Archive for April 20th, 2019

Simultaneous Terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday-100 killed as churches and hotels targeted

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Courtesy BBC At least 100 people are reported to have been killed and hundreds more injured in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. At least six explosions have been reported. Three churches in Kochchikade, Negombo and Batticaloa were targeted during Easter services. The Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotels, all in Colombo, […]

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Rising power of Thirupathi politics

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

By Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy The Island Are we heading with speed towards Solar Relief? The Avurudu highlights of solar tradition were completed with joyous participation of the people, and we had the recognized leader of the nation, President Sirisena, travel at speed to India the next day, to participate in a ritual at the Thirupathi […]

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‘Everybody Lies’, a book on Big Data: Benefits of Digital Truth Serum

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island ‘Everybody Lies – What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are’ (Seth Stephens – Davidowitz, London, Bloomsbury Publishing, Paperback edition, 2018, 338 pp, ISBN 978 – 1- 4088 – 9473 – 6) is a book on Big Data (a term explained below), which introduces a […]

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රෝහලට ගිය ටිකිරි ලියා

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

වෛද්‍ය රුවන්  එම් ජයතුංග  ටිකිරි ලියාට වතුර කළයක් ගෙන එන ලෙස මව කියූ අතර ටිකිරි ලියා මැටි කළයත් ගෙන ලිඳට ගියාය. ලිඳ වට කර කබරගොයෙක් සිටි නිසා ටිකිරි ලියා උගේ බාව මඟ හැර  ලිඳ  අසලට ගිය නමුදු එතැන සිටි දිය බරියා  ටිකිරි ලියා ගේ කකුල කෑවේය. ඒ සමග ටිකිරි ලියා ගේ අතින් කළය බිම වැටී […]

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The West created this widespread mess!

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

S.H.MOULANA Courtesy The Island After the 2003 illegal invasion of Saddam’s Iraq by Bush and Blair, followed by the ousting of Gaddafi by the West in 2011, we saw an uprising in Syria, which has so far taken more than 400,000 lives of fighters as well as innocent civilians, by bombs dropped by foreign powers […]

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When Does Sri Lanka President’s Term End? – OpEd

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

By Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan Courtesy Urasia Review Many people in Sri Lanka thought that President Sirisena would leave office in January 2020. The conventional wisdom was that Sirisena’s term issue” was resolved when the Supreme Court (SC) ruled that he was entitled to a five-year term; not six years. This ruling was delivered in January […]

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Tamil Tigers return to Swiss court

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Courtesy Swissinfo.ch The Swiss Federal Court must decide whether the Tamil Tigers are a criminal group – following a complaint from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). The OAGexternal link has filed a complaint against last year’s verdict from the Federal Criminal Court, which ruled that 13 alleged financiers of the Sri Lankan Tamil separatist group […]

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Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera behind int’l lawsuits against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa – Kanchana

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

RANMINI GUNASEKARA Courtesy Ceylon Today Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera is behind the international lawsuits against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, alleged UPFA Parliamentarian Kanchana Wijesekera today (18). He said this, at a Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) media briefing held at the Party headquarters in Battaramulla. He further claimed that one […]

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Solar power could save Rs 266b – SIA

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

RANMINI GUNASEKARA Courtesy Ceylon Today The immediate implementation of the ‘Least Cost Long Term Solar Power Generation Plan’ will save a total of Rs 266 billion for the Sri Lankan economy, the Secretary of the Solar Industries Association (SIA), Lakmal Fernando claimed today (18). He said this at a SIA Press conference held in Colombo. […]

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Swiss court verdict on 13 Tamil Tiger financiers challenged

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Swiss Federal Court must decide whether the Tamil Tigers are a criminal group – following a complaint from the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG). The OAG has filed a complaint against last year’s verdict from the Swiss Federal Criminal Court, which ruled that 13 alleged financiers of the Sri […]

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