Archive for February, 2015

Infrastructure Development from the “Doers” perspective highlighted by Engineering Professionals

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

 Infrastructure Development from the “Doers” perspective highlighted by Engineering Professionals   Published on Jan 6, 2015 Colombo, January 5, 2015: The Sri Lanka Engineering Professionals’ Association (SLEPA) recently held a forum titled ‘The Doers Perspective of the Talkers Hot Topic: Infrastructure Development,’ at the Cinnamon Lakeside hotel in Colombo

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Suspended Exam Cheat is on Sirisena’s Special Commission to Probe Corruption!

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Courtesy Apeyrata.com February 28, 2015 Will President’s Counsel Dr.Jayampathi Wickramaratne reveal to the public why he was suspended from Peradeniya University in the final year (1972), just before he could sit for the Bachelor of Science Special Degree in Chemistry? Wickramaratne is the Presidential Advisor on Constitutional Affairs  and also one of the members of Yahapalana  Sirisena’s […]

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ශ්‍රී ල නි ප කැඩී ඉවරයි

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

නලින් ද සිල්වා අගමැති සිහිනය මවාගෙන ශ්‍රී ල නි පක්‍ෂය කඩා නොදමන ලෙස ඒ සිහිනය වඩාත්ම දුටු නිමල් සිරිපාල ද සිල්වා කියා ඇත. ඔහු අද මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේනගේ විපක්‍ෂ නායකයා ය. මෛත්‍රිපාල ද ඒ වචනවලින් ම නොවුණත් එවැනි අදහසක් ප්‍රකාශ කරයි. ඔහු ද අගමැති සිහිනය තදින් ම දුටුවේ ය. මේ දෙදෙනා එක් ව හොරා හොරා යැයි […]

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Fighting Corruption must stand by when the bigger fight is against external threats to our survival as a Nation

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

R Chandrasoma  In our contemporary world, the destabilization of heretofore stable nations and the gross interference in the internal affairs of the weak and the unprotected appear to be a system-features of its global dynamics. The so-called Big Powers feel it their right and duty to monitor – and often direct –  the affairs of […]

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පළිගැනීම

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

නලින් ද සිල්වා මේ ජී බී සේනානායකගේ කෘතිය පිළිබඳ විචාරයක් නො වේ. අවිචාරයෙන් ක්‍රියා කරන මෛත්‍රීපාලකයන්ගේ පළිගැනීම පිළිබඳ ව සටහනක් පමණකි. අද වන විට ආණ්ඩුවේ දින සියයෙන් දින පනහක් ගෙවී ගොස් ය. අද වන විට ආණ්ඩුව කර ඇත්තේ මොනවා ද? ඉටු කර ඇති පොරොන්දු කවරේ ද? දින සියය එකින් එක ගෙන කරුණු දැක්වීම අවශ්‍ය නො […]

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To the Sinhala Politicians coming on Sinhala votes and then going behind minorities

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

New Focus Today  The Sinhala politicians are either Buddhist or Christian/Catholic.  If they are Buddhist they have better chances of coming to power – so they pretend to be devout Buddhists and pray, worship, frequent as many temples as they can, pay homage and do whatever it takes to win the Buddhist votes who are […]

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දිවයින කතෘතුමා සහ හංසයාට චන්දය දුන් සිංහලයින් වෙත

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

ගාමිණී පරාක්‍රම  පසුගිය ජනාධිපති මැතිවරණයෙන් පසු දිවින පත්‍රය ආචාර්ය නලින් ද සිල්වා මහතාගේ දැක්ම විශේෂාංග ලිපිය මෙන්ම කීර්ති වර්ණ කුලසුරියගේ ආරක්ෂක කොලමද   දිවයින කතෘතුමා  විසින් ඉවත් කළ බව දුටිමු . එහෙත් ඒ සඳහා වර්තමාන අගමැති (පස්ස දොරෙන් අගමැතිකමට පත්වූ ) රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ විසින් ඔබට පසුගිය දිනක පුදුම සහගත ප්‍රශන්ශාවක් කර ඇත . ඔබ වැනි කතෘවරුන් […]

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A RESPONSE TO OBSERVER EDITORIAL ‘A BRAVE NEW STATE MEDIA?’

