Archive for October, 2017

Beyond-Federal 13 Plus Will Be Passed After Terrorizing People with Unpassable New Constitution

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

 Dilrook Kannangara While the entire nation is distracted by the unpassable yet horrifying new constitution, the real intention of the government and the Opposition (they are one and the same) is to pass 13 Plus without that name as a compromise”. This is far more dangerous as there are no safeguards against it. There are […]

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ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ මායාව

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

තේජා ගොඩකන්දෙආරච්චි ව්‍යවස්ථාව නම් කඩදාසි ගොන්න පිලිබඳව මේ දිනවල ඇතිවූ කතාබහ බොහෝය. ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් යනු අදාල රටේ රටවැසියන්ගේ යහපැවැත්මට බලපාන, පාලකයන් විසින් අනුගමනය කරමින් ස්ථාපනය කලයුතු යම් ප්‍රතිපත්තීන් අඩංගු වැදගත් ලියැවිල්ලකි. ඕනෑම සාමාන්‍ය රටවැසියෙකුට, ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් ඔස්සේ සහතික කරනු ලබන තම අයිතිවාසිකම් පිලිබඳව හැඟීමක් තිබීම වැදගත්ය. නමුත් වසර විස්සකට වඩා රටේ විවිධ පලාත්වල, විවිධ ජීවනෝපායයන්හි නිරතවන […]

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Please do not vote for the Interim Report if you love this unique  land with over  2500 years of history.

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

By Charles.S.Perera In ancient Ayurveda the test to detect presence of  sugar  in a diabetic patient is to  put  a drop of urine from the patient  on the ground.  If the drop of urine contains sugar the black ants which  love sugar trickle in numbers around the drop of urine proving that the drop of […]

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US company’s “Sri Lanka 2017 Country Review” challenged: full of errors, disinformation says Global SL Forum

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Ranjith Soysa SPOKESPERSON Media release Sri Lanka 2017 Country Review,” one of many country reports   published by CountryWatch, a prominent US-based information provider to universities, government agencies, libraries etc., is so full of disinformation, errors, and outdated information that the Global Sri Lankan Forum (GSLF) decided to re-examine and discuss some of the highly obvious […]

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Lanka lacked strategy to counter lies propagated by Western powers

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island October 31, 2017, 8:34 pm Western powers and India humiliated Sri Lanka at the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) after the successful conclusion of the war in May 2009 before the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe in October 2015 co-sponsored a resolution inimical to the country. Sri Lanka co-sponsored the resolution soon […]

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Albert Einstein in Colombo and Negombo: October 1922 and January 1923

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

By Kirthi Tennakone Courtesy The Island October 31, 2017, 8:46 pm There is hardly anyone who hasn’t heard of Einstein – a synonym for extraordinary genius. Einstein popped up in the news recently. Three Americans won the 2017 Nobel Prize, for detecting gravitational waves – the only prediction of his theory which remained unverified. Einstein derived […]

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පලාත් සභා පනත සංශෝධනයේදි ආණ්ඩුව මා අපහසුතාවට පත් කලා.. ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය තීන්දුව දෙස බලා ඉන්නවා..- කථානායක

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

lanka C news පසුගිය දා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ දි සම්මත් කරගත් කාන්තා නියෝජනය 30% තිබිය යුතුය යයි ගැසට් කල කෙටුම්පතට සම්පූර්ණයෙන් ඉවත් කොට අලුත් මැතිවරණ ක්‍රමයක් ආදේශකරන කෙටුම්පතක් හරහා පලාත් සභා මැතිවරණ කල් දැමීමට ගෙනා යෝජනාව පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ සම්මත කර ගැනිම නිසා ජනතාවගේ පරමාධිපත්‍යය බලය ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට අනුව උල්ලංඝනය වී ඇතැයි සරත් එන්. සිල්වා හිටපු අගවිනිසුරුවයා ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය හමුවේ […]

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Will not sign new Constitution if harmful to nation -Speaker

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

By Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror I was embarrassed at the way amendments were brought to the PC Elections Act We cannot have legislations passed in this manner in the future I am hopeful that there won’t be repetition of it in the future Awaiting to see what the court ruling on the Act is […]

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LTTE and Diaspora are involved in bringing a New Constitution: former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

J A L Jayasinghe Courtesy The Daily Mirror Those who are now in the forefront of bringing a New Constitution are those who maintained that terrorism can never be defeated and peace would never dawn in our country. The LTTE and the Diaspora are involved in bringing a New Constitution, said former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa […]

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Who is really behind the New Constitution-making process in Sri Lanka?

