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A virus Vs the world

A virus Vs the world

Death has been dubbed ‘the great leveller’. This sobriquet fits, in that the Grim Reaper does not discriminate against anyone. Coronavirus may also be considered a great leveller of sorts, for it infects all humans indiscriminately and instils fear in rulers and plebs alike. Prince …

The chaos when curfew was lifted should not be allowed to recur.

The chaos when curfew was lifted should not be allowed to recur.

Six Chair Professors of Medicine (and specialist physicians) have expressed their opinion on an exit strategy from the current Covid-19 lockdown. Prof. Janaka de Silva (University of Kelaniya), Prof. Sarath Lekamwasam(University of Ruhuna) Prof. SAM Kularatne (University of Peradeniya), Prof. Sisira Siribaddana (Rajarata University ), …

Flatten the Curve

Flatten the Curve

Former Jaffna District Parliamentarian and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Spokesman M. A. Sumanthiran PC engaged in an informative conversation  with the “Daily Mirror” on  topics of current importance such as the impact of the  Covid-19 Pandemic, postponement of elections, imperative need to re-convene Parliament, legal …

No cash, no food

No cash, no food

Sri Lanka has been under curfew for over a fortnight. The near-total lockdown and the over 10,000 violators that police have arrested have ensured that almost everyone stays indoors. Depending on the cash left in hand or their bank balance — in case of those …

Four from Sri Lanka test positive in Haryana

Four from Sri Lanka test positive in Haryana

Four men from Sri Lanka, who had allegedly attended the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz in Delhi’s Nizamuddin last month, tested positive for Covid-19, in the Nuh district on Sunday, said officials. Eight people have been confirmed to have Covid-19 from Nuh and seven of them had …

Premadasa to ensure Sri Lanka’s relationship with India is kept at best possible level

Premadasa to ensure Sri Lanka’s relationship with India is kept at best possible level

In the midst of preparing for elections in Sri Lanka, main Opposition leader and former minister and presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa speaks to The New Indian Express about India, China, the rise of nationalism and Covid-19. “My policy will be to implement the 13th amendment by …

UNHRC troubled

UNHRC troubled

Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in a statement rekeased said the pardon of a Sri Lankan soldier convicted for massacring Tamils, is an “affront to victims” and “further undermines the limited progress the country has made …

Sri Lankan convicted for Espionage

Sri Lankan convicted for Espionage

Sri Lankan national Arun Selvarajan has been sentenced to five years in connection with the sensational Thameem Ansari spy case. A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here pronounced the judgement on Friday convicting Selvarajan for all the charges slapping him with five years of …

Significant human rights issues

Significant human rights issues

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2019 was released by US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on 11 March 2020. The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in …

Economy, at a worrying  point

Economy, at a worrying point

Just Five years ago, the Rajapaksa family seemed to have lost everything. Mahinda Rajapaksa was beaten during the presidential race in Sri Lanka in 2015, ending his ten-year term. His younger brother Gotabaya was no longer number two (for Mahinda) in the Ministry of Defense. …