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An execrable presidential pardon during time of #covid19 is intentionally framed & projected on social media too (aside from organic, authentic reactions both supportive of & opposed to this pardon). But what does this look like & so what? #lka #srilanka
Holding a pattern pre-dating @GotabayaR's presidential bid, #Facebook pages setup & curated to venerate him, 6hrs after news of pardon, share posts supportive of pardon. Pro-@PresRajapaksa pages far more muted. Pro-@RajapaksaNamal pages show no content around pardon/Uncle. #lka
These pages alone (there's more) clearly show the dominance of love & like emotions, which is its own story. Positive reactions to colleagues @welikalaa, @bfonseka & others v. critical of pardon on Twitter dwarfed by engagement on FB that's pro-GR/welcome pardon. #lka
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New Zealand's PM announced a couple of hours ago Govt decision to increase #covid19 alert level to 3 & in 48hrs, proceed to a level 4 lockdown. Packed up everything from @NCPACS office incl hardware & just setup room office for next 4 weeks at least, likely much longer.
Had planned for this, so didn't have much to buy last moment, but headed to @newworld Gardens to pick up, amongst other things, coffee & chocolate. Because, essentials. Queue orderly & those in it in good spirits, but no social distancing whatsoever outside or inside.
Within minutes of the PM's announcement, mobile network stopped working. ~3hrs later, still dysfunctional. WhatsApp was dodgy but picked up. Mobile 'net sluggish, but again, in about 2hrs, picked up. Folks @ supermarket buying food & meds more than toilet paper.
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MAR 19 #WWIII #COVID19 MD THREAD 1: Most stories from WaPo: Siobhán O'Grady, Rick Noack, Marisa Iati, Alex Horton, Miriam Berger and Katie Mettler
March 20 at 7:31 AM PT .. skip all TRUMP lies, JUST FACTS HERE
tinyurl.com/ry9j5q7 FRONTLINE TROOPS @AMSA_News @ANANursingWorld
MAR 19 #WWIII vs #COVID19 MD THREAD 2: Way too late for #Fresno #McCarthy THIS IS #WWIII on our #AmericanSoil. Against tiny but vicious Enemy #COVID19 ...AND OUR #FRONTLINTROOPS Need #N95 masks #ProtectiveEquipment (Like #China has) HERE is a 60 page PDF #HANDBOOK @usairforce
MAR 19 #WWIII vs #COVID19 MD THREAD 3: FIRST the toll to date. 250,000 Reported CASES (Remember MANY Countries do not report..including #Turkey #Russia ) 11,000 DEATHS #Italy passed #China #Spain up 30% @WHO @maddow @CNN @JohnsHopkinsSPH @UCSF @BuzzFeed @SCMPNews @guardian
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BREAKING NEWS
Discussions are underway to release convicted murderer Duminda Silva as a part of general pardon disguised to release some prisoners due to Corona Virus outbreak. Namal Rajapaksa is taking the lead in the project under blessings of MR. @Hirunika_Premac #lka #lk
Duminda Silvas brother Rayynor Silva @RayynorSilva has met Namal multiple times to make arrangements to transfer money to bank accounts of Namal in Dubai and Seychelles. Meetings have happened secretly in Gower Street and Shangri-La.
Namals cousin Malaka Chandradasa @niner1alpha has arranged secret rooms in Shangri La hotel. Malaka is head of security for Gotabaya @GotabayaR but is now sidelined due to his alliances with Namal for underhand dealings to extort money from business owners in #Colombo
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கொரோனா தொற்று ஏற்பட்டால் முதலில் காய்ச்சலும் வறட்டு இருமலும்(சளி அற்ற) ஏற்படும். நாளடைவில் வறட்டு இருமல் சளியுடன் கூடிய இருமலாக வரும். முதலில் வருவது காய்ச்சலா அல்லது வறட்டு இருமலா என்பது பற்றிய சரியான புரிதல் யாருக்கும் இல்லை. - P1
#Coronaஉண்மைபொய் #SriLanka #LKA
கொரோனா வைரசு காற்றின் மூலம் பரவாது. தொடுதலின் மூலமே அதிகமாக பரவும். உடலினுள் வைரஸ் சென்றதுமே அது பெருக ஆரம்பிக்கும். சளி மூலம் ஒருவரிடம் இருந்து வெளியே வந்த வைரஸ் சூழலில் பல்கிப் பெருகாது- P2
#Coronaஉண்மைபொய் #SriLanka #LKA
அரச மற்றும் தனியார் போக்குவரத்து சேவைகளில் பயணிக்கும் போது ஜன்னல்களை திறந்து காற்றோட்டமாக பயணிக்க வேண்டும்.

