Political Uncertainty Will Undermine Economic Recovery
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Political Uncertainty Will Undermine Economic Recovery

The issue of the proposed 22nd Amendment to the constitution which cast doubt about the holding of the presidential election in view of its requirement of a referendum and focus on the length of the president’s term of office has hopefully been dealt with. In his recent speech while opening the judicial complex in Galle,…

Cabinet approval to gazette revised Online Safety Bill
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Cabinet approval to gazette revised Online Safety Bill

The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to publish the revised Online Safety Bill in the government gazette and to table it in Parliament. In line with the decision given by the Supreme Court on the draft bill on the security of online methods known as ‘Online Safety Bill’, and subsequent to being passed in…

Elon Musk likely to visit Sri Lanka next month
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Elon Musk likely to visit Sri Lanka next month

Elon Musk is likely to arrive in Sri Lanka next month to launch his Starlink satellite-based internet service in Sri Lanka, an official said yesterday. The government, earlier, gave Starlink, the satellite unit of SpaceX, preliminary approval to provide internet services there. Afterwards, the government fast-tracked the process by even amending the Telecommunications Regulatory Act…

Beyond Biden, Democrats are split over who would be next
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Beyond Biden, Democrats are split over who would be next

As Democrats churn over whether President Joe Biden should stay in the 2024 race, the party turmoil is deepening over whether his Vice President Kamala Harris is next in line for the job or if a “mini primary” should be quickly launched to choose a new nominee before the party’s August convention. Harris hit the…

Healing Society Through Cultural and Spiritual Practices After Human Rights Violations: Insights from Specialist Psychiatrist Prasad Mohotti
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Healing Society Through Cultural and Spiritual Practices After Human Rights Violations: Insights from Specialist Psychiatrist Prasad Mohotti

Matara, July 17, 2024 – During an awareness conference held under the People Unite for Justice and Accountability (PUJA) program, Specialist Psychiatrist Prasad Mohotti emphasized the crucial role of cultural and spiritual activities in healing society after serious human rights violations. He highlighted the importance of religious activities such as lighting lamps, chanting “Pirith,” Bodhi Poojas,…

Healing Society Through Cultural and Spiritual Practices After Human Rights Violations: Insights from Specialist Psychiatrist Prasad Mohotti
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Healing Society Through Cultural and Spiritual Practices After Human Rights Violations: Insights from Specialist Psychiatrist Prasad Mohotti

Matara, July 17, 2024 – During an awareness conference held under the People Unite for Justice and Accountability (PUJA) program, Specialist Psychiatrist Prasad Mohotti emphasized the crucial role of cultural and spiritual activities in healing society after serious human rights violations. He highlighted the importance of religious activities such as lighting lamps, chanting “Pirith,” Bodhi…

META – REAL | Chandraguptha Thenuwara – Exhibitions
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META – REAL | Chandraguptha Thenuwara – Exhibitions

Saskia Fernando Gallery is pleased to present Chandraguptha Thenuwara’s annual memorial exhibition, Meta-Real. Acting as a bridge between the past and the present, Meta-Real offers a distant contemplation of the socio-political developments of the nation since the 1980s. Coinciding with the anniversary of the 1983 Anti-Tamil pogrom on July 23rd, the exhibition continues the artist’s…

UNESCO Director-General arrives in Sri Lanka
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UNESCO Director-General arrives in Sri Lanka

The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Audrey Azoulay, has arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday. The Director-General of UNESCO, accompanied by a delegation, reached the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake this morning (16). She is visiting the island on an invitation from the Government of Sri Lanka. During…

Common Candidate Excites Popular Imagination
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Common Candidate Excites Popular Imagination

The question mark that hangs over the presidential election due in October this year is not going away. The answer to it keeps getting put off. The latest is the government’s proposed constitutional amendment to eliminate ambiguity in the term of the president from six to five years. The Supreme Court has thrice affirmed the…