Archive for November 26th, 2020

Summary of the proposal submitted to the Expert Committee to draft a new constitution

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

C. Wijeayawickrema November 27, 2020 Secretary,Expert Committee (EC) to draft a new constitutionColombo. Dear Sir/Madam, Topic 2(h) – Decentralization – Jana Sabha I wish to submit this summary of the proposal sent by me a few days ago. Several readers who saw a printed version of it in a popular website (Lankaweb), suggested that I […]

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Will ‘Citizen vs Judiciary’ be given ‘Leave to Proceed’?

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

MALINDA SENEVIRATN​E It’s a mischievous headline, admittedly. Citizens are not taking the judges to court. And, even if that happened, the simple matter of interest-conflict would force all judges in all courts to recuse themselves from entertaining such a petition. We don’t have a perfect judicial system. Neither is it as horrendous as some have […]

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A NEW CONSTITUTION – THE LEGISLATURE – TO BE OR NOT TO BE? How to get Parliament under control

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Stanley Gunaratne  There was a time when our Parliament was filled with statesmen and women. Honourable members with integrity, vision and integrity. Whose oratory was full of class, wit and wisdom which any legislative chamber in the world would consider it an honour to bear witness to.  Sadly today, this once august chamber is full […]

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Journalists must NOT use “Maveer”, or “Mahaviru” and other glorifying names for suicide terrorists who are “Maha-viyaru” individuals.

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada Many English newspapers, and even some Sinhalese language newspapers have carried news items with headlines like Mullaitivu and Jaffna courts prohibit Mahaviru commemorations”,  Court orders to prohibit Mahaveer Commemorations”. To  unthinkingly  take over the narrative and vocabulary of the pro-Tiger activists and use them in news items and headlines is a corruption […]

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මාධ්‍ය වීදීන් සහ ලේඛකයෝ “මරු-වියරු” වූ එල් ටී ටී ඊ ත්‍රස්තයන්ට “මාවීර්”, “මහවිරු” වැනි ගෞරව් නාම නොදිය යුතුය.

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

චන්ද්‍ර ධර්මවර්දන විසිනි මේ නොබෝ දා පුවත් පත් වල පල වූ ශීර්ෂ තල අනුව මුලතිවු (මූලදූව ) සහ ජාපනය උසාවි මගීන් “මාවීර අනුස්මරණ උත්සව” පැවැත්වීම තහනම් කොට ඇත. එම අන්දමේ පුවත් පල කරන විට එවැනි ත්‍රස්තයන් ට  “මාවීර” වැනි ගෞරව පූර්වක නාමයන් නොදිය යුතුය. ඔවුන් හින්සාව සහ ත්‍රස්තයෙන් වියරු වැටුනු, එනම් පිස්සු වැටුනු, මාර චේතනා […]

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Trump bowing out; Opportunity for Australia to mend fences with China?

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

By Raj Gonsalkorale Those whom the Gods wish to destroy they first make them mad Donald Trump has taken the USA down an abyss of despair and duplicity. Domestic divisions and international disorder dominated the Trump era. Many questioned the sanity of Trump’s approach to governance, nationally and internationally. Now, more than 80 million voters […]

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THE POHOTTUWA GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA Part 2 C7b

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS Economists agree that China has made a spectacular rise from a very poor nation in 1949 to very rich one in 2019. Chinese banks are among the largest cross border lenders in Asia, said Economist in 2019. Seven of the top 20 equity underwriters in Asia In 2018 were Chinese. Warren Buffet’s Berkshire […]

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Professionals Quash chicken-brained Mangala’s Budget criticisms Part II

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA. Although the chicken-brained lingerie designer cannot understand the economic progress being made by this government it must be pointed out despite progress affecting in many firlfd of economic development inflation for which the opposition rabb;e-rousers make even poojas for a steady increase is reported to be dwindling appreciably,  Inflation in […]

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අධ්‍යාපනවේදී උපාධිධාරීන් ගුරු පත්වීම් – ඌව පළාත්

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

A.J.M. Muzammil Media Unit ඌව පළාත් සභාවේ අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යාංශයට බඳවා ගනු ලැබූ අධ්‍යාපනවේදී උපාධිධාරීන් 26 දෙනකුට ගුරු පත්වීම් පිරිනැමීම අද දින ( 26-11-2020 ) ඌව පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවර ගරු ඒ.ජේ.එම්. මුසම්මිල් මැතිතුමන් ගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් ඌව පළාත් සහා ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේදී  සිදු කෙරිණි. මෙහිදී කොළඹ, කැළණිය සහ පේරාදෙණිය යන විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයන්ගෙන් අධ්‍යාපනවේදී උපාධිය ලැබූ උපාධිධාරීන් සහ භික්ෂුන් වහන්සේලා දෙනමකට ද […]

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Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara takes oaths as Public Security Minister

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Courtsey Ceylon Today Rear Admiral (Retired) Sarath Weerasekara has taken oaths as the Minister of Public Security today (26). The President established two new Ministries under an extraordinary gazette recently.

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Foreign force behind Easter Sunday attacks – Sirisena

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island A powerful foreign country or an agency was behind the Easter Sunday bombings and the National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ) leader Zaharan Hashim, former President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday told the PCoI investigating the Easter Sunday attacks. I also do not believe that Zaharan was the leader of that organisation. Because […]

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553 new cases of coronavirus reported in Sri Lanka

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health confirms that 211 new cases of novel coronavirus have been detected today. All new cases are close contacts of COvid-19 positive patients from the Peliyagoda cluster. A total of 553 new cases have been reported so far today. Meanwhile the tally of coronavirus cases from the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda […]

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Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 death toll climbs to 99

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed three more deaths of Covid-19 infected persons, increasing the total number of coronavirus deaths in the country to 99. One of the deceased is an 87-year-old male from Colombo 08, who passed away at the Colombo National Hospital today (26). The cause of death is cited […]

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Defense Ministry assigned under President; Sarath, Chamal gets new ministries (English)

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

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