Archive for October 2nd, 2016

Sinhalese Thank Wigneswaran’s Racism

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Shenali D Waduge We must owe a lot of gratitude to the Northern Provincial Chief Minister for his racism which has helped wake up quite a lot of Sinhalese from their slumber. We must confess that the Chief Minister has achieved what many of us have been trying to do. With the recently concluded Jaffna […]

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Will India allow Wigneswaran & Jaffna University to commemorate LTTE Dhanu for assassinating Rajiv Gandhi?

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Shenali D Waduge Why is it that after May 2009 and before January 2015 there were virtually no attempts to commemorate LTTE dead but suddenly there are not only commemorations of LTTE dead, people are openly aligning with LTTE separatist ideology while some are openly writing to the President of the US to deproscribe the […]

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‘ජිනීවා සහ ඔබ’ සංවාදය පිළිබඳව පසුවිපරමක්

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

www.mahinda.info ‘ජිනීවා සහ ඔබ’ මැයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පදනම් ආයතනයේ පැවැති සංවාදය පිළිබඳව මිලින්ද රාජපක්ෂ නමැති මහතෙක් සිය වත්පොත් ගිණුමේ තබන ලද සටහන පහතින්. පසුගිය සිකුරාදා පදනම් ආයතනයේදී පැවති ‘ජිනීවා සහ ඔබ’ සංවාදය පිළිබදව, නිතර දේශපාලන සාකච්ඡා සහ තවත් අනේකවිධ වැඩසටහන්වලට නිතර සහභාගීවන්නකු ලෙස, සටහනක් තැබිය යුතු යයි සිතුවේ, වැඩසටහන අවසානයේ කථිකයන් සමග සංවාදයක් ගොඩනැගීමට තරුණයන් […]

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Recognition of Sri Lankan Bhikkunis and Provision of State Services

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Mahinda Gunasekera Tambrook Drive , Toronto, Canada Hon. Wijayadasa Rajapaksha, MP Minister of Justice and the Buddha Sasana 135 Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha Colombo 7, Sri Lanka Copy: Hon. H.R. Sarathi Dushmantha, MP Deputy Minister of Buddha Sasana Copy to: Mr. Wasantha Ekanayake, Secretary, Ministry of Buddha Sasana Honourable Minister, Recognition of Sri Lankan Bhikkunis and […]

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WHAT HAS BUDDHISM TO DO WITH THIS TAMIL ETHNIC PROBLEM?

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Cecil Atukorale ( L.L.B- University of Colombo) After the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka King Devanampiyatissa in emulation of Ashoka who made Buddhism the state religion of India, made it the state religion of Sri Lanka also and it existed as such for over 2000 years until 1815 when the country went under a […]

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Vandalising Buddist Shrine at K’kulam: CJ steps down from Bench

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Concerned Law abiding Citizen This new items amazes me . How come chief justice who is supposed to uphold the law and order in the country steps down form the bench which involved purported action of  some compatriots ? Then he should also step down from a fundamental rights case  (Case number FR/141/15 ) filed […]

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77’ සිට 83’ ජුලි තහනම දක්වා ජවිපෙ ගමන් මඟ

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

ධර්මන් වික්‍රමරත්න           ජවිපෙ 71 කැරැල්ලෙන් පසු පක්ෂයේ කටයුතු නිල වශයෙන් යළි ආරම්භ කරමින් තාවකාලික මධ්‍යම කමිටුවක් 1975 මාර්තු 18වැනිදා පිහිටුවන ලදී. රෝහණ විජේවීර එහි සභාපතිවූ අතර වැඩබලන ලේකම් වූයේ උපතිස්ස ගමනායකය. වසර 1971 අප්‍රේල් කැරැල්ලට සම්බන්ධව අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන ඇති සියළුම සැකකරුවන්ට විරුද්ධව නඟා තිබූ චෝදනා අපරාධ යුක්ති විනිශ්ව කොමිසම මගින් විභාගකර මුළුමනින්ම අවසන් වූයේ 1976 […]

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The Buddhist Philosophy and Critical Thinking

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge   The Buddha’s Charter of Free Inquiry and judging truth are found in the Kalama Sutra of the Anguttara Nikaya. In Kalama Sutra Buddha emphasized the importance of critical thinking that involves seeing things in an open-minded way. Critical thinking helps to evaluate and challenge the thoughts and ideas   and rethink […]

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Press Briefing Sat 1/10/16 New Zealand and Sri Lankan Prime Ministers

