Archive for August 27th, 2020

Over 60 obligations & responsibilities GoSL has to comply to obtain $480m MCC Funding

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

The MCC agreements binds Sri Lanka to make legislative changes before, during & after signing of its Compact. For a paltry $480m given to a private company that reports to US, is it worth it, is a question policy makers are evading answering. In so doing, this country is likely to land in a precarious […]

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MCC Agreement: Hidden costs not factored by Sri Lanka’s Government & People

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

The People of Sri Lanka are supposed to feel elated that the US Government is giving a ‘gift’ of $480m across a period of 5 years. This gift comes with plenty of strings. Sri Lanka has to commit to a set of preconditions which include privatizing of all state land as well as agreeing to […]

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Wigneswaran’s attempts to construct an alternative history of local Tamils going back to millenia.

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Chandre Dharmawardana “Wigneswaran …..Presumably hoping for a wider, protracted debate on that element. The Govt side very effectively scuttled his hopes by nixing any such debate during event.” This sort of thing has gone on since the 1930s. In fact, the first Sinhala-Tamil riot in 1939 August occurred when G. G. Ponnambalam alluded to the […]

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Three Theras and a baby

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Malinda Seneviratne On December 26, 2004, just two days after Sri Lanka was hit by the tsunami, an infant was found among the debris on the Kalmunai beach. Abhilash was his name, but no one knew it. He was given a number, 81. There were various people claiming parenthood. The matter was eventually resolved by […]

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CEB Succeeds in Shutting down Sri Lanka which Covid -19 Couldn’t Do

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

By Dr Palitha Kohona Courtesy Asian Tribune What the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) succeeded in achieving was amazing. Covid19 wreaked havoc around the world but could not turn out the lights. The world continued to be lit up. But the CEB, either accidentally, due to an unmanageable cause or otherwise, succeeded in plunging the whole […]

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Indian and Sri Lankan army doctors exchange ideas on COVID-19 control

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia While congratulating the Lankan army for its role in COVID control, the DG Indian army medical corps stressed the need for international cooperation in pandemic control Colombo, August 27 (newsin.asia): A virtual experts’ level interaction through webinar took place between the Indian Army and the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps on August 27. […]

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Milinda Moragoda tipped to be Lankan envoy in New Delhi

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Dr.V.K.Valsan is to be Sri Lanka’s Deputy High Commissioner in South India, based in Chennai Colombo, August 27 (newsin.asia): Asoka Milinda Moragoda better known Milinda Moragoda, is tipped to be Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in India, reliable sources said. Dr.V.K.Valsan is to be Sri Lanka’s Deputy High Commissioner in South India, […]

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Kitul, Palmyra to be made into main export crops

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily News Kitul to be planted in landslide prone areas:Strict laws to stop felling Palmyra trees:Two million home gardens to receive 4 million Coconut saplings: President plans to promote Kitul and Palmyra into main export crops- Time: 18:28 President Gotabaya Rajapaksa revealed his intention to develop Kitul(Fishtail Palms) and Palmyra Palms plantation into main export […]

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Infection spreading among inmates and returning migrants

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

by Melani Manel Perera Courtesy AsiaNews.it Centrally located on the island, the Kandakadu Rehab Centre has become a COVID-19 cluster, with 629 people infected. About 50,000 Sri Lankans have lost their jobs abroad from lockdowns and plan to come home. Colombo (AsiaNews) – The number of people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus continues to rise […]

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Islandwide blackout: Did one man depower the nation?

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Thameenah Razeek and Amani Nilar Courtesy Ceylon Today The islandwide power outage that occurred on 17 August was found to be the result of a mistake made by the officer responsible for general maintenance at the Kerawalapitiya Grid Sub Station. According to the Committee appointed by the Minister of Power, Dullas Alahapperuma to probe the […]

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PCoI on Easter Sunday Attacks issues summons on more politicians

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Police Unit of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing the Easter Sunday attacks, today issued summons on a few more political figures to record their statements over the coordinated terror attacks. Accordingly, former MP Sunil Handunnetti will appear before the Commission’s police unit tomorrow (28). UNP General Secretary […]

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I have technical evidence to prove my innocence: Former State Intelligence Service (SIS) Director

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former State Intelligence Service (SIS) Director Nilantha Jayawardena today informed the PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks that he has technical evidence to prove his innocence if any official was claiming that the SIS had not done its part properly with regard to the coordinated terror attacks. Testifying before the […]

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Demon in paradise

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

By Kalani Kumarasinghe CourtesyThe Daily Mirror Australian woman recounts horrid assault during her solo trip to Sri Lanka Victim alleges that no record was taken by Mirissa Tourist Police Mirissa Tourist Police asks Daily Mirror to contact Tourist Police HQ When Sophie arrived in Sri Lanka for her long awaited vacation in March 2019, little did she […]

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Two more Covid-19 cases moves total to 2,986

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Two new cases of Covid-19 have been reported raising the total number of confirmed cases reported in the country so far to 2,986. A returnee from Kuwait and another from United Arab Emirates (UAE), who are in quarantine, have tested positive for the virus. Accordingly, 144 patients infected novel coronavirus are currently being […]

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SriLankan Airlines continues to fly to selected international destinations despite global lockdown

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana SriLankan Airlines says that the airline continues to fly to selected international destinations including Italy- Milan, United Kingdom-London, Japan – Tokyo, Maldives- Male, Germany- Frankfurt, France- Paris and Australia-Sydney during the current global lockdown period. Passengers who are intending to travel with the airline to these destinations and beyond are requested to book […]

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Correcting the 19th Amendment alone is not enough – Buddhasasana Task Force

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Buddhasasana Task Force has informed President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa that correcting the 19th Amendment alone is not enough and that other amendments should be made soon. Addressing an article entitled ‘Think Longer Before the 20th Amendment’. It states that the confusion created in the country by the present constitution should be rectified […]

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President pays attention to the road in the vicinity of the Sinharaja forest

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has drawn attention to the road that is said to be under construction in the vicinity of the Sinharaja forest. Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Ramesh Pathirana addressing a media briefing in Colombo today stated that the President intends to visit the area and observe the situation.

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Porridge instead of milk for school children

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage held a special discussion with the Government Medical Officers’ Association at the Govijana Mandiraya today (27) regarding the issue of giving a glass of traditional rice porridge instead of a glass of milk to school children. This program was presented by the Government Medical Officers’ Association […]

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Best Vietnam War Movies | Maya Girl | English Subtitles

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

V-Sense – Top Vietnamese Movies

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