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Photos: International award to President in recognition of anti drugs campaign
Posted Date: 01/01/2018 (Monday)
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News: Archaeology Dept. to take over Sampur Chetiya area for preservation
Posted Date: 31/12/2017 (Sunday)
The entire land area, where the Sudaikuda Chetiya at Sampur in Trincomalee was located would be taken over by the Archaeology Department shortly for preservation, Director General of Archeology Prof. P.B. Mandawela said yesterday. Prof. Mandawela said it was a lapse on the part of the Government as there was no plan to conserve, historical, religious and archaeology sites in the North East until 2015, though the civil war ended in 2015.
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Events: அணங்கு நூல்கள் விமர்சன அரங்கு
Posted Date: 31/12/2017 (Sunday)
புதுவை தமிழ் சங்கம் வேங்கட்டா நகர் , புதுச்சேரி
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News: High Commission of India offers fully funded training programmes in India
Posted Date: 30/12/2017 (Saturday)
More than 40 training courses, spread over a multitude of sectors, in various institutions in India are available for Government of Sri Lanka officials (45 years of age and below) under the Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India from 15 January to 31 March 2018. The courses are fully funded by Government of India and cover airfare, accommodation, study tours, course fee, living allowance, book allowance etc.
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News: Mano Ganesan provided with STF security
Posted Date: 30/12/2017 (Saturday)
Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) leader Minister Mano Ganesan had been provided with Special Task Force (STF) security with a backup vehicle with five STF personnel, STF sources today said. Meanwhile, the Minister said in a statement that he faced serious security issues and sought the intervention of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and had also written to the IGP in September.
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News: Release of Keppapilavu lands Protests to continue
Posted Date: 30/12/2017 (Saturday)
Although 133 acres of private lands were released in Keppapilavu by the Security Forces officially yesterday, villagers say that they will continue to protest until all the lands are returned to the owners. "We will not stop our struggle until we regain all our lands," they added. Villagers of Keppapilavu have been protesting for the past 302 days urging the release of their lands.
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News: Next party leader will be an educated, intelligent youth: President
Posted Date: 30/12/2017 (Saturday)
President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday he would hand over the leadership of the SLFP not to a member of his family but to an educated and intelligent youth who engaged in clean, decent and corruption-free politics. He said nepotism, corruption, thuggery and misrule had harmed the country and the party and therefore he was determined to build a new political culture and nurture a new breed of politicians untainted by corruption and wrongdoings.
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News: Eastern Governor’s wife interferes in temple issue
Posted Date: 30/12/2017 (Saturday)
A Hindu temple, located in Muttur, Trincomalee is at the centre of a controversy and Police have ordered devotees living in the villages of the area to refrain from carrying out any reconstruction work until the Department of Archaeology investigates to see whether an ancient Buddhist temple had existed on the site. This follows rival claims were made by Buddhists as well as Hindus to this site in Sampur,......which in turn led to a shouting match between local worshippers and outsiders, including Deepti Bogollagama, wife of the Eastern Province Governor.
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News: 32 candidates with criminal links Name list handed over to Police Chief
Posted Date: 30/12/2017 (Saturday)
The names of 32 candidates contesting the forthcoming Local Government polls, who have been involved in sleaze and are allegedly packing...... criminal records, was handed over to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundera by an independent elections monitoring group yesterday (29). The group of candidates is alleged to have been involved in rape, murder, theft, financial fraud and other forms of corruption, a spokesman for the People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAAFREL) said.