தூரமாக நின்று கதைப்பதன் மூலமே தொற்று ஏற்படுவதைத் தவிர்க்க முடியும்.
- P3 #Coronaஉண்மைபொய் #SriLanka #LKA
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Hello guys!

Here's an important thread on the possible implications of a #COVID19 outbreak in Sri Lanka! Please read carefully and responsibly! 

#CoronaVirusOutbreak #FlattenTheCurve #lka
1) If you've been to a govt hospital, you'd know that most of our government hospitals are already running over capacity under NORMAL conditions. We have 2 patients per bed in wards & 100% occupancy in ICUs 365 days. 

#COVID19 #SriLanka
2) 20% of COVID19 patients will need hospitalization, 5% of patients will need ICU care and respiratory support, about 2.5% will need very intensive care to survive. 

#COVID19 #CornonavirusOutbreak
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Great event and panel put together by @livemint @UtpalBhaskar converging diverse views from financing, #fossilfuel generation, #energytransition #technology and business operations in the #electricity value-chain! 1/n
As Power Minsiter @RajKSinghIndia rightly said, problems of capacity and #energyaccess has been solved, and the next problem to be solved is reducing #India's #carbonfootprint - #electrification of #mobility and #cooking is one pathway.
Increasing domestic and international demand for #electricity will lead to more #RenewableEnergy capacity installation; new connections and usage will ⬆️domestic demand, integration & #export (neighbors inc #Myanmar #SriLanka) will ⬆️cross-border demand, which India can supply.
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The #ChineseShip detained by India and the international duplicity.
The Department of Revenue Intelligence and #Kandla Customs detained a Chinese ship on February 3 for carrying a falsely declared “dual use” industrial autoclave as an industrial dryer, which can be used in the manufacture of ballistic missiles.
Now the scientists from the #DRDO are examining the suspected cargo of the Chinese ship #DaiCuiYun, bound for the Port of Karachi to ascertain whether the 2005 Indian law against #WMD and the international laws on the same can be invoked against both the consignee & consignor.
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Here is the UN briefing room for noon briefing Inner City Press is banned by corrupt UNSG @AntonioGuterres for 597th day; its 8am questions on #Cameroon, #SriLanka, #Colombia, #China, UN rapes, #LuandaLeaks and SG corruption have not been answered - thread
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Now @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric enters, joking with the state media he lets in. He has not answered Inner City Press' request he list how many offices @MelissaFleming gives to Xinhua & other CCP media while banning independent Press innercitypress.com/ungate1gutarmc…
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To UN, more than 2 hours before noon briefing to be run by @UN_Spokesperson Eri Kaneko, banned Inner City Press has submitted 11 Qs including #Cameroon Ngar, UN #Coronovirus preparations (or not), #SriLanka Shavendra Silva, UN rapes, NYPD, #Pakistan - thread
@UN_Spokesperson @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @Dream_LivesOn @Goddygo1 @itjpsl @CathyCathyFox @CelesDon @simonateba Banned Inner City Press has asked @UN_Spokesperson Eri Kaneko On #Cameroon, what are the belated comments and actions of SG Guterres on that on Feb 14 soldiers stormed Ngar in the Donga Mantung division, NWregion, killing dozens and burning several others alive?
@UN_Spokesperson @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @Dream_LivesOn @Goddygo1 @itjpsl @CathyCathyFox @CelesDon @simonateba @CMRNewsAgency @NeverAgainGC @starclinz @NjobehPatrick @dakarlbkk @CaspaChris @BaliNyonga Banned Inner City Press has asked @UN_Spokesperson Kaneko, on #Coronavirus, now that #MWC2020 in Barcelona has be canceled due to the virus, immediately this morning state precautions the UN is taking, including with respect to both diplomats and tourist busses
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The Kande Viharaya temple is a Sri Lankan Buddhist shrine with its origins in the 18th century

It's located on a hill top hence its name in Sinhalese

I went there on a blazing late Dec afternoon in a Bajaj Auto (from India, as the driver quickly pointed out)

#SriLanka
The sun was blazing, but the washed stones were cool

Devotees carried offerings, wandered about peaceably, & the atmosphere was almost meditatively silent, in stark contrast to the hustle-bustle of an Indian temple

#SriLanka
The majestic, beatific Buddha statue is 48m tall, one of the largest in the world, and was completed in 2007

At the base of the lotus on which He sat, there were offerings from devotees old and new

