Archive for September 28th, 2020

IS JVP A POLITICAL PARTY THAT DEVIATED FROM THE TRADITIONAL LEFT POLITICS AND DEVELOPMENT ORIENTED?

Monday, September 28th, 2020

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS It is amorphous what the objectives of traditional left political parties when they were established in Sri Lanka? People of Sri Lanka had been adapted to feudalism in politics and administration since Kalinga rule, and generally, they did not prefer a revolutionist administration that turns the country to upside down.  Many historians […]

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Restoration of Authority of the President

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Palitha Mapatuna Paradoxically, the contention in some quarters seems to be that  restoration of the authority of the president to that held prior to the 19th amendment to the constitution would now amount to an infringement of the sovereignty of the people.  In any case, the president is directly elected by the country and, as such, […]

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Small is Beautiful

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Chanaka Bandarage According to Professor Bent Flyvbjerg of the University of Oxford, nine out of ten megaprojects in the world end up in failure. The biggest drawback in megaprojects is their cost overruns. In the US alone, about 65% of the megaprojects have failed. In Sri Lanka, since Independence successive governments have adopted a ‘bigger […]

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Facilitating the Introduction of Urgent Bills through the 20th Amendment to the Constitution

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Lt Col. Anil Amarasekera (Retd.) Mr. K M B Kotakadeniya (Senior D.I.G. Retd.) Co-Presidents – National Joint Committee Mr. Kalinga Indratissa PCThe President Bar Association of Sri Lanka,Hulftsdrop Street,Colombo 12. Dear Sir, Facilitating the Introduction of Urgent Bills through the 20th Amendment to the Constitution The Government has presented to Parliament an amendment to the […]

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‘Doesn’t Belong Here’: Danish Prime Minister Lashes Out Against Sharia Law in Parallel Societies

Monday, September 28th, 2020

by Igor Kuznetsov Courtesy Sputnik As previous surveys have indicated, nearly four out of ten Danish Muslims would like to have the country’s laws at least partly based on Sharia law, and over 10 percent even said Denmark’s laws should be solely based on Sharia. Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has strongly denounced recent examples of […]

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The College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka media Release on Attempts to Legalise Cannabis in Sri Lanka

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Dr. Nihal Abeysinghe College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka The College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka (CCPSL) is the apex professional body for the practice of public health in Sri Lanka. The CCPSL is responsive to the current and emerging public health challenges and see it as our duty to advocate on issues […]

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රත්නපුර මුද්දූවේ දී දරුවන් පිරිසක් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා වටකර ගනිති

Monday, September 28th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ලෝක ළමා දිනයට ඇත්තේ තවත් දින දෙකකි. අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා දැයේ දරුවන්ගේ ආදරණීය අප්පචිචිය.  අද 2020.09.28 දින රත්නපුර ප්‍රදේශයේ උත්සවයකට යන අතරවාරයේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා රැගත් හෙලිකොප්ටරය ගොඩ බස්සන ලද්දේ රත්නපුර මුද්දූව ක්‍රීඩාංගණයටයි. පාසල් දරුවන් රැසක් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා දැක ගැනීමට මුද්දූව ක්‍රීඩාංගණයට රොක් වී සිටියහ. උත්සවයට යන ගමන මොහොතකට පමා කළ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ […]

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් චීන මහජන සමූහාණ්ඩුවේ 71 වැනි ජාතික දින ශ්‍රී ලංකා සැමරුම පැවැත්වෙයි

Monday, September 28th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ශ්‍රි ලංකාවේ චීන සංගමය සංවිධානය කළ චීන මහජන සමූහාණ්ඩුවේ 71 වැනි ජාතික දින සැමරුම අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් කොළඹ බණ්ඩාරනායක අනුස්මරණ ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මන්ත්‍රණ ශාලාවේදී අද 2020.09.28 දින පස්වරුවේ පැවැත්විණි. චිං රාජ වංශය බිදවැටීමත්, වූචං කැරැල්ල සහ චීන මහජන සමූහාණ්ඩුවේ ආරම්භයත් සිහිකිරීම වෙනුවෙන් සෑම වසරකම ඔක්තෝම්බර් 01 වැනිදා චීනය සිය ජාතික දිනය […]

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දුෂ්කර සහ නොදියුණු විහාරස්ථානවලටත් රජයේ මූල්‍යාධාර ලබාදෙන්න අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා උපදෙස් දෙයි

Monday, September 28th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය විහාරස්ථාන කිහිපයකට පමණක් රජයේ මුල්‍යාධාර සීමාවීම වැළැක්වීම සඳහා රට පුරා සියලු දුෂ්කර සහ නොදියුණු පන්සල්වලටද ඉදිරියේදී මුල්‍යාධාර ලැබෙන පරිදි රජයේ ප්‍රතිපාදන වෙන්කළ යුතුව ඇතැයි අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා අද 2020.09.28 දින පැවැසීය. පසුගිය කාලයේ රජයේ මුල්‍යාධාර ලබා දීමේ වැඩසටහන්වලදී දියුණු විහාරස්ථානවලට රුපියල් මිලියන ගණනින් ආධාර ලබා දී ඇති බවත්, දුෂ්කර සහ නොදියුණු […]

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Provincial Councils More problems than solutions

Monday, September 28th, 2020

By Sugeeswara Senadhira Courtesy Ceylon Today On the sidelines of the debate on proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution to end the period of instability in governance due to the creation of two power centres by the 19th Amendment reducing the powers of the Executive Presidency, another debate on today’s relevance of another amendment, 13A […]

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Govt. to give school uniform material instead vouchers

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to provide uniform material for school children instead of the vouchers. Reportedly, the decision will be implemented from the next year. The Cabinet meeting, chaired by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, was held this evening (28)

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President explores possibility of producing school uniforms locally

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa explored the possibility of assigning the larger percentage of supply of school and security forces uniform material to local industrialists, today (28). President emphasized that it is imperative to commence the production of standard and high quality textiles immediately, stated President’s Media Division. President made these comments following his inspection […]

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Two (02) more persons confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 3,362

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Two arrivals from Lebanon, tested positive for COVID-19, increasing total infected in Sri Lanka to 3,362.

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Pujith admits police negligence in Easter attack (Video)

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News IGP Pujith Jayasundara who has been sent on compulsory leave, admitted today (28) that Saharan Hashim, who led the Easter Sunday attack, was able to operate freely in Sri Lanka due to the negligent actions of the Police Department. This was while giving evidence before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing into […]

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