Archive for August 8th, 2019

Resistance to US intervention in Sri Lanka

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

By ASOKA BANDARAGE Courtesy  Asia Times The Indian Ocean is one of the most contested regions in the world today. China, the US and India, and also Japan, Saudi Arabia and other rich and powerful states, are struggling for influence over Sri Lanka, which is in the geographic heart of the Indian Ocean. The sea lanes […]

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Sri Lankan presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa renounces US citizenship

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Courtesy London South East COLOMBO, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a key politician in Sri Lanka’s civil war, has renounced U.S. citizenship, paving the way for him to make a bid on his country’s presidency. Sri Lanka does not allow dual citizenship and foreign nationals cannot contest elections. Gotabaya, a defence chief during the civil […]

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How to Ruin a Country in Four Years

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

By Sumanasiri Liyanage Courtesy Ceylon Today I borrow the title of Servaas Storm’s article that appeared in the ‘Institute of New Economic Thinking’ with slight changes for this week’s column. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is well-known for his statements, some of which are of special kind, on the economy. He might have made more than […]

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Exam frauds committed by some students wearing hijab

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Courtesy Ceylon Today The Commissioner General of Examinations recently announced the candidates not to sit for the G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination wearing hijab due to the situation which prevailed in the country recently. Yet, as reported, some students in several schools of the Eastern Province, have been seen wearing hijab during the examination. Accordingly, some […]

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