Archive for October 10th, 2017

A Message for our Higher Education Institutes

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

by Garvin Karunaratne( Ph.D. Michigan State University) When my first book exposing the sinister actions of the IMF: Micro enterprise Development: A Strategy for Employment Creation and Poverty Alleviation in the Third World: The Way out of the IMF Stranglehold was published in 1997, a full half a decade before the Argentina Crisis of 2002, […]

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The Devolution Debate: Facts that should not be forgotten

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Author: G. H. Peiris Several articles by Dr Dayan Jayatilleke published in The Island during the past few days indicate that he is very definitely the most articulate and, arguably, the most “intermestic” exponent of the notion of the ’13th Amendment’ (implemented more comprehensively than at present with all powers and functions referred to in […]

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Illicit Drugs a National Security Threat

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Press Release Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka The Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) held its Threat Lens on The Illicit Flow of Drugs and its Impact on Sri Lankan Youth” on October 3rd to coincide with World Temperance Day. The event was held at the Ministry of Defence in Colombo with the presence of […]

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Litro Gas Chairman arrested   News Item ….

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera   Litro Gas Chairman Shalila Moonasinghe was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today in connection with the alleged transferring of USD 1.1 million from Far Eastern International Bank of Taiwan to his personal account in Sri Lanka, CID sources said. 2017-10-09 20:03:08 Can you imagine such people heading a prime […]

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Ex-CJ faults AG of misleading Parliament

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

S.S.Selvanayagam Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva today told the Supreme Court that the Attorney General was guilty of misleading Parliament through his opinion on the amendments introduced to the Provincial Councils Amendment Bill during the committee stage of its passage. Making submissions as a citizen of the country in support of […]

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නන්දා මාලිනී ගේ දෙබිඩි බව

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  සමාජ පරිවර්තනයකට අත ගැසිය යුත්තේ එහි වගකීම් හිස දරාගෙනය , නන්දා / සුනිල් ආරියරත්න මේ වගකීම් දැරුවේ නැත. ධනාත්මක සමාජ පරිවර්තකයන් ලෙස බොබ් ඩිලන් , වික්ටර් හාරා , බොබ් මාලි , ව්ලැදිමීර් විසෝස්කි යන ගායකයන් ගේ සහ ලංකාවේ නන්දා මාලිනී ගේ දෙබිඩි පිළිවෙත  ගැන මීට වසර 5 කට පමණ පෙර මා විසින් […]

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Arjun Aloysius: The James Bond of bond business

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

By Namini Wijedasa Courtesy The Sunday Times (LK) Just three days after last year’s presidential election, someone predicted the Perpetual Treasuries Ltd (PTL) bond issue on an online website for stock market investors. The man wrote on Sri Lanka Equity Forum:Perpetual Treasuries owned by Free Lanka Capital Holdings owners will mostly get a large amount of […]

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Decision on constitution will change the fate of SL – Weerawansa

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

By Sanchith Karunaratna  Courtesy adaderana Leader of the National Freedom Front Wimal Weerawansa stated that the decision made by the people on the proposed constitutional amendments will change the fate of Sri Lanka. Speaking to the media at Mattegoda, Wimal Weerawansa stated that the current government is in the process of formulating a constitution that is detrimental […]

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Care needed to foolproof devolution

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

By Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe Courtesy The Island October 10, 2017, 8:58 pm Since breaking the yoke of colonialism, Sri Lanka has shown an undue interest in ‘playing around’ with constitutions. With the exception of the 16 May 1972 constitution that officially proclaimed independence as a republic, such manoeuvres have been motivated by cynical political objectives portrayed […]

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Yahapalanaya govt has neither valid mandate nor credibility to draft a new constitution

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

by Rev. Fr. Vimal Tirimanna, CSsR Courtesy The Island October 10, 2017, 9:12 pm Although there are more burning issues that deserve to be discussed in the public forum at the moment (such as the Bond Scam, the undemocratic postponement of the local and provincial Council elections,…etc.) local media as well as the local political arena […]

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Is govt. serious about constitutional change?

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

By Sumanasiri Liyanage Courtesy The Island October 10, 2017, 9:10 pm A couple of weeks ago Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, tabled in Parliament the recommendations of the steering committee on constitutional reforms. Prior to that six committee reports had been tabled. It is good that all these documents in all three languages are now available on […]

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Crooks and fleas

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island October 10, 2017, 8:57 pm Time was when this country was known the world over as ‘the Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ and ‘the Granary of the East’. No longer are such monikers used. Today, it has earned notoriety as a rogues’ paradise. Many thought the 2015 regime change would pave the […]

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Sri Lanka attracts over 200,000 Chinese tourists this year

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Xinhua COLOMBO — Over 200,000 Chinese tourists had arrived in Sri Lanka till September this year with over 18,000 arriving last month alone, statistics released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Ministry showed here Monday. Over 1.5 million tourists have arrived in the country so far this year with the government recently announcing they were expecting […]

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Trade facilitation reform in Sri Lanka can drive a change in culture

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

BY MARCUS BARTLEY  Courtesy   Blogs World Bank Two years ago, we started counting how many Sri Lankan agencies were involved in trade facilitation processes such as issuing permits and managing the movement of goods in and out of the country.  We counted at least 22 agencies in this assessment, and today, the Department of Commerce estimates that […]

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“I am ready to answer the Auditor General” Kiriella

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

By Ranjith Kumara Samarakone Courtesy  Ceylon Today Minister of Higher Education and Highways, Lakshman Kiriella says, “Tamil parties did not get involved in preparing the ’71 Constitution. They did not join in ’78 either. It is now that they are joining in. In ’71 and ’78, the Constitution was prepared in secret. This is not how […]

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The March of Folly The dance of deceit

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

By rajiva Wijesinha Ceylon Today Features Amongst the more endearing explanations offered by Ranil’s friends for his involvement in the Bond Scam is that he was taken for a ride. The response then to the question why he defended Mahendran so vociferously is that Mahendran also was taken for a ride. Then the answer to the […]

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Will inform IMF, WB that Rs.792 bn unused: Bandula

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror The joint opposition said today it would inform the World Bank (WB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) next week about funds amounting to Rs.792 billion remaining unused from the 2016 Budgetary allocations. JO MP Bandula Gunawardena said Rs.3,898 billion was allocated through the 2016 […]

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Namal, five others remanded till Oct.16

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Parliamentarians Namal Rajapaksa, D.V. Chanaka, Prassanna Ranaweera and three others who were arrested this evening were remanded till October 16, police said. They were arrested this evening by the Hambantota Police in connection with the recent protest in Hambantota, Police said. They were summoned by the Hambantota Police to record a […]

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