Sri Lanka, India And The Federalisation Of Ukraine

6th May 2014 // 0 Comments

By Charitha Ratwatte – A comparison with Sri Lanka and India Russia moved in its troops, without any national, formation or regimental markings on their uniforms, mounted on Russian vehicles and bearing state-of-the-art Russian weapons and communication equipment, into the Southern Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea and rapidly annexed the region into the Russian Federation. The United Nations General Assembly condemned the move, and at the UN Security Council, Russia vetoed a Resolution condemning the move. China abstained from voting in the Security Council. While the troops were in place in Crimea, a referendum was conducted in which the majority of Crimeans voted to join the Russian Federation. Slights to the status of the Russian language by the Ukrainian Government and fears of discrimination against people of Russian […]

Tangalle ex-PS chairman’s injuries self-inflicted-JMO

6th May 2014 // 0 Comments

One of the four JMO’s of the Tangalle Hospital, who examined the accused allegedly involved in the killing of Khuram Sheik, said the injuries on the third accused Tangalle PS Chairman Chandrapushpa Vidanapathirana appeared to be a self inflicted one caused before 24 to 72 hours of her examining him.Four JMO’s of the Hospital who examined the accused allegedly involved in the killing  and gang rape on the victim’s girlfriend today testified in the Colombo High Court. Their evidence was led by Senior State Counsel Thusith Mudalige.Doctors J.K.H. Jagath Priyadharsana, Deshani Dhammika, K.L.S. De Silva and Chandana Priyanth gave their evidence before Colombo High Court Judge Rohini Walgamam.Dr. Priyadharshana said she examined the first and the second accused Obadage Lahiru Kelum and Saman Deshapriya who […]

Lankan Muslims In London And Political Myopia

6th May 2014 // 0 Comments

By Raashid Riza – There was a protest that took place yesterday by a group of Sri Lankan Muslims in Britain outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in London mostly regarding the spate of anti Muslim activities that have been occurring in Sri Lanka. But in this instance what the group responsible for yesterday’s protest sought to achieve is unclear, what is pointedly obvious is the blatant incongruence between what they did and what they thought its influence would be. The very premise of having any such protest is not just questionable, but can create a cycle of many political unknowns. There are significant issues that the Muslim community in Sri Lanka currently faces, their plight is most depressing and worrying, as I have highlighted here. But knee jerk reactions […]

Opened letter to His Majesty Mahinda Rajapakse the Lord of Sri Lanka and the Universe also

6th May 2014 // 0 Comments

Dear Majesty, My name is Silva. The Silva. I am common man. Very common. So common I am always voting for your Majesty and Your Majesty’s government. However, please be notified that I am only giving the back part of my name. Front part I am keeping to myself due to security reasons. I am also begging Your Majesty to be excusing my English. I am The Silva. Not The Pieris. First of all, please be understanding that when I am saying ‘opened letter’ I am not meaning letter I am writing for the consumption of the public like some foolish peoples are writing nowadays. When I am saying ‘opened’ I am meaning truly and really ‘opened’ because every letter I am writing my wife […]

Dinesh shuts liquor store before its opens

6th May 2014 // 0 Comments

By Don Asoka Wijewardena Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday said that it was totally unethical to issue a liquor licence to anyone to open a liquor shop near either a university or a school. He said that as the Chairman of the Maharagama Development Committee, he would never allow anyone to open a liquor shop in Maharagama. But the Divisional Secretary and some excise officials had issued a liquor licence to a person who had opened a liquor shop at the Wijayarama Junction, Maharagama, a town with many Buddhists. He had never given approval to anyone to open liquor shops in Maharagama. Minister Gunawardena added that he would be asking the relevant authorities to immediately cancel that liquor licence because it was […]

Honeywell Selected by SriLankan Airlines to Increase Maintenance Efficiency

6th May 2014 // 0 Comments

Aerospace 04/28/2014 Predictive Trend Monitoring program to reduce APU maintenance costs; Honeywell also to improve in-flight connectivity for the cockpit and cabin DELHI, India, April 28, 2014 – Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) has signed multiple contracts with SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, to improve maintenance efficiency and increase cockpit and cabin connectivity for the airline. The contracts include an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) maintenance agreement for SriLankan’s Airbus A320, A330 and A340 fleets to improve maintenance planning and lower costs, and communication avionics for six new A330 aircraft scheduled for delivery later in 2014. The avionics — electronics that enable a range of functionality throughout the aircraft — include communication and navigation hardware, data link software, flight data and voice recorders, and satellite connectivity systems […]

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