Archive for September 2nd, 2017

War that changed Sri Lanka and the world

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Janaka Perera Seventy-eight years ago, Sept 3, 1939, the news of Britain’s declaration of war against Nazi Germany came to Colombo through the wireless from London, shortly before 4.30 p.m. At that moment British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was speaking in London on the declaration heard over the BBC.  The Reuters message flashed all over the world confirming the news […]

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Freedom of religion in Sri Lanka

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

By Rohana R. Wasala The United States State Department’s 2016 International Religious Freedom Report on Sri Lanka is replete with distortions of the factual situation in the country regarding religious freedom. This is my personal view as an ordinary Sri Lankan for what it is worth. Genuine reconciliation through religious harmony among other things cannot […]

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“Sri Lanka is in danger of not meeting a spot in the top 8 Test Teams, to be able to automatically qualify for the 2019 ODI World Cup”.  Lankaweb on 30 March, 2017. Dayasiri Jayasekera and Sumathipala must get out or be kicked out!

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

By M D P DISSANAYAKE The heading of this article represent the first sentence of the article ( with an error on my part of the word Test instead of ODI) published in Lankaweb under the heading TISSERA PERERA MUST BE TOSSED OUT OF THE ODI TEAM-NEED A POOL OF ALL ROUNDERS TO ENSURE PLACE […]

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An Audit Commission without QS on board will be Utterly Ineffective

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Dr. Chandana Jayalath As we all know, auditing encompasses a wide array of functions. Construction auditing is in particular keen on investigating overcharges if any for labor and materials, overpriced change orders, why and how for re-work, lost incentives and credits, failure to deliver contracted scope and charges for non-allowable costs. Just a couple of […]

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CD.S with text books for students  news item …….

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera May be Minister can give them to MP’s first .? The Ministry of Education is to issue Compact Discs (CD), long with selected text books, to schoolchildren at the beginning of next year.Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, when contacted, told Ceylon Today, video CDs will be……produced as a form of support […]

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Athula Withanage – THE LIVING CAPSULE

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando  Mother Lanka has given birth to many prodigies and given them a free education to prop them up to excel in wider fields, particularly in medicine. However, there were and are many students who are still unable to gain admission to universities to outshine in their chosen fields due to […]

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ෆොන්සේකා සාධකය

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  යුද්ධයේ අවසාන අදියරේ අත්ඩංගුවේ පසු වූ පුද්ගලයන් ආරක්‍ෂා කිරීම සහ යුද පෙරමුණට සැපයුම් කටයුතු භාරව සිටි හිටපු යුද හමුදාපති ජනරාල් ජගත් ජයසූරිය අපරාධවල නියැලී සිටි බවත් තමන් ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් සාක්‍ෂි දෙන බවටත්  ෆීල්ඩ් මාෂල් සරත් ෆොන්සේකා පවසා ඇත​.  සරත් ෆොන්සේකා යනු අති දක්‍ෂ යුද සොල්දාදුවෙකි. ඔහු ජෙනරාල් පැටර්න් වැනි චරිතයක් බව […]

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Jagath Jayasuriya joins the Sonia – Modi club

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island September 2, 2017, 7:37 pm Former Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya completed his stint as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Brazil and arrived in Sri Lanka last week. It would appear that just as he was leaving Brazil, some international human rights groups had filed war crimes lawsuits against him in Brazil and […]

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Fast-tracking corruption cases – flip side of the coin!

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

by I.P.C. Mendis Courtesy The Island September 2, 2017, 7:08 pm It appears as if the “talk shows”, press briefings and invective have succeeded in taking the wind off the sails in the Ravi K episode and an uncompromising Minister in Wijeyadasa R sacrificed on the cross in a bid to save the face of the […]

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Himbutu හිඹුටු Plant extract that ‘suppresses appetite’ discovered

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Courtesy  health.spectator.co.uk An extract from salacia, a plant native to India and Sri Lanka, has demonstrated appetite reduction, satiety and blood sugar management benefits, according to new research published in the journal Nutrients. Salacia is a genus of woody climbers well known for its traditional use in Ayurveda as a medicinal food supplement for various health […]

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Why Sri Lanka has the whole package: from history to Instagrammable beaches

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Courtesy Evening Standard Holiday company Thomson has now spread its wings as far as Sri Lanka, says Phil Clarke Sri Lanka is a medley of the Indian subcontinent’s greatest hits. History: tick. Tea plantations: tick. Religious monuments: tick. Jungle, crocodiles and elephants: tick, tick, tick. In an area the size of Ireland, ancient sites jostle with […]

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This new Sri Lankan food business is helping London immigrants lead better lives

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Rebecca Waymanon Courtesy  Bdaily.co.UK Sri Lankan food startup Papi’s Pickles has opened in London, and it’s working with women relocating to the UK who have been a victim of their country’s conflict. Set up in 2014 and founded by New Radicals winner Abi Ramanan, the company wants to make a difference whilst offering South Indian and […]

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Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief ready to testify against successor

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mail (UK) A human rights group this week filed two cases against General Jagath Jayasuriya in Colombia and Brazil, who until recently was Sri Lanka’s ambassador in several South American countries Sri Lanka’s former army chief on Friday accused his successor of committing crimes against suspects during the island’s civil war and […]

