Archive for February 9th, 2019

THE TAMIL LANGUAGE IN SRI LANKA Part 3

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS Before British rule, the island had just one native language, Sinhala. Sinhala had a script, a voluminous written literature and a long history of continuous use. Sinhala   was used for administration,   trade, science and technology. Sinhala was also the language of the royal court. Treaties with the Portuguese and Dutch were in Sinhala. […]

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Using agrochemicals safely and avoiding environmentally harmful Organic farming.

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada. It is gratifying that several writers have taken up  the vital topic of pesticide use in agriculture (6th  of February, Island).  Dr. Ranil Sananayake (RS)  has claimed to  rebut”  what I wrote. I stated  that our soils are NOT laden with toxic agrochemicals, and that they support a thriving ecosystem full of  […]

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Inland waterway transporation in Sri lanka

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Dr sarath obeysekera it is almost three years when SLLRDC  mooted the idea to involve private sector to invest in launching a boat srvice in canals anf rivers in sri lanka We saw some navy boats oprating a little while but it did not continue Dutch funding was also provided to carry out a feasibility […]

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Cleveland Bridge wins massive contract to build hundreds of bridges in Sri Lanka

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

By Jonathon Manning The company is famous for building the Tyne Bridge and Sydney Harbour Bridge Cleveland Bridge UK’s extensive production facility in Darlington (Image: Keith Taylor) Cleveland Bridge has won a major contract to build 250 bridges for rural communities in Sri Lanka, and has secured millions of pounds of in Government support for […]

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There was major breakdown in India-Sri Lanka relationship after change of govt in 2014: Mahinda Rajapaksa

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Courtesy DNA Sri Lanka’s opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday said here there was a “major breakdown” in bilateral relationship between India and his country after a new government was formed in New Delhi in 2014, but the opposition coalition he is heading now has a “good understanding” with India’s ruling party. He emphasised that the […]

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