Archive for November, 2014

මේ කොය් යන්නේ , මොකදැ ය් යන්නේ

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න  මහින්ද රජයෙන් ඉවත් වී යන ගණන  ටික ටික වැඩිවෙනු පෙනේ . මැතිවරණය ට සමීපවන විට  තව තව  අ  ය යන්නට බැරි නැත. හිරුනිකා,, නවීන් හා ,, ජීවන් ද ගියේය .  ජීවන්  නෑ නා  නිසා යන්නට ඇත. නවීන් කොහොමත් ඒ ජා ප   යෙකි  මෙතෙක් හිටියේ වාසියටය.  හිරුනිකා යන්නේ ඇ ය් .?   තාත්තා මරාදැමූ  හතුරා […]

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Sri Lanka Get Ready: Lessons from Tribunal against Yugoslavia

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge  In May 1993 UN’s 1st war crimes court and 1st tribunal since the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals was created by the UN Security Council in accordance with chapter VII of the UN Charter. When ICTY officially shuts down in 2016 the UN should be questioned on the ruckus surrounding alleged claims of […]

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JHU – Where will they end up?

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

S. Akurugoda According to the latest available news items, JHU, has given-up further discussions with the Government and is going to  talk to the Maithripala Sirisena expecting a positive response to their proposals. The outcome of the JHU-Maithripala talk is very clear since we do not see any difference between the so-called proposals of the Maithripala […]

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Sanctions on Sri lanka by the EU and Britain.

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Garvin Karunaratne Former Government Agent, Matara District The British Parliament deciding to recommend that the EU should impose sanctions on Sri Lanka tells me  that our leaders have to be prepared. If we are to face the onslaught we have to become self sufficient as far as possible fast and get our economy on a […]

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Ethics and Religion

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

By Rohana R. Wasala (This is the second in a series of five articles written on the subject of religion by the author, courtesy The Nation, where they were first published,  sometimes under different titles from those that will appear here. The first was ‘To contain religious fundamentalism’ [Lankaweb, 14.11.14]) Most ordinary people believe that there […]

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Dr Lorna Devaraja – The uncrowned queen of the Muslims

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Hilmy Ahamed Dr Lorna Srimathie Dewaraja, the brilliant historian of repute who did not receive the recognition that she rightly deserves in her life time for her contribution to the Muslims of Sri Lanka should be engraved in their hearts and minds for her contribution with her luminous academic research and publication, The Muslims of […]

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JHU to sign MoU with Maithripala

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) today announced it is due to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Common candidate Maithripala Sirisena within the next few days, after which they would be actively involved in his campaign. JHU member Venerable Athuraliye Rathana thera speaking to Daily Mirror said Mr. Sirisena […]

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Only Parliament can abolish Executive Presidency – G.L

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Dharma Sri Abeyratne Courtesy The Daily News The Executive Presidency cannot be abolished by a President since it has to be done through Parliament, External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris said. Even though executive powers are vested with the President in accordance with Article 4 B of the Constitution,the President is not able to abolish the […]

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – Symptoms or can we call it “Ants in the pants” behaviour?

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Dr Hector Perera         London A child’s teacher may be the first person to suspect that a child has ADHD, especially if he is hyperactive and often disrupts class. As an experienced teacher, I must say that I have come across a number of such cases but they had to be dealt very tactfully. If I […]

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Sri Lanka joins in measures to protect migrant workers at the Abu Dhabi Dialogue

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Geneva A series of initiatives aimed at boosting protection and improving conditions of employment for millions of foreign workers in the Gulf have been agreed upon at the Third Ministerial Consultative Meeting of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) comprising Asian countries sending and receiving labour, which concluded in Kuwait last […]

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WHY MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA IS NOT A DICTATOR 

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Harvey Perera  In my view Mahinda Rajapaksa (MR) is not a dictator. Nor is he a killer” as the UNHRC and as some in the West try to make out. Here are facts from the recent history to refresh Sri Lankan minds since the Joint Opposition seems to have developed selective amnesia. When the LTTE […]

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FALLOUT FROM THE CROSSOVERS

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

JANAKI CHANDRARATNA, PERTH, AUSTRALIA  There is no question the recent political events in Sri Lanka are appalling from any ethical standard.  The betrayal by the Secretary of the ruling party, Mr. Maithripala Sirisena surpasses many other political betrayals, in the world, as he saw it fit to sign off on the incumbent President’s nomination for […]

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ශ්‍රීලනිපය දෙකඩ කරන පොදු අපේක්‍ෂක මෙහෙයුම බුද්ධි අංශයට හෙළිදරව් වූ හැටි

