Archive for May 22nd, 2018

HNB Kilinochchi Branch – Commemorating proscribed LTTE during office hours!

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The social media relayed 2 horrifying photos of the staff of HNB Branch Kilinochchi commemorating dead LTTE terrorists. Candles were lit in front of an image that had printed Remembering the Tamil Genocide” May 18 War Crimes Day” this comes in the backdrop of a meek & ineffective government allowing the commemoration of a banned […]

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Jaffna University-do not let racist politicians to destroy the future of Jaffna youth and the University.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Prof Channa Jayasumana Secretary, National University Teachers’ Association 22nd May 2018, Prof. Ratnam Vigneswaran, Vice chancellor, University of Jaffna, Thirunelvely, Jaffna. Dear Prof Vigneswaran, Jaffna University-do not let racist politicians to destroy the future of Jaffna youth and the University. We, as responsible university academics in Sri Lanka have noted with dismay the involvement of […]

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China tells all mosques to raise national flag to ‘promote a spirit of patriotism’

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

report from DAWN -Pakistan All Chinese mosques should raise the national flag to promote a spirit of patriotism” among Muslims, the country’s top Islamic regulatory body has declared, as the Communist Party seeks to tighten its grip on religion. Flags should be hung in a prominent position” in all mosque courtyards, the China Islamic Association […]

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ආණ්ඩුව රණවිරු සමරුව පසෙකට දමද්දී උතුර ජන සංහාරක දිනය සමරනවා

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

මතුගම – වසන්ත කුමාර   උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම අද මේ රටේ රණවිරුවන් සැමැරීම පසෙක දමා, නොසලකා හැර තිබෙන තත්ත්වයක් තුළ උතුරේ සියලු පාසල්වල කොඩිය අඩකුඹු කරලා ජන සංහාරක දිනයක් ලෙස සමරන්නට දීලා ආණ්ඩුව නිකම් බලා සිටින තත්ත්වයකට පත්ව ඇතැයි හිටපු ජනාධිපති පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා පසුගිය 20දා පානදුරේදී කීවේය. බස්නාහිර පළාත් සභා මන්ත්‍රි හිටපු පළාත් සෞඛ්‍ය ඇමැති […]

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GOTABAYA’S BREAKTHROUGH

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy The Daily Mirror When a future historian writes the political history of the most obtuse and inept government in postcolonial Sri Lanka, he or she will doubtless identify its most myopic move as the Constitutional prevention of Mahinda Rajapaksa running for President again, thereby opening the door for the fulfilment of the […]

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Finance Ministry Ad on Crude Oil: JO to refer matter to COPA

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror The joint opposition said today it was hoping to request the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) to summon the Finance Ministry Secretary in connection with the recent newspaper advertisement comparing crude oil prices during the previous government and today. JO MP and COPA member Bandula Gunawardena said the contents […]

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Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day: NUTA unhappy about Jaffna undergrads involvement

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The National University Teachers’ Association (NUTA) today registered their protest with the Jaffna university authorities over the involvement of undergraduates in the so-called ‘Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day” observances. NUTA Secretary Prof. Channa Jayasumana asked Jaffna University Vice Chancellor Ratnam Vigneswaran not to allow racist politicians to exploit the university students for their […]

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Mahendran played key role in singing FTA: Dayasiri

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror SLFP MP Dayasiri Jayasekara alleged today that former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, who was in Singapore, had played the key role in signing the Free Trade Agreement between Sri Lanka and Singapore. “Mr. Mahendran has been assigned the duties to function as the Sri Lankan representative […]

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ආර්ථිකයේ පසුබෑම

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප පසුගිය දා එළි දැක්වුණු 2017 මහබැංකු වාර්තාවට අනුව වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුවේ ආර්ථික වැඩපිළිවෙළ තුන්වෙනි වරටත් අසමත් වී ඇති බව තහවුරු වේ. ආණ්ඩුවේ ආර්ථික ඉලක්ක අතර ප්‍රධාන ඒවා වූයේ කඩිනම් ආර්ථික වර්ධනය, රැකියා දස ලක්ෂය, ණය බර තුරන් කිරීම, අපනයන සංවර්ධනය, විනිමය සංචිත වර්ධනය කිරීම, ඒක පුද්ගල ආදායම ශීඝ්‍රයෙන් වර්ධනය කිරීම, කාර්මීකරණය, ඍජු ආයෝජන වර්ධනය, […]

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Rohingya militant group ARSA killed at least 99 Hindus in Rakhine, says Amnesty

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Dhaka, May 22 (BDNews24.com): At least 99 Hindus including children were killed by Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army or ARSA in the Rakhine state of Myanmar in August 2017, says Amnesty International.  Amnesty has revealed that evidence collected after detailed investigation inside the Rakhine state and across Bangladesh border, including forensic reports and interviews, revealed […]

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Over 38,000 affected, 8 killed in heavy rains in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 22 (newsin.asia) – The death toll from high winds and rains which lashed out across Sri Lanka since Saturday reached eight on Tuesday while over 38,000 people were affected, the Disaster Management Center said in its latest update. The deaths were reported from the island’s south, north west and east which […]

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China uses educational facilities as instruments of “soft power

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 22: In 1990, Harvard Professor Joseph S.Nye, called such an approach to building up support as the use of soft power”. The aim of soft power” is to create, in another country, a favorable impression of the power” in question, modifying the impact of military or economic might. Soft power involves the […]

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With elections coming, Lankan foreign policy may veer away from the West

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 22 (newsin.asia): Due to geo-political compulsions, Sri Lanka has to keep its relations with the West and India on an even keel. But there are indications that it might veer away from the West and tilt towards Russia, China and Iran as it inches towards Presidential and Parliamentary elections in 2020. […]

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