Archive for June 1st, 2017

MANAGING THE ECONOMY, RAJAPAKSA VERSUS YAHAPALANA

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

KAMALIKA PIERIS We have inherited a heavy national debt, said Yahapalana. The country had a debt of SLR 9000 billion (USD 60 billion) when Yahapalana took over, said President Sirisena. Yahapalana had inherited a Rs. 482,940 million foreign debt burden which has to be settled before 2016 said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe.    We are saddled […]

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Was there a Jaffna Kingdom?

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Garvin Karunaratne HLD Mahindapala  in his Paper, How Many Homelands do the Jaffna Tamils need, quotes Historian Arsaratne who states that there was a Jaffna kingdom in 1325. This is incorrect. The evidence is that when the Portuguese did attack Jaffna the king of Kandy who ruled entire Sri Lanka sent his army headed by Mudliyar Atapattu […]

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ගං  වතුර හා දෙවියෝ 

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න  දෙවියෝ වැඩ ඉන්නේ අපි හදන දේවාල වල නොවෙය ,ඒ දෙවියන්ගේම විමානවල , අපට අවශ්‍ය වුනා දෙවියන්ට පින්දෙන්නයන්න තැනක් ඒ හින්දා අපි දේවාල හැදුවා දෙවියෝ තමන්ගේ විමානවල සිට ඒ දේවාල අබියස අපි පින්දෙන හැටි බලනවා ඒ පින් ගන්නවා පින් දෙන  අ  යට ආශීර්වාද කරනවා .  ඉතින් ගංවතුරට ඒ දෙවියෝ කොටුවෙන්නේ නැහැ .කවුදෝ කෙනෙක් සමන් […]

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The Buddhist World lacks an effective mechanism to help save a Buddhist Nation in Danger

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Courtesy: Buddhist Channel  Colombo, Sri Lanka — The crisis facing the Buddhist world is neither a decline in religious conviction nor an apprehension that truth underpinned by rational argument and new scientific discoveries will one day overtake and outstrip the core teachings of its founder which is a perennial fear bordering on despondency that characterizes several […]

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ANGELOW MATHEWS SICK AGAIN-CRICKET FANS ARE SICK OF IT!

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

By M D P DISSANAYAKE It is being reported that Sri Lankan Skipper Angelow Mathews is suffering from a calf injury.  Sports injuries are a common phenomenon, in international arena the players who are not 100 per cent fit had been sidelined for extended periods of time. Sri Lankan cricket rankings are currently rated poor, […]

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Will Sri Lanka be robbed of its oil and other mineral resources in the north and east?

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

By Rohana R. Wasala When prospecting for petroleum in Sri Lanka began more than forty years ago at the initiative of the government, we were silently jubilant at the promise of a comfortable petrodollar-rich future for the country, which enhanced the general euphoria experienced in the wake of the adoption of the republican constitution in […]

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UNHRC resolutions violate Sri Lanka’s sovereignty

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island June 1, 2017, 9:49 pm The UNHRC Resolution A/HRC/34/L.1 of 15 March 2017 “requests the Government of Sri Lanka to implement fully the measures identified by the Council in its resolution 30/1 that are outstanding”. While the language in the 2017 Resolution was a “request”, the language in the 2015 […]

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