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Covid-19 when Sri Lanka expects National Cooperation - Muslims demand exclusive burial rights
By shenali Waduge
Coronavirus does not discriminate. It treats all equally. Rich-poor-Old-young, it doesn't care if you live in West-East, North-South, the virus doesn't care whether you are Sinhalese Tamil Muslim or Burgher or whether you are Buddhist Hindu, Islam or Christian/Catholic/Born Again. Virtually every country in the world is affected, close to 50,000 people already dead and Sri Lanka has also seen its 4th death and no one is certain when it will all end. This enemy is far worse than the LTTE terrorists that plagued the nation for 30 years or the jihadi terror attack of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/04/20)

Confirmed Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance
Courtesy worldometers
... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/04/20)

Coronavirus
Lankaweb Editorial
It is extremely encouraging that the Sri Lanka Administration is doing an admirable job of containing the COVID 19 virus pandemic and guiding the Nation through what appears to be dire straits and most Sri Lankans are responding through their cognitive capabilities and the coercion of Law enforcement and hopefully, the issues related to its spread and devastating repercussions will be minimized and eventually overcome. It is a time where all leaders regardless of their political affiliations need to unite and stand as one to safeguard our Motherland where distinctions and diversities need to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/04/20)

මුස්ලිම් සහෝදරවරුනි, වගකීමෙන් කටයුතු කරන්න
මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය යුතුකම ජාතික සංවිධානය වෙනුවෙන්,   ගෙවිඳු කුමාරතුංග   සභාපති
පසුගිය දින දෙකතුන ඇතුළත සොයා ගැණුනු කොරෝනා රෝගීන් සහ ඔවුන් කටයුතු කර ඇති ආකාරය සැලකිල්ලට ගැනීමේ දී මුස්ලිම් ප්‍රජාවෙහි ඇතැම් සාමාජිකයන් තමන් ගේ විදේශ ගමන්බිමන් පිළිබඳ තොරතුරු වසන් කරමින්, තමන් ගේ රෝගී තත්වයන් පිළිබඳ තොරතුරු වසන් කරමින්, තම ප්‍රජාව තුළ හා රට පුරා යමින්එමින් කටයුතු කර ඇති බව පැහැදිලි ය. පොදු යහපත වෙනුවෙන් අනුගමනය කළ යුතු වත්පිළිවෙත් ගැන, තම වගකීම් හා යුතුකම් ගැන කිසිඳු හැඟීමකින් තොර ව කටයුතු කර ඇති බව පැහැදිලි ය. සමස්ත රටේ ම දෙකෝටියකට අධික ජනතාව වෛරසය පාලනය කිරීම සඳහා සිදු කර ඇති කැපකිරීම් සියල්ල... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/04/20)

People of all religions could face difficulties due to COVID-19: PM
Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the government's actions are invariably based on instructions of health officials, taking into consideration the wellbeing of all citizens, and added that the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could create difficulties to all, including Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Catholics and others. Speaking at the all-party representatives meeting at Temple Trees, Mr. Rajapaksa said this in response to the issue raised by representatives of Muslim political parties, who wished to explore the possibility of burying the bodies of those who succumb to COVID-19 instead... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/04/20)

Three more COVID-19 cases raise total to 159
Courtesy Adaderana
The COVID-19 cases tally in Sri Lanka has risen to 159 as three more patients tested positive for the virus at of 10.10 pm today (03). Accordingly, a total of 8 coronavirus patients were found in the country during the course of the day. The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 131 patients are currently under medical care while 24 patients were discharged after making complete recoveries.  Four COVID-19 patients have succumbed to the deadly virus in Sri Lanka. COVID-19: Total positive cases in Sri Lanka surge to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/04/20)

Over 11,000 arrested for violating curfew
Courtesy Adaderana
Police said that 289 individuals have been arrested for violating the curfew within six hours ending at 12 noon today (03). A total of 70 vehicles have also been taken into custody during this time period.  The Police Media Unit said that the total arrests made so far for curfew violations stands at 11,019 and that 2,727 vehicles have also been taken into custody.  Sri Lanka Police had previously warned of strict legal action against people caught violating the countrywide curfew. They will be immediately arrested, even without... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/04/20)