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Lanka allays Indian fears on Hambantota port

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Courtesy  Gulf Times Sri Lanka has played down India’s concerns regarding Hambantota port, with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe saying Colombo won’t enter into a military alliance with any country or make its bases available to foreign countries. Sri Lanka signed a $1.1bn deal with China in July to lease the Hambantota port to Beijing. A […]

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Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka released me from military ops: Jayasuriya

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Brazil, General (Retd.) Jagath Jayasuriya yesterday rejected the war crimes allegations levelled against him and said the then Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka in a written document had exempted him from responsibilities of all military operations. Speaking exclusively to Daily Mirror he said: After all, […]

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මැදගොඩ අබේතිස්ස හිමියෝ ඇමතිලා කොමිස් ගහන හැටි ගැන තරු හතේ කතාවක් කියයි..[Video]

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

lanka C news වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුවේ ඇමතිවරුන් කොමිස් ගන්නා ආකාරය ගැන ආචාර්ය මැදගොඩ අබයතිස්ස හිමියෝ කොළඹ සම්බුද්ධත්ව ජයන්ති මන්දිරයේදී පැවති උත්සවයකදී මෙසේ අදහස් පල කලහ

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PAFFREL asserts: LG Polls only in 2018 Amendments to two more Ordinances pending

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

By Skandha Gunasekara Courtesy Ceylon Today People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) says because two more amendments to the Municipal Council Ordinance and the Urban Council Ordinance are pending, the Local Government elections will be delayed until next year. Executive Director of PAFFREL, Rohana Hettiarachchi,……speaking to Ceylon Today said although the two amendments would […]

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Unfair criticism of judiciary and legal profession

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

by Lakshman I. Keerthisinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, but it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving. – Dale Carnegie It was reported that the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in a Statement dated 25 August 2017, titled “SRI LANKA: Lawyers, prosecutors and judges should face the mirror” […]

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Who funded the kangaroo trial by the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) headed by Yasmin Sooka?

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Shenali D Waduge As usual half-baked stories are being sold as hot cakes with the gullible falling prey! Suddenly news is a bug about some ‘verdict’ by a kangaroo court set up by the International Truth & Justice Project which is administered by the Foundation for Human Rights whose Executive Director is non other than […]

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The “AluthParlimenthuwa” Debate on Glyphosate.

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

By Professor Chandre Dharmawardana, Ottawa, Canada. The government banned  the popular herbicide  known as Glyphosate” in 2105 using the epidemic of Kidney Disease in the Rajarata as justification for its drastic action. It proposed to create a toxin free nation” eventually banning agrochemicals.  Ven. Ratana  is  Sri Lanka’s presidential adviser on agriculture, promising to rid […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්‍ෂයේ මාරයා  66න් පක්ෂයේ, ඉදිරි ගමන අවසන් කරයිද?

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ  අතිගරු එස්. ඩබ්ලිව්. ආර්. ඩී. බණ්ඩාරනායක චරිතය මුල සිට අගටත්, අගසිට මුලටත්, පියවරින් පියවර හැදෑරීම, තුලින් ලැබෙන දැනුමේ අගය ඉතා ඉහලය. . ජනතාවට සේවය කිරීමට රාජ්‍ය බලය තමා අතට එනතෙක් බලාසිටින නායකයෙකු නොවූ එතුමා ඉතා වැඩි කාලයක් ජනතාවගේ ශුභ සිදධීන් සඳහා අදාල වන ව්‍යාපෘතීන් ගනනාවක්ම නිර්මාණය කලේ ඉංග්‍රීසි පාලන සමය තුල එම පාලන […]

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රනිල්ගේ හොරකමේ තරම පැහැදිලි කරන සුජීව!!

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

රනිල්ගේ හොරකමේ තරම පැහැදිලි කරන සුජීව!!

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Lies, misdeesds and treachery of Political Chameleon Rajitha Senaratne – Part I

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

(By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA) The action taken by the Joint Opposition to handover a No Confidence Motion against the political chameleon Rajitha Senaratne was a very appropriate move as he acts like a person suffering from a chronic dementia, misusing his powers, uttering abusive and indecent fish market languages and posing as that he […]

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Lies, misdeesds and treachery of Political Chameleon Rajitha Senaratne –  Part. II

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

(By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA) The action taken by the Joint Opposition to handover a No Confidence Motion against the political chameleon Rajitha Senaratne was a very appropriate move as he acts like a person suffering from a chronic dementia, misusing his powers, uttering abusive and indecent fish market languages and posing as that he […]

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Lies, misdeesds and treachery of Political Chameleon Rajitha Senaratne –  Part. III

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

(By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA) The action taken by the Joint Opposition to handover a No Confidence Motion against the political chameleon Rajitha Senaratne was a very appropriate move as he acts like a person suffering from a chronic dementia, misusing his powers, uttering abusive and indecent fish market languages and posing as that he […]

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Lies, misdeesds and treachery of Political Chameleon Rajitha Senaratne –  Part. IV

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

(By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA) The action taken by the Joint Opposition to handover a No Confidence Motion against the political chameleon Rajitha Senaratne was a very appropriate move as he acts like a person suffering from a chronic dementia, misusing his powers, uttering abusive and indecent fish market languages and posing as that he […]

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