#SriLanka
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Here is UN noon briefing Inner City Press is banned from for 589th day by corrupt UNSG @AntonioGuterres, it has emailed 10 more Qs to this @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric on #Cameroon #SriLanka UN rapes, SG spending #LuandaLeaks - no answers. Thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press has asked February 12-1: On #Cameroon, what are the belated comment and actions if any of SG Guterres on that Jan 17-20, security forces carried out a military operation in Bali, NW, destroying over 50 homes and killing civilians?
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @NeverAgainGC @CMRNewsAgency Banned Inner City Press has asked On #SriLanka, what are the belated comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that all 17 of the Action Against Hunger aid workers were lined up inside the offices in their compound and shot in the head —executed in cold blood
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#Srilanka #Coronavirus update (2).
So, after going through few hundred messages sent to us, we (@TeamWatchDog) aggregated the current set of rumors down to a few common stories and called up the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health Epidemiology Unit. Here's a batch of updates
- [0] Firstly, a reminder: the number of confirmed cases in Sri Lanka is still only 1, confirms Dr. Sudath Samaraweera, Chief Epidemiologist, Ministry of Health. Anyone claiming higher is making up bullshit.

Source: Ministry of Health Epidemiology Unit
- [1] Travel itinerary of the Chinese woman who was infected: Dr. Sudath Samaraweera, Chief Epidemiologist, Ministry of Health, notes that it's unethical to spread such alleged travel information on social media, and the authorities are doing the relevant follow-ups.
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Here is the UN briefing room for the noon briefing Inner City Press is banned from for the 566th day by UNSG @AntonioGuterres. It has submitted 10 questions to @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric, on #LuandaLeaks, #Honduras, #SriLanka, UN rapes - no answers. Thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @SomosAnticorrup @hondurassol @_heim01 @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press asked, What are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on the #LuandaLeaks exposure of Isabel dos Santos of #Angola, & what of the repeated retweeting of Isabel dos Santos' denials by his close staffer Aguinaldo Baptista?
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @SomosAnticorrup @hondurassol @_heim01 @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @alexcobham @FernandesOlo @TheNamibian @qzafrica @do_gross @PekingMike Banned Inner City Press asked, what now are the belated comments and actions of SG Guterres on #Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández’s decision not to extend the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH)?
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The #ClimateCrisis, buried in aggregate economic indicators:

A spike in inflation in #India "caused by food prices...a sharp rise in the price of vegetables... pulses... attributed to supply shocks caused largely by extreme weather events"

#foodsecurity
bit.ly/38iVDaJ
Food prices nearly double in Kenya

"economist Ken Gichinga attributes the rise to erratic weather conditions that hit various parts of the country late 2019"

Where is the media?

The doom is here. We don't need prophets.

#ClimateCrisis #foodsecurity
bit.ly/38A5rNF
☝️...Anyone see a pattern?

In Sri Lanka:

"It is well-known that vegetable prices wrere going up rapidly in the last few months...The main reason for this is the climate anomalies...some crops were completely destroyed"

#ClimateCrisis #food #SriLanka
bit.ly/2GfSAEA
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#Thread #FactCheck
.@chennaipolice_, among the best police force in #India, has had some pretty ordinary and Laughable leadership. Unfortunately, this ends up affecting the force in all spheres of functioning. For instance, the insinuation that @gayatrikl is a #Pakistani agent
The Commissioner pointed to @gayatrikl's @Facebook home page, and declared that he would investigate the #Pakistan connection.
Yes, Mr. Commissioner, #ISI operatives have been instructed via a @ImranKhanPTI's circular that they should declare that they work for Pak firms on FB
If indeed it's true, @chennaipolice_ should be hauled up for dereliction of duty because, until @gayatrikl came out to draw a #KolamProtestAgainstCAA, the police didn't know her Pak connection!!! So, what are you doing in your social media monitoring cell?
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A short #Thread to dispel doubts on #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019
Q) Does the Bill disallow citizenship for #Muslim migrants ?
A) NO , The bill merely mandates any #Muslim migrant to spend 11 yrs resident in #India before applying for citizenship.
Q) Does #CitizenAmendmentBill discriminate against #Muslims who are citizens of #India or remove any privilege of citizenship they hold?
A) No, the #CABBill makes no comment on the citizenship of existing #Muslim citizens.
Q) Why does the bill disallow #Muslim migrants from #Pakistan #Afghanistan & #Bangladesh from it's ambit.
A) The Bill is meant to provide a safety valve for minorities in adjoining nations who do not wish to live under a #Islamic regime. #Muslims are a majority in these nations.
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For today's UN noon briefing that Inner City Press is banned from by @AntonioGuterres for 519th day, this is the room at12:05: two correspondents. And none of ICP's written questions have been answered, on #SriLanka, corruption, #DRC, UN sexual abuse - thread
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @sdnylive @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @silas_atefor Banned Inner City Press asked On Sri Lanka after the use of photos of UN Peacekeepers with Shavendra Silva what are the belated comments and actions of SG Guterres now on Gotabaya Rajapaksa subjecting journalists to searches, interrogations & acts of intimidation?
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @sdnylive @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @silas_atefor @TamilGuardian @colombogazette @itjpsl @Roseandfalcon @bavanraavanan Banned Inner City Press asked On corruption what are the comments and actions of SG Guterres on that the former chief of staff for Gabon's Ali Bongo has been arrested? Brice Laccruche Alihanga and the former ministers of oil and energy were picked up
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If the govt really wants to help persecuted minorities of neighbouring countries, then why have 62,000 Tamil refugees from #SriLanka, who are refugee camps in TN, been left out of the #CitizenshipAmendmentBill? They are mostly Hindus and Christians.
What about the 100,000 Tibetans, also living in India? Most of them are Buddhists.
[Trying to use #whataboutery for good]
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Hello! Here's another very important  Sex-Ed thread on all available contraceptive methods in Sri Lanka!  

