Archive for February 3rd, 2017

At Independence, the citizens of ‘Sri Lanka’ must remember who fought to get independence

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Shenali D Waduge There is little point in raising the national flag if one does not know what the flag stands for and how the national flag came into being. There is little point celebrating independence, if people do not know what it took to gain independence and the centuries of suffering faced by the […]

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The Amazing Grace of  Judge Christy Weeramantry

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

H. L. D. Mahindapala By a set of fortuitous circumstances Judge C. G. Weeramantry,  his bubbly wife Rosemary and children had become  a part of our little circle in Melbourne ever since he was appointed to a chair in law at the Monash University in the seventies. Like all migrants we invariably gravitated to little […]

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නිදහසේ උදානය

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි රටට සතුරු සුනක රජුනි, සමරනු මැන සයනු කපා, අති උදාර අපේ නිදහස මිතුන වර්ෂයේ, සතුරු මිතුන පහස ලබා – සිත කය සතපා ලැබෙන ධනය වෙත ලොබවී රට ගැන නොතකා දිවිදුන් ඒ විරුවන්ගේ ගුණදම් නොසිතා රටට සතුරු සුනක රජුනි, සමරනු මැන සයනු කපා, අති උදාර අපේ නිදහස මිතුන වර්ෂයේ, දහසක් ජන රුහිරු හෙළා  […]

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Sri Lanka Cricket Has Become Derelict and Meaningless as a Result Of Incompetence.

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Top Spin By Sunny Feb5th 2017 The incompetence seems to arise not from the players themselves entirely but the Chairman of Selectors and the Coach who appear to be making all the wrong choices as a result of which the team seems to be floundering and faltering like a rudderless ship. Surely there was no […]

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CANADIAN PREMIER SHEDDING TEARS FOR 6 PEOPLE KILLED IN A TERRORIST ATTACK WHILST MOLLYCODDLING THE MOST BRUTAL TERRORIST OUTFIT IN THE WORLD- LTTE ON THEIR SOIL

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Malin Abeyatunge Six people were killed and eight wounded when gunmen opened fire at a Quebec City mosque during Sunday night prayers, in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “terrorist attack on Muslims. As a  Sri Lankan I would not condemn this attack. The simple reason is the Canadian Govts  in the past […]

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GSP is a chocolate coated cyanide capsule – Bandula

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

WITH RAVI LADDUWAHETTY Courtesy Ceylon Today Colombo District UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardane says that the government has brought the economy to such a quagmire that there is no hope of recovery. Here, he is in conversation with the Ceylon Today on core economic issues ?: What are your thoughts on the Treasury Bond Scam and what […]

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This is not the good governance we fought for – Maithri Gunaratne

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

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පිඬු සිඟා මව් රකින බුද්ධ පුත්‍රයා …!!!

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

 දමුණුපොළ – චමින්ද ජයලත් “If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.” ~Buddha “He who attends on the sick attends on me,” declared the Buddha, exhorting his disciples on the importance of ministering to the sick. වැඩ වාසය කළ විහාරස්ථානය හැරදමා පිණ්ඩපාතයෙහි යෙදෙමින් ලැබෙන දානය සිය වයෝවෘද්ධ මවට කවා […]

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මහින්දගේ ප්‍රජා අයිතිය අහෝසි කිරීමට සූදානම්..

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

අනුරුද්ධ බණ්ඩාර රණවාරණ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම් ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ ෆෙඩරල් රටක් නිර්මාණය කිරීම, රටේ සම්පත් විකුණා දැමීම හා හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා ඇතුළු ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්‍ෂයේ නායකයන්ගේ ප්‍රජා අයිතිය අහෝසි කිරීම ‘විගඩමක් මේ රූකඩ පාලනය විසින් නටන්නට හදන බවත් එහි තිර පිටපතේ කොටසක් ලෙස ජනපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා ව්‍යාජ රනිල් විරෝධයක් පෙන්වන බවත් ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ […]

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Do you know who this auto driver is?

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Lesson from India Do you know who this auto driver is? He is Indian PM’s elder brother, an auto driver still. Neither he is taking any advantage of his brother’s position nor Indian PM interfering in his brother’s personal life. Indian PM, Mr. Modi, says my brother is living with dignity in his own way, he has […]

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Grievances and resolution: the question of true dimensions

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

BY MALINDA SENEVIRATNE  Grievances.  ‘Grievances?’ rather.  A word and a question.  The former implies a list or at least two issues that somehow cause distress.  The latter, the question that is, is something that has been customarily ignored or caused much shy-making, toe-watching and navel-gazing.  At best it prompts a highly emotion and even highly stylized narrative which is marked […]

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සයිටම් විරෝධය

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග සයිටම් විරෝධය මතු කල යුත්තේ සයිටම් අායතනයේ කොලිටිය වැඩි කිරීම සඳහා මිස පුද්ගලික විශ්ව විද්‍යාල තහනම් කල යුතුයි කියන ස්ථාවරේ සිට නොවේ. සයිටම් අායතනයේ කොලිටිය වැඩි කිරීම සමගම බොහෝ අඩු ලුහුඞුතා තිබෙන දේශීය වෛද්‍ය ආයතන වලද කොලිටිය උසස් කර ගැනීමට සටන් කල යුතුය​. සයිටම් අායතනයෙන් පිටවන දොස්තරලා රෝගීන් මරා දමාවිද යන්න […]

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Indrajit Coomaraswamy: Road map – monetary and financial sector policies for 2017 and beyond

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Speech by Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Colombo, 3 January 2017. Courtesy BIS Bank for International Settlements The presentation of the Road Map is a very important tradition that was initiated by the Central Bank in 2007 and this is the 10th statement in that tradition that we are presenting […]

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Police trapped Veerappan using his businessman contact who had secret links with Sri Lanka-based Tamil radicals

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Arun Ram| TNN Courtesy The Times of India CHENNAI: An influential businessman who had secret links with Sri Lanka-based Tamil radicals was helping forest brigand Veerappan with information and, probably, arms. What’s more, the same man, when threatened with exposure over his Lankan links, helped the Special Task Force trap and gun down the bandit 12 […]

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තොරතුරු අයිතිය අද සිට Right  for Information Act from Today

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera With the long awaited act coming to effect from today ,I would like to request the government to provide following information Travel and Expenditure incurred by every minister for the last two years How many cars allocated to each minister Amount allocated and spent by each minister for house rent Which minister […]

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Cultural Genocide – Sinhalese Right to Identity at stake: Sinhalese are not prepared to give up Sinhale Identity for the sake of becoming a Sri Lankan

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Shenali D Waduge The fundamental right to a historically held identity is being incrementally usurped. There is a plot to usurp the Sinhale Identity. It must be opposed. The Sinhale identity is in our blood and the Buddhist identity is also in our blood. This has been so for over 2600years. Even the colonials did […]

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Lotteries: Mass gambling that brings in camouflaged tax revenue

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

By Rohana R. Wasala We sometimes talk about national scourges such as the current crassly perverted political culture, rank corruption in high places, abject dependence on and implicit faith in astrology and other occult practices, rampant abuse of drugs and drinking, smoking, and gambling, all of which, due to the existing circumstances, get lashed into […]

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