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Can the Dragon and Elephant Dance Together? Sri Lanka as a Case Study
Published Date: 10/08/2018 (Friday)
Key Points • Despite concerns to the contrary, China and India are not necessarily at loggerheads with each other in Sri Lanka. There is enough space in the Indian Ocean Region for both to grow. • Sri Lanka can benefit in its overall growth story by carefully balancing its relations with India and China simultaneously. • It is imperative for both India and China to overcome their long-standing trust deficit; a stable region is a key element if both are to enjoy continued robust economic growth. • A direct, large-scale locking of horns between the two Asian giants does not appear likely in the near future, although both will strive to maintain equally assertive stances.
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NPC and its duties towards people
Published Date: 08/08/2018 (Wednesday)
Our sister paper Sunday Times had carried an interesting news item in its July 29 issue about a record set by the Northern Provincial Council (NPC). The story said that the NPC had adopted 415 different resolutions during its five-year tenure that would end in two months, in October. The story further says that this works out to nearly seven resolutions a day on which sittings were held. It is obvious that no other Provincial Council in the country has been so active in passing resolutions as the
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Tamil youth gangs sow fear in northern region
Published Date: 08/08/2018 (Wednesday)
On Monday, the Grama Niladhari of Vannarpannai east division J/100 was in his office for the usual weekly meeting with residents of the area when eight men armed with sharp weapons barged into his office. The official was threatened at sword point, while his laptop, mobile and other office resources were smashed by the gang that came on motorbikes bearing false licence plates. As they left they also damaged vehicles parked outside his office.
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Army vigilant over Social Media
Published Date: 08/08/2018 (Wednesday)
The Army Intelligence Unit is vigilant over the changes taking place on Social Media in the country, Army Commander Lt. General Mahesh Senanayake said yesterday. He added that there is a question regarding the authenticity and accuracy of the content over Social Media and the Intelligence Units are keeping an eye on these changes, due to the fact that they could have an impact on the security of the people and the country.
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Wigneswaran and 2 others summoned to court
Published Date: 08/08/2018 (Wednesday)
The Court of Appeal has issued notice to three individuals including the Northern Province Chief Minister (CM) C. V. Wigneswaran, to present submissions on September 07, with regard to the Contempt of Court charges by failing to carry out a court order. Provincial Ministers Anandi Sasidharan and K. Sivanesan have also been issued notice along with the Chief Minister. Judge bench comprising Justices Kumudini Wickramasinghe and Janak De Silva issued the notice, taking
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PLAN ship Qian Weichang arrives at the port of Colombo
Published Date: 08/08/2018 (Wednesday)
The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ship Qian Weichang arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit today (08th August). Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the ship in accordance with naval traditions. Upon its arrival at the Colombo harbour, Senior Captain Dong Yan and Commanding Officer of the ship, Commander Zhang Juyong met the Commander Western Naval Area, Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne
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The new faculty building of Eastern University vested with the students by the President
Published Date: 07/08/2018 (Tuesday)
The new faculty building of the Applied Sciences Faculty of the Eastern University was vested with the students and the construction of the new auditorium of the University was commenced under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena today (6). The President who visited the University was warmly welcomed by the students.
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Demonizing the Tamil Struggle and Vilifying a People: Mastery of the Sri Lankan State for 35 Years
Published Date: 06/08/2018 (Monday)
Given the flaunting of impunity by the State of Sri Lanka, given the fact that the war ended almost ten years ago; given the fact that the LTTE made an announcement nearly ten years ago that they had silenced their guns, and given the fact that structural genocide of the Tamils is still continuing on the island of Sri Lanka, the controversy pertaining to Professor Ramasamy, the Penang Deputy Chief Minister in Malaysia and his relationship to the LTTE in the past is not only ludicrous, but also morally outrageous.
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Lanka-bound explosives seized in Rameswaram Seven suspects arrested
Published Date: 04/08/2018 (Saturday)
In a mid-night operation, the Rameswaram Town Police have arrested seven suspects and seized 5,000 explosive-filled detonators, procured and hidden in the backyard of a house in Rameswaram, to be smuggled to Sri Lanka via the sea route. Acting on specific information, a special team, under the directions of Superintendent of
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‘Mattala project with India is on’
Published Date: 04/08/2018 (Saturday)
Days after Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha told Parliament that there was no proposal for the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to acquire a controlling stake in Sri Lanka’s Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, a Sri Lankan Minister said talks on the project are “progressing” with India. Mr. Sinha’s remarks last week came at a time when three rounds of official negotiations were completed on a likely joint venture between the AAI and the Airport & Aviation Services in
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This Govt. is a bad advertisement for democracy
Published Date: 04/08/2018 (Saturday)
play the role of a catalyst in development The role of the Government as a catalyst for social and economic modernisation of the state is as old as any notion of the Government. Though the academic interest in it was reawakened in the mid 80s with the publication of ‘ Bring the State back in’, the real go-getter states existed much before. And interestingly, the majority of them were authoritarian or quasi authoritarian.
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Military Expert Warns Lanka Against Accepting Aged Warships Even As Gifts
Published Date: 04/08/2018 (Saturday)
In conversation with Sri Lankan military expert, Adm.Dr. Jayanath Colombage A leading Sri Lankan military expert, Adm.Dr. Jayanath Colombage, has warned Sri Lanka against buying aged warships or accepting such vessels even if they are offered as “gifts” from other countries.
