Archive for September 12th, 2017

H. K. D. Chandrasoma’s Case: A Reply to D. B. S. Jeyaraj [1]

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Dharshan Weerasekera, Attorney-at-law D. B. S. Jeyaraj, the LTTE propagandist sometimes also known to masquerade as a ‘journalist,’ has written a lengthy commentary on the judgment in H. K. D. Chandrasoma’s case, published in the Daily Mirror of 19th August 2017 and titled, ‘Federalism is not Separatism, rules the Supreme Court.’ As far as I […]

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The SC Ruling on ITAK and its Seminal Importance to Discussions of ‘Federalism’ in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Dharshan Weerasekera, Attorney-at-Law [Author’s note:  The present paper is intended to be read with a previous paper of mine titled, ‘H. K. D. Chandrasoma’s Case:  A Response to D. B. S. Jeyaraj,’ published in lankaweb.  For the convenience of readers that article is republished along with this one] On 21st August 2017, I published an […]

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Paradigms of Land Policy for Sri Lanka: A Review Article

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

by Dr. Sudath Gunasekara (SLAS) A pre-publication copy of the monograph titled Sri Lanka: Land Policy for Sustainable Development, authored by Gerald Peiris (Professor Emeritus of the University of Peradeniya) which is due to be released on 15 September 2015, has been sent to me with an invitation to evaluate it. In undertaking this task […]

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Seize! Detain! Kill! — Sri Lanka Readying Legislation to Kill its Dogs!

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Champa Fernando Secretary, KACPAW (Kandy Association for Community Protection through Animal Welfare) A worldwide petition protesting to Minister Faiszer Musthapha, Hon. Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government, to not to legalize killing of dogs in Sri Lanka has gained close to 30,000 signatures within a week from across the world and within Sri Lanka. […]

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There are some negative Health Effects of Fast Food so you need to be careful

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera       London Takeaways are often cheap, convenient and satisfying but, unfortunately, they’re not always very healthy. Some takeaway meals can push you over your recommended daily maximum amount of salt and fat, which can lead to a variety of health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. Takeaway food are plenty but which one to choose? A meal cooked and bought at a shop or restaurant but taken somewhere else, […]

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A challenging task for Gotabhaya

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island September 12, 2017, 8:04 pm The high profile launch of Eliya (light) by wartime Defence Secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa underscored Sri Lanka’s PATHETIC failure to counter unsubstantiated war crimes allegations, directed by a section of the international community, since the conclusion of the war, in May 2009. Sri Lanka paid a […]

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When the Eagle cries

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island September 12, 2017, 8:06 pm US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Alice Wells is reported to have told a Congressional subcommittee that non-concessional Chinese loans have placed unsustainable debt burdens on Sri Lanka. ‘They are now of concern to the Sri Lankan people in the government,’ […]

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Sri Lankan minister sacked for rocking coalition

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

 Courtesy Mail on Line Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s party has been the junior partner in the country’s coalition since August 2015 Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Tuesday sacked a minister who had threatened to split his coalition government, three weeks after another was fired for publicly criticising a government decision. Sirisena’s office said Arundika […]

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Sri Lankan court remands 12 Tamil Nadu fishermen

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Courtesy ANI Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) [India], Sep 12 (ANI): 12 Indian fishermen, who were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy from Delft Island were produced in Oorkavalthurai court on Tuesday. The Sri Lankan court has remanded the fishermen in Jaffna jail up to September 26. Yesterday, 12 Indian fishermen, along with two boats were caught by the Sri Lankan navy […]

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Countering China’s presence in S Asia

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

CONSTANTINO XAVIER Courtesy The Hindu India is reaching out to Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nepal. But these smaller countries are keeping options open China’s inroads into South Asia since the mid-2000s have eroded India’s traditional primacy in the region, from Afghanistan to Myanmar and also in the Indian Ocean. As Beijing deploys its formidable financial […]

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Is there a mandate from the people for a new constitution ?

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Gotabaya Rajapaksa https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUOym1NMvhozUuWfBl4wxow/featured

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Myanmar’s Just War with Bengali Terrorists no different to Sri Lanka’s against Tamil Terrorists

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge We cannot ignore global geopolitics and corporate warfare together with neocolonial aspirations in trying to come to terms with the situation unfolding in Myanmar. The stage is now being set to transfer the geopolitical focus to Asia and Myanmar has been placed centre stage. If groups of people are receiving armed training […]

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