Government Will Not Allow Country To Get Involved In USA, China Cold War – Minister Amaraweera
The Government will not allow the country to get involved in the cold war between the USA and China. It is an honour for us that the USA State Secretary Mike Pompeo visited Sri Lanka. Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that despite various allegations by....
Attorney General Dappula de Livera has instructed the Acting IGP to transfer the criminal investigation probe over the spread of COVID-19 from the Minuwangoda Brandix cluster from the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) and to appoint a special investigating team from other units.
Party Leaders in Parliament who met for a special meeting at the Parliament Complex yesterday decided to limit next week’s sittings of Parliament to one day due to the COVID -19 pandemic, the Parliament Communication Department said in a press release yesterday.
The most vivid and imaginary speculations about US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s visit to Colombo were proven wrong. That is only one aspect of the Colombo discussions with the American State Secretary. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, during their talks....
Newly appointed Health Services Director General Dr. Asela Gunawardena assumed duties yesterday at a brief ceremony at the Office of the Director of Health Services of the Health Ministry with the participation of Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi. Dr.
A new app has been introduced by the Western Province Health Services Office to collect and access data pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Presidential Media Division said in a press release yesterday. The new app was introduced at a regular meeting of the COVID-19 Prevention Task Force....
The word ‘curfew’ is perhaps the best understood word by most Sri Lankans during this pandemic. This is because a good many of them give scant regard to maintaining safe social distancing and a wearing masks. So the whole of Western Province will be subject to a curfew by the time people read this column.
By PRIYAL De SILVA. Retd. General Manager, Sri Lanka Railways and Past President Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. I personally appreciate the queries, clarifications and various issues brought up by the general public, and our members of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL).
UPDATE Total Covid-19 Cases Swell To 9,791 With 172 More Fresh Cases 37 Minute Ago - 1 - 1167 A Total Of 172 More Covid-19 Cases Were Reported Swelling The Total Positive Cases Detected So Far To 9,791, The Government Information Department Said.
A total of 172 more Covid-19 cases were reported swelling the total positive cases detected so far to 9,791, the Government Information Department said. Out of the cases, 119 were reported from quarantine centres while 467 are identified as close contacts of the Peliyagoda cluster. A total of 586 positive cases were so far reported today.
Another 168 positive cases of Covid-19 linked to the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda cluster have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health. Fifty-three (53) of them are from quarantine centers while the remaining 115 are contacts from the Peliyagoda Fish Market and fisheries harbours.
A circular has been issued for government employees, especially in the Western Province and other main cities to ‘work from home’ similar to the system followed in April this year, the President’s Media Division said. Issuing a press release, it said that state institutions in the Western Province....
Another 168 persons tested positive for Covid-19, confirmed the Department of Government Information. Among them, 53 are from the quarantine centers and 115 are associates. The total number rises to 6145 from Covid-19 Clusters.
The proliferation of Sri Lankan military checkpoints, illegal fishing by Sinhala fishermen with the assistance of the navy and the army takeover of a hospital for a COVID quarantine centre are amongst some of the many measures that are impacting on the livelihood of Tamils in the North-East, said....
New Information-gathering â Applicationâ For COVID-19 Control Introduced To The President
New information-gathering ‘application’ for COVID-19 control introduced to the President Thu, Oct 29, 2020, 10:11 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Oct 29, Colombo: Western Province Health Services Office has launched a new ‘App’ that allows the officers in the health sector and other....
Sri Lankan President Hopes Muslims Will Support Defeating All Forms Of Extremism
Thu, Oct 29, 2020, 09:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Oct 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa expressing hope that all Muslims will join hands to defeat all forms of extremism, called on people to eliminate hatred and suspicion among each other to achieve mutual....
Coronavirus Update: 414 New COVID-19 Cases Identified Thursday, Total Rises To 9,619:
Coronavirus update: 414 new COVID-19 cases identified Thursday, total rises to 9,619 Thu, Oct 29, 2020, 09:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Oct 28, Colombo: According to the Department of Government Information, 414 new Covid-19 cases were reported from Divulapitiya and Peliyagoda clusters so far on Thursday.
British High Commission Hosts Panel Discussion On The Role Of Women In Peacebuilding
Thu, Oct 29, 2020, 08:28 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Announces new global program of support to women mediators Oct 29, Colombo: On 23 October, the British High Commission in Colombo hosted a virtual panel discussion on ‘New Barriers to Women in Peacebuilding: Cyber-Sexual and....
As US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Sri Lanka this week, he was asked repeatedly about a travel ban imposed on the head of Sri Lanka’s army Shavendra Silva over his role in overseeing war crimes. Earlier this year, Pompeo’s office announced a travel ban on Silva and his immediate family,....
