Archive for May 12th, 2017

Indian PM arrives in Sri Lanka to open a hospital already opened!

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge When it was announced that the Indian PM would arrive to declare open the Vesak celebrations in Sri Lanka, eyebrows were raised by majority Sinhala Buddhists questioning why the Indian PM, a Hindu should be invited. Objections also covered displeasure at India pressuring a weak Sri Lankan Government to turning the island […]

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Response to Lorenzo on the following two queries

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Dr Sudath Gunasekara Response to Lorenzo on the following two queries Dr Sudath Gunasekara This is a short note on Lorenzo’s query on my article on Pitiful plight of the Kndyan peasants on 29.4 2017. I hope Lorenso can be satisfied with this. Sudath You highlighted an important issue. I have several questions related to […]

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The Statue by the Parakrama Samudra and the place-name “Polonnaruwa”.

Friday, May 12th, 2017

by Chandre Dharmawardana, Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Sudath Gunasekera, writing to the Lanka Web (6th may 2017) has discussed the imposing statue by the Parakrama Samudra and raised questions about the grain going across the statue and its interpretation as a silver thread of the Brahaminic tradition given by some scholars. I have raised similar issues […]

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Deprivation of HISTORY from students of Sri Lanka in 1972 was an unpardonable accusation 

Friday, May 12th, 2017

By Dr.Sripali Vaiamon. Canada    Professor Pathmasiri Kannangara contributing an article to one of the Sinhala periodicals in Canada, DASATHA, in August 2016 (with courtesy) strongly stated History was taken out from the curriculum in 1972.It was a subject so deeply and fondly offered to all the students in the island as we possessed a […]

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How China Reacted To Sri Lanka Blocking Its Submarine With Eye On India

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Courtesy NDTV Sri Lanka last allowed a Chinese submarine to dock in the capital of Colombo in October 2014, a move that triggered fierce opposition from India. China defended its military relationship with Sri Lanka as good for regional peace and stability after Sri Lanka rejected a request from China to dock one of its […]

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Supreme Court suspends Appeal Court’s judgment on Geetha’s MP seat

Friday, May 12th, 2017

By Roosindu Peris Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court has suspended the Appeal Court’s judgment regarding MP Geetha Kumarasinghe’s eligibility to hold a seat in parliament, till the 15 of May. The Appeal Court has put forward the fact that Kumarasighe’s MP position violates a clause in the country’s constitution which states that dual citizenship holders will […]

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What did Mahinda Rajapaksa discuss with Indian PM Narendra Modi?

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Courtesy Adaderana A hastily arranged meeting between visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa last evening (11 May) raised huge speculation within political circles in Colombo. This was more since official from both sides had continued to maintain that Narendra Modi’s visit to Colombo had no economic or political […]

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what’s real reason behind MODI’s visit?

Friday, May 12th, 2017

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today India needs to change its foreign policy vis-a-vis Sri Lanka immediately. These policies have not only failed, but have disastrously backfired on India, ending in a result totally unanticipated and always against India. The extent of the damage caused by their own policies to India can be measured against the […]

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Sirisena’s grip tightens on the Presidency

Friday, May 12th, 2017

WINSTON DE VALLIERE Courtesy Ceylon Today Considering the tremendous rapport she has with President Maithripala Sirisena and her ingrained comparatively ‘patrician’ revulsion she’s often harboured for the less than plebeian Rajapaksa clan, Chandika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga will exert considerable influence, needed or not, with President Sirisena, in matters pertaining to the relentless purge of the Sri Lanka Freedom […]

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The joint opposition not planning to grab power: Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa

Friday, May 12th, 2017

  J.A.L. Jayasinghe Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said today the joint opposition was not planning a conspiracy to grab power in the country. “We are only opposed to the privatization and alienation of national resources,” he told journalists after visiting Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. When asked about the removal of a Sri […]

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Govt. complicity in suspicious Bambalapitiya land deal?

Friday, May 12th, 2017

By C. A. Chandraprema May 11, 2017, 9:18 pm We have written extensively in this newspaper about the proposed Bambalapitiya flats redevelopment project. Despite the revelations about the lack of financial standing of the promoter UTL Global Projects Pte Ltd to undertake a project of this magnitude, in March this year, the Cabinet granted approval […]

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