Archive for August 30th, 2021

Susil Siriwardena, a Pioneer Development Administrator no more.

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Garvin Karunaratne, Former G.A.Matara 1971-73. I must thank Tisuri Wanniaratchi for her note on Susil.  Susil stood up for what is right for the masses. He contributed heavily for the Janasaviya and Gam Udawa of President Premadasa. It was unfortunate  that President Premadasa  did not live long to enable Janasaviya to flower to become a […]

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Structural Changes Needed For Sri Lanka’s Economic Emancipation – A Cambridge professor of Economics of South Korean Extract Explains How Such Korea Did It Delivering Oration at. 71st Anniversary Commemoration of the Sri Lanka Central bank

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM FRCP/FRACP The above wonderful oration from the learned Cambridge Professor of South Korean extract,  high lighted clearly the importance of protecting infant industries and ventures  till they grow to maturity just like a parent protects a child till maturity before exposing  them to the turbulence of the real world economies. He […]

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Our Power Fiasco

Monday, August 30th, 2021

By Garvin Karunaratne Minister Gammanpila  is reported to have said that we will have to face a massive export bill to import fuel for the unending cadence of motor vehicles. He is right. It is also reported that our country is pleading with supplier countries to buy on credit not only fuel, but even lentils. I […]

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By the end of the 19th century, ‘Marx stood Hagel on his head.’ But in the 21st century, grudgingly settling old scores and turning the table the other way around, ‘Shylock has stood Marx on his head’

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Geethanjana Kualigamage  By the end of the 19th century, ‘Marx stood Hagel on his head.’ But in the 21st century, grudgingly settling old scores and turning the table the other way around, ‘Shylock has stood Marx on his head’ and reduced Marx into a mere scarecrow dangling in the horizon of the history of mankind. […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 25c

Monday, August 30th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS The Eelam victory has led to an interesting development in United Nations policy at the United Nations Secretariat. The failure to control Eelam War IV in Sri Lanka   has led the UN to adopt a new global policy called Rights up Front”, which places human rights at the center of the UN’s work. […]

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East Timor-Bangladesh Relations: Expectations From Each Other

Monday, August 30th, 2021

MD Pathik Hasan writing from Bangladesh The name of East Timor is well known in Bangladesh. Many Bangladesh migrant labors are working in East Timor. The people of Bangladesh praise the people of East Timor. In a few days ago, Bangladesh expressed deep mourning over the lives lost in flash floods and landslides in different […]

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THE FLAG AND THE CROSS

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Courtesy: ‘ANANDA IN SWADDLING CLOTHES’  By S. A. Wijayatilake (Extracted from the Ananda College Golden Jubilee Souvenir – 1936) Three and a half centuries of foreign aggression and occupation – at first partial, but since 1815 complete – of the land had not only demoralized and emasculated the Sinhalese people generally, but had adversely affected the position […]

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බෞද්ධ ජනරජ ප්‍රවාදය – 33 වැනි කොටස – ‍ප්‍රත්‍යක්‍ෂයේ අධ්‍යාපනය

Monday, August 30th, 2021

ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති බුදුදහමෙහි ආභාසය ලත් අපගේ මනස සැකැසී ඇත්තේ අත්දැකීම් මත පදනම් වූ ප්‍රත්‍යක්‍ෂය ඇසුරෙන් ලෝකය අවබෝධ කරගත හැකි ආකාරයකිනි. එහෙයින් වියුක්ත න්‍යායික කරුණු ග්‍රහණය කරගැනීම ද ඒ ඇසුරෙන් ලෝකය වටහාගැනීම ද අපගේ දරුවන් හට අපහසු ය. රූපසටහන් ඇසුරින් යම් යම් න්‍යායික කරුණු තම ශිෂ්‍යයන්ට පැහැදිළි කරදීමට අපගේ ඇතැම් ගුරුවරුන් කටයුතු කරන්නේ ද එබැවිනි. […]

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සුභාශිංසන පණිවිඩය

Monday, August 30th, 2021

මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ටෝකියෝ පැරා ඔලිම්පික් උලෙළේ හෙල්ල විසි කිරීමේ තරඟයෙන් නව ලෝක වාර්තාවක් ද පිහිටුවමින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට රන් පදක්කමක් දිනා දුන් දිනේෂ් ප්‍රියන්ත හේරත් ක්‍රීඩකයාට උණුසුම් සුබ පැතුම් පිරිනමමි. බෙදුම්වාදයට එරෙහිව රට එක්සේසත් කරන සටනේ දී සිය වගකීම නොපිරිහෙළා ඉටු කළ රණවිරු දිනේෂ් ප්‍රියන්ත 2016 ඔලිම්පික් උලෙළේ දී ද […]

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ස්වයං ප්‍රතිශක්තීකරණය උදෙසා කංසා නීතිගත කරන්න.

