Archive for August 31st, 2018

Sri Lankan student charged with terror offences in Sydney

Friday, August 31st, 2018

By Sally Rawsthorne Courtesy Brisbane Times Star Sri Lankan student Mohamed Kamer Nilan Nizamdeen allegedly planned to attack a hit list of “symbolic” individuals and landmarks across Sydney in an ISIS-inspired lone-wolf terror attack that was foiled on Thursday when a co-worker stumbled across the list and alerted police. Mr Nizamdeen, 25, was arrested by police in dramatic […]

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Govt engaged in rampant violation of fundamental democratic norms – Gotabaya

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says it is abundantly clear that the state apparatus is being abused to unjustly and arbitrarily violate the fundamental democratic right of espousing dissenting political views. The government is engaged in the rampant violation of fundamental democratic norms in ways that threaten the very foundations of a functioning […]

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Gota says he will join JO protest

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who kept away from mainstream politics so far, said today that would not remain silent when the country was heading towards disaster and would join Wednesday’s ‘Jana Balaya’ protest organised by the joint opposition (JO). He said Sri Lanka has never before fallen into the […]

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Ecological reasons for moving away from meat and livestock.

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada. The reasons for the production and consumption of more vegetables, cereals and fruits are  not just  those based on religious considerations, but they are  also over-whelmingly scientific and ecological. Livestock farming requires a huge amount of water and land as pasture. The amount of  agrochemicals  and veterinary chemicals needed also are high, […]

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Balalobhi Arthmarthakami  Dessapaluwan visin 70 vasarakadii  vinasakala ratak. බලලොභි ආත්මාර්තකාමි  දේශපාලුවන් විසින් 70 වසරකදී  විනාසකල රටක්.

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Sudath Gunasekara 30.8.2018 Once upon a time This country had been known as Sinhaladveepa as well as Lanka from ancient times. Ramayanaya was the first to use the word Lanka. The word Simhala was found in Bhagawath Purana Pearl of the Indian Ocean Granary of the East Dharma dveepa Paradise on earth Glittering Island (Lankadeepa) […]

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MMDA and Wali : “To be, or not to be, that is the question”

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, Dehiwela The famous line that begins Prince Hamlet’s soliloquy in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “To be, or not to be, that is the question” is probably the most cited statement in all classical drama. … “To be or not to be” is in fact, not the question. It is a wrong question.” So […]

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