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Canadian resolution as Core Group at UNHRC on Sri Lanka
Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario .K1J 6G
10 April 2021 Hon. Marc Garneau, PC CC CD MPMinister of Foreign AffairsGovernment of CanadaHouse of CommonsOttawa. Honourable Minister Marc Garneau: Re Canada welcomes UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sri Lanka That statement of yours stymied me, foxed me, googlyed me,  made me sick in my stomach, and disappointed me, especially when My Canada aided and abetted that terrorist Tamil Eelam War that the UNHRC had tied the Resolution to, and we have now embarked on a cunning... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/04/21)

Philip vision was long range. Philip saw the potential of China. Like SWRD, Philip too spoke out in favor of China. Philip, as Ceylon's Minister of Agriculture, addressed the FAO conference in Tokyo in 1958. He spoke of the absence of China at this meeting. He said China should be in UN before the next FAO meeting. Within the next 15 years, China will be the industrial and agricultural giant of the world, declared Philip. Philip and William Silva visited China in 1958. Bandu says that the high regard in which Philip was held... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/04/21)

Philip was universally considered a man of high principles, honesty and integrity.  He was very austere in his ways. DB Dhanapala recalled that he found him a mild kind of man who liked to listen to you with as little comment as possible.  Everyone who knew him remarked, that   in private he was a very gentle soul, on the political platform he was a fury.   Philip was one of those rare politicians who    were willing to praise his opponents. He would continue a programme of work begun by an opponent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/04/21)

Presidential Task Force to achieve goals set in “Discussion with the Village” programme.
By Noor Nizam - Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart, Convener "The Muslim Voice" and Member "Viyathmaga", April 11`th., 2021.
This is a wonderful move by the President and a most effective way of implementing a "MONITORING SYSTEM" to follow-up on all decisions and instructions given by the president/taken at the Gama Samaga Pilisandara (Dialogue with the Village) meetings/discussions since put in place since the later part of 2020. It is also a great opening of opportunities to the new young parliamentarians of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and PM Mahinda Rajapaksa's government to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/04/21)

ජනාධිපතිතුමා, අගමැතිතුමා ඇතුලු සියලුම සිoහල දේශපාලකයින් වෙත විවුර්ත සන්දේශයක්
ආචාර්ය සුදත් ගුණසේකර. මහනුවර සිoහල බෞද්ධ ජේෂ්ඨ පුර වැසියන්ගේ සන්විධානයේ සභාපති සහ අග්රාමාත්ය සිරිමවෝ බන්ඩාරනායක මැතිනියගේ හිටපු ඉස්තිර ලේකම් -මහනුවර 
(මෙම ලිප්පිය ලිවීමට මා පෙලඹවූයේ “ලබන ජූනි මස පමණ යලිත් පලාත් සභා මැතිවරණය පැවැත්වීමට අගමැති තුමා උපදෙස් දුන්” බවට පුවත් පත්වල පලවූ පුවතකි). එදා 2009 මැයි මස නන්දිකඩාල්හිදී ලොවම පරාජය නොකල හැකියයි කී ලෝකයේ දරුණුතම ත්රස්ථවාදීන් වූ LTTE ය පරාජය කොට රට ජාතිය තිස්වසරක යුධ ශාපයෙන් බේරාගත් ආකාරයෙන්ම, මේ රටේ ආණ්ඩුක්රම  විවස්ථාව සහ ජනතා පරමාධිපත්ය විනාශකොට රට ජාතිය දෙමළුන්ට පාවාදුන්දා ඔබද විරුද්ධ වූ,  1987 ජූලි 29 ජේ ආර්- රජිව් ගිවිසුම සහ in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/04/21)

