Archive for May 16th, 2015

Enough is Enough ……… !

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

By Charles.S.Perera Are we  living today in  Sri Lanka that was there on the 8th January, 2015 ? 8th January, 2015 seems a long time ago. Since the Minister of Health of the  former President Mahinda Rajapakse’s Government  left stealthily in the night without even a word to the mat on which he slept (peduratath […]

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Silent Revolution: Growing numbers of Europeans becoming Buddhists & turning to vegans/vegetarians

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Shenali D Waduge The Europeans are waking up. They are beginning to realize that money cannot buy happiness, that capitalism has not provided mental solace, that meat consumption has caused endless  health issues and their searching minds have discovered the richness in the scientifically proven philosophy of Buddhism. Coupled to this awakening, Europeans and in […]

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ශ්‍රී ල නි පක්‍ෂයට ඇති බාධාව මෛත්‍රිපාල ය

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

නලින් ද සිල්වා ආණ්ඩුව ඇත්ත නොකියන බව පැහැදිලි ය. පළාත් පාලන ආයතන විසුරුවා නොහැරිය බව සැබෑ ය. ඒ ආයතනවල කාලය අවසන් වී ඇති බව ද සැබෑ ය. ඒ පිළිබඳ අපේ වාදයක් නැත. එහෙත් ආණ්ඩුවට කළ හැකි එකම දෙය ඒ ආයතන කොමසාරිස්වරුන් හෝ නිලධාරීන් හෝ යටතට පත්කිරීම නො වේ. එය එක් විකල්පයක් පමණකි, එය සිදු නොකළ […]

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දේශ ද්‍රෝහීන්ට  වහල් කම් කරන  නිවට යා   පලවා හරිනු දෙවියනේ

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න සිරිසේන   කොටි නට බියව එලියට නොබස්ස කාලයක් තිබුනේය  .කොටි පරදවා  ලීමට ඔහුද ඇතුලත් රජය ක්‍රියා කරන විට රජයට   නින්දා අපහාස කරමින් ඒ ජා පය කටයුතු කරනවිට  එදා ඒ ගැන හිරිකිතයෙන් හා කෝපයෙන් කතා කල සිරා  හදිසියේම දෙව්ලොව  යන්නට සිතා අලිවලිගේ එල්ලුනේ හැමෝම අන්දමන්ද කරමිනි .  බලය අ ත හරින්නට බලය ඉල්ලු ඔහු  1948 […]

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How strong you are? Change of plight for Sinhala People

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Tissa Gunatilaka from Sydney The mainstream education that we all receive irrespective of where we live is ‘western’. There is no other comparable education system to the western education except in Theravada Buddhist countries including Sri Lanka, called the Pirivena Education. Unfortunately most of the people who receive ‘western’ education are not capable of sieving […]

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Public Complain Letter on Destruction of Wilpattu Forest Network, Sri Lanka

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Keerthi Hewagoda Environmental Activist To: Sri Lanka President Secretariat Prime Minister’s Office, Sri Lanka Forest department, Department of Wild Life conservation. Ministry of Environment Sri Lanka Archaeological department  Central Environmental Authority (CEA) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) CAO  Compliance Advisor Ombudsman RAMSAR , the secretariat for the Convention on Wetlands International Union for Conservation […]

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How would the Indians react if their National flag is distorted.

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Sri Lanka police ban Tamil event marking end of civil war By PTI | 16 May, 2015, 04.01PM IST 7 comments |Post a Comment http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/sri-lanka-police-ban-tamil-event-marking-end-of-civil-war/articleshow/47308385.cms Economictimes ” I am dismayed and angry as a  Sri Lankan and saddened as economic times reader for distorting sri Lanka’s  National Flag. How would the Indians react id their […]

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“For the Fallen”

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

(From the Poem by Robert Laurence Binyon(1869-1943) They went with songs to the battle; they were young, Straight of limb, true of eye, steady, and aglow They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe.   They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow […]

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Please  protect the Father of the Nation Mahinda Rajapaksa 

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Ben Silva Before MR  was elected  to  power,   Sri Lanka experienced    30 years of terror and many innocent Sinhalese and Muslims  and Tamils   died.  Terrorists destroyed assets of the State and money was wasted and no funds were available for infrastructure development. There were  allegations that during  CBK’s time and that of RW’s time, corruption […]

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Man-handled time creates confusion: A Pontification

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Shelton A. Gunaratne Professor of communication emeritus, MSUM Moorhead, MN—Web 2.0 technology has enabled me to transmit messages to mass media in Sri Lanka from my hometown in Northcentral Minnesota within a few seconds. In 1966, when I first arrived in Minnesota as a Lake House journalist on a World Press Institute Fellowship, it took me […]

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Sri Lanka: Making the supreme sacrifice for animal welfare

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

By Senaka Weeraratna           Ven. Bowatte Indraratana Thera Nearly two years ago on Vesak Day, May 24, 2013, Ven. Bowatte Indraratana Thera made the supreme sacrifice by giving up his precious life opposite the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth in Kandy). He made this sacrifice so as to draw public attention […]

