Archive for May, 2015

India: the New American Disposable Paper?

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Dilrook Kannangara Use them and dump them is the doctrine used by the global policeman towards its non-European allies. It can be seen right throughout the history it has teamed up with a nation or a group, particularly after 1945. Interestingly, one of its first captives was Sri Lanka (Ceylon) which signed the Anglo-Ceylon Defence […]

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What MR should learn from the UNP

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Courtesy Island The event that captured everyone’s imagination last week was former Chief Justice Sarath N.Silva’s broadside against the government. The CD of his full speech has started doing the rounds. One of the reasons why Silva’s speech is so significant is the range of issues he has dealt with – from the way Ranil […]

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MR rejects Ranil’s claims

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Courtesy The Daily Mirror While rejecting allegations that his government had misappropriated some Rs. 28b at the Highway ministry, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today charged that the current government is engaging in a smear campaign against him and an attempt to belittle the solid achievements of his government in infrastructure development. Issuing a statement the […]

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Who will get the economy going? No one, unless truth is told

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

by Sanath Nanayakkare  Courtesy Island With the parliamentary elections approaching, Sri Lanka is on the verge of entering another phase of its familiar ‘pledge cycle’, therefore, it’s high time the main political parties told the masses the absolute truth on the status of the country’s economy, and the masses demanded to know the truth and […]

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Sri Lanka’s admirable Buddhist missionary achievements in the West: Anagarika & Asoka offer role models to emulate

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Shenali D. Waduge As the Buddhist public in Sri Lanka begin to close ranks to meet the challenges facing the continuity and preservation of the Buddhist ethos and heritage in the light of planned incursions, it is good to take stock of the admirable services rendered by Sinhala Buddhists who have carried the torch of […]

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VICES OF OPEN ECONOMY COURTESY UNP

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

By Cecil Atukorale Sri Lanka today is not the country that was known to the world, some 30 years ago. In the past this island was known to the world as the Land of Dhamma. But today with the open economy, things have turned topsy-turvy. Hardly, a day passes without something being said in our […]

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ජාතික ආණ්ඩු ගුළිය

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

සඳුන් ජීවන්ත  මව්බිම සාමාන්‍යයෙන් ගුළි දෙන්නේ වෙද මහත්තුරුන්ය. ඒ ලෙඩ හොඳ කරන්නය. වෙද මහත්තුරුන් ලෙඩ හොඳ කරන්න ගුළි දුන්නාට දේශපාලනඥයන් ගුළි දෙන්නේ ලෙඩ වැඩි කරන්නය. මේ දවස්වල දේශපාලන ලෝකයේ අන්න ඒ වාගේ ගුළියක් එහා මෙහා වෙමින් තිබේ. මේ ගුළිය තියෙන්නේ මෛත්‍රිපාලගේත්, රනිල්ගේත් සාක්කුවලය. ගුළිය දෙන්න හදන්නේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පාක්‍ෂිකයන්ටය. ‘රනිලුයි මෛත්‍රිපාලයි ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් […]

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මයිත්ත්රී සිරා    මාරු සිරා පාට්  දමය්

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න තමන් කොහොමටවත්ම මහින්දට අගමැති අපේක්ෂකත්වය නොදෙන බව මයිත්ත්රී  අවධාරණය කර කියා    ඇත්තේ  අනික්අ  ය කියන දේවල් ”බබා පාට්‍ ” එකේ අහගන ඉඳලා අන්තිමටය  .අනික් ය තමන් කියන දේට පිටින් ගියොත් ”’ කරන දේත් මම දන්නවා ”’ යනුවෙන්   මරුසිරා පාට  එකකුත්  දමා ඇත .  මහින්ද  මරාදමා හරි ඔහු බලයට පත් වීම වැලක් වීමට  මයිත්ත්රී […]

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Failed international sovereign bond issue:A clear reflection of no confidence of international investors in SL economy

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Statement issued by MPs Prof. G. L. Peiris and Bandula Gunawardena- Courtesy Island May 31, 2015, 9:29 pm The Finance Minister and the Governor have claimed that the 10 year International Sovereign Bond of USD 650 million issued on 29th May 2015 at an interest rate of 6.125%, is a great success. They have even gone […]

