Archive for April, 2012

Does Sri Lanka need India to run Sri Lanka?

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Shenali Waduge To be called sovereign is not enough as a country must be steered by elected natives of that sovereign country and not those remote controlling from overseas. Nevertheless, to our horror we are discovering daily that our sovereignty is being compromised and our hard won victory over terrorism and the sacrifices made towards […]

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What India denied Sikhs India will deny Tamil Nadu and Tamil Eelaam

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Shenali Waduge India’s problems are many though it hides behind a claim that it is a country united in diversity. As a sovereign country, it is not our concern how India runs its country or treats its people. Naturally, we expect India to respect Sri Lanka’s sovereign status as well. Nevertheless, the issue of Tamil […]

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Dambulla Protests and Insult to Buddhism

Monday, April 30th, 2012

anuradhini All Sri Lanka patriots should ponder over aftermaths of  the Dambulla Mosque incident. First of all it is worthy of mentioning that there was a rumor spreading in foreign lands that a mosque has been demolished or burnt down by a mob attack lead by Buddhist priests. Such rumors have surely been purposefully alighted […]

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Stop funding Dr. JJ’s Medical Bills

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Malin Abeyatunge It was reported in the print media that at the request of Ranil Wickremasinghe President Rajapaksa has agreed to foot Dr. Jayalath Jayawardena’s (Dr.JJ) medical bills from the President’s Fund. President Fund comprises funds collected from the public to help the needy and not the President’s private property. There are more deserving cases […]

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FOR TWO JAFFNA PEOPLE FOREIGN DREAM ENDS UP IN A KERALA HOSPITAL AND A POLICE JAIL

Monday, April 30th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana When Dhanapala Sinham and Sreedasan from Jaffna arrived in the beautiful Kerala city of Kollam , police think, they had some reason to be silent and not talk much: They were there illegally and suspected to be smuggled into the country by human trafficking racketeers. Since they could not answer questions in […]

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“ICT for diplomacy in the 21st century information society” – Speech by Mr. Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Executive Director LKIIRSS. 26th April 2012.

Monday, April 30th, 2012

X International Seminar on Foreign Relations ISRI 2012. Havana,Cuba. Distinguished guests, students,ladies and gentleman. It is with great pride I present this paper to your prestigious institute ISRI. This is the first time arepresentative from the National think tank of Sri Lanka, Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations & Strategic Studies has presented a paper […]

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ජනඅරගල ව්‍යාපාරය පිළිබද සැබෑව හා මුලාව

Monday, April 30th, 2012

ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ “ƒÆ’‚ ¶» ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ “ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶ºƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶± ƒÆ’‚ ¶¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶± ƒÆ’‚ ¶”‚¦ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ¶½ ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ “ƒÆ’‚ ¶ºƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ¶ºƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ¶”‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶·ƒÆ’‚ ¶º ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ ƒÆ’‚ ¶”‚¹ƒÆ’‚ ¶­ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ¶­ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ ƒÆ’‚ ¶”‚ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ¶”‚¦ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ¶ºƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶§ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ƒÆ’‚ ·”…¾ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ¶§ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·”…” ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶¢ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ƒÆ’‚ ·”…” ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ·”…¡ƒÆ’‚ ¶º ƒÆ’‚ ¶”‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶· ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶º. ƒÆ’‚ ¶”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ·”…¡ ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ·”…¾ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ¶­ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ƒÆ’‚ ·”…” ƒÆ’‚ ¶”‚ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚¦ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶¶ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚¦ ƒÆ’‚ ¶ºƒÆ’‚ ¶®ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶®ƒÆ’‚ ¶º ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚¦ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ¶«ƒÆ’‚ ¶º ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ·”…”ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ¶§ ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ·”…¾ƒÆ’‚ ¶­ ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶§ƒÆ’‚ ·”…¾ƒÆ’‚ ¶± ƒÆ’‚ ¶­ƒÆ’‚ ¶¶ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘. ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·”…¾ƒÆ’‚ · ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ƒÆ’‚ ·”…”ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ¶¢ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶½ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ¶º ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ¶ ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ¶º ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ¶§ ƒÆ’‚ ·”…¾ƒÆ’‚ · ƒÆ’‚ ¶”‚ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ¶­ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ ƒÆ’‚ ¶ºƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶± ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ·”…¾ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚¦ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ·”…”ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ¶§ ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ƒÆ’‚ ·”…¾ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ¶± ƒÆ’‚ ¶½ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ¶¢ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶”…¡ƒÆ’‚ ¶°ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶± ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶½ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ¶º ƒÆ’‚ ¶­ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ · ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·”…”ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ […]

