Archive for April, 2017

President Sirisena should immediately take meaningful and effective steps on the following 15 key disastrous and burning issues facing the country right now.

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Dr Sudath Gunasekara President Mahanuwara Sinhala Bauddha Jestha Puravesiyange Sanvidhanaya and retired Perm Sec to Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranayaka. 30. 4.2017. These 15 issues are in addition to the four (4) issues already discussed in details that appeared on 29th Lankaweb The four issues are 1 Agitation by Tamils and Muslims to withdraw military and […]

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අප සැරසෙන්නේ ශ්‍රීලනිපයේ මලගමටද ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ මලගමටද?

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

තේජා ගොඩකන්දෙආරච්චි තවත් මැයි දිනයක්! පසුගිය වර එජාපයේ අය කැම්බල් පිටියට රැස් වෙත්දී ශ්‍රීලනිපයේ අය ගාල්ලට සහ කිරුළපනට බෙදී ගියහ. කිරුළපනට යන අය ගැන තීරණයක් ගන්නා බව සන්ධානයේ මහ ලේකම්වරයාද, ශ්‍රීලනිපයේ මහ ලේකම්වරයාද පාරම් බෑහ. මැයි 2 වන දා හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ ආරක්ෂාව අඩකින් අඩු කරනු ලැබිනි. ඒ ප්‍රතික්‍රියාව පෙන්වූයේ කිරුළපන මැයි රැලියේ තත්වය මත ඔවුන්ට […]

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මැයි පළවෙනිදා ඉලක්කය කුමක්ද? ප්‍රවේශමෙන්!

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ අද ලෝක කම්කරු දිනයයි. අප එය සමරන්නේ දැවැන්ත ගෝල්ෆේස් පිටියේය. හයිඩ් පාක් එක රැස්වීමකට වෙන් කරගත්තුවිට උන්මත්තකයන්සේ කටයුතු කල යහපාලකයෝ මෙවර මුළු ගෝල්ෆේස් පිටියම ඒකාබද්ධ වීපක්ෂයට ලබාදීම තුලින්, තමන්ගේ කතානායකවරයාට අමතක නොවන ආකාරයේ කනේ පහරක්දී ඇත. හොදින් බලව ඔය ලංකාවේ ප්‍රබලම දේශපාලන බලවේගය ඇත්තේ ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂය නම්වූ කතානායකවරයාට නොපෙනෙන දේශපාලන දහරාවට බව ගෝල්ෆේස් […]

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Investigating Misuse of Public Resources “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone”

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

By Tassie Seneviratne There is much hype being generated about investigations against those who have misused public resources. There are also allegations that investigations are being carried out selectively targeting political rivals. In this context it behoves one to examine the bona fides of the Government and the investigating agencies.   An important aspect in such […]

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Unveiled by the OLA Manuscripts

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

By, Professor Nishan C. Wijesinha First of all I want to thank Fran Diaz for appreciating my article on “ORIGINS OF SRI LANKA ACCORDING TO THE OLA MANUSCRIPTS” which was posted on April 21st, 2017. This is another mystery unveiled by the OLA Manuscripts. From the first coronation of King Maha Kalasena, it was customary […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA – Part 1

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

KAMALIKA PIERIS China sees Sri Lanka as a country with much potential. “You have 65,000 kilometers of land. You     always say a small island country. No, Sri Lanka is a big country. It is a great country. You have good culture, you have long history, you have a legal system, education is okay. You should […]

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අවලම් සෙළුව  පෙනෙතිය්  බියෙන්  රන්සළු පෙරවාගෙන කෙරෙන ”මිමිණුම්”

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න  කෙලින් කියන්න බැරි හය්යෙන් කියන්න බැරි බොහෝ අ ය මුමුණති .murmerහෙවත්  කෙඳිරිල්ලට ”මිමිණුම ”යන වචනය යෙදුවේ මුනිදාස කුමාර තුන්ගයය් මම අසා ඇත්තෙමි .කදිම වචනයකි .දේශප්‍රේමීන් හෙවත් ජාතික වාදීන් ලෙස පෙනී  සිටිමින් මේ වනවිට බොහෝ අ ය දැන් ජාතික වාදය ට නව අර්ථ කතන දෙන්නට තත් කරති .ඔවුහු ජාතික වාදයට කෙලින්ම  විරුද්ධ නොවෙති .එහෙත් […]

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I will vote Emmanuel Macron for President of France

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

By Charles.S . Perera It is not that I agree wit his politics, but I vote gainst the extra nationalist Marine Le Pen from being elected. Some call Macron the “ambitious man on the move” , an “ anti-System Candidate”, the “maverick centrist outsider” and yet others  call him a political Prince.. If elected at 39 […]

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Amnesty: Unsubstantiated Allegations and Fabrications presented as Credible Truths

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island April 30, 2017, 7:26 pm The Secretary General of Amnesty International, Mr. Salil Shetty has stated during his recent visit to Sri Lanka that “a credible investigation was required to ascertain the number of civilians as well as enforced disappearances during the conflict in Sri Lanka” (The Island, April 6, […]

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Can ‘Fonny’ fix faulty governance?

