Archive for March 1st, 2015

Ranil drives  “Yaha-pala-naya” down the pal-lung

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala On February 27 the My-3” Troika, consisting of Chandrika Bandaranaike,(CBK), Ranil Wickremesinghe and Maithripala Sirisena, passed its half-way mark on its vaunted pilgrimage to political nirvana which, they said, would be achieved in 100 days. This  is the solemn promise they gave the people and, unless they are to be dismissed […]

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The Eelam Heist: India and Christian West compete to divide Sri Lanka

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Shenali D Waduge  The name of the game is divide and rule, self-determination and balkanization all hallmarks of what India cannot ignore despite its efforts to avert or delay the inevitable. Importing Eelam from India to Sri Lanka managed to avert balkanization of India by 30 years, a period used by India to subtly form […]

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SRILANKAN AMBIVALENT PATRIOTS, NATIONALISTS & IDEOLOGISTS?

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Kanthar Balanathan, Australia  Retired Director & Power Systems Specialist Engineer General Politics, Democracy, Political Ideology, freedom, patriotism, smart patriotism, nationalism, and real freedom correlates to humans in a democratic environment. After 67 years of independence, do SriLankans practice and experience ideal democracy. In the context of ideal democracy do SriLankan politicians, genuinely, are patriotic, not […]

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Implementing constitutional, electoral reforms: President must act decisively – Ven. Sobhitha

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island Having lambasted the government yesterday for what he called its lethargic attitude towards implementing key promises in President Maithripala Sirisena’s election manifesto, Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha thera stressed that the onus was on the President to ensure the implementation of his own pledges. Leader of the Movement for a Just Society Ven. […]

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පහළොවේ දුර්භාග්‍යය

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

නලින් ද සිල්වා 1815 මාර්තු දෙවැනි දා අපට නිදහස අහිමි විය. මේ ලිපිය 1815, 1915 හා 2015 ගැන ය. මේ වසර තුන ම සිංහලයන්ගේ, විශේෂයෙන් ම සිංහල බෞද්ධයන්ගේ දුර්භාග්‍යය සනිටුහන් කළේ ය. ඒ සියල්ල පිටුපස සිටියෝ ඉංගිරිසිහු ය. ඉදිරියටත් මෙවැනි සිද්ධිවලට අපට මුහුණ පෑමට ඇති බැවින් ඉංගිරිසින් ක්‍රියා කරන ආකාරය ගැන යම් දැනුමක් ලබාගෙන තිබිය […]

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අභ්‍යන්තර පරීක්‍ෂණය

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

නලින් ද සිල්වා ආණ්ඩුව එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මානව අයිතිවාසිකම් කොමිසම මාර්තුවේ දී ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට තිබූ වාර්තාව සැප්තැම්බර් දක්වා කල්දමා ගත්තේ අප්‍රියෙල් මාසයෙන් පසුව පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත මැතිවරණයේ දී ජනතාව ඉදිරියේ බොරු පම්පොරි කතාවක් කීමට ය. තම විදේශ ප්‍රතිපත්තියේ නිවැරදි බව නිසා මානව අයිතිවාසිකම් කොමිසම වාර්තාව ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම කල්දැමී යැයි කීම ආණ්ඩුවේ අවශ්‍යතාව විය. එහෙත් ආණ්ඩුව ජනතාවට නොකියන […]

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The Chief Minister and the Members of the WESTERN PROVINCAIL COUNCIL

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

 Ranjith Soysa Spokesperson UNITED AUSTRALIANS OF SRI LANKAN ORGANIZATIONS . (PO BOX 4066, Mulgrave , Vic 3170) 27-02-2015 The Chief Minister and the Members of the WESTERN PROVINCAIL COUNCIL We address this note to convey our appreciation of your efforts and the step taken by the members of the Western Provincial Council in passing of a […]

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letter re the comments made by Sri Lankan PM on Australia-Sri Lanka relations

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Ranjith Soysa The Hon Prime Minister and the Hon Ministers We send herewith a letter from Joint Sri Lankan orgs in Australia rejecting SL Prime Minister’s comments on important relations between Australia and Sri Lanka. BEST WISHES Ranjith Soysa  UNITED AUSTRALIANS OF SRI LANKAN ORGANISATIONS PO BOX 4066, MULGRAVE, VICTORIA 3175, AUSTRALIA, Telephone 03-97957143 25 […]

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New Draft Animal Welfare Act looks to safeguard animal rights – A voice for the voiceless

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

By Apsara Kapukotuwa Courtesy Sunday Times World Animal Day was celebrated on October 4 with no great fanfare. But there is little doubt that the issue of prevention of cruelty to animals deserves much attention in present-day society. One of Sri Lanka’s most antiquated laws that sets out offences and penalties for mistreatment of animals is […]

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Triune Mind in Buddhism

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

 By Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri (writing from Canada) How many minds do you think you have? Whaddaya mean? Of course, I have one body, one mind – if you don’t mind. Dead on. Dead wrong! Let’s ask the Buddha.  He uses  three terms for mind: Citta, Mano and Viññāõa.  Says he in one place, […]

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