Monday, August 30th, 2021

තුසිත බාලසූරිය ලේකම් ශ්‍රී ලංකා සමාජ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී පක්ෂය කංසා වැනි වටිනා ඖෂධ අනීතිකව තබාගෙන කොරෝනා වසංගතය මර්ධනයට යාමෙහි අනිටු ප්‍රතිවිපාක අප අද වනවිට අත්විඳිමින් සිටී. මෙම වසංගතයේ ස්භාවය පිළිබඳවත්, එහි රෝග ලක්ෂණ පිළිබඳව සහ කෝරෝනා වෛරසය මර්ධනයට යොදා ගන්නා දේශීය හා බටහිර වෛද්‍ය ක්‍රම පිළිබඳව දැන් අපට පැහැදිලි අවබෝධයක් ඇත. එහි දී දේශීය වෙදකමට නැත්නම් […]

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Will US utilize the opportunity regarding Kabul Bomb Blast

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Pathik Hasan writing from Bangladesh When US President Joe Biden declared on Tuesday that evacuation efforts would be completed by August 31 in the virtual meeting of G-7. Western states urged US to extend the deadline. A spokesperson of Taliban didn’t not agree to an extension of the evacuation mission from Afghanistan. Amidst these Scores […]

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Clean Water the Key to Changing Lives in Rural Sri Lanka – Community owned water schemes

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Asian Development Bank In Sri Lanka, women are assumed to be the main beneficiaries of projects improving the supply of water and management of sanitation. Women are traditionally responsible for cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the family and are highly affected by problems associated with water supply. During dry periods, women have to manage […]

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IMF bailout will further weaken pandemic-hit Lankan economy

Monday, August 30th, 2021

By Shiran Illanperuma/The Morning Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 29: Covid-19 pandemic-hit Sri Lanka is undergoing a very difficult period in its economic history. Since around 2012, the country’s GDP growth rate has continuously plummeted, manufacturing output has flat-lined, and external debt stocks as a percentage of GNI have reached highs not seen since the mid-1990s. […]

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Battle for Buddha Gaya

Monday, August 30th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 30 (Ceylon Today): Sir Edwin Arnold, a 19 th., Century Indologist,  journalist, poet and author of the immensely popular Light of Asia on the life of the Buddha, campaigned hard, both singly and in collaboration with the Ceylonese monk Anagarika Dharmapala, to retrieve the ancient Buddhist shrine at Buddha Gaya from […]

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Free Ayurveda medicine delivered to COVID-19 afflicted homes

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A program to distribute Ayurvedic medicines free of charge to the homes of COVID-19 infected patients and quarantined persons in the Western Province was launched today (August 30). The program is organized by the Western Provincial Department of Ayurveda. The patients were also provided with the necessary medical advice. The program will continue […]

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Cabinet approves salary increments for teachers, principals

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal to increase the salaries of principals and teachers. The proposal was submitted by the Cabinet Sub-Committee appointed to resolve the salary anomalies of teachers and principals. The salary increment will come into effect under several stages from the next Budget.

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Coronavirus: Highest daily fatality count recorded on Sunday

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 216 more COVID-19 related fatalities confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Sunday (August 29). This marks the highest number of COVID-19 deaths reported in one day. The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 8,991. According to the […]

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Daily COVID cases count hits 4,562 today

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 974 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 4,562. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 436,081. As many as 371,992 recoveries and 8,991 deaths […]

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Historic ‘Parakrama Samudra’ Bund dug up for Jogging Track?

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Written by Zulfick Farzan Courtesy News 1st) COLOMBO (News 1st); The breakwater of the ancient Parakrama Samudraya is being bulldozed for the construction of a walking path. Video obtained by News 1st showed that bulldozers were being used to shove the rocks of the breakwater into the Parakrama Samudraya to construct a new walking path […]

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Walking park on Parakrama Samudra endangers ancient reservoir

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Text and Pix By Karunaratne Gamage Courtesy The Island Project suspended after protests The Maha Sangha on Friday took a stand against the possibe destruction of the bund of the historic Parakrama Samudra, endangered by the construction of a new walking path. Bhikkus from multiple temples across the Polonnaruwa District made their way to the […]

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‘Most mutated Covid variant so far’ may already be EXTINCT

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Luke Andrews Health Reporter For Mailonline Courtesy Daily Mail A new Covid variant which has been branded the ‘most mutated so far’ may already be extinct, it was claimed today. Concerns were raised that the mutant strain — dubbed C.1.2 — could be more infectious than other variants and better able to evade vaccines. But experts […]

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