Archive for December 17th, 2017

Sirisena is a Worse Indian Agent than Ranil

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Dilrook Kannangara Amidst confusing political signals, there emerges a clear signal of who is the worst Indian agent in the island nation. It is Sirisena. Certainly not Ranil. In fact, Ranil may fall to the third place behind another national leader who is desperate to win Modi’s heart and mind. A careful look at his […]

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පිමි, බල්ටි සහ කරනම් !!!!!

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

තේජා ගොඩකන්දෙආරච්චි ඉඩෝරයක් නිමවී, ලඟ එන වැසි සමය ගැන අපේ වැඩිහිටියන් අනාවැකි කියනුයේ සවස් යාමයට දෙසවන් පුරවන ගෙම්බන්ගේ හඬ අනුවය. මේ වන විට වසර තුනකට ආසන්න කාලයක් ඉඩෝරයට හසුව තිබූ මැතිවරණ භූමියට ඇදහැලෙන්නට නියමිතව ඇති පලාත් පාලන වර්ෂාවට පෙර, දැන් දැන් අපේ හෙවත් හුදී ජනතාවගේ දෙසවන්, දේශපාලක ගෙම්බන්ගේ බක බකයෙන් පිරෙමින් පවතී. නමුත් මේ දෙපා […]

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Open challenge to all patriotic citizens of Tun Sinhale

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Dr Sudath Gunasekara 18.12.2017 Dear patriots Please look at the following news item UN damns Lanka 14,000 minors in childcare centres Calls for urgent reforms 1941 readers have read this article ! By 2017-12-16 By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan A delegation from the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention visiting Sri Lanka, yesterday (15), expressed […]

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Only 18 more months for Maithree to be in President’s chair – Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Translated by :A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA Given below is a translation of a media release issued by the former President Mr. Mahinda Rajapakssa.  The forthcoming Local Government election will be the beginning of a chain of elections running up to the next Presidential Election Now nominations have been accepted for the local government elections which were […]

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The election:  Making choices, revealing character

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy The Island December 17, 2017, 10:02 pm Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe wants to appoint a Commission into the issuance of bonds by the Central Bank during the second Rajapaksa term, when Ajith Nivard Cabraal was the Chairman. Good. Excellent, in fact. I have a bigger matter into which I suggest he […]

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Season of national pole vaults begin with handsome prizes offered to jumpers

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

BY GAGANI WEERAKOON Courtesy Ceylon Today Old habits die hard and Minister of Tourism and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga will attest to that. With heat of elections taking charge of the atmosphere, the senior minister of this ‘Yahapalana’ government of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appeared to have forgotten that they came […]

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Cannot blame people of Myanmar for protecting their country: Buddhist religious leader

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Swati Mathur| TNN | Dec 11, 2017Courtesy: The Times of India NEW DELHI: Burma cannot be blamed for trying to protect itself from “outsiders”, Lama Lobzang, the outgoing secretary general of the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) said on Sunday. Speaking to TOI on the sidelines of the third governing council meeting of the IBC, Lama Lobzang defended the Buddhist community and said the […]

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Seeking the pleasure of Allah

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

By A. Abdul Aziz. (Given below is an excerpt of the Friday Sermons of Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Supreme Head of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam, delivered on 8 December 2017, at ‘Baithul Futhuh’, London, U.K. gave a discourse on seeking the pleasure of Allah. In this sermon, Ahmadiyyaq Khalifa quoted from the […]

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Free Trade Agreement(FTA) Direction Among Issues To Be Discussed By Najib In Sri Lanka

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

From Azeman Ariffin Courtesy BERNAMA COLOMBO (SRI LANKA), Dec 16 (Bernama) — The framework for the Malaysia-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is one of the main issues to be discussed in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s three-day official visit to the country, beginning tomorrow. The charge d’affaires at the Malaysian High Commission in Sri […]

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PVR to open first screen in Sri Lanka in 2 years

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Press Trust of India,Hong Kong, Dec 17 2017, 17:04 IST Leading multiplex operator PVR is scouting overseas destinations for expansion and plans to open its first project in Sri Lanka in next two years, a top company official has said. Besides Sri Lanka, the Gurgaon-based firm is also looking for other neighbouring countries like Myanmar […]

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Beetle in Lankan tea shipment to Russia Exporter to be spared says Pethiyagoda

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

BY RAVI LADDUWAHETTY Courtesy Ceylon Today The Sri Lanka Tea Board will not take any punitive action against the exporter involved in a shipment of tea to Russia that contained a beetle which led to a temporary ban on imports to that country, a topmost official said yesterday. The Russian Federation has clamped a total ban […]

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Can we invite London Mayor to Sri Lanka? – EDITORIAL

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan during a recent visit to India called on the British Government to apologize for the massacre in Amritsar by the British troops. Reportedly some 379 Sikhs were killed by the troops in a site known as Jallianwalla Bagh in Amritsar in 1919. It is wrong […]

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Letters sent to UN Resident Rep on two officers’ behalf Alleged navy involvement in 11 abductions

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando  Courtesy The Island Chandrika Dassanayake, wife of Commodore D. K. P. Dassanayake, who has been remanded since July over his alleged involvement in eleven wartime disappearances, yesterday told The Island that she had handed over letters on behalf of her husband as well as Commander Sumith Ranasinghe, to UN Resident Representative in […]

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Plea of remanded Navy officer’s daughter to meet UN members turned down

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

 Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Navy Spokesperson Commander D.K.P Dassanayake’s daughter told the media yesterday that her request to meet and lodge a complaint about her father’s detention by the Sri Lankan law enforcement authority, to the visiting three-member UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, had been turned down, claiming it was not a case […]

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President to request Russia to withdraw tea ban

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

By Manushi Silva Courtesy Adaderana President Maithripala Sirisena said that he will make an official request from Russian President Vladimir Putin to remove the temporary ban on Sri Lanka tea exports. The President made this statement at an event in Haputale, a short while ago. The Russian Federation temporarily banned tea imports from Sri Lanka on December […]

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Sri Lanka ramps up efforts to address any issues of tea export shipments

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

By Steve A. Morrell Courtesy The Island December 17, 2017, 8:21 pm International news agencies reported recently that Russian agricultural authorities had found an insect, known as the Khapra beetle, in the packaging of one consignment of tea from Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan authorities and the Tea Board have ramped up their attempts to effectively […]

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A new vision and a novel mission in water management in Sri Lanka!

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Dr Sudath Gunasekara 16.13.2017. A recent study on Sri Lanka has identified it as one of the six countries that share ½ of the .3 % drinkable water this planet has. What is even more important and surprising is that  ours has been identified as the only country in the world that will have drinking […]

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Inland fisheries and Buddhism

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Senaka Weeraratna “Ordering by the beat of the drum that no animals should be killed within a radius of seven gau from the city, he gave security to animals. He also gave security to the fish in the twelve great tanks, and bestowing on (the region’s people) gold and cloth andwhatever other kind of wealth they wished, he commanded them […]

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Cockeyed Kumar David cues for suppression of democratic opposition

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

By Rohana R. Wasala This refers to the feature entitled Arrest Gota or not per the evidence: NO to fundamentalism, racial-extremism and neo-populism” (Sunday Island/December 10, 2017) by Kumar David. The title itself is extremely misleading because what it suggests is malicious fiction. No evidence has been found against Gota; given the fact that three […]

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