Archive for December 3rd, 2021

Exploding Gas Appliances in Sri Lanka

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Sarath Bulathsinghala 4 Dec 2021 The ‘experts’ – the politicians, the administrators, and the businessmen are trying to ‘rediscover the wheel’! A few days ago, we witnessed parliamentarians, administrators, and perhaps businessmen with vested interests in the ‘gas saga’ sitting together to find solutions for the gas explosions happening throughout Sri Lanka. Is this the […]

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ඩග්ලස් වික්‍රමරත්න මහතා

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Senaka Weeraratna I am very sad to hear of the passing of Douglas Wickremeratne. He was in touch with me by forwarding posts until the last. I used to reciprocate.  He has a huge claim for gratitude of Sri Lanka and it’s patriotic people for the stand he took in 1983 when he alone stood […]

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One Country One Law

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Last week the writer approached a local studio to get some photographs to get his passport renewed. During the conversation with the photographer, he advised the writer about the legal requirements of the Immigration office, which require both ears to be visible in the photograph to renew his passport. He […]

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Nepal Should Play Role In Rohingya Refugee Crisis Solution

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

MD Pathik Hasan Image source:  Internet On the Rohingya issue (repatriation), Nepal and Bangladesh can work together. Nepal can play role in resolving Rohingya crisis. As a regional country, Nepal should play in resolving the regional crisis. Rohingya refugee crisis is a regional problem for both South Asia and Southeast Asia. Nepal and Bangladesh are […]

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Now The Target Should be Security Council Resolution?

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

-Hafizur Talukdar   In the last five years or so, various initiatives have been taken in bilateral and international forums to repatriate the displaced Rohingyas or to resolve the crisis, but to no avail. The adoption of a unanimous resolution for the first time in the Third Committee of the United Nations on this issue […]

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ශිරාස් යුනුස් (Shiraz Yunus) මහතාට අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේ කිසිඳු තනතුරක් ලබා දී නොමැත

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ශිරාස් යුනුස් (Shiraz Yunus) මහතා ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ සම්බන්ධීකරණ ලේකම්වරයෙකු ලෙස කටයුතු නොකරන, අතර එවැනි තනතුරක් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලය විසින් ලබා දී නොමැති බව මෙයින් දන්වා සිටිමි. ශිරාස් යුනුස් (Shiraz Yunus) මහතා විසින්, ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ මුස්ලිම් කටයුතු පිළිබඳ සම්බන්ධීකරණ ලේකම්වරයා ලෙස කටයුතු කරන බව පවසමින් සිදු කරන ප්‍රකාශ සම්බන්ධයෙන් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේ කිසිඳු සම්බන්ධයක් නොමැති […]

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අනුරාධපුර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයෙ පෙරිමියන්කුළම, ගල්කඩව ප්‍රදේශයේ මිරිස් , වම්බටු හා බඩඉරඟු ඇතුළු ගොඩ භෝග වගාවන් කාබනික පොහොර යෙදූ පසු, එම කාබනික පොහොර හරහා දිලීර රෝගයක් බෝ වී වගාවන් විනාශවේ

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

තිසර සමල් – අනුරාධපුර අනුරාධපුර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයෙ පෙරිමියන්කුළම, ගල්කඩව ප්‍රදේශයේ මිරිස් , වම්බටු හා බඩඉරඟු ඇතුළු ගොඩ භෝග වගාවන් රසායනික පොහොර නොමැතිකම හේතුවෙන් කාබනික පොහොර යෙදූ පසු, එම කාබනික පොහොර හරහා දිලීර රෝගයක් බෝ වී වගාවන් විනාශ වන බවට ලැබුණු තොරතුරකට අනුව ඒ පිළිබඳව සොයා බැලීමට ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂ ජාතික සංවිධායක, රාජ්‍යය අමාත්‍යය දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතා අදාළ […]

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Notes to the People: From Industrial Agriculture to Natural Farming

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

By Sumanasiri Liyanage Courtesy Ceylon Today Without questioning the honesty of the Government’s initiative to move away from the system of industrial agriculture in spite of the presence of some contrary evidence it is not difficult to reach a conclusion that the Government’s effort has ended with abject failure. Although many had anticipated the Finance […]

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Fertiliser Fix

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

By Priyan R Naik Courtesy Ceylon Today By Priyan R Naik When the ship ‘Hippo Spirit’ departed from China in September 2021 carrying 20,000 tonnes of organic fertiliser for Colombo as the first of several consignments totalling 99,000 tonnes of organic fertiliser nobody would have imagined  something with the  shipment would go so horribly wrong […]

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Organic farming drive suspended

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

By Lakshman I. Keerthisinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today Good Governance with good intentions is the hallmark of our Government. Implementation  with integrity is our core passion” –  Narendra Modi Sri Lanka has backed down from its ambitious plans to become the world’s first completely organic farming Nation, reversing a ban on the import of chemical fertiliser. Earlier […]

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Supporting Lankan agricultural scientists in facing microbial-fertiliser vendors

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

By Chandre Dharmawardana Courtesy The Island It was mystifying to read Professor Kulasooriya’s article Don’t deride Sri Lankan scientists”, (Island, 29/11/2021) because it is not clear who has derided Sri Lankan scientists. By Sri Lankan” scientists, did he exclude expatriate Sri Lankan citizens, dual citizens and others as being fair game for derision? For many […]

