Archive for August 1st, 2020

MCC – English ONLY is OK – Sinhala/Tamil is Not OK – where are the Hooles & the Howlers?

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Section 4.1 of MCC says all documents & communications are to be in English.Section 6.4 of MCC says the Government Law is to be ‘international law’(not Sri Lankan laws). The Ministry of Finance website says The Attorney General is in the opinion that Agreements are in order and there exists no legal impediment to execute same”– how […]

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Leadership in the right hands is the only way out

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

H. L. D. Mahindapala Two news items published in the prestigious New York Times tell the harrowing tale of what has happened to the USA in the ceaseless deterioration of conditions under the Covid-19 pandemic.  News item 1: The U.S. coronavirus caseload, the world’s biggest, passed four million on Thursday. (23/7). The numbers of daily hospitalizations and deaths were […]

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BUDDHISM IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCE (1990-2019) PART 2

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS There is a tug of war going on in the north between the Buddhist and non-Buddhists regarding the new Buddhist temples built in the north. Neither side is prepared to give in. The Tamil Separatist Movement complained loudly that Buddhist temples were being built in the north where there were no Buddhists. There […]

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Russia aims to begin public Covid-19 vaccinations in October, starting with medical workers & teachers – Minister of Health

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

RT Russia expects to start mass anti-coronavirus vaccinations, across the country, by October, the country’s health minister has said. Mikhail Murashko added that medical workers and teachers will be given first priority. Murashko announced on Saturday that clinical trials of a vaccine developed by the Moscow-based Gamalei Institute have been completed and that the health […]

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ECT, port strikes and corruption

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Dr Sarath Obeysekera I was watching the tv on today and on another day and saw hundreds of port workers planning to stage a strike against a decision of corrupt politicians to sell part of the port.  They were mercilessly threatening the nation which had been battered by Corona.  SAGT sale was also marred with […]

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Sri Lankan alumni of China’s National Defense University form association

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Maj.Gen (Rtd) Vijitha Ravipriya, currently Director General of Sri Lanka Customs elected as the association’s first President COLOMBO, July 31 (Xinhua): Sri Lanka-China mutual cooperation was emphasized at the inauguration of the country’s first-ever association for Sri Lankan alumni of the People’s Liberation Army National Defense University (PLA NDU) in Colombo on Thursday. Speaking […]

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European Council renews ban on the LTTE, Hizbul Mujahideen, Babbar Khalsa and Khalistan Zindabad Force

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The decision was taken on July 30, 2020 Colombo, August 1 (newsin.asia): The European Council on July 30 decided to renew the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) of Sri Lanka, along with 20 other organizations including Babar Khalsa, Hizbul Mujahideen’ and Khalistan Zindabad Force. Here are the details: COUNCIL […]

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More than 50% of all foreign military training slots in India are allocated to Sri Lankan defense personnel

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia India’s new Defense Advisor in Sri Lanka Capt.Vikas Sood meets Lankan Defense Secretary and Army and Navy Commanders. Colombo, August 1 (August 1): After observing the health protocols stipulated by the Government of Sri Lanka for diplomats arriving in the country, the new Defense Adviser to the High Commission of India Captain Vikas […]

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Will not allow destruction of country’s historical heritage – President

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has reiterated that no room will be left for anyone to destroy the historical heritage of the country or to cause damage to places of worship. A comprehensive programme will be designed in order to preserve the heritage of Wellassa whilst protecting places of worship of all faiths, President Rajapaksa […]

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Will not abandon quest to eradicate poverty – President

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has guaranteed that his quest to eradicate poverty will not be abandoned. Speaking at a public gathering in Badulla today (01), he noted that despite job opportunities for some in the past poor were left behind, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said. President Rajapaksa assured that he will honour every […]

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President says he cannot be intimidated

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News President Gotabaya Rajapaksa alleges a certain group is attempting to create an issue over the Colombo Port with no valid reason. He stresses that they cannot intimidate him by such acts, says the President’s Media Division.

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Sinhale organization seeks progress on previous complaints against Shani Abeysekera (Video).

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Representatives of the ‘Sinhale’ National Organization visited the Colombo Crimes Division this afternoon to inquire into the progress of previous complaints against Shani Abeysekera.

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