Archive for November 14th, 2017

Sinhala  Buddhists have to re-assert Sinhala Buddhist Rights and Priviledges.

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

By Charles.S.Perera Let any one call the Sinhala Buddhists of Sri Lanka  Sinhala Chauvinists, racists or nationalists. The Sinhala should openly show their pride of being Sinhala, and should not hesitate to rise to defend their rights and priviledges as the people of their Island home. The time has come for the Sinhala to shout […]

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Budget aims to make Sri Lanka a dependency – Part II

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

By :A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA (continued from Part I.) Just to digress from the main subject of Budget a bit, the shameless and ungrateful lingerie designer Mangala Samaraweera before commencing hid budget speech has ridiculed the former President Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa for coming to Parliament with a group of JO MPs riding in bicycles.  This man […]

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The darkest hour is just before the dawn – II

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

By Rohana R. Wasala Something worth keeping in mind in this context is that the nationalism of the Sinhalese has always been territorial nationalism. (.) Sinhalese domiciled in a country other than Sri Lanka, will never ask to be recognized as a ‘nation’ in that second home country however large their numbers in that country […]

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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND YAHAPALANA Part 1

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

KAMALIKA PIERIS Yahapalana government   has   decided to move away from Sri Lanka’s much respected policy of ‘non-alignment’ and is showing a very clear pro-American tilt in its international relations. There have been three rounds of American influence in Sri Lanka, each more powerful than the one before, climaxing in today’s US-Sri Lanka relationship. Critics say […]

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Ranil’s  Hobby-Horses

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

R Chandrasoma While hammering away at a few overworked themes is a cardinal feature of the ‘discourses’ of politicians in general, it is surely a sign of intellectual vapidity when a political leader acts like a ‘repeating groove’ in an old-fashioned phonograph. Let’s take some of his (RW’s) favourite themes that are repeated ‘ad nauseam’ […]

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BEER ,DAHL .DRY FISH ,COCONUT OIL  ……..WHICH ONE YOU PREFER .

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera I remember the days we studied in Russia during Breshnew’s  time ,communism was in full swing , Vodka bottle of 40 Degree alcohol strength sold at 3 Roubles 50 Kopkes ans add another  12 kopeks  for the bottle .There were no screw caps which can be used to seal the ¾ litre […]

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We too oppose the handing over of Sevanagala to Daya Gamage – Amaraweera

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Crooked politicians blocking foreign investments

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

PROF. O.A. ILEPERUMA Courtesy The Island November 14, 2017, 8:42 pm The letter by Fr. Augustine Fernando on “Corruption threatens all investments” (Island 3-11-2017) should be an eye opener to our President and the Prime Minister, as it gives vivid details of how corrupt ministers ruin our country. They only serve themselves rather than the people […]

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The cost of war

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island November 14, 2017, 8:35 pm Yahapalana leaders declared, in the run-up to the 2015 presidential election, that there was no threat of war. They accused the Rajapaksa government of tilting at windmills, years after the conclusion of the war, and suppressing people’s democratic rights in the name of national security. True, […]

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Budget 2018 noncommittal to Central Bank’s inflation targeting crusade

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

By Prof. Sirimevan Colombage Emeritus Professor, Open University of Sri Lanka Courtesy The Island November 14, 2017, 8:36 pm It would be a suicidal mission for the Central Bank to undertake inflation target-based monetary policy without strictly enforcing budget discipline by the government as I cautioned in my article in The Island of November 1, 2017. […]

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Who are ‘My people’?

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today Last week, for Ceylon Today, Mirudhula Thambiah interviewed leader of the newly-formed political party, Rehabilitated Liberation Tamil Tiger (RLTT)-and a former LTTE-Intelligence operative for Trincomalee, Kandaswamy Inbarasa. Inbarasa declared that they have not been defeated, but have entered the democratic path to serve their people. If Inbarasa is to succeed, […]

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The March of Folly The sad death of liberal Karu

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

By Rajiva Wijesinha Courtesy Ceylon Today The saddest casualty of the Yahapalanaya Government determination to abandon all pretence of promoting democracy, let alone good governance, has been Karu Jayasuriya. I once thought of him as a decent man, weak but never doing dastardly deeds on his own. When he first started abusing the Office of Speaker, […]

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Sri Lankan Dairy Farmers Get US$21M

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Courtesy TheCattleSite News Desk SRI LANKA – US Department of Agriculture through the Food for Progress Program announced a new US$ 21 million project to help increase the productivity of Sri Lanka’s dairy sector, and connect thousands of Sri Lankan farmers to local and regional markets, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. […]

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Incorporating Ayurvedic Treatments, Sri Lanka’s Spas Are Worth The Trip

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Lauren Mowery , CONTRIBUTOR  Courtesy forbes.com I cover drinks, travel and food, and the intersection of all three. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Sunset fishing off the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. Over the last few years, this tear-drop shaped country off the tip of India has become a travel writer’s darling. Earning accolades for […]

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Convict in Rajiv assassination case seeks suspension of life term

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Courtesy Deccan Herald  News Service, New Delhi,  The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to respond to a plea by a convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to suspend his life term until the CBI probed the role of the man who prepared the improvised explosive device (IED) for the LTTE.  The convict, A […]

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