Archive for October 14th, 2015

15/10/1505 (510 years ago to date) is the day that the Portuguese first landed in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Chanaka Bandarage Towards mid October 1505, the Portuguese Naval Captain, Lorenzo De Almeida, aka Don Lorenzo, who manned a fleet of nine war ships, had decided to return to Portugal  as he could not secure marine rope from the Islands of Maldives or Calcutta in India. Almeida was not aware of the existence of the […]

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WORLD TEACHERS DAY CELEBRATION TO CHEAT TEACHERS

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Cecil Atukorale It in a common place to say that education depends on the teacher. When we brood over the deceitful manner in which the world teacher’s day was celebrated on October 6th, it would be dishonest not to admit that as a race teachers are not a popular section of the community. It is […]

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Geneva 2009-2015 & The Struggle Ahead

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

By Dayan Jayatilleka Preambular Paragraph 3 of the October 2015 resolution says that the resolutions of 2012, 2013 and 2014 formed the basis of the resolution of 2015. The 2015 Resolution flows directly from the 2014 Resolution which mandated the Office of the High Commissioner’s investigation on Sri Lanka. What is important is to note that […]

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Ahmadiyya Delegation Meets Parliament Speaker, Presents Quran Sinhala Translation

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

PRESS RELEASE  A. Abdul Aziz – Press Secretary. A delegation led by Mr. M.A. Anis Ahmad, National Vice-President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community – Sri Lanka, met the Sri Lanka Parliament Speaker, Honorable Karu Jeyasuriya, at his office in Parliament Complex, on 13th October, 2015. At this meeting, the Speaker showed keen interest to know about the community. […]

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Shouldn’t we follow the Chinese way?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Courtesy The Daily Mirror As elders, we are always keen on promoting our children’s well-being, providing them space to grow up to be good,    law abiding,   and responsible citizens and contribute to the welfare of the nation whose pride is in our children. At the turn of the millennium, the Sri Lankan Government […]

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Collecting revenue, govt. way

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

By C .A. Chandraprema Courtesy Island The present government has, since last January when it took office, used all the wrong imagery in relation to government finances. The interim budget of February was hailed as a ‘Robin Hood budget’ where money would be taken from the rich and distributed to the poor. And indeed the interim […]

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War crimes: Robert Blake and his colleagues can strengthen Lanka’s defence – Gotabhaya

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island Report of UNSG Ban ki-moon’s Panel of Experts (PoE) on Accountability in Sri Lanka accused the then Sri Lankan government of five major human rights violations, committed during eelam war IV (Aug. 2006 to May 2009). Three dealt with the conduct of the Sri Lankan political and military leaderships during the […]

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World Bank aid and call for privatizing state enterprises

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

G. A. D. Sirimal (SLAS) Former Assistant Secretary, Ministry for Power & Energy-Courtesy Island It is reported, the World Bank [WB] has promised aid for Sri Lanka to help the new government in its development programmes. The same conditions will be laid down by WB as it did way back in1980s during J. R. Jayewardene regime. It […]

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