Archive for May, 2020

COULD CHINA HELP SRI LANKA TO BECOME A DEVELOPED NATION? (PART A)

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The major dream of Sri Lankans since the political independence from Western colonial rules has been to become a developed nation, which could deliver the prosperity to citizens of the country.  The evidence in the past indicates that the economic policy of monarchical reigns of the country was able to accomplish the […]

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VEN. RAMBUKWELLE SIDDARTHA

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS Ven. Rambukwelle Siddhartha has played a significant role in the preservation of indigenous culture in Sri Lanka. But his contribution has not been recognized and not much is known about him. I searched the literature for references to Ven. Siddhartha, and also asked a friend in Kandy, to find out something about Ven. […]

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ELECTION COMMISSION AND ITS ROLE – TO HOLD ELECTIONS OR NOT TO HOLD ELECTIONS

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE As Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse said holding of the elections is the duty of the Elections Commission.   Has it discharged its constitutional obligations? For the past four and half years, it failed to conduct several elections at lower level  of democratic governance structure.  It had various reasons, some of the […]

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Comparing Sri Lanka’s July83 riots to US 2020riots following murder of George Floyd

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Sri Lanka’s 1983 July riots” cannot omit to mention the killing of 13 Sri Lankan soldiers that presumably precipitated and justified the attack that came to be termed a ‘racial’ ‘ethnic riot’. No one thought to question how killing of 13 soldiers on 23 July by LTTE terrorists and an attack organized by the ruling […]

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George Floyd murder enflames US: America is a failed state

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

On 26 May 2020 social media watched a black man (George Floyd) handcuffed and pinned to the pavement pleading to the 4 white American police officers – ‘I can’t breathe’. Onlookers watching George, whose neck was being pressed by a cop’s knee, pleaded for his release. Smartphones enabled the entire world to watch a human […]

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තොණ්ඩමන්ගේ අවමගුලේ සංවිධායක වෛද්‍ය අනිල් ජාසිංහට තර්ජනය කරලා..

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් අභාවප‍්‍රාප්ත හිටපු අමාත්‍ය ආරුමුගම් තොණ්ඩමන් මහතාගේ අවමඟුල් කටුයුතුවලට සහභාගි වූ කිසිවෙකුට හෝ කොවිඞ් 19 ආසාදනය වී නව රෝගීන් පොකුරක් මතුවුවහොත් නිරෝධායන පනතේ රෙගුලාසිවලට පටහැනිව යමින් කටයුතු කිරීම පිළිබදව ජාතික හා ජාත්‍යන්තර වශයෙන් නඩු පවරන බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහජන සෞඛ්‍ය පරික්ෂකවරුන්ගේ සංගමයේ සභාපති උපුල් රෝහණ මහතා අනතුරු අඟවයි. එම අවමඟුලේ කටයුතු […]

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තොණ්ඩමන් වෙනුවෙන් කෑගසා හඬන්න කාන්තාවන්ට පුරුදු කරවයි.. මහ පාරේ ට‍්‍රයල් බලයි.. [Video]

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් හිටපු අමාත්‍ය ආරුමුගම් තොන්ඩමන් මහතාගේ අභාවය වෙනුවෙන් හැඬීම සදහා කාන්තාවන් පිරිසක් පුහුණු කරන අයුරු දැක්වෙන වීඩියෝවක් සමාජජාලාවල හුවමාරු වෙයි. අවමගුල අවස්ථාවේ හැඬීමට පෙර මහ පාරේ ඒ සදහා පුරුදු කරන අයුරු එකී වීඩියෝවේ දැක්වෙයි.

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Sri Lankans enjoy their first open air concert after lockdown.

