Archive for April 1st, 2018

Anti-Buddhist Sri Lankan Government attempt to ban Vesak pandals echoes Vietnam under Nieg Diem & US foreign policy

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

On 30 March 2018 the Daily Mirror carried a caption No pandals on Vesak, Poson Poya days” declared by the Buddhasasana Minister Gamini Jayawickrema Perera. The reaction was immediate & quite rightly the majority Buddhists saw it as an act of an appeasing Government adopting an anti-Buddhist policy for its own political survival. It also […]

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බෞද්ධ මධ්‍යස්ථානය කුඩු කරනකම් නිදි වැදුණු පොලිසිය හාමුදුරුවන්ට එරෙහි වූ හැටි

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

උඩරට අමරපුර මහ නිකාය සතු මහනුවර හන්තාන ජාත්‍යාන්තර බෞද්ධ මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ ගොඩනැගිලි පසුගියදා කිසියම් පිරිසක් කඩා බිදදමා විනාශ කර තිඛෙනවා. මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් අද එහි විමර්ශන චාරිකාවක නිරත උඩරට අමරපුරපුර මහා නිකායේ මහනායක අතිපූජ්‍ය නුවරඑළියේ චන්ද්‍රජෝති නාහිමියන් ඇතුළු පිරිසකට පොලීසියෙන් බාධා එල්ලවුණා. අමරපුර මහ නිකාය සතු මෙම ජාත්‍යන්තර බෞද්ධ මධ්‍යස්ථානය කිසියම් මැර පිරිසක් විසින් මෙලෙස කඩා බිද […]

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Sri Lanka: Bank Of China Opens First Branch

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

By Eurasia Review The Bank of China opened its first branch in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo on Wednesday evening.Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was the Chief Guest at the ceremony said the opening of the Colombo branch was an important step in strengthening the island’s economy and it opened a new chapter in the […]

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Facebook struggles in Sri Lanka to respond to incendiary posts against Muslims

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

BY SHASHANK BENGALI  Los Angeles Times COLOMBO, SRI LANKA  With Sri Lanka under a state of emergency after a spasm of anti-Muslim bloodshed, lawyer Jeevanee Kariyawasam went on Facebook to complain. The company hadn’t blocked users inciting violence, she wrote, and the government hadn’t arrested those sending out the offending posts. Facebook’s response was swift: It […]

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SS Sagaing: WW2 shipwreck refloated by Sri Lanka navy

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Courtesy BBC A British passenger ship that sank after it was bombed in a Japanese air strike in World War Two has been raised off the Sri Lanka coast after 75 years. The SS Sagaing, whose passengers and cargo were largely saved back in 1942, has been refloated with the help of a team of […]

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‘Kill all Muslims, don’t let even one child of the dogs escape’: in Sri Lanka, Facebook struggles to curb hate speech

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Courtesy South China Morning Post As Facebook confronts a scandal over data privacy in the United States and Britain, it faces widening criticism in Asia for stoking discord in countries with few legal protections for minorities With Sri Lanka under a state of emergency after a spasm of anti-Muslim bloodshed, lawyer Jeevanee Kariyawasam went on […]

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Former Sri Lanka president Rajapaksa hopes incumbent Sirisena will support no-confidence motion against PM Wickremesinghe

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Courtesy Firstpost Colombo: Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has expressed hope that incumbent Maithripala Sirisena — who was responsible for his ouster in 2015 — will support a no-confidence motion backed by the Joint Opposition against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The motion scheduled for 4 April was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya by the Joint Opposition […]

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Yahapalanaya Is An Undefinable Concept Thrown In For Election Purpose – Dr. Charitha Herath

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

www.yuthukama,com Head Of The Department Of Philosophy At University Of Peradeniya, Dr. Charitha Herath Speaks To Daily Mirror About The Current Political Trends And The Future. Dr. Herath Also Served As The Media Ministry Secretary During The Former Rule And As The Chairman Of The Central Environment Authority. The Excerpts:-   It Is Nothing But […]

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An eye opener to all airlines

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

By Dr.Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today A friend in Melbourne sent me a stimulating email last week, about a novel experience inside the SriLankan Airlines, single aisle Airbus 320, Karachi-Colombo Flight (UL184). The incident which occurred on 8 March, has been already been brought to the notice of the Director Flight Security of the airline […]

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