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Ideal Spirit of Building and Populating Mosques

Monday, April 30th, 2012

By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Sri Lanka.  (Given below is an excerpt the Friday Sermon of Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Supreme Head of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam, delivered on 27th April 2012 at “ƒ”¹…”Bait ul Amaan’, Manchester, U.K., gave a discourse on the ideal spirit of building and […]

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Dambulla incident – We Need Rule of Justice & Equality to prevail … not the Laws of the Jungle .

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

niyas abbas – ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ·”-ƒÆ’‚ ¶¢ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ “ƒÆ’‚ ¶º ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶©ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶½ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶½ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ¶¤ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶¤ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶½ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ·”…¾ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ writes these beautiful truths ….. ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶­ƒÆ’‚ ¶­ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ƒÆ’‚ ¶¹ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ƒÆ’‚ ¶½ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶½ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ƒÆ’‚ ·”…” ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ¶½ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶ºƒÆ’‚ ¶½ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ “â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶½ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶½ƒÆ’‚ ¶¥ƒÆ’‚ ¶ºƒÆ’‚ · ƒÆ’‚ ¶”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ·”…¾ƒÆ’‚ ¶¬ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ·”…” ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶§ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶ºƒÆ’‚ ·”…¾. ƒÆ’‚ ¶”‘ƒÆ’‚ ·”…¾ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ƒÆ’‚ ·”…” ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ “ƒÆ’‚ ·”…¡ ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ “ƒÆ’‚ ·”…¡ ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶ºƒÆ’‚ ¶½ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ ƒÆ’‚ ¶”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ · ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ·”…” ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶§ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶ºƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶”…¡ƒÆ’‚ ·”…¾ƒÆ’‚ ¶½ ƒÆ’‚ ¶¶ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¾ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶°ƒÆ’‚ ¶ºƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ¶”‚¦ƒÆ’‚ ¶ºƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶­ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶º ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ¶”‚¦ƒÆ’‚ ¶·ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶ºƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…- ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ¶§ƒÆ’‚ ¶º. ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ¶± ƒÆ’‚ ¶¯ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶½ƒÆ’‚ ¶± ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ “ƒÆ’‚ ·”…¡ƒÆ’‚ ¶º ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶ºƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ¶º ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚¦ƒÆ’‚ ¶­ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶ºƒÆ’‚ ¶½ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ “â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶½ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶­ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ ƒÆ’‚ ¶”‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ¶¸ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶­ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ¶»ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ¶”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ·”…¾ƒÆ’‚ ¶¬ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ·”…” ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ” -â„¢ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶§ƒÆ’‚ ·”‘ƒÆ’‚ ¶ºƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ƒÆ’‚ ¶º. ƒÆ’‚ ¶”‚ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒÆ’‚ ·”‚ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚¡ ƒÆ’‚ ¶´ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒÆ’‚ ¶­ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚ ƒÆ’‚ ¶­ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ¢-¾‚¢ƒÆ’‚ ¶±ƒÆ’‚ ·ƒ…‚  ƒÆ’‚ ¶”‘ […]

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Sense over nonsense in Dambulla

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Courtesy Lakbima Editorial What’s called for in the immediate term in the Dambulla mosque brouhaha is for the top level leadership of the government to issue a statement reassuring the Muslim community of the Dambulla sacred area environs that their constitutional right to practice the religion of their choice will not be traduced “”…” and […]

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What a joke of an Editorial?

