Archive for May, 2017

How to mitigate landslides, floods and resulting devastations by rehabilitating and restoring the upper watersheds; A point of view.

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Sudath Gunasekara  31.5.2017 The immediate cause of all these disasters is rain. But we all know we cannot stop it. No can we control it either. But certainly we can control and mitigate these disasters by visionary thinking, proper planning and good management. The most important cause of this calamity as I see it is […]

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Sri Lanka Request for Flood Relief

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 29 May 2017 Rt. Hon. Maithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Galle Face Colombo 1 Sri Lanka Sir: I have just received by e-mail a  Request for Flood Relief Assistance to Sri Lanka  from our High Commission in Ottawa. […]

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British TV cooking demonstrations would help home cooking or eating takeaways?

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Dr Hector Perera      London I assume that TV cooking demonstrations would help the general public in many ways such as encouraging them to cook at home then saving energy wastage. There is no point of rushing from one to the other without a proper explanation or just talk something totally irreverent to cooking. In some […]

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SRI LANKA: A farmer killed by Police attached to the Central Anti-Vice Unit of Walana, Panadura and the Police Special Task Force

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information concerning Mr. Jayalath Kandambige Chaminda (39), a resident of Meegahajandura, Bandagiriya in Hambantota District in Sri Lanka. He had been extra-judicially killed on 27 April 2017, by officers attached to the Central Anti-Vice Unit of Walana, […]

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DOUBLE STANDARDS IN HR

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Ranjith Soysa Attn HON Thersa May .Prime Minister We refer to you statement below and appreciate that you have provided the armed forces with additional protection in combating the faceless terrorism indiscriminately killing civilians. BUT, we are at a loss to comprehend the British policy vis a vis Sri Lankan forces which helped to get […]

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A Response to Manchester

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

By A. Abdul Aziz. According to media reports, ISIL claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack, in the great city of Manchester, England. We do not know for sure if so called Muslims committed this terrorist attack but we should condemn all terrorist attacks no matter who is responsible for them and those who believe in […]

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NO TEETH FOR PROPOSED DEVELOPMNET AGENCY  News Item Sunday Times

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera Agency for development was a brain child of the Prime Minister to bypass ministers who may  have some hidden agenda ,when they want to initiate development plans .We have come across such problem in Galle Harbour.During the last government a Saudi Investor obtained a portion of Galle Harbour to develop as a […]

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South Asia & SAARC Nations under Indian geopolitical & economic hegemony.

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge In 1985 the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation was initiated to unite India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal & Maldives with Afghanistan joining in 2007. India’s 1.3billion populace plus the populations of the other 7 members made SAARC 1.6billion of which 77% live in India while India accounted for 75% […]

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How many homelands do the Jaffna Tamils need?

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

H.L. D. Mahindapala Scholarly narratives tracing the brief history of the Tamils agree that the itinerant migrants from S. India turned into an organic and  distinct entity of their own in Sri Lanka only after they decided to be permanent  settlers in the northern region in the 13th and 14th centuries. “The establishment of an […]

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TRINCO OIL TANK FARM

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Capt Ranjith Weerasinghe  Trincomalee Tank farm with 100 tanks in 850 acres of land need not be given to any country or any foreign company. Whatever the agreement with LIOC, all the tanks must be taken back to the government possession immediately as the COPE finds that there is no legal agreement signed to lease […]

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කරවටක් ගිලෙද්දී ගයන බයිලා

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

තේජා ගොඩකන්දෙආරච්චි රටට මේ තරම් විපතක් වූ මොහොතක දේශපාලන කරුණු ඇතුලත් වූ ලිපි ලියන්නට මගේ සිත ඉඩ නොදුනි. නමුත් අප රටේ දේශපාලක රැල මේ විපත අස්සේත් නටන නාඩගම් දකිනවිට මෙවන් විපත්වලට මග සාදන්නේත් තම බලය ගැන පමනක් මිස දුර දිග නොබලන දේශපාලකයන්ගේම අත්තනෝමතික තීරණ බව මතකයට නැගෙනු වැලැක්විය නොහැකිය. 2002 වසරේදී මා සේවය කල ආයතනය […]

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‘They want me to fight China. It’s gonna be a massacre!’ – Duterte to RT (FULL INTERVIEW)

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

RT The Philippines should have stronger ties with Russia and China, as Western nations are only interested in double talk and disregard Philippines interests, President Rodrigo Duterte told RT and other Russian media ahead of his visit to Moscow.

