Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - 2 May 2021

Table of content - Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) (2 May 2021)

New COVID surge hitting Lanka hard
Shipments turned away; Govt. pushes ahead with chemical fertiliser ban
Vaccine talks with other countries as hopes fade for Indian supplies
Hotels permitted to accept dollar payments from Sri Lankans
Debutant shines with 6 scalps
No pandemic end in sight
Philip’s visit to Moratuwa
Blame games as COVID-19 hits catastrophic proportions here
COVID-19 UK variant spreading countrywide
CEB engineers pull switch off US company's bid for Kerawalapitiya
S'pore slaps ban on travellers from Lanka
Your paper this week
May Day: No big rallies, but small meetings streamed online
CEB engineers pull switch off US company’s bid for Kerawalapitiya
COVID-19 UK variant spreading countrywide
Shipments turned away; Govt. pushes ahead with chemical fertiliser ban
Vaccine talks with other countries as hopes fade for Indian supplies
Arrest of Bathiudeen brothers: Family lawyers mull fundamental rights petition
Hotels permitted to accept dollar payments from Sri Lankans
Sajith goes "shooting" leopard during moves to arrest Harin
Little China in Jaffna village
Seeduwa like a sex den; female students sound the alarm and Ministers promptly respond
Darsha renews pledge to serve athletics as an elected official
Ex MP rings ding dung bells
Kerala ganja goes up in smoke
Enter new female film maker to local cinema TV Times Page 10
Profit means more than death for private medical institution
Starting today: Meet the Gratiaen short listed winners
Jaffna Hospital director under fire for allowing visit by TNA MPs
World Press Free Day: Information as a public good
India’s harrowing death wail shocks and stuns the world
A transit hub for Indian tourists
The Queen's one true love
Special “quarantine packages” on sale for Indian workers as travel bubble continues amidst concerns
Only handful of mask-makers legit: Hundreds selling dodgy products
SLPI joins hands with Hilton to launch the Press Club
Crucial questions as third wave rampages through country
The ground situation
Now it’s the UK variant, 50% more transmissible and causing 55% more deaths
Genetic sequencing results were needed as a large number of contacts from Boralesgamuwa remained negative
March 28 and April 28 comparison of infected numbers & deaths
What people can do to protect themselves
Coconut and palm oil crisis continues; bakers, confectioners warn of shortages
With hospital overload imminent, 4-tier system urged
Frontline Samurdhi officers face flak over relief omissions
Where is the pragmatic strategy, ask Specialists
COVID-19: No co-morbidities but requiring oxygen
Burning issues
Final journey of ex-IGP Balasuriya
Anamaduwa hospital gets ready for COVID-19 patients
Blame games as COVID-19 hits catastrophic proportions here
Upgrade Lanka’s migrant labour force
Once again, early warnings ignored
Blame games as COVID-19 hits catastrophic proportions here
A precursor of sorts
Elephants kill more farmers in fightback for land
BASL will resist any attempt to withdraw criminal actions based on PCOI report
New soursop wine claims to beat killer diseases: University
Centre for Society and Religion refuses to give Easter attack report to CID
Jaw-bomb success story shines as Wild Lanka treasures
Nature protectors battle with Army to save rehab home elephant calf
Lockdown fears and empty shelves: Food price hikes choke consumers
Pandemic or no pandemic, it's business as usual for drug smugglers despite arrests and detection
'We will fight this corrupt ring of rogues even if we are killed on the streets'
Unmasked perpetrators
Pick of the Piz
Resurgence of COVID serious threat to Sri Lankan economic recovery
On the honking of horns in protest and absurdities of a state gone berserk
India’s COVID tsunami
Mahinda, Devapathiraja in tussle for the Schools Tier 'B' plumb
Former and present stars to glitter at SLC charity game
Devapathiraja MMV
Mahinda College
The squads
Jayawickrama’s dream debut blunts Bangladesh
Axe on several seniors in limited over cricket
Ton-up Shevon powers Joes win over Royal
ICC Anti-Corruption sleuths questions SLC official
Darsha renews pledge to serve athletics as an elected official
No pandemic end in sight with raging outbreaks in India, Brazil
Biden brings US back to world stage in first 100 days
The US president has personally moved to repair partnerships, presenting himself as the anti-Trump, but some fear compromises have felt like business as usual
A neglected protein-rich ‘superfood’
Is it 'Zoom face' or is the pandemic aging you?