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අමාත්යවරයා දුටු සිහිනය

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග ගරු අමාත්‍යතුමා නින්දෙන් පිබිදුනේ බයින් තැතිගෙනය. ඔහුගේ ගත දහඩියෙන් තෙත්වී තිබිණි. වායු සමීකරණ යන්ත්‍රයෙන් නිකුත් වූ සිහිල් සුලඟට ද ඔහුගේ දාහය අඩු කරනු නොහැකි විය. අමාත්‍යවරයා දුටුවේ බියකරු සිහිනයකි. තවමත් ව්‍යාකූල තත්ත්වයෙන් පසු වූ ඔහු තමා දුටුවේ සිහිනයක් ද නැතහොත් සැබැවින්ම සිදු වූවක්ද යන්න තෝරා බේරා ගැනීමට නොහැකිව අත් දෙකෙන්ම දැස් […]

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WILGAMVEHERA Rajamaha Viharaya Nelumgama,  Seruwila

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane Archeological and literary evidence indicate that during the Anuradhapura era from the 3rd century BCE to 10th CE, there were as many as 74  Buddhist shrines and Buddhist historic sites within the area presently demarcated as Trincomalee district. These include the Wilgamwehera Rajamaha Vihara and the famous Seruwawila Rajamaha viharaya, located in […]

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Ex-Georgian president, wanted at home, becomes governor in Ukraine

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Courtesy RT Georgia’s former President Mikhail Saakashvili, wanted by his country’s prosecutors for embezzlement, abuse of power and politically-motivated attacks, has been appointed governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region. President Petro Poroshenko personally appointed Saakashvili to the post, saying the former Georgian leader is “a friend of Ukraine.” In a statement at Saakashvili’s nomination in Odessa, […]

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Northern demonstrations: Creating a Kashmir?

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

By DR. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA Were the scenes we saw on our TV screens this week a manifestation of a potentially dangerous, post-January 8th Radicalisation in the North? (Radicalization (or radicalisation) is a process by which an individual or group comes to adopt increasingly extreme political, social, or religious ideals and aspirations that (1) reject or […]

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Sri Lanka takes a lead in Multi-lingual Internet Initiatives

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Geneva. Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha said Sri Lanka had taken a lead in multi-lingual Internet initiatives, by putting in place technical conditions to facilitate the presence of its local languages on the Internet and encouraging the development of relevant Sinhala and Tamil […]

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මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය- හරීන් ප්‍රනාන්දු

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය  හරීන් ප්‍රනාන්දු  ප්‍රධාන අමාත්‍ය  ඌව පළාත් සභාව  මහියංගන, රිදිමාලියද්ද, ප්‍රදේශය තුළ නව වැලි තොටවල් ලබා දීම පිළිබඳව මගේ අංක UP/CM/MHA/LAD/2015 හා  2015 -02-26 වන දින ඌව පළාත් ඉඩම් කොමසාරිස්වරයා වෙත ලබා දෙන ලද ලිපියක් උපයෝගි කර ගනිමින් දේශපාලන වශයෙන්  ජනතාවගෙන් ප්‍රතික්ෂේප වී සිටින බංකොලොත් දේශපාලඥයන් විසින් දේශපාලන වාසියක් ලබා ගැනීමේ අරමුණින් අදාල ලිපිය […]

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MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE-VISIONARY HUMBLE LEADER WHO CAN WORK WITH ALL, RANIL WICKREMASINGHE -A  POLITICAL TERRORIST

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Within a short period of 5 months, President Mahinda Rajapakse has succeeded in reading the minds of Sri Lankans.  Within a short period of 5 months, Rt Hon Prime Minister Mr Ranil Wickremasinghe has miserably failed in reading the minds of Sri Lankans.  In this short period, the Price of  […]

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Sri Lanka to Re-open Investigations on Journalists’ Attacks

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Courtesy  The New Indian Express COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said he wants to re-open investigations into all past murders and disappearances of journalists. “As the new government, we want to re-open investigations on all disappearances, murders and other challenges faced by the media personnel in the recent past,” Sirisena said addressing an event […]

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Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa fears LTTE revival in country

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Courtesy dna Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is mounting a political comeback, has expressed fears that the separatist Tamil Tigers could regroup and revive terrorism in the country. “We are glad that terrorists are no more. But I have a suspicion that we may return to see terrorism,” Rajapaksa said. “We don’t want […]

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Sri Lanka in talks with China over highway projects

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Courtesy Xinhua COLOMBO, May 30 (Xinhua) — The Sri Lankan government on Saturday said that it is in talks with China to extend a highway linking the capital and the deep south. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the government is having talks with China to fund the project connecting Colombo and Hambantota in the […]

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Adb, government sign $107M loan agreement for roads

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Courtesy Ceylon Today The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Sri Lanka on Thursday signed the $107 million second tranche loan agreement of an $800 million multi-tranche financing facility to upgrade roads. “Providing all-weather road access will help link rural communities to socio-economic centres in Sri Lanka, thereby enabling rural communities to reap […]

