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COVID- 19: Cabraal throws Worldometer at Opposition

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… says Opposition’s Goebbelsian tactics won’t go down with discerning public

by Saman Indrajith

The Opposition was blind to reality, State Minister of Money Capital Markets and State Enterprise Reforms Ajith Nivard Cabraal told Parliament yesterday.

Participating in a debate at the time of adjournment of the House on COVID-19 second wave, the Minister said that the Opposition MPs were using the same refrain–– ‘the government failed and the government cannot’––without even comparing the situation in this country with those in the other parts of the world. “Such comparison is needed because this is a global pandemic. When they say that the government has failed there should be a basis for their claim. If they think that they could keep on saying the same and people would believe them, then they are mistaken. People in this country are more intelligent than the Opposition thinks them to be.

“I visited the COVID tracker known as Worldometer, which tracks COVID -19 cases worldwide and makes a comparison of figures of our country with other nations. As per the tracker, the number of infections some countries are as follows: India 8.7 million COVID 19 patients, China 8.6 million, the US 1.08 million, Germany 700,000, France 1.8 million, Italy one million and the UK 1.2 million.

“I also checked the number of deaths in those countries. There have been 128,000 deaths in India, 4,600 in China, 248,000 in the US, 12,276 in Germany, 42,000 in France, 3,000 in Italy, 50,000 in Great Britain. In Sri Lanka the number of patients is 15,000 and the number of deaths is about 50.

“The statistics prove that the Opposition allegations are baseless and they just clamour just for the need to shout. They shout that the government failed but haven’t even checked the numbers which show us that Sri Lanka’s stand in the face of crisis is commendable and we are better off than many developed nations.”



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Sinhala and Tamil New Year auspicious times

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The Auspicious times for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year 2024 are as follows

13th April
02:41pm –  Punya Kalaya
09:05pm  – Dawn of the New Year
11:06pm –  Lighting of the Hearth

14th April 
00:06am – Starting work, Partaking of meals and transactions

15th April
10:17am – Anointing

17th April
06:52am – Leaving for work

18th April 
10:16am – Planting trees

 

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Heat Index at ‘Caution’ level in Northern and North-Western provinces and Anuradhapura district

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Heat Index advisory issued by the Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre At 4.00 p.m. 12 April 2024, valid for 13 April  2024

The Natural hazards Early Warning Centre says that the Heat Index, the temperature felt on the human body is expected to increase up to ‘Caution level’ at some places in Northern and North-Western provinces and Anuradhapura district.

The Heat Index Forecast is calculated by using relative humidity and maximum temperature and this is the condition that is felt on your body. This is not the forecast of maximum temperature. It is generated by the Department of Meteorology for the next day period and prepared by using global numerical weather prediction model data.

Effect of the heat index on human body is mentioned in the above table and it is prepared on the advice of the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services.

ACTION REQUIRED

Job sites: Stay hydrated and takes breaks in the shade as often as possible.
Indoors: Check up on the elderly and the sick.
Vehicles: Never leave children unattended.
Outdoors: Limit strenuous outdoor activities, find shade and stay hydrated.
Dress: Wear lightweight and white or light-colored clothing.

Note:
In addition, please refer to advisories issued by the Disaster Preparedness & Response Division, Ministry of Health in this regard as well. For further clarifications please contact 011-7446491

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Sun directly overhead Kumulamunai, Murikandi, Keridamadu and Tanniyatttu at about 12:10 noon today (13)

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On the apparent northward relative motion of the sun, it is going to be directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka during 05th to 15th of April in this year.

The nearest areas of Sri Lanka over which the sun is overhead today (13th) are Kumulamunai, Murikandi, Keridamadu and Tanniyatttu at about 12:10 noon.

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