Archive for July 5th, 2019

First Stirrings of a Sinhala Buddhist Spring – II

Friday, July 5th, 2019

By  Rohana R. Wasala The polity consisting of the majority community (Sinhalese) cannot behave like this. In any country, it is normal for the majority community to be unconsciously undermined by a false sense of security vis-a-vis the minorities, whereas the latter feel a bit too paranoid with or without reason. The Sinhalese voting public […]

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EASTER SUNDAY BOMB BLAST IN SRI LANKA Part 10

Friday, July 5th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS The Easter Sunday attacks are considered, worldwide, as one of the most sophisticated attacks in recent years. The bombs were all highly impactful and were detonated at precise locations with impeccable timing, ensuring maximum impact and maximum casualties. These attacks in Sri Lanka are said to be the biggest single terrorist attack targeting […]

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The Twisted Tales of two alleged genocides – and Canada’s claimed support for conflict prevention in Sri Lanka.

Friday, July 5th, 2019

by Chandre Dharmawardana. David McKinnon, Canada’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka  has stated, on Canada’s National Day  that  Canada would continue to support conflict prevention efforts in Sri Lanka, where  it has been seen how hate speech and media can entrench communal divisions”.  Meanwhile back in Canada, successive Canadian governments have failed to understand how […]

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Wahhabism confronted: Sri Lanka curbs Saudi influence after bombings

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Alexandra Ulmer, Omar Rajarathnam Courtesy Reuters KATTANKUDY, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – Sri Lanka is moving to curtail Saudi Arabian influence, after some politicians and Buddhist monks blamed the spread of the kingdom’s ultra-conservative Wahhabi school of Islam for planting the seeds of militancy that culminated in deadly Easter bomb attacks. On April 21, nine Sri Lankans […]

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World Bank classifies Sri Lanka as upper middle income country

Friday, July 5th, 2019

COLOMBO, July 4 (Xinhua) — The World Bank has changed Sri Lanka’s classification from a lower-middle income country to an upper-middle income country under its latest country income classifications for the 2020 fiscal year, local media reports said here Thursday. The World Bank in a statement said it had classified the world’s economies into four […]

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SOFA not for Sri Lanka

Friday, July 5th, 2019

By Lakshman I.Keerthisinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today Once we agree on the future, the present will be much easier. A captain who does not know where he wants to sail, there is no wind on Earth that will bring him there. We have first to decide where we want to go, where we want to sail”– […]

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SC issues interim order against carrying out death penalty

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court has delivered an interim order preventing the implementation of the death penalty until the 30th of October. The order was delivered by a three-judge bench consisting of Supreme Court Justices Buwaneka Aluwihare, Prasanna Jayawardene and Gamini Amarasekara. Twelve petitions filed with the Supreme Court against the implementation of the death […]

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SOFA allows US forces entry to Sri Lanka at anytime – Kalinga Indatissa

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Signing the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) allows the forces of the United States to enter into Sri Lanka at anytime, says the President of Bar Association of Sri Lanka and President’s Counsel Kalinga Indatissa. The BASL president stated this during a discussion held with the Leader of the Opposition with regard to […]

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AG orders immediate arrest of Avant-Garde chairman & 7 others

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has informed the Acting Inspector General of Police to immediately arrest the Chairman of Avant-Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd Nissanka Senadhipathi and 7 others, the Attorney General’s Department said. However, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has informed the Attorney General’s Department that Mr Nissanka Senadhipathi has left the country, according […]

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SLPP denies any agreement with SLFP on possible alliance

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today denied that the party has reached an agreement with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) on the name of the new alliance if both parties decide to contest an upcoming election together. UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday announced that the possible new alliance between the […]

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