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Much has been written about the coronavirus and its impact on global communities. Almost every continent in the world has been affected by the viral infection and millions of people....
It wasn’t long ago that a cessation of hostilities and the ushering in of permanent peace were on the cards in chronically troubled Afghanistan.
The post Coronavirus or COVID-19 world is likely to see a paradigm shift in the global order. With the pandemic exposing the vulnerability of the world...
Social distancing, distributed work places, these have become part of our vocabulary seamlessly. They now define the new normal, which is not normal at all.
The future trajectory of COVID-19 that has swallowed the entire world is not clear yet. Only China has so far successfully contained the disease, but with imported cases still disturbing the serenity of its leaders of the coun
Some quarters of Sri Lankans are indulging in a needlessly-caused and equally stubbornly promoted debate over the funeral managements of the Muslim COVID-19 victims. Last week, a 64-year-old Muslim man from Kochchikade, the second locally reported c
Societies across the world are facing tremendous challenges. And on March 31, 2020, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described the situation as follows:
“We are facing a global health crisis unlike any in the 75-year history of the
A collective of citizens and organizations comprising leading civil society members, academics and activists, has written to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the disposal of bodies of deceased persons who were infected w
It is said, “If you can stay positive in a negative situation, you win.” The population of the World is 7.6+billion. Therein, the population of South and South East Asia is 2.5+billion or nearly 33%.
By yesterday (April 5) at least 1,202,609 persons worldwide had tested coronavirus or Covid-19 positive and 64,732 had died of the dreaded disease.
Former Jaffna District Parliamentarian and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Spokesman M. A. Sumanthiran PC engaged in an informative conversation....
Psychologists and social analysts say the world will not be the same again in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic which by noon yesterday had afflicted more than 1,017,000 people with the death toll being more than 53,200 and with the positive fac
Going by some of the malicious comments posted by a section of society on social media over the spread of COVID-19, they seem to believe rashness is a legacy of a particular community. If one compiles a list of causes of the rapid worldwide spread of
Long queues seen at pharmacies on Thursday (April 2) reminded us that life is short and could become terribly shorter.
Normalcy can be defined as a state where we enjoy freedom from fear and hunger. With the new coronavirus pandemic spreading faster than virologists could imagine....
With the prolonged restriction of people’s movements through measures such as curfew for the containment of the COVID-19 disease, concern is raised regarding the unforeseeable socio- economic and political implications of such steps. President
There are many positives that have come about due to the present Coronavirus despite there being no signs of the day we can move about freely again. One of those good signs is that the president of the country has got closer to the people thanks to t
Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry has reported that three more Covid-19 patients had recovered from the infection and was discharged from the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Angoda bringing the number of those discharged to 14 while 20 new patients
Who won the battle against terrorism? The easy answer: ‘Ranaviruwo’. Yes, the men and women who battled, who put lives on the line and lost them or were maimed for life, played the most important role, without doubt.
The growing concerns about the Coronavirus Pandemic and the irresponsible manner in which some citizens have behaved have given us a window to check out the mentality of the islanders in general.
In our world today, enough is never enough!!! So many reasons for lack of satisfaction – mainly due to coveting what other people have, it is sadly a very deadly trend in Sri Lanka...
A time of crisis with the spectre of a common enemy, real or imagined, gives the ideal opportunity to roll up civil liberties to authorities.
Calamities and crises have the ability to add rationality and sanity to otherwise capricious human mind. They awaken men to the reality...
The curfew imposed to maintain social distancing or physical distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19, the latest version of the disease caused by the coronavirus family has started to bite the entire nation, irrespective of race, religion or politi
We have seen people behave in various ways amidst the COVID-19 situation. On one extreme are those who think this is an over-reaction, generally considering the prevailing movement restrictions a nuisance to be subverted. On the other are those in hi
At times of personal and collective tragedy, people find solace in religion; some seek divine blessings, others ponder the impermanence of the life, many others do both.
Invocation of religion could be just symbolic for more earthly folks, but it co
The President on March 2, 2020 by Gazette Extraordinary No. 2165/8 legitimately dissolved Parliament from midnight and fixed April 25, 2020 as the date for the General Election.
While the proclamation was legal, it was poorly thought out because it w
On March 3, 2020, coronavirus or COVID-19 made its first appearance in Sri Lanka when a foreign national tested coronavirus positive.
Most of us are now forced to work from home. This is nothing new, at least to some of us, who are used to working from anywhere at any time.
Twenty two movements working on issues relating to civic rights, human rights, women’s rights, and a journalist activist organisation have jointly issued a statement expressing....
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