Archive for October 11th, 2020

EDUCATION REFORMS AND INTER-RELIGIOUS AND ETHNIC RECONCILIATION IN SRI LANKA

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, has recently made a public statement that the establishment of deviated schools for kids in different religious and ethnic groups was a major reason to deflect society according to religions and ethnic groups.  The policy created many issues in the process of building a […]

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Sri Lanka Bans Cattle Slaughter, but has yet to enact Animal Welfare Bill

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

By Kalinga Seneviratne   https://www.indepthnews.net/index.php/the-world/asia-pacific/3907-sri-lanka-bans-cow-slaughte-but-has-yet-to-pass-animal-welfare-bill This article is the 44th in a series of joint productions of Lotus News Features and IDN-InDepthNews, flagship agency of the Non-profit International Press Syndicate. Click here for previous reports. SINGAPORE (IDN) – The Sri Lankan government will be amending the Animals Act (1958) after the Cabinet approved a proposal by Prime […]

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විසිවන ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධන පනත් කෙටුම්පතේ 3 වන වගන්තිය (33 ව්‍යවස්ථාව), 5 වන වගන්තිය (35 වන ව්‍යවස්ථාව), 14 වන වගන්තිය (70 වන ව්‍යවස්ථාව) 22 වගන්තිය (104උ උ ව්‍යවස්ථාව) සංශෝධනයට ජනමතවිචාරණයක් නියම කළහොත් ජනමතවිචාරණය පැවැත්විය යුත්තේ 19 යටද? 20ටද?

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන (2020.10.11) ලිපිය දීර්ඝ වීම වැළැක්වීම සදහා විසිවන ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධන පනත් කෙටුම්පතේ 14 වන වගන්තිය (70 වන ව්‍යවස්ථාව) ඇසුරෙන් පමණක් විග්‍රහ කරමින් මෙම ලිපිය ලියා ඇති අතර අනෙක් ව්‍යවස්ථා 3 අදාලවත් අවස්ථානුගතව එය අදාල කරගත හැකිය. මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිවරයා ලෙස 2015 ජනවාරි 08 තේරීපත් වීමෙන් පසු රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ අගමැතිවරයා ලෙස පත්කර […]

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March of the Quads and emergence of Balancing Behemoths!

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Sarath Bulathsinghala 11 Oct 2020 Perhaps very few realize the dilemma Sri Lanka is in with respect to the Quad’s and their Indo-Pacific Strategy and its closest implications – earlier ACSA, SOFA and now MCC! When big powers move in they don’t necessarily ask your permission to walk through your country. They just walk in […]

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Power sharing arrangements in conflict resolution

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

N.A.de S. Amaratunga  As discussions on drafting a new constitution gathers momentum the ethnic problem may assume significant importance as it has been an intractable issue in the politics of Sri Lanka. Some political scientists believe that ethnic based conflicts could be resolved by power sharing methods that strengthen democracy (Hartzell CA, 2015) while others […]

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නුතන විද්‍යාවේ සිරකාරයෝ

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි. යමෙක් අපට බලශක්තිය ලබාදෙන සුර්යා තුල  ජීවින් සිටින බවක් සදහන් කළහොත් ඔහුට අත්වෙන ඉරණම සම්බන්ධව අපට වටහා ගත හැක. සමාජයේ අති බහුතරයක් ඔහුට එරෙහිව නැගී සිටිනු ඒකාන්තය. ඒ නුතන විද්‍යාවට අනුව සුර්යා තුල ජීවයක් පැවතීමට කිසිදු ඉඩක් නැති බවට අප මනස තුල බලවත් මතයක් ගොඩනංවා ඇති බැවිනි. ඊට අමතරව අන් කිසිදු ග්‍රහ […]

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BCG: Can a vaccine from 1921 save lives from Covid-19?

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

By James Gallagher Health and science correspondent Courtesy BBC Scientists in the UK have begun testing the BCG vaccine, developed in 1921, to see if it can save lives from Covid. The vaccine was designed to stop tuberculosis, but there is some evidence it can protect against other infections as well. Around 1,000 people will take part […]

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Lankan Supreme Court allows basic structure of 20A to remain without a referendum

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia But the court has said that fundamental rights petitions can be filed against the Attorney General, in respect of anything done or omitted to be done by the President in his official capacity.” Colombo, October 11 (newsin.asia): In the determination on the 20th Constitution Amendment Bill leaked to the Sunday Times, the […]

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COVID-19: News Summary

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Health News COVID-19 health regulations to be gazetted into laws Courtesy Adaderana The Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi says that steps will be taken to gazette the recommendations issued by the Ministry of Health for the control of COVID-19 into a law. The Minister stated that the new laws regarding health regulations will be published […]

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AG summons CID’s DIG, Chief Investigating Officer over Riyaj Bathiudeen’s release

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has summoned the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and its Chief Investigating Officer. This is over the release of Riyaj Bathiudeen, MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s brother, after being under arrest in connection with the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks. The officers have also been directed to […]

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COVID-19: 60 more cases add to Minuwangoda cluster

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Another 60 persons from the Minuwangoda coronavirus cluster have tested positive for the virus, stated Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. Among them, 48 have been detected from the Sri Lanka Army-operated quarantine centers. The remaining 12 patients are close contacts of the Minuwangoda apparel factory workers. So, a total of 121 COVID-19 […]

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White van driver complains of undue influence from Rajitha (video)

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The person who pretended to be a van driver at the white van news conference which caused a great deal of controversy during the last government had called a press conference today. He said that he was pressurized by former Minister Rajitha Senaratne regarding the case related to that incident. He has […]

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Army Intelligence Officer testifies that CID had intimidated him and tried to obtain false evidence (Video)

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Army Intelligence Officer Kanishka Gunaratne says that some officers of the CID had intimidated him and tried to obtain false evidence. This was while giving evidence for the first time before the Presidential Commission Investigating Political Victimization

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