Author Archive for Forum & Letters

The land fraud -Colombo 7 -August 12 2018 -Times newspaper

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

K.S.Gunasekara An elderly couple  found that a tenant  of their premises   forged and transferred the deed in their favour Are you the next victim –Enforce the internationally recognised   land transaction /owner identification laws to prevent fraud and forgery.    They are- 1] photograph of the owner and buyer duly certified  after face to face interview and […]

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ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ටෙලිකොම් කොටස් සියයට 4.74  ක් විකිණීමට කටයුතු කිරීම හා ඊට විරෝධය පෑම

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ටෙලිකොම් කොටස් සියයට 4.74  ක් විකිණීමට කටයුතු කිරීම හා ඊට විරෝධය පෑම ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා ටෙලිකොම් ආයතනයේ රජයේ සතු කොටස් සියයට 49.5 න් සියයට 4.74 ක් කොළඹ කොටස් වෙළඳපලට නිකුත් කිරිමට සූදානම්කර ඇති බව දැනගන්නට ලැබී තිබේ. රාජ්‍ය පංගුවෙන් මෙම කොටස් ප‍්‍රමාණය විකිණීමෙන් මෙතෙක් ආයතනය සතුව පැවති රාජ්‍ය හිමිකාරත්වය මෙන්ම රාජ්‍යය වෙනුවෙන් කේවල් කිරිමේ […]

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It’s never enough for the gluttons

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Laksiri Warnakula The sumptuous buffet wasn’t ready till the late seventies. Even though the preparations got underway from 1956 or thereabouts, they were still insignificant and even inconspicuous as far as the public were concerned. Yet it anyhow kept growing though perceptibly slowly, yet surely, both in size and variety. Then in late seventies, when […]

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Is India responsible for medicinal waste accumulating on Sri Lankan shores?

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Courtesy India Today Thousands of expiired medicines, bottles, polythene packages and syringes have found there way to the shores of Puttalam and neighbouring regions in Sri Lanka. What’s shocking is that all these expired medicines and bottles have seals and manufacturing stamps of India. The Puttalam fisheries officials suspect that the medical waste is coming […]

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Sri Lankan army trying to use the mongoose to detect landmines and IEDs

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

By Camelia Nathaniel/Daily News The Sri Lanka Army Corps of Engineers’ research arm has launched a pilot project to study the possibility of utilizing the indigenous grey mongoose for the detection of explosives. This project was initially launched on a concept by former Commander of the Engineer brigade, Brigadier (Rtd.) Amith Seneviratne. The project was […]

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How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change | Allan Savory

Saturday, August 11th, 2018
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John Hagenbeck (former owner of the Dehiwela Zoo) exported animals and humans from Sri Lanka for display overseas -Ceylon & The Colonial Freak Show

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Courtesy see.this.onblerd.com One of the most prominent of the human zoo operators was the Hamburg animal trader Carl Hagenbeck. He would go on expeditions in foreign countries and bring back both animals and people for European collections and display. The zoo in Hamburg still bears his name. In his memoirs, Carl Hagenbeck praised himself, writing, […]

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Were human babies used as bait in crocodile hunts in colonial Sri Lanka?

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Anslem de Silva 1 & Ruchira Somaweera 2    Courtesy Journal of Threatened Taxa  1 Amphibian and Reptile Research Organisation of Sri Lanka, 15/1, DolosbageRoad, Gampola, Sri Lanka 2 Biologic Environmental Survey, 50B, Angove St, North Perth, WA 6006, Australia 1 kalds@sltnet.lk, 2 ruchira.somaweera@gmail.com (corresponding author) Abstract: Use of live animals as bait is not an uncommon practice in hunting worldwide.  However, some curious accounts of the use of human babies as bait […]

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US-led coalition admits use of white phosphorus in Mosul amid mounting criticism

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Courtesy RT A New Zealand general has confirmed that the US-led coalition fighting in Mosul has used munitions loaded with white phosphorus. It comes amid mounting criticism over the use of the multipurpose weapon, which can be extremely dangerous to civilians. Over the past few weeks an increasing number of claims have pointed to the […]

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‘Tip of the Iceberg’: Amnesty Demands Independent Probe of Civilians Massacred During US ‘Annihilation Tactics’ in Raqqa

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Courtesy Common Dreams “How can the coalition avoid inflicting high civilian death tolls in the future without accounting for what went wrong in Raqqa? A destroyed car is seen in the western neighborhood of Jazrah on the outskirts of Raqqa, Syria on October 30, 2017. (Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images) Amnesty International on Monday […]

