Archive for July 7th, 2017

Buddhist diplomacy must be enshrined in Sri Lanka’s Foreign Policy whatever government is in power

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge In one part of the world military interventions are taking place. In another part of the world the soft power of Buddhism is being tapped and not just by the Asian giants but even the West is pivoting to Asia on the back of Buddhism. Notice Western military personnel suddenly taking to […]

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Patting the backs of pseudo-Buddhists & trapping them to abdicate place of Buddhism in Sri Lanka

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge  In 1815 the Chieftans, angry with the King, without thinking beyond their noses conspired and handed the sovereignty of the nation to foreigners who assured them that the Chieftans would continue to secure their perks and privileges and clause 5 maintaining the state patronage to Buddhism would remain. Both promises were short […]

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The clash of two histories in one nation

Friday, July 7th, 2017

H. L. D. Mahindapala The two critical streams of  thought that flowed down the 20th century and bloodied the political landscape came from the North. These two streams swept aside all other Left-wing currents which were struggling to dominate the mainstream. Both streams of thought were identified and articulated by two Tamil leaders of the […]

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මොසාඩ්ගේ හාම්පුතා

Friday, July 7th, 2017

විශේෂ ලියුම්කරු කීර්ති රත්නායක දෙවන ලෝක යුද්ධයේ නිමාව සියලු රටවල ප්රමෝදයට හේතුවිය. නමුත් එය ලෝකයේ ප්රධාන අවිඅයුධ නිෂ්පාදකයන්ගේ සතුටට හේතු නොවින. ඔවුන් නව මංපෙත් වල සිය ආයෝජන දියත් කලේය. ඒ අතර ප්රධාන වූයේ 1950-70 අතර කාලයේ හරිත විප්ලවය නමින් ගෙන ආ ව්යයාපෘතියයි. හරිත විප්ලවය මේහෙයවූයේ මොන්සැන්ටෝ නම් බහුජාතික සමාගම විසිනි. මෙහිදී පාරම්පරික බීජ වෙනුවට නව […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE ECONOMY Part 1

Friday, July 7th, 2017

KAMALIKA PIERIS Yahapalana said that when it took power in 2015, Sri Lanka was facing an extremely precarious economic situation. We have inherited a heavy national debt, said Yahapalana. The   figures vary. Here is a selection. The country had a debt of SLR 9000 billion [60 billion USD] when Yahapalana took over, said President Sirisena. […]

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No one can change the destiny of the Tamil people

Friday, July 7th, 2017

V.Anandasangaree   Secretary General- TULF This is an urgent invitation, coming from one who is one of the most senior Tamil politicians, of 84 years, still active in politics, to all the Sri Lankan Tamils living in Sri Lanka and elsewhere spread all over the world. The invitation is to know the truth, without being moved […]

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Royal College 175th Anniversary: A forgotten incident

Friday, July 7th, 2017

By Janaka Perera As Sri Lanka’s Royal College celebrates the 175th anniversary of its founding this year on a grand scale of pomp and pageantry that perhaps no other school in the country can match, it is a moot question to ask whether there are alternate voices from within or outside Royal College, that have […]

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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man –Redemption in Confession

Friday, July 7th, 2017

by Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge To steal millions, you need a top team of armed robbers. But to steal billions, you need PhD’s with color charts and economic projections made of fairy dust and eye of newt Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is a best seller written by John Perkins based on his undercover […]

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Water Transport Project in “Troubled Water”

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera   Much awaited canal transport project details are out recently.SLLRDC under Megapoils has issued a  EOI ( Expression of Interest  ) to call interested parties to bid. .Conditions stipulated in the EOI is prepared with the help of  Dutch Assistance ( Grant) ,seems quite stringent .Prospective bidders should submit a 75 million Rupee […]

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