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President's letter to Naseby: PHU says govt. kept it a secret
Published Date: 12/12/2017 (Tuesday)
The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) yesterday said a letter of thank sent by President Maithripala Sirisena to Lord Naseby had been kept concealed by the government due to the pressure of Tamil separatists. Addressing a news briefing, PHU Leader and MP Udaya Gammanpila said Lord Naseby of the British House of Lords made a statement in UK Parliament in October saying no war crime was committed in Sri Lanka. “The President has sent a letter on behalf of Sri Lanka thanking Lord Naseby. This should be
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Sri Lanka says will take years to heal post war wounds
Published Date: 12/12/2017 (Tuesday)
The Government says although the war is over it will take years to heal the wounds, and it will take persistent efforts to sustain and secure the gains that Sri Lanka has already made. Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that the Government has the will and determination to face these challenges including gender-based violence, and promoting and protecting human rights for all, while working towards achieving equitable and inclusive economic development.
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From Balfour to Trump... a changing game plan in the Middle East
Published Date: 11/12/2017 (Monday)
If the Balfour Declaration of November 1917 permitting the setting up of a Jewish State of Israel on Palestinian lands turned the Middle East on its head; US president Trump’s declaration on 6 December, recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Palestinian lands illegally annexed, and the shifting of the US embassy there, sent the Palestinian people’s cause and hopes for an early settlement to the century-old problem into a tailspin. The results were immediate and not unexpected. Palestinians reacted with anger and protests.
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Sri Lanka’s Present Predicament: Where do we go from here?
Published Date: 11/12/2017 (Monday)
The change of regime on January 8, 2015 raised public expectations regarding good governance and socio-economic development. Yet, after nearly three years, most of these expectations have been dashed. Moreover, the developments in the recent months seem to have created a conducive environment for the rise of undemocratic and oppressive forces again in the near future.
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Sad state of Human Rights situation
Published Date: 11/12/2017 (Monday)
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has made a startling revelation that the human rights situation in the country has hardly improved from previous two years. The HRCSL has pointed out that the statistics on complaints against human rights violations registered at the HRCSL stand at 4,121 in the first two quarters of 2017 and indicate a similar status quo of poor improvement in the HR record compared to the previous two years (2015 and 2016).
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Aging to impact Sri Lanka productivity growth
Published Date: 11/12/2017 (Monday)
The rapid aging of Sri Lanka’s population and fall in the share of working people will affect the country’s long-term productivity growth, a new study has said. The economy’s progress may be impacted by an aging population that will put pressure on pensions and social expenditures, according to the joint study by Asian Development Bank and International Labour Organization.
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PC Amendment Act Bathiudeen unhappy
Published Date: 11/12/2017 (Monday)
Industry and Commerce Minister Rishard Bathiudeen complains that the newly passed Provincial Council Amendment Act has many issues that further marginalize the minority communities and need to be resolved. Introducing the new alliance - United Peoples' Alliance - between All Ceylon Makkal Congress and the former General Secretary of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Hasen Ali yesterday, the minister complained that......the new electoral system, despite its essential requirement, is not needed for the country. He noted that the new electoral system, of the
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No objections to Sriyani Wijewickrama crossing over – Gammanpila
Published Date: 11/12/2017 (Monday)
Leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya MP Udaya Gammanpila stated that the Joint Opposition had no objection with former Joint Opposition member Sriyani Wijewickrama crossing over to the SLFP. Speaking to the media at a press conference today (11), MP Gammanpila stated that while Sriyani Wijewickrama had not violated any policies of the Joint Opposition, she was forced to seek new membership once the nominations for the Local Government elections were revealed.
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China donates another 1,000 tons of rice to Sri Lankan drought victims
Published Date: 11/12/2017 (Monday)
Sri Lanka on Monday received the second consignment of 1,000 tons of rice from China, to be distributed to the drought struck victims in the island country. At the request of the Sri Lankan government, China has agreed to donate 2,752 tons of rice for humanitarian emergency relief. The first consignment of 1,000 tons of rice arrived in Sri Lanka in November while the second consignment arrived on Monday
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When UN peacekeepers commit atrocities, someone has to act
Published Date: 10/12/2017 (Sunday)
Sexual exploitation, child abuse, corruption and torture. These are just some of the many crimes committed by United Nations peacekeepers. Such abuses have the potential to undermine and even delegitimise the work of the UN, yet they regularly go undetected or unpunished. A culture of impunity pervades, largely because of deficiencies in the laws governing peacekeeping operations.
