Archive for January 23rd, 2022

No dignity, equality and justice for Tamils in Tamil states

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

H. L. D. Mahindapala In their heart of hearts, the Vellalars who dominated the history of Jaffna through feudal, colonial and modern times are ashamed of their  past not because they failed to produce a great culture, great heroes, great iconic monuments, great civilisation, a great language, — or anything else outstanding or memorable, for […]

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“The Three Fuels miracle” the only solution to the energy crisis in Sri Lanka and to keep Sri Lanka alight, even if the whole world that depends of fossil fuel, goes dark after 2050.

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

Dr Sudath Gunasekara (මඟ හොඳට තිබේනම් යන්ට දෑසත් පෙනේනම් කිම බැදිවල යන්නේ මන්මුලාවු එකකු සේ සින්හලයකුගේ කියමනක්) Sri Lanka is geographically located almost right at the center of the globe (bet 5-10 degrees N of equator and 80-82 degrees E) and at the middle of the tropics. It is also blessed with the vast expanse […]

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Posturing in Sri Lanka for the March UNHRC session

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran/Weekend Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, January 23: With the situation in Sri Lanka coming up for discussion at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on March 3, the Sri Lankan government as well as the Tamil parties have begun posturing either to get off the hook, as in the case of the Sri Lankan […]

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UK hints at restart of police training in Sri Lanka despite human rights abuse

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

By Marion Scott Courtesy Sundaypost The UK Government may ­continue training police officers in Sri Lanka despite Police Scotland pulling out of the contract amid escalating concern around human rights abuses. Human rights campaigners and politicians had urged the Scots force to stop the training programme when survivors, who endured rape, electric shocks and torture while being held […]

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Trincomalee is a big win; more to do to get Lanka off China addiction

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

Seshadri Chari, Courtesy Deccan Herald India’s assertive ‘neighbourhood first’ policy was once again in full view recently in Sri Lanka, providing Delhi with the much-needed window of opportunity to regain a larger foothold in the island-nation. Not too long ago, it had seemed that our so… Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/trincomalee-is-a-big-win-more-to-do-to-get-lanka-off-china-addiction-1073674.html

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President to support green gram cultivation in lands not suitable for paddy

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Government intends to support Green Gram (Mung bean) cultivation as an intermediate crop in the lands where paddy cannot be cultivated, according to the President’s Media Division. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has taken this decision considering the information received during the observation duties at the Department of Agrarian Development. President Rajapaksa has instructed […]

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Daily COVID cases exceed 800 for fifth straight day and Fifteen more people succumb to Covid-19

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Meanwhile, the count of new Covid-19 cases surpassed the 800-mark for the fifth consecutive day as 838 people in total were confirmed positive for the virus today (January 23). According to the Government Information Department, the newly-detected cases include 01 individual who recently arrived on the island from overseas. The latest development has […]

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