How the human eye changes after a year in space
After masked bunnies, Belgian artisan shifts to chocolate syringes
Triumph of the outsider from nowhere The boy born on a Corfu kitchen table grew up unloved, without a home or family. But, after capturing the future Queen’s heart, Philip overcame courtiers’ enmity and his own gaffes to become the greatest consort the wo
Germany first to hand back Benin bronzes looted by British
The day the UN buried its report focusing on apartheid in Israel
Is Sputnik Russia's political weapon?
Breakdown in law and order: So, what do we do?
A neglected protein-rich 'superfood'
‘‘We’re being sealed in with our virus’’
Strengthening journalism to advance democracies; Information as a public good
Book on Criminal Procedure Code
"Archiving Architecture" presentation postponed
India’s harrowing death wail shocks and stuns the world
Will Chop Suey be our CJ some day?
Ring rusty boxers hungry to fight for medals
Former national caps join SLC's Level 2 Coaching Course as educators
Korfball Beach Fiesta in Negombo later this year
Sachin shines in Central Hills
SL transit hub for Indians
Former PM: Make Port City game changer, not gaming centre
Fool proof liquor sticker re-emerges amidst industry protests
SEC on a roll: Sanctions fund raising and shell company frameworks
Iran, Sri Lanka ready to ink MOU
Lazy crops and beyond
Lazy crops and beyond
Workers unite!
Palm oil ban blamed on protectionism, BOP balancing act
Forex regulations revised to help cross-border transactions
Union Bank reports steady growth with favourable 1Q results
Seylan Bank records Rs. 1bn PAT in 2021 Q1 despite COVID-19 challenges
Jayantha S.B. Rangamuwa appointed chairman of Pan Asia bank
Why are farmers poor?
Sri Lanka’s vanaspathi exports to India plummet
REM Solar provides cutting edge renewable energy solutions
Unilever Sri Lanka holds its first virtual scientific symposium
World Bank approves $80.5 m additional financing for vaccines
“Trade unions, 14 others challenge Port City Commission Bill”
SEC on a roll: Sanctions fund raising and shell company frameworks
World Bank predicts economy to bounce back in Sri Lanka
Former PM: Make Port City game changer, not gaming centre
Fool proof liquor sticker re-emerges amidst industry protests
Stringent regulations to control pesticide imports
SL banks start priority sector lending for MSMEs
Ideal Six app to enhance work of local councils
Sri Lanka micro and small enterprises strapped for cash
Unions increasingly have more role to play in pandemic
Four-party agreement to launch SL Transit Card
Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa honoured with the prestigious Public Service Star Award of Singapore
SLT-Mobitel and Epic Technology Launch ‘Helaviru’
Softlogic opens first ever exclusive Rado Store in SL at One Galle Face
HNB supports MSMEs and LANKAQR with SOLO Avurudu Pola
NSB Commemorates the World Earth Day
More Ceylinco Life policyholders receive their ‘Family Savari’ gold
CDB signs MoU with Department for Registration of Persons to enable digital customer verification
Hayleys Solar Powers Colombo Ice Company
A New Lease of Life with TAVI Cardiac Procedure at Durdans Heart Centre
INIVOS Consulting and IFS ink new deal with Global Sea Foods (Pvt) Ltd. to streamline its Supply Chain and Finance processes
Huawei business remains resilient in the first quarter of 2021
Abans – leading the introduction of unmatched innovation and technology to Sri Lanka
GENESIIS donates medical equipment to Apeksha Hospital and Leprosy Hospital for CSR
People’s Bank Annual Report 2020 presented to State Minister of Money & Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms Ajith Nivard Cabraal
Slim Pharmaceuticals recognised as a Great Place to Work
Ocean Lanka Revolutionises Sustainable Delivery with ‘Ocean Aqua+’ Dyeing System
ComBank Q+ Payment App passes 50,000 user milestone
Cargills Bank Kandy Branch Moves to its Own Premises in the Iconic Cargills Building
Bank of Ceylon records Rs.119,405 Million worth ATM/CDM transactions on Avurudu Day
Prince Philip’s 1956 visit to Moratuwa Church and a right royal remark
Page 3
Travellers to Sri Lanka left confused and helpless
The great Principal who moulded a generation
A trilingual journalist who contributed a lot
A strong, determined personality with a quiet sense of humour
Beach pollution: Surveillance and enforcing law need of hour
Memories I have of you will never fade
Battle for Colombo Port- May 1521
