PM says opposition playing double games

by Norman Palihawadane Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, yesterday, said that the Rs. 5,000 allowance, given to the people who had lost their daily income due to COVID-19 pandemic, would not be stopped though there had been a decision made not to pay it for the month of June, owing to opposition by some political parties. The PM said that the government had been asked to suspend the payment owing to petitions by Opposition political parties to the Elections Commission, against paying Rs 5,000 to people who had lost their livelihoods.…

Opposition is trying to sabotage anti-coronavirus campaign by reconvening Parliament

(Daily Mirror ) ◼️Anti-Coronavirus campaign by reconvening Parliament ◼️Even in the midst of this national crisis and global disaster we see the unpleasant sight of the political opposition vociferously demanding that the dissolved Parliament be reconvened Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the opposition’s present efforts are aimed at getting the old Parliament reconvened and using their majority in Parliament to block government finances, thereby sabotaging the anti-coronavirus campaign in order to bring the government into disrepute before the election. Issuing a statement the premier said the President, the government…

special flight with 230 passengers arrive in Mattala ?

A Privilege Air B767-35D flight P66991 from Netherlands landed this morning at Mattala International Airport with 230 passengers. All 230 passengers are ship crew members who will be taken for a Ship which is currently docked in Galle Harbour. Tonight the flight will return back to Netherlands with the 57 crew members of the Ship who are retuning home with the arrival of new crew members. Pictures : Shehan Madhawa (Twitter) Newswire

Not the most enlightened comment, is it?

(Daily Mirror) ◼️ELECTIONS HELD IN THE PAST WHEN PEOPLE WERE DYING FROM DENGUECommenting on Co-cabinet Spokesman Minister Bandula Gunawardana’s remarks that elections have been held even when people died from dengue, star Cricketer Kumar Sangakkara asked,“not the most enlightened comment, is it?” At the Cabinet media briefing yesterday, Minister Gunawardana said the elections were held during the previous governments times when people were dying from dengue. He said this in response to a question asked on holding the general elections during the ◼️Covid-19 pandemic. When the news was shared on…

Luxury Tax will be imposed

Vehicle Importers Association of Sri Lanka says that due to the increase of the value of Japanese Yen and the US Dollar against the Sri Lankan Rupee, several vehicles with engine capacity less than 1,000cc would also be subjected to a luxury tax. Customers would now have to pay 15% more than the vehicle price, President of Vehicle Importers Association of Sri Lanka Ranjan Pieris had told Daily Mirror Newspaper. “Earlier, the vehicles bought by the middle-class community were exempted from the luxury taxes but after the rupee depreciated, the…

JASINGHE DEFENDS PCR KITS

(Daily Mirror – BY EASWARAN RUTNAM) 🔳No move to sideline Navy SIS having a close watch Lab testing capacity to increase Clusters managed well due to our work Test kits will be used only upon validation 🔳There is a possibility that we would get more cases from the areas where these people have visited By now, in the field we can cater to more than 1500 and in the laboratories we are going to further increase our capacity Another lab is coming up in the Mulleriyawa hospital premises with the…

ARMY CHIEF, DGHS SAY COLLECTIVE EFFORTHELPED CURTAIL COVID-19 SPREAD

(Daily Mirror – BY SANDUN A. JAYASEKERA) 🔳The Consultant Physician of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Dr. Eranga Narangoda said 6 COVID-19 patients were released yesterday from the NIID after full recovery Thirty new COVID-19 infections were detected by late afternoon yesterday, which Army Commander Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva and Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said as an achievement of the curative and preventive measures of doctors, nurses, supportive staff, the Armed forces and the Police. Thus, the total number of confirmed infections stood at…