Archive for October 2nd, 2017

Case of a modern day Arahant – II

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

By Rohana R. Wasala September 16, 2017 (What was published in The Island of September 18, 2017 under same title was an edited version of the concluding part of my article. The following re-revised text is closer to the original.) Continued Incidentally, disparagement or what appears to be attempted desacralization of the Tooth Relic by […]

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Eating Out? These restaurant deals give you the most bang for your buck & dishes that are essentially a heart attack on a plate

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Dr Hector Perera   London Eat as much as you like for one price in Sri Lanka If you travel along Kandy Colombo road, turn off to Kirindiwela road. A few miles from there you would be surprised to see a restaurant that offers meals for just one price. You can eat as much as you […]

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NITC/SEARCC Conference and IFIP Meetings Wrap up Successfully in Colombo

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 20 September 2017 – Colombo, Sri Lanka – Nearly 1,000 people took part in last week’s highly successful NITC/SEARCC Conference and preceding IFIP/SEARCC meetings in Colombo. IFIP, the global federation of national computer societies, and SEARCC, its SE Asian regional counterpart, both held annual general meetings for their key executives and decision-makers […]

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Tea Talk with Dr Ajith Colonne on 12th October

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Tea Talk with Dr Ajith Colonne on 12th October Imperial Institute of Higher Education has organised a Tea Talk session the interesting topic of ‘Chaos’, to be delivered by Dr Ajith Colonne. Dr Collonne is a military and business studies lecturer, with significant experience. Dr Ajith Colonne is also a Security Analyst and a former […]

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දහදිය සිත්තම – කෙටිනාට්‍ය උළෙල ඔක් 03 සවස 2.00ට මරදාන ටවර්හිදී

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය හා ආරාධනය දහදිය සිත්තම – කෙටිනාට්‍ය උළෙල ඔක් 03 සවස 2.00ට මරදාන ටවර්හිදී ජාතික වෘත්තීය සමිති මධ්‍යස්ථානය, සාහිත්‍ය අනුකමිටුව විසින් 11 වන වරටත් සංවිධානය කරන දහදිය සිත්තම කෙටි නාට්‍ය උළෙල ඔක් 03 (අඟහරුවාදා) සවස 2.00 ට මරදාන ටවර් රඟහලේදී පැවැත්වීමට කටයුතු යොදා ඇත. සෞන්දර්යාත්මක විනිවිඳීමක් තුළින් බුද්ධිමය අස්වැන්නක් ඵලදැරීමට සමත් නාට්‍ය කලාවකට අවැසි […]

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ඊගෝ යුද්දය සහ රෝගීන් ගේ ජීවිත

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  මහනුවර මහ රෝහලේ දෙවන හදවත් බද්ධයට ලක්වූ සචිනි සෙව්වන්දි (19) තරුණිය එම සැත්කම අසාර්ථක වීමෙන් පසු ඊයේ (30දා) දහවල් ජීවිතක්ෂයට පත්ව තිබේ. සැත්කමෙන් දින තුනකට පසු හෘද රෝග ඒකකයේ දැඩි සත්කාර ඒකකයේ ප්‍රතිකාර ලබමින් සිටියදී ඇය මෙලෙස මියගොස් ඇත. මුලින්ම ලැබුනු හදවත ඇයට 100 % එකඟ වූවා නමුත් ඇනස්තටිස්ට් වෛද්‍යවරිය තමන් […]

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Govt. circumvented Referendum in enacting law to delay PC Polls -GL

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

By Kelum BandaraCourtesy The Daily Mirror JVP’s six seats made the difference in ensuring two-thirds for the Govt.  What was presented isn’t what was enacted Adoption of this technique means the abandoning of all constitutional safeguards in relation to legislative process That is completely against the Standing Orders and the Constitution It’s likely that a […]

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PROVINCIAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS (AMENDMENT) ACT POSITIVES AND PARADOXES

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

By RAVI LADDUWAHETTY Courtesy Ceylon Today So, the Provincial Council Elections (Amendment) Act has been passed. The manner in which the Act was passed has a lot of positives but, what leaves much to be desired, is the manner in which the Bill was passed in the House. The only amendment to the Act was that […]

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How referee India joined the fray

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

By Sugeeswara Senadhira Courtesy Ceylon Today On 2 October 1987, the Sri Lanka Navy received a tip off about a boat seen in the Palk Strait and that it may be carrying a large stock of arms. The follow up action by the Navy resulted in the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF), that came to Sri […]

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Danger of ICPAPED

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today Confronting us is the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance Bill (ICPAPED). If the provision of this bill is incorporated into local law, we give foreign governments jurisdiction over our own citizens – namely the agents of the State, which may be political or military. […]

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Mahendran says he did not take oath of office as CB Governor

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

By Sarath Dharamsena and Shyam Nuwan Ganewatta Courtesy The Island October 2, 2017, 11:33 pm Arjuna Mahendran yesterday told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating the Treasury bond scams that he had not taken the oath of public servants when he assumed duties as the Governor of the Central Bank. Giving evidence before the commission, Mahendran […]

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Bond scams probe Mahendran admits PM ordered auction method

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

By Shyam Nuwan Ganewatta and Sarath Dharmasena Courtesy The Island Former Governor of the Central Bank Arjuna Mahendran, testifying before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the bond scams, yesterday, said it was Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who had instructed him to issue Treasury bonds only through public auctions. Mehendran was answering a query raised by […]

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Sri Lankan troops did not commit war crimes – Basil

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Source: PTI Sri Lankan troops did not commit war crimes but the individuals within the forces may have done the atrocities during the three-decade-long war against the LTTE, former minister Basil Rajapaksa said. Rajapaksa’s remarks came while addressing reporters in Jaffna to launch Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), the new party formed by Rajapaksa loyalists […]

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Prof. Colvin Gunaratne assumes duties as SLMC Chairman

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy Adaderana Professor Colvin Gunaratne assumed duties as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), a short while ago. He was appointed by Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne. His predecessor Professor Carlo Fonseka’s tenure as SLMC Chairman came to an end on June 30. Professor Fonseka had held office […]

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Former Chief Justice accuses Chairman of Elections Commission (English)

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Former Chief Justice accuses Chairman of Elections Commission (English)

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