Archive for February, 2020

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION Swiss authorities were aware of illegal adoptions from Sri Lanka, report reveals

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

By Anand Chandrasekhar Courtesy Swissinfo.ch A report on irregularities in adoptions from Sri Lanka in the 1970s and 1980s concludes that authorities turned a blind eye to the situation. More than 700 Sri Lankan children were adopted in Switzerland during that period.  The Swiss authorities had been aware of the existence of irregularities and cases of child trafficking by the end of […]

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Kandy Suburban Railway Project will be expedited – Amaraweera

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Transport Service Management Mahinda Amaraweera has said that construction of the Kandy Suburban Railway Project, which is being implemented to curb the growing traffic congestion in Kandy Metropolitan Region, will be expedited. This was mentioned during a meeting held at the ministry in this regard with the participation of State Minister […]

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Police to file charges on 4 students for removing CCTV cameras at Kelaniya Uni.

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Twelve out of the sixteen arrested university students over the removal of CCTV cameras from the University of Kelaniya have been granted police bail. The remaining 4 students, who had been directly involved with the act, will be filed charges under the Public Properties Act, stated the police. Earlier today (27), 16 university […]

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UN rights chief responds to Sri Lanka’s withdrawal from resolution

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says that she regrets the Sri Lankan government’s different approach to the commitments previously made in the resolution with regard to ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’. Delivering an oral update on Sri Lanka at the 43rd session of the United Nations […]

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හිටපු සෞඛ්‍ය ඇමති රාජිත ඖෂධ නියාමන අධිකාරියේ සභාපති පත් කිරීම හරහා සිදුවූ ඖෂධ මාෆියාවක් ගැන පැමිණිල්ලක්

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් හිටපු සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය රාජිත සේනාරත්ත මහතා විසින් ඖෂධ නියාමන අධිකාරියේ සභාපතිවරයා නීතී විරෝධීව පත් කිරීම හරහා ඖෂධ මාෆියාවක්ද ක්‍රියාත්මක වී ඇතැයි චෝදනා කරමින් පූජ්‍ය පාහියන්ගල ආනන්ද සාගර හිමියන් අද අපරාධ පරික්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව වෙත පැමිණිල්ලක් භාර දුන්නා. මේ අතර පසුගියදා පූජ්‍ය පාහියන්ගල ආන්නද සාගර හිමියන් එල්ල කළ චෝදනා සම්බන්ධයෙන් මහාචාර්ය අසිත ද […]

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නිවාස අධිකාරියේ සේවකයන්ගෙන් විපක්ෂ නායක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාසට විරෝධයක්

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් නිවාස සංවර්ධන අධිකාරියේ සේවකයින් දින 10ක් පුරා සිදු කරගෙන ගිය උද්ඝෝෂණය ඊයේ රාත්‍රීයේ අවසන් කෙරුණා. ඒ, නිවාස පහසුකම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය ඉන්දික අනුරුද්ධ මහතා සමඟ පැවති සාකච්ඡාවකදී ගත් තීරණයකට අනුවයි. 2015 වසරේ සිට නිවාස සංවර්ධන අධිකාරියේ කොන්ත්‍රාත් පදනම මත සේවය කළ සේවකයින් පසුගිය 17 වෙනිදා ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය ඉදිරිපිට උද්ඝෝෂණයක් ආරම්භ කළේ […]

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Coronavirus: Recovered patients testing positive again – BBC News

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Courtesy BBC News Chinese health officials say that about 14% of people who had the coronavirus but recovered and were discharged from hospital have tested positive for the virus again. Health officials admit they’re still learning about the new coronavirus and how it operates within the human body. The same phenomenon has been reported in […]

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Rethinking Tourism promotion in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Sri Lanka is an island nation surround by sea & beaches. That is not all, Sri Lanka is also home to a written history over 2600 years with heritage & cultures that are key features for any tourist. It is also a good time to rethink how we should strategize our tourist promotion against what […]

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අභිමතයක අභිමානය

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

කීර්ති රත්නායක විරුවන් , දේශප්‍රේමීන් බිහිවන්නේ යුද්ධයෙන්ම නොවේ. කකියන දේශප්‍රේමය වාරියපොල සුමංගල හිමි වීරත්වයට ඔසවා තැබුවේය . අපතේ යන ජල  කරාමයක් වසන්නාද දේශප්‍රේමියෙකි. ඉතිහාසය ලිවීම මහා සම්ප්‍රදායකි. ඉතිහාසයේ කී දෙයට වඩා නොකී දේ වැඩිය . වීර කාව්‍ය පි‍ටුපස චරිත ගැන සවිස්තරව ලියවෙන්නේ කලාතුරකිනි. සරත් වීරසේකර යනු වීර කාව්‍යයක අඩුවෙන් කථාකල චරිතයකි මා සරත් වීරසේකර පිළිබදව […]

