Archive for February 4th, 2022

For Canada, organic food is an expensive status symbol. For Sri Lanka, it’s a catastrophe

Friday, February 4th, 2022

DOUG SAUNDERS Courtesy The Globe & Mail Next time you think of reaching for the higher-priced produce on your supermarket’s organic” shelf, spare a moment’s thought for the people of Sri Lanka. After its annual rice harvest failed, this poor island nation – whose diet is about 80-per-cent rice – in recent weeks launched a […]

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නවදිල්ලි, ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ කොමසාරිස් කාර්යාලයේ ප්‍රධාන ගොඩනැගිල්ල ශ්‍රීමත් ඩී. බී. ජයතිලක නාමයෙන් නම් කරයි High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi names its Chancery Building after Sir D.B. Jayatilaka

Friday, February 4th, 2022

High Commission of Sri Lanka New Delhi හැත්තෑ හතරවන නිදහස් දින සමරුව නිමිත්තෙන් නවදිල්ලි ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ කොමසාරිස් කාර්යාලය චාම් උත්සවයක් සංවිධානය කළ අතර එයට සමාන්තරව එහි කාර්යාලයේ ප්‍රධාන ගොඩනැගිල්ල ශ්‍රීමත් ඩී.  බී. ජයතිලක මහතා නමින් නම් කෙරිණ . නිදහස ලබන්නට කලින් වකවානුවේ පළමුවතාවට එතුමා ලංකාවේ විශේෂ නියෝජිත වශයෙන් 1942 වසරේ සිට ඉන්දියාවේ කටයුතු කර […]

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The Death of the Most Ven. Homagama Kondanna Maha Thero

Friday, February 4th, 2022

German Dharmaduta Society Colombo Most Ven. Homagama Kondanna Maha Thero It is with great sorrow that we convey the sad news of the death of Most Ven. Homagama Kondanna Maha Thero, one of Sri Lanka’s best-known monks for Buddhist missionary work overseas, and mentor and meditation teacher of several famous people including a former President […]

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Sri Lanka’s march to freedom alongside the rest of Asia

Friday, February 4th, 2022

Senaka Weeraratna Sri Lanka won freedom not in isolation but in step with the rest of Asian countries in the aftermath of the end of the Second World War in 1945. Many factors contributed to the collapse of Western Colonial Domination of Asia. But the outstanding and most notable factor was the epic attack of […]

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United Sri Lanka Association (USLA) Sri Lanka Independence Commemoration-4. Feb 2022

Friday, February 4th, 2022

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM  Spokesperson USLA Sri Lanka’s independence commemoration often kindles nostalgic memories of it’s first Prime Minister, Rt Hon DS Senanayake hoisting Sri Lanka’s national flag on the 4th of Feb 1948, following the Duke of Gloucester’s lowering the Union Jack on behalf of the British Crown, at the Independence Ceremony at the specially […]

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Sri Lanka and Denmark to Explore Potential Collaborations in the Renewable Energy Sector

Friday, February 4th, 2022

Prime Minister’s Media Unit Sri Lanka and Denmark have both expressed interest in exploring the possibilities of collaborating on projects in the renewable energy sector. The discussion took place when the newly appointed Ambassador of Denmark to Sri Lanka Freddy Svane called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning at Temple Trees. Ambassador Svane told […]

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Sri Lanka at the edge of an economic abyss on its 74 th. Independence Day

Friday, February 4th, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, February 4 (Counterpoint): It is widely acknowledged that Sri Lanka has not been in such dire straits economically as it is now in its 74 th. year as an independent nation. Seven decades of erratic economic policies adopted in the midst of a 30-year war, two insurgencies, self-defeating nationalism and […]

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Promoting Gandhara

Friday, February 4th, 2022

By Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani Courtesy The News Today, on February 4, the people of Sri Lanka are celebrating their 74th Independence Day to commemorate their freedom and sovereignty from British imperialism. The 5,000-year-old ancient island is also described in the sacred Hindu book ‘Ramayana’ as Lanka where Sri Ram had fought with the demon king […]

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India offers Covid-19 aid to Sri Lanka, sends 1,00,000 RAT kits

Friday, February 4th, 2022

Courtesy DNA India India has stepped up and pledged a whopping Rs 3844 crores to Sri Lanka to help overcome dire financial constraints. India continues its COVID-19 assistance to Sri Lanka by initiating the delivery of 100,000 Rapid Antigen Self-Test Kit from Friday, according to the High Commission of India in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Taking to Twitter, […]

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Cash-strapped Sri Lanka appeals to expats to send money

Friday, February 4th, 2022

Courtesy Mail Online COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Sri Lanka celebrated its Independence Day on Friday with an appeal by the president to the country´s expatriates to send money home as it struggles with the worst economic crisis in decades mainly due to depleted foreign reserves. Sri Lankans are facing shortages of milk powder, cooking […]

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Efforts to revive LTTE

Friday, February 4th, 2022

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island The Island of 31 Jan. 2022 carries a report which states: The Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case and launched a probe in connection with fake passports who are allegedly involved in raising money to revive the LTTE ….” The amended Prevention of Terrorism (Special Provisions) […]

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Cabraal says IMF advice is for technical assistance programme, nothing more

Friday, February 4th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal was quick to set the record straight with regard to Sri Lanka’s intention to reach out to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for assistance. Referring to the comments made by the Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa last evening where he shared that the government had sought […]

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs refutes claims by Ambika Satkunanathan to the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights

Friday, February 4th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released a statement refuting the claims included in the testimony of Ambika Satkunanathan, during an exchange of views on the situation of human and labour rights in Sri Lanka at the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights on 27 January, 2022. The full statement by the […]

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Sri Lanka achieves its first ever GI certification with Ceylon Cinnamon

Friday, February 4th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Marking a moment of historical significance, Sri Lanka received its first ever Geographical Indication (GI) certification when the European Union (EU) Commission on 02 February,2022 granted GI status to Ceylon Cinnamon. The outcome was a result of a painstaking, decade-long, arduous endeavour led by the Sri Lanka Export Development (EDB) under the Ministry […]

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IMF says it is ‘ready’ to help Sri Lanka if asked

Friday, February 4th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The International Monetary Fund is ready to discuss options” with Sri Lanka if the government asks for financial support, its mission chief for the island told AFP on Thursday. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a disastrous impact on Sri Lanka’s economy, which has been deprived of its tourism bonanza while workers’ remittances from […]

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Sri Lanka’s daily COVID cases cross 1,000 for the sixth consecutive day and 29 more patients succumb to infection

Friday, February 4th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health says that another 1,243 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today (February 04). Sri Lanka’s tally of Covid-19 cases confirmed in the country thereby climbed to 615,902. With this, the number of virus-infected people who are undergoing treatment moved to 20,138. Meanwhile, the death toll stands at […]

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