Archive for March 12th, 2015

Palks’s Strait Fishery Dispute a Beggar’s Wound

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

R Chandrasoma A begger’s wound is coddled and kept on because it excites sympathy and donations that are mightily useful to the beggar. In politics and international relations there is a curious counterpart to this – where disputes often of a very serious nature are deliberately kept unresolved in pursuance of higher political goals. The […]

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Dr Buddhadasa Bodhinayake (bodhi) Architect behind Sinhala Tharuna Sanvidhanaya

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Dr. Tilak S. Fernando On the 4th of March 2015, Sri Lanka lost one of the most admired personalities in London. Born to a suburban Sinhala family background in Bentota, Buddhadasa Bodhinayake blossomed as an outstanding character from his secondary education at Ananda College and became a man of the world! At Ananda College he […]

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බයියන්,ටොයියන් වි ගැහැණුන් නමන නැමිල්ල (VIDEO)

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

by Lankanewsweb Today  තමන් පමණක් නොව තමන්ගේ සතර වර්ගයාටම  කොන්දක් පණ නැති බව යලිත් සිරිසේන ගොයියා රටේ ජනතාව හමුවේ ප්‍රදර්ශණය කර හමාරය. පහත දැක්වෙන් විඩියෝව බලන්න අහම්බෙන් ජනාධිපතිවරෙයිකුගේ  බිරිඳ විමට ලැබුණු බව ඇත්තය නමුත් තමන් නියෝජනය කරනුයේ රටක් බව අමතක විම ගැන ලැජ්ජා විය යුතු අතරම අපට කිමට ඇත්තේ මිනිහා නැමෙන නැමිල්ල ගැණි නැමෙන නැමිල්ලෙන් […]

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CaFFE demands immediate electoral reforms

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Keerthi Tennakoon  Executive Director/CaFFE    Electoral reforms are much discussed and are in the agenda of the political parties these days. There is an engagement between political parties, civil society organizations and election officials about the feasibility of such reforms and the time it would take to come up and implement the electoral reforms.  President […]

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An Opportunity to Modi-fy the Visit

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Pathfinder Economic Flash  Mr. Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka, the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 28 years, presents an opportunity to examine the ways and means of strengthening Indo – Lanka economic relations to boost the prosperity of this country. The path of Indo – Lankan bilateral relations will have a significant influence […]

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අපේ රාජපක්ෂ හා උංගේ රාජපක්ෂ (Part 1) 

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

ගීතාංජන සියවස් ගණනක් වහලුන් ලෙස ජීවත් වී, ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට අනුව නීතියානුකුලව  වහල් බවෙන් නිදහස් වුවද, මිනිසුන් ලෙස සමාජයෙන් ලැබිය යුතුවූ සමාජ ගරුත්වය නොලබා, කුණු කෑලි සේ සමාජ වාටියේ නැතහොත් සමාජ එලිපත්තේ ජීවත්වූ ඇමරිකාවේ කලු ජනයාට, කළු මිනිසෙකු වන ඔබාමා මහතා ජනාධිපති ලෙස තේරී පත්වීම තුලින් ඇතිවූ අධ්‍යාත්මික උත්තේජනය සංකේතාත්මකව බලපෑවේ යම්සේද, එවන් බලපෑමක් ශ්‍රී ලාංකික […]

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වගකිව යුත්තෝ කවරහු ද?

