Archive for September 24th, 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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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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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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