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News: Supply of coconuts to Army Treasury faces huge loss
Posted 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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News: PTA detainees Jeyanthan’s Story Waiting to be either charged or released
Posted 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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News: Bhikkhunis in SL face challenges due to official non recognition by Buddhist Affairs Dept.
Posted 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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Events: லுயிசம் தமிழ் பாடசாலை வருடாந்த விழா
Posted Date: 10/12/2017 (Sunday)
London Sivan Centre, 12A Lee High Road, Lewisham, London SE13
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Events: TIC International Human Rights Day
Posted Date: 10/12/2017 (Sunday)
Ben Hill Avenue, Sutton, Surrey SM1 4DP
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Events: சர்வதேச மனித உரிமைச்சாசனப் பிரகடணம் நினைவு நாள் 1948 மார்கழி 10
Posted Date: 09/12/2017 (Saturday)
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News: Corruption attacks foundations of democracy
Posted 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 $2.6 trillion are stolen annually through corruption – a sum equivalent to more than 5 per cent of the global GDP. In developing countries, according to the United Nations
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News: Sri Lanka gifts a plot of land for a new Chancery Building for the State of Palestine
Posted Date: 08/12/2017 (Friday)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tilak Marapana, this morning, 8 December, handed over the deed for a plot of land – No. 4, Hewa Avenue, Colombo 7 – to the Ambassador for the State of Palestine to Sri Lanka, Zuhair M.H. Zaid. The plot of land is a gift from Sri Lanka to the State of Palestine to build its new Chancery in Colombo. The Minister of Foreign Affairs was joined on this occasion by the Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine and President of the Sri Lanka-Palestine Parliamentary Friendship Association Rajitha
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News: China leads in Sri Lanka’s FDI in 2017
Posted Date: 08/12/2017 (Friday)
China accounted for 35% of foreign direct investments into Sri Lanka up to September this year with FDI for the full year expected to total US$ 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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News: 20-30 Children become orphans daily – WP Probation Dept
Posted 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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News: ITAK expresses confidence in TNA unity Reaches consensus with TELO on LG polls seats
Posted 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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News: Army chief seeks support for reconciliation process
Posted 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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News: Abduction of youths Ex-Navy spokesman’s Bail application postponed
Posted 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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News: How the UK’s aid budget is funding security forces and working against human rights
Posted 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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News: 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.
Posted 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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Photos: Crowds flock to Wattala Church to witness 'miraculous' sight
Posted Date: 08/12/2017 (Friday)
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Photos: My Explanation to the Devanampiriya Tissa Conttroversy
Posted Date: 08/12/2017 (Friday)
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Videos: Newsline: The strange case of a proxy bid by the BOC in Bongate
Posted Date: 08/12/2017 (Friday)
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News: Successive Sinhalese Govts Attempted to change demography - Chief Minister Wigneswaran
Posted 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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News: • Dissenting Tamil lawmakers in Sri Lanka form new coalition
Posted 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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