Archive for August 2nd, 2016

What makes Ekneligoda’s ‘disappearance’ more important than the murder of Richard de Soysa?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Shenali D Waduge Richard de Soysa was a well-known journalist, actor and activist. Yet, we are still to establish if Ekneligoda is even a journalist. Daily Mirror’s News Editor Sandun Jayasekera says I have been serving as a journalist for 30 years now. As far as I know, this person being mentioned has never written […]

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THE MUSLIMS FINALLY MADE A DECISIVE MOVE TO JOIN THE PADA YATRA FROM KEGALLE, MAWANELLA AND THIHARIYA.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

By Noor Nizam. Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener – The Muslim Voice” 2nd.,, August 2016. The Muslims finally made a decisive move to joint the Pada Yatra from Kegalle, Mawanella and Thihariya. Many Muslims were seen in the march flowing into Colombo. This is how leading newspapers reported on […]

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පෙරදිගට ගමනක් – 25 – නාගාර්ජුන නොතැකූ චිරස්ථිතිය

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති ථෙරවාදී කලාපයේ අපි එකිනෙකා අතර බෙදා හදාගත්ත ප්‍රධාන ම – ඒ වගේ ම වැදගත් ම; දේ තමයි අපේ ආගම. ඒ කියන්නේ ථෙරවාදය. මේ කලාපයේ බෞද්ධ අපි හැමෝ ම මූලික වශයෙන් ථෙරවාදය පිළිගන්නවා. ඒ අනුව කටයුතුකරනවා. දැන් දැන් ඇතැම් අය ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් – එහෙම නැතිනම් ථෙරවාදයේ තියෙනවා කියලා ඒ අය හිතන අඩුපාඩු සම්බන්ධයෙන්; විවිධ […]

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ව්‍යවස්‌ථා සම්පාදක සභාවෙන් ඊළමට දොරවල් අටක්‌!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

වෛද්‍ය කේ.එම්. වසන්ත බණ්‌ඩාර උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින පාර්ලිමේන්තුව තුළ මන්ත්‍රීවරුන්ගේ ප්‍රශ්න වලට සාධාරණ උත්තරයක්‌ ලබානොදෙන ”යහපාලන රෙජීමය” පාර්ලිමේන්තුවෙන් පරිභාහිරව ව්‍යවස්‌ථා සම්පාදක සභාවක්‌ නිර්මාණය කොට මන්ත්‍රීවරු සියලු දෙනාගේ සහභාගීත්වයෙන් ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවක්‌ හැදීමට තරම් ‘ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී’ වන්නේ කුමක්‌ නිසාද? විපක්‍ෂයේ විවිධ කණ්‌ඩායම් එම ප්‍රශ්නයට තර්කානුකූල උත්තරයක්‌ සොයාගත් බවක්‌ මහජනයාට පෙනෙන්නේ නැත. කෙසේ වෙතත් මෙම නව ක්‍රමවේදය තේරීමට ආණ්‌ඩුවට බලකරන්නේ නිල […]

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තරුණ හාදයාගේ ආශාව

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

කතුවැකිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින කෘෂිකර්ම ඇමැතිවරයා ඉතා විශාල මුදලක්‌ ගෙවා තම අමාත්‍යාංශය සඳහා ගොඩනැඟිල්ලක්‌ මිලදී ගත් කතාව මාස හතරක්‌ පහක්‌ පරණ කතාවකි. කෘෂිකර්ම ඇමැතිවරයා ගිය මගම අනුගමනය කරමින් තවත් ඇමැතිවරුද ඒ ආකාරයට ගොඩනැඟිලි මිලදී ගත් කතාවද පරණය. එවැනි බොහෝ ඇමැතිවරු සිය අමාත්‍යාංශ එම ගොඩනැඟිලිවල ආරම්භ කළ කතාවද, එම ගොඩනැඟිලි සඳහා මිල අධික බඩු බාහිරාදිය ගැනීමේ […]

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‘RAMAYANA TRAIL’ AGAIN? BEWARE

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Sugath Samarasinghe I learn that the Sri Lanka Tourist Board under the Minister of Tourism and Christian Affairs(a curious combination!) has signed an MOU with the Government of India to create Ramayana Tourist Trail in Sri Lanka. I recall that such an effort came up when the last UNP government was last in office in […]

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Marketing Ravana

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Editorial Courtesy The Island August 2, 2016, 8:16 pm Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva took pride in telling the world the other day about Ravana, the mythical Lankan king thought to have been capable of super human feats. He told an international conference of aviation high-flyers in Colombo on Monday that […]

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Economists tell Sri Lanka president, finance minister, their policies inconsistent

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Couresy The Daily Start (Lebanon) COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: Two Sri Lankan economists told a summit attended by President Maithripala Sirisena and his finance minister Tuesday the government’s economic policies were destabilizing and inconsistent, one calling its price controls “supreme idiocy.” Sri Lanka has been struggling against a balance of payments crisis, partly caused by heavy […]

