Archive for May 28th, 2015

Questioning the Integrity of Nominees to the Constitutional Council

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Shenali D Waduge If some thought it was wrong to have one man with Executive Powers to rule Sri Lanka what is their opinion when many with dubious track records are to be given the mandate to decide for the country? The Constitutional Council is said to be empowered with appointing the members to the […]

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Sri Lankan gov’t appoints special commission to study possibility of continuing Port City project

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Xinhua COLOMBO, May 28 (Xinhua) — The Sri Lankan government on Thursday said that it had appointed a fresh committee to study the possibility of continuing a multi million dollar port city project in capital Colombo, an official said. Sri Lanka’s Deputy Minister of Highways Eran Wickramaratne recently said that there was no corruption involved […]

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Can a foreign national lawfully perform CB Governor’s duties?

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

by Professor G.L. Peiris  Courtesy Island The Central Bank is an institution which controls the commanding heights of Sri Lanka’s economy. The Governor of the Central Bank is the Chairman of the Monetary Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Central Bank. He is, ex-officio, the principal representative of the Bank and the Monetary Board […]

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Two laws for two people:  Is it the beginning of elimination Sinhala Buddhists from this country

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

 Sudath Gunasekara. President Senior Citizens Movement Mahanuwara  28.5.2015. This Government has arrested 8 prominent Buddhist monks and 19 leading Sinhala Buddhist activists for participating in a demonstration purported to be violating a court order and carrying a traditional lion flag, alleging that they carried  an illegal national flag which in fact is not the national […]

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Prosecute, but don’t persecute

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

By Rohana R. Wasala  Courtesy The Island Listening to the Adaderana TV  8 pm/May 25 news bulletin the next day (May 26) on the internet, I was shocked and saddened by the unjustness, the irrationality, and the insensitivity of what prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe (whom I always respect as a decent and cultured person) was reported […]

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FCID නීති විරෝධීයි.. මං අගවිනිසුරු නම් මුලින්ම හිරේ දාන්නේ පොලිස්පති..

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

lanka C news පොලිස් මුල්‍ය අපරාධ කොට්ඨාශය මුළුමනින්ම නීතී විරෝධී බවත් තමන් අගවිනිසුරු නම් මුලින්ම හිරේ දමන්නේ පොලිස්පති බවත් හිටපු අගවිනිසුරු සරත් නන්ද සිල්වා මහතා පවසයි.කොලඹ පැවති විද්වත් සාකච්චාවකදී ඔහු කියා සිටියේ පොලිස්පතිවරයාගේ අපරාධ විමර්ශණ පිළිබඳ නීතිය හා දණ්ඩ නීති සංග‍්‍රහයට විරුද්දව මෙම ඒකකය ස්ථාපිත කර ඇති බවත් මෙය සිදු කල පොලිස්පතිවරයාගේ නිල ඇඳුම ඉවත් […]

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ගල්යිපොසේට් වස කන්ටේනර් 15ක් ප‍්‍රබල යහපාලකයකුගේ අණින් රේගුවෙන් නිදහස් කරලා..

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

lanka C news ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතාගේ නියෝග මත රට තුලට මුදා හැරීම තහනම් කරමින් රේගුවේ රඳවා තිබූ ගල්යිපොසේට් වල් නාශක සහිත බහාලූම් 15ක්  හැර ඇති බව හිටපු ඇමති මහින්ද යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා සඳහන් කරයි.කොලඹදී පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් අමතමින් ඒ මහතා සඳහන් කලේ මෙය ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ බලතල පවා ඉක්වමා යමින් යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුවේ බලධාරීන් විසින් සිදු කරන […]

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PENNILESS, but MIGHTY!

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Continuation of a fascinating true to life story of Wijesim Peelige Bandiya, son of a Kandyan ‘hack & burn’peasant farmer, who sailed away from the Colombo harbour to the UK at a very tender age, with only three Australian pounds in his pocket, accompanied by Sir Oliver Goonatillake in 1948, married […]

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Psychoanalytic Novels of Simon Navagattegama

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. “Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.”– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The Sri Lankan novelist Simon Navagattegama used a series of mystic symbols in his famous novels -Sansaranyaye Dadayakkaraya (The Hunter of the Saṃsāra Monastery) and in Dadayakarayage Kathawa (The Hunter’s story). These novels can be regarded as […]

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‘All sitting MPs will receive nominations’ – SLFP

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

The Nation Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) announced that the party will field all sitting Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarians and their electoral organisers at the forthcoming general election. This was revealed by SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa at a media briefing at the party head quarters. He said that the party has already begun […]

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No confidence motion against Ranil on June 9

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Adaderana A motion of no confidence will be brought against Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe on June 9, former Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said on Thursday (28). The observation was made at a press conference held in Colombo. Some 85 opposition MPs have already signed for the motion,” he said, adding that over 100 Parliamentarians are supposed […]

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DAILY MIRROR EDITORIAL : Need for a proper probe

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Two allegations of a serious nature have rocked the boat of the new government which came into power this January. One of them was the 30-year bond controversy of which a committee appointed by the Prime Minister had submitted a report which is now being further inquired by a sub-committee of […]

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Banning Gyphosate – A Time Bomb  to sky-rocket the price of produce for the coming elections?

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Chandre Dharmawardana, Ottawa, Canada The president has naively banned the well-known herbicide (Glyphosate) pivotal to the productivity and  survival  of Sri Lanka’s agricultural sector. He has been led  to believe that the ban would stop the epidemic of kidney disease in the Rajarata.  The resultant sky-rocketing of the price of food items and the disarray […]

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“Pictorial warning is the most cost effective means of controlling tobacco related NCDs, including cancer “- WHO DG tells event hosted by Sri Lanka in Geneva

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, Geneva  Dr. Margaret Chan, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said “Pictorial warning is the most cost effective means of controlling tobacco related Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including cancer , and that  “countries can get return on their investment in multiple areas”.  Paying […]

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