Japan Provides Rs. 115 Million To Support Humanitarian Demining Activities In Northern Sri Lanka
Thu, Oct 29, 2020, 08:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Oct 29, Colombo: The Government of Japan has provided a total sum of US$ 636,363 (approx. Rs. 115 million) to the HALO Trust for humanitarian demining activities in Northern Sri Lanka. Ambassador of Japan Sugiyama Akira and Ms.
Thursday 29th October, 2020. Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera, PC, deserves public plaudits for having directed the police to find out how an explosive transmission of COVID-19 came about, in Minuwangoda, and whose lapses led to the second wave of infections. This country needs more such intrepid public officials.
Another 414 persons tested positive for Covid-19, confirmed the Department of Government Information. Among them, 62 are from the quarantine centers and 352 are associates. The total number rises to 6145 from Covid-19 Clusters.
The Minuwangoda - Peliyagoda cluster passed the 6,000 mark after 414 Covid-19 were tested positive today. 62 are from quarantine centres while 352 are contacts of the Peliyagoda fish market. Accordingly, the Minuwangoda - Peliyagoda cluster is currently at 6,145.
Dompe Administrative Public Health Inspector Mr. D.S. Bandaranayake says that 400 workers at a private factory in the Dompe Divisional secretariat, have been quarantined today (29). The measures were imposed after 02 employees of the garment factory located in Kapugoda, Gandara, were tested positive for Covid-19.
Noting that the management of Wijeya Newspapers Limited has taken necessary steps to close and sterilize the office complex in keeping with health guidelines as a precautionary measure, it adds that the printing press and distribution centre are located in Hokandara away from the editorial offices....
. Several officers of the Colombo Crimes Division who are investigating the origin of the Minuwangoda Brandix Covid-19 cluster, have contracted the virus, reports say. The Attorney General has instructed the Acting IGP to appoint another police team to continue the investigation.
Total Covid-19 Cases Swell To 9,619 With 414 More Fresh Cases 20 Minute Ago - 0 - 80 A Total Of 414 More Covid-19 Cases Were Reported Bringing The Total Positive Cases Detected So Far To 9,619, The Government Information Department Said.
A total of 414 more Covid-19 cases were reported bringing the total positive cases detected so far to 9,619, the Government Information Department said. Out of the cases, 62 were reported from the quarantine centres while 352 are identified as close contacts of the Peliyagoda cluster.
A total of 414 more persons were tested positive for Covid-19 today, says the Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. All fresh cases have been linked to the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster. According to reports, 62 of them have been identified from quarantine centres. The remaining 352 are close contacts of earlier cases.
Pakistan take a further step out of the wilderness as international cricket hosts when they welcome Zimbabwe for their first ODI in a year on Friday, with England and South Africa both lining up tours. The three one-day internationals, when Babar Azam will debut as ODI captain, are also Pakistan's....
Tourists are requested not to visit Nuwara Eliya during the holidays and weekends due to the ongoing pandemic, stated M B R Pushpakumara, Nuwara Eliya District Secretary. More than 30 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus and associates are undergoing PCR tests.
N Mannar. Sri Lanka has seen a recent rise in COVID-19 cases causing authorities to increase the coronavirus-related curfew zones to 56 police divisions and increasing militarisation, which many human rights advocates have voiced concern over. So far, the island has reported over 8,000 COVID-19 cases with the total number of deaths rising to 16.
Attorney General Dappula de Livera has given instructions to transfer the probes on Brandix apparel factory from the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) and to appoint a special investigating team from other units. Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne was directed to take the relevant measures in this regard.
Business 11 Hours Ago HNB Secures US$ 60 Million Funding For SMEs From France’s PROPARCO
Hatton National Bank PLC, recently announced a landmark agreement with PROPARCO, the private sector funding arm of the French Development Bank Agence Française de Développement (AFD), to secure US$ 60 million in funding. “We are delighted to enter into this long term loan agreement with PROPARCO at....
J’pura Uni To Examine Rapid Spread Of Covid-19 32 Minute Ago - 0 - 232 The Jayawardanapura University Is Conducting An Examination Over The Rapid Spread Of Covid-19 From Three Clusters, Army Commander Shavendra Silva Said.
The Jayawardanapura University is conducting an examination over the rapid spread of Covid-19 from three clusters, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said. He said the examination is being carried out from the Covid-19 samples taken from Kandakadu, Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda clusters. He said they will receive the reports of the examination soon.
The Ministry of Health says 67 individuals who were previously tested positive for Covid-19, have been discharged from medical care as they have made complete recoveries. According to the situation report, 12 at National Institute for Infectious Diseases (NIID), 02 at Welikanda Base Hospital, 25 at....