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

By Shelton A. Gunaratne (Professor of journalism emeritus, MSUM) Kudos to the Sunday Observer new/old editor for writing the extremely accurate self-analysis of the pitfalls of public-owned” media institutions in Sri Lanka (Sunday Observer, 22 Feb. 2015). I presume that he wrote this editorial by the grace of those who currently rule the roost at Lake […]

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Why the Rise of Fascism is Again the Issue

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

By John Pilger February 27, 2015 “ICH” – The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was a reminder of the great crime of fascism, whose Nazi iconography is embedded in our consciousness. Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal […]

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200 years ago…- Remembering the Kandyan Convention of 1815

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

  By D.C. Ranatunga Courtesy FT. lk  Year: 1815  Date: 2 March  Time: 3.30pm  Venue: Magul Maduwa, King’s   Palace – Kandy    Present were the British Governor, Colonel Robert Brownrigg and John D’Oyly, the British agent of revenue who was the intermediary between the governor and the disgruntled Kandyan chiefs, the Kandyan King’s one-time Chief Minister […]

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Bizarre footage emerges of 150kg fugitive pig ‘praying’ before a Buddhist temple in Eastern China

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

By Nelson Groom for Daily Mail Australia Bizarre footage emerges of 150kg fugitive pig ‘praying’ before a Buddhist temple… and he only moved on after a group of monks chanted to him The 150kg pig had reportedly escaped from a local farm in search of food The pig was found kneeling on its forelimbs at […]

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Sparring for animal rights in Sri Lanka

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

By Oliver Standing Courtesy: Daily Mirror ( May 10, 2003) Report of Meeting held at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo in May 2003 The mood of the first ever SPAR (Society for the Protection of Animal Rights) press conference was set by the video they played by way of an introduction, entitled ‘Their future is your hands’. […]

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AN APPRECIATION TO THE MOST REVERED  MAHA SANGHA, AND THE FEARLESS, FORMIDABLE, FOURSOME, PATRIOTS OF SRILANKA.

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Susantha Wijesinghe First please let me name the FFF.   *WIMAL WEERAWANSA*,  *VASUDEVA NANAYAKKARA*, *DINESH GUNAWARDENE*, AND *UDAYA GAMMANPILA*.  ALSO THE MOST REVERED MAHA SANGHA, FOR EXTENDING A VERY JUDICIAL TOUCH TO THE EFFORTS, TO SEE AN END TO UNILATERAL GOVERNANCE, by multi buffoonery.  Me, and many many Millions of Sinhalese, would wish to convey […]

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මෛත්‍රීට පුළුවන් ද?

Friday, February 27th, 2015

නලින් ද සිල්වා   රටක ජනාධිපතිවරයකු ද සිරකරුවකු වීමට හැකි ය. අද මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන එ ජා පක්‍ෂයේ සිරකරුවෙකි. ඔහු ජනාධිපතිවරණයට ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට විවිධ පාර්ශ්ව කටයුතු කළ බව රහසක් නො වේ. ඒ අතර විදේශීය ඔත්තු සේවා ද තානාපති (මහා කොමසාරිස්) කාර්යාල ද විය. ඔවුන්ට අවශ්‍ය ව තිබුණේ මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ පැරදවීම මිස මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපති කරවීම නො […]

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Farewell Reception to Dr. Palitha Kohona

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Special Edition: Farewell Reception given by the Sri Lankans in New York to Dr. Palitha Kohona to pay tribute to his services as the ambassador for Sri Lanka at the UN for more than 5 years

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US Tries to Bully India Into Defense Cooperation Agreement

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Courtesy sputniknews.com The White House is playing hardball with the government of India, pushing the Narendra Modi administration to sign three military agreements Washington is keen on but New Delhi has nixed in the past.  The Logistics Support Agreement (LSA), the Communication Interoperability and Security Memorandum Agreement (CISMOA) and the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-Spatial […]

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රණවිරුවන්ට එරෙහිව දෙමළ ජාතිවාදී සාක්‍ෂිකරුවන් සුරැකීම

Friday, February 27th, 2015

නලින් ද සිල්වා   දින කිහිපයකට පෙර ආණ්ඩුව සාක්‍ෂිකරුවන් ආරක්‍ෂා කරගැනීමේ පණතක් සම්මත කර ගත්තේ ය. බැලූ බැල්මට එය ඊනියා ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදයට එකඟ ය. ආණ්ඩුවේ විපක්‍ෂය ද සැබෑ විපක්‍ෂය ද පණතට පක්‍ෂ විය. එහෙත් පණත කුමක් සඳහා ද? එය තේරුම් ගෙන ඇත්තේ ඉන්දියාවේ එන්ඩීටීවී ආයතනය ය. ඔවුන්ගේ වෙබ් අඩවියේ පෙබරවාරි 20 වැනි දා ඒ පිළිබඳ නියම […]

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Sri Lanka WON and Selectors LOST

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Ananda De Costa Sri Lankans have a bad habit of hanging on to persons than to the obvious truth. We won 1996 world cup with very experienced players and we were out in the  first round at the next world cup hanging on to most of them. Sri Lanka won yesterday beating Bangladesh,  making sure […]

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Strengthening the Institutional Capacity in Construction Steering Along the Aphorism of Good Governance

Friday, February 27th, 2015

By Dr. Chandana Jayalath Any governance system that works well is as old as the idea of government itself. Governance is the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented. It deals with how public institutions conduct public affairs and manage public resources. Amongst the characteristics in good governance are that it […]

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Amazing health benefits of eating carrots.

