Archive for December 29th, 2017

The Human Brain and Human Mind

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  The Human Brain The human brain is a very complex organ. The human brain is largely interconnected. Brain controls all   mental   and physical functions. The human brain is primarily composed of neurons, glial cells, neural stem cells, and blood vessels. An average human brain contains about 100 billion neurons.  There are […]

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Fertilizer shortage: Govt. should compensate farmers – Wimal

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  The government should provide compensation to the farmers, who were affected due to the prevailing shortage of fertilizer, leader of National Freedom Front (NFF), Wimal Weerawansa said today I keep wondering why cabinet ministers .deputy ministers, State Ministers, provincial Ministers .Ministry Secretaries ,  Directors ,Area agricuktural officers did not notice the imminent  […]

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පලාත් පාලන මැතිවරණය හා ඡන්දදායකයාගේ භූමිකාව

Friday, December 29th, 2017

ආචාර්ය චන්දන ජයලත් ළඟ එන පලාත් පාලන මැතිවරණය හමුවේ ඡන්දදායකයින් තම ඡන්දය පාවිච්චි කිරීමේදී සලකා බැලිය යුතු සාධක නැතහොත් පාදක කොට ගත යුතු නිර්ණායක කවරේද යන්න පිළිබ`ද වූ කතිකාව ඉතා ප්‍රාථමික මට්ටමක පවතී. සුපුරුදු ලෙස ජාතික තලයේ ප්‍රධාන දේශපාලන චරිත තුන හතරක් වටා ගෙතුනු මාතෘකා ඔස්සේ පලාත් පාලන මැතිවරණය ද දියාරු වෙමින් පවතී. එකිනෙකාට මඩ […]

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Affidavit of former Senior Superintendent of Police Douglas Peiris in August 2010 revealing Mr. Ranil Wickramasighe’s involvement in The Affidavit Sworn Translation

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Affidavit of former Senior Superintendent of Police Douglas Peiris in August 2010 revealing Mr. Ranil Wickramasighe’s involvement in The Affidavit Sworn Translation https://www.scribd.com/document/274464279/Ranil-Batalanda-SSP-Douglas-Peiris I, Panawala Vidanelage Joseph Douglas Peiris, a permanent resident of Manning Town Flats, Nawala, now in remand custody on an Order made by the Magistrate of Gampaha, being a Roman Catholic, do […]

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Demons of Batalanda: Who was behind them?

Friday, December 29th, 2017

 By Dharman Wickremaratne  It was the time when terror enveloped the whole of Sri Lanka. The JVP’s second insurgency was raging. Many were the sacrifices made to appease the demons in human form. They were celebrating and enjoying life while murder squads under their direction were roaming the country looking for prey. Torture chambers were […]

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වෙබ් අඩවියකින් උපටාගත් Lorenzo නම් දමිළ කතෝලිකයෙකුගේ අපූරු කොමෙන්ටුවකි මේ..

Friday, December 29th, 2017

මේ ඔහු ලියා තිබු දෙයයි… “දමිල කතෝලිකයෙකු වශයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව යනු සිංහල බෞද්ධ රටක් බව මම විශ්වාස කරනවා. අපි පුංචි සෙල්ලමක් කරමු. දමිල හින්දු රටක් තිබේ නම් පෙන්වා දෙන්න.. —- තමිල්නාඩුව… හොදයි 2. ඇන්ග්ලිකන් ඉංග්‍රිසි රටක් තිබේ නම් පෙන්වා දෙන්න. — එංගලන්තය– හොදයි 3. හින්දි හින්දු රටක් තිබේ නම් පෙන්වා දෙන්න — ඉන්දියාව — හොදයි […]

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Striking the corrupt with a sword of the crooked

Friday, December 29th, 2017

By Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy The Island Do you think this election pledge will turn out to be a political pledge for the future? What pledge are you talking about? What else,  but the President Sirisena’s pledge to use the sword against relatives, friends or party supporters,  to create a clean, unstained and people friendly political culture. […]

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Catch 22

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island December 30, 2017, 1:27 am Blood is said to be thicker than water. That may be