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Sri Lanka says Chinese firm drops claim over Colombo Port City’s delay in return for getting additional land for the project,

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Courtesy Asia Times China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) has dropped its claim against the Sri Lankan government for $143 million in compensation for delaying the $1.4 billion Colombo Port City development, in return for getting additional land for the project, the government said on Tuesday. The news completes a U-turn on the Port City project […]

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Pada Yathra: The coming of age of a new political force

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

by C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island August 2, 2016, 8:19 pm The Joint Opposition’s pada yathra from Kandy to Colombo over five days from the 28th of July to the 1st August undoubtedly made political history. This country has not seen anything like it before. I observed the commencement of the pada yathra in Kandy […]

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Sri Lanka: Reliability of IMF’s judgments and programme efficacy

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

by C. R. de Silva, Retired World Bank Official Courtesy The Island August 2, 2016, 8:17 pm IMF PROGRAM CONTEXT: In two recent feature stories published in The Island, ( titled Sri Lanka – Case for $ 3-4.5 Billion in IMF Funding in May 2016 and Sri Lanka – Avoiding the Road to Greece? on 13 […]

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Bribery Commission urged to probe nearly Rs. 1 bn transaction-SLFP Gen. Secy denies any wrongdoing on his part

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island National Freedom Front (NFF) MP Jayantha Samaraweera yesterday alleged that the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) hadn’t initiated an inquiry into his complaint in respect of the Agriculture Ministry renting a building for a five-year period at a staggering cost of about Rs 1bn. Kalutara District […]

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Dayan Jayatilake replies to Mangala

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Dayan Jayatilake Courtesy The Daily Mirror  Sri Lanka’s former Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Dayan Jayatilake has sent the following statement as a right of reply to the statement made by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera since Mr. Jayatilake’s name has been mentioned. I write to refute a statement made with direct reference to me, […]

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පාද යාත්‍රාව පිලිබදව ඥානසාර හිමි ගාල්ලේදී දැක්වූ අදහස්

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

මාධ්‍යවේදීන් ඉදිරිපත්කල  ප්‍රශ්න https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/OJnGVmMDbt5CmGDtJNfH9Sz-55FyApHjcCI2neNIgDJUOnTNykUC-Vx1mKYzztAGG5oj-XzNxuutowM=w1280-h720-n-k-rw  Gnasara thero at Galle .mov 1- පාද යාත්‍රාව පිලිබදව ඔබ වහන්සේගේ අදහස කුමක්ද? 2- ජන සටන රැලියට ක්‍රීඩාංගනය  නොදීම පිලිබදව ඔබ වහන්සේගේ අදහස කුමක්ද? ( මෙම ප්‍රශ්න සදහා ඥානසාර හිමි ලබාදුන් පිළිතුරු වීඩියෝව තුල ඇතුලත්ය) මේරටේ පාලකයින් හා වගකිවයුත්තන් සංහිදියාවක් යැයි ජනතාවට නොතේරෙන අටමගලයන් ගැන කතාකරමින් සිටින අතර අන්‍යආගමික මූලධර්මවාදී කණ්ඩායම් […]

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BCCI opposition to UDRS – irrational and unconvincing

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Senaka WEERARATNA  UDRS It is time that Cricket lovers of India join hands with the rest of the Cricket loving world to drive home to the rather rigid mind set of the controllers of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that their stance on opposing UDRSwithout good convincing reasons, make them appear ridiculous and silly in the eyes […]

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French PM Valls: ‘Hard’ for France to guarantee freedom of Islam if Muslims don’t help country

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

RT If Muslims in France don’t help the country to battle extremists and those who threaten the Republic, it will be “increasingly hard” for Paris to guarantee freedom of Islam, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said. “Through its history and its geography… and through its immigration, France maintains very strong ties with Islam,” Valls wrote […]

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Shekhar Sen to attend GPC program

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

By NJ Thakuria Guwahati: Eminent cultural personality and the chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi, Padma Shri  Shekhar Sen will attend the next ‘Guest of the Month’ program of Guwahati Press Club (GPC). The interactive session with the distinguished singer, music composer, actor & theatre director is scheduled to start at 1  pm on 7 August […]

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Port City: Indian pressure forced SL to suspend and revisit project: Rajitha

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne revealed today that the Chinese funded ‘Port City Project’ (PCP) initiated by the Mahinda Rajapaksa government had to be suspended and re-visited under pressure from India. He told the weekly Cabinet news briefing that a new tripartite contract would be signed shortly with all […]

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To thine own self be true– a reply  by Jayantha Vincent Perera Counter reply ……..

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Sarath Obeysekera I am glad that I opened the Pandoras box ( by the way my blog is called pandorasbox 50)  to raise the importance of the Ambulance Service in UK and also in Sri Lanka ,which is the subject of many news items today .I never meant to run down or criticize the ambulance […]

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