Archive for June 3rd, 2017

What Humbug: EU/US are blowing Muslim nations in the Middle East to the stone age but promoting Muslim rights in Sri Lanka!

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Shenali D Waduge It is hilarious that a group of EU & Non-EU envoys have gone to meet Muslim leaders at the Dewatagaha Mosque in Colombo. These ambassadors must take the people of Sri Lanka for fools or else they are living in a fool’s paradise themselves. We ask these ambassadors to not violate diplomatic […]

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DENGUE AND MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVES 

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando  2017-06-03      Dengue was known to mankind for over 200 years and was not considered to be a major public health concern for several decades. A resurgence of interest in this age-old disease arose only after it ravaged mankind with several epidemics. The first pandemic was in 1998. Sri […]

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Amplified sounds of Azan disrupt proceedings at Maha Bodhi Temple and cause tension at Buddha Gaya

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Courtesy: Buddhist International Reciprocity is the hallmark of any relationship. No peaceful co-existence can be sustained if incursions are taking place affecting the sensitivities of the majority populace of a country. The magnanimity of wanting peaceful coexistence has attendant obligations in removing that which are stumbling blocks to peace. Buddhists in Sri Lanka have always […]

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ගංවතුරෙන් පාඩම්

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

නලින් ද සිල්වා  ආපදා තත්වය කාලගුණ විද්‍යා දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව කී විධියට නොවූවත් ක්‍රමයෙන් පහව යනවා. දැන් ඇත්තේ සාමාන්‍ය මෝසම. ඒ ගැන කාලගුණ විද්‍යා දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට යමක් කියන්න පුළුවන්. කාලගුණ විද්‍යා දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට කියන්න බැරි අසාමාන්‍ය දේ. ඒවාට පදනම්වන කරුණු නිව්ටන්ට හසුවන්නේ නැහැ. තව කොපමණ ඊනියා දියුණු උපකරණ කාලගුණ විද්‍යා දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට ගෙනත් දුන්නත් ඔවුන්ට නිව්ටන්ට හසු නොවන කරුණු ගැන […]

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Post-deluge: Forget Megapolis. Focus on Relief, Restoration and Rebuilding

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

by Rajan Philips Courtesy The Island June 3, 2017, 6:53 pm The flood havoc has proved to be far worse than anyone could have imagined. The death and missing toll is now past 300. That includes nearly 50 school children. Kids who like to have fun running in the rain have instead perished in the floods. […]

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Can Executive Presidency be abolished without a referendum?

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island * No provision relating to president entrenched under Article 83 *Referendum required not by Constitution but by SC interpretation June 3, 2017, 6:51 pm The constitution making process has been hamstrung by the insistence of the SLFP faction in the government that any constitutional reform would have to done without a […]

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Disaster wake up calls

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Island Editorial June 3, 2017, 6:52 pm The Rip Van Winkles of our times are now waking up from their long slumber. Megapolis Minister Champika Ranawaka went on record on Friday saying prosecutions will begin this week against owners of unauthorized structures along the Wellawatte canal banks, one of which collapsed recently killing four and […]

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