Archive for July 22nd, 2020

New Birth Certificate: A Betrayal of the Sinhala Buddhists

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

The media has announced changes to Sri Lanka’s birth certificate. All births were to be registered as Sri Lankan sans mention of ethnicity or religion. Who took this decision? Have policy makers stopped to think of the outcome in decades to come when every citizen will just be known as Sri Lankan – a name […]

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Five Slaves and Four Slaveholding Presidents in the Early United States of America

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island Stop the Runaway. Fifty Dollars Reward…… A Mulatto Man Slave, about thirty years old, six feet and an inch high, stout made and active, talks sensible, stoops in his walk, and has a remarkable large foot…..will pass for a free man…..The above reward will be given any person […]

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Four arrested over destruction of 1,700 year-old Buddha statue in Pakistan

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Raza Hamdani Courtesy Independent Idol was uncovered in building works near historic religious site Police in Pakistan have arrested four people in connection with the destruction of a third-century life-sized Buddha statue. Four people were detained on Saturday under antiquities law for allegedly destroying the centuries-old statue, police in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the northwestern province of Pakistan, told The Independent. The rare […]

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The political culture in Sri Lanka is misogynist

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Ambika Satkunanathan We must acknowledge torture is a problem  Laws alone cannot achieve social change  Media should not sexualize and infantilize women  Nationalism has the power to empower as well as to enslave The normalization of violence in Sri Lanka is a deep seated social problem, says Ambika Satkunanathan, who is a lawyer and human […]

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සෞඛ්‍ය නියෝග ක්‍රියාවට නංවන ලෙස ඉල්ලා වැඩබලන පොලිස්පතිතුමන්ට යොමුකල ලිපිය

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

රෝහණ හෙට්ටිආරච්චි විධායක අධ්‍යක්‍ෂ 2020 ජූලි 22 වැඩබලන පොලිස්පතිතුමා, පොලිස් මූලස්ථානය, කොළඹ-01. වැඩබලන පොලිස්පතිතුමනි, 2020 අංක 1 දරණ 2019 කොරෝනා වෛරස් රෝගය (කොවිඞ්-19) (ඡන්ද විමසීම්) නියෝග ක‍්‍රියාවට නැගීම පිළිබඳවයි කොවිඞ්-19 රෝගය පාලනය කිරීම සදහා  ශ‍්‍රි ලංකා පොලිසිය නීතිමය අඩුපාඩුකම් සපුරාගනිමින් සෞඛ්‍යය සේවා අධ්‍යක්‍ෂ ජෙනරාල්වරයා සමග සම්බන්ධවී පසුගිය මාස තුනකට අධික කාලයක් සොෟඛ්‍යය විධිවිධාන ක‍්‍රියාවට නැංවීම […]

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දියවන්නාව, පරිසරය, කැළණි ගඟ සහ මුහුද අපවිත්‍ර කල හැකිද?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

සoගදාස අකුරුගොඩ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් 225 දෙනාම දියවන්නා වැවට විසිකල යුතුයයි සමහරුන් පවසනන බවත්, එසේ කළහොත්,  පරිසරය පමනක් නොව කැළණි ගඟද දූෂණය වියහැකි බැව් එක්සත් ජාතික පකෂයේ නායක, හිටපු අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිoහ පසුගිය දිනෙක බියගම පැවති රැස්වීමක සිනාසෙමින් පැවසූ බැව් වාර්තාවේ. වරක් තොප්පිගල,  කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික්කයටත් වඩා විශාල කැලයක් බවත්,  එය අත්පත් කර ගැනීම නිෂ්එල ක්‍රියාවක් බවත්, […]

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ගිනිගත් නගරය

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග ග්‍රාමසේවක එන විට හේමපාල හිටියේ බුලත් කොරටුවේ ය. උදයම බුලත් වැල්වලට සාත්තු කිරීම දිනචරියාවේ අංගයක් කරගෙන සිටි හේමපාල ග්‍රාමසේවකගේ හදිසි පැමිණීම අපේක්ෂා නොකළේය. ග්‍රාමසේවකගේ මුහුණේ ඇති බැරෑරුම්කම දුටු ඔහුගේ සිතට අසුබ සිතිවිලි ගලා ආවේය.  “ග්‍රාමසේවක මහත්තයා, මොකද උදේ පාන්දරම? “හේමපාල මුහුණින් වැගිරෙන දහඩිය ඇඟිලි දෙකෙන් සූරා දමමින් මේස් බැනියමේ පිස දමමින් ඇසීය.  […]

