Socialism and waste management “Garbage, in its "worthless" state, is the primary fuel for creativity.”― Yusuf A. LeingeSome say politics is dirty. Is it really so? But I think dirt is also politics. Why?People who live in Colombo and who visit Colombo daily dump 750 tons of garbage every day. Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) relieves the burden of garbage at Meethotamulla where you can ...

* Sri Lanka's former President vows to change the rule before long Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa vowed on May 22nd that he would change the system soon."We shall change this. Before long, we shall change," he said to a violently cheering crowd in the Buddhist temple.He said this addressing religious function held in Mahawapi temple in Ampara in the Eastern Province.The former President highlighted in his speech that those who ...

* Charred body recovered near Colombo Athurugiriya police recovered a dead body which was being transported illegally in a van.The body was half burnt when it was arrested by police.The body is believed to be of a 40 year old man of Galle. The man has reportedly been tortured and killed.The van, the driver and another person has been arrested.Share this article

* Foul play suspected in resignation of Commissioner of Bribery in Sri Lanka Sources close to the Bribery or Corruption Investigation Commission of Sri Lanka say that the resignation of Commissioner Keerthi Wimalachandra may be aimed at disrupting the functioning of the Commission.Retired judge of the Court of Appeal Keerthi Wimalachandra resigned on May 15th citing personal reasons, the same day the Speaker of the parliament endorsed the 19th amendment.Under the 19th amendment, ...

* Sri Lanka's elderly politician Vasudewa speaks filthy words in parliament Sri Lanka's veteran leftist and leader of Democratic Left Front Vasudewa Nanayakkara used filthy Sinhala language words in parliament to blame Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe.Vasudewa called the Prime Minister 'Pakaya.'Pakaya in Sinhala language is similar to fucker.However, the word literally meant fruit in old Sinhala literature.Seventy-six years old Vasudewa Nanayakkara is a former Minister of National Languages.Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa warned ...

*Are racist elements behind mob violence in Jaffna? The victim The mob violence seen in Jaffna when the suspects of raping a 17-year old school girl of Kaits were produced in court indicate the depth of tension that prevails in the northern society.The rape was not connected to military and police arrested the suspects and produced them in court. The investigation did not appear flawed. Then what was ...

* New political front in the formation in Sri Lanka under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena Sri Lanka's political sources say that preliminary discussions are underway to form a broader political alliance aiming the upcoming general election.Sources say that a number of political parties which were in the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) would join the new alliance.The new alliance is likely to be build up against the political front being built up by former President ...

Mahinda Rajapaksa to form New Sri Lanka Freedom Party Mahinda Rajapaksa campaign politician Wimal Weerawansa's website Lanka C News reported today that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa would form a new political party as New Sri Lanka Freedom Party.The symbol of the new party is Wee Karala (pod of rice).The website reported that about 100 MPs of present parliament have agreed to contest under the new party.Share this article

* Sri Lanka's powerful Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) split Sri Lanka's powerful doctors' union Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) has split.A specialist doctors' association has been restructured and the union held its first media briefing today.The secretary of the union is Ravi Dayasena. Chairman is D.J.N. Rathnasena.The Chairman said that the union was preparing a list of names of specialist doctors.Share this article

* Sri Lanka's Mahinda camp polico's wives accused of forging national identity cards MP Wimal Weerawansa, a leader of Mahinda Rajapaksa camp of Sri Lanka will be summoned by Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for interrogation.He is to be questioned about his wife's use of forged national identity card and passport. She had a diplomatic passport also in her possession.CID informed court yesterday that Shashi Weerawansa's national identity cards and passports were erroneous.CID has ...

* Is online applying for university entrance fair in Sri Lanka? University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka has introduced an online application process for university entrance for the first time in the history.The application process included submitting data and uploading a scanned soft copy of the national identity card of the student.The student must fill all the entries online and take a printout. After that, the application must be endorsed by ...

* Why do people love TV pranks? Pranks are a major part of the schedules of profit seeking commercial TV stations.Sri Lankan actor Mihira Sirithilaka was once a victim of this kind of foolish prank by a local TV channel.Recently, one such TV station performed an inhuman prank with an underage girl. The story was described by BBC like this.A Mother's Day prank on Cambodian TV has ...

* Sri Lanka's former Education Minister Bandula Gunawardana's piano deal urged to be probed Ceylon Teachers' Union complained to the Ministry of Education to probe the way the former Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardana offered pianos belonged to the Ministry to a private nursery network.Three thousand pianos were offered to the Ministry of Education by the Korean government.Minister Bandula Gunawardana has given 35 pianos to Carlton pre-school network, a private entity run by Shiranthi ...

* Sri Lankan wildlife authorities dig Buddhist temple land to find the remains of slain elephant calves The photo shows wildlife authorities of Wri Lanka are digging the soil in the premises of Buddhist temple Vipassanaramaya in Maharagama to find the remains of killed wild elephant calves.Sri Lanka's famous elephant calf thief Ali Roshan has allegedly hidden some elephant calves in this temple. Allegedly, the elephant calves were buried here after they died due to ill treatments ...

* Sri Lankan magistrate surrenders illegally kept wild elephant Additional Magistrate of Colombo Thilina Gamage, who has allegedly kept a wild elephant cub in illegal captivity violating wildlife ordnance, handed over the elephant calf to the Wildlife Department office of Battaramulla yesterday.Director General of Wildlife H.D. Rathnayaka said that the magistrate had no legal permit to keep the elephant.A number of persons who kept captured wild elephants in their ...

* Multi million rupee tsunami housing fraud for which Lalith Weerathunga and Tiran Alles are being questioned By Sonali Samarasinghe (Cross posted from Sunday Leader July 08, 2007)Damning evidence of the government's secret deal with the LTTE has now surfaced, revealing President Mahinda Rajapakse granted unsolicited multi million rupee bogus housing projects to the Tigers to allegedly facilitate the transfer of money under the deal.The bogus projects were being given to the Wanni even as a water ...

Two employees of Walallawita Pradeshiya Sabha were arrested today by police as they were transporting an electrical generator belonged to the local government illegally to be used in a ceremony held under the patronage of former President Mahinda Rajapaksha.The generator was being transported to a temple of Pelawaththa in Kalutara district. Mahinda Rajapaksha is to attend a ceremony in the ...

* Ex-employee of Sri Lanka's Avant Garde Maritime Security Company accuses Gotabaya Rajapaksha of selling arms to terrorists Udaya Disanayaka, an ex-employee of Avant Garde Maritime Security Company which is under probe now, lodged a complaint in CID today against the company regarding international illegal arms trade.Udaya Disanayaka claimed he had worked in Kenya as an operations manager of Avant Garde. He accused the company of violating laws pertaining to firearms, foreign exchange, labour, immigration and emigration.He directly ...

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