Archive for April 29th, 2017

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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