New Health DG Confident Of Combating Covid-19 Soon In Sri Lanka 43 Minute Ago - 0 - 288 The Covid-19 Virus Can Be Successfully Contained In Sri Lanka Soon With The Support Of Health And Security Officials, Newly Appointed Director General Of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena Said.
The Covid-19 virus can be successfully contained in Sri Lanka soon with the support of health and security officials, newly appointed Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena said. He made these remarks after he assumed duties at the Ministry of Health today.
There are reports that some who had organized excursions and pilgrimages were planning to leave the Western Province before the curfew is imposed tonight (29), stated Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana. Speaking to media, he said that only a limited number of individuals will be allowed to....
Isolation Of Villages In Kalutara District Lifted Except One Village 2 Hours Ago - 1 - 338 Isolation Of Covid-19 Risk Villages In The Kalutara District Has Been Lifted Except Badugama Nawa Colony In Matugama, Army Commander Shavendra Silva Said.
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COVID-19 Update: Travel Restrictions Lifted In Several Villages In Kalutara, Bus Services On The Southern Expressway Restricted
Thu, Oct 29, 2020, 12:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Oct 29, Colombo: National Operations Center for Prevention of Covid-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) announced that all the villages in the Kalutara District which are currently designated as isolated villages except Badugama New Colony....
This poses a few questions. They are, whether the authorities were over confident and had relaxed the PCR testing together with the monitoring of precautionary measures?, whether the public were given the confidence that the system is functioning well and hence COVID 19 would not enter the country?,....
Leila Matthew on Mr pompeo, You can now restore the US Citizenship of our dear leader. We have changed the Constitution to allow Oct 28, 16:50; Leila Matthew on Comrade, In true JVP tradition, are you proposing armed resistance to US invasion of the Indian Ocean? Oct 28, 16:48; Leila Matthew on....
By Hiran H.Senewiratne The CSE once again managed over Rs. 1 billion in turnover yesterday as well. When the CSE started trading it was a bit positive but in the latter part of the day it became negative following the government’s lockdown announcement in the Western Province region, market analysts said.
Isolation order imposed on all COVID-19 risk villages in the Kalutara District, except one, has been lifted, stated the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. However, the isolation order issued on the Badugama Nawa Janapadaya in Matugama will continue until further notice.
Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva says that according to the specialist doctors there is no community spread of COVID-19 in the country. The Army Chief, joining the TV Derana breakfast show ‘Derana Aruna’ addressed the widespread rumors that COVID-19 infected people have been....
Business 2 Hours Ago IIHS Promotes Sustainable Living Through “Giving Back To Nature” Concept
International Institute of Health Science (IIHS), Sri Lanka’s premier and leading healthcare education institute renowned for the high-quality education in Sri Lanka has stepped up to promote sustainable living through a novel concept of “Giving back to Nature” by planting native plants to protect and promote the growth of nature.
‘Independence and sovereignty won’t be compromised in foreign relations’ Pointing out that China had assisted in the development of Sri Lanka’s infrastructure since the end of the separatist war in May 2009, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday (28) insisted that Sri Lanka had not been caught in a debt trap as a result.
It is reported that a tax has been imposed on imported dried fish, sprats and maldive fish from Oct. 27th. Accordingly, a tax of Rs. 1 per kg of dried fish, Rs. 127 per kg of sprats and Rs. 302 per kg of maldive fish have been imposed. It is said that these measures have been taken to provide relief to the local dried fish vendors.
(RIVIRA.LK, October 29, 2020 at 11.11 am) The Eheliyagoda Divisional Committee has decided to impose travel restrictions in the Eheliyagoda Police Division in the Ratnapura District from 12 midnight on October 29 to 5 am on Monday, November 2 to control the spread of the Kovid-19 virus.
Urbanisation has intensified many of the most pressing global challengesover the last few decades. Today, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic has become top priority for the vast majority of towns and cities across the world, which account for over 95 percent of total reported COVID-19 cases according to the UN-Habitat COVID-19 Response Plan.
Visiting US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper (left) and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in New Delhi on Tuesday. So, Sri Lanka seems to be in the eye of a renewed international political storm in South Asia.
News 5 Hours Ago US Wants President Gotabaya To Fulfill Promises Made At His Inauguration
…Pompeo blames Easter Sunday attacks on ISIS. Referring to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s inaugural speech in Anuradhapura in last November, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo yesterday (28) said that the US expected Sri Lanka to take tangible measures to promote accountability, justice, and reconciliation.
The Export Development Board (EDB) yesterday said it was taking necessary measures to ensure that the operations of export industries remain uninterrupted during the curfew period in the country. To manage the COVID-19 situation, the export industries operating within the country have been advised....
