Archive for September 19th, 2017

Mahendran cannot be compelled to give evidence as he is Singaporean – Counsel- Assurance of ‘good conduct’ sought from AG’s team

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

By Sarath Dharmasena and Shyam Nuwan Ganewatta Courtesy The Island September 19, 2017, 12:00 pm Former Central Bank Governor Arjun Mahendran’s Counsel Romesh De Silva, PC, yesterday told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI), probing the alleged bond scams that his client couldn’t be compelled to give evidence before CoI as he (Mahendran) was a Singaporean. […]

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Prisoners, docs and pundits

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island September 19, 2017, 8:39 pm Some UNP MPs have taken exception to the admission of former President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga to the Welikada prison hospital after being sentenced to three years RI. They claim he has received preferential treatment. A senior prison doctor has been transferred by way of punishment for allegedly […]

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SRI LANKA: Female migrant-worker expresses harassment in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION-URGENT APPEAL PROGRAM Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding Mrs. K A Nilanthi Karunarathna. A resident of Baddegama Police Division, she migrated to Saudi Arabia as a domestic helper on 19 January 2015. Within several months at her employer’s house she started to experience severe harassments and […]

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An overlooked blooper

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A few days ago the eastern Indian media took Prime Minister Narendra Modi to task for claiming that Sri Lanka’s national anthem was composed by Bengali Poet Rabindranath Tagore. On my international visits, I feel proud to say that Tagore composed national anthems of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India,” Prime Minister […]

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දිවයින ට ආවේශ වී අති  සොලොමන් ලා  ගේ පුහු චින්තන හොල්මන්- II ගොවියාට අවශ්‍ය ග්ලයිඵොසේට් සහ වකුගඩු රෝගය ගැන මිථ්‍යා මත එපා.

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

තාක්ෂණික  විද්‍යා ගුරු  බොධි ධනපාල  විසිනි. ජනාධිපති කාර්යාලයට රිංගාගෙන ඉන්නා ගොවිතැන හෝ පරිසරය හෝ අප ජනයාගේ දුක හෝ නොදන්නා මැක්කන් ගේ  රට  වනසන වැරදි ප්‍රචාරය ගැන මීට ඉහත ලිපියකින් ( http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2017/09/14/දිවයින-ට-ආවේශ-වී-අති-සොලොම/)  දක්වීමු. එහිදී “චින්තකයෙක්” ලෙස තමන් විසින් ම නාමාරූඪ කරගත්,  SEMA හෙවත් “වසවිස නැති රටක්‌ ජාතික වැඩසටහන උපායමාර්ගික   ව්‍යසන  කළමනාකරණ ආයතනය”  යන ජාවාරමේ කටයුතු කරන […]

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සිල් රෙද්දෙන් බෙල්ල කැපීම 

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න  මහින්ද  රාජපක්ෂ  සිංහලබෞද්ධ රටේ   පාලකයාවූ සමයේ,,සම්බුද්ධ ජයන්තිය සැමරීම සඳහා උවසු  උවෑ සි යන්ට සිල් රෙදි බෙදා දුනමැනවැය් ජාතියේ මුරදේවතාවන් වන මහා සංඝ රත්නය විසින්  කරන ලද ඉල්ලීම,තම රටේ සංස්කෘතියට  අනුව ගවුරවයෙන් පිළිගත් ඒ පාලකයාතම යුතුකම නොපිරිහෙලා ඉටුකළේය .බෝසත් රජවරු විසින් වසර 2600කට වැඩි කාලයක් තිස්සේ  ජාතියේ මුරදේවතාවන් විසින් කරන ලද මග පෙන්වීම […]

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SRI LANKA FISHING INDUSTRY NEEDS REVOLUTIONARY THINKING ………

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Please see the video clip to see how Maldivian catch Tuna Our ignorant fishermen go out to sea for 21 days with few ice blocks and bags of salt and return with rotten fish .The fish we eat bought in Supermarkets and  from fish mongers are rotten ,iced fro weeks .We are […]

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මහා නායක හිමිවරුන්ටත් වංචා කර ගෙනෙන ද්‍රෝහී රණවිරු දඩයම් පනත…සැප්තැම්බර් 21දා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ගෙන එන දේශ ද්‍රෝහී පනතට අත උස්සන දේශ ද්‍රෝහීන් මතක තබා ගනිමු.

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

-ආචාර්‍ය නාලක ගොඩහේවා-යුතුකම සංවාද කවය 30 අවුරුදු යුද්ධයක් අවසන්කොට රටේ විශාල මහජන ප්‍රසාදයක් දිනා සිටි මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ පරාජය කිරීම සඳහා එදා විපක්ෂයට උදව් දී 2015 දී වත්මන් රජය බලයට ගෙන ඒමට ප්‍රධාන වශයෙන් දායක වූ බාහිර බලවේග 3ක් විය 1. බෙදුම්වාදී දෙමල ඩයස්පෝරාව විසින් මෙහයවනු ලබන ඇමෙරිකාව ප්‍රමුඛ බටහිර රටවල් කිහිපයක් 2. යුද්ධය අවසන් වීම […]

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Issues of SAITM are issues of privatisation

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

By Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe Courtesy The Island The performance record of the current government of Sri Lanka re-establishes a number of principles about politicians promising systemic change. The first of these is the public choice theory of economics that explains political behaviour of all economic actors — politicians, voters and bureaucrats — on the basis of […]

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20-A needs 2/3 majority, approval at referendum-Supreme Court

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed Parliament yesterday that the Supreme Court by a majority vote had determined that the 20th Amendment to the Constitution was inconsistent with several Articles in the Constitution and would have to be passed by a two-thirds majority in Parliament and approved by people at a referendum. […]

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Sri Lanka general says denied visa to attend UN

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Courtesy Mail on line Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena (L) and then first Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka (R) look on during a commemorative ceremony in Colombo on May 19, 2017, marking the eight anniversary of the end of the islands Tamil separatist war Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka Tuesday said he had been denied […]

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Reforms Sri Lanka needs to boost its economy

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

BY IDAH Z. PSWARAYI-RIDDIHOUGH  Courtesy The World Bank Many Sri Lankans understand the potential benefits of lowering trade costs and making their country more competitive in the global economy. The majority, however, fear increased competition, the unfair advantage of the private sector from abroad and limited skills and innovation to compete. Yet, Sri Lanka’s aspirations cannot be […]

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