Archive for March 5th, 2017

What Can the Sinhalese do about the Muslim population explosion and land grab?

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Ratanapala 5 Mar 2017 In the aftermath of the 1976 Non Aligned Nations Conference in Colombo, one of the ‘distinguished’ attendees Col Gadhafi, gave a radio interview to the local Muslims. (See Radio Ceylon Transcripts of 1976) On this occasion he inquired from them about their demographics in Sri Lanka and gave them the following […]

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A love-bite release is hardly a palliative

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

BY MALINDA SENEVIRATNE What’s the difference between this government and the previous one?  Ask some random person on the street and the most likely answer would be ‘nothing’.  That’s a perception of felt benefits.  In fact some might even say ‘this lot is worse’ and if pushed might explain, ‘they said they would be different […]

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WORLD KIDNEY DAY 2017 THEME OF THE YEAR AND WAY FORWARD TO PREVENT CKD

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Sarath Wijesinghe – former Ambassador to Israel and UAE Theme of the year Kidney Disease and Obesity World Kidney Day is celebrating worldwide in order to realise awareness of the amazing Kidney, highlight that diabetics, high blood pressure are key factors on CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) systems of screening all patients, encourages preventive behaviours, Educating […]

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The Stanford Prison Study

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  A world renowned social psychologist Philip Zimbardo conducted a prison simulation study in 1971 at the Stanford University with his student volunteers. He randomly divided these volunteers into guards and inmates and then placed in a mock prison environment. This study continued for six days and Zimbardo observed radical behavioural changes […]

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Lanka rejects UN call for foreign judges in war probe

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Courtesy Gulf Times Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has rejected a fresh appeal from the United Nations to allow international judges to investigate alleged war-era atrocities, vowing to not prosecute soldiers. I am not going to allow non-governmental organisations to dictate how to run my government. I will not listen to their calls to prosecute […]

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Sri Lanka has never taken such a ‘humiliating’ stance – Dayan Jayatilleka

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy Adaderana March 4, 2017  07:43 pm Former Sri Lankan diplomat Dr Dayan Jayatilleka today charged that Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera that has declared to the entire world that Sri Lanka is a ‘failed state’. The former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the UN in Geneva was referring to the foreign minister’s recent speech at […]

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The referendum trap

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island March 5, 2017, 9:28 pm President Maithripala Sirisena’s election manifesto stated: “I will not touch any Constitutional Articles that could be changed only with the approval of a referendum … Instead of the present autocratic Executive Presidential System I will introduce a Constitutional structure with an Executive that is allied […]

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Shangrila-La investment a case in point, says GR Doing away with ‘red tape’ for the greater good

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island March 5, 2017, 10:04 pm Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says that the country is suffering for want of what he calls workable formula to achieve post-war development objectives. Comparing the period in the aftermath of successful conclusion of the war in May 2009 with that under the current yahapalana administration, […]

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