Archive for June 10th, 2016

The enemy is at our door: An Appeal to World Buddhists to save Buddhist Sri Lanka

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge The destruction of the Salawa ammunition factory is in reality a blessing in disguise. The fire struck the heart of our armed forces destroying items meant to protect the nation and its people. The armed forces are one of the key protectors of our country since ancient times. They have shed blood […]

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Red Alert! 2002 Ranil- Prabhakaran Ceasefire Agreement by another name is Constitutional Reform!

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Ramanie de Zoysa Sri Lanka is back in 2002- but only worse! In 2002, Ranil Wickremesinghe put on his tie and coat and posed for photographs with Prabhakaran in a safari jacket- to shake hands and hand over the lion’s share of the country to form an ethnically cleansed Tamil Eelaam. In 2016, the suit […]

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Missing persons: Sharp difference in numbers quoted by govt and Presidential Commission-Govt claim even higher than NGO’s

Friday, June 10th, 2016

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Retired High Court Judge Maxwell Paranagama, Chairman, Presidential Commission to Investigate Complaints Regarding Missing Persons yesterday told The Island that the Commission had received approximately 19,000 complaints in respect of disappeared civilians during sittings held in various parts of the country. The Commission dealt with missing persons cases since 1983. […]

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අපි රැවටුනා නමුත් යහපාලන මායාව නිරුවත් කොට- යථාර්තය දකින්න එක්වන්න.

Friday, June 10th, 2016
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Dialogue with Muslims – a one-way conversation

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Ratanapala 10 Jun 2016 Muslim encroachment on land is going on a pace. Good example is the conversation,  two monks were having with a Muslim delegation over building of a mosque in front of the Dalada Maligawa. One is supposed to be the Mahanayake of the Malwatte Chapter of the Siyam Nikaya – one of […]

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War Trauma in the military, their families and Communities

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. Combatants Affected by the Prolonged War The 30 year armed conflict in Sri Lanka has produced a new generation of veterans at risk for the chronic mental health problems that resulted following prolonged exposure to the war. Over 200,000 members of the Sri Lanka armed forces and police had been […]

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No-faith motion against all MPs

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Editorial Courtesy The Island June 10, 2016, 9:11 pm The government is cock-a-hoop about defeating Thursday’s no-faith motion against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake. It mustered 145 votes against the motion while the proponents thereof had to settle for only 51. Twenty eight MPs were absent including former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The government’s jubilation is understandable. It […]

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Tributes paid to  journalist Nand Kishor before cremation

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Issued by Nava Thakuria, secretary, Guwahati Press Club Guwahati, 10 June: Journalist Nand Kishor Gupta, who died yesterday in Mumbai, was flown to the city today and paid last respect by the members of Guwahati Press Club before his creation. Gupta, 46, breathed his last at Mumbai airport around 3.10 pm on Thursday on his […]

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COPE cries foul CBSL uncooperative

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Ruwan Laknath Jayakody  Courtesy The Nation The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has charged that the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) and its Governor, Arjuna Mahendran were refusing to provide information pertaining to all Treasury Bond issues from 2015, concerning which a special investigation is being conducted. Chairman of the COPE, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna […]

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Academia rejects Mahendran

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Courtesy The Nation The economic academia explained that the individual holding the post of the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) should not hold dual citizenship status and should not have conflicts of interest. Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics of the Faculty of Art of the University of Colombo, Dr. […]

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Luxury cars and need for frugality to begin at the top

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Editorial By The Nation Supplementary estimates presented in parliament to buy expensive duty free vehicles for ministers and state ministers amidst hardships caused to people by floods and the explosion in the Army’s central armoury sparked a lot of public antipathy and generated much public discussion on the subject. Despite public criticism most parliamentarians, irrespective […]

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UNP has given guarantees to corrupt SLFP ministers ­– Prof. Sarath Wijesuriya

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Courtesy The Island Professor Sarath Wijesuriya took over the mantle of Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera as the head of the Movement for a Just Society after the latter’s demise. In this interview, he speaks to C. A. Chandraprema about their campaign to have the corruption allegations against members of the previous government investigated. Q. You […]

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සතුරාගේ දඩයම් සෙල්ලම හමුවේ විපක්‍ෂයේ කෝම්පිට්‌ටු සෙල්ලම 

Friday, June 10th, 2016

වෛද්‍ය කේ.එම්. වසන්ත බණ්‌ඩාර උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින 10/06/2016 මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ ජනාධිපතිවරයා බලයෙන් පහ කිරීමට මුල් වූ ඉන්දියානු සහ ඇමෙරිකානු ඔත්තු සේවා ඒකාබද්ධව සකස්‌ කළ ඉදිරි මාර්ග සිතියම ඔස්‌සේ වර්තමාන යහපාලන ආණ්‌ඩුව කිසිදු ඇද කුදයකින් තොරව ඉදිරියට ගමන් කරමින් සිටින බව දැන් ඉතා පැහැදිලිව පෙනේ. එක්‌සත් ජාතින්ගේ මානව හිමිකම් කවුන්සිලයේදී ශ්‍රී ලංකාව විසින් අත් ඔසවා පිළිගත් යෝජනාවට […]

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කොපර කොපර පිපිඤ්ඤා -මුරගල තීරු ලිපිය – 153

Friday, June 10th, 2016

ධර්මන් වික්‍රමරත්න කොළඹ සිට කිලෝමීටර් 46ක දුරින් කොස්ගම පිහිටා ඇත. එදා කොස්ගම ජනප්‍රිය වූයේ සිබිල් වෙත්තසිංහ නැන්දාගේ කුඩ හොරා කථාවේ කිරිමාමා චරිතය නිසාය. පසු කලෙක ආසියාවේ විශාලතම තුනී ලෑලි සංස්ථාව කොස්ගම සාලාවේදී පිහිටුවිය. සිංහරාජය වනයෙන් 1970 සිට 1975 දක්වා කපන ලද ගස් ඉරීම සඳහා ගෙන ආවේද සාලාවේ එම කම්හලටය. පරිසරවේදීන්ගේ දැවැන්ත විරෝධයෙන් සිංහරාජ ගස් කැපීම […]

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