Archive for April 26th, 2012

CIMOGG EVALUATES SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT ON NOISE POLLUTION

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

A Sri Lankan The recent unfortunate incidents in Dambulla have drawn public attention not only to the presence of unauthorized places of worship on historical sacred sites, but also to the use of loudspeakers installed at such places beginning at 4.30 a.m. calling on people to pray in an area that is inhabited overwhelmingly ( […]

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SERVER PERFORMANCE UPGRADE

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Please note that the server hosting lankaweb.com website will be undergoing a major software upgrade, within the next 48 hours. Although a bulk of the upgrades to the server are being done with it online and functional, in order to safely finalize these changes our Administrators will need to temporarily take the server offline in […]

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IS KEN LIVINGSTONE WORTHY OF YOUR VOTE ?

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Cathy & Tissa. Colombo Sri Lanka As you are aware Londoners go to the polls next Thursday to elect a new mayor and all candidates have been busy campaigning and explaining their promises. But some campaign promises are more interesting than other s “”…”in particular Ken Livingstone’s little publicised promise, made on the 7 April […]

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UK Channel 4 back in the news !

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

P.A.Samaraweera, Australia. Channel 4 had been in the news in Sri Lanka because of fake videos shown by them relating to the war. All their reports were one sided pointing the fingure at the govt with vengeance, hardly mentioning LTTE atrocities committed during 3 decades. It was obvious that all the material for these had come […]

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Statement by H.E. Ravinatha Aryasinha, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU, at the European Parliament South Asia Delegation’s discussion on Sri Lanka – 24 April 2012

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The embassy of the democratic socialist republic of sri lanka to belgium,  luxembourg  and the european union Madam Chair and Members of the South Asia Delegation, Less than 3 years ago, as Sri Lanka emerged from its 30 year long struggle against LTTE terrorism, there were many “ƒ”¹…”prophets of doom’, including in this Parliament, who […]

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Mosque Destruction in Dambulla ?

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Uditha Abeywickrema Dear Sir: Dambulla and its picturesque, historical environs are very sacred to Buddhists. Muslims ought to know this, and accordingly close down their mosque. Instead, they have become belligerent and threaten retaliation. But first, a simple question must be posed to Sri Lankan Muslims and to Muslims in the wider world for some perspective, fairness and balance. Would […]

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Through ‘Foreign’ eyes

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Dr.Tilak Fernando The Motor Traffic Law in Sri Lanka and its effectiveness have been continuously focused and discussed by many in print media by way of “ƒ”¹…”Letters to the Editor’ of newspapers, in electronic media and television too, highlighting the alarming rate of road accidents in this country. Why do road accidents escalate in a […]

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No Assurance from Rajapakse – Hindu April 25,2010

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Ira de Silva London, Canada The Editor The Hindu New Delhi, India Dear Sir: Reference this news item, could you clarify what right India has, as represented by the Indian delegation, to attempt to decide what Sri Lanka can do or not do regarding it’s internal laws and policies? India seems to believe, as does Mr. […]

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Karunanidhi wants Centre to back ‘Eelam’ campaign

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana Going ahead with his campaign for carving out a separate “ƒ”¹…”Tamil Eelam’ in Sri Lanka, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president M. Karunanidhi on Wednesday sought the revival of the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO), an outfit he was associated with in the 1980s, to fight for a separate State for Tamils on Gandhian […]

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3rd World Buddhist Forum opens in Hong Kong

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Courtesy:  China.org.cn The Third World Buddhist Forum, the largest international Buddhist conference ever held in Hong Kong, opened on April 26, 2012. At the beginning of the opening ceremony, led by President of the Hong Kong Buddhist Association Kok Kwong, President of the Buddhist Association of China Chuan Yin, the 11th Panchen Lama, Bainqen Erdini […]

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The CSSL Organises a Joint Seminar with OPA

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

PRESS RELEASE-The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL – www.cssl.lk) The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL – www.cssl.lk) is organising many events and activities to support professionals in Sri Lanka. One such event is up coming and it is a joint seminar organised with the Organisation of Professional Associations in Sri Lanka (OPA). The […]

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IMF, the World Bank and the future of Third World nations

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Shenali Waduge 60 years after the IMF and the World Bank took on the onerous task to promote growth and to rebuild nations why is it that half of the world of 7billion people still lives on less than a dollar a day, 3billion have no access to sanitation, 2billion have no access to electricity, […]

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‘They are upset India voted against them in Geneva’ We said UNHRC asks you to implement what your baby LLRC said. They had no answer”

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

BY S VENKAT NARAYAN Courtesy The Island NEW DELHI, April 25: Leader of the Opposition in Indian Parliament’s lower house Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday evening and briefed him about last week’s visit to Sri Lanka by an all-party team of 12 MPs. National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon and […]

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Overwhelming army presence in North: Army Chief clarifies post-war role

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island   Army Chief Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya yesterday said that the deployment of troops in the Northern and Eastern Provinces was very much less than during the conflict. “There is a substantial reduction of troops stationed in each district following peace time re-deployment,” Lt. Gen. Jayasuriya said in an […]

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