Archive for May 31st, 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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