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Central Bank Governor Directs IGP To Investigate Perpetual Treasuries

Central Bank Governor Directs IGP To Investigate Perpetual Treasuries

Governor of the Central Bank Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy has instructed Inspector General of Police to conduct an investigation into Perpetual Treasuries, the primary dealer of the Central Bank. The Monetary Board has meanwhile also decided to curtail operations of the company, with links to ex-Governor Arjuna Mahendran’s son in law Arjun Aloysius. Apart from the […]

ජනතාවගේ පොදු නිතිය මහජනයාට සේවය කරන්නේද?

ක්‍රිෂ්මාල් වර්ණසූරිය සහ මයුරි පෙරමුණේ – “කුමට එවන්  අධිකරණය, නිතිය සහ විනිසුරන්…” ජනතාවගේ අධිකරණ බලය නන්දා මාලනියන්ගේ ජනප්‍රිය ගීයේ ඉහත වදන් වලින් අරුත් ගැන්වෙන අදහස් නිතර නිතර කනට ගැටෙන මෙවන් අවධියක ශ්‍රී ලාංකික පුරවැසියා සතු ව්‍යස්තාපිත අධිකරණ බලය, මහජන සුභ සිද්ධිය සදහාම ක්‍රියාත්මක වනවාද යන්න සාකච්ඡාවට බදුන් කල යුතුව ඇත. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පරම අධිපති බලය […]

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How We Are All Cooking Rice Incorrectly

“Millions of cooks are endangering their health by cooking their rice incorrectly, scientists believe. Putting more water in the pan or even steeping it overnight is the best way to flush out traces of the poison arsenic, they found.” the Telegraph reports. Prof Andy Meharg, from Queens University Belfast, tested three ways of cooking rice for […]

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The People Discuss The Film Usawiya Nihandai

By Basil Fernando – The film by Prasanna Withanage titled “Usaviya Nihandai” (“The Court is Silent ”), is being shown not in cinema halls only, but also at popular gatherings. I had the privilege of attending four such gatherings in different parts of the country, in Panadura, Negombo and two showings in different parts of Kandy. […]

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Resurgent Tamil Youth In Tamil Nadu

By S. Sivathasan – Youth of Tamil Nadu in ferment in March 2013, was in revolt in January 2017. It achieved a victory unprecedented in the State of Tamil Nadu and momentous at the Centre in Delhi. Within days, legislation was passed in Chennai, approved by the Governor and endorsed by the President, all at […]

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Government Cooks Up Sumanthiran Assassination Plot To Retain Army In The North

In a bid to retain the army in the Northern Province, the government has been accused of cooking up an assassination plot against Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP M A Sumanthiran. Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran said that the police had not informed courts about a possible death threat against Sumanthiran and only […]

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Hey, Maithri & Ranil, Cast Aside Your ‘Opposition-Mindset’, You’re In Power

By Vishwamithra1984 – “When avarice takes the lead in a state, it is commonly the forerunner of its fall.”  ~ Alexander Hamilton Mahinda Rajapaksa along with the national media, the so-called free media, which was nowhere to be seen during Rajapaksa’s regime, the media that was under siege time after time under the cruel determinations […]

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Halt Religious Indoctrination: 18 Should Be Made In Law The Age Of Ordination To Clergy

By Ruwan Laknath Jayakody – Ismail Aslama, a seven-year-old male child of Muslim parentage, is no more. He is now Rathnapure Siri Sudarshanalankara/Sudarshanalankaram. The conversion took place recently when his father, Hameed Ismail, brought him to the Dimbulagala Forest Monastery (Aranya Senasanaya – there is also the Dimbulagala rock) and subsequently Chief Incumbent of the […]

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Addressing The Issue Of Community Dogs In Sri Lanka

By Avanthi Jayasuriya – Canine strays have been a perennial concern in urban and suburban areas of Sri Lanka due to the links to dog attacks and the spread of rabies. Adding to this issue is the recent incidence of “community dogs” frequenting public places, which has been sought to address through various government policies […]

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Sublime Swarna: Five Days, Ten Films

By Uditha Devapriya – Last October, at the 26th Blue and Gold Quiz at Royal College, I met Lathikka Niriella, veteran quizzer, teacher, writer, and a great many other things besides. We took note of the scores, but waited rather impatiently for the questions to be read so that we could quiz each other. Eventually, […]

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