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No additional conditions to assistance in SL: China
Published Date: 28/03/2018 (Wednesday)
Chinese Ambassador in Colombo Cheng Xueyuan said that China never interfered in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka and never attach additional conditions to its assistance to Sri Lanka. The Chinese envoy made this remark during a meeting with Secretary General of National Economic Council (NEC) and Chief Economist Prof. Lalith Samarakoon recently, a statement issued by the Chinese embassy said. Ambassador Cheng said China attaches great importance to the bilateral relations and is willing to implement the important consensus of the two leaders and actively push forward the practical cooperation under the framework of “Belt and Road” initiative.
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Sri Lanka gets US GSP back with Trump signing budget bill
Published Date: 28/03/2018 (Wednesday)
Sri Lanka has regained the United States Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) trade concession with US President Donald Trump signing the budget bill on Friday, the US Embassy in Colombo said on Wednesday. The US GSP program for Sri Lanka and other countries expired on December 31, 2017 as the US Congress did not re-authorize GSP before adjourning for the year. The immediate effect of GSP expiration was that GSP eligible imports to the United States from Sri Lanka and other GSP beneficiary countries and territories were subject to non-preferential duties beginning January 1, 2018.
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Indian brothel owners get first life sentence for trafficking children
Published Date: 28/03/2018 (Wednesday)
Two Indian brothel owners have been jailed for life for the trafficking, rape and sexual abuse of children, an unprecedented sentence in a country where fewer than two in five trafficking cases ends in a conviction. Prosecutor Sunil Kumar said Pancho Singh and his wife Chhaya Devi, who ran the brothel in Gaya in the eastern state of Bihar, were found guilty on evidence from "brave survivors" and given the maximum punishment under existing anti-trafficking laws.
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U.S. adds seven Pakistani companies to sanctions list
Published Date: 28/03/2018 (Wednesday)
Dawn newspaper reported on Monday that in a list prepared by US Bureau of Industry and Security, seven Pakistani firms have been identified as potential threats because they are either involved or are likely to be involved in nuclear activities which compromise US' national security. Now all 23 entities face stringent export control measures, which could prevent them from global trade. An eighth Pakistani entity is based in Singapore.
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Ethnic co-education, a good idea
Published Date: 28/03/2018 (Wednesday)
Minister for National Coexistence, Dialogue and Official Languages Mano Ganesan is right on the money when he says schools which are exclusively for one race or linguistic group “foster” communal disharmony. Ganesan’s attention to the issue has been drawn after several schoolchildren were accused of posting racist and inflammatory messages on Social Media before and during the attacks against the Muslim community in and around Kandy earlier this month. Ganesan has promised to bring in a Cabinet paper to make the changes as soon as possible. The Minister’s thinking is right, and we as a people must take a good hard look at what our children are being taught in school and how we can better foster a Sri Lankan nationality in the schools.
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The International Council of Eelam Tamils has welcomed the High Commissioner of UNHRC for urging UN member states to exercise universal jurisdiction to foster accountability by Sri Lanka
Published Date: 27/03/2018 (Tuesday)
The related press release issued is as follows: The UNHRC session started on February 26, 2018, with the High Commissioner for UNHRC delivering a scathing interim report on the intransigence of Sri Lank on accountability and urging UN member states to exercise universal jurisdiction to promote accountability. Despite many debates during the session, the High Commissioner was conspicuous by his absence towards the end on March 22, 2018. In New York, High Commissioner Prince Zeid Al Hussein expressed
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Eradicate corruption prior to mouthing platitudes
Published Date: 27/03/2018 (Tuesday)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told the newly-elected UNP local council members, at their swearing-in ceremony at Temple Trees on March 19, that people had elected them not to see those who came on bicycles leaving office in Benz cars. Interestingly his main rival, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had also expressed similar views to the newly-elected local councillors of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) from the districts of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Ratnapura at their swearing-in ceremony held in Colombo just one day after the Prime Minister met his local councillors.
