Archive for April 16th, 2019

Lessons for ailing Great Britain from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

by Garvin Karunaratne Message for Sri Lankan readers Sri Lanka with other Third World countries has achieved a status of high indebtedness due to following the neoliberal policies embedded in the Structural Adjustment Programme of the IMF. . In that process its assets and riches are being sucked dry by multinationals, International banks  and Developed […]

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HEALTH, EDUCATION AND YAHAPALANA Part 2

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

KAMALIKA  PIERIS SMART EDUCATION” In April 2017 65 schools in the Western Province  were converted into ‘Smart Schools’ capable of deploying digital learning protocols. The project was  led by Guru.lk, Sri Lanka’s leading eLearning portal. The company collaborated with Commercial Bank of Ceylon, Microsoft Sri Lanka and the Western Province Education Ministry over a six […]

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Govt. defies environment lobby, opts for dirty power

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

By Ifham Nizam Courtesy The Island The government would go ahead with the proposed plan 2019 to establish 2700 MW of fossil fuel fired power stations by year 2020, a senior ministry official said. Ministry Secretary Dr. Suren Batagoda said that there would be 300 MW new LNG Combined cycle at Kerawalapitya by WindForce Consortium, […]

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Sri Lankan President arrives at Tirumala

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

The Hindu Business Line Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena being received by TTD authorities on his arrival at Tirumala on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena arrived here on Tuesday to offer prayers at the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara near here, a temple official said. Accompanied by his wife Jayanthi Pushpa […]

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Sri Lanka to offer free visas to tourists from 30 countries, including US

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

USA TODAY Sri Lanka aims to boost its tourism efforts by giving away free visas to travelers from more than 30 countries.  The small island nation off southern India will offer the promotion starting May 1 to travelers from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia […]

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Bandula reveals of Sajith-Ravi clash (English)

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

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Speeding truck runs over Army checkpoint; Military Policeman dead

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A speeding Canter truck has run over an Army checkpoint at Vattapalai Junction in Mullaitivu, killing a soldier and injuring another, stated Sri Lanka Army Media Division. The truck had been traveling towards Nadunkarni Junction from Mullaitivu when the driver of the truck had lost control of the vehicle due to the high […]

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