Archive for November 5th, 2015

A pension scheme through the fund on the cards

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe presenting the Government’s mid-term economic plan in Parliament today announced major changes to be introduced to the social security sector under which the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and the Employees Trust Fund (ETF) would be amalgamated to set up a new National Retirement Gratuity Fund and to […]

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චන්ද්‍ර නගරය

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. (මානසික රෝගියාගේ පරිකල්පනය කෘතිය ඇසුරෙනි ) “ඉබිසා නගරය පසුකොට මම ගියේ තවත් නගරයකටයි. මේ නගරය චන්ද්‍ර නගරයයි. මිනිසුන් ස්වභාවික සම්පත් අසීමිතව විකුණගෙන කනවා. ඔවුන් ඒ නිසා සුපිරි ධනවත්. නමුත් තවම සමාජයික අතින් ඉන්නේ ගෝත්‍රික යුගයේ. ඔවුන්ගේ නගරය ඉතා අලංකාරයි. නිවාස මාලිගා වගේ. නගරයේ මැද තිබුණා උයනක්. ඒ උයන හරිම මනස්කාන්තයි. […]

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Armed forces at the mercy of foreigners

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

N. A. de S. Amaratunga Courtesy Island November 4, 2015, 12:00 pm Our government has willingly or unwillingly placed the country’s war heroes at the mercy of foreign judges, lawyers and prosecutors by co-sponsoring the UNHRC resolution and thereby not allowing our friendly countries to object to such country specific resolutions that infringe on the sovereignty […]

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Tale of two govts or Two of the same!

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Gomin Dayasri Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sadly the government is trying to belittle the Paranagama Report to prevent MR from scoring points… the previous administration’s high officials’ and its few Cabinet Ministers that could read English were lazy to read a lengthy text…. That is the kindest excuse  … Fortunes of a nation lie on a […]

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Austerity measures with state employees and pensioners pay cuts and tax increase in the next budget ආදායම් අඩුයි.. රාජ්‍ය සේවකයන්ගේ පඩි අඩු කරන්න වෙයි.. විශ‍්‍රාම වැටුප් කපන්නත් වෙයි.- Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Yahapalanaya News Dashing the hopes of voters who voted Yahapalana government for a better living condition with the Rs10000 salary hike introduced before the last general elections, most of the gains, now,  will be wiped out overnight with the introduction of new economic austerity measures to be introduced in the next budget. Addressing a meeting […]

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Foreign Judges, Prosecutors, Counsel and Investigators, Why not Foreign President, PM, Cabinet etc. ?

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

by S B Lokuge  This so called Yahapalanaya” government has betrayed the country, it’s armed forces and insulted the fair minded people by agreeing to co-sponsor the US resolution to punish our war heros who rescued us from the brutal Tamil terrorist. No wonder this was done to please the Western governments and India who […]

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අද තියෙන්නේ ‘මල් හතේ‘ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය… “ගහපු ගමන් ඹළුව පැලෙන බැටන් පොලු ආනයනය කළාද?… “කැසිනෝ ප්‍රවර්ධනයට සනී ලියෝන් ගෙනෙනවාද?… “ආණ්ඩුවේ වැඩ ගැන කතා නැත්තේ රතන හාමුදුරුවෝ දැන් වැඩ වසන්නේ වනවාසීවද?.. විමල්ගෙන් ප්‍රශ්න පත්‍රයක්

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

2015-11-04  ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂය විසින් පැවැත්වු මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව

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Avant Garde issue is just police officers eager to “gain points” with the new government-Minister of Law and Order Tilak Marapana.  Sri Lanka’s anti-corruption efforts not rhetorical – Harsha

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Yahapalana News While Minister of Law and Order Tilak Marapana says that he believes the whole controversy surrounding the Avant Garde issue is a result of a lack of understanding regarding the floating armoury and police officers eager to gain points” with the new government, at an international level, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Harsha […]

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ඇවන්ගාඩ් ප්‍රශ්ණයෙන් ජවිපෙ නා ගන්නා හැටි

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

වෙනත් ජාතික ප්‍රශ්ණ තිබියදී පාර්ළිමේන්තුවේ කාළය දවස්ගණනාවක් කා දැමූ ජවිපෙ නායක අනුරකුමාරගේ අැවන්ගාඩ් විරෝධයට ඔවුන් විසින්ම ගෙනආ යහපාලනය විසින් දුන් පා පහර.

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11th Annual Conference on Buddhist Studies

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

University of Sri Jayewardenapura The 11th Annual Conference on Buddhist Studies organized by the Dept. of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenapura in association with The Buddhist Times Trust will be held on November 27-28, 2015. The venue of the conference is the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, No. 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy […]

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A Brief History of the JVP (Peoples Liberation Front) Sri Lanka

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

JVP Sri Lanka web site Left Movement in Sri Lanka The beginning of the left movement in Sri Lanka goes back to 1935. The first leftist political party, Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP-Lanka Equal Social Party) which was founded in that year, became one of the largest national sections of the Fourth International during 1950’s […]

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MEGACITIES: Lessons and Challenges for Sri Lanka

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Dr. Loci Gunaratna delivering address Courtesy Island Dr Locana Gunaratna, Architect/Urban Planner and former president of the National Academy of Sciences Sri Lanka, also of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects among other positions held, presented a lecture of immediacy and importance at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute on October 15. He titled his address: URBANIZATION AND […]

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Lofty aspirations on rotten foundations

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Kumar Perera Colombo Courtesy Island I am glad to hear Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faizer Mustapha has announced that a co-ordination unit will be set up for probing fraud and corruption of local government bodies. While I commend the Ministry for this effort, I hope that this unit will not lose momentum in a few […]

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Solving mystery of missing legal opinion of Sir Desmond Alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka and International Law

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

By Sriyan de Silva Courtesy Island We appear to be living at a time of great mysteries. One such is the intimation of the Prime Minister to the Speaker not to permit a ‘Report’ purported to be by Sir Desmond de Silva on human rights or reconciliation to be tabled by any Member; that according to […]

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