සමෘද්ධිලාභී පවුල් හට රු.5000/ දීමනාව - 2021. 04. 11
සමෘද්ධි සංවර්ධන නිළධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය.  
අතිගරු ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා, අලුත් අවුරුද්ද වෙනුවෙන් අඩු ආදායම්ලාභී හා සමෘද්ධිලාභී පවුල් හට රු.5000/ දීමනාව හදිසි තීරණයෙන් සමෘද්ධි සේවකයින් වෙත වු පීඩාව පිළිබඳව. සිංහල හා හින්දු අලුත් අවුරුදු උදාවට පෙර සමෘද්ධි හා අඩු අදායම්ලාභී පවුල් වෙත රු.5000/ දීමනාවක් ලබා දීමට ආණ්ඩුව ගෙන ඇති තීරණය දැනුම් දෙමින් මුදල් අමාත්‍යාංශයෙහි මාධය අංශය හා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය  කාර්යාලය විසින් නිකුත් කරන ලද අප්‍රේල් 10 වැනි දිනැති චක්‍රලේඛ අංක PTF/03-21 යන ලිපිය හා බැදේ, ඒ අනුව ඔබ විසින් ගන්නා ලද හදිසි තීරණය ක්‍රියාවට නැංවීමේදී එය ගම්මට්ටමින් ක්‍රියාවට නංවන සමෘද්ධි සේවකයින් බරපතල ගැටලු රැසකට මුහුණ දීමට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/04/21)

Flush Out Toxic Heavy Metals With Coriander
Courtesy HealthyMuslim.
Coriander, or cilantro, is a remarkable healing plant and it is unusual in that its leaves are used as a herb and its seeds as a spice. This versatile ingredient not only tastes great, but it also has many health-protective properties. Coriander contains antibacterial compounds that protect against food poisoning and numerous bugs, and is an effective anti-inflammatory. What's more, coriander has an amazing ability for detoxifying the body, by binding to heavy metals and helping to remove them from the body. Many of the healing properties of coriander can be attributed to its exceptional phytonutrient content. It contains a volatile oil which is rich in beneficial phytonutrients, including carvone, geraniol, limonene, borneol, camphor, and linalool, as well as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/04/21)

Mrs World 2020 to return her crown after she snatched one off 2021 Mrs Sri Lanka winner
Courtesy The Straits Times
COLOMBO (NYTIMES) - Last year's winner of Mrs World, a beauty pageant for married women, said she would return her crown after she snatched one off the head of the 2021 winner of Mrs Sri Lanka World, claiming that she was divorced - a violation of pageant rules. Ms Pushpika de Silva had just been crowned Mrs Sri Lanka World at a pageant in Colombo last weekend when Caroline Jurie, the 2020 Mrs World winner, took the stage and announced that "there is a rule that you have to be married... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/04/21)

US envoy warns China-backed Colombo Port project may create safe haven for money launderers
Courtesy The Hindustan Times
Sri Lanka has unveiled draft legislation for a Colombo Port City Commission which allows for sweeping tax breaks, tax-free salaries and to be an offshore financial centre.ANI |PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 04:36 PM IST A general view of the Chinese-funded project for the Port City is pictured in Colombo(AFP) US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Alaina Teplitz on Saturday warned Sri Lanka of unintended consequences of 'nefarious actors' who may try to misuse a China-backed Colombo Port City's easy business rules as a permissive money... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/04/21)

Grama Niladaris to boycott distribution of Rs 5000 allowance
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/lRsJUDAUqNg... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/04/21)

Two more coronavirus deaths reported
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka has reported 02 more coronavirus-related deaths, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (April 11). As per the Department of Government Information, both victims are male patients, aged 60 and 72 years. The new deaths bring the number of COVID-19 related deaths witnessed in Sri Lanka to 598 in total.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/04/21)

225 coronavirus cases reported within the day
Courtesy Adaderana
Sri Lanka on Sunday (April 11) confirmed another 55 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus in the country as total infections detected within the day reached 225. This brought the total number of Covid-19 confirmed in the country thus far to 95,131. According to the Epidemiology Unit, 2,902 patients infected with the virus are currently under medical care at designated hospitals and treatment centers while total recoveries have reached 91,631.  The death toll due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the country stands at 598.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/04/21)

South African variant may evade protection from Pfizer vaccine, Israeli study says
Courtesy Adaderana
The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa may evade the protection provided by Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its prevalence in the country is very low and the research has not been peer-reviewed. The study, released on Saturday, compared almost 400 people who had tested positive for COVID-19, 14 days or more after they received one or two doses of the vaccine, against the same number of unvaccinated patients with the disease. It matched age and gender, among other characteristics. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 12/04/21)

