Archive for December 16th, 2015

Abolition of the presidential system requires a referendum

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

by Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy Island One of the main planks of the 100 day programme of President Sirisena was the abolition of the presidential system of government. The main driving force initiating the change from a Presidential to a Parliamentary system was Ven. Sobitha, who together with a band of highly committed concerned citizens came to […]

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Foolish court jester is cabinet spokesman: Rajitha’s blunders plunges government into Diplomatic faux pas !

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Courtesy Lanka-e-News (Lanka-e-News -11.Dec.2015, 8.45AM)  The falsehoods and uncalled for un –diplomatic utterances of Minister Rajitha Senaratne , the cabinet spokesman of the Sri Lanka (SL) government , has driven  the government of good governance  into a grave predicament and diplomatic faux pas internationally. Lanka e news inside information division is in receipt of two such […]

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නැගිටපල්ලා! නැගිටපල්ලා! නුඹලගේ විනාශය අත ලගටම ඇවිල්ලා

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි අප මාතෘ භූමිය තුල යලි මහා සටනකට මං විවරව ඇත. 58 ලක්ෂයක්වූ ජනතාව සටන ආරම්භ කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටියේ, 2015 ජනවාරි මස 9 වනදා සිටය. තමන්ව ජනතාව විසින් බලයෙන් පහ කල රටක; ජනතාව වෙනුවෙන් කුමණ සටන් දැයි බලයෙන් පහ කරන ලද ජනාධිපතිවරයාට සිතීමද, සාධාරණය. නමුත් සටන ඉල්ලා සිටින්නේ, එතුමාව බලයෙන් පහ කිරීමට […]

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අයවැය ගැන වාදපිටියේදී චතුර අල්විස් ඇසූ සුපිරි පැනය මෙන්න.. [Video]

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

lanka C news මේ දක්වා අයවැය සම්බන්ධයෙන් රූපවාහිනි වාද විවාද වැඩසටහන් මෙහෙයවූ නිවේදකයන් විසින් අසනු ලැබූ නොයෙකුත් පැනයන් අතරින් ඉහලම වැදගත් තත්වයේ පැනයක් වතුර අල්විස් විසින් යොමු කලේය. ආන්ඩුවේ නියෝජිතයින්ගෙන් ඔහු විමසා සිටියේ දෙවනවර කියැවීම අවසනායේ තුනෙන් දෙකකින් සම්මත කල පසුත් අයවැයට බරපතල ලෙස සංශෝධන ඉදිරිප්ත කර ඇති තත්වයක් යටතේ කලින් පක්‍ෂ වූ මන්ත‍්‍රීන් එසේ […]

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STARS NEVER DIE

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

ALI SUKHANVER ‘Where do the stars disappear when the daylight arrives’, I used to ask my mother when I was a little boy of three or four years. And my mother would always smilingly reply, ‘The stars never disappear; they simply come down on the earth and convert into flowers; you are my flower; you […]

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Cocaine Addiction

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. Cocaine, also known as benzoylmethylecgonine or coke, is a strong stimulant mostly used as a recreational drug (Pomara et al., 2012). It is a crystalline alkaloid found in the Erythroxylum cocacoca and Erythroxylumnovogranatense plant species ( Karila  et al.,2011).  Pure cocaine is originally extracted from the leaf of the Erythroxylon coca bush. […]

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Cost of election bribes

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Editorial Courtesy Island So, in the end the government did what it had to do in spite of its rhetoric. It granted some of the key demands of the warring trade unions which were all out to launch a strike. As a result, the public sector employees will have Rs. 10,000 each they were given by […]

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Slaughter Free Christmas – the way forward

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

By Senaka Weeraratna (Dharma Voices for Animals, Colombo Chapter) The greatest moral challenge faced at Christmas being a religion based festival is to make it slaughter free. Violence towards innocent animals on a mass scale is not an ethically correct way to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the founder of a religion world renowned as […]

