Archive for October 17th, 2020

1987 Indo-Lanka Accord says NOTHING about Devolution or 13th amendment

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

The Indo-Lanka Accord was signed on 29 July 1987 in Colombo under emergency while the 13thAmendment to Sri Lanka’s constitution was passed on 14 November 1987. Does the Indo-Lanka Accord mention, amending Sri Lanka’s Constitution? No.Does the text of the Indo-Lanka Accord have even the mention of ‘devolution’? No.There is no mention of constitutional amendment or […]

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Valorising mythology to invalidate known history

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

By Rohana R. Wasala Feisal Mansoor (‘Muslims and ban on cattle slaughter’/The Island/October 9, 2020) opens his piece with a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, obviously taken from the web: The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” However, there is some doubt about the […]

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Reform of State Enterprises in Sri Lanka – Revival through a Singapore model to stop the haemorrhaging?

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

By Raj Gonsalkorale 55 largest SOEs delivered net Return on Assets (ROA) of only 0.64% in 2017. The combined losses among the loss-making entities reached Rs.87bn in 2017 compared to Rs.42bn in 2016. Some are in deep trouble. The Petroleum Corporation carries a negative equity. Sheer incompetence and corruption have pushed Sri Lankan Airlines close […]

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විදෙස් සේවයට පත් වූ නව රාජ්‍ය තාන්ත්‍රික නිලධාරීන් සිව් දෙනෙක් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා හමුවෙති

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය විදෙස් සේවයට පත් වූ නව රාජ්‍ය තාන්ත්‍රික නිලධාරීන් සිව් දෙනෙක් අද 2020.10.16 පස්වරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේදී ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා හමු වූහ. නිව්යෝර්ක් හි එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංවිධානයේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ නිත්‍ය නියෝජිත ලෙස පත් කළ මොහාන් පීරිස් මහතා, චීනයේ නව තානාපති ආචාර්ය පාලිත කොහොන මහතා, ජපානයේ නව තානාපති සාජිව් ගුණසේකර මහතා හා ජිනීවා […]

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Sri Lanaka’s ambassador designate to Japan, China and designated representatives to UN mission in New York and Geneva paid a courtesy call on HE Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister today

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Prime Minister’s Media Unit Permanent Representative-designate of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York Mr. Mohan Peiris paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this afternoon at Temple Trees.  Ambassador-designate to China Dr. Palitha Kohona paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this afternoon at Temple Trees. Permanent Representative-designate […]

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India gives go-ahead to domestic trial of Russia’s pioneering ‘Sputnik V’ Covid-19 vaccine

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Courtesy RT India’s vaccines regulator has given the green light for a clinical study of the Russia-developed Covid-19 vaccine. Similar trials of the formulation are underway in Russia itself and in some other nations. The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), a department in India’s drug regulator that is responsible for licensing vaccines, has given […]

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China will be the only major economy to see growth this year as world braces for long recovery from Covid-19 crisis – IMF

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Courtesy RT With most of the world facing a deep recession due to the coronavirus pandemic, China will be the only major economy to climb back from the depths of the historic crisis in 2020, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Despite the reopening of economies, global growth is projected to contract by 4.4 […]

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China is a True Friend, not a gift horse

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

N.A.de S. AMARATUNGA Courtesy The Island Epithets like Trojan Horse” and Greeks bearing gifts” have been used to refer to offers of assistance by foreign countries to Sri Lanka, when the country is battling a Covid second wave and an economic crisis (The Island 12.10.2020). Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” is an […]

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ඇහෙලේ පොළ කුමාරිහාමි මාවත දැන් කෝ | Where is Ahele Pola Kumari Hami Mawatha now

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Ceylon Diary – Official Channel ඇහෙලේ පොළ කුමාරිහාමි මාවත දැන් කෝ | වීදි හා රටේ නොයෙකුත් ස්ථාන හා නම් වෙනස් කිරීමෙන් අයුක්තිය නිවැරදි කළ නොහැකිද ? ”වීදි නම් නගරයක භාෂාවේ හෝ අතීත සංස්කෘතියේ කොටසක් බවට පත්විය යුතුය. එවිට එය ජනතාවගේ මනෝභාවයේ කොටසක් බවට පත්වී දේශානුරාගය ද ඉන් වැඩිවේ” -පාලිත ආරියරත්න 1: Picture Courtesy: Sinhala epic […]

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Sustainability begins with conserving our ancient village water resources

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

By Suryamithra Vishwa/DailyFT-Harmony Page Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Sri Lankan development specialists have not concentrated enough on the indigenous hydraulic civilization which had been the envy of the world. One of the problems of modernity could be that we have approached the concept of development totally forgetting or denouncing and being apathetic to our ancient wisdom, indigenous […]

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Brandix cluster crosses 2,000 cases, with another 42 tested positive for coronavirus

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Another 42 from Minuwangoda Brandix cluster tested positive for Covid-19; Among them 22 are from quarantine centres & 20 are close contacts. Therefore, with 115 new cases being reported from the Brandix Corona cluster in Minuwangoda today, the number of cases reported from that cluster has crossed the 2000 mark. At present […]

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SL born lawyer Vanushi elected New Zealand MP

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lankan born Vanushi Walters of New Zealand’s Labour Party has won the race to be Upper Harbour MP in northwest Auckland, taking over from retiring National MP Paula Bennett, Stuff. CO. NZ reported today. She claimed a narrow victory over National candidate Jake Bezzant, a former tech company chief executive […]

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Present Covid cases not random but linked to factory cluster: Pavithra

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Covid-19 cases, reported at present are not random cases but in someway linked to the Minuwangoda factory cluster, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said yesterday. She said it was true that cases were reported from several areas in the country but each case had either direct or indirect links […]

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Zahran planned to launch Easter attack using 20 bombers, PCoI hears

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) looking into the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks heard that the ringleader of the carnage Zahran Hashim had planned to launch the attack using 20 suicide bombers. This was revealed by a police officer attached to the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID)’s team probing the Easter Sunday attacks. Testifying […]

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Special probe to trace Minuwangoda Covid-19 cluster’s origin

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A special probe has been launched with the State Intelligence Service (SIS) officers to uncover the origin of the Covid-19 cluster linked to the Brandix apparel factory in Minuwangoda, says Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana. He commented that the all of the recently-identified novel coronavirus cases were traced to the Minuwangoda cluster, however, […]

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PCR test mandatory before flying abroad

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana It has been made mandatory for all air passengers to undergo a PCR test before departing from Sri Lanka, stated the Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd (AASL). The company states that passengers must undergo the test within 72 hours of their departure time. This decision will be in effect from 6.00 […]

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