Archive for August 12th, 2020

Statement by the Prime Minister on the anniversary of Black July 1983

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Kanthar Balanathan, Australia  15th August 2020 Rt. Hon. Justin TrudeauPrime Minister of CanadaOffice of the Prime Minister80 Wellington StreetOttawa, OntarioK1A 0A2 Rt Hon Prime Minister Mr Justin Trudeau, Statement by the Prime Minister on the anniversary of Black July 1983 This letter has reference to the statement made by you (PM) on the 23rd July […]

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BUDDHISM IN PRESENT DAY EASTERN PROVINCE Part 5

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS The animosity towards Buddhism in Eastern Province is becoming confrontational. There is now an open tussle between the Buddhists and non Buddhists in Eastern Province. Neither side is prepared to give in. Buddhists are determined that the Eastern Province must continue as a Buddhist province. They are setting up new Buddhist temples. It […]

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කලින්ම ලැබුණු තොරතුර නිසා විජයදාස කලින්ම ගිහින්

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම නෙත් කැබිනට් සහ රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යධූර අපේක්ෂාවෙන් සිටි බොහෝ මන්ත‍්‍රීවරුන් පිරිසකට මෙවර එම ධූර හිමිනොවූ බව වාර්තා වනවා. ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ සභාපති හිටපු ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතාට ද, අමාත්‍ය ධුරයක් හිමි බවට වාර්තා පළවුවත් ඒ මහතාට ද, අද අමාත්‍ය ධුරයක් හිමි වූයේ නැහැ. ඒ අනුව මෙවර ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයෙන් අමාත්‍යධුර හිමිවුයේ නිමල් […]

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Lull in information sharing by CID, TID hampered probe: Witness

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy Adaderana There were issues related to sharing of information between the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) during the time of the previous administration and that led to several interruptions to the investigations on extremist activities, IP attached to TID Gayan Ratnayaka today informed the PCoI probing Easter Sunday […]

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Sri Lanka: 3 ways to ensure women benefit from water and sanitation services

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

AROHA BAHUGUNA Courtesy Worldbank blogs Think of the last time you went to the movies, a sporting venue, or any public place, and had to use a restroom. Did you notice that the queues for the women’s restroom were generally longer than the men’s? Most building codes provide for equal toilet areas for both men […]

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Covid-19 pandemic gives Sri Lanka’s threatened elephants a reprieve

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Courtesy The Straits Times COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s coronavirus lockdown has helped reduce the death toll from clashes between elephants and humans, conservationists have said. A record 405 elephants were killed by humans in the country last year, up from about 360 in 2018. A total of 121 people were killed by elephants, up from 96 […]

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China halts Sri Lankan Airlines flights after 23 infected

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Courtesy The Standard China’s civil aviation regulator said today it has suspended three Shanghai-bound international air routes due to passengers on recent flights being infected with the coronavirus. The Civil Aviation Administration of China said in a statement that it suspended an Etihad Airways route from Abu Dhabi and a China Eastern Airlines route from Manila […]

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Parliamentary elections have put Lankan Tamil politics at the cross roads

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia While the moderate TNA will have to do a lot of tight rope walking, the radical Tamil nationalist groups have to prove that it can do what TNA could not. And that’s going to be very hard and the consequence of failure will be total rejection in the next elections. Colombo, […]

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New Sri Lankan parliament to help stabilize, revive economy: experts

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

by Shiran Illanperuma Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Economic development will take place within the framework of national sovereignty, the experts added. Colombo, August 7 (Xinhua): A new government in Sri Lanka has been endowed with a mandate from the new parliament to stabilize and revive the national economy while defending the country’s sovereignty, local experts said here […]

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Female celebrities have shone in politics too

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

By Gitanjali Marcelline Courtesy newsin.asia Celebrated actresses and artistes have the capability to succeed in politics and prove the naysayers and sexists wrong, writes Gitanjali Marcelline Can female celebrities from various fields face the rough and tumble of politics and make a mark in it? That is the question that the masses in Sri Lanka […]

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No portfolios for Maithri, Wijedasa, Mahinda Yapa: opportunity for 3 portfolios and speaker position

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News MP-elects Maithripala Sirisena, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Susil Premajayanth, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, S.B. Dissanayake, Mahinda Samarasinghe and John Seneviratne did not receive cabinet or state ministerial portfolios at today’s (12) swearing-in. Dissanayake received his appointment letter as the Nuwara Eliya district coordination committee chairman. There was no oath-taking in the portfolio […]

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Maithri declined offer of cabinet portfolio

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Ex-president Maithripala Sirisena has told heads of the new government yesterday afternoon (11) to grant to someone else in the SLFP the ministerial position proposed to be given to him, say party sources. The proposal was to grant him the environment portfolio, according to the sources. The former president was present at […]

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No Cabinet portfolio for Maithri

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Darshana Sanjeewa Balasurirya and Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former President and SLFP Leader Maithripala Sirisena did not receive any Cabinet portfolio at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Cabinet held in Kandy today. He was elected to Parliament from the Polonnaruwa District under the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) garnering 111,137 votes, which […]

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Ranil, Champika, Mangala summoned before PCoI on political victimization

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, former ministers Champika Ranawaka, Mangala Samaraweera and JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake have been summoned to appear before the PCoI on political victimization on August 21. 

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FULL LIST: New Cabinet Ministers and State Ministers

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers and State Ministers of the new Government led by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The swearing in ceremony was held at the MagulMaduwa (Audience Hall) of the historic Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic premises in Kandy this morning (12). The President […]

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