Archive for June 4th, 2015

Sirisena’s Support for Death Penalty is Anti-Buddhist

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Metteyya Brahmana While it should be no surprise that Sri Lanka’s new puppet-of-the-West president – Maithripala Sirisena – is calling for the death penalty for drug dealers, it is surprising that he is doing this in a country where over 70% of the population is Buddhist.  It’s as if he doesn’t understand the value of […]

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What is the objective of letting lose hard core LTTE terrorists?

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Shenali D Waduge The media has highlighted news of requests by LTTE-created-TNA to release LTTE prisoners. For whose benefit, why and for what reasons would a political party request to release hard core LTTE cadres into society when they had flatly refused to follow the rehabilitation & reintegration program? More importantly why would a government […]

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We are one people on a small island

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

By Kanthar P (Nathan) Balanathan DipEE(UK), GradCert(RelEng-Monash), DipBusAdm(Finance-Massey), CEng, MIEE, MIE(Aust), CPEng. Retired Director & Specialist Power Systems Engineer Like all right thinking people born in Sri Lanka, my wish is for the country to go forward to a period of Peace and prosperity for all its citizens. I am a Tamil from the North […]

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Gota Explains MiG Deal – Press Release

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Former Secretary Ministry of Defence Former Defence Secy. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in a press release today, explians the much talked about MiG deal, which surfaces in the media from time to time.  A Week-End English paper carried an article criticizing the Defence Secy’s conduct with regard to the puchase of the MiG 27 Fighter Air […]

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දැනට රු.141 පවතින ඇමරිකානු ඩොලරය තව මාස කීපයකදී රු. 160ට නගී. රටේ ආර්ථිකය ගොඩ ගැනීමට යහපාලනය අපොහොසත් වේ.

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Courtesy Ape Rata ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ විදේශ මුදල් සංචිතය ඉතා සීඝ‍්‍රයෙන් පහත වැටීම නිසා මේ වන විට බැංකු මගින් ඩොලරය විකුණනු ලබන්නේ රු. 137.50 ටය. පිට (කළු) වෙළදපොලේ මෙය රුපියල් 140-141 දක්වා ඉහළ ගොස් ඇත. මෙලෙස රුපියලේ අගය අඩුවීමට හේතු වී ඇත්තේ ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවට ලැබෙන විදේශ විනිමය ශිග්‍ර ලෙස අඩු වීම නිසාය. මෙවන් ඩොලර් අහේනියක් රටේ […]

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බොරුව මත ගොඩනැගූ දින 100 යහපාලන සිහින මන්දිරය

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

– කුමාර ලියනගේ යුතුකම සංවාද කවය www.yuthukama.com මේ කතාව මා මුල් වරට සදහන් කරන්නේ අද ය.පසුගිය ජනවාරි 09වැනි දා මම මේ රටේ එක්තර‍ා සුවිශේෂ පුද්ගලයකුට කතා කළෙමි.ජනවාරි 09වැනි දා යනු, ජනාධිපතිවරණයට පසු දිනයයි. කවුරුත් විවිධ අදහස් දක්වමින්, රටේ හෙට දවසත්, දේශපාලනයේ අනාගතයත් පිළිබද මත පළ කරන්නට පටන් ගත් දිනයයි. මා විසින් දුරකථනයෙන් අමතනු ලැබූ පුද්ගලයා ‍ක්ෂේත්‍ර කිහිපයක […]

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Colombo Fastest Growing City in the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Courtesy Adaderana Five Asian cities – Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Hong Kong – make it into the Global Destination Cities Index top ten.  Colombo leads the pack as the fastest growing city in terms of international, overnight visitor numbers in the annual MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index. The rapid rise in tourism after […]

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How US students get a university degree for free in Germany

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

By Franz Strasser BBC News, Germany , 3 June 2015  While the cost of college education in the US has reached record highs, Germany has abandoned tuition fees altogether for German and international students alike. An increasing number of Americans are taking advantage and saving tens of thousands of dollars to get their degrees. In […]

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Pathfinder Foundation and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights of Columbia University jointly Launched ‘Identity Politics and State – Building in Sri Lanka’

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Gamini Sarath Godakanda  The University of Peradeniya, a long standing bedrock of academic discourses in many aspects of Sri Lanka’s development process was the location chosen by the Center for Social Science Studies for the launch of the timely publication of ‘Identity Politics and State – Building in Sri Lanka’ edited by Dr. Sisira Pinnawala, […]

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India is the most UNQUALIFIED country to assist in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Shenali D Waduge Organizations that had been functioning as conduits to channel funds, enable money launder, carry out illicit as well as legal international business and help procure arms are now the new saviors of the Tamils holding foreign passports and domiciled abroad. One such organization banned by the Sri Lankan Government under UN Security […]

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මාසික ප්රගති සමාලෝචන රැස්වීම

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම්. ජයතුංග මාසික ප්‍රගති සමාලෝචන රැස්වීමේ දී තමා ප්‍රදේශයේ මන්ත්‍රීවරයා අමනාප කරගත් බව විජේවර්ධනට සිතිණි. ප්‍රදේශයේ සංවර්ධන වැඩසටහන් වලදි සංඛ්‍යාලේඛණ අතිශයෝක්තියෙන් ඉදිරිපත් කරමින් මන්ත්‍රීවරයා ඉදිරියේ ප්‍රශස්ථ ගායනාවක යෙදුන සකළසූරිය ඉදිරිපත් කළ විගඩම් නාටකය තව දුරටත් බලා සිටීමට නොහැකිව ඔහුගේ කටහඞ ප්‍රාණවත් විය.  මුලින්ම විවාදය ඇති වූයේ විජේවර්ධන හා සකළසූරිය අතරය. කෙමෙන් කෙමෙන් සකළසූරිය දළ බිඳ ගනිත්ම ඔහුගේ සහායට ප්‍රදේශයේ මන්ත්‍රීවරයා […]

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India’s Tajikistan Card and ISIS

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

By Afshain Afzal The Foreign Minister of Tajikistan, Mr. Aslov Sirojidin Muhridinovich visited India from 11 to 15 May 2015. It was not a coincidence that the visit of Tajik delegation came within days when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that his country is ready to join a Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan Trade and Transit […]

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Taming Reckless Driving

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Dr.Chandana Jayalath Any accident is a bad scene disheartening and dreadful. Lorries, buses and containers overtake blindly. Around 2,000 people die out of 6,000 recorded accidents every year, being the number one killer among people in the 15 to 29 age group. At least a one person dies in each 4 hours. The annual social […]

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