Archive for December, 2021

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan And China’s Quadrilateral Co-operation In The Region

Thursday, December 30th, 2021

MD Pathik Hasan China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are all near neighbours in the region. All four can share common regional ties both in terms of their geographical proximity, development journey and through more recent ties through membership of the regional trade bloc. Sri Lanka differs in that it is an island economy and […]

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‘O TEMPORA, OR MORES’ SHAME ON THIS AGE AND ITS LOST PRINCIPLES’

Thursday, December 30th, 2021

RANJITH SOYSA In the month of December 2021. the President Biden invited 112 countries for the first summit on Democracy including the UK. The President in his welcome address said   Well, hello everyone, and welcome to the first Summit for Democracy. This gathering has been on my mind for a long time for a […]

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An invaluable talk on the hidden potential of Sri Lanka and the preservation of its indigenous heritage

Thursday, December 30th, 2021

Saththaa සත්තා   This is an invaluable talk on the immense hidden potential of  Sri Lanka for the advancement and prosperity of the inhabitants of the country.  Spare the time (45 mts) to listen.

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ආර්ථික සංවර්ධන නිලධාරින්ට/ සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන්ට හිමි දීමනා 2021.12.31 ට පෙර ගෙවීමට පියවර ගැනීම.

Thursday, December 30th, 2021

සංවර්ධන නිලධාරී සේවා සංගමය එන්. එච්. එම්. චිත්‍රානන්ද මහත්මා, ලේකම්, ස්වදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශය. ලේකම් තුමනි, ආර්ථික සංවර්ධන නිලධාරින්ට/ සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන්ට හිමි දීමනා 2021.12.31 ට පෙර ගෙවීමට පියවර ගැනීම. ස්වදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතේ ප්‍රාදේශීය පාලනයට අයත් කාර්යාලවල සේවයේ නියුතු ආර්ථික සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන්ට හා සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන්ට හිමිවිය යුතු දීමනා මෙතෙක් හිමි වී නොමැති බව අප සංගමයට දිගින් […]

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Douglas Wickramaratne: The Perpetual Patriot is no more!

Thursday, December 30th, 2021

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Douglas Wickramaratne answered the final call from above to leave this world on 1 December 2021. He was born on 9 April 1938 in Colombo and lived in North London. Educated at Ananda College, Colombo, he was the leader of the debating team for both Sinhala and English until Dr […]

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තරුණ ලියෝ නායකයෝ සිවු දෙනෙක් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා අතින් “ජාත්‍යන්තර සිංහ සභාපතිගේ විශිෂ්ට නායකත්ව සම්මාන” ලබති

Thursday, December 30th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ලොව විශිෂ්ට කුසලතා දක්වන තරුණ නායකයන් වෙනුවෙන් ජාත්‍යන්තර සිංහ සමාජ සභාපති විසින් පිරිනමන විශිෂ්ට නායකත්ව සම්මාන දිනාගත් තරුණ ලියෝ නායකයන් සිව් දෙනෙකුට අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද (30) දින අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී එම සම්මාන පදක්කම් පැළැඳවිය. කොළඹ රාජකීය විද්‍යාලයේ නියෝජ්‍ය ප්‍රධාන ශිෂ්‍ය නායක සහ රාජකීය විද්‍යාලයීය ලියෝ සමාජයේ බිනුජ අමරනායක, කොළඹ තර්ස්ටන් විද්‍යාලයේ […]

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බුද්ධංගල ආනන්ද හිමියන්ගේ දේහයට අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා අවසන් ගෞරව දක්වයි

Thursday, December 30th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය අපවත් වී වදාළ පූජ්‍ය බුද්ධංගල ආනන්ද හිමියන්ගේ දේහයට අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද (30) පෙරවරුවේ අවසන් ගෞරවය දැක්විය. කොළඹ 07, සමස්ත ලංකා බෞද්ධ මහා සම්මේලන ශාලාවේ තැන්පත්කර තිබුණු  ආනන්ද හිමියන්ගේ දේහයට අවසන් ගෞරව දැක්වීමෙන් අනතුරුව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා උන්වහන්සේගේ සහෝදරයෙකුවන අමාත්‍ය සරත් වීරසේකර මහතා ඇතුළු පවුලේ ඥාතීන්ට සිය සාතීශය සංවේගය පළ කළේය. අම්පාර බුද්ධංගල ආරණ්‍ය සේනාසනයේ වැඩසිටි ආනන්ද […]

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් බෞද්ධ තොරතුරු පද්ධතිය ජනගත කරයි

