Archive for November 20th, 2017

Environmental issue related to Hambanthota Industrial Zone

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Dr. P. Attanayake. I am writing to bring up an important environmental issue related to Hambanthota Industrial Zone.  If this issue is not addressed now, it may result in serious ecological and human health problems in the near future. As we all know, foreign companies will be setting up industries in the newly created Industrial […]

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Shame on the politicians

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, After massive damage had been caused at Gintota, to people’s lives, property and morale,  the Muslim politicians visiting the  place, having meetings and expressing their views and promises is – to say the least –  shameful. Where were they when the problem was brewing, when the damage was being enacted by […]

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Island in Dire Peril

Monday, November 20th, 2017

IMRC Iriyagolle Ayubowan, We cannot allow India, any other country or any other force to dictate to us.  The country must develop a strategy to destroy the enemies within first,  the corrupt, destructive, selfish and sadistic politicians who have become ‘pawn brokers’ to remain in power by any means.   The nation should consider rejecting […]

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Caesar’s wife,brave volunteers et al

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island November 20, 2017, 9:26 pm There are many Sri Lankans who evince a fetishistic interest in George Orwell’s immortal works. They may wonder whether the literary genius had a premonitory vision of the future of a tiny, teardrop-shaped island in the Indian Ocean, when he authored the dystopian, allegorical novella, The Animal […]

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No policy decision to ask state banks to make lower bids at bond auctions PM testifies before bond probe commission

Monday, November 20th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island November 20, 2017, 11:08 pm Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the government hadn’t taken any policy decision to instruct the state-owned banks to make bids at the treasury bond auctions at lower interest (yield) rates. PM Wickremesinghe said so answering a question posed by Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya, PC, […]

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Toxicity of heavy-metal toxins to earthworms and cattle.

Monday, November 20th, 2017

By Chandre Dharmawardana My article entitled Why do ‘Vanniye-Attho’ and NCP Farmers get CKDu while their cows don’t?” produced several curious responses (Lanka Web, 17-11-2017) which fit in with the well-known way in which proponents of pseudoscience and conspiracy theories extend their claims when faced with the actual facts. Basically, they spin additional explanations that […]

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