Archive for May 23rd, 2016

THE CENSUS OF SRI LANKA

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

KAMALIKA  PIERIS The first census of Ceylon of which there is a record is the census of 1824. That was an incomplete census which grouped the population by caste.  The first complete population census   of Ceylon was the census of 1871.  This census left out ‘caste’ and introduced ‘race’ and ‘nationality’,   two European   concepts which […]

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FROM “CEYLON” TO “SRI LANKA”.

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

KAMALIKA  PIERIS The  British name for the island, ‘Ceylon’ came from the Dutch   ‘Zeylan’ . ‘Zeylan’ came from the Portuguese ‘Ceilao’ .  Ceilao came  from the Arabic ‘Zailan’   which was derived from the  indigenous ‘Sinhala’. Therefore these were all versions of the indigenous name, Sinhala. The island continued to be called ‘Ceylon’ during the period […]

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MEDIA IN A NUTSHELL

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Media, press freedom and journalists have become a pet topic currently in Sri Lanka. Of late various accusations have been levelled against newspapers and newspaper owners with particular emphasis on certain journalists and ‘rechristening’ them with indecorous names. In normal life the majority of humans tend to encourage what is […]

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රහස් පොලිසිය ඇතුලේ රජයේ විශේෂ නියෝජිතයෙක්! තාජුඩීන් මරන්න රාජපක්ෂලා කී බව පිලිගන්න අනුරට බලපෑම්

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

තාජුඩීන් ඝාතනය සාමාන්‍ය රිය අනතුරක් නොව රාජපක්ෂලාගේ නියෝග මත තජුඩීන්ගේ ඝාතනය සිදුකර එහි සාක්ෂි වෙනස් කිරිමට නිළධාරින්ට උපදෙස් දුන් බවට පිළිගන්නා ලෙසට එවකට බස්නාහිර පළාතේ හිටපු ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ නියෝජ්‍ය පොලිස්පති අනුර සේනානායක මහතාට රහස් පොලිස් ප්‍රශ්ණ කිරිම් අතර පැමිණි රජයේ විශේෂ නියෝජිතයෙකු යැයි කියා ගන්නා පුද්ගලයෙකු හරහා බලපෑම් කර තිබේන බව අප අරක්ෂක තොරතුරු වාර්තාකරු අනාවරනය […]

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Rajitha Off The Hook In Fishy Deals

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

by Camelia Nathaniel Courtesy The Sunday Leader Evidence has surfaced that a prominent minister and former fisheries minister had been engaged in bribery and corruption during his tenure at the fisheries ministry depriving the country of millions of rupees in tax revenue and depriving the fishing community of many opportunities. Despite his tarnished track record, this […]

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Right to reply -Megapolis Vs New City by Eng Anton Nanayakkara ,,,,,,

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Ex Chairman SLLRDC First of all I would like to highlight the fact that the heading of the article in the Island Paper today 23/5 16 has no relevance to the content of the opinion . It is like reading  part of a Life Story and a memoire of the person who claimed to have […]

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Bored by the old mantra, Asian youth need new Buddhist hook

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Kalinga Seneviratne Special to ‘The Nation’ (Thailand) While the Buddha’s ideas are fast being adopted in the West as part of a 21st-century secular lifestyle, in the East the young generation is increasingly distancing itself from its Buddhist heritage. As we mark Visakha Bucha Day, the question of how to make the dharma look fresh, vital and […]

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SPUR, NSW Commemorates the Ranaviru Day in Sydney, Australia

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

The Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights in Sri Lanka (NSW). Ranaviru Commemoration Event was held in Sydney on Saturday 21 May 2016, Australia attended by a large gathering. The event is organised annually by the Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights in Sri Lanka (NSW). This year’s event was held at the […]

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ඒ ජා ප රජයක් යටතේ රුපියලේ අගය අඩුනොවේ

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න හැ ටේ දශකය ලංකාවේ විවිධ කතිකාවන් ,සම්මේලන  හා සාකච්චආතිවූ බුද්ධිමය උණුසුම් සමයකි විශාල සාහිත්‍ය ප්‍රභෝධයක්  ඇතිවූ සමයකි සිංහල භාෂාවට  යලිත් මේ රටේ  තැනක් ලැබූ බැවින්සිංහලයෝ යලිත් පිබිදුනා වියහැක  මේ කාලයේ  විද්‍යාලංකාර සරසවියද ඉතා වැදගත් වැඩ කොටසක් කළේය .. විද්‍යාලංකාර  අර්තික සඟරාවඑදා සංස්කරණය කලේ  කථිකාචාර්ය  තිලක් රත්නකාර මහතාය  එතුමා පසුව මහාචාර්ය පදවිය ලැබුවේය ජාතික […]

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Where are we heading to?  Can’t we all look back?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

V.Anandasangaree Secretary General- TULF Our country is undergoing untold hardships politically, economically and due to National calamities off and on. We faced big crises in the government and is just limping back with hopes for a better future. Months back everyone felt that it is the bounden duty of every citizen of this country to […]

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