Archive for August 3rd, 2019

India claims Sri Lanka’s security challenges a threat to India. Who is a bigger threat to India – US or China?

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

The prima facie case for India to interfere in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs is to cite that any instability happening in Sri Lanka becomes an automatic national security threat to India. While the argument definitely has merit, it begs to question how far India has chipped into aggravate Sri Lanka’s instability vis a vis helping […]

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Barefoot walking is best

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Courtesy The Island “Going barefoot is the gentlest way of walking and can symbolise a way of living – being authentic, vulnerable, sensitivn to our surroundings; removing barriers between us and nature.— Adele Coombs, “Barefoot Dreaming” Just a comment to my son that with age unsteadiness when walking brought forth a barrage of advice and […]

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විනිසුරුට එරෙහිව දැමූ ෆැලෝපීය නාල නඩුව

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති මේ දවස්වල අපේ රටේ වැඩියෙන් ම කතාවට ලක්වුණු මිනිස් ඉන්ද්‍රිය ‍ෆැලෝපීය නාලය කියලා හිතන එකේ වැරැද්දක් නෑ. අපි හැම කෙනෙක් ම වගේ ඒ ගැන කතා කරලා තියෙනවා. මේ ලිපිය ලියන්නේ ඒ කතාවට අත්වැල් අල්ලන්න නම් නෙවෙයි. මේක රට කතාවක්. හැබැයි මේක එසේ මෙසේ රටක වෙච්ච කතාවක් නෙවෙයි. මේ කියන්න හදන සිද්ධිය ඇතිවෙලා […]

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Western province

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Sri Lanka News The Western province provides the highest contribution to the Gross Domestic Product contributing 41.2% of the Provincial Gross Domestic Product(PGDP) and has a nominal PGDP growth rate of 5.8% as of 2015. Agriculture only made up 1.7% of the GDP the lowest among the nine provinces while Industrial sector made up 34.6% the highest in the country and service […]

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Buddhists Heritage in Jaffna Vandalised by Tamil Extremists

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

(Courtesy of Divaina) The TNA MPs and some of their instigated supporters have created a rumpus, protesting and disturbing the duties of the Archeological department offices who visited the ancient Buddhist vihara, that has been declared an Archeological site, in the proximity of the hot water wells located in Kinniya, in the Trincomalee district. This […]

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Flood gates and pumps

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Dr Sarath obeysekera Floor gates pumps and pollution is the subject, everyone, is talking about If at all SLLDC could protect the 1000acres of flood  retention area which was identified under the Canal Development Project, we would not have to install any flood gates or pumps At that time during nineties canal all canal Banks […]

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විපක්ෂයේ ජනපති අපේක්ෂත්වය ගෝඨා මෛත්‍රී තීරණාත්මක හමුවක්

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

දේශපාලන වාර්තාකරු උපුටා ගැන්ම දේශය පුවත් ඉදිරි ජනාධිපතිධුර අපේක්ෂකත්වය ඇතුළු තීරණාත්මක දේශපාලන කාරණා ගණනාවක් ගැන ජනාධිපතිවරයා සමඟ සාකච්ඡා කිරීමට හිටපු ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා තීරණය කර ඇත. ඒ අනුව පසුගියදා ඔහු ජනාධිපතිවරයා අමතා දෙදෙනා අතර හමුවකට වේලාවක් ලබාදෙන ලෙස ඉල්ලීමක් කර තිබේ. ඊට ජනාධිපතිවරයාගෙන් යහපත් ප්‍රතිචාරයක් ලැබී තිබේ. මෙම දුරකතන ඇමතුම ලබාදීමට පෙරදී ගෝඨාභය […]

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UNP’s Presidential stakes

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

by C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island August 3, 2019, 8:11 pm  The political drama that has now taken centre stage is the tussle in the UNP over the presidential candidate of the party. Arguably, this is the fiercest fight within the UNP over a presidential candidacy after the three-way tussle between R. Premadasa, Lalith […]

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Ranil-Gota tipped to run in Presidential race

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Courtesy The Island Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa are tipped to be nominated presidential aspirants of the proposed National Democratic Front (NDF) and the United National Joint Alliance (UNJA), respectively, political sources said. The UNP and the SLFP/SLPP are now working on forming separate alliances to draw on the support […]

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UPFA will support presidential candidate jointly named by Sirisena and Rajapaksa

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

By Aruna Bogahawatte Courtesy The Island The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will extend its support to a presidential candidate jointly nominated by President Maithripala Sirisena and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera says. “Whatever obstacles we have to face, discussions between the SLFP and SLPP on the proposed formation of an alliance […]

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Ignorance and Negligence of Law Makers

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

By Sumanasiri Liyanage Courtesy Ceylon Today We have witnessed in the last few days the presence of so many loopholes and gaps in the existing legislation that have had a negative and adverse impact on human security and the country’s stability. These laws were passed by Parliament consisting of elected representatives who are supposed to […]

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The whole country stinks

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today The latest news, about the import of 130 container loads of waste material to Sri Lanka from UK hospitals has reached every nook and cranny in the country and it has turned the whole country ‘upside down’, as it were. The entire populace of this country is […]

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PM Ranil’s quarter century leadership challenged as UNP crisis deepens

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

GAGANI WEERAKOON Courtesy Ceylon Today The cold war prevailing between the two camps within the United National Party (UNP) reached volcanic proportions with Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa’s camp openly challenging Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is holding onto the leadership for over quarter century, at a crucial Working Committee meeting held on Thursday (1), to […]

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Cardinal Ranjith says has no faith in commissions

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

By Gagani Weerakoon Courtesy Ceylon Today While urging the political leadership to come together to appoint an independent commission to investigate the Easter Sunday attacks, to ensure justice for the victims, Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith insisted that he will not have an audience with any future Presidential candidate until justice is meted out […]

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Gotabaya’s teacher reminisces his childhood

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Adaderana

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JMI Group leader and uni student propagating extremism arrested

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Two persons have been arrested over terrorist activities have been arrested, stated the Police Media Spokesperson. One of the arrestees is the Leader of the Eastern Province Armed Group of the Jammiyathul Millathu Ibrahim  (JMI), an organization which is currently banned in Sri Lanka. He is a 25-year-old named Mohamed Nawushad Umar, stated […]

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US Embassy reminds of Travel Advisories on Sri Lanka in line with holidays

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The United States Embassy in Colombo reiterating the travel advisory issued on Sri Lanka requests US citizens in Sri Lanka to be more vigilant of probable terror attacks that may occur within the country. The security alert was issued by the embassy in acknowledgment of the upcoming holidays. The United States has issued […]

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A place to escape the crowds in Sri Lanka’s farthest south, Dondra is a beacon of tranquillity

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Anubhuti Krishna  Courtesy The  South China Morning Post Temples, lighthouse, beach. See them in any order and you won’t be disappointed when you visit Dondra, at the southern tip of Sri Lanka Everything here is bright: the white sands, the blue of the Indian Ocean, the green curtain of trees fringing the beach. And there’s […]

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