Sri Lanka and World Bank sign deal on $128.6M financial assistance to battle Covid-19
Courtesy Adaderana
The International Development Association (IDA) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) of the World Bank Group agreed to provide financing assistance amounting to United States Dollars (USD) 128.6 million to the Sri Lankan effort to battle against Covid 19 outbreak. These funds will be mobilized through the Government Budget during the period from 2020 to 2023, the Ministry of Finance said. Signing of the agreements of Sri Lanka COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project took place today (April 03) at the Ministry of Finance and Mr. S... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/04/20)

Remember who you interact with at public places – DIG Ajith Rohana
Courtesy Adaderana
DIG Ajith Rohana has appealed to the people to remember the individuals they come into contact with when they are at a public place. He stated this in a special statement on the spread of COVID-19 in the country. https://youtu.be/IcQv7tLQ0j0 “If you proceed to a certain public place, especially in the Western Province, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna districts, please be aware of those who you come across.” DIG Rohana also requested the public not to conceal information from medical officers, adding that it will help intelligence... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/04/20)

Special report: Coronavirus - Into The Red Zone
Sky News
Sky News' Special Correspondent Stuart Ramsay travels to the heart of Europe's coronavirus pandemic. In the city of Bergamo in Northern Italy he meets doctors fighting the illness that's changing the entire world and witnesses the impact Covid-19 is having on people, infrastructure and the economy. https://youtu.be/tRM5yyaDkMc... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 04/04/20)

ECONOMIC POLICY NEED TO FOCUS STRONG BALANCED GROWTH IN SRI LANKA
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
Short term performance of Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the president of Sri Lanka has proved that he is a capable person to launch the country to achieve the aspirations of people.  He has given strong leadership to control coronavirus pandemic and successfully coordinated the entire administration mechanism as a team leader of the country.  This environment gives a signal that people can trust him without political, social, ethnic and religious differences and no point maintaining divisions or dividing the country.  People need to unite with the president and give support to him giving a two-third majority... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

MUSLIM WORLD’S HEARTLESS INDIFFERENCE TO THE PLIGHT OF MILLIONS OF MUSLIMS INFECTED AND DYING OF HIV-AIDS
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), is one of the world’s most serious health and development challenges. Globally, approximately 75 million people have become infected with HIV since the start of the epidemic in 1981. Today, there are about 40 million people living with HIV, and tens of millions of people have died of AIDS-related causes. HIV remains a leading cause of death worldwide and the leading cause of death globally among women of reproductive age. Sub-Saharan Africa (Eastern Southern, Western and Central African countries), is the hardest-hit region, with... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

Sunil Rathnayake Pardon
Chanaka Bandarage
Is Sunil Rathnayake innocent? If Sunil Rathnayake received a Presidential pardon just because the previous President pardoned convicted Tamil Tigers, it is not a good reason for the pardon. ‘Two wrongs don't make a right’. The President, who is also the ex-Defence Secretary, would not have released Sunil Rathnayake unless that was the right thing to do.  It is important to bear in mind that there are several military men currently held in the prison for wrongful acts committed in the military, but only Sunil Rathnayake was released. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

Praise for Sri Lanka from the World Health Organization for their Government Response to COVID19 Pandemic -How they succeeded….
Anjalika Silva, Gaithersburg MD - USA
The island of Sri Lanka, in the Indian Ocean usually referenced with negative connotations of terrorism, alleged human rights violations and other accusations is now in the forefront for its success and praise for handling the Covid19 pandemic. After surviving a devastating tsunami, brutal terrorism for 30 years losing 30,000 of their security forces and an unaccounted loss of civilians to suicide bombings, the people enjoyed hard won peace in 2009, until a bombing in April 2019 killed 350 people at churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 15B
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Before the Eelam wars started there was great competition among senor students in schools to join the army as officer cadets, said Kamal Gunaratne. Those who joined the army as officers during this period were from upper-middle-class backgrounds. Even the soldiers were from very good family backgrounds and had good qualifications, said Kamal Gunaratne. But during Eelam war II and III with the battle failures and the huge number of deaths no one wanted to join the infantry. Around 1997, there was hardly any response to the recruitment drive to the army.  They shied... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

