Archive for November 7th, 2016

Awaken oh Sri Lanka! Awaken! Thou Art Being Deflowered and Colonised (Part One)

Monday, November 7th, 2016

By Gandara John Briefing potential foreign investors in Colombo recently, RW had reportedly given an assurance to the investors that the Megapolis Zones, which the government is proposing to set up and in which they have been invited to invest, will be sanitized of Sri Lankan Law. RW had assured the investors that a new […]

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Ban Polygamy in Sri Lanka

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge  India’s Supreme Court in February 2015 following the Government of India petitioning it has delivered its verdict completely banning polygamy in India. Although Muslim personal law permits men to have four wives, the Supreme Court of India has ruled that a Muslim’s fundamental right to practice Islam did not include practicing polygamy. […]

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තවුහිද් ජමාන්ට කණ පැලෙන්න මොහොමඞ් සජාන් කියයි..

Monday, November 7th, 2016

ලංකා සී නිවුස් තවුහිද් ජමාන් සංවිධානය විසින් දිගින් දිගටම සිදු කරන  ජාතිවාදී ක‍්‍රියාකාරකම්වලට එරෙහිව මුස්ලිම් තරුණයෙකු වන මොහොමඞ් සජාන් විසින් දැඩි ලෙස ප‍්‍රතිචාර දක්වයි.

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Aborting the hard won peace to placate the implacable – III

Monday, November 7th, 2016

By Rohana R. Wasala Continued from Saturday November 5th, 2016 Touching on the economic aspect of the current Sri Lankan problems, Draper quotes prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe as saying: It’s a history of missed opportunities”. We are told that here Wickremasinghe was referring to the unfulfilled economic potential of the country” during the Rajapaksa administration. […]

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Kuveni’s curse still holds sway

Monday, November 7th, 2016

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Ceylon Today Publication on 7 Nov.2016  Despite the Joint Opposition (JO) of Sri Lanka Parliament is making an enormous ruckus from the day the Value Added Tax (VAT) problem emerged from the Yahapalana Budget, and subsequently making a hue and cry on the amended (VAT) Bill to the extent of invoking […]

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“THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS   OF   1961    AND THE IMPACT ON DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS/FOREIGN POLICY DUE TO  THE RIFT BETWEEN THE CHINESE AMBASSADOR AND THE SRI LANKAN FINANCE MINISTER”

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Sarath Wijesinghe – Former Ambassador to UAE and Israel  Convention on Diplomatic Relations The convention of Diplomatic Relations was ratified on 4th April 1961 at the United Nations to streamline the powers and functions of the diplomatic missions and relations in the world family of states. Any member of the U N family, small or […]

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The Farce of a Fake Tigress – The author has written this book after extensive research no doubt, but unfortunately with stolen identities and stolen narratives.

Monday, November 7th, 2016

by Arun Ambalavanar The memoir penned by Niromi de Soyza calls herself a Tamil Tigress published by Allen & Unwin in Australia seems to be a fake. A critical reading of the book establishes that the author is a foreigner to the subject the Tamil Tigers and the landscape (Jaffna peninsula and the adjacent the […]

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මනෝ විද්‍යාත්මක උපදේශනය සහ මනෝ ප්‍රතිකාරය – ශ්‍රී ලාංකික සහ උතුරු ඇමරිකානු අත්දැකීම්

Monday, November 7th, 2016

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  මනෝ විද්‍යාත්මක උපදේශනය වෛද්‍ය ප්‍රතිකරයේදී අවශ්‍ය කෙරෙන ඉතා වැදගත් සාධකයකි. මධ්‍යකාලීන වෛද්‍යවරයෙකු වූ අවිසෙන්නා රෝගීන් උදෙසා මුලින්ම වචනයත් දෙවනුව බෙහෙත් පැලෑටියත් තෙවැනුව ශල්‍ය සැතත් භාවිතා කරන ලෙස කීවේය. එසේම සිග්මන් ෆ්‍රොයිඩ් , කාල් යුං , ඇල්බට් එලිස්, මාටින් සෙලිග්මාන් යන මනෝ විද්‍යාඥයන් වෛද්‍ය ප්‍රතිකාරයේදී  Talking Therapy හෙවත් භාෂණ  ප්‍රතිකාරයේ වැදගත්කම අවධාරණය කරන […]

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ඇහැළේපොල අදිකාරම් තුමා සෙවූ සිංහලේ අ‍‌‌භිමානය සොයාගත් වගයි

Monday, November 7th, 2016

සුදර්ශන රම්බන්ඩාර ගරු ලේකම් සිංහලේ බෞද්ධ ඡන්ද පදනම එදා බ්‍රිතාන්‍යයයන් විසින් මුරිසි දිවයිනට පිටුවහල් කළ ඇහැළේපොල අදිකාරම් තුමා සිරිත් පරිදි සවස් කාළයේ දෙඅත පිටුපසට බැඳගෙන බිමට නැමුණු හිසින් ඒ මේ අත සක්මන් කරනු දුටු රැකවලට සිටි ප්‍රංශ ජාතික සුද්දා උපහාසයට මෙන් ඇසුවේ ‘ඇයි අදිකාරම් මෙතන වැටී නැතිවූ යමක් සොයනවාද?’ යන්නය. ඊට අදිකාරම්ගේ ක්ෂණික පිළිතුර වූයේ ‘ඔව් […]

