Archive for February 1st, 2017

All Enemies of Mahinda But One Have Fallen

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Dilrook Kannangara The UNP-Sirisena regime is an orphan now! All its parents are gone, dead or kaput except one who is on his last legs dragging his wretched country down with him. So where is Samantha Power – the most vicious regime change agent – and her accomplice Biswal? Gone! How about Cameron, Obama and […]

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A Postscript to Independence Sri Lanka is supposed to have got in 1948

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Dr Sudath Gunasekara (SLAS) retired Ministry Secretary On the eve of another Island wide so-called independent day celebrations it baffles my mind once again, as it happened for many years, as to what foolery we are doing on this day wasting so much public funds and losing millions of productive man hours that could have […]

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More Americans approve of Trump’s travel ban than disapprove – poll

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

RT Despite nationwide protests and several major Republican figures speaking out against President Trump’s controversial travel ban, a new poll has revealed that more Americans actually support the ban than oppose it. A Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday found that 49 percent of Americans approved of the executive order to ban citizens from seven […]

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World News

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

UK Commons overwhelmingly backs Brexit bill MPs have voted by a majority of 384 to allow Prime Minister Theresa May to get Brexit negotiations under way. They backed the government’s European Union Bill, supported by the Labour leadership, by 498 votes to 114. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38833883 TRUMP’S STATESMAN Ex-oil executive Rex Tillerson confirmed as Secretary of State […]

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Assistance for International Standard Certifications  (ISO 9001.ISO 14001.ISO 22000, ISO 50001) From the Ministry of Industry and Commerce

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Industrial Development Board (IDB), The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has initiated a programme to support local small and medium industries, whose annual turnover is less than Rs. 750 Mn. and permanent employment less than 300 to the 1st Jan. 2017, to obtain above international standard certificates with the intention of improving industry productivity, sustainability, food […]

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ජාත්‍යන්තර සහතික සඳහා රජයෙන් සහන ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, ISO 50001

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

ලංකා කාර්මික සංවර්ධන මංඩලය, කර්මාන්ත හා වාණිජ කටයුතු අමාත්‍යංශය විසින් දේශීය කර්මාන්තවල ඵලදායිතාවය ඉහල නැංවීම, බලශක්ති කාර්යක්ෂමතාව හා ආහාර සුරක්ෂිතතාවය වර්ධනය කිරීම සඳහා විශේෂ අනුග්‍රහයක් ලබාදීමේ වැඩසටහනක් ආරම්භ කර ඇත.  මේ සඳහා 2017 ජනවාරි 01 දිනට වාර්ෂික පිරිවැටුම රු. මිලියන 750 ට අඩු සහ සේවක සංඛ්‍යාව 300 ට අඩු සුළු හා මධ්‍ය පරිමාණ කර්මාන්තවලට ISO […]

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රේගු වෙන්දේසියට තබා තිබූ රෝස්වුඞ් දැව තොගය ඉන් ඉවත් කිරීම

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

සමස්ත ලංකා රේගු සේවා සංගමය. ගරු මුදල් ඇමතිතුමා,  මුදල් අමාත්‍යාංශය, කොළඹ 01. මැතිතුමනි, රේගු වෙන්දේසියට තබා තිබූ  රෝස්වුඞ් දැව තොගය ඉන් ඉවත් කිරීම            උක්ත කරුණ සම්බන්ධයෙන් 2017.01.31 දින ලංකාදීප පුවත්පතේ නාලක සංජීව දහනායක මහතා විසින් ‘‘රේගුවෙන් ඇල්ලූ දැව තොගයක් පරීක්ෂණයක් නොකර වසර තුනක් තිස්සේ රඳවාගෙන’’ යන මාතෘකාව යටතේ පළකර තිබූ ප‍්‍රවෘත්තිය කෙරෙහි ඔබතුමාගේ අවධානය යොමු කිරීමට […]

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Sri Lanka should immediately establish a Marine Science Research Station on Kachchativu

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Pathfinder Economic Flash Last month there were reports in the press that a group of Indian citizens was planning to raise their national flag on the island of Kachchativu to coincide with India’s Republic Day celebrated on 26 January.  That threat failed to materialize. February is an important month for another reason. Around that time […]

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දිවුලපිටිය පස් කතාවේ අනික් පැත්ත -ප්‍රා.ලේ. සිය වගකීම ඉටුකරලා – ක්‍රියාත්මක නොවු ඉංජිනේරුට ස්ථාන මාරුවක්

