Archive for March 30th, 2018

Yahapalana, land and Trimble

Friday, March 30th, 2018

KAMALIKA PIERIS Sri Lanka‘s land and property ownership issues need careful and urgent appraisal, said economist Sumanasiri Liyanage. No country can achieve fast growth ensuring prosperity for all without proper ownership of land and property. One serious constraint to both industrial and agricultural development is the unavailability of land, said Sanderatne. There is an urgent […]

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Avoiding ‘religious’ violence in Sri Lanka

Friday, March 30th, 2018

By ASOKA BANDARAGE Courtesy Asia Times On the night of February 22, four drunken Muslim youths traveling on a three-wheeler in Sri Lanka’s Kandy district beat up a Sinhala Buddhist truck driver because he had not allowed them to overtake his truck. The police arrested the assailants but released them on bail. Although intelligence officers had warned […]

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The correct way to apply  the “Precautionary Principle”  is to re-approve glyphosate.

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Bodhi Dhanapala, Quebec, Canada I read with some degree of amusement the opinion piece by Dr. Saroj Jayasinghe and  a colleague, published in news media, where they urge to continue the ban on glyphosate with no mention of the harm to farmers as well as the plantations. This herbicide is a class-II  hazard (but not […]

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Gotabhaya Rajapaksa speaking at Kuliyapitiya Viyathmaga conference March 2018

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Viyathmaga TV

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How Shady Was Cambridge Analytica?

Friday, March 30th, 2018

By APRIL GLASER Courtesy slate.com Considering the work its parent company did trying to win Caribbean elections … potentially pretty shady. CEO of Cambridge Analytica Alexander Nix Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Thinkstock and Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Concordia Summit. When Alexander Nix, the CEO of Cambridge Analytica, was suspended by the political-data firm last week […]

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Geneva: A shift in the government’s discourse

Friday, March 30th, 2018

By Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island March 30, 2018, 12:00 pm The UNHRC session this month in Geneva succeeded in punching through to the news pages, despite the overwhelming dominance of stories about the no-confidence motion. However, there was no acknowledgement of the two most important aspects. The first was from the government delegation or […]

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SLFP MPs cannot oppose no-confidence against PM – Lakshman Yapa

Friday, March 30th, 2018

By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy Adaderana State Minister of Public Enterprise Development Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena says that MPs of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) cannot oppose the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. He stated that a committee was appointed to look into the Central Bank bond scam and submit a report, during an SLFP Central […]

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BASHING OF MUSLIMS IN SRI LANKA

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera I am in London these days and keep reading web news about No confidence Motion against PM and previously the skirmish in Digana .I have very close friends I London and Sri Lanka who are Muslims .When we meet again I find it little embarrassing to face them. Whether I like it […]

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