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM FRCP/FRACP Spokesperson, United Sri Lanka Association Rt Hon. John Key MP, The Prime Minister of New Zealand. Dear Mr Key, I write to thank you very much indeed   for your tempered and supportive response to the provocative questions raised regarding human rights issues in Sri Lanka , at the joint press briefing that […]

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Pongu Tamil, Eluka Tamil, Poda Tamil (பொங்கு தமிழ், எழுக தமிழ், போடா தமிழ்)

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Kumar Moses Sensible Tamils are distancing themselves from the racist display called Eluka Tamil recently. They correctly fear another round of war, white flags and howling Tamil war widows far too many to count. Strange that participants in Eluka Tamil were unaffected by war. Those who were affected by war didn’t participate. The inevitable end […]

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THE IDIOCIES IN THE SRI LANKA CONSTITUTION, 1:  ARTICLES 4(C), and 80(3)

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA In a series of articles, as time permits, I shall discuss some of the idiocies in the present Sri Lanka constitution, because, as far as I’m aware, what little there is of discussion on constitutional matters in the media at present is entirely focused on the purported need to reform the executive presidency, […]

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The Forgotten Victims of LTTE Terrorism

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Henry Jay Yesterday, the United States Congress voted to override a veto imposed by President Barack Obama, on the rights of the 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom of Saudi Arabia for state sponsored terrorism. This means that the private citizens of the United States can sue for compensation from the Saudi government. I was […]

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Government plays deaf and dumb on shortcomings of  Yahaplana performance

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Dr Sarath Obeysekera People in the street ,workplace,over the internet ,trains and buses talk about inefficiency ,nepotism ,corruption ( at a lesser extent) ,failure of judicial system ( except in the case of slaying of an Ex MP) ,and turning blind eye on big time crooks freely walking around, politicians accused of bribery and corruption […]

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Chaotic pluralism

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

by Sanjana Hattotuwa Courtesy The Island October 1, 2016, 8:41 pm My conversations with individuals and institutions over the course of last week highlighted what a few in government and many more outside already know and fear. Since January 8, 2015, politics as usual has trumped the promise of a new political culture, captured best by […]

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Executive Presidency will be abolished says PM ….. when asked if he will contest next presidential election

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

by Zacki Jabbar in Auckland New Zealand Courtesy The Island Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that the government was planning to abolish the Executive Presidency at the end  of President Maithripala Sirisena’s current term. Asked by a Sri Lankan domiciled in New Zealand during  a reception hosted for him at the  Auckland City Council, if […]

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ශී‍්‍ර ලංගම සියඹලාණ්ඩුව ඩිපෝව වසා දැමීමේ ජාතික අපරාධය වැලැක්වීමට කඩිනමින් මැදිහත් වන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටීම

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

සමස්ත ලංකා ප‍්‍රවාහන සේවක සංගමය ගරු ජනාධිපති, මෛතී‍්‍රපාල සිරිසේන මැතිතුමා, ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය, කොළඹ 01. ගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමණි, ශී‍්‍ර ලංගම සියඹලාණ්ඩුව ඩිපෝව වසා දැමීමේ ජාතික අපරාධය වැලැක්වීමට කඩිනමින් මැදිහත් වන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටීම – CTB – 2016.10.02 ශී‍්‍ර ලංගම සියඹලාණ්ඩුව ඩිපෝව වසා දැමීමේ කුමන්ත‍්‍රණයක් මේ මොහොතේ කි‍්‍රයාත්මක වෙමින් පවතී. ශී‍්‍ර ලංගමය දුර්වල කර විනාශ කිරීමේ කි‍්‍රයාවලියට අනුගතව මෙම […]

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අහෝ රතන හිමි.. නොදුටු ‘නෙස්-ටී’

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

ලංකා සී නිවුස් වකුගඩු රෝගය මෙරට ව්‍යාප්තවන රෝග අතර ඉතාම භයානක රෝගයක්වී තිබේ. වකුගඩු රෝගය නිවාරණය කිරීම සදහා මෙරට දේශපාලන අධිකාරිය ඇතුලු විවිධ  පාර්ශවයන් ගනු ලබන උත්සහයන්  පිළිබදව සිතා බැළිමේදී  පෙනී යන්නේ මෙරට වසර 33 නක් පැවැති යුද්ධය නිමාකිරීමට සැළසුමි කළ ආකාරයට වකුගඩු රෝගය මෙරටින් තුරන් කිරීම සදහා ද සැළසුමි සෑදිය යුතු බවයි. ඒ මක්නිසාද […]

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