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Door Opens for Women to Run for Office. But Will They Be Allowed In?
Door Opens for Women to Run for Office. But Will They Be Allowed In?

“I think also important is after they come to office, after they are elected, how will they perform? Because the structures will remain, the culture will remain within the local council, within local municipalities and political parties,” Ms. Satkunanathan said. “So how are they going to challenge that? We may have elected women, yes that is great. But if they…

NYT - Feb 09 17:02 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, History, World ]

Brigadier Priyanka Fernando reinstated
Brigadier Priyanka Fernando reinstated

The Minister Counsellor (Defence) attached to the Sri Lanka High Commission in London, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, who was suspended from his responsibilities was reinstated under the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena, today. However, an inquiry into the incident has been initiated. Speaking to the Daily News, the Military Spokesman Brigadier…

CDN - Feb 07 16:05 GMT - more ... [ Tags: World, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

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  • Sri Lanka Caught in China’s Debt Trap

    Sri Lanka Caught in China’s Debt Trap

    Sri Lanka celebrated 70 years of independence on February 4, but China’s economic presence is leading some to question the extent of that independence. Between 2005 and 2017, Beijing invested $15 billion in the island nation’s infrastructure projects. Regional rivals like India see these investments as Chinese economic colonialism.

    theTrumpet - Feb 12 20:10 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: World, Economy, China ]

  • China paying 'high attention' to strengthening ties with Sri Lanka: Xi Jinping

    China paying \'high attention\' to strengthening ties with Sri Lanka: Xi Jinping

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said he pays "high attention" to strengthening strategic ties with Sri Lanka, as Beijing beefed up plans to build a Maritime Silk Road project in India's backyard -- the Indian Ocean. In a message to congratulate Sri Lanka on its 70th anniversary of Independence from British rule, Xi told his counterpart Maithripala Sirisena…

    DNA - Feb 07 14:43 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, World, China ]

  • Ontario's next election will be defined by what Toronto wants

    Ontario\'s next election will be defined by what Toronto wants

    Within days of Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown’s shock resignation last week, all of his potential successors representing non-Toronto regions of Ontario quickly bowed out: Lisa MacLeod (eastern Ontario), Monte McNaughton (southwestern) and Vic Fedeli (northern-ish). Three candidates now say they’re in and a fourth is likely.The Progressive…

    Citizen - Feb 02 21:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, World ]

  • Nirmala wary of China’s Sri Lanka plans

    Nirmala wary of China’s Sri Lanka plans

    Whether it will stop with port activities at Hambantota remains a question, says the Defence Minister Hinting at security concerns over Sri Lanka handing over its strategic southern port of Hambantota to China, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has raised doubts whether that country would confine itself only to port activities. “Whether China will confine…

    The Hindu - Jan 31 23:29 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, World, China ]

  • Futile to continue ban on LTTE: NPC Chairman

    Futile to continue ban on LTTE: NPC Chairman

    Northern Provincial Council (NPC) Chairman C.V.K. Sivagnanam told a news conference, that it was meaningless to continue with the ban imposed on LTTE within Sri Lanka. "Eight years has lapsed since the war ended with even former LTTE members joining mainstream politics after surrendering their weapons and in such a scenario continuing with the ban on the LTTE is…

    Daily Mirror - Jan 30 20:49 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Jaffna, History, World ]

  • Carleton University’s Food Court Achieves Zero Waste

    Carleton University’s Food Court Achieves Zero Waste

    Carleton University’s Food Court has achieved zero waste, a MASS Environmental Services audit has confirmed. The Food Court, located in the University Centre, is part of a continual improvement program to increase waste diversion in its Dining Services division. This has seen the introduction of new recycling stations, additional staff training towards…

    Carleton U - Jan 26 15:32 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, World ]

  • What happened to Brown is fundamentally wrong. Every man in the world is now vulnerable

     What happened to Brown is fundamentally wrong. Every man in the world is now vulnerable

    Let it be perfectly clear. The point is not what Brown allegedly did. The point is not even Brown, though spare a minute for him, that poor, lonely castoff. No wonder he raced to hold that impromptu press conference Wednesday night; very likely, it will be the first and only opportunity he ever has to defend himself in public.That his senior staff deserted him…

    National Post - Jan 26 15:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, World ]

  • In a city of accents, what's considered 'cute' versus 'foreign' reveals a hierarchy

    In a city of accents, what\'s considered \'cute\' versus \'foreign\' reveals a hierarchy

    Accents can conjure up a variety of assumptions about a speaker, said University of Alberta professor emeritus Tracey Derwing, who has researched accents for more than 20 years. And people who harbour negative prejudices about a certain group may attribute those biases to a person with that accent. It's a tendency that Murray Munro, a linguistics professor at Simon…

