Archive for January 14th, 2022

The truth about future availability and pricing of medicines in Sri Lanka

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Jan 14 (AdaDerana) – In the context of rising prices of all consumer products and the limited availability of most, the people of Sri Lanka, are faced with two ominous questions about which they are justifiably anxious. Will there be a scarcity of medicines in the near future in the country and […]

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US ‘pleased’ with Russian arrest of ransomware hackers

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Courtesy RT Biden administration said one of the suspected hackers arrested in Russia was to blame for the Colonial Pipeline attack The Biden administration is pleased” about Russia arresting several suspected hackers, including one allegedly behind the ransomware attack that led to week-long fuel shortages last year. A senior administration official, speaking with reporters on […]

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් පැවති ජාතික තෛපොංගල් උත්සවය

Friday, January 14th, 2022

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ජාතික තෛපොංගල් උත්සවය අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අද (14) දින පස්වරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී පැවැත්විණි. ගොවිතැන් කටයුතු සඳහා සූර්ය දෙවියන්ගෙන් ලැබුණු ශක්තියට කෘතගුණ සැලකීම මුල් කරගනිමින් දමිළ දින දර්ශනයේ පළමු දිනය මෙලෙස සුවිශේෂීත්වයෙන් සැමරීම සිදු වේ. අස්වනු නෙලා ගැනීම සහ නෙලාගත් අස්වැන්නෙන් පළමු කොටස යොදා පොංගල් කිරිබත සෑදීම මෙම මංගල්‍යයේ චාරිත්‍රයකි. බුද්ධශාසන […]

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Conservationists, veterinarians warn Sri Lankan plastic waste is killing region’s elephants

Friday, January 14th, 2022

BY BRAD DRESS Courtesy The Hill Two elephants recently died in Sri Lanka after swallowing large amounts of plastic found in a garbage heap, prompting a renewed warning from conservationists about the issue. The Associated Press reported that at least 20 elephants have died in the past eight years from eating plastic waste in the open landfill in […]

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Sri Lankan tea exports earned 1.3 bln USD in 2021

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Courtesy ukr agroconsult Sri Lanka’s tea industry performed well in 2021 earning 1.3 billion U.S. dollars despite lower yields and higher costs of production, state media reported on Thursday. Chairman of the Sri Lanka Tea Board Jayampathy Molligoda was quoted by the state-owned Daily News as saying that Sri Lanka earned approximately 1.3 billion U.S. […]

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Sri Lanka: How Does A Country Restructure Its External Debt?

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Courtesy Finance Monthly When a company’s foreseeable future earnings are not sufficient to repay debts, the company in question may choose to restructure its debt. And this applies to countries too. In years gone by, several countries have chosen to restructure their debt, with Sri Lanka potentially soon to join them. How does debt restructuring […]

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Elephants are dying from eating plastic waste in Sri Lankan dump

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Courtesy New York Post MORE ON:ELEPHANTS Terrifying moment sex-crazed 13-foot elephant charges safari truck Africa sees elephant baby boom thanks to pandemic Indonesia baby elephant dies after losing half of her trunk Baby elephant loses half its trunk to Indonesia poacher trap PALLAKKADU, Sri Lanka — Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste in […]

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Why Gotabaya Is Battling A Crisis No Sri Lankan Leader Has Faced – Analysis

Friday, January 14th, 2022

By Indika Hettiarachchi Courtesy EurasiaReviw For a large number of 6.9 million voters who voted for Gotabaya Rajapakse in the 2019 presidential election, it was like giving a benefit of the doubt. This is because GR was a political novice at age 70. And his style of management or governance was a big question mark, […]

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Rs. 229 bn relief package will lead to printing more money

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Courtesy The Island … says govt. has got priorities mixed up By Shamindra Ferdinando Former Minister D.E.W. Gunasekera says that the cash-strapped government lacked the wherewithal to implement the much publicized Rs 229 bn relief package. Therefore, the one-time General Secretary of the Communist Party said the government had no option but to print more […]

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Probe still at early stage, all those involved will be arrested soon- IGP

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror At least 14 statements have been recorded so far in connection with the recovery of a hand grenade at the Borella All Saints’ Church and those involved into the incident will be arrested irrespective of their possition, IGP C.D. Wickramaratne said. In a special statement the IGP said […]

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Booster dose plummets rate of hospitalization due to Omicron by 90%

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Three doses of COVID-19 vaccine drop hospitalization by 90% in people above 65 years of age, health experts highlighted. According to Head of the Immunology and Molecular Medicine Department at the Sri Jayewardenepura University Prof. Neelika Malavige, hospitalization due to Omicron is also dropped by 50% with two vaccine doses in […]

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Conspiracy to embarrass Govt.- Minister Sarath Weerasekara

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekara said today there was a main conspirator behind the incidents where hand grenades were placed at a private hospital in Narahenpita and at the Borella All Saints’ Church premises. He told reporters that in both instances, it was the same person who placed the bombs, who […]

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677 new cases of Covid-19 and 16 new COVID deaths reported in Sri Lanka

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry reports that 677 new cases of the coronavirus have been detected today (14). This figure includes 03 persons who had arrived from overseas while the rest are community cases.  This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 594,996 while over 11,000 infected patients are […]

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