Archive for July, 2019

Sri Lankan government has urged UK to take back containers ‘that may contain human remains’

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Courtesy I-news If the presence of British human remains in the containers is confirmed, it is feared the remains may have originated from NHS hospitals Sri Lankan customs officials inspect the load of a container at a port in Colombo (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) The Sri Lankan government has urged Britain to take back more than 100 containers […]

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Germany charges LTTE suspect over killing of Kadirgamar

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror An LTTE member, who was arrested in Germany over the assassination of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar in 2005, had been charged by the German prosecutors over the murder, foreign news agencies reported today.   German prosecutors said on Wednesday that they filed the indictment against the 40-year-old G. Navanithan who was arrested in January. The suspect […]

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Foreign interference

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Editorial Courtesy The Island A Foreign Ministry panjandrum has come under fire for allegedly seeking to facilitate a UN bid to influence the Sri Lankan judiciary. The Opposition is out for his scalp as he has written to the Chief Justice and the High Court judges, asking them to make available information pertaining to some […]

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US Ambassador’s response to MCC and Compact Agreements

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

JANAKI CHANDRARATNA Courtesy The Island It was indeed a breadth of fresh air to read the American Ambassador’s clarifications on US-Sri Lanka Agreements in The Island newspaper – 18 July 2019. The Ambassador, Alaina Teplitz, needs to be commended for understanding the Sri Lankan concerns and articulating her Govt’s assertions in a professional manner. This […]

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Parliament blocks UN Special Rapporteur’s meeting with judges

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s parliament has blocked a visiting United Nations human rights expert from meeting with judges hearing war crimes cases, citing fears of foreign interference in the judicial system. Clement Voule, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association, travelled to the island nation to discuss civil […]

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Sri Lanka to issue free visas for Chinese, Indian tourists from Aug. 1

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 24 – Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers has approved a proposal from the Sri Lanka Tourism Ministry to include China and India in its free visa policy which will be launched from Aug. 1, Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga said Tuesday. Addressing a media briefing […]

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ඇමරිකානු බලපෑම මත ගෙනෙන ඒකීය කම්කරු පනත් කෙටුම්පතට විරුද්ධ විය යුත්තේ ඇයි?

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

සිය`ඵම වෘත්තීය සංගම් වෙත ඉදිරිපත් කරණු ලබන සංදේශය-නිදහස් වෙළඳ කලාප සහපොදු සේවා සේවක සංගමය මේ රටේ කම්කරු නීති සම්පාදනය වසර 100 ට ආසන්න කාලයක් පුරා සිදුව ඇත්තේ කම්කරු දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ අනුදැනුම හා අවශ්‍යතා අනුවය. කම්කරු දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව සුද්දන්ගේ යටත් විජිත පාලන කාලයේ පිහිටුවනු ලැබූයේත් තවමත් එහි මූලික අරමුණ වන්නේත් සේවක හා රැුකියා සුරත්ෂිතතාවය සහතික කිරීමය. එය ජාත්‍යන්තර […]

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American Army and Civil official are here on the invitation of the Sri Lankan Government Which Sri Lankan Government has invited them?

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Dr Sudath Gunasekara  This morning as I was listening to  Mulpiituwa news I heard the US Ambassador as saying that the American Army and Civil official are here on the invitation of the Sri Lankan Government. The sources also said these forces and civilians are to be used in an emergency?. Could  the President tell […]

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Sri Lanka orders return of smuggled British garbage

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 23 (AFP) – Sri Lanka customs Tuesday ordered the return of container loads of hazardous mortuary and clinical waste illegally imported into the island from Britain under the cover of metal recycling. Customs officials said the racket dating back to 2017 was uncovered after the Colombo port complained last week that […]

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Growth and decline of Tamil Muslims’ fortunes in maritime trade

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror While the Cholas of the Coromandel coast in Tamil Nadu were known for their maritime conquests and successful trade, with conquest and trade going hand in hand, the Muslims of the Coromandel coast were successful in maritime trade without the aid of conquest. However, ultimately, with the advent of European traders, who operated […]

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How Smaller States are Choosing Sides in the Indian Ocean

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

BY VIRAJ SOLANKI  & ANTOINE LEVESQUES Courtesy defenseone From Sri Lanka to Kenya, governments try to balance major-power influence — except in arms purchases. As India and China have intensified their geopolitical interestin the Indian Ocean, the region’s smaller states have aimed to balance their political relations with these major powers. But in at least one realm of […]

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Sri Lanka is sending hundreds of tons of trash — apparently including rotten human remains — back to the UK, as Southeast Asia continues its fight against Western garbage

