Archive for February 16th, 2016

Reconciliation cannot divide or break up Sri Lanka

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge  The word reconciliation has become quite effective of late. Use the word with any statement and it gets the nod of international approval. However, before people get carried away there is need to make some matters clear. Reconciliation must bring people together and not be used as a bogey to create a […]

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Foreign Judges and UNHRC Investigation

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Janaki Chandraratna It appears that the President and the Government have not been very candid with the electorate on UNHRC resolution from day one of their campaign to unseat the previous regime. It is no brainer to understand that to co-sponsor a resolution one needs to agree with its contents. The previous regime also could […]

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World Bank warns Sri Lanka faces persistent poverty unless revenues increase

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

By: Emma Rumney Courtesy publicfinanceinternational.org  16 Feb 16 Sri Lanka’s chronic” revenue shortfalls must be addressed and its economy must become more competitive and inclusive if poverty is to be reduced, the World Bank has said. Colombo, Sri Lanka The bank highlighted that Sri Lanka has one of the lowest tax-to-GDP rates in the world, […]

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“BE MY VALENTINE” …!

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Dr.Tilak S. Fernando  When Henry Ward Beecher scribbled the following two sentences: Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep burning, unquenchable“, I wonder whether he did ever envision his writing would become […]

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Amber Light warning of Money Parking threats

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Chandra Jayaratne Courtesy The Island February 15, 2016, 7:14 pm An Open Letter to the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Central Bank; To be duly noted by the President, the Prime Minister, the Government, Commercial and Financial Services Sectors and Professional Practitioners Dear Minister and Governor, You are accountable for your unwise […]

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බුදුන්ගේ ශ්‍රී ධර්මස් කන්දා දන්නවානම්

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න ම හා ධර්මස්  කණ්ද යම නොවෙය්  අංශු මාත්‍රයක් හෝ දන්නවනම්  මේවා මෙහෙ ම නොවේ  විශාකා ආනන්ද නාලන්ද ඇතුළු සියලු පාසල් වල උගන්වන්නේ එකම  දේය .නමින් බෞද්ධ  වීම නිසා සිදුවන්නේ චන්ද්‍රිකා වැනිය වුන්ගේ  අපහාසයට ලක් වීම පමණය  . උපතින් බෞධ්ධලමය්  වැඩියෙන් මේ පාසල් වල ඇතත් ඔවුන්ගෙන් බොහෝ දෙනෙක්  බෞද්ධ වන්නේ  නමටය  කිශානි ජයසිංහ  පොඩි […]

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US way to stop political interference in the Supreme Court

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

EDITORIAL The Daily Mirror  three-day workshop began in Parliament yesterday to educate MPs on the full restoration of parliamentary democracy by making Parliament to be like a virtual government with all MPs playing a proactive role in making laws and implementing them. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his opening speech said one of the goals […]

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BBS asks if Govt. knew Moon’s warning on ISIS

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Courtesy The  Daily Mirror Chief Executive Officer of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Dilantha Withanage today urged the Government that it had come to know about the warning of the danger of the Islamic State terror group spreading its tentacles to South Asia, from a recent report by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Chief […]

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PM’s office pressuring CID: GMOA

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today claimed that the CID had received several telephone calls from the Prime Minister’s Office pressuring the CID to speed up investigations against the GMOA. GMOA Spokesman Dr. Navin de Soysa said the doctor, on whose complaint the CID initiated investigations had previously been a […]

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AG directs to arrest Uduwe Thera

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Courtesy Daily Mirror The Attorney General has directed to arrest Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera and produced before the Court for illegally keeping a baby elephant at the Alan Mathiniyaramaya Temple, Polhengoda, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID has informed Colombo Chief Magistrate Nishantha Peiris. The CID had also informed that the AG had directed them to […]

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Govt. committed to developing SL economy: PM

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today those who are paid to shout against the agreement with India will learn a lesson when the people get to the streets soon. No one should waste time on unwanted things because the government will not stray from its journey towards developing Sri Lanka’s economy, […]

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Google’s ‘Project Loon’ enters Sri Lanka for Internet tests

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Courtesy The Manila Times COLOMBO: Google’s balloon-powered high-speed Internet service known as Project Loon” began its first tests in Sri Lanka Monday (Tuesday in Manila) ahead of a planned joint venture with Colombo, the country’s top IT official said. One of three balloons that will be used in the trials entered Sri Lankan airspace, the […]

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