Archive for August 5th, 2017

Helmut Kohl’s Unfulfilled Dream

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando After the demise of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl recently, news about his survival out of the killer tsunami in 2004 December surfaced once again. Kohl was 74 at the time. His escape from the tsunami in Sri Lanka had been described in diverse forms, both in the German media […]

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Hammond Hill (Hammenheil)   After 40 Years

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  The Hammond Hill ( Hammenheil  )  is not a prison any more. It has become a tourist detonation. The Sri Lanka Navy is running a tourist hotel in the island with all the luxuries. It has become Sri Lanka’s Alcatraz prison attracted by locals and foreign tourists. People have forgotten the 1971 insurrection […]

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ශ්‍රී ලාංකික දේශපාලනයේ නිරුවත් යතාර්ථය

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  මානසික සහ  පෞරුෂ අක්‍රමතා නිසා ප්‍රචන්ඩ හැසිරීම් පෙන්වන පුද්ගලයන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව වැනි රටවල පොදු ජනයා විසින් හුරේ දමා පිළිගෙන මල් මාලා දමමින් දේශපාලන නායකත්වය සඳහා ඔසවා තබන නමුත් ශිෂ්ටසම්පන්න රටවල මෙවැනි පුද්ගලයන් සඳහා ප්‍රතිකාර ලබා දෙති.  ……………මොවුන්ගෙන් බහුතරයකට තිබනේ අඩු අධ්‍යාපන මට්ටමක් වන අතර ප්‍රචණ්ඩත්වයට නැඹුරු හැසිරීම් රටාවක්ද තිබුණි. මෙම කැරලිකාර […]

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ඊලාම් යුධ සිරකරුවන්

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංගගේ  POWs of the Eelam War  ලිපිය ඇසුරෙනි පරිවර්තනය ඒ . එස් වික්‍රමසිංහ  ඊලාම් යුද සමයේ යුද සිරකරුවන් වී  (POW) සිටි පිරිස් මේ වන විට මානසික සෞඛ්‍ය පිළිබඳ ගැටළු රාශියකට මුහුණපායි. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ උතුරු ප්‍රදේශයේ වසර 20 ක් තිස්සේ පැවති ඊලාම් යුද්ධය, ඉන් දිවිගලවාගත් පුද්ගලයන් අතරේ විවිධ මානසික හා කායික සෞඛ්‍ය අපහසුතාවයන් […]

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The invisible hand behind Ravi K’s undoing

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island August 5, 2017, 7:45 pm The appearance of Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake before the Bond Commission was the talk of the week. No one can fail to notice that there is a major difference in the way Ravi Karunanayake has been treated when compared to how Hirunika Premachandra was treated when […]

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A torrid time in politics

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island August 5, 2017, 6:22 pm It is obvious that the next few days are going to be a torrid time in Sri Lanka politics. Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s appearance before the Presidential Commission appointed to probe the Central Bank bond scam triggered a deluge of sensational reporting for which the media cannot […]

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Hoisted in a Penthouse: Forty years of Open Sesame

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

by Rajan Philips Courtesy The Island The evidentiary revelations about the leaser-dealing over a Colombo penthouse could not have come at a worse time for the government. It has pushed the wedge between the President Sirisena and the Prime Minister even deeper, as there is bound to be disagreement between them about what to do with […]

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Punishments should be doled out to the Govt – MR (English)

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Punishments should be doled out to the Govt – MR (English

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Norwegian expert submits interim report on Uma Oya Project

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Norwegian expert submits interim report on Uma Oya Project

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Ravi Karunanayake Tells Inquiry Commission That He Did not Know About Transactions Entered Into By His Wife and Daughter

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

By Hafeel Farisz and Amali Mallawarachchi Courtesy:Daily News Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday defended himself before the Bond Commission insisting that he did not know of any of the transactions entered into by his wife and daughter and their connected companies with regard to the Penthouse Apartment at the Monarch residencies in which he currently resides. In […]

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