Archive for October 28th, 2015

Government of China must not fund renovation costs of Thewatta Roman Catholic Church, Ragama

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Shenali D Waduge Several local newspapers announced in July 2015 that the Government of China planned to allocate as aid a sum of Rs.300m to renovate the Basilica at Thewatta, Ragama following a request by the former Minister of Law & Order and Christian Affairs. When the wealth of the Vatican runs into accountable and […]

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Gajaman Nona – The plight of a Poetess

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge Gajaman Nona was a famous Sinhala poetess who lived during the Dutch and the British Colonial periods. She was born in 1746 in Kollupitiya. Her real name was Dona Isabella Cornelia. Her father Don Francisco Senaratna Kumara Perumal was a government servant and he predominantly worked in Matara District.  Therefore she […]

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පියල් ගමෙන් ගිය පසු නන්දාට හටගත් සත්ය රෝගය කුමක්ද ?

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග​ මාටින් වික්‍රමසිංහයන්  ගම්පෙරළිය ලියන්නේ 1944 වසරේදීය.  එම  කෘතියේ පවුල් දෙකක විස්තර සඳහන් වේ. නන්දා කොග්ගල ගමෙහි ඉතා පැරැණි පරපුරක් ඇති පවුලක තරුණියකි. පියල් පසුව තරමක් වත්පොහොසත් කමක් ඇතිකොට ගත් ධනපතියකුගේ පුතෙකි. ඉංග්‍රීසි උගතකු වූ පියල් නන්දාට ද ඇගේ සොහොයුරියට ද ඉංග්‍රීසි ඉගැන්වීමට ඔවුන්ගේ ගෙදරට ආවේය. නන්දා කෙරෙහි ආලය කරන්නා වූ පියල් නන්දාට විවාහ යෝජනාව කළේය. […]

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The Paranagama & The Geneva Reports: Attempts To Mislead The Public

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Prof. Rajiva Wijesingha I have refrained thus far from getting involved in the debate over the Geneva Resolution for a number of reasons. One is a commitment to finalize a few books, and in particular an account of what Sri Lanka did right, in winning the war, and then did wrong in losing the peace. […]

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Eight compelling reasons for resisting implementation of Geneva Resolution

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

By Prof. G. L. Peiris Surveying the events of the last ten days, it seems to me that the need of the hour is to penetrate the fog of misinformation and fantasy with regard to the consequences of the Geneva Resolution on Sri Lanka, and to make a realistic appraisal of the situation. The point […]

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War crimes probe: Relevance of leaked US cables and UK court case Foreign experts highlight previous government’s failure

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The report on the Second Mandate of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry Into Complaints of Abductions and Disappearances, aka the Paranagama Commission, highlighted the relevance of Wikileaks cables in assessing the accountability issues in Sri Lanka. The Norwegian government underlined the relevance of Wikileaks revelations, pertaining to Sri Lanka, […]

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Treacherous path from UN ad hoc tribunals to hybrid courts – I

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

By Dr. Kamal Wickremasinghe Courtesy The Island Examining the true intentions behind the US- UN imposition of the hybrid court mechanism to investigate the alleged war crimes by the Sri Lankan armed forces is an onerous task indeed. But, the task becomes a fair deal easier when viewed against the context that gave rise to […]

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Talks on fait accompli

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Courtesy The Island Last week’s all-party conference on the Geneva resolution has been hailed as a success in some quarters. True, the best way to settle a vexed national issue is to adopt a collective approach and reach a consensus among all stakeholders. But, the question is why the government did not care to hold […]

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