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PRE-HISTORIC LANKA TO UNITED SRI LANKA-Sociological revelation

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

By.Dr.Sripali Vaiamon Hon. Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a very religious conscious kind personality.I saw recently He has gone to UDAMALUWA OF SRI MAHA BODHIYA, ANURADHAPURA and keeping askance of his face on the Bo brach with leaning his head on it in most sentimental devotion. I fully realized he is ideally matching the great Indian King […]

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Indian High Commission to accept applications for courses under self-financing scheme till July 31

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The applications should be for undergraduate courses in MBBS, BDS, BE, B.Tech, B.Pharm & B.Arch for the year 2020-21 Colombo, July 22 (newsin.asia): The High Commission of India in Sri Lanka has announced the extension of the last date to receive applications from eligible Sri Lankan students (excluding PIO, OCI Card holders & […]

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Sri Lanka to do away with race, religion and marital status of parents in birth certificates

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Many children are reportedly facing issues due to details of the marriage of parents, especially when enrolling a child in school. Colombo, July 22 (newsfirst/newswire): Sri Lanka’s Registrar General’s Department says all new Birth Certificates will be issued as Sri Lankan” and will not refer to any race or religion, Newsfirst reported Registrar […]

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2019 Easter Blasts: Wife of a suicide bomber escaped to India, says Sri Lanka police

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Written by Arun Janardhanan courtesy The Indian Express Probed by the Colombo Crime Division, Criminal Investigation Department and the Terrorism Investigation Department, the probe into the Easter Sunday blasts has result in the arrest of around 200 suspects, and the investigation is in its final stages. The wife of one of the suicide bombers who struck […]

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Eyeing China, India plans solar power park in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Utpal Bhaskar Courtesy Livemint By leveraging the country’ solar expertise, India’s largest power generation utility NTPC Ltd plans to set up this project in the island nation under the aegis of International Solar Alliance New Delhi: India plans to set up a solar power park in Sri Lanka as part of a concerted strategy to […]

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Interim report proposes action against offenders

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror The interim report compiled by the committee appointed to probe over destruction of a building with archaeological value in Kurunegala, has proposed to take legal action against those responsible. The interim report was handed over to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today by the head of the committee, Director General of […]

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Committee probing demolishing of 13th-century building hands over interim report

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The committee of experts appointed to investigate the demolishing of a building of archaeological value in Kurunegala, has handed over its interim report to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Office of the Premier said the report was submitted this morning (22) at the Temple Trees. In conclusion of their findings, the committee members […]

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President assures to free the country of drug menace

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured to bequeath the future generation a country free from the drug menace. While several measures are already in place to prevent drug infiltration and distribution, President emphasized the country will be freed from drugs similar to that of terrorism, stated President’s Media Division. President made these comments at a […]

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Fourteen arrivals from Saudi Arabia spike COVID-19 case tally

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Fourteen arrivals from Saudi Arabia have tested positive for COVID-19 virus, stated the Department of Government Information. With the new cases, 15 patients of coronavirus have been identified within today (22). The count of total coronavirus cases reported in the country is now at 2,745. As per the Epidemiology Unit of the Health […]

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AG to file limited objections against FR petition on Aranthalawa Massacre

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has informed the Supreme Court that limited objections will be filed against the fundamental rights petition seeking immediate investigations against terrorists responsible for the 1987 Aranthalawa Massacre. The petition was called before the Supreme Court Judge Bench consisting of Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya, Murdu Fernando, and S. Thurairajah today (22). […]

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Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases tally hits 2,731

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka escalated to 2,731 this evening (22) as one more person tested positive for the virus. The latest case is a close contact of a novel coronavirus patient linked to the Kandakadu cluster, the Department of Government Information said. According to the Epidemiology Unit’s statistics, a total of […]

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Attorney General calls for comprehensive probes into demolition of historic building

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Attorney General Dappula de Livera has advised the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to carry out further comprehensive investigations into the demolition of the 13-century building in Kurunegala. The Coordinating Officer of the Attorney General, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said this instruction was given after consultation with the Police and the Director […]

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The damage caused by Sajith cannot be repaired – PM (Video)

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Prime Minister made this statement while participating in a public meeting held in the Poojapitiya area in Kandy yesterday. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that Sajith Premadasa is pursuing a double standard, expressing conflicting views to the people of the North and the South. The Prime Minister expressed these views […]

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Cabinet decides to provide Agrahara health insurance benefits to over 600,000 retired public servants

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Cabinet decides to provide benefits of ‘Agrahara’ medical insurance for over 600,000, all retired government employees

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