Archive for December 17th, 2016

Statement of the National Joint Committee on the Report submitted by the Centre-Periphery Sub-Committee on Constitutional Reform

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

The National Joint Committee Press Release  The Government on the 19th of November presented to Parliament several reports of subcommittees appointed by them on constitutional reform, which includes reports on centre-periphery relations and police powers. The subcommittee on centre-periphery relations was chaired by Mr Dharmalingam Siddharthan Member of Parliament. The report in its introduction states that […]

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දෙමළ නිජ භූමි ව්‍යාජ ඉතිහාසය…!!! දෙමළ නිජ භූමි ව්‍යාජ ඉතිහාසය නිර්මාණය කළේ සිංහල පමණක්‌ රාජ්‍ය භාෂාව කිරීමට පෙරයි

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ කථිකාචාර්ය සුමේධ වීරවර්ධන ‘දෙමළ ඊළාම් නිජබිම් ප්‍රශ්නය’ නමින් කෘතියක්‌ සහ වාර්තාමය චිත්‍රපටයක්‌ ‘සිංහල හඬ’ සංවිධානය විසින් පසුගියදා එළිදක්‌වන ලදී. එහිදී එම කෘතිය සිංහල, දෙමළ සහ ඉංග්‍රීසි යන භාෂා ත්‍රිත්වයෙන්ම එළිදැක්‌වීමට කටයුතු කිරීම විශේෂත්වයකි. එම කෘතිය සම්පාදනය කිරීමේදී ඒ සඳහා දායක වූ පේරාදෙණිය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ දර්ශන හා මනෝවිද්‍යා අංශයේ ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ කථිකාචාර්ය සුමේධ වීරවර්ධන සමග  කළ සංවාදයේ […]

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General Secretary SLMC, Hassanali has lost his vision of the Muslims of the East. 

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Noor Nizam. Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener – The Muslim Voice”, December 17th., 2016. The Muslim Youth should group themselves into a powerful political Institution, Insha Allah, especially in the Eastern Province.  General Secretary of the SLMC, Hassanali is reported in the national media that he has foregone the […]

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The Tallest Christmas Tree Saga continues

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe  Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada. 16 December 2016 Hon. Maithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Galle Face Colombo 1 Sri Lanka cc. His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe.  Re: The Tallest Christmas Tree Saga continues Dear President […]

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Assault on Journalists In Sri Lanka.

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Dr IMRC Iriyagolle The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka  Mr Ranil Wickrmasinghe has admitted that he gave the illegal order to the Navy Commander Ravi Wijegunaratne to ‘break up the strike’ of the temporary workers at Hambantota Port by any method.  the workers were pleading not to privatise, ‘ sell the port’ to China and […]

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The Trail of Lee Harvey Oswald

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge   In 1988 I went to Minsk – the capital city of Belarus to find some facts about Lee Harvey Oswald who was believed to be the lone gunman in JFK Assassination. It had been 25 years after the President John F Kennedy‘s assassination. The Minsk had almost forgotten the American defector who lived in their city. No […]

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Islamic Banking has No Relevance in India: Union Finance Ministry

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Courtesy: nextbillion.net The Union Finance Ministry said Friday that Islamic banking was not relevant any more in achieving the objectives of financial inclusion as the government has already introduced programmes like Jan Dhan Yojana and Suraksha Bima Yojna for all citizens towards that end. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for […]

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Colonial atrocities explode myth of Dutch tolerance

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

LEONARD DOYLE, West Europe Editor Courtesy: The Independent Sunday 29 May 1994 LAST THURSDAY, in a court in the northern Dutch city of Groningen, a trial took place of a sort that is only supposed to happen in despotic Third World countries. In the dock was writer Graa Boomsma, who penned what is believed to be […]

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President the fall guy in promoting new constitution?

