Archive for April 23rd, 2015

CAN MAHINDA MAKE IT FROM AN OUTSIDE LANE?

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

By GOMIN DAYASRI Didn’t waste time of Mahinda Rajapakse [MR] by seeking appointments when he was the President! But when he lost, sought a meeting and was promptly told to come early next morning to a Colombo address. Probably he carried no diary being without an official Secretary. We sat in a private room sandwiched between […]

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අපි නැවතත් වහල්ලු වෙමු

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

නලින් ද සිල්වා මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන ජාතිය අමතා කරන ලද කතාවෙන් ඉතා වැදගත් දෙයක් කීවේ ය. ඔහු කියා සිටියේ ඒබ්‍රහම් ලින්කන් වහලුන් නිදහස් කිරීමෙන් පසුව ද ඇතැම් වහලුන්ට වහල්කම අවශ්‍ය වූ බව ය. අද ලංකාවේ සිදු වී තිබෙන්නේ එයට කිට්ටු දෙයකි. මහින්ද යටතේ වහල්කමින් මිදුණු අපි නැවතත් වහල්බව වුවමනාවෙන් වැළඳ ගත්තෙමු. ජනවාරි 8 වැනි දා සිදු […]

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The Dalai Lama: the Laughing Buddha of Modern Times

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island Tenzin Gyatso, better known as His Holiness Dalai Lama XIV, is arguably the most popular spiritual leader of the world today. Though he doesn’t radiate ‘spirituality’, he demonstrates it by his practice and his precept; he is the most relaxed looking ‘holy man’ that people of all faiths are […]

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Ready to face any challenge for the people – Basil

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Courtesy Adaderana Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa says that all ‘Divi Neguma’ funds were spent for the people’s welfare and that if doing so is wrong he is ready to face any challenge on behalf of the people. Rajapaksa was arrested on Wednesday (22) along with former Economic Development Ministry Secretary, Dr. Nihal […]

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The Central Bank bond controversy revisited

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

By Sam Samarasinghe and Dushyantha Mendis – Courtesy Island The Ministry of Policy Planning and Economic Affairs has on April 19 issued a press release announcing some findings of the three-member committee that Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe appointed”to look into matters related to the 30-year bond issued on February 27″ (PM’s special statement to Parliament, 17th […]

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UNP: A repetition of 2001-2004

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Tissa Attanayake speaks to C. A. Chandraprema – Courtesy Island The former general secretary of the UNP Tissa Attanayake crossed the floor of the house and joined Mahinda Rajapaksa’s campaign largely in protest at his party deciding to support Maithripala Sirisena as the common opposition candidate. The fear that he publicly expressed before the election was that […]

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