Archive for July 15th, 2017

How can Sri Lanka celebrate Tea Industry ignoring the lands confiscated by the British from the Kandyan peasantry?

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge The white man said Cecil Rhodes built Africa. However, Africans disagree and Africans are bringing down the statues of Cecil Rhodes. Ironically, in Sri Lanka the reign of the kalu suddas is such that we are celebrating the tea industry that came about by illegally confiscating lands belonging to the Kandyan peasantry! […]

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MANAGING THE ECONOMY, RAJAPAKSA VERSUS YAHAPALANA

Saturday, July 15th, 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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බලු කපුටු වන්නට කැමැත්තෝ දඹුල්ලට අත තබන්න

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්           පසුගියදා අස්ගිරි මහා විහාරයේ දී රැස්වුණු ත්‍රෛයිනිකායික මහා සංඝ රත්නයේ මූලිකත්වයෙන්   රජයට ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලද යෝජනා සංඝ ආඥාවක් බවට පත් විය.මහා සංඝ රත්නය විෂයෙහි එවැනි බලයක් නොමැති බව එන්.ජී.ඕ. බත් බැලයන් සහ දේශපාලන කුක්කන් ද මාක්ස් සරණ ගිය ඇතැම් හිමිවරුන්ද පවසති. සංඝ ආඥාවන් මෑත කාලයේ පමණක් නොව අතීතයේ රජුන්ටද  නිකුත් කර තිබේ. […]

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Facing the wrath of weather gods

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Could the continuous downpours of rain over the past few weeks and deluges hitting several areas in the country where people have perished, many have become helpless and marooned, thousands sustained injuries and hundreds lost their life-time possessions, whilst another part of the country experienced a severe drought affecting their […]

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Torture tree of the British Army?

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

By Vaduga Courtesy The Sunday Times In commemorating our national heroes it is fitting that we remember these simple village folk who were in the forefront of the Rebellion and were subject to eventual lynching at the ‘Tree’. Perhaps it is time a monument is installed here so that the schoolchildren may remember their ancestors in solemn mediation particularly […]

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How a Soviet Student Is Leading the Buddhist Crusade Against Jihad

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Courtesy Sputnik Religious clashes have become a characteristic feature not only in the Middle East and Europe. South Asia faces the same challenges: terrorism, international criminal networks and illegal migration. Sputnik was able to talk to the leader of Sri Lanka’s radical Buddhists, a former Soviet student, who is heading the crusade against “global jihad.” […]

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BENGALURU: SRI LANKAN AMONG 3 HELD FOR FAKE CREDIT CARD SCAM

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Updated: Jul 16, 2017, 01.00 AM IST  The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police have arrested three people, including a Sri Lankan, in a fake credit card scam. Investigators recovered 144 fake credit cards from them. They would reportedly get the card details of users in the US, Japan and other foreign countries, create […]

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UN Special Rapporteur lacks calibre, diplomacy: Minister

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe yesterday alleged that several UN Special Rapporteurs who visited Sri Lanka including Rapporteur Ben Emmerson lacked calibre and diplomacy and that he would inform the President and the Premier about these Rapporteurs. When contacted by the Daily Mirror to get a comment about the Rapporteur […]

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Wimal condemns arrest of ex-Navy spokesman

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

 Kalathma Jayawardhane Courtesy The Daily Mirror      National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader and MP Wimal Weerawansa yesterday condemned the remanding of former Navy Spokesman Commodore D.K.P. Dassanayake who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Wednesday over the alleged abduction and disappearance of several youth between 2008 and 2009. MP Weerasansa told a […]

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CB Bond scam largest daylight robbery – Mahinda Yapa

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Courtesy Ceylon Today Matara District Joint Opposition (JO) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MP Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene yesterday charged that the United National Party (UNP) should be held directly accountable for the Central Bank (CB) bond issue, which he termed as Sri Lanka’s largest daylight robbery in its recent history. He further alleged that […]

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Govt led by Rajapaksa will be established before year ends – Welgama

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Govt led by Rajapaksa will be established before year ends – Welgama මේ වර්ෂයේ අවසානයට පෙර රාජපක්ෂ ආණ්ඩුවක් පිහිටුවනවා 

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War Heroes or criminals?