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කෘෂිකර්ම සර්ගේ විත්ති

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  කෘෂිකර්ම සර් අවුස්සා සංක්‍ෂෝභයක් ලබා ගැනීමට 8 – ඩී පන්තියේ ළමුන් පුරුදුව සිටියහ​. මමද 8 – ඩී පන්තියේ සාමාජිකයෙකු වූ නිසා මේ ක්‍රියාවට සතුටින් සම්මාදම් වූයෙමි.  කෘෂිකර්ම සර් කුකුල් කේන්ති කාරයෙකි. එම නිසා පන්තියේදී උගුර පෑදීම​, අමුතු හඞකින් එකවර ශබ්ද නැගීම ප්‍රමාණවත් වේ. එවිට සර් ළඟම සිටින කොල්ලෙකු අල්ලාගෙන ඌට තඩිබායි. […]

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කොල්ලකාරී අයවැයට එරෙහි විරෝධතා රැලිය දෙසැම්බර් 17 (හෙට) දින සවස 3.00ට මහරගම පරණ පොල භූමියේදී

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

පෙරටුගාමී සමාජවාදී පක්ෂය ‘පැන්ෂන්, ETF-EPF, පොහොර – නිල ඇඳුම්, සහන කපන කොල්ලකාරී අයවැයට එරෙහි විරෝධතා රැලිය’ යන මැයෙන් රැලියක් පැවැත්වීමට කටයුතු සංවිධානය කර තිබේ. එම රැුළියේ අරමුණ වන්නේ මෙවර අයවැය මගින් ඉදිරිපත් කෙරුණු ජනතා විරෝධී යෝජනා ගණනාවකට විරෝධය දැක්වීම හා පසුගිය මැතිවරණ සමයේ ලබාදුන් පොරොන්දු ගණනාවක් ඉටු නොකිරීම සම්බන්ධ දේශපාලන පක්ෂවල සහ වෙනත් බහුජන සංවිධානවල […]

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Port City will be eco-friendly -The China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC)

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Courtesy The Adaderana The China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) says that according to the recently released Supplementary Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) report, the Colombo Port City (CPC), upon completion of reclamation works, will incorporate solutions for integrated management of energy, water and waste for long‐term environmental sustainability and for creating a comfortable environment for its […]

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Govt. earned Rs.84.1 billion from liquor in 2015: Ravi

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

dailymirror.lk A total of 183 million litres of liquor, marketed under different brands, had been sold in Sri Lanka upto November 1 this year, Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake informed Parliament today. Responding to an oral question raised by MP Dullas Alahapperuma in the House, the minister revealed the fact that 65.2 million litres of […]

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Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community says injustice is root cause of world conflicts

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary,Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at – Sri Lanka.  Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivers powerful response to false claims that Islam is linked to extremism.  According to our Press department U.K., The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, has responded to critics of […]

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Sri Lanka’s role in CIA’s ‘extraordinary rendition’

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island In a statement issued on Dec. 10 to commemorate the Human Rights Day, Foreign Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, proudly declared: “Sri Lanka’s commemorations will not only be symbolic – it will also be substantive. So, I am very pleased to announce that Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will […]

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Beware of Flood Affected South Indian Scroungers Invading Sri Lanka

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Dilrook Kannangara  November 2015 brought South India one of the biggest natural disasters it faced in decades. Floods killed over 500 people, displaced over 2.5 million people and caused over $15 billion property damage. Mismanagement, corruption and callous disregard for human life, especially those considered low-caste” have pushed many South Indians into utter desperation. Another […]

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US Envoy Shannon militarily ropes Sri Lanka to spite China

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

By Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune Political Note from U.S. Washington, D.C. 15 November (Asiantribune.com): Following his official meeting with Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera in Colombo 14 December, the U.S. Department of State Counselor (and onetime -2009/10 – counselor in Obama White House) who, early next year will assume the fourth-ranking position of […]

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