Archive for May 16th, 2016

May 2009 We Proudly Remember: Sri Lanka the ONLY NATION to annihilate an internationally proscribed terrorist organization

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge Is it only in Sri Lanka or is there any other nation where the Victory Day gets watered down and scoffed? It is only Sri Lanka that can claim a military victory over an internationally banned terrorist movement but it is only in Sri Lanka that elements that propped up the LTTE […]

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Bridges Can Be Easily Smashed but Not So Easily Built

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Yasas Vishuddhi Abeywickrama – 99 Group of Ananda College Ananda College Colombo and Jaffna Hindu College recently concluded their annual events that are organized with the aim of national reconciliation and supporting the north-south dialogue. The Sivagurunathan Memorial Challenge”, a unique cricket encounter between the two beacons of Hindu and Buddhist educational institutions in Sri […]

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Open Appeal to 15, 060, 000 Sinhalayo who made this land their Home and their glorious Kingdom for 2500 years.

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Dr Sudath Gunasekara 14.5.2016 You 15,060.000 Sinhalese, why don’t you send at least one (1) Sinhala MP ( A Man with a Sinhala Heart) to Parliament (that monkey cage of Sri Lanka- as H. L. Mencken once accurately declared) to stand up and  speak on behalf of you, your motherland and your lost rights. Was […]

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Country lacks leader– Prof. Wijesooriya……………”Today “

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Dr Sarath Obeysekera I was intrigued to read the above news item in Today and wonder what is the definition of a Leader ? Oxford definition is ! The person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country: or  a  protest group- natural leader Among the past people who were playing the role of […]

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The Palali Syndrome

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  Palali is a well-known area in the Jaffna Peninsula in the Northern Sri Lanka. Palali has an important airport that serves as the main lifeline in the North. A large number of soldiers travel to the Northern Peninsula through the Palali Airbase. During the Eelam War, Palali Air Base played a key role (like the Tan Son Nhut Air Base during the Vietnam conflict) providing essential food items, […]

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සැබෑ මිනිසෙකුගේ කතාවක්

Monday, May 16th, 2016

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  මට ජීවිතයේ සැබෑ මිනිසුන් හමුවී තිබෙන්නේ අතේ ඇඟිලි ගනනටය​. මේ සැබෑ මිනිසුන් අතර එයා චීෆ්මාෂල් හැරී ගුණතිලක මුලින්ම සිටියි.  චීෆ් මාෂල් හැරී ගුණතිලක සැබෑ මිනිසෙකු බව මම කියන්නේ අවංකකම , නිරහංකාර බව , චාම් බව , මානව දයාව මා ඔහු කෙරෙන් දුටු බැවිනි. හිටපු ගුවන් හමුදාපති එයා චීෆ් මාෂල් හැරී ගුණතිලක […]

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Eradicating university ragging: Are we serious?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

By Professor Asoka N.I. Ekanayaka Emeritus Professor May 16, 2016, 9:00 pm The ‘high level consultative dialogue on preventing ragging’ organised by the UGC last month was a step in the right direction and it was encouraging to note the commitment of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to eliminating ragging as reflected in his remarks at that […]

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Controversies on the Origin of the Theravada Abhidhamma-pitaka

Monday, May 16th, 2016

By Bhikkhu Karmananda Tanchangya Editor’s note: This feature was first published in the now-retired Bodhi Journal, Issue 6, December 2007. The Abhidhamma-pitaka is the third Basket (pitaka) of the Theravada Tipitaka. The Pali term ‘Abhidhamma’ has an ambiguous meaning, of which two primary meanings given in the Pali tradition are noteworthy: 1.      auxiliary (atireka) doctrines and 2.      exceptional/superior/highest (visesa/vasisaha/uttama) doctrine.   Ven. Buddhaghosa, the great Pali commentator, defines the term ‘Abhidhamma’ as – ‘that which exceeds and […]

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The Shame of it all about Kusal Perera

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Top Spin By Suni May 16th 2016 While it may not necessarily be a conspiracy as spme theorists seem to think! although there are suspicious undertones towards, this considering the calibre of the player involved and the implications it had on the overall picture of Sri Lanka cricket in the  face of important forthcoming competitions  […]

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We need Gota-like officials: Gammanpila

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror The service of officials like former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa is felt all the more at this time when the city has been hit by flash floods causing many hindrance to the people, Pivthuru Hela Urumaya (JHU) General Secretary MP Udaya Gammanpila today said. Addressing a news conference, he said […]

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Two Days of LTTE Terror at Sri Lanka Festival in Toronto

Monday, May 16th, 2016

By Bandula Jayasekara Courtesy The Island May 15, 2016, 9:35 pm I hear from my friends connected to the government in Ottawa that Gary (name taken) Anandasangaree , Member of Parliament in Canada, has prevented a motion in parliament to declare January as Tamil Heritage month and next Monday (today) there will be a roundtable in […]

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Govt. expects to raise Rs. 100 billion through VAT increases ‘Indirect taxes necessary, direct taxes not realistic’

Monday, May 16th, 2016

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island May 15, 2016, 9:42 pm State Finance Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena yesterday told The Island that the government intended to raise Rs 100 bn through the increase in Value Added Tax (VAT). Minister Abeywardena said that the government required additional funding to meet its requirements. Asked whether it would be […]

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The ten-year-old girl who is smarter than Einstein: Nishi becomes one of the youngest children in Britain to achieve top mark of 162 on Mensa IQ test

Monday, May 16th, 2016

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER Courtesy Mail on line (UK) Nishi Uggalle, ten, scored the highest possible mark of 162 in the IQ test She scored 142 in second element, putting her in top one per cent of nation Nishi’s score and subsequent IQ of 162 is two points higher than Einstein Parents say she is a […]

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