Archive for December 8th, 2017

The need for all SLFP voters to stand with the Mahinda Rajapaksa Camp at the forthcoming Local Government elections

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Sudath Gunasekara 8. 12. 2017. The need for all SLFP voters to stand with the Mahinda Rajapaksa Camp at the forthcoming Local Government elections as wining local bodies will lay a solid foundation for a strong SLFP Government in 2020, if not earlier. That is the only way open to all patriotic people to save […]

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About confusing ‘government’ with ‘state’

Friday, December 8th, 2017

By Rohana R. Wasala This refers to a minor but significant verbal inaccuracy in the feature article by senior economist Usvatte-aratchi under the elaborate title State and govt. not interchangeable: Same goes for revenue and income hoax of free education and free health services” posted in the Lankaweb of December 5, 2017. My focus here […]

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Can Organic farming feed the world?

Friday, December 8th, 2017

By Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada. The blazing banner  of a media release (14-Nov-2017)  by the Swiss-based  Research Institute of Organic agriculture”  caught  headlines all over the world as it made the claim that organic farming can feed the world after all” (see also the scientific paper in Nature communications”).  In Strategies for feeding the world more […]

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So who is afraid of Gotabhaya and why?

Friday, December 8th, 2017

BY MALINDA SENEVIRATNE Way back in the year 1988 an island-wide poster stamped in the public conscious the notion of political teaser advertisements.  It was a simple question: මේ කව්ද? මොනවාද කරන්නේ (Who is this [and] what is he doing? It did not come in colors associated with any of the major parties.  It was in orange.  It […]

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Russia WARNS About Monsanto Glyphosate; The World is Silent!

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Top Russian Journalist Kiselyov Warns About Monsanto pesticide. It’s a colossal corruption scandal, which the European Union prefers to hush up. Probably, for corruption reasons as well. On Monday, an EU ad hoc appeal committee voted to extend the license allowing farmers to use a fertilizer called glyphosate.

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IGP vs Minister

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island December 8, 2017, 9:56 pm Never do government politicians who find themselves up the creek without a paddle scruple to scapegoat the police to save their own skin. They defend only their khaki-clad, blue-eyed boys who get into trouble by carrying out their illegal orders. Stooges in uniform stick their necks out […]

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Gunawansa Thera: Why is international community silent on bond scams?

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Courtesy The Island Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thera said, on Thursday, that those who meddled with Sri Lanka’s affairs remained silent on the Treasury bond scams, exposing their stark hypocrisy. Addressing a gathering at the National Library and Documentation Services Board, Ven. Gunawansa Thera said if the Western powers and civil society groups really meant what […]

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How come UK rejects its own Defence Attache’s assessment on Vanni war death toll,-asks Dinesh

Friday, December 8th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island December 8, 2017, 10:34 pm Leader of the Joint Opposition parliamentary group Dinesh Gunawardena, MP, has questioned the rationale behind the British government’s rejection of its own Colombo-based wartime Defence Attaché Lt. Colonel Anton Gash’s confidential reports sent to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Gash’s cables originating from Colombo […]

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එකතුවීමේ එකතු නොවීමේ නිධාන කතා

Friday, December 8th, 2017

වසන්තපි‍්‍රය රාමනායක උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප මේ වනවිට පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණය ප‍්‍රකාශයට පත් වී අවසානය. එය වත්මන් යහපාලන රජය මුහුණ දෙන ප‍්‍රථම මැතිවරණය ද වනු ඇත. කුමන විධියේ විග‍්‍රහ ඉදිරිපත් වුවද ජනතාවට වත්මන් රජය යටතේ මැතිවරණයක් ලැබෙන්නේ වසර තුනකට පසුවය. පූර්ව මැතිවරණ සමයේ ආකර්ෂණීය දේශපාලන කතිකාව වී තිබෙන්නේ ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂය හා ශී‍්‍ර ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂය අතර පවතින සාකච්ඡාවයි. […]

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America’s richest 1% owns 40% of country’s wealth – study

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Courtesy RT America’s richest one percent own a whopping 40 percent of the country’s wealth, a new study has revealed. The finding marks a widening gap between rich and poor in the United States. The paper, written by economist Edward N. Wolff, used data from the federal Survey of Consumer Finances. The data showed that the wealth owned […]

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ආර්ථිකය ලෙඩ ඇඳේ

Friday, December 8th, 2017

ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ බැංකුවේ හිටපු අධිපති අජිත් නිවාඩ් කබ්රාල් -උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප නීලහරිත අයවැය, රටේ ණය ආර්ථිකයේ තත්ත්වය, මූල්‍ය අරමුදලේ කොන්දේසි අනුව අයවැය ඉදිරිපත් කළා යැයි චෝදනා කරන්නේ ඇයි යන කාරණා සම්බන්ධයෙන් කළ විමසුමකි මේ. ප‍්‍රශ්නය:- යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුවේ නීලහරිත අයවැය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඔබේ අදහස් කෙබඳුද?පිළිතුර:- ඉතාමත් අර්බුදකාරී පැහැදිලි දැක්මක් නොමැති අයවැයක් හැටියට මේ අයවැය හඳුන්වන්න පුළුවන්. එහෙම කියන්න කාරණා […]

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