Archive for August 28th, 2020

Neocolonialism vs sovereignty in Sri Lanka

Friday, August 28th, 2020

By ASOKA BANDARAGE Courtesy Asia Times On August 5, a new government was elected in Sri Lanka, bringing down the previous regime associated with the Central Bank bond scam, the Easter Sunday bomb attacks and controversial international agreements. The new government has come into office with a two-thirds majority in parliament, promising to bring prosperity, security and communal harmony to […]

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Pure Tamils + ‘Sinhalized-Tamils’ in Sri Lanka: a theory

Friday, August 28th, 2020

C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D. Where is Lanka, a spot with lowest gravity on earth, located on these two maps of the ancient world? Sinhala [language]’s s survival as a clearly Indo-Aryan language can be considered a minor miracle of linguistic and cultural history” –James W. Gair, Studies in South Asian Linguistics: Sinhala and other South […]

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Islandwide power failure on 17 August 2020

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Sarath Bulathsinghala 28 Aug 2020 From what we have heard so far down the grapevine, the power failure on 17th August 2020 has happened due to a single act of carelessness by an operative of the CEB who accidentally ‘grounded’ a 220kV electrical system during routine maintenance work. The interim report of the Independent Committee […]

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Can You Name a Port, Airport, Major Road, Bridge, Conference Hall, Power Station, Dam, Irrigation System or Refinery Sri Lanka Received from USA?

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara Another way to look at the MCC is to consider how USA helped Sri Lanka progress towards its development goals in the past 200 years of close relationship” between the two countries. Can anyone name a port, airport, any major road or bridge, conference hall, power station, a dam or irrigation scheme, boat […]

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රටේ සෑම නගරයකටම විධිමත් නාගරික සංවර්ධන සැළැස්මක් – අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා උපදෙස් දෙයි

Friday, August 28th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය දිවයිනේ සියලුම නගර සඳහා ව්‍යාපාරික හා නේවාසික ස්ථාන වෙන් වූ විධිමත් නාගරික සංවර්ධන සැළැස්මක් සකස් කරන්නැයි අග්‍රමාත්‍ය හා විෂය භාර අමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා  2020.08.28 දින පැවසීය. බත්තරමුල්ල සුහුරුපායේ පිහිටි නාගරික සංවර්ධන හා නිවාස අමාත්‍යංශයේ පැවති ප්‍රගති සමාලෝචන රැස්වීමට සහභාගීවෙමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේය. නාගරික ප්‍රදේශවල  ජනතාවට පදිංචිවීමට […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සහ නෝර්වේ ධීවර හා සමුද්‍රීය සහයෝගීතාව ශක්තිමත් කිරීමට අපේක්ෂා කරයි

Friday, August 28th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය ධීවර ක්ෂේත්‍රය, ශ්‍රී ලංකා – නෝර්වේ ද්විපාර්ශ්වික සම්බන්ධතාවල  වැදගත්  අංශයකි.  මෙම ක්ෂේත්‍රවල ව්‍යාපෘති ගණනාවක් ඔස්සේ එම සබඳතා තවදුරටත් ශක්තිමත් කිරීමට නෝර්වේ රාජ්‍ය උනන්දුවෙන් පසුවේ. අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා සමඟ 2020.08.27 දින අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ පැවති සාකච්ඡාවේදී  ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ නෝර්වේ තානාපතිනිය  ට්‍රයින් ජෙරන්ලි එස්කෙඩාල්  මහත්මිය  මේ බව ප්‍රකාශ කළාය. ධීවර කර්මාන්තය අපගේ ද්විපාර්ශ්වික සබඳතාවල මූලික […]

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Sri Lanka and Norway Aspire to Further Strengthen Cooperation in the Fisheries and Maritime Sectors

Friday, August 28th, 2020

HON PRIME MINISTER’S MEDIA DIVISION The fisheries sector has been an important part of the Sri Lanka — Norway bilateral relationship, and Norway is interested in further strengthening those ties through a number of projects in the fisheries and maritime sectors. During a meeting with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday (Aug. 27), […]

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා කොටුගොඩ ධම්මාවාස නාහිමියන්ගේ සුව දුක් විමසයි

Friday, August 28th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය කොළඹ පෞද්ගලික රෝහලක  ප්‍රතිකාර ලබන ශ්‍රී ලංකා අමරපුර මහා නිකායේ උත්තරීතර මහ නායක අග්ගමහා පණ්ඩිත මහෝපාද්‍ය කොටුගොඩ ධම්මාවාස නාහිමියන් බැහැ දුටු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා 2020.08.26 දින උන්වහන්සේගේ සුව දුක් විමසා බැලුවේය. අග්ගමහා පණ්ඩිත මහෝපාද්‍ය කොටුගොඩ ධම්මාවාස නාහිමියන්ට ඉක්මන් සුවය ප්‍රාර්ථනා කළ අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා නාහිමියන්ගේ අත්‍යවශ්‍ය ප්‍රතිකාර පිළිබඳව සොයා බැලීමට නිලධාරීන්ට උපදෙස් ලබා දුන්නේය.

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Sri Lanka to ban imports of plastic goods to protect elephants

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Courtesy MailOnlin Plastic in Sri Lankan landfills has become a major killer of elephants Sri Lanka will ban the import of most plastic products in a bid to protect wild elephants and deer that die eating the waste, the environment minister announced Friday. Plastic in Sri Lankan landfills is a major killer of elephants, with […]

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Another COVID-19 positive arrival adds up to 2,989 cases

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Another new positive case of COVID-19 has been detected today (28) increasing the total number of positive cases in the country to 2,989. The novel coronavirus patients detected today are arrivals from the United Kingdom, the Department of Government Information confirmed. Earlier this evening, two arrivals from the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait […]

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Committee probing island-wide power outage says maintenance procedures not followed

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The committee studying the recent island-wide power outage has stated in its Interim Report, that no proper maintenance procedures had been followed in the routine maintenance task that resulted in the breakdown. It has recommended that a more detailed set of protocols be introduced when dealing with such high-risk procedures. Members of the […]

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Karu Jayasuriya states that he is a life member – not prepared to respond to political infants

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Former senior members of the United National Party say that its leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is responsible for the downfall of the party. They point out that the party leadership should be handed over to former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and the United National Party and Samagi Jana Balawegaya should unite. However, heated discussions […]

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If even one person had read the reports I sent, those innocent people would not have died” – Nilantha Jayawardena (Video).

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News he former director of the State Intelligence Service told the Presidential Commission that the series of Easter attacks could have been prevented if all security forces worked togther and had arrested Saharan’s follower as a precautionary measure.

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Neomal Rangajeewa testifies about why information on raid books were changed

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Former Inspector of the Police Narcotics Bureau Neomal Rangajeewa has stated in the Colombo High Court that the places and times in the information book on the raids carried out by the Police Narcotics Bureau were changed with the intention of preventing drug traffickers from receiving prior information. Our court correspondent stated […]

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Floating storage trading facility in H’tota from Pearl Energy

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Daily News  Pearl Energy (Pvt) Ltd., signed an agreement with the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka to launch ‘Hambantota LNG Hub’ – a floating storage LNG trading facility at the Port of Hambantota, bringing LNG to the doorstep of Sri Lanka, with a primary aim of trading LNG in the region utilizing the strategic […]

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