Archive for April 10th, 2010

Sri Lanka’s General Election & its aftermath

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Shenali Waduge General elections held throughout the island for the first time devoid of LTTE presence has concluded. With 20 of the 22 district results out, the ruling UPFA has bagged 19 districts with clear margins & 60% (over 47 lakhs) of voter confidence. The main opposition for the first time securing less than 30% […]

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Post Election Reflections And Some Important Realities!

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial April 10th 2010 Yes its happening again!! The Mahinda Rajapaksha led UPFA are winning the General Election resoundingly and mowing down all opposition and easily confirming that the UPFA with its leadership is indeed regarded by a majority of voters as the one they see fit to guide the Nation towards all the aspirations and hopes they have […]

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ALUTH AVURUDDA ARRIVES IN SRI LANKA A DAY AFTER IT DOES IN U.S.

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

By Shelton Gunaratne © 2010   In Sri Lanka, the Aluth Avurudda arrives Wednesday (14 April) exactly at 6.58 a.m., according to astrologers.  Sri Lanka is in the same time zone as India, where different ethnic groups are already celebrating the same New Year under different names. Converting to Central Daylight Time, the Aluth Avurudda in […]

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MINNESOTA BUDDHIST VIHARA- ORGANIZES NEW YEAR FEST FOR SIXTH SUCESSIVE YEAR

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

The Minnesota Buddhist Vihara For the sixth successive year, the Minnesota Buddhist Vihara in Minneapolis has organized a post New Year celebration (Bak Maha Ulela) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 17.  The event will take place at the City View School Auditorium, across the Buddhist Vihara (3350, N. Fourth St., Minneapolis). […]

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The Travels of a Journalist—21-CALIFORNIA ADVENTURES: WILD WEST BEYOND GREAT DIVIDE

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

By Shelton A. Gunaratne © 2010  We””‚Yoke-Sim, Junius and I””‚enjoyed the night of camping at Lake Lundy in the idyllic foothills of the Great Divide that we decided to hang around the vicinity of the lake area for the next couple of days. Having a campfire chat while drinking hot tea with a father-and-son team […]

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Cannabis addiction: A Colossal Mental Health Problem in the Community

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. “I will not be a slave of any appetite.”   Lord Byron  Cannabis is an illicit and also a dangerous drug.  According to Police reports cannabis usage in Sri Lanka is increasing. A large number of people use cannabis day today basis in rural and urban areas. Many consider cannabis is […]

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President Rajapaksa inspects the proposed International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa along with his elder son and the Chairman of the Tharunyata Hetak movement Mr Namal Rajapaksa inspected the construction of the proposed International Cricket Stadium in Sooriyawewa at Hambantota district in the early hours of 09th  April.   The President is back on duty the day after the General Election […]

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“Have you voted for my party?” President Rajapaksa asks his countrymen

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

By Janaka Alahapperuma President Mahinda Rajapaksa is seen here having casual chats at many informal stops in towns of Kirama, Katuwana, Walasmulla, Modarawana, Beliatte, Galagama and Ranna in the Hambantota district Southern Province of Sri Lanka. He visited those towns, some are still rural villages after casting his vote at D.A.Rajapaksa Maha Vidyalaya poling station […]

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