Archive for May, 2016

Scrap the cancerous Provincial Councils and the 13th A along with the JR- Rajeev Pact at least now and go for the Tun Sinhale and save billions of of the poor man’s money and millions of lives that will perish if you don’t do it now.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Sudath Gunasekara 25.3.2016 The Sirisena-Ranil Government should take full responsibility for the arrogant   behavior of the Chief Minister EP and Wigneswaran in the North as this type of things never happened prior to 2015 after the war. We must remember this is only the tip of the ice berg. Aren’t they isolated harbingers of things […]

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“THE MILLENIUM CITY RAID”

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

KAMALIKA PIERIS The Sri Lanka army had a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol Unit (LRRP)    known also as the Deep Penetration Unit. It functioned under the Directorate of Military intelligence (DMI). The LLRP was engaged in high risk,  undercover operations, carried out behind enemy lines. It was a very important activity. Operations were carried out by […]

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Who the Hell Are You Chief Minister to Shout at a Navy Officer?

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Dilrook Kannangara In a disgusting display of disrespect, Eastern Province Chief Minister shouted at a navy officer on stage demanding him to get out. He must be remembered that he is standing there without getting blown to pieces thanks to the navy officer and his military colleagues. There was a time when Tamil terrorists attacked […]

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SRI LANKA MUSLIM COMMUNITY WISHES TO TENDER OUR APOLOGIES TO THE NAVAL OFFICER HUMILIATED AT A SCHOOL FUNCTION BY A MUSLIM POLITICIAN.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

By Noor Nizam. Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, Former SLFP District Organizer, Trincomalee District and Convener – The Muslim Voice.  The behaviour of the Eastern Province Chief Minister at the Sampoor School function was arrogant and NOT called for. Moreover, as an important political representative of the district, the Chief Minister’s actions have to […]

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CHIEF MINISTER,GOVERNOR ,NAVY OFFICER, AMBASSADOR  – TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER , SPY ……………by John Le Carre

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Dr Sarath Obeysekera   I wonder whether you have read the book called Tinker ,Sailor ,Soldier ,Spy by John le Carre.  A interesting film was made based on this book which depicts the double acting of British Intelligence . Yesterday’,s episode where the Chief Minister of Eastern Provincial  had an outbreak of anger during a […]

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Navy report submitted to President – Defence secy EP CM abusing uniformed officer

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi has sought advice from President Maithripala Sirisena in respect of Eastern Province Chief Minister Z. A. Nazeer, who had been accused of humiliating Captain I.R. Premaratne, the senior officer-in-charge of Sampoor base ‘Vidura’ in public on May 20 at the opening of a science lab and computer unit at […]

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බල්ගේරියාව

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම්. ජයතුංග විශාලත්වය අතින්  බල්ගේරියාව යුරෝපා මහද්වීපයේ 16 වන ස්ථානය දරයි. බල්ගේරියාවේ එක පාර්ශවයකින් කළු මුහුදය​. අනෙක් පාර්ශවයෙන් රුමේනියාව , සර්බියාව ග්‍රීසිය සහ තුර්කිය යන රටවලින් වටවී තිබේ. මා බල්ගේරියාවට ගියේ අසූව දශකයේ අග භාගයේදීය. ඒ කාලයේ පෙරෙස්ත්‍රොයිකා ක්‍රියාදාමය නිසා වෙලඳ ආර්ථික ක්‍රමය බල්ගේරියාව වැනි වර්සෝ පාර්ශවයේ රටවලද වියාප්තව තිබුනේය​. මේ හැර සෝවියට් […]

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LTTE Personalised Plate Surrender.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Dr. Chula NA Rajapakse MNZM, spokesperson, USLA Wellington Rt Hon John Key , Prime Minister of NZ. Dear Mr Key, You may remember that I wrote to you  about two weeks ago alerting you to the presence of a car in Wellington bearing the personalised plate bearing letters LTTE” You acknowledged the concern we  conveyed that, this […]

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ජවිපෙට එළියදී නිවී ගිය රතු තරුව – දයා වන්නිආරච්චි

