Archive for February 12th, 2019

BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS: STEPHEN HAWKING’S OFFERING TO HUMANITY

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

By Rohana R. Wasala Our future is a race  between the growing power of our technology and the wisdom with which we use it. Let’s make sure that wisdom wins.-Stephen Hawking (The following essay by me as a nontechnical reader of BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS and a longtime Hawking fan refers to its […]

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THE PUZZLE OF NINETEENTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF SRI LANKA

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS I read many articles and listen to speeches and discussions of academics and politicians in Sri Lanka regarding the constitutional reforms.  Many articles, speeches, and discussions attempted to point the figure to the 19th amendment, which was enacted on 28.04.2015, the current constitution after this amendment has created a puzzle in which […]

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THE TAMIL LANGUAGE IN SRI LANKA Part 5A

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS ‘Sinhala Only’ was not going to be allowed to live happily ever after. The Tamil language was determined to get its place in the sun,  to somehow see that Tamil ranked equally with Sinhala  island wide, even if it could not dislodge Sinhala altogether. Tamil’s chance came with the   1977 Constitution (effective   September […]

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Naseby disclosure disregarded, Lanka reiterates commitment to Geneva process – Lord Ahmad reveals constructive meeting with Mangala in London

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Oct 2018 in Colombo: Mark Field received an assurance from Marapana as regards Sri Lanka’s commitment to Geneva process. The meeting took place a few weeks before Oct 26, 2018 constitutional change. Thanks to UK Human Rights Minister Tariq Mahmood Ahmad (Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon- Conservative) we now know, […]

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Bond Scams: CIABOC can now use presidential commission findings

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Following Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s endorsement of the Commission of Inquiry Amendment Act on Feb. 01, 2019, the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) can now use evidence and the findings of special commissions such as the Presidential Commissions. A spokesperson for the Speaker’s Office yesterday told […]

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Rajapaksa’s Recipe For Better Indo-Sri Lanka Relations – OpEd

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

By P.K. Balachandran  Courtesy eurasiareview.com Mahinda Rajapaksa, Leader of the Opposition in the Sri Lankan parliament and a former Sri Lankan President, has spelt out a list of do’s and dont’s for improving relations between Sri Lanka and India. While being basically well grounded, Indo-Lankan ties do tend to veer off the track due to […]

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How Modi Played Cupid Between Lankan Girl and MP Boy Who Married in Valentine Week

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Vivek Trivedi | News18.com Govind, a staunch supporter of PM Modi, had liked one of his tweets which was later also liked by Hansini. Curious, Govind searched about her online and soon they became friends. Bhopal: There couldn’t have been a better Valentine’s Day week for Hansini Edheerisinghe, a Sri Lankan woman who got married […]

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Sri Lanka advertises for HANGMEN with ‘excellent moral character’ after previous executioner quit due to stress the first time he saw the gallows

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

By Reuters and Chris Dyer For Mailonline Sri Lankan government advertising for hangmen after last executioner quit  The stress of seeing the gallows for the first time led last hangman to leave  President wants to resume the use of capital punishment for drug traffickers  New hardline policy by Maithripala Sirisena to mimic Philippines death squads […]

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