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Tuesday, 15 October 2019

headlines
  • Ampara hospital of Sri Lanka wins quality awards again - ‍Ampara hospital has won National Quality Awards of 2018 for the performance in healthcare provision. The award will be given this evening at Nelum Pokuna theater by President Maithripala Sirisena. Ampara hospital is equipped with modern facilities such as CT scanners and about 700 beds, a staff of over 1100...
  • Mainstream Buddhist monks are to be stern on the sect that say Buddha was born in Sri Lanka - Ideology conflicts are arisen between Buddhist fundamentalists who became popular by promoting that Buddha was born in Sri Lanka and the Buddhist monks of the main stream. This ideology is promoted by Rev. Meewanapalane Siri Dharmalankara Thero. He and his followers reject historical evidence as conspiracy theories of West and...
  • World frowns at Sri Lanka’s new Army chief - World media frowned at appointing Lt. General Shavendra Silva as the Commander of Sri Lanka Army due to war crime allegations against him during the last stage of war with Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE). However, Silva is considered a war hero by the majority Sinhala community of the...
  • Sri Lankan transgender person wishes to elect to parliament - Adapted from an International Planned Parenthood Federation Blog Sakuni is 36-year-old transgender woman from Sri Lanka. A transgender activist, she speaks passionately about the situation facing transgender people in Sri Lanka and her work with the National Transgender Network of Sri Lanka (NTNSL).  Sakuni was born with both male and...
  • 10 UN special procedures mandate holders visit Sri Lanka in last 4 years - The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Ahmed Shaheed is the 10th special procedures mandate holder to the country in the past four years under the current government. At a courtesy call by the Special Rapporteur, Minister of Foreign Affairs Thilak Marapana said that the Government’s policy...