Archive for July 23rd, 2021

The Chinese ‘Debt Trap’ Is a Myth – The narrative wrongfully portrays both Beijing and the developing countries it deals with.

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

By Deborah Brautigam and Meg Rithmire Courtesy The Atlantic China, we are told, inveigles poorer countries into taking out loan after loan to build expensive infrastructure that they can’t afford and that will yield few benefits, all with the end goal of Beijing eventually taking control of these assets from its struggling borrowers. As states around the world […]

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Protecting whose privileges are more important in a democratic society. Is it those of Politicians or citizens?

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Dr.Sudath Gunasekara. Mahanuwara, The answer is very simple and straight. That is the privileges and rights of the citizen are above the politicians. The purpose of founding a State is for the protection of the natural rights of people, in the society. In a modern democracy sovereignty is in the people. Politicians are elected by […]

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Open Letter seeking clarification: Yasmin Sooka & EU Funding for ITJP-Sri Lanka via Foundation for Human Rights South Africa

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Shenali D Waduge 16 July 2021Ms. Fiona Knab-LunnyEuropean CommissionMEMBER OF CABINET+32 (0) 2 29 60220Email: fiona.knab-lunny@ec.europa.eu cc: cab-borrell-fontelles-contact@ec.europa.eu  Dear Ms. Fiona Knab-Lunny Open Letter seeking clarification: Yasmin Sooka & EU Funding for ITJP-Sri Lanka via Foundation for Human Rights South Africa This email letter is to seek clarification and appropriate action by you with regard to Yasmin Sooka […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 20 C14

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS (Continued from C13) MUTUAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS ACT,  (2018) In May 2018, the government gazetted sweeping amendments to the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act, No. 25 of 2002.  This amendment  became Act no 24 of 2018. CA Chandraprema has commented at length on the Bill..The purpose of the original Act, said […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 20 C13

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS  (continued from C12) UN CONVENTION ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES (2018) Sri Lanka signed the UN International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearances (ICPPED) in December 2015 and in March 2018 passed a Bill to incorporate its provisions into Sri Lanka law. The Bill was passed, without amendments, amidst disturbances from […]

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‘’ROLE OF AMBASSIES AND CONSULATES IN PROMOTING EXPORTS AND INVESTMENTS’’

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Sarath Wijesinghe former Ambassador to UAE and Israel and President Ambassador’s Forum Knowledge and competence of an Ambassador Ambassadors and Consuls are those nominated by the country of origin to the host country by the head of the country to represent the Head and the country and the nation, for matters specifically expected by the […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 20 C10

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS The war cry” for war crimes came from the west which is smarting from the defeat of the LTTE in Eelam war IV. This   essay looks at the various measures used to bring the Sri Lanka army before a war crimes tribunal. The International Criminal Court  is the   sole  international tribune for war […]

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නුතන ගුරුවරයා

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි අපි නුතන ගුරුවරුන්ගේ වැඩ වර්ජන දුටුවෙමු. ඔවුන්ගේ පෙලපාලිද දුටුවෙමු. මේ හැමදෙනාම ඉල්ලන්නේ මිට අවුරුදු 24කට පෙර  එවකට පැවතී රජයක් ඔවුන්ට දෙනවායි පොරොන්දුවූ දෙයක් ඉල්ලාගෙනය. ඔවුන්ට මේ පොරොන්දුව දී ඇත්තේ 1997දී මෙරට පැවතී රජය විසින්ය.එම රජයේ අගමැති සිරිමා බණ්ඩාරනායක මැතිනිය හෙබවූ අතර ජනාධිපතිවරිය වුයේ චන්ද්‍රිකා කුමාරතුංග මැතිනියයි. මේ ගුරු සංගම් පවසන ආකාරයට තමන්ට […]

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මෙවර ඇසළ පුර පසළොස්වක පොහෝ දින යොවුන් ශීල සමාධි ජාතික වැඩසටහන බෙල්ලන්විල රජ මහා විහාරස්ථානයේදී.

