Archive for July 18th, 2016

Parallels for Sinhala Buddhists from Brexit & the British

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge  When the views of the majority populace of a country are ignored and they react after enduring with patience they cannot be ridiculed as being xenophobic & racist. Going against the established system manipulated and well controlled by a handful of people is not an easy task but 52% of the Brits […]

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නිකෝල් , නේතන් සහ ලංකාවේ සරසවි සිසුන්

Monday, July 18th, 2016

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග යෝක් විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ ආපන ශාලාවේදී මට නිකෝල් කැප්‍රියෝටි හමු විය​. කැපචීනෝ කෝප්පයක් ගත් ඇය මගේ මේසයට ආවාය​. “කොහොමද මැප් ගේ පරියේෂණ වැඩ ? මම ඇසුවෙමි. ඇල්ස්ටෙයාර් මැප් පරියේෂණ මනෝ විද්‍යා මහාචාර්‍යවරයාය​.  නිකෝල් ඔහු යටතේ මනෝ විද්‍යා පරියේෂන විශයක් කරන්නීය​. ඇල්ස්ටෙයාර් මැප් අමුතු අන්දමේ චරිතයකි. ඔහු බොහෝ සෙයින් විහිළු කරයි. එහෙත් ඔහු […]

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Not Shiranthi I should be taken into custody – Mahinda  (Mahinda) Lankaweb 16.7.2016.

Monday, July 18th, 2016

  Dr Sudath Gunasekara  17.7.2016 A Comment on above statement Don’t worry Mr. Ex President. They will soon do that as well. They are counting down and marking time only until the proper time come. Don’t forget that it was one of the main pledges Chandrika-Ranil-Sirisena Trio has made to their advisers and conspirators led […]

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Black July 33 years ago 

Monday, July 18th, 2016

By Dharman Wickremarathne Thirty-three years ago – from July 24 to July 30, 1983 – took place one of the biggest massacres in Sri Lanka’s history. The perception of the Tamil people was that Black July 1983 was a crime well-planned by organized groups linked to the then Government. According to official Government statistics the […]

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අසූ තුනේ කළු ජුලියට දැන් වසර 33 යි

Monday, July 18th, 2016

ධර්මන් වික්‍රමරත්න ලාංකීය ඉතිහාසයේ දරුණුතම මිනිස් සංහාරයක් ලෙස සැලකිය හැකි 1983 ජුලි 24 වැනිදා සිට ජුලි 30වැනිදා දක්වා කාලය තුළදී වන අතර එය සිදුවී 2016 ජුලි 24වැනිදාට වසර 33කි. එවකට ජනාධිපති ජේ.ආර්. ජයවර්ධන ගේ එජාප ආණ්ඩුවට සම්බන්ධ සංවිධානාත්මක පිරිස්වල අනුග්‍රහය ඇතිව සිදුවූ 1983 කළු ජූලිය සැලසුම්ගත ව්‍යාපාරයක් බව ද්‍රවිඩ ජනතාවගේ ආකල්පය විය. ආණ්ඩුවේ නිල සංඛ්‍යාලේඛන […]

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Parliamentary supremacy at the cost of sovereignty

Monday, July 18th, 2016

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island July 15, 2016, 7:47 pm Sri Lanka is currently engaged in the process of replacing the existing executive presidential system with a Parliamentary system of government. The compulsion for the change is primarily because executive presidential systems are seen as conducive to abuse of power since considerable power is vested […]

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Digging for News

Monday, July 18th, 2016

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando A journalist’s main function is to gather ideas. Here, the journalist is faced with a big question mark … ..  ‘Where to find them and the facts to support them’? This can be one of the biggest headaches for the beginners to journalism – the cub journalists! A glance at […]

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Indian Style Secularism

Monday, July 18th, 2016

By Afshain Afzal India has started a project that would soon utilize cow urine to clean the floors in government offices and other institutions. The distilled urine will be added natural ingredients such as coconut or pine oil to cover the smell of urine. As per the details published in The Economic Times, Jagdish Bhatia, […]

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AI  calls for release of Burmese student-workers

Monday, July 18th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Continuing its call to release all prisoners of conscience in Myanmar (also known as Burma), Amnesty International demands an immediate and unconditional release of 15 factory workers and student union members, who were detained by the Myanmar authority after clamping criminal charges for organizing a peaceful protest demonstration. On 18 May, […]

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Tony Blair, Chilcot Report and the UNP led Government

Monday, July 18th, 2016

By Latheef Farook Courtesy The Daily Mirror Courtesy The After losing more than two dozen elections, the United National Party (UNP), was voted into office last year. The entire Muslim community voted for the UNP to free themselves from the post-war persecution of Muslims by the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime. However, dismissing Muslim sentiments, the UNP […]

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Will the govt implement 13A?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today Joint Opposition MP Shehan Semasinghe is concerned with the Electoral System Committee’s proceedings, in which he is a member. “The government,” he states, “is still not clear whether executive powers should continue with the President or transfer to the Prime Minister, and President to be ceremonial. But without deciding how […]

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Is USA Planning to loosen its grip on Sri Lanka

Monday, July 18th, 2016

By Gagani Weerakoon Courtesy Ceylon Today Last week, fans of the Nuga Sevana programme in Rupavahini witnessed US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal, who is on an official visit to Sri Lanka, preparing a polos embula –local spicy with guidance and tips from none other than Sri Lanka’s celebrity […]

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PM eyeing to bring the federal solution – Lokuge

Monday, July 18th, 2016

PM eyeing to bring the federal solution – Lokuge අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා ව්‍යවස්ථාව සංශෝධනය කරන්න යන්නේ ෆෙඩරල් පොරොන්දු ඉටු කිරීමටයි… – ගාමිණී ලොකුගේ.

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Procedures, bungawewa!

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Jolly Somasundram Courtesy The Island July 17, 2016, 9:07 pm The front page of The Island of July 13 carried a media statement of His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, on delays in the rehabilitation of those who suffered from the explosion of ordnance at Salawa. The statement “urged government to waive red tape”, to get the […]

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Procedures, bungawewa!  by Jolly Somasundram-The Island Further advise …….

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Sarath Obeysekera In a statement issued by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, on delays in the rehabilitation of those who suffered from the explosion of ordnance at Salawa. The statement “urged government to waive red tape”, to get the job done. Very often you see politicians invite Buddhist priests to their meetings. During the addressing […]

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Don’t blame only me for foreign debt burden – MR

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Don’t blame only me for foreign debt burden – MR අපිත් පරණ ආණ්ඩුවල ණය ගෙව්වා… අද ණය ගෙවාගන්න බැරිව මට බණිනවා… හිටපු ජනපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ කියයි.

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Expect power cuts,50% hike in cost of electricity – Engineers Delay in construction of Sampur coal power plant

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Courtesy The Island July 17, 2016, 10:40 pm The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) has warned of dire consequences unless the construction of the Indian funded Sampur coal-fired power project is commenced immediately. The IESL says that unless tangible measures are taken to enhance power generation capacity and procurement of power from private wind […]

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China’s plan to cut meat consumption by 50% cheered by climate campaigners

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Courtesy The Guardian (UK) New dietary guidelines could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1bn tonnes by 2030, and could lessen country’s problems with obesity and diabetes. The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50%, in a move that climate campaigners hope will provide major heft in the effort […]

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