Archive for September, 2017

Now that Pradesiya Sabha, Nagara Sabha, Mahanagara Sabha are closed for more than 2 years, Provincial Councils are dis-functioning  and the Parliament is destroying the country through illegitimate and unpatriotic legislations

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Dr Sudath Gunasekara. Retired Ministry Secretary and Ex- President Sri Lanka Administrative Services Association 22. 9. 2017 Now that Pradesiya Sabha, Nagara Sabha, Mahanagara Sabha are closed for more than 2 years, Provincial Councils are dis-functioning  and the Parliament is destroying the country through illegitimate and unpatriotic legislations at the behest of Western powers and […]

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7 Reasons why Sri Lankan Citizens should reject the New Constitution

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge This Government has lost the confidence of the People including those that voted for them Every promise made before elections has been broken Coming on the ticket of anti-corruption the reality is that the present is more corrupt than those they accused. A lot of irregularities and illegalities have taken place since […]

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A study of Contemporary Buddhist-Muslim Relations in Sri Lanka Part 1

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

by Prof. G. H. Peiris August 27, 2017 Introduction Muslims in the multi-ethnic polity of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka shares with the other nation-states of South Asia the phenomenon of complex ethnic diversities based upon distinctions of religion, language, caste and tribe. Three ethnic groups – Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim – make up more than […]

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YAHAPALANA AND “WORLD WAR III” Part 2

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

KAMALIKA PIERIS The Yahapalana government has suddenly discovered the Indian Ocean, which has been there for centuries all round us. Several international conferences on the Indian Ocean have taken place in Colombo. These conferences, we are told, are to discuss   global trade in the region and the need for regional cooperation, but it is clear […]

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video Bride gets married in a two mile-long saree in Sri Lanka

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Mail On Line Bride is investigated for using 250 children to carry her two mile long saree during her wedding in Sri Lanka http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1542011/Bride-gets-married-two-mile-long-saree-Sri-Lanka.html

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Sri Lanka in talks with two Chinese firms for $4 billion refinery

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Courtesy straitstimes.com COLOMBO • Sri Lanka is in talks with two Chinese companies about investing up to US$3 billion (S$4 billion) to build a new refinery at its Chinese-controlled port, a top government official has said. Sri Lanka wants to build a new refinery in its southern Hambantota port, where China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPH) […]

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World needs to return to Buddha’s principles: Tanzania’s chief Buddhist monk at Mahatma’s land

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Ashish Chauhan|Courtesy Times of India AHMEDABAD: Bhante Pannasekara (53) was 23 when he sold his acres of crop land to become a Buddhist Monk. Pannasekara had worked as a Buddhist Monk in Sri Lanka for around 18 year before moving to Tanzania- another country, like Sri Lanka, hit by violence, poor healthcare facility and poverty. Since then […]

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Betel chewing main cause of oral cancer – Dr. Hemantha Amarasinghe

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

By Rathindra Kuruvita Courtesy Ceylon Today Around 2,400 new oral cancer patients are recorded each year in Sri Lanka, majority of these cases are related to chewing betel with areca nut, tobacco and slaked lime, said Dr Hemantha Amarasinghe, of the Institute of Oral Health Maharagama, speaking to Ceylon Today and emphasised on the need to […]

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NEW CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY: MAIN BONE OF CONTENTION

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

with Ravi Ladduwahetty Courtesy Ceylon Today Democratic socialism means that we must reform a political system that is corrupt, that we must create an economy that works for all, not just the very wealthy. LONGEST SERVING INDEPENDENT IN US CONGRESSIONAL HISTORY, BERNIE SANDERS After months of deliberations and contentious arguments, in closed door meetings, the Steering […]

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Geneva Resolution Govt. commits ‘hara kiri’

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today We do not realize the ‘Sword of Damocles’ we hung over our heads – not just over those in power, as the anecdote originally implies – when we co-sponsored the Geneva Resolution. Geographically we are strategically placed, rich in resources and our workforce is innovative, educated and ingenious when given […]

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Air bus – Better inform owners if deal to be called off: COPE

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) yesterday cautioned the government on large scale losses it could suffer if it failed to inform the relevant companies to stop the manufacture of the four A350 aircraft if the deal to lease them was to be cancelled. COPE Chairman Sunil Handunetti told Parliament […]

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Junkets wrapped in secrecy

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island Monday, September 25th, 2017 September 24, 2017, 8:17 pm Good governance consists in transparency and accountability among other things. Denial of anyone’s right to information is tantamount to a despicable attempt at throttling good governance, which the present regime has repackaged and is marketing aggressively as yahapalanaya. The Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government has […]

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Unit of Devolution – look in cyberspace!