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Proceeds from the drive-in concert at Ratmalana airport went to the President’s COVID relief fund Colombo, May 31 (newsin.asia): People of Colombo had their first open air entertainment after the two-month lockdown on May 30. Young people thronged the Ratmalana domestic airport in over 600 cars to listen to the popular singing duo, […]

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Sri Lanka to reopen to international tourists in June with strict restrictions in place

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Courtesy the national.ae Tourists will be required to carry a ‘Covid-19-free certificate,’ says tourism ministry secretary . Sri Lanka plans to reopen its tourism sector in mid-June by allowing only small groups of visitors to begin with, a local newspaper quoted a senior tourism ministry official as saying. A limited number of small groups from […]

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Covid-19: Two more cases confirmed from Navy, tally reaches 1,633

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Two fresh cases of coronavirus have been confirmed as of 11.00 pm today (31), as the total count of infections in the country moved up to 1,633. These new patients have been identified as a naval personnel, the Ministry of Health said. Earlier today (31), 11 other individuals – 2 from Sri Lanka […]

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PHIs threaten legal action

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Courtesy The Island Irresponsible behaviour by organisers of Thandaman’s funeral Attempts to intimidate Dr. Anil Jasinghe The Public Health Inspectors Union of Sri Lanka, yesterday, warned that legal action would be taken against those who organised the funeral proceedings of former Minister Arumugam Thondaman, if any person who had taken part in the festivities became […]

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‘Police in America Are Looting Black Bodies:’ Emotional Trevor Noah Speech Goes Viral

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Courtesy haaretz.com In a heartfelt monologue following the killing of George Floyd, the South African comedian says the social contract between black Americans and society has been broken time and time again South African comedian Trevor Noah said “police in American are looting black bodies” as unrest throughout the U.S. continues in the wake of […]

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Dallas rioters savagely beat man to a pulp after he confronts them with a SWORD.

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

RT As looting and mayhem gripped the streets of Dallas, Texas, a mob descended on a man allegedly defending his neighborhood with a long blade. Punched, kicked and pelted with rocks, the man was left mangled and bloody. Lawlessness continued to reign supreme in Dallas on Saturday night, five days after the death of George […]

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Shocking video shows violent protesters drag Chicago police officers through street

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Courtesy the Blaze Two Chicago police officers were surrounded by protesters on Saturday — and then briefly dragged through the street.Ditch the fake news ==> Click here to get news you can trust sent right to your inbox. It’s free! Video footage of the incident shows two Chicago police officers attempting to arrest a protester. […]

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WATCH: Young Black couple Tasered and pulled from car by mob of Atlanta police for reportedly breaking curfew

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

By Tom Boggioni Courtesy rawstory.com https://twitter.com/i/status/1266941939502456833 In a video captured by CBS46, a young Black couple can be seen being pulled over by Atlanta law enforcement officers because they were reportedly out after curfew, only to be shot with Tasers, then pulled from the car and put in restraints after being yanked out of their car. […]

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Thousands march in London as the world is left shaken by violence in US

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Courtesy 9news.com.au Nations around the world have watched in horror at the five days of civil unrest in the United States following the death of a black man being detained by police. But they have not been surprised.Racism-tinged events no longer startle even America’s closest allies, though many have watched coverage of the often-violent protests with growing unease. Burning cars […]

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Can a sitting Magistrate/Judge make public sentiments, violating Sri Lanka’s Constitution?

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

In a very bold move, the Acting District Judge and Magistrate of Vavuniya has written an open letter virtually demanding a Member of Parliament to resign from his political party but what is more alarming is that she is making her position as ‘We, the Tamils of Tamil Eelam’.Since when has she been employed by this […]

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Vision & Mission of Misrepresented and Hoodwinked Tamil Diaspora Orgs.

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Kanthar Balanathan Engr. Kanthar Balanathan, Australia DipEE (UK), Grad Cert (Rel-Eng-Monash), Dip Bus& Adm(Finance-Massey), CEng. MIEE(UK) Former Specialist Engineer Power & Control NRG-GPS, Australia The author of this article is a Tamil who was displeased and peeved to live in the North of SriLanka, left the island in 1977 to have a peaceful life overseas. […]

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VIC TAMIL ASSOCIATION FORMERLY KNOWN AS EELAM TAMIL ASSOCIATION

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Sena Welikala – Carrom Downs, Australia. Victoria Tamil Association (Formerly Ceylon Tamil Association & Eelam Tamil Association) in Melbourne has received following funding arrangements according to its sources to build Victorian Tamil Community Center at a cost of $4,53 million including $500,000 from the Victorian Labor Government and $350,000 from a Shorten Labor Federal Government. […]