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22 Sri Lankan students win scholarships to study in prestigious Chinese universities

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Aug 7 (newsin.asia) – The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka, on Tuesday awarded 22 Sri Lankan university students scholarships to pursue their higher education in Chinese universities in a bid to strengthen education ties between the two countries. The students received the scholarships at the annual Chinese Government Scholarship Award Ceremony held […]

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Multifaceted personality and powerful voice of the Tamils, M.Karunanidhi, passes away at 94

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Chennai, August 7 (The Hindu/D.B.S. Jeyaraj): Muthuvel Karunanidhi, former  Chief Minister of the South Indian State of Tamil Nadu and President of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), film script writer, Tamil scholar and champion of social equality, passed away at a private hospital in Chennai on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was […]

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Largest Islamic Convention in U.K. concludes.

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary.    The 52nd Jalsa Salana (Annual Convention) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the United Kingdom concluded on Sunday 5th August 2018 in which five speeches. by the World Head the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad.    The Convention began on Friday with the […]

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River for Jaffna A Dream Come True

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Senaka A. Samarasinghe – (Retired) Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka, Winnipeg, Canada – June 18th, 2018 God made the earth, but the Dutch made Holland” This famous proverb express the nature of the country. In Dutch language Netherlands means low country. Out of total land area (41,568 sq. km.) about half of the country is […]

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Pope Francis declares death penalty inadmissible in all cases

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Pope Francis has changed the teachings of the Catholic faith to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances, the Vatican has said. The Catechism of the Church, which sums up the teachings, had previously stated that the death penalty could be used in some cases. It now says it is inadmissible because it is an […]

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රැකියා විරහිත සියලූ උපාධිධාරීන්ට කඩිනමින් රැකියා ලබාදීම

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි රැකියා විරහිත උපාධිධාරි සංගමය 2018.08. 01 ගරු ජනාධිපති, මෛත‍්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මැතිතුමා, ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය, කොළඹ 01. ගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමනි, ඉලක්කම් හරඹ නවතා රැකියා විරහිත සියලූ උපාධිධාරීන්ට කඩිනමින් රැකියා ලබාදීමට පියවර ගන්න. මාස කිහිපයක් තිස්සේ රැකියා විරහිත උපාධිධාරීන්ට රැකියා ලබාදීම ඉලක්කම් හරඹවලට සීමා වී පවතින බවත් එවැනි තත්වයක් ඇතිවීමට ඉඩ නොතබා සම්මුඛ පරීක්‍ෂණ වලදී මූලික සුදුසුකම් […]

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නීති අධ්‍යයන වැඩසටහනක්

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

ගාස්තු අයකිරීමක් නැත.

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Harry Hatharasinghe Passes Away

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Harry R. Hatharasinghe (89) Passed away on July 24th, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife Sudharma, his sons Rohan, Roshan and Rabi Hatharasinghe, daughters-in-law Manomi and Sriyani , Grandchildren, Krishan, Sriyanthi, Teshan, Vershan, Ashan, Shahan, Sunaly and Anjallie. Great Grandchildren, Mckayla, Kylen, Jai, Maya and Kiara Grandson-in-law Aaron andGranddaughter-in-law Priya Religious Service and the Celebration […]

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The Forgotten Thirteen

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Second Lieutenant A.P.N.C. De Vaas Gunawardene and twelve other Army personnel were brutally killed in an ambush of the ill-fated Four Four Bravo patrol by the LTTE at Tinneveli on July 23, 1983. They were innocent of any crime and were only performing their professional and military duties while engaging in routine Patrol of the […]

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Sri Lanka-born dentist honoured by the British Dental Association

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Sri Lankan expat news Professor DYD Samarawickrema, Emeritus Professor of Conservative Dentistry at Queen Mary Hospital, London and the president elect of the Commonwealth Dental Association was the recipient of honorary life membership with the British Dental Association at its AGM held recently. Life membership is a rare accolade awarded in recognition of outstanding national […]

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Where the flight ends and the plight begins

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Laksiri Warnakula The recent photo of a group of female Sri Lankan to-be-domestic aides on their way to the arid Middle East made me very sad and even brought tears to my eyes. Dressed in kind of a uniform, they were walking in single file towards the exit and then onwards to the great unknown […]

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VAT charge at nursing homes-Letter to the editor:

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, Dehiwela VAT charge  at nursing homes There was suddenly a news saying vat will be charged  from patients and doctors in nursing homes. Some nursing homes started charging immediately and others started late.  Then there was another news item saying it will not be charged from the first of this month. Some […]

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Sri Lanka represented at Conference to Advance Religious Freedom convened by the US Secretary of State

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington D.C. Representing Sri Lanka at the Conference to Advance Religious Freedom, Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prasad Kariyawasam remarked that Sri Lanka remains committed to advance and uphold the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; including freedom to change ones religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or […]

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මෝඩිගේ මෝඩ වැසිකිලි ව්‍යාපෘති සහ ශ්‍රී ලාංකික පරිණත බුද්ධියේ සීමාව

Friday, July 27th, 2018

පේෂලා ගම්හේවා Lanka Lead News අපිට බණ කියන වැඩිමල් සොයුරා මෙන් පෙනී සිටින ඉන්දියාවේ, දුශ්කර පලත් වල පවුල් 70%ක ප්‍රමාණයකට වැසිකිලි පහසුකම් නැත. මෙසේ හෙයින් ඉන්දියාවේ 1.2 කෝටියක් පමන වන ඉන්දියන් ජනගහනයෙන් 60%ක් වැසිකිලි වෙනුවට භාවිතා කරනුයේ එලිමහන් ස්ථානය. මෙමගින් අපවිත්‍ර වන ඔවුන්ගේ ජල ප්‍රවාහණ පද්ධතිය නොයෙකුත් බෝවෙන රෝග අක්මා සහ වකුගඩු රෝග ඇතුලු නිමක් […]

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Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka Monthly Public Lecture

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RASSL) Public Lecture Sinhala Theravada Buddhism in China’ by  Dr. Hema Goonatilake on  Monday 30thJuly 2018 at 5.00 p.m. at the  Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium No. 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07   ALL ARE WELCOME

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Cinnamon Life presents global smash hit musical ‘Mama Mia’ to Sri Lanka

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 25 (newsin.asia) – The sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! will come to the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapakse Theater for an eight-day run from December 22 to 30 as part of the international tour. MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with an […]

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නීති විරෝධි කේබල් නාලිකා වලට එරෙහිව ක්‍රියාමාර්ග නොගෙන නව කේබල් රූපවාහිනී සේවාවන් සදහා බලපත්‍ර නිකුත් කිරිම ගැන විරෝධය දැක්විම. 

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

චතුරංග ද අල්විස් සභාපති වෙබ් මාධ්‍යවේදීන් ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය 2018 ජුලි 19 වන දින පි.ආර්.එස්.පි ජයතිලක අධ්‍යක්ෂක ජනරාල් ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා විදුලි සංදේශන හා නියාමන කොමිෂන් සභාව, 276, ඇල්විටිගල මාවත, කොළඹ 08. 07. 19 මහත්මයාණෙනි, නීති විරෝධි කේබල් නාලිකා වලට එරෙහිව ක්‍රියාමාර්ග නොගෙන නව කේබල් රූපවාහිනී සේවාවන් සදහා බලපත්‍ර නිකුත් කිරිම ගැන විරෝධය දැක්විම. ජාතික ආරක්ෂාවට තර්ජනයක් […]

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15 Chinese scholarships for Lankans to study oceanography and climatology under Belt and Road Initiative

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 13 (Xinhua):  Fifteen Sri Lankan university students have been awarded scholarships by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to pursue higher studies on climatology and oceanography under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to strengthen educational ties between China and Sri Lanka. The scholarships were handed over on Wednesday under the […]

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Fake passport racket helping Sri Lankans fly abroad as Indians busted in TN

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Courtesy The Asian Age Two Sri Lankans, including a 38-year-old woman, suspected to be part of the racket, have been arrested, police said Chennai: Police have busted a fake passport racket in Tamil Nadu, which helped Sri Lankan nationals fly abroad from the city as Indian citizens. Two Sri Lankans, including a 38-year-old woman, suspected to […]

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Veteran female singer K Rani passes away

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Amrutha Vasireddy Samayam Telugu | Jul 14, 2018, 01.12 PM IST HYDERABAD: Veteran female singer K Rani, who is famous for her song ‘Anthaa Braanthi Yena’ for Devasau movie, passed away on Friday night at her daughter’s residence in Kalyan Nagar, Hyderabad, at 75. K Rani, the most popular singer in the olden times, has sung […]

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