Archive for March 22nd, 2021

Rebutting the HRC resolution against Sri Lanka, at Geneva, sponsored by UK “The Mother of all things evil” in the colonial world. UK The pot calling the kettle black?.

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Mahanuwara, Sri Lanka Today is the D day for Sri Lanka at Geneva. The chief sponsor of the Human rights resolution is UK.UK is the evil number one in the entire gang of European colonial aggressors. Judging by the atrocities and brutalities committed against the Sinhala natives in this country during the […]

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THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1956 Part 8A

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS The Maha Sangha played a significant role in mobilizing support for the 1956 victory. The Sangha used their traditional leadership role in the villages to influence the public to vote for the MEP. 1956 was the climax of a political awakening that had started long before. Ananda Meegama traces the beginning of this […]

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කෙටිකාලයක් තුලදී අවාසනාවන්ත ලෙස මිය ගිය දෙවන හඳුන් දිවියා

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න කළුතර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ වලල්ලාවිට ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාසය හරහා දිවෙන හොරවල-පැලවත්ත මාර්ගයේ ලිහිණියාව ප්‍රදේශයේදී 2021.03.22 වන අද දින උදෑසන ත්‍රීරෝධ රථයක ගැටී ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ වෙසෙන බළල් කුලයේ දෙවැනි විශාලතම සත්ත්වයා වන Fishing Cat  යන ඉංග්‍රීසී නාමයෙන් හඳුන්වන, හඳුන් දිවියෙකු මරණයට පත්විය. මෙම සත්වයා උසින් අඩි දෙකකට ආසන්න ගැහැණු සතෙකු වන අතර මරණයට පත්වූ මෙම […]

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බෞද්ධ ජනරජ ප්‍රවාදය – 11 වැනි කොටස – කෝරළ විසඳුම

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති සමගිව රැස් වී, සමගිව කටයුතු කර. සමගිව විසිර යෑම සඳහා ජනතාවගේ නියෝජිතයන් හට අවස්ථාවක් සළසාදීම බෞද්ධ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදයෙහි මූලික ම කාර්යයක් වෙයි. එසේ ම, නියෝජිත පාලනය ජනතාවගෙන් ඈත් වූ එකක් විය යුතු ද නොවේ. මෙම අවශ්‍යතාව බිම් මට්ටමේ දී සපුරාගැනීම උදෙසා ගම් සභා සහ නාගරික සභා ක්‍රමය උපයෝගී කරගත හැකි බව අපි හඳුනා […]

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SRI LANKA’S VICTORY TODAY AT GENEVA WILL BE THE BEGINING OF THE NEW ERA OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS.

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

By Noor Nizam – Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart and Convener – The Muslim Voice”. March 22nd., 2021. The polarization of the vote strength into two groups, The EU, North America and European countries of the North hemisphere on one side and the Asian countries, the Islamic and Arab Nations and those […]

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නූතන වන විනාශය ඉඩම් මංකොල්ලයේ ප්‍රතිඵලයක්ද?

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්              ලංකාව බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය කිරීටයට භාර දීමට ප්‍රථම දිවයිනේ සංවර්ධන ඉලක්කයන් සැම සැකසුණේ ගොවිතැන මූලික කොට ගෙනය.වැව් තැනවීම කුඹුරු අස්වැද්දීම හේන් කෙටීම ඇළ මාර්ග තැනවීම ආදී සියල්ල සිදු කරන ලද්දේ ජනතාවගේ ආහාර අවශ්‍යතාවය සපුරා ගැනීම පිණිසය.ඇතැම් කාලවකවානුවල දීර්ඝ අක්‍රමණික සමයන් පසුකිරීමට අපගේ මුතුන් මිත්තන්ට සිදු විය. එවැනි අවස්ථාවලදී රජරට මහා මූකලාන් වලට යටවිය. වැව් […]

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Sri Lankan President and Prime Minister make phone calls to world Muslim leaders

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, March 22 (Daily Mirror) – President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have made phone calls to world Muslim leaders, a day before the UN Human Rights Council takes a vote on a resolution against Sri Lanka. Secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef A. Al-othaimeen, had received […]

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Lankan journalist’s first-hand account of the birth of Bangladesh

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia By Sugeeswara Senadhira/Ceylon Today Colombo, March 22: When the news spread in January 1972 that Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, who was released from the Pakistani prison would arrive in New Delhi on his way to the newly-born Bangladesh to assume leadership, I was among the large number of politically-conscience students and others who thronged […]

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China in $1.5 Billion Swap Deal as Sri Lanka Seeks to Shun IMF

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — China signed a currency swap agreement with Sri Lanka as the South Asian nation looks to reduce reliance on the International Monetary Fund before $3.7 billion of foreign debt matures this year. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka is entitled to a 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) swap facility from the People’s […]

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Sri Lanka and China sign US$ 1.5 billion currency swap deal

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) and the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) have entered into a bilateral currency swap agreement with a view to promoting bilateral trade and direct investment for economic development of the two countries, and to be used for other purposes agreed upon by both parties, […]