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Sri Lanka has now become the killing fields of rare and exotic animals

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Senaka Weeraratna Sri Lanka has now become the killing fields of rare and exotic animals There is no end in sight for poor animals. Last year ( 2019) alone 384 elephants died mostly at the hands of humans. The British killed 10, 000 wild elephants during the heyday of the British Raj. With a dwindling number […]

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Discrimination & Oppression by Tamils Suffered by an engineer at Kankesan Cement Works

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Engr. Kanthar Balanathan, Australia DipEE (UK), GradCert(Rel-Eng-Monash), DipBus&Adm(Finance-Massey), CEng. MIEE(UK) Former Specialist Engineer Power & Control NRG-GPS, Australia The author had ambitious to write about history during his working career as an Electrical Engineer/Works Engineer (Elect) from 1969 to Feb 1977 at Kankesan Cement Works (KCW). It is the right time now that I come […]

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ගෝන් විත් ද වින්ඩ් ” නවකතාව සහ චිත්‍රපටය පිලිබඳ විග්‍රහයක්

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  1936 දී තරුණ ඇට්ලන්ටා පුවත්පත් කතුවරියක්  ඇගේ පළමු නවකතාව ප්‍රකාශයට පත්  කලාය. එම පොත ක්‍ෂණික සාර්ථකත්වයක් ලැබීය. මෙම පොත තවමත් ඇමරිකාවේ වැඩියෙන්ම අලෙවි වන නවකතාව ලෙස පවතී. එය ස්කාර්ලට් ඔහාරාගේ කතාව රැගත් ගෝන් විත් ද වින්ඩ් නවකතාවයි. එය දශකයක් නිර්වචනය කළ නවකතාව විය. මෙම නවකතාව දකුණේ සහ පොදුවේ එක්සත් ජනපදය ගැන […]

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Sri Lanka fears new coronavirus outbreak after funeral breaks curfew

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Courtesy The Straits Times COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lankan authorities fear a fresh outbreak of coronavirus infections after thousands of mourners paid their respects to the body of a respected union leader on Saturday (May 31), defying a curfew and social distancing rules. Large crowds were seen jostling to bid farewell to Arumugam Thondaman, the […]

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Foreign Minister reassures continued repatriation of migrant workers

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The repatriation of migrant workers from the Middle East as well as other regions will be continued reassured Foreign Relations, Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena. It will be carried out in a manner sensitive to the vulnerability of these communities, particularly those who have lost legal status and/or employment […]

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Zahran’s rationale behind Easter attacks revealed

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Senior Officer of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) revealed Zahran Hashim’s list of reasons for choosing Sri Lanka as the location of the attack, to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the bombings that took place on Easter Sunday 2019. Some of the reasons cited, in previously unreleased video footage of the bombers, […]

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බාහිර සමාජයෙන් කොවිඩ් ආසාදිතයන් හමුනොවී අදට මාසයයි…

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

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Twenty (20) more persons confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 1,613

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Twenty (20) more persons have tested positive for Covid-19 (new coronavirus) infection. So far 55 positive patients have been identified today. The country total has increased to 1,593 according to the latest information by the Epidemiology unit of the Ministry of Health

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Islandwide curfew will be imposed at 10 pm today

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Island wide curfew will be imposed at 10.00 pm today and will be in effect until 4.00 am on Monday 1st June. Curfew will be effective from Monday, June 01st to Wednesday, June 3rd only between 10.00pm to 4.00am daily. Curfew will be in force island-wide again on Thursday, June 4th and Friday, June 5th. […]

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Post War Sri Lanka: A response

Friday, May 29th, 2020

Asoka Weerasinghe (Mr.) Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada 28 May 2020 The EditorDIPLOMAT MagazineOttawa, Ontario Dear  Ms. Campbell: Re: Visvajit Sriramrajan’s article – Post-War Sri Lanka: Fractured and Unjust forTamils. I am surprised and disturbed that this article so rich with distortions and untruths found space in your valuable […]

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BUDGET AND COW MILK

Friday, May 29th, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera When I heard that government intends to import cows to Sri Lanka I decided to republish my own article published Last year 

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