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POLICE STEP UP ANTI GANG OPS IN NORTH
Published Date: 03/08/2018 (Friday)
The Police have increased rounding up and intelligence gathering operations in the North to apprehend members of sword gangs terrorising the area and STF motorcycle squads have also been deployed in Jaffna round the clock to ensure the safety of civilians, Northern Province Senior DIG Roshan Fernando said. Speaking to the Daily News, Fernando said this was nothing new as the police have been
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Indo-Lanka Accord : DEAD LETTER
Published Date: 03/08/2018 (Friday)
Thirty-one years ago, the first week of August 1987 saw a huge commotion especially in and around Colombo and also in some other parts of the country, with so many people being shot dead by the Police and the Armed forces. It was a public agitation instigated by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led by former Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) against the Indo-Lanka Accord signed on July 29, 1987.
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Gale-force winds damage 75 houses in Ampara
Published Date: 03/08/2018 (Friday)
Gale-force winds have damaged more than 75 houses in the Ampara District last Thursday, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said today. DMC Spokseman Pradeep Kodiplly said the winds had affected three grama niladari areas -- Nawagamuwa, Karangawa and Samanthuri.
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Sampanthan tells Commonwealth SG govt action on promises ‘slow and inadequate’
Published Date: 03/08/2018 (Friday)
Leader of the Opposition and TNA R. Sampanthan has informed the visiting Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland that the progress shown by the incumbent government on delivering the promises it had made locally and internationally was "slow and inadequate." He made those observations when the visiting Commonwealth Secretary-General met with
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Ravutta Kumarasami in Kongu country; and Ghouse Mohammed's Murugan Temple
Published Date: 03/08/2018 (Friday)
Whilst thousands of temples in South India perform Kumbhabhishekham - a ritual to homogenize, synergize and unite the mystic powers of the deity, once every twelve years, when a temple in Pondicherry, India performed it the event attracted wide publicity. Kulasegaram Sanchayan explores the history behind this story with researcher, writer and
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Simmering battle over management of Jaffna College Jaffna Bishop flays US based Trust Fund
Published Date: 02/08/2018 (Thursday)
The Board of Directors, Jaffna College, yesterday, alleged that an attempt was being made to close down the premier school due to actions of a few individuals representing the Trust Fund based in Boston. The Board of Directors while alleging that the US based Trust Fund misappropriated funds vowed to seek legal redress to save the college. Bishop of Jaffna Daniel Thiagarajah on behalf of the Board of Directors of Jaffna College,
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This Is The Most Spineless Cabinet I’ve Been Part Of: Mangala
Published Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera in the course of a heated argument with Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Rajitha Senaratne said that the current cabinet is the weakest he has ever been a part of. The argument took place during the cabinet meeting this morning (July 31) when Senaratne sought Cabinet to approve a salary hike for railway workers.
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Proposal to have Police or STF or military search inmates Prisoners’ rights group condemns move
Published Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
The Committee for Protecting the Rights of Prisoners yesterday (30), vehemently condemned any proposed Government move to have prisoners searched by the Police, the Police Special Task Force (STF) or military personnel. The Committee emphasized that only Prisons Departmental staff, trained (and knowledgeable also in aspects pertaining to psychology {dealing with anxiety, pressure, stress, and tension} and hygiene, among other aspects concerning medical health including sanitation), for the purpose could be allowed to do so.
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Shadows of Black July and post-war reconciliation
Published Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
The July 1983 anti-Tamil riots is a watershed in the recent history of this country, and 35 years later, with a three-decade war over and thousands killed, we are still left asking ‘Quo Vadis Lanka?’ This writer was seven years old when Colombo went up in flames on a seemingly ordinary July day. As a child, I did not know that 13 members of the government military had been killed in an ambush by the then fledging rebel outfit, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Neither did I know then that, twenty years later, I will be covering Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict and the 2002 peace process as a journalist. All I knew was that I was travelling
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Alleged youth abduction case Two Navy Officers allowed bail
Published Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
The Colombo High Court yesterday (30) granted bail, under strict conditions, to two Navy Intelligence officers, who were in remand on charges of abducting and causing the disappearance of 11 children from Colombo and its suburbs 10 years ago. The bail order was given by High Court Judge Champa Rajaratne, having considered a petition filed by K. Gamini and Thushara Mendis.
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Immediate developments of Northern and Eastern provinces under President’s supervision
Published Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
The Presidential Task Force appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to monitor the development projects conducted in Northern and Eastern provinces where the development activities retarded due to the war held its first meeting, chaired by the President at the President’s office today(30).
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Representatives of SL President visit Karunanidhi
Published Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
Representatives of Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena on Monday visited the Kauvery hospital in Tamil Nadu to meet the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, ANI news agency reported. Wishing speedy recovery to ailing Karunanidhi, the delegation also handed over a letter from
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LTTE not a terrorist group, says MIC
Published Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
Cameron Highlands MP C Sivarraajh defended the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and said it comprised freedom fighters Under-fire, DAP’s P Ramasamy found an unlikely ally from across the divide today when MIC’s C Sivarraajh defended the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and said it was not a terrorist group.
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