Archive for December 9th, 2021

HOW DOES SINO- INDIAN CONFLICT NEGATIVELY INFLUENCE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SRI LANKA

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The conflict between India and China had not been reported in extended history as we understood, and it recorded in the current era after the independence in 1947, why was an unending conflict originated was also a difficult question to answer, and whether it will be ended soon or later is a […]

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පොළොන්නරුව සොළොස්මස්ථාන පූජා භූමිය කඩිනම් සංවර්ධනයට පියවර

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය පොළොන්නරුව ඓතිහාසික සොළොස්මස්ථාන පූජා භූමි සංවර්ධන කටයුතු කඩිනම් කරන ලෙස බුද්ධශාසන ආගමික හා සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු අමාත්‍ය, අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද (09) දින රාජ්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ට  උපදෙස් දුන්නේය. පොළොන්නරුව ඓතිහාසික සොළොස්මස්ථාන පූජා භූමි සංවර්ධන කටයුතු පිළිබඳ සොයා බැලීමේ සාකච්ඡාව අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී පැවති අවස්ථාවේ  අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මේ බව දැනුම් දුන්නේය. සොළොස්මස්ථාන පූජා භූමිය විදුලියෙන් […]

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Japan Keen on Attracting Skilled Workers from Sri Lanka, New Ambassador Tells Prime Minister Rajapaksa

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Prime Minister’s Media Unit During his first courtesy call on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa since recently assuming duties in Sri Lanka as the new Ambassador of Japan, Ambassador Mizukoshi Hideaki said that the Government of Japan is interested in attracting skilled workers from Sri Lanka. In the past few years, Sri Lanka and Japan signed […]

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පහේ ශිෂ්‍යත්වය සමත් දූ දරුවන් 9000කට සේවා නියුක්තයන්ගේ භාර අරමුදල් මණ්ඩලයේ ශිෂ්‍යත්ව ප්‍රදානයට අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මුල්වෙයි

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය දෙදහස් විස්ස වර්ෂයේ පහ ශ්‍රේණිය ශිෂ්‍යත්ව විභාගය සමත් වූ සේවා නියුක්තයන්ගේ භාර අරමුදල් මණ්ඩලයේ දූ දරුවන් 9000කට ශිෂ්‍යත්ව ප්‍රදානයට අදාළ පළමු අදියරේ මුදල් චෙක්පත් ප්‍රදානය අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අද (09) දින අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී පැවැත්විණි. පළමු අදියර යටතේ දූ දරුවන් 6000කට ශිෂ්‍යත්ව ප්‍රදානය සඳහා මහජන බැංකුවේ සිසු උදාන බැංකු ගිණුම් විවෘත කිරීමට […]

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Afghanistan followed by Mexico, Pakistan, India emerge dangerous for journalists in 2021

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Nava Thakuria Geneva/Guwahati, 9 December 2021: Afghanistan and Mexico are the most dangerous countries for media work this year, the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) said in its annual report in Geneva on Thursday in view of Human Rights Day. Since 1 January, 76 media workers have been killed in 28 countries around the world. Afghanistan […]

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Ulema to observe ‘day of condemnation’ today: Hafiz Ashrafi

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Courtesy Daily Times Special Representative to the Prime Minister on Religious Harmony and Middle East, Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi Thursday said the Ulema and religious scholars and other segment of society would observe ‘day of condemnation’ today (Friday) to condemn lynching of Sri Lankan national in Sialkot on accusation of blasphemy. In a statement, he […]

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Sialkot lynching: Punjab forensic agency examines 34 prime suspects

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

SAMAA | Samaa Web Desk Results will be available within a few days The Punjab Forensic Science Agency has conducted a photogrammetric test of 34 prime suspects arrested for lynching Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara over alleged blasphemy in Sialkot on December 3. So far, 139 people have been arrested by the police. The anti-terrorism court on Wednesday […]

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Sialkot Incident, Satire Anyone?

