Archive for July 19th, 2017

YAHAPALANA VERSUS MAHA SANGHA

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

KAMALIKA  PIERIS Yahapalana won the election in 2015, due partly to the enthusiastic support of   the Maha sangha, notably Ven.  Maduluwawe Sobitha.   Unlike in the 1956 election, where the sangha were making demands and actively pursuing those demands, in 2015, they were blindly supporting an externally introduced plan. The Maha Sangha were originally an important […]

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Few vital comments on “The Sri Lanka Kanda Udarata Urumaya Surekime  Saha Savibalagenvime Adhikariya’ Panatha

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara 19. 7.2017 I am making these few comments as a deeply concerned person on the pitiful plight of the Kandyan Peasants in particular and generally on the ongoing disastrous and treacherous programme of the present government for the serious attention of all citizens who love their country and the Sinhala nation. I […]

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ශ්‍රි ලංකා කන්ද උඩරට උරුමය සුරැකීමේ සහ සවිබලගැන්විමේ අධිකාරිය පනත

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

ආචාර්ය සුදත් ගුණසේකරගේ  නිරීක්ෂණ 13-07-2017  යෝජිත මෙම පනත වු කලී 1505 සිට 1948 දක්වා වසර 443 ක් පුරා පෘතුගිසි, ඕලන්ද සහ බි්‍රතාන්‍ය විදේශිය ආක්‍රමනිකයින්ගෙන් තම රට ජාතිය හා සම්බුද්ධ ශාසනය ආරක්ෂාකොට ගැනීම  සඳහා දිවිහිමියෙන් සටන් වැද දසදහස් ගණනින් ජිවිත පරිත්‍යාග කොට තම උරුමයන් සියල්ල අහිමි කොටගෙන තම උපන් බිමේම අනාථයින් බවට පත්ව සිටින මේ රටේ නියම […]

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Animal Welfare Advisory Committee Expresses Dissent at Cruelty to Animals

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Animal Welfare Advisory Committee Press Release  We make this statement as the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC) to Minister Faiszer Musthapha to publicly express our dissent at the continuing massacre of dogs in Sri Lanka, despite the No-Kill Policy on Dogs that is effective in Sri Lanka, as well as the Minister’s promise to the […]

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Serman by a Buddhist Monk from Bangladesh

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera I  Was at a pre-alms giving function held at my brother’s place last night .Serman was delivered by a  young monk who has come to Sri Lank from Bangladesh when he  was small ( now  he may be in late twenties) gave an insight of our society .His controversial serman was about […]

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Judiciary should not succumb to political skulduggery

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

BY FAIZER SHAHEID Courtesy Ceylon Today The current regime came to power promising to restore democracy, human rights, and rule of law while eradicating corruption, nepotism, and impunity. Thirty months later, the government appears to be struggling to escape after ensnaring itself. Rule of law was one of its foremost slogans it carried forth, and for […]

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NFF withdraws from constitutional assembly

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A letter was handed over to the Speaker of Parliament stating that five members of the National Freedom front (NFF) representing the UPFA will withdraw from the constitutional assembly. The letter signed by MP’s Wimal Weerawansa, Weerakumara Dissnayake, Jayantha Smaraweera, Udayashantha Gunasekara and Niroshan Premarathna cited ten reasons for the decision. […]

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Dr. Neville Fernando to settle all loans in 10 years

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The South-Asian Institute for Technology and Medicine (SAITM) today said that as per the Cabinet Memorandum approved by the Cabinet, the mortgage rights of the Dr. Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) will remain with the Bank of Ceylon (BoC) until such time all loans are repaid by SAITM within the next […]

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IMF only approved the third tranche, not a new loan – Bandula

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

By Ayshwarya Yapa Courtesy Adaderana Joint Opposition’s Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardana stated that the third tranche of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) loan was granted to Sri Lanka as a result of the National Inland Revenue Act which was presented to the Parliament. He stated this at a press conference of the Joint Opposition today (19). Gunawardana further […]

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Emirates to operate one-off A380 flight to Colombo

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

TradeArabia News Service DUBAI, Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft will make a one-off landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Colombo on August 14 as the airline joins local authorities in the celebration of the airport’s resurfaced runway. The special flight, operating as EK654 from Dubai, will be the first A380 aircraft to disembark passengers […]

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Sri Lanka to probe 2011 World Cup cricket defeat

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

france24.com Sri Lanka’s sports minister gave his support Wednesday for an investigation into the country’s controversial 2011 World Cup loss against India, amid fresh allegations of match fixing. The South Asian nation lost the World Cup decider by six wickets at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, stunning the cricket-mad island. Then Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara […]

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Amari enters Sri Lanka with the opening of a new beachfront resort in Galle

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

incentivetravel.co.uk ONYX Hospitality Group, one of Asia’s leading hotel management companies, has launched a brand-new Amari property in Sri Lanka’s historic southwest coastal city of Galle. The 172-room Amari Galle, located a short distance from the UNESCO World Heritage Galle Fort, is ONYX Hospitality Group’s third hotel in Sri Lanka. This hotel is also the […]

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SOM designs “new skyline” for port area of Sri Lanka’s largest city

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

dezeen.com SOM has won a competition to design a new district for Sri Lankan city Colombo, with a design featuring numerous skyscrapers, a marina, canals and a park, influenced by the country’s tropical climate. The finance and marina district masterplan was designed by SOM for CHEC Port City Colombo, which is looking to transform 269 hectares of reclaimed land beside Colombo’s central business […]

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SOM wins contest to design centre of Sri Lanka’s $15bn port city

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

19 July 2017 | By GCR Staff Courtesy  GCR global construction review.com Website of the Chartered Institute of Building Major US architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has won a three-horse race to design the centre of Sri Lanka’s controversial, Chinese backed Port City of Colombo. The competition was held to gather design concepts for the financial district […]

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Australia helps Sri Lanka as dengue toll hits 250

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Courtesy mail on line Australia will provide AUS$500,000 (US$400,000) to fund the World Health Organization’s dengue prevention and control measures in Sri Lanka, where the virus has claimed 250 lives and infected nearly 100,000 people this year Australia will join Sri Lanka in its war on dengue fever, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Wednesday, as […]

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