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

By Sarath de Alwis Courtesy The Island April 30, 2017, 12:00 pm According to the loquacious logician of the ‘Yahapalana’ government – Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne, the President has requested Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to quit his ministerial portfolio to become army commander or overall commander for two years to discipline the country. The […]

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විචාරක සමු අරන්

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  දිනය අවසන් වෙලා  රාත්‍රිය උදා වෙලා බ්ලොග් ලෝකය  සෝ සයුරක ගිල්වා  විචාරක සමු අරන්  වෙනදා දැණුම බෙදූ  අසමි දකිමි සොයමි  බ්ලොග් එක නිහඞයි  අවසාන සටහන ලියා විචාරක සමු අරන්    වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග 

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ඇමතිකම ගැලෙවුවොත් සියළු රහස් හෙලි කරනවා.. අගමැති රනිල්ට ඇමති රවීගෙන් තර්ජන.. ඇමති විජේදාසත් ගර්ජන දමයි..

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

සිතාරා කුලරත්න සත්හඬ කැබිනට් සංශෝධනයේ දී තමා දැනට දරන ධුරයෙන් ඉවත් කළහොත් පසුපෙළෙහි අසුන් ගන්නා බවත් ආණ්ඩුව අභ්‍යන්තරයේ ඇතැම් රහසිගත දේවල් හෙළි කිරීමට තමා පියවර ගන්නා බවත් මුදල් අමාත්‍ය රවී කරුණානායක මහතා අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා හමුවී ප්‍රකාශ කර ඇත. එමෙන්ම සරත් ෆොන්සේකා මහතාට එජාපයේ උපනායක තනතුරක් ලබා දීමට දරන ප්‍රයත්නය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ද අමාත්‍ය විජේදාස රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගෙන් අගමැතිවරයාට […]

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Yahapalanaya moves to besiege freedom

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

by Malinda Seneviratne Courtesy The Island ‘At least there’s freedom now!’  This has been the stock (consolation?) response of those who defend the yahapalana regime whenever it is pointed out that corruption, nepotism, abuse of state resources for political purposes and other wrongdoings have not ceased after the January 8 ‘revolution’.   No more white van abductions, […]

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A Sugar Quoted Caveat from India?

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

by RAJEEWA JAYAWEERA Courtesy The Island Refined, sophisticated and articulate Dr Shashi Tharoor (ST hereafter), an accomplished and skilled international civil servant, was in Sri Lanka a few days prior to the Sinhala and Tamil New Year break. He delivered the key note address at Dinesh Weerakkody’s book ‘Ranil Wickremesinghe: A Political Biography’. http://www.ft.lk/article/608598/Dr—Shashi-Tharoor-talks-India-way-for-Sri-Lanka Yet, his […]

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Sri Lanka to raise $2.5 bn as IMF money delayed

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Courtesy The Island April 29, 2017, 7:20 pm Sri Lanka will raise $2.5 billion through sovereign bonds and syndicated loans amid delays in securing the latest instalment of an International Monetary Fund bail out, the finance minister said Thursday. The island was hoping to issue about $1.5 billion in bonds by June, while nearly $1 […]

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The pitiful plight of the Kandyan Peasants

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Sudath Gunaekara 13.9.2016 Writing his forward to the booklet on the “Proposals under the first 6 year Plan 1954/55-1959/60, this is how Mr A. Ratnayaka then Minister of Home Affairs scribed his great expectations on the outcome of the Kandyan Peasantry Commission Report of 1951. “At last justice is being meted out to two Provinces […]

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මේජර් ගුණරත්න හෙවත් විචා තුමාගේ ක්‍රියාන්විත අත්දැකීම් ඇසුරෙන්

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

 වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  …මා ඇම්බුෂ් දෙකකින් අනූනවයෙන් බේරුනා, මගේ හමුදා සේවා කාලය තුළදී. පළමුවැන්න 1985 දී. එවකට මා සේවය කලේ පොළොන්නරුව – මඩකළපුව මාර්ගයේ පුනානි ප්‍රදේශයේ. මාස 4 කට පමණ පසුව මා ලද නිවාඩු දින පහ අවසන් වී, පාන්දරින්ම ආපසු පුනානි වෙත යන්න පිටත්වුනත්, බස් ප්‍රමාදය නිසා යන්නට නොහැකිවුනා. හවස්වනවිට මට පැහැදිළිව තේරුණා, ළඟම පිහිටි […]

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Death of a Golden Lady – Swarna Sugunasiri (1937 to 2017)

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

suwanda.sugunasiri April 29, 2017, 5:47 pm Swarna, in Sanskrit, means ‘gold’. And so this is about the death of a ‘golden lady’, Swarna Sugunasiri, nee Bellana, my beloved wife of 53 plus years. She bid adieu to this life in the early hours of April 20, 2017, at Mt Sinai hospital, Toronto, following a couple […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PT 3.

