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Tribute To Ranil Wickremesinghe By Sri Lankan Planters

Another milestone has been achieved in the political history of Sri Lanka as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is completing his 40 years of diligent work in the parliament. This day is most ebullient and paramount to all of us as a nation, so I would like to furnish my gratitude and appreciation for the dedicated [...]

Whither ‘Mixed Voting System’ To Revive FPP?

Under the proposed ‘Mixed voting system’, it is designed to elect more than 225 parliamentarians through FPP (First-past-the-post) and PR (Proportional representation) on an ad hoc 50:50 basis. The declared objective of FPP is to assign an MP from the area to be responsible for each electorate. In our view, this complex system merely to [...]

Selecting Election Candidates

I allude to the recent letters to the Editor by Mr. Peter Wijetunge and Dr. A. C. Visvalingam seeking public views on the above subject. Improve efficiency of Public Sector Institutions At the outset, my view is that Mr. Wijetunge’s suggestion seems practical only for Local Government Elections provided they are held in a de-politicised environment [...]

Letters to the Editor

A photographic exhibition, organized to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and China, and to enhance mutual understanding and friendship between the two countries, was held in the UNESCO World Heritage Cultural City of Pingyao in Shanxi Province, China from 19th to 25th September 2017. Pingyao is renowned [...]

LIrneasia Launches Open Data Tool For Re-Demarcation Of Electoral Divisions

LIRNEasia launched www.opendemarcations.lk, the new open data tool for re-demarcating Sri Lanka’s electoral divisions, at an interactive session held at SLIDA (Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration) on September 14,  2017. Proposed electoral reforms at National, Provincial and Local Authority level require re-demarcation of electorates. The Delimitation Commission, a Constitutional body, is the authority responsible [...]

S. Thomas College Celebrates 100 Years At Mt. Lavinia

S. Thomas College was created as the fulfillment of a dream and vision of the First Anglican Bishop of Colombo, the Rt. Rev. James Chapman on February 3, 1851. The College was first established in the then prestigious location of Mutwal, overlooking the Colombo Harbour. S. Thomas College thrived at this location and grew from [...]

Cricketers, Bring Back Lost Image And Stature

Not intriguing, but mind boggling why cricketers, particularly in Asian, African countries, are gradually transforming their elegant, graceful appearance of being a cricketer, and usually were called ‘gentlemen to the finger tips’. Until recently, cricketers were admired, respected looked upon as models, not only for their cricketing skills, but also their immaculate attire and their [...]

Office Bearers Of St. Sebastian’s Old Boys’ Union Moratuwa 2017/2018

The Old Boys’ Union of St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa had their 86th Annual General Meeting on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the College Hall at which Mr. Lester Gunawardane, Shameera Fernando and Suneth Maduranga Fernando were elected President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively for the year 2017/18. Mr. Reshan De Silva and Mr. Kusal Tharindu Arsecularatne [...]

GMOA Has No Right To Hold Poor Patients At Ransom

The Government Medical Officers Association is nothing but a trade union of medical officers in government service. Its Constitution provides for the GMOA not only to safeguard the rights of its members, but also to ensure that responsibilities of members of the GMOA as to the medical treatment of patients, the majority of whom are [...]

Bright Idea To Add More Hazards

Here we go for another bright idea after all the present calamity this country had to go through. The ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife comes up with a project to keep the Zoo opened till 10pm. This very idea makes one to believe that, what the masses had to go through the hardships to [...]

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