ප්‍රජා -තන්ත්‍ර-වාදය නමැති නාස් ලණුවෙන් ගැලවෙමු! (දෙවෙනි කොටස)
චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B.,Ph.D.
Buddhism and Democracy “We know indeed that political science—Arthaśāstra in Sanskrit—was a favourite subject with Indian scholars some centuries before the Christian Era. The social contract as the origin of kingship is discussed in the now famous work attributed to Kautilya, the Chief minister of emperor Chandragupta, about the year 300 B.C. And it would seem that the people who contracted for a king in these early days did so in order that there should be some external authority capable of ensuring that the laws and regulations of the various corporate bodies which... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 15A
KAMALIKA PIERIS
Part 15 of this series looks at the plight of the soldiers in the Sri Lanka Army during the Eelam wars. Soldiers had a miserable time in Eelam War II and III. The Sri Lanka army had been trained in the British style, to fight using traditional maneuvers. Improvisations to suit the Sri Lankan environment were also included.  The Eelam wars, however, were different. LTTE did not respect the codes of war. They killed the soldiers when the soldiers were off duty. Soldiers died horrible deaths at their hands. LTTE mines were not... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

Import Substitution is the way to rejuvenate our economy
By Garvin Karunaratne
http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2019/12/21/import-substitution-is-the-way-to-rejuvenate-our-economy/... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

Hague court orders Dutch state to pay out over colonial massacres
Daniel Boffey in Brussels Courtesy The Guardian (UK)
Indonesian man forced to watch his father’s execution is among those who will get compensation  Liesbeth Zegveld, the claimants’ lawyer, in Indonesia in 2011. Photograph: Achmad Ibrahim/AP An Indonesian man forced to watch his father’s summary execution by a Dutch soldier when he was 10 years old has spoken of his gratitude after a court in The Hague ordered the Dutch state to pay compensation to victims of colonial massacres in the 1940s. Andi Monji, 83, who travelled to the Netherlands to tell his story to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

Saubagya Gewatta
CR Media Unit
... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

කොළඹ, ගම්පහ, කලූතර ප‍්‍රදේශවල ඇඳිරිනීතිය නිසා සිරවී ඇති පිරිස් පිළිබඳවයි.
ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි.අන්තර් සමාගම් සේවක සංගමය.
2020. 04. 02 ගරු ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමා, ජනාධිපති මන්දිරය, කොළඹ 01. ගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමනි, කොළඹ, ගම්පහ, කලූතර ප‍්‍රදේශවල ඇඳිරිනීතිය නිසා සිරවී ඇති පිරිස් පිළිබඳවයි. රටේ පවතින කොරෝනා වසංගත තත්වය පාලනය කිරීම සඳහා ගෙන ඇති ක‍්‍රියාමාර්ග හේතුවෙන් ඉහත දිස්ත‍්‍රික්කවල සිරවී සිටින පිරිස් පිළිබඳව විධිමත් ක‍්‍රියාමාර්ගයක් ගැනීම වෙනුවෙන් ඔබතුමාගේ අවධානය සඳහායි. මෙම වසංගත තත්වය පාලනය කිරීමට මිනිස් ක‍්‍රියාකාරකම් අඩු කිරීම සඳහා රට තුල පනවා ඇති ඇඳිරි නීති තත්වය හේතුවෙන් ඉහත සඳහන් කරන ලද දිස්ත‍්‍රික්කයන්හි තම රැකියාවට හෝ නිවෙස් වෙත යාමට නොහැකිව විශාල පිරිසක් සිටිති. එම පිරිස්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

