Archive for August 1st, 2019

YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 10

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS The final essay in this series examines the   academic and political reactions to the three agreements discussed, namely, ACSA, SOFA and MCC. All three agreements are with the United States of America and all three Agreements focus on the territorial and military control of the island. Of the three agreements, ACSA is already […]

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Circumcision of Women is Big Business

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Fatima Yasmin Country: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is seeing an alarming rise in female genital cutting among adults.  Ever since a recent health ministry circular prohibiting medical professionals from performing it on baby girls, and strong protests against the ban by leading Islamic organizations, a new movement has gained momentum promoting the practice among adult […]

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MUSLIM PARLIAMENTARIANS SOLD COMMUNITY FOR POSITIONS & PERKS.

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

By Noor Nizam, Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart and Convener – The Muslim Voice”, August 1st., 2019 “A RESPONSE” TO JOURNALIST LATEEF FAROOK. https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/muslim-parliamentarians-sold-muslim-community-for-positions-perks/ ONCE AGAIN “THE MUSLIM VOICE” WISHES TO THANK SENIOR JOURNALIST MR. LATEEF FAROOK TO EXPOSE THE DECEPTION OF OUR SO-CALLED MUSLIM POLITICIANS.  Muslims in Sri Lanka do NOT have a […]

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Garbage Mounds, Political hounds and the food you eat.

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

By Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada. Nearly 4000 metric tons of illegally imported hazardous garbage, contaminated with hospital waste and human organs have been found in Colombo’s free trade zone. The foul stench emanating from the illegal cargo had let the cat out of the bag! The Island Newspaper Editorial and writers like Dr. Ratnasiri (I29-07-2019, Island)  […]

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India’s energy challenge.

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

BP Advertisement As billions of people lift themselves out of poverty, we’ll need a lot more energy. But at the same time emissions need to reduce dramatically. This is the dual challenge the world faces. India, with its growing, increasingly prosperous population – and where emissions have risen sharply – captures the complexity of this challenge […]

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Claims, counterclaims and confusion

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Editorial  Courtesy The Island Several key witnesses, testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on Easter Sunday tragedy, have frowned on the participation of Opposition MPs at the National Security Council (NSC) meetings. One cannot but agree with them on this score. There is absolutely no need for the presence of Opposition politicians or even […]

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Powers of President under 19A

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island August 1, 2019, 9:00 pm  According to a media report, the former President, Mahinda Rajapaksa speaking during the adjournment debate on a new Constitution is reported to have stated: ‘this country could not move forward without clearing up the confusion created by the 19th Amendment’. He is stated to […]

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Terrorists can be arrested without AG’s advice – DSG PSC probe on Easter Sunday attacks: AG flays TID

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris yesterday found fault with the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) for waiting for instructions from the Department of Attorney General without arresting terrorists connected to the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ). Testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday carnage DSG Peiris said that […]

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Ethiopia, China, Sri Lanka to spur cooperation in renewable energy technologies

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Xinhua ADDIS ABABA, July 31 — Officials from Ethiopia, China and Sri Lanka on Wednesday vowed to spur trilateral partnership under the South-South cooperation modality in the renewable energy technologies sector. They disclosed the joint commitments in the renewable energy technologies sector in here on Wednesday during a high-level workshop, which focused on a trilateral […]

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Ravana World’s First Aviator, Says Sri Lanka, Launches Initiative to Study His Voyage 5,000 Years Ago

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Courtesy News18 Civil Aviation Authority vice-chairman Shashi Danatunge said they had irrefutable facts to prove that Ravana was the pioneer and the first to fly using an aircraft. Bengaluru: The Sri Lankan government believes that King Ravana was the first aviator in the world and flew over 5,000 years ago and the country’s Civil Aviation Authority […]

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Gota no longer has legal obstacles: SLPP

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa no longer has any legal obstacle to contest the upcoming presidential election, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said yesterday. MP Kanchana Wijesekara said United National Party (UNP) MP Thushara Indunil has pointed out that Mr. Rajapaksa was unable to contest the presidential election because he […]

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Shangri-La bomber’s telecon proves April 21 a retaliatory attack: Ruwan

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror A telephone conversation between the Shangri-La Hotel bomber and his wife on April 21 reveals the series of explosions had been carried out in retaliation to Christchurch Mosque shootings and harassment against Muslims, State Minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijewardene told parliament yesterday. Speaking during the emergency […]

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HC rejects Hemasiri and Pujith’s preliminary objections

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo High Court today rejected the preliminary objections presented by attorney on behalf of former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundara stating that the High Court does not have the authority to hear the revision application filed by the Attorney General. The Attorney General on July 18th filed a revision […]

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Bill to repeal death penalty tabled at parliament

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A Bill on repealing the death penalty was presented to the parliament today (01) by MP Bandula Lal Bandarigoda. The Bill was tabled as a Private Member’s Bill. The proposal was seconded by UNP MP Mylvaganam Thilakarajah.

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The Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) and the Inspector General of Police acted irresponsibly from the beginning, AG’s Dept tells PSC

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The police have not taken any action against Zahran Hashim, the Attorney General’s Department alleged today (01). Testifying before the Special Parliamentary Select Committee, Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris said the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) and the Inspector General of Police had acted irresponsibly from the beginning. State Counsel Malik Azeez testified before […]

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UNP split over constitution of proposed new alliance

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana According to several MPs, the draft constitution for the proposed new alliance has not been approved at the United National Party (UNP) Working Committee meeting, contrary to the statements made by UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. The meeting was held at the Temple Trees chaired by Party Leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe […]

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Tatas complete first phase of US$ 40 million mass housing project in Colombo

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 1 (newsin.asia): The first phase of the Slave Island Redevelopment Project named Metro Homes” executed by the Tatas of India, was completed on Thursday. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe handed over completed houses to 626 families. 114 shops were handed over to shop owners. The families and the shop owners […]

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