Archive for June 2nd, 2017

CUSTOMS, INLAND REVENUE, CENTRAL BANK AND YAHAPALANA  

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

KAMALIKA PIERIS Yahapalana is revising several Acts of Parliament which are of critical importance to the economy. It is clear that these Acts were marked out for revision at the start itself, as a part of the Yahapalana regime change. The purpose is to weaken these departments. The Ministry of Finance is drafting a new […]

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Sand from the Philippines and Indonesia

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Garvin Karunaratne Former Government Agent, Matara It is reported in the past Sunday Times  that we are getting sand from overseas as far as the Philippines and Indonesia.(Sunday Times) I wonder why. We have ample resources of sand. Having worked in over half the Districts in Sri Lanka and having done islandwide circuits over the […]

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සූරියවැවේ සිංහ කුසලානය

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති ජාත්‍යන්තර බෙරවාදන සහ වෙස්මුහුණු උත්සවයක් පැවැත්වීමෙන් අපේ සංස්කෘතික උරුමයන් ඉස්මතු කරවීමටත් ඒ හරහා විශාල ප්‍රමාණයකට ජීවනෝපාය මාර්ග උදාකරගැනීමටත් අවස්ථාවක් සළස්වලා දෙන්න පුළුවන් කියලා මෙයට පෙර ලියූ ලිපියෙන් කිව්වා. ඒක හුදෙක් ම ප්‍රාථමික මට්ටමේ යෝජනාවක් විතරයි. ඒක ඇත්තක් කරගන්න කළ යුතු වැඩ විශාල ප්‍රමාණයක් තියෙනවා. කලින් ලිපියකින් කියපු විදිහට උගතුන් සංවිධානගත වෙන්න ඕන මේ […]

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Sri Lanka approves solar-wind hybrid plant

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

modernpowersystems.com The Sri Lankan government has approved a proposal to develop a large-scale wind-solar hybrid power plant in the north of the country. The plans comprise the construction of 240 MW of wind energy capacity and 800 MW of solar capacity in three phases. The project is in line with government policy to increase the […]

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SLFP is weakened –Prasanna

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

By Denagama Dhammika Ranaweera Courtesy Ceylon Today Convener of the Joint Opposition, MP Prasanna Ranatunge, in an interview with Ceylon Today says as a member of the SLFP, he sent a letter to the President regarding how he should prepare himself to strengthen the SLFP. Following are Excerpts: ? Is it true that you sent a […]

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Buddhism Versus Islam: Clash Of Civilisations In South And South-East Asia?

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Ananth Krishna  Courtesy swarajyamag.com The Buddhist and the Islamic worlds seem to be increasingly in conflict in south and south-east Asia. In Myanmar and Sri Lanka, Buddhist nationalist organisations are in open conflict with Muslims; in Thailand, Islamist insurgency has resurrected itself in the Patani region; In Indonesia, tensions between the Muslim majority and Buddhist minority have […]

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Warfare and Mental Health

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

by Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge The question is not whether PTSD is real and serious. It’s a devastating mental illness. The question is how many veterans have PTSD, and clearly our goal should be to try to address the veterans’ needs and help them deal with their problems and move on in life. Chet Edwards […]

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ක්‍රිස්තියානිය රාජ්‍යාගම වීම

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

 නලින් ද සිල්වා බුද්ධාගම රකින බවට ගිවිසුමකින් පොරොන්දු වූයේ ඉංගිරිසින්. ඔවුන් 1815 සිංහල ඉංගිරිසි ගිවිසුමෙන් පොරොන්දු වූ ප්‍රධාන කරුණු දෙක වූයේ බුද්ධාගම හා දේවාගම (සිංහල බුද්ධාගම) රැකීම හා සිංහල නීතියට අනුව රට කරවීම. ගිවිසුමේ තිබුණු වචන නිශ්චිත ව නොකීවත් ඉංගිරිසින් එවැන්නක් සිංහල නායකයන්ට ද භික්‍ෂූන් වහන්සේට ද පොරොන්දු වුණා. එහෙත් 1817 දී ම ඉංගිරිසින් ගිවිසුම […]

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Amnesty Report : America has no moral right to point fingers at any country

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Shenali D Waduge A 44 page report by Amnesty International declares that the US Government gave $1.3billion worth of arms to ISIS in 2016. This comes in the backdrop of Hillary Clinton admitting that the US created Al Qaeda. . $4 trillion dollars later has been spent on this bogus War-on-Terror/Humanitarian-R2P so far. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqn0bm4E9yw. Both […]

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Open Letter to US Envoy in Sri Lanka: America has no moral right to point fingers at any country

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Shenali Waduge A 44 page report by Amnesty International declares that the US Government gave $1.3billion worth of arms to ISIS in 2016. This comes in the backdrop of Hillary Clinton admitting that the US created Al Qaeda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqn0bm4E9yw. Both entities are supposed to be targets of the US War on Terror. How does that […]

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