Archive for February 1st, 2021

A Glimpse of Ceylon History

Monday, February 1st, 2021

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando At the very inception, the ‘Ceylonese’ race descended from an Aryan stock towards the 5th century BC.  Historians believe that the natives in ‘Ceylon,’ before the invasion by Aryans were race called Yaksa Clan and the whole Island was governed according to a caste system that prevailed at the time. […]

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Did this country get any Independence from Britain in 1948? Some new thoughts on Independent Sri Lanka?

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara 

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ON INDEPENDENCE AND FEBRUARY 4th – MORE INDEPENDENT THAN TODAY

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Stanley Gunaratne  It is disappointing to see a significant amount of revisionist history going around (even by supposed educated people) claiming that somehow we were not independent, or that the date of this celebration should be on May 22nd. This would be an insult to history, disrespectful to the sacrifices of the entire Independence movement […]

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කොළඹ වරායේ නැගෙනහිර ජැටිය අන්සතු කරන්නේ නැහැ – අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා

Monday, February 1st, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය කොළඹ වරායේ නැගෙනහිර ජැටියේ අයිතිය හා පාලනය විදේශ රටකට ලබාදීමට රජය කටයුතු කරන බව පවසමින් නැගෙනහිර පර්යන්තය සුරැකීමේ වෘත්තීය සමිති එකමුතුව විරෝධතා ව්‍යාපාරයක් අරඹා ඇත. එය අකුරට වැඩ කිරීමේ තත්ත්වයක් දක්වා වර්ධනය වී තිබෙන පසුබිමක අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඊයේ දිනයේදී කොළඹ වරායේ නැගෙනහිර පර්යන්තය විදේශ රටකට හෝ ආයතනයකට ලබා නොදෙන බව […]

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එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කොමසාරිස්වරියගේ 2021/01/12 දින දරණ වාර්තාව මගින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එරෙහිව එල්ල කෙරෙන චෝදනාවලට රජය විසින් ප්‍රතිචාර දැක්වීම

Monday, February 1st, 2021

ආචාර්ය ගුණදාස අමරසේකර කැඳවුම්කරු ජාතික සංවිධාන එකමුතුව අතිගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමා, ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය, කොළඹ 01. ගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමනි, එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කොමසාරිස්වරියගේ 2021/01/12 දින දරණ වාර්තාව මගින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එරෙහිව එල්ල කෙරෙන චෝදනාවලට රජය විසින් ප්‍රතිචාර දැක්වීම පිළිබද එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කොමසාරිස්වරිය විසින් 46 වැනි සැසිවාරය සඳහා › ලංකාවට අදාළව ඉදිරිපත්කොට ඇති වාර්තාව පිළිබඳව ජනවාරි […]

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Mistaking a gift horse for a Trojan horse

Monday, February 1st, 2021

By Sugeeswara Senadhira/Ceylon Today Colombo, February 1: Though Sri Lankans boast of 90 years of democracy they are yet to imbibe the spirit of the doctrine. While it is the tradition of every democracy to limit the Opposition’s role to constructive criticism, Sri Lankans are an exception to the rule and those who oppose the […]

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UN should not be a platform for terrorists

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, Mohan Peiris states that the United Nations should not allow terrorists and terrorist sympathisers to spread their ideologies through UN procedures and its allied organizations. Peiris made these views at the UN General Assembly in New York. In his statement the Permanent […]

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Supreme Court rejects Ranjan’s appeal

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Courtesy Ceylon Today A special appeal was filed at the Supreme Court today (01) seeking a revision of the judgment against Ranjan Ramanayake, who was sentenced to four years of rigorous imprisonment for contempt of Court. The petition filed by Attorney-at-Law Dinesh Vidanapathirana, representing Ramanayake was rejected by the Supreme Court on the ground that […]

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Cabinet nod for ECT development with SLPA’s full stake-WTC to be developed with India

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Cabinet today has approved a proposal to develop the East Container Terminal of Colombo Port fully under the control of Sri Lanka Ports Authority, but the West Container Terminal with a private investor as pledged in President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s apology manifesto titled ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour, a […]

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Seven more COVID-19 deaths bring tally to 323

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has reported 07 more coronavirus related deaths, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (February 01). As per the Department of Government Information, five male patients and two female patients are among the victims. The new deaths bring the number of COVID-19 related deaths witnessed in Sri Lanka to 323 in […]

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Sri Lanka’s daily COVID-19 case at 816 today

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka reported 468 new infections of the novel coronavirus today (01), Army Commander General Shavendra Silva confirmed. Accordingly, a total of 816 cases have been reported within the day. This brings the total count of Covid-19 cases reported in the country to 64,983. According to the Health Ministry’s data, 58,075 of the confirmed […]

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India responds to govt’s decision on ECT

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka has issued a statement in response to the decision of the Government of Sri Lanka to develop the East Container Terminal (ECT) of Colombo Port solely by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority. The Spokesperson of the High Commission reiterated the expectation of Government of India for […]

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Presidential commission on Easter attacks hands over final report to President

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks handed over its final report to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (Feb. 01). Hearings and other procedures of the Presidential Commission officially came to a conclusion on January 27, 2021. The Commission was appointed by former President Maithripala Sirisena on […]

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Govt. to develop ECT fully, remaining terminal on paper open for foreign investment

Monday, February 1st, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island ECT: Prez accepts trade unions’ formula, crisis resolved President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has accepted a proposal by 22 port trade unions aimed at resolving a crisis over the proposed handing over of the East Container Terminal (ECT) at the Colombo harbour to India’s Adani Group. The unions have accepted external […]

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