Archive for December, 2012

ENVIRENTMENTAL ATHORITY HAS BEEN ISSING LICENSES TO OBLITERATE THE GREATER TELDENIYA

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Mahinda Weerasinghe The people in the greater Teldeniya area are wondering what has gone wrong with their environment! Earth Slips and Landslides are happening in numbers as never before. Surely it has rained “cats and dogs” before and more aggressively than the years 2010 to 2012. Why is this this angry mother earth so vindictive […]

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Life Abroad – 8: OUT INTO THE COLD

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Dr. Tilak Fernando One thing I soon learnt in London was how much a will power of a person can conquer anything as the English proverb says, where there’s a will, there’s a way! Confined to a box room most of the time with hardly any space to move about and not mingling much with […]

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School shooting-the lessons the Americans never learn

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

by Sarath W It is with a lot sadness I read the news of the death of 26 students add teachers at Sandy Hooks Elementary School last week. President Obama was visibly in tears when he spoke about it. The anger and sadness in the western world and media was obvious. The statement made by the […]

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Chickens Coming Home to Roost?

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Hameed Abdul Karim  Watching Barack Obama on TV, wiping a tear in his left eye as he spoke in his usual Harvard eloquence at the memorial service for the little children who died in the dreadful terror in Newtown Connecticut, reminds those of us who have seen the movie “ƒ”¹…”Godfather’ of Marlon Brando giving out […]

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WITHOUT DISSENTING, OPPOSITION MPs WALKED OUT – Yapa

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Athapattu Bandara-Courtesy The Daily News   “ƒ”¹…”Had they stayed, we could have probed…’   Read the transcripts! The Opposition party members who sat with the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) had a responsibility to moot their own suggestions rather than walk away from the PSC inquiry, Chair of the PSC that probed the impeachment motion against […]

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Surrounds of Impeachment

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Dr D.Chandraratna, Perth The impeachment affair seems to have gone beyond the actual wrongdoing on the part of the Chief Justice with many experts spewing nonsensical arguments to hide the substance of the allegations. If the constitutional process was flawed why did the judiciary as a professional body stand silent for the last thirty years?  […]

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“JUSTICE BOTCHED”; PRAY FOR GK DEPOSITORS-CJ had personal stake- Govt, only solace

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

CHAMIKARA WEERASINGHE-Courtesy The Daily News Pray that justice is meted out to Golden Key depositors whose families are suffering as a result of justice gone astray, Golden Key depositors said yesterday, appealing to the Christian community on Christmas day. Legal Academic, former special adviser to late President J R Jayewardene and consultant to European companies […]

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Why are Sri Lanka’s policy makers not using Buddhism as a Soft-Power tool?

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Shenali Waduge We are all well aware that both India and China are rivals for supremacy in Asia and both are fishing for new strategies to tap to forge the alliances needed to strengthen that supremacy. If India and China nations that once put Buddhism aside for other priorities are now realizing that their answer […]

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Red Rains and the fancies of Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe.

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

R  Chandrasoma Red rains hve been experienced in many parts of the world “”…” most notably in Kerala, India where exhausive studies have been done on samples collected at various sites. The conclusion reached by Indian experts is as follows “”…””ƒ”¹…”The color was found to be due to the presence of a large amount of […]

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School shootings

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Janaka Wansapura Last week, a lone gunman shot and killed scores of helpless children and their teachers at an elementary school in Connecticut in the US, driving the nation to despair and deep sadness. How can the society make sure that this type of senseless, heinous crime does not take place ever again? Earnest attempts […]

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DR. CHRIS NONIS ADDRESSES THE DEFENCE AND SECURITY FORUM, UK

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

The High Commission of Sri Lanka London Dr. Chris  Nonis, Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK addressed the Defence and Security Forum, UK,  the Foreign and Defence affairs “think tank” which is chaired by  Major General Patrick Cordingley, DSO, who commanded the ground forces in the First Gulf War. Its Deputy Chairman is Rt […]

