Archive for July 18th, 2017

Invoking Nuremberg in Colombo

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

By SANJA DE SILVA JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island July 18, 2017, 12:00 pm “They are commitments that Sri Lanka voluntarily undertook in the light of 70 years of experience of Transitional Justice since the Nuremberg trials…”-Ben Emmerson QC, UN Special Rapporteur One of the two resolutions adopted at the 5th regular session of the UN Human […]

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AN EUOLOGY FOR DR BUDDHADASA HEWAVITAHRANA, PROFESSOR EMERITUS

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

RANJITH SOYSA Dr Buddhadasa Hewavithrana was my lecturer at the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya and later I looked up to him as my guru and guide in the fields of social and economic development of Sri Lanka. I admired his wealth of knowledge and his sharp ability to stand proud by the ordinary people of […]

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Garbage and rotting country with overaged Politicians

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Quote FEE FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION –It is high time …….. Photograph above shows three garbage bins kept in the car porch in front of a house in London .If the occupants place wet food left overs in blue or green bin other than in the gray bin,collectors will not touch it .People […]

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Disunity occurred in 2004 caused the great destruction in 2009

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

V.Anandasangaree  Secretary General – TULF The great leaders of the Federal Party and the All Ceylon Tamil Congress Hon.S.J.V.Chelvanayagam Q.C and Hon.G.G.Ponnambalam Q.C respectively, merged their parties to form the Tamil United Front, later change its name as Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF). Of those who contested on the TULF ticket and won in 1977, […]

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සයිටම් විරෝධයේ පරාජය

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

කුසල් පෙරේරා විිසිනි උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප  ‘‘ඔබට වෛද්‍යවරයකුගේ බෙහෙත් තුණ්ඩුව කියවා ගැනීමට තරම් ඔහුගේ අත්අකුරු පැහැදිලි නොවන්නට පුළුවන. එහෙත් ඔහුගේ අය කිරීමේ තුණ්ඩුව ඔබට ඉතා පැහැදිලිව ලියා ලැබෙනු ඇත.’’ – (අර්ල් විල්සන්) සයිටම් ආයතනය වසා දමන තෙක් සටන අත්නොහරින බවට සපථ කළ වෛද්‍ය සංගමයේ ලොක්කෝ සතියකට පමණ ඉහතින් සටන පාවා දුන්හ. ඊට දින කිහිපයකට පෙර ඔවුන් සිතූයේ […]

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Lanka struggling to adapt as disasters become new ‘normal’

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Thomson Reuters Foundation. Colombo Courtesy Gulf Times  During Sri Lanka’s May floods, rescue crews in Kiriella, a small town in Rathnapura district, spotted a remarkable sight. A middle-aged woman, trudging through waist-deep floodwater, clutched a rooster carefully above the torrent, while a small girl struggled to hold onto the woman’s waist, at times barely able to […]

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Singapore and Sri Lanka committed to concluding FTA talks by end-2017

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Courtesy The Straits Times Both Singapore and Sri Lanka are committed to concluding negotiations on a free trade agreement before the end of the year, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said in Colombo yesterday. “It will be a modern, comprehensive, high-quality, ambitious free trade agreement. It will demonstrate to the world that both of us are […]

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Sri Lanka offers to purchase rice from Myanmar

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

UkrAgroConsult Sri Lanka has offered to purchase 500,000 tonnes of high-quality rice from Myanmar through a government-to-government contract, said U Aung Soe , director general of Myanmar Trade Promotion Team under the Ministry of Commerce. The offer to buy 200,000 tonnes of parboiled rice and 300,000 tonnes of white rice was made last week. Parboiled […]

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Who permitted UN Rapporteur meet LTTE detainees: MS

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have asked at today’s Cabinet meeting as to who gave permission for UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson to meet LTTE suspects in prison. Mr. Emmerson who concluded his mission in Sri Lanka accused it of using torture against people detained […]

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Sri Lankan shares fall for fifth session in six

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Courtesy Reuters COLOMBO, July 18 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares closed lower on Tuesday, marking their fifth session of decline in six, although foreign investors continued to buy stocks. Domestic investors were concerned about a possible increase in interest rate, analysts said, after the International Monetary Fund said further monetary policy tightening in Sri Lanka […]

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Direct air links with China boosting Sri Lanka’s tourism

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Xinhua   Sri Lanka’s Tourism Minister John Amaratunga Tuesday said direct air links with China have boosted the country’s tourism market as more Chinese tourists are now choosing Sri Lanka as a holiday destination. Amaratunga said there are direct air links between Colombo and Chinese cities without transit and the country is expecting the tourism market […]

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Sri Lanka’s inflation still high, more policy tightening “desirable”:IMF

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Courtesy reuters.com Further monetary tightening is desirable – IMF IMF completes delayed second review of $1.5 bln loan Sri Lanka awaits $167.2 mln third tranche of loan New Inland Revenue Act will support fiscal consolidation – IMF COLOMBO, July 18 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday that further monetary policy tightening in Sri […]

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Top 5 Things to Experience in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Courtesy dailywaffle.co.uk Sri Lanka is a jewel of an island off the southeast coast of India, boasting breath-taking beaches and dense jungles. With its sprawling ancient cities, towering temples and thriving wildlife, the landscape, culture and people weave a beautiful and heady tapestry that captivates visitors from all over the world. Despite being just a […]

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IMF Completes Second Review of the Extended Arrangement Under the EFF with Sri Lanka and Approves US$ 167.2 Million Disbursement

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

IMF July 17, 2017 IMF Executive Board completed the second review of Sri Lanka’s Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement, which enables the disbursement of about US$ 167.2 million. The new Inland Revenue Act will support fiscal consolidation, make the tax system more efficient and equitable, and generate resources for social and development programs. Further accumulating […]

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