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය, ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ උදාර සංකල්පයක් අනුව ක්‍රියාත්මක යොවුන් ශීල සමාධි ජාතික වැඩසටහන් මාලාවේ හත්වැනි වැඩසටහන මෙවර ඇසළ පුර පසළොස්වක පොහොය යෙදුණු අද (23) දින බෙල්ලන්විල රජ මහා විහාරස්ථානයේදී පැවත්විණි. තරුණ පරපුර සුගතිගාමී කරවීම පෙරදැරි කරගනිමින් රට පුරා සියලු විහාරස්ථානවල සෑම […]

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා “අමාදම් සිසිලස” 212වැන්නට එක්වෙයි

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය සෑම පුන් පොහෝ දිනකම ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ සංකල්පයකට අනුව පවත්වන අමාදම් සිසිලස” ධර්ම දේශනා මාලාවේ 212 වැන්න ඇසළ  පුන් පොහොය යෙදෙන අද (23) දිනයේ නුවරඑළිය අගමැති මැදුරේදී පැවැත්විණි. පළමුව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මල් ,පහන්, සුවඳ දුම් පූජාකර අනතුරුව ධර්ම දේශනාව සඳහා වැඩම කළ අනුරාධපුර ශ්‍රී සම්බුද්ධ ජයන්ති විහාරයේ විහාරාධිපති, සමස්ත ලංකා ශාසනාරක්ෂක […]

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New UK scheme aims to drive trade with Sri Lanka and boost jobs and growth

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 23 (newsin.asia): The UK Government launched a consultation on new trading rules on July 19. The UK Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS) is a major opportunity to grow free and fair trade with 70 qualifying countries including Sri Lanka. The proposed scheme will mean more opportunity and less bureaucracy. This includes […]

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ජෝෂප් ස්ටාලින් ත‍්‍රස්තවාදියෙක්.. ඔප්පු කරන සාක්‍ෂි TIDයට..

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් ලංකා ගුරු සංගමයේ ප්‍රධාන ලේකම් ජෝසප් ස්ටාලින් මහතා මෙරට පැවති යුද්ධය අවසාන කාලයේදි ඊට බාධා කළ පුද්ගලයකු බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී මධුර විතානගේ මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. එවන් සිදුවීම් කිහිපයක් පිළිබඳ තොරතුරු තමන්ට ලැබී ඇති බවත් එම තොරතුරු ත්‍රස්ත විමර්ශන අංශයට ලබාදීමට කටයුතු කරන බවත් මන්ත්‍රීවරයා පැවසීය. යුද සමයේ දී රටේ ආරක්ෂාවට […]

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SL in further trouble as more Delta variant cases reported from 14 areas

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka has recorded 30 more fresh cases of the Delta variant in 14 areas in the country, the Health Ministry said. The patients have been identified in areas such as Kotte, Kolonnawa, Angoda, Nawagamuwa, Mahabage, Katunayaka, Negombo, Ratmalana, Beruwala, Galle, Matara, Dambulla, Vavuniya and Mullaithivu. Accordingly, this takes […]

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Sri Lanka’s COVID death toll crosses 4,000

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed the grim milestone of 4,000 today (July 23) with 43 more victims confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services. According to official data, new fatalities have moved the total to 4,002. Data released by the Department of Government Information showed that the latest victims confirmed today include […]

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Daily coronavirus cases count reaches 1,785 today

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 475 more people tested positive for COVID-19 today (July 23), raising the daily count of positive cases reached 1,785. According to the Government Information Department, the new cases reported today have been associated with the New Year cluster, which has recorded a total of 284,770 virus infections since mid-April this […]

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බදියුදීන්ගේ නිවසේ දැරිය මියයාමේ සිද්ධිය ගැන හෝඩුවාවක්…

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

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Rishad’s brother-in-law arrested over alleged sexual abuse of young woman

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The brother-in-law of MP Rishad Bathiudeen has been arrested on charges of allegedly sexually abusing a young woman, the Police Spokesman Senior DIG Ajith Rohana says.  The incident was brought to light amidst the probes carried out into the death of a 16-year-old domestic worker at the parliamentarian’s private residence. Investigating officers have […]

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Reading the ‘re-election’ statement

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

MALINDA SENEVIRATN​E ‘The boss has said it loud and clear that he will contest a second time! Now the other side (opposition) would have to nominate Basil. If not, even someone from the tuk-tuk party could also do the job!’ The above is the rough English translation of an FB post by someone who has […]

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