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DR CHRIS NONIS ADDRESSES THE MULTIFAITH FORUM IN THE UK PARLIAMENT

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

The High Commission of Sri Lanka London Sri Lankan High Commissioner Dr. Chris Nonis and several British Parliamentarians were invited to address the Multifaith Forum in British Parliament, during Multifaith week in the UK. In his address, Dr Chris Nonis spoke of the multiculturalism of Sri  Lanka and the spirituality of its  people, and the […]

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‘IMPEACHMENT MUST GO ON’

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Chamikara WEERASINGHE-Courtesy The Daily News * Parliament can decide whether or not to accept impeachment charges * Simple majority enough to pass resolution President Mahinda Rajapaksa said impeachment must go on with due respect for the Constitution, Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) leader and Senior Minister Prof Tissa Vitharana said yesterday. Prof Vitharana said this […]

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Devalued Dignitaries

Monday, December 24th, 2012

By Gomin Dayasri  Constitutional croaks trumpet awesome sayings to mystify simple minds: Presidential Powers are Overwhelming? Parliament is Supreme? Judiciary is Independent? Sovereignty is with the People”¦Helpless People stuffed on sovereignty, blandly watched a horrid exchange of rapid fire by the Executive- Legislature- Judiciary. Bruised and bloodied”¦ with no soft hands.   Dignitaries stand deservingly […]

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An Outsider’s View-23 EXPERIMENT IN DEMOCRACY: REGRESS OR PROGRESS?

Monday, December 24th, 2012

By Shelton A. Gunaratne  Two readers of my local newspaper have crossed cudgels with me for expressing the view that “for increasing numbers of immigrants from non-Western countries, the white founders of America do not mean much, nor does the primacy of the old Constitution the founders created” (The Forum, Nov 18, 2012, p. C8). […]

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OPEN LETTER TO THE VICE CHANCELLOR OF JAFFNA UNIVERSITY

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Kanthar P Balanathan Retired Director & Specialist Power Systems Engineer Sen. Prof. Ms Vasanthy Arasaratnam Vice Chancellor University of Jaffna  Dear Vice Chancellor, FUNDAMENTALIST & CAPRICIOUS BEHAVIOUR OF JAFFNA UNIVERSITY (JU) STUDENTS As a Tamil SriLankan Australian, it has become obligatory to write this open letter to your office, after reading ferocious behaviour of Jaffna […]

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HON MINISTER NIMAL SIRIPALA DE SILVA ADDRESSES THE DIASPORA COMMUNITY AT THE HIGH COMMISSION’S CHRISTMAS CAROLS IN LONDON

Monday, December 24th, 2012

The High Commission of Sri Lanka London The Sri Lanka High Commission in London celebrated a Christmas Carol Service on the 14 December 2012, with the participation of over 150 members of the  Sri Lankan Diaspora community living in the UK. The evening commenced with the lighting of the advent candles. Rev. Father Rohitha Rodrigo; […]

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Supreme Court and Appellate Court Judges attempt to distort the Constitution of Sri Lanka for a Dictatorship of the Judciary.

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

By Charles.S.Perera  A good Lawyer is not one who has  qualified  passing Examinations. One may know the law as he may have read them in books or heard from lecturers.  A good lawyers is one who can think beyond the law  and understand the application of it correctly in relation to a demand and to […]

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The Chief Justice is badly advised

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe -Courtesy The Daily News It is becoming increasingly apparent that the “ƒ”¹…”support group’ of the Chief Justice (CJ) led by the godfather of the NGOs, J.C. Weliamuna, and sections of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka connected to Wijedasa Rajapkshe have botched the legal and procedural strategy of her case, due mainly […]

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Mullaititivu Tamils: The real Ambassadors of Reconciliation

