Archive for October 13th, 2015

A -Izeth of Hussein’s haram politics  

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

H. L. D. Mahindapala One should be rather wary of taking on Mr. Izeth Hussein  because  he claims to be  one the five great diplomats  of the world.   With such self-proclaimed credentials – he has yet to name the other four greats which will indicate the true measure of his greatness! – one expects his […]

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In Memory of Deshabandu Dr. Lilaknath Weerasinghe : A Personal Appreciation

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Shenali D Waduge  Dr. Jeewaka Bandara phoned around 7a.m. last morning to inform the passing away of Dr. Lilak. When his call came something inside felt it was to convey that sad news. Dr. Lilak had been ill for some time. Thus, 12th October 2015 took another Buddhist stalwart from us. Dr. Lilak was a […]

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Death of Dr. Lilaknath Weerasinghe – an outstanding Buddhist Leader of Sri Lanka

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Senaka Weeraratna Dr Lilaknath Weerasinghe, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.S., F.C.S.S.L.,General Surgeon, Kandy Teaching Hospital and former President of SUCCESS Sri Lanka (Jayagrahanaya) passed away at a private Hospital in Kandy on the evening of October 11, 2015. He was 69 years old at the time of his death.   He was born on Nov. 18, 1945. His […]

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 EXTREMISM AT EXTREME

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

ALI SUKHANVER What else one could expect from a political leader whose identity in politics is nothing but religious extremism. Michael E. Miller of the Washington Post says in a recent article, The issue of ‘beef ban’ has raged in India for years. Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, however, incidents have increased, […]

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1815 පාවාදීමට එහාගිය ජිනීවා පාවාදීම-ජනාධිපති නීතිඥ මනෝහාරද සිල්වා

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

ඉතිහාසය පුරා ලංකාවට එරෙහි වාර්තා නිකුත්වූ නමුත් ලෝකයේ කිසිම රටක් මෙතෙක් නොකළ ආකාරයෙන් එම වාර්තාව කිසිදු සංශෝධනයක් නොකර රජය පිළිගෙන ඇති බව පෙන්වාදෙන ජනාධිපති නීතිඥ මනෝහාරද සිල්වා මහතා එය 1815 සුද්දන්ට මෙරට පාවාදීමට එහාගිය පාවාදීමක් බව යුතුකම සංවාද කවය සංවිධානය කළ සම්මණ්ත්‍රණයකට එක්වෙමින් පැවසීය.

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UNCHR and Sri Lanka – How predicament set off hybrid resolution

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Wendell W Solomons  A diplomatic and media movement was carried out for years by the West to tarnish Sri Lanka’s Rajapakse-led government. However, in a January 2015 poll — by his own design or through other circumstances — Mahinda Rajapakse suddenly dropped out of government office . The incoming Western-oriented UNF government could now be […]

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Politicians, beware!

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

By Dr Upul Wijayawardhana Courtesy Island It is a fact of life that indiscretions in the past, even minor or may even be trivial, might raise its’ ugly head and threaten the present or even shatter the dreams of the future. It is also true to say that in spite of their renowned thick skins, politicians […]

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Foreign participation in ‘domestic mechanism’ confirmed Weliamuna reiterates Lanka lacks expertise to investigate ‘system crimes’

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island Attorney-at-law J.C. Weliamuna yesterday confirmed that there would be international participation in the proposed domestic court to inquire into accountability issues in Sri Lanka. Addressing the media at the Information Department, Weliamuna said that Parliament would have to make the required amendments to pave the way for international participation in the […]

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Make Desmand Silva report public soon – Gammanpila

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Daily News Pivithuru Hela Urumaya General Secretary Udaya Gammanpila yesterday demanded the government to make the report of Sir Desmand Silva Q.C. public soon. He was speaking at a press conference in Colombo yesterday Gammanpila commended the Prime Minister’s announcement that he would table the Udalagama report and Paranagama report in Parliament on October 20. […]

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එළියකන්ද වද කඳවුරේ සේවය කරන ලද මගේ රෝගියා

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම්. ජයතුංග වධහිංසනය යනු මානව හිමිකම් උල්ලංඝණය කෙරෙන ඉතාම දරුණු අවස්ථාවලින් එකකි. සාමාන්‍යයෙන් වධහිංසනය යන්න හඳුන්වනු ලබනුයේ, පාපෝව්චාරණයක් ලබාගැනීම වැනි අරමුණක් සඳහා දඬුවමක්, තැතිගැන්වීමක් හෝ බලහත්කාර කමක් හෝ ඕනෑම ආකාරයක වෙනස්කමි කිරීමක් පදනමි කරගත් ශාරිරික හෝ මානසික අන්දමින් කිසිවෙකුහට දුකක් හෝ වේදනාවක්, වේතනාත්මකව පමුණුවන ඕනෑම ක්‍රියාවක් වශයෙනි. වධහිංසනය යනු වින්දිතයාට පමණක් නොව අපරාධකරුට […]

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China keeps former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa in frame

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition Beijing’s special envoy took the unusual step of meeting with Rajapaksa last week – official visits are usually limited to government figures. Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s tweet recording his meeting with Liu Zhenmin, which was unusual because Chinese envoys usually only meet […]

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Judiciary desecrated: ‘darkest day’ in Parliamentary democracy

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Courtesy The Daily Mirror October 16, 1980, the ‘darkest day’ represented yet another blow to parliamentary democracy in Sri Lanka when Madam Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the world’s first head of state who made a tremendous contribution for the development of international relations by hosting the then powerful 86-nation  NAM’s Summit, was deprived of her civic rights […]

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Health insurance made affordable to all Sri Lankans via ATL’s ‘Suwasiri’

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Courtesy Daily Mirror ATL’s (Amãna Takaful’s) latest product ‘Suwasiri’, has made its mark in the insurance industry, as the most affordable health policy available in the market. This competitively priced, comprehensive insurance plan was designed as part of ATL’s ongoing efforts to remain ‘open to all’ and provide all segments of society with a suitable […]

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Cairn India plans to exit Sri Lankan gas block: Reports

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Courtesy moneycontrol.com Cairn India is planning to exit its Sri Lankan gas block after two discoveries it had made were found to be commercially unviable, says report. Cairn, whose main asset are the oilfields in Barmer district of Rajasthan, will relinquish the 2,912 sq km block SL-2007-01-001 in the Mannar basin after expiry of exploration […]

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