Archive for March 10th, 2016

 “Whole-some agriculture” for a “toxin-free nation” ?

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

By Chandre Dharmawardana, Ottawa, Canada. The President unveiled a three-year program put forward by the  agriculture minister,  promising a toxin free nation” based on ”wholesome agriculture”. The minsters as well as Ven. Ratana are acting with what they believe are the best interests of the people. That modern agriculture” is responsible for an alleged  deterioration […]

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Ranil Wickramasinghe  a circus clown  in Parliament is not fit to be  Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

By Charles.S.Perera Ranil Wickramasinghe miserably  failed as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka under President Chandrika Kumaratunga during  2002-2004,   handing over parts of the North to terrorists under a CFA which he had himself not understood. He showed his characteristic penchant to act if Sri Lanka is his heritage, and that he takes orders from […]

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Jungle Law to Politically Blackmail India

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

By Afshain Afzal New Delhi behaved courteously by merely confining to refusal of Indian visa to the members of United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). In the same regard, Indian Foreign Office has played diplomatically and did not offend Washington for its misdeed as New Delhi could have announced sending reciprocal fact-finding team […]

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PORT CITY PROJECT TO GO AHEAD

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Dr Sarath Obeysekera By Ishara Gamage Ceylon Finance Today: Sri Lanka will move forward with Chinese funded projects without any hassle, Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama said yesterday (9th). Amidst fear generated after the speech by the Prime Minister to tighten our belts as they intent to increase VAT, impose capital gain […]

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SHIP BUILDING AND STATE BUREAUCRACY,  CUSTOMS AND  SRI LANKA STANDARD INSTITUTE

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Dr Sarath Obeyseketa ETCA is generating fear psychosis among Sri Lankans, elite unions like GMOA  ,FUTA etc. (Only FARMERS UNION is not complaining of Indians coming to Sri Lanka to take over their 2G” sting uniformed trade ) .We will not be surprised that someone will raise the fear that farming trade may also be […]

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DEAD MAN’S SPIRIT ON THE STAIRCASE

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Whether one likes or not, personal experiences of many people with the spirits account for its existence. Buddhists believe that once a person dies, the creature’s jiva (‘living essence’ or the ‘soul’) wanders about for three months in a limbo situation before it enters into another life in the process […]

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කුමාර් ගුණරත්නම් හට ‘ද්විත්ව පුරවැසි භාවය‘ සදහා අයදුම් කිරීමේ අවස්ථාව ලබා දෙමු.දහස් ගණනකට ලබා දුන් ද්විත්ව පුරවැසි භාවය කුමාර්ට අහිමි ඇයි?

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ/ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍ර‍ය කුමාර් ගුණරත්නම් මහතා හට ද්විත්ව පුරවැසි භාවය සදහා අයදුම් කිරීමට ඇති අවස්ථාව හිමිකර දීමට රජය වහා කටයුතු කළ යුතු බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් පවසයි. පෙරටුගාමී සමාජවාදී පක්ෂයේ නායකයෙකු වන කුමාර් ගුණරත්නම් මහතා මේ වන විට දින 100 කට වැඩි […]

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Allow Kumar Gunaratnam an opportunity to apply for ‘dual citizenship’

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Press Statement-Executive Director of the Sri Lanka Centre for Human Rights and Research (CHR – Sri Lanka) When thousands have been given dual citizenship, why is Kumar being denied dual citizenship?  AG’s role in ‘most talk about Political Prisoner’ Executive Director of the Sri Lanka Centre for Human Rights and Research, Keerthi Tennakoon issuing a […]

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T20 World Cup: Batting Order Should Follow Strike Rate Highest to Lowest

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Dilrook Kannangara Current Sri Lankan T20 team lacks players who are both fast and furious (high strike rate and high average). In this case, it makes sense to send big hitters early despite their lower average. Let them face as many balls. As things are Team Sri Lanka has little chance of winning the T20 […]

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Trouble in Sri Lankan Paradise

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

By Andy Mukherjee Courtesy Bloomberg Sri Lanka has had peace for seven years, and a new president and prime minister have been in office for the past 15 months, but the much-awaited dividend from an end to more than two decades of civil war seems to have disappeared somewhere in the South Asian island’s sandy beaches. […]

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Standard & Poor’s cut Sri Lanka’s outlook to negative on Funding Pressures

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Courtesy Bloomberg Standard & Poor’s cut Sri Lanka’s outlook to negative from stable citing worsening external and fiscal indicators, less than two weeks after Fitch Ratings lowered its credit ratings. S&P affirmed the island nation’s B+ long-term and B short-term sovereign ratings, saying robust economic growth prospects are countered by high government debt at 72 […]

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