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

CHANDRE DHARMAWARDANA Ottawa, Canada September 24, 2017, 9:12 pm It is interesting to read the debate about what the unit of devolution should be. Recent articles, by Dayan Jayatilleke (Island, Sep. 20, 2017) and Neville Ladduwahetty (Sep. 23, 2017) argue for the Province (DJ), and for the District (NL). Interestingly, both the TNA, and their […]

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අනාගමික කුමන්ත්‍රණ

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

කතු වැකිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින දෙමළ සන්ධානය අපූරු යෝජනාවක්‌ ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇත. ඒ රට අනාගමික කරන ලෙසයි. එසේම උතුර – නැගෙනහිර එක්‌කළ යුතු බවත් ඔවුහු යෝජනා කරති. නව ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවෙන්ද බුද්ධාගමට ප්‍රමුඛස්‌ථානය ලබා දෙන බව යහපාලන ආණ්‌ඩුව මොර දෙයි. එහෙත් අනෙක්‌ පැත්තෙන් නව ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවක්‌ ඉල්ලා හඬා වැටෙන දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානය රට අනාගමික කළ යුතු යෑයි පවසන්නේ […]

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Sri Lanka: black-white rule and the temple

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

C.  Wijeyawickrema Black-whites vs. Monks If we examine the history of Sri Lanka as a history of a clash between the black-white ruling class and the temple, it is not difficult to understand and explain why the country is in a big mess today. The mismanagement is complete and total from any angle one looks […]

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Peoples Worst Enemy

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando A young girl just over 16, whom the writer was sponsoring for her education at a private international school, decided to elope with an unemployed youth of 19 years of age last month, just ahead of her GCE (O/L) examination in December. This nonsensical act devastated all her parents’ ambitions […]

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YAHAPALANA AND “WORLD WAR III” Part 1

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

KAMALIKA PIERIS ‘An irresistible rising China is on course to collide with an immovable America,’ said Harvard scholar Graham Allison. When a rising power, in this case China, causes fear in an established power, in this case USA, the result is usually war, he said. He called this the ‘Thucydides Trap’ after some Greek war […]

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“ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මුතිය” සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් ලබා නොදී නීති පැනවීමට යමින් මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම් කඩකිරීම සහ තොරතුරු දැනගැනීමේ අයිතිය අහිමි කිරීම සම්බන්ධව ජනාධිපතිට සහ අගමැතිවරයාට එරෙහිව නඩු පවරන බවට නීතීඥවරයෙක් දැනුම් දෙයි.

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

අරුන ලක්සිරි උනවටුන  අගමැතිවරයා 2016 ජූනි මස 22 වැනි දින පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කළ අතුරුදහන් වූ තැනැත්තන් පිළිබඳ කාර්යාලය (පිහිටුවීම,පරිපාලනය කිරීම සහ කර්තව්‍ය ඉටු කිරීම) පනත් කෙටුම්පතේ මෙම  බලහත්කාරයෙන් අතුරුදහන් කිරීමෙන් ආරක්ෂාකිරීම සඳහා වූ ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මුතියේ (International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances) ප්‍රතිපාදන ඇතුළත්වී තිබියදී එකී ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මුතිය රාජ්‍යභාෂාවෙන් වන පිටපත් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් […]

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ලුවීට හැටයි!

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති ලුවී ඉපැදුණේ 1957 අවුරුද්දේ. ඒ, මාර්ග්ටයි මෝර්ටයි දාව. ලුවීට අයියලා දෙන්නෙකුත් හිටියා. ඒ අයියලා දෙන්නා තවමත් ඉන්නවා ද කියන එක නම් මේ ලේඛකයා දන්නේ නෑ. ඒත් ලුවී නම් අයියා කෙනෙක්. එයා තවමත් හිටපු විදිහට ම ඉන්නවා. ලුවී ගේ කැරැට්ටුව ඒ තරම් හොඳ නෑ. මහ නරක, අපිරිසිදු, තුට්ටු දෙකේ වැඩ කරන, ඉවරයක් නැතුව ලෙඩ […]

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‘Unit of Devolution: District or Province?’ – a response

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island Dr. Dayan Jayetilleka (Dr. DJ), in his article titled “Unit of devolution: District or Province?”(The Island, Sept. 20, 2017), has missed the essence of the difference between what I stated and what he claims as the “Sinhala nationalist’s preference for Districts to Provinces” as the primary unit of devolution. I agree […]

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Exclusive : බැදුම්කර මගඩි සල්ලි පෙරේදා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ විසිවේ” සුලු පක්ෂ නායකයන් ඇතුළු සමහරුන්ට මිලියන 100-300 දක්වා ලංසු..