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

ධර්මන් වික්‍රමරත්න 71 අප්‍රේල් කැරැල්ලේ අරගල සම්ප්‍රදාය යළි ජීවමාන කිරීමේ වගකීම සිය උරමත තබාගෙන එහි නියමුවෙකු වශයෙන් කටයුතුකල ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ(ජවිපෙ) සාමාජික අනුමැතියෙන් පත්වූ ප්‍රථම ප්‍රධාන ලේකම් වශයෙන් 1978දී කටයතු කල දයා වන්නිආරච්චිගේ(68) අවසන් කටයුතු 2016 මැයි 25වැනිදා වීරකැටිය හීන්බුන්න පවුලේ සුසාන භූමියේදී සිදුකෙරේ. දයා වන්නිආරච්චි අවසාන කාලයේ ගත් ඡායාරූපයක් වීරකැටියේදී 1948දී 10දෙනෙකුගෙන් යුත් පවුලේ […]

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Media talk & health camp for scribes in the city

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

 By Our Correspondent Guwahati: Assam Press Correspondents’ Union (APCU) has organized a media talk and also a health camp for its members on 30 May. The general health check-up for the participants will be sponsored by Assam’s well known Dispur Hospitals, where the second dose of Hepatitis-B vaccine will also be administered at APCU’s head […]

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Sri Lanka already has a federal constitution – What more is TNA demanding?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

 Shenali D Waduge Sri Lanka’s constitution is not unitary or was not after the implementation of the 13th amendment wherein the constitution became a quasi-federal one on the same lines of India. Therefore, it is strange that the Tamil National Alliance continue to be demanding federalism when it already prevails unless of course their objective […]

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THE ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF THE NORTH-EAST OF SRI LANKA

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

KAMALIKA PIERIS Several valuable economic resources of Sri Lanka are found only in the    Northern, Northwestern and Eastern Provinces. These will not be available to the rest of the country once Eelam is established. However,  Article 25 of   the United Nations International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Right  says  ‘nothing in the present Covenant […]

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Truth behind the “Debt-trap” in Sri Lanka as claimed by the Sirisena/Wickremesinghe Government

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Prof G.L.Pieris During the past few weeks, a highly-expensive and politically-driven media campaign had been conducted by the Ministry of National Policy and Economic Affairs, using public funds, to convey the impression that the debt trap”that the country has now fallen into, has been due to the mismanagement of the previous regime. Through that campaign, they […]

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Your statement of Canada willing to assist Sri Lanka address serious violations of international law during the war.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent, Gloucester, Ontario, K1J 6G1 19 May 2016 Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons, Ottawa. Hon. Rona Ambrose. Interim Leader of the Conservative Party Hon. Tom Mulcair. Leader of the NDP Hon. Stephane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety Dear Prime […]

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Mangala Samaraweera accepts legitimacy of No Fire Zone documentary evidence

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

   Courtesy Tamil Guardian 18 May 2016 Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs Mangala Samaraweera confirmed that video evidence of war time atrocities committed by Sri Lanka’s armed forces was true. Lamenting the Mahinda Rajapaksa’s dismissal of the video evidence, Mr Samaraweera said, Instead, laughably, you gave it to forensic experts hired by the Defence […]

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My dear Mahinda: An open letter from Mangala Samaraweera to ex-President

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Courtesy The Sunday Times My dear Mahinda, I still vividly recall the first time I met you. It was at the SLFP Party Headquarters on Darley Road in June 1988, which I attended in my capacity as the new SLFP organiser for Matara. I also remember being moved by the impassioned speech you made during […]

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Right to reply ……. Megapolis Vs New City   ( part 2 )..     by Eng Anton Nanayakkara ,,,,,,Retired Deputy Director Irrigation,,,,

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Ex-Chairman SLLRDC I have sent an opinion yesterday 23rd May to The Island concerning the part 1 of the article published under the heading Megapolis Vs New City  written by the retired deputy director of Irrigation . I  mentioned that the major part of the  information  and opinions given concerning the floods in Colombo and […]

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FRENCH and SRI LANKAN CONNECTION

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

BY Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Previous Rajapaksa Government had a strategic beautification plan to develop the metropolis first, and then gradually extend to other major towns in the country. The ‘planner’ behind the programme was Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, who was also in charge of the Urban Development Authority […]

