Archive for April 20th, 2016

India-Sri Lanka agreement was proposed by Ranil says envoy

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Courtesy Tamil Guardian 23 March 2016 India’s High Commissioner Y K Sinha told reporters that a proposed economic agreement between India and Sri Lanka was proposed by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, as Sinhala opposition to the move continues. Mr Sinha told reporters that the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) proposal was put forward […]

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SRI LANKA’S CONTINENTAL SHELF LET US SAFEGUARD OUR NATIONAL INTERESTS BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Pathfinder Foundation: Centre for Indo – Lanka Initiatives In the recent past several articles have been published in the local press with regard to the objections by Bangladesh to Sri Lanka’s claim of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from its coast baseline made to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the […]

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British Labor Party Leader should be told Self-determination for Tamils started in Tamil Nadu and should end in Tamil Nadu

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

 Shenali D Waduge It is no surprise when Britain the root cause of majority-minority conflicts, transporters of indentured laborers causing demographic issues now come forward to support self-determination claims by Tamils during local elections to muster minority votes. Some facts need to be made clear. Bids for self-determination began in Tamil Nadu far before it […]

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Tamils in Sri Lanka are Recent Arrivals from Malabar Coast and Coromandel Coast of South India (Thesawalamai Law)

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Dilrook Kannangara Tamils are certainly recent arrivals from the area that is part of today’s Kerala and Tamil Nadu. According to the regulation No. 18 of 1806, the law applicable to The Malabar inhabitants of the Province of Jaffna” is the law of Thesawalamai. This very clearly proves Jaffna Tamils are people that came to […]

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ETCA- is it worth it and why the hurry?

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

If we cant handle the errant Indian fishermen stealing our fish, poaching on our waters, ruining our marine bed…. do you seriously think our policy makers can handle a country with 1.3billion people? This is an agreement that will affect all Sri Lankans – Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, Burghers…UNP, SLFP, JVP, JHU,TNA, SLMC etc etc…… It […]

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“ENGLISH AS A LIFE SKILL”

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe – former Ambassador to UAE and Israel English as a life skill English as a life skill is a straight and simple tool of communication striped of its historical baggage, a skill for employment and a vehicle for reaching the outside world of knowledge. It has been a property owned by few elite […]

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War Trauma in the military, their families and Communities

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  M.D.   Combatants Affected by the Prolonged War The 30 year armed conflict in Sri Lanka has produced a new generation of veterans at risk for the chronic mental health problems that resulted following prolonged exposure to the war. Over 200,000 members of the Sri Lanka armed forces and police had […]

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SHAMEFUL WAY TO TREAT A SPIRIT

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Once Susantha drove all the way from Kandy to Kohuwela with his family to attend a social function his mother-in-law had organized. On the following morning he left the family in Kohuwela and went back home. In Kandy he had dinner at the Lyon Café and went to his empty […]

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Why does India breed so many traitors?

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Major General Mrinal Suman Source: World Hindu News (WHN) While studying Indian history in school days, one was repeatedly told that the foreign invaders resorted to ‘divide and rule’ policy to gain control over India. They were painted as unscrupulous schemers who exploited the simple, trusting and gullible Indians. It is only at a much later […]

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Sri Lankan Intellectuals Research Exposes Years Of Portuguese Exploits

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Chandani Kirinde reports Courtesy Sunday Times PORTUGUESE ENCOUNTER 500 years after the arrival of the Portuguese, a group of Sri Lankans has come together to make right what went wrong during those years of colonial occupation.  http://www.sundaytimes.lk/051204/plus/1.html It is the high point in more than two and half years of tedious and painstaking work for a […]

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Obama under pressure to release secret pages of 9/11 report ‘showing Saudi Arabia financed attacks’

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

By Harriet Alexander, and Peter Foster in Washington A long running campaign over redacted pages of a Senate report into 9/11 which allegedly reveal Riyadh as the principle financier is gathering new momentum The Obama administration is facing renewed pressure to release a top secret report that allegedly shows that Saudi Arabia directly helped to finance the September 11 attacks. […]

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Madumadawa slams at Hirunika’s over comments on MR

