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JRJ: R. P. Wijesiri and Parinda Ranasinghe

June 30, 2014 at 7:56 pm

 

June 30, 2014, 7:57 pm
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Quintus Silva from Moratuwa, an avid reader of ‘Anam Manan’,  wrote to me saying, “We are in this plight as JR could not make a man into a  woman and a woman into a man”. JRJ was undoubtedly the most powerful President  we ever had. In addition to the autocratic manner in which he ruled the country,  he was the most influential speaker we had.

Editorial – Island.lk

June 30, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Bring hostage takers to justice

June 29, 2014, 9:06 pm

What we witnessed at the Rajarata University the other day was  nothing but terrorism. A group of students took Vice Chancellor Prof. Ranjith  Wijewardena and several lecturers hostage and held them incommunicado until the  university administration caved in to their demands. Let those responsible for  that dastardly act be named, arrested and prosecuted forthwith.

Costly vanity

June 30, 2014 at 7:48 pm

June 29, 2014, 9:07 pm
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Third world countries are notorious for having leaders who are  hell bent on perpetuating their names by having them engraved on plaques on  buildings, bridges, school playgrounds etc. If these have been constructed by  utilising their own personal funds one can argue in their favour but when the  expenditure is from public funds there is no justification. Further, when such  naming is done when they are in power and are in the land of the living it is  most unfair as few third world countries have transparent and tolerant  democracies at work which allow for fearless criticism of such acts of self  aggrandisement.

UNP to take up, at international level, comments by police, military spokesmen on Mangala’s expose

June 30, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Aluthgama violence and military intelligence

June 29, 2014, 10:32 pm
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The UNP would take necessary action to “draw the attention of  the parliament and the International Parliamentary Union on various statements  made by the Army and Police Spokesmen on comments made by UNP Parliamentarian  Mangala Samaraweera about the Intelligence Unit, Chief Opposition Whip John  Amaratunga in a statement issued to media yesterday.

Cyber crimes, Internet abuse multiplies in SL

June 30, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Jilted lovers among the main culprits

June 29, 2014, 9:58 pm
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By Pradeep Prasanna Samarakoon

The number of complaints of incidents of cyber crime and  internet abuse has multiplied in recent months, according to Sri Lanka Computer  Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT).

CPC runs up demurrage bill of more than Rs. 160 million

June 30, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Since breakdown of buoy mounted pipeline

June 29, 2014, 10:33 pm

By Shiran Ranasinghe

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has run up a bill  amounting to more than Rs.160 million in demurrage payments so far to two oil  tankers stranded in Colombo due to their inability to discharge their cargo of  crude as the buoy mounted pipeline at the port connecting to Sapugaskanda oil  refinery has been damaged for more than a month, an assessment done by the  Corporation has determined.

Narasimha Rao’s birthday celebrated as Telangana event-Prashanth Chintala | Hyderabad BS

June 29, 2014 at 11:54 pm


Almost a decade after his death, PV Narasimha Rao got the recognition due to him. For the first time on Saturday, the birthday of the former Prime Minister was celebrated as a state function, thanks to the government of the new state of Telangana.

Cipla to buy 51% stake in Yemen-based distributor for $21 mn-BS Reporter | Mumbai

June 29, 2014 at 11:49 pm

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Cipla Ltd has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 51% stake in a pharmaceuticals manufacturing and distribution business in Yemen (owned by a UAE-based parent company) for $21 million. This is second buyout of Cipla this month. Two weeks ago, Cipla had acquired 60% stake in a Sri Lanka-based company for $14 million.

CPC runs up demurrage bill of more than Rs. 160 million

June 29, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Since breakdown of buoy mounted pipeline

June 29, 2014, 10:33 pm

By Shiran Ranasinghe

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has run up a bill  amounting to more than Rs.160 million in demurrage payments so far to two oil  tankers stranded in Colombo due to their inability to discharge their cargo of  crude as the buoy mounted pipeline at the port connecting to Sapugaskanda oil  refinery has been damaged for more than a month, an assessment done by the  Corporation has determined.

Older sperm donors ‘just as good’

June 29, 2014 at 10:09 pm

By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News online

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Women should not worry about using sperm from older donors as the success rate is the same as using a younger man’s sperm, researchers say.


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