Archive for July 11th, 2019

PHILIP GUNAWARDENE, SWRD, WIMALA WIJEWARDENE, RANIL, RUWAN AND LAKE HOUSE – continued

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Mario Perera, Kadawata I refer to the comment made by Dr. M.D.P.Dissanayake regarding the article titled: PHILIP GUNAWARDENE, SWRD, WIMALA WIJEWARDENE, RANIL, RUWAN AND LAKE HOUSE Dr.M.D.P.D.writes: Mrs B made a tremendous contribution….she had a great minister…who held more than half of ministerial portfolios…. That ‘tremendous contribution’ was totally negative. She brought the country to […]

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Open Economy and Foreign inward investments

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  We have approached the banks to provide financial facilities to develop a Residential high rise under Non BoI category as converting into BOI is not a viable option due to the fact that duty free facilities and other perks are not available for condominium development. Investors in Europe are willing to send legitimate […]

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සියළුම අනියම්/ආදේශක සේවකයින් වහා ස්ථීර කරන්න නැතිනම් තවත් දුම්රිය වර්ජනයක් – කඩිනම් සාකච්ඡාවක් ලබා දෙන්න

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි –දුම්රිය වෘත්තීය සමිති සන්ධානය – Railway Trade Unions Alliance ගරු ප‍්‍රවාහන හා සිවිල් ගුවන් සේවා අමාත්‍ය, අර්ජුන රණතුංග මැතිතුමා, සියළුම අනියම්/ආදේශක සේවකයින් වහා ස්ථීර කරන්න නැතිනම් තවත් දුම්රිය වර්ජනයක් – කඩිනම් සාකච්ඡාවක් ලබා දෙන්න වසර 05 කට අධික කාලයක් දුමිරිය දෙපාර්තමේන්නතුවේ විවිධ අංශ වල සේවය කරන 1500 පමණ වන අනියම්/ආදේශක, තාවකාලික හා කොන්ත‍්‍රාත් […]

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Ruling and Opposition members should be transparent and truthful

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera We need to take a  clue from Putin ,Theresa May,Trump and Modi .If they propose to change certain international agreements whether political or trade wise,they open the provisions to parliament,press and the public .It is essential that elected leaders or parties should create a dialogue between public and government. During the No […]

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Gurukanda Raja Maha Viharaya , Mullativu

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Ranjith Soysa The Director General of Archaeology confirmed in Mullativu Magistrate courts before the Magistrate S L. Kumar that Guru Kanda Viharaya in Nayaru on the basis of historical and archaeological evidence dates back to 2000 years, He further emphasized that the building of a new Hindu kovil inside the historical site was illegal. The […]

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ENDLESS TALES OF TORTURE IN INDIAN SOCIETY

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

ALI SUKHANVER Hatred on the basis of caste and creed or race and religion is considered the most heinous social crime in all civilized societies. Presence of hatred on all such basis proves moral bankruptcy and ethical barrenness of a society. ‘The Hindu’ has recently reported from Madhya Pradesh, India that the family members of […]

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Muslim MPs decide to take up ministerial posts again

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana All Muslim parliamentarians who resigned from their ministerial portfolios have decided to accept their previous positions once again, MP Amir Ali said. At a press conference on June 03, all Muslim cabinet, non-cabinet, state, and deputy ministers announced that they would resign from their portfolios. The MPs said their resignations would allow investigators […]

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රිෂාඩ්ට ඇති චෝදනා ගැන පරීක්ෂණයක් කරන්නැයි ඒකාබද්ධයෙන් අල්ලස් කොමිසමට පැමිණිල්ලක්

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

නාලක සංජීව දහනායක උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප සතොස ආයතනයට රුපියල් මිලියන 5000ක පාඩුවක් සිදුකර ඇති බවට හිටපු ඇමති රිෂාඞ් බදියුදීන් මහතාට එල්ලවීඇති චෝදනා සම්බන්ධයෙන් විධිමත් පරීක්‍ෂණයක් පවත්වන මෙන් ඉල්ලමින් ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්‍ෂයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රීවරුන් අද (11) අල්ලස් හෝ දූෂණ කොමිසන් සභාවට පැමිණිල්ලක් ඉදිරිපත් කළහ. යහපාලන රජයේ අමාත්‍යවරුන්ගේ වංචා හා දූෂණ හෙළි කිරීමට ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්‍ෂය විසින් ක‍්‍රියාත්මක කරනු ලබන […]

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Pact trap – II

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Editorial Courtesy The Island The Prime Minister’s Office has taken the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce to task over the latter’s comments on the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has declared, in Parliament, that the government will never enter into agreements that are detrimental to Sri Lanka’s interests. He has torn into […]

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The totally inadequate Sixth Amendment Four decades of constitutional folly and failure – 1

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island Thanks largely to our erstwhile colonial master, who experimented with various forms of self-government before granting us natives full Independence we can claim to be Asia’s oldest democracy. It is a fact that we were the first country in Asia to enjoy universal adult franchise from 1931 onwards […]

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Opposition Leader accuses govt of trying to rob EPF funds

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday alleged that the government had brought about a draft bill to amend the Finance Act to remove the Central Bank from the purview of the Finance Ministry.  Addressing a press conference at the Parliamentary complex, the Opposition Leader said that the government was trying […]

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Prosecutors say tests needed before Sri Lanka sterilization case can proceed

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Courtesy Reuters.com KURUNEGALA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – Sri Lankan prosecutors said on Thursday tests would be needed to establish whether a Muslim doctor had sterilized Buddhist patients, while there was no evidence to support other charges against him of links to terrorist groups or money laundering. The case of Shegu Shihabdeen Mohamed Shafi has become […]

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Alerted by India, Lankan coast guard intercepts boats carrying drugs from Pak

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

According to Indian intelligence agencies, this drug business is a major source of income for ISI and they use this in terror funding.  Two boats carrying banned drugs from Pakistani coast city Karachi to Sri Lanka were intercepted by Sri Lankan Coast guards on Wednesday. The operation was successfully executed based on the inputs by […]

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Another Dengue Outbreak

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Courtesy The Government official news portal After a particularly hot and humid May this year, many Sri Lankans would have eagerly anticipated the south-western monsoon to ease their discomfort. Each year, what Sri Lankans don’t expect however, seems to be the ensuing outbreak of the deadly dengue virus. 2019 doesn’t seem to be any different […]

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