රාජ්‍ය සේවක බැංකු ණය වාරික අයකිරීම් අත්හිටුවීමේ සහනය රු. ලක්ෂ 10 ට අඩු ණය සඳහා සීමා කිරීම සම්බන්ධවයි
ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි. ජාතික වෘත්තිය සමිති මධ්‍යස්ථානය
2020. 04. 02 අතිගරු ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමා, ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය, කොළඹ 01. ගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමනි, රාජ්‍ය සේවක බැංකු ණය වාරික අයකිරීම් අත්හිටුවීමේ සහනය රු. ලක්ෂ 10 ට අඩු ණය සඳහා සීමා කිරීම සම්බන්ධවයි Corona වසංගත තත්ත්වය හමුවේ ඉන් රටත් ජනතාවත් මුදා ගැනීමේ අරමුණින් මහත් කැපවීමෙන් දිවා ? නොබලා කටයුතු කරන සෞඛ්‍ය ක්‍ෂේත‍්‍රය ඇතුළු අනෙකුත් රාජ්‍ය සේවකයින් බැංකු මගින් ලබාගෙන ඇති ණය වාරික අයකිරීම් ඉදිරි මාස කීපය තුල අත්හිටුවීමේ සහනය රු ලක්ෂ 10 දක්වා ණයකරුවන්ට පමණක් සීමා කිරීම සම්බන්ධව ජාතික වෘත්තිය සමිති මධ්‍යස්ථානය ඔබගේ අවධානය යොමුකිරීමට... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

Economics, Welfare Systems, Balance of Payments and other Bovine Excreta – an Open Letter to the People of the Resplendent Isle.
Sakuntala Seneviratne MBBS MD FSLCOG Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician
When the WHO says spend 6% of your GDP on health you said “we are doing just fine on 3%” and gave yourselves a pat on the back didn’t you? You didn’t hear us when we said the curative arm lags far behind a 75-year-old preventative system. We said that blood and sweat and tears can only get you so far. What will you do with your awards now? Shall we place them next to the monuments of the dead? When we said that health care... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

Sri Lanka confirms 4th death from coronavirus
Courtesy Adaderana
The fourth death from the novel coronavirus in Sri Lanka was reported a short while ago, according to Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe. The deceased is a 58-year-old male who had been receiving treatment at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH). Reportedly, the patient had passed with the worsening of a pneumonia condition. Currently, Sri Lanka reports 151 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 21 having completely recovered of the disease. https://youtu.be/A47qsm1jwik... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

Another COVID-19 patient found; Total rises to 151
Courtesy Adaderana
Another patient has tested positive for COVID-19 today (02), bringing the confirmed cases tally to 151, the Ministry of Health says. Accordingly, a total of 5 coronavirus patients were found during the course of the day. Two of them were identified as the son-in-law and the grandson of the patient who succumbed to the virus on Wednesday (01). The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry stated that 127 coronavirus patients are currently under medical care, while 12 of the confirmed cases have made a complete recovery. Sri Lanka... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

Sri Lanka receives Chinese medical supplies to combat COVID-19
Courtesy Adaderana
China has handed over its first donation of humanitarian aid and medical supplies to Sri Lanka to strengthen the solidarity between the two countries as Sri Lanka fights the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka said on Thursday. The aid, which includes 50,000 medical masks and 1,008 COVID-19 test kits, was handed over by Hu Wei, charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy, to Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo, and the materials were later handed over to Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi and her team at a formal... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

Two more suspects linked to Easter attacks arrested
Courtesy Adaderana
Two suspects connected to the Easter Sunday terror attacks have been arrested, Police Media Spokesman SP Jaliya Senaratne. Holding a special press conference earlier this evening (02), Senaratne said that these arrests were made based on the investigations carried out along the arrest of the main suspect who had organized the suicide bomb attack Zion Church in Batticaloa. One of the suspects –a male from Gothatuwa –had allegedly assisted in the coordination of the attack on Cinnamon Grand hotel in Colombo and transported the suicide bomber to the hotel. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

Nearly 2,000 from Maradana in self-isolation following 3rd coronavirus death
Courtesy Adaderana
The third COVID-19 death in Sri Lanka was reported from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH) Wednesday (01). The patient, a 73-year-old from Maradana, had tested positive for coronavirus on the same day while receiving treatment at Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital. However, later in the evening, he had succumbed to the virus on admission to the IDH in Angoda. https://youtu.be/ZBOMUmw94XU The Health Ministry said the deceased, who had been suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease, was in a critical condition at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

COVID-19 crisis: India's navy ships, medical teams on standby for neighbours
CourtesyDNA India
They are on standby for deployment in the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan & Afghanistan if the situation worsens. As part of its neighbourhood first policy, six Indian Navy ships are on standby for assistance to neighbouring countries over COVID-19 crisis. Along with navy ships, top sources told WION that five medical teams are on standby for deployment in the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan & Afghanistan if the situation worsens.  On March 30, India sent medical supplies to Nepal. Sources said that Dornier & Mi 17 were used to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