The ban on the BBS: A sop to Cerberus?
by Rohana R. Wasala
The report of the ministerial subcommittee appointed by the president on February 19, 2021 to study the Final Report of the PCoI on the Easter Sunday Attacks and to suggest how its recommendations should be carried out was handed over to the president on April 5 by its secretary Harigupta Rohanadheera, the director general of legal affairs at the presidential secretariat. The sectoral oversight committee comprised minister Chamal Rajapaksa (chairman), and ministers Udaya Gammanpila, Prasanne Ranatunga, Romesh Pathirana, Johnston Fernando and Rohitha Abeygunawardane. Two days later (April 7), the media reported that the Attorney... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/04/21)

The glorious years of Jaffna youth were hijacked by Ponnambalam
H. L. D. Mahindapala
Between  mid-twenties and mid-thirties, Jaffna stood as a shining beacon, showing the path to a future filled with humane and liberal values aimed at bonding a divided nation into one united brotherhood, rising above castes and divisive creeds. Jaffna held the future of the nation  in the palm  of  its hands. Influenced, on the one hand by liberal-democratic values imparted in the schools run by American missionaries and, on the other, by the Gandhain ideals, the English-speaking Tamil youth took to non-violent radical politics with a passionate mission to give new directions to the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/04/21)

මරණ පරීක්ෂකවරු බඳවා ගැනීමට අදාළව ආණ්ඩුවේ වර්ගවාදය
 මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්
         හදිසි මරණ පරීක්ෂකවරු සඳහා තනතුරු බිහි කිරීම සිදු වන්නේ 1979 අංක 15 දරණ අපරාධ නඩු විධාන සංග්‍රහයේ 108 වගන්තිය අනුවයි. සිවිල් පුරවැසියන්ගෙන් තෝරාගත් උගත් බුද්ධිමත් පුද්ගලයන්  සීමිත පොලිස් බලතල සහිතව මෙම තනතුරට  පත්කිරීමට  අධිකරණ ඇමතිවරයාට බලය හිමිවී තිබේ.මෙම තනතුර සඳහා පඩිනඩි සැපයීමක් සිදු නොවන අතර හදිසි මරණයකදී කරන ලද පරීක්ෂණයකින් අනතුරුව ලබා දෙන වාර්තාව උදෙසා යම් දීමනාවක් ගෙවනු ලබයි. ඒ අනුව මෙම තනතුරු ගරු කටයුතුය.බුහුමන් ලබන්නකි.වගකීමක් ඇති බැවින් තනතුර හොබවන පුද්ගලයා සමාජයේ පිළිගත් තැනැත්තෙකු බවට තක්සේරුවක් තිබිය යුතුය. මරණ පරීක්ෂණයකදී යම් තැනැත්තෙකුගෙන් සාක්ෂියක් ලබා ගැනීමට බලය පාවිච්චි කිරීමටද එලෙස සාක්ෂි දීම පැහැර හරින්නකුට විරුද්ධව වරෙන්තුවක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/04/21)

Taking Lessons From LTTE New Narco-Terrorism Network Takes Shape In South Asia – OpEd
By Sugeeswara Senadhira* Courtesy Euresia Review Indian security officials believe the interception of a Sri Lankan boat carrying 300 kilograms of heroin, five AK-47 guns and ammunition off the coast of Vizhinjam in Kerala in South India on March 25 points to a network of narco-terrorism with strong links to a group in Sri Lanka. The Indian officials told the Media the network of narco-terrorism has created sleeper cells in Sri Lanka and other neighbouring countries, and exports drugs to foment trouble. They added that the drug income is then used to fund illegal activities, including extremist activities. ... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 11/04/21)

Low-income families to receive Rs. 5,000 allowance for festive season
Courtesy Ada Derana
Steps have been taken to provide a cash allowance of Rs. 5,000 to Samurdhi recipients and low-income families, says State Minister of Samurdhi, Household Economy, Micro Finance, Self-Employment and Business Development Shehan Semasinghe. The decision has been taken in view of the upcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Samurdhi officers have been instructed to take necessary measures to hand over the cash allowance to relevant families prior to the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. This is jointly initiated by the Presidential Task Force for Economic Revival and Poverty Eradication... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/04/21)

