Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana yesterday informed Parliament the Supreme Court’s determination on the Inland Revenue (Amendment) Bill. Accordingly, the Supreme Court has determined that the Inland Revenue Amendment Bill can be passed by a simple majority of the Legislature. The Supreme Court has held that neither the Bill which was challenged in the Court nor any of its provisions is inconsistent with Article 12 of the Constitution, the Speaker added. Last week, the Supreme Court concluded the deliberations of the petitions filed challenging the Inland Revenue (Amendment) Draft Bill, which was presented to Parliament by the Government.
September 06, 2023 03:32 UTC
Commissioner General of Examinations Amit Jayasundara said that 166,938 students have qualified for university admission with the results of the Advanced Level Examination 2022 (2023). The Advanced Level exam results were released yesterday (4) and the results can be checked through the official websites www.doenets.lk or www.results.exams.gov.lk. Of the 166,938 who qualified for university admission, 149,487 were school applicants while the balance 17,451 were private applicants. The Examinations Department states that 96,995 applicants who appeared for the AL Examination this year did not qualify for university admission. If only the candidates who appeared for the Advanced Level Examination 2022 (2023) want to appear for the Advanced Level Examination 2023 again, they can apply for it from September 11 to 16 through the link https://onlineexams.gov.lk/eic.
September 05, 2023 07:04 UTC
Indian Minister’s visit ‘deferred’; no reason given View(s):Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who was due in Sri Lanka yesterday, suddenly called off his visit on Friday night, with no official reason made public by either Colombo or New Delhi for the cancellation. There was little confirmation if the cancellation of the visit was connected to the Chinese vessel being granted permission. The Sunday Times learns that though the Chinese ship has been granted permission to dock in Sri Lanka, the details are yet to be worked out. These details also include which ports it will call at, the duration of the visit, and the exact work it will be engaged in while in Sri Lankan waters. The National Aquatic Research Agency has strongly supported the ship’s visit, saying its scientists hope to be engaged with the vessel’s work.
September 03, 2023 13:45 UTC
Sri Lanka take historic win against England cricket View(s): View(s):England Women slumped to their first ever defeat by Sri Lanka Women in T20s as the visitors levelled the series with an 8-wicket win at Chelmsford. England collapsed to 104 all out off 18 overs with Sri Lanka’s superb spinners taking eight of the 10 wickets. Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu then hit an entertaining 55 from 31 balls as her side reached their target with 40 balls to spare. Sri Lanka were understandably jubilant in celebration, Samarawickrama raising her arms aloft as she sealed the winning runs with a six off Kate Cross. But a relatively inexperienced England side were still heavy favourites to win all three Women’s T20s against Sri Lanka, who are significantly behind the hosts in professionalism, finances and depth of talent.
September 03, 2023 07:45 UTC
SLC belongs to the people of country — Keerthinanda cricket View(s): View(s):While it is obvious to those acquainted with the Sports Law that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) or, for that matter, any registered national sports body, is bound by the legislation, the thinking in some quarters is contradictory. It belongs to the membership,” he countered, responding to allegations that SLC misuses public funds for their personal benefits. “So the notion that Sri Lanka Cricket or any other registered sports body is a private entity is misleading,” said Panduka Keerthinanda, attorney-at-law. “Sri Lanka Cricket is registered since 1974 and no one can say it’s a private entity. Keerthinanda was instrumental drafting both doping and anti-corruption act–the first South Asian country introduce tough anti-corruption laws to tackle sports related corruptions.
September 03, 2023 06:16 UTC
Ripple, the leading blockchain company, on Friday unlocked another 1 billion XRP from escrow as part of its monthly release strategy. It allows Ripple to maintain XRP liquidity in the crypto market and help make businesses leverage XRP during cross-border transactions. However, the strategy brings a temporary downside in XRP price due to an increaseThe post Ripple Unlocks One Billion XRP, Why Is It Significant? appeared first on CoinGape. Source: coingape.com
September 01, 2023 10:04 UTC
However, interdevice synchronization remains a persistent problem in cloud gaming and the broader field of networking. Their system, called Ekho, adds inaudible white noise sequences to the game audio streamed from the cloud server. Off the clockAt the heart of interstream delay in cloud gaming is a fundamental problem in networking known as clock synchronization. He and his collaborators decided to try listening to game audio to synchronize these separate streams. "The technique could improve user experience, not just in cloud gaming but potentially in any multidevice streaming scenario."
