Archive for October 28th, 2016

ARE THE MUSLIMS BEEN TAKEN FOR A RIDE? Muslim Civil Societies have started the game again.

Friday, October 28th, 2016

By Noor Nizam – Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener – The Muslim Voice”, October 28th., 2016. Shoora Council  calls for meeting of all Muslim parliamentarians/MPs/Ministers to discuss the Muslim issues faced by the disgruntled Muslim community of Sri Lanka. Insha Allah, a very good move, but how long will […]

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“Politicians who complain about the press are like sailors complaining about the sea” ENOCH POWELL Former Secretary of State for Health in England

Friday, October 28th, 2016

By M D P DISSANAYAKE  President Maithreepala Sirisena is continuing to have short memories.  When he was the Minister for Health, the President Mahinda Rajapakse had reprimanded him on several occasions for criticising the media for exposing shortcomings in the health sector.  In 2013 when Daily Mirror exposed the Ministry of Health for issuing blood […]

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Towards a Government without Political Parties. Key to a new political culture in Sri Lanka

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara 21.Gemunu Mawatha, Hanthana Pedesa Posted on September 28th, 2016 Lanknaweb. (Outline Draft for discussion: Sudath Gunasekara  (SLAS Class 1) Retired Permanent  Secretary to Prime  Minister Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike (15.Sept.2016)  Introduction There is unanimous agreement that the political party system, introduced by the British, has ruined this country. After establishing their hegemony they plundered, […]

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COPE, COPE and COPE all the way

Friday, October 28th, 2016

By Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy The Island October 29, 2016, 12:20 pm COPE is almost everywhere; it sounds like the new theme song of Good Governance, or did someone call it Yahapaalanaya. One does feel sorry for the COPE Chairman, Mr. Handunetti, had to do a rapid scoop out of COPE, with the pressure brought on him […]

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Handunetti prevented from revealing harassment at COPE meetings

Friday, October 28th, 2016

by Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island COPE Chairman Sunil Handunnetti was not permitted to tell the House of harassments and intimidation he had undergone at the COPE sessions while investigating the Treasury bond scam. After tabling the COPE report, MP Handunetti tried to narrate what he had been subjected to by UNP MPs. He had already […]

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CBSL Bond scam COPE holds Mahendran responsible, demands legal action against him

Friday, October 28th, 2016

by Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island * Calls for recovering losses from culprits *Chairman prevented from revealing his ordeal *AG will have to be consulted – PM October 28, 2016, 11:55 pm COPE Chairman Sunil Handunnetti informed Parliament yesterday that his committee had found that former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran was directly responsible for the […]

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අධ්‍යාපනයටත්   රටක්  විනාශ  කල  හැක

Friday, October 28th, 2016

– ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න  – අද ලංකාවේ    දෙනු  ලබන  අධ්ධ්යාපන ක්‍රමය  ඉංග්‍රීසින්  විසින්  තම  අවශ්‍යතා  සපුරා  ගැනීමට  සැකසු  ක්‍රමය  මතම  සැකසුනකි අතීතයේ  පවතී  රටට ජාතියට  ගැලපෙන අධ්ධ්යාපන  ක්‍රමය  අහෝසි කර  ඇත .තමන්ට  සුවච  කීකරු  ගෝලබාලයන් හදා ගනී   මටත් ඉංග්‍රීසින් යොදාගත්තේ අධ්යාපනයය් . මෙය ඔවුන් විසින් ඉන්දියාවේද අනුගමනය කල ක්‍රමයය් . .ඉන්දියාවේ ජාතික කොන්ග්‍රසය බිහි […]

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Book Launch by British Tamils Forum in association with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Mahinda Gunasekera By Email 84 Tambrook Drive Agincourt, Ontario M1W 3L9, Canada October 27, 2016 Hon. James Berry, MP Chair and Registered Contact All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils Copies to: Officers of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils Dear Sir, Book Launch by British Tamils Forum in association with the All Party Parliamentary […]

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Deepavali is a meatless festival but leading Hotels in Sri Lanka offer meat distorting the purity of the occasion

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Dharma Voices for Animals (DVA) Colombo Chapter, Sri Lanka  Deepavali (or Diwali) is a national holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Guyana and many other countries. The festival signifies the triumph of good over evil. It is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities […]

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Chickens cause serious infections in humans so watch out!

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera     London When you walk down your high street, you might see different kinds of little shops such as grocery, vegetable and butcher shops. Have you not noticed that in some butcher shops they hang chickens, pieces of beef and lamb just above the counter just like that for hours? Who would say […]

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කෝප් වාර්තාවෙන් එජාපය වියරු වැටේ.. පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ මහ හඬ තලති..

Friday, October 28th, 2016

ලංකා සී නිවුස් ජවිපෙ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී සුනිල් හදුන්නෙත්තිට කෝප් කමිටුවේ සභාපති ධුරය දරන්නට අයිතියක් නැතැයි සභානායක ඇමති ලක්‍ෂමන් කිරිඇල්ල මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී කියා සිටියේය. පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී සුනිල් හදුන්නෙත්ති මහතා විසින් බැදුම්කර වංචාව සම්බන්දයෙන් වූ කෝප් කමිටුවේ වාර්තාව සභාගත කිරීමෙන් පසු ඇමති කිරිඇල්ල මෙසේ කියා සිටියේ විපක්‍ෂ මන්ත‍්‍රීන්ගේ දැඩි බාධා කිරීම් මැදයි. ඇමති කිරිඇල්ල මහතා මීට පෙර […]

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මුදල් ඇමති සහ බැදුම්කර බෑණා සමාගමක් මිලට ගනී..

