Archive for December, 2012

Black-coats can’t make Chief Justice lily white

Monday, December 31st, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala The raging public discourse on the charges levelled against the Chief Justice, Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake is wrapped mostly in legal, constitutional, political and moral principles. The legal luminaries who have defended her have studiously skipped the charges and focused essentially on issues like the legality of the Parliamentary Select Committee to […]

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We’ve Lost Our Beloved Cricketing Ambassador And The World Has Lost A Cricketing Legend

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Top Spin By Suni Jan.1st 2013   “We’ve lost you dear friend but your memory will be etched in our hearts and minds forever. May God Grant You Eternal Rest!”   Tony Greig, the South African-born captain of England one of the most colourful of cricketers the world has ever known in recent times passed […]

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‘HOW CJ MISLED PSC ON TRILLIUM’

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Sandasen MARASINGHE Courtesy The Daily News * Conceals SC terms in the purchase of Trillium house * Money paid in cash although PSC was told, by cheques … The submissions made by Chief Justice Dr.Shirani Bandaranayake before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) relating to the purchase of a house from Trillium Residencies was totally contrary […]

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CJ’s Saga – A Woman’s Perspective

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Janaki Chandraratna, –  Perth,  Australia.  One of the reasons given by the Chief Justice (CJ) for the walk out from the Impeachment Panel enquiry was the alleged use of “ƒ”¹…”inappropriate’ language. There is some scope for the CJ to receive a touch of empathy for this claim, in particular, by women working in executive positions. […]

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Muslim Extremism and Building Mosques in Sri Lanka

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Dr Rifai Dear Aniz Moulana, Wassalam  I noticed your remarks with regards to communal relationship in Sri Lanka. I do agree that recent times our people have built mosques in very nook and corner of Sri Lanka without properly thinking about the social, communal and environmental implications of such buildings. Of course building mosques is […]

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NEVER POLITICALLY MOTIVATED, SWEAR GK DEPOSITORS

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Chamikara WEERASINGHE- Courtesy The  Daily News * Bona fide protests against CJ * “ƒ”¹…”Been proved she wronged us’ Though some politically partisan persons and NGO elements have sadly resorted to criticising Golden Key depositors in public through statements claiming Golden Key depositors are playing a supporting role for government, it is far far from the truth, […]

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The relationship between salt and blood pressure.

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Dr Hector Perera       London When it comes to eating and drinking during the holidays, it’s easy to over indulge with some of your favourite traditional meals, desserts and drinks. A few lucky people have gone back to Sri Lanka during this time of the year to see the parents, families and friends with lots of […]

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අපේ පාලනයෙන් තොර හැමදේම අද ලංවිමට එකතුවෙන්නේ පාඩුවක් විදියට.-වැස්ස වැටෙයි ද නැද්ද කියනදේ අපිට පාලනය කරන්න බැහැ..තෙල්මිල ඉහල පහල යෑම වගේම රුපියල උඩ පහළ යන එකත් අපිට පාලනය කරන්න බැහැ

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

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Bruce Haigh’s Opinion piece on Sri Lanka

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 28 December 2012 The Editor The Canberra Times , Canberra, Australia. Dear Editor: The Opinion piece by Bruce Haigh, the 1994 Deputy High Commissioner for Australia in Colombo, “ƒ”¹…”Diplomats paint one-sided picture of Sri Lanka’ was disingenuous and strange, and I couldn’t […]

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The Aussie Thumping Was Forthcoming Despite Mahela Litany!

