Archive for December 4th, 2017

Sri Lanka Civilian Casualties – why is UNHRC refusing to accept 7721 figure?

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge Hot on the heels of Lord Naseby questioning the British Government & exposing the duplicity & bias of the UNHRC, it is time for the UN to come clean and explain why they have been selective in picking civilian casualty estimates. Why are they shy from releasing the UN Country Team report […]

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SLFP of SWRD died on 15 January,2015, when Party leadersip was handed over to Maithripala Sirisena.

Monday, December 4th, 2017

By Charles.S.Perera. SWRD  broke away from  the UNP  to form the  SLFP in terms of his political philosophy.  Chandrika Kumaratunga despite being the daughter of SWRD  did not follow her father’s political views and was never his political heir. Therefore,  after Mrs.Bandaranayake the heir of SWRD’s political party SLFP was Mahinda Rajapakse. Mahinda Rajapakse was […]

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Richard Pieris chairman conferred an honorary doctorate by University of Kelaniya

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Anjalika (Malalgoda) Silva USA Dr. Sena Yaddehige was one of the Pioneer students of the Kelaniya University Science Faculty. http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=176000 It is a great honor and privilege to see that finally due recognition has been bestowed on one of the alumni and our colleague from the first batch of the Science Faculty of the University […]

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Declare  Sangamitta Day as the National Women’s Day in Sri Lanka

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Dr.P.G.Punchihewa This year, Unduwap full moon   falls on 3rd December, the day commemorating the arrival of Bhikkuni Sangamitta to bestow (pabbajja )ordination on Sri Lankan women and also  bringing  with her a sapling of the Great Bodhi tree at Buddhagaya. It was 2263 years ago that Thera Mahinda arrived in this island .According to Geiger […]

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DE-BONDING FROM BOND ISSUE ……..

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera When one watches TV and read the papers where it may look obvious that few younger budding- politicians have been directly or indirectly involved in the bond scam or at least being implicated. Few older politicians may have known about the fact that one of their lead member has had some hand […]

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සීතාවක රාජසිංහ රජුට අවමන් කළ පරන්ගියකු විනාශකර රජුගෙන් බුහුමන් ලැබූ අමිතිරිගල එදිරිසිංහ මුදියන්සේ

Monday, December 4th, 2017

නිමල් රාජකරුණා , මෙල්බර්න්, ඔස්ට්‍රේලියාව   සීතාවක පළමුවන රාජසිංහ රජු ශ්‍රී ලංකාව (එවකට සිංහලේ) පරමාධිපත්‍යය උදෙසා ප්‍රතුගීසින්ට විරුද්ධව සටන් කළ රජවරුන් අතර ප්‍රධානතම තැනක් ගනී . ටිකිරි කුමාරයා ලෙස ඔහුගේ අංගම්පොර සටන්කරුවන් සමග මුල්ලේරියාවේදී ප්‍රතුගීසින් හා සටන් කර ඔවුන්ට විශාල පරාජයක් ලබාදුන් ඔහුගේ වීරත්වය සහ ජාතිමාමකත්වය විනාශ කිරීමට කටකථා පසුව ගොතා ඇත. වර්තමානයේද දේශයේ ඒකීයභාවය සඳහා […]

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Ranil and Sirisena will soon end their union – Samantha

Monday, December 4th, 2017

දැන් රනිල්, මෛත්‍රී හවුල දික්කසාද වෙන තැනට ඇවිල්ලා… සමන්ත

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We are confident that we can win the election – Mahinda (English)

Monday, December 4th, 2017

We are confident that we can win the election – Mahinda (English)

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State as estate

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island Dr. Usvatte-aratchi, in his article on this page today, demolishes some long-held myths and misconceptions about state revenue, taxes, free education and free healthcare among other things. Referring to a recent statement made by President Maithripala Sirisena, he points out that it is wrong for the head of state to use the […]

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‘Me and My Bonds’ ‘The President and I’ ‘As I always say’

Monday, December 4th, 2017

By Sarath De Alwis Courtesy The Island The statement of the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in parliament about bonds made last week was a preemptive tactic to position himself and his beleaguered administration to deal with the report of the commission of inquiry due on 8th December. His use of the personal pronoun ‘I’ in one […]

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The danger of democracy

Monday, December 4th, 2017

By Suren Raghaven Courtesy Ceylon Today Democracy is a dangerous game. Especially, if it is played by those with bloody minds and muddy hands. This is not because such attempts may not succeed – they may well be so as often is the case in Sri Lanka – but because what they pretend to construct will […]

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Killing of Galgamuwa blind tusker Grama niladhari among those arrested

Monday, December 4th, 2017

By Risidra Mendis Courtesy Ceylon Today As the remains of the Galgamuwa blind tusker lay on the ground deep inside the forest of the Kahalla Pallekele Sanctuary, six suspects were taken into custody in connection with the killing of the elephant.The worst fears of environmentalists and animal welfare activists were confirmed when the carcass of the […]

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Retired Police Heads of Sri Lanka say “Do Not Devolve Police Powers to the Provinces”

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge If anyone is qualified to speak on law & order in Sri Lanka it is these former Chiefs of Police with years of service, experience and now able to deduce aspects of law & order and its consequences as a result of political decision making. Therefore, their opinion against the Interim Report […]

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SAITM, CRICKET AND YAHAPALANA

Monday, December 4th, 2017

KAMALIKA PIERIS The Yahapalana government   has gone out of its way to upset the public and send tempers high. The SAITM issue is one example. This issue which should have been solved internally was allowed to escalate, observed Dr. Susirith Mendis, who teaches in the Medical Faculty, Colombo. Business Times and Research Consultancy Bureau (BT-RCB) […]

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Contradictions in approaches to nation building

Monday, December 4th, 2017

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry reported in The Island of Oct 27, 2017 states: “What this means is that the new government of Sri Lanka pledged to reassert lost sovereignty by taking ownership of processes that were in the international domain by bringing them to the local domain, […]

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