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Eating Cinnamon Has An Unexpected Effect On Your Bones.

Monday, April 15th, 2024

BY JENNIFER ANANDANAYAGAM Courtesy Health Digest The seasons of fall and winter are usually associated with the flavor of cinnamon. Whether it’s homemade cinnamon rolls or cinnamon crumble apple pie, the spicy, sweet, and comforting aroma of this popular spice is something we’ve come to love.  Historically, cinnamon was considered sacred, with Romans burning the spice […]

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Self-proclaimed Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva remanded till January 24

Tuesday, January 16th, 2024

 By LAKMAL SOORIYAGODA Courtesy The Daily Mirror Colombo, Jan 16 (Daily Mirror) – Self-proclaimed Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, Mahinda Kodithuwakku was today ordered to be remanded till January 24 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court. He was arrested by the CID for allegedly insulting Buddhism and hurting religious feelings. Pix by Nimalsiri Edirisinghe

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ඉහළ අස්වැන්නක් ලබා දෙන සහල් වගාවකට චීන විශේෂඥ දැනුම…

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය  චීන අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ලී කියෑං (Li Qiang) විසින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා වෙත චීනය වඩාත් ශුභ ලෙස සලකන ‘මකරාගේ වසර’ සඳහා  අලුත් අවුරුදු සුබපැතුම් පිරිනැමීය.ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ චීන තානාපති කිව් ෂෙන්හොං (Qi Shenhong) මහතා අද (2024.01.09) කොළඹ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා හමුවී චීන අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයාගේ විශේෂ  සුබපැතුම් පත්‍රය භාර දුන්නේය. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තුළ පවතින දුෂ්කරතා […]

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SL Police establishes Division to investigate religious hate crimes on Social Media

Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

Courtesy Hiru News Colombo, December 13, 2023 In response to the rising concerns over religious hate crimes propagated on social media platforms, Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Deshabandu Tennakoon has taken proactive measures by directing the Police Computer Crimes Division to set up a dedicated unit for the investigation of such allegations. The newly […]

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The Israel-Palestine Conflict, False Flags and Cold War: Connecting the Dots.. to the Washington Consensus (IMF and WB).

Friday, October 20th, 2023

By Peter Koenig Global Research, October 11, 2023 Most people, including journalists on both sides of the aisle – mainstream and non-mainstream — seem to believe that this a one-off war, a surprise attack by Hamas, the defenders” of Palestine. It is not. Connecting a few dots over the past 70 years may help better understand […]

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Electing an Assassin in Chief: 22 Years of Drone Warfare and “Unavoidable Collateral Damage”

Thursday, September 7th, 2023

Dr. Maha Hilal In a June 2012 piece headlined Praying at the Church of St. Drone,” I wrote, Be assured of one thing: whichever candidate you choose at the polls in November, you aren’t just electing a president of the United States; you are also electing an assassin-in-chief.” At that time, President Barack Obama was overseeing what […]

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Tamil of Jaffna origin elected Singapore President with a huge margin.

Saturday, September 2nd, 2023

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Singapore, September 2: Singapore’s President-elect Tharman Shanmugaratnam, a man of Jaffna-Tamil origin, said on Saturday that he was surprised at the margin of his victory at Friday’s polls, calling it a vote for an optimistic future and a vote for unity. The 66-year-old former senior minister scored a landslide win with 70.4 per […]

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Saffron Curtain: How Buddhism Was Weaponized During the Cold War

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

Amar Diwakar March 23, 2018 The U.S. tried to foment an anti-communist Buddhist bloc in Southeast Asia—with deadly consequences for the region’s politics today. Tang Chhin SothyAFP/Getty Of the world’s major faiths, Buddhism is often characterized as being a religion of peace, tolerance, and compassion. The Western encounter with Buddhism has largely been distilled through […]

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The 1953 Hartal; A personal Experience: Garvin and Gunasena Galappatty on a BSA 250