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

KAMALIKA  PIERIS After Independence, Sri Lanka continued to look to Britain for guidance, though USA had taken over world leadership.   USA had first of all, make Sri Lanka aware of the USA, take its gaze away from Britain.  The United States Information Service (USIS) set up cultural centers in Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna. These centers […]

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Buddhists Concerned About Mindfulness ‘Marketing’ by Non – Buddhists

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

By Kalinga Seneviratne, The Buddhist Channel, Sept 8, 2016 BANGKOK, Thailand — Mindfulness, the meditative practice, which has its roots in Buddhism as Vipassana Bhavana, encourages people to focus on the present, rather than on the anxieties of the past or future. In the previous decade, however, it has become somewhat of a fad around the […]

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Sarath Fonseka –The Pied Piper ???

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Garbage disaster –CM faults Prez,PM and minister …….News item “Appearing on Sirasa Pathikada anchored by Bandula Jayasekera yesterday morning Devapriya faulted the high powered ministerial committee that included both President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for the crisis. At the onset of yahapalana administration, Premier Wickremesinghe headed the committee. Subsequently, President Maithripala Sirisena […]

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MURUNGA TO THE AID OF CKDU

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando My friend Asoka Jayawardena in New Jersey who often despatches vital information on health matters sent me an interesting brief on ‘Moringa‘ (Murunga) with a request to write an article on the subject and, if possible, to get it published in a Sinhala newspaper, as the advantages of a Sinhala […]

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Ranil’s Indianization project and the new constitution

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

BY DR. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA While the Ramayana narrative makes clear that a land link between India and Lanka was of decisive and devastating strategic consequence for the island of Lanka, the Romans and the British made it clear that the building of roadways was an essential part of annexation and empire building. What is true […]

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The snake that swallows its own tail!

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

By Dr. Ranil Senanayake Courtesy The Island While the stench of the Meethotamulla tragedy is still in the air and while the politicians and their advisors are scurrying around pointing fingers, it is time for us to take to task those corrupt persons who issue EIA’s to facilitate any dirty business. A Government that voluntarily […]

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නීරෝ – අසමසම සැඟවුණු වෙඩික්කරු

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

තිස්ස රවීන්ද්‍ර පෙරේරා යුද හමුදාවේ අසමසම සැඟවුණු වෙඩික්කරු ලෙස (ස්නයිපර්) කොටි ත්‍රස්තවාදයට එරෙහිව සුවිශේෂ සේවාවක් ඉටුකරමින් වන්නි අවසන් සටනේ පුදුමාතලන්හි දී දිවිපිදූ කෝප්‍රල් රංජිත් ප්‍රේමසිරි හෙවත් නීරෝ කළ සේවය අගයමින් නීරෝගේ මව වන රීටා ප්‍රනාන්දු මහත්මිය වෙත ආනමඩුව ගම්උදාව භූමියේ ඉඩමක නිවසක් ඉදිකර දීමට නිවාස අමාත්‍ය සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා කටයුතු යෙදුවේය. නිවාස සංවර්ධන අධිකාරිය සතු […]

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President Sirisena Part 1

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Dr Sudath Gunasekara President Mahanuwara Sinhala Bauddha Jestha Puravesiyange Sanvidhanaya and retired Perm Sec to Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranayaka.  27. 4. 2017. The President Sirisena should immediately take meaningful and effective steps on the following three disastrous and burning issues facing the country right now to liberate this land of the Sinhalese from minority terrorism […]

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Trudeau in Photo with Former VP of Terror Group April 26,2017

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Ira de Silva London, Ontario The Editor National Post Toronto, Ontario Dear Sir: Your news item of Mr. Trudeau,  with a “former” leader of a terror group is a damning indictment on the political leaders of Canada and of the Liberal Party in particular. Tamil terrorist supporters in Canada funded Tamil terrorism in Sri Lanka […]

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WHO ARE THESE NEW NGO NINCOMPOOPS?

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Malin Abeyatunge Refers to a report in your 20th April Island by Shamindra Fenando. Where were these Aluth parapura dollar crows (dollar kakko) when LTTE committed worst crimes on earth against the innocent civilians of the civil society. May be that none of their kith & kilns, siblings have become victims of the brutal LTTE […]

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India Tells Sri Lanka: You Can Take Your Port And Shove It

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Wade Shepard ,  Contributor Courtesy Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/wadeshepard/2017/01/21/india-tells-sri-lanka-take-your-trincomalee-deep-sea-port-and-shove-it/#58d40c5b5f88 Last Wednesday, January 18th, Sri Lanka’s minister for regional development, Sarath Fonseka, told journalists at a conference in New Delhi that terms were being discussed to give Sri Lanka’s northeastern Trincomalee port to India. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe reportedly vouched for the veracity of the remarks […]

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SB says President was joking…..

Friday, April 28th, 2017

ආරක්‍ෂක බලතල ෆොන්සේකාට දෙන්න ජනපති පැවසුවේ විහිළුවට  – ඇමැති එස්‌. බී. දිසානායක SB says President was joking….. We have a King and a bunch of court Jesters? It is high time that such statements  are only made by the President himself following consultations with the \prime minister If President is unwilling to go to history […]

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