Archive for February 26th, 2016

Don’t bring Fiji problems here

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Wimal S Apropos the letter by Dr Sarath Obeysekera in The Island of Feb. 24 calling for Indians to fill our workforce is pretty dangerous and shortsighted. He did not have to look further than at the Upcountry tea estates where the country was flooded with cheap Indian labour by the British with similar objectives. […]

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THERE WILL BE MANY INDIANS IN SRI LANKA SANS COW BOYS ???

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Dr Sarath Obeysekera   ETCA is making news  today and many professional organizations including GMOA is worried about the influx of Indian Labour to take over jobs of our  cow boys Does anyone know that one of the biggest foreign exchange earner Colombo Dockyard is employing over 400 ship building workers to generate much needed foreign […]

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Oversight Committees

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Editorial Courtesy The Island February 26, 2016, 8:49 pm Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced in Parliament on Thursday the names of the MPs appointed to four out of 16 Sectoral Oversight Committees besides the Committee on Public Finance. Among them are a considerable number of Opposition parliamentarians. The UNP-led coalition, while trolling for votes prior to the […]

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Mahinda responds to Ranjan’s accusations over luxury plane

Friday, February 26th, 2016

 Courtesy Adaderana Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today issued a statement in response to the allegations leveled against him by the Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare, Ranjan Ramanayake, regarding a luxury cubicle worth four million US Dollars to be fixed inside an aircraft. The following release was issued with the signature of Sheron Samaranayake, […]

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මහින්ද සැඟවූ මහා වස්තුව හමුවෙයි..

Friday, February 26th, 2016

lanka C news හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතාගේ ආරක්‍ෂක නිලධාරියෙකු වන මේජර් නෙවිල් වන්නිආරච්චි මහතාගේ ඥාතියෙකුට අයත් ඉඩමක් ඊයේ දිනයේදී අධිකරණ නියෝගයක් මත බැකෝ යන්ත‍්‍ර යොදවා බිම හාරා පරීක්‍ෂා කරනු ලැබීය. හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් රත‍්‍රන්, මුදල් ආදිය සඟවා ඇති බවට ලද පැමිණිල්ලක් මත පොලීසිය විසින් ලබා ගත් අධිකරණ නියෝගයක් මත මෙය සිදු කරන ලදී. කෙසේ […]

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නොදන්නා බෲනායි සුල්තාන් ගැන කියා රන්ජන් ඇදගෙන නායි.. මහින්දගෙන් නිවේදනයක්..

Friday, February 26th, 2016

lanka C news හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා සුඛෝපභෝගී ගුවන්යානයක් භාවිතා කලේ යයි නියෝජ්‍ය ඇමති රන්ජන් රාමනායක මහතා විසින් කල ප‍්‍රකාශයට හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයා වෙනුවෙන් ෂෙරොන් සමරනායක මහතා නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කර ඇත. මෙහි දැක්වෙන්නේ එම සම්පූර්ණ නිවේදනයයි. මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතාගේ සුඛෝපභෝගී ගුවන්යානා කුටිය හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා ශ්‍රී ලන්කන් එයාර්ලයින් සමාගමේ නව ගුවන්යානා සමඟ එතුමාගේ […]

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Even President Sirisena has not seen the ETCA draft – Dr. Padeniya

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Courtesy The Island February 25, 2016, 9:19 pm The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has spearheaded opposition to the proposed Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India. This opposition was based on the information that the government had communicated to the GMOA about the proposed agreement. Politicians at all levels parliamentarians, political party leaders, […]

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Experts declare NATO’s military non-efficiency

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Source:Pravda.Ru  Former heads of NATO doubted combatant value of the North Atlantic Alliance. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, ex-Secretary General of NATO and British General Richard Shirreff, who served as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, assert that combat equipment of many members of the block, including the key ones, suffer from “chronic underfunding” and “critical deficiencies”. […]

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Putin: Our enemies abroad prepare revolution after elections

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Source: Pravda.Ru  Vladimir Putin said about Western intelligence agencies’ preparations for autumn elections to the Russian State Duma at the meeting with the Russian Federal Security Service. According to the documents, there are indications that our enemies abroad are getting ready to these elections. “Thus, everybody should know that we will work hard on the defence […]

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බහුවචනයෙන් ඒකවචනයට

Friday, February 26th, 2016

නලින් ද සිල්වා ඩී එස් සී උපාධිධාරි සේවාර්ජිත (සම්මානිත) මහාචාර්ය අශෝක අමරතුංග මහතා එක් පැත්තකින් තමා කලින් කියා ඇති කරුණු නිසා අමාරුවේ වැටී ඇත. අනෙක් පැත්තෙන් විසංවාද නොමැතිව, නිරවුල් ව කල්පනා කිරීමට නොහැකිව පරස්පර කතා කීමට ඒ මහතාට සිදු වී ඇත. අපි සුපුරුදු පරිදි ඒ මහතා ලියූ ලිපියක කොටසක් පසුව විචාරයට ලක්කරමු. එහෙත් පළමුව මෙරට […]

