Archive for September, 2017

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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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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Constitutions are not Career Ladders for Politicians, their families & henchmen

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge  Why is there a hurry to pass a new constitution? Look at the parties and individuals demanding a new constitution. Everyone EXCEPT 99% of the People want a new constitution. This is quite hilarious given that to this 1% even foreign envoys and foreign NGOs are also involved. So what are they […]

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Some Tamils and Muslims Turning Sri Lanka into a Refugee Camp of Foreign Outcastes

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Dilrook Kannangara Over 90% of Tamils and over 90% of Tamil speaking Muslims live in Tamil Nadu, India. Due to proximity and slavery during the Dutch and British periods, close to a million of them were brought into Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Since then they have grown into 5 million with a very high population growth […]

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ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා මෙහෙයුම් කමිටුවේ අතුරු වාර්තාව මුළුමුනින්ම දෙමළ ජාතිවාදී අභිලාෂ සැපිරීම පිණිස ඉදිරිපත් වූවක් 

Monday, September 25th, 2017

ආචාර්ය චන්න ජයසුමන  ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ කථිකාචාර්ය  වෛද්‍ය පීඨය, රජරට විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය  ශ්‍රී ලංකා ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා මණ්ඩලයේ මෙහෙයුම් කමිටුවේ අතුරු වාර්තාව 2017 සැප්තැම්බර් 21 දින අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කරනු ලැබීය. මෙහෙයුම් කමිටුවේ සාමාජිකයන් 21 දෙනෙකි. වාර්තාවේ මාතෘකා 12 ඔස්සේ කරුණු දක්වා ඇත. සිංහල පිටපතේ  පිටු 85 කි.  යහපාලන රජය ඉදිරිපත් කරන නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ හෝ ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනයේ හැඩරුව […]

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The proposed secular federal constitution will concede that Sinhalese are inferior to rule the Tamils.

Monday, September 25th, 2017

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MAATARA The government completely ignoring the sacrosanct declaration made by the Mahanayake Theros of the Tri-Nikayas to shelve the introduction of a new constitution or making amendments to the existing constitution seems to be in a peculiar hurry to adopt a new constitution, despite stern opposition by the majority of the […]

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SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS OF SRI LANKAN EXPORTS

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Copy of the slide above was extracted from a presentation made by a consultant from EU- Trade and Commerce Organization who are in Sri Lanka to advise Export Development Board ,on how to enhance our export market .I was also invited EDB as a boat builder with few others who build and […]

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Glyphosate ban has cut tea production by 20%

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Courtesy Ceylon Today The Glyphosate weedicide ban and the government’s failure to introduce an alternative weedicide has cost at least 20 per cent of tea production annually. In addition, a lack of an alternative weedicide has also led to tea planters using other weedicides, which are unauthorized by the country’s export partners, risking export restrictions […]

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Sri Lanka: The New Constitution – A Neo-colonial Project!

Monday, September 25th, 2017

By Tamara Kunanayakam Global Research, September 18, 2017 As we meet here this evening, a radical overhaul is underway – of our political, economic, financial, social and cultural system. A new Constitution is being discussed, at the same time a plethora of radical reforms are being rushed through. The fact that many of these reforms are being […]

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Is Sri Lanka Being Used by Big Powers into Making the Indian Ocean Another South China Sea?

Monday, September 25th, 2017

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya Global Research, September 18, 2017 The Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) organised by the India Foundation and held at the Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s official residence ‘Temple Trees’ from Aug. 31 to Sept.1, was billed as a gathering of Indian Ocean Region countries and ‘other concerned nations’ with a view to advancing ‘Peace, Progress and […]

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Unit of Devolution – look in cyberspace!

Monday, September 25th, 2017

CHANDRE DHARMAWARDANA Ottawa, Canada September 24, 2017, 9:12 pm It is interesting to read the debate about what the unit of devolution should be. Recent articles, by Dayan Jayatilleke (Island, Sep. 20, 2017) and Neville Ladduwahetty (Sep. 23, 2017) argue for the Province (DJ), and for the District (NL). Interestingly, both the TNA, and their […]

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Why I decided to paint the Opening Ceremony of the Paththirippuwa, Octagon of the Dalada Maligawa (1802)

Monday, September 25th, 2017

by Avanti  Sri Nissanka – Karunaratna I believe I am a truly renaissance woman.  In my life I have believed everything is possible, if not it has never stopped me from trying. It was never always about winning, but the fun of trying, for the shear experience of the challenge! My grandfather H. Sri Nissanka, my […]

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SRI LANKA: Inefficient police investigation into murder of transgender man

Monday, September 25th, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION-URGENT APPEAL PROGRAMME Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding the case of Sanath Kumara Wijethilaka (34) of Dambulla Headquarters Police Division, who was killed in the early hours of 5 September 2017. Sanath was a transgender man. His dead body was lying on the ground of a […]

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30% representation for women and holding elections on the same day are just ploys to delay elections

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Press release – CaFFE Organization Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) issuing a press release states that the government has deceived women’s rights organizations, civil society organizations and all interested parties ‘by indicating that the recently passed amendments to Provincial Council Election laws ensure higher female representation at provincial councilors. The stated objective of […]

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30% කාන්තා නියෝජනය, එකම දිනයක ඡන්ද විමසීම් පැවැත්වීම ස්ථිර කෙරෙන ප්‍ර‍තිපාදන නැති ‘ඡන්ද කල් දමා ගැනීමේ‘ උප්පරවැට්ටියක් පමණයි – කැෆේ සංවිධානය කියයි.

Monday, September 25th, 2017

පුවත්පත් නිවේදනය – පළාත් සභා පනතේ සංශෝධන කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ/කැෆේ සංවිධානය    30% ක කාන්තා නියෝජනය තහවුරු කිරීම සදහා සිදු කළ බව කියන පළාත් සභා පනතේ සංශෝධන තුල කාන්තා සංවිධාන, සිවිල් සංවිධාන පමණක් නොව සමස්ථ රාජ්‍යයම දැවැන්ත රැවටීමකට ලක් කොට ඇත.  මෙම පනත් සංශෝධනයේ ප්‍ර‍කාශිත අරමුණ 30% ක කාන්තා නියෝජනය නාම යෝජනා සදහා සහතික කිරීමය.  නමුත්, […]

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