Archive for November, 2016

ආණ්ඩුවට හිසරදේ බුද්ධ ශාසනය දඬුකඳේ

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන් නීතිය අධිකරණය පිළිබඳ ප්‍රධාන අමාත්‍ය ධූරය දරන වත්මන් අධිකරණ හා බුද්ධශාසන අමාත්‍ය විජේදාස රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අය වැය විවාදය අවස්ථාවේ දී මේ රටේ ආගමික අන්තවාදය ගැන කරන ලද ප්‍රකාශය අප මහත් සේ අගය කරමු. ඔහුගේ ප්‍රකාශ ය සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම ෆේස්බුක් හරහා තිබෙන බැවින් ක්‍රමනුකූලව අධ්‍යනය කරගැන්මට අවස්ථාවක්  ද ඇත.අමාත්‍ය වරයා මෙම කතාවේදී මතුකළ ප්‍රධානතම ප්‍රවෘත්තිය […]

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විද්‍යුත් හැදුණුම්පත් ටෙන්ඩරය රු. 72 ට එපා! රු. 114 කාඩ් ගන්න නිලධාරීන් තිදෙනෙකු යෝජනා කරලා.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

පුවත්පත් නිවේදනය මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය කැෆේ සංවිධානය  පුද්ගලයින් ලියාපදිංචි කිරීමේ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව විසින් ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට නියමිත විද්‍යුත් හැදුණුම්පත සදහා ‘ඊ -කාඩ්පත්‘ මිලදී ගැනීමේ ටෙන්ඩරයේ පිළිබද කැෆේ සංවිධානය වෙත තවදුරටත් තොරතුරු අනාවරණය වී තිබේ.  ඒ රු. 72 කට මිල ඉවත දමා, ඒ වෙනුවට රු. 114 කට ඊ-කාඩ්පත් මිලදී ගැනීමට ටෙන්ඩර් සාමාජිකයින් තිදෙනෙකු යෝජනා කොට ඇත.  ඊ-කාඩ් ටෙන්ඩරය තාක්ෂණික […]

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The Oedipal Conflict and Buddhist Jātaka Stories

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge    Sigmund Freud introduced the term ‘Oedipus complex’ in his ‘Interpretation of Dreams that was published in 1899 (Ahmed, 2012).  In formulating his psychology of the unconscious, Freud makes constant reference to Sophocles’ version of the Oedipus myth (Bollack, 1993). In the Oedipus myth we find a dramatic representation of the […]

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Human Sexuality Discussed in the Jātaka Stories

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.  The Jātaka stories  The Jātaka stories or Jātaka tales are a voluminous body of folklore concerned with previous births of the Buddha which is based as a collection of five hundred and fifty stories. Originally it comprise of 547 poems, arranged roughly by increasing number of verses. According to archaeological […]

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BAPTISING STUDENTS AND TEACH HOW TO CRY

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Dr Sarath Obeysekera It was a nightmare to reach home yesterday for little affluent car owners like us and less privileged bus commuters last evening .It was a war  zone in Rajagiriya with no guns    (except water cannons ) fired  and young and old police personnel testing their endurance and patience There was no effect […]

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Boyagoda’s story Living with Tigers

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy: Island Memoirs of retired Commodore Ajith Boyagoda cannot be compared with those of his colleagues. A Long Watch: War, Captivity and Return in Sri Lanka, authored by Boyagoda and Sunila Galappatti, dealt with the former’s eight-years, in captivity, of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (1994-2002) and his subsequent humiliating experience […]

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Proposed Federal or Eelam Constitution Proposes to Abolish the Concurrent List, Grant Land, Police, Administrative Services, Fiscal and National Planning Powers to the Provincial Councils and Make the Governor a Mare (Laughable) Figurehead

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Chairman, Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement This is what the treacherous Ranil, Sirisena, CBK and Mangala are planning to do as forced upon them by the US, UK, EU, Canada, Norway, Sweden, the TNA and all other separatists. Please reject this Federal or Eelam Constitution in total if you have even an ounce of sense. Not even […]

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බත්තලංගුණ්ඩුව මනෝ විශ්ලේෂණාත්මක කියවීමක්

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  කුඩා කාලයේ සිට පීතෘ වියෝග කාංසාවට මුහුණ දෙන ඇන්ටනි  චිත්තාවේගීය වශයෙන් අසමබර වේ. ළදරු වයසේ තීරණාත්මක කාලයේ සිටම පීතෘ ප්‍රතිබිම්බය ග්‍රහනය කිරීම ඇන්ටනි තුල ප්‍රමාද වෙයි. එම නිසා කුඩා කාලයේ සිට වැඩිහිටියෙකු දක්වා ඇන්ටනි මානසිකව වර්ධනය වන්නේ අභ්‍යන්තර මානසික ගැටුම් සමගය. මෙම අභ්‍යන්තර මානසික ගැටුම් අන් අය සමග ප්‍රශස්ථ සබැඳියාවන්  ගොඩනගා […]