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Shenali Waduge  The Mullaitivu district was the preferred home, training and hiding base of the LTTE leader for over 3 decades. It was also where the LTTE met its Waterloo. 30 years of absolutely no changes despite a host of foreign NGO/UN presence has seen remarkable changes in just 3 years something people need to […]

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CHANDRA WICKRAMASINGHE SAYS YELLOW RAIN IS YOUNG RED RAIN BEFORE GROWTH

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

by Walter Jayawardhana Explaining the recent Polonnaruwa showers of yellow rain Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe said it is part of the growth cycle of red rain.  In an interview the scientist of the Buckingham Center of Astrobiology in UK said, “The Kerala rain also had the same changes of colour from red to yellow. In the […]

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Christmas – an apt time for reflection on compassion and mercy towards animals

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

by Senaka Weeraratna  A key test of a civilized society and basis of functioning communities is the protection afforded to the vulnerable. Whether those in need of protection happen to be children, the sick, aged, enfeebled, destitute, exploited humans, or animals, a value measure of civilization is the degree to which their rights and welfare […]

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Shocking eye-opener : A response A Sri Lankan Muslim’s Perspective of the Population Issue

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Bisthan Batcha  Sadly, the Sri Lankan Muslims are once again subjected to yet another futile effort to project the possibility of the Muslim Population in Sri Lanka exceeding that of the Sinhalese sometime in the future (See Post dated 17th December 2012 in Lankaweb). A comparison is made of the growth of the Sinhalese and […]

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Jaffna University students – rights, privileges and obligations

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Asada M Erpini On 21 December, the local media reported that the Higher Education Ministry will go ahead with the construction of hostel facilities for the undergraduate students at Jaffna University. There was also a report on the same day that the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) “”…” fondly referred to by the media as the […]

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Traitors back in action – 3: Unravel the conspiracy associated with conduct of Dr. (Mrs.) Bandaranayake

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Courtesy The Sunday Observer Remember the traitor who attempted to sell his country and danced to the tune of disgruntled forces both here and abroad in his lust for power during the 2010 Presidential election? Fortunately, masses rallied round the patriotic forces to ensure a landslide victory for President Mahinda Rajapaksa. If the traitors had […]

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Why do we need to be careful about cooking?

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Dr Hector Perera             London Time spent in the kitchen preparing food can be a great pleasure, but often by the time the festivities begin you are too worn out to enjoy it.  The list of things that one wants to do during Christmas is endless, too much to mention them over here.  If I say […]

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Lawyers playing politics with the Constitution

Friday, December 21st, 2012

H. L. D. Mahindapala The central issue argued before the Supreme Court was to decide whether the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) has the judicial power to inquire into the allegations made against the Chief Justice, Shirani Bandaranayake, or not. The argument came down to question the right of parliamentarians to judge the judges. Tied to […]

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Sri Lanka : Conflict of Interest when MPs are practicing lawyers whilst holding portfolios

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Shenali Waduge  All the calls for fairness, justice, integrity are all well and fine but how many in the legal fraternity have publicly questioned the justification of a Member of Parliament, a member of a political party and a practicing lawyer to contest and become the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka? How […]

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DEPUTY SPEAKER SCOFFS AT APPEALS COURT ORDER- No Court shall issue notices on Speaker, PSC -Courts shall take notice of Parliamentary decisions

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Chamikara WEERASINGHE-Courtesy The Daily News The order given by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa stands on the matter of impeachment of Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayaka, said Deputy Speaker of Parliament Chandima Weerakkody yesterday, adding that no Court shall issue notices on the Speaker of the Parliament or members of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC). He said […]

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Fonseka’s invitation to CJ – cat is out of the bag

Friday, December 21st, 2012

The Daily News Working to a political agenda, Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayake has joined hands with a group of traitors, Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister Mervyn Silva and several intellectuals said yesterday. Minister Silva said the Chief Justice was acting a political role though she has been found guilty by the Parliamentary Select […]

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