Archive for January 11th, 2016

Views on the economic Development Structured around the four key areas

Monday, January 11th, 2016

By Kanthar Balanathan DipEE (UK), GradCert (RelEng-Monash), DipBus&Adm (Finance-Massey), CEng. MIEE, MIE (Aust), CPEng (Ret)   It is most welcome that the SriLankan Government convened a conference on the economic development based around four key areas as follows: Macroeconomics and Fiscal Stability Structural Transformation and Competitiveness Urbanisation and Development Regional Development and Social Inclusion Views and opinion […]

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For Ranil’s vision to fulfil

Monday, January 11th, 2016

By Paneetha Ameresekere Courtesy The Ceylon Today Nonetheless, Ricardo Hausmann, the current Director of the Centre for International Development and a Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, seemingly threw a dampener to Wickremesinghe’s vision, when he said that Sri Lanka will have to first […]

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SRI LANKA: The Constitution making and brutal police murder at Embilipitiya

Monday, January 11th, 2016

An article by the Asian Human Rights Commission The Government has announced another attempt at constitution making in Sri Lanka which, this time is to begin, with the hope to complete the process, by the end of this year. A resolution to this effect has already been introduced in the Parliament and a Drafting Committee […]

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අරක්කු නැති නිසා ඝාතනය කල තරුණයාගේ මරණ් පරික්ෂණය පොලිස්පති ලියයි

Monday, January 11th, 2016

 LNW SPY January 8, 2016  මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේනගේ ජඩ පොලිසියේ අරක්කු බොතලයක් නොදිම නිසා පහර දි ඉහල මාලයෙන් පහලට විසිකිරිමෙන් ඝාතනය කල සුමිත් ප්‍රසන්නගේ තරුණයාගේ මරණ පරික්ෂණය සම්පුර්ණයෙන්ම ඔහු විසින්ම සියදිවි නසා ගැනිමක් ලෙස අර්ථකතනය කර ලබාදෙන ලෙස පොලිස්පති එන්.කේ. ඉලංගකෝන් මහතා රත්නපුර ප්‍රදේශය භාර ජේ‍යෂ්ඨ නියෝජ්‍ය පොලිස්පති රොෂාන් ඩයස් මහතා හරහා අද එම තරුණයාගේ මරණ […]

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Anti-LTTE, anti-Indian, anti-IC themes dominate The Sunday Times editorials in first 15 years of current century – Part 1 of a two-part analysis

Monday, January 11th, 2016

By Professor Shelton Gunaratne, Ph.D. (The writer is a former reporter of the Ceylon Daily News who completed his graduate studies in Oregon and Minnesota following the completion of a one-year World Press Institute Fellowship in the United States in 1966-67. He is the author of several books, including Mindful Journalism and News Ethics in […]

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හිරුණිකා පැයෙන් නිදහස් කරන බව කී ගම්මන්පිලගේ ටක්කෙටම හරියන ඊළඟ සාස්තය මෙන්න..Hirunika sets world record: Gammanpila

Monday, January 11th, 2016

අරවින්ද අතුකෝරල lanka C news පිවිතුරු හෙළ උරුමයේ නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී උදය ගම්මන්පිල මහතා මෙසේ අදහස් පල කලේය. UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra has created a world record by being the world’s first person to be bailed out within the shortest time ever after being arrested, UPFA MP Udaya Gammanpila said today. He said that if […]

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ඇමෙරිකාව ප්‍රමුඛ බටහිර රටවල් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පිලිබඳ මෙතරම් උනන්දු ඇයි?

Monday, January 11th, 2016

මහාචාර්ය පුංචිනිලමේ මිගස්වත්තේ “අනාගතයේදී මුහුදු සේද මාවත පාලනය කරන්නන් විසින් මුලු ලෝකයම පාලනය කරනු ඇත” අන්තර්ජාතික භූදේශපාලනය පිලිබඳ තුලනාත්මක විවරණයක්. https://www.facebook.com/1911473452411740/videos/vb.1911473452411740/1911652605727158/?type=3&permPage=1

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Patriotism does depend on where you live

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Ranjit Weerasinghe Toronto Courtesy The Island I read with interest, the series of articles written by former Consul-General of Toronto, Bandula Jayasekara, regarding the L.T.T.E. activity in Canada during the war in Sri Lanka. He, quite rightly commended the invaluable contribution made by SLUNA and a few Sri Lankans domiciled in Canada who provided leadership to […]

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Sri Lanka President hints a federal Constitution

Monday, January 11th, 2016

By Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune Political Note from U.S. Washington, D.C. 11 January (Asiantribune.com): President of Sri Lanka Maitripala Sirisena addressing the parliamentary on January 9 session that moved a resolution to transform the legislature into a constitutional assembly to draft a new constitution declared that there was no foreign influence in formulating the […]

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The Satanic Verses: Salman Rushdie’s ‘love song to our mongrel selves’ – II

Monday, January 11th, 2016

By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island Rushdie is a perfect master of his medium and his message. The two elements define and shape each other. Those who attack the work purely on religious grounds totally miss the point, for they trivialize the book’s meaning to the point of absurdity. The real importance of the novel lies […]

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British Royals & PM must answer for boosting Saudi death regime, ISIS

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Media Release Monday, 11 January 2016 Citizens Electoral Council of Australia The Saudi Arabian dictatorship that on 1 January executed 47 people, a number of them by beheading, is a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council—thanks to the British government. Among those executed by the extreme Sunni Wahhabi regime were four Shiite Muslims, including the […]

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Sri Lanka turns to mystery investor in bid to defend rupee

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Courtesy The Daily Mirror An unidentified investor has promised to park $1 billion in dollar deposits in Sri Lanka to help the island nation defend its currency, the finance minister told Reuters, in an unusual move that highlights the country’s precarious finances Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake declined to reveal the identity of the investor. But […]

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Sri Lankan shares end at 1-1/2-year lows

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Jan 11 Sri Lankan shares fell for a sixth straight session, to mark their lowest close in 1-1/2 years, led by declines in diversified and banking stocks due to local and global concerns, brokers said. Fears over investors shifting to risk-free assets such as government securities due to rising yields in government securities dented sentiment. […]

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Field Marshal and Justice Minister lock horns again … trade damning allegations on TV

Monday, January 11th, 2016

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka has urged President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickrem-esinghe to take punitive action against Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakse, PC, whom the war veteran accuses of still serving the interests of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. Appearing on live Sirasa political […]

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Foreign exchange crisis looming, warns economist

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Courtesy The Nation Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka W A Wijewardena last week warned that Sri Lanka’s situation of the external debt was ‘critical’ and the island is now heading for a foreign exchange crisis coupled by the deceleration of the economic growth. Addressing the Sri Lanka Economic Forum 2016, […]

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Embilipitiya fatality victim laid to rest HRCSL awaiting preliminary report

Monday, January 11th, 2016

BY CASSENDRA DOOLE AND RUWAN LAKNATH JAYAKODY Courtesy The Ceylon Today The last rites of the man, who died during a clash between villagers and police in Embilipitiya, was held at the Nawa Nagara cemetery, yesterday (10) afternoon. The youth, who was reportedly injured after jumping from an upper floor of a house during the incident, succumbed […]

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