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Saad Masood courtesy Daily Times Priyantha Kumara Diyawadana is a name that will be remembered in Pakistan for a long time. Or will it? Our short-term memory is just that, short! Lest we forget, only recently the Sri Lankan was dispatched to hell (Urdu vernacular: jahanam raseed kar diya) by a mob of steadfast faith […]

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Sialkot Incident: Ramifications & Recommendations

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Brigadier (Retd) Atif Shafique Courtesy The Daily Times (Pakistan) Much has been written, reported, said and talked about the horrendous incident in which a Sri Lankan national working in a factory in Sialkot was brutally killed and his body was burnt in the middle of Wazirabad road. Police arrested a number of accused offenders and […]

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All Pakistan Must See These Sad Images

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

By Rediff News Bureau Priyantha Kumara, the Sri Lankan national who was lynched by a mob in Pakistan’s Punjab province on December 3 over allegations of blasphemy, was buried according to Buddhist and Catholic rites at Ganemulla, a suburb north of Colombo, on Wednesday, December 8. More like this Pak arrests 100 in Sri Lankan national’s lynching casePakistan’s […]

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The Pond, Butterflies, and the Rainbow

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

By Dr.Tilak S. Fernando Recently the surgeon Dr. Athula Withanage translated into Sinhala for the first time, ‘Evgeni Onegin’ a Russian romantic novel written in verse and a masterpiece of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.  Simultaneously, he translated it into English, making it the 46th English translation. This achievement by  Dr. Athula Withanage can […]

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Govt. MP strikes discordant note, slams Parliament over National List farce … condemns halting of Law College exams in Sinhala

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island SLPP MP Gevindu Cumaratunga says a section of the ruling coalition is pursuing political strategies contrary to the mandate received by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna at the 2019 presidential and 2020 parliamentary elections. MP Cumaratunga also strongly criticised the conduct of the Parliament as the highest institution in the country […]

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1,374 waste disposal sites located along Kelani River: Amaraweera

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror There are 1,374 waste disposal sites in the Kelani River area from Seethawaka to Peliyagoda, Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. The Minister expressed these views while participating in an inspection tour of the Kelani River today to inspect the places where the Kelani River is polluted. The observation tour was organized […]

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Priyantha didn’t know what he had torn and discarded: Malik Adnan

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Pakistani national Malik Adnan, who received the highest bravery award from his Prime Minister Imran Khan for shielding Priyantha Kumara from the unruly mob in Sialkot last Friday, revealed yesterday that Priyantha was unaware of what was written in the posters pasted on the factory walls as it was in the […]

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No vehicle imports, no public sector recruitment in 2022 – Basil

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa says the importation of vehicles and recruitment of public sector employees will not be carried out in 2022. Addressing an event, the lawmaker stressed that the government will have to impose restrictions on the aforementioned. Accordingly, new vehicles will not be imported and approval will not be given for […]

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Absolutely no reason why universities should only be state-run – President

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says there is a mismatch between the education generally on offer in Sri Lanka and what is necessary for the country to develop in the 21st century.  This is why I have constantly called for educational reforms, especially in our tertiary education system,’’ said President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, addressing the General […]

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Ranil’s writ against PCoI recommendations fixed for consideration

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The writ application filed by former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe against the recommendations of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Political Victimization has been fixed for consideration on January 28, 2022. The petition was taken up before the Appeals Court bench consisting of Judges Nishshanka Bandula Karunaratne, Devika Abeyratne and D.M. Samarakoon today (Dec. […]

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Over-30s in Colombo city to receive Pfizer booster dose from tomorrow

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine will be administered to people aged above 30 years from tomorrow (December 09) within the city of Colombo. The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) said SMS alerts would be sent to all eligible vaccine recipients. 

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Daily count of Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka moves to 744 & 22 more deaths

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry reported that another 236 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today, pushing the daily count of new cases to 744.  The new cases of Covid-19 reported today includes one returnee from overseas. Meanwhile the tally of Covid-19 cases confirmed in the country increase to 570,672 while approximately 12,294 […]

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