25th May 2018

Marine biologist from Sri Lanka wins at British Council’s first-ever Global Alumni Awards

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Following prestigious national awarding ceremonies hosted by the British Ambassador/High Commissioner in more than 10 countries, and high-profile digital campaigns to celebrate 63 regional finalists, and 21 regional winners, the British Council has announced the names of three outstanding global award winners of the Study UK Alumni Awards. All are alumni of UK universities, representing three countries and four UK higher education institutions across the UK. They have been recognised for their outstanding achievements as professionals, entrepreneurs and social change makers. Winner of the Global Alumni Award for the Professional Achievement category is Asha de Vos, a marine biologist from Sri Lanka who is passionate about conserving the world’s oceans, and blue whale research in the Northern Indian Ocean. Asha is the founder of Sri […]

Death clues sought in players’ last trishaw ride

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Police and forensic experts trying to solve the mystery of the deaths of two young British rugby players are seeking a three-wheeler driver who could shed light on the players’ last movements after they were picked up from a night club and dropped off at their hotel. After the tragedy: The British team conducting a rugger training session on Friday at the St. Aloysius’ College grounds in Galle Thomas Howard, 25, and Thomas Baty, 26, who died two days apart after experiencing breathing difficulties, were picked up outside the night club Cleopatra in Kollupitiya in the early hours of last Sunday by the three-wheeler. “The CCTV footage analysed so far shows the two British nationals being dropped off at Kingsbury Hotel where they were staying, […]

Gota Is A Liar, He Owns Luxury Bungalows Around The Country

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Although Gotabaya Rajapaksa claims he had no property in Sri Lanka except his wife’s house in Udahamulla, Colombo Telegraph can exclusively reveal that He had build a luxury house in his name in Kataragama. The luxury bungalow built at Wanaraja Pedesa, Depot Road, Kataragama was constructed by using Army soldiers as forced labour. The architecturally built bungalow is designed in such a way where the occupants of the house could wade into the the famous Menik Ganga river. It appears that all Rajapaksa brothers of the former regime have now built bungalows around the country during their family rule. This is although Gotabaya’s younger brother Basil claims that the bungalows built around the country by himself does not belong to him. Speaking to the media earlier Gotabaya once challenged anyone to […]

Journalists backing Rajapakshe are digging their own grave

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SLPP run by ex-military group – PM  …warns journalists backing SLPP digging their own grave by Shamindra Ferdinando Alleging that there were no new faces in the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) except for a group of retired military officers, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned a section of the media of dire consequences in case the new outfit won power. PM Wickremesinghe said so addressing a gathering at ‘Sirikotha’ after Minister Navin Dissanayake received his appointment as the National Organizer of the UNP. Wickremesinghe said that the UNP had a young democratic leadership whereas ex-military group dominated the SLPP. Would they protect democracy? What were they doing? The Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunga was assassinated in January 2009. Media personality Pradeep Ekneligoda disappeared on the eve […]

Danger of space for dissent being captured by nationalists

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BY Jehan Perera http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=184973 The rise in public manifestation of ethnic nationalism in the North was evident at this year’s commemoration ceremonies of the last phase of the war at Mullivaikkal of May 18, 2009. Several thousands of people attended the ceremony of remembrance held there at the monument erected in memory of the civilians killed in the war. This is the first time since the end of the war that a political event took place on May 18. Politicians from the moderate TNA who attended the event were not permitted to speak and instead university students and nationalist members of civil society groups took the centre stage. Although it was the Northern Provincial Council that had resolved to remember the Tamil civilians who died […]