Archive for May 31st, 2017

How to mitigate landslides, floods and resulting devastations by rehabilitating and restoring the upper watersheds; A point of view.

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Sudath Gunasekara  31.5.2017 The immediate cause of all these disasters is rain. But we all know we cannot stop it. No can we control it either. But certainly we can control and mitigate these disasters by visionary thinking, proper planning and good management. The most important cause of this calamity as I see it is […]

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Sri Lanka Request for Flood Relief

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 29 May 2017 Rt. Hon. Maithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Galle Face Colombo 1 Sri Lanka Sir: I have just received by e-mail a  Request for Flood Relief Assistance to Sri Lanka  from our High Commission in Ottawa. […]

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British TV cooking demonstrations would help home cooking or eating takeaways?

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Dr Hector Perera      London I assume that TV cooking demonstrations would help the general public in many ways such as encouraging them to cook at home then saving energy wastage. There is no point of rushing from one to the other without a proper explanation or just talk something totally irreverent to cooking. In some […]

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SRI LANKA: A farmer killed by Police attached to the Central Anti-Vice Unit of Walana, Panadura and the Police Special Task Force

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information concerning Mr. Jayalath Kandambige Chaminda (39), a resident of Meegahajandura, Bandagiriya in Hambantota District in Sri Lanka. He had been extra-judicially killed on 27 April 2017, by officers attached to the Central Anti-Vice Unit of Walana, […]

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DOUBLE STANDARDS IN HR

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Ranjith Soysa Attn HON Thersa May .Prime Minister We refer to you statement below and appreciate that you have provided the armed forces with additional protection in combating the faceless terrorism indiscriminately killing civilians. BUT, we are at a loss to comprehend the British policy vis a vis Sri Lankan forces which helped to get […]

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A Response to Manchester

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

By A. Abdul Aziz. According to media reports, ISIL claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack, in the great city of Manchester, England. We do not know for sure if so called Muslims committed this terrorist attack but we should condemn all terrorist attacks no matter who is responsible for them and those who believe in […]

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NO TEETH FOR PROPOSED DEVELOPMNET AGENCY  News Item Sunday Times

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera Agency for development was a brain child of the Prime Minister to bypass ministers who may  have some hidden agenda ,when they want to initiate development plans .We have come across such problem in Galle Harbour.During the last government a Saudi Investor obtained a portion of Galle Harbour to develop as a […]

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