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Dr Hector Perera       London When most people go on food shopping to super markets, how many would buy vegetables like carrots? Very often they get attracted to meat counters because quite often there are price reduced offers. There are plenty of vegetables that are really good for health and let me talk about one of […]

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Abrogate 13th Amendment – National Joint Committee

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

By Janaka Perera The National Joint Committee on Tuesday, February 24 called for an immediate abrogation of the 13th Amendment which India imposed on Sri Lanka 28 years ago. Participating in the media briefing held at the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress Hall, Colombo were Attorney Manohara R. de Silva PC, Venerable Bengamuwe Nalaka Thera (Secretary, […]

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All patriotic Sri Lankans should be grateful to Mr Wimal Weerawansa

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Nimal R Melbourne Australia Mr Wimal Weerawansa  and his family is today suffering today from the ruthless acts of the so called ‘Yaha Plana’ government of Ranil Wickramasinghe ( I would not call this a government of My3pala Sirsiena as he is only a puppet used by the West to bring Ranil to power) because of his […]

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Pursuing the hare

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Island Editorial  Courtesy Island February 26, 2015, National Freedom Front Leader Wimal Weerawansa’s wife Sashi has been further remanded over an allegedly forged birth certificate. Wimal has also been summoned to the CID and questioned over an alleged incident of unlawful assembly. If the Weerawansas have been on the wrong side of the law, let them […]

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රනිල්ගේ බොරු තර්ක

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

නලින් ද සිල්වා රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ හා මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන අතර සීතල යුද්ධයක් කෙරී ගෙන යන බව අපි කලින් ද කීවෙමු. ආරක්‍ෂක කටයුතු පිළිබඳ රාජ්‍ය ඇමති වූ ද රනිල්ගේ බෑණා වූ ද රුවන් විජේවර්ධනගේ තටු කපා දැමීමට මෛත්‍රිපාල පියවර ගත්තේ ය. අද රුවන්ට ඇත්තේ ආරක්‍ෂක කටයුතු පිළිබඳ පාසල්, ශිෂ්‍ය භට කණ්ඩායම් ආදිය ගැන සොයා බැලීමට ය. ආරක්‍ෂක […]

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If Mahinda Rajapakse wants to return he must first agree to these demands

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

New Focus Today  There is a clarion call for the former President to return to politics and contest as Prime Ministerial candidate. The call comes with a growing number of people realizing that the Presidential election has turned Sri Lanka into a rogue state with the elected President turned into a puppet and a puppet […]

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   Life Abroad 118 – Sri Lankan Vs. Metropolitan Police

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

By Dr.Tilak S. Fernando     The practice of diplomacy, which is one of the essential elements of a state, has been applied from time immemorial. Although, Milan has gone on record for sending its first representative to the Court of France in 1455, yet they refused a ‘give-and-take action’ fearing espionage and feasible involvement […]

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ACHR urges Hasina government  for accountability

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Observing the present political turmoil in Bangladesh, where around hundred people got killed and thousands injured, a rights body urged the Sheikh Hasina government in Dhaka ‘to bring an end to human rights violations and establish accountability’. Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in its latest report tiled ‘Bangladesh: Polarisation, Political […]

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Australia secured asylum deal by staying ‘silent’ on rights abuses: Sri Lanka PM

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Courtesy  The Guardian Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says former president agreed to help stop boats carrying asylum seekers if Australian government kept quiet Ranil Wickremesinghe Ranil Wickremesinghe said Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s close relationship with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa was ‘a mystery’ to Sri Lankans. Australia stayed silent on alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka in […]

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The Abortive 3rd Coup

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Courtesy Island Around 2.00 am on Jan. 09 I received a telephone call from a close relative of mine. He wanted to know why there had been a delay in the release of the presidential election results. He said he had seen the announcement of results had been suspended on a TV channel until further […]

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ඉදිරි මැතිවරණයේ තීරකය ජාතිකත්වයයි

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

නලින් ද සිල්වා  අද (පෙබරවාරි 25) ජ වි පෙරමුණේ අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක නුවර දී පවත්වන ලද කතාවකින් ඔහු ජාතිවාදීන් යැයි හඳුන්වන්නන්ට හොඳ හැටි බැට දී ඇතැයි වාර්තා වෙයි. එසේ ම අප්‍රියෙල් 23 වැනි දා පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසිරුවා නොහැර ඊනියා ජාතික ආණ්ඩුවක් පිහිටුවීමට කතාකරන්නන් ද ඔහු අතින් විවේචනය වී ඇත.  කටහඬ අනුරගේ වුවත් චින්තනය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහගේ ය, […]

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