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News: US wraps up GSP
Posted Date: 30/12/2017 (Saturday)
• US congress declines to reauthorise preferential tariff system, ends on 31 Dec. for 120 countries including SL • US GSP does not cover major exports such as apparel and tea but $173m worth of manufacturing could be hit by tougher competition • SL could negotiate for renewed access under TIFA, says Ceylon Chamber economist • Govt. assures impact would be minimal; SL exports to US topped $2.8 b in 2016
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News: Culture of corruption in Sri Lanka
Posted Date: 30/12/2017 (Saturday)
Corruption has been rampant in Sri Lanka since the 1970s' owing to the political system. People elected the Yahapalanaya Government to eradicate corruption and establish good governance. They, too, have gone back on their promises. The Bond Commission has revealed startling evidence about involvement of key politicians. The Bond Scam is considered to be the biggest fraud since independence. It is a very serious 'white collar' crime committed by greedy politicians. Due to this reason, it is time that we named the corrupt politicians 'thieves of the State." They rob public money 24/7, take commissions, bribes, and resort to various corrupt practices in order to earn billions for their election campaigns and their kith and kin.
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Photos: Code of ethics for web journalists presents to President
Posted Date: 30/12/2017 (Saturday)
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Photos: Meddling monks and an abusive governor's wife - tensions in Trinco as temple restoration halted
Posted Date: 30/12/2017 (Saturday)
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Videos: Mrs Bogollagama verbally abusing Tamil devotees in Trincomalee
Posted Date: 30/12/2017 (Saturday)
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News: On a forgotten Memorandum
Posted Date: 29/12/2017 (Friday)
There is a popular belief that Sri Lankans have short memories. We were reminded of it when in perusing some past documentation our attention was drawn by chance to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which rightfully claimed to be of historic significance. Judging by the contents of the MoU we observed that some of those who were bound by it have forgotten what it prescribed. Let us take some examples. According to the MoU signed on August 21, 2015 the two parties agreed to form a
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News: Sri Lanka President asserts authority after warning Ranil
Posted Date: 29/12/2017 (Friday)
President Maithripala Sirisena appointed newly sworn-in legislator Piyasena Gamage as state minister for law and order in a move that sought to reduce the authority of a very close ally of the prime minister. Sirisena, who is at loggerheads with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) gave the influential portfolio to Gamage, a member of the Sirisena-faction of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).
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News: UPFA launch ‘Pledge for Freedom’ with 31 political parties
Posted Date: 29/12/2017 (Friday)
The launching ceremony of the ‘Nidahase Sammuthiya’ (Pledge for Freedom) with the participation of leaders and representatives of 31 political parties affiliated to the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) for the upcoming elections was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH today (28). The ‘Pledge for Freedom’ for good governance free of fraud and corruption was presented to the Maha Sangha including others religious leaders by the President.
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News: EC at a loss to work out modalities at polling centres
Posted Date: 29/12/2017 (Friday)
The Election Commission is at a loss to work out modalities for providing security to vote counting at the polling stations at the local government polls, it is learnt. The Commission had a meeting with the representatives of the political parties yesterday in this regard. The present law, governing local government elections, provide for vote counting at polling centres. Commission’s Chairman Mahinda Desapriya is reported to have said that he is yet to determine how best security could be ensured.
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News: Outstation students carry away top honours at A/L Results of 205 candidates suspended
Posted Date: 29/12/2017 (Friday)
Outstation students have emerged the best performers at the GCE A/L examination 2017, according to the results released by the Examinations Department yesterday.A Buddhist monk has come fist in the Arts stream. Commissioner General of Examinations B. Sanath Pujitha said Dilini Sandunika Palihakkara of Sujatha Balika Vidyalaya, Matara, had obtained the best results in the Bio Science Stream while Sridaran Duwarakan of Hartley College Jaffna had secured the top position in Mathematics stream.
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News: Is it too much for ask for emotionally intelligent mindful leaders for the 21st Century?
Posted Date: 27/12/2017 (Wednesday)
Dwight D. Eisenhower said “I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.” Many politicians stand in the way of peace for their own vested interests, or from a sheer lack of self-awareness, care and emotional control. This makes them blind to the impact their words and action have on millions of people. In an interconnected, transparent world, our political leaders are under scrutiny unlike any
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