Archive for July 28th, 2018

Please M.President, sack  your Prime Minister, before he sacks you.

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

By Charles.S. Perera Mr President Maithreepala Sirisena, time has come to stop your rein of political  terror of anger, hatred and vengeance in Sri Lanka. The 19th Amendment which was perhaps prepared under the direction of  the foreign advisors of the Prime Minister, provides the means to terminate the service of the President, but not […]

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Towards a Government without Political Parties; Key to a new home grown political culture in Sri Lanka (Outline Draft for discussion:) -Part 1

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Dr Sudath Gunasekara  (SLAS Class 1) Retired Permanent  Secretary to Prime  Minister Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike 28.7.2018  Introduction There is unanimous agreement that the political party system, introduced by the British is one of the major impediments that has ruined good governance in all countries under colonial rule. A review of British colonialism all over shows […]

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Sri Lanka-born dentist honoured by the British Dental Association

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Sri Lankan expat news Professor DYD Samarawickrema, Emeritus Professor of Conservative Dentistry at Queen Mary Hospital, London and the president elect of the Commonwealth Dental Association was the recipient of honorary life membership with the British Dental Association at its AGM held recently. Life membership is a rare accolade awarded in recognition of outstanding national […]

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Where the flight ends and the plight begins

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Laksiri Warnakula The recent photo of a group of female Sri Lankan to-be-domestic aides on their way to the arid Middle East made me very sad and even brought tears to my eyes. Dressed in kind of a uniform, they were walking in single file towards the exit and then onwards to the great unknown […]

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Sri Lanka a key component of Maritime Silk Road: China

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka is a key component of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road with Hambantota Port and Colombo Port City as the two flagship projects of the pragmatic cooperation between China and Sri Lanka under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Chinese Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan said yesterday. In a statement, he […]

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MR asks envoys appointed by him to plan for future

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had held talks with envoys appointed during his Presidency to serve in Sri Lankan missions abroad and requested them to come up with suggestions on Sri Lankan’s foreign policy to be adopted under a future government. Former External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris told the Daily Mirror that […]

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Far reaching impact of July 1983 anti-Tamil riots on Sri Lanka

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express The anti-Tamil riots in Colombo and several other towns in Sri Lanka which raged for nearly a week in July 1983, were unprecedented in the annals of ethno-communal rioting in the island. But the most disturbing aspect is that the riots’ impact is still being felt. The issues which triggered them are still […]

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Chief of Sri Lanka’s largest business chamber says China’s Belt and Road Initiative an opportunity, not a threat

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 28 – China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), trade and infrastructure initiatives and investments in Sri Lanka’s ports could be seen as an opportunity and not a threat, the EconomyNext quoting head of Sri Lanka’s biggest business chamber said. Rajendra Theagarajah, Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said Sri Lankan […]

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For the first time, three Hindus win from unreserved constituencies in Pakistan elections

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Karachi, July 28 (Geo TV): For the first time in Pakistan’s history, three minority candidates (all Hindus) were elected on general seats in the National Assembly and the Sindh Assembly. Interestingly, all three candidates were contesting on the ticket of Pakistan Peoples Party. People voting in favor of these candidates shows that the people of […]

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Quarreling over white elephants

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Editorial Courtesy The Island July 28, 2018, 6:04 pm We believe that the majority of the people of this country regard the Provincial Councils to be no less than massive white elephants burdening the long-suffering taxpayers of Sri Lanka. The long-standing Tamil demand for regional autonomy resulted in the creation of this monster that has only […]

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VAT charge at nursing homes-Letter to the editor:

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, Dehiwela VAT charge  at nursing homes There was suddenly a news saying vat will be charged  from patients and doctors in nursing homes. Some nursing homes started charging immediately and others started late.  Then there was another news item saying it will not be charged from the first of this month. Some […]

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Sri Lanka represented at Conference to Advance Religious Freedom convened by the US Secretary of State

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington D.C. Representing Sri Lanka at the Conference to Advance Religious Freedom, Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prasad Kariyawasam remarked that Sri Lanka remains committed to advance and uphold the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; including freedom to change ones religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or […]

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