Archive for February 2nd, 2015

Sri Lankan Economy Down Its Slippery Slope: Shares hit 5-month low after govt’s retrospective tax plan

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Yahapalanaya News Reuters reports Sri Lankan shares fell to over five-month lows on Monday due to panic selling in blue-chips, led by John Keells Holdings Plc as concerns over future earnings weighed on sentiment after the government raised taxes on cash-rich firms. The day’s fall erased market capitalisation by 76.3 billion rupees ($577.2 million) on Monday […]

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Welfare and Austerity

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Sumanasiri Liyanage Courtesy Island How do I call this government? This question did not arise in the past as governments were elected with a specific name; UNP (1977- 1994), Peoples’ Alliance (1994- 2002), UNP (2002- 2004) and UPFA (2005- 2014). Although the present government is practically run by the UNP, it is hardly to say this […]

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Political polygamy

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Editorial -Courtesy Island  President Maithripala Sirisena has said in a recent television interview that after winning the Jan. 08 presidential election he realised that the implementation of the joint Opposition’s 100-day programme was not possible without the SLFP’s cooperation in Parliament. The president, in spite of having unbridled executive powers, cannot function without parliamentary backing, […]

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Is this what rev Rathana – Rev Sobitha – Champika and Sarath Fonseka Supported!

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

This is the proof of that conspiracy of unholy alliance (CBK,RW, UNP,JVP,JHU, RAW, CIA & LTTE) Are you going to blame Rajapakse for this too?  This is what the Rajapakse administration protected sri Lanka from! All those that revenge voted him out ‎should take responsibility for this and make it right!  New York Times article – Humiliating Sri […]

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Helping Sri Lanka’s New Democracy – Response to the New York Times Article of January 19, 2015

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

An anti-terrorist US Citizen  In this piece of high handed journalism you have desecrated the sacred flag of Sri Lanka by altering it with figures riding the lion with an American Flag.  No Sri Lankan will accept your idea of graphic alternation to their national flag.  You need to apologize profusely to Sri Lanka for […]

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Is this Yahapalanaya?

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Yahapalanaya News From Sri Lanka Former General Secretary of the United National Party and Health Minister Tissa Attanayake had been remanded till February 11 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate. Remanding a person for an alleged civil offense seems a sign of things to come under this government’s Yahapalanaya. One would have thought that Mr Attanayake […]

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වැලිකඩ සැබවින්ම සිදුවුයේ කුමක්ද?

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

 සමන් ගමගේ -ඉරිදා දිවයින 01-02-2015 “වත්මන් ආණ්‌ඩුවට කියන්නට වැදගත් දෙයක්‌ අපට ඇත. ආණ්‌ඩුව යහපාලනය සමඟ ලබු ගෙඩියට අත තැබුවාට කමක්‌ නැත. එහෙත් ලබ්බට තැබූ අත පුහුලට තබන්නට පෙර දෙවරක්‌ සිතිය යුතුමය. මන්ද රටේ ජාතික ආරක්‍ෂාව සියල්ලට වඩා වැදගත් වන නිසාය”. මෙතෙක්‌ කලක්‌ ජාත්‍යන්තර අහිගුණ්‌ඨිකයන්ගේ රෙදි අස්‌සේ සිටිමින් උන්ට ඕනෑ විට උන්ගේ පදේට හොරෙන් හොරෙන් නැටූ […]

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General election: President will lead SLFP to form a National Government with UNP

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

First Television interview by President Sirisena President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday (Jan. 31) declared that though he was the leader of the SLFP, he wouldn’t undermine the UNP in the run-up to the forthcoming parliamentary election but lead the SLFP in balancing act for the benefit of the party. President says SLFP wouldn’t be let down. The President […]

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Do we have only ceremonial Buddhists?

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Percy Silva Where are the Buddhist organizations? Are they formed simply to hold meetings, dansals, wesak celebrations and be invited for opening ceremonies? Do they not realize that they play a pivotal role in making sure the identity of the Buddhist heritage remains in Sri Lanka and work towards inculcating amongst the youth and adult […]

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කිරා බුදිද බං

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න  උතුරට  පූර්ණ 13 දීමට තමා එකඟ බවත්    ”” මෝ   ඔටෝනොමි  ”” දෙන්නට සුදානම් බවත්  රනිල් කියය්  .  දැන් ඉතින්  සිංහල බෞධයන්ට වෙන්නේ ” ඔටවාගන ‘ බලා ඉන්නටය්.    මයිත්ත්රී ට  චන්දය දුන් අ  ය හිතුවේ ශ්‍රී ල නිපයේ  හිටි ගමේ එකා කවදාවත්  මෙහෙම පාදඩ  වැඩක් කරන්නේ නැතිවෙය් කියා විය හැක . එහෙත්  චන්ද්‍රිකා සහ […]

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