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New Police structure and Emergency Laws Constitutional Assembly: Report of the Police, Law and Order Subcommittee

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

By C. A. Chandraprema Police powers were among the most contentious topics in the whole devolution debate and the provisions of the 13th Amendment in this connection were never implemented by any government over the past three decades, because it would have rendered the country ungovernable. Now however, the Police Law and Order Subcommittee proposes […]

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Changes to Judiciary and Fundamental Law Constituent Council: Reports of Judiciary & Fundamental Rights Subcommittees

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy: Island The report of the Subcommittee on the judiciary observes that there is no express provision in the Constitution stressing the importance of the principle of judicial independence and aims to remedy that perceived lacuna by recommending the adoption of a provision in the constitution of South Africa which says […]

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Conflict of interest revisited

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

by Prof. Susirith Mendis Courtesy: Island November 29, 2016, 6:59 pm I wrote an article titled, “The Governor’s case and the conflict of interest concept” which was published in The Sunday Times on 10th May 2015. This was a little over a couple of months after the ‘first’ Bond Scam and soon after the three-member […]

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නිල්වලාවට මිලියන 3012ක්‌ දීම ගැන පරීක්‍ෂණයක්‌ පවත්වන්න හිටපු ජනපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ-ජනපතිගෙන් FCIDට ඔත්තුවක්.. කෝටි හාරසියයයේ ‘නිල්වලා බෝම්බය’ පත්තු වෙයි.. ඇමති නිමල් සිරිපාල ගස්..

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Courtesy: Divaina පසුගිය ජනාධිපතිවරණයට පෙර දින මාතර නිල්වලා යෝජනා ක්‍රමය වෙනුවෙන් මහා භාණ්‌ඩාගාරය රුපියල් මිලියන 3012 ක චෙක්‌පතක්‌ නිකුත් කර ඇත්නම් වහාම ඒ පිළිබඳව පරීක්‍ෂණයක්‌ පවත්වන ලෙස හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා චීනයේ බීජිං නුවර සිට ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. ඉකුත් ජනාධිපතිවරණයේ තීරණාත්මක අවධියේ තමන් අමාත්‍යාංශවල කටයුතු පිළිබඳව අවධානය යොමු නොකළ බව මෙහිදී සඳහන් කළ හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයා […]

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GOSL explain to us how celebrating War Victory over Terrorism was against reconciliation yet commemorating dead LTTE cadres is not?

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

 Shenali D Waduge In May 2009 Sri Lanka’s Armed Forces succeeded in doing what no other military had by defeated a terrorist organization banned by 32 countries including US, UK, Canada, EU and India. LTTE Terrorists remain banned inspite of its ground force and key leaders being defeated. Ever since 2009 War Victory celebrations had […]

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මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිතුමා ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂය එහි සභාපති වශයෙන් එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයට එක්කර ගැනීමෙන් නියම ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂය නැතිවී ගියේය.

Monday, November 28th, 2016

චාර්ල්ස්  ඇස් පෙරේරා විසින් ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස්පක්ෂය එක්සත් ජාතිකපක්ෂයට හේත්තුවී ආණ්ඩුවක් පිහිටවීම  1951 ඒ පක්ෂය පිහීටුවීමේ හෙතුවලට පටහැනි නිසා  දැන් මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිතුමාගේ  සභාපතිතත්වයෙන් පවත්වාගෙන යන ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස්පක්ෂය යයි කියාගන්න පක්ෂය මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතාගේ අලුත් පක්ෂයක් මිස සොලොමන් ඩයස් බණ්ඩාරනායක මැතිතුමා පිහිටෙව් සමජවාදයට බර  දේශපාලන පක්ෂය නොවේ. බණ්ඩාරනායක මැතිතුමා   එක්සත් ජාතිකපක්ෂයෙන් වෙන්වුනා පමණක් නොවේ […]

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Variety The Children’s Charity

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Many moons ago, in the 1920’s, during the depressing gloomy era, cries of an abandoned baby echoed through a cold blizzard during the 1928 Christmas Eve, within the empty Sheridan Square Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.  However, story of this orphan developed into a fairy tale, which has led to become […]

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Is It Islam the Common Denominator of Worldwide Terrorism?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Kumar Moses (The writer is an expert on VEOs – Violent Extremist Organizations) It is rather hilarious reading the hogwash of a Muslim commentator blaming Buddhists for extremism and violence. It is a sure but lame tactic to deflect attention from what happens around the world on a daily basis. Syria, Yemen, France, Kashmir and […]

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Anti-Buddhist Media and Myanmar: Complex Regional and Historical Dynamics

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The mass media in both the West and Islamic world needs to find space in order to simplify hatred. It matters not if turning a blind eye to Sunni Takfiri massacres in Syria and the nations that are endorsing this, nor that in Myanmar’s recent history […]

