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News: Speaker says he’s happy people are now making use of RTI Act
Posted Date: 25/11/2017 (Saturday)
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya expressed happiness that there exists transparency and people are now making use of the Right to Information Act (RTI). "I am surprised by the interest generated by the RTI, though some think it is a nuisance. We have asked them to bear with us. We will see the fruits of what we are doing in about two or three years time. People are now alert to stamp out corruption and wastage", he noted.
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Events: ” பெயரிடாத நட்சத்திரங்கள் ” நூல் அறிமுக விழா
Posted Date: 25/11/2017 (Saturday)
மாதுங்கா மைசூர் அரங்கில் -மும்பை
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Events: History and Heritage Seminar Session 6
Posted Date: 25/11/2017 (Saturday)
Thulasi, Bridge-end-close, Kingston-Upon-Thames, KT2 6PZ
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News: Sri Lanka PM's party fires first salvo against Maithripala
Posted Date: 24/11/2017 (Friday)
Simmering tensions within Sri Lanka's governing coalition came to a head in parliament Thursday with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's party firing what it called the first salvo against the President. Two backbenchers from the United National Party (UNP) blamed President Maithripala Sirisena's faction of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) for delaying local council elections. UNP MP Kavinda Jayawardena, the son of UNP stalwart, the late Dr. Jayalath Jayawardena, blamed Local Government minister Faiszer Musthapha for a fiasco in drawing electoral boundaries that has held up the vote.
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News: The New Left: A new hope?
Posted Date: 24/11/2017 (Friday)
People are aware of the enormous and exorbitant expense in terms of human lives and resources that revolutions necessitate. The truth is that the New Left, be it the JVP or the Frontline Socialists, is the only proper movement in this country which defends the public sphere against the private Not too long ago before the American election unfolded and upset what was predicted to be a Hillary Clinton victory, I posted the following comment: “Clinton is a domestic dove and
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News: Nobel Laureate Dr. Cardozo to visit North
Posted Date: 24/11/2017 (Friday)
Nobel Laureate, Dr. Barbara Lopes Cardozo will visit Sri Lanka to conduct research about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) of war victims in the North. Dr. Cardozo is a founding member of Doctors Without Borders–Holland (MSF) and served in several countries. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. She has treated victims of natural disasters and man-made disasters.
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News: ‘Govt committed to protecting peoples rights’
Posted Date: 24/11/2017 (Friday)
Leader of the House Minister Lakshman Kiriella says the current government is committed to protecting the rights of citizens of all communities. Raising a question Chief Opposition Whip JVP leader Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake charged the government of failing to compensate the public whose houses were damaged in the Gintota unrest recently. Minister Kiriella responding said regardless of race and religion the government is devoted to ensuring rights for all.
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News: TNA MP funds construction of LTTE Mausoleum
Posted Date: 24/11/2017 (Friday)
TNA MP S. Sridharan had allocated Rs.4 million out of his decentralized budget to renovate the Mahaviru Mausoleum where the bodies of dead LTTE members are buried in Kanakapuram in Kilinochchi, it is reported. This sum is to be taken out of the decentralized allocations made to the MP for development work of the Kilinochchi District. Approval for this had been granted by both the Karachchi divisional secretariat and the Kilinochchi Divisional Secretariat, it was revealed.
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News: India, Sri Lanka discuss bilateral ties
Posted Date: 24/11/2017 (Friday)
India and Sri Lanka discussed the entire gamut of their bilateral relationship during a luncheon meeting hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted for his visiting Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe here on Thursday. "During the luncheon meeting with the Prime Minister, the two sides discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and ways to further deepen the historically close and friendly relations between the two countries," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in his weekly media briefing here.
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News: More than 11,200 Army absentees report during General Amnesty
Posted Date: 23/11/2017 (Thursday)
The General Amnesty extended to Army absentees ended at midnight, Wednesday (22nd November 2017). A total of 11,232 Army deserters including 15 Officers, 09 Officer Cadets and 11,208 Other Rank personnel had reported to their respective Regimental Centers seeking legal discharge during the Amnesty period. The month long Amnesty period was offered to Sri Lanka Army personnel, who are considered as AWOL (Absent Without Leave) to obtain legal discharge, from 23rd October to 22nd November (2017).
