Archive for July 29th, 2020

An object lesson in archaeological conservation

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

By Rohana R. Wasala Buvaneka Hotel? I wanted to renovate the place when I was Secretary to the Urban Development Authority, but the owner refused to give it up for renovation. An amused President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to some young men who asked him, during his campaign tour of the Kurunegala district on July 27, why […]

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My prediction on the August 5th General Election -Landslide victory for the SLPP and a white wash for the UNP and nemesis for all other political parties and Independent candidates

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Mahanuwara. Before I present my updated write up on the above topic I give here my prediction made on the last Presidential Election on 14 Oct 2019 in an email I sent to Mr Gothabhaya Rajapaksa. Your victory as well as that of the country is a foregone conclusion. I am repeating, […]

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Why can’t the Government invoke the 6th Amendment to the Constitution of 8th August 1983 and Take action against this Party and its members at least now and put an end to this nuisance without dragging on this issue as all governments have done since 1983, creating continuous political instability in this country?

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Mahanuwara –TNA’s call for self-determination –TNA began singing its old theme-song calling for the merger of the North and East provinces into one provincial council; self-determination and made references to a ‘Tamil Homeland’ – with a proviso that it will be within an undivided Sri Lanka”.The alliance also calls for the merger […]

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Robotics: Background, Influence on Everyday Life and Future

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Dr. Gamini Padmaperuma The terms Robotics is often mentioned these days. There were many local inventions that were presented in mass media recently highlighting the possible use of Robotics in health care industry to meet the challenges faced under the COVID -19. The local innovators need to be congratulated and supported to ensure their prototypes […]

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RI LANKA MUSLIM VOTE BANK MUST HAVE THE COURAGE TO FACE THE TRUTH.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

By Noor Nizam, Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLPP Stalwart and Convener – The Muslim Voice, SRI LANKA MUSLIM VOTE BANK MUST HAVE THE COURAGE TO FACE THE TRUTH. EACH MUSLIM VOTER SHOULD DECIDE TO VOTE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COUNTRY AT LARGE.They should let go clining to the SLMC, ACMC, NC […]

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Forthcoming general election and its aftermath

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

by Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy Island Sri Lankans would be going to the polls on August fifth to elect a new parliament. However, what is to follow depends on which party secures the majority to form a stable government. The prevailing prediction is that the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is most likely to secure at […]

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Role of Viyathmaga

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera  There was a news item about the role of Viyathmaga started under the patronage of the President Few members expected to get appointed to posts of heads of corporations after presidential Election.  No one was appointed and the military top brass with the responsibility to uphold law and order were appointed to many […]

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No big call for renewable energy in today’s political manifestos

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Chandre Dharmawardana All the political parties have now issued their manifestos. A large part of the government’s foreign exchange budget goes for purchasing fossil fuels for generating electric power, and for feeding the fleet of vehicles, tractors, trains and other internal combustion engines used in Sri Lanka. These total some 8-10 million engines. All this […]

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India-Sri Lanka to enhance cooperation in alternative medicine

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Institutional collaboration for online training of health professionals was among the subjects discussed Colombo, July 29 (newsin.asia): Dr. Sushil Kumar, First Secretary (Technical Cooperation) in the Indian High Commission met Mrs.H.W.M.Pushpalatha Manike, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine Services of Sri Lanka on July 27th, 2020 and discussed cooperation in the […]

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The Ramayana provides rallying points for opposing nationalisms

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express The Hindu epic provides rallying points for Hindutva in India as well as Sinhala-Buddhist nationalism in Sri Lanka The Hindu epic Ramayana has had the unusual function of providing rallying points for two contradictory and clashing nationalisms, namely, Hindu-Indian nationalism in India, and Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism in Sri Lanka. While the Hindutvic […]

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President to develop Colombo under systematic plan

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Amani Nilar Courtesy Ceylon Today President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated that the Colombo city will be developed according to a systematic plan, after identifying the major problems faced by the people living in the Colombo district. The President’s Media Division stated that this program aims to address issues such as lack of housing facilities, difficulties related […]

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Will make mandatory to present to parliament before signing: PM

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said a new government will introduce laws making it mandatory to present agreements with regard to state properties in parliament before signing them. Speaking at a forum of professionals in Colombo, Mr. Rajapaksa said the members of the previous Yahapalana Government has signed contracts […]

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New schedules for schools to reopen from Aug 10

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Education has decided to resume academic activities at all government schools from August 10, following government imposed holidays due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, only Grades 5, 10, 11, 12, and 13 will be allowed attend school on all five weekdays. Grades 1, 2, and 3 will have school for […]

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Corruption and malpractices in public sector will be eliminated – President

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assures that all the corruption, malpractices and irregularities in the government will be eliminated and establish an efficient public service in the country. President Rajapaksa emphasized that bribery, corruption and irregularities in the government sector will cease to exist and a government dedicated to serve the citizens in a satisfactory […]

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Repatriation of Sri Lankans to resume from Friday

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The repatriation of Sri Lankans stranded abroad due to COVID-19 pandemic will resume from the 31st of July, according to Admiral Jayanath Colombage, Additional Secretary to the President for Foreign Relations. With the identification of COVID-19 patients from the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Center, steps were taken to restrict the repatriation of Sri Lankans abroad […]

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PM appoints an archaeological advisory committee

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed an Archaeological Advisory Committee to assist with the safeguarding of the country’s archeological sites. The relevant letters of appointment were handed over to the committee members at Temple Trees on Wednesday (29). The 20-member advisory committee is tasked with advising the subject minister on matters concerning archaeology […]

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Former Intelligence chief reveals the ‘theoretician’ of NTJ

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Former Director of State Intelligence Service (SIS) Nilantha Jayawardena revealed at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks that Mawlawi Naufer, who is currently under arrest, had served as the theoretician of the banned-terror group National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ). Giving evidence at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry yesterday (28), Jayawardena […]

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Excise officer arrested with ethanol remanded till August 05 (Video)

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Police have arrested an excise controller and another person with liquor and ethanol spirits in the Pamunuwa, Uswetakeiyawa area. The suspects were produced before the Welisara Magistrate’s Court today and remanded till August 05.

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Legal action will be taken against the working committee decisions (Video)

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Here are some of the comments made regarding the expulsion of the candidates of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya from the UNP and the current political situation. Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka stated that whatever decision is taken by the Working Committee, legal action will be taken against those decisions. Speaking on the election […]

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