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By Sanjaya Jayasekera The Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement (NIICE), a Kathmandu based think-tank has joined the bandwagon of lies and slanders in rationalizing the Zionist genocide in Gaza against Palestinian people, and is sponsoring war mongers in its public platforms. On October 31, NIICE had invited former Prime Minister

This column profiles the significant events that took place, particularly in Sri Lanka, during this week from July 10 -16, 5, 10, 15 and 20 years ago today.  July 10 - 16, 2018 (5 Years Ago) No-Confidence motion against PM Wickremesinghe On July 11, 2018, a no-confidence motion was brought against Prime Minister

This article by J.M.Sudharmawathei has been published in Humanities and Social Science Review in 2017. The article is reproduced here because of the academic and historical significance of the proposition it highlights - that ancient Ceylon was not an isolated island depending upon agriculture as popularly known in history books,