Archive for December 16th, 2014

Sirisena-Ranil-JHU coalition – the disastrous  road to instability Part III

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

H.L.D.Mahindapala In the  main, coalitions of diverse parties have been recipes for political instability and economic stagnation. Down every step of the way they will be obsessed with politics – meaning fighting for the advantages each party could extract at  the expense of the  others to consolidate their political bargaining and electoral chances  – brushing […]

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ඡන්දයට හමස් පෙට්ටියෙන් එලියට ගන්නා සිංහලයා

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

– දිල්රුක් කන්නන්ගර  සර්වජන ඡන්ද බලය (1931) ලබාදීමට පෙර කිසිදු දේශීය නායකයෙකු සිංහල ජනතා අභිමතාර්ථ කෙරෙහි කිසිදු තැක්මක් පල නොකළහ. රාජ්‍ය මන්ත්‍රණ සභා ධූරීන් බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය පාලනයට ආවඩනු මිස ජනීජනයා නොතැකූහ.  නිදහස් අධයාපනය සැමට ලබාදීමෙන් තම පොල් වත්තේ පොල් කඩන්නන් නැතිවන බව පැරණි තාලේ දේශපාලකයකු විසින් කීම කදිම උදාහරණයකි. එහෙත් සර්වජන චන්ද බලය (1931) සමඟ  එය […]

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WISE ADVICE TO MR. SIRISENA, COMMON CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENCY.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Susantha Wijesinghe. Dear Mr. Sirisena, I see that, with some of the statements that you are making, you appear to be in a quagmire, in an irksome situation. When you say that by midnight of the 8th January 2015, all doors of the Bandaranaike Internation Airport will be closed by you, did you not realize […]

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Can Maithripala Sirisena win the Presidential Election WITHOUT UNP Votes?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge   There is an issue that has been overlooked. Firstly, it is the manner that Maithripala was parachuted to the role of Opposition Candidate ignoring the line-up UNP contenders including Ranil Wickremasinghe. Next, is the factor that emerges from numerous UNP crossovers to the possibilities of the UNP party diminishing into oblivion […]

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Good governance is a Trojan Horse

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

by Nalin de Silva Has there been any government free from blame for corruption, bribery, undemocratic in the sense defined in the text books, partiality towards favourites including relatives, suppression of the press etc. in this country? What can be observed is that the so-called good governance has deteriorated over the years and if by […]

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Corruption as political weapon without a solution

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

A collection of valid points of view 1.The Island Editorial says 2. Further Analysis by Nalliah Thayabharan 3  More observations by Christie 4. Some more observations by Nimal 5. A Possible Solution by NeelaMahaYoda The Island Editorial says; “Opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena claims that the government leaders’ corrupt deals have resulted in massive cost overrides in road construction […]

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MADULUWAWE SOBHITA,  RANIL, MAITHRI. ARJUNA AND CHAMPAKA SEEKING ROAD DIRECTIONS FROM A BUTTERFLY

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

By M D P DISSANAYAKE මං මුලාවී පාර හොයාගෙන හසරක් අසමින් යන ගමනේ මං මුලාවූ සමනළියකගෙනි පාර අසා තිබුනේ // ඇයත් නොදන්නිය ඇය යන මානය උන්හිටි තැන් මතකයේ අඩමානය // පාර කියන්නේ කෙලෙසද මා හට ඇයටද පාරක් ඇති නැති ගානය මං මුලාවී……….  අප හමුවූයේ මන්දැයි නොදනිමි පාර ඇසූයේ ඇයිදැයි නොකියමි // අපේ ගමන අද නවතනු […]

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Colombo Port City will be scrapped: Ranil

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Opposition United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremsinghe said today the new government, which would be formed by the joint opposition after the current regime was defeated at the January 8 elections, would scrap the Colombo Port City Project. Mr. Wickremesinghe told tourist industry leaders who met him today that the […]

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For how long can the ICC cheat and deprive Sri Lanka of credit for authorship of UDRS?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

 Shenali D. Waduge The need to adopt UDRS (also called DRS) in cricket universally has now become a hot topic in the light of India’s sensational defeat in a thrilling Test Match played against Australia at Adelaide. India’s stark obstinacy in refusing to allow UDRS to function contributed to its own downfall because several blatantly […]

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Ethics and the non-religious essence of Buddhism

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

By Rohana R. Wasala  (The first of three articles on this subject) Ethics is essential for religion, but religion is not essential for ethics. In other words, although religion cannot do without ethics, ethics can do without religion. The religious will challenge this statement, but the non-religious will have no difficulty in agreeing with it. For […]

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$100 million loan for Burma’s infrastructure connectivity

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Burma (Myanmar), as it passes through various phases of transformation from a military dictatorship to multi-party democracy, is expected to improve its infrastructure connectivity as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has offered a sizable volume of loans for the same. An ADB statement issued on December 16, 2014 from Rangoon city of […]

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Sydney Seige

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM Spokesperson , United Sri Lanka Association. Rt. Hon john Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand. Dear Mr. Key, Our hearts go out to Sydney  residents as they cope with the terrorist siege in their CBD. Sri Lankan’s more than any other appreciate their ordeal and challenges, having had to endure much […]

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