Archive for November 18th, 2017

Sri Lanka and International Conventions and the Debasement  of our Legislative Process

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

by Sriyan de Silva  Concerns have been expressed about the possibility that in consequence of the Government’s ratification of the Convention on Enforced Disappearances, Sri Lanka would appear to have submitted to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, and is therefore legally bound by the Convention. Therefore it is vitally necessary to examine and be […]

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The Illegality of the Geneva Resolution Against Sri Lanka

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

by Sriyan de Silva  The article by Mr. Neville Ladduwahetty in The Island of 07 November 2017 on Transitional Justice is a complete exposure of the hollowness of the idea that Transitional Justice applies to Sri Lanka as claimed. Further and crucially, he has pointed out [as he has done in many of his previous articles […]

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WHY RESTRICT TELEPHONE CALLS OF ALOYSIUS TO COPE MEMBERS ONLY? IF RAVI K HAD HUNDREDS OF CALLS, TO WHOM RAVI SPOKE IMMEDIATELY AFTER EACH CALL TO GET ORDERS?

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

By M D P DISSANAYAKE The biggest financial scandal in Sri Lanka now known as Bond Scandal” is continuing to expose politicians who were supposed to be guardians of the rule of law.  However, few names so far published are not enough?  What is the reason to restrict the relationships   between Aloysius and his partners […]

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පාන් නැතිනම් කේ්ක් කාපල්ලා!

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

තේජා ගොඩකන්දෙආරච්චි අප කැමති වුවත්, අකමැති වුවත් රටේ සෑම දෙයකටම දේශපාලනය ගෑවී ඇත. මෙසේ දේශපාලනීකරය වූ ශ්‍රී ලාංකික ඉතිහාසය හරහා හමාගිය කුණාටු බඳු සිදුවීම් ජාලයක මතක සටහන් මේ මාසයේ යෙදෙන නිසා, ඉල් මස යනු ශ්‍රී ලාංකික දේශපාලනය පිලිබඳව නැවත විමසා බලන්නට ජනතාව පොළඹවන සුලු මාසයකි. ශ්‍රී ලාංකික දේශපාලන ඉතිහාසයේ ඉල් විරු සමරු දෙකකි. එකක් ජනතා […]

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ජාතිවාදී බලය බෙදීම ගැසට් කිරීම ඇරඹේ

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන් නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් පිළිබඳ යෝජනා තව වරක් යටපත් වී ඇත. පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණයට දින නියම කරලීම නිසා  ව්‍යවස්ථා අතුරු වාර්තාව මදක් පැත්තක තබා තිබෙන බව දක්නට තිබේ.ලබන මාර්තු මාසයේ ජිනීවා මානව හිමිකම් සැසිවාරය නිමිති කොට එය නැවත වරක් කරළියට පැමිණීමට ඉඩ ඇත.කෙසේ වෙතත් යහපාලන රජයේ ඒකායන පරමාර්ථය කුමක් හෝ උප්පර වැට්ටියක් යොදා දෙමළ සහ […]

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Dinesh Gunawardena දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

“Lord Naseby proves 7000 not 40000, not a Genocide, no war crimes”- Dinesh Gunawardena Parliament 2017.11.14 ****** 13 November 2017 Hon Speaker Parliament of Sri Lanka Sri Jayawardanapura Kotte Adjournment Resolution 2017 November 14 I intend to place before the House the following resolution at adjournment on 14 November 2017. This House resolves that, Since […]

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Only LG elections can prevent a Sirisena dictatorship

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island The incident at Gintota in the Galle district appears to be at least on the face of it, a private dispute that got out of hand. The Aluthgama incident in 2014 was also sparked off in a similar way. When things begin to go wrong, the very elements seem to conspire […]

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Prime Minister Wickremesinghe at Commission of Inquiry (COI) tomorrow: The end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Rajan Philips Courtesy The Island Prime Minister Wickremesinghe is expected to appear tomorrow at the inquiry to answer direct questions from the Commissioners, after submitting an affidavit of answers to their questions in writing. The revelations this week about phone calls between UNP parliamentarians, serving on the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE), and Arjun Aloysius, […]

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Curiouser and curiouser

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island November 18, 2017, 6:45 pm We might follow Alice in Wonderland and say that proceedings at the Bond Commission are getting “curiouser and curiouser.” The technical evidence of a CID officer led before the probe last week revealed that Mr. Arjun Aloysius of Perpetual Treasuries has had many conversations with members of […]

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CID evidence on COPE members and Aloysius JO urges Speaker to investigate

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

By Gagani Weerakoon and Methmalie Dissanayake Courtesy Ceylon Today Controversial evidence revealed at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating into the issuance of Treasury Bonds to the effect that Perpetual Treasuries Limited owner Arjun Aloysius had spoken to several members of the Parliamentary watchdog, Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) during the hearings, resulted in a […]

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The Hawk and the Dove: World War II at Okinawa and Korea

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

The Hawk and the Dove is one of the best books on war experience that I have read after Erich Mariya Remarque’s “All Quiet on the Western Front.” — Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge   The Author of PTSD Sri Lankan Experience By Devin Beliveau World War II veteran Roland Glenn knows that combat soldiers face […]

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ප්‍රේමදාස සහ සෙන්ට් ජෝසෆ්

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග ප්‍රේමදාස අධ්‍යාපනය ලැබුවේ කොළඹ ශාන්ත ජෝෂප් විදුහලෙන් නොවේ. ඒකාලේ මරදානෙ තිබ්බා ශාන්ත ජෝෂප් නයිට් ස්කූල් කියලා දුප්පත් ලමයින්ට පොඩි පාසලක්. මේ පාසල කොලඹ සෙන්ට් ජෝස්ෆ් එක සමග කිසිම සබඳතාවක් තිබ්බේ නෑ. ප්‍රේමදාස නයිට් ස්කූල් ගියේ කේ ජයතිලක සමග . කේ ජයතිලක මේක කිව්වේ ප්‍රේමදාස මිය ගිය පසුව​. නමුත් කොලඹ සෙන්ට් ජෝස්ෆ් […]

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Cooking, what is it?

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera, London The proposal I find most congenial both as a cook and as a chemistry teacher is this.  Cooking is the whole series of operations used by humans to turn raw materials, mainly animal carcasses and harvested plants, into food, that is, into something edible, digestible and nutritious. Those operations which I’ll […]

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THE JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF THE DEPRIVED

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando  Sirasa TV1 initially stimulated the writer and wife to visit Habarana, when a little seven-day-old girl was mauled by a dog and died. Upon arrival in Habarana, it was found that the entire area, consisting three villages, Asirigama, Eppawala, and Haba Divul Wewa, did not have pure water for consumption, […]

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Phone–O–Rama of Bond thievery

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

By Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy The Island Ring, ring….. Hello…Are you coping well…this is Arjun… C’mon…is it the Governor or the Perpetual? What difference does it make…both of us want to know about COPE…can we have a good deal with COPE? I don’t know about any deal…I’m trying to get one footnote…not only me…my other green […]

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