Archive for January 27th, 2018

PRODUCTION OF POPPY AND OPIUM IN AFGHANISTAN

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

ALI SUKHANVER One of the most painful and agonizing problems of today’s world is the increasing use and production of drugs and narcotics. The developed countries like UK, USA, Japan and even the countries like Pakistan and India have been trying their best to put a strict check on the production and use of narcotics […]

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A Day’s  Tour in Manila

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Shelton A. Gunaratne professor emeritus, MSUM During my recent (end of September) visit to the Philippines, I spent a whole day—a Friday—with five Asian communication scholars led by Crispin Maslog, (Philippines) the chairman of the board of directors of AMIC (Asian Media and Communication Center), on a tour of traffic-congested and polluted Greater Manilla.  Our […]

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President’s claim “ridiculous & untrue” says Cabraal

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Courtesy  The Island President Sirisena’s statement that only Rs.1 trillion out of foreign loans of Rs.10 trillion, taken during the term of the previous regime is accounted for “is ridiculous and untrue” and “may even be bordering on lunacy”, former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said on Friday. In a statement issued hours after […]

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Politics Sans Morals Police gets it right

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando People in this country appointed Maithripala Sirisena as the President in January 2015, with the backing of several political parties and civic groups, to abolish the executive presidency, hold Parliamentary elections and to execute various political reforms and to appoint commissions to oversee the Judiciary, Police, Elections Department, Auditor General’s […]

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Mr. Wigneswaran does not want Muslims ejected by the LTTE back in their homes?

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Bodhi Dhanapala, Quebec, Canada According to news reports, In his letter addressed to the Northern CM, Minister Bathiudeen had stated that the Muslims who lived in Mullaitivu district abandoned their lands due to the terrorist activities carried out by LTTE. The Minister pointed out 780 such families have been identified, and 1000 acres of land […]

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New Initiatives in the Economic Field: A Progressive Move

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

By Garvin Karunaratne The formation of a National Economic Council(NEC) to attend to national planning, the establishment of the Grama Shakti Programme to combat  poverty alleviation and the rebuilding of Irrigation Tanks on a massive scale, is a development to be heralded. It is essentially a move in the right direction. It was way back, […]

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Ceremonial Opening of the TGTE Parliament in Canada

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Asoka Weerasinghe (Mr.) Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario .  Canada 26 January, 2018 President Maithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Galle Face, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka Ceremonial Opening of the TGTE Parliament in Canada  Dear President Maithripala Sirisena: By now you may have heard that a major anti-Sri Lanka event took […]

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