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We have no National Policy to combat bribery and corruption right now
Published Date: 27/03/2018 (Tuesday)
Q The public, the media and politicians charge more often than not that the CIABOC has failed to bring before the law those big time perpetrators like politicians and top officials in the public sector who had allegedly engaged in bribery and corruption. What do you have to say on this allegation? The CIABOC solely and entirely investigate, establish a case and file charges against suspects of bribery or corruption on the availability of evidence. I agree that there is some merit in the public perception that the CIABOC has not brought big fish and only small or middle level public officials and politicians before the law. What I want to emphasize is that almost all big time perpetrators or suspects of bribery or corruption do it in an extremely
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President Stops Gazette On Transferring Central Bank From Ranil To Mangala
Published Date: 27/03/2018 (Tuesday)
President Maithripala Sirisena stopped the printing of the gazette notification transferring the Central Bank from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera a short while ago, following a Colombo Telegraph exposé of the same. While sources from the Government Printer confirmed that the gazette notification had been sent although the green light to print had not yet been given, President’s Secretary Austin Fernando confirmed to Colombo Telegraph that ‘the gazette notification had been prepared’.
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New Chief of Staff in the Army Appointed
Published Date: 27/03/2018 (Tuesday)
Major General Dampath Fernando has been appointed as the 52nd Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army, announced the Military Secretariat on Tuesday (27). He succeeded Major General Amal Karunasekara who retired from the service a few days ago. Major General Fernando was serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Army Headquarters before he was appointed as the Chief of Staff, the second highest office in the Army. He is also the incumbent Colonel of the Regiment, the Gemunu Watch of the Army.
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Police await GA’s report on Muttur massacre
Published Date: 27/03/2018 (Tuesday)
The Police claimed that the weapons related to the massacre of 17 relief workers at Muttur in 2006 had been sent to the Government Analyst and that they are presently awaiting the results. Police Media Spokesman Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara said that the investigations are being conducted by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), however, no suspect has been arrested yet. He also said that the Court case would be resumed today (27) at the Muttur Magistrate’s Court.
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Can countries with blood soaked hands frame bogus charges of war crimes against Sri Lanka
Published Date: 26/03/2018 (Monday)
Whatever countries of the West preach, their record speaks volumes and should be nothing they or their citizens can be proud about. The question is, knowing that these countries of the West have lied, created false reports, false flag stories/campaigns, secretly trained & dispatched ‘rebels’ to stir trouble to justify their interference….can these countries be allowed to use the same formula and destroy Asia after destroying Africa, South America, Middle East & parts of Eastern Europe?
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Counsel faults HC judge’s failure to give reasons for conviction of Duminda et al
Published Date: 26/03/2018 (Monday)
One of the three High Court Judges of the trial-at-bar against Duminda Silva and others had not given reasons for his judgement and, therefore, the judgement against Duminda Silva et al could not stand, said President’s Counsel Anil Silva in the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday, when he supported the appeal application filed by Duminda Silva and three others convicted of the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, unlawful assembly and the possession of unlawful firearms. The confrontation occurred at Kolonnawa near the Rahula Vidyalaya during the local government polls on Oct. 8, 2011.
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UNHRC presents two tough choices to Sri Lanka
Published Date: 25/03/2018 (Sunday)
The warning from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is simple and stark. Institute “a special court to check on the alleged war crimes or face universal jurisdiction.” The terse warning issued in Geneva at the periodic review of progress with regard to alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka means that this country has to begin a legal process of trying people who are alleged to have committed war crimes during the separatist war or open the country’s people to arrest and prosecution in other countries.
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Mano suspends NGO Bill
Published Date: 23/03/2018 (Friday)
Amendments to the Voluntary Social Service Organisations (registration and supervision) Act, which proposed to give the NGO Secretariat powers that were not even enjoyed by law enforcement agencies, would only be gazetted after an in-depth consultation with representatives from the civil society, Ministry of National Co-existence Dialogue, Mano Ganesan said. \"I am holding it back until I have a fair discussion with civil society on April 10. We will proceed only after that,\" he said.
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Army Commander Brags About Brutality, President Gives Silent Consent
Published Date: 23/03/2018 (Friday)
Army Commander Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake said that soldiers had ‘cracked skulls’ and ‘split ears’ during operations to quell communal unrest in the Kandy District recently. He said that all this happened within the framework of ‘operational duty’ and that he is not perturbed by it. ‘All communities are with (support) the Army. I know that skulls were cracked, that ears were split (blows on the ear), but this doesn’t bother me. I will not punish anyone. All this happened within the framework of operational discipline.’ He added that he had explained all this to President Maithripala Sirisena in a 45 minute discussion and that the President did not ask my ‘why was it done in this way?’
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Action needed, mere political rhetoric won’t do
Published Date: 23/03/2018 (Friday)
During the Cabinet press briefing on Tuesday (20), Co-Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne revealed that investigations were underway into the alleged involvement of a Parliamentarian and a Ministry Secretary in the unrest in Kandy this month. This follows the arrest of four Pradeshiya Sabha members, three from the Joint Opposition (JO) and one from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) who had allegedly led the mob violence in the hill capital. The suspects, if found guilty, should be duly punished.
