Archive for February 19th, 2016

More than 30 years: We, the victims of LTTE war crimes are STILL awaiting justice

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge LTTE’s terror was first unleashed on innocent border villages and since over 30 years, every month, every year the LTTE has been attacking innocent people. Where was the UN/INGOs/NGOs and the world before 2009? If true accountability is to prevail the UN is duty-bound to ensure that we are provided answers. We […]

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Daily Protests Foretell Impending Regime Collapse

Friday, February 19th, 2016

 Dilrook Kannangara Large protests have become an almost daily occurrence. Various cross sections of the society are affected by the incompetence of the government. Every step the government takes, it trespasses on people’s rights. Things will get even worse when IMF lays down tough conditions for the intended loan facility. Already $2 billion have been […]

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ඉට්කා අව-‘මඟුල’

Friday, February 19th, 2016

ධර්මන් වික‍්‍රමරත්න ඉන්දියාව සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අතර අත්සන් කිරීමට යෝජිත ඉන්දු-ලංකා තාක්ෂණික සහයෝගිතා ගිවිසුම හෙවත් ඉට්කා ගිවිසුම ශ්‍රී ලංකා වෘත්තිකයන්ගේ හෙට දවස අඳුරු කරන වැඩපිළිවෙලකි. එය සමාජ, ආර්ථික සහ සංස්කෘතික පරාධීනත්වය යළි මෙරටට උරුම කරවන අවමඟුලකි. එහෙත් මව්බිම විකුණා කෑමට සූදානම්වන ඉන්දීය ආර්ථික ආක්‍රමණිකයින් ඇතුළු ඔවුන්ගෙන් යැපෙන ‘ආර්ථික ඔස්තාර්ලා’ට නම් මඟුලකි. ඇත්ත ඇති සැටියෙන් කිවහොත් […]

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Sri Lanka’s separatist armed conflict

Friday, February 19th, 2016

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island February 18, 2016, 9:03 pm The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al Hussein has made insulting and degrading comments about Sri Lanka’s judiciary in particular, and other institutions of the sovereign State, perhaps in a bid to humiliate and badger Sri Lanka into accepting international participation in […]

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ලෝකය හිනස්සන ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සංවර්ධන උපායමාර්ග

Friday, February 19th, 2016

තේජා ගොඩකන්දෙආරච්චි දේශපාලනය යනු බොහෝ දෙනෙක් අකමැති නමුත් කිසිවෙකුට ගැලවීමක් නැති විෂයකි. දේශපාලනයෙන් තොරව අද ඉතාම සරල මිනිසුන් කොටසක් වන ආදිවාසීන්ටවත් ජීවත් වීමට නාෙහැකි තත්වයක් තිබෙන බව පැහැදිලිය. දේශපාලන පුවතක් ඇසෙන බොහෝ අවස්ථාවල ‘සංවර්ධනය’ යන වචනයද ඒ හා බැඳී පවතී. කතාවේදී කෙතරම් සංවර්ධනය ගැන කියැවුනත් ක්‍රියාව තුල ඒ වචනය අර්ථවත් නොවන්නේ ඇයි? එය එසේ වෙනවා […]

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Meet The Sri Lankan Scientist Who Helped Detect Gravitational Waves

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Himal Kotelawala Courtesy roar.lk The scientific community and the world at large was taken by storm last week when an international team of scientists managed to detect gravitational waves, finally confirming renowned physicist Albert Einstein’s century-old theory of General Relativity and opening up a brand new vista of the cosmos. This team, known as the the […]

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ඊනියා ගුරුත්වාකර්ෂණ තරංග

Friday, February 19th, 2016

නලින් ද සිල්වා ඩී එස් සී උපාධිධාරී සේවාර්ජිත (සම්මානීිත) මහාචාර්ය අශෝක අමරතුංග මහතා පසුගිය පෙබරවාරි 10 වැනි දා ලිපියෙන් ද තම මතය බටහිරෙන් හෝ නැගෙනහිරෙන් ගත් එකක් නොවන බව කීමට දැඩි උත්සාහයක් ගනියි. ඒ මහතා එහි මෙසේ කියයි. ජීවිතයේ අරුත පිළිබඳ අප ගේ මතවාදය සමඟ එකඟ වන හෝ නො වන කරුණු විද්යානවේ හෝ දර්ශනයේ ඇත්නම් […]

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Neurobiological Basis of EMDR

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. In 1987 an accidental discovery revealed an association between certain eye movements and reduced levels of distress resulting from traumatic memories. The result was a new psychological intervention, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) (Blore, 1996). The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline (2004) has recommended EMDR as one of the first-line […]

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LEARNER DRIVERS AND INSTRUCTORS IN SRI LANKA

Friday, February 19th, 2016

By Dr. Tilak S Fernando In Sri Lanka safety on the roads depends to a greater extent how a driving instructor moulds a beginner to become a licensed and confident driver with full knowledge of the Highway Code. However, it is a sad affair to observe some Driving School Instructors sitting like lemons, next to […]

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PPFA hails flying tri-colour at JNU

Friday, February 19th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) has hailed the initiative to raise the national flag in Jawaharlal Nehru University premises prominently as it would help erasing the unwanted impression about the prestigious institute in New Delhi that it had virtually turned into a hotbed for anti-India activities. The Assam based patriotic forum […]

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IMF bailout : Sri Lanka’s troubles only beginning

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge The IMF was created at a conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in 1944. IMF is accountable only to the 188 countries that compose the IMF. IMF’s role is a conduit to bail out countries dishing out loan packages tied to strict conditions (known as structural adjustment programs rechristened of Poverty Reduction […]

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VISIT OF PRINCE ZEID AL HUSSAIN

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Sugath Samarasinghe  Prince Al Hussein has come and gone after a four days visit. Our big talking duo, who bragged to the BBC, Al Jazeera and the latter to the Indian Media a little earlier, that there would be no Hybrid Courts here eventually cowed down and surrendered to the Prince to say that whatever […]

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