52-yr-old man toured Sri Lanka is first COVID-19 casualty in Vadodara
Courtesy The Indian Express
With four of his immediate family members, including his wife, daughter, son and daughter-in-law, admitted in the COVID-19 ward for treatment, his last rites were performed by staff members from the Vadodara Municipal Corporation and two members of his family. A 52-year-old man who was part of a group that toured Sri Lanka in March became the first COVID-19 casualty in Vadodara and the seventh in the state. The man who was undergoing treatment at SSG Hospital passed away early on Thursday. With four of his immediate family members, including his wife,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 03/04/20)

POSSIBLE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF THE PROPOSAL OF MR. AJITH NIVARD CABRAL TO RELEASE A PART OF PROVIDENT FUND
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
It seems that the proposal of Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal to release 20% of EPF balance to members is quite controversial as it would involve in positive and negative outcomes if the proposal implemented without experts' opinions and a proper mathematical model. What is policy research say about the proposal, especially what is opinion of Dr.P.B. Jayasundara, the secretary of the President who is a theoretical and practical economist. The proposal may involve in broader macroeconomic effects and it should be discussed from different points of view.  Theoretically, it is a Keynesian style of advice... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

ග්‍රාමීය ආර්ථිකය පිළිබඳ අර්බුදය ගැන රජය සැලකිලිමත්ද
මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
              ලංකාවේ ජීවත් වන බහුතර ජනතාවගේ ජීවනෝපායන මාර්ගය වන්නේ ගොවිතැනයි.ගොවි තැනට සාපේක්ෂකව එයට සේවා සපයනබොහෝ පිරිසක්ද එම ආර්ථිකයට ඇතුලත්ය.එසේම අනෙකුත් සියලුම දෙන  ජීවත් වීම පිණිස විවිධ ‌ජීවනෝපායන මාර්ගයන් අනුගමනය කරති..රැකියාවන්හි නිරත අය ව්‍යපාරයන්හි නිරත අය මාසයක නිමාවේදී වැටුපක් අතට ගන්නා අතර ව්‍යාපාරිකයන් තමන් ‌ගේ බැංකු ගිණුම් තර කර ගනිති. නමුත් බහුතර පිරිසක් ගමේ තිබෙන ‌දේ වැඩි වර්ධනය කර ගනිමින් ඒවාට ‌සේවා සපයමින් යැපේ.මේ තත්වය සම්බන්ධ නිවරදි වාර්තා ජන සංගණනයන් තුළ යම් තරමකින් හමු වුවද ඒවා සම්පූර්ණ නැති බව තේරුම් යන්නේ රට ආපදා අවස්ථාවකට පත් වූ විටය.වර්තමාන වසංගත තත්වයන් හමුවේ එවැනි නිවැරදි සංඛ්‍යාලේඛන මත රජයේ ප්‍රතිපත්ති තීරණය... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

ජාතිවාදීන්ට වෛරය ඇවිලවීමට ලබා නොදී වගකීමෙන් යුතුව සහ නීතියේ ආධිපත්‍යයට ගරු කරමින් කටයුතු කරන්නැයි වයඹ පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවර ඒ.ජේ.එම්.මුසම්මිල් මහතා විශේෂ ප්‍රකාශයක් නිකුත් කරමින් සමස්ත ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය ජනතාවගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටියි .
ඒ. ජේ. එම්. මුසම්මිල්,වයඹ පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවර. මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි 
ගෝලීය වසංගතයක් බවට පත්ව ජනජීවිත බිල්ලට ගනිමින් සිටින කොවිඩ් - 19 උවදුරෙන් රටත් ජනතාවත් ආරක්ෂා කිරීමට උපරිම උත්සාහයක් දරමින් සිටින රජයට මහජනතාව මේ මොහොතේ සහයෝගය දැක්වීම අතිශයින්ම වැදගත්ය . එසේ වුවහොත් මේ බියකරු වසංගතය පරදවා අපේ මාතෘ භූමිය යථා තත්ත්වයට පත් කිරීම එතරම් අපහසු නොවනු ඇත. මෙම බියකරු වසංගතයෙන් රටත් ජනජීවිතයත් ගලවා ගැනීම සඳහා ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාගේ සුවිශේෂි නායකත්වය සහ මඟ පෙන්වීම යටතේ ඉතාම ක්‍රමානුකූල  සාර්ථක වැඩ පිළිවෙලක් රට තුළ ක්‍රියාත්මක වෙමින් තිබෙන අතර එය මේවනවිට ලෝක සෞඛ්‍ය සංවිධානයේ (WHO) පැසසුමට පවා ලක්ව තිබෙන බවද පෙන්වා දීමට කැමැත්තෙමි. එසේම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

