Archive for January 31st, 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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