Archive for December 23rd, 2015

Putin for PM: 4 out of 5 say they would prefer Russian president than Cameron as UK leader

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

By TOM BATCHELOR Courtesy The Daily Express RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has beaten David Cameron to be crowned the most popular choice for the next prime minster of the United Kingdom. The ex-KGB strongman attracted the support of four out of five Express.co.uk readers, compared with just one in five who opted for the current PM […]

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The coming constitution: A ‘SYSTEM CRIME’

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

By Dr Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy The Daily Mirror Three speeches last week revealed our future. Each concerned an aspect of this island’s fate.Together they show the whole. The Prime Minister announced that the country will have a new political system next year. That change has to be understood within a geopolitical and geo-strategic context signalled in […]

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Decline of US as global hegemon and changing world power ties

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Courtesy Island December 23, 2015, 9:05 pm The much nervously anticipated US Federal Reserve interest rate rise is now upon the world and it is expected to have an unsettling impact on the economic fortunes of the emerging economies in particular. Sections in Sri Lanka are reassuring themselves that there would be no immediate adverse […]

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The Birth of the Bauddha Jatika Balavegaya ( BJB ) in 1962

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Senaka Weeraratna In his autobiography ‘ Bhava Thanha ‘ A.T. Ariyaratne gives a fairly good description of the origins and birth of the  Bauddha Jatika Balavegaya under the leadership of L.H. Mettananda. The pages 290 – 316 extracted from his book and reproduced as an attachment (and pdf document in the weblink below) are of […]

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‘මේ මිනිස්‌සුන්ට කරදර කළොත් උඹව උස්‌සනවා’ හිරුණිකා තර්ජනය කළා දෙමටගොඩදී පැහැර ගත් තරුණයා පොලිසියට පවසයි

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

හේමන්ත රන්දුණු උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින “උඹ මේ මිනිස්‌සුන්ට කරදර කළොත් ලංකාවෙ කොහේ හිටියත් මම උඹව උස්‌සනවා. දැන ගනින් මම නීතිsඥවරියක්‌” යෑයි කියමින් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රිනී හිරුණිකා ප්‍රේමචන්ද්‍ර මහත්මිය තමන්ට තර්ජනය කළ බව දෙමටගොඩදී පැහැර ගැනීමට ලක්‌වූ අමිල ප්‍රසංග අමරසිංහ මහතා පොලිසියට ප්‍රකාශයක්‌ ලබාදෙමින් කියා සිටියේය. කොළඹ දිස්‌ත්‍රික්‌ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රිනි හිරුණිකා ප්‍රේමචන්ද්‍ර මහත්මියට අයත් ඩිෙµන්ඩර් රථයකින් ගිය ඇගේ […]

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Man abducted by UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra’s goons tells his story

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Chaturanga Pradeep Courtesy The Daily Mirror Amila Priyanga Amarasinghe, the 34-year-old man who was allegedly abducted by several supporters of UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra, said today that he did not know why he was abducted. He denied having an affair with a woman as claimed. Commenting on Monday’s incident, he said eight supporters of Hirunika Premachandra […]

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Praising  the Lord and passing the ammunition to Prabhakaran Part II

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

  H. L. D. Mahindapala The mainstream Churches of all denominations aligned themselves with the LTTE in varying degrees of connectivity. In particular, the clergy in the Tamil-dominated Churches threw their full weight behind the Velupillai Prabhakaran’s one-man regime. At the grass root level as well as the international level Prabhakaran could not have dominated […]

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Yahapalanaya Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra accused over an abduction of a man

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

The Police today arrested six suspects and took into custody a Defender vehicle belonging to Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra over an abduction of a man last afternoon. The victim who was employed at a drapery store was abducted around 2.30pm on Monday (21). The employees of the store had informed the police who had initiated investigations […]

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