Archive for November 13th, 2020

HAS SRI LANKA BEEN CAUGHT IN A CHINESE DEBT TRAP? PART 1

Friday, November 13th, 2020

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS What is a debt trap, is a question to ordinary people in the country, because many people have no understanding of the debt trap issue, and access to related statistics? People know what is a trap, and how to use a trap for various purposes.  A trap is used to catch animals, […]

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HAS SRI LANKA BEEN CAUGHT IN A CHINESE DEBT TRAP? PART 2

Friday, November 13th, 2020

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Sri Lanka has good strategies for debt management and the current debt statistics don’t indicate that Sri Lanka has caught in a Chinese debt trap, and China helped Sri Lanka to expand its GDP base by initiated loan projects, and Sri Lanka needs to expand Chinese sponsored projects in many areas, not […]

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Sri Lanka desperately needs a strategic, transparent and comprehensive State land management policy

Friday, November 13th, 2020

By Raj Gonsalkorale Bim Saviya, the MCC Agreement and now a directive on residual” land has muddied the waters in relation to State Land policy and management Land management in Sri Lanka appears to be all over the place. Several ministries and government departments appear to be responsible for State land management including for forests […]

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A NEW CONSTITUTION FOR THE ISLAND NATION OF SINHALE – A submission to the Experts Committee to draft a new Constitution

Friday, November 13th, 2020

THAWALAMA DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION Puselahena Estate, Kindelpitiya, Millewa. 1st November 2020. The Secretary,Experts Committee to draft a new constitution,Room 32 (Block 02) BMICH,Bauddhaloka Mawatha,Colombo 7, Dear Sir, A NEW CONSTITUTION FOR THE ISLAND NATION OF SINHALE Heeding to a request that has been made to the Public by the Experts Committee appointed by the government to […]

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Why political power should be decentralized and not devolved – a submission to the Experts Committee to draft a new Constitution

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Lt Col. A.S.Amarasekera (Retd.)Puselahena Estate, Kindelpitiya, Millewa. 6th November 2020. The Secretary,Experts Committee to draft a new constitution,Room 32 (Block 02) BMICH,Bauddhaloka Mawatha,Colombo 7, Dear Sir, Why political power should be decentralized and not devolved The observations made by me first as a military officer and subsequently as the Director of Operations of the Thawalama […]

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THE POHOTTUWA GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA Part 2 C8f

Friday, November 13th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS Those opposing American rule in Sri Lanka have now woken up to the need to internationalize the matter.  In August 2019, a group of Opposition MPs handed over a letter to the High Commissioner of South Africa in Colombo, to be handed over to the Secretary-General, Indian Ocean Rim Association, Ambassador Dr. Nomvuyo […]

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THE POHOTTUWA GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA Part 2 C8e

Friday, November 13th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS STATUS OF FORCES AGREEMENT (SOFA) US and Sri Lanka had  an agreement  in 1995, by exchange of diplomatic notes, regarding the status of US military personnel and civilian employees of the Department of Defence  who may be present in Sri Lanka for exercises or official duties. The SOFA currently under negotiation seeks to […]

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THE POHOTTUWA GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA Part 2 C8d

Friday, November 13th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS ACQUISITION AND CROSS SERVICING AGREEMENT (ACSA) The United States made an abortive bid, in 2002, to finalize an Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA), formerly known as ‘NATO Mutual Support Act’, with Sri Lanka. The attempt was made after the Ceasefire Agreement was signed on Feb. 21. 2002. Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreements are […]

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Mr. Bodhi Dhanapala’s personal attacks on Professor Wimalawansa

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Dr. Stanley Weeraratne.Former Professor, Ruhuna and Rajarata Universities. Editor, Lankaweb, I wish to refer to Mr. Bodhi Dhanapala’s piece titled Dr. Wimalawansa’s scathing attack on Sri Lanka’s superb management of Covid-19” posted on 2 Nov. 2020 in Lankaweb. Mr. Bodhi Dhanapala (D) in his note alleges that Dr. Wimalawansa (W) tried to launch some cheap […]

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ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාට පොපි මල පළඳවයි

Friday, November 13th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ‍ලෝක පොපි මල් දින සැමරුමට සමගාමීව ශ්‍රී ලංකා සේවා මුක්ත භට සංගමය අද 2020.11.13  දින උදෑසන විජේරාමේ පිහිටි අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය නිල නිවසේ දී ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාට සංකේතාත්මකව පොපි මල පැළඳවුයේය. ලෝකය පුරා යුද්ධයෙන් දිවි පිදූ රණවිරුවන් සිහිකිරීම උදෙසා නොවැම්බර් 11 දින ලෝක පොපි මල් දිනය සමරන අතර ඊට සමඟාමීව ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ […]

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කොරෝනා වසංගතය හා දැඩි හෙද හිගය නිසා කොළඹ ද සොයිසා කාන්තා රෝහලේ හෙද නිලධාරිනියන් මුහුණ දී ඇති අනතුරුදායක තත්වය සම්බන්ධවයි.