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Courtesy The Island July 15, 2017, 12:00 pm The former Navy Spokesman Commodore D.K.P.Dassanayake was arrested last week on charges of causing the disappearance of 11 persons in 2008. Dassanayake, a highly decorated Naval officer who played a major role in the war, is the latest high ranking armed forces officer to be arrested under […]

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The vicious political triangle: Blatant Mahinda, Betraying Ranil, and Blame-master Maithri

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

by Rajan Philips Courtesy The Island July 15, 2017, 7:50 pm They are the three corners of Sri Lanka’s vicious political triangle. Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family are nothing if they are not blatant about everything. They defeated the LTTE, so they can do no wrong. They will return to power, they insist, and rule for […]

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President battles to keep coalition, ultimatum backfires

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Courtesy The Island July 15, 2017, 7:32 pm ECONOMYNEXT – President Maithripala Sirisena returned from a state visit to Bangladesh yesterday to grapple with a new threat of defections  that could lead to a break-up of his shaky coalition government. A week after issuing an ultimatum to two ministers to deliver or depart,  the President himself has […]

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රහස්‌ පොලීසියෙන් හිටිහැටියේ අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් කවුද මේ කොමදෝරු ඩී.කේ.පී.දිසානායක

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

මනෝඡ් අබයදීර උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින මේ එළඹ තිබෙන්නේ වීරයා දංගෙඩියට දක්‌වන තරග ඉසව්ව යෑයි කිව්වාට වරදක්‌ නැත. වසර දෙකහමාරක්‌ තිස්‌සේ යහපාලනය විසින් කරන ලද කිසිම දෙයක්‌ නැතැයි රටම කීවද එල්ටීටීඊ ඩයස්‌පෝරාව නම් කියනු ඇත්තේ, මේ ටික කාලයට මාර දේවල්නේ කරගත්තේ…, කියලාය. ඒ තරමට වීරයන් පේළියක්‌ දඟ ගෙයට දක්‌කන්නට යහපාලනය බරටම වැඩ කර තිබේ. කොමදෝරු ඩී.කේ.පී. දසානායක […]

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නාවක්‌කුළියට බුදු එළිය විහිදුවන්න දෙමළ  නඩුකාරතුමිය දුන් ඓතිහාසික නඩු තීන්දුව…  ඉදිකිරීම් කඩිනම් කරන්නැයි නියෝග කරයි

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින උතුරු පළාතේ යාපනය දිස්‌ත්‍රික්‌කයේ නාවක්‌කුලිය දඹවල ශාන්තිපුර, යාපනයේ ඇති එකම සිංහල ගම්මානයයි. පවුල් 57 ක්‌ පදිංචි මෙම ගම්මානයේ සිංහල බෞද්ධ ජනයාගේ ආගමික කටයුතු සිදුකරන විහාරස්‌ථානය “සමිද්ධි සුමන විහාරයයි” සමිද්ධි සුමන විහාරය බුද්ධ ශාසන අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතේ බෞද්ධ කටයුතු දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ ලියාපදිංචි විහාරස්‌ථානයකි. පන්සලේ කුඩා විහාරයක්‌ද බෝධි ප්‍රාකාර සහිත බෝධීන් වහන්සේ නමක්‌ද, දෙතුන් සියයකට රැස්‌විය […]

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YAHAPALANA AND ‘REGIME CHANGE’ Part 2

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

KAMALIKA  PIERIS Because it was an externally managed  ‘regime change’,  the ‘changers’ decided that it was best to install Maithripala Sirisena as President quickly,  before the island woke up to what had happened. The election results were announced on January 8, 2015 and the very next day, January 9th, in a hurriedly prepared ceremony at […]

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හීන තිබුනට කෝටියක්… අතේ නෑ එක රුපියලක්….

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

තේජා ගොඩකන්දෙආරච්චි මෑතකදී පොළොන්නරුවේ පැවති උත්සවයකදී, ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන සුපුරුදු පරිදි අනාගත කාලයට වලංගුවන පරිදි කතාවක් කලේය. ඒ කුමන අභියෝග ආවත් මාතෘභූමිය සහ ආණ්ඩුව ඉදිරියට ගෙන යන බවයි. මාතෘ භූමිය කෙසේ වෙතත් ආණ්ඩුව නම් කෙසේ හෝ ඉදිරියට ගෙනයාම පිලිබඳ අප විචිකිච්ඡාවක් තබා නොගත යුතුය. රටේ මෙපමන ප්‍රශ්න තිබියදී යලිත් වරක් ඇමතිවරු, නියෝජ්‍ය ඇමතිවරු සහ වෙනත් […]

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“The Ben Emmerson affair”.

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

By Noor Nizam – Convener “The Muslim Voice” July 13th, 2017. I am NOT a sympathizer of the “YAHAPALANA” government, but I will not fail to commend the stand taken by our President Maithripala Sirisena and the Hon. Minister of Justice, Dr. Wijeydasa Rajapaksa. THESE ARE INTERNATIONAL BEGGARS UNDER THE DISGUISE OF CALLING THEMSELVES UN […]

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