    CBC - Jan 22 18:43 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, World, UN ]

  • COLONEL KITTU - 25TH ANNIVERSARY

    COLONEL KITTU - 25TH ANNIVERSARY

    Today, a quarter of a century separates us from the last breath of Sathasivam Krishnakumar aka Colonel Kittu. On January 16, 1993, Col. Kittu was killed in a losing battle with nine other LTTE cards, as they were encircled by Indian warships in the ocean on a return journey. Kittu was born on January 2, 1960 in Valvettithuai, Jaffna. To achieve this, he joined as a…

    Tamil.de - Jan 16 21:55 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: LTTE, History, World ]

  • Sri Lanka destroys US$108 million haul of cocaine

    Sri Lanka destroys US$108 million haul of cocaine

    Sri Lanka on Monday destroyed US$108 million worth of cocaine in public, seized by authorities in the port of Colombo which is increasingly becoming a transit hub favoured by drug smugglers in Asia. The authorities destroyed 928 kg (more than 2,040 lbs) of the drug, the largest cocaine haul in Asia, which was found in a container of timber on a Colombian ship bound…

    Reuters - Jan 15 16:31 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, World, SriLanka ]

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  • Sri Lanka Govt issues new guideline for visa

    The cabinet of ministers has given the go ahead to regularize and update the present method of visa issuing in Sri Lanka. According to the latest statement on cabinet decisions it was decided to collect visa charges in US Dollars instead of Sri Lankan Rupees and to add following to the visa issuing method. Recommendation of visa for investors/employees in BOI…

    LBO - Jan 12 20:36 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Colombo, World, SriLanka ]

  • Sultan of Johor invests in pharmaceutical manufacturing zone in Sri Lanka

    Sultan of Johor invests in pharmaceutical manufacturing zone in Sri Lanka

    The Sultan of Johor has teamed up with Malaysian entrepreneur Patrick Lim Soo Kit to build an industrial zone for pharmaceutical manufacturers in Sri Lanka. Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar and Mr Lim, known in Malaysia for his property development company Equine Capital, are principals of Pharma Zone (Pvt) Ltd, a company approved by the Sri Lankan Board of…

    Straits Times - Jan 09 15:12 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: World, Economy, WarCrimes ]

  • UK All- Party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka met with President

    UK All- Party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka met with President

    The UK All- Party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (04). Members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group including its Chair Mr Ranil Jayawardena of Sri Lankan origin, MP, House of Commons, who represent the Conservative Party of the UK, participated in this meeting. The delegation…

    PoSL - Jan 04 20:56 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, World, WarCrimes ]

  • Rajinikanth is an advance guard of the BJP in TN politics

    Rajinikanth is an advance guard of the BJP in TN politics

    The forces hoping to ride piggy back are the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the allied Sangh Parivar comprising Hindu nationalist organizations like the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Hindu Munnani (HM). It is therefore not surprising that only the leadership of the BJP in Tamil…

    Daily Mirror - Jan 01 23:12 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: India, Tamil Nadu, World ]

  • Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society

    Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society

    Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he feels “tremendous guilt” about the company he helped make. “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric…

    Verge - Dec 18 18:55 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, World, SriLanka ]

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  • Cash for passports: Canadians play key role in lucrative business

    Cash for passports: Canadians play key role in lucrative business

    Canadians are playing a key role in the lucrative and rapidly growing worldwide business of cash for passports, an industry that Canada, the United States and the European Union have warned could threaten national security, a CBC News investigation reveals. Industry insiders paint a picture of a multi-million dollar industry that runs in large part through Canada,…

    CBC - Dec 07 16:25 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, History, World ]

  • Colombia, Sri Lanka and referendums: Interview with Juanita Goebertus

    Colombia, Sri Lanka and referendums: Interview with Juanita Goebertus

    Juanita Goebertus is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Integrated Transitions. On a recent trip to Colombo, she shared some thoughts on the Colombian referendum, how it came about, her vast experience around planning for a plebiscite and other insights from her country’s violent history and how it could resonate with Sri Lanka’s constitutional reform…

    GroundViews - Dec 01 21:01 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, World, SriLanka ]

  • Maaveerar naal 2017 held at Valvettithurai

    Maaveerar naal 2017 held at Valvettithurai

    Hundreds of people across the Vadamaradchi gathered at Thiruvil, Valvettithurai to mark Martyr day ('Maaveerar Naal') today evening. The main flame of remembrance was lit at 6.05 by Mrs.Kinniyamma, the mother of 'Murali' and 'Kinni', following which a thousand........."

    Valvettithurai.org - Nov 27 20:36 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: World ]

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