Archive for May 2nd, 2017

Diplomatic Hara Kiri: Ranil outfoxing India amidst a record-breaking anti-India May Day Rally in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Shenali D Waduge India took the centre stage of Sri Lanka’s May Day Rally. As the PM’s May Day speech centred around why he was giving India this and that while also dragging Japan into the picture, right in front of the Taj Hotel and adjacent to the Indian High Commission, in what was a […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA Part III

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

KAMALIKA PIERIS Yahapalana government had planned to get rid of China completely once it came to power. This fact is now forgotten. China appeared agreeable. China said that if Sri Lanka paid up all the monies it owed to China, they would leave. China knew very well that Sri Lanka could not do so and […]

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ආචාරශීලි නිහඬ ඝාතකයා – පොල්පොට්

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග   ඔහු සන්සුන් නිහඬ චරිතයකි. කථා කිරීමට වඩා සවන්දීමට කැමතිවිය. දක්ෂ ගුරුවරයෙකි. අසන්නන් ග්‍රහණය කරගන්නා අයුරින් කතා කරයි. ඔහු ආචාරශීලිය. සෞම්‍ය ගතිගුණවලින් යුක්තය. ඔහු ජනතාව සංවිධානය කළේය. සිහනුක් රජයේ දූෂණ හා ජනතා පීඩන යාන්ත්‍රණය ඔහුගේ විවේචනයට ලක්විය. දුප්පත් ගොවීන් අතර ඔහු වීරයෙකු විය. සිසුහු ඔහුට සවන් දුන්හ. බොහෝ පිරිස් රැකියා අතහැර දමා […]

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Mahinda arrives May Rally at Galle Face Green – මහින්ද ගෝල්ෆේස් මැයි රැළියට පැමිණි අවස්ථාව

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Former president Mahinda arrives May Rally at Galle Face Green organized by Joint opposition මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂය සංවිධානය කරන ලද ගාලු මුවදොර පිටියේදී පැවති මැයි රැළියට පැමිණි අවස්ථාව

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Challenge fulfilled successfully: Mahinda Rajapaksa

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

  Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror The challenge of filling up the Galle Face Green with Joint Opposition (JO) supporters was fulfilled successfully and now the government should hold the elections for the local government (LG) bodies without a delay to test people’s franchise, former president and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa challenged today. Addressing the large crowd […]

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May Day fallout

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island May 2, 2017, 8:09 pm The government must now be regretting its decision to allow the Joint Opposition (JO) to hold this year’s May Day rally on the Galle Face Green. It obviously did not think the JO was equal to the task of bringing enough people to fill that long […]

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May Day success emboldens JO to go it alone at polls GL: Rapprochement unlikely

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island May 2, 2017, 12:00 pm The Joint Opposition yesterday declared that it would go it alone at whatever the next election, under the leadership of war winning former President and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa. Local government polls are two years overdue while provincial council polls are scheduled in Sabaragamuwa, […]

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President goes haywire to appoint“Bunch Of Men” As President’s Counsels

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Out of the twenty-five male legal professionals elevated to President’s Counsel, two of them, TNA spokesperson M.A. Sumanthiran MP and Upul Jayasuriya, the chairman of the Board of Investments (BOI), had not applied through the formal channels. However, a number of senior female legal professionals – some of them with over thirty years of consecutive service in the […]

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දෙමලුන්ගේ පට්ටපල් බොරු වලින් සොච්චමක්  -2 (මගේ ”ජාතිය පාවාදීම ‘ පොතෙන් )

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න   සිංහලය ද්‍රවිඩ භාෂා ගණයට  අයත්ය  යනුවෙන් පමණක් නොව  විජයදා , මොහෙන්දජාරෝ ශිස්ටාචාරයද  ද්‍රවිඩ  ලෙස හඳුන් වමින්  ලංකාව බෙදා වෙන් කිරීමේ න්‍යාය සපයමින්  ජේම්ස් රත්නම් , පෝල්  ජයරාජන් ආදීහු ක්‍රියාත්මක වුහ  1983 =04 =08 දින  කොටුවේ තරුණ බෞද්ධ සමිති ශාලාවේදී  ජෙය රාජන් මේ ගැන දේශනයක් පවත් විය  ,             […]

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Chhattisgarh: Blood in the Last Bastion

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Ajit Kumar Singh Research Fellow, Institute for Conflict Management In the worst attack targeting the Security Forces (SFs), in terms of fatalities, across India, since the June 29, 2010, Jhadha Ghati attack, cadres of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) killed at least 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and injured another six in […]

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Long term exposure to cooking aroma brings cardiovascular and respiratory problems

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Dr Hector Perera          London If anyone watched British TV cooking programmes, you would notice the contestants always produce far too much cooking aroma while cooking. When they cook, they have to stay there that means they invariably inhale those unhealthy fumes. The so called judges appear to be not taking any notice of how the […]

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When and where was the Tipitaka first written?

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Bhante S. Dhammika Australia Courtesy The Island May 1, 2017, 8:32 pm In an article I wrote for The Island and which was published on 21st April 2017, I highlighted several well-known details about the life of the Buddha, which most Buddhists assume come from the Tipitaka, but which in fact cannot be found there. I […]

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The Sinhala Federal Party

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

By Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA May 1, 2017, 8:14 pm Rajitha Senaratne was neither the first nor the most important ‘Yahapalana’ political figure to make a pitch for federalism. The first and most significant was ex-President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga two years ago. The second was Mangala Samaraweera, who keeps saying “what’s wrong with federalism? It is […]

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PM: Draft Constitutional Proposal ready soon ‘International support needed to resolve domestic problem’

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island May 1, 2017, 12:00 pm UNP leader Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that Draft Constitutional Proposal for Sri Lanka could be taken up in the Constitutional Assembly within the next two or three months. Premier Wickremesinghe said that a Steering Committee appointed by the Constitutional Assembly was in the process […]

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