Archive for March, 2019

Open letter to Mr. Pujitha S.B.Jayasundara, Inspector General of Police of Sri Lanka.

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

By Charles.S.Perera Mr.Pujitha S.B.Jayasundara, Inspector General of Police, Sri Lanka Dear Sir, I am presently living abroad but I am a man from a small village in Sri Lanka. Sir it is we the villagers who feel more for our country to the extent to  even shed tears in secret when we are unable to […]

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Cut the crap UN – your foreign Missions have failed, your tribunals are dead ducks & UN is corrupt & biased

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Proof is in the pudding they say and so when anyone in Sri Lanka tries to promote UN as the savior the best response is to ask them where ha the UN succeed. UN has had 49 Missions across the world since it started and all of them are virtual failures and none of these […]

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AIADMK probe

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent. Gloucester. Ontario .K1J 6G1. Canada 28 March 2019 Chief Minister Hon. Edappadi K. Palaniswami Office of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Veda Nilayam 81/36  Poes Garden Chennai -600 086 Tamil Nadu India. Cc:Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights       UNHRC, Geneva       Lord Naseby, House of Lords, […]

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Carbon dating report: TNA, Geneva unable to stomach US lab contradicting false claims

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader Udaya Gammanpila, MP, yesterday said that former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswarazn’s rejection of scientific findings of Beta Analytic Institute of Florida, USA, in respect of samples of skeletal remains sent from the Mannar mass grave site, underscored the difficulties in post-war national […]

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Budget deficit-unscientific solutions

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

By Prof. O. A. Ileperuma Courtesy The Island The budget 2019 reports a massive 2000-billion-rupee deficit. This is going to affect the man on the street via taxes, both direct and indirect and cause severe economic hardships to ordinary people. Combined with the depreciation of the rupee, prices of all consumer items will increase. This […]

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‘Investment in Lankan oil plant is at a very preliminary stage’

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

 Bharani Vaitheesvaran, ET Bureau The proposed refinery near the Hambantota port is the largest foreign direct investment project in Sri Lanka. By Bharani Vaitheesvaran, ET Bureau|Read more at://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/68641214.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

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As ‘Snowden angels’ start new life in Canada, other asylum seekers in Hong Kong are filled with greater anxiety, hope

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Raquel Carvalho  Courtesy SCMP.com Former soldier Ajith Pushpakumara and a family of four from Sri Lanka hope to regain their freedom soon They had all sheltered Edward Snowden when he was in Hong Kong Ajith Pushpakumara, a Sri Lankan refugee who sheltered Edward Snowden. Photo: Edward WongWhen Ajith Pushpakumara, an asylum seeker from Sri Lanka in Hong […]

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Sri Lankan-backed Hungarian Airline Taxiing for Takeoff

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Robin Marshall Budapest Business Journal A Sri Lankan-based company with a 50-year history in tourism is launching what it calls the newest Hungarian airline to take to the skies”: RonanAir. RonanAir is a scheduled Hungarian airline set to commence operations in summer 2019,” Rihaab Mowlana, media & marketing consultant for the company told the Budapest […]

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Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes, described originally in Central America and Sri Lanka

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

BARCELONA INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH (ISGLOBAL) Courtesy  Eurekalert  E-MAIL Chronic kidney disease of undetermined causes (CKDu), initially reported among agricultural communities in Central America and Sri Lanka, is also present in India, particularly in Southern rural areas, and could be common in other tropical and subtropical rural settings. These are the main conclusions of a […]

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OMAN OIL CONSIDERS UP TO 30% STAKE IN SRI LANKAN REFINERY

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Muscat Daily staff writer MUSCAT –  Clarifying Oman’s intention to invest and participate in a large oil refinery project in Sri Lanka, H E Dr Mohammed bin Hamad al Rumhi, Minister of Oil and Gas has said that Oman Oil Company is considering the feasibility of participation in the Sril Lankan project. In a statement to […]

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Fraudsters and corrupted will be punished under my term – Mahinda

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana People who commit fraud and take commissions will be punished severely during his administration, says Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa. He pointed out that the incumbent government is responsible for the prevailing crisis in the country. He mentioned this following an event held in Welimada area today (31). Meanwhile, addressing a function held at […]

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How our water becomes Power, is sold in Rupees, but profits go out in $: Our Debt increases

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

by Garvin Karunaratne Sri Lanka is a country which is rich in resources. Sadly we, our leaders, do not realize that we can develop these resources and save our foreign exchange. Even our water in our streams is being converted to foreign exchange and is being sent abroad as profits by multinationals. In the Papers […]

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Recall Azeez, arrest Mano Tittawela: SB Dissanayaka

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Sudath Gunasekara 29.3.2019. What SB says here has good sense, although often it does not? As I was listening to the news when the President was referring to the Geneva Ambassadors action, I told the same thing to my wife. I think the time has come for the President to talk less and act more. […]

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Sri Lanka Land Reclamation Corp to buy dredger for sea sand mining News Item,,,

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Mar 27, 2019 19:23 PM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s) ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka Land Reclamation & Development Corporation is to buy a dredger to mine sand from the deep sea to meet the requirements of the construction industry, the state information office said.Sea sand now meets about 10 percent of the local […]

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YAHAPALANA AND CORRUPTION Part 3D

