Archive for November 26th, 2015

Yahapalanaya Is No More: What Gimmick Next?

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Gomin Dayasri Courtesy The Daily Mirror Friends of Yahapalanaya (good governance) are hard to find and an extinguished breed. Needs to search vainly among the coterie enjoying the spill-offs from the gravy train to spot an unseen, unheard chump. Most holding appointments are not the squeaky clean. The genuine good governance supporters have left in dismay […]

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HEALTH CARE AND PHARMACIES

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Health care in Sri Lanka has been telescoped, focussed and become a contemporaneous topic where the ‘ Yahapalanaya’ government has promised to allocate more money to develop the Health Care Services. Supplementary to this subject, pharmacies and qualified pharmacists in Sri Lanka has equally become a current topic to discuss. According […]

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Why The Kumbh Mela Is At Risk

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

by  Rajiv Malhotra  Indian–American researcher, author, speaker. Current affairs, inter-civilization, science -Courtesy Swarajya The sanctity of the mela is under threat from many directions. Keeping a traditional gathering open to all is different from losing control of it. When Harvard University created a major new initiative called the Harvard Kumbh Mela Project, Hindus naturally became impressed and proud. […]

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Is President expecting commissions to deliver good governance?

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Barnes Abeywardena Courtesy Island  November 26, 2015, 9:19 pm When one examines Sri Lankan politics one cannot but think that the President and the PM think that they have now outsourced what they should do to some commissions. Why else should the government keep saying it is up to the authorities to take action against the […]

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Yahapalanaya govt. has done it again!

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Courtesy Island Thousands of people who voted for this “Yahapalanaya” government are thoroughly disappointed with some of its actions. Inability to prosecute those who are supposed to have committed serious financial irregularities, the Avant Guarde Incident, gross nepotism, unabated corruption in all public institutions and unsolved problems in the health and education sectors, crime and […]

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Power Play in Sri Lanka

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

By BANDULA JAYASEKARA Courtesy Island The government has been singing hosannas for America’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Samantha Power, who was here on a brief visit. Is Samantha Power genuine genuinely interested in Sri Lanka or government politicians are gullible? Is Sri Lanka bending over backwards to please the US? Power, who had a […]

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But joint Opposition hails Russia

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

By Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror   The government’s enhanced relation with the US is reflected in Power’s remarks that the US-Sri Lankan relationships was taking place in ‘a wholly new and fresh way’. Soon after her arrival in the country, she interacted with Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera. In her remarks to the media after […]

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I wrote as follows to a leading politician in England about energy saving cooking and waiting for a reply

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Dr Hector Perera  London I am sure you are aware of the fact that energy is a big question for the general public, the price is always on the rise, not coming down at all. Unlike in hot weather countries, over here energy is used for heating and eating. A large number of families find […]

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Thanksgiving: Celebrating the Genocide of Native Americans

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Gilbert Mercier NEWS JUNKIE POST In many ways, the US’ celebration of Thanksgiving is analogous to setting aside a day in Germany to celebrate the Holocaust. Thanksgiving is the American Holocaust. The sad reality about the United States of America is that in a matter of a few hundreds years it managed to rewrite its own […]

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TNA threatens to ditch govt. over broken promises

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

By Saman Indrajith Courtesy Island The four-party Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday said that it would withdraw its support for the Maithripala Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government unless the latter addressed grievances of Tamil speaking people. The warning was given by TNA MP and Deputy Chairman of Committees Selvam Adaikalanathan (former TELO commander) opening the budget debate. The MP […]

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Continued from Yesterday – The Invisible Power behind Sirisena and Ranil

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Dr Sudath Gunasekara Prior to Jan 8 2015 people in this country saw these two persons as non- asserting utterly week men. Their assumption was purely based on the past behavior of these rather unusual friends. But strangely after Jan 8th and more particularly after August 17 both of them, though with different agendas, of […]

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