Archive for August 30th, 2019

YAHAPALANA AND THE ECONOMY Part 15

Friday, August 30th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS Revised 9.9.19 BUDGET 2019 The Parliamentary Committee on Public Finance in its report on the fiscal, financial and economic assumptions of the Budget for 2019 has issued a damning indictment of the Ministry of Finance stating that the MoF had deliberately misled Parliament. The Committee has asked the Central Bank to formally assess […]

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YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Part 10 (SECTION 1)

Friday, August 30th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS This essay presents some administrative decisions taken by Yahapalana   government. LOCAL GOVERNMENT Yahapalana government made sweeping changes to local government elections in October 2017.  A whole new system of elections was introduced as committee stage amendments to a Bill that had been gazetted to correct some technical defects in the local government elections […]

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Libya gave the world a unique treaty which should be copied by all ex-colonial powers

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Courtesy Middle East  Muammar Gaddafi [File photo] Dr Mustafa Fetouri August 29, 2019 at 4:43 pm Friday 30 August is the 11th anniversary of the treaty signed by Libya and Italy on Friendship, Partnership and Cooperation bringing to an end a long, turbulent chapter of relations between Rome and its former colony. It is not […]

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Sri Lanka court orders reburial of suicide bomber’s remains

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Courtesy Mail online COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – A Sri Lankan court on Friday ordered police to exhume the remains of an Easter Sunday suicide bomber from a public cemetery after hundreds of people, including relatives of victims, blocked roads in an angry protest. Police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters, who complained that […]

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The Place-name “Pothuvil”

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Chandre Dharmawardana Pothuvil  පොතුවිල් is Tamil usage. Its earlier sinhala usage  was indeed පොතුවිල, possibly derived from Budhuvila Bodhivaalaබෝදිවාල. Let the sinhalese writers at least begin to call it by the sinhala form පොතුවිල and NOT POTHUVIL. Please see my discussion of the place name given inhttps://www.dh-web.org/place.names/#P The link takes you to the letter P. […]

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