I am shocked and saddened by how gullible my own people are to the manipulations of politicians and their lies. I am also shocked by the complete inability of people to read a public document instead of deciding to trust fake YouTube videos designed to spread lies. Since I took the effort to read the #MCC Agreement, I thought of summarising it for those who haven’t been bothered to do so but have an opinion on it.
*What is the MCC?*
The MCC is a US grant giving organisation set up in 2004. It’s purpose was to change the way aid was given by making the countries receiving aid to have more control over their grant and to design projects around what those countries actually need.
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Item in Daily News, 1 November 2019 …. http://www.dailynews.lk/2019/11/01/sports/201649/traditional-mcc-champion-county-match-be-played-galle
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) yesterday announced that next season’s Champion County match against Essex will be held in Sri Lanka. The traditional curtain-raiser to the new English domestic season, which dates back to 1970 in its current guise, will be played at the Galle International Stadium between 24 and 27 March 2020.
Pics by David Colin-Thome
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A Memo from Barnaby Bernardus to Chandra Fernando of ANDUREN ELIYATA, October 2019
Dear Mr Susadath/ Mr. Candra, ….. I wish to inform you that we distributed 50 solo light to Jaffna children on 21 st of August 2019. The balance 50 solo light are with us. on that we could not distribute all 100 light. Due to heavy rain most of children couldn’t come to the Jaffna event.The balance 50 children are living close to Killonichchi.
.So, we are hoping send balance 50 solo light to Brigadier Ajith Elwatha of Killinochchi Army First week of next month to distribute solo light to the children . Then he will take all photos to us after that I will send you.. Continue reading
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As the Sri Lankan cricket team embarks on a short tour of Australia, I remind one and all of a sturdy supporter from within the ranks of the cricketing world in Australia whose premature death in December 2012 was a loss to one and all. A South African who played cricket for England, Tony became Kerry Packer’s right-hand man during the revolutionary World Series cricket on the 1970s (which new generations must study) ….. and made Sydney his home.
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Vocational Training for Plantation Community in Sri Lanka on Tailoring Course – UPDATE WITH PHOTOS – LOGIE ESTATE NUWARA ELIYA DIVISIONAL SECRETARIAT
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On Saturday, Oct 19th the House of Lords debated the Brexit deal that the UK’s PM Boris Johnson had recently successfully concluded with the EU. Conservative Peer Lord Naseby, who founded the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka, joined this debate and highlighted the opportunities that Brexit offers for strengthening economic and trade relations between UK and Sri Lanka.
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