dailymirror.lk http://dailymirror.lk/RSS_Feeds/opinion The only Sri Lankan newspaper with round the clock news updates - Dailymirror Online Edition en-us rangazone.r@gmail.com Copyright 2017 Tabs for students and teachers did successful bidder violate tenderprocedure? http://www.dailymirror.lk/142222/Tabs-for-students-and-teachers-did-successful-bidder-violate-tenderprocedure- http://www.dailymirror.lk/142222/Tabs-for-students-and-teachers-did-successful-bidder-violate-tenderprocedure- High officials at the Ministry of Education are alleged to have been involved in awarding a tender to a bidder to purchase computer tabs despite the bidder not meeting the tender requirements at the time the tender was opened. 

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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:27:36 +0000
Jerusalem: Let’s rebuild it on the principles of justice http://www.dailymirror.lk/142214/Jerusalem-Let-s-rebuild-it-on-the-principles-of-justice http://www.dailymirror.lk/142214/Jerusalem-Let-s-rebuild-it-on-the-principles-of-justice Warning: This article may contain ideas that religiously sensitive readers may find disturbing, despite efforts to keep the article balanced.

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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:58 +0000
Whoever wins, let the polls be free and fair http://www.dailymirror.lk/142215/Whoever-wins-let-the-polls-be-free-and-fair http://www.dailymirror.lk/142215/Whoever-wins-let-the-polls-be-free-and-fair Nominations were closed at noon yesterday for the long delayed elections to 92 local councils. For the 248 other councils, nominations will be received from December 18 to 21.

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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:39 +0000
‘JVP agreeable to Provincial Councils system with modifications’ http://www.dailymirror.lk/142221/-JVP-agreeable-to-Provincial-Councils-system-with-modifications- http://www.dailymirror.lk/142221/-JVP-agreeable-to-Provincial-Councils-system-with-modifications- JVP MP Vijitha Herath in an interview with Daily Mirror spoke about the current political situation in the country and his party’s novel way of approaching issues at hand. Following are excerpts of the interview done with Herath. 

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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:35 +0000
LG Elections For better local planning NOT for power play http://www.dailymirror.lk/142219/LG-Elections-For-better-local-planning-NOT-for-power-play http://www.dailymirror.lk/142219/LG-Elections-For-better-local-planning-NOT-for-power-play Nominations for Local Government (LG) elections have been set for Monday, December 18 to Thursday, December 21. Before delimitations and carving out of new Wards and LG bodies, 335 LG bodies had 4,116 Councillors elected.

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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:13 +0000
Will Wimal survive this time? http://www.dailymirror.lk/142220/Will-Wimal-survive-this-time- http://www.dailymirror.lk/142220/Will-Wimal-survive-this-time- Even being a strong loyalist of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa has unusually taken a backseat at a time when his boss and mentor is going to face an election, the results of which might turn out to be a trendsetter.

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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000
60th Anniversary of Sri Bodhiraja Dhamma School http://www.dailymirror.lk/142183/-th-Anniversary-of-Sri-Bodhiraja-Dhamma-School http://www.dailymirror.lk/142183/-th-Anniversary-of-Sri-Bodhiraja-Dhamma-School

During colonial rule in Ceylon, Buddhists and the Sasana suffered due to heightened activity by Missionaries. It’s in this backdrop that an attempt was made by foreign and local Buddhist intellectuals to embark on a campaign to establish Dhamma Schools for 

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:54:11 +0000
Sole eyewitness recounts 1974 aircraft crash http://www.dailymirror.lk/142182/Sole-eyewitness-recounts-aircraft-crash http://www.dailymirror.lk/142182/Sole-eyewitness-recounts-aircraft-crash

R. M. Ranaweera who saw with his naked eyes the crash of the Indonesian owned Maritinnair aircraft on 4th December 1974 over the Seven Virgins Mountain range 

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:49:17 +0000
Will elephant obscure betel leaf; making ‘Pohottuwa’ Govt’s dominant rival? http://www.dailymirror.lk/142178/Will-elephant-obscure-betel-leaf-making-Pohottuwa-Govt-s-dominant-rival- http://www.dailymirror.lk/142178/Will-elephant-obscure-betel-leaf-making-Pohottuwa-Govt-s-dominant-rival-

It is timely to consider Elections, politics and Legislators in pre-independence Ceylon as elections of one sort or another appear to have become a way of life in this country. Sri Lankan people hate postponement of elections—history records that every time an 

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:20:25 +0000
Pollution is the greatest enemy of GREEN ECONOMY http://www.dailymirror.lk/142177/Pollution-is-the-greatest-enemy-of-GREEN-ECONOMY http://www.dailymirror.lk/142177/Pollution-is-the-greatest-enemy-of-GREEN-ECONOMY

Green Economy is a subject being talked about all over the globe. What is Green Economy has to be understood before debating about it. Most educated are aware of it and those not educated about Green Economy have to be educated. Getting on to 

