Archive for February 5th, 2015

PLAYING MUSICAL CHAIRS WITH THE JUDICIARY

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

By  Gomin Dayasri Office of the Chief Justice is a pew of reverence and dignity and not a site for a game of musical chairs where three occupants held the hot seat within a space of three judicial days. This zany entry will find a place in a book of records or form a smart question […]

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Selling  Sri Lanka in hundred days to USA, India , UK and the West.

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

By Charles.S. Perera There was a Presidential election in Sri Lanka on the 8 January,2015.  It was to elect a President, but not to change the Government.  Therefore when Maitripala Sirisena was elected President of Sri Lanka there was already a government headed by  Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne.  Therefore , President Maitripala Sirisena should have normally […]

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“APPACHCHI, APPACHCHI, NUBAI RATATA APPACHCHI”

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

By M D P  DISSANAYAKE Our beloved Appachchi Suddenly there is a deep silence from you, we are worried of you, just as much as we are worried about us.  Without you, we cannot think of a tomorrow.  Without you, we cannot be certain that we will have a country to live.   Without you, our […]

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M&R Soap Opera – From the Frying Pan to the Fire?

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean News clips in Sri Lankan media and the on-going discussions in LankaWeb, is as entertaining as watching a TV Soap Opera like Dallas or South or the British Coronation Street, which some of the younger readers may have missed. A discussed during and immediately after the Presidential Elections, one of the reasons […]

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

Thursday, February 5th, 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 Ranil […]

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Sri Lankan Parliamentarians cannot be politicians and practicing lawyers

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Shenali D Waduge For the good governance mantra to have any effect it must be practiced in its truest form. Sri Lanka’s Parliament has an abundance of qualified lawyers both in the Opposition and Government and a majority of them are practicing law. No politician should take up positions and professions that give rise to […]

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The Messenger & The Scribe

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean LankaWeb has come a long way since the inception. From a proverbial gossip column to a respected serious journal, well moderated, with a band of civilised, cultured contributors. Opinions differ amongst the Scribes, but decent civility has been an important virtue amongst the clan. To my surprise I found that apart from […]

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VOHARA DE SILVA: PAGODA TEA ROOMS’ BROAD SMILE MANAGER

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Dr.TILAK  S. FERNANDO It is with unfathomable emotion that I pen these words to express my deep emotions on the demise of my good friend Vohara de Silva, who answered his final call from above, a few days ago. The sad news reached me after the funeral had already taken place on the 10th of […]

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Government decides to continue with Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port City Project

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet has decided to continue with the Chinese government assisted Colombo Port City Project. This decision has been taken at the Cabinet meeting today, said Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne. New President Maithripala Sirisena is to discuss this project with China during his visit in March this year. Minister Senaratne also said that […]

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“සිකීම් මහින්ද හිමි දෙව් ළොව හිඳ ලියන වගයි……….”

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

නිමල් ( ඇ එ ජ )  ටිබෙට් රටේ ගම්මානෙක……………….. ඉපදීලා පුණ්ණජි හිමි සමගින් ලක් දිව………….. වැඩලා සරණක් නැති හෙළයින් වැළපෙනු…….. දැකලා අවදිකරන්නට සිතුවෙමි කවි…………….. ලියලා   අමන සිහළුනගෙ බියසුළු ගති……………….දුටිමි උන් වෙනුවෙන් අණුකම්පාවෙන්……….. බැලිමි දෙස,බස රකිනට දැඩි වෙහෙසක්………… ගතිමි දුනෙමි දිරිය, සිවුරක් ගැන……….. නොසිතුවෙමි   පන්හිඳ විය අසිපත පත් මා………………… අතට පිටින් ඇවිත් මා ගරුකලෙ […]

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KASHMIR- YESTERDAY AND TODAY

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

ALI SUKHANVER It is a difficult question to be answered whether we really enjoy being in a state of oblivion while making a list of our friends and foes? For the last many decades we, the Pakistanis, as a nation, have been trying our best to introduce us as a peace-loving rather cordial and friendly […]

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WORLD CUP CRICKET 2015 – WE ARE NOT  “MINNOWS” BUT CHAMPIONS

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

By M D P DISSANAYAKE For the world cup 2015 there are 14 nations participating in 2 groups of 7 each.  Sri Lanka is in Group A with Afganistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, NZ and Scotland.    The Group B consist of India, Ireland, Pakistan, South Africa, UAE,Windies and Zimbabwe. Since the inception of the Tournament, there […]

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Life Abroad – Part 115 LONDON PARKING – A TANGIBLE PAIN!

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

FEATURES- Dr. Tilak Fernando  London has today become one of the most congested cities in the world and, with it; parking has become a nightmare to motorists in this city! This is mainly because the local borough councils have taken over this area and turned it into a money-spinning exercise to generate additional income for […]

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