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

සමන් ගමගේ Courtesy Divaina මෙතෙක්‌ සැඟවී සිටි පොදු අපේක්‍ෂකයා දැන් කරළියට පැමිණ ඇත. හේ අන් කිසිවකුත් නොව ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස්‌ පක්‍ෂයේ හිටපු මහ ලේකම් මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතාය. ඔහු මේ පැමිණ සිටින්නේ ප්‍රභාක්‌රන්ගේ ත්‍රස්‌තවාදය මේ බිමෙන් අතුගා දමා රටට සාමය උදා කළ මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ සමග තරග කිරීමටය. අපට ශාපයක්‌ වූ කොටි ත්‍රස්‌තවාදය මේ බිමෙන් අතුගා දැමුවේ මහින්ද […]

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මහින්ද – මෛත්‍රී ගල උඩ සටනකට දෙපැත්තම සූදානම්

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

බුලිත ප්‍රදීප් කුමාර Courtesy Divaina මේ දිනවල අපේ දේශපාලන කරළියේ හැම තැනකම තිබෙන්නේ “යන්නෙ කොහෙද – මල්ලෙ පොල්” මාදිලියේ කතා යෑයි කිවහොත් නිවැරැදිය. යන්නෙ කොහෙද – මල්ලෙ පොල් යෑයි කියන්නේ සාමාන්‍ය හැසිරීම් රටාව ඉක්‌මවූ ඔල්මොරොන්දන් ගණයේ හැසිරීම් වලටය. අපේ රටේ දේශපාලනයේ ක්‍රියාකාරීව සිටින බොහෝ දේශපාලනඥයෝ අද ඒ වාගේය. ඒ ඔවුන්ට කිසිවක්‌ නොවැටහුනා සේ සිටීම වත්මන් දේශපාලන […]

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Statement by Ms. Sitsabaiesen in Parliament on Nov.27,2014

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Ira de Silva London, Ontario Canada Hon. S. Blaney, M.P. Minister for Public Safety House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario. Dear Sir: It is reported that you were “shocked and appalled” by Ms. Sitsabaiesen’s statement in parliament to commemorate Tamil Heroes Day which honours the Tamil Tiger terrorists who died during their violent terrorist campaign in Sri […]

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UNP CHASES WAR HEROES AND ME FOR ‘WAR CRIMES’ – PRESIDENT

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Chaminda Perera  Courtesy The Daily News Al Jazeera: UNP MP and nominal ex Govt. MP egged on Tiger ‘war crimes’ advocate Some elements that stated in the past that talking about ending terrorism is a rotten subject, now take pride in claiming over Al Jazeera Television that the war heroes who ended terrorism in Sri […]

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Rathika Sitsabaesan insulting Canadian Veterans

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada 28 November 2014 Rathika Sitsabaiesan, NDPs Rookie MP for Scarborugh-Rouge River, Ontario House of Commons, Ottawa Hon. Steven Blaney, Minister for Public Safety; Hon. Tom Mulcair, MP, Leader of the NDP and the Oppositio;  Hn. Julian Fantino, Minister of Veteran Affairs. Dear Rathika: […]

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Personality Disorders Described in the Jātaka Stories

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  Jātaka stories describe various personality types and it could be regarded as an ancient book of personality psychology. Different types of personalities and personality traits can be found in these stories. Personality has to do with individual differences among people in behavior patterns, cognition and emotion. It is a set of enduring behavioural and […]

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“SAJITH FOR PRESIDENT” – PLAN “B” by PREMADASA LOYALISTS

Friday, November 28th, 2014

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Mr Ranil Wickremasinghe’s (RW) decision  to recruit Mr Maithipala Sirisena as the Common Candidate has angered a vast majority of UNP die-hard supporters, particularly the loyalists of Mr Sajith Premadasa (SP).   According to well  informed  sources, the UNP supporters  in the SP camp are at logger-heads with RW for the […]

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War Crimes: UK recommending sanctions for Sri Lanka while 7 UK firms supply banned cluster bombs!

