Archive for September 26th, 2017

මියන්මාර් සරණාගතයින්ගේ සත්‍ය කථාව

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

පුවත්පත් නිවේදනය විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ/ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍ර‍ය මෑත ලංකා ඉතිහාසයේ කිසිදු විදේශිකයෙකුට ලංකාවේ ස්ථිර පුරවැසි බව ලැබී නැත.  දෙන්නට නීතියක් ද නැත. මහ මුහුද මැද බෝට්ටුවක අතරමං වී සිටි මියන්මාර් වැසියන් 30 දෙනෙකු ලංකාවේ නාවික හමුදාව විසින් බේරාගෙන ගොඩබිමට ගෙන එනු ලැබීය.  ඔවුන් උතුරුකරයේ කාලයක් රැදී සිට පසුව කොළඹට ගෙන එනු ලැබූවේ එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංවිධානයේ […]

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Understanding Autism

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

By Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge The word autism was coined by the Swiss Psychiatrist Eugine Bleuler in 1910. In 1938, Hans Asperger of the Vienna University Hospital adopted Bleuler’s terminology and in 1981 the Clinical Community widely recognized Autism as a separate diagnosis. Autism is classified as a Pervasive Developmental Disorder affecting young children and adults in which impaired development […]

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Gang rape of democracy

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island September 26, 2017, 8:31 pm What we witnessed last Wednesday was, not to put too fine a point on it, gang rape of democracy. The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has frowned on the manner in which the yahapalana government secured the passage of the Provincial Council Elections (Amendment) Bill. […]

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Rajapaksa opted for war only when repeated efforts to negotiate were rebuffed

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

by Dr. Palitha Kohona Courtesy The Island September 26, 2017, 8:47 pm (Continued from yesterday) On April 25, General Sarath Fonseka, the Commander of the Army, was targeted by a pregnant suicide bomber who had managed to infiltrate the military hospital compound in Colombo. He barely managed to survive and had to be airlifted to Singapore […]

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The steering committee report: Lies right, left and centre

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

By Dr. Dayan jayatilleka Courtesy The Island September 26, 2017, 8:32 pm The report of the Steering Committee could be said to be the draft Constitution in embryo and must be understood as such. However unsatisfactorily rendered it addresses two of the oldest, most vital questions in our contemporary history and indeed that of any state. […]

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