September 01, 2023 04:06 UTC
What can be found in Starfield’s New Atlantis city? New Atlantis backgroundAs the capital city of the United Colonies, and unofficial capital of the entire Starfield universe, New Atlantis was founded in 2160, nearly 200 years before the present time. New Atlantis factionsAs one of Starfield’s most distinct locations, New Atlantis acts as the home and capital city of the United Colonies, or UC, the largest of the many Starfield factions. While that’s all we know about Starfield’s New Atlantis city so far, there’s plenty more to uncover about this ambitious settlement once your space adventure begins. We also have guides on the other Starfield cities, so take a look at the Starfield Neon city and Starfield Akila city guides for more on those.
August 31, 2023 17:02 UTC
India recently celebrated the opening of its first-ever 3D printed post office. The post office was completed in just 43 days—two days ahead of schedule—and is being heralded as a showcase of the efficiency and potential of 3D printing technology. To build the post office, a robotic 3D printer methodically placed layers of specialized concrete, resulting in a cohesive structure with no vertical joints. Unleashing 3D printing potential3D printing remains quite popular among the DIY community and tech enthusiasts, but its use cases go far beyond printing toys, cases and stands. For the former, 3D printing technology has already been used to build school buildings and churches.
August 31, 2023 04:58 UTC
Get ready to dive into the strange world of political campaigns and question… what were people thinking?! Picture this: a political party that promises to build a bridge across the Atlantic Ocean and repeal the law of gravity. They became the first political party to allow women (who were, at the time, unable to vote) as party members. 6 The Know Nothing PartyAmerica’s Forgotten Political Party: The Know-NothingsHonest does not come to mind when thinking of politicians. 3 The Pizza PartyThe Pizza Party (Political Party Campaign Ad)The Pizza Party is actually a political designation officially recognized by state election officials!
August 30, 2023 11:27 UTC
X, formerly known as Twitter, is lifting its ban on political advertising in the US. The Elon Musk-owned platform famously banished political ads back in 2019 when former CEO Jack Dorsey was still in charge. And paying to increase the reach of political speech has significant ramifications that today’s democratic infrastructure may not be prepared to handle. A spokesperson for X said in a statement:"Building on our commitment to free expression, we are going to allow political advertising." "Starting in the US, we’ll continue to apply specific policies to paid-for promoted political posts.
August 30, 2023 07:09 UTC
Educate Sri Lanka Colombo Expo 2023, the prestigious annual higher education and study abroad exhibition, is set to empower students with knowledge, inspiration, and opportunities as they seek to navigate today’s world of higher education. The event is organised by Evolution Events and Corporate Services (EECS)and will be held from 1st to 3rd September 2023 at the BMICH. The Colombo Career Expo 2023 will be held in parallel on the same days and venue. It provides a platform for students to explore higher education opportunities in various fields based on their preference. It also facilitates networking opportunities for students, allowing them to connect with professionals from various industries and explore potential internships and job opportunities.
August 29, 2023 11:53 UTC
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a global framework on cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies. “Not only crypto, but all emerging technologies need a global framework and regulations,” he replied. Emerging technologies also draws under its umbrella AI, especially as experts and authorities around the world continue to decry the possible threats it poses. According to its website, it represents roughly 85% of the global GDP, over 75% of global trade, and around two-thirds of the world’s population. The governor of the Central Bank of India has stated crypto is a “big threat” to the global financial system, along with stiff tax impositions on crypto income.
August 29, 2023 10:04 UTC
The Central Bank (CB) has issued a special circular ordering that the average lending interest rates of licensed commercial banks and financial institutions should be lowered immediately. The Central Bank states that the licensed state banks and financial institutions should maintain the lending interest rate at 13.5 percent or less. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has informed that licensed commercial banks should maintain mortgage interest rates at 18 percent and credit card interest rates at 28 percent. The Central Bank Governor expressed confidence that the commercial banks will reduce the interest rates to the maximum for lending as per the circular issued by the Central Bank. Dr. Weerasinghe pointed out that the commercial banks have already reduced the interest rates and further adjustments will be implemented starting this week.
August 28, 2023 14:59 UTC
Underlining the accelerated growth of technology, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized the importance of adopting and harmonizing these advancements globally. In a recent interaction, PM Modi took the opportunity to discuss the ever-growing realm of cryptocurrencies. Modi’s Call for Global Consensus “Hence, recognizing the rapid transformation technology undergoes, ignoring or wishing it away isn’tThe post Just In: PM Modi Champions Global Tech Rules for Cryptocurrencies appeared first on CoinGape. Source: coingape.com
August 28, 2023 08:03 UTC