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

නලින් ද සිල්වා  රනිල් සිරිසේන ආණ්ඩුව බලයට පත් කෙරුණේ මාදුළුවාවේ සෝභිත හිමියන් විසින් හෝ අතුරලියේ රතන හිමියන් විසින් හෝ නො වේ. උන්වහන්සේට එවැන්නක් කිරීමට තරම් ශක්තියක් නැත. උන්වහන්සේ එසේ කළ සේක යැයි ප්‍රකාශ කිරීම ම උන්වහන්සේට නැති ගෞරවයක් ලබා දීමකි. උන්වහන්සේ සහ තවත් අය ආණ්ඩුව බලයට පත්කිරීමේ ව්‍යාපෘතියෙහි ඉත්තෝ පමණක් වූහ. රනිල් සිරිසේන ආණ්ඩුව බලයට […]

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ධනපාල මහතාගේ අවුල

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

නලින් ද සිල්වා ඩී එස් සී උපාධිධාරී සේවාර්ජිත (සම්මානිත) මහාචාර්ය අශෝක අමරතුංග මහතාගේ ඊනියා ජීවිතයේ අරුත, බටහිර විද්‍යාවේ දාර්ශනික පදනම ආදිය ගැන ලියන ලිපි පෙළට ප්‍රතිචාර දැක්වීම සති කිහිපයකට කල් දැමීමට සිදු වී ඇත. එයට හේතුව බෝධි ධනපාල නම් මහතකු පසුගිය හතරවැනි දා ලියා පළකර ඇති ලිපියකට පිළිතුරු දීම අවශ්‍ය නිසා ය. බෝධි ධනපාල මහතා […]

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USA  heal thyself first

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Ranjith Soysa Niel Kromash of US State department’s Asian desk has repeated the wonky big brotherly sentiments expressed by the US Secretary of the State , John Kerry that USA will help Sri Lanka to heal her wounds in regard to the ethnic conflicts. The USA is the last choice for any country in the […]

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Terrorism can only be STOPPED at the source! The ISIS-US Empire – Their Unholy Alliance Fully Exposed! Gather evidence to expose these CIA-created terrorist organizations in the UN!

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

YangChangshi杨昌势 Dear Fellow Asians, Terrorism can only be STOPPED at the source! The ISIS-US Empire – Their Unholy Alliance Fully Exposed! Gather evidence to expose these CIA-created terrorist organizations in the UN! We, Asia and all Asians need to have a specialized Asian-wide counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence network against these CIA-created terrorist organizations used to export […]

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Could Clinton be charged with a crime?

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

By Susan Ferrechio | March 10, 2015 | 5:00 am ,,The Examiner “Some of these documents clearly would be responsive to [Benghazi]. They were never produced,”… Could Hillary Clinton face criminal charges over her email scandal? Not likely, say some experts. Former Secretary of State Clinton’s use of a private email server for government work […]

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The sound  of a Jaffna clap with one hand

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala There are two narratives, with two interpretations, to the North-South events that convulsed Sri Lanka in the post-independent period. The conventional narrative that has gained popularity is the mono-causal interpretation which blames only the Sinhala-Buddhists of the south for the worsening of the inter-ethnic relations. According to this theory events eventually […]

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THE PROBLEMS WITH THE 19TH AMENDMENT, PART TWO:  SEPARATION OF POWERS

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Dharshan Weerasekera This essay is the second of what is turning out to be a series of essays on the problems with the proposed 19th Amendment to the Constitution.  In this essay, I focus on the important topic of Separation of Powers,” and what the proposed amendment does or does not do to it.  Simply […]

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THE PROBLEMS WITH THE PROPOSED 19TH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Dharshan Weerasekera There are huge problems with the proposed 19th Amendment to the Constitution.  In this article I’ll focus on just the first and foremost of those, which has to do with the proposed changes to the Executive.  (I am using the version of the proposed amendment published in Colombo Telegraph: www.colombotelegraph.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Exclusive-19th-Amendment-draft-.pdf.) Article 2 of […]

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Ex-Liberal Democrat Chamali Fernando named as Conservative parliamentary candidate for Cambridge

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

A barrister and Liberal Democrat defector has been named as the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Cambridge. Chamali Fernando, 35, was adopted by party members to fight the 2015 poll at a special general meeting. She joined the Tories in 2009, two years after she unsuccessfully sought the Liberal Democrat nomination for the London mayoral poll. […]

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