Archive for January, 2015

Revenue deficit up by Rs. 149 billion through Sri Lanka’s new budget

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Courtesy Adaderana Though it was planned to reduce the budget deficit through the interim budget of the new government to 4.4 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the government revenue deficit being increased by Rs. 149 billion is a significant feature. The total revenue expected by the government for 2015 would be reduced […]

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‘Yahapalanaya’ – Another ‘decapitation drama’

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

S. Akurugoda Soon after the Prabhakaran-Ranil Pact (MoU prepared by the notorious ‘Peace Maker’ Norway and initiated by the so-called international community)  was signed , I remember, an article written by  Dr  Gunadasa Amarasekara  titled ‘Sama Diyareddde’appeared on a newspaper (in March 2002). For those who have not read this ‘decapitation drama’, let me quote […]

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An interim-government has no right to make Constitutional changes through an ‘Urgent Bill’

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Shenali D Waduge On 8th January 2015 Sri Lankan voters voted for a President to lead the nation. The election that was to vote a President ended up with a Prime Minister being sworn in followed by close to 50 MPs majority belonging to the UNP while the rest composed of MPs that crossed over from […]

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In the matter of an application for an order in the nature of a writ of Prohibition under and in terms of Article 140 of the Constitution

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA In the matter of an application for an order in the nature of a writ of Prohibition under and in terms of Article 140 of the Constitution Jayantha Liyanage 14/7 Dharmapala Avenue Pollatthapitiya Kurunegala                  […]

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At Sri Lanka’s independence: How ‘Independent’ are former Colonies  

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Shenali D Waduge As we approach what we are told is to be our ‘independence’ day it is good to ponder exactly how independent we are and what we connote to mean as being an independent nation. Are we to celebrate the symbolism of being called a ‘sovereign’ nation or do we feel and act […]

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Dalada Maligawa road: There’s more than meets the eye

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island In his opinion piece in The Island (24-01-2015) Professor O.I. Illeperuma urges the authorities to re-open the Maligawa road immediately. I, for one, share  Professor Illeperuma’s great concern with the problem of air pollution in Kandy that has led to an increasing incidence of respiratory diseases particularly among school […]

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Buddhist Jātaka Stories and Positive Mental Health

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  Provencher and Keyes (2011) define positive mental health as feeling well, functioning well, and being resilient in the face of life’s challenges — improves quality of life and is integral to overall health and well-being, even when there are on-going limitations caused by mental health problems and illnesses. According to Buddhism […]

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Chance made them 100 day Ministers sniffing dirt searching material to accuse the previous Government, please vote them out at  next General Elections.

Friday, January 30th, 2015

By Charles.S.Perera They  the 100 day Ministers would not have even dreamt they would be  Minsters this soon. If UNP had contested  the elections with Ranil Wickramasinghe as the leader  they would have surely lost again. This time it is through sheer good luck, and thanks to Maitripala Sirisena  they have become 100day Ministers  in […]

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“Ithin Ayubowan Lak Mowni Garu” Where they started and where are they going to

Friday, January 30th, 2015

by Orpheus Perera Good Governance “Yahapalanaya” concept was a conspiracy for UNP to come to power using Maithripala Sirisena as the cats paw. Mithripala Srisena was one of the 12 children of a poor ex soldier who got 6 acres of Paddy Land from DS Senenayaka under Polonnaruwa govi Janapadaya. He worked as a Grama […]

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Karma Greatest Not God: The King Who Refused to Pardon Rizana Nafeek Dead on Second Anniversary of Execution!

Friday, January 30th, 2015

– Kumar Moses What goes around comes around. It is remarkably valid for King Abdulla (1924-2015) of Saudi Arabia. About 10 years ago a Muslim housemaid from Sri Lanka by the name Rizana Nafeek was attending to a baby in Saudi Arabia. The baby died in her care and she was blamed for it. Poverty and […]

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SOLILOQUY.– SUSANTHA SPEAKS TO HIMSELF.

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Susantha Wijesinghe. WITH NO MALICE TO NONE.  I wrote to that Foolish Ex-President Mahinda to cancel the Elections, the moment the present Mr.President  Maithreepala  crossed over after eating Hoppers. It was a personal email letter,  with possibly one inch letters in RED. It was copied to all Tri Forces Commanders, the IGP, and the Prime Minister.  […]

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මොහාන් පීරිස් පත්කිරීම නීති විරෝධී බව තීරණය කළේ කවු ද?

