Archive for December 31st, 2015

THE UPCOMING’COMMUNALIST CONSTITUTION AND THE NEWLY FORMED TAMIL PEOPLE’S COUNCIL: THE PLOT THICKENS

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

 DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA A number of Tamils headed by C. V. Wigneswaran the Northern Province Chief Minister have launched a front called the Tamil People’s Council (TPC) whose purported purpose is to submit proposals from the Tamil Community to be considered when drafting the new Constitution.  (Daily Mirror, 29 December 2015.) In my view, the purpose […]

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Hysteria, Morals and Politics

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

R Chandrasoma Let us begin with a few words about Hysteria. This a conditon of trance or transient behavioural aberration induced by powerful external stimuli such as a deep rhythmic drumbeat with plaintive or emotional singing to a large and frenzied audience. Under these circumstance some young wome lose all sense f propriety and behave […]

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A forgotten UN – LTTE accord during CBK’s presidency

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island December 30, 2015, 8:05 am Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative (PR) to the UN, Dr. Rohan Perera, PC, in conversation with Hungarian PR, Katalin Bogyay (Left) and UNSG Ban Ki-moon’s Special Advisor on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar (Right), formerly of the Indian Foreign Service. By Shamindra Ferdinando A commemorative, event held at Sri […]

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එළද ‘බ්‍රා’

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

ධර්මන් වික‍්‍රමරත්න අද එනම් 2016 ජනවාරි 1වැනිදා උදාවූ නව වසර යනු නව ලිත් වර්ෂයක් ඇරඹීම සනිටුහන් කරන දිනයකි. නව වසර රෝමානු දිනදසුන අනුගමනය කරමින් ලොව පුරා සමරනු ලැබේ. ලුටාච් සහ මක්‍රොබියස්ට අනුව ක්‍රිපූ 700දී පමණ පොම්පිලියස් රජුගේ කාලයේ සිට රෝමානු දින දසුනේ මාස පිළිවෙල ජනවාරි සිට දෙසැම්බර් දක්වා විය. මෙවර ජනවාරි 1 වැනිදා සූර්ය උදාව […]

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End of the road for high speed internet in Sri Lanka?

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Courtesy The Daily Mirror In a bizarre turn of events, the newly appointed Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), Sunil S. Sirisena has decided to discontinue the National Broadband Initiative (NBI), which ensured high speed broadband internet access to citizens at affordable prices, Mirror Business learns. It is also learnt that the man […]

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Joint Opp. alleges govt. will disregard mandatory steps laid down to make new Constitution

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island The Joint Opposition yesterday urged the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government to adhere to the specific constitutional provisions in amending the Constitution. Former External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris told The Island that though the Constitution had to be amended from time to time as circumstances required, it should be done in accordance […]

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ව්‍යවස්ථා විරෝධී ව්‍යවස්ථාදායක සභාව 

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

නලින් ද සිල්වා  පාර්ලිමේන්තුව ව්‍යවස්ථාදායක සභාවක් බවට පත්කර නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් සම්පාදනය කිරීමට ආණ්ඩුව උත්සාහ ගනිමින් සිටියි. මෙය සම්පූර්ණයෙන් ම පරාජය කළ යුතු ය. අප සෑමවිටමත් කියා ඇත්තේ ඉන්දියාව හා එංගලන්තය අවුල් ආණ්ඩුව පත්කරගත්තේ දෙමළ ජාතිවාදයට අවශ්‍ය දොළපිදේනි දීමට බව ය. එ ජා පක්‍ෂය හා ශී්‍ර ල නි ප වෙන ම සිටින විට එක් පක්‍ෂයක් ආණ්ඩු […]

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Nature teaches us lessons

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, Recently I moved into a house with a huge lawn. However I was  dismayed to find half of the lawn overgrown with weeds and it looked like I will have to re plant the buffalo grass. I asked  one veteran gardener to help me re-lay the lawn. When he  visited my […]

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The problem of dual citizenship

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando More than two million Sri Lankans live abroad, some are working in West Asian countries, others having obtained their permanent residence status. Out of those permanently settled groups few have retained their Sri Lankan citizenship while the rest have renounced it for various reasons. In 1988, the Sri Lankan Government […]

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