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Pragna Pradeepa 31st anniversary at Kiri Vehera, Kataragama

Pragna Pradeepa 31st anniversary at Kiri Vehera, Kataragama

To mark the 31st anniversary of the Pragna Pradeepa founded by the UNP’s Borella electorate organiser Jayantha de Silva, religious observances were held at the Kataragama Kiri Vehera. The Pragna Pradeepa concept promotes education among the less privileged people. Mr. de Silva is seen here participating in the religious event.

PM’s Office clarifies issues over MCC and land lease

The Sunday Times Section 2 last week carried a letter from Lt. Col (Retd) Anil Amarasekera, Co-President of the National Joint Committee to the Prime Minister’s office, raising questions about the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Agreement which the government is expected to sign with the United States. In response to this letter, the MCC Sri [...]

The Parsis of Sri Lanka: A small but vibrant community

The Parsis of Sri Lanka: A small but vibrant community

Very few people today have heard of the Parsi community in Sri Lanka, because there are only about 60 in all including men, women and children.  Although small in numbers, the contributions to our nation by this intriguing community through the years, have left an indelible mark in the history of Sri Lanka. They have [...]

India’s BIMSTEC Gambit

India’s BIMSTEC Gambit

By inviting leaders of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) member states for Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi on May 30, India has signalled the priority it plans to accord to this regional grouping in its foreign policy in the coming years. BIMSTEC comprises seven states; five [...]

New EAM: India prefers BIMSTEC, as SAARC has certain problems

NEW DELHI – (Pess Trust of India) – External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Thursday said India will aim to enhance regional cooperation under the BIMSTEC grouping as there have been certain problems with SAARC. Speaking at a seminar, he also said that implementation of developmental projects in neighbouring countries and elsewhere will be one of [...]

Intelligence gathering: Police duty arrogated by empire builders

In recent articles to newspapers, former Inspector General of Police Frank de Silva (The Sunday Island, June 2) and former Deputy Inspector General B. Anton Jeyanathan (The Sunday Times, June 2) outlined the intelligence gathering function of the Police. These two articles are at variance in regard to the intelligence gathering function.  Dr de Silva [...]

How to solve the Palestinian refugee problem

JERUSALEM – The right of Palestinians (and their descendants) who fled their homes during the 1948 war to return to their ancestral homes has long been one of the most intractable issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And while US President Donald Trump’s administration seems eager finally to resolve it, its approach is all wrong. Trump’s [...]

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