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Prof.Nalin de Silva කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය විසින් විශේෂ කැබිනට් පත්‍රිකාවක් මගින් මොහාන් පීරිස් මහතා අගවිනිසුරු ලෙස පත්කිරීම නීත්‍යානුකූල නොවේ යැයි තීරණය කර ඇති බවත් ඒ අනුව ජනාධිපතිවරයා ශිරාණි බණ්ඩාරනායක අගවිනිසුරු ලෙස පත්වී ඇති බවත් වාර්තා වෙයි. මේ වාර්තා පිළිබඳ සත්‍යාසත්‍යතාව කුමක් වුවත් අද (2015ජනවාරි 28) ශිරාණි බණ්ඩාරනායක ශ්‍රෙෂ්ඨාධිකරණයට ගොස් ඇත. මෙහි දී අපට ප්‍රශ්න ගණනාවක් යහපාලනය […]

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Numerous allegations have been levelled against me and my family -Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Mahinda Rajapaksa Former President of Sri Lanka To the Venerable Maha Sangha, all Reverend Clergymen and the People of Sri Lanka Numerous allegations have been levelled against me, my family and my government both before and after the recent presidential election. If there are allegations of wrongdoing against anybody, there are established procedures that can be […]

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Mahinda Rajapakshe – An Effective Leadership

Friday, January 30th, 2015

‘Sri Lankan Patriot’ This essay is written to ally misconceptions and in most cases, downright lies that were spread by the opposition during the period 2006-2015 and now who have formed the new Government in Sri Lanka. When Mahinda Rajapakshe came to power in the latter part of 2005, he was bequeathed a country which […]

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No More Powers to Provincial Councils

Friday, January 30th, 2015

‘Sri Lankan Patriot’ There are over 6,000 permanently disabled soldiers have been provided rehabilitation and even houses in some cases. All other forces members who amount to over one lakh? have been re-trained in peacetime tasks such as restoration of roads, bridges, buildings especially in the Northern Province and even in the restoration of canals […]

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Auschwitz

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge    My heart cried When my feet touched Auschwitz Although many years have passed It seems like yesterday   I was brought here Along with my family We traveled three nights in a cattle train Fully packed and had no space to move   When my little sister asked for water I […]

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Sri Lanka Falls to the Abyss of Despotic Dictatorship Thanks to Over Reliance on Article 122(1)

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Dilrook Kannangara The manner in which the Chief Justice was removed resembles Pakistan under General Zia-Ul-Haq or Pervez Musharraf. Mohan Peiris was not removed from his post by legal means. The threats he faced while serving as the Chief Justice until his removal were not seen in this country’s history. The parliament was not consulted […]

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Contradictions on Opinions.

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean Re my article – Did ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa turn Temple Trees into a Dog House?” Thank you Gentlemen for your opinions. However, whilst disagreeing with my statements, mario_perera Says: January 28th, 2015 at 8:01 pm “The truth is that every previous president would have done so if only his or her hands […]

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ලිච්චවි රජදරුවන් දුන් නාස් ලණුව (2)

Friday, January 30th, 2015

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම ජනවාරි 27, 2015 පෝප්තුමාගේ අවවාදය හා 13 වන සංශොධනය “එක පවුලක් ලෙස ජීවත්‌වන්න යයි” පෝප්තුමා ලංකාවාසීන්ට අනුශාසනා කර ගියේය. ඉන්පසු දිනක ඉස්ලාම් ත්‍රස්තවාදීන් ප්‍රංශ කාටූන් පත්තර කන්තෝරුවට පහරදුන් සිද්ධිය ගැන එතුමා කියා සිටියේ “යමෙක් ඔබේ අම්මාට අපහාස කලොත් ඊට යම් ප්‍රතිචාරයක් ඔහු විසින් ඔබගෙන් (මූණට තදබල පාරක් හෝ වෙඩි උණ්ඩයක්) බලාපොරොත්තු වියයුතු බවය.” […]

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Did ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa turn Temple Trees into a Dog House?