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:14:06 +0000
(Pick)pocketing the Town Hall http://www.dailymirror.lk/142176/-Pick-pocketing-the-Town-Hall http://www.dailymirror.lk/142176/-Pick-pocketing-the-Town-Hall

Local government elections are typically held immediately after a major election. What typically happens is that the party winning the latter sweeps the former. In this sense the 

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:09:43 +0000
Only a tantrum away from a nuclear catastrophe http://www.dailymirror.lk/142175/Only-a-tantrum-away-from-a-nuclear-catastrophe http://www.dailymirror.lk/142175/Only-a-tantrum-away-from-a-nuclear-catastrophe

With the dangerously unpredictable United States President Donald Trump plunging the world closer to nuclear war in the Korean Peninsula and in the volatile Middle East, last Sunday’s warning by the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winner needs to be seriously reflected 

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:31 +0000
Constituents should prevail upon their MPs http://www.dailymirror.lk/142174/Constituents-should-prevail-upon-their-MPs- http://www.dailymirror.lk/142174/Constituents-should-prevail-upon-their-MPs-

Dr. Anula Wijesundere, a consultant physician involved with the work of the Nationalist Movement in Sri Lanka, speaks about the constitution making process, women’s rights and the impact of the price reduction of beer as proposed in the Budget. She is the 

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:26 +0000
Shedding the war mentality: Are we capable of it? http://www.dailymirror.lk/142068/Shedding-the-war-mentality-Are-we-capable-of-it- http://www.dailymirror.lk/142068/Shedding-the-war-mentality-Are-we-capable-of-it-

The war mentality represents an unfortunate confluence of ignorance, fear, prejudice, and profit. - Gabor Mate`

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:15:47 +0000
Don’t import teachers; Recruit Tamil-speaking unemployed graduates http://www.dailymirror.lk/142067/Don-t-import-teachers-Recruit-Tamil-speaking-unemployed-graduates http://www.dailymirror.lk/142067/Don-t-import-teachers-Recruit-Tamil-speaking-unemployed-graduates

During the height of the war, the Tamil medium schools in the Central Province were filled with teachers from Jaffna or rather the Northern Province.   The Northern Tamil teachers dropped their pride, set aside the Sri Lankan Tamil-Indian Tamil divisions and 

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:09:24 +0000
REVISITING CALHOUN: DEATH BY CONGESTION http://www.dailymirror.lk/142066/REVISITING-CALHOUN-DEATH-BY-CONGESTION http://www.dailymirror.lk/142066/REVISITING-CALHOUN-DEATH-BY-CONGESTION

Congestion is something we take for granted these days. So much so that we cannot now imagine a world without it. Even a casual glance will show us that we live overcrowded lives. Drowning in a thick soup of human beings, vehicles, buildings, 

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:03:24 +0000
If the Rajapaksas were in power the people would be eating grass http://www.dailymirror.lk/142064/If-the-Rajapaksas-were-in-power-the-people-would-be-eating-grass http://www.dailymirror.lk/142064/If-the-Rajapaksas-were-in-power-the-people-would-be-eating-grass

Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife and Minister of Buddhasasana Gamini Jayawickrama Perera in an interview with Lankadeepa aired his views on the present 

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:55 +0000
“OBATA PUTHE MAGAK NATHE” STORY OF A FAILED SOCIETY http://www.dailymirror.lk/142065/-OBATA-PUTHE-MAGAK-NATHE-STORY-OF-A-FAILED-SOCIETY http://www.dailymirror.lk/142065/-OBATA-PUTHE-MAGAK-NATHE-STORY-OF-A-FAILED-SOCIETY

People - blame themselves in back peddling a lost leadership back to power. Think before you act stupidly - realize the folly in creating a situation of having no foreseeable future for the country you truly love: to whatever denomination you may belong - desire 

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:32 +0000
Statement from Lord Naseby Sends detailed evidence to United Nations including Gash Despatches http://www.dailymirror.lk/142022/Statement-from-Lord-Naseby-Sends-detailed-evidence-to-United-Nations-including-Gash-Despatches- http://www.dailymirror.lk/142022/Statement-from-Lord-Naseby-Sends-detailed-evidence-to-United-Nations-including-Gash-Despatches- Lord Naseby wishes to state the following with regard to the response attributed to the British High Commission in Colombo following a query raised by the Sri Lankan newspaper ‘The Island’, published on 6 December 2017 under the headline ‘Naseby’s call doesn’t reflect UK’s stand- HC’.

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:29:08 +0000
Nepal’s new Left Govt.’s Tasks cut out http://www.dailymirror.lk/142021/Nepal-s-new-Left-Govt-s-Tasks-cut-out- http://www.dailymirror.lk/142021/Nepal-s-new-Left-Govt-s-Tasks-cut-out- Tentative results of the Nepalese Parliamentary elections suggest a massive victory for the Left Alliance comprising the Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist Leninist) led by Khadga Prasad Oli, and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda.

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:22:25 +0000