Archive for January 19th, 2016

Educating Ms. Rumpay Sera-singhe on the uniqueness of Sinhala-Buddhism

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

H. L. D. Mahindapala Without any reservations I must concede that the Buddhist clowns must be reined in, as stated by Ms. Rumpay Sera-singhe (a.k.a, Sharmini Serasinghe). In this survey of her version of Buddhism, I wish to state that I am ready to join her campaign this minute if the reining in of Buddhist […]

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Sri Lanka is  Sinhala Country, Buddfhism is its Official Religion.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

By Charles.S.Perera France is the country of the French, England the country of the English . Italy the country of the Italians and Germany the country of the Germans, India   the  country of the Indians, and Sri Lanka  the country of the Sinhala etc. One cannot say the same about USA as the Original Americans […]

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Proxy Ranil’s impatience to oblige his Mentors

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

By A.A.M.Nizam – MATARA Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is in a much hurry to get a new constitution formulated and as per the proposal submitted by him for this purpose in the Parliament recently, in the capacity of the Chairman of the Steering Committee to formulate this so-called new constitution, he will be dominating the […]

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Harming or Saving a Nation

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Dr.Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy CEYLON TODAY 19 January 2016  Yahapalana 2016 budget introduced by the Finance Minister managed to upset the hornets’ nest among the majority of the public although it was passed amidst a lot of hurly-burley and turbulences inside the House of Parliament. General public’s annoyance was marked by disruptions and various protests […]

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International Tamil culture centre to be built in Kilinochchi at a cost of Rs. 100 crore

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Sudath Gunasekara President Mahanuwara Senior Citizens Movement  19.1.2016 I want my readers first to have a look at the following news item immediately The Hindu 17.1. 2016 Puducherry Tamilnadu The theme of the international conference was on Challenges and Opportunities for Tamil living abroad. About 50 delegates from abroad and 150 delegates from Tamil Nadu, […]

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Ricardo Hausman’s Incisive Summary of Lanka’s Forum Discussions and Prospects

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Professor Ricardo Hausman, from Center for International Development Harvard University Tonight (Jan. 9) I am flying back from Sri Lanka to Boston after a 3 day visit. The <http://cid.harvard.edu/> Center for International Development at Harvard University (which I am so happy to lead), helped organize the Sri Lanka Economic Forum, together with the Prime Minister’s Office […]

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Battle lines drawn

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Editorial Courtesy The Island January 19, 2016, 7:55 am  Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has spelt out how he thinks the government should set about the task of framing a new Constitution. His statement issued on Sunday coincided with a declaration by Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe that the government would not allow the country to be […]

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Sangha Council advisor flays govt. for taking a western contract to control monks

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

By Harischandra Gunaratna  Courtesy The Island January 19, 2016, 7:49 am Advisor to the Sangha Council, Ven. Wepathira Hemaloka Thera, yesterday said there was an international conspiracy to wipe out Buddhism from the country and the Sirisena-Wckremesinghe government had taken on the contract to help achieve that goal by enacting new laws to control the […]

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Book Launch: The Good Life An Introduction to Religion and Consciousness by Iromi Dharmawardhane

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Book Launch:  The Good Life An Introduction to Religion and Consciousness by Iromi Dharmawardhane was launched on 9th of January 2016 at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute by Stamford Lake Publications. The book launch attracted a full audience comprising members of the academia and NGO sector as well as students and many other interested individuals, young […]

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ලෝක උරුම සිංහරාජයට අයත් දෙල්ලව වැසිවනාන්තරයත් වනසා ජලවිදුලි බලාගාරයක් ඉදිකරයි

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න වැසිවනාන්තර සුරකින්නන්ගේ සාමජික නෙළුව ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාශයට අයත් ගිං ගඟෙහි අතු ගංගාවක් වන ආඳා දොල පෞද්ගලික කුඩා ජල විදුලි බලාගාර ඉදිකිරීම් ව්‍යාපෘතියේ නවතම ගොදුර බවට පත්වී තිබේ. මෙහි හරස් බැම්ම (weir) හා කොන්ක්‍රීට් අනුමඟෙහි (penstock) කිලෝමීටර 2.5 ක විශාල කොටසක් පාරිසරකව සිංහරාජ වනාන්තර සංකීර්ණයට අයත් දෙල්ලව වැසිවනාන්තරය තුල ඉදිකෙරෙමින් පවතී. රක්ෂිත වැසිවනාන්තරයක් තුල […]

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Massive Environmental Destruction due to Anda Dola Mini-Hydro Project

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Rainforest Protectors of Sri Lanka Anda Dola, a tributary of Gin Ganga in Neluwa Divisional Secretariat in the district of Galle is the latest victim of rapidly spreading mini-hydro projects throughout the wet zone. The weir and 2.5 km section of penstock (concrete channel) has been constructed within Dellawa Rainforest which is ecologically part of […]

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FIrst session of the CPRC to begin on Jan.18

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

The first session of the Committee of Public Representations on the Constitution (CPRC) will be held in Colombo from January 18 to 22 from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m at Visumpaya, staple street, Colombo 02. The public are invited to present their proposals and opinions for the new constitution at this session which is open […]

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Mahinda comments on ‘Theravada Bhikkhu Dialogue’ act

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa comments on ‘Theravada Bhikkhu Dialogue’ act. ඉදිරියේදී ගෙන ඒමට අදහස් කරන්නේ මහා සංඝරත්නය නිහඬ කිරීමේ පනතක්ද යන්න පැනයක් පැනනගින බව හිටපු ජනපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසයි.

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How the UNP came to adopt Maithripala Sirisena

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Eran Wickramaratne Courtesy The Daily Mirror January 8 is remembered for change. First there was the brutal killing in broad daylight of Journalist and Editor Lasantha Wickramatunga who stood out exposing the excesses of the Rajapaksa regime. Lasantha was killed in a high -security environment near an armed forces installation. He died brave and unbowed. By […]

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