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Chinese embassy says no withdrawal from northern power projects

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Chinese embassy said , China’s Sino Soar Hybrid Technology Co., Ltd, had not withdrawn from the execution of northern power projects. A spokesman for the embassy said the  project had been   suspended by Sri Lanka earlier this year , but it was still valid.  The company will continue the contract […]

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At least 50 arrested over lynching of Sri Lankan citizen in Sialkot: Punjab govt

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Punjab government spokesperson Hassan Khawar on Friday said that at least 50 people allegedly involved in killing of a Sri Lankan national over blasphemy allegations in Sialkot have been detained thus far. The Sri Lankan national was tortured to death in the Punjab Town earlier today. An angry mob of hundreds […]

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Imran Khan says those responsible will be punished with full severity

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said he is overseeing the investigations into the killing of a Sri Lankan national over blasphemy allegations in Sialkot and that those responsible will be punished with full severity of the law. A mob in Sialkot brutally murdered the Sri Lankan man and set his body […]

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Sri Lanka confirms first Omicron variant case

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has confirmed its first case of Omicron Covid-19 variant, the Health Promotion Bureau announced on Friday (03 December). The virus strain was detected in a Sri Lankan national who recently returned to the island on November 24 from Nigeria, according to Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Samitha Ginige. The 25-year-old female in question […]

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President to establish ‘Green Agriculture Operative Centre’

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has decided to establish a ‘Green Agriculture Operative Centre’ to systematically and sustainably fulfil the priorities identified to make Sri Lanka a ‘green’ country. This is being implemented under the direction of the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army General Shavendra Silva, the President’s Media Division (PMD) […]

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Sri Lanka records 725 coronavirus cases and 20 deaths confirmed within the day

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 725 today (December 03) as 217 more people were tested positive for the virus, the Epidemiology Unit said. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 566,196. As many as 541,536 recoveries and 14,419 […]

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Operations at all electricity grid sub-stations back to normal – State Minister

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Operations at all electricity grid sub-stations are now back to normal and countrywide power supply has been restored, says Duminda Dissanayake, the State Minister of Solar Power, Wind and Hydro Power Generation Projects Development. Major disruptions to the electricity supply were reported across the country at around 11.30 a.m. this morning owing to […]

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ලංවිම සභාපතිගේ ‘කඩාකප්පල්කාරී’ කතාවට ඉන්ජිනේරු සංගමය දුන්න පිළිතුර

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

මව්බිම දැන් කුමුදු ජයවර්ධන  විදුලිය සැපයුම බිඳ වැටීම කඩාකප්පල්කාරී ක්‍රියාවක් බවට ලංකා විදුලි බල මණ්ඩලයේ සභාපතිවරයා කරන චෝදනාව කිසිසේත් පිළිනොගන්නා බව ලංවිම විදුලි ඉන්ජිනේරු වෘත්තීය සමිති සංගමයේ සභාපති සෞම්‍ය කුමාරවඩු මහතා පවසයි‍. අද කොළඹදී පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී ඔහු ප්‍රකාශ කළේ, දෝෂය ඇතිවූයේ ස්වයංක්‍රීය පද්ධතියක හෙයින් විදුලිය බිඳ වැටීම පිළිබඳ සම්පූර්ණ වාර්තාවක් ලබා ගත හැකි බව ය. […]

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”දිවයින පුරා විදුලිය බිඳ වැටුණේ හිතාමතා කළ ක්‍රියාවක් නිසා” – ලංවිම සභාපති

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

මව්බිම දැන් දිවයින පුරා අද (දෙසැ. 3) විදුලිය බිඳ වැටුණේ ”එක් සංගමයක සීමිත කොටසක් හිතාමතා කළ වෘත්තීය නොවන ක්‍රියාමාර්ගයක්” හේතුවෙන් බව විදුලිබල මණ්ඩලයේ සභාපති එම්.එම්.සී. ෆර්ඩිනැන්ඩු මහතා පවසයි.   විදුලි බිඳ වැටීම පිළිබඳ mawbima.lk වෙබ් අඩවිය වෙත අදහස් දක්වමින් ඒ සභාපතිවරයා ප්‍රකාශ කළේ, එය නීති විරෝධී ක්‍රියාවක් බව ය. වෘත්තීය සමිති ක්‍රියාමාර්ගය සවස් 4.30න් පසුව […]

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CEB engineers briefly call off work-to-rule campaign

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Union (CEBEU) has temporarily called off its work-to-rule campaign. The CEBEU members launched a work-to-rule campaign on November 25 over several issues including the controversial Yugadanavi power plant deal. The association demanded that the government not proceed with the deal with US-based energy company New Fortress Energy Inc., […]

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Recent power outages suspected to be acts of sabotage – CEB GM

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The recent disruptions to the electricity supply are suspected to be acts of sabotage, says the General Manager of Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB). Eng. M.R. Ranatunge alleged that CEB engineers are deliberately dragging the restoration activities. Meanwhile, State Minister of National Security & Disaster Management Chamal Rajapaksa stressed that necessary actions would be […]

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