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Bandula accuses Ravi of deceiving Parliament with fake budget

Monday, November 28th, 2016
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Fidel Castro taught important political lesson to world – Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Adaderana November 27, 2016  02:25 pm  Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is currently on a visit to China, has sent the President of Cuba Raul Castro a message of condolence on the death of the leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro. Rajapaksa declared that the leader of the Cuban revolution and the founder of socialist […]

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A farewell to Fidel: The last of the epic heroes

Monday, November 28th, 2016

By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy: Island Fidel was the last of the epic heroes. Whatever our travails, our generation and the ones before us were fortunate to live in the decades in which there were great leaders, visionaries who combined their ideal with action and changed the world they inherited. Our generation and one, perhaps […]

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Fake news & belated truth – Serbia’s similarities with Sri Lanka

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge An interesting article was written by Nenad M Stevanovic in 2004 titled All the American lies about Serbs – Little use from belated truth’. The author highlighted the ‘sea of misinformation’ by Western media during the Yugoslav disintegration operation wherein Serbs in particular were accused of atrocities that never happened or had […]

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Buddhist Influences on Indian and SL Tamils- Past and Present

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

By Dr. Susantha Goonatilake In a article a few days ago, Dr. Nirmala Chandrahasan, a Consultant for the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR), had written on early Buddhist links between Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu. She, I believe, is the wife of Chandrahasan, a son of Chelvanayakam, founder of the Federal Party and […]

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Unpopular and wrong

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Editorial Island November 26, 2016, 7:29 pm Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe admitted he was making an unpopular proposal and knew that he would be criticized when he said a few days ago that salaries of MPs are grossly inadequate for the work they are required to carry out in their constituencies. He said he was […]

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එජාප-ශ‍්‍රීලනිප පිපිරීමක් අත ලග.. නායකයන් රහසේ වෙනම කදවුරු බදිති.. අගමැති වහා මෛත්‍රී හිතවතකු සොයා රාත‍්‍රියේම ඔහුගේ නිල නිවසට..

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

ලංකා සී නිවුස් මතුවී එන ගැටලු හමුවේ එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ නායක අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මෙන්ම ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ නායක ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේනත් වෙන වෙනම තම තනතුරැ රැක ගැනීමේ සීතල යුද්ධයකට අවතීර්න වි ඇති බව ඉතා විශ්වාස කටයුතු මාර්ගයක් සදහන් කරයි. ශ්‍රීලනිප මෛත්‍රී කණ්ඩායමේ ඉල්ලීම වී ඇත්තේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ තනතුරින් පහ කොට ශ්‍රිලනිප හෝ […]

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Will ask PM to discuss reforms with MR: MS to TNA

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Daily Mirror President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have told the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) that he would request Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to initiate a dialogue with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on formulating the new constitution. The 16 TNA MPs met President Sirisena on Thursday, and discussed their concerns. The TNA had asked about […]

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Sri Lanka’s problem is Terrorist not Ethnic

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge  Why should 32 nations including US, Canada, UK, India and EU ban the LTTE as a terrorist organization if Sri Lanka’s problem was ethnic? Did Sri Lanka’s Army carry out a military offensive against Tamil ethnic group or LTTE terrorists? Didn’t Sri Lanka’s Army prolong the offensive sacrificing their own soldier lives […]

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Why Ranil wanted Mahinda’s Sino tour sponsored by FM?

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Gagani Weerakoon Courtesy Ceylon Today President Maithripala Sirisena participating at the 47th Anniversary of the Public Services United Nurses’ Union (PSUNU) held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday (16) said the use of given freedom and democracy, to achieve narrow political gains or to spread racism and religious differences, is an obstacle […]

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(a) Donald Trump has promised to pull the US out of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on his very first day in office. -(b) Singapore’s prime minister on Trans-Pacific Partnership: ‘How can anybody believe in US anymore?

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

By M D P DISSANAYAKE President Mahinda Rajapakse has established his name as a visionary leader. Whilst fighting war against Tamil Terrorists, he laid the ground work for the economic development. In 2009 The Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel was formed, empowering the Institute to train work force needed by the sector. The […]

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“Post-War Sinhala Buddhists” appeal to Muslims to globally self-introspect and not self-alienate

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge  published by Daily Mirror – http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Globally-self-introspect-and-not-self-alienate-119707.html  This is a response to the article appearing in the Daily Mirror of 22 November 2016 titled Anti-Muslim hate post-war Sinhala Buddhist and selective truth telling” by one Hafeel Farisz. The article immediately recalled the interview with Dr. Ameer Ali on ‘Muslims are self-alienating’ beseeching Muslims to […]

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Media Blues

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Editorial  The Island November 24, 2016, 9:18 pm President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have lamented that it is depressing to read newspapers these days; they should adopt a positive outlook, help instill patriotism in people and develop the country, he has said. We thought we would be left without anything negative to write about […]

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