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Poor improvement in HR record Hardly any change from previous two years
Published Date: 10/12/2017 (Sunday)
Statistics on complaints against human rights violations registered at the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL), stand at 4,121 in the first two quarters of 2017 and indicate a similar status quo or poor improvement in the HR record compared to the previous two years. In 2015 and 2016, the total number of registered human rights violation cases stood at 8,946 and 9,171 respectively.
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Supply of coconuts to Army Treasury faces huge loss
Published Date: 10/12/2017 (Sunday)
The Treasury will have to face a loss of Rs 1.5 billion in 2018, due to contravening the tender procedure for supplying coconuts for Armed Forces' meals, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MP Bimal Rathnayake yesterday (9) revealed. Participating in the Committee Stage Debate of the 3rd Reading of the Appropriation Bill 2018, Rathnayake said, the Army requires 55, 000 kg of coconuts daily. "According to tender conditions, the Army purchases coconut at a fixed price of Rs. 39 per
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PTA detainees Jeyanthan’s Story Waiting to be either charged or released
Published Date: 10/12/2017 (Sunday)
The nightmare for the Rasadurai family began last April when officers, who claimed they were from the Terrorism Investigation Department (TID) of the Police, arrested one of their sons and took away two motorbikes and a lorry that were in their yard. The Chavakachcheri family had acquired the vehicles on lease a few months earlier. The two sons in the family, Jeyanthan and Dushyanthan, both fought for the Liberation
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Bhikkhunis in SL face challenges due to official non recognition by Buddhist Affairs Dept.
Published Date: 10/12/2017 (Sunday)
The challenges faced by Bhikkhunis in travelling overseas for Buddhism related activities has been brought to light by the Siri Sanghamitta Foundation as nuns in Sri Lanka continue to clamor for recognition by the Department of Buddhist Affairs – a move resisted by the Mahanayake Theras of the country’s three Nikayas. The Foundation’s president, Ven. Maharagama Uppalawanna Bhikshuni, has brought to the attention of the President and the Buddha Sasana Minister the impediments she faced in attending a conference on ‘Women and Buddhism’ in New Delhi as she was not recognized
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Corruption attacks foundations of democracy
Published Date: 08/12/2017 (Friday)
With corruption and specially political corruption continuing to spread like a cancer in Sri Lanka, tomorrow’s International Anti-Corruption Day needs to give important lessons to our politicians at all levels and from all parties. According to the United Nations, every year US$ one trillion is paid in bribes while an estimated $2.6 trillion are stolen annually through corruption – a sum equivalent to more than 5 per cent of the global GDP. In developing countries, according to the United Nations
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Sri Lanka gifts a plot of land for a new Chancery Building for the State of Palestine
Published Date: 08/12/2017 (Friday)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tilak Marapana, this morning, 8 December, handed over the deed for a plot of land – No. 4, Hewa Avenue, Colombo 7 – to the Ambassador for the State of Palestine to Sri Lanka, Zuhair M.H. Zaid. The plot of land is a gift from Sri Lanka to the State of Palestine to build its new Chancery in Colombo. The Minister of Foreign Affairs was joined on this occasion by the Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine and President of the Sri Lanka-Palestine Parliamentary Friendship Association Rajitha
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China leads in Sri Lanka’s FDI in 2017
Published Date: 08/12/2017 (Friday)
China accounted for 35% of foreign direct investments into Sri Lanka up to September this year with FDI for the full year expected to total US$ 1.36 billion, the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade said. It said in a statement that there was a “strong uptick” in exports and FDI this year, according to the latest 2017 data from the Export Development Board and Board of Investment. “Data from the Board of Investment indicates a substantial uptick in FDI inflows to the country of US$ 795.5 million during January to September this year, 80% higher than the same period last year and already exceeding the full year 2016.
