Archive for December 20th, 2016

The Stolen Generation: Most blemished chapter in Australian history

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

 Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people’s sacred status, regardless of the pest. –Steve Irwin The Stolen Generation is a term used to describe those children of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who […]

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මහනුවර නගරයට ජලය සපයන දුනුමඩලාව රක්ෂිතය අනතුරේ

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න මාධ්‍ය සම්බන්ධීකාරක වැසිවනාන්තර සුරකින්නන්ගේ සංගමය දුනුමඩලාව වනරක්ෂිතය මහනුවර නගරාශ්‍රිතව ඉතිරි වී ඇති අවසාන ස්වභාවික වනාන්තර දෙකෙන් එකකි. එය කළමනාකරණය කිරීමේ වගකීම මහනුවර මහනගර සභාව දරණු ලබන්නේ දුනුමඩලාව රක්ෂිතය, ජලාශය හා ජලපෝෂක- ජලධාරක ප්‍රදේශය මහනුවර නගරයේ ප්‍රධාන පානීය ජල සැපයුම වීමේ විශේෂ හේතුවෙනි. නමුත්, සීඝ්‍රයෙන් ව්‍යාප්තවන ප්‍රසර්පණකාරී ක්‍රියා නිසා වනරක්ෂිතයත් ජලාශය හා ජලපෝෂක-ජලධාරක ප්‍රදේශයත් දැඩි තර්ජනයකට ලක්වී ඇත. දුනුමඩලාව රක්ෂිතයේ නැගෙනහිර […]

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The World’s Greatest Love Story

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Twice married, but still slim and elegant, at the age of 36, Ernest Wallis Simpson with a keen intelligence and a gift for the witty repartee, managed to steal the heart of Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, the Prince of Wales, who was the son of King George […]

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Lagarde’s conviction shows why IMF needs sort of reform it demands from others

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard  Courtesy The Sudney Morning Herald The International Monetary Fund seems cursed. One managing-director embroiled in scandal is perhaps unlucky: to suffer three in a row starts to look serious. First it was the Spaniard Rodrigo Rato, now awaiting trial for embezzlement for allegedly running a “corrupt system” at the helm of Bankia. Then […]

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India in quandary over new govt’s relationship with China – Gotabhaya

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday told The Island that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was certainly in a quandary over the Maithripala Sirisena-Wickremesinghe administration’s partnership with China. India had strongly opposed to the previous government’s relationship with China and thrown its weight behind the Opposition at the last presidential […]

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Lies, damned lies and govt. claims

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Editorial The Island December 20, 2016, 7:55 pm The problem with lies is that they have a very short lifespan. It was only the other day that the Finance Ministry sought to justify its unconscionable traffic fine increases by claiming that the mere announcement thereof had led to a drastic drop in road accidents. It […]

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TIMES OF UTTER SHAME!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Editorial Courtesy Ceylon Today Last week it was reported that the government is taking drastic measures to address a drought that is expected to threaten the country in the near future. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake meeting with the media noted that the President has received an expert report on the predicted drought that will affect the […]

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Duty Free vehicle Permits Lawyer files Writ

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

BY STANLEY SAMARASINGHE Courtesy Ceylon Today Lawyer and public interest litigation activist, Nagananda Kodituwakku, yesterday filed Writs of Mandamus, in the Supreme Court against granting duty free vehicles to Members of Parliament. According to his petition, the law permits the ministers to grant tax exemptions, only after considering the economic development of the country. MPs’ permits […]

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