Friday, October 28th, 2016

ලංකා සී නිවුස් සන්ඩේ ලීඩර් සහ ඉරුදින පුවත් පත් පල කරන ‘ලීඩර් ගෘප් ඔෆ් කම්පැනි පුද්ගලික සමාගම’ රවි කරුණානායක මුදල් ඇමති හා අර්ජූන් ඇලෝසියස් මහ බැංකුවේ හිටපු අධිපති අර්ජූන් මහේන්ද්‍රන්ගේ බෑනා විසින් මිලට ගෙන ඇති බවට වාර්තාවක් එජාප හිතවාදී වෙබ් අඩවියක් වාර්තා කර ඇත. එම ආයතනයේ කාර්ය මණ්ඩලයට මාස දෙකකින් වැටුප් ගෙවා නැතැයිද එහි දැක්වෙයි. […]

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Join the International Movement Against the Sale of Lion Body Parts

Friday, October 28th, 2016

IMR Chandrika, A little over one year after the murder of Cecil the lion, the international community is still failing to protect lions. Countries party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) have recently failed to ban the international trade of lion body parts. Instead, only the trade of bones, claws and […]

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The Realities Of The Dhammika Prasad Issue

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Top Spin by Suni – Oct 28th 2016 Sadly the realties of  Sri Lanka’s key strike bowler Dhammika Prasad who was injured during Sri Lanka’s tour of England last year seem to be somewhat misrepresented by some of the the media and sympathetic sources who seem to think he was given a raw deal which […]

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COPE report was born amid much labour: JV

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today COPE had to overcome numerous problems and obstacles in its investigation into the Central Bank bond scam with the Central Bank refusing to provide certain documents to the Auditor General. It was after a COPE directive to the Central Bank that it provided those […]

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MPs abstained from voting due to dictatorial manner of govt-MR

Friday, October 28th, 2016

 Nimal Algewatta-Habaraduwa Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday charged that many Parliamentarians, even those who were within government ranks, had abstained from voting for the VAT Bill on Wednesday (27), as this ‘Yahapalanaya’ government was not listening to anyone but doing things in a dictatorial manner. It is clear that there are […]

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People want a change

Friday, October 28th, 2016

By Lankesh Courtesy Ceylon Today Delaying the Local Government Election will not affect the Joint Opposition because the people have already decided to make a change and are with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, National Freedom Front (NFF) media spokesman Mohammed Muzammil told Ceylon Today. Excerpts of the interview: ? Why is the Joint Opposition unsatisfied with […]

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ශ්‍රීපාද පුදබිමේ හෝටලයක් හදන්න යන බව කියන කතාවේ ඇත්ත නැත්ත ශ්‍රීපාදස්ථානාධිපති හිමියන් හෙළිකරයි…!!!

Friday, October 28th, 2016

උපුටා ගැන්ම Lankanews.org අන්තර්ජාලවල මේ දිනවල පලවන පරිදි ශ්‍රීපාද පුදබිමේ සංචාරක හෝටලයක් හෝ සංචාරක නිකේතනයක් ඉදි නොවන බව ශ්‍රීපාදස්ථානාධිපති පැල්මඩුලු රජමහා විහාරාධිපති, ඌව වෙල්ලස්ස විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ කුලපති රත්නපුර මහ දිශාවේ ප්‍රධාන සංඝනායක අතිපුජ්‍ය බෙංගමුවේ ධම්මදින්න නායක ස්වාමින් වහන්සේ පැවසුවා. Sri Padaya උන්වහන්සේ ඒ බැව් පැවසුවේ 2016 -2017 වසර සඳහා ශ්‍රීපාද වන්දනා වාරය ආරම්භ විම සම්බන්ධයෙන් අද (28.10) […]

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COPE report on bond scam presented in Parliament

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Adaderana October 28, 2016  11:04 am The special COPE report on the Central bank bond issue was presented to the Parliament by the Chairman of the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE) MP Sunil Handunnetti, a short while ago. The 55-page COPE report recommends that former Governor of the Central Bank Arjuna Mahendran should be held directly […]

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Portion of Parliament attempting to cover up bond scam – Handunnetti

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Portion of Parliament attempting to cover up bond scam – Handunnetti මහ දවල් අමු අමුවේ භාණ්ඩාගාරය කොල්ලකෑමක් කරලා…

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අර්ජුන් මහේන්ද්‍රන් සියවසේ මහා හොර දෙටුවෙක්.. දඩුවම් කරනු.. කෝප් වාර්තාව සභාගත කෙරේ.. නිර්දේශ මෙන්න..

Friday, October 28th, 2016

ලංකා සී නිවුස් පසුගිය වසරේදී ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා මහ බැංකුව විසින් සිදු කරන ලද බැදුම්කර නිකුතුවේදී සිදුව ඇතැයි කියන අක‍්‍රමිකතා සම්බන්ධයෙන් කෝප් කමිටුව විසින් මාස ගණනාවක් තිස්සේ නොයෙකුක් අවුල් වියවුල් මැද සිදු කරන ලද පරීක්‍ෂණයන්හි අවසන් වාර්තාව මීට ටික වේලාවකට පෙර පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ සභාගත කරනු ලැබීය. කෝප් කමිටු සභාපති ජවිපෙ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී සුනිල් හදුන්නෙත්ති මහතා විසින් වාර්තාව […]

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An Appeal To The Speaker And Members Of Parliament

Friday, October 28th, 2016

by Chandra Jayaratne Courtesy The Island October 27, 2016, 9:38 pm Please reflect for a moment on the Oath of Office you took in entering Parliament as a member. You swore to uphold the Constitution of Sri Lanka on that occasion. You are aware that by article 3 of the Constitution, the sovereignty is vested […]

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