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Five more COVID-19 deaths

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has reported 05 more coronavirus-related deaths, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (March 22). As per the Department of Government Information, all 05 victims are male patients. The new deaths bring the number of COVID-19 related deaths witnessed in Sri Lanka to 551 in total. 01. The deceased is a […]

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Coronavirus: 274 positive cases in total recorded today

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 99 more positive cases of Covid-19 today (March 22), the Ministry of Health confirmed. Thereby, Sri Lanka has detected 274 new positive cases of COVID-19 within the day. As per statistics, the total number of Covid-19 infections confirmed so far in the country now stands at 90,514. Recoveries from […]

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President Rajapaksa and OIC Secretary-General discuss relations over phone

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen and Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa have spoken over the phone and discussed existing relations between the OIC and Sri Lanka as well as the situation of the Muslim community in the country. During the phone call, the OIC Secretary-General had praised […]

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Deforestation in Sinharaja and elsewhere; It is time the President took action

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

By Raj Gonsalkorale Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a forest reserve and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. According to International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Sinharaja is the country’s last viable area of primary tropical rainforest. More than 60% of the trees are endemic and many of them […]

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Cheerio EU, hello EA (and more, hopefully!)

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

MALINDA SENEVIRATN​E EU. That’s the European Union. EA stands for East Asia. It’s a crude categorization in terms of what’s happening right now in Geneva with regard to Sri Lanka. Russia, after all, is ‘East’ according to some, West according to others. Pakistan is not East enough so to speak. Both countries are backing Sri […]

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March 22nd will come and go, Sri Lanka will remain resilient

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

MALINDA SENEVIRATN​E omorrow (that is Monday the 22nd of March, 2021) a vote will be taken in Geneva on a resolution against Sri Lanka to be tabled the same day. The outcome will decide the fate of Sri Lanka or so some believe. Let’s be sober here. First of all, given the power wielded by […]

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The Geneva game and the 13th Amendment: a geographical analysis -Part- I

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

To: Expert committee to draft a new constitution (RC)C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D. What we are doing now is dodging the issue of 13A, and criticising the 13A, which is very clearly part of their bottom-line. Instead, we are offering them strategic parts of our infrastructure like the East Container Terminal or the West Container Terminal, […]

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UNHRC: ‘When the end justifies the means…’

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

MALINDA SENEVIRATN​E In Geneva, essentially, it will be a West vs East battle, considering the key players. It is no secret that moves against Sri Lanka are orchestrated principally by Britain and EU countries, operating as proxies more or less of the USA, which opted out of the UNHRC’s annual drama on account of the […]

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It’s time Tamil Eelamists shed half-truths

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

Malinda Seneviratne In the year 1977, the Tamli United Liberation Front (TULF) contested the General Election on a separatist ticket. The TULF swept the Tamil vote. That result was and is interpreted as an unofficial referendum on the Tamil people’s views on separation. And so the argument can be made as follows: if in any […]

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THE EPIDEMIC OF CURRENCY DEPRECIATION: CAN ASIAN REGION CONTROL THE EPIDEMIC BY UNITED ACCOMPLISHMENT? PART 1

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The currency devaluation by developed countries (Especially France) had been an epidemic since the early 1900s until the establishment of the International Monetary Fund, and many western economies looked at this issue with a bias toward hard currencies of America and European counterparts. Fifty Economics classics edited by Tom Butler-Bowdon (2017) has […]

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THE EPIDEMIC OF CURRENCY DEPRECIATION: CAN ASIAN REGION CONTROL THE EPIDEMIC BY UNITED ACCOMPLISHMENT? PART 2

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The regime change in international financial management cannot be done overnight by South and Southeast Asia, the attitudes of people in the region are rigid and overnight changes impossible, it needs a broader discussion and debate among countries, and the political leadership of China and India must be agreed to a plan […]

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UNHRC is a toothless tiger – will Sri Lanka play its cards right in Geneva?

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

UNHRC Resolutions are legally non-binding. Its mandate covers only human rights not international humanitarian laws. Whether all 47 members vote against Sri Lanka, or whether all 47 Members vote for Sri Lanka, UNHRC cannot force Sri Lanka to do anything. Its only an annual circus for political pressures via resolutions. When UNHRC Resolutions are legally […]

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Did India play a lead role in July 1983 riots & April 21st 2019 Easter Sunday to create an ‘ethnic’ issue?

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

At some time or the other this question will have to be answered. At present it remains a big question just as the role of the UNP in both events. Ironically, UNP ruled when both of these horrendous attacks took place. Providing a clue however, is the arrest of an Indian attempting to destroy a […]

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Minister Dinesh Gunawardena – What is your strategy to defend Sri Lanka & its Armed Forces in UNHRC?

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

The regime change in 2015 brought to power a treacherous team that co-sponsored an intrusive UNHRC Resolution though legally non-binding, agreeing to do changes to internal mechanisms advantageous to the sponsors of the Resolution, to Geneva UNHRC Office and the lobby groups funding the entire exercise. The traitors were democratically replaced by the People voting […]

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