Another COVID-19 death in Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
Director-General of Health Services has confirmed another COVID-related death in Sri Lanka on Saturday (April 10). This brings the total number of COVID deaths reported in the country since the outbreak of the pandemic to 596. The deceased was identified as a 56-year-old man from Udahethenna. He was tested positive for the virus while he was undergoing treatment at the Nawalapitiya District General Hospital. He was then transferred to the Theldeniya Base Hospital where he passed away on Saturday. The cause of death was recorded as COVID pneumonia,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/04/21)

Coronavirus figures up by 160 new infections
Courtesy Asda Derana
A total of 160 more persons were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (April 10) as the confirmed cases count reached 94,724. https://youtu.be/ItDBWEjkGv8 Fifty-one of them have been identified from the prison cluster, the Department of Government Information said. Meanwhile, the recoveries count recorded in the country is currently at 91,456. According to statistics, 2,673 active cases are still under medical care at designated hospitals and treatment centres. Sri Lanka has also witnessed 595 fatalities due to the outbreak of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 11/04/21)

Coronavirus: Daily cases count on Friday hits 228
Courtesy Ada Derana
Ministry of Health on Tuesday (April 09) confirmed 116 more new cases of the COVID-19 in Sri Lanka as the daily cases count reached 228. Among the newly-identified coronavirus patients are 45 individuals who arrived in Sri Lanka from overseas and 03 from the prison cluster, the Department of Government Information said. The new development has brought the total number of COVID-19 confirmed in the country thus far to 94,564. According to the Epidemiology Unit, 2,699 patients infected with the virus are currently under medical care at designated hospitals... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/04/21)

Indians are using fake Covid-19 results to travel, skip exams
Courtesy Newin.asia
India, April 9 (Quartz) – As India braces for the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, some Indians have come up with a jugaad—the colloquial term for a hack—that might prove to be a menace for the country. On April 1, the government in the western state of Gujarat shut down a couple of labs after it found that they were selling fake Covid-19 negative test results. This is not an isolated event. There have been several incidents where Indians have fudged reports—sometimes on their own—to dodge quarantine rules or travel freely without taking an RT-PCR... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/04/21)

Lifetime salaries, allowances of disabled war heroes to be paid to dependents
Courtesy Adaderana
The Ministerial Consultative Committee on Defence has met under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Sri Jayewardenepura Parliamentary Complex on Thursday (April 08). https://youtu.be/yBjeMnHKYwU This is the inaugural meeting of the Consultative Committee after the election of the current Parliament. The President chaired the meeting in his capacity as the Minister in charge of the subject who is usually the Chairman of the Committee, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said. A number of issues such as national security, promotion of law and order, salaries of war... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 10/04/21)

The Indian Trojan Horse
Sugath Kulatunga 
It is a consolation that the Government has decided to defer the resurrection of the Provincial Councils, until after a new law is approved by the Parliament. Meanwhile, 10 leading Venerable monks have strongly protested on the very idea of bringing back the Provincial Councils. It is noted that these same Venerable monks played a lead role in bringing this government to power. They have given five very cogent reasons why it should not be done. It is not necessary to elaborate on each reason adduced by the leading Buddhist clergy. But there are many more... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/04/21)

Philip Gunawardene accomplished much in food and agriculture during his short stay of three years in the MEP government. These are described at length in other essays in this series. This essay looks at certain aspects of Philip’s vision. Philip studied the rural sector carefully. Philip said that the   peasantry had many problems, poverty, indebtedness, need for credit, lack of scientific techniques of production, and marketing facilities. Two main obstacles to agricultural progress were the backwardness of the agricultural techniques used which result in poor yields and the fact that villagers were landless... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/04/21)