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A HIGH TIME FOR PAKISTAN

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

ALI SUKHANVER Those who are interested in the secrets of the hidden world of the intelligence agencies might have read this famous quotation, ‘a spy sitting in the right place saves the life of at least 20,000 soldiers of his nation’. But the Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav simply turned this quotation upside down. Instead of […]

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Khilafat – Successorship to Prophethood.

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

by A. Abdul Aziz, (Given below is an excerpt of the Friday Sermons of Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Supreme Head of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam, delivered on 26th May 2017, at ‘Baithul Futhuh’, London, U.K. gave a discourse on system of Khilafat – Spiritual leadership. After reciting the Tashahhud, Ta’uz, Tasmia and […]

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Teach yoga and meditation to ‘unplug children’, says British Education Minister

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Peter Dominiczak Courtesy: Telegraph 7 SEPTEMBER 2016 Buddhist monks engage in the art of meditation at Mendut Temple, Indonesia Children should be taught Buddhist meditation techniques and yoga in schools to help them “unplug from their online world”, a minister has said. Edward Timpson, an education minister, said that schools across the country should start teaching […]

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ගංවතුරටත් වඩා භයානක විපතක්

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

නලින් ද සිල්වා මෙරට සමාජය, සිංහල සමාජය, කඩා වැටෙමින් තිබෙනවා. ගංවතුරෙන් පෙනී යන්නේ එයයි. මේ ගැන විශේෂ දෙයක් කියලත් බැහැ, නොකියත් බැහැ.  ගංවතුර විපතෙන් පීඩාවට පත් අය වෙනුවෙන් මගෙන් එතරම් දෙයක් සිදු වුණේ නැහැ. මා කිසිවක් නොකළ තරම්. කාට හරි කියන්න පුළුවන් මා වැදි බණ කියනවා කියලා. ඒත් මට දැනෙන කරුණක් දෙකක් නොකියාම බැහැ. අපේ […]

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PROVIDING RELIEF ASSISTANCE TO FLOOD VICTIMS IN SRI LANKA

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC As you are aware, due to heavy rains in the past few days, several regions of Sri Lanka have been affected by massive floods and landslides, resulting in substantial loss of life and property and displacement.  The relevant government agencies and the security forces have been mobilized to assist […]

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DONATIONS FOR FLOOD RELIEF IN SRI LANKA – A PARTNERSHIP WITH ARPICO – Online donations to a central distribution location

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Anjalika Silva We are monitoring the ground situation in Sri Lanka. Sources on the ground have informed us that the immediate need is nonperishable packaged food for immediate consumption.  When flood waters recede and the displaced are housed in camps, there will be a future need for dry rations. Donors can choose to provide what […]

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LANKAN POLITICS AND SCIENCE LIKE OIL AND WATER!

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

WITH RAVI LADDUWAHETTY Courtesy Ceylon Today Professor of Chemical and Process Engineering at the Moratuwa University Ajith De Alwis said that Sri Lankan politics and science is like oil and water. They never mix. “It is also sad that we look at all things from a political perspective and it is high time that we bring […]

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UNDER THE SAME SUN, THOSE DEAD KIDS FROM MANCHESTER TO KEBBITHIGOLLEWA

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Rajpal Abeynayake (Rajpal Abeynayake was the former Editor in Chief of the Sunday Observer, the Daily News and the Lakbimanews English weekly.) This week’s terrorist attacks in Manchester would remind most Sri Lankan’s of attacks in buses and trains and on office blocks in Sri Lanka. All the circumstances are familiar, such as explosives packed […]

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“CASE FOR A CONSUMER OMBUDSMAN FOR SRI LANKA”

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Sarath Wijesinghe (Solicitor- former Chairman Consumer Affairs Authority and a former Ambassador Ombudsman – the Concept in practise worldwide Ombudsman is an office that resolves disputes of the citizen in a cordial and friendly atmosphere, with fewer technicalities by an experienced Personality or a body of persons of repute experienced and knowledgeable in the subject […]

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වැසි හා ගංවතුර නිසා ආපදාවට පත් ජනයාට සහන සැලසීමේදී මාධ්‍යයට වඩා ආණ්ඩුව මන්‍දගාමියි

Monday, May 29th, 2017

ජාතික භික්‍ෂු පෙරමුණ ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි පළාත් කීපයකට බලපෑ අධික වැසි නිසා ඇතිවූ ගංවතුර තත්වයෙන් ආපදාවට ලක්ව මියගිය 150 ඉක්මවූ සියලූ ශී‍්‍ර ලාංකික පුරවැසියන් වෙනුවෙන් ජාතික භික්‍ෂු පෙරමුණේ සාතිශය සංවේගය පළකරන්නෙමු. එසේම අනතුරුවලට හා රෝගපීඩාදියට පත් සැමට ඉක්මන් නිරෝගී සුවය ප‍්‍රාර්ථනා කරන්නෙමු. මෙවර ආපදා තත්වයේදීත් ආණ්ඩුවේ පෙර සූදානම හා ආපදා කළමණාකරනය පසුගාමී හා බොහෝවිට අවශ්‍ය වේගයට […]