Thursday, December 30th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය දිවයින පුරා පිහිටි සියලුම බෞද්ධ විහාරස්ථානවල තොරතුරු ඇතුළත් තොරතුරු පද්ධතිය ජනගත කිරීම අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් ඊයේ (29) පස්වරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී පැවැත්විණි. බෞද්ධ කටයුතු පිළිබඳ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව විසින් සම්පාදිත මෙම තොරතුරු dba.gov.lk වෙබ් අඩවියට පිවිසීමෙන් ජනතාවට පරිශීලනය කළ හැකිය. රාජ්‍ය ආයතන ඩිජිටල්කරණය කිරීමේ ව්‍යාපෘතිය යටතේ බුද්ධශාසන ආගමික හා සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු අමාත්‍යවරයා වශයෙන් […]

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Sri Lanka reports 563 new cases of Covid-19 and 18 new fatalities

Thursday, December 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that 563 persons have tested positive for coronavirus within today (30). This figure includes two persons who had returned from overseas.  This brings the tally of confirmed cases of Covid-19 reported in the country to 586,746. 11,471 patients infected with the virus are currently being treated across the island.  […]

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Fertilizer crisis: Farmers demand compensation for destroyed crops (Video)

Thursday, December 30th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Farmers are requesting the authorities to take immediate action to compensate their crops that were destroyed due to lack of fertilizer. However, Minister of State for Agriculture Shasheendra Rajapaksa stated that compensation will be paid to farmers only after strict monitoring of any deficiencies in the cultivation of organic fertilizers. Farmers who […]

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Arsenophobia: The root cause of food crisis in Sri Lanka

Thursday, December 30th, 2021

By Emeritus Professor Upali Samarajeewa International expert on food safety Courtesy The Island In the list of words most feared by many Sri Lankans, Arsenic stands among the top10. Historically, arsenic was a rat poison. This potential of arsenic was illegally employed later to get rid of unwanted friends and even spouses by some of […]

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Jaffnaites hid the evil history of mediocre Tamils

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

H. L. D. Mahindapala Jaffnaites have a rather ambivalent attitude towards their history. Either they go over the top  to glorify their origins and raise it to an imagined past that never existed, or they withdraw into a shell like the snail unable to face their ignominious and inhuman past. Their claims to a glorious […]

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Open letter to Dr. Jehan Perera, National Peace Council of Sri Lanka

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent  . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1  . Canada 29 December 2021 Dr.Jehan Perera Executive DirectorNational Peace Council of Sri LankaColomboSri Lanka Dear Jehan Perera: I read the statement by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s to the UN General Assembly which was short and dignified.  Expressing his thoughts by saying that there is […]

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Why Sri Lanka And Pakistan Praise Bangladesh?

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

MD Pathik Hasan Dhaka, Bangladesh. Five excellent articles praising the ‘Bangladesh Economic Rise Model’ were published in the Pakistan’s major leading dailies recently. Normally Pakistani media outlets don’t publish the positive content related to Bangladesh massively. But this time, Pakistani media start to publish the write-ups on the Bangladesh massively. On the other hand, Sri […]

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Saudi Fund for Development Pledges Continuous Support for Sri Lanka’s Development Efforts

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

Prime Minister’s Media Unit During a meeting with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning at Temple Trees, the CEO of the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) Mr. Sultan Abdulrahman Al-Marshad expressed continuous support for implementing development projects in Sri Lanka. Prime Minister Rajapaksa expressed his gratitude to SFD as well as the Kingdom of Saudi […]

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New HRC Chief summons police over PTA cases

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island Newly appointed Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission retired Supreme Court Justice Rohini Marasinghe has called for a meeting with the Director CID, Director TID and the head of the Police Legal Division today (29) to discuss cases of those who had been held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act […]

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Sri Lanka confirms 419 new COVID cases and 21 new deaths recorded in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 419 today (December 29), the Epidemiology Unit said. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 586,183. As many as 560,085 recoveries and 14,944 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak […]

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Sri Lanka receives $ 1.5 billion in Chinese currency

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News It is reported that Sri Lanka receives USD 1.5 billion in currency exchange facility from China in Chinese Yuan. Accordingly, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka will receive nearly 10 billion Chinese Yuan, equivalent to USD 1.5 billion. Sources at the Central Bank stated to Hiru News that the money would be […]

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ADB to reimburse funds spent for Sinophram vaccines

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News The Asian Development Bank has agreed to reimburse USD 85 million spent for Sinopharm vaccines, stated State Minister Prof Channa Jayasumana

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Do you need a government? to sell everything to other countries for the leaders to just remain in power and enjoy the luxuries of Office while the masses are starving and dying?