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge It is strange that British lawmakers have seen fit to urge EU to declare sanctions against Sri Lanka and remove preferential trade tariffs for ALLEGED crimes which 5 years on have not gone beyond speculation, finger pointing and hyped media propaganda only.  Sri Lanka has reasons not to cooperate The Sri Lanka […]

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 මනමේ කුමරිය යලි සබයට එන්නී

Friday, November 28th, 2014

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න ප්‍රභාකරන්  මගේ ප්‍රේම රජින්දා —– මානැ ති  අතරේ මාරු ගියෙ  කැන්දා —                                   ඔබේ දිවි තොර කල සීහ රජින්දා — දන්ගෙඩියට මම ගෙනයමි කැන්දා  ඇ  ය කෙස්කළඹ විසුරුවමින් පරල වී  නටමින්  විලාප තබය් ….ප  ලි ගහය්.  නැවත යන ගී ගයය් ”””’ මා … දශකයකට ආසන්න කාලයක්  මහා කැ  ලයේ අතරමන් වී සිටියෙම් වුවත් […]

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TO A MAHINDA-RANIL ALLIANCE

Friday, November 28th, 2014

By Gomin Dayasri My buddy Joe J is a born UNPUer but knows no politics and cares less for it. Honest Joe stands for the country and for his party but is no card-carrying party member. His deceased parents voted UNP and Joe J carries the family tradition of belonging to the ancestral UNP. He […]

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A reality check on the common candidate’s pledges

Friday, November 28th, 2014

By Neville Ladduwahetty  Courtesy Island The coalition that Mr. Sirisena represents has diverse interests. The formulation of the new Constitution has to be undertaken by this diverse group. Therefore, it would be reasonable to expect the process of formulating a new Constitution to take more time than the 100 day time frame he has pledged […]

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What Maithri has forgotten

Friday, November 28th, 2014

By Rohana R. Wasala The Maithripala Sirisena affair reminded me of a silly character in a Sinhalese teledrama I watched some years ago. It was a good-natured simpleton who was being looked after by his  brother. In one episode this man is shown husking coconuts in a well-to-do neighbour’s compound, and he is heard saying to […]

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Opposition Ploys To Win Presidency Appears To Be Directionless Towards Success Although A Dangerous One!

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial November 27th. 2014 Despite all the portrayals of common candidate  Maithripala Sirisena as a prudent choice ( somewhat contentious portrayals heavily biased in favour of the UNP which seem plainly visible to the more discerning), it may not be that prudent nor will it augur well for the country where a ship jumper Like Maitripala […]

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MAITHRIPALA, THE PRISONER

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Nalin De Silva Maithripala Sirisena appears to be a non starter. He is supposed to be the common candidate but there is no common opposition with a common view. There are at least three oppositions with respect to Presidential elections. The JVP, based on Sarath Silva’s argument, is of the view that the Presidential elections […]

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ආරම්භක ජනාධිපතිවරණ සටන 3.

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි. ජනාධිපතිවරණ සටන ආරම්භව ඇත. එක පිලක අතිගරු ජනාධීපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාත්; අනිත් පසින් ශ්රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ මහා ලේඛම් මෛත්රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතාත් මේ වනවිට මැතිවරණ සටන සදහා සූදානම් වෙම්න් සිටී. ඒ චන්ද දායකයින් වන අපට පෙනෙන සිද්ධිමාලාවයි. සැබෑ ජනාධිපතිවරණය ඇත්තේ වත්මන් ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා හා මෙරට ඇති බටහිර තානාපති කාර්යාලවල දේශපාලන […]

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මේත්  මයිත්ත්‍රී  ගැනය්

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න මගේ මුල් ලිපියෙන්  මම කියන්නට අදහස්  කලේ  ස්රිසේනගේ ශාරීරික ඝාතනයක් ගැන නොවේ එහෙම චෝදනා දේශපාලුවෝ කරන්නේ වීරයින් වීමටය්  හැබය් පොළොන්නරුවේ  හාමුදුරුවරුත් එවැන්නක් විශ්වාස කරන බවක් දැන් පෙනෙය්  ශාන්තිවාදී තාපසයා  මෙලොව සම්පත් හැර දමා ගියනිසා අවයව කපන විටත් මයිත්‍රී කලාට ලෞකික සම්පත් පතා  දේශපාලනයට ආ සිරිසේන  ද්වේශයෙන් පෙළෙනු ඇත.  ලිපියෙන් අදහස් කලේ ඔහුගේ දේශ […]

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Sri Lanka War Crimes allegations can hold water only if the accusers can name the dead

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge The efforts to bring down the curtain to the investigation on Sri Lanka will be to pin the argument of command responsibility thus enabling key heads already named to be indicted for war crimes, crimes against humanity and so forth. Nevertheless, for any war crime allegations to hold water there must first […]

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Sri Lanka must demand the return of the remains of Ven. Thotagamuwe Sri Rahula from Goa, if the DNA tests prove positive

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Shenali D. Waduge Holocaust, Crusades, Portuguese and Spanish inquisitions, Salem witch trials, Genocide of the native peoples of the Americas and Carribean, Genocide of Middle Eastern peoples, Genocide of Africans and Australian Aborginals, the Portuguese Inquisition in Goa and Sri Lanka the list can go on. These are unforgivable crimes committed by European Christians in the […]

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