In The Next 48 Hours Quarantine Centre Occupants To Be Moved Into Home Quarantine
Relief package to be granted for those in quarantine. By Sheain Fernandopulle. The individuals, who are currently in quarantine centres, will be moved for home quarantine in the next 48 hours after they being subject to PCR tests, Army Commander Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva said.
Says complete transformation essential to function in new normal; Reveals that in next 12-14 months, 3 out 10 employees need to be re-skilled and 2 in 10 likely to be redundant; Says HR function should remove itself entirely from employee-manager relationship; Highlights need for significant....
Says mid-Dec. timeline earlier set “may be further changed” Cites difficulties faced by staff due to travel restrictions and health guidelines The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) says the mid-December timeline to publish the gross domestic product data for the second and third quarters of....
LONDON (Reuters) - Sri Lanka’s government bonds fell heavily yesterday as the United States ratcheted up pressure on the country’s government over its ties with China. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was visting Sri Lanka as part of a four-leg Asian tour, said the Chinese Communist Party....
Softlogic Holdings PLC (SHL) suffered revenue and profit losses during the April-June quarter (1Q21) as coronavirus related lockdowns forced people to remain inside for nearly half of the period while doors for tourism business remained closed. The group reported revenues of Rs.14.2 billion for the three months ended in June compared to Rs.
To provide uninterrupted services for issuance of Certificate of Origin and certifying commercial documents. The Commercial Documents Registration Division (CDRD) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce with the purpose of providing an uninterrupted service to its customers is now geared to service 24x7....
Covid-19 Total Cases Surpass 9,000 Mark; Over 6,000 Cases Linked To Minuwangoda Cluster 42 Minute Ago - 1 - 1373 The Total Confirmed Covid-19 Cases In Sri Lanka Surpassed 9,000 Mark With 335 More Positive Cases Reported Yesterday.
The total confirmed Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka surpassed 9,000 mark with 335 more positive cases reported yesterday. Out of the total cases, a total of 6,115 cases were reported from the Peliyagoda-Minuwangoda cluster. Moreover, the total Covid-19 cases of the Peliyagoda-Minuwangoda cluster exceeded the 5,000 mark on Tuesday.
Confirmed Covid-19 cases in SL exceeds 9,000 mark. By Sheain Fernandopulle The recent COVID-19 victims including the three persons who died on Tuesday, were suffering from chronic diseases, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said. He told media that the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the....
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in his message for Milad-Un-Nabi, says the virtues learnt from the character of the Prophet must be socialized to achieve mutual prosperity, reconciliation among different ethnic groups and the common good. Sri Lankan Muslims today celebrate the birthday of the Prophet....
In order to control the spread of coronavirus, an informative campaign and a programme to paste stickers with health guidelines in buses was carried out today (28) on buses entering the Nikaveratiya town, with the participation of Senior Superintendent of Police Upul Chandana Abeysingha, police said.
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is currently facilitating to ensure that the operations of export industries remain uninterrupted during the curfew period in the country. A 3-day curfew starting at midnight on Thursday and ending on Monday morning will be imposed in Sri Lanka’s Western Province.
The Presidential Commission to investigate the terrorist attack on Easter Sunday has decided to suspend its investigations. Secretary of the Commission P.B. Herath says that this decision will be effective until next Saturday. The Secretary also states that a date will be decided next Saturday regarding the resumption of investigations.
Twenty-three officers attached to the Colombo Fraud Bureau have been placed under self-quarantine after an officer was tested positive for COVID-19, police said. Meanwhile, an ENT specialist at the Colombo South (Kalubowila) Teaching Hospital has been tested positive for the virus.
Comment On Mike Pompeo You Are Not Welcome, If You Come To Tell Us Who We Should Have As Friends. By Ratanapala
Charles S.Perera. Last time we had a US Secretary of State was John Kerry, who came to rejoice the change of regime in Sri Lanka to which the USA had generously distributed 485 million dollars among Sri Lanka, Burma and Nigeria to re establish democracy.
Recent Covid-19 Victims Suffering From Chronic Diseases: Epidemiology Chief 37 Minute Ago - 0 - 220 The Recent COVID-19 Victims Including The Three Persons Who Died On Tuesday, Were Suffering From Chronic Diseases, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera Said.
The recent COVID-19 victims including the three persons who died on Tuesday, were suffering from chronic diseases, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said. He told media that the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the county has posed a higher danger on senior citizens with chronic diseases.
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena reiterated today as a Sovereign, free, independent nation, Sri Lanka’s foreign policy will remain neutral. “Non-Aligned and Friendly. Conscious of the opportunities and responsibilities that come with our strategic location, we see the importance of maintaining....