Archive for June, 2017

INSULT TO PREMADASA AND GOTABAYA

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Attached photograph was taken right in front of Premadasa Kettarama Stadium in Wanathamulle  .I was passing by yesterday and noted the garbage heap ,and watched  a worker from Abans ( Care klean –which does not care ?)  Throwing the garbage which has collected in a trolley into the heap ,and next to […]

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සිංහලේ නව නායකත්වයට 

Friday, June 30th, 2017

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න   ශ්‍රී ලංකාව නම් වූ රට නැවත ”සිංහලේ ” විය යුතුය ,මේ රට සින්හලබෞධ්ධ රටකි. එරටේ සංස්කෘතියේ ප්‍රධාන සංරචකය සිංහල බෞධ්ධවේ. බුද්ධ සාෂණය ආරක්ෂාකර වර්ධනය කිරීම  රජයේ වගකීමය් බුද්ධාගම රාජ්‍යාගම වේ  .සිංහල ජාතිය මේ රටේ ජාතිය වේ. අනෙක්අ  ය වාර්ගිකයෝවෙතිමේ රට තුල සිංහලත්වයට හිමි තැන අහිමි කිරීම  දේශ ද්‍රෝහී ක්‍රියාවකි””        […]

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MANGALA TALKS SENSE: A RESPONSE FROM “LUNATIC FRINGE”

Friday, June 30th, 2017

A concerned Lunatic. This is a comment on your editorial statement on 25th instant where you state, attributed to Mr. Mangala Samraweera the Finance Minister the Poya Day ban on the sale of liquor is foolish, impracticable and in any event was useless because people stocked-up the previous day” My question is, so if this […]

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Homeopathic Pseudo-science is being peddled during the Dengue epidemic.

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Bodhi Dhanapala, Quebec, Canada Whenever adversity strikes, people look for  desperate solutions, and hurl their good senses to the winds. It is always public fear, or the fear of the unknown, that drives people to astrologers, occult sciences, offering to gods and spirits, deva-pooja and bali thovil”.  The Buddha had condemned these as thirashcheen vidya”. Another reason […]

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Uma Oya was a mistake – Mahinda (English)

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Uma Oya was a mistake – Mahinda

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Political reasons being given to delay elections – PAFFREL (English)

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Political reasons being given to delay elections – PAFFREL

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Attitudes of GMOA leadership

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Fr. Augustine Fernando Diocese of Badulla Courtesy The Island June 30, 2017, 10:18 pm The philosophy of all physicians from time immemorial has been to provide healing to those who are sick. When a patient sees a doctor a relationship is established and it is considered sacred. The patient and the doctor are two persons equal […]

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උමාඔය සැලස්ම මෛත්‍රී මහවැලි ඇමති කාලේ මෛත‍්‍රීගේ පින්තූර දමා මුද්‍රණය කල පොතේ තියෙනවා..

Friday, June 30th, 2017

ලංකා සී නිවුස් අධිරාජ්‍යයවාදින් මේ රට විනාශ කරලා ගියාට පස්සේ මේ රට විනාශ කිරීමේ වගකීම දැන හෝ නොදැන භාර ගත්තේ මේ රටේ ඉන්න පාලකයන් සහ නිලධාරින් බවත් උන් මේ රටේ ගහ කොල ඇල ගංගා ඇතුළු සියලු ස්වභාවික සම්පත් විනාශ කරන බවත් උමාඔය සටනේ නායකත්වය දෙන ඌව පලාත් සභාවේ ජවිපෙ මන්ත්‍රී සමන්ත විද්‍යාරත්න පවසයි. ඔහු මෙසේ […]

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Prof Carlo Fonseka ends tenure as SLMC Chairman

Friday, June 30th, 2017

 Kalathma Jayawardhane Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) Chairman Professor Carlo Fonseka’s term of service came to an end today after serving for five and half years. Speaking to the media while leaving the SLMC premises, Prof. Fonseka said his tenure had ended today and added that no request had been made by […]

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foreign assistance sought

Friday, June 30th, 2017

courtesy ‘mirrorcitizen.lk President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday the government expects to get the assistance of foreign specialists to seek the possibility of taking forward the Uma Oya project by preventing the negative affects caused to the people. The residents have to face the negative effects of this project which had been implemented only on political […]

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Africa: Mud Bricks Best for Cool, Green Houses, Says Study

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Courtesy allafrica.com Simple mud concrete bricks provide the most affordable and sustainable houses in the tropics, a Sri-Lankan study suggests. Comparisons of four different types of walling materials revealed that mud concrete bricks have the lowest environmental impact and keep houses cool. They are also the cheapest, and easiest to dispose of once a house […]

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Denigration of Buddhism by Sri Lanka’s Mass Media – Commission of Inquiry urgently needed

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge  Ever since the 1964 Press Commission Report that established beyond doubt the role of Sri Lanka’s media in denigrating Buddhism nothing much has changed.  The media has taken no steps to self-regulate itself while the Maha Sangha and the lay Buddhist Organizations have not exerted pressure on them to do so. The […]

