Archive for December 13th, 2021

OLYMPIC AND POLITICS

Monday, December 13th, 2021

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The Olympic games have been subjected to politics since 1936, the refusal of some Western countries to boycott the Winter Olympics (2022) in China is the newest politics and China has reacted that countries like Australia, the US, Canada and New Zealand would be subjected to consequences, and the politics in Olympics […]

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Sri Lanka, Cambodia And Bangladesh Under US Sanctions: The Limits Of The US’s Decision

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Jubeda Chowdhury  The couple and their family members will be deemed ineligible to travel to the United States. The United States has imposed sanctions on two Sri Lankan government officials for alleged human rights abuses. The couple and their family members will be deemed ineligible to travel to the United States. The two accused Sri […]

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The recent US sanctions on Bangladesh: The US should look at the human rights situation in its territory first!

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Jubeda Chowdhury  When Bangladesh is working to ensure the security for the region including Indian North Eastern part from terrorism, extremism, separatism etc., a recent inappropriate decision by US can hamper the situation. When Bangladesh’s law enforcement and security agencies are working to curb the extremism, terrorism, separatism to bring peace in the region, The […]

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Release of 10 PTA detainees on bail must become part of process of positive change

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Sri Lankan Collective for Consensus In recent days, the government has sent mixed signals with regard to improving the human rights situation in the country.  On December 10, on which day International Human Rights Day is celebrated, a civil society organisation in Kandy, the Human Rights Organisation headed by Fr Nandana Manatunga was issued a […]

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බෞද්ධ ජනරජ ප්‍රවාදය – 48 වැනි කොටස- ​‍ශාසනික ඉගැනුම

Monday, December 13th, 2021

ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති ජාතික අභිවෘද්ධිය උදෙසා ඉලක්කගත අධ්‍යාපනයෙහි අත්‍යවශ්‍ය බව මෙයට පෙර ලිපියෙන් අපි විමසා බැලුවෙමු. එනමුදු, එම විමර්ශනයෙන් අවධාරණය කෙරුණේ ජනරජයේ මූලික සමාජ – ආර්ථික කාර්යයන්ගේ අභිවෘද්ධියට අදාළ වන්නා වූ ඉලක්කගත අධ්‍යාපන වැඩපිළිවෙළ ගැන ය. සියලු මට්ටමේ විශේෂඥයන් බිහිකර ගැනීම, පුහුණු ශ්‍රම බලකායක් ඇති කරගැනීම, නවෝත්පාදන දිරිගැන්වීම, යහපත් ආකල්ප වර්ධනය කරවීම, සියලු දෙනා දේශප්‍රේමයෙන් […]

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Thanks goodness for Omicron!

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Malinda Seneviratne Am I being flippant about something that is of serious concern to the health of the economy and the well being of the citizens? No. It’s sarcasm. Unfortunately, it needs to be labeled for the benefit of those who spin doom’s day scenarios with the unabashed objective of living in political territories closer […]

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තානාපතිවරුන්ගේ නත්තල් සුහද හමුව

Monday, December 13th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය මෙරට තානාපති හා මහ කොමසාරිස්වරුන් වෙනුවෙන් විදේශ අමාත්‍යාංශය සංවිධානය කළ නත්තල් සුහද හමුව සහ රාත්‍රී භෝජන සංග්‍රහය ඊයේ (12) රාත්‍රීයේ දී කොළඹ ශ්‍රැංග්‍රිලා හෝටලයේ දී පැවැත්විණි. අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සහ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ආර්යා ශිරන්ති රාජපක්ෂ මහත්මිය මෙම සුහද හමුවට විශේෂ ආරාධිතයෝ ලෙස එක්ව සිටියහ. එළැඹෙන නත්තල් උත්සවයට සමඟාමීව මෙම විශේෂ සුහද හමුව සංවිධානය […]

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Interview: U.S. democracy run by oligarchy, says former UN independent expert

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Source: Xinhua Geneva (Switzerland), December 9: America’s democracy is run by an oligarchy, former United Nations independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order Alfred-Maurice de Zayas said recently. “In the United States, we really do not have a functioning democracy,” de Zayas told Xinhua during an interview outside the Palace […]

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Suspended Chinese solar power projects will not be given to India : Dr.ramesh

Monday, December 13th, 2021

SANDUN A JAYASEKERA Courtesy The Daily Mirror Government spokesman Dr. Ramesh Pathirana dismissed media reports that the solar power generation projects in the north about to be launched by China but abandoned under controversial circumstances would be given to India. He told the media that neither the government discussed it nor the government intends to entrust the […]

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Cabraal denies being summoned to Cabinet meeting to discuss IMF

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) Ajith Nivard Cabraal has denied reports that he has been summoned by the Cabinet of Ministers for its meeting today. In a twitter message, the governor said the news reports claiming that he has been summoned by the Cabinet to discuss matters related […]

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Daily count of Covid-19 cases climbs to 747 and confirms another 27 deaths

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 195 persons have tested positive for Covid-19, moving the daily count of new cases detected to 747. Two of the coronavirus infected patients identified today are returnees from overseas. This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases reported in the country to 573,649 while approximately 13,575 infected […]

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Sri Lanka: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Suspends Parliament, Goes Singapore

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Courtesy Outlook Sri Lanka Parliament was suspended by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, through an extraordinary gazette notification dated December 12, while he left for Singapore on an unscheduled visit. Sri Lanka Parliament was suspended by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, through an extraordinary gazette notification dated December 12, while he left for Singapore on an unscheduled visit. Parliament, […]

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Police arrest 18 more main suspects in Sialkot lynching case

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Courtesy Dawn Police on Monday claimed to have arrested 18 more main suspects involved in the lynching of 49-year-old Sri Lankan factory manager Priyantha Kumara in Sialkot. A mob comprising hundreds of protesters, including the employees of the factory Kumara was the manager of, had tortured him to death on December 3 and later burnt his body. […]

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