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‘Co-sponsorship’ of Geneva Resolution of 2015

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Palitha Mapatuna ‘Co-sponsorship’ of Geneva Resolution of 2015 I refer to the letter of Chandre Dharmawardana (posted on 24/02/2020), titled ‘Geneva Resolution – Ministerial violation of power!’ It seems that the individual, who had been designated as foreign minister at the time,had taken upon himself (with involvement of some others) to ‘co-sponsor’ and, thereby, help foist a […]

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ජිනිවා මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලය අමතා ඇමති දිනේෂ් කළ සම්පුර්ණ කතාව

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

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Why America Is Losing The Toilet Race

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

GREG ROSALSKY Courtesy NPR.org Toto I just got back from my first trip to Japan, and I’m now in love with the country. The ramen, yakitori and sushi. The gorgeous volcanoes. The fascinating people and culture. But of all the things I fell in love with, there’s one that I can’t stop thinking about: the […]

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අපවත් වී වදාල පූජ්‍යපාද අම්පිටියේ ශ්‍රී රාහුල මාහිමියන් වහන්සේ පිළිබදව කරනු ලැබූ විශේෂ සාකච්චාව

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

TV DIDULA BUDDHIST අපවත් වී වදාල මහරගම වජිරඥාණ ධර්මායතනාධිපති ආචාර්‍ය් අම්පිටියේ ශ්‍රී රාහුල මාහිමියන් වහන්සේ පිළිබදව කරනු ලැබූ විශේෂ සාකච්චාව

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Public Safety And Accidents

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Sunil Yatalamatta Gamage  It is very important to protect the Sri Lankan public from accidents. We hear tragic deaths of all works of life and kids due to accidents on roads which completely preventable by proper implementation of laws and road discipline. At present time on the death toll, could be avoided with proper construction […]

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SL’s ex army chief denies war crimes allegations, slams former govt.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

By Jamila Husain Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Feb.26 (Daily Mirror) – Former Army Commander Daya Ratnayake says allegations of the military committing war crimes during the final stages of the civil conflict against the LTTE are baseless and false” and blames the previous government of failing to clear up the military’s image in the international arena. He […]

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‘Commitments made by previous govt to UNHRC facilitated Easter attacks’

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Courtesy The Island February 26, 2020, 8:54 pm Minister of Foreign Affairs Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday’, while informing the 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva that Sri Lanka was withdrawing from co-sponsorship of UNHRC Resolutions pertaining to the country, explained that the commitments made by the previous government had contributed to the lapses […]

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Sajith invites Ranil, UNP to join SJB

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa today said he had invited UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to join the Samagi Jana Balawegaya together with his party. Mr. Premadasa told a press conference that he had met Mr. Wickremesinghe together with Samagi Jana Balawegaya General Secretary Ranjith Madduma Bandara and invited him […]

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Is Gazette on elephant registration approved? : PCoI asks P’ment Gen. Sec.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) appointed to probe public sector political victimization yesterday issued a notice to Parliament General Secretary to submit details regarding Gazette no. 622/4 dated 1991.05.14 on Registration and Licensing of Tuskers and Elephants regulation. This notice was given subsequent to former Magistrate Thilina Gamage’s […]

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Immigration beef up security at BIA

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana Courtesy The Daily Mirror In a bid to escalate the security and to counter all suspicious movements, the Department of Immigration and Emigration has set up three special surveillance units at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) recently. A senior official in charge of the department’s investigation unit told Daily Mirror that the […]

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Dinesh addresses UNHRC, informs Sri Lanka’s withdrawal from resolution (English)

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

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Ranjan’s voice matches audio clips – Govt Analyst-RANJANGATE SCANDAL

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Government Analyst’s Department today informed the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court that the voice on the audio clips broadcast over various media outlets matches the voice of MP Ranjan Ramanayake.  The Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court last month ordered the Government Analyst to obtain copies of the CDs containing audio clips of MP Ranjan Ramanayake’s phone […]

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Do justice to both fishermen and consumers – President

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials to take measures to create an environment for the consumers to purchase fish at reasonable prices while safeguarding the fisheries industry. President issued this directive during a meeting convened to discuss matters related to multi-day fishing boat owners held at the Presidential Secretariat today (26), stated President’s Media […]

