Archive for September 5th, 2015

Sri Lanka should be the Hong Kong of India

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Chanaka Bandarage No one would disagree that Hong Kong rode to its prosperity on the back of China (after the Chinese Revolution, Hong Kong underwent a rapid and successful process of industrialization, from the late 1940s, and became a rich nation). After the liberalisation of China’s trade (Chairman Deng’s Open Door Policy’ in the late […]

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New government out to scrap Provincial Councils

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Sri Lankan Mirror Swearing in of ministers yesterday for provinces and the proposed district councils for development headed by the MP who won the most votes in the district is a clear sign the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government has started dismantling provincial councils, says senior journalist cum political analyst Kusal Perera. These ministers appointed to oversee provincial […]

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AWARD OF PRAIRIE ROSES TO R. SAMPANTHAN

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

By Shelton A. Gunaratne Professor of communication emeritus, MSUM, and lead author of Mindful Journalism and News Ethics in the Digital Era: A Buddhist Approach (New York: Routledge, 2015) MOORHEAD, MN–As a mindful journalism practitioner and educator, I wish                    to show my thumbs up” approval to the selection of the Tamil National Alliance leader Rajavarothian […]

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Questions over Asbestos ban

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

By Kishani Samaraweera Courtesy The  Nation President Maithripala Sirisena announced on August 29 that strict laws will be enforced with regard to asbestos, and by 2018 the production and importation of asbestos will be banned completely. The President mentioned although plans were made to ban the production of asbestos when he was the Health Minister; it […]

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‘Ekneligoda not abducted for being a journalist’, CID believes

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

By The Nation The Colombo Telegraph has reported that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which is investigating the abduction of Prageeth Ekneligoda, believes that the reason for the abduction was something other than the fact of his being a journalist. The CID also believes that Ekneligoda’s practice of mailing human ash to Mahinda Rajapaksa was […]

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Domestic Inquiry, Militarisation & Victim-Witness Protection

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

by Kusal Perera Balendran Jeyakumari was arrested with her then 12 year old daughter in March 2014 on charges she possessed two stolen mine detectors. Lugged in remand prison for almost a year, she was allowed conditional bail in March, 2015. She had to report to the nearest police station every last Sunday of the […]

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ඉදිරියේ දී එන ‘අභ්‍යන්තර පරීක්ෂණය‘ – එය නීත්‍යනුකූල ද?

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

දර්ශන් වීරසේකර ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ ත‍්‍රස්තවාදී යුද්ධයේ අන්තිම පියවරයන් ගත් සමයේ දී සිදුවූවා යැයි කියන යුධ අපරාධ සම්බන්ධව අභ්‍යන්තර පරීක්ෂණයක් පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත බව ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ දේශීය ජාතික පුවත්පත් කීපයකම මෑතක දී වාර්තා කරනු ලැබීය. ඉහත සඳහන් අභ්‍යන්තර පරීක්ෂණ සාධාරණීයකරණය කිරීම වස්, නව විදෙස් ඇමති වන ගරු මංගල සමරවීර මහතා ඉදිරිපත් කර තබූ අදහස් කීපයක් පසු ගිය […]

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