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

By Prof Channa Jayasumana Courtesy The Daily Mirror There is currently a debate about the drafting of a ‘New Constitution’ for the country among the academic community and the general public in Sri Lanka. This started with the appointment of a 19-member Committee headed by Lal Wijenayake called the Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reforms. Its […]

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US AIRCRAFT CARRIERS IN SRI LANKA AND WHAT WE LOST

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Quote from US embassy It is estimated that the carrier strike group will add approximately 1.54 billion rupees ($10 million USD) to the Sri Lankan economy as the ships purchase supplies and thousands of U.S. sailors come ashore and support local businesses.  During the visit, sailors will have opportunities to explore the local […]

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13a is implemented but a failure- 36 of the 37 subjects have been devolved!

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge Some birds like to chirp the same song. 13th amendment has come to be that song. The singers of course are many. They enjoy nagging about the non-implementation of the 13th amendment at every forum be it at UNHRC, UN delegations or even during the chit chats and handshakes when diplomats and […]

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Saying it’s not the Constitution but an Interim report, Sirisena –Ranil want it passed with a two third majority in Parliament.

Monday, October 30th, 2017

By Charles S.Perera Friends, fellow Patriots, if the Constitution is to be ours, written by a free people, we must first resist this diabolical project!  Tamara Kunanayakam. The Sirisena Ranil Yahapalanaya hoodwinks the Parliamentarians and the people to pass the so called interim report placed before Parliament by a two third majority to make it […]

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The Treacherous Conspiracy facing Sri Lanka – Part VIII

Monday, October 30th, 2017

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA                      The Treacherous Conspiracy of formulating a new constitution to make Sri Lanka a federal and secular state, devolve powers to provinces and establish self rule in North and East did not emerge after this despicable government came into power in […]

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ජනාධිපතිකම බාරගන්න ලෑස්තිදැයි ගෝටාභයගෙන් අසයි..

Monday, October 30th, 2017

චාමින්ද කරුනාරත්න lanka C news තමා විශ්වාස කරන රටට හිතකර ප්‍රතිපත්ති ඇති ඕනෑම නායකයෙකු යටතේ වැඩ කිරීම තමුන්ට ප්‍රශ්ණයක් නොවන හිටපු ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාබය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසයි. ඔහු මෙසේ ඇසුවේ මහනුවරදී පැවති විද්වතුන් හා වෘතිකයින්ගේ සමුලුවක් අමතමිනි. ඔහු එහිදී මෙසේද පැවසීය. ” අද ගෝල්ෆේස්වල ටාජ් හෝටලය හදල තියෙන ඉඩම ඉන්දියානු සමාගමකට දුන්නේ ජේ ආර් ජයවර්ධන […]

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ව්‍යවස්ථා සම්පාදක මණ්ඩල ව්‍යවස්ථා විරෝධීයි.. අතුරු වාර්තා නිතී විරෝධීයි.. සියල්ලම බල ශූන්‍යයි.. නීති පොත මෙන්න..- මහා ව්‍යවස්ථා ප‍්‍රාඥයා පරමාණු බෝම්බය ගසයි..

Monday, October 30th, 2017

 lanka C news ශ්‍රී ලංකා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ අද (30) සිට ව්‍යවස්ථා සම්පාදන මණ්ඩලයක් ලෙස ආරම්භ වී දින 3 සාකච්ඡා කිරිමට සුදානම් කිරිම ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට පටහැනි නිති විරෝධී ක්‍රියාවක් බව මෙරටේ නීති විශාරදයකු වු ජනාධිපති නීතිඥ හිටපු අධිකරණය අමාත්‍ය ආචාර්ය විජේදාස රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කර සිටි. අලුත් ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් සම්පාදනය කිරිම වෙනුවෙන් ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා සම්පාදක මණ්ඩලයක් පත්කිරිමට 1978 […]

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THE JO WILL BETRAY THE SINHALAS AGAIN RE THE NEW CONSTITUTION

Monday, October 30th, 2017

DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA, ‘The softening of our stance concerning certain issues, and the compromise we show in other issues, are diplomatic strategies to ensure that we do not alienate the international community.  They are not indications that we have abandoned our fundamental objectives….The current practices of the international community may give us an opportunity to achieve, […]

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ORGANISATION OF PROFESSIONALS, BAR ASSOCIATION, AND PROFESSIONALISM TOWARDS NATION BUILDING

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Sarath Wijesinghe – former Ambassador to UAE and Israel Professionalism and Historical Aspects” Profession is a vocation on specialized educational training and professionalism is any type of work that needs special training or practical skills after training a high level of education. OPA set up in 1974 is currently the most powerful professional body with […]

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The Proposed Constitution To Divide The Country Must Be Stopped

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement The Sri Lankan people are today alarmed by the proposed constitution which they feel will only end up dividing the country. The proposed constitution includes all the elements of a federal system which is unacceptable to all patriotic Sri Lankans. We already have a constitution inclusive of a provincial council system. […]

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Mind-Set of a Kalu-Suddha

Monday, October 30th, 2017

R Chandrasoma In the Late Colonial Period, that cultural variant known popularly (and graphically) as a ‘Kalusuddha’ dominated society and was accepted as the ‘avatar’ of future cultural greatness. When Sir Oliver Gunatillaka spoke famously on the future Sri Lanka as ‘a little bit of England’ he was the archetypal Kalusuddha. It was widely believed […]

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Sri Lanka’s New Constitution- a neo-colonial Project.