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Shell Shock and the Russian Army

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  The British and the French military psychologists profoundly studied the impact of combat related PTSD (Shell Shock) during the World War One. Although the Russian Army fought in the Great War facing dreadful conditions sustaining a large number of battle casualties with Shell Shock such efforts were not put into practice. […]

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The History of PTSD

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge PTSD is a relatively newly defined disorder with an old history and historical medical literature reveal clinical symptoms similar to post traumatic stress disorder dating back to the Egyptian civilization.  In 1900 BC, an Egyptian physician eloquently described hysterical reactions of a patient after traumatic experience. These reports became one of […]

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හොලොකෝස්ට් හෙවත් වාර්ගික සමූලඝාතනය

Monday, November 7th, 2016

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග විසින් ලියන ලද Lanka Daily News පුවත් පතේ පළවූ Reflecting Holocaust ලිපියේ සිංහල අනුවාදය. පරිවර්තනය සුරංග ලියනගේ  හොලොකෝස්ට් යනු යුරෝපයේ සියලුම යුදෙව්වන් සමූල ඝාතනය කිරීමේ උත්සාහයේ ප්‍රතිඑලයයි. වාර්ගිකත්වය පදනම් කරගත් මෙම ජන සංහාරය සැලැස්ම මගින් 1941 සිට 1945 දක්වා කාලය තුළ දරුවන් මිලියන දෙකක් සහ මිලියන පහක් වන වෙනත් අය ඇතුළුව යුදෙව්වන් මිලියන හයකට […]

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Of that Chinaman

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Editorial -The Island November 7, 2016, 8:07 pm Chinese Ambassador in Colombo Yi Xianliang threw cautious diplomacy to the wind last week when he, addressing the media, countered a well-publicised allegation that his country had provided loans to Sri Lanka at extremely high interest rates. He may not have taken up that issue without the […]

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Freddie Mercury – The Dostoyevsky Of Rock Music

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  Freddie Mercury emerged as a popular singer when Elvis, Mick Jagger, Ian Gillan, John Lennon, Barry Gibb, Mike Love etc dominated the music world. When he entered the Rock Music Industry, it was not multicultural and the Anglo American media giants predominantly controlled it.  During that era,   a non-WASP (White Anglo-Saxon […]

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The POWs of the Eelam War

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge    Abstract: This article discusses the psychosocial problems experienced by the POWs of the Eelam War. The Eelam War in Sri Lanka continued for nearly three decades. The rebel group that is known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam fought against the Sri Lankan armed forces. The LTTE captured a […]

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Pathography and autopathography: The case of Nikolai Gogol (1809–1852)

Monday, November 7th, 2016

By Dr. Rami Bou Khalil   and Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  Born in the Ukraine, Gogol published his sardonic tale ‘Diary of a Madman’ in 1834, in which he described the inner psychic conflict of the person named Axenty Poprishchin. It has been speculated that this short story contains one of the earliest descriptions of schizophrenia.1 In […]

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Secret World of US Election: Julian Assange talks to John Pilger

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Whistleblower Julian Assange has given one of his most incendiary interviews ever in a John Pilger Special, courtesy of Dartmouth Films, in which he summarizes what can be gleaned from the tens of thousands of Clinton emails released by WikiLeaks this year.

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ABOLITION OF EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY: IS IT WARRANTED?

Monday, November 7th, 2016

W.A.De Silva Courtesy The Daily Mirror We have experienced during the past regime of former President, that absolute power vested in Executive Presidency has caused opportunity for absolute corruption and abuse of power. As a result many critics have pointed out that abolition of Executive Presidency is absolutely necessary in the process of the formation […]

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WE ARE IN A RIGHT ROYAL MESS; is there a way out?

Monday, November 7th, 2016

 Gomin Dayasri Courtesy The Daily Mirror No new faces, no innovations, no out of the box thinking, no principles – appeals not to the floating voter; the vote that changes regimes, as did the good governance kids in 2015 – more inclined to be anti establishment- to the old or new outlaws. Both sides of the […]

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National University Teachers defend China

Monday, November 7th, 2016

November 6, 2016, 9:54 pm National University Teachers Association (NUTA) has appreciated China debunking allegations as regards loans it made available to Sri Lanka during the previous administration. A statement signed by Dr Channa Jayasumana for NUTA reads: “NUTA wishes to express our gratitude over the clarifications made by China’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi […]

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Call for autonomous unit in North-East renewed GTF seeks talks on proposal though not being included in Wijenayake Report

Monday, November 7th, 2016

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island November 6, 2016, 12:00 pm The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) on behalf of the Sri Lankan Tamils resident overseas has called for the creation of an ‘Autonomous Tamil Region’ (ATR) in a re-merged Northern and Eastern Province to address their grievances. The two provinces comprise eight administrative districts. The GTF […]

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Before The Flood by Leonardo di Caprio

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Full Movie | National Geographic A Documentary on climate change meeting with scientist and people around the world, Also with Pres. Obama, Pope Francis, Kerry, al Gore, Tesla, astronaut , and amazing footage around the world from the North Pole to South America rain forest , Indonesia , India . Very touching and eye opening […]

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