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Courtesy The Island December 17, 2016, 7:12 pm The sale of the Hambantota Port. The previous government had also signed agreements in 2013 or thereabouts to hand over a part of the Hambantota harbour to a Chinese company on a 40 year lease but on very different terms. There are four first major privatisation of […]

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Fifteen Sri Lankan finance companies in trouble: IMF

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

by Azhar Razak Courtesy The Island Analysts question fate of Central Bank’s compulsory listing requirement plan for registered finance firms December 17, 2016, 6:22 pm Of the 46 licensed financial companies in Sri Lanka, 15 are presently facing liquidity issues, with six at a high level of distress with Non Performing Loans ranging from 50 to […]

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Sri Lanka’s warning to Syria: Manufacturing a case for war crimes against Syria and President Assad -startling similarities between Syria and Sri Lanka

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge There are many similarities in the liberation of Aleppo by its armed forces and the liberation of Sri Lanka from LTTE terrorists. Both nations and their national army were eliminating terrorists who were assets of other nations. Both nations had to deal with onslaughts on the battlefield and onslaughts diplomatically as well […]

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නීතියේ ආධිපත්‍යය හා බොම්බයිමොටයි රට පාලනය

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

ආචාර්ය චන්දන ජයලත් නීතිය කා හටත් එක හා සමානව බලපාන බවත් නීතිය වනාහි ලෝකයේ උසම මිනිසාගේ උසටත් තවත් අඟලක් උසින් පවතින බවත් අපි අසා ඇත්තෙමු. මීටත් වඩා සැලෝලයිට් කියමනක් තවත් නැතිය. ලෝකයේ ලොකුම බොරුවත් එයමය. එය පරමාදර්ශි වුවත් කිසිදා ලඟා කරගත නොහැකි වාස්තවික නොවූ සමාජ අනුභූතියකි. නීතිය හදන තැනම නීතිය කඩති. තවත් පැත්තකින් නීතිය යාන්ත‍්‍රිකව […]

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To sell the H’tota Port the Govt. called it a white elephant:

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Because the government was keen to sell the Hambantota Harbour that it claimed it was a white elephant, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said today. He said people are aware as to how many ships arrive at the Hambantota Port. When the two ships seized by the port employees departed another two […]

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Wooing a spent force

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Editorial Courtesy The Island  December 16, 2016, 9:50 pm Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan have, with the blessings of President Maithripala Sirisena, sought former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s support for the government’s constitutional efforts, according to a recent Hindu report. Why is the government so keen to involve Rajapaksa in its constitution […]

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Hambantota Harbour Hype – Don’t blame only the Navy Commander

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

A. Patabendige Courtesy The Island December 16, 2016, 9:50 pm Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravi Wijayagunaratne and his men manhandling The Island correspondent Roshan Gunasekera at the Hambantota Port. Pic by Dilip N Jayasekera ‘The first duty of a serviceman is to his country, then to his countrymen, and last to himself’ Everyone saw or knows what […]

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Serving the masters

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

By Dr Upul Wijayawardhana Courtesy The Island December 16, 2016, 9:53 pm Serving the political masters of Yahapalanaya, which has rapidly degenerated at an alarming pace to a Yama-Palanaya, seem to be the only consideration for some public servants holding high office. I do not wish to be disrespectful, in any way, to honourable public servants […]

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The Joint Opposition (JO) slams govt for selling family silver

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

by Maheesha Mudugamuwa Courtesy The Island The Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday slammed the government for handing over a majority of shares of the Hambantota port to a Chinese company and its decision to lease out 15,000 acres in Hambantota to another Chinese company to set up a trade zone without following the proper tender procedure. Former […]

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Astrological explanation of political events Review Essay

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island December 16, 2016, 9:46 pm The Victory of Donald Trump or ‘Thurumpuwage Vickramaya’ is an astrological treatise written by Lake House journalist K. C. J. Ratnayake, who began his foray into astrology through his association with astrologers providing articles on astrology to Lake House newspapers; he ended up becoming […]

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