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

Garvin Karunaratne Many recent Papers detailing details of the August 12, 1953 Hartal in nostaglia took me to my days at Arunachalam Hall at Peradeniya. It was the 11 th of August 1953 and we students had planned for a major a protest in Kandy on the next day. The Vice Chancellor had decided that […]

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Pundits And Visionaries Who Could Disrupt Sri Lanka’s Smooth Functioning

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

By Sunil Kumar for LankaWeb Aug3rd. 2023 There seems to be no rationality relative to Sri Lanka’s security and sovereignty considered when Land connectivity is essential for the growth of ties between India and its neighbouring country where in the past explosive situations have resulted, yet Sri Lanka High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda has […]

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Sri Lanka aims to restructure USD 17 bn debt in five years – President

Tuesday, June 27th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana President Ranil Wickremesinghe assured that the restructuring of domestic debt will have no impact on the membership balance of any public funds, including the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF). He emphasized that the rate of return for superannuation funds will not be affected in any way. Furthermore, the President stated that the restructuring of […]

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US Forced Referendum for Tamil Eelam: No Tamil Eelam Without Sinhala-Only Eelam

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

Dilrook Kannangara In an unprecedented development, US Democratic Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC) and US Republican Congressman Bill Johnson (OH) introduced a bipartisan Resolution last week calling for a referendum for Eelam Tamils to be democratically and equitably represented” as well as a lasting peaceful political solution”. This has been played down by local news media […]

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Three foreign companies entering to sell fuel at lower prices than CPC will benefit the govt, people

Monday, April 10th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The government has decided to allow the entry of three foreign companies to sell fuel below the prices set by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) for the benefit of the government as well as the people, Finance State Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said. “We still face the main problem of making fuel […]

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Sri Lanka to announce debt restructuring strategy in April – CBSL governor

Thursday, March 9th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka aims to announce a debt-restructuring strategy in April and step up talks with commercial creditors ahead of an International Monetary Fund review of a bailout package in six months, the country’s central bank governor told Reuters on Thursday. The crisis-hit island has secured financing assurances from all its major bilateral creditors, […]

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CIA Chief Slithers into Colombo & the Rupee Levitates!

Tuesday, March 7th, 2023

e-Con e-News The Sunday Times asked the question above of the much-promoted Shanta Devarajan, ‘Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University, US, advisor to the Government of Sri Lanka on the International Monetary Fund (IMF).’ ‘No comment,’ replies the much-promoted and seemingly mired professor. • What is the relationship between […]

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රුපියල ශක්තිමත්වීම හා ඩොලරයට ඇති ඉල්ලුම පහත වැටීම.

Friday, March 3rd, 2023

රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන්  රුපියලට සාපෙක්ෂව ඩොලරයේ මිල රු. 7 – 8 කින් පහත වැටීමක් මේ සතිය පුරා අඛණ්ඩව වාර්තා වෙමින් ඇත.   2022 මැයි මාසයෙන් පසුව ඩොලරයට සාපෙක්ෂව රුපියල වඩාත්ම ශක්තිමත් අවස්ථාව මේ සතියේ වාර්තා විය.  අද (3/3) කොළඹ වානිජ්‍ය බැංකු ඩොලරය මිලදී ගන්නේ රු. 334.50 ට ත් අඩුවෙනි. මේක වුනේ කොහොමද?   පසුගිය කාලයේ දී […]

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Sugath Kulatunga No country in the world has been able to move from low- to middle- and high-income status without undergoing the process of industrialization. STIGLITZ. (Nobel Laureate & former chief economist of the World Bank) At independence Sri Lanka (Ceylon) had a stable democracy, a sound economy, and an efficient public service.  Our external […]

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PUCSL සභාපතිට බරපතල චෝදනා 14ක්… ලයිස්තුව මෙන්න…

Saturday, February 4th, 2023

උපුටා ගැන්ම  අරුණ පුවත් මහජන උපයෝගිතා කොමිසමේ සභාපති ජනක රත්නායකට එරෙහිව කරුණු දහහතරකින් යුක්ත චෝදනා පත්‍රයක් ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්‍යාංශය සූදානම් වෙයි. එම චෝදනා පත්‍රය නීති කෙටුම්පත් දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට පසුගිය සිකුරාදා (03 වැනිදා) යොමු කර තිබුණි. නීති කෙටුම්පත් දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව චෝදනා පත්‍රය නීතියට අනුව සකස් කර ලබාදීමෙන් පසු විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති ඇමැති කංචන විජේසේකර එය […]

