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Indian Railways Heading Towards Privatization….?

Much as the government may deny it there are enough reasons to believe that it has marked Indian Railways for privatisation. The process may not be completed in a hurry but once it starts in earnest it may be difficult to stop it.

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Premadasa Shooting Himself on the Foot - Again

There are two ways to win a race. One way would be to practice and prepare for it. The other way would be to try and sabotage the opponent’s chances. For nearly five years, what we have seen is the ‘Yahapalana’ Government opting for the second option. Even as they ascended into power in 2015, the focus was to prevent the Rajapaksa from making a comeback. However, this tactic for survival had costed the country greatly and has weakened national security as never before.

Sajith Premadasa is seen hugging Jalani Premadasa  - publicly expressing their rejoice - Unbecoming of a Sri Lankan Culture
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T/20 Champions whitewashed by our youngsters!

Pakistan's leading daily 'DAWN' had this to say in its lead story: 'The results were only the icing on the cake. The actual cake was the successful hosting of a guest that had literally been hurt under our care a decade ago.

T/20 Champions whitewashed by our youngsters!
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Tamil Tigers Debt to America

A new book titled, Tamil Tigers Debt to America authored by Daya Gamage, has been published by the Library of Congress (under control No. 2016913508) ISBN: 1537053485 and 13:9781537053486 respectively. The author is an old Trinitian who read Economics and European Political history at Peradeniya; subsequently became an academic at a U.S. University, prior to joining the U.S. Federal Service.

Tamil Tigers Debt to America
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Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya

The historic Kelani Raja Maha Viharaya situated in the outskirts of Colombo is a Buddhist shrine of utmost significance. As recorded in the Mahavamsa, Kelaniya is a place visited by the Buddha in the early 5th century BCE.

Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya
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UNP battle for nomination ends with Pyrrhic victory for Premadasa

An eventful week in Sri Lankan politics that saw the naming of Sajith Premadasa as presidential candidate of the ruling UNP (United National Party) illustrates the dictum well.

UNP battle for nomination ends with Pyrrhic victory for Premadasa
UNP battle for nomination ends with Pyrrhic victory for Premadasa
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The Han Supremacists of China – Part 1

‘Sinicization’ is defined as bringing people who are not of Chinese descent under the influence of Chinese culture. Truly speaking, it is a process where societies that are traditionally non-Chinese are put under the influence of the Han Chinese communities, by adapting to their culture, customs, and way of life.

The Han Supremacists of China – Part 1
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UNESCO warns time running out for Sri Lanka’s prized heritage

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) expressed its interest to help secure Sri Lanka’s Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) on 26 September, while issuing a warning that Sri Lanka is fast losing the prized practices as they ‘are fading away rapidly.’

Eric Falt, Director and UNESCO Representative to Bhutan, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka (left) meets Sri Lanka’s Minister of Industry, Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Cooperative Development, Skills Development & Vocational Training Rishad Bathiudeen at the ICTPDPCDSDVT Ministry on 26 September.
Eric Falt, Director of UNESCO,  (second from left) meets Sri Lanka’s Minister Rishad Bathiudeen (third from left), Himali Jinadasa, UNESCO Focal Point - (far left), R.D.S.Kumararatne (Director General of Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission-third from right), Nilmini Diyabedanage- Director General of the University of Vocational Technology (second from right) and Heshani Bogollagama, Chairman of the National Craft Council (far right) look on at the ICTPDPCDSDVT Ministry.
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Doors Open for Sri Lankan Construction Companies in Africa

Sri Lankan construction companies participated at the 16th Ethio-Con International Construction Exhibition held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 24th-27th September, 2019, secured new business opportunities in the African Continent.

Doors Open for Sri Lankan Construction Companies in Africa
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AGM of Sri Lanka India Society- Oldest and largest friendship society in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka India Society (SLIS) held its Annual General Meeting on September 30, 2019 in Colombo. Patron of the Society, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu was the chief guest at the event.

AGM of Sri Lanka India Society-  Oldest and largest friendship society in Sri Lanka
AGM of Sri Lanka India Society-  Oldest and largest friendship society in Sri Lanka
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