Archive for February 23rd, 2017

PTSD and the Soviet Culture

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-4) Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after an individual has experienced or witnessed a major trauma. DSM-IV-TR Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder highlights that the person has been exposed to a traumatic event in which […]

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GROWING TALIBAN INFLUENCE IN AFGHANISTAN

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

ALI SUKHANVER Everyone knows that Ashraf Ghani’s success in the presidential elections was warmly welcomed rather celebrated in Pakistan. The people in Pakistan were of the opinion that Ashraf Ghani would try his utmost to bring these brotherly countries more close to each other but Mr. Ghani did altogether otherwise. Pak-Afghan relationship is at present […]

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Indian Foreign Secretary Urges Tamil National Alliance to Unite to Fight for Tamil Rights

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

I. de Silva The Editor New Indian Express India Dear Sir: Re: Indian Foreign Secretary Urges Tamil National Alliance to Unite to Fight for Tamil Rights This is an example of blatant Indian interference in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka. India has been the regional bully for decades and it appears that Indian foreign […]

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TAMILS OF SRILANKA AND THE MEXICANS OF USA

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Kanthar Balanathan, HE Mr Donald Trump The President of the USA The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 His Excellency the President, TAMILS OF SRILANKA AND THE MEXICANS OF USA Sir, I am a supporter of your excellency, and continue to be supportive on various topics on a multiple dimensional perspective. On […]

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RECONCILIATION PORNOGRAPHY

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

The Rajpal Abeynayake Column The entire show of the reconciliation pornography now taking place in Sri Lanka replete with tear jerking video images of all and sundry, especially the boring but earnest and amiable, is in fact polarizing the communities more than ever. It is not the images themselves of course but the reverse engineering […]

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SAITM issue: A rational approach needed

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Professor R. P. Gunawardane February 23, 2017, 12:00 pm There have been wide ranging views in all media regarding the degree awarding status of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in respect of their medical degree program. I consider this an extremely important national issue with regard to the expansion of the […]

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Bellanwila Anunayake Thero slams ETCA, Indian expansionism People’s Commission to formulate national policy on international trade and treaties

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

By C. A. Chandraprema February 23, 2017, 9:31 pm *PM flayed for his determination to sign ETCA * Padeniya bitterly criticises India-Sri Lanka FTA *Sale of state assets condemned *Prof. Lakshman warns against employing foreign workers The inauguration of the People’s Commission to formulate a policy framework for international trade and treaties appointed by the […]

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Mystery gazette forces suspension of sittings Probe on CBSL bond scam

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

By Sarath Dharmasena and Shyam Nuwan Ganewatta Courtesy The Island February 23, 2017, 9:50 pm Chairman of the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the Bond Scam, Supreme Court Judge K. T. Chithrasiri yesterday temporarily suspended its sittings after halting the recording of evidence from Finance Ministry Secretary Dr. R. H. S. Samaratunge. The commission ceased […]

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අවුරුදු 10 කදී ගත් ණය වගේ දෙගුණයක් වසර දෙකකදී අරගෙන-හිටපු ජනපති මහින්ද කියයි

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකාදීප තම රජය අවුරුදු 10 කදී ගත් ණයට වඩා වැඩි ණය ප්‍රමාණයක් වත්මන් රජය පසුගිය වසර දෙකේ ගෙන තිබෙන බව හිටපු ජනපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද (23) පැවසීය. රටේ ජාතික සම්පත් විකිණීමට එරෙහිව ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂය ආරම්භ කළ ජාතික සම්පත් සුරැකීමේ මධ්‍යස්ථානය නාරාහේන්පිට අභයාරාමයේ දී විවෘත කරමින් හිටපු ජනපතිවරයා එසේ කීවේය. රාජ්‍ය කළමනාකරණය නොදන්නා බැවින් […]

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Sri Lanka’s lack of national policies a world record – Prof. Wimalarathana Thero

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

By Yusuf Ariff  Courtesy Adaderana Ven. Professor Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thero says that Sri Lanka will go down in the history books as a country with no national policies. Sri Lanka has many world records. I think that this country not having any national policies on the likes of education, culture and media is also a […]

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Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga using her position to bring disrepute upon armed forces – Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

  By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy Adaderana Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the statement made by Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to foreign correspondents in Colombo last week to the effect that war widows in Sri Lanka now face ‘widespread’ sexual exploitation by members of the army among others, is a matter of grave concern.” The rape and sexual […]

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හොරකම්,වංචා,දූෂණ නෑ කියූ යහපාලනය අපට තේරුම් ගන්න බෑ.. අපිට පිස්සුද.. මේකද යහපාලනය.. – බෙල්ලන්විල නාහිමියෝ යහපාලනයේ පළු අරිති..

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

ලංකා සී නිවුස් එදා මිනිස්සුන්ගේ ඡන්දය ගන්න එක නායකයකු කිව්වා අපි බලයට ආවොත් මේ රට ධර්මිෂ්ඨ සාමාජයක් කරනවා කියලා” කොච්චර හොදද ධර්මිෂ්ඨ කිව්වම, මේ සම්පූර්ණ අමූලික බොරුවක් නේ කලේ යයි උත්සව සභාවක් අමතමින් ශ්‍රි ජයවර්ධනපුර විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය කුලපති මහාචාර්ය බෙල්ලන්විල විමලරත්න නායක හිමියන් ප්‍රකාශ කරන ලදි. උන්වහන්සේ වැඩිදුරටත් සඳහන් කලේ ඉන් පසුත් නොයෙක් නායකයින් තම […]

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චන්ද්‍රිකා කලේ නොහොබිනා වැඩක්.. ඇය අපේ හතුරන් හා එක් වෙලා.. මහින්දගෙන් තදබල නිවේදනයක්..

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

ලංකා සී නිවුස් හිටපු ජනාධිපති චන්ද්‍රිකා කුමාරතුංග විසින් ජාත්‍යන්තරය ඉදිරියේ මෙරට සන්නද්ධ හමුදාවලට අවලාද නැගීම සම්බන්දයෙන් හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා විරෝධය පල කරයි. තම විරෝධය සදහන් කරමින් ඒ මහතා විසින් නිකුත් කර ඇති නිවේදනය මෙසේය. මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය චන්ද්‍රිකා කුමාරතුංග මැතිනිය ජාත්‍යන්තරය ඉදිරියේ අපේ සන්නද්ධ හමුදාවලට අවලාද නැගීම යුද්ධය නිසා උතු‍රේ වැන්දඹු තත්වයට පත් වූ […]

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Former President and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa urges Maithri to condemn CBK’s allegations

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror  Former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga’s allegations that war widows face sexual exploitation by members of the army among others should be condemned publically by President Maithripala Sirisena, former president and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa said today. Issuing a statement, he said Ms. Kumaratunga’s allegations were a matter of grave concern and the […]

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Hong Kong asylum seekers who sheltered Edward Snowden ‘in fear’ after reports Sri Lankan agents travelled to city to look for them

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Raquel Carvalho South China Morning Post ‘I don’t know what they would do, because they are cruel,’ says father of two The asylum seekers who sheltered former US intelligence contractor turned whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong have said they fear for their safety, after reports that Sri Lankan police had been in the city looking […]

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