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Ranjan Ramanayake granted bail-RANJANGATE SCANDAL

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana MP Ranjan Ramanayake, who was arrested and remanded over charges of interfering with the judiciary, has been granted bail by the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court.  He was reportedly ordered released on two personal bail of Rs 500,000 each in addition to strict bail conditions. Ramanayake was also barred from leaving the country by the […]

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පාස්කු ඉරිදා ප්‍රහාරය ගැන ලැබී තිබු ඊමේල් පණිවුඩයක් ගැන ජනපති කොමිසමේදී හෙළිවෙයි

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරය පිළිබඳව සඳහන් වූ ඊමේල් පණිවුඩයක් කොළඹ උතුර භාර පොලිස් අධිකාරීවරයාට කලින් ලැබී තිබුනත් ඔහු එම පණිවුඩය පොලිස් ස්ථානවලට යොමු කර ඇත්තේ ප්‍රහාරය එල්ල වූ දිනයේ පස්වරුවේ බව පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරය පිළිබඳව සොයා බලන ජනාධිපති කොමිසම හමුවේ අනාවරණය වුණා. ඒ ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොලිසියේ විද්‍යුත් තැපෑල පරීක්ෂා කළ ශ්‍රී ලංකා පරිඝණක හදිසි […]

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ELECTRIC POWER SHORTAGE. A SOLUTION

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Tudor Wijenayake 1. The country is facing a shortage of electricity 2. CEB is purchasing power from private suppliers paying excess of Rs 30 per unit. 3. World’s technology has advanced for solar and wind producing electricity at less than Rs.3 per unit. 4. Our country is blessed with sun’s energy throughout the year and high […]

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THE CONCEPT OF SEPARATE STATE AND ASPIRATIONS OF TAMILS IN SRI LANKA

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The concept of a separate state is a confusing term to Sinhala and Tamil people in Sri Lanka and it is more complex and baffled term to Muslims too in the country.  The term separate state defines dictionaries and encyclopedia on the internet using the arguments had between Hindu and Muslim leaders […]

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Our President’s Clarion Call for a Remedy to high veg prices.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

By Garvin Karunaratne, It is hoped that our President’s attention is brought to the fact that our country was the only country in the world to  have a system by which the prices of veg and fruit was unofficially controlled. That was the Marketing Department(MD) at work, buying and selling vegetables and fruit, competing with […]

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එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය තුළ අර්බුද විසදාගන්න බැරිව, බලයට පත්වෙලා රටේ ගැටලූ වලට මුහුණදෙන්නේ කොහොමද?

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ අද 2020/02/25 දින මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ජාවට සහභාගි වු නියෝජිතයින් (පෙරවරු 10.30) • වාරිමාර්ග හා ග්‍රාමීය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය මහින්ද යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා. • සංවර්ධන බැංකු හා ණය යෝජනා රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය ශෙහාන් සේමසිංහ මහතා. • ශී්‍ර ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ අධ්‍යාපන සේවා සංගමයේ සභාපති වසන්තා හ`දපාන්ගොඩ මහත්මිය. වාරිමාර්ග හා ග්‍රාමීය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය මහින්ද […]

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ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුනේ හඳුන්නෙත්ති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ බේරාගෙන මහින්ද රාජපක්ස ආණ්ඩුවත් මහා බැංකු මංකොල්ලයට හිරකරන්ට ගත් වැඩපිළිවෙල

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

චාර්ල්ස් පෙරේරා විසින්  පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඩිව්  ගුණසේකර මහත්මයා එදා කෝප් කමිටුවේ  සභාපතිවශයෙන් පාරලිමේන්තුවට කෝප් කමිටු  වාර්තාව ඉදිරිපත් කල දවසේ, ජනාධිපති මයිත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන පාරලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවාහැරියා. ඒ එම වාරතාවෙන් රනිල්ට සහ ඔහුගේ එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ සගයින්ට 2015 පෙබරවාරි මාසයේ 27 වනදා හා ඊට පසුවත් කල මහාබැන්කු මන්කොල්ලයෙන් ගැලවීමට ඉඩක්  නොතිබුන නිසා.  ඊට පසුව සිරිසේන- රනිල් යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුව […]

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Sri Lanka’s ex army chief criticizes former govt. for failing to protect military image

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Feb.25 – Sri Lanka’s former Army Commander and now Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman Daya Ratnayake has criticized the former UNF government for failing to protect the image of the Sri Lanka military in the international arena within the past 5 years which led to Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva and his family […]

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