Tag: Kandy district

State of Emergency

State of Emergency lifted

President Maithripala Sirisena has signed the gazette notification lifting the State of Emergency imposed due to the unrest in the Kandy District recently. The gazette was issued by the Secretary to the President on the orders of the Head of State. The gazette read, Maithripala Sirisena as the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

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Social Media

Social Media: The new front in Media Freedom

As the violence that affected parts of the Kandy District quietly moves into the history of ethno-religious confrontation in the country, society is faced with a new situation and issue of considerable importance that arose from the violence of recent days. It is the issue of handling Social Media, which brings a whole new area of the freedom of expression

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Compensation service

Mobile compensation service in Kandy

A special mobile service will be in place to provide compensation to individuals and establishments that were affected during the recent unrest in the Kandy District. The mobile service gets underway on the advice of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Accordingly the programme will be held at the Kandy District Secretariat. The Prime Minister’s

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Togetherness in tatters

It is an interesting phenomenon in Sri Lanka that the very same people who bristle at the very suggestion of deficiencies in the Sri Lankan State and most vehemently argue against the need for either state reform or reconciliation, that through their uncivilized and indeed illegal actions, make the strongest case for both the urgent need for reforms and

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