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Fact-checking critics of Chinese aid
Published Date: 29/11/2017 (Wednesday)
Pundits and journalists have often argued that Chinese loans are expensive and harmful to recipient countries. But they fundamentally misunderstand how Chinese aid and investment works across different countries. Criticisms of Chinese aid suffer from four crucial problems. First, Chinese interest rates have been higher than comparable loans from other OECD
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Defying Govt Ban, Tamil Leaders In Sri Lanka Celebrate Prabhakaran's Birthday In His Home Town
Published Date: 28/11/2017 (Tuesday)
Defying the government ban, leaders of a pro-Tamil party celebrated the 63rd birth anniversary of the slain LTTE chief Velupillai Prabakaran in his home town in northern Sri Lanka. Member of Northern Provincial Council M K Shivajilingam of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) led the commemoration event held at Velvettiturai, where the LTTE leader's house was originally located prior to the end of the civil war in 2009, Tamil sources said.
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What made Prabakaran change his mind
Published Date: 28/11/2017 (Tuesday)
J.N. Dixit in his book, Assignment Colombo, had recalled the lengthy exchange he had with Prabakaran on all the details of the agreement in the presence of MGR and Panruti S. Ramachandran. “But Prabakaran remained indecisive and demanded that he be sent back to Jaffna. “MGR told him to be patient and stay back in Delhi for further discussions,” he had said.
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‘Making Haste Slowly’ is a Tired Refrain in Sri Lanka
Published Date: 28/11/2017 (Tuesday)
Sri Lanka’s previous foreign minister liked to tell the United Nations Human Rights Council that his government was, “making haste slowly,” in acting on the council’s October 2015 resolution calling for reforms, justice, and accountability, particularly for the victims of the country’s decades-long civil war. The phrase was meant to capture the sincerity of intent and political will, but that politics got in the way of making good on the promises. That refrain has become a staple. The Sri Lankan delegation to the UN’s Universal Periodic
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Extraordinary gesture of friendship from President Moon
Published Date: 28/11/2017 (Tuesday)
President Maithripala Sirisena received an unexpected warm welcome from Korean President Moon Jae-In today (Nov 28), a day ahead of the scheduled official meeting. President Sirisena, who arrived in Seoul this morning visited the famous Buddhist place of worship, Jogyesa Temple and was surprised to find President Moon waiting to receive him together with the Most Venerable Seol Jeong, head of the Jogye Order, the most prominent Buddhist sect in Korea.
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Interview: Sri Lanka has potential to be regional hub with more FDIs, says ADB VP
Published Date: 28/11/2017 (Tuesday)
Sri Lanka has the potential to grow into a regional hub with more Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) from other countries including China, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice President Zhang Wencai told Xinhua in a recent interview. Zhang said Sri Lanka\'s present economic growth was between 4.5 to 5 percent, but the island country had the potential to grow faster with more private sector investments.
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Indo-Lanka FTA is Sri Lanka's most significant bond with India.
Published Date: 28/11/2017 (Tuesday)
Indo-Lanka Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed in 1998 paving way for the two countries to strengthen their trade relations is Sri Lanka's most significant bond with India, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said. Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement was the most significant Indo-Sri Lanka partnership we have realized on the commercial front Minister Bathiudeen said addressing the inaugural
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Local government polls in January as agreed - PM
Published Date: 28/11/2017 (Tuesday)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that the government expects to hold the Local government polls in January as agreed before and after that the postponed Provincial Council elections in March next year. The Prime Minister has made these comments when he attended the Committee meeting on Parliamentary Business (Party Leaders' meeting) chaired by the Speaker of Parliament. The meeting was held as a special emergency meeting to pay attention to the injunction order issued against holding the next local government elections.
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Reconciliation results framework to track reconciliation efforts
Published Date: 28/11/2017 (Tuesday)
The Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation in collaboration with Sri Lanka Evaluation Association (SLEvA) has organized a national workshop to develop a reconciliation results framework and scorecard which was a felt requirement for national integration and reconciliation. The purpose of the national workshop is to develop a reconciliation results framework with key performance indicators to track the progress on reconciliation efforts in Sri Lanka.
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Gota files writ petition in court against moves to arrest him
Published Date: 28/11/2017 (Tuesday)
Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today filed a writ petition in the Court of Appeal against moves to arrest him. Rajapaksa was expected to be arrested earlier over the alleged misappropriation of over Rs. 90 million of Government funds for the construction of a memorial for his parents when he was the Defence Secretary.
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Resistance and resilience
Published Date: 27/11/2017 (Monday)
Today on Maaveerar Naal Tamils around the world gather in memory of those who died fighting Sri Lankan state oppression. Emboldened by the thousands that gathered at destroyed LTTE resting homes (Thuyilum Illams) last year, preparations this year have been on the largest scale since the end of the armed conflict. Tamils across the North-East have braved intimidation from the military and intelligence personnel to clear and decorate Thuyilum Illams. This November has like those past seen a deliberate campaign of fear-mongering by
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Tamils mark Maaveerar Naal 2017 worldwide
Published Date: 27/11/2017 (Monday)
Hundreds of thousands of Tamils across the world on November 27 and preceding days held events to mark Tamil National Remembrance Day or Maaveerar Naal. Maaveerar Naal, which remembers those who sacrificed their lives in the Tamil struggle for freedom, is marked on November 27 yearly, in memory of the first death of a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadre in fighting - Lt. Shankar died in combat on November 27, 1982.
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Sri Lanka arrests 22 trying to go to Australia by boat
Published Date: 27/11/2017 (Monday)
Sri Lankan police said Monday that they have arrested 22 people who were attempting to migrate illegally to Australia by boat. The suspects were arrested on a tip Sunday in the coastal town of Puttalam, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of the capital, Colombo, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara's office said. They were to appear in court on Monday. Sri Lankan and Australian authorities are cooperating to combat human smuggling. No Sri Lankan asylum seekers have reached Australia by boat since 2013.