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

KAMALIKA  PIERIS Revised 1.4.19 Yahapalana reacted strongly against the bond scam investigation. Yahapalana tried to use influence to  cover up the bond scam.  The Auditor General was told by Prime Minister  that the AG’s calculations of the  loss  from the bond scam was all wrong. UNP tried to move court to prevent the release of […]

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Visas-on-arrival and visa-free travel now possible for in-bound tourists-minister

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera March 29, 2019, 7:54 pm From left MD CDC Events & travels ( Pvt). Ltd.Imran Hassen, Harith Perera, Minister John Amaratunga, Kishu Gomes, Chairman, Sancharaka Udawa 2019, Nishad Wijetunga Pic by Samana Ranaweera By Steve A. Morrell Visa – on – arrival and visa – free travel in Sri Lanka are now […]

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THE REIGN OF MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE (4)

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

This essay carries four statements made by Mahinda Rajapaksa STATEMENT NO 1 YAHAPALANA GOVERNMENT” (Island 9.1.18)    In a statement issued to media on 9.1.18 the former President said: On 9 January 2018, the so-called Yahapalana government completes three years in office. During this short period they have created numerous crises running through virtually every sector […]

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Sumanthiran’s threat to establish a criminal tribunal

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

By Udaya P Gammanpila Courtesy Ceylon Today MP M.A. Sumanthiran recently threatened in Parliament to take the Sri Lankan Government before an International Criminal Tribunal unless it establishes a hybrid justice system to inquire into war crime allegations. A hybrid justice system means participation of foreigners as judges, prosecutors and investigators. In a criminal investigation, […]

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Deal for new Sri Lanka oil refinery will take at least a year to finalize – investor

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia New Delhi/Colombo, March 29 (Reuters): An agreement to build a proposed $3.85 billion oil refinery in Sri Lanka will take at least a year to be finalized as its main investor, India’s Accord Group, says it is yet to recruit partners and conduct an assessment of the plan’s viability. The comments add to […]

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Grade Five Scholarship Examination

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

– Kumari Courtesy Ceylon Today The question in the minds of the teaching fraternity and parents of children around the age of ten, island-wide, is: Is it on or is it out? Is the Grade Five Scholarship Examination scrapped or is it going to be held this year too. (At the time of writing 27 […]

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Patricia Butenis and Paul Carter: American Duality

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha Courtesy Ceylon Today Given what Dayan had told me about what the Americans were up to, given too that Bob Blake, who had been more positive about us previously than the British, had changed and explained that this was because he now served a different administration, I was wary about the new […]

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Labour abuse exposed

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

By Lisa Fuller Courtesy Ceylon Today Plantations in Sri Lanka that supply tea stamped slavery-free to top global companies are under investigation by ethical label groups, after an expose found illegal wage deductions that have left some workers ill and unable to afford healthcare. An investigation by the Thomson Reuters Foundation found some workers at […]

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UN torture prevention body to visit Sri Lanka

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture is set to carry out its first visit to Sri Lanka from 2 to 12 April to examine the treatment of people deprived of their liberty and the safeguards in place for their protection against torture and ill-treatment. The four-member delegation will meet government officials […]

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Sri Lanka to set up more police units to ensure safety of tourists

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, March 28 (newsin.asia) – The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), on Thursday said it had launched 22 new police units in tourist areas across the island to ensure the safety of tourists and locals. In a statement, the SLTDA said that presently there were 11 tourist police units in the country […]

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Watch a video and read about the iconic elephants of Sri Lanka

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

By Sisira Kumara/Lanka.com Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is a wondrous island endowed with a plethora of resources such as an bundant biodiversity, rich culture, great history, varied landscapes and many more. However, when we talk about the wildlife of the island, it is the jumbos that come […]

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YAHAPALANA AND CORRUPTION Part 3B

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

KAMALIKA  PIERIS There were three sets of inquiry into the Central Bank bond scam, the Pitipana committee, the Presidential Commission of Inquiry   and the COPE inquiry. These bodies could only probe and make recommendations. They could not issue charges. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe appointed a three-member commission of lawyers, Gamini Pitipana (Chairman) Mahesh Kalugampitiya and […]

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YAHAPALANA AND CORRUPTION Part 3C

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

KAMALIKA  PIERIS CID had been directed by the Commission of Inquiry, to probe links between Aloysius and the MPs who had added footnotes to the  COPE report on the Treasury bond scam. The investigation, conducted by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), showed a spate of telephone conversations between Arjun Aloysius and some members of the […]

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Does increasing use of cell-phone and Wi-Fi radiation pose an increasing health risk?

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Chandre Dharmawardana A 2016 talk by an engineer which may be accessed at: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0NEaPTu9oI&feature=youtu.be) gives a wake-up call” about-the danger of cell-phone use and Wi-Fi radiation. It is titled: Wireless wake-up call | Jeromy Johnson | TEDxBerkeley A Silicon-valley engineer turned technology-health advocate, Jeromy Johnson discusses our attachment to technology. This video is  once again […]

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The Power Game: How we get bluffed

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

By Garvin Karunaratne

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FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION – MR, RW, GR and MS etc all in bed together

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Dr. Mahela Gunaratne Suggestions for proper future candidates and a fight against corruption We Sri Lankans have become lost. 70 plus years after independence, having started off as one of the most prosperous nations in Asia, led by honest and decent gentleman such as the Father of our nation and educated visionary people during our […]

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