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GSL hands over patrol vessel to Sri Lanka
Published Date: 23/03/2018 (Friday)
The state-run Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has delivered an advanced offshore patrol vessel to the Sri Lankan Navy. The defence ministry here said the vessel will be the largest and the most advanced ship in the Sri Lankan Navy fleet. "This state-ofthe-art and largest ship in the Sri Lanka Naval fleet will help meet the increasing requirement of the Sri Lanka Navy for undertaking policing and patrolling of its vast Exclusive Economic Zone," said Rear Admiral (Rtd) Shekhar Mital, Chairman and Managing Director of GSL.
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Sri Lanka - Canada initiative develops nanotech to keep fruits fresh
Published Date: 23/03/2018 (Friday)
Sri Lanka's Industrial Technology Institute has developed nanotechnology based products to keep fruits fresh and cut post-harvest losses with the help of Canadian funding, the country's embassy in Colombo said. "The research scientists utilizing cutting-edge nanotechnology have successfully developed two new products to extend and optimize the use of hexanal for pre- and post-harvest applications to commercial fruits, such as bananas, papayas and citrus," the embassy of Canada said in a statement. The products will be commercially produced by by Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Ltd, the Canadian embassy said.
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Political Preferences: The Fascinating Hobbies of Past Politicians
Published Date: 23/03/2018 (Friday)
History teaches us of the accomplishments of past politicians, but rarely do we catch a glimpse into the private lives and hobbies of these men and women—not unless we pick up a bulky biography and spend time patiently perusing the pages! While many of our past politicians are known for laying the foundation for the nation state that came to be known as Sri Lanka, we know little of what they did to rest and relax in their spare time. Here we take a look at some of the non-political hobbies enjoyed by some of the leaders of the past decades.
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Open economy concept has failed the country- JVP
Published Date: 23/03/2018 (Friday)
The JVP says the open economy concept introduced in 1978, has failed the country. Speaking during the debate on the Active Liability Management Bill in Parliament, MP Sunil Handunneththi said at present the country’s economy is strained, and the governments are forced to borrow more loans to settle existing ones. MP Handunneththi stressed in 2019, the country has to settle an amount of 4.2 trillion or 4200 billion rupees worth of loans.
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Exploiting women for prostitution a crime against humanity - pope
Published Date: 23/03/2018 (Friday)
Pope Francis branded exploitation of women for prostitution a "crime against humanity" on Monday and asked forgiveness from society for Catholic men who use prostitutes. The pope made his frank comments in a remarkable, freewheeling question-and-answer session with young people from around the world who came to Rome to prepare for a bishops' meeting scheduled for October at the Vatican. Blessing Okoedion, a 32-year-old Nigerian who was once a victim of human sexual trafficking, told the pope she was troubled that many clients of prostitutes on the streets of Rome were Catholic.
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Racism, riots, and the Sri Lankan State
Published Date: 23/03/2018 (Friday)
“One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion” – Simone de Beauvoir Only when fear and hatred is spread by extremists does serious reflection haunt a community. The teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka, a seeming paradise hanging off the Indian subcontinent, has been provoked yet again. Within a few hours arose an ugly incident of violence, the hill country’s vibrant colours serving as a backdrop to death and destruction – a systematic break-down of lives, religious spaces, and personal property.
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Sri Lanka has to decide whether its security is sufficient
Published Date: 22/03/2018 (Thursday)
The Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano visited Sri Lanka on March 14 after concluding a two day visit to Pakistan. He was invited by the Government of Sri Lanka. The island nation is a member of the IAEA and has consistently obtained technical assistance from the IAEA for peaceful nuclear applications in Non Power areas.Dr. Harinda Vidanage, the Director of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), sat down with Amano for a short interview facilitated through Dailymirror , which publishes Dr. Vidanage’s International Affairs bi weekly column ‘Stratsight’.
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Namal blocked flying to US from Moscow
Published Date: 22/03/2018 (Thursday)
Parliamentarian Namal Rajapakse, who was in Moscow, Russia to observe the presidential election, said that he was not allowed to travel to US on the instructions of US officials. In a twitter message, MP Rajapaksa said that the Emirates Airline officials in Moscow informed him that he cannot board a flight to Houston as US officials instructed the airline not to let him, board.
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