Global hunger could double due to “COVID 19 “

According to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), the number of people experiencing severe food insecurity due to the economic collapse of COVID-19 could double to 265 million this year. The impact of lost travel revenue, remittances and travel and other restrictions on the coronary virus epidemic is expected to cause another 130 million […]

Memories from the USA : ( IVLP Alumni Stories- 1)

      Standing together rather than standing alone is a concept promoted in the modern globalized world. No country can survive in isolation devoid of the influence of the powerful states. As a developing country, Sri Lanka is no exception to this general trend.  Under these circumstances, it is of utmost importance that we […]

Govt.’s special relief schemes more benefitting the non-poor

Although we have alleviated poverty by providing assistance to the hand-to-mouth segment, this is not going to help revive the agricultural sector   World economies are already handicapped. The impact of COVID-19 is greatly felt by the Sri Lankan economy as well. However, despite its massive debt burden, the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) recently […]

A Looming Constitutional Crisis, Courtesy Covid-19

This emergency has thrown open many a challenge. All of which were unforeseen At this time of crisis, it is imperative that the government takes all necessary action. But that action must be on the basis of the rule-of-law There is no gainsaying that Parliament ought not to have been dissolved on March 2, 2020. The […]

අවුරුදු සමයේ රට වසා දැමීමක් පිළිබඳ​ අසත්‍ය පුවතක්

අසත්‍ය පණිවිඩයක් සමාජ  මාධ්‍ය හරහා හුවමාරු වන අතර එම පුවත රජය විසින් තවමත් තහවුරු නොකරන ලද​ සාවද්‍ය​ පුවතක් බවත් එවැනි අසත්‍ය පුවත් WahatsApp, Facebook සමාජ මාධ්‍ය අඩවි හරහා හුවමාරු කරගැනීමට යාමෙන් වළ​කින ලෙස අප ශ්‍රී ලංකා තොරතුරු තාක්ෂණ සංගමය ලෙස සමාජ මාධ්‍ය පරිශීලකයන්ට දැනුම් දෙමු. “LAW ENFORCEMENT All Island lockdown for 8 days minimum during […] අධ්‍යාපනික වෙබ් අඩවිය සරසවි සිසු අයිතියට

  නිවසේ සිට තොරතුරු තාක්ෂණ විෂය හැදෑරීමට  COVID-19 වසංගතය නිසා අඩපන වී තිබෙන විශ්ව විද්‍යාල හේතුවෙන් සිසුන්ට තම අධ්‍යාපනික වැඩකටයුතු සිදුකිරීමට අපහසු වී තිබෙනා අතර මේ හේතුවෙන් එයට පිලියමක් ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකා තොරතුරු තාක්ෂණ සංගමයේ සාමාජිකයකු වන කොලඹ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ තාක්ෂණ පිඨයේ සිසුවෙකු විසින් අධ්‍යාපනික තොරතුරු හුවමාරු කරගැනීමට නම් වෙබ් අඩවියක් ආරම්භකොට තිබේ. […]

Coronavirus: Ten reasons why you ought not to panic

1. We know what it is The first cases of AIDS were described in June 1981 and it took more than two years to identify the virus (HIV) causing the disease. With COVID-19, the first cases of severe pneumonia were reported in China on December 31, 2019 and by January 7 the virus had already […]

Center for Investigative Reporting Sri Lanka Awards Ceremony Today

      The Center for Sri Lanka (CIRSL) will hold its first awards ceremony today (Tuesday) in Colombo for 14 local journalists who completed its investigative journalism fellowship. CIRSL introduced the fellowship programme in September for young journalists to develop their skills in investigative reporting through a combination of training and continuous mentoring for […]