Archive for February 19th, 2019

How a menaced humanity facing a threatened environment turns to ludicrous remedies .

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

By Chandre Dharmawardana Imagine a space rocket whose controls are taken over by  zealots who are driving the rocket  straight into the sun due to ignorance  of its controls. Mission control detects danger and advises the pilot to correct the course. Rubbish, you technos and engineers  know nothing –  yes, we are having increasing glare […]

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කංසා: දුරලමු සැක සංකා (පළමු කොටස)

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

තුසිත බාලසූරිය ලේකම් හර්ෂණී මණ්ඩපය ශාකයක් ලෙස කංසාවල වැදගත්කම සහ මත්වීමට කංසා භාවිතා කිරීම වෙන වෙනම තැබිය වුවත් කංසා නීතිගත කිරීමට එරෙහි තර්ක සියල්ල කංසාවලින් මත්වීමට එරෙහි තර්ක වන නිසා අපට එය නොතකා කංසා නීතිගත කිරීම ගැන කතා කිරීමට නොහැකිය. එහිදී නිතර එල්ලවන චෝදනාව වන්නේ කංසා නීතිගත කිරීමෙන් සමාජය විශාල පරිහානියකට පත්වන බවයි. නමුත් කංසා […]

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Devolution conundrum

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Editorial Wednesday 20th February, 2019 Courtesy The Island Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told the Northern politicians a few home truths. A TNA MP complained, at a recent development review committee meeting, at the Kilinochchi Divisional Secretariat, that Pradeshiya Sabhas had not received funds for housing from either the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) or the government. […]

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Claims some Fonterra milk products containing animal fats sold in Sri Lanka are ‘completely false,’ dairy giant says

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

tvnz.co.nz Fonterra has denied allegations that some of their milk products sold in Sri Lanka contain animal fats. In a statement today Fonterra says: “We are aware of misinformation recently shared in Sri Lanka. These claims are completely false and we have reassured our customers that all our products are safe and contain only what […]

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Ancient humans hunted monkeys for tens of thousands of years

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

By Virginia Morell  Courtesy sciencemag.org If you picture early humans dining, you likely imagine them sitting down to a barbecue of mammoth, aurochs, and giant elk meat. But in the rainforests of Sri Lanka, where our ancestors ventured about 45,000 years ago, people hunted more modest fare, primarily monkeys and tree squirrels. Then they turned the bones of […]

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Forest monkey hunters of Late Pleistocene Sri Lanka

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

john hawks weblog Fascinating: Ancient humans hunted monkeys for tens of thousands of years”. If you picture early humans dining, you likely imagine them sitting down to a barbecue of mammoth, aurochs, and giant elk meat. But in the rainforests of Sri Lanka, where our ancestors ventured about 45,000 years ago, people hunted more modest fare, […]

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Ancient Humans Living in the Rainforest Hunted Monkeys and Squirrels

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

By Jane Recker SMITHSONIAN.COM After analyzing nearly 15,000 animal remains in Sri Lanka, scientists found humans used carved stone and bone fragments to hunt small game The gray tufted langur was a favorite target for the early humans of Fa Hien Cave in Sri Lanka. (USO / iStock) Early humans were capable of hunting small mammals like monkeys […]

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Beedi leaves racketeer in Court today

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

METHMALIE DISSANAYAKE Courtesy Ceylon Today The suspect who was allegedly the mastermind behind the release of a 12-ton beedi leaves container, from the Customs last December, via forged documents, without paying the Duty, has been summoned to appear before the Aluthkade Magistrate’s Court today (17). According to Customs sources, the suspect, named Nurdin Fazal Ahmed, had […]

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