Archive for December 27th, 2016

Personality Changes Following Traumatic Combat Exposure

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  The ”self-image” is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self-image and you change the personality and the behavior.” Maxwell Maltz Gradual personality changes can be normal with the aging process and experience that one receives. It is a part of human development. Psychologists generally view personality as one […]

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OPEN LETTER to Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 27 December, 2016 OPEN LETTER to Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Galle Face Colombo 1 Sri Lanka & Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Prime Minister’s Office Colombo 1, Sri Lanka cc; His Eminence Archbishop […]

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විමල් යහපාලන දෙවසර පණ පිටින් හම ගහයි..

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

දෙරණ නාලිකාවේ පැවති 360 වැඩසටහනේ මෙවර ප‍්‍රශ්න කෙරුණේ ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණු නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී විමල් වීරවංශයන්ගෙනි. දිගු කලකට පසු රූපවාහිනී සාකච්චාවකදි පැමිනි ඔහු දෙපැයකට ආසන්න කාලයක් තිස්සේ පැවති සාකච්චාවේදී යහපාලන දෙවසරක කාලය තුල රට ගමන් කල ඇති අන්තය ගැන මනා විග‍්‍රහයක් සරල සුගම බසින් සිදු කලේය. තම නිවසේ තරුණයෙකු මිය යාම, තමනට එල්ල වී ඇති […]

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China and the Magampura Port

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today In 1638, we got the Dutch to dislodge the Portuguese and ended in a worse situation. Then, with the Treaty of Amiens in 1802, which had nothing to do with Sri Lanka, the English took over from the Dutch. Thereafter, we lost the last vestiges of our sovereignty and came […]

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Why constitutional reforms?

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island December 26, 2016, 8:08 pm What is the compulsion for constitutional reforms? Would these reforms be so extensive as to warrant a ‘new’ constitution, or would they be limited to specific issues that could be incorporated as amendments to the existing constitution? These are some of the questions in the […]

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Devolution of police powers to provinces: A recipe for disaster

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

by Gamini Gunawardane Retd. Snr. DIG Courtesy The Island December 26, 2016, 7:59 pm A proposal to devolve police Powers to the Provinces has been made again. Under the yahapalana government’s constitutional reform project, the strict implementation of the provisions for devolution of police powers under the 13th Amendment and more is proposed by the Sub-Committee […]

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Sauce for political goose …

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Editorial The Island December 26, 2016, 8:07 pm The stage is now set for the implementation of a contributory pension scheme for the state employees to be recruited, we are told. Old habits die hard! The UNP-led UNF government (2001-2004) introduced it as part of the much-touted Regaining Sri Lanka project. It was, however, abolished […]

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Provincial Governors with more powers needed to protect unitary status

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

 By Kelum Bandara  Courtesy The Daily Mirror In the wake of proposals for the reduction of powers of provincial governors in the new Constitution, Southern Province Governor Hemakumara Nanayakkara spoke out against the move. In an interview with , he says a Governor should have more powers to protect the unitary status and to prevent […]

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The Sirisena campaign

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Rajiva Wijesinha Courtesy Ceylon Today The seven weeks after the press conference at which Maithripala Sirisena announced his candidature were hectic and tense. During the conference itself, I had a telephone call to say that the Presidential Secretariat had called to demand that the vehicle I was using be returned. This struck me as petty and foolish […]

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