Archive for June 10th, 2015

Brain Drain, ‘Connection Culture’ and National Development

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

By  Asanga Abeyagoonasekera Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”John Quincy Adams Realising the extent of inequality in the present world is an aspect many sidestep. Poverty, prosperity and patterns of growth are among the top factors for this inequality. […]

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A  Hindu temple with Prabhakaran elevated to the status of a demi-God.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

by A concerned Reader. The extent of mis-information and blind faith that exists among those who hear, read and think only in Tamil  has been highlighted by the recent news from the Sevugaraya Ayyanar temple in South Poigainallur village near Nagapattinam in South India. Apparently, Prabhakaran is raised to the level of a Guardian Deity, […]

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U.S. GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR BAR ASSOCIATION OF SRI LANKA

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Juliana A. Spaven Press & Information Officer US Embassy Sri Lanka & Maldives January 16, 2014: Today the United States Embassy in Colombo, through its development arm, the U.S. Agency for International Development, announced its new program to support the Bar Association of Sri Lanka.  With the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, USAID will […]

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America Expresses Distress over Ranil’s Undemocratic Conduct

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Adalakderana A ‘No Confidence Motion’ with the most number of signatures in the history of Sri Lanka Parliament has been presented against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the distress and dissapointment of the US government, it said recently. If this no confedence motion is passed in parliament, the positive changes that have taken place in […]

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Sri Lanka targeting affordable renewable energy -Patali Champika Ranawaka

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Adaderana Minister of Power and Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka says that his Ministry has developed a comprehensive Sri Lanka Energy Sector Plan for a knowledge based Economy for a ten year period until 2025. This is for the entire energy sector of the country minimizing our dependence on importing fossil fuel for energy generation and […]

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PM’s no-confidence motion: President will not interfere, says Yapa

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Adaderana By any means, President Maithripala Sirisena will not interfere to take decisions in connection with the motion of no-confidence filed against the Prime Minister, General Secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (UPFA) Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said. The observation was made at a press conference held at the SLFP headquarters, this afternoon (10). Yapa also […]

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Sri Lanka’s foreign minister threatened with arrest after voting for gay rights at UN-Minister is accused of violating the country’s ban on homosexuality

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

BY DARREN WEE  Courtesy gaystarnews.com  Sri Linka’s Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera should be arrested for voting in favor of gay rights at the UN, an MP has said. Wimal Weerawansa, leader of the National Freedom Front, said the minister had violated the country’s penal code by voting against a Russia resolution calling for the withdrawal […]

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