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News: Suntharalingam from Vavuniya fought for Indian Tamils in Central Hills Brief tenure of a cultured statesman
Posted Date: 23/11/2017 (Thursday)
Chellappah Suntharalingam was born on August 19, 1895. He was an academic, mathematician, politician, lawyer, Member of Parliament and government minister. Educated at St. John's College, Jaffna and St. Joseph's College, Colombo, he entered the London University from where he graduated in mathematics. He then went on to Oxford for a double first in mathematics. Suntharalingam had four eminent siblings: C. Nagalingam, a Supreme Court judge; C.
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News: Modi meets Ranil in New Delhi
Posted Date: 23/11/2017 (Thursday)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met visiting Sri Lankan Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe in New Delhi, Indian media reported. “Neighbourhood first,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. He added that Modi received Mr. Wickremesinghe at Hyderabad House and that both countries “share strong and close relations based on mutual trust and respect”.
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Photos: Gintota Mayhem Political Parasites Inflamed Communal Disharmony
Posted Date: 23/11/2017 (Thursday)
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News: Columbian delegation visits Sri Lanka to study reconciliation initiatives
Posted Date: 22/11/2017 (Wednesday)
As part of an initiative by USAID and Common Grounds, a delegation from Columbia comprising 11 members visited the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation on 21 November to draw knowledge, expertise and experiences on the reconciliation and integration efforts of the Sri Lankan Government. Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation Secretary V. Sivagnanasothy spoke about national reconciliation and integration strategy of Sri Lanka, which included the integration friendly schools program, reconciliation friendly media, integration friendly university and
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News: JO urges Speaker to probe PM’s ‘secret loan claim’ ‘Foreigners will be reluctant to invest here’
Posted Date: 22/11/2017 (Wednesday)
The Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday said it had handed over a letter to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, asking him to launch an investigation into Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s claim that the former government had obtained ‘secret loans,’ and keep Parliament informed. Addressing a press conference at the parliament complex, JO MP Bandula Gunawardena said that 12 MPs had signed the letter."Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe on Nov 20 at the
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News: Gintota Galle incident – What happened?
Posted Date: 21/11/2017 (Tuesday)
On 12th Nov. a mother and 1 and 1/2 year old infant (Muslims) were knocked down by a Sinhala motorcyclist who was drunk. The infant got injured when the mother had fallen by the roadside. Since the motorcyclist did not stop and tried to run away, a group of Muslim men blocked him. After assaulting the Sinhala man these Muslim men took away his motorcycle. Thereafter the person who knocked down the mother and the infant went and mobilsed men from his village. Then there was confrontation between them and Muslim men who took
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News: Time to turn a new page
Posted Date: 21/11/2017 (Tuesday)
The latest budget is out, and the electronic media is going full-throttle interviewing the ‘man and woman on the street’ to get his and her opinion. He or she is indeed a valid voice in the situation, they are the ones who are directly affected by the ‘mangala mohotha’ of Minister Samaraweera. He sure is on a high and the budget has triggered a tendril of hope among the masses, maybe it could be termed as a beginning of a ‘new page,’ which is so badly needed in
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News: The Significance of Article 9 of the Constitution Should or could it be removed
Posted Date: 21/11/2017 (Tuesday)
Buddhist thinking superimposed upon all Eastern thought the notion of the equality of all human beings - C.G. Weeramanthry • Social contract theory requires the Govt to use such power for peace, safety and public good of the people • Giving foremost place to Buddhism proved to be a sound constitutional machinery • “Sovereignty is in the people” was a fundamental feature of the Buddhist system of Government - Dr. Wijeyethunga
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News: Only 10 detained under PTA Govt Suspects held on serious terror charges
Posted Date: 21/11/2017 (Tuesday)
The Government yesterday (20) maintained that there are only 10 individuals currently detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) adding that all of them are suspects in serious cases of terrorism. The cases include the murder of Major General Janaka Perera, the suicide bomb attacks on former Army Commander Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the killing of seven persons in the Wilpattu Forest and the attack on the......Anuradhapura Air Force Base, Deputy Minister of Justice Sarathi Dushmantha told Parliament.
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News: Northern Edu Minister’s negative feelings understandable - Wigneswaran
Posted Date: 21/11/2017 (Tuesday)
Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran responded to a question raised by a journalist on his view on the controversial actions of the Northern Province Education Minister who refused to raise the national flag at an event earlier this month. The Northern Province Chief Minister stated that even though the National flag of a country cannot be disrespected, every citizen is entitled to their own individual opinion.
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