Archive for January 17th, 2017

The Davos Farce

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph D. At this very moment 2500 or more of the world’s most influential people are gathered in Davos, Switzerland   to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world. This Economic Forum  is committed to improving the state of the world”. It is ironical that the USA, the most important and influential […]

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Indian geo-politics cannot not be jeopardized: Lankan ex-Army chief Fonseka

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

 Courtesy Asain News International Updated: Jan 17, 2017 21:54 IST New Delhi [India], Jan. 17(ANI): Allying all fears regarding Indian security concerns in Sri Lanka and the Indian Ocean, Sri Lankan military leader-turned-politician Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka on Tuesday sent a strong message that Indian security and geopolitics cannot be jeopardized, endorsing India as a […]

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“It was not the monks’ party JHU that forced previous GOSL to fight to a finish with LTTE.” -This was a LIE Sirisena camp created in 2014 to defeat Mahinda Rajapakse.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Lorenzo As you know I was with the Sirisena camp in 2014. There were people INVOLVED in spreading these LIES in Sirisena camp. At least now the TRUTH must come out. It was the monks’ party JHU that forced previous GOSL to fight to a finish with LTTE.” This was a LIE Sirisena camp created in […]

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Buddhist medicine to sick Eelamists

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D. If the Tamils’ cry for separatism is given up, the two communities could solve their problems and continue to live in amity and dignity.” – M.C. Sansoni, CJ—(Sessional Paper No. 7 of 1980) Sinhala people have no other land [place to go].” – Wigenswaran-CM, NP (Oct. 7, 2013) Vessantara-traitor dilemma (This essay, first […]

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The Next President

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Chandrasena Pandithage The current president has spent two useless years in presidency; there are another three years left. If we assume that no uncertainty occurs and the president stays on for next three years, still he is incapable of stopping the economic meltdown we are faced with. The current government has already proven to be […]

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හම්බන්තොට කැරැල්ල නිර්මාණය කල අනාගත ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ දේශපාලන ප්‍රවාහය

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි ශුෂ්ක දේශගුණයකට උරුමකම් කියන හම්බන්තොට දිස්ත්‍රික්කය කාගේත් අවදානටට ලක් නොවුන දක්ෂිණ ලංකාවේ දුප්පත් ප්‍රදේශයකි. මේ ප්‍රදේශයේ ජීවත්වෙන මිනිසුන්ගේ නැති බැරිකම නිවට කමක් ලෙස තම ජීවිත වලට බද්ධව  ඇති ආකාරය ලෙනාර්ඩ් වුල්ෆ්ගේ  ‘බද්දේගම’ කෘතියෙන් ලස්සනට පෙන්නුම් කර ඇත. මේ නිවට නියාලු බාවයෙන්, මේ මිනිසුන්ව මුදවාලිය යුතුය, එසේ කිරීමට නම් ඔවුන් ආර්ථික වශයෙන් පන […]

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BRING BACK HERATH  AS TEST CAPTAIN AND THARANGA TO LEAD ODI AND T20

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Sri Lankan Cricket has reached its low ebb and in the process virtually destroyed some of the young talents.  Angelow Mathews was never a visionary leader, he was fortunate to be the skipper with the right contacts, rather than right skills needed by a skipper.  With the departure of Mahela, […]

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LCC Chairman who blew the whistle sacked-Mega coal controversy

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Power Secy calls for scrapping of Lanka Coal Company   January 17, 2017, 9:34 pm Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya has removed attorney-at-law Maithri Gunaratne from the post of Chairman Lanka Coal Company (LCC) a week after the UNPer exposed sordid coal deals perpetrated at Sri Lanka’s expense. […]

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Power Secretary demands the resignation of Coal Chairman who opposed crooked deal

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Anti Corruption Front – Press Release  Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy BMS Batagoda has written to the President demanding the resisgnation of ‎Maithri Gunaratne, Chairman of Lanka Coal Company (Pvt) Ltd, who had continiously opposed the attempts to sign an unfavourable deal to import coal to Sri Lanka. A few days […]

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සැබෑ මිලට වඩා ඩොලර් 10 ක් වැඩි මිලට ගල් අගුරු ගෙන්වීම නැවත අරඹයි.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

දුෂණ විරෝධී පෙරමුණ –  පුවත්පත් නිවේදනය සැබෑ මිලට වඩා ඩොලර් 10 ක් වැඩි මිලට ගල් අගුරු ගෙන්වීම නැවත අරඹයි. ගිය සතියේ රහසේ ණය ලිපි විවෘත කරලා. අත්සන් කරන්න. තැන්තම් ඉවත් කරනවා. ලේකම් ගල් අගුරු සභාපතිට කියයි. කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය නොමග යැවූ නීති විරෝධී ගිවිසුමක් මගින් පසුගිය වසරේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට රුපියල් මිලියන 4,145.43 ක් අහිමි කළ බවට විගණකාධිපතිවරයා […]

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Towards a police state?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Editorial The Island January 16, 2017, 7:51 pm The Rajapaksa government stood accused of militarising society. Intoxicated with power it went so far as to order a military crackdown on a civilian protest against the contamination of groundwater by a factory in Rathupaswala in 2013. It looks as if the yahapalana administration, which came to […]

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‘Coca Cola may set up Lanka plant to target Indian market’

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Courtesy moneycontrol.com Coca-Cola’s interest was expressed by the Asia Pacific chiefs of the Company when they met the Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake here over the weekend, it said in a statement. American beverages major Coca-Cola Co may set up a plant in Sri Lanka to feed demands in India, which has the highest demand of […]

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Sri Lanka after Iran’s oil technology

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Courtesy Mehr News Agency. TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA) – Visiting Sri Lankan Minister of Technology and Research Susil Premajayantha visited the Research Institute of Petroleum Industry of Iran in a bid for technological cooperation agreements with Iran. Iran and Sri Lanka started a new round of negotiations over exploring oil in Indian Ocean after the arrival […]

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Speaking of multivitamins, let’s remember what happened in Sri Lanka in 1803

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Vicky Hallett  Courtesy The Sudney Morning Herald Consuming a pill with nearly 100 times the recommended daily allowance of riboflavin has one definitive benefit: It will turn your urine ultra-yellow. “This is as close as most people come to watching their money go down the toilet,” writes James Hamblin in response to the question “Is […]

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Govt lacks funds for drought relief programme

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

BY Kavindya Chris Thomas Courtesy Ceylon Today The Finance Ministry claims that the country will face a dire food, water and electricity crisis should the islandwide drought continue until the April monsoon rains arrive. State Minister of Finance Lakshaman Yapa Abeygunawardene, speaking to the media yesterday, said the government is expecting USD 1.5 billion to implement […]

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Twelve Prerequisites for sustainable and just reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Dr Sudath Gunasekara 16.Jan 2017. 1. Strong Government at the centre headed by a patriotic Sinhala Buddhist leader elected by all the people of the country and a council of 15 Ministers with a Rajya Mantarana Sabbha of not more than 150 members elected on an electoral basis, with recalling powers vested with the people, […]

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(Part 2) -The Criminal Junta Threatens the World with Annihilation Flexing its ‘Full- Spectrum Dominance’ Weather Bomb   

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

By Gandara John While the world was riveted to the newscasts of bombings and carnage perpetrated by Obama’s USIS terrorists, going almost unreported was the rash of major earthquakes, wobbling our Planet, which followed the New Zealand earthquake. On 13 Nov 2016 a massive earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale hit New Zealand, virtually […]

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