Archive for July 19th, 2015

President Sirisena only has poison to serve the nation

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Ajit Randeniya The protagonists of the Yahapalana deception appear like a bunch of bungling comedy actors except for the danger they pose to the future of Sri Lanka. If the breathtakingly doltish display of the care-taker education minister (Wilbewa toiya”) Akila Viraj Kariyawasam to bring Napoleon Bonaparte – who had been dead for nearly 100 […]

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Through the Lens of the SRI LANKAN DIASPORA ——–

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

By Concerned Diaspora THEN – We supported the country, and promoted a positive image We rushed home after the Tsunami and donated funds We spent sleepless nights during the last days of the war We prayed for peace We heaved a sigh of relief when the terrorists were defeated We supported rehabilitation of our soldiers, […]

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If the UNP wins, the country will be divided and Elam will be established.

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Daya M from Australia If you intend to vote for the UNP, please remember that the country will be divided and Elam will be established or a federal government will be established in the North and East. According to the Sunday Times, a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) member, Mr Adaikalanathan has said in a TV […]

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Political Violence and Future of Democracy – Under UNP Government (1983)

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Professor Gananath Obeysekera, Head of the Department of Anthropology, Princeton University Perhaps the government (UNP) is yet unaware that this many-headed monster it created may not only destroy its creator but also the entire democratic fabric of Sri Lankan society. PART II THE REFERENDUM AND THE ABOLITION OF ELECTIONS Such political organisation of violence can […]

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Sri Lanka takes its place in the annals of savagery

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Financial Times Thursday January 18 1990 David Housego, recently in Colombo, reports on the authorities’ violent crushing of the JVP revolt. ALMOST certainly, only the tip of the barbarity and brutalism of the Sri Lankan conflict has come to the surface. But if 30,000 people have been killed in the struggle between the Sinhalese JVP […]

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Rajapaksa whips Ranil at Anuradhapura…

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

By Skandha Gunasekara Courtesy The Ceylon Today United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) candidate for the Kurunegala District and former President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, addressing the inaugural UPFA rally in Anuradhapura yesterday, launched a scathing attack on United National Party leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe charging him for reversing the development process that was pursued by the previous […]

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US$ 1.6B reserves wipeout to defend rupee

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

By Paneetha Ameresekere Courtesy The  Ceylon Today Ceylon Finance Today: A massive sum of US$ 1,069.96 million (US$ 1.1 billion) was drained out from Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s (CBSL’s) foreign reserves in the first half of the year, mainly due to foreigners exiting from the government securities market and the stock market because of the […]

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අගමැතිකම නැති වෙයිද?

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

සඳුන් ජීවන්ත Courtesy Mawbima ‘බලු වලිගේ ඇද උණ පුරුකේ දාලාවත් අරින්න බැහැ’සිංහලයන්ට මේ ප්‍රස්තා පිරුළ මතක් වෙන්නේ කවදාවත් කරන්න බැරි දෙයක් ගැන කියන්න ඕනෑ වුණාමය. බලු වලිගය හැම වෙලාවේම තියෙන්නේ කොම්බුව වාගේ රවුම් වෙලාය. කොම්බුව වාගේ රවුම් වෙලා තියෙන බලු වලිගය කෙළින් කරන්න කියලා හිතාගෙන උණ පුරුකේ දැම්මාම වෙන්නේ උණ පුරුකට දාපු වෙලාවට විතරක් කෙළින් වෙලා […]

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ඇයි මහින්දට මෙච්චර බය?

