Archive for July 15th, 2018

Death Penalty in Sri Lanka: Who deserves to be put to death?

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

  This government loves to keep the people busy by regularly throwing issues to keep them busy. These are excellent methods to divert people’s attention from the real issues that questions the governments inefficiency. We’ve had a string of such public diversions – New York Times, Wijayakala and now it’s the death sentence.   When […]

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THE NATIONAL ANTHEM OF SRI LANKA

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

KAMALIKA  PIERIS The first mention of a national anthem for Ceylon, according to Haris de Silva, former Director, National Archives, was by J R Jayewardene. JR had brought the need for a national anthem to the notice of the Ceylon National Congress   on 26th June 1941. Accordingly, says D.B.S. Jeyaraj, a lyric was composed by […]

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IRRESPONSIBLE USE OF LANGUAGE OR INTELLECTUALIST MISREPRESENTATION?

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

By Rohana R. Wasala The Midweek Review feature article under the title Hitler Reincarnate – And Sri Lanka’s Presidential Stakes by Susirith Mendis (The Island/July 4, 2018) embodies the soft soothing voice of wisdom, that got drowned in the cacophonous ‘sound and fury’ raised in the wake of the Asgiriya Anunayake Ven. Wendaruwe Upali thera’s […]

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THE LETTER BY 50 ACADEMICS PROTESTING AGAINST ALLEGED INTIMIDATION BY EX-MILITARY OFFICERS

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA, Attorney-at-Law I read with amusement an article in The Island of 12th July 2018 titled, ‘Dons condemn incendiary statements against HRCSL.’ It’s about a letter written by 50 academics condemning the conduct of a number of ex-military officers who had said that academics (or anyone else) found to have supported attempts by certain […]

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කරාපිටිය වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේදී හෙදියන්ට පහර දීමේ සිද්ධිය (තෙවන කොටස)

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  මෙම අර්බුධය උත්සන්න වෙමින් පවතින විටදී කරාපිටිය ශික්‍ෂණ රෝහලේ ළමා රෝග විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය මහාචාර්‍ය සුජීව අමරසේන මහතා ගේ මෝටර්  රථයට පහරදී අලාභ හාණි කරනු ලැබීය​. ඔහුට නොකඩවා මරණීය තර්ජන දුරකථන මාර්ගයෙන් එල්ල කරන ලදි. තවද වේලාහෙට්ටි නම් සිසුවෙක්  සුජීව අමරසේන මහතා ඝාතනය කිරීම සඳහා කුමන්ත්‍රණයක් දියත් කල බවත් පසුව එය අසාර්ථක […]

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On Contact: The Coming Collapse of the American Economic System with Richard Wolff

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Economist Richard Wolff discusses the coming economic collapse of the United States of America.

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Lajja!

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Editorial Monday 16th July, 2018 Courtesy The Island July 15, 2018, 10:50 pm Doctors have threatened to stop performing heart surgeries, at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital (KTH), owing to a defect in the airconditioning system, as we reported the other day. An intensive care unit has been seriously affected by the defective AC plant, with […]

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The role of Asean’s ports in China’s Belt and Road

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

By Suwatchai Songwanich CEO, Bangkok Bank (China) Courtesy The Nation China’s investments in deep-sea ports in Myanmar and Cambodia will provide critical links in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), but there are also concerns that they could give China undue economic leverage in the region. On the Bay of Bengal in Myanmar, Chinese state-owned firms […]

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Western media misread Sri Lanka’s debt issue

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

By Wang Se Source:Global Times Recently, some Western media outlets have accused China of using debt trap to expand its influence to Sri Lanka and other countries along the Belt and Road route. They allege that China lures countries of strategic significance into the debt trap by giving them huge loans and then taking over infrastructural projects […]

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Sri Lanka’s traditional medicines to be protected under int’l intellectual property system

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Courtesy Xinhua COLOMBO, July 14 (Xinhua) — Sri Lanka has announced that it is moving its centuries-old folk medicine system for protection under the international intellectual property system, local media reported Saturday. Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishard Bathiudeen said the government was working with Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) for the last five […]

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