Archive for November 23rd, 2017

Former Colonial Powers have no moral right to speak on Accountability without atoning for their colonial crimes

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Shenali D Waduge Today, proudly promoting themselves as the international community, the Western nations who have become first world nations as a result of the plunder & murder of the third world are preaching accountability. No country with soiled hands has a right to speak without atoning for their crimes & apologizing for them first. […]

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A government must not encourage its citizens to consume alcohol  

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Chanaka Bandarage Dr NM Perera balanced his budgets largely by increasing alcohol and cigarette prices. Worldwide, governments use alcohol to increase its revenue base.  Very seldom would a government lower the price of alcohol. In the recently delivered budget, Sri Lanka went against this trend and reduced the price of beer. This is very strange. […]

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Take Stern action against sheep clothed terrorists who deride and disrespect the National Flag

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

by ; A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA Despite successfully relinquishing the 30 years of terrorist war launched by tiger terrorists and their minions under the leadership of megalomaniac Prabhakaran and establishing a peaceful country on 18th May, 2009 by our gallant war heroes under the unwavering leadership and guidance of former President Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa and thereby […]

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Dr. Nath Amerakone, Skilled Professional Engineer, Visionary Politician, Businessman and Indefatigable Patriot, Passes Away.

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Dr AMARAKONE MUDIYANSELAGE NATH AMARAKONE, Skilled Professional Engineer, Visionary Politician, Businessman and Indefatigable Sinhala Buddhist Patriot, expired at 4.15PM on Wednesday, 22nd November, 2017, aged 81 years. He was a former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Housing, former Chairman of the State Engineering Corporation, Founder President of the Organization of Professional Associations (OPA) of […]

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SHOULD JOINT OPPOSITION WORK TOGETHER AT THE ELECTIONS WITH SLFP? – PREZ. MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE MUST NOT SOFT PEDDLE!

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Having learnt bitter lessons at the hands of Prez Maithreepala Sirisena at the last elections , the overwhelming majority voters rallied behind Prez Mahinda Rajapakse, with a clear understanding that the newly formed PoduJana Peramuna  will build a new force away from corrupt SLFP, UNP , JVP old guards. Mr […]

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE ACT – Hemantha Warnakulasuriya says new Act benefits a selected few (23/11/17)

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

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(ලැජ්ජ) බය නැති අගමැති

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

සෝමපාල සෙනරත් අපේ රටේ සිංහල සංස්කෘතයේ මුදුන්මුල ලැජ්ජ බය කියන මහාත්ම ගුණාංග දෙකයි. පාලි භාෂාවෙන් මේ ගුණාංග දෙකට කියන්නේ ‘හිරි’ සහ  ‘ඔත්තප්ප’ කියාය. මේවා සද්ධා, සති වැනි හොඳ ගනයේ චෛතසිකයෝය. ඉංග්‍රීසියෙන් moral fear and moral shame  ලෙස අරුත් දක්වා ඇත. පාපයට ලජ්ජා වන ස්වභාවය ‘හිරි’ නම් වේ, එසේම පාපයට බියවීම ‘ඔත්තප්ප’ නම් වේ. සත් පුරුෂයෝ […]

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Story of Adele Balasingham

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Boston Lanka This is the story of Adele Ann Balasingam. A story of a woman, who began her career as a nurse and later became a women military leader of a terrorist organization. A story of a woman’s journey from Hospital to battlefield, from being a healing nurse to a killer Nurse.

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Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka – Monthly Public Lecture

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RASSL) Monthly Public Lecture  An interpretation of a section of Anuradhapura in the 7th century C.E.” by Archt. Ashley de Vos President, RASSL  on Monday, November 27th at 5.00 p.m. at the Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium No. 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07 ALL ARE WELCOME

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විල්පත්තුවෙන් ඔබ්බට ජාතිවාදී සීමා නිර්ණය

