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Committee To Discuss Implications

By Indika Sri Aravinda A committee comprising Government Ministers is hoping to meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss the implications that may arise from the adoption of the resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council last week. The committee consists of Reginald Cooray, Navin Dissanayake, Dr Rajitha Senaratne, D E W Gunasekara, [...]

Om To Amen

By Imaad Majeed Pictures by Pavithra De Mello “The Third Note,” Ajith begins, “decides the mood of a chord by making the difference between Major or Minor,” explaining that he is expected to give a lecture on music and is currently engrossed in research related to that. Ajith Kumarasiri is not your typical musician by [...]

Incompetence, Abstinence And Arrogance Ravi Karunanayake – UNP

By Waruni Karunarathnel India abstaining from its vote on the US sponsored resolution passed at the UN Human Rights Council was taken by the Government more positively while the opposition, however, considered it as a defeat on the part of the Government despite the friendliness of the attempt. Speaking to The Sunday Leader, UNP MP [...]

Flight Mh370: ‘Objects Spotted’ In New Search Area

A plane has spotted “objects” in the new area of the Indian Ocean being searched for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australian officials say. The sightings would need confirmation by ship, which is not expected until tomorrow, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (Amsa) said. Earlier it was announced the search would now focus on an [...]

Post Geneva Fireworks

“President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered Sri Lankan authorities to release all Indian fishermen who were detained in Sri Lanka for violating maritime laws of the country” From the very outset, Sri Lanka never targeted a victory over the US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka which was presented to the 25th session of the UN Human Rights [...]

Space Technology For Agricultural Drought Monitoring

A specialized training workshop for enhancing the national capacity of Sri Lanka on the use of space technology derived data and tools for agricultural drought monitoring and Early Warning, organized jointly by the United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT), [...]

Have Sri Lankan Probe Into 30 years Of Terrorism

As expected the third resolution moved in three successive years by the United States was adopted at the UNHRC sessions held in Geneva on Thursday. It was not a clean sweep – a universal condemnation – by this UN organisation in which such highfalutin moral resolutions are expected to carry. Only 23 voted for it, 12 [...]

Moratuwa On The Brink Of Dengue Epidemic

Clogged drains, heavy floods, contaminated water By Waruni Karunarathne Pictures by Asoka Fernando Most of the drains in the Ratmalana area are clogged causing severe health hazards to the resident of the area and dragging the entire area to yet another major dengue epidemic. While residents in the area complain that the employees of the [...]

Khuram Shaikh Murder Trial Begins

All Suspects Remanded By Faraz Shauketaly Pictures by Pavithra de Melo The High Court trial in the Khuram Shaikh murder case has been hearing from its first witness Victoria Alexandrona, the Russian tourist who is alleged to have been raped and assaulted in the tragic incident that took place in Tangalle on Christmas day 2011. [...]

Transporting Me Away From It All

A graduate of the University of Kelaniya, Jayani C Senanayake is first and foremost a dreamer who began scribbling her thoughts on paper at a very young age. Today, a recognized writer, both locally and internationally, she also remains the youngest member of the English Writers Cooperative of Sri Lanka. An avid blogger, travel writer, [...]

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