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British MPs bat for those remembering dead Tigers
Published Date: 27/11/2017 (Monday)
The British All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils called on Sri Lanka’s government to allow Tamils to freely remember their war-dead in the North-East. During the war, the LTTE held week-long celebrations in the last week of November with Prabhakaran making his policy statement. Condemning the destruction of cemeteries in the North-East, the cross-party group of British
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When the State Fails...
Published Date: 27/11/2017 (Monday)
When the State fails, everything else tends to fail as well. This is what we observe around us today. Parliament does not enact urgent legislation in a timely fashion. The Government does not come up with comprehensive public policies in critically important areas. State institutions do not function effectively due to a whole host of reasons. The result is public disillusionment leading to many adverse consequences.
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Polls and arrests
Published Date: 27/11/2017 (Monday)
An electoral contest is the last thing the present government wants. If the National Election Commission (NEC) makes good on its promise to hold elections at least to some of the local councils which have been in the bardo for more than two years, the government will go to any extent to weaken the Joint Opposition (JO); it may even resort to mass arrests in a bid to cover up its failure to substantiate damning allegations they have been levelling against their opponents.
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PM warns UNP Parliamentarians Refrain from indulging in political expediencies
Published Date: 27/11/2017 (Monday)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned the UNP Parliamentary Group to refrain from criticizing President Maithripala Sirisena. The UNP Parliamentarians were specifically informed not make any statement in public which would harm the consensus of the unity government. Addressing the UNP Parliamentary Group at the Parliamentary complex, the Premier made a
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Government notes China is a dependable friend
Published Date: 26/11/2017 (Sunday)
The Government has noted that China is a dependable friend and has been there during good times and bad. State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake noted that Sri Lanka’s relations with China grew stronger during former Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike’s tenure and when former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was in office. He said China helped defeat terrorism in Sri Lanka both economically and in the form of military assistance and by crucial support at international fora.
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Government’s Balance Sheet
Published Date: 26/11/2017 (Sunday)
A balance sheet of any organisation such as a firm or even a family shows either income and expenditure, or receipts and payments, or credits and debits, or assets and liabilities. The balance sheet projects the financial position and financial progress. If the balance sheet does not look healthy, then there should be changes and reforms, which are painful sometimes. The government also has a balance sheet, which is presented annually to the Parliament and to the people of the country – that is the government’s budget. There is, however, a problem
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The moment when Che Guevara’s daughter met Wijeweera’s son
Published Date: 26/11/2017 (Sunday)
History lines up many events in a profound as well as amazing manner. Those incidents are random unexpected events. The photograph published herewith shows such a destined meeting. This youth here is the son of revolutionary leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), whom many people of this country were fond of, Rohana Wijeweera's son. In the close up photograph with him is the daughter of supreme revolutionary leader of the twentieth century the entire world loved, Ernesto Che Guevara's daughter. She is a Consultant Paediatrician in Cuba. He is an Engineering Student in the Moscow University in Russia.
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SLFP, ‘JO’ talks intensify; Sirisena asked to sever links with UNP
Published Date: 26/11/2017 (Sunday)
• Both factions appoint teams to negotiate moves to jointly contest local polls, but Rajapaksa places tough conditions • Senasinghe’s media conference remarks pushes President to ‘JO’ corner, insists on total commitment to a clean and corruption-free Govt • Party leaders discuss various means of holding LG polls early, Musthapha no-confidence motions unlikely to come up before committee stage vote on his ministry With a new thaw in relations, feuding factions of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) are inching their way towards reconciliation.
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Sri Lanka clarifies it has no personal rift with North Korea
Published Date: 26/11/2017 (Sunday)
Sri Lanka on Saturday clarified it has no personal rift with North Korea and that it only supported a recent UN resolution on the country as part of its commitments to the UN. Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera told Parliament that when sanctions were imposed by the UN on North Korea recently, Sri Lanka implemented the resolution as a UN member state. He said that Sri Lanka had to comply with the UN resolution and it had no personal rift with North Korea.
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Police in countrywide crackdown 3,700 persons arrested Weapons, drugs, alcohol seized 999 drunk drivers nabbed
Published Date: 26/11/2017 (Sunday)
More than 3,700 persons were arrested in a countrywide crackdown on criminal and other elements starting from 10:00 p.m. on Friday to the early hours of yesterday morning, a senior Policeman said. A total of 3,769 persons were taken into custody in connection with various issues throughout most parts of the country, Police Media official said. A large quantity of narcotics, illicit alcohol and illegal firearms were also seized during the crackdown that involved 18,127 policemen from different ranks assisted by trained sniffer dogs, Police said.
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Government to use Lord Naseby’s statement to counter claims
Published Date: 26/11/2017 (Sunday)
The Government says it will use Lord Naseby’s statement to counter claims on war crimes allegations against the country. Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana told Parliamenton Saturday, the Government was grateful to the statement made on Sri Lanka by Lord Naseby at the British Parliament recently. Lord Naseby had in his statement rejected claims that the death toll during the final stages of the war in Sri Lanka was over 40,000.
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Butter knife or sharp blade? Either way, FGM survivors in Sri Lanka want it to stop
Published Date: 25/11/2017 (Saturday)
When her daughter turned seven, and it was time for the "khatna" - a female genital mutilation (FGM) ritual - a close friend advised Naqiyah to try the butter knife method. A trusted doctor in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo would simply run a blunt knife against little Tanzeem's vagina, and Naqiyah could tell her relatives that the ceremony had been carried out. There would be no bleeding, no pain.
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