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Dharma Voices for Animals (DVA) to inaugurate its first Sri Lanka Chapter

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

By Lakmali Udugampola Dharma Voices for Animals (DVA) gives voice to those who cannot speak for themselves – animals who are farmed, eaten, experimented on and otherwise abused. DVA is a nonprofit organization, with chapters located throughout the world. It is committed both to practicing the teachings of the Buddha (the Dharma) and to speaking […]

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Focusing on youth empowerment at social business day

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

 By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Emphasizing on all round youth empowerment, the 6th annual Social Business Day was organized by Yunus Centre on 28 May 2015 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka of Bangladesh. The daylong event with the theme titled ‘We Are Not Job-Seekers, We Are Job-Givers—Turning Unemployment into Entrepreneurship’ was hosted by Nobel […]

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මෛත්‍රීට හා යමපාලන මාධ්‍ය පකීර්ලාට විවෘත අභියෝගයක්!

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

LNW ඔත්තුකරු Courtesy lankanewsweb.today එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්ධානය නියෝජනය කරන පක්ෂ 14ක නායකයින් හා මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිවරයා අතර ඊයේ (28) පැවැති සාකච්ඡාවේදී හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට සන්ධානයේ අගමැති ධූර අපේක්ෂකත්වය ලබා දෙන ලෙස ඔවුන් කළ ඉල්ලීම ජනාධිපතිවරයා දැඩි ලෙස ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කර තිබෙන බව වාර්තා වේ යනුවෙන්  මාධ්‍ය පකීර්ලා යැයි සිතාගෙන සිටින නමුත් මුදල් මත ජනතාවට බොරු […]

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‘Overnight Vigil’ May 30 leading nowhere

Friday, May 29th, 2015

By Janaka Perera From the end of April through this month the world including Sri Lanka observed anniversaries marking the end of several armed conflicts – Vietnam War (April 30), fighting in the European Theatre of World War II (May 8) and the LTTE’s separatist insurgency (May 19). Some ‘pundits’ in SL however were unhappy […]

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දැන් නම් බලා සිටීමට  තවත් කාලයක් නැත – මහින්ද පෙරට එන්න

Friday, May 29th, 2015

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න  ජාති හිතය්ශී ශ්‍රී ල නි ප  මන්ත්‍රී වරුනි සිරිසේන කවදාවත්ම මහින්දට  තැන දෙන්නේ නැති බව  දැන් තහවුරු වී ඇත .මහින්දට නායකත්වය දීම ඔහු ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කර ඇත්තේ  ආයෙත් නොවෙනස් වන ලෙස ඉතා ප්‍රබල වචන මාලාවකිනි  එයාට අවශ්‍ය රනිල් ය ඒ පිටරටුනට අවශ්‍ය දෙය  . අපි දැන් අපිට අවශ්‍ය දේ කල යුතුය  සුසිල් ප්‍රේම්ජයන්ත් ඇතුළු  […]

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Sri Lankan Muslim extremists exploit Rohingya tragedy to spread hatred

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Fazeen Rasheed Extremists within the Sri Lankan Muslim community are exploiting the tragedy of the Rohingya people to spread hatred towards Buddhists and Buddhism not only in Burma but in Sri Lanka as well. The extent of this bigotry is clearly seen on Facebook where various Sri Lankan Muslim groups have been uploading racist as […]

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Diannah Paramour standing outside Australian Parliament House to showcase LTTE crimes

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Shenali Waduge This is the Australian lady who has come to defend Sri Lanka. She is posing outside the Parliament House of Tasmania with all sorts of LTTE memorabilia and to passers by she is explaining the crimes of the LTTE. Has even the Sri Lankan embassies ever done this type of act of their […]

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MS rules out nomination for MR

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Courtesy The Daily Mirror President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday told the representatives of the UPFA that he could not agree to offer nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the next election under under its betel symbol as the prime ministerial candidate, informed sources said yesterday. The President, in his capacity as the UPFA Chairman, […]

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US Think Tank Says Sirisena Lacks Political Will To Bring About Reconciliation

Friday, May 29th, 2015

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy the New Indian Express COLOMBO: In a bid to mount pressure on the US, India and other countries  to take up the issue of war crimes and human rights violations in Sri Lanka at the September session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, the California-based Oakland Institute has put out […]

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Isherwood: Accept China’s offer of peace through economic development

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Media Release  Friday, 29 May 2015  Citizens Electoral Council of Australia Citizens Electoral Council leader Craig Isherwood today issued the following statement, in response to the intensifying speculation of a looming war with China: As you read these words, Australia is on the cusp of the most momentous decision we have faced in our brief […]

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