Archive for September 27th, 2017

Illegality of Rohingya asylum seekers smuggled to Sri Lanka: UNHCR can hire an island in Maldives and keep them!

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge There are several issues that need to be dealt with within the legal framework and devoid emotional ties. Firstly, no person can enter a country illegally. Anyone entering a country must have valid identity, valid passport and valid visa approvals. Sri Lanka is not a party to the 1951 Refugee. Convention or […]

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YAHAPALANA AND “WORLD WAR III” Part 4

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

KAMALIKA PIERIS Any military activities which would hamper US control of the Indian Ocean had to be firmly squashed.  Local maritime services, which were navigating the Indian Ocean, using sea marshals, combating pirates, protecting ships and so on, had to be removed. One high profile casualty was Rakna Lanka and Avant Garde. The foreign handlers […]

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Denigrating Buddhist Monks: How long are we going to allow this trend to continue as Buddhists, as a people, who understand the danger of such heresy for the survival of this nation?

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Dr Sudath Gunasekara 27.9.2017. I have noted with much concern some Prominent Cabinet Ministers of this Government openly and publicly denigrating Buddhist monks during the past few days. The first man to do that publicly was Sarath Fonseka who called them Chivaradhariyo. He was followed by Ranjan Ramanayaka. Today the foul mouthed Rajita Senaratna, adding […]

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US Congressman David Price said ‘we drafted a Constitution for Sri Lanka’ – Keheliya Rambukwella

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

By Prageeth Sampath Courtesy Ceylon Today United People’s Freedom Alliance, Kandy District, Member of Parliament Keheliya Rambukwella said that the masses are displeased with this Government that is already very unpopular, and that ‘such a government will fall soon’. Excerpts of the interview: ? How are you these days? When are you joining the Government? A: […]

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Multiple organ failure

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island September 28, 2017, 12:31 pm The Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council stands dissolved and its powers have been transferred to the provincial Governor. There is no guarantee that provincial council elections will be held in the foreseeable future in spite of a government undertaking to conduct them early next year. The yahapalana promises are […]

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What are calories?

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera            London A calorie is a unit that measures energy. Calories are usually used to measure the energy content of foods and beverages. In order to lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than your body burns each day. How to Reduce Calorie Intake without Starving Yourself It is known that in […]

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Cabinet spolemannet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne condemned the attack on Rohingya refugees

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

The Sri Lankan government Wednesday slammed a group of radical Buddhist monks who attacked Rohingya refugees on the island as “animals”, pledging action against police who failed to protect them. Rajitha Senaratne, a cabinet spokesman, said the government condemned Tuesday’s storming of a UN safe house where 31 Rohingya refugees, including 16 children and seven […]

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Sri Lanka has IDPs to resettle – We do not need controversial Muslim refugees!

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge Sri Lanka is just recovering after a 3 decade-long terror conflict. It is just 8 years since the military defeat of that terrorist movement. Thousands of refugees & IDPs are currently being resettled while demining initiatives continues. The sudden increase in refugees/internally displaced persons is due to a wave of attacks by […]

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Vaiko, a Telugu Naidu (robot) wasting his useful life

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

By Kanthar Balanathan, Australia Vaiko is an attorney from Tamil Nadu who founded a political party called MDMK, but failed in his political career in Tamil Nadu. He played his stunt activities by supporting various other prominent parties, even then he could not gain at least a 1 % of prominence in the Tamil Nadu […]

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The Joke that is Representative Democracy in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Dr.Sudath Gunasekara. President Senior Citizens Movement Mahanuwara  (This was an article Posted on March 23rd .2010 posted since its relevance in the context of electoral reforms discussed at present) Why does a political cartoonist call the MP Magodistuma. Is it the best word that describes the character and behavior of a present day politician in […]

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YAHAPALANA AND “WORLD WAR III” Part 3

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

KAMALIKA PIERIS Yahapalana government said that it wants to convert the Sri Lanka armed forces into a professional body quipped with modern technology and knowledge of warfare. In December 2016 it was reported that Yahapalana was going to buy multi combat aircraft. The ‘entire cabinet’ had approved the purchase of multi combat aircraft which could […]

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Crucifying  Rajapakses and Burning  Sri Lanka

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

By Charles S.Perera They made us many promises, More than I can remember, But they kept but one- They promised to take our land  …., And they took it.” American Indian Chief Red Cloud. They all planned it – led by UNP Leader Ranil Wickramasingher, Venerable Sobhita,  Chandrika, Champika, Sampanthan and Anura Kumara Dissanayake. They […]

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ආඥාදායකයෙකු පලවා හැර රජවූ අන්දරේලා …………..

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

තේජා ගොඩකන්දෙආරච්චි එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ 72 වන සමුලුවට සහභාගි වනු පිනිස සිය දරු පවුලම රැගෙන නිව්යෝක් නගරයට ගොස් සිටින චතුරිකාගේ ජනාධිපති තාත්තා, රන්ජන් රාමනායක නියෝජ්‍ය ඇමතිවරයා සමග නිස්කාන්සුවේ ගත් සෙල්ෆි ඡායාරූප රන්ජන්ගේ ට්විටර් ගිණුමේ දක්නට තිබිනි. ඔහේ කට වාචාල කමට සිතට ආවක් කියවන රන්ජන් නීතීඥවරුන්ට හා විනිසුරුවරුන්ට එරෙහිව පැවසූ කතාවන් සම්බන්ධව අධිකරණ ක්‍රියාමාර්ගයකට යන්නට ශ්‍රී ලංකා […]

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

Wednesday, September 27th, 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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A study of Contemporary Buddhist-Muslim Relations in Sri Lanka Part 2

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

by  Prof. G. H. Peiris August 27, 2017  Continued from Part 1 Until recent times, ‘trading’ in the vicinity of the Rangiri temple was confined to the ramshackle ‘Rest House’ (the only tavern in the town) and a few squatter stalls  vending bunis, saruvath and vadai to the occasional busload of local pilgrims. The numerically […]

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A study of Contemporary Buddhist-Muslim Relations in Sri Lanka Part 3

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

by  Prof. G. H. Peiris August 27, 2017  Continued from Part 2 As a further advancement of the project an extent of about 60 hectares (150 acres) around the Rajamaha Vihāraya was demarcated to occupy almost the entire southern segment of the town as a ‘sacred city’ (Figure 13). Within it several new religious monuments […]

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A study of Contemporary Buddhist-Muslim Relations in Sri Lanka Part 4

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

by  Prof. G. H. Peiris August 27, 2017  Continued from Part 3 Several sources of information[i] (especially the video clips produced by three popular TV channels) indicate that late-evening on 10 August a mob stoned the mosque, broke into its inner sanctums, and damaged the fixtures in the ground-floor in a frenzied attack. The list […]

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