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Courtesy Business Insider Western countries have been sending their recycling to developing nations in Southeast Asia for decades. Officials in the recipient countries complain that the trash they receive is improperly labeled, and contains other types of garbage that they can’t recycle. On Tuesday, Sri Lanka ordered the return of 111 shipping containers to the […]

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Behind the SOFA

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

By Padraig Colman Courtesy Ceylon Today I often try in my columns to comfort Sri Lankans who despair at the condition of their polity. Sri Lankans might wonder in horror what antics their leaders will get up to next, but UK citizens contemplate having Boris Johnson as their Prime Minister some time soon. Sri Lankans […]

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” නැති බලයක් පාවිච්චි කරලා සුද්දන්ට තොරතුරු දෙන්න විනිසුරුවරුන්ට නියෝග දෙන වැ.බ විදේශ කටයුතු ලේකම් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට වහාම කැදවන්න”

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Wimal weerawansa

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”කුණු කන්ටේනර් ගෙන්වීම ගැන අනුර සගවන කතාව මෙන්න” – විමල්ගේ සුවිශේෂ අනාවරණය”

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Wimal weerawansa

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Sri Lanka needs Gotabhaya Rajapakse as President after Four and half years under Yahapalanaya, which was worse than the thirty years under Terrorism.

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

By Charles S Perera The thirty years of terrorism though it affected the whole country through uncertainty of life, threat of the division of the country, loss of peace and security , we the Sinhala Buddhists  were able to keep the unity of the communities suffering under terrorism , protect the  Sinhala Buddhist culture, maintain […]

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බොදු උරුමය වැනසීම

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

කතු වැකිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින පුරාවිද්‍යා ස්මාරකයක් ලෙස ප‍්‍රකාශයට පත් කර ඇති ත‍්‍රිකුණාමලයේ කන්නියා උණුවතුර ළිං පරිශ‍්‍රයේ පිහිටි ඉපැරණි බෞද්ධ දාගැබ සංරක්‍ෂණය සඳහා ගිය පුරාවිද්‍යා නිලධාරීන්ට විරෝධය පා, දෙමළ ජාතික සංධාන මන්ත‍්‍රීවරු හා ඔවුන්ගේ ආධාරකරුවන් මහත් කලබැගෑනියක් ඇතිකර තිබේ. ඒ මෙම භූමිය හින්¥න්ට අයිති බව හා එහි පැවතියේ හින්දු කෝවිලක් බවට ප‍්‍රකාශ කරමිනි.    සැබෑය! […]

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Cardinal asks govt. to resign

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Courtesy The Island Leaders of the country were acting according to the whims and fancies of external forces and the government should immediately resign and allow those who were capable of governing the county to take over, Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith told devotees at St. Sebastian’s Church, Katuwapitiya, which was reconsecrated yesterday. The […]

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ඔබලාට රට පාලනය කරන්න බෑ.. දැන් ගෙදර යන්න.. පුළුවන් කෙනෙකුට රට දෙන්න.. කතෝලිකයන් ආණ්ඩුවට තීරණාත්මකව අහිමි කරමින් අගරදගුරු කියති.. [Video]

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

 lanka C news අපේ රටේ නායකයන්ගේ කොන්ද පන නැති බවත් ඔහු වැඩ කළ යුත්තේ මේ ආකාරයෙන් නොවන බවත් අගරදගුරු මැල්කම් රංජිත් කාදිනල් තුමන් සඳහන් කරති. ඉතාමත් ශක්තිමත් ව තිබූ බුද්ධි අංශ පාලකයන් විසින් විනාශ කළ බවද එහිමියන් චෝදනා කළහ. වනාතවිල්ලූවේදී අන්තවාදීන් හසුවූ අවස්ථාවේ කිසිම දෙයක් නොකර ඔවුන් නිදහස් කළ බවත්, මාවනැල්ලේ බුදු පිළිම කැඩූ අය […]

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ඊනියා නිදහස ලැබී වසර 71 ක් ගතවී ඇතත් තවමත් යටත්විජිතවාදී මානසිකත්ව ග්‍රහණයෙන් මුදාගෙන නැති මහනුවර ශ්‍රී දළදා පෙරහැර

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

ආචාර්ය සුදත් ගුණසේකර සිව්වන සියවසේ (ක්‍රි ව. 313) කීර්ති ශ්‍රී මේඝවර්ණ රජතුමා දවස ශ්‍රී දළදා වහන්සේ මෙරටට වැඩමවූදා සිටම අරම්භවූ ශ්‍රී දළදා ප්‍රදර්ශනය හා දළදා පෙරහැර ඉතිහාසය පුරාම ඉතා  උත්කර්ෂවත් අන්දමින් පවත්වා ඇතිබැව් වන්ශකතාවලින් පැහැදිළිවෙයි. එදා සිටම සින්හල බෞද්ධ රාජ්යක් වූ මේ රටේ දළදාවහන්සේගේ භාරකාරයා මෙන්ම ආරක්ශකයාද වුයේ රජතුමාය. ඒ  නිසාම දළදාවහන්සේ වැඩසිටි දළදාමන්දිරය පිහිටියේද […]

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How To Attract More Chinese Tourists to Sri Lanka?

