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News: UN finds a quarter of Sri Lankans aremalnourished
Posted Date: 24/07/2018 (Tuesday)
Nearly one in four people in Sri Lanka live below the internationally recognized poverty level a United Nations report, that measured income levels in 2016, has said. The UN standard measures poverty as an income of less thanUS$2.50 a day about Rs 400, while Sri Lanka has a lower measure around Rs.139 per day. Under that measurement only 4.1 percent of the population is below the poverty line.
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News: ‘Gac fruit’ now in Sri Lanka
Posted Date: 24/07/2018 (Tuesday)
The Department of Agriculture introduced ‘Gac fruit,’ scientifically identified as ‘Momordica cochinchinensis’ to Sri Lanka, that can be successfully cultivated during both dry and wet weather seasons. The fruit that is found throughout the Southeast Asian region from South China to Northeastern Australia contain high contents of carotenoids (more than ten times of carrots), particularly provitamin A beta-carotene and lycopene.
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News: Probe launched into human bones found during construction in Jaffna
Posted Date: 24/07/2018 (Tuesday)
Jaffna Police said that investigations at the location where human skeletal remains were found while establishing a water supply network near Kalviyankadu area in Jaffna, commenced today (24) under the orders of Jaffna Magistrate’s Court. Jaffna Magistrate Sinnathuray Sathiskaranan inspected the scene, and ordered to carry out investigations at the site under the guidance of Judicial Medical Officer S. Mayuran.
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Photos: Ian Paisley is suspended from Parliament for 30 days over free Sri Lanka trips
Posted Date: 24/07/2018 (Tuesday)
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News: Most people think world is more dangerous than two years ago - survey
Posted Date: 23/07/2018 (Monday)
From major disaster, conflicts and under-reported stories, we shine a light on the world’s humanitarian hotspots Concerns have risen over politically motivated violence and weapons of mass destruction Most people think the world is more dangerous today than it was two years ago as concerns rise over politically motivated violence and weapons of mass destruction, according to a survey released on Tuesday 10 July.
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News: Eyebrows raised over playing Chinese national anthem before SL’s
Posted Date: 23/07/2018 (Monday)
Many an eyebrow has been raised over a government decision to play the Sri Lankan national anthem after that of China, at a state festival, attended by President Maithripala Sirisena, on Saturday. The ceremony to mark the commencement of the construction of a special 200-bed hospital with Chinese financial assistance to treat kidney patients was held in Polonnaruwa on Saturday with the participation of President Sirisena and Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan.
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News: Vijayakala’s outburst and Elephant in the room
Posted Date: 23/07/2018 (Monday)
The speech by the former State Minister of Children’s Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran has been magnified in the media as a call by her for the return of an LTTE administration to maintain law and order and secure the safety of women in the North. I have used the term outburst because the content of the speech is not in the form of a considered statement and is more in the nature of an emotional outburst. The sexual abuse
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News: “SL has become an international Drug trafficking Hub” - Ranjith Madduma Bandara
Posted Date: 23/07/2018 (Monday)
• There is a nexus between drug trafficking and underworld operations • Four underworld kingpins operate from outside the country • Underworld operations during MR rule as well • Crime rate dropped since 2015 • UNP will nominate its own presidential candidate for sure Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara, in an interview with Daily Mirror, shares his views on the current crime wave and plans for the elections pending at the moment. The Minister shared the following:-
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News: Why Beggars cannot be Choosers
Posted Date: 23/07/2018 (Monday)
Hobson’s choice is a free choice, in which only one thing is offered. Because a person may refuse to accept what is offered, the two options are taking it or taking nothing. In other words, one may "take it or leave it". So say most popular dictionary. Prominent female writer, in a very interesting article about the situation in the country, said in the heading that our future political choice is a Hobson’s choice between clowns and murderers. Even if we accept her categorization, how this can be a Hobson’s choice? Clowns means
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News: Sri Lanka is India’s special, trusted partner in South Asia, says PM Modi
Posted Date: 23/07/2018 (Monday)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi make the remark during a video address while flagging off an emergency ambulance service in Sri Lanka set up with Indian aid. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday described Sri Lanka as India’s special and trusted friend in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region while assuring New Delhi’s continued development aid cooperation with the island nation.
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News: HRC Chair hits out at dangerous moves to undermine independent body
Posted Date: 23/07/2018 (Monday)
The Human Rights Commission’s (HRC) Chair Deepika Udagama this week denounced what she said were sinister efforts to interfere with the work of her institution and to bully it into adopting specific positions. In recent weeks, the HRC–and, in particular, its Chair–was targeted by nationalist politicians. The attacks were so inflammatory that the Prime Minister’s office issued a statement on Thursday underlining that the HRC was appointed under the country’s constitution to function as an independent entity. It is a serious issue, it held, to publicly threaten the HRC’s Chairperson.
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Photos: Nalanda Gedige. Somewhere in the Middle of Sri Lanka
Posted Date: 23/07/2018 (Monday)
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Events: Genocide Awareness Campaign and Exhibition
Posted Date: 23/07/2018 (Monday)
Opposite No 10 Downing Street London Sw!A 2AA
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Events: Healthy Lifestyle Event
Posted Date: 23/07/2018 (Monday)
Queen mary Hall, Cambridge gardens, Kingston Upon Thames KT1 3NJ
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Events: Black July 1983
Posted Date: 23/07/2018 (Monday)
5210 Finch Avenue, E-Unit- 24, Scrborough ON, MIs 4Z7
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News: 1990- A NUMBER THAT COULD SAVE A LIFE!
Posted Date: 22/07/2018 (Sunday)
The 1990 Sugapaduthum Sevai (Suwaseriya) emergency ambulance service for the Northern Province was launched on Saturday 21st July in Jaffna by P.M. Wickremasinghe and Indian P.M.Modi (via tele link). The Suwaseriya service is a national emergency ambulance service made possible with the help of the Indian people. After the southern and western provinces where the service started in 2016, the Northern Province is the first as part of the national launch. Other provinces will get the service over the next few months with Batti and Trinco due to get it by
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News: ‘Confusion worse confounded!’
Posted Date: 22/07/2018 (Sunday)
One of the biggest issues across all communities in Sri Lanka is related to land which is creating rifts between the State operators and the public. A proper mapping of forest land and wildlife is not physically handled but following the Google map is the main hindrance to the demarcation of land, several officials in the North and East claimed.
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Events: கானக்குரல்
Posted Date: 22/07/2018 (Sunday)
Latymer school, Hasel Bury Road, Edmonton N9 9TN
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News: Sri Lankan Tamil parties pull in different directions Posted on July 19th, 2018
Posted Date: 21/07/2018 (Saturday)
Sri Lanka’s Tamil leaders are pulling in different directions on crucial issues of common concern to the Tamils of the island. The Chief Minister of the Tamil majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, is stubbornly adhering to his position that a political solution of the Tamil question should precede economic development.
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Events: TGTE-TV Launch
Posted Date: 21/07/2018 (Saturday)
Harrow Civic Centre, 2nd Floor, Station Road, Harrow HA1 2XY
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