Archive for June 29th, 2017

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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