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

by Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan Before being nominated as the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka and arriving at the country to assume my office, I could hardly imagine that there are so many world wonders on this tropical island of over 60,000 square kilometers. The graceful lake and mountains of Kandy, the quaint and ancient city […]

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Hindu Human Rights Activist Faces Sedition Trial For Telling Trump About Minority Persecution In Bangladesh

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

by Swarajya Staff Courtesy Swarajyamag Donald Trump,Bangladesh,Hindu activist,priya saha,minority activist,hindus in bangladesh, Priya Saha at the White House (Pic via Twitter) A Bangladeshi minister, Obaidul Quader, has stated that the organising secretary of the Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council (HBCUC), Priya Saha, will face trial on the charge of sedition for her remarks about minority […]

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Is Sri Lanka a luxury destination?

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

The Island/Asia News Network  COLOMBO — What makes a country stand out as a Luxury Destination? The high end traveler is willing to pay a much higher price to visit a truly amazing place without any crowds so that they would be the only ones there at that moment enjoying the venue. These travelers do […]

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Cardinal calls on Sri Lanka govt to quit over Easter attacks

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Courtesy Mailonline +1 Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says Sri Lanka’s leaders were locked in power struggle rather than paying attention to intelligence warnings about the bombings The head of Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church Sunday called for the government to resign over its alleged failure to investigate an “international conspiracy” behind the deadly Easter bombings. Cardinal […]

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Umpire Kumar Dharamsena Admits To Making Error In Cricket World Cup Final

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Courtesy Outlook Sri Lankan umpire Kumar Dharamsena’s controversial decision to give six runs to England’s total, instead of five, from a deflected overthrow effectively sealed the faith for New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final Kumar Dharmasena, a former Sri Lanka spinner, is one of the leading umpires today It indeed was […]

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US wants military cooperation pact with Sri Lanka to tackle red tape

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Courtesy THE STRAITS TIMES COLOMBO (REUTERS) – The United States wants a special forces cooperation agreement with Sri Lanka to sidestep bureaucracy and has no intention of setting up a military base in the country, the American ambassador to the island nation said in a television interview. The comments represent the latest attempt by ambassador […]

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Indians are contributing the most to revival of Lankan tourism after Easter Sunday blasts

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 21 (ECONOMYNEXT): Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals have increased to an average 4,000 a day in the second week of July from 3,200 arrivals a day a week earlier, recovering further from the Easter Sunday attack with more visitors from India, a top official said. There’s a significant increase in arrivals now, […]

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BBS CONVENTION IN KANDY, JULY 7, 2019

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

By Rohana R. Wasala The Bodu Bala Sena organization held (seemingly the first edition of) its Siv Hele Maha Samuluwa or National Convention of Siv Hela  at the Bogambara Grounds in Kandy on July 7, 2019. Its purpose was, presumably, to propose a democratic, non-violent way out of the present political morass that the country […]

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Election carrots, at nation’s expense

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula …….Everybody knew that it was a carrot, for it was orange with a green top” – Rowan Atkinson aka Mr Bean in one of his stage presentations Another season of carrots has dawned. And the above regarding carrots came to my mind, of Rev. Bean reading a passage from his gospel to his […]

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ජනාධිපති ධූර කාලය අවුරුදු හයයි?

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති මේ මාතෘකාව දැක්ක ගමන් අපේ කට්ටිය කලබල වෙන්න පුළුවන්. 19 වැනි ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනයෙන් ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ ධූර කාලය අවුරුදු පහකට අඩු කළා කියන එක නොදන්න කෙනෙක් නැති තරම්. මේ කාරණය තහවුරු කරගන්න හැම කෙනෙක් ම බලන්නේ අපේ ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ තියෙන ජනරජයේ ජනාධිපතිවරයා” ගැන කියැවෙන 30 වැනි ව්‍යවස්ථාව. ඒකට අයිති දෙවැනි අනුව්‍යවස්ථාවේ (ඒ කියන්නේ 30. […]

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