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

හිරුණිකාගේ සිගිති ආතල් ගැන මධුමාධව කියයි

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Buddha’s second visit to Lanka

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Gamini Jayasinghe  Courtesy The Daily Mirror Gautama Buddha visited Lanka for the second occasion five years after the Enlightenment and four years and three months after His first visit to Lanka to settle a dispute between Yakkhas and Nagas. The Buddha’s second visit to Lanka on a Bak Full Moon Poya Day was to quell […]

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Buddha on excessive taxes, and good governance

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

K.K.S.Perera  Courtesy The Daily Mirror Today is Bak full moon; It marks Buddha’s second visit to the island for settling a dispute between two Naga kings  -Chulodara and Mahodara. People of past generations believed in gazing the new moon, which appears 14 days before this day as a good omen. ‘Nava bag lasand dut – […]

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HOW EKNELIGODA NILAME TORTURED THE KING

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today According to ‘Ceylon’ history ancient kings had divided the country into three principalities namely, Ruhunu, Maya and Pihiti. The three kingdoms were known as ‘Tri Sinhale.‘ The last phase of the Tri Sinhale commenced after King Rajadhi Rajasinha’s death following a bitter struggle in August 1798. The main […]

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Voice Against Corruption (VAC) President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wicremasinghe of nepotism

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Courtesy The Daily Mirror President Maithripala Sirisena’s brother, who is the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), had awarded the insurance deal of Mobitel to a company owned by someone close to him causing Rs. 3 billion loss to the Government, the Voice Against Corruption (VAC) charged today. VAC Convener and JVP Provincial Councillor […]

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හන්දියක්  ගානේ  දෙසන  තෙල් බෙහෙත් වෙළෙන්දෙකුගේ ගනනටබුදු හිමියන්  නො  දමනු

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න මේ   ධනපාල මහතාගේ ලිපිය ගැ ණය ——–                       බුදු හිමි යෝ බරණැස  මුල් දෙසුමට තෝරා ගත්තේ  එය මංසන්දියක් නිසා නොවේ මුල්ම දෙ  සුම සඳහා හොන්දයය් සිතු ආලාරකාලාම ආදීන් මියගොස් ඇතිබව තේරුණා පසුව ඊළඟට යමක් තේරුම් ගතහැකි පස්වග මහනුන් ට   තම ධර්මය කියා දීම සුදුසුයය් සිතුනිසා  එතුමා ඒ ය සිටි තැනට ගියේය .තේරුම් ගතහැකිඅ  ය […]

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Talk on changing face of Myanmar politics

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: A talk on the changing political scenario of Myanmar is organized at at Guwahati Press Club on Thursday (21 April 2016). Senior journalist from Assam, Bidhayak Das will participate in the program starting at 3 pm as a resource person. Presently based in Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, Das is […]

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America Has Been At War 93% of the Time – 222 Out of 239 Years – Since 1776

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

In 2011, Danios wrote: Courtesy WashingtonsBlog  Below, I have reproduced a year-by-year timeline of America’s wars, which reveals something quite interesting: since the United States was founded in 1776, she has been at war during 214 out of her 235 calendar years of existence.  In other words, there were only 21 calendar years in which the U.S. did not wage […]

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ගජමෑන් නිර්මාතෘ කැමිලස් පෙරේරා

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  හාස්‍ය රසය විශාදයෙන් පෙලෙන රෝගීන් සඳහා ප්‍රතිකාරාත්මක ක්‍රමයක් ලෙස යොදා ගැනීම සුදුසු බව වරක් සායනික මනෝ විද්‍යාඥ පද්මාල් ද සිල්වා මා සමග කීවේය​. මේ නිසා මම හාස්‍ය රසය   ප්‍රතිකාරාත්මක ක්‍රමයක් ලෙස යොදා ගැනීම සඳහා වැඩිදුර අධ්‍යනය කිරීමට කැමිලස් පෙරේරා මහතා ඇමතුවෙමි. කැමිලස් පෙරේරා මහතා අවශ්‍ය සහයෝගය දුන් අතර වෛද්‍යවරුන් ඇමතීම […]

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