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Jokers against Extremism: Controversial Characters among 173 Signatories

Friday, June 30th, 2017

 Dilrook Kannangara A group of 173 persons have signed a newspaper advertisement renouncing extremism. It was organized by the citizens’ movement a key ad hoc clique formed to support extremists of all colours at the 2015 presidential election. Interestingly, there are some with extreme views among them! It makes their attempt a tragicomedy.   Their […]

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Healing the Addiction Memory

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.  Abstract: This article discusses addiction and formation of the Addiction Memory. Addiction has been described as a brain disorder involving brain structures and neural circuits. Addiction impacts long term associative memory including multiple memory systems. Addiction has pathological associations with learning, memory, attention, reasoning, and impulse control. People with addictions suffer from high […]

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DOCTORS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE HUMAN BUT NOT GOOD FOR DOG BITES AS THEY THEMSELVES HAVE BECOME DOGS .

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera You need to read the preamble before I come to the point Place –London I decided to write this story which happened last night in a country which is supposed to be developed .My friends living in UK has a pet dog ,which their son took out for the routine  daily walk […]

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අලිබාබා සහ වැඩ හතළිහ

Friday, June 30th, 2017

වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති අරාබි නිසොල්ලාසයේ තියෙන අලිබාබා සහ හොරු හතළිහ” කියන්නේ අපි පොඩි කාලයේ බොහොම කැමැත්තෙන් කියවපු, ඒ වගේ ම මතකයේ හොඳින් රැඳුණු රසවත් කතාවක්. ඒ කතාව මෙහෙම එකක්. අලිබාබා කියන දුප්පත් දරකපන්නා හොරු රැළක ගේ රහසක් දැනගත්තා. ඒ බව වටහාගත්ත හොරු හතළිස් දෙනා අලිබාබා ව මරන්න උපක්‍රම යෙදුවා. ඒත් අලිබාබා ගේ සේවිකාවට පුළුවන් වුනා තමන් […]

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ඔබ සිටින්නේ රාමුව තුල නම් පින්තූරය දැකිය නොහැක

Friday, June 30th, 2017

කීර්ති රත්නායක තෙදිනකට පෙර මෝඩි ඇමෙරිකාවට ගියේ ට්රම්ප් හා එක්ව මුසොල්මානුවන් පතුරු ගැසීමටය,පකිස්ථානයට වරෙන්තු කිරීමටය.එදා ඉන්දියානු කීම ඇසූ යහපාලන රජය පකිස්ථාන් සාක් සමුලුව වර්ජනය කලේය.විපතේදී පිහිටවූ මිතුරා අමතක කලේය.මෙදා ට්රම්ප්–මෝදි හවුල ඇමෙරිකාවේ සිට පකිස්ථානය ඇතුලු මුස්ලිම් ලෝකයට වරෙන්තු කරන විට එහි ගියේ මහින්දය.සත්ය හිරු මෙනි.ඇසිපිය වේගයෙන් ගැසෙනු ඇත,ඇස් නිලංකාර වනු ඇත.හදවත වික්ශිප්ත වනු ඇත.මිනිසුන් ස්වභාවයෙන්ම […]

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සිල් රෙද්දෙන් බෙල්ල කපන උපාසක

Friday, June 30th, 2017

විශේෂ ලියුම්කරු කීර්ති රත්නායක ‘හලාල් සහතිකයෙන් පටන් ගෙන ඥනසාර හිමියන් ආණ්‌ඩුවක්‌ වැට්‌ටූ හැටි’, ශීර්ශය යටතේ දිවයින පුවත්පතේ සී.ඒ.චන්ද්‍රප්‍රේම. මෑතකදී ලිපියක් ලියා පල කලේය. නමුත් බො.බ.සේ ගැන චන්ද්‍රප්‍රේම දැන් කියන කතාව අප කියා සිටියේ 2014 වර්ශයේ මහින්ද ගෙදර යාමට කලින් සිටය. එකල්හි චන්ද්‍රප්‍රේමලා ගෝටාබයලා බලයෙන් මත්වී පිස්සු කෙලිමින් සිටියෝය . මෙම දේශපාලන විනිශ්චයන් මුලින් ප්‍රකාශ කලේ […]

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මෛත්‍රිපාල දොස්තර මාෆියාවට බය ද?