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean After an election, specially when the Party-in-Power gets booted-out, mud-raking is a global pastime. Every new incoming Leader and his followers first priority is to ram-in the negatives before any thing else. In the case of the ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa, MR deserves a better “Goodbye” handshake, for saving Sri Lanka from blood-shed […]

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Good governance cannot be imported

Friday, January 30th, 2015

By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island These days, the phrase ‘good governance’ reverberates across the media reporting on Sri Lanka. It refers to a vague concept that is being used by the West and their opportunistic allies as a very effective weapon against our country to keep it destabilized for their own purposes, while trying […]

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Open letter to President Mahinda Rajapakse

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

From: Charles.S.Perera Your Excellency,   We convey our deepest sadness at our failure to have mustered enough votes to retain you as the President of Sri Lanka for another fruitful period of development.  We miss you very much Your Excellency, we know that today we  breath as a free people without fear or constrain because […]

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This is an Open Letter to President Maithripala Sirisena and PM Ranil Wickremasinghe

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

By Malin Before appointing Arjun Mahendran as Governor of Central Bank, were you both aware of the his connection with Raj Rajratnam?   Current CB Governor Arjun Mahendran is a childhood friend of Raj Rajaratnam as admitted by him.   Here is evidence. http://archives.dailymirror.lk/2005/07/12/ft/15.asp   Arjun Mahendran as a top banker (now CB Governor) while commenting […]

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CONSTITUTIONALLY IMPOTENT AUDITOR GENERAL OFFICE IS THE BANE OF OUR EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

By Chandrasiri Atukorale We are sick of hearing corruption allegations now being made against the former President Mahinda Rajapaksha. There, we see nothing but mere mud-slinging. Corruption and vices sprang in this country with the open economy we got under J.R. Jayawardena regime. When Mr. J.R. Jayawardena made the present constitution his desire was this: […]

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දහතුන ධනත් එපා රීනත් එපා … කොහොමත් එපා

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න දෙමල කොටි  ත්‍රස්තවාදී බෙදුම්වාදීන්ටත්  ඉන්දියානු රාජ්‍ය ත්‍රස්තයන්ටත්  තමන් විසින්  ලංකාවට  ගෙන ආ  කුලී කාරයන්ට  යන එන මන් සැපයීම ට  අවශ්‍ය   වූ ඉංග්‍රීසින්   උන් තමන්ට බරක් නොවෙනසේ  එහෙත් සිංහලයන්ට බරක් වෙනසේ  පදිංචි කිරීමේකාර්යයට  කල උප්පර වට්ටියක් වුත්  75% ක සිංහලයන්ට  කිසිදා අවශ්‍ය නොවූත්  ඔවුන්ගේ අදහස් වලට පට හානි වුත් 13 රටට  අවශ්‍ය වන්නක් නොවේ  […]

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Scientific energy saving cooking technique saves over 60% gas or electricity.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Dr Hector Perera, England My scientific energy saving cooking idea is not spring chickens”, I experimented the technique for many years in order to improve the technique. When I came to England unlike in Sri Lanka, I had to sleep, study and cook in one room. That is because I couldn’t afford no more than […]

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How UNP Economic Policies Bring the Zimbabwe Calamity

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Dilrook Kannangara Sri Lanka will be like Zimbabwe pretty soon if UNP remains in power and in control of economic policy and finance. This is driven by UNP’s China-averse policy driven by its Indian and US backers. Only China can sustain Sri Lanka economically and if the China support is taken out, the Sri Lankan […]

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Did over 30,000 soldiers sacrifice their lives for politicians to divide the nation?

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

 Shenali D Waduge The people of Sri Lanka have short memories. They have forgotten decades that bore bloodshed, fear and destruction. That past cannot be forgotten. That past is replete with remnants that continue to plague the nation requiring it to remain under eternal vigilance. Do we want to sacrifice and reverse all that we […]

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Now that it’s over

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Laksiri Warnakula A salutary remark Our beloved land still exists, undivided and should I say not very much united? However, the credit for preserving what Sri Lanka has been for thousands of years in its entirety should go to Mr M. Rajapaksa.  And the ones, who try to belittle what he did in that regard, […]

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A Stark Revelation That Probably Has Frightening Implications Towards The Well Being Of Sri Lanka

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

In Retrospect By Sarath Kumara January 24th 2015   The following item carries startling as well as revealing information about how the unitarity of the Sinhala Nation once again may have been  compromised through covert cunning and how the voting was manipulated to appease Western Powers through Indian involvement and the craftiness of Chandrika Kumaratunga and […]

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