Monday, October 30th, 2017

By Tamara Kunanayakam 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 challenged as unconstitutional indicates that the new Constitution is […]

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කිතුලට නො නැඟි ගැහැණිය!

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති මතක විදිහට ඒ 2010 අවුරුද්දේ දවසක්. අවිස්සාවේල්ලේ ඉඳලා මහරගමට ධාවනය වුනු ලංගම බස් රථයකට මේ ලේඛකයා ගොඩවුනේ කොස්ගමින්. වෙලාව උදේ 11 විතර වෙන්න ඇති. සතියේ දවසක් වුනත් බස් එකේ වැඩිය සෙනඟ හිටියේ නෑ. බස් එකත් ධාවනය වුනේ මිනී ගෙනියන වාහනයක් ධාවනයකරනවාට වඩා තරමක් වැඩි වේගයකින්. මේ ලේඛකයා වාඩිවුනේ බස් රථයේ මැද හරියට වෙන්න […]

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The Sanhga are not despotic

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Upali Cooray Agitated over the decision by the Malwatta and Asgiriya chapters following a two hour meeting, some critics have expressed the Sangha as despotic. The Anunayake of the Malwatta Vihara has commented that the proposed constitution is not suitable as it leads to division of power including assigning of powers to the provincial councils, […]

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මත්තල ඉන්දියාවට විකුණුවොත් රටේ ජනපතිටත් එහේ යන්න ඉන්දියාවෙන් අවසර ගන්න වෙයි – හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

මත්තල – දිලීප් එන්. ජයසේකර උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින රටට මේ වෙලාවේ නව ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවක්‌ අවශ්‍ය නොවන බව මල්වතු අස්‌ගිරි මහනාහිමිවරුන් ඇතුළු රටේ සමස්‌ත විද්වතුන්ම පවසද්දී එයට සවන් දීම රජයේ යුතුකමක්‌ බව හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‌ෂ මහතා පැවසීය.    හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයා මේ බව පැවසුවේ තිස්‌සමහාරාම බෙරළිහෙළ කුඩාගම්මාන තුන ශ්‍රී සුදර්ශනාරාම විහාරස්‌ථානයේ පසුගිය දින (24 දා) පැවති ආගමික උත්සවයක්‌ […]

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Niranjan de S Deva Aditya MEP receives GG2  Award

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

  Senior Conservative MEP Nirj Deva has received the GG2 Editor’s Award for his Outstanding contribution to British and ethnic minority communities in his 25 years of public service.”   Mr Deva was presented the award last night at the GG2 Leadership Asian Media Awards -a gala dinner annual event attended by 800 people drawn […]

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Bangladesh eyes sterilisation to curb Rohingya population

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Asia Pacific The idea is particularly contentious given the sensitivity of the issue in Myanmar. The widespread perception that the Rohingya population is mushrooming is a key source of the tensions that have spiralled in recent months. PALONGKHALI, Bangladesh: Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilisation in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million […]

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Downgrading Politics

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Politics appears to be a ‘dirty game’ throughout the world. In Sri Lanka, it has stooped to gutter level with corruption spearheading like a contagious disease. Many Sri Lankan politicians entered the political arena, in the past, out of sheer patriotism and the yearning to work for the people. Besides, […]

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The preparation of constitution has concluded – Bellanwila Wimalaratana Thero

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

By Manushi Silva Courtesy The Island Chancellor of  Sri Jayawardhanapura University,Professor Ven.  Bellanwila Wimalaratana Thero said that the preparation of the constitution is already complete. A responsible personnel of the government made me aware that the constitution is already prepared although that we; the clergy are opposing the constitution alleging that no bill was put forward, but only […]

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The burial site of King Vijaya?

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

 By Kamanthi Wickramasinghe Courtesy The Daily Mirror The ancestry of Sinhalese people dates back to the landing of Prince Vijaya in the then Lanka. Prince Vijaya, is the first recorded King of Sri Lanka, who established the Thambapanni Kingdom in the name of the Sinhala people. He subsequently founded the Kingdom of Upatissa Nuwara and Anuradhapura. […]

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Lord Naseby, the mythical 40,000 and the feel-good factor

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

By SANJA DE SILVA JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island “Engaging in arguments and debates in the international domain over the number of civilians who may have died at a particular time in the country will not help resolve any issues, in a meaningful manner, locally, except a feel good factor for a few individuals who may think that […]

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