Archive for December 21st, 2017

Make Provincial Council Elections a Referendum Against Sirisena –Ranil Government.

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

By Charles.S.Perera It appears that this so called Yahapalanaya  government cannot be removed until 2020, but we can perhaps force it to change by showing its unpopularity amoung the people, by electing Provincial Council candidates from the Podujana Peramuna. Podujana Peramuna represents the original SLFP of SWRD Bandaranayake. Podujana Peramuna also has the parliamentarians from […]

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WILL THEY FORGET THE HORRIBLE NIGHTS?

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

ALI SUKHANVER Will Mr. Modi succeed in winning the hearts of the Muslims in India? Will it be possible for the Muslims to forget the days when the streets of Gujarat were flooding with their blood during the reign of Mr. Modi? Will they forget the horrible nights when the Hindu extremists were pulling them […]

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Russia and China Challenge US Dollar Domination

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

By F. William Engdahl  Courtesy Global Research,  The Russian government has recently announced it will issue nearly $1 billion equivalent in state bonds, but denominated not in US dollars as is mostly the case. Rather it will be the first sale of Russian bonds in China’s yuan. While $1 billion may not sound like much when compared with […]

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UN human rights chief quits after Trump Jerusalem decision, saying he will not ‘bend a knee in supplication’

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Chris Baynes Courtesy The Independent•December 21, 2017  The United Nations human rights chief is to step down, suggesting that his re-election would involve ”lessening the independence and integrity of my voice” after his outspoken criticism of world powers – including the US. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said he would not seek a second four-year term as the High Commissioner for Human […]

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The tank, dagaba and the village

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

by P.G.Punchihewa Ph.D. November 4, 2017, 6:18 pm Nearly two million people in at least 22 districts out of 25 are reported to be affected by the continuing drought. Among the districts are Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Mannar, Vavuniya, Trincomalee, Kurunegala, Puttalam , Jaffna ,Kilinochchi, Mullativu ,Matale and Moneragala. Most of the large, medium and small tanks […]

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U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation Reselects Sri Lanka to Continue Grant Programme

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington D.C The Board of Directors of the United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) reselected Sri Lanka for its grant programme at its meeting on December 19. This will enable MCC to continue developing its compact programme with the government of Sri Lanka for which Sri Lanka was selected a year ago, […]

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ASBESTOS .WHOLE WORLD IS PANICKING And yet they drink Tea Cuppa in the morning infested with a single Beetle ?

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Russians make Asbestos and used in many industries .I am sure that the warship we plan to buy has asbestors in lagging of their boilers ?? Quote ASBEST, Russia — This city of about 70,000 people on the eastern slopes of the Ural Mountains is a pleasant enough place to live except […]

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Hundreds of Buddhists protest against aid agencies in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

  YANGON (Reuters) – Hundreds of Buddhists took to the streets in western Myanmar on Sunday to protest against aid organizations they accuse of giving support to Muslim Rohingya militants, police and a protest leader said. Buddhist monks and members of the Rakhine ethnic group held demonstrations in 15 towns, including the Rakhine state capital […]

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Rejections and rejects

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island December 21, 2017, 10:02 pm There has been much brouhaha, for the past few days, over the rejection of some local government polls nominations lists. This is a common occurrence prior to every election. Politicians never learn and elections officials don’t relent. Therefore, the problem remains with no effort being made to […]

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Priorities of the Elections Commission: Stymying people’s sovereignty through bureaucratic nitpicking

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island December 21, 2017, 10:05 pm It was with interest that I read Prof. Ratnajeevan Hoole’s recent article in The Island, “Duties of Election Commission: A proactive or bureaucratic stand?” Prof. Hoole is one of the three members of the Elections Commission. Indeed this would be a question on many […]

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Govt. in overdrive with US assistance Search for ‘stolen funds’

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island A US official is in Colombo to coordinate high profile ongoing asset recovery operations undertaken by the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe administration. Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) President’s Counsel Sarath Jayamanne yesterday said the US official coordinated training programmes involving his outfit and related work. […]

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The GOP Tax Bill and the Crisis of American Democracy

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

By Richard KimTwitter Courtesy The Nation The country is ruled by oligarchs and their enablers. t just so happened that during the week that Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion tax bill through Congress without a single Democratic vote, Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, was finishing up a fact-finding mission to […]

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‘Swift implementation of various infrastructure projects can boost growth’

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

TE RAJA SIMHAN Courtesy The Hindu Business Line  Maersk Line (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives), a part of Maersk Group, is a leading container shipping line in the region with footprint across 25 offices, 55 inland acceptance points and across 16 Indian ports. Steve Felder, Managing Director of Maersk Line in Asia, spoke to BusinessLine on […]

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India wary of China’s South Asia push

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Nirmala Ganapathy India Bureau Chief In New Delhi Beijing’s moves in region lead Delhi to remind neighbouring states of its security concerns China and Maldives signed a free trade agreement this month, and Sri Lanka recently handed over a major port to Beijing. These moves by China have led New Delhi to remind its neighbours to […]

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President is not in line with policies of government: GL

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror President, Maithripala Sirisena was doing the role of the opposition by publicly criticizing the government policies, chairman of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Prof. G.L. Peiris said yesterday. Addressing a news briefing, he said none of the past executive presidents had criticized in such a manner as the incumbent […]

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