50 voices come together to give voice to better waste practices
CLUES No. 1095 Crossword
Joyfully capturing local experience with all its nuances
Maiden exhibition by 2020 Group
A fine memoir of a tumultuous era
Perfect recipe for absorbing novel
Prof. Ravindra takes on the murder of a president
EWC creative writing competition: More time to send your entries
Book facts
Book facts
Unravelling memories as creative scrapbooks
Leading teacher and dancer
Grennan duet on the UK top 10
Lead singer
Jim Steinman passes away
Release new music
Second album
A new female filmmaker to Lankan cinema
‘Ruhire’ to be released as soon as the pandemic over
Fall-back qualifications: Undergrad and postgrad courses to be introduced
Decision on re-opening schools to be taken today: Education Ministry
Long term plan for preschools: Minister
Re-opening of campuses postponed: UGC
HCL Technologies: One of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies, reshaping IT landscape in Lanka
Gateway students enter the best Universities worldwide
Gateway students can earn University Credits up to a year through the University of Arizona Early University Programme while doing their AL
Growing through Struggles Vs Going through Struggles
HCL Technologies: One of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies, reshaping IT landscape in Sri Lanka
QIB Campus opens doors for foreign medical degrees (MBBS/MD) in achieving your dream of becoming a doctor
Why Sri Lankan students are attracted to Sydney
UGC Chairman receives order of the Rising Sun felicitation from Japan
Ranabima College silver jubilee: Stamp and first day cover issued
A new digital wall for the J’pura University library
Navy takes on new CSR project to develop underprivileged schools
UoK’s Faculty of Medicine celebrates 30 years
Fall-back qualifications: Undergrad and postgrad courses to be introduced
Girl Guides visit CDC at Strathspey Estate in Upcot to distribute gifts
Long term plan for preschools: Minister
Brandix Corporate Campus – A Pathway to Unleash your Passion for Apparel
Join Edith Cowan University (ECU) Sri Lanka, A World Class University & get your Globally Employable Degree.
Is Australia a Good Idea for Higher Studies during a Pandemic?
Mercmarine Training offers Sri Lankan youth an adventurous career pathway in the merchant navy
Are you interested to represent Sri Lanka at the International Chemistry Olympiad 2021 and bring glory to our motherland?
Rotary Stop the Spread Ambassador say ‘Wear a Mask’
SLTC Partners with Prestigious James Cook University in Singapore
The 135th Anniversary of Convent of Our Lady of Victories, Moratuwa
SLMUN 2021 Focuses on Press Freedom
BSc (Hons) in Financial Mathematics and Applied Statistics from SLIIT
SLIIT Nurtures School Children at ‘Soft Skills + 2021’
SLIM Elects New President and EXCO at 51st Annual General Meeting
Sri Lanka’s Tech Startup Programme Spiralation opens for 2021 applications
Can charge a ticket for entering Diyatha Uyana Wetland Park?
Knowledge City Malabe Opens First Educational Building
Asian International Academy ( AIA) Ventures into World Recognised Engineering Programmes
Future of Science & Technology in Sri Lanka; Are we ready for a revolution?
Colombo International School, Kandy athlete Seneca Guneratne dreams of sprinting to glory
D.S. Thiagarajah Table Tennis Trophy 2021
Supuna and Ishara win Singles titles
AOD Grad School presents Sri Lanka’s first Startup School for Creatives
Applications for MBBS/ MD & Pre-Medicine is Now On
Top Alumni of UWL Master’s Programme are among the cream of the crop in Sri Lanka
Quality education for students who want to study abroad
MSU MBA programme leading to a fast-track Ph.D will take you to new heights in your career
Yara Technologies Successfully Conducts “Learning with Google During the Pandemic & Beyond” Webinar
A Virtual Open Day to Give Students the Best Opportunities and Information
Skills and Thrills: Virtual Talent Hunt organised by ICBT Campus
AOD Virtual Design Open Days, invites all post O/L & AL students to experience AODs Inspiring ‘Design Never Stops’ mission
SLIIT to Grant Scholarships Worth Millions to Top GCE A/L Performers
Opportunities in Japanese IT industry
After A/L?
University of Sri Jayewardenepura retain title
Senura and Bimandee claim double crowns
Manjula Weeraratne heads OTSC
Gateway juniors excel in squash
Committee for 2021/2022

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