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රය මීනී මරමින්, පගාව දෙමින්, මැරකම් පාමින්, ජල උල්පත් සිදිමින් සිදු කරන දිවුලපිටියේ පස් කැපිල්ලේ අලුත්ම කථාව ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රය – ග්‍රීන් හාර්ට්ස් ව්‍යාපෘතිය මෙසේ හෙළි කරයි. රංජන් රාමනායක ඇමතිවරයාගේ පරුෂ වචනයට ලක් වූ දිවුලපිටිය ලේකම්වරිය සැබෑ ලෙසම ඇයට ලැබුණු පැමිණිල්ල පිළිබද ඉදිරි කටයුතු සදහා 2016 දෙසැම්බර් […]

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Troubled Future for our Species.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

R Chandrasoma Since his emergence as a semi-civilized species many thousands of years ago, the threats to human survival have been both severe and sustained. Throughout the ages Famine, Disease and War kept populations dynamically stable and environmental degradation was kept within sustainable limits. This ‘fortunate’ state of affairs no longer holds – for two […]

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Property in Ireland: I won’t respond to FB claims: Anura Kumara……….

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeyseekra When I read above story ,I was wondering to know how JVP feels and felt they were mudslinging in seventies and eighties at public figures I would like to elaborate an incident which concerned me as well .I worked many years in UK and acquired a property with hard earned money .I […]

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MR’ s acolytes want old regime back for survival-CBK

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

 By Upul Wickremasinghe  Courtesy The Daily Mirror Reveals how Maithripala Sirisena was chosen as Presidential candidate The role played by Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga in changing the political landscape in January 2015 was praiseworthy. In this exercise there is no doubt that she had to face great danger in undertaking such a risk. Upon the completion […]

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Property in Ireland: I won’t respond to FB claims: Anura Kumara

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

 Courtesy The Daily Mirror Referring to claims that he owns a property in Ireland, JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said he had no interest in responding to claims made on social media. Earlier this week, several pictures of a letter from the Irish Revenue Department addressed to one Anura Kumara Dissanayake was circulated on Facebook. […]

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to back Joint Opposition at Local Government polls

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Courtesy Adaderana February 1, 2017  06:09 pm  Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he will support the Joint Opposition at the upcoming Local Government elections and not the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). Responding to questions from journalists in Puttalam today (01), the UPFA Parliamentarian said that he is prepared to successfully face the Local Government polls, […]

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Do not eat croton

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Dr. Channa Jayasumana, Courtesy The Island February 1, 2017, 8:22 pm People shouldn’t eat any part of the croton plant.All parts of the croton plant contains oil with violently purgative (substances that loosen stools and increase bowel movements) and irritating qualities, which is also suspected of being a co-carcinogen. Even dried plant materials retain their poisonous properties. […]

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Astrologers’ woes

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Editorial The Island February 1, 2017, 8:26 pm Fortunetellers’ fortunes are tied to those of their political masters and not to stars. This has been the case throughout human history. Haruspices, who pretended to be able to predict future for Roman emperors by looking at the insides of sacrificed animals and oracles who specialised in […]

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The Joint Opposition reports Minister Harrison to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

By Dasun Edirisinghe Courtesy The Island The Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday complained to the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) against Minister of Rural Economy P. Harison and Chairman of the Paddy Marketing Board for causing a loss of Rs. 10 billion to the government by selling paddy stocks to a private company […]

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Attempt on lawmaker’s life Norway mum

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The Norwegian embassy refrained from responding to serious accusations that a Norwegian or Norwegians of Sri Lankan origin had been involved in an alleged assassination attempt on Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran in January, this year. Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has alleged that […]

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GL wants to know why terrorists not charged under PTA EU won’t comment on Sumanthiran assassination bid

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island February 1, 2017, 9:58 pm Alleging that five former LTTE cadres arrested in connection with an alleged attempt to assassinate TNA lawmaker M.A. Sumanthiran had been produced before the Kilinochchi Magistrate and District judge and remanded till Feb 13 on a charge of possessing explosives and narcotics instead of under […]

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Sri Lanka arrest astrologer who predicted President Sirisena’s death

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Courtesy South China Morning Post  Astrologer is a former navy sailor convicted of attempting to assassinate India’s then-Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1987 An astrologer who made several predictions that Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena would die has been arrested, police said Wednesday. Most Sri Lankans follow astrologers’ advice, and the suspect, Vijitha Rohana Wijemuni, […]

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Rajapaksa accuses Sirisena govt of dropping guard on LTTE

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Courtesy The Hindu Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has accused the Sri Lankan government of dropping its guard on the LTTE by scaling down intelligence operations in the island’s Tamil-majority north and east. Commenting on the recent arrest of four ex-LTTE members, for allegedly plotting to assassinate Tamil legislator M.A. Sumanthiran, the two-time President said: “They […]

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