට පවා අත්දැකීම් අඩු බව ශ්‍රී ජයවර්ධපුර විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ රසායන විද්‍යා පිළිබඳ මහාචාර්ය එස්. ඩී. එම්. චින්තක මහතා පවසයි. ඒ අනුව ඔහු පෙන්වා දෙන්නේ, මෙම පොහොර මෙරට භාවිත කිරීමට පෙර ක්ෂේත්‍ර පර්යේෂණ සිදුකළ යුතු බවය.  “නයිට්‍රජන්වලට අපි මුලින් පාවිච්චි කළේ යූරියා. යූරියා දැන් ලංකාවට ගෙනඒම තහනම් […]

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Sri Lanka extends ongoing interprovincial travel restrictions

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed relevant authorities to continue ongoing interprovincial travel restrictions until 4.00 a.m. on October 31 (Sunday), says the Commander of Sri Lanka Army, General Shavendra Silva. Sri Lanka lifted the island-wide quarantine curfew, which was in effect for over a month in a bid to curb the pandemic situation, […]

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Nano nitrogen liquid fertilizer from India to be tested (Video)

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News The Fertilizer Secretariat states that samples of environmentally friendly nano nitrogen liquid fertilizer imported from India have been sent for testing. Fertilizer Secretariat Deputy Director Kasun Mahathanthila told the Hiru News team that once the quality of the fertilizer samples are confirmed by the test reports, steps will be taken to provide […]

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ආනයනය කළ දියර පොහොර ගැන විද්වත් මතය

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

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Sri Lanka records 18 COVID deaths

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Reportedly, more than 26,000 virus-infected patients are undergoing treatment at the moment at hospitals, treatment centres, and undergoing home-based care.  The total number of coronavirus recoveries reached 493,674 after 360 more patients in total were discharged from medical care earlier today. In the meantime, the total number of people, who died of COVID-19 […]

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Daily COVID cases tally hits 539 today

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-positive cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 539 today (October 20), says the Epidemiology Unit. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 533,305. As many as 493,674 recoveries and 13,543 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak […]

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ටෙන්ඩර් නැතිව ඇමති කැමති කොම්පැනියෙන් පොහොර ගෙන්වීම මංකොල්ලයක් – රටේ කෘෂිකර්මය විනාශ කරලා, ගජමිතුරෝ බැංකු ගිණුම් තර කර ගන්නවා

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් දකුණ හා මධ්‍යම පළාත් හිටපු ආණ්ඩුකාර ඇමති කැමති කොම්පැනියෙන්, ටෙන්ඩර් නැතුව රු. බිලියන 9 ක නැනෝ නයිට්‍රජන් මිල දී ලීටර් මිලියන 2.1 ක් මිල දී ගැනීමට ‘කාබනික වගාව‘ නොව ගොවියාගේ බෙල්ල මිරිකලා රටේ කෘෂිකර්මයේ ආදායම සාක්කුවට දමා ගැනීමක් යැයි  යැයි හිටපු ආණ්ඩුකාර රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් පවසයි. කෘෂි රසායන – රසායන පොහොර මිලදී […]

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When Namal Met NaMo…

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

By Rediff News Bureau Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was supposed to be on the first flight to land at Kushinagar airport on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 — at least so the buzz went — for an India-Sri Lanka summit, but when the special Sri Lankan Air flight arrived at Uttar Pradesh’s brand new (fourth) international […]

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