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WE HAVE TO GET RID OF SOUTH ASIAN MENTALITY …..Prime Minister

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  When I read above news item I was compelled to write this note. Singapore which was far behind our progress when they got the independence and yet they dropped South Asian Mentality” i.e spitting  beetle- saliva  along every wall of the  building ,dirty eating places ,dirty toilets ,speaking loudly, forming ghettos, spitting […]

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‘Traitors’

Friday, February 26th, 2016

By S. Abewicrama Right to reply …………. In the opinion column I wrote about possible trap we my fall in to if we allow Indians to build  refineries and bunkering facilities in Hambantota ,after learning bitter lessons in Trincomaleee Indians do not build refineries , and they use American Companies such as Bechtel ,Halliburton to […]

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SWRD  ගැන කෙරෙන  අවලාද

Friday, February 26th, 2016

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න බන්ඩාරනායක  කපටියෙකි ඉන්දීය ගැ ත්තෙකය් සමහරු කියති වැඩියෙන්ම සමහරුන්ට  බන්දා පෙනෙන්නට බැරි සිංහල රාජ්‍ය භාෂා කිරීමත් සිංහලෙන් උසස් අධ්ධ්යාපනය ලබා ගැනීමට ර ටේ වැඩි ජනතාවට මාර්ගය  පාදාදීමත් නිසාය. ඉංග්‍රීසියෙන් ඉගැන්වූ කාලයේ සිංහලයන්ගෙන් 90% කටත් වැඩියෙන් පන්තිය තරමේදී පාසල් හැර ගියහ ටික දෙනෙක් ඉහලට ගියහ. උපාධිය දක්වා ගියේ අතේ ඇඟිලිවලින් ගණන් කල හැකි සුළු […]

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Martin’s devil dance

Friday, February 26th, 2016

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Koralawella was primarily a fishing periphery of Moratuwa town. Turning off from the Moratuwa Bridge towards Modara, middle class families lived alongside the main road while the fisher folk had their dwellings away from the main road, closer to seaside. St. Michael’s Catholic Church was situated just […]

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Christian-Buddhist Tension in South Korea

Friday, February 26th, 2016

By Barbara O’Brien Buddhism Expert http://buddhism.about.com/od/throughasiaandbeyond/fl/Christian-Buddhist-Tension-in-South-Korea.htm Buddhism has been practiced on the Korean peninsula for more than 16 centuries (see “Buddhism in Korea“). It survived long centuries of repression under a Confucian dynasty and also challenges to monastic rules during the Japanese occupation in the 20th century. But in recent decades it has faced its biggest […]

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Free Nilar Thein demand rises

Friday, February 26th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Activists across the world demand that no political prisoners should (must) be left behind in Burma’s jails. Burma Campaign UK, while carrying out its mission to support human rights in Myanmar, called the Burmese home minister Lt Gen Ko Ko for immediate release of high profile activist Nilar Thein, who is […]

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ප්‍රභාකරන් ඔහුගේ සීයලා බාප්පලා හා මස්සිනාලා 

Friday, February 26th, 2016

හතරවැනි මුද්‍රණයේ පෙරවදන නලින් ද සිල්වා මේ ප්‍රභාකරන් ඔහුගේ සීයලා බාප්පලා හා මස්සිනාලා කෘතියෙහි 2013 ජූලි මස පළ වූ හතරවැනි මුද්‍රණයට ලියූ පෙරවදන ය. එය තරමක් දීර්ඝ නමුත් ඉවසිල්ලෙන් කියවන මෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටිමි. අපට කිරීමට බැරි වූ දේ මෙහි සඳහන් වෙයි.    රාජ්‍ය භාෂාව, ජාතික කොඩිය, ජාතික ගීය, දෙමළ ජනයාගේ ඉතිහාසය ආදිය පිළිබඳ ප්‍රවාද, පොතෙහි පළමු […]

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I also have criticisms about basil rajapaksa: Namal

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, son of the former president responded to the many allegations thrown against the Rajapaksa regime. QIt’s a very  bad time for you, isn’t it? It is the nature of politics. Politicians do not have power for ever; it comes intermittently.  When Mahinda Rajapaksa was in power there was […]

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China’s military advisers ‘heading to Syria to help fight ISIS’ – report

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Courtesy RT China will be helping out the Syrian government in the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) by sending military advisers,” media reports have claimed. TrendsIslamic State The Chinese will be arriving in the coming weeks,” a Syrian army official told the Lebanon-based news website Al-Masdar Al-‘Arabi. The report claims that a Chinese naval vessel […]

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Neo-Apartheid at Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Yoshi karunarathna This a about emerging discrimination against our own people by our own people …. Today (19/2/2016) myself, my husband and his brother and wife, all Sri Lankans with latter two living in Canada, and all over 60 years of age and who have been civic-minded citizens holding professional and responsible jobs, went to […]

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