Archive for October 8th, 2013

Sri Lanka’s External Ministry backs off on taking up issue of dropping of Pali for IAS exams with Government of India

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Shenali D. Waduge Sri Lanka is a Buddhist country whatever schemes are being attempted to overtly and covertly dilute and change this fact. We are well aware of these agendas. Article 9 of the Constitution guarantees foremost place to Buddhism and imposes a mandatory duty on the State not only to protect but also ‘foster’ […]

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Harper snubs Commonwealth Summit

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G Canada 8 October 2013 The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN Dear Editor: Re: ‘Harper snubs Commonwealth summit – PM won’t attend meeting in Sri Lanka over ‘serious violations’ of rights’, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has finally confirmed that he would be boycotting the […]

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President tells Indian External Affairs Minister-LET PARLIAMENT LOOK AT 13 A

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Courtesy The Daily News PSC solution should be in line with what the people want President commended for holding NPC poll after decades President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Parliament is the best forum to address the issue of implementation of the 13th Amendment, adding that Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) members should engage in dialogue and come […]

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The Landmark Supreme Court judgement on State Land and Land

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

RANJITH SOYSA The recent judgement delivered by the Supreme Court on the subject of State Land and land is a  critically important ruling  pertaining to the important subject of devolution of power under the The 13th Amendment. It conclusively added   a nail in  the coffin of endless discourses, debates , research papers  on the subject […]

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Indian Foreign Minister Khurshid calls on President Rajapaksa

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

By Janaka Alahapperuma The Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this morning (08 October). The President and the Indian Minister have had lengthy discussions focused on enhancing bilateral social, economic, political and cultural cooperation between the two nations.  Mr. Khurshid also emphasized the importance of strengthening relations between […]

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Human evolution

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Dr Hector Perera      London Human evolution is about the origin of human beings which is the evolutionary process leading up to the appearance of modern humans. When we studied Darwin’s theory of evolution at advanced level, we studied that the humans evolved from monkeys but not in detail. All humans belong to the same species, which has spread […]

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Beyond Your Pension: What Should Be Done?

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

The Thirty Fifth Economic Flash Rising Life Expectancy Life expectancy has reached 74.9 years in Sri Lanka today. This reflects the considerable successes the country has achieved in its social development during the post – independence era. These include the control of Malaria, free education and health, provision of welfare services, and delivery of basic […]

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