Archive for May 9th, 2017

“Oil exports to India from developed Trinco tank farm Can anyone in Sri Lanka object? – asks PM”

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Sugath Samarasinghe   This is what Ranil W. is reported to have said at the UNP May Day Rally, according to the front page news of Sunday Island of 7th May. I am amazed. Could a political ‘leader’ be so dishonest in his intent, to mislead his followers? Could one imagine that an emerging economic […]

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Planting churches and ‘saving souls’

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Janaka Perera  Sri Lanka will be celebrating the 2561st year of Vesak on an international scale starting on May 10.  The question however is whether the organizers and the foreign participants in the event will pay sufficient attention to the facts highlighted in a recent report of the Bangkok-based World Buddhist University (WBU) on the […]

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Yahapalanaya on F1 track

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island May 9, 2017, 12:00 pm Various issues such as unkind cuts in former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s security, postmortems on May Day rallies and a government attempt to tame trade unions have eclipsed the latest supplementary estimate Parliament approved to the tune of Rs. 330 million for ministerial vehicles. No sooner had […]

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Rs 1.2 bn allocated for ministers’ luxury vehicles in 2017 alone

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island May 9, 2017, 10:41 pm The national economy was deteriorating at an alarming rate as revealed by the latest Central Bank annual report, but the ruling coalition had presented three supplementary budgets amounting to staggering Rs 1.2 bn to acquire more super luxury vehicles for politicians and officials this year […]

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Don’t change our portfolios: UNP tells MS ……….. News Item

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Best solution to solve this deadlock is to have a evaluation criteria to show how the ministers have performed Following guidelines may be used for the evaluation Criteria . Extent of criticism levelled at the President and PM by the subject minister Capability to work as a team Extent of Confrontation with […]

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නාථ දෙවියන් හා ක්‍රිස්තියානි කට්ටඩියන්

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

නලින් ද සිල්වා  මාලිංග හර්මන් ගුණරත්න කලක් ජේ ආර්ගෙත් හිතවතෙක්. එහෙත් පසුව විරසක වුණා. ඔහු පොතක් ලියලා ඉංගිරිසියෙන්. එහි ඉංගිරිසි නම ගෝඩ්ස් සීක්‍රට් ඒජන්ට්, එනම් දෙවියන් වහන්සේගේ රහස් නියෝජිතයා. මා ඒ පොත කියවා නැහැ. දි අයිලන්ඩ් පත්‍රයෙහි ඒ පිළිබඳ ලියැවුණු විචාරයක් කියවීමට ලැබුණා. ඒ අනුව ක්‍රිස්තු භක්තිකයකු වන නිස්සන්ක විමලසූරිය නමැත්තකු ශුද්ධ වූ ආත්මයක් සමග […]

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ETCA will destroy Sri Lanka’s IT sector– Lasantha Wickramasinghe

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

By Umesh Moramudali and Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy Ceylon Today The proposed Economic and Technology Corporation Agreement (ETCA) with India has caused many a controversy, and in this interview with Ceylon Today Secretary of the Society of Information Technology Professionals, Lasantha Wickramasinghe, explains how ETCA will affect the country’s economy, and the reasons for opposing it. Following are […]

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DPL People Smugglers

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 7 May 2017 Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Colombo, Sri Lanka. Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka. Cc. Hon Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs Colombo, SriLanka Hon. Gayantha Karunatilake Chief Government […]

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Petroleum Deal with India to Ruin Lankan Economy, Cause Massive Unemployment and Turn It into another Ukraine

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Dilrook Kannangara Deception is used again to get the India petroleum deal passed. Leasing or selling Trincomalee oil tanks is not the issue; ruining Lanka’s petroleum industry and making it dependent on India is the real deal. It will be an all round disaster with far-reaching consequences including war, riots and economic ruin. The deal […]

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