Ad = Advantages 
S/E = Side Effects 

#PatientEd #Tweetorial #SexEd #Contraceptives #SriLanka
¤ Condoms - Efficacy 98% 

Ad - ONLY method to offer protection from sexually transmitted diseases and also provide contraception 

S/E - None
¤ COCP/POP - Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill, Progesterone Only Pill - Efficacy 99%

S/E - Increased risk of breast and cervical cancer,  Acne, Risk of blood clot formation leading to strokes, Heart disease
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"There has been some controversy over various maps depicting the results of the 2019 Sri Lankan Presidential Election."

#PresPollSL2019 #PresPollSL #lka #SriLanka
@ruvanw @sanjiva @asokao @NCdeMel

medium.com/on-politics/th…
The SLPP “won” (i.e. got more votes) in all but the Northern and Eastern provinces.

#PresPollSL2019 #PresPollSL #lka #SriLanka
@ruvanw @sanjiva @asokao @NCdeMel

medium.com/on-politics/th…
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Here is UN press briefing room past noon for noon briefing Inner City Press is banned from for 504th day by corrupt UNSG @AntonioGuterres. It has submitted Qs in writing to @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric including on #Honduras, #SriLanka, #Cmr etc - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @SomosAnticorrup @hondurassol @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press asked On #Honduras on which SG Guterres never answered on El Chapo funds, beyond thanking JOH for $50,000, what now is his comment on killling of Josue David Caceres Aguilar, son of another witness of JOH's corruption Miguel Anulfo Valle?
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @SomosAnticorrup @hondurassol @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @javimatahn @Asael89194832 @AntiBotsHN @RicSotoHN Banned Inner City Press asked On #Kenya & corruption, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres and separately his resident coordinator in Kenya Sid Chatterjee, presumably in NYC this week, on that on Nov 18 the US for corruption barred Amos Wako
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In UN press briefing room today at noon: no journalists at all, just students. Learning how an international organization can be killed by a corrupt and secretive figurehead like @AntonioGuterres? Banned Inner City Press submitted written Qs, no answers - thread
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong Banned Inner City Press asked On #Cameroon, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on this testimony bbc.com/news/world/afr…
[Oh and to cross-over readers, here's BBC on OneCoin, crediting Inner City Press: bbc.com/news/technolog…
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong Banned Inner City Press asked, On freedom of association, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that the activities of #BurkinaFaso's opposition FPR, have been suspended for three months after it demanded the resignation of President Kaboré?
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UN press briefing room is so empty at 12:04 pm for noon briefing that they have to bring in students to fill up the back of the room. They are here to see the death of journalism. Inner City Press has submitted questions, none answered by @UN_Spokesperson. Thread
@UN_Spokesperson @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @iburundi @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @allimadi @kristina_wong Banned Inner City Press has asked, without answer, On #Cameroon, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on Paul Biya saying, in Paris, that he "tried" to assimilate SW & NW but failed (and will presumably accelerate his murders in these regions)?
@UN_Spokesperson @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @iburundi @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @allimadi @kristina_wong @silas_atefor @NeverAgainGC @Beatriceijang While @AntonioGuterres who took Biya's golden statue refuses to answer Press questions about #Cameroon, now @UKUN_NewYork @AmbassadorAllen holds stakeout without any questions, laughs with scribes, did nothing (or worse) when Inner City Press was banned from UN
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