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image_1474993228-d33fa4c256 Govt. suffering from tax mania: Gemunu
[ Thursday, 29-09-2016 5:46:14 ]

The government is suffering from a tax mania and trying to collect even from private buses, the Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) chairman Gemunu Wijeratne said. While lodging a complaint at the Human Rights Commission (HRC) today Mr. Wijeratne said the government is trying to collect tax money even from private buses as we are providing the same service as the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB). “Tod


kamal-gunaratne The Dog Of War – Letter To Major General Kamal Gunaratne
[ Sunday, 25-09-2016 9:57:35 ]

By Muhammed Fazl
 – “A hero is not coz someone puts on a uniform and picked up a weapon… but because he put it down and stood up for the truth” – Dahlia Wasfi, M.D. Dear Sir, Having gone through a period of self-induced hibernation for almost a year, let me first thank you for being that person who made me pick up my ‘pen’ again. Though I have chosen not to read your book


wigneswaran-maithripala Failure Of The NPC Would Spell Medium & Long-Term Disaster
[ Thursday, 29-09-2016 5:43 ]

“I am of old and young, of the foolish as much as the wise, Regardless of others, ever regardful of others, Maternal as well as paternal, a child as well as a man, Stuffed with the stuff that is course, and stuffed with the stuff that is fine, one of the nation, of many nations, the smallest the same and the largest” ~ Walt Whitman, Song of Myself ‘It has merely been a talk shop with resolutions and statem


michael-roberts From Hesitant Compromise To Resolve: Mahinda Rajapaksa In 2006
[ Tuesday, 27-09-2016 5:27 ]

Delineating the fault lines and events that generated the ethnic conflict between Tamils and Sinhalese Sri Lanka since 1948 will demand careful historical work that builds upon the many stud


kumar-david-colombo-telegraph-150x150 Costly Short-Circuit At Sampur
[ Tuesday, 27-09-2016 5:23 ]

Criticism is an opportunity for correction; Britain just revoked its stop order on the 3200MW, GBP 18 billion, Hinckley Point C nuclear power station. It will be tougher in Lanka due to mult


w-a-wijewardena-150x150 Techno City Is The First Step In The Right Direction
[ Tuesday, 27-09-2016 5:20 ]

Techno City is the first step in the right direction but there is much more to be done to attain the final goal Techno City is a welcome development The Government has laid the foundation


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image_1474993228-d33fa4c256 Govt. suffering from tax mania: Gemunu
[ Thursday, 29-09-2016 5:46 ]

The government is suffering from a tax mania and trying to collect even from private buses, the Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) chairman Gemunu Wijeratne said. While lodging a complaint at the Human Rights Commission (HRC) today Mr. Wijeratne said the government is trying to collect tax money even from private buses as we are providing the same service as the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB). “Tod

kamal-gunaratne The Dog Of War – Letter To Major General Kamal Gunaratne
[ Sunday, 25-09-2016 9:57 ]

By Muhammed Fazl
 – “A hero is not coz someone puts on a uniform and picked up a weapon… but because he put it down and stood up for the truth” – Dahlia Wasfi, M.D. Dear Sir, Having gone through a period of self-induced hibernation for almost a year, let me first thank you for being that person who made me pick up my ‘pen’ again. Though I have chosen not to read your book

faiszer-musthapha-150x149 PAFFREL Goes To Court Over Local Government Elections
[ Thursday, 22-09-2016 4:10 ]

The People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) has filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court seeking an order for authorities to hold the local government election. The Supreme Court has fixed the case for support on October 7. PAFFREL has filed the petition citing Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiszer Musthapha, the Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministr

z_p01-bill Bill to check campaign funding
[ Monday, 19-09-2016 8:47 ]

A Bill to regularise election campaign funding is to be submitted to the Cabinet shortly, highly placed sources said. Election monitoring groups are currently actively involved in drafting the legislation, they added. People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi said the draft bill on ‘Campaign Finance Upper Limitation for Elections’ would be presented for Cabi

ravi Customs Workers Unhappy With Ravi K’s New Act: Country Loses 1 Billion In A Day
[ Friday, 16-09-2016 12:27 ]

The country is reported to have lost at least Rs. 1 billion yesterday as a result of a trade union action taken by the workers attached to the Sri Lanka Customs who went on sick leave bringing the operations at Orugodawatta and other inspection points to a standstill. According to sources, even though the trade unions representing the customs workers had made repeated requests for a meeting with

dayan-jayatilleka Chandrika’s Call For Federalism 
[ Friday, 16-09-2016 12:19 ]

By Dayan Jayatilleka – One must thank Chandrika for letting the cat out of the bag. In her recentaddress to “the national secretariat for national reconciliation” she has called for a federal, semi-secular constitution. I shall bypass the issue of semi-secularism and the role of Buddhism in the Constitution because it has been quite adequately dealt with, not by a Sinhala Buddhist extrem

wiaml Fearful Weerawansa Spills The Beans, Tells Exact Location Of Gota’s Mass Graves
[ Friday, 16-09-2016 12:16 ]

