Archive for April 21st, 2017

Meetotamulla Garbage disaster.

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Sudath Gunasekara 17.4.2017. The President said that the Government would ensure that no garbage would be dumped at the site in the future and the existing site will be shifted soon.  – See more at: http://www.ft.lk/article/609541/Garbage-turns-gory#sthash.Mz3Idvd3.dpuf I have two questions on the President decision. How many Presidents and politicians have said the same thing before. […]

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REQUEST TO PROBE INTO THE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND WAR CRIMES COMMITTED BY THE INDIAN PEACE KEEPING FORCE IN SRI LANKA IN 1987-1990.

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Ranjith Soysa Media Spokesperson Global Sri Lankan Forum Mr Salil Shetty, Secretary General-Amnesty International Dear Mr. Salil Shetty, REQUEST TO PROBE INTO THE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND WAR CRIMES COMMITTED BY THE INDIAN PEACE KEEPING FORCE IN SRI LANKA IN 1987-1990. At an interview with the Mr Shamindra Ferdinando the   Deputy Editor of the […]

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ORIGINS OF SRI LANKA ACCORDING TO THE OLA MANUSCRIPTS

Friday, April 21st, 2017

by, Professor Nishan C. Wijesinha Long time ago, India consisted of many countries. Vanga was one of the countries in India at that time. The king of Vanga (present-day Bengal) married a princess named Mayavati of the Kalinga country (present-day Odisha). The couple had a daughter named Suppadevi. She was thought to be in the Hindu culture […]

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EXPLOITERS OF COMPUTER SKILLS

Friday, April 21st, 2017

ALI SUKHANVER ‘Facebook is diminishing the working capabilities of Youth’ and also ‘affecting the students’, said the cabinet of Bangladesh in a letter to the Telecom Ministry. The Cabinet has suggested putting a limited ban on Facebook, according to various Bangladeshi newspapers. If this ban imposed successfully, Bangladesh would be the first country in South-Asian […]

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Fernandez turns green warrior

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Courtesy Statesman News Service Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez played the damsel in distress in the 2016 superhero film A Flying Jatt. “If I could be a superhero, I would love to be Captain Planet. He is one superhero I have grown up watching and always loved the fact that with everything he did, he was […]

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Tea road’ takes a Sri Lankan to Chinese home

Friday, April 21st, 2017

By Yang Yang Courtesy chinadaily.com.cn  Anura Banda has been in China for over 20 years but he will never forget the fragrant aroma of his first sip of Chinese tea.”Chinese tea is very famous in Sri Lanka. The first Chinese tea I ever had was green tea. The aroma was very pleasant. Although it was […]

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Trump administration may change rules that allow terror victims to immigrate to the US

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Mica Rosenberg and Yeganeh Torbati, Reuters Courtesy  Business Insider NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Raj, a Sri Lankan fisherman, sought refuge in the United States in 2005, he had precisely the kind of fear of returning home that U.S. asylum laws require. In 2004, he was kidnapped by the separatist rebel group the Tamil Tigers and […]

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India, Sri Lanka to Sign Up Deal on Port Development Next Week

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Courtesy Sputnik Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to visit India from April 25 to April 29 to strengthen economic cooperation between the two neighbors. His visit will also set the agenda for the upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sri Lanka in May. © PHOTO: DENETH17 Sri Lanka Plays […]

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Khuram Shaikh ‘stabbed 40 times with broken bottles’

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Courtesy BBC An aid worker from Greater Manchester who was killed in Sri Lanka was shot and stabbed more than 40 times with broken bottles, an inquest has heard. Red Cross worker Khuram Shaikh, 32, from Rochdale, was attacked at a hotel while on holiday in Sri Lanka on Christmas Day in 2011. A witness, […]

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New Silk Road Or New Great Game? India Developing New Sri Lanka Port To Combat China

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Wade Shepard ,  CONTRIBUTOR Courtesy  Forbes  Hambantota Port is set to go to China with an impending deal that will see China Merchants take an 80% share for a specified amount of years.  AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI As regional powers like China, Russia, Japan, and India vie for political and economic position throughout the eastern […]

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Murder at Meethota

Friday, April 21st, 2017

By Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy The Island A recent cartoon in the popular “Marmaduke” series, showed the dog Marmaduke look sadly at the trash cans emptied by urban sanitation workers. The friendly boy tried to make him feel better saying “Don’t be sad, Marmaduke. We can always make more trash.” This must be how so many of […]

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Tipping point: what happens when our landfills are full?

Friday, April 21st, 2017

By Tom de Castella Courtesy The  Telegraph (UK) As space in Britain’s landfills runs out, the race is on to find environmentally friendly alternatives. Image 4 of 5 The landfill site at Remo, north-east Belgium, which the firm Group Machiels wants to mine in order to reuse the waste I am standing on a manmade mountain, a 260ft […]

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Methane at 16% may explode in Meethotamaulle 

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Japanese coming all the way from Japan wearing masks coming to tell what I told six month back………… Read Below We need “State Of Emergency “ or “Martial Law” if state wants to solve Garbage Problem ! Quote We need “State Of Emergency “ or “Martial Law” if state wants to solve […]

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Meethotamulla disaster and political apathy

Friday, April 21st, 2017

By Prof. O. A. Illeperuma April 21, 2017, 8:54 pm Last year I wrote a piece (Island May 24, 2016) on the danger of disposing garbage in open dumps such as the one at Meethotamulla and the immediate need to go for a sanitary landfill. While people in the vicinity of Meethotamulla have been agitating, […]

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The Buddha you never knew – a response

Friday, April 21st, 2017

By Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada. April 21, 2017, 8:57 pm The Buddha you never knew, and parts of the Tripitaka that never survived. Bhante Dhammika of Australia, writing in the Island Newspaper (21st April 2017) presents a valuable and timely reminder that what is often believed to be “core facts”of Buddhism cannot in fact be confirmed […]

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