Archive for June 5th, 2017

FACTORIES, TRISHAWS AND YAHAPALANA Part 2.

Monday, June 5th, 2017

KAMALIKA PIERIS Several of Yahapalana’s manufacturing joint ventures, which were going to push the economy forward, died at birth.  The first casualty was the much hyped Volkswagen factory. Volkswagen’s Sri Lanka agent, Senok Automobiles, headed by Noel Selvanayagam, announced in Sept 2015, that they had entered into an agreement for a multimillion dollar investment by […]

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Darwinian Fitness of the Tamils

Monday, June 5th, 2017

R Chandrasoma In Biological discourse, fitness is measured by the ability to overcome challenges and to expand into habitats heretofore unoccupied. This ‘Darwinian Fitness’ has little to do with intrinsic worth or elegance of organization. As an example, the Norway Rat has a world-wide distribution bespeaking its extraordinary Darwinian Fitness. In contrast, the Giant Panda […]

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ෆෙඩරල් ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් ගෙන ඒමේ භායානක කුමන්ත්‍රණයක්

Monday, June 5th, 2017

ජාතික ඒකාබද්ධ කමිටුව ෆෙඩරල් ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් ගෙන ඒමේ භායානක කුමන්ත්‍රණයක් ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජනරජය ඒකීය රාජ්‍යයක් බවට වර්තමාන ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ ඇති වගන්තිය සංශෝධනය කරමින් ‘‘ඒකීය යන්න ව්‍යාජ සහ ජනතාව මුලා කරන අර්ථකථනයක් දීමේ ප්‍රයත්නයක් ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධන මෙහෙයුම් කමිටුව ප්‍රයත්නයක් දරමින් සිටී. මේ පිළිබඳ කරැණු අනාවරණය කොට ජනතාව දැනුවත් කිරීමට පැවත්වෙන මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාවක් 2017 ජුනි මස 05 වැනි […]

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SRI LANKA: A patient suffering from mental illness tortured by the Polpithigama Police

Monday, June 5th, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding Mr. Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage Thilakoon Bandara, a resident of Kandubodagama, Ma-Eliya in the Kurunegala District, who has been tortured in detention after being illegally arrested by the Polpithigama Police. He has been charged with a fabricated offence […]

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London Bombing and Lessons to Learn from Sri Lanka

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Dr. Chandana Jayalath Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain must be tougher in stamping out Islamist extremism after attackers killed at least seven people by ramming a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbing revelers in nearby bars. After the third militant attack in Britain in less than three months, May said Thursday’s national […]

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Everything back to square one –moto of yahapalanaya  ??

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Today I came across the same mess in Galle Face Green, (not green anymore ) where the customary Garbage mound has resurfaced . Little further away minister of tourism was also on his daily walk and seems ignoring the mess. After publishing opinion during  Wesak ,garbage mound has disappeared and I was […]

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China gets its own Nalanda, shames India

Monday, June 5th, 2017

By Yatish Yadav Courtesy newindianexpress.com Nanhai Buddhist College NEW DELHI: China has scored a major victory in soft power diplomacy by quietly launching its own Nalanda University while the original Nalanda campus in Bihar, planned almost a decade ago, is still stuck with 455-acre dead space. China’s education ministry had managed to keep the plan a secret till […]

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Trade Union Undermining One Of Sri Lanka’s Dedicated Sons, A Patriot, A Selfless Leader In The Medical Field and More.

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Insight By Sunil Kumar June7th 2017 The recent  call by a Government trade union that can only been deemed pitiful by virtue of the worthlessness of the call as it is undermining one of Sri Lanka`s dedicated sons recognized by not only the present Administration but many previous  as the record shows. It is a […]

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Is it forgotten that Sinhalese were victims too?

Monday, June 5th, 2017

BY SHIVANTHI RANASINGHE Courtesy Ceylon Today Professor Maithree Wickremesinghe, PM Ranil Wickremesinghe’s wife, said, many Sri Lankans still remain deeply conflicted and wounded because of government’s frequent failures to stem xenophobic campaigns – especially against the Tamils, Muslims and Christians in this country. She was speaking at the recent book launch, Testimonies of Silent Pain, compiled […]

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And they are still dropping parippu even 30 years later

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Malinda Seneviratne  Exactly thirty years ago something happened which altered the course of history in Sri Lanka.  Wrong.  ‘Happened’ is a bad word for it implies an agency-less occurrence.  It’s like saying ‘it rained yesterday,’ which of course is different from ‘there was a flood’ since the latter phenomenon at least in the case of […]

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සිංහල බෞද්ධයනට දිනා ගැනීමට ඇති දේ

Monday, June 5th, 2017

නලින් ද සිල්වා  මා දන්නා කියන එක්තරා ක්‍රිස්තියානි විද්වතකු කියා තිබුණා බෞද්ධයන්ට කොපමණ දුන්නත් මදි කියා. ඔහුට ඔහුගේ සංස්කෘතියෙහි ඔලිවර් ට්විස්ට් අමතක වීම පුදුමයක්. මේ අය ක්‍රිස්තියානි වුණේ කෙසේ ද යන්න ම ප්‍රශ්නයක්. ඔවුන්ට අමතක වුණත් ඔවුන්ගේ මුතුන් මිත්තන් බෞද්ධ. ඔවුන්ගේ පරම්පරාවන් යම් අවධියක දී ක්‍රිස්තියානි වූයේ බුදුදහම වැරදි යැයි ද ක්‍රිස්තියානි ආගම හරි යැයි […]

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