Archive for July 25th, 2018

A REPLY TO FRIDAY FORUM ON ‘VIPATHMAGA’ etc.

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Sugath Samarasinghe  When non-Buddhists and the Intellectual Buddhists who may have hardly stepped into a village temple lately, start quoting Buddha’s Teachings for polemic purposes, ordinary riffraff Buddhists become suspicious of their motives. For, if these ordinary Buddhists had taken the Buddha’s words literally, there would not have been a Buddhist Sri Lanka today. We […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 5

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

KAMALIKA PIERIS REVISED 25.7.18 This essay looks at the current relationship between Yahapalana government of Sri Lanka and the United States of America. From a triumphal, highly visible start in 2015, with prominent visits by Secretary of State John Kerry and other high ranking officials, the USA has now decided to go into low profile. […]

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The Government should refuse to issue visa to Canadian Prime Minister who is planning to visit this country to commemorate Black July 1983?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Sudath Gunasekara 25.7 2018. It is reported in the press that the Canadian Prime Minister Trudo is coming to Sri Lanka to commemorate the So-called Black July 1983 in support of the LTTE Tamil cause and share the grievances of the Tamil community. Is he aware that the LTTE was the deadliest terrorist organization ever […]

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ඊලාම් යුද්ධය සහ මානසික සෞඛ්‍යය

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  ඊලාම් යුද්ධයේ දුර්විපාක සමාජය හඳුනාගන්නා කාලය තෙක් මනෝ විද්‍යාත්මක රෝගාබාධයක් වූ පශ්චාත් ව්‍යසන ක්ලමථ අක්‍රමතාවය (Post-traumatic stress disorder -PTSD)  ශ්‍රී ලාංකාවට ආගන්තුක රෝග තත්වයක් විය​. වියට්නාම් යුද්ධයෙන් පසුව ඇමරිකානු සමාජය වියට්නාම් සින්ඩ්‍රෝමය හඳුනාගත්තාක් සේ ඊලාම් යුද්ධයෙන් පසුව ශ්‍රී ලාංකික සමාජය පලාලි සින්ඩ්‍රෝමය හෙවත් සංග්‍රාමික පශ්චාත් ව්‍යසන ක්ලමථ අක්‍රමතාවය හඳුනා ගන්නා ලදි.  එහෙත් […]

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the then Minister of Public Enterprise Kabir Hashim got SriLankan Airlines CEO confirmed without performance appraisal’

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the then Minister of Public Enterprise Kabir Hashim had instructed the Board of Directors of SriLankan Airlines to confirm Capt. Suren Ratwatte in service as the airline’s CEO prior to his performance appraisal, which was mandatory for his confirmation, the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) […]

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Opposition to FTAs should not be left unheard: JO

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Lahiru Pothmulla  Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday said the government should take into consideration the mounting opposition to the Free Trade Agreements (FTA) without acting in an authoritarian manner. Addressing a news briefing, Professor G.L. Peiris said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa considered the grievances of and complaints made by local business […]

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New Constitution only a dream: Ganeshan

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror Introducing a new Constitution is only a dream because the government has run out of time already, National Integration Minister Mano Ganesan said. He said this at the National Inter-religious Symposium held yesterday at the BMICH. The event was organised by the National Peace Council. I personally feel there is […]

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President halts appointments and promotions of the politically-victimized

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana President has decided to temporarily halt appointments and promotions to employees in education sector who said to have been politically victimized. Earlier today (25), the planned trade union action of education sector employees was temporarily called off, after the discussion with the President. Representatives of the trade unions stated that all parties […]

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Removal of my name from Galle pavilion is not an issue – Mahinda

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the removal of his name from the Galle stadium is not an issue. He said this at a media conference held in Homagama, today (25). Former President paid his last respects to the remains of the Homagama Purana Vihara Chief Prelate Ven. Madowita Pannakitti Thero. Answering […]

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Sri Lanka’s tuk tuk drivers to serve as local tourist guides soon

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 24 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, on Tuesday said the island would soon have ‘tourist friendly tuk-tuk’s’ as three-wheeler’s would now not only be a mode of transportation, but the tuk tuk drivers would also serve as local tourist-guides. With more than 1 million three-wheeler drivers in Sri Lanka, Samaraweera […]

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Rationale behind Indo-Lanka deal over Mattala airport

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

P.K.Balachandran/South Asian Monitor Colombo, July 25: Over the past year, as India kept making a bid to acquire the Mattala airport in South Sri Lanka, which is universally derided as the World’s Emptiest Airport” with little or no traffic, many have wondered why New Delhi wants to buy into a failed enterprise with little or […]

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India likely to replace China as contractor to build 40,000 houses in North Lanka

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 25 (newsin.asia): India is likely to replace China as the contractor to build 40,000 houses for the war-affected people of North Lanka in view of objections to the current scheme voiced by Tamil political leaders and a section of the Lankan government. Following a heated discussion in the cabinet on Tuesday, […]

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China will gift a frigate to Sri Lankan navy

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 25 (Daily Mirror): China will gift a frigate to the Sri Lanka Navy, a top Chinese military official said here on Monday. Addressing a reception held in Colombo on Monday night to commemorate the 91st anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), Senior Colonel Xu Jianwei said […]

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Cinnamon Life presents global smash hit musical ‘Mama Mia’ to Sri Lanka

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 25 (newsin.asia) – The sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! will come to the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapakse Theater for an eight-day run from December 22 to 30 as part of the international tour. MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with an […]

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Sri Lanka gets $100 mn from World Bank to modernize general education system

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 25 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka will get a 100 million US dollar concessionary loan from the World Bank to diversify and upgrade the general education system in the country to global standards, the Finance Ministry said in a statement Wednesday. The General Education Modernization Project (GEM) will modernize and diversify the […]

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