Archive for June 12th, 2020

Apropos the vituperative news item “Gota’s Junta Consolidates after SC Ruling: Ceylon Telegraph 5th June 2020 by an anonymous writer

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Comments by Dr. Sudath Gunasekara former Secretary to Prime Minister Sirimavo Badaranayaka and President Sinhala Bauddha Jestha Puravesiyanage Sanvidhanaya Mahanuwara and member viyath manga Kandy Branch. Your Excellency the President of Sri Lanka, hearty cheers and congratulations on your bold and patriotic decision to appoint a set of vibrant and proactive professionals who blends patriotism […]

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Political implications of elections system mechanics * UNP rump as the third force * JVP’s bottom of pile position endangered

Friday, June 12th, 2020

by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island The long awaited date of the parliamentary election has been announced and the beleaguered Elections Commission has been able to somewhat vindicate itself. The August 5 date is not too far off nor too close for more accusations to be hurled at the EC. Up to the time of writing, […]

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President says Central Bank failed in its duty to supervise ETI Investments

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Courtesy The Island President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said the Central Bank has failed in its duty and cannot evade responsibility for the alleged irregularities in ETI Investments, the Presidential Media Division said. The inquiring committee appointed to investigate alleged irregularities in ETI Investments met with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat on Thursday. The Committee […]

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Oldest Known Bow And Arrow Weapons Found Outside Africa Discovered in Sri Lankan Cave

Friday, June 12th, 2020

iflscience.com The earliest human inhabitants of Asia’s tropical rainforests were packing some serious heat, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances, which describes the discovery of 130 arrowheads dating back 48,000 years. Found in a cave in Sri Lanka, the bone projectiles are the oldest weapons of their kind to be found outside […]

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48,000-year-old arrowheads reveal early human innovation in the Sri Lankan rainforest

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Courtesy theconversation.com/ Archaeological excavations deep within the rainforests of Sri Lanka have unearthed the earliest evidence for hunting with bows and arrows outside Africa. At Fa-Hien Lena, a cave in the heart of Sri Lanka’s wet zone forests, we discovered numerous tools made of stone, bone, and tooth – including a number of small arrow points carved […]

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The UN Needlessly Bulls Eyes Sri Lanka: Unsubstantiated Accusations

Friday, June 12th, 2020

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today At the recently concluded Ranawiru Day commemoration, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa vowed “not to allow anyone to exert undue pressure and harass our war heroes who have sacrificed so much for the country” to return to the status of peace and tranquility to the people and our country.  He then […]

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Poor Dr Jayatilleka!

Friday, June 12th, 2020

By a Special Correspondent Courtesy Ceylon Today Having lost his diplomatic post in Russia, poor Dr Dayan Jayatilleka is now singing lustily for his supper. Having burnt his bridges with the Rajapaksa camp, his latest sonnet A knee on the neck of the next Parliament”, published in DailyFT on 11 June 2020 is his attempt […]

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Cabinet approves relief to tourist industry

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Cabinet has decided to provide relief to the tourist industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said. He said this at a discussion held at Temple Trees on the problems faced by the tourist and hotel industries and on how best to resuscitate the tourist […]

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President instructs Police to prevent unlawful activities of leasing companies

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana As the method adopted by the leasing companies to seize vehicles of those who had failed to pay their loan installments is unlawful, no room should be left to continue this practice, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered the Police, says the President’s Media Division (PMD). Leasing companies do not inform the Police prior […]

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