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MUSLIM EXTREMISM ON THE RISE

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane The first Muslims of Sri Lanka were a small community who came from South India around the 16th century. They were descendants of Arab traders who had settled in South Indian coastline after marrying Tamil speaking women. Throughout the 17th century, during the Dutch period of occupation of our coastal areas Muslims […]

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Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court suspends President’s order to release land in Sampur industrial zone

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Courtesy  Adaderana The Supreme Court has issued an Interim Relief Order temporarily suspending the Gazette notification issued by President Maithripala Sirisena cancelling the long term lease on an extent of land for the proposed Sampur Heavy Industry Zone in Trincomalee, which is considered the largest investment project in Sri Lanka. The Interim Order was issued […]

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Bribery Commissioner resigns; new probes on hold

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Courtesy Adaderana Justice L.K. Wimalachandra, a Commissioner of the Bribery Commission, has resigned with effect from Friday (15), the Director General of the commission Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe said. He had resigned to allow the appointing of new commissions in line with the 19th amendment coming into force since yesterday, she told Ada Derana. With regard […]

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PM’s reaction to GR’s FR petition: SC ruling can’t be subject to foreign judges’ opinion – Prof. Peiris

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island ‘Invoking int’l org not a prerogative of Mahinda’s Camp’ May 15, 2015, 12:00 pm Former External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, MP, yesterday strongly disputed Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe’s move to consult the Commonwealth as regards a recent Supreme Court ruling in respect of the fundamental rights petition filed by former Defence […]

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ශ්‍රීලනිපයත් රටත් වනසන ‘ජාතික ආණ්ඩු’ මර උගුල

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

-කෝට්ටවත්තේ ගුණසේන පෙරේරා යුතුකම සංවාද කවය www.yuthukama.com හම්බන්තොට දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ පසුගියදා පැවති උත්සවයක් අමතමින් මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිවරයා  ප්‍රකාශ කර තිබුණේ ඉදිරි මහ මැතිවරණයෙන් පසුවද පිහිටුවන්නේ යූඇන්පී- ශ්‍රී ලංකා හවුල් ආණ්ඩුවක් බවයි. (සිරිසේන මහතා එය හඳුන්වා තුබුබේ හවුල් ආණ්ඩුවක් ලෙස නොව ජාතික ආණ්ඩුවක් ලෙසයි. නමුත් ඒ ප්‍රකාශයේ කිසිඳු තේරුමක් නැති බැවින් අපි එය හවුල් ආණ්ඩුවක් ලෙසම නම් කරමු ) […]

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විජයග්‍රහණය අමතක වීම හා අමතක කරවීම

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

ඉසුරු රන්දෙනිකුමාර යුතුකම සංවාද කවය www.yuthukama.com  වසර 30ක යුද්ධය නිමාවුනි. ඒ කොටි ත්‍රස්තවාදය රටින් තුරන් කිරීම මගිනි. ත්‍රස්තවාදය තුරන් කොට සාමයේ කිරුල අප හට ලැබුනේ රන් බන්දේසියක තබා නම් නොවේ. ත්‍රස්තවාදයට එරෙහිව දහස්ගණන් රණවිරුවෝ රටේ ස්වෛරීභාවය වෙනුවෙන් දිවිපිදූහ. දිනාගත් සෑම බිම් අඟලක්ම අප රණවිරුවන්ගේ ලෙයින් තෙත් වී ඇත. රත්පැහැ තල් ගෙඩි බැබලෙන්නේ ද, ඉදුනු මිරිස් […]

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“Victory Day” no longer a “Victory Day” – Rajitha

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Rahul What miserable and pathetic creatures My3, RW, C BK and Samaraweera are! I ask myself Oh God, what sin have I committed in a previous birth to be born amongst this nest of traitorous snakes?” 19 May 09 is a Red letter day in the history of Sri Lanka. That is the day when […]

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JFA decries bloggers’ killings in Bangladesh

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

By Our Correspondent Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has expressed serious concern over the killing of third bloggers in Bangladesh this year and urged the Sheikh Hasina led government in Dhaka to probe into the matter authentically to book the culprits under the respective laws. The media reports from southeast Asian nation reveal that the […]

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King Parakramabahu VI’s descendant found in Taiwan

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

By Sandarasi Sudusinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today Irrespective of how hard she tries to hide them from us, History ultimately yields her secrets to us …and thankfully, very many of them add wings to our imaginations and take us on fantastic astral trips to forgotten islands and idyllic times. Some of the flights of fancy are however […]

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Victory Day, Remembrance Day & Post War Political Reconciliation

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka …he also underestimated badly the Rajapakse regime as well as the armed forces. Prabhakaran did not expect the armed forces to keep on progressing relentlessly as they did. But despite heavy losses the military juggernaut kept on rolling forward. More importantly he expected President Mahinda Rajapakse would cave into international pressure and […]

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