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Seyed Moulana If the govt had taken “swift steps” why are stalwarts like Gov. Mowlana, Rauff Hakim and Hon. Fowzie et al conveying disappointment? Wrong signals have already been sent although the Observer speaks in the future tense! ISOLATED INCIDENTS CAN SEND WRONG SIGNALS-The  Observer Editorial   The tense situation that erupted in Dambulla over […]

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COUNCIL KEEPS ITS “PRAYER”IN BRITAIN BUT DROPS “GOD” FROM IT

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

By  Walter Jayawardhana In Britain, an old bastion of Christian heritage there had been a widely accepted practice of starting public meetings by saying prayers until secularist campaigners protested  sometimes even by challenging the authorities in courts of law. Eventually some local government bodies dropped the practice altogether. But when three councilors in Gloucestershire,  who […]

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Impact of Buddhist Culture on Sri Lanka: Past and Present

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

By Ven. Dr. M. Dhammajothi Senior Lecturer, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Colombo, Sri-Lanka Courtesy: Voice of Longquan Background Information  Though Sri Lanka is now usually described as a multi-religious and multi-national country, for over two millenniums it has been predominantly a uni-religious, uni- national country. The national identity of the people has been designated […]

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SRI LANKA REJECTS INDIAN OFFER TO UPGRADE SAPUGASKANDA OIL REFINERY

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana      Chinese news agency Xinhua reported Sri Lanka has refused to accept an Indian offer to upgrade a refinery that is built to refine only Iranian oil, a minister said Sunday. Petroleum Minister Susil Premjayantha said the offer to upgrade the Sapugaskanda oil refinery had come from the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) but […]

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Third World Buddhist Forum closes in Hong Kong

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Courtesy:  China Daily  HONG KONG – The Third World Buddhist Forum wrapped up Friday in Hong Kong with messages of hope to create a harmonious world from leading Buddhist figures. Around 1,000 representatives from home and abroad attended the forum, including Buddhist leaders from different countries, well known Buddhist scholars, as well as individuals who […]

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PRESIDENT’S FUND TO TAKE CARE OF DR. JAYALATH JAYAWARDENA’S SURGERY IN LONDON

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana United National Party leader Ranil Wickramasinghe has been able to obtain financial help from President  Mahinda Rajapaksa to pay the medical bills for Dr.Jayalath Jayawardena who suddenly took ill at a London air port. The former Minister and senior opposition parliamentarian was found unconscious while travelling there and later admitted to East […]

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HELLO THIS IS SUSHMA CALLING AM AARR WHAT IS THIS 13A?

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

By Stanley Perera-Kandy Hello Am Aarr, this is Sush calling from New Delhi.  Yes Sush I am MR speaking from the top of the Temple Trees.  I am so thankful to you Am Arr for the wonderful time you gave me.  That’s OK Sush, that’s the way I am to all the ladies.  Ladies first […]

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German Dharmaduta Society elects new Office Bearers

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Senaka Weeraratna ( Hony. Secretary) The German Dharmaduta Society, which was founded by Asoka Weeraratna (Ven Mitirigala Dhammanisanthi Thero) in 1952, to propagate Buddhism and establish the Buddha Sasana in Germany and other Western countries, elected its new office bearers and committee members, unanimously for a period of three years at its Annual General Meeting […]

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CUBA MAKES ASTHMA DRUG FROM BANANA PEELS

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana Havana which has made many medical feats for a small country has manufactured a very effective drug for asthma Cuba’s Prensa Latina News Service reported. A pharmaceutical Lab has demonstrated “a highly effective” meeical product made from banana peel the Cuban news agency has reported. Jorge Luis Martinez and Yudit Rodriguez, executives […]

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COW KILLS TIGER IN TAMIL NADU

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

By Walter Jayawardhana There had been many reported incidents where the majestic tiger had been killed by animals of lesser stature especially when it comes to the saving of off springs. In addition to the motherly instinct in the incident reported  last Saturday  the ferocious tiger was already injured in an earlier fight in the […]

