Archive for March 16th, 2019

WILL SLPP ASPIRATIONS  BE UNDONE IF LEADERSHIP DELAY ANNOUNCING ITS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE?

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Attempting to unite all like-minded political forces will be a distinct advantage.  Similary it is imperative to identify  reasons why those forces such as JVP and SLFP are now turning the tide towards SLPP. Winning General Election or Presidential Election with political Kangaroos such as JVP and SLFP will only […]

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ලංකාවේ දොස්තරකම සක්විති පදවියක් වෙන්නේ කොහොමද ?

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග දැන් බලමු ලංකාවේ දොස්තරකම සක්විති පදවියක් වෙන්නේ කොහොමද කියලා.  සරණපාල දුප්පත් පවුලක කෙනෙක්. ඔහුගේ පියා වඩුවෙක්. ඔහු කුඩා කාලයේ උණට බෙහෙත් ගන්න දොස්තර ලඟට  යනවා. එහිදී ඔහු දකිනවා තම පියා දොස්තර ඉදිරියේ බයාදු කමින් සරණපාල ගේ ලෙඩය ගැන කියන අයුරු.  දොස්තර ටයි එකක් දාලා ගාම්භීර විදියට ඉන්නේ. ඒක සරණපාල දකිනවා. තම […]

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ORIGINAL BUDDHIST AND A NORMAL CATHOLIC

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Today in the supermarket I heard an interesting conversation, a person seems likes businessman was talking to either his wife or a friend about their daughter or son about a matrimonial proposal. It was not the nicest thing to do to listen to tele conversation, but ci could not resist. His conversation […]

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Chinese loans are 10% of Sri Lanka’s total foreign debt, and of this, 60% was lent on concessional terms

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

By Dr.Dushni Weerakoon and Dr. Sisira Jayasuriya Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, March 16 (Channel Asia News): Global media and numerous experts” routinely assert that Sri Lanka was forced to cede a strategically important port to China after being lured into a debt trap by easy Chinese loans. This story has now become part of the wider narrative […]

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Abject capitulation in Geneva

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island The latest resolution in the UNHRC that is to be co-sponsored by Sri Lanka has the following 31 countries as its sponsors: Britain, Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, […]

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Amunugama slams U.N. HIgh Commssioner’s report “Atrocious piece of writing with lies, half-lies & highly contestable statements”

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Courtesy The Island The report of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, due to be discussed at the ongoing proceedings of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva was yesterday slammed by senior politician Sarath Amunugama as “an atrocious piece of writing containing lies, half lies and highly contestable statements” on the situation in Sri […]

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Couldn’t defeat budget because of SLFP – Mahinda

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that the opportunity to defeat the budget was lost as Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members refrained from voting at the second reading of the Budget 2019. Attending an event held in Matale area, he said that although it has been 10 years since the defeat of terrorism, […]

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HIDDEN AGENDAS IN CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

By W.A.De Silva Courtesy The Daily Mirror Constitutional reforms to whose benefit? Will it provide any consolation to the national economic crisis? Was there a demand from the masses for a new Constitution? You may find answers to these questions once you peruse this article. Article 3 of Chapter 1 of the Constitution states that […]

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TUITION: A BANE OR A SPUR?

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

By Goolbai Gunasekara Courtesy The Daily Mirror Can good teaching in schools outwit the tutor’s hold on students of today? Ravi Nagahawatte’s thoughtful article motivated me to make these observations on WHY tuition is so popular and why so many students (even very bright ones) seem to need this special help. There are many reasons why […]

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Teaching students from Grades 1-5 in English should stop: Ven. Ratana Thera

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana  Courtesy The Daily Mirror National List MP Venerable Athuraliye Ratana Thera yesterday urged the government to stop teaching school children from Grades one to five in the English medium. Speaking during the committee stage debate on the budget in Parliament, the Venerable Thera said Sri Lanka is currently following a concept […]

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1,987 students discard University education due to ragging: Hakeem

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera  Courtesy The Daily Mirror Higher Education Minister Rauff Hakeem said yesterday 1,987 students had abandoned their education because of ragging after they were enrolled at state universities. He told Parliament that the government had adopted a zero-tolerance policy whee ragging was concerned, but it was continuing. “We are taking effective action […]

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Sri Lanka Bans Chewing Betel Within State Institutions

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

By Eurasia Review The issuance of a Sri Lankan public administration circular to prohibit the consummation and sale of products made using betel, tobacco and areca nut at state institutes has been approved by the Cabinet. The relevant cabinet paper was presented by the Minister of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine Rajitha Senaratne. Issuing a release, […]

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‘There Is No Excuse’: Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum in Discussions to Return Looted Colonial Art

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

BY FRIEZE NEWS DESK 15 MAR 2019 Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is in talks with representatives from Sri Lanka and Indonesia about returning ten objects to their place of origin, in a move described as ‘pioneering’. The objects, taken during Dutch colonial and military campaigns, are likely to include a diamond believed to have belonged to the Sultan Panembahan […]

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