Archive for August 21st, 2017

“So You want our Vote” – First Agree to these Demands of Sinhala Buddhist voters

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Shenali D Waduge There are over 15million registered voters. Over 70% are Sinhala Buddhists. However, schemes and strategies have ensured the Sinhala Buddhist voters were split while other strategies have been used to prevent Sinhala politicians from voicing the concerns of the majority populace. Every country has a majority-minority populace – minorities cannot rule the […]

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H. K. D. Chandrasoma’s Case: A Response to D. B. S. Jeyaraj

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Dharshan Weerasekera, Attorney-at-law Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?                                                                                                 Job, 38:2 B. S. Jeyaraj has written a lengthy commentary on the judgment in H. K. D. Chandrasoma’s case, published in the Daily Mirror of 19th August 2017 and titled, ‘Federalism is not Separatism, rules the Supreme Court.’ As far as […]

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Proposed Suduhumpola -Tennekumbura Tunnel(Kandy).  Is it going to be another disaster and a white elephant?

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Sudath Gunasekara21.8.2017. Plans are said to be underway to construct a 5.5 long tunnel from Suduhumpola to Tennekumbura on the left bank of the Kandy Lake as an  utopian solution to Kandy traffic congestion. The proposed tunnel starts at Suduhumpola and comprises 4 tunnels on plan. Tunnel one is 900 m; Tunnel 2 is  660 […]

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Rajapaksa explains why they oppose new Inland Revenue Bill

Monday, August 21st, 2017

By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy Adaderana Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the policy on which the proposed new Inland Revenue law is based, is in keeping with the ideology of the UNP but is contrary to that of the SLFP. Issuing a statement today (21), he said that no member of the SLFP can pass legislation that […]

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Expressways to be sold to Chinese company – UDAYA

Monday, August 21st, 2017

by Maheesha Mudugamuwa Courtesy The Island The cash-strapped government was planning to sell the southern expressway, the Colombo Outer Circular expressway and Colombo-Katunayake expressway to China for USD 600 million, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader MP Udaya Gammanpila alleged yesterday. He told The Island that the three vital roads would be initially handed over to an […]

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දුම්රිය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ වංචා දූෂණ හා අක‍්‍රමිකතා සෙවීම සඳහා කමිටුවක් පත් කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලීම

Monday, August 21st, 2017

All Ceylon Railway Employees’ General Union  ගරු ජනාධිපති, මෛතී‍්‍රපාල සිරිසේන මැතිතුමා, ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය, කොළඹ 01. දුම්රිය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ වංචා දූෂණ හා අක‍්‍රමිකතා සෙවීම සඳහා කමිටුවක් පත් කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලීම            කාලයක සිට දුම්රිය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ පවතින වංචා, දූෂණ, අක‍්‍රමිකතා  නිසා දුම්රිය සේවයේ මෙහෙවර ප‍්‍රකාශයට අනුව අරමුණු සහ ඉලක්ක සාක්‍ෂාත් කර ගැනීමට නොහැකි  වුවා පමණක් නොව, ජනතාව බලාපොරොත්තු […]

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Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Monday, August 21st, 2017

By A. Abdul Aziz. (Given below is an excerpt of the Friday Sermons of Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Supreme Head of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam, delivered on 18TH August 2017, at ‘Baithul Futhuh’, London, U.K. gave a discourse on Forgiveness and Reconciliation. Ahmadiyya Supreme Head said: Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community […]

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Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (Peace be on all of them).

Monday, August 21st, 2017

By A. Abdul Aziz. 1. Muhammad is not a God. Moses is not a God. But,  Jesus is a God, according to Christian beliefs. 2. Muhammad did not die for the people’s sin. Moses did not die for people’s sin. But, Jesus died for people’s sin, according to Christian beliefs. 3. Muhammad had parents, Moses […]

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Polythene manufacturers to stage protest today..  News  Item The Island’’’’’’’’

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Sarath Obeysekera Pan Malla manufacturers’ should demonstrate and ask for subsidy ?   Yahplanaya has become a joke ? Motorcyclists were demonstrating against full face ban though the criminals were using them to rob people.Railway Guards went on strike because of bugs ,Three wheeler drivers and Private bus owners on also against heavy traffic violations […]

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Hobson’s choice for voters

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island August 21, 2017, 8:23 pm Special Assignments Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama has recently urged the public to vote wisely and elect only educated, competent, honest candidates in the fray. His advice should be heeded and his keenness to cleanse politics appreciated. It is incumbent upon voters to exercise their franchise responsibly. There […]

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