Archive for June 18th, 2023

Drugs, Dollars & Prostitution: The Political Economy of Economists

Sunday, June 18th, 2023

e-Con e-News ‘Before you study the economics, study the economists!’ e-Con e-News June 2023 Part 3 * The economist’s role became to ‘explore & explain’, not to ‘uphold or condemn’– SBD de Silva, The Political Economy of Underdevelopment * ‘We could export heroin and prostitutes’, wisecracked SBD de Silva, ‘to obtain foreign exchange. If it’s a dearth of foreign […]

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Our History Our Heritage – Seruwila

Sunday, June 18th, 2023

BY SHENALI WADUGE  Are you aware that there is a lake that comes only 2nd to anothaththawila? It is majestic and sacred and that is none other than Seruwila located in Trincomalee District, East Sri Lanka. The lake is 7 ½ km in length, There are 3 historical accounts mentioning this lake. Why is this Seruwila so […]

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Toxic Agriculture and the Gates Foundation: Beware of Gates bearing Gifts?

Sunday, June 18th, 2023

By Raj Gonsalkorale As for food security, the foundation would do better by supporting agroecological (agrochemical-free) approaches to agriculture, which various high-level UN reports have advocated for ensuring equitable global food security. This would leave smallholder agriculture both intact and independent from Western agro-capital, something which runs counter to the underlying aims of the corporations […]

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On first reading Sir Edwin Arnold’s THE LIGHT OF ASIA – II

Sunday, June 18th, 2023

By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island  Edwin Arnold’s purpose in composing the epic The Light of Asia, then, was to give readers an unbiased idea about  the exalted personality of prince Siddhartha and the general substance of his teaching. But he was not addressing this task in a religious cultural vacuum. He had to take […]

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SRI LANKAN PRISONS SHOULD BE UPTO INTERNATIONAL STANDARD

Sunday, June 18th, 2023

By Dr Tilak S. Fernando It was recently disclosed that Sri Lankan Prions should be called a persistent issue, but nothing has been done to make inmates comfortable tointernational standards. Today it is recorded that a 260 per cent increase in prisons, criticised as ‘dungeons’ and some over-crowded prisons, make the worst criminals. Some International […]

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The war in Ukraine and the fight over raw materials

Sunday, June 18th, 2023

Gregor Link Courtesy wsws.org The war in Ukraine is also a battle for raw materials. The country has large deposits of iron, titanium and lithium, some of which are now controlled by Russia.” That’s what the federally owned German foreign trade agency Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) reported on its website on January 16 under […]

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The Significance of Eid al-Adha and Qurbani for Muslims

Sunday, June 18th, 2023

Mohammad Abdullah In the religion of Islam, the 12th and final month of the Islamic (lunar) year is Dhul Hijjah, which is an incredibly holy and sacred time. It is the month in which two significant events are observed: Qurbani and Eid al-Adha (sometimes called ‘big Eid’ or ‘greater Eid’). The two events are closely […]

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බලය ලබාගැනීම සහ එහි රැඳීසිටීම සඳහා  සුළු ජන ඡන්ද ලබා ගැනීමට තම මාතෲභූමියත්, එහි භූමිපුත්‍රයින් මෙන්ම වසර 2500 කට වැඩි අඛන්ඩ ප්‍රෞඩ ඉතිහාසයක හා සන්ස්කෘතියක උරුමයක් ඇතුළු ජාතියක සමස්ථ ශිෂ්ඨාචාරයම පාවාදෙන දේශපාලඥයින් සිටින ලෝකයේ එකම රට ශ්‍රී ලන්කාව

Sunday, June 18th, 2023

දේශමාන්‍ය ආචාර්‍ය සුදත් ගුණසේකර මේ ලෝකයේ වසර 2500 කට වැඩි අඛන්ඩ ප්‍රෞඩ ඉතිහාසයක හා ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨ සන්ස්කෘතියක උරුමයක් සින්හල ජාතිය සතුව ඇතත් ඒ බවවත් නොදන්නා, බලය ලබාගැනීම සහ එහි රැඳීසිටීම සඳහා තම රටට හා ජාතියට වඩා සුළුජන ඡන්දයට ආදරය කරණ එසේම රට ජාතියට අබමල් රේණුවක ආදරයක් නැති, තමන් සින්හවන්ශිකයින්ගෙන් පැවත එන්නන් බවවත් නොදන්නා, දේශද්‍රෝහී, ජාතිද්‍රෝහී, බලලෝබී […]

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අරගලයට කලින් මෙරට සංවිධාන 8කට ඩොලර් පොම්පකරලා

Sunday, June 18th, 2023

Lanka Lead News ගාලුමුවදොර අරගලය සිදුවීමට පෙර විදේශයක සංවිධානයක් විසින් මෙරට සංවිධාන අටකට ඩොලර් මිලියන අටක අතිවිශාල මුදලක් ලබාදී ඇතැයි ජාතික පුවත්පතක් තොරතුරු හෙළිකරයි. මෙම විදේශ සංවිධානයට සහාය වන එම සංවිධානය අයත් රාජ්‍යයේ තානාපති කාර්යාල තුළ සමාජ අඩවි ක්‍රියාකාරීන් 40 දෙනකුට පුහුණුවීමක් ලබාදී ඇති බවත් හෙළි වේ. මේ අතර සංහිඳියා කටයුතු සඳහා යයි දක්වමින් එම […]

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Iranian project to build 120-MW power plant in Sri Lanka at final stages: Minister

Sunday, June 18th, 2023

Courtesy Iranian Labour News Agency Iran’s Energy Minister Ali Akbar Mehrabian has said that a project to construct a 120-megawatt power plant by Iranian experts in Sri Lanka is at its final stages and will hopefully become operational in the near future. The Iranian official was speaking in Tehran on Saturday during a meeting with […]

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Archaeological expert urges Tamil politicians to reach ‘fair agreement’ on Kurundi Viharaya

Sunday, June 18th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana Former MP Ven. Dr. Ellawala Medhananda Thera has refuted all claims that the Kurundi Viharaya in Mullaitivu is a kovil, asserting that the historical site is, in fact a temple.  Speaking at a special press conference held in this regard, the archaeological expert alleged that despite recent claims that there was once a […]

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Cabinet approves use of electric buses in Colombo city

Sunday, June 18th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to operate electric buses within the city of Colombo, Transport Minister Bandula Gunawardena revealed.  Accordingly, he noted that the proposal was approved in a bid to reduce both, the environmental damage caused by exhaust fumes, and the impact of increasing fuel prices.  The solution for […]

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