Citizen Centric Digital Government being set up: President
BY AAZAM AMEEN courtesy The Morning.lk
In his address to the audience at the virtual event inaugurating Sri Lanka Internet Day 2021 held on the 6th and 7th of April, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa pledged to set up a Citizen Centric Digital Government for the convenience of Sri Lanka’s citizens. Stressing on the fact that a technology based society pillar cannot be overlooked, the president stated that Citizen Service Centres will soon adopt new technology for public service delivery. A digital payment system to pay traffic fines and a e-procurement system to eliminate bribery and corruption... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/04/21)

Sri Lanka will build South Asia’s first Disneyland
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, April 8 (Daily News) – Sri Lanka will build South Asia’s first Disneyland in the proposed Bopitiya leisure Park which will be created by Korea Cavitation Co. a company with Investments from Malaysia and Korea. President of Korea Cavitation Co. Baekgeum Kim and the representative of Sri Lanka Dr. Parimala Rajo Isa Michael said that they are negotiating with the government to obtain a 150 acre land on a lease basis for this project. “We hope to raise around USD 400 million to construct this project through international... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/04/21)

Pakistani dates tickle Lankan taste buds
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, April 8: The High Commission of Pakistan, in collaboration with Ministry of Commerce and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), organized a promotional event for Pakistani dates in Sri Lanka, at the High Commission in Colombo on Thursday.   In his remarks, the High Commissioner of Pakistan,  Maj. Gen (Retd.) Muhammad Saad Khattak highlighted the Government of Pakistan’s policy of introducing non-traditional products such as dates through a diversified marketing approach. While underscoring the importance of consuming dates due to their innumerable health benefits, the High Commissioner urged Sri Lankan importers... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/04/21)

As U.S. economy roars back, life in many poor countries gets worse
By Gabriele Steinhauser in Johannesburg, Saeed Shah in Islamabad, Pakistan, and Ryan Dube in Lima, Peru Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Johannesburg, April 8 (Wall Street Journal):  Powered by the U.S. and China, the global economy is set to make a stunning comeback this year from its deepest contraction since the Great Depression, economists say. For many developing countries, though, 2021 is shaping up to look a lot like 2020, with the pandemic still raging and poverty deepening. “Here in Washington, D.C., people are literally talking about the Roaring 20s and, you know, letting the doors fly off the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/04/21)

India, Sri Lanka agree to jointly work against terror groups, fugitives
Courtesy Adaderana
India and Sri Lanka on Thursday agreed to work jointly against terrorist groups and fugitives wherever they are present and active, and emphasised on sharing real time intelligence. In the first delegation level virtual police chiefs’ dialogue, India and Sri Lanka also decided to strengthen the existing cooperation mechanisms, as also designate “nodal points” for timely and effective handling of existing as well as emerging security challenges. The Indian delegation was led by Director of Intelligence Bureau Arvind Kumar and the Sri Lankan team was led by C. D. Wickramaratne, Inspector General... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/04/21)

Over 300 fresh cases of Covid-19 reported today
Courtesy Adaderana
The Ministry of Health says that another 49 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Three of the new cases from the Prisons Covid-19 cluster while the remaining 46 are close associates of the Peliyagoda Covid-19 cluster. This brings the tally of fresh cases reported within today to 309 while the total number of cases affiliated with the Minuwangoda, Peliyagoda and prisons clusters climbs to 89,341.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/04/21)

Two more Covid-19 deaths reported in Sri Lanka
Courtesy Adaderana
The Director General of Health Services has confirmed two more Covid-19 related deaths today while this brings the death toll due to the virus in Sri Lanka to 593. One of the deceased is a 70-year-old male from Dehiwala who had been transferred from the South Colombo Teaching Hospital to IDH after being diagnosed as Covid-19 positive.  He had passed away on April 08 due to acute heart disease, septic shock, high blood pressure and Covid-19 pneumonia. The other victim is a 79-year-old woman from Kondavil who had passed away... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/04/21)

Three COVID-19 infections of Denmark variant detected from Colombo
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/O9vxqr36D6I Denmark lineage of COVID-19 has been identified in virus samples collected from 03 persons in the community in Colombo, says Dr Chandima Jeewandara, Director of Allergy, Immunity and Cell Biology Unit of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Sri Lanka has carried out monthly genetic sequencing of the COVID-19 virus variants since the virus first entered the country in March 2020. Accordingly, a total of 55 samples have been subjected to genetic sequencing for the month of March 2021, Said Dr. Chandima Jeewandara. He says that... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/04/21)