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20-30 Children become orphans daily – WP Probation Dept
Published Date: 08/12/2017 (Friday)
The Department of Probation and Child Care Services of the Western Province, claims that daily between 20 and 30 children become orphans and arrive at the Department and are in turn sent to voluntarily-run children's homes. Commissioner of the Department, Chandima Dissanayake said that currently, there were 14,000 children who were registered as orphans in the country, with 5,000 in the Western Province alone.She added that there were 120 orphanages and childcare centres, which were voluntarily-run homes, the administration and
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ITAK expresses confidence in TNA unity Reaches consensus with TELO on LG polls seats
Published Date: 08/12/2017 (Friday)
The Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchchi (ITAK) Leader and Jaffna District Parliamentarian Mavai S. Senathirajah is confident that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will continue to remain strong and that the ITAK has reached a compromise with the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO) over the allocation of seats for the Local Government polls (LG), for the constituent Parties in the TNA. Senathirajah told Ceylon Today, that there had been some misunderstandings, before, over the allocation of seats for the forthcoming LG polls
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Army chief seeks support for reconciliation process
Published Date: 08/12/2017 (Friday)
Army commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has sought support for the Government’s reconciliation initiatives. The commander said that the Army can assist the reconciliation process by building civil-military partnerships, which he says is essential and important to counter violent extremism and sustain the hard-earned peace.
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Abduction of youths Ex-Navy spokesman’s Bail application postponed
Published Date: 08/12/2017 (Friday)
The hearing of the bail applications, made by the seven accused, including the former Navy Spokesman Commodore D.K.P. Dassanayake, who are currently in remand custody in connection with the abduction and disappearance of 11 children from Kotahena, was postponed until 19 December by Colombo High Court Judge A.A.R. Heintuduwa yesterday (07).
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How the UK’s aid budget is funding security forces and working against human rights
Published Date: 08/12/2017 (Friday)
A new report from Global Justice Now reveals how the British government's Conflict, Stability and Security Fund is providing financial support to police, military and security forces implicated in human rights abuses. AISHA DODWELL from the charity gives the inside story. The problem here is that the money being used is meant to reduce poverty, not prop up armies around the world.
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India: ’Dancing Girl’ as Parvati is just one of many bizarre claims in ICHR paper on Harappan civilisation A reading of the essay shows that almost the entire piece is filled with wild conjectures to show that the Indus and Vedic civilisations were linked.
Published Date: 08/12/2017 (Friday)
A paper published in the latest issue of Itihaas, the Hindi journal of the Indian Council for Historical Research, created a minor controversy last week. In the paper, according to media reports, retired Banaras Hindu University Professor Thakur Prasad Verma had claimed that the famous “Dancing Girl” bronze figurine found at Mohenjo-daro is actually an image of Hindu Goddess Parvati. Verma offers this interpretation in a piece titled “Vaidik Sabhyata ka Puratattva, or Archaeology of the Vedic Civilisation. Upon reading the 36-page essay, I’m surprised that only his comments on the “Dancing Girl” were
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Successive Sinhalese Govts Attempted to change demography - Chief Minister Wigneswaran
Published Date: 07/12/2017 (Thursday)
Chief Minister of the Northern Province, Justice C.V. Wigneswaran says, Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara's recent interview with Ceylon Today titled 'Wigneswaran should resign', needs to be replied. In his email response, to Admiral Weerasekera's answers to Ceylon Today The Interview of 23 November 2017, the Chief Minister has expressed his opinion, by taking each point he contradicts and has formulated his responses. CM: Federalism will retain the togetherness of the Country while the disparate groups whether in the North and East or each of the other seven Provinces would be able to govern
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• Dissenting Tamil lawmakers in Sri Lanka form new coalition
Published Date: 07/12/2017 (Thursday)
A group of dissenting Sri Lankan Tamil lawmakers has formed a new coalition to challenge the TNA which has come under severe criticism for going soft on the government's delay in delivering justice to the minority community, a parliamentarian said on Thursday Tamil parliamentarian Sivashakthi Anandan said the Tamil Liberation Alliance (TLA) has been formed to challenge the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) which is the main political front for the Tamil minorities in Sri Lanka
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