Archive for August 14th, 2021

Why aspirations of ethnic minorities matter.

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

By Raj Gonsalkorale Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviour. Keep your behaviour positive because your behaviour becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” Mahatma Gandhi Felice […]

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WEAK LEADERSHIP OF PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN OPEN GATE FOR TALIBAN-MAJOR THREAT LOOMING FOR SUB-CONTINENT

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Taliban has not wasted any time in trying to capitalize on the weak leadership of President Joe Biden.   Kabul is now within striking distance   The election of Joe Biden was a great relief for Taliban  who could not challenge during the Presidency of Donald Trump. Prior to Islamic domination, Buddhism […]

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‘සිංහල’, බෞද්ධ’ – ක්‍රමයෙන් පරිහානියට යන දේද?

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

චානක බණ්ඩාරගේ  ‘සිංහල’, බෞද්ධ’ සංකල්පයන්  ‘සිංහල’, බෞද්ධ’ යන සංකල්පයනට පසුගිය වසර 40 ක පමණ කාලයක සිට සිදුවී ඇති අවැඩ, අගතිය, හානිය අති මහත්ය. 1815දි  බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය අධිරාජ්‍යවාදීහු පවා  උඩරට ගිවුසුම මඟින් මේ රට හැඳින්වුයේ ‘සිංහලේ’ යන නමිනි. සිලෝන් හෝ ශ්‍රී ලංකා යන නම් ඔවුන් පාවිච්චි නොකළේ එකල ඒවා මේ රටේ නාමය ලෙසට සනිටුහන්ව නොතිබීමයි.    1995 […]

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ඉතිහාසය සමඟ සෙල්ලම් නොකරමු – එය සැමවිටම සත්‍යවාදී, නිවැරදි වීය යුතුයි

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

චානක බණ්ඩාරගේ මහාවංශය බොරු බව ප්‍රභාකරන් සෑම විටම කීය. මහාවංශය සම්බන්ධව  ඔහු තුල තිබුනේ තදබල තරහකි. LTTE න්‍යායාචාර්ය ඇන්ටන් බාලසිංහම් මහාවංශය බොරු බවට දැඩිව මත පල කළේය. ඔවුන් නික්ම ගිය පසු අද  TNA වැනි සහ වෙනත් ඊලාම්වාදී ද්‍රවිඩ සංවිධාන මේ අදහස තවදුරටත් ප්‍රවර්ධනය කරත්. විජයට පෙර මේ රටේ රාවණ නමැති බලගතු රජකෙනක් සිටි බවත් රාවණ […]

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Large number of Lankans listed as missing are living abroad under different names – FM

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

Courtesy The Island Leader of the House and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday said that there were reports that a large number of persons believed to have gone missing during the war were living abroad under different names. They had left the country through unconventional channels during the last phase of the conflict and immediately […]

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Govt. succumbs to chemical fertiliser demand

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

By Dr. Parakrama Waidyanatha Courtesy The Island The government has, at last, yielded to the unceasing demand of farmers for chemical fertilisers over the last several months, by its recent gazette notification, although it claims that its policy on organic agriculture remains unchanged! The farmers should, however, be elated and this is reminiscent of what […]

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Drugs, ammo in Sri Lankan boat: LTTE, Pakistan links identified

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

By Toby Antony Express News Service Courtesy The New Indian Express The NIA has found that the conspiracy to smuggle drugs and weapons from Pakistan using fishing vessels started in the second half of 2020. KOCHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the seizure of five AK-47 rifles and `3,000-crore worth of heroin from a Sri Lanka boat […]

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Some Christian preachers against COVID vaccine: SLNCC

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Some Christian preachers are misleading their followers requesting them not to get the COVID-19 vaccine, saying the Bible had forbidden taking such vaccines, Sri Lanka National Christian Conference (SLNCC) said yesterday. President of Sri Lanka National Christian Conference Bishop Janaka Kumaratunga told Daily Mirror that many preachers had been asking the […]

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Multiple locations in India searched over LTTE arms found in Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India conducted searches at multiple locations in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, in the Vizhinjam arms recovery case, where heroin and arms were seized from six Sri Lankan nationals in March this year. NIA teams conducted searches at seven locations, spread across Chennai and Tiruvallur districts in Tamil […]

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Fin. Min. clarifies new gazette on special commodity levy on several food items

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Finance has issued a statement today, reiterating that a new special commodity levy was NOT imposed on several food items through the Gazette Extraordinary issued on August 11. Clarifying media reports, the finance ministry said the gazette notification only extended the validity period of the existing special commodity levy previously imposed on […]

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New daily record as Sri Lanka reports 160 COVID fatalities

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 160 more COVID-19 related fatalities confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Friday (August 14). This marks the sixth consecutive day that the daily count of COVID-19 deaths surpassed 100. The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 5,935. […]

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Daily COVID-19 caseload moves to 3,245

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 822 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 3,245. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 351,533. As many as 307,345 recoveries and 5,935 deaths […]

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