Archive for August 19th, 2018

Concealed Risk of Multiculturism

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Kanthar Balanathan DipEE (UK), GradCert (RelEng-Monash), DipBus&Adm (Finance-Massey), CEng. MIEE  This article discusses the issues/shortfalls, that will generate disharmony and create ethnic conflicts on a 25 to 50-year horizon in a multi-cultural society if migrants do not take integration and cohesion seriously. This is on the basis of different ethnic groups stay rigid with their […]

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Hotel prices in Sri Lanka and in New York City

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

By A Traveller Our son, his wife and two children (14 and 10) spent a week, including July 4th, Independence Day, on holiday in Manhattan. July 4th week is when most tourists come to Manhattan, mainly to see spectacular fireworks on the East River, to see the Statue of Liberty and to visit museums and […]

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Iran researchers design, build power plant in Sri Lanka

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Tehran, Aug 17, IRNA – For the first time in the world, Iranian researchers from Sharif University of Technology have designed, built and commissioned Uma Oya power plant in Sri Lanka. The robotic complex of this project, which is one of the key and the most effective part of it, was completely designed and built […]

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Permanent High Court Trial at Bar: The case against Gamini Senarath et al.

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

 by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy: Island August 18, 2018, 12:00 pm The Permanent High Court Trial at Bar which was set up recently, is to commence hearings with a case involving former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath. The first B report in this case bearing No. 788/15 was filed before the Colombo Fort Magistrate […]

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MR says it was only ‘yes-no’ session

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

By Norman Palihawadana Courtesy: Island Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he had to give the CID officials who questioned him over the abduction of journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008, only yes or no answers as they themselves provided answers. “I was not questioned. I was asked questions which were followed by statements that were akin […]

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The big American mistakes with Russia

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

By Jonathan Power Courtesy Tha Daily Mirror Two mistakes, committed on President Barack Obama’s watch, were the triggers for the end of the long post-Cold War period of good relations with Russia. They were the attack on Libya by the US, France and the UK and the subsequent killing of its long-time dictator, Muammar Gadhafi. […]

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A ‘SMART’ Court System: Modernises judicial capacity

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

What Sri Lanka can learn from the Australian legal system? Delivering the keynote address at the ‘Lawbiz Symposium’, Supreme Court Justice Prasanna Jayawardena – President’s Counsel shared an impressive method to improve Sri Lankan economy. He contemplated establishing ‘an effective and reliable legal system’ which could attract investors and traders to our economy. However, he […]

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The Guard Post 19A – Constitutional confusion!

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

By Udaya P Gammanpila What has the Government done so far? When we pose this question to the Ministers they are speechless. After being in a thinking mode for a while, they come out with a common answer. That is enacting the 19th Amendment . Hence, it is the ideal time to review the much-flaunted […]

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Bring the perpetrators to book

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

By Arjuna Ranawana Courtesy Ceylon Today It is not surprising that we have dozens of mass graves, full of undocumented human remains in many parts of the country,because, in the short span of 38 years we have had multiple armed civil conflicts which were put down with overwhelming brutality by the State.In each case, of […]

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