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Top Spin By Suni December 28th,2012   There are no excuses that will exonerate the Sri Lankans after the 2nd Test thumping at the MCG as it was in all probabilities forthcoming. The Lankans’ susceptibility to true pace has been showing for long enough for the problem to have been rectified but apparently not so! And it was  […]

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CJ must follow her own advice

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Courtesy The Daily News  Although widely expected, Dr Shirani Bandaranayake did not use the Forum of the Annual General Meeting of the Judicial Services Association to provide a response to the charges against her and plead her innocence. Normally, if any person believed that he had been charged wrongfully by any tribunal, he would have […]

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Judges expose systemic failure in corrupt judiciary

Friday, December 28th, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala The anecdotal evidence, revealing what the judges are up to on the bench, should have amused and, more importantly, shocked the Magistrates and District Judges gathered  at the Annual General Meeting of the Judicial Services Association, (JSA)  held on December 22, 2012. For instance, Appeals Court Judge Justice A.W.A Salam , speaking on the theme of judges  falling asleep on the bench while cases are […]

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Bruce Haigh – You cannot change the fact that LTTE remains a vanquished Terrorist Organization

Friday, December 28th, 2012

 Shenali Waduge Bruce Haigh has responded to an article by Sri Lanka’s Consul-General in Sydney to the Weekend Australian titled “Diplomats paint one-sided picture of Sri Lanka”.     What would anyone really conclude when  someone who has been serially writing against the Government of Sri Lanka, who declares that the LTTE is not a terrorist […]

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Ravi Shankar (1920-2012): a gifted, complex and beautiful life

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe Pundit Ravi Shankar who died on 13 December at the age of 92 was a special human being. The Sanskrit ‘Om’ symbol on the red front steps of the sprawling hilltop home at Encinitas, San Diego, where he died, epitomised his life: he was remarkable not only for his extraordinary musical gift, […]

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EX PERC HEAD AND CORRUPTION VIGILANTE _‘PROUD SRI LANKA IMPEACHED CJ’-Cites UN corruption convention – Rubbishes Jayaratne

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Courtesy The Daily News Well known corruption buster and former Chairman of PERC (Public Enterprises Reform Commission), Nihal Sri Amarasekera said that as a member of a global anti-corruption organization, he would be proud to say to the world that Sri Lanka impeached her Chief Justice on integrity related issues. He said so in a […]

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Impeachment of Chief Justice : Resolution in first week of Jan -Keheliya

Friday, December 28th, 2012

CHAMIKARA WEERASINGHE- Courtesy The Daily News The resolution on the impeachment of Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayaka will be tabled within the first week of January when Parliament meets, Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said yesterday. “What has been practiced previously in the impeachment of any Chief Justice in the country will be […]

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Charges against CJ: Procedure constitutional – Bogollagama

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Athapattu Bandara Courtesy The Daily News The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed by the Speaker to probe charges against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranaike was a laid down procedure found in the constitution. The Standing Orders are created under the constitution by the legislature in dealing with certain specific areas for which the legislature’s functions have […]

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Parliament is supreme – TU leaders

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Ridma Dissanayake-Courtesy The Daily News  Trade Union leaders yesterday said Parliament is the supreme institution in a country and the Judiciary has no right to challenge Parliament. “All public sector employees must respect the constitution,” they said. “According to the public sector ethics code, government employees are bound to serve the government honestly and disciplinary […]

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CHANDRA WICKRAMASINGHE SAYS MICROBES PRESENT IN RED RAIN STILL ALIVE MOVING LIKE SPERM AND UNUSUALLY HIGH IN A SILVER ARSENIC COMBINATION

Friday, December 28th, 2012

 by Walter Jayawardhana Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe of  the Buckingham Center for Astrobiology in the United Kingdom said the microbes present in the red rain water that had been collected in the Sevanagala area in Sri Lanka when seen through the optical microscope are still alive and are with tails moving  like sperm and high in […]

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Establishment of Bhikkuni Sasana in Lanka by Venerable Sanghamitta

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

The core teachings of Buddhism have sustained for more than 2,600 years and will continue to do so in the future. Venerable Sanghamitta, the only daughter of Emperor Asoka, brought Bhikkuni Sasana into Lanka in 288 BCE and ordinate and empowered Lankan women. Since then, Theravada Buddhism and the Bhikkuni Sasana have thrived in Lanka.