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන් විල්පත්තු ජාතික වනොද්‍යානයේ උතුරු සීමාව ලෙසට ගණන් ගැනෙන්නේ උප්පු ආරුවයි. උප්පු ආරුවට උතුරින් මන්නාරම් දිස්ත්‍රික්කය ආරම්භ වේ. මන්නාරම් දිස්ත්‍රික්කය මුසලි මාන්තායි නැගෙනහිර මාන්තායි බටහිර මාන්නාරම සහ නාන්තාන් යන ප්‍රා දේශීය ලේකම් කෙට්ඨාශයන් මගින් පරිපාලනය වේ. එලෙසම මුසලි මාන්තායි නැගෙනහිර මාන්තායි බටහිර  මන්නාරම සහ නාන්තාන් යන ප්‍රා දේශීය සභා මගින්ද පාලනය වේ. මෙහි අඩුම […]

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Smile of gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Ven. Bhante Y. Wimala This morning as I woke up and opened my eyes I felt the rays of rising sun touching my face. I got up and looked through the window. Sky was painted with shades of red, pink and yellow. As the colors in the sky slowly changed, the trees, branches and bushes […]

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චන්ද්‍රිකා යුද්ද කරපු හැටි රෙද්ද පල්ලෙන් බේරීම

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

සිංහල දීපය චන්ද්‍රිකාගේ කටේ නරිවාදම රෙද්ද පල්ලෙන් බේරීම

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Joint Opposition to sue police officers who pursue unlawful orders

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

By Manushi Silva Courtesy Adaderana The Joint Opposition will initiate legal action, seeking personal compensation, against police officers who pursue unlawful orders, said former parliamentarian Professor G.L. Peiris. Addressing a media briefing held at Colombo today (23), the former foreign minister alleged that there are attempts to arrest former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The main reason for […]

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Hello Aloysius!

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

By Hemantha Warnakulasuriya Courtesy The Island What Yasantha Kodagoda, PC, did a few days ago, at the Commission was more far reaching than the great bank robbery itself. What he did opened a mythical Pandora’s Box. It contained all the evils of the world and exposed the charlatans and showed what they possessed beneath their veneer […]

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Why this Masochicsm?

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

By Gunadasa Amarasekera Courtesy The Island The Shorter Oxford Dictionary describes masochism as ‘a form of sexual perversion in which one finds pleasure in abuse and cruelty from his or her associates’’. Since the term is named after a novelist, I thought I could take liberties with it! I believe this term could be well used […]

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Joint Opposition demands sacking of Minister Musthapha

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

By Maheesha Mudugamuwa Courtesy The Island The Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday demanded that President Maithripala Sirisena immediately remove Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiszer Musthapaha from his ministerial portfolio as he had failed to perform his duties. Addressing the JO’s weekly media briefing at the Dr. N. M Perera Centre in Borella, Podu Jana Peramuna […]

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සිංහයාට වෛර කිරීම

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

කතු වැකිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින නව ව්‍යවස්‌ථාව වෙනුවෙන් නිරන්තරව පෙනී සිටින ඒබ්‍රහම් සුමන්තිරන් මන්ත්‍රීවරයා පසුගිය දිනක සිදුකළ ප්‍රකාශයක්‌ පිළිබඳව අපේ අවධානය යොමුවිය. ඒ කවරක්‌ද? “මේ ජාතික කොඩියට මමත් කැමැති නැහැ” යන්නයි. ඒ අනුව සුමන්තිරන් මන්ත්‍රීවරයාද උතුරේ අධ්‍යාපන ඇමැතිවරයාගේ ක්‍රියාකලාපය අනුමත කරනු පෙනේ. මේ රටේ ජාතික කොඩිය නිර්මාණය විය යුත්තේ දෙමළ සන්ධානයට අවශ්‍ය ලෙසද? සියලු ජනයාගේ […]

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Let bond racketeers be dealt with in the same way as Lalith – Senior retired banker

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Senior retired banker Rusiripala Tennakoon has suggested that those involved in the treasury bond scams be dealt with in the same way former presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunga, was found guilty of causing Rs 600 mn loss to the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC). Tennakoon said so in response to Faraz Shauketally […]

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Our fearless Prime Minister (Baya nathi Agamathi) ran into a Kovil in India soon after giving evidence on Bond Scam

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe seen leaving after offering prayers at Sri Mookambika Temple at Kollur in Udupi district in Karnataka, India on Tuesday.(The Hindu) Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his wife Maithree offered prayers at the famous Kollur Sri Mookambika temple, Karnataka, India on Tuesday, India’s Deccan Chronicle reported. The couple and their entourage arrived in Mangaluru, […]

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