Archive for July 21st, 2017

Constitutional Council defunct now – Get the federal constitution approved if possible – Wimal Weerawansa

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Anrudda Bandara Ranawarana Media Secretary National Freedim Front.(Translated by : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA) The leader of the National Freedom Front Mr. Wimal Weerawansa said that the Constitutional Council became defunct with the withdrawal of the 05 National Freedom Front MPs including him and challenged the government to bring in a federal constitution and get it […]

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Constitution making process: JO raises UN interference with Feltman

Friday, July 21st, 2017

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island July 21, 2017, 10:23 pm Joint Opposition (JO) parliamentary group leader Dinesh Gunawardena has called for an end to UN interference in on-going constitutional making process in accordance with Geneva Resolution 30/1 adopted in Oct 2015. MP Gunawardena has said that the JO that represented a large segment of people […]

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New Sri Lanka tax bill aims to widen tax net, cut indirect taxes

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Shihar Aneez Courtesy  Reuters COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s new tax bill, demanded by the IMF as a condition for a third tranche of aid disbursed this week, will seek to ensure that all citizens pay direct taxes and cut indirect taxes, top finance ministry officials said on Friday. The new Inland Revenue Act, the island […]

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Sexism in Science

Friday, July 21st, 2017

by Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge In the article written by Carol Goar (Toronto Star May 26, 2010- ‘No female scientists? No surprise’), she points out that females were not promoted as leading scientists. An invisible force prevented women from reaching top levels. The Industry Minister Tony Clement too expressed his concern following no female nominations […]

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බෙන් එමර්සන්ට දොර විවෘත කිරීමේ විපාකය

Friday, July 21st, 2017

කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින අශ්වයා පැනගිය පසු ඉස්‌තාලය වසා දැමීම යන කියමනක්‌ ඇත. දැන් මෙරට සිදුවන්නේ එයයි. එක්‌සත් ජාතීන්ගේ විශේෂ නියෝජිත ජුවන් මෙන්ඩස්‌ මෙරටට පැමිණි විට ඔහුට වැලිකඩ බන්ධනාගාරයට ගොස්‌ හිටපු කොටි ත්‍රස්‌තයන් හමුවී සාකච්ඡා කිරීමට අවස්‌ථාව හිමිවිය. මෙන්ඩස්‌ මෙරටට පැමිණියේ වෝහාරික විශේෂඥයකු සමඟය. පසුගිය සතියේ තවත් නියෝජිතයකු මෙරටට පැමිණියේය. විදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශය ඔහුට දොර […]

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What was the mandate of Emmerson?

Friday, July 21st, 2017

By Tamara Kunanayakam, former Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and Dr. PalithaKohona, former Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York July 21, 2017, 12:00 pm The Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson’s haughty statement at a media briefing in Colombo on 14 July,with the UN […]

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OUR SOCIETY HAS BECOME UNCIVILISED ??

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera That day I was being driven in my car on the back seat trying to do some work using my laptop and noted that a road in Colombo 15 from Tholatanga getting congested due to a trench being dug by a contractor ( by the way it is going on for months […]

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A bird’s appeal. – Kirilliyage’ Vilapaya/Pinsidu Wanne’

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Priyantha Fernando sings his father’s first recorded song. Pinsidu Wanne in this video. This is primarily for educational and personal enjoyment and not for commercial purpose. The meaning of this song is both deep and touching. A bird’s appeal. Priyantha Fernando sings his father’s first recorded song. Pinsidu Wanne in this video. The meaning of […]

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