Archive for March 30th, 2019

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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