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German Schools turn to Buddhist temples for Mindfulness training

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Courtesy:  Asian Tribune Mindfulness (Sati) which the Buddha pioneered 2, 600 years ago in Bharat (India) is sweeping the western world. The mindfulness community is growing at an exponential rate and touching the lives of people of all ages in the western world. In Sri Lanka, the Mitirigala Nissarana Vanaya ( founded by Asoka Weeraratna) […]

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Response to Gandara John

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Rahul Says Bim Saviya stripped the Judiciary of its powers to sit in judgment on matters relating to ownership of land; those ‘Judicial’ powers were wilily transferred to the Executive – the Minister of Lands – causing disequilibrium in the delicate ‘check- and- balance’ structures of governance between the Executive, the Judiciary and the Legislature. With the […]

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Request for Flood Relief Assistance to Sri Lanka

Monday, May 29th, 2017

High Commission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Ottawa, Canada wishes to draw the urgent attention of all Sri Lankan expatriate community and well-wishers to the recent disaster in Sri Lanka due to the severe floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall during the past few […]

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ඊනියා ආපදාවලට වෙනත් හේතු

Monday, May 29th, 2017

නලින් ද සිල්වා ජනමාධ්‍යට අනුව ලංකාවේ විද්‍යාඥයන් ඉන්නවා. ඒ ඒ ආයතනවල එවැන්නන් ඉන්න බව ජනමාධ්‍ය පවසනවා. ජනමාධ්‍යවලත් විද්‍යාඥයන් ඉන්නවා යැයි කියනවා. ඇතැම්විට විද්‍යාව පිළිබඳ පුවත්පත් සඟරාත් පළවෙනවා. ඒත් මට තාම ලංකාවේ වසන එකම විද්‍යාඥයකුවත් දැක ගැනීමට ලැබී නැහැ. මාත් පාසලේදීත් විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේදී  සිටියේත් දැනට අවුරුදු පනහකට පමණ පෙර එංගලන්තයට ගියේත් විද්‍යාඥයකු වීමේ බලාපොරොත්තුවෙන්. එංගලන්තයෙ දි  තේරුණා […]

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A calculated & subtle switch from Ports to Petroleum

Monday, May 29th, 2017

BY SHIVANTHI RANASINGHE Courtesy Ceylon Today The recent Cabinet reshuffle was a joke, is the general public opinion. Ravi Karunanayaka and Mangala Samaraweera swapping places was nothing more than changing the pillow to cure the headache. While everyone was ridiculing the remedy, almost none paid attention to the changes in Arjuna Ranatunga’s portfolio. When he was […]

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2017 Flooding Disaster Appeal for Donations

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara, Inc. 1847 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019 May 28, 2017 Dear Friends, Sri Lanka is currently experiencing the worst flooding and mudslide disaster in recent memory.  As a result of these natural phenomena, as of today’s date, over 500,000 people are homeless, and approximately 200 people have lost their lives. We […]

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ජනවාරි 08 හමුදා කුමන්ත‍්‍රණ කතාව අතේ පත්තු රෝලක්, බොරුවක් බව හෙලි වෙයි..

Monday, May 29th, 2017

අරවින්ද අතුකෝරල ජනවාරි 08 කුමන්ත්‍රණ කතාව බොරුවක් යයි පිවිතුරු හෙල උරුමයේ නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී උදය ගම්මන්පිල මහතා පවසයි. එම පක්‍ෂ මූලස්ථානයේ පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී මන්ත‍්‍රීවරයා මෙසේ කියා සිටියේය. 2015 ජනවාරි 08 දින ජනපතිවරණ ප්‍රතිඵල අත්හිටුවීමේ හමුදා කුමන්ත්‍රණයක් සැලසුම් කළ බවට 2015.01.14 දින මංගල සමරවීර ඇමතිතුමා අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට පැමිණිලි කළ බව කවුරුත් දන්නවා. එතුමන් එවකට […]

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Dangling on Dual Citizenship

Monday, May 29th, 2017

By Thashani Gunasekara Courtesy The Daily Mirror A lot of hue and cry has been made at Parliament over the past couple of months with the Court of Appeal issuing a Writ of Quo Warranto disqualifying the UPFA Member of Parliament, Geetha Kumarasinghe holding office as an MP on May 3, 2017 under the claim that […]

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