Friday, November 13th, 2020

සමස්ත ලංකා හෙද සංගමය ගරු සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය පවිත‍්‍රා දේවී වන්නිආරච්චි මහත්මිය සෞඛ්‍ය හා දේශීය වෛද්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය, කොළඹ – 10. මහත්මියනි, #කොරෝනා වසංගතය හා දැඩි හෙද හිගය නිසා කොළඹ ද සොයිසා කාන්තා රෝහලේ හෙද නිලධාරිනියන් මුහුණ දී ඇති අනතුරුදායක තත්වය සම්බන්ධවයි. දීර්ඝ කාලයක සිට පවතින දැඩි හෙද හිගයට සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශයෙන් නිසි විසදුම් නොලැබීමත්, අද වනවිට බරපතල […]

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Mink Holocaust in Denmark raises moral issues and draws public attention to the cruel fur industry

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Senaka Weeraratna The Rights of Human Beings (Human Rights) and the Rights of Sentient Beings (Siyalu Sathwayo) are two different concepts.  The Abrahamic religions place a heavy emphasis on Human Rights to the almost total exclusion of any moral attention being given to the rights and interests of other sentient beings. Buddhism, in contrast, together […]

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America’s Dangerous Interregnum

Friday, November 13th, 2020

By Barry Eichengreen Courtesy Ceylon Today Presidential transitions are never easy, especially when they involve an incumbent President defeated at the polls. But this time the transition occurs in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. The incumbent refuses to acknowledge the vote as a rejection of his policies and has a visceral dislike for the […]

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Democracy in the Land of the Free

Friday, November 13th, 2020

By Padraig Colman Courtesy Ceylon Today Part 1 I was moved to tears watching John McCain’s concession speech of 2008 when Barack Obama won the presidency. Such dignity compared with Trump’s mean-spirited crassness. However, McCain lost me when he went on about American democracy being the envy of the world. Biden has been coming out […]

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Rapid Antigen testing to be done only with Health Ministry sanction

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror Rapid Antigen test cannot be conducted until the Health Ministry issues guidelines on how to use the test kits, State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana told Parliament yesterday.     The Minister who was speaking during the adjournment debate in the House said that the test kits would […]

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Govt. dismisses allegations concerning import of Rapid Antigen Test Kits

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The public sector has not yet purchased any Rapid Antigen Test kit, which is used in the diagnosis of respiratory pathogens, says Pharmaceutical Production, Supply and Regulation State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana. He made this remark during today’s parliamentary session, responding to the accusations on irregularities during the tendering process. The World Health […]

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Ban on LTTE should continue, India tells UK – Report

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana India has told the United Kingdom that the ban of LTTE or Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam should continue. New Delhi has shared information” as to why the ban should remain on the group that was responsible for the 30-year long insurgency in Sri Lanka but also the assassination of former Indian Prime […]

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UN Resident Coordinator writes to PM on burying Covid-19 victims.

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Ms Hanaa Singer has directed a letter to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, reiterating the concerns of the United Nations with the existing Ministry of Health guidelines, which stipulate cremation as the only method for the disposal of bodies suspected of COVID-19 infection. She stresses that the […]

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Covid- 19 update: Another 270 test positive – daily total increases to 468

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Another 270 have tested positive for Covid-19. All are close contacts of identified patients. Another 198 had also tested positive for Covid-19 today taking the daily total to 468  

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Five more covid-19 deaths – total increases to 53

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Another 05 COVID- 19, deaths have been reported (4 males & 1 female) increasing COVID- 19, death toll in Sri Lanka to 53. Five more corona virus deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka.An 83 year old female residing in Colombo 14. Died at home.2. A 68 year old male had died […]

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Nearly 5,000 infected with Coronavirus in Colombo since October

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Colombo district has been the most affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Sri Lanka. The total number of infected people reported from the Colombo district since October 4 has increased to 4,640. More than 3,600 have been reported from the Colombo Municipal Council area. Modera, Mattakkuliya, Maligawatta, Mahawatta and Jampettah Street […]

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Police in search of persons spreading false news regarding COVID deaths

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The police have stated that special investigation has been launched to track down individuals who have posted false photos of dead bodies claiming they have died on the roadside due to COVID-19. Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana stated the above while participating in a media briefing held in Colombo.

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