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Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 04:03
Two agreements were signed, on Thursday 10th October 2019, between the Government of Sri Lanka and Rabobank of the Netherlands amounting to EUR 70.7 million (Approximately Rs. 14.1 billion) for construction of rural bridges and Establishment of National Vocational Training Institute at Hingurakgoda, Polonnaruwa. The financing agreement was signed by Secretary to the Ministry of Finance, Dr. R. H.....Read More...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 15:09
By Capt Elmo Jayawardena
17 October Sri Lanka is scheduled to re-open the Palaly Airport as its third international aerodrome. There will be many who will applaud and give praise for the refurbishment and upgrading of the new airport; and there will be others who will criticize and curse the very thought of another international airport. I have no side to take, I just want to share with the readers some historical facts.....Read More...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 05:23
By S.H.Moulana
Countries in the SAARC organization are yearning for a leader for themselves in the caliber of Pakistani prime-minister, Imran Khan, to eradicate corruption in their countries. Now let’s see how he was honored even by the judge who was hearing the divorce case of his wife Jemima and himself. Jemima is the daughter of the well-known multimillionaire businessman, Goldsmith. While hearing the case.....Read More...
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 08:31
By Shivanthi Ranasinghe
There are two ways to win a race. One way would be to practice and prepare for it. The other way would be to try and sabotage the opponent’s chances. For nearly five years, what we have seen is the ‘Yahapalana’ Government opting for the second option. Even as they ascended into power in 2015, the focus was to prevent the Rajapaksa from making a comeback. However, this tactic for survival had.....Read More...
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 05:30
The Asia Pacific Group of Ambassadors representing Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka had a 3-day visit to Mekelle, capital of the Tigray Regional State of Ethiopia on an invitation extended by the President of the Regional Government from 04th October , 2019. The programme included visits to industrial park in Mekelle, the historical Al-Nejashi.....Read More...
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 04:39
By Habib Siddiqui
Chairman Mao tried to sell the Marxist-Leninist thought to solve the ethnic problem in his multi-ethnic country (PRC). Not only did the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) fail but Mao’s social engineering proved to be highly destructive. It led to the widespread discrimination and segregation of the non-Han minorities prevalent today based on their distinct religion, habitus, physiognomy, language,.....Read More...
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 01:23
U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Alaina B. Teplitz recently met with dairy farmers who are benefiting from a SLR 2.2 billion program ($14.1 million) called “Market-Oriented Dairy.” The project is estimated to grow milk production by 94 percent by 2022 and will help make Sri Lankan dairy production – and the livelihood of thousands of dairy farmers – more sustainable and profitable. “.....Read More...
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 01:13
I am delighted to be here today in this beautiful, green campus of University of Peradeniya, the premier University in Sri Lanka, to inaugurate its annual Research Congress, RESCON 2019. Speaking at the the University Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu, further said: “ University of Peradeniya is known for its quality research in various fields, not just in Sri Lanka.....Read More...
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 00:54
By S.H.Moulana
Pakistan's leading daily 'DAWN' had this to say in its lead story: 'The results were only the icing on the cake. The actual cake was the successful hosting of a guest that had literally been hurt under our care a decade ago. They came, they stayed, they left and nothing untoward happened. It’s clichéd to say this, but cricket did win. It was under threat from the horrific past, some scheming.....Read More...
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 02:50
By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando
A new book titled, Tamil Tigers Debt to America authored by Daya Gamage, has been published by the Library of Congress (under control No. 2016913508) ISBN: 1537053485 and 13:9781537053486 respectively. The author is an old Trinitian who read Economics and European Political history at Peradeniya; subsequently became an academic at a U.S. University, prior to joining the U.S. Federal Service. Daya.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 06:30
By Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
The historic Kelani Raja Maha Viharaya situated in the outskirts of Colombo is a Buddhist shrine of utmost significance. As recorded in the Mahavamsa, Kelaniya is a place visited by the Buddha in the early 5th century BCE. (Mahawamsa also referred top as the Great Chronicle, is the single most important historic work of Sri Lankan origin, written originally in the Pali language, describing the.....Read More...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 05:22
By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya
An eventful week in Sri Lankan politics that saw the naming of Sajith Premadasa as presidential candidate of the ruling UNP (United National Party) illustrates the dictum well. The struggle for nomination between the Ranil and Sajith factions within the UNP ended with deputy leader Premadasa’s candidacy being endorsed by the party’s influential working committee. At the same time, it would.....Read More...
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 09:51
Sri Lanka has activated the long-awaited free insurance facility to its historic crafts and handicrafts sectors on 6 October. Sri Lanka announced it’s also keen on introducing hi-tech design tools to its craftsmen so that their intricate work could garner better global attention. “Very soon there will be demands by our craft sector to start work with latest technological advancements” said Sri.....Read More...
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 11:25
By Habib Siddiqui
‘Sinicization’ is defined as bringing people who are not of Chinese descent under the influence of Chinese culture. Truly speaking, it is a process where societies that are traditionally non-Chinese are put under the influence of the Han Chinese communities, by adapting to their culture, customs, and way of life. Along with Dr. Imtyaz (an area specialist on ethnic and minority studies) I have.....Read More...
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