Archive for November 6th, 2021

Low-caste Malabaris pretending to be high-caste Jaffna Tamils

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

H. L. D. Mahindapala The year 1505 is a memorable date etched in the minds of those who knows anything about the history of Sri Lanka. It is the year in which the Portuguese arrived and opened up a new chapter in the history of the nation. But hardly anyone remembers 1215 – the year […]

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Time to identify enemies within

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

Sangadasa Akurugoda According to media reports, while addressing at the SLPPs 5th National Convention, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said the SLPP was duty bound to preserve the unity among its coalition allies who had fought for the same cause. Recalling the sacrifices made by those who contributed towards the SLPP’s historic victory, the PM said, […]

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POLITICS IN SRI LANKA Part 2

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS  SIR JOHN KOTELAWALA Sir John Kotelawala was Prime Minister of Ceylon from 1953 to 1956. He was strongly pro-USA.Nayani Melegoda records that the USA Secretary of State had visited Ceylon when Sir John was Prime Minister, date not given.  Sir John was firmly anti communist. He banned communist books and periodicals from arriving […]

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Sri Lanka and Bangladesh Can Benefit from Growing Trade Ties

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

MD Pathik Hasan Trade potential in multiple sectors: Many Bangladeshi products have bright potential in the Sri Lankan market. Similarly, there are huge possibilities for Lankan products in Bangladesh. Now it is high time to address the need to increase the participation of the private sector in the two countries. Sri Lankan entrepreneurs should invest […]

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Making ‘Freedom of Expression’ Commit Suicide!

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

Palitha senanayake This is just about to happen, and this impending calamity is not taking place in some remote corner, in some ‘banana republic’ under a despot, but in the heart of democracy and between the two champions of modern civilized values; between the US and Britain. The case of extradition of Julian Assange is […]

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An in-depth study about TRADE between British and it’s Colonies-Eye Popping Revelations: US$45 Trillion Fraud By British Raj In India Alone

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

Senaka Weeraratna There is a story that is commonly told in Britain that the colonisation of India – as horrible as it may have been – was not of any major economic benefit to Britain itself. If anything, the administration of India was a cost to Britain. So the fact that the empire was sustained […]

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Sri Lanka has a very positive outlook

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

WORLD BANK VP HARTWIG SCHAFER WITH INDEEWARI AMUWATTE 

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Indo-Lankan seminar on Ayurveda held

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, November 6 (newsin.asia): On the occasion of the 6th Ayurveda Day, Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center, the cultural arm of the High Commission of India, Colombo, organised a seminar on 2nd November, 2021 on the theme Ayurveda for Poshan”, in a hybrid mode. A limited number of participants attended the seminar at the […]

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Lack of consultations has led to Lankan government’s taking inappropriate and unpopular decisions

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, November 6 (Counterpoint): Gotabaya Rajapaksa came to power through the November 2019 Presidential election with a thumping majority. His party, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), secured a two thirds majority in the August 2020 parliamentary elections. People had high hopes of rapid economic development under the stewardship of Gotabaya […]

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COVID death toll moves up by 20

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The total number of people who died of COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up as 20 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Friday (November 05). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in the country to 13,841. The latest victims include […]

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Daily COVID cases count hits 617 today

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 617 today (November 06) as 135 more people were tested positive for the virus, the Epidemiology Unit said. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 544,630. As many as 514,912 recoveries and 13,841 […]

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ගෝඨාභය පඹයෙක්, බලන්න පහුගිය කාලේ ගත්ත මෝඩ තකතීරු ගොන් තීරණ, ඕලමොට්ටලම කැබිනට් එක මේ,හරක් රැලක් ඉන්නේ

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

News Center ගෝඨාභය කියන්නේ පඹයෙක්, බලන්න පහුගිය කාලේ ගත්ත මෝඩ තකතීරු ගොන් තීරණ, නිදහසින් පස්සේ ආව ඕලමොට්ටලම කැබිනට් එක මේ, හරක් රැලක් ඉන්නේ- ආණ්ඩුවේ හවුල්කරුවෙක් හිටපු ඇමති ඩේව් ගුණසේකරගෙන් ජනපතිට දැඩි විවේචනයක්

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Chinese Embassy in Colombo accuses US of expanding its military bases

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu Reaction to the recent Pentagon report on military developments involving China Reactingsharply to a Pentagon report on security developments involving China, flagging the Asian giant’s likely consideration” of overseas military bases in countries such as Sri Lanka, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo accused the United States of widespread military occupation. […]

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The Adoption of Organic Agriculture by Sri Lanka Was a Debacle. (Others, take note.)

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

By Kathleen Hefferon Henry Miller Courtesy European Scientist All of us have had the experience of learning things, as the saying goes, the hard way.”  That phenomenon has been captured perfectly by a meme found lately on everything from  to T-shirts to sign-boards: The message is blunt but insightful, and applies to both individuals’ and governments’ decisions. Predictable governmental […]

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