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Christianity came to Sri Lanka only after arrival of Portuguese in 1505

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Shenali Waduge Reply to E. Weerapperuma’s “Christmas celebrated before the arrival of the Portuguese” appearing on Daily News 25 Dec 2012. No one questions that there is no Christmas without Christ for all Christians just as we all know that Catholicism is a subset of Christianity after its split in 1054AD (Roman Catholic Church in […]

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Judiciary under public scrutiny

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Hiran Kulatilake- Courtesy The Daily News Whilst it is spot-on to say that we live in cranky times and that every public institution is under intense scrutiny “”…” if not siege “”…” our system of justice is the last edge. The public appears forcefully and finally to be saying, “lawyer, heal thyself!”, and we in […]

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Chief Justice’s questionable accounts, transactions:‘ACT AGAINST BANK THAT DIDN’T REPORT’

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Chaminda Perera Courtesy The Daily News CJ faced obstacles in discharging duties with husband assuming political appointment The Central Bank should take action against the bank which failed to report questionable accounts and transactions of Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayake, International Consortium of Government Financial Management member and former PERC chairman Nihal Sri Amarasekera said yesterday. […]

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Judges must secure people’s confidence – Yapa

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Athapattu Bandara- Courtesy The Daily News Explaining the importance of following the country’s prevailing law and the constitution, Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) head Environment Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, probing charges against Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayake said “everybody should work within their limitations and nobody can work beyond their limitations”. “Judges should secure people’s confidence to […]

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Amazon Bestselling Author, Woo Myung’s “Stop Living In This Land, Go To The Everlasting World Of Happiness, Live There Forever” is Now Available as an e-Book

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Cham Books, Inc. Bestselling author Woo Myung’s messages on truth and inner peace are available on Kindle and other portable devices. Through his latest book, Woo Myung shares his unparalleled insights on what the human mind is and how to cleanse it to become the infinite universe mind. Woo Myung’s much anticipated book, “Stop Living […]

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Three Buddhist monks killed in horror Christmas smash in Scotland

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

By Janaka Alahapperuma The British Buddhist community was shocked on Christmas eve when they heard the sad news of three Buddhist monks have been killed in a head-on car crash on the A68 in the east of Scotland. The two car accident happened about ten miles south of Edinburgh and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south […]

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Pathetic display by Sri Lankan Cricket Team

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Larry de Silva Melbourne Australia As a Sri Lankan expatriate living in Melbourne, I was one of thousands of such people disheartened and saddened by the pathetic display offered by the Sri Lankan Cricket Team at the MCG.  I wish to offer some thoughts as to why the Sri Lankans seem to be uncompetitive away […]

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Now it is Gomin Dayasiri in the fray with his “ Devalued Dignitaries”.

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

By Charles.S.Perera Gomin Dayasiri recites another praise poem, ” Devalued Dignitaries”,  different from that of the other supposed to be leading Lawyer S.L.Gunasekara.  Gomin is devastated by the fall of his dignitaries.  He cannot avoid taking the trodden path of mentioning JR quoting what he can do  with the powers as the first executive President […]

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Rape in India: Why are there no mass protests for raped Dalit women?

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Shenali Waduge  The question is very simple. While rape in any form is abhorred and should be severely punished by all nations what needs to be answered is what makes the recent gangrape by 6 men of a 23 year old on a bus in Delhi any different from the gangrape of a 16 year […]

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Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Asoka Weerasinghe (a Sinhalese-Canadian from the Ottawa-Vanier riding) To the First Canadian Tamil MP Association lead by Rathika Sitsabaiesan and its member NDP Parliamentarians Peggy Nash, Peter Julian and Craig Scott. A Merry Christmas to you all. I am absolutely thrilled that we got a sensible organ in place to bring dignity to the Sri […]

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