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

ඩබ්ලිව්. කේ. ප්‍රසාද් මංජු Courtesy Mawbima “ඇයි මහින්දට මෙච්චර බය?” ඒ පසුගිය දින කිහිපය තුළ එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්ධානයේ පාක්ෂිකයන් අතර පමණක් නොව යූ.ඇන්.පී. හා ජ.වි.පෙ. පාක්ෂිකයන් අතරද ප්‍රබලව කතාබහ වුණු මාතෘකාවකි. අගෝස්තු 17 වැනිදා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මහ මැතිවරණය පැවැත්වීමට නියමිතව ඇත්තේ 8 වැනි පාර්ලිමේන්තුව සඳහා ජනතා නියෝජිතයන් තෝරා ගැනීමටය. එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය, ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ මේ […]

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එජාපය නිරුවත් කරන රජිව්ගෙ කතාව

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

එජාපය නිරුවත් කරන රජිව්ගෙ කතාව අනිවාර්යෙන්ම අහන්න, “ජන්දෙට වියදම් කරන්න සල්ලි මහබැංකුවෙන් හොරකම් කරලා”, බොරුවෙන්ම ජිවත් වෙන්නේ …

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President Sirisena’s move to get SP Lakshman Cooray released has Rajapaksa’s security staff worried

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Cooray involved in LTTE suicide bombing of Jeyaraj Fernandopulle & 3 attempts on Rajapaksa’s life Former President Rajapaksa’s security team is on increased alert following information that President Maithripala Sirisena is actively trying to get the release of former Police Superintendent Lakshman Cooray who is in custody for allegedly conspiring  in the suicide bombing  of […]

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අනුරපුරයෙන් ඇසුණු නවතම ගීතය

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

අනුරාධපුරයේ එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්ධාන විජයග්‍රාහී පළමු රැස්වීමේ වාදනය වුනු මහින්දාගමනයේ නවතම ගීතය ඔබත් අසන්න. සමොනොළ මහා කන්ද උසට බලාපොරොත්තුව රටටම දැනෙනවා බොල් පිළිමෙට පණ දෙන්නට පණ ඇති මිනිසා පොළවට වඩිනවා එකම රටක් එකම දැයක් අපේ කමට අපේ රටක් නාගදීපයේ බුදුරැස් විහිදෙනවා අප්පච්චී ගෙදර එන්න උතුරු කොනෙත් දකුණු කොනෙත් නැගෙනහිරත් දරුවන් බලා ඉන්නවා දකුණේ අහසින් […]

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MR vows Rs. 25,000 minimum wage for government sector රජයේ සේවක අවම වැටුප 25000 දක්වා ඉහළට

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that under a new government they will intend to legislate a minimum monthly wage of Rs.25,000 for the government sector employees. The observation was made at a political rally held in Kuruwita last evening (18). He also pointed out that the government has so far failed to offer Rs. 10,000 […]

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Nikolai Gogol and Schizophrenia

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge   The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes.”  ― Nikolai   Gogol Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol could be described as one of the most idiosyncratic Russian novelists and in the West he is regarded as the Russian Charles Dickens.  He earned the title – father of […]

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Better to be aware of atmospheric and kitchen pollution

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Dr Hector Perera      London When you think of pollution, you probably think of that layer of smog above the city or that gross black smoke that puffs in your face when the bus drives by. If you happened to be around Dehiwala by pass you will witness the three wheelers and even buses are climbing […]

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Thunukkai PS member on rape rampage -Women’s organization alleges

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

BY Mirudhula Thambiah Courtesy Ceylon Today Recently, continuous agitation prevailed in Kollavilankulam-Thunukkai in Mullaitivu following the rape of 56 Tamil women in rural areas allegedly by a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Thunukkai Pradeshiya Sabha member. Pornographic videos of those rape incidents were distributed by the culprit for sale in and around Thunukkai area and in the […]

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India wanted Sri Lanka to stop Colombo Port City – Gotabaya

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Adaderana Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that India’s National Security Advisor had requested the former Sri Lankan government to stop the Chinese-funded Colombo Port City project as it would pose a threat to that country’s security. Rajapaksa stated that when the BJP government of India came to power, it was his responsibility to meet […]

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Hambantota Port Records Rs.5.4bn Revenue In 2014

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Daily Mirror 2014-12-29  The Chinese-funded Magam Ruhunupura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port (MRMRP) in Hambantota has recorded revenue of Rs.5.39 billion for the year 2014, compared to Rs.585.2 million in 2013, statistics released by Sri Lanka Ports Authority showed (SLPA).  The bulk of the revenue— Rs.4.26 billion— has come from bunkering operations that began June this year, […]

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