Friday, June 30th, 2017

නලින් ද සිල්වා සයිටම් පටන් ගත්තේ මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ. එයට අනෙක් රාජපක්‍ෂලා විරුද්ධ වුණේ නැහැ. එදා සිට අද දක්වා වී ඇත්තේ කුමක් ද? අද රාජපක්‍ෂලා සයිටම් අහෝසි කළ යුතු බව කියනවා ද? සිසුන්ගේ ඔළු පැලීම් ගැන පමණක් කියා ප්‍රශ්නයෙන් පිට පැනීමට රාජපක්‍ෂලාට නො හැකියි. සයිටම් ගැන තම ප්‍රතිපත්තිය වෙනස් වී ඇත් දැයි රාජපක්‍ෂලා වහා ම කිව […]

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Kotte Sangha Sabha writes firm letter to President

Friday, June 30th, 2017

 Courtesy The Daily Mirror In a strongly worded lengthy letter to the President, the Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Sangha Sabha opposed moves by certain political leaders and extremist organizations to criticize monks without a reason in a manner never seen in the history of the country, insult institutions of the Sangha and acquire property belonging […]

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ඉතිහාසයේ කිසිදා නැති තරමට බෞද්ධ භික්‍ෂුන්ට ගරහන්නේ, අපහාස කරන්නේ යහපාලන යුගයේයි..- කෝට්ටේ සංඝ සභාව

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

– ADA මෙතෙක් ශ්‍රී ලංකා සමාජයේ නොවූ විරූ තරමට හේතු රහිතව බෞද්ධ භික්ෂූන් විවේචනය කිරීමටත්, භික්ෂූන්ට චෝදනා එල්ල කිරීමටත්, සංඝ මූලස්ථානවලට අපහාස කිරීමටත්, ශාසනික දේපොළ ජනසතු කරගැනීමටත්, අන්තවාදී සංවිධාන හා ඇතැම් දේශපාලන නායකයන් විසින් අනුගමනය කරන ක්‍රියාමාර්ග දැඩි සේ ප්‍රතික්‍ෂේප කරන බව සියම් මහා නිකායේ කෝට්ටේ ශ්‍රී කල්‍යාණි සාමග්‍රිධර්ම මහා සංඝ සභාව අවධාරණය කරයි. ශ්‍රී […]

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Ex-LTTE leader’s wife sworn in as north Lanka minister

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Courtesy DNA The wife of a former top LTTE leader was today sworn in as a minister in Sri Lanka’s northern provincial council. Ananthi Saseetharan was appointed as the minister of rehabilitation and women’s affairs by Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran in the reshuffle of the northern council of ministers. Saseetharan’s husband Velayutham Sasitharan alias […]

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US embassy warns women against using tuk-tuks in Sri Lanka

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Source: AFP The US embassy in Colombo warned on Thursday its citizens visiting Sri Lanka to avoid travelling alone in tuk-tuks after a spate of sexual harassment complaints. The embassy, in a message posted on its website, advised women against hailing the brightly-coloured autorickshaws used widely to get around in Sri Lanka. The US embassy […]

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Threats to freedom of speech

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island June 29, 2017, 9:36 pm The fundamental right to “the freedom of speech and expression including publication” in Article 14. (1) (a) of Sri Lanka’s Constitution, as well as the First Amendment to The United States Constitution, and other United Nations instruments, is being seriously undermined by the spate of […]

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New anti-terror measures in West worse than PTA – Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakse,

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island June 29, 2017, 10:17 pm Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakse, PC, yesterday said those demanding a new lenient Counter Terrorism Law (CTL) to replace the Prevention of the Terrorist Act (PTA), however in the wake of attacks in the West had adopted stringent measures which were even tougher than the PTA. […]

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Fresh laws needed to regulate NGOs: Wijeyadasa

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror Justice and Buddha Sasana Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said yesterday that fresh legislation should be enacted to regulate the operation of NGOs in the country. In an interview with Daily Mirror, he said the NGOs mostly operated in the country posing a threat to national interests and therefore their activities should […]

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My political stand

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

By DR. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island June 28, 2017, 9:18 pm What we clearly see are the dividing lines, the lines of demarcation in our society. As do all progressives and leftists in Sri Lanka, I regard the outcomes of 1956 and 1970 as more positive than negative. This issue is relevant because the outcome […]

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Reconciliation with Tamils Part II-Is it reconciliation or  handing over part of Sri Lanka outright to Tamils, and now another part to Muslims ?

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

By Charles.S.Perera Election of  Maithripala Sirisena as President to form a new government does not mean that he was given the right to disinherit Sinhala Buddhists of their country and their culture. The  government should stop further reconciliation with Tamils. The Tamils are outright Racists if one disagrees, that one should  re-examine his or her […]

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Homeopathic Medicines for Dengue Prevention

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

By Dr. Vikas Sharma MD Courtesy Dr.Homeo.com Homeopathic Medicines For Dengue Fever Homeopathic Remedies For Dengue Fever Dengue Fever triggers an instant scare, and rightly so. It’s a viral fever spread by mosquitoes and caused by the Dengue virus. It is also known as break bone fever”. The main symptoms of Dengue Fever are high […]

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Bonds and bondage

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Island Editorial June 28, 2017, 8:42 pm The second anniversary of the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government is drawing near and speculation is rife in political circles that the SLFP will opt for continuing its co-habitation with the UNP. State Minister of Public Enterprise Development Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said in a television interview yesterday it was up to […]

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