Archive for March 4th, 2016

DOES FEDERALISM SOLVE THE ‘NATIONAL ISSUE’?

Friday, March 4th, 2016

DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA The resolution converting Parliament to a Constitutional Assembly states that one of the reasons for a new Constitution is the need for a ‘Constitutional resolution of the National Issue.’[1]  To my knowledge no one has defined the ‘National Issue’.  But, there seems to be general agreement that it is the claim by certain […]

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1885 Berlin Conference: How African nations were created by greedy White Christian West

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge  It did not happen that far back, exactly 131 years ago an entire continent was cut and divided between greedy Western nations without so much as asking the African tribes if they minded. This was their notion of making the black people ‘civilized’. We look back on how Africa’s nations & borders […]

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ඔපරේෂන් ‘බිංකුන්ඩෝ’

Friday, March 4th, 2016

 ධර්මන් වික‍්‍රමරත්න බිංකුන්ඩෝ බොල තෝත් නටාපිය, මාත් නටන්නම් කීවේ එදාය. බිංකුන්ඩෝ ඉන්න වලකට පොඩි ඉරටුවක් දාලා කරකවලා බිංකුන්ඩා එළියට ගෙන ඌව නැටවීම අතීතයේ ඇතැම් ළමුන්ගේ සෙල්ලමකි. බිංකුණ්ඩා අල්ලා ගැනීම ලෙහෙසි වන්නට කූහුඹියෙක් දමන අවස්ථාද විය. වර්තමානයේ වැසිකිලි වලවල් සුද්ධ කරගැනීමට අවශ්‍යනම්, බතල හෝ මංඤොක්කා සිටුවා ගැනීමට බිම හාරාගැනීමට අවශ්‍යනම්, පොල් වත්තක පොල් පැල ඉන්දීමට වලවල් […]

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CABINET MINISTERS NOT ABOVE THE LAW

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Dramatic turn of events were exposed in Ceylon Today (3 March) by two young men after giving chase to a black SUV jeep that attempted to escape and run, after hitting two motorcyclists in Welikada, Borella, last Sunday (28), under the headline Eyewitness Reveals Champika in Hit-and Run Drama. The news […]

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The Rape of East Timor: “Sounds Like Fun”

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Mahinda Gunasekera Toronto, Canada International Crisis Group Brussels Attn.  Mr. Gareth Evans, President Emeritus, ICG Dear Mr. Gareth Evans, We remember you visiting Sri Lanka to deliver the keynote address at a symposium organized by the Centre for Policy Alternatives, where you threatened Sri Lanka with RTP action when   the Sri Lankan Government responded to a […]

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Witnesses to Champika’s hit-and-run files affidavit..

Friday, March 4th, 2016

BY Cassendra Doole Courtesy Ceylon Today The two eye witnesses who gave chase to Minister Champika Ranawaka  following his  hit and run  case yesterday, filed an affidavit at the Police Headquarters today (4) regarding the accident. Speaking to the media shortly after, one witnesses said that the Minister had fled the scene after hitting the two […]

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Jt. Opp asks police, human rights commission to step in to see justice is done-Alleged police cover-up of hit-and-run accident:

Friday, March 4th, 2016

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The Joint Opposition yesterday said that it wanted the National Police Commission (NPC) to inquire into serious accusations directed against the police in respect of the cover-up of a recent accident in which Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka was allegedly involved in. A senior Joint Opposition spokesperson […]

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බිග් මැච් උමතුව

Friday, March 4th, 2016

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  අප පාසල් ගිය හැත්තෑව දශකයේ බිග් මැච් උමතුව තදින්ම තිබුනේය​. වර්ණපුර විසින් වාර්තා බිඳ හෙලමින් ආනන්ද නාලන්ද සුලෝහිත සංග්‍රාමයේදී ක්‍රීඩා කල නිසා බොහෝ දෙනෙකු ක්‍රීඩා තරඟ නැරඹීමට ආහ​. මාගේ සොහොයුරන් තිදෙනෙකු ආනන්දයේද එක් අයෙකු රාජකීය විද්‍යාලයේද ඉගෙනුම ලැබූහ​. මේ නිසා බිග් මැච් කාලයට නිවස වලි වලින් පිරී තිබුනේය​. බිග් මැච් එකට […]

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PPFA demands action against separatist militants

Friday, March 4th, 2016

By Our Correspondent Guwahati: Expressing serious concern over a brutal attack on a Manipuri film-maker by separatist militants, the Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) urged the authority to take serious note of the situation where the banned armed militant outfits continue targeting civilians for not entertaining their extortion notices. According to Imphal based media outlets, […]

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Wayside Shelters for Travellers in Sihaladipa in Past Times

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Keith Bennett Courtesy Thuppai’s Blog Several centuries ago, only footpaths connected Sri Lanka’s villages, so there was a need for wayside shelters where wayfarers could rest on long journeys. The solution was a classic example of indigenous architecture: the ambalama. The last Rest-house [ambalama] on the way to Adam’s Peak” by Prince Waldemar from Early Prints […]

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Shooting down a Star

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Arun Dias Bandaranaike Courtesy Thuppahi’s Blog Kishani Jayasinghe is an achiever among achievers.  This has reference to the stature she has been able to seek and establish in what is clearly a punishing environment. She demonstrated her talent as singer and actress on stage while yet at Visakha Vidyalaya, a leading school in Colombo. She was […]

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The Evocative Minor Chords of ‘Dunno Budunge’ and the Current Discord

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Arun Dias Bandaranaike … an original essay Courtesy Thuppahi’s Blog One month ago, a bit of musical whimsy staged a century ago was extracted and extrapolated upon a set of circumstances, which, in turn, fostered an outpouring of comment and diatribes. This should be a cause for surprise and it certainly was worrying in that this […]

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ඉන්දු ශ්‍රී ලංකා ධීවර ගැටළුව පිලිබඳ විශ්ව විද්‍යාල සහයෙන්  අධ්‍යනයක්.  ගැටළුවට තිරසාර විසඳුමක් සඳහා ආකල්පමය වෙනසකට මුල් පියවර තබනවා.-දිලිප් වෙදආරච්චි අමාත්‍යතුමා අවධාරණය කරයි.-

Friday, March 4th, 2016

අයේෂ් රණවක ගරු අමාත්‍යතුමාගේ උපදේශක / මාධ්‍ය ලේකම් තිස් වසරක් තිස්සේ නොවිසිඳි දිනෙන් දින උග්‍ර වෙමින් පවතින ඉන්දු ලංකා ධීවර ගැටළුවට විසඳුම් ලබා දීමේදී නව මංපෙත් මෙන්ම ආකල්පමය වෙනසක් ඇති කිරීම සඳහා පියවර ගතයුතු කාලය උදාවී ඇතැයි ධීවර හා ජලජ සම්පත් සංවර්ධන ගරු රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය දිලිප් වෙදආරච්චි මැතිතුමා සඳහන් කළේය. අමාත්‍යතුමා පෙන්වා දුන්නේ විවිධ රජයන්සේම එම […]

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