https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/115688/eight_col_068_AA_27122020_234809.jpg?1609189499 President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced new tougher coronavirus restrictions, a day after South Africa recorded more than one million Covid-19 cases. People wearing masks walk at a shopping mall as they continue their daily life amid Covid-19 in Cape Town, South Africa on December 27, 2020. Photo: Xabiso Mkhabela / Anadolu Agency / AFP Indoor and outdoor gatherings will be banned, a curfew introduced from 21:00 to 06:00, and alcohol sales prohibited. Ramaphosa said the country was at an extremely dangerous point in the pandemic and action had to be taken. Recently authorities confirmed a new, faster-spreading variant of the virus had been detected in South Africa. Some hospitals and medical centres have reported a huge rise in admissions, putting a heavy strain on resources. In a televised speech, Ramaphosa said the new 501.V2 variant was now well established in South Africa, and the recent rise in cases was ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/115605/eight_col_000_8XK2QQ.jpg?1608784670 The government is being warned against introducing a pre-departure Covid-19 test for desperate New Zealanders attempting to get home from high-risk countries. Travellers from Britain (pictured) would be required to undertake a Covid-19 test before coming to New Zealand if the proposal goes ahead. Photo: AFP / Niklas Halle’n Yesterday, the government announced an extra day one Covid-19 test, in addition to the day three and 12 tests, as an extra layer of protection amid new variants of the virus emerging overseas. Those tests will begin being taken from 31 December. But it’s the idea of a pre-departure test that has some scratching their heads. Keeping the virus out of New Zealand and more-to-the-point – the community – remains the government’s priority. The new proposal of a pre-departure test would cover people travelling from Britain, where they’ve gone back into lockdown because of the new variants of the virus. ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Bill-Forbes-The-Contrasts-Oh-Boy-Show-Collection-–-by-Patrick-Ranasinghe.jpg Bill Forbes & The Contrasts – Oh Boy Show Collection – by Patrick Ranasinghe         This is how Bill Forbes Daughters are protecting him lock down UK – How good is this? – Keeping Bill in his very own safety box.   The post Bill Forbes & The Contrasts – Oh Boy Show Collection – by Patrick Ranasinghe appeared first on eLanka. Source link ...

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“WELCOME TO 2021” – BY Des Kelly        IT’S BEEN A ROTTEN YEAR,     LET’S MAKE THAT VERY CLEAR,          TWELVE MONTHS OF               PANDEMONIUM ARE NOW PAST,      BUT NOW, HERE’S 2021,         A NEW YEAR HAS BEGUN, AND A BRIGHTER FUTURE NOW, IS                     FORECAST !!,           And, what better way to begin with, except some beautiful music, a waltz by one of the BEST COMPOSERS of olden times, Johann Strauss,(Jnr.) himself, accompanied by some of God’s most beautiful creatures like swans, birds of paradise, and others, dancing in cadence to the music. While thanking our good friend Maxie Gerreyn for sending me this astounding video featuring not just the light classical music I have always preferred, but also these ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Adisham-Bungalow-Haputale02.jpg     Situated about four kilometers from Haputale and designed in Tudor and Jacobean style, similar to Leeds Castle in Kent with solid granite walls as well as long narrow windows and chimneys, Adisham Bungalow is situated in a spectacular environment with undulating mountain ranges and breathtaking valleys. The well-maintained charming gardens with blooming flowers of the Bungalow have the allure of English Gardens. The terraced well-manicured lawns, flowerbeds as well as the orchards are etched on the skyline to take the shape of an outline known as “Sleeping Warrior”. Visitors to Adisham are enchanted by the melodious chirpings of green barbets, paradise flycatchers, blue magpies, horn bills as well as some endemic birds which frequent the area. The railway line between Haputale and *Idalgashinna Railway Stations is situated below the Bungalow. Situated in the verdant mountains of *Uva, Adisham Bungalow is a British Colonial Era heritage and visited ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/World-War-II.jpg Source:Island Within a year of the outbreak of World War II, the colonial government began looking for Sri Lankan volunteers to serve in various capacities with the British forces including the Royal Air Force (RAF). Accordingly, 15,000 applied to join the RAF. Out of this lot, 15 were initially selected and sent for training at the RAF Cranwell Flying School in the United Kingdom in 1941. But a paper cutting dated the Sep 1941 gives only twelve (12) names even though it says in the beginning fifteen (15) Ceylonese for the RAF have arrived in Britain. Of the 15 Lankans who joined the RAF during WWII , only four were selected for fighter pilot training. They were Emile Jayawardena, Noel Peiris, Rex de Silva and Shelton Flamer-Caldera who were sent to operational squadrons soon after completing their training. Chelliah Kanagasabapathy a Sri Lankan, also a RAF Pilot in WW2 ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/112988/eight_col_000_8V76VJ.jpg?1605465983 US President Donald Trump has signed into law a coronavirus relief and spending package bill, averting a partial government shutdown. US President Donald Trump. Photo: AFP Trump had initially refused to sign the bill, saying he wanted to give people bigger one-off payments. The delay meant that millions of Americans temporarily lost unemployment benefits. The relief package worth US$900 billion was approved by Congress after months of negotiation. It is part of a US$2.3tn spending package that includes US$1.4tn for normal federal government spending. Had Trump not signed the bill into law by midnight on Monday, a partial government shutdown would have begun unless legislators passed a stopgap bill. About 14 million Americans would have been affected by a lapse in unemployment benefit payments and new stimulus cheques. Unemployment benefits will now be restored. Trump had been under pressure from both sides of Congress to sign the package into ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/George_Bernard_Show-e1609085251393.jpg #මම අයිරිෂ්ජා තිකයෙකු නොවුණානම්_මම සිංහලයකු වෙන්න බොහොම කැමති. මම ලංකාවටත් එහි ජීවත් වෙන මිනිසුන්ටත් බෙහෙවින් ආදරය කරමි. ලංකාව දැක්ක දවසෙම මට ලංකාව ගැන ලොකු ආදරයක් ඇති උනා. මට නම් හිතෙන්නේ මිනිස් වර්ගයාගේ ආරම්භයත්,සභ්‍යය්තවයේ මුලත් ලංකාවෙන් පටන් ගන්න ඇතැයි කියලා. ලෝකේ හැමතැනම හමුවෙන මිනුස්සු එක වගේ නමුත් ලංකාවෙ මිනිස්සුන්ගේ මොකද්දො මන්දා අමුත්තක් තියනවා. මෙහෙම කියලා අපේ රට ජාතිය ගැන ඉහලින්ම කතා කලේ ලෝ ප්‍රකට ලේඛකයෙක් වගේම දාර්ශනිකයෙක් වෙච්ච #ජෝර්ජ්_බර්නාඩ්_ශෝ 1856ජුලි26 අයර්ලන්තයේ ඩබ්ලින් නුවර උපත ලද ඔහු පවුලේ බාලයායි. ඔහු 1950නොවෙම්බර්2 මියයනවිට වයස අවුරුදු 94යි පියා ජෝර් ශෝ මව ලුයින්ඩා එලිසබත් ගර්ලි (English Translation By Google) If I were not an Irishman, I would very much like to be a Sinhalese. I love Sri Lanka and the people who live there. The day I saw Sri Lanka, I fell in love with Sri Lanka. I think the origin of mankind and the beginning of civilization may have started in Ceylon. It’s ...

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