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Statement re 13th Amendment should come from GL,We have to tell the people what we’ll do… not India-– Basil

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

By Namini Wijedasa Courtesy Lakbimanews     Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa who is once again playing a central role in directing India-Sri Lanka relations, last week refused to clarify whether President Rajapaksa had promised a visiting Indian delegation to implement the 13th Amendment in full.    Excerpts from the interview: How healthy are India-Sri Lanka […]

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Officials meet UN advisor on `cluster bomb’ story Never used or acquired such material says army commander

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island In the wake of the senior UN official in charge of mine clearing operations carried out by NGOs alleging that unexploded cluster munitions had been found in the Vanni east recently, the GoSL has challenged the agency to furnish evidence to support the latest allegation directed at Sri Lanka. […]

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CANADIAN CAPERS AND AUSSIE MANIPULATIONS

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Courtesy Lakbimanews As the days pass and it gets closer to the Commonwealth Summit or CHOGM as it is known in bureaucratic shorthand, due to be held in Sri Lanka next year it is inevitable that the “White Commonwealth” will employ every ruse possible to provide the excuse for its leaders to keep away from […]

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A Revamped Defence Posture vital for the survival of Sri Lanka in the turbulent years ahead

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

R Chandrasoma The commonly received wisdom in our country is that our current difficulties are largely due to the want of a “ƒ”¹…”fair deal “ƒ”¹…” for the minorities – a “ƒ”¹…”political solution’ that will assuage the (supposed) hurts and discontents of the non-Sinhala folk living in Sri Lanka. While factually dubious, it is a supposition […]

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OPEN LETTER TO R.SAMPANTHAN-WHAT DID KRISHNA AND SUSHMA TELL YOU?

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

By Stanley Perera-kandy My dear Sampanthan, When Indian Minister Krishna visited Sri Lanka what did he tell you Sampanthan? Last week when Indian opposition leader Sushma visited Sri Lanka with a parliamentary delegation, what did Sushma tell you Sampanthan? Didn’t Krishna and Sushma both tell you to go to PSC? When Both Krishna and Sushma […]

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AN APPLICATION UNDER THE SIXTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

SINHALA JATHIKA PERAMUNA The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka was enacted in August 1983.  The Article 157A(2) states the following; 157A (2). No political party or other association or organization shall have as one of its aims or objectives the establishment of a separate state within the territories of Sri Lanka. Many […]

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Henry and Cyril Talalla – Remembered as Heroes for their exploits in World War 2

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Sumanananda Premseri Dear Venerables and Friends, In Malaysia, today marks the end of the month long Sinhala Avuruddha celebrations with the last event being the Sinhala Avuruddha Show at the Buddhist Maha Vihara Brickfields. The month long Avuruddha programs were organized by the Sasana Abhiwurdhi Wardhana Society, the Siri Jayanthi Association, the Malaysian Sinhalese Association and the Sri […]

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The Role of Arts and Culture in Reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Friday, April 27th, 2012

By Iromi Dharmawardhane-(Eurasia Review) (Born in Prague, growing up in Cairo, Washington, D.C., and Colombo, Iromi Dharmawardhane is a Sri Lankan researcher with a global orientation.) War tears us apart. Needless to say, seeing and experiencing – or committing – violence and injustice every waking day, for long years of our life, will take an […]

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The Resolution Against Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council: Did the U.S. Go Too Far?

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Don Wijewardana[1] In March, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed a United States sponsored resolution pressing the Sri Lankan government to investigate alleged human rights violations during the final stages of the war with the terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement immediately after, […]

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VILLAGE SKETCH—13, TESTING REAL LIFE ON A BIKE

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Arcadius A sense of modest pride overwhelms me when I recall how I learnt to ride a bicycle. I was just 9 years old then. I was a student in the fifth grade of the town English school. Though small both in years and size, I was rather big in my aspirations. I longed to […]

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