Gazette published naming Ajith Mannapperuma to Ranjan’s MP seat
Courtesy Adaderana
The Extraordinary Gazette notification announcing the appointment of Mr. Ajith Mannapperuma to the parliamentary seat vacated by Ranjan Ramanayake, has been published a short while ago.  The gazette notice states that the Secretary General of Parliament has informed the Election Commission, under Section 64(1) of the Parliamentary Elections Act, No. 1 of 1981, that a vacancy has occurred in the membership of the Ninth Parliament by reason of Mr. Ranjan Ramanayake ceasing to be a Member of Parliament. “The Returning Officer, for the electoral district which returned the said member was directed by the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/04/21)

Caroline Jurie & Chula Padmendra granted police bail
Courtesy Adaderana
Reigning Mrs. World Caroline Jurie and model Chula Padmendra, who were arrested by the Cinnamon Gardens Police, have been granted police bail. They were taken into custody this afternoon over the recent controversy at the Mrs. Sri Lanka beauty pageant held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre on Sunday (April 04). The arrests have been made on the offenses of simple hurt and criminal force, according to Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana. The Cinnamon Gardens Police have recorded statements from Jurie and Padmendra before releasing them on police bail. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/04/21)

Tests confirm Aflatoxin presence in samples from coconut oil bowsers
Courtesy Adaderana
Tests carried out on samples from the two bowser trucks containing coconut oil – which were recently taken into custody at Dankotuwa – have indicated the presence of Aflatoxin, says the spokesperson of Sri Lanka Customs. https://youtu.be/I-3LW5Eunyo The two bowser trucks were seized by Dankotuwa Police on the 30th of March, on suspicion of containing carcinogenic substances. A total of 27,500 liters of coconut oil had been taken into custody from the two bowser trucks which were parked at a mill in the Dankotuwa area. Samples... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 09/04/21)

Philip Gunawardene returned to Sri Lanka in 1932 after ten hectic years abroad. Of all the socialist politicians in the island, Philip Gunawardene is the only politician to have had close contact with socialist movements abroad, observed Ananda Meegama.   He had met with revolutionaries and freedom fighters in four continents. Philip said he has associated with socialists of different brands from pale pink to dark red in various parts of the world.  His father got to know something of his son’s activities when Queen’s Counsel R.L. Pereira returned from New York. Pereira had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/04/21)

UNHRC March 21 sessions -Britain turns a Coveted Eye at its Ex. Colonies
Palitha Senanayake
Britain, no longer Great, and75 years after it was forced to renounce its colonies with imperialism  identified to be the cause of World Wars, and increasingly finding itself in a rather insignificant role in world  affairs,  appear to indulge in some nostalgic glory turning a coveted eye at its former colony Ceylon, at the recent UNHRC sessions. Well, Ceylon could well be the get- away to the South Asian continent, which was once the ‘jewel of the Imperial crown’. Many centuries ago Britain did it then, to ‘civilize’ these countries and profited enormously, and today, in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/04/21)

Garvin Karunaratne observed that it was one thing to make hair raising speeches, another thing to be an efficient minister in a government. Philip was very efficient as a Minister, he said.  I worked in his ministry throughout the MEP  government period and I can say that the forceful ideas that he uttered in his fiery speeches at last got channeled into action.  Ananda Meegama agreed. He pointed out that revolutionaries do not normally do well in office. Philip was different. He did well as a Minister. His ministry did the work of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/04/21)

Rohan Abeygunawardena
"These Sri Lankans are giving the Aussies a real hiding." This was how Tony Greig described his favourite ‘’little Sri Lankans’’ when their captain Ranatunga's six cleared the fence at World Cup 1996. Yes, 17th March 1996 was the ‘’Red Letter Day’’ of Sri Lanka cricket. Sri Lanka beat mighty Aussies at 1996 final in Lahore, Pakistan. The story of how a proud island nation overcame bombings, boycotts and near-bankruptcy at its cricket board to reach the top of the world 25 years ago was vividly described in an article published by Sam... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 08/04/21)

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