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“State of Israel Celebrates Independence”

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe – former Sri Lankan Ambassador to U A E and Israel A New Nation was born State of Israel was born in 1948, amidst struggle and fighting with Neighbours and a large segment of opponents and Arab states worldwide   after losing 1/3rd of Jews in the world as a result of large and […]

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හරාකිරි කාව්‍ය සංග‍්‍රහය පිළිබඳව…

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

සාහිත්‍යයට පිටුපෑම ජීවන සටන නිසා වල්මත් වී ගිය පොතක් පතක් කියවන්නට ගීතයක් අසන්නට වෙලාවක් කලාවක් නැති ගෙන්දගම් පොළොවට ඇලූණු දෙපා නිදහස් කරගැනීමට වෙර දරණ මැළවුණු මුහුණින් යුත් දනන් හට සාහිත්‍ය්‍ය එපාවීද? හරාකිරි කාව්‍ය සංග‍්‍රහය පිළිබඳව…… දෛනික ජීවිතයේදී මිනිසාගේ යහ පැවැත්මට එරෙහි බලවේග ංසිද්ධින් බොහොමයක් ඔහුගේ විෂය පථයට හසු වී ඇත. මහාචාර්‍ය සෝමරත්න බාලසූරිය කැළණිය විශ්ව […]

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වොෂ්බර්න් විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේදී

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

 වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  2006 වසරේදී කැන්සාස් හි තිබෙන සුප්‍රකට විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයක් වන වොෂ්බර්න් විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය විසින් මට පශ්චාත් වියසන ක්ලමථ අක්‍රමතාවය ගැන දේශනයක් පැවැත්වීමට ආරාධනා කරන ලදි. මේ අනුව මම වොෂ්බර්න් විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයට ගියෙමි. එහිදී එම විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ මනෝ විද්‍යා දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ මහාචාර්‍ය ඩේවිඩ් ප්‍රවෝස් විසින් මාව පිලිගෙන මා පිලිබඳව කෙටි හැඳින්වීමක් කරන ලදි. විශ්වවිද්‍යාල […]

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‘Channel-4’ චිත‍්‍රපටය සත්‍යයි.. ශ‍්‍රි ලංකා හමුදාව යුධ අපරාධ කලා.. – විදේශ ඇමති පිලිගනී..

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

lanka C news මේ පිලිගැලීම ගැන සතුට පල කරන අදාල චිත්‍රපටයේ අධ්‍යක්‍ෂ කැලම් මැක්‌රේ පවසන්නේ එම චිත්‍රපටය රජයේ රූපවාහිනී නාලිකාවක් ඔස්සේ විකාශය කරන්නැයි තමන්ඉල්ලා සිටින බවයි. අවසන් යුධ සමයේ උතුරේ යුධඅපරාධ සිදු වූයේ යයි බි‍්‍රතාන්‍ය ‘චැනල් 4’ නාලිකාව විසින් නිෂ්පාදනය කරන ලද ‘නෝ ෆයර් සෝන්’ චිත්‍රපටය සත්‍ය බවට විදේශ ඇමති මංගල සමරවීර මහතා විසින් පිලිගෙන […]

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හම්බ මහා ඇමති යකා නටය් ඔස්ටියා විරිත්තාගෙන සිටිය තානාපති අන්දුන් කුන්දුන්

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

 ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න       නැගෙනහිර මහා ඇමති නවුෆර්  ආණ්ඩුකාර ඔස්ටියා ඉදිරිපිටදීම පිටරට තානාපතියෙකුත් ඉදිරි පිටදීම නාවික හමුදා නිලධාරියෙකුට  getout  කියමින්  බන වැදී ඇත නිලධාරියා බයාදුවට සිනාවී පසෙකට වෙය ඔස්ටින් ප්‍රනාන්දු සුපුරුදු ලෙස ””මචන්’  කියමින්  හම්බ පිටට තට්ටු කරය්    ඇ පල්  මලු අරගෙන  ට්‍ත්රස් ස්තයා බලන්නට ගිය ෆෙඩර ල් වාදී    ආණ්ඩුකාර ඔස්ටින්  ප්‍රනාන්දු ට කොන්දක් […]

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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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