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Dr.Sudath Gunasekara Mahanuwara  On the eve of Christmas of our politicians; who continue to destroy this resplendent Island and the Sinhala nation  and to invite the whole nation to rise up immediately against this betrayal and save your motherland from these devils. I request the editor to republish the same at this moment as it […]

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New Book ‘Buddhism in Germany’ by William Peiris

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Senaka Weeraratna Buddhism in Germany by William Peiris focuses on the contribution made by the German scholars towards the spread of Buddhism in Germany in particular, and the West in general. The Book narrates the manner in which Buddhism was spread in Germany, who gave leadership in promoting Buddhism and the manner of reception and […]

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Millions of animals are killed every day, but there’s a reason nobody cares

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Christopher Sebastian Perhaps you’ve seen this meme before or variations of it while scrolling through your social media feeds. Impossibly huge number of human lives lost juxtaposed near impossibly huge number of animal lives lost. We often reason that these monolithic numbers will move our friends to action. But chances are high that your friends […]

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Terror in Tamil Nadu: In Conversation with B R Gautaman

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Rajiv Malhotra Official Shocking state of affairs in Tamilnadu due to Muslin extremism In the backdrop of the terror attacks by Islamic fundamentalists in Sri Lanka, we take a look at the vulnerabilities in Tamil Nadu. The National Tawheed Jamath with sympathies towards the ISIS has been declared as the perpetrator of the Sri Lankan […]

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Book Review: “My Jaffna: Pen Pictures of Post-war Jaffna” by Shanika Sriyananda, Fast Publishing (Pvt) Ltd.

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, December 28 (Colombo Times): When you are writing the book, write that Jaffna people love Sinhala people. We both want to live together like how we lived for centuries without getting burned by the flames of separatism” – Selvaratnam, resident of Jaffna The political rhetoric very often grabs headlines. The shrill voices […]

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අගමැති තිරුපති ගිය ගුවන් යානය යාළුවෙක් දුන් එකක්.. නම හෙලි නොකරයි…

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඇතුළු පවුලේ සාමාජිකයන් මෑතක දී ඉන්දියාවේ තිරුපති දේවාලයේ පුද්ගලික සංචාරයක නිරත වූ ජෙට් යානය අගමැතිවරයාගේ මිත්‍රයෙකු ලබාදුන් එකක් බව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්ය මණ්ඩල ප්‍රධානී යෝෂිත රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. ඉන්දීය ව්‍යාපාරික මිතුරෙකු විසින් මෙම යානාව ලබා දී ඇති බවත් නම හෙළ කිරීමට අකමැති බවත් යෝෂිත රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා […]

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Lanka readies oil tank farm deal with India; Wang to visit Colombo after spat, may offer sweeteners

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Written by Nirupama Subramanian | Mumbai | Courtesy Indian Express Wang Yi’s two-day visit, expected between January 7 and 9, will take place against the backdrop of a spat between the two countries over a contaminated consignment of organic fertiliser that has resulted in unexpected tensions between both countries. Earlier this month, a short- to medium-term […]

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Saudi Fund for Development Inaugurates and Lays a Foundation Stone for Two Vital Projects in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Courtesy Businesswire $425 million-projects’ value financed by the SFD in Sri Lanka SRI JAYAWARDENEPURA KOTTE, Sri Lanka–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Saudi Fund for Development represented by the CEO Mr. Sultan Abdulrahman Al-Marshad, inaugurated the completion of the development of Peradeniya-Badulla-Chenkaladi Road Project in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, with a loan worth US$ 60 million. […]

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Universities to resume academic activities at 50% capacity

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The University Grants Commission has decided to permit universities to continue lectures and other academic activities with a maximum student capacity of 50% from tomorrow (29). UGC Chairman Prof. Sampath Amaratunga said that lectures and other academic activities of universities will be conducted under strict health guidelines.  Accordingly, the UGC has provided the […]

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Sri Lanka records 20 new COVID deaths and 479 cases today

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 22 more coronavirus-related deaths for December 27, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus pandemic to 14,923. According to the figures released by the Government Information Department, the deaths reported today include 12 males and 10 females. Six of the patients are […]

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Bangladesh’s Assistance To Sri Lanka Increases Image and Prestige Of Bangladesh In The World

Monday, December 27th, 2021

by Hafizur Talukdar Debt-ridden Bangladesh a few years ago is now a country of unprecedented success in debt relief. The world today looks at Bangladesh in amazement. Bangladesh only borrowed from other countries or organizations. Now that history has changed and started giving loans. Bangladesh has given loans to Sri Lanka and Sudan. Bangladesh gave […]

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