A fearful MP Wimal Weerawansa pin pointed the exact location of the mass graves related to the last phase of Sri Lanka’s civil war. MP Weerawansa exposed this exact location when he met the Malwatte chief prelate Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thera in Kandy a few days ago. He feared that under the new government’s policies the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his brother Defen

z_p12-female Female student hospitalised after Principal’s caning
[ Wednesday, 14-09-2016 10:35 ]

A Grade Eight female student of the Walasmulla National school was hospitalised following an alleged assault by the Principal, Walasmulla Police said. The student’s hands and back were injured due to the assault. According to sources, a group of friends had shared chocolates brought by a student on her birthday in the classroom and several of the wrappers had littered the classroom. Upo

z_p01-fire Fire destroys over 1,000 acres in the Knuckles
[ Wednesday, 14-09-2016 10:32 ]

Around 1,000 acres in the Knuckles mountain forest reserve were destroyed in a fire which broke out last Thursday. Disaster Management Centre sources said the fire has now been brought under control with the assistance of the Air Force, wildlife officials and villagers. However, villagers said  the fire at the Kahatagolla forest reserve last Thursday had still not been doused. The

ct-12-09-2016-17 Tesla update seeks better safety
[ Wednesday, 14-09-2016 10:30 ]

Tesla will update its cars' Autopilot function with new safety features designed to prevent collisions, the company has announced. Chief executive Elon Musk told reporters on Sunday that his cars would soon make greater use of the on-board radar to detect obstacles ahead. The car will also do more to make sure drivers are paying attention while in self-driving mode. A Tesla driver died

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ct-19-09-2016-10 Blessing or Curse?
[ Monday, 19-09-2016 8:53 ]

Given the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan, local residents in different parts of the country have – in the absence of sufficient government action against the insurgents – taken up arms to defend themselves. While in some provinces such vigilantes are accused of abuse and harassment, an example in the North Eastern Province of Badakhshan seemingly had positive effects. But even in this example the threat

_91022912_mediaitem91022911-05-09-16 Giant pandas rebound off endangered list
[ Tuesday, 06-09-2016 9:55 ]

The giant panda is no longer an endangered species, following decades of work by conservationists to save it. The official status of the much-loved animal has been changed from "endangered" to "vulnerable" because of a population rebound in China. The change was announced as part of an update to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. But the update als

rtsjltx_2Japan-knife-attack-26-07-16 Japan knife attack leaves 19 dead
[ Tuesday, 26-07-2016 10:49 ]

Nineteen residents have been killed in a knife attack at a care centre for people with mental disabilities in the Japanese city of Sagamihara. Such attacks are extremely rare in Japan - the incident is the worst mass killing in decades. Police have arrested a local man, said to be a former employee of the centre, who went to a nearby police station and allegedly admitted to the attack. He reportedly said he wanted

Attack-in-Nice-80-Dead-15-07-16 Attack in Nice: 80 Dead
[ Friday, 15-07-2016 11:00 ]

At least 80 people were killed Thursday night when a truck careened through crowds of people celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice. French President François Hollande has said the attack, which also left 18 people in critical condition and dozens more injured, was likely an act of terrorism. According to eyewitness accounts, bodies were sent flying into t

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Dr. Nalinda Herath President responded positively: GMOA
[ Saturday, 19-12-2015 9:06 ]

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) said President Maithripala Sirisena had given a positive response to its demands during the discussion its members had with the President yesterday afternoon. During the discussion, the GMOA had put forward some issues including their strong opposition to the South Asian Institution of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), Economic and Technology Cooperative Agreement

kiriella Govt. opposes Indian bridge, tunnel link to Sri Lanka
[ Saturday, 19-12-2015 8:38 ]

Leader of the House University Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella told media yesterday that Sri Lankan government was against India’s plans to build a bridge between Rameshwaram of Southern India and Thalaimannar. Commenting on Indian Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari’s Wednesday statement to the Lok Sabha that India was set to build a sea bridge and tunnel connecting Sri Lanka,

Prof. Razeen Sally Govt urged to put ‘the right people in the right place along with the right system’
[ Saturday, 19-12-2015 8:32 ]

The 2016 budget does not tally with the economic policy statement laid out by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe recently and the government needs to start putting the "right people in the right place along with the right system," to genuinely implement reforms to put the country in order, internationally renowned economist Prof. Razeen Sally said. "Sri Lanka's high exposure to external debt has widened her curre

laura UK-led foreign coalition in overdrive to help GOSL
[ Saturday, 19-12-2015 8:28 ]

Battle against corruption An international coalition led by Britain is now helping the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government stamp out corruption. Deputy British High Commissioner Laura Davies said that the UK would work closely with the US, Australia and Switzerland to help the new administration. Davies is also accredited to the Maldives. Davies said that the UK was in the process of enhancing Sri Lanka’s

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