Archive for May 29th, 2016

Sri Lanka’s Devolution Joke: Opportunity for minority politicians to advance careers in provinces

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge The fundamental reason behind seeking devolution is to enable people of the provinces to be empowered. Having said that we find that in practice no such empowerment has taken place. 70 year plus Northern province Chief Minister lived all his life in Colombo and went to live in the North only after […]

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PRESIDENT RAJAPAKE AND THE EELAM WAR

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

KAMALIKA PIERIS In Eelam War IV, President Mahinda Rajapakse started off like his predecessor, clinging to the Ceasefire agreement. He sent three delegations abroad for discussions with LTTE.  Lalith Weeratunge, Presidential secretary had made a secret visit to the LTTE in March, 2006 and met Poovannan, a senior LTTE member. Then LTTE closed Mavil Aru […]

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ආපදා සහ චෝදනා

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

තේජා ගොඩකන්දෙආරච්චි  රටට බලපෑ ආපදාමය තත්වය ක්‍රමයෙන් පහව ගියේය. නමුත් ඊට ගොදුරු වූ ජනතාවට එහි බලපෑම්වලින් මිදී යලි පරණ පුරුදු ජීවිතයට එළඹෙන්නට තව කොපමන කල් ගතවේදැයි කිව නොහැකිය. ආපදාව සිදුවූ සැනින් රටේ බොහෝ ප්‍රදේශවල ජනතාව, භේද බින්නකම් අතැර දමා විපතට පත් වූවන්ගේ පිහිටට පැමිනියහ. මෙතැනදී යම් යම් මතවාද ගැටුනු අයුරු දක්නට නොතිබුනා නොවේ. නමුත් ආහාර […]

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DECENTRALIZATION OF DEVELOPMENT IN THE COUNTRY

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Dr Sarath Obeysekera During a recent meeting with the Minister of Ports at a forum organized by the National Chamber of Commerce ,participants inquired about the development activities of Trincomalee,Galle and Hambantota Harbours.where following interesting scenario emerged All the planning and execution of Trincomalee will be handled by   Megapolis under Minister Ranawaka ,Galle will be […]

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Asoka Weerasinghe responds to Sunil Mahattaya

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe Ottawa Kindly permit me to answer to Response 9 by Sunil Mahattaya recorded on May 26th, 2016 @ 7:05 AM, to my response to Canada’s Prime Minister willing to assist Sri Lanka address serious violations of International law during the war”.    You said:”stop picking on Canada’s PM in a tirade that seems to […]

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රතු ඉන්දියානුවන්

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම්. ජයතුංග මුල් වරට මට රතු ඉන්දියානුවෙකු මුණ ගැසෙන්නේ යූක්‍රයීනයේ වෛද්‍ය පීඨයේදීය​. ඔහු පැනමාවෙන් පැමිණි සිසුවෙකි. එහෙත් අනෙකුත් ලතින් ඇමරිකානු සිසු සිසුවියන් මෙන් ඔහුට ස්පාඤ්ඤ සංකලනයක් නොතිබුනු බව මම සිතමි. ඔහු පැනමාවේ ආදි වාසියෙකු විය හැක​. ඔහුගේ මුහුණ දකින විට මට මතක් වූයේ ප්‍රිස්නස් ඔෆ් ද සන් නම් ටින් ටින් පොතේ එන ඉන්කා රජුය​. […]

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Maithripala Sirisena is not the owner of Sri Lanka to  give land to India to build a Hindu Temple to Seetha of Indian Mythology.

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

By Charles.S.Perera After allowing India to build a Hanuman Bridge connecting Tamil Nadu to Sri Lanka, and promising to sign the ETCA with India to open the Sri Lanka’s employment opportunities to Indians, Maithripala Sirisena visiting India to meet Indian Prime Minister Modi has promised to give India land in Divurumpola , Nuwara Eliya to […]

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First Vesak in Toronto (1981) Reaches the Office of US President Obama

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

by Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri (writing from Canada) Courtesy The Island May 29, 2016, 11:33 am It was with a tinge of nostalgia that I read the Vesak greetings of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry. It was 35 years ago, in 1981, that I had the pleasure and privilege of introducing the […]

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An appreciation for Tad Fekade Consul General for Sri Lanka in Ethiopia

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Anjalika Silva USA.  It takes a special kind of person to care about those who are in distant faraway lands and identify with common ties in good times and bad. Tad impressed anyone that he met as filling that persona of caring beyond boundaries. Tad Fekade first came into contact with us as Sri Lankans during […]

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Dealing with adverse propaganda

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

By Rajiva Wijesinha Courtesy Ceylon Today Concerted attacks, however, lay far in the future. In 2009 we were dealing rather with generalizations, and the threat then was not allegations of war crimes, but rather efforts to galvanize international opinion against us and stop the slow but steady progress of the forces in the North. I had […]

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Clinton E-Mail Scandal: Never wanted Sri Lanka LTTE defeated

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

By Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune Political Note Washington, D.C. 27 May ( Courtesy Asiantribune.com): The U.S. Department of State’s – highly impartial and non-partisan watchdog – Office of Inspector General found fault on May 25 with Hillary Clinton for the use of a private e-mail server which contained sensitive and classified material during the time […]

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