Archive for July 24th, 2016

Chandrika white-washing her past crimes with lies

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Colombo, 24 August, (Asiantribune.com): Oddly enough Chandrika Kumaratunga told the media how good she was as president after meeting two Tamil MPs Mano Ganeshan and TNA MP Suresh Premachandran at her residence yesterday. (File Photo) After UNICEF kicked out the former President Chandrika Kumaratunga when accusations of her past political crimes were exposed by her […]

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Hillary Emails, Gold Dinars and Arab Springs

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

By F. William Engdahl Global Research, July 10, 2016The original source of this article is New Eastern Outlook Buried amid tens of thousands of pages of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s secret emails, now being made public by the US Government, is a devastating email exchange between Clinton and her confidential adviser, Sid Blumenthal. […]

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FEE FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION –It is high time ……..

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Sarath Obeysekera Photograph above shows three garbage bins kept in the car porch in front of a house in London .If the occupants place wet food left overs in blue or green bin other than in the gray bin,collectors will not touch it . People pay more than 2500 Rs per month for collection of […]

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Single and Video Clip – දහසක් බිළිඳුන්නේ ගිනි සාගිනි – A poem I wrote in Dec 1983

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Dr Lionel Bopage This is to introduce a song I recorded this month. It is based on a poem දහසක් බිළිඳුන්නේ ගිනි සාගිනි (Hunger and suffering of thousands of children) that I wrote in December 1983. Its genesis relates to the period when I was held in detention along with about 20 others, on the […]

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Scientific energy saving cooking technique is applicable to cooking food even in England not just Sri Lankan foods.

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera     London My energy saving cooking technique was not discovered yesterday. This was discovered when I was cooking in a single room accommodation in England. Back home in Sri Lanka as well I cooked some food with my friends who studied with me at Advanced level science at a private college. That time […]

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India under Narendra Modi: Is Sri Lanka ready for its revolutionary transformation?

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

by Senaka Weeraratna Courtesy vijayvaani.com The Indian general election scheduled for May 2014 would, if the forecasts are proved to be correct, result in a sea change in India’s relationship with the rest of the world as well as a revolutionary transformation of her economy, industry and education if the changes introduced in Gujarat by Chief Minister […]

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Letter to the editor:Dengue control program​ – Utter waste of money and Energy

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, The anti mosquito campaign is a failure is a foregone conclusion, proved not only by the ever increasing number of cases of Dengue ​in spite of millions being spent on this program by the government but also by the way the government officials go about taking action in fits and starts. Once in a blue […]

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Buddhism in ancient Israel  and Arabia

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

by  Professor A.D.T.E. Perera A new light on ancient Middle East religio-politics through literary and archaeological evidence Launch of the Sinhala Translation of the Book ‘ Buddhism in Ancient Arabia and Israel’ on April 10, 2016 The Buddha Statue in Khurul Monastery in southern Russia. Professor A.D.T.E. Perera (Formerly, Associate Editor, Encyclopaedia of Buddhism, Government […]

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Walls of secrecy

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Editorial Courtesy The Island  July 23, 2016, 9:50 am Many an eyebrow has been raised by a government decision to exempt the proposed Office of Missing Persons (OMP) from the provisions of the Right to Information Act (RIA). It can refuse to provide information even to the apex court, we are told. The UN is in […]

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Shameful truth of Political Consultants

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Courtesy The Island July 23, 2016, 8:44 am When the truth comes out it is not shocking, but so simply crooked. What the Minister of Highways and Higher Education Lakshman Kiriella said in parliament about the appointment of Consultants to the Road Development Authority (RDA) was the simple, unblemished truth. It a was by no […]

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යාපනයේ දෙමළ සිසුන් මේ අත වැනුවේ සංහිඳියාවටද?වෙස්‌ නැටුමට බලි ඇරියේ මෙහෙමයි

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

සමන් ගමගේ උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින සැකකරු වෙනුවෙන් පෙනීසිටිමට අධිකරණයට පැමිණෙන ටීඑන්ඒ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි එම්. ඒ. සුමන්තිරන් මහතා මෙරට දෙමළ දේශපාලනය බෙදුම්වාදය අදහන තාක්‌කල් සහජීවනය සහ සංහිඳියාව යනු කවුරු කවුරුත් දකිනා දවල් හීන බවට පත්වීම වැළැක්‌විය නොහැකිය. සත්‍යය ඇත්තේ එතැනය. අතීතයේද එය එසේම සිදුවිය. මෑතකාලීන ඉතිහාසය විසින් එයට ඕනෑ තරම් උදාහරණ අපට සපයා දී ඇත. පැහැදිලිවම කිවහොත් […]

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Student clashes at the University of Jaffna last weekend underscore the complexities and uphill battles inherent to Sri Lanka’s reconciliation project

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

By Dharish Bastians Courtesy Daily FT This month Sri Lanka marks the 33rd anniversary of one of the darkest periods in the island’s history. Sparked by a LTTE ambush of soldiers in the North on 23 July 1983, anti-Tamil riots swept across the country, tacitly sponsored by the state; the legacy of a past steeped in discrimination, […]

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New platform for NE scribes formed

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Nava Thakuria Guwahati: With an aim for initiating professional excellence, raising voices for social-financial security to scribes and finally developing a comprehensive platform for the working journalists of northeast India, a new organization named North East Union of Working Journalists (NEUWJ) has been mooted. A provisional committee was recently formed in a meeting held at […]

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