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

 lanka C news පෙරේදා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ දී පළාත් සභා සංශෝධන පනත් කෙටුම්පත සම්මත කරගැනීම සදහා අවශ්‍ය වූ 2/3 බලය ලබා ගැනීමට පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ කෝටි ගණන් මුදල් හුවමාරැ වූ බව අන්තර්ජාල පුවත් අඩවි හා සමාජ ජාලාවල වාර්තා කර ඇත. පනත සම්මතයට අවශ්‍ය වූ 2/3 ඡන්ද ප්‍රමාණයේ අඩුවිම නිසා එදින පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ඡුන්ද විමසීම බොහෝ වේලාවක් ප‍්‍රමාද වූ අතර වේලාව […]

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The Delimitation mockery of Democracy

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Courtesy The Island The Supreme Court’s order on the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution was one that wholly supported the democratic rights of voters. It clearly stated that any move by the government to postpone the Provincial Council polls – even to have them all on a single day – should be approved by […]

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AG.’s Dept. counsel say they assist bond CoI free of charge ‘None seeks promotions or any other benefit’

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Bond Scam Probe Courtesy The Island Attorney General’s Department counsel assisting the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the bond scams yesterday deplored aspersions cast upon them by the senior counsel for former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran on Wednesday. Following is the text of the Statement made by Counsel of the Attorney General’s Department, Additional Solicitor […]

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‘ගිනස්‌ මඟුල්’

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

කතු වැකිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින ශ්‍රී ලංකාව යනු වාර්තා තැබීමට උපන් ගෙයි හැකියාව ඇති රටකි. නමුත් රට හමුවෙහි ඇති බොහෝ වාර්තා දුටු විට අපට ඇතිවන්නේ සතුටට වඩා දුකකි. දිවිනසා ගැනීම්, හදිසි අනතුරු, ළමා අපචාර, ඩෙංගු, ණය බර, ලොකුම ඇමැති මණ්‌ඩලය ගැන ලෝක වාර්තා අතරට එක්‌ වූ නවතම වාර්තා වන්නේ ගිනස්‌ වාර්තාය. ලංකාවේ මිනිසුන්ට ගිනස්‌ වාර්තා […]

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IS recruiting from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Sultan M Hali Courtesy The Pakistan Observer PRIMA facie, the so-called Islamic State (IS or Daesh) is receiving a hammering in Syria and Iraq but fresh information has come to light that the terror mongers are engaged in a recruitment drive in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka using social media tools. According to PTI (Press Trust […]

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Sri Lankan government passes IMF-backed tax bill

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

By Kapila Fernando Courtesy The World Socialist Web Site 22 September 2019 The Sri Lankan parliament passed an amended Inland Revenue Bill on September 7, effectively implementing the dictates of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The vote, originally scheduled for August 25, was delayed after the government, fearing opposition from the working class, was forced to make […]

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Illegally-adopted Sri Lankan children could have ended up in Denmark

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Courtesy CPH Post.dk Upwards of 11,000 kids could have been sold illegally for adoption in Europe in the 1980s 4,000 illegally adopted Sri Lankan children ended up in the Netherlands (photo: Zembla) A new Dutch documentary has revealed that thousands of Sri Lankan children may have been sold illegally for adoption in a number of […]

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Sri Lanka probes ‘longest saree’ wedding for using child labour

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

 Our Foreign Staff  Courtesy The  Telegraph (UK) 22 SEPTEMBER 2017 • 5:47PM ASri Lankan couple is under investigation for deploying hundreds of school children to carry the train of the bride’s saree during a wedding ceremony, authorities said Friday. About 250 students of a state-owned school carried the train of the two-mile long saree worn by the bride as she […]

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Bride is investigated for using 250 children to carry her TWO MILE long saree during her wedding in Sri Lanka

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

By TARIQ TAHIR FOR MAILONLINE Authorities said violators using students during school hours face 10 years jail The saree is the longest ever worn by a bride in Sri Lanka  Students were from school named after a local politician who attended wedding A Sri Lankan couple are under investigation for using hundreds of school children to […]

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The need for a True Sinhala Buddhist Leader to rescue this country from the present mess and protect its 2600 year old Sinhala Buddhist civilization and heritage.

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Retired Ministry Secretary and Ex- President Sri Lanka Administrative Service 21.9.2017  Part 11 (continued from 19.9.2017 Lankaweb) The golden gateway to this Kingdom and its political stability, peace and prosperity lays nowhere else but in the unity of the Sinhala nation sans party politics, under one National banner as a new political […]

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