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Cabinet agrees to the proposal to import eggs

Monday, January 2nd, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana Trade Minister Nalin Fernando has submitted the proposal to the Cabinet of Ministers to import eggs.  Accordingly, the Cabinet has directed him to take necessary steps to do so.

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President pledges to build an economy capable of settling the country’s debts

Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News President Ranil Wickremesinghe stressed that he will definitely work towards resurrecting the country from bankruptcy and stressed that he will build an economy that is free from debt and create a stable economy that is able to pay its debts. He said during the opening of the Toyota Lanka fulfilment Centre in […]

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High Commissioner Moragoda meets Finance Minister of India to review the status of bilateral economic cooperation

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022

Media Release Sri Lankan High Commission in New Delhi High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India, Milinda Moragoda met with the Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister of India Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman today (06) at the latter’s office in North Block, New Delhi. This was the latest of a series of meetings High Commissioner Moragoda has […]

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CID to investigate complaints filed on ragging incidents

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Investigations into complaints filed over the incidents ragging will be handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), the police said today. According to a press release issued by the police media division, the decision was taken based on a directive given by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP). The IGP has informed all […]

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The official Hindi remix of the viral song Manike Maga Hithe records 3 million views

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Courtesi Hiru News The song titled Manike is the official Hindi remix of the viral song Manike Maga Hithe by Sri Lankan singer Yohani the Bollywood film. The song has crossed 3 million views within 6 hours of being uploaded to YouTube. The makers of Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra’s film ‘Thank God’ have released […]

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Supreme Court recommends further streamlining fuel distribution through SLTB

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The distribution of fuel should be further streamlined through the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB), the Supreme Court pointed out today. This was mentioned when two fundamental rights (FR) petitions filed over the country’s economic crisis were called before the Supreme Court judges Vijith Malalgoda and Arjuna Obeyesekere this morning. The FR petitions […]

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Chief Prelates write to President on country’s current situation

Friday, July 1st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Chief Incumbents of the four Buddhist Chapters have written to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, stressing 10 matters, including the creation of economic stability and provision of relief to the people. In their statement, the chief prelates said the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution should be passed in the parliament without delay. They also […]

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Schools in Colombo and other major cities to remain closed next week.

Sunday, June 26th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Education says that schools in the Colombo Zone and other major cities will remain closed next week, from June 27 to July 01.  However, the ministry said that rural schools can function as normal on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during next week.  Accordingly, issuing a notice, the ministry informed that […]

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Situation going from bad to worse for Sri Lanka as World Bank denies releasing fresh funds

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

Courtesy EasternEye According to reports, Sri Lanka inflation could surge to 40 per cent. FILE PHOTO: Police fire teargas and use water cannons to disperse the Sinhala extremist monks from Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) on November 19, 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) By: Pramod Thomas THE World Bank said it […]

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President invites all political parties in parliament to form all-party govt.

Friday, April 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has extended an invitation to form an all-party government comprising all political parties represented in the Parliament, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said in a statement issued today regarding the meeting held with party leaders and representatives who now sit independently in Parliament. The discussion was held at the President’s […]

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No-confidence motion to be moved next week

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Samagi Jana Balawega (SJB) says that the no-confidence motion against the government will be tabled in Parliament before May 4. SJB Member of Parliament Ashoka Abeysinghe said he believes that they have so far received around 125 signatures from MPs for the motion. He added that they have made requests to the […]

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Daily COVID caseload moves up with 594 new infections and records 11 new COVID deaths

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases recorded in Sri Lanka moved to 594 today (January 13), the Health Ministry said. According to the Government Information Department, the newly-detected cases include 04 individuals who recently arrived on the island. The latest development has brought the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in […]

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