Archive for May 20th, 2016

Disaster Relief Fund for Sri Lanka

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Ven. Walpola Piyananda Dear Temple Members and Friends, I am sure that you are all aware of the flooding and mudslide disaster taking place in Sri Lanka.  As of the time of this writing, 64 people have been reported dead, over 135 people are still missing, and thousands are homeless.  We have a long tradition […]

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Sri Lanka’s debt to Buddhism and the way forward in strengthening its Buddhist identity    

Friday, May 20th, 2016

By Senaka Weeraratna Buddhism has shaped the lives of our people, the identity, and the direction of our society in a way unmatched by any other religion. Buddhism has been the national faith for over two millennia and the bedrock of the culture and civilization of the Sinhalese people. Sri Lanka is the oldest Buddhist nation […]

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144 missing in Aranayake landslide; flooding death toll climbs to 58

Friday, May 20th, 2016

The death toll in torrential rains in Sri Lanka rose to 58 on Thursday as search and rescue operations for survivors continued, especially in the central region that was hit by landslides leaving more than hundred missing. ආපදා තත්ත්වය හේතුවෙන් ‍රටේ මේවන විට මරණ 58ක් වාර්තාවී ඇති බවත්,හාරලක්ෂ විසි දහස් අනූ හතක් අවතැන්ව ඇති බවත් […]

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‘සොරි ඩොට් කොම්’

Friday, May 20th, 2016

ධර්මන් වික්‍රමරත්න මේ දිග හැරෙන්නේ රිවිර සිකුරාදා පුවත්පතේ මුරගල දේශපාලන විග්‍රහයේ 150වන ලිපියයි. මුරගල ලිපිය ඇරඹුණේ 2013 මාර්තු 22වැනිදාය. පිටදෙනවා වෙන්නේ යමකට උරදීමය. ගෙවී ගිය වසර 3තුළ මුරගල පෙනී සිටියේ මෙරට ප්‍රගතිශීලි ව්‍යාපාරය වෙනුවෙන්ය. මව්බිමට අදරැති අය වෙනුවෙනි. මුරගල, සර්පයාට පොල්ලෙන්ය. අලියාට හෙණ්ඩුවෙන්ය. පෙරේතයාට ගොටුවෙන්ය. යකාට මන්ත්‍රරයෙන්ය. ඇතැමුන් ඇතිදේ කියවා සිනාසෙති. මුණ බෙරි කරගන්නෝද සිටිති. […]

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Minister Harin Fernando for his un-parliamentary behaviour

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial May 21st, 2016 Perhaps it should not only be the joint opposition that needs slamming Minister Harin Fernando for his un-parliamentary behaviour over some of the words he used in Parliament this week and it needs to be said sadly that the quality of Parliamentary debates of late leaves much to be desired […]

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Statement Re Anniversary of the End of Tamil Tiger Terrorism in Sri Lanka

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Ira de Silva Hon. Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario. Dear Sir: Your statement on the seventh anniversary of the end of Tamil terrorism clearly indicates that Canada is continuing it’s support of Tamil terrorism as it has done in the past. I would like to remind you that funding for […]

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‘Vavuniya Citizens’ antics in Mullivayikal

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Janaka Perera A group calling itself Vavuniya Citizens Group is planning to erect a memorial minaret at Mullivayikal for what it calls victims of ‘Tamil killing.’   The term almost sounds like successive Sri Lankan governments were – as a matter of state policy – engaged in hunting members of this community over the years as […]

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Appeal to all Patriots

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Dr Sudath Gunasekara 20.5.2016 I want all of you to read the following news item on a message issued by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn UK Why not all Sinhala organizations round up the British Embassy immediately in Sri Lanka protest and condemn this idiot’s anti Sinhala despicable statement and demand him and the British […]

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They are our people too???? Seriously??????

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Ramanie de Zoysa Sri Lanka’s President and Prime Minister together with the so-called ‘Executive Council’ where the ‘minority is majority’ passed down the moronic phrase for public consumption- and the Foreign Secretary stated it publicly- They are our people too- so we should not celebrate!!!” – In other words we don’t know how to celebrate […]

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හත්දවසේ දානය  —  වෙසක් නිමිත්තෙනි

Friday, May 20th, 2016

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න අම්මා මලා මම පුරුවේ කල පව           ට නිම්මා නැති දුකකි උහුලනු බැරිය ම     ට පෙම්මා සිතින් හත් දවසේ දානය           ට සෙ ව් වා  නොකළ යුතු  කලයුතු දේ  හෙ ට         ට දානෙට කියා ගෙන ආ අමු මස් ගොඩ            කි මේ දැක මගේ හිත තුල නැගුන පැ නය            කි දෙවියනි තවම ගතවුයේ දින හත                           කි […]

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Vesak Day messages from the United States 

Friday, May 20th, 2016

The government of the United States has issued messages at the highest level marking the celebration of Vesak.  President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have conveyed the following Vesak greetings: Statement by the President Barack Obama Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to Buddhists in the United States and around the […]

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SRI LANKA: Man killed by police officers in Gokarella

Friday, May 20th, 2016

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME ISSUES: Extrajudicial killing; impunity; rule of law; justice —————————————————— Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Mr. Mannikkuge Sumith Dayaratne of Madhuwa, in Katunayake, has been extrajudicially killed by officers attached to the Negombo Law Enforcement Unit and the Special Task Force […]

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