Archive for June 20th, 2015

President Sirisena Must Fear Lucky Ranil for Very Good Reasons, Not Mahinda

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Dilrook Kannangara Who is the most frustrated politician in the island today having lost so many elections? And why that person is desperate after the 19th Amendment was diluted by SLFP MPs? What if the decoy works? A news item was floated by pro-UNP websites of a purported conversation President Maithripala had with his party stalwarts. He […]

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It is good for Mahinda Rajapakse that Ranil Wickramasinghe continues with his UNP Government.

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

By Charles.S.Perera Ranil’s UNP government is extremely ineffective. His Ministers act as if they are going to be there for ever.  But they do not know what exactly they are doing.  However, as days go by each statement made by one or the other of Ranil’s Cabinet Ministers make  more and more voters loose their […]

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COPE Report to implicate UNP high-ups? Frantic calls for dissolution to scuttle findings

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Courtesy The Nation  Top-ranking members of the Government are alleyedly implicated in wrongdoing associated with the controversial Central Bank bond issue, The Nation learns.  Central Bank sources who wished to remain anonymous claim that the process which resulted in a company owned by the son-in-law of Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran securing unprecedented profits almost […]

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Wicky Is Running Siri To The Ground: Intellectuals & Scholars Join Mahinda

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

By H. L. D. Mahindapala – The unfolding events, one more telling than the other, defines the emerging political trends which, in the foreseeable future, seem to be irreversible. The polarization of the contending forces into Left and Right camps has also fallen into two clear cut political domains. On the Right is the Siri-Wicky […]

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SLFP committee decides on MR for PM post

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

The Daily Mirror The six-member committee appointed by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has unanimously decided to nominate former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the party’s prime ministerial candidate no matter what President Maitripala Sirinsena’s views are on this matter, informed sources said. SLFP Vice Chairman and Minister Rajitha Senaratne told the weekly Cabinet meeting […]

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Constitutional Council in limbo

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

By Sandun Jayawardana Courtesy The  Nation The Constitutional Council (CC), the body empowered under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution to set up the independent commissions, is currently in limbo amid bitter divisions in the government and opposition ranks. Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe told The Nation that the government was trying its best to persuade sections […]

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ජන්දය දීමට නිර්ණායකයක්!

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

ආචාර්ය චන්දන ජයලත් පක්ෂ පාට භේදයෙන් තොරව නිදහස් හා ස්වාධීන මතධාරියෙකු ලෙස මනා සංයමයකින් යුතුව ඉදිරි මැතිවරණ වලදී ජන්දදායකයා ක‍්‍රියා කලයුතු අාකාරය පිලිබදව යම් සටහනක් තැබීම කාලෝචිත යැයි කල්පනා කළෙමි. තම මතයක් දැරීමට ඕනෑම අයෙකුට ඇති අවකාශය පිළිගත් සම්මුතියකි. උගත් ජන සමාජයක ගති ලක්ෂණයකි. මුලික මිනිස් අයිතිවාසිකමකි. ඒ බැව් මා මුලින්ම අවධාරණය කල යුතු වන්නේ […]

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Some people think it is an insult and a disgrace to know home cooking

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Dr Hector Perera      London Many years ago in Sri Lanka nearly every single household had servants. They are like the part of the family and live at the place they work even cooking was a full time job. Sometimes they had more than one servant, a woman and a youngster to whom they just call […]

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Mahinda Rajapaksa has not asked for a helicopter – Media Coordinator

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Adaderana Reports that the government has provided a helicopter for the use of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa are completely untrue, according to latter’s Media Coordinator, Rohan Weliwita. He says that apart from the helicopter journey from Colombo to Tangalle on January 09, which was officially used as the former President, up to date Rajapaksa has […]

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LTTE cadres are not PRISONERS OF WAR – file charges against them for war crimes in Sri Lanka

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Shenali D Waduge The conflict in Sri Lanka has been described as a non-international armed conflict by the Ban Ki Moon appointed 3 member panel (which is not sanctioned by either the UN Security Council or the UN General Assembly). LTTE is designated globally as a terrorist organization. However there is no legal definition for […]

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Seneviratne’s Forays in Ancient History as an Issue Bearing on His Recall

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Bandu de Silva Apropos the letter published by my former colleague, K.Godage, the short title used by him might convey the impression that he was on the way to discussing a general issue: the arbitrary recall of diplomats” — including his own recall by the former government which appointed him High Commissioner to Malaysia. However, […]

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The Buddhist view of the external world, the  Chulla-Haththi-Padopama sutta and  Quantum Reality.

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

By Bodhi Dhanapala, Quebec, Canada. One or two of the 40 topics covered by  Dr. Nalin de Silva in just 180 lines-II We have heard of a Jules Verne tale about  Round the world in 80 days”. But treating 40  arcane topics  in 180 lines was a fete achieved by Dr. Nalin de Silva (NS) […]

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Next General Election

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Orpheus Perera Rajitha Senaratne, as a spokesperson for government (or UNP?), made the following statement at the press conference: The six-member committee has also discussed this matter with the President last evening. President Maithripala Sirisena will never field Rajapaksa as the prime ministerial candidate. There will be no chance for him to enter parliament through […]

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Article on Colombo Telegraph, by Hameed Abdul Karim Challenges the Israeli Ambassador To Sri Lanka? I just did not want this to go by without answering Hameed.

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

By: LANKA PUTHRA. Let’s first look at which Palestinians is he refereeing to; Original Palestinians were nomadic tribes that roamed around Jorden. King Hussein’s father gave them certain parts of Jorden to build houses and get work in Jorden and in Israeli settlements where they needed unskilled labor. At that time Saudis were against Israel […]

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සිංහල රට කොහෙද කියා ඔන්න බලාපන් ඇමතියෝ ඔන්න බලාපන් 4

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න   දොළොස් වන සියවසේ  ලීලාවතී රැජිනගේ සිංහලද්වීපය ” ත්‍රි සිංහලේ ” යය ව්‍යවාහරවිය . කල්යානවතී රැජින හා 6 පරාක්‍රමබාහු කාලයේත්  .ති සිංහලේ යය ව්‍යවාහාර විය . දැන් මහා වංශය පෙරලා බලමු 1.. ) 7 පරිච්චේදයේ –                42 ගාථාව ”  ඒ සින්හබාහු නරේන්ද්‍රයා සිංහයා ගත්තේය . එහෙයින් සිංහල නම්වී , ඔහු හා සම්බන්ධ  ඇති   සියල්ලෝද […]

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LTTE financial network operated throughout 2014: US report

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Adaderana  Despite its military defeat at the hands of the Sri Lankan government in 2009, the LTTE’s international network of sympathizers and financial support persists, the United States says. Although the LTTE has been largely inactive since its military defeat in Sri Lanka in 2009, in the past the LTTE was responsible for an integrated […]

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First Silk Road rail cargo enters Iran

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

 Presstv.ir The first cargo carried on the Silk Road railway has entered Iran from the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan, local officials said.  The cargo, including 45 freight wagons, crossed the Incha-Burun border with Turkmenistan into Iran, local officials in the Golestan province said. It followed the signing of a document for cooperation between Iranian […]

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Russia, Greece sign €2bn deal on Turkish Stream gas pipeline

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

RT Russia and Greece have signed a deal to create a joint enterprise for construction of the Turkish Stream pipeline across Greek territory, Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak said. The pipeline will have a capacity of 47 billion cubic meters a year. The construction costs are about €2 billion and the parties will sign a […]

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