Attempt to politicize Corona Pandemic
By : A.A.M.NIZAM - MATARA
An unidentified leading politician opposed to the government and who aspires for the downfall of this government has told his supporters that Corona Virus is a divine blessing for them and all efforts should be made to make this deadly virus engulf the country and infuriate the people who would become unable to engage in their employments, the daily wage earners to earn their living, fishermen to go out for fishing and the country dried up of food, essential items, and drugs. Reports said that the former MP Rodee Ranawaka has... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

ලංගම සේවකයින් හට මුව ආවරණ, අත්වැසුම් සහ අනෙකුත් අදාළ සියලූම වෛද්‍ය පහසුකම්
ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි සමස්ත ලංකා ප‍්‍රවාහන සේවක සංගමය
2020. 03. 31 ජනාධිපති කාර්ය සාධක බලකාය, ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය, කොළඹ 01. තම ජීවිත අනතුර පවා නොසලකා සේවය කරන ශ‍්‍රී ලංගම සේවකයින් හට මුව ආවරණ, අත්වැසුම් සහ අනෙකුත් අදාළ සියලූම වෛද්‍ය පහසුකම් ලබාදීමට කඩිනමින් මැදිහත්වන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටීම මේ මොහොත වන විට සෑම දිස්ත‍්‍රික්කයකම රියදුරු, කොන්දොස්තර හා කාර්මික සේවකයින් තම ජිවිත අනතුර පවා නොසලකා රට තුළ ඇති වී ඇති කොරෝනා වසංගතය මැඩපැවැත්වීමට දැඩි කැපකිරීමක් සිදුකරමින් සිටිති. සියලූම අත්‍යවශ්‍ය සේවාවල සේවකයින් ප‍්‍රවාහනය කිරීම, විශේෂයෙන්ම සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශයේ සේවකයින් අදාළ ස්ථානයන්වලට ප‍්‍රවාහනය කිරීම සෑම දිස්ති‍්‍රක්කයකම ශ‍්‍රී ලංගම සේවකයින් විසින් සිදුකරනු ලබයි. මෙම... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

Contact Sri Lankans
Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington D.C.
Ministry of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Information & Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) has launched the "Contact Sri Lanka" web portal for Overseas Sri Lankans to register voluntarily their basic contact details, allowing the Government of Sri Lanka to provide assistance during emergencies such as the COVID 19 outbreak, which will be operationalized through Sri Lankan stakeholders and the network of Sri Lanka Missions abroad.  Sri Lankans living and traveling in the United States are invited to register voluntarily with the "Contact... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

Sri Lanka seizes record US$65 million worth of drugs
Courtesy channelnewsasia.com
COLOMBO:  Sri Lanka's navy seized US$65 million worth of crystal methamphetamine and ketamine on Wednesday (Apr 1) in the country's biggest drugs bust, officials said. Acting on a tip-off, authorities raided a flagless vessel in the country's southern waters and arrested nine Pakistani men suspected of smuggling the drugs. Navy personnel, wearing special protective clothing in case the suspects had COVID-19, found 605 kilogrammes of crystal meth, also known as ice, and 579 kilogrammes of ketamine, said Navy Commander Piyal de Silva. "This is the first time we have found... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

Sri Lanka reports third COVID-19 death
Courtesy Adaderana
Another patient who tested positive for the Coronavirus has died, marking the third death reported in Sri Lanka due to COVID-19, according to hospital sources. The patient, a 72-year-old from Maradana, had succumbed to the virus at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH) in Angoda on Wednesday evening (01). https://youtu.be/3qpMZf1Lows This bring the number of fatalities in Sri Lanka from the COVID-19 outbreak to 3. A total of 146 confirmed cases of Coronavirus have been reported in the country as of 5.oo p.m. on Wednesday. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

Coronavirus: China lockdown may have blocked 700,000 virus cases - BBC News
BBC News
The virus is thought to have originated in a seafood market in Wuhan that "conducted illegal transactions of wild animals". The city's 11 million residents have been shut off from the rest of the world since the middle of January, with roadblocks around the outskirts and drastic restrictions on daily life. But roads reopened to incoming traffic late on Friday, according to Reuters news agency. And state media said the subway was open from Saturday and trains would be able to arrive at the city's 17 railway stations. https://youtu.be/HNRA_HcSDsk... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

China starts daily report of asymptomatic cases
CGTN
China announced it will start revealing the number of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases. For the past two months, China has not been including in its coronavirus numbers people who test positive but don't have symptoms. Officials announced they'll start publishing that figure daily. https://youtu.be/AByp7szLvFY... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 02/04/20)

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    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone
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  • The war is over - With the death of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabakaran, the militant campaign for a Tamil state in Sri Lanka seems to have come to an end. -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09) LTTE RISE & FALL -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • Where is Prabakaran? -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • Great Power Confrontation in the Indian Ocean: The Geo-Politics of the Sri Lankan Civil War by Mahdi Darius Nazemroay -Full Story- (globalresearch.ca - 25/10/09)
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History

  • THE ANCESTRY OF RAVANA A close study of the Ramayana, particularly the last book or Uttara Kanda, reveals that Ravana, the enemy of Lord Rama, was not a Dravidian, as many people have thought, but related to the Sri Lanka, who are considered to be Aryans-that Ravana was a migrant to Sri Lanka from the Vedic family of the Yadus, perhaps deriving originally from the city of Mathura south of Delhi. The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from the north was from Gujarat and of the Yadu family, which dominated the southwest of India and from the region of Gujarat had access to the sea on which they travelled far in their trading and colonizing ventures. The Ramayana tells the Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, had close connections with region of the Yadus, which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura south of Delhi.
  • Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    123,000 BC - Oldest human found in Lanka - Pathirajawela in the deep South.
    12000 BC - MaduruOya findings World's oldest findings of the use of Steel, Copper, and irrigation technology
    7500 BC - Connections between Cambians, Sri Lankans, Ramayanaya & Mahabharataya The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from north India, were from the Yadu family from Gujarat. Yadus dominated the southwest of India (which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura, just south of Delhi).
    6000 BC - Lankan city on Mahamevuna Uyana - Archeologists uncovered 35 feet under the present Mahamevuna Uyana in Anuradapura,
    3000 BC - Sigiriya is considered the AlakaMandava of the Ravana
    2517 Ramayanaya and Sri Lanka According to Ramayana story, Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, belongs to a family of migrants from North India who had close connections with region of the Yadus,
    2517 BC - Ravana gets killed in Balangoda during March, 2517BC Ravana, while attending to the wounds suffered in combat by Vibishana (his brother) in Balangoda,
    1000 BC - Sri Lanka has the latest technology : Iron technology is evident in SL
    900 BC - Anuradapura, a major town of, at least 10 Hectares (25 Acres). Anuradhapura was at least 10 ha in extent by ca. 900 BC (perhaps much more). By then prehistoric stone tool technology had been completely superseded by that of iron
    700 BC - Anuradapura Town, 50 Hectares (125 Acres) .
    600 BC - Earliest Proof of Brahmi writing in Lanka At 600-500 BC, the very first appearance of writing (in Brahmi letters almost identical to the Asokan script 200 years later) marked the beginning of the Early Historic period. This writing, radiocarbon dated on charcoal and checked by thermoluminescence dating, is inscribed on potsherds signifying the ownership. Among the names, was Anuradha.
    483 BC - Vijaya lands in Sri Lanka. Girihadu Seya is built in Thiriyaya. Buddha's relics are enshrined in Mahiyanganaya Dagaba Sarabu Maharahatan Vahanse picked Budda relics from the burning cortege and arrived in Mahiyanganaya
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    -Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
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