Pakistan Hands Over Donation of Medical Equipment to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka Major General (R) Muhammad Saad Khattak called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning at Temple Trees to hand over lifesaving COVID-19 medical equipment from the Government of Pakistan. In an expression of support to Sri Lanka in its fight against the pandemic, the donation included 75 ventilators and 150 C-PAP breathing aid machines, manufactured in Pakistan. The assistance of medical equipment is part of Pakistan’s SAARC COVID-19 emergency assistance to support regional efforts in the common fight…

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Sri Lanka bans ’drunk driving’ of elephants in new protection law

Sri Lanka will issue captive elephants with their own biometric identity cards and ban their riders from drinking on the job under a wide-ranging new animal protection law. Many rich Sri Lankans — including Buddhist monks — keep elephants as pets to show off their wealth, but complaints of ill treatment and cruelty are widespread. The new measures are aimed at protecting the animals’ welfare and include strict regulations around working elephants, as well as mandating a daily two-and-a-half-hour bath for each creature. Official records…

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What happens after two weeks of curfew?

The number of Covid infected persons and deaths influenced by the contagion could be dropped down within the next two weeks, had the public acted responsibly under the curfew, emphasised Upul Rohana, President of the Public Health Inspectors Association of Sri Lanka. There is no visible drop of the number of cases and deaths within these two weeks, given attention to the prevailing situation, he added, pointing out that the crisis could be reversed, had we acted responsibly. The Union President urged the public not…

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State Minister of Finance (VIDEO)

The period of lockdown should be shortened in order to set the country back to normalcy, said State Minister of Money & Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms Ajith Nivard Cabraal speaking to the press briefing held in the Department of Government Information today (21). The Minister added that his comments do not come without concern for the lives of the people, but stand for protecting the lives as well as the livelihoods. MIAP Thank you

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India approves world’s first DNA Covid vaccine

India’s drug regulator has approved the world’s first DNA vaccine against Covid-19 for emergency use. The three-dose ZyCoV-D vaccine prevented symptomatic disease in 66% of those vaccinated, according to an interim study quoted by the vaccine maker Cadila Healthcare. The firm plans to make up to 120 million doses of India’s second home-grown vaccine every year. Previous DNA vaccines have worked well in animals but not humans. India has so far given more than 570 million doses of three previously approved vaccines – Covishield, Covaxin…

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A NEW CHALLENGE EMERGING TO THE CARDINAL

Indications seem to be emerging to pressurize the Cardinal to consider total forgiveness to the sinners of the Easter Day Carnage. Not for sinners who planned and carried out the attacks but for the Political and State Officials who colossally failed to prevent it. The plan launch was displayed with Media in attendance, meaning  pre-planned with official support, undoubtedly for Nationwide telecast, with some senior ranked cops recommended for indictment by the Presidential Commission for their gross failures of duty resulting in a bloody carnage…

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Sri Lanka Should Not Recognise Taliban Rule In Afghanistan: Former Lankan PM

Colombo: Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has cautioned the government against recognising Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan and advocated snapping of ties with Kabul, saying one should rethink if the country should be a “party to help terrorism” raise its head in the region. In a statement issued on Thursday, the four-time former Prime Minister said: “Everyone fears that Afghanistan would become a centre of jihadi terrorist groups under the Taliban rule.” “No one could condone their action to threaten states and people. Their…

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Ananda Palitha arrested

Ananda Palitha, Convener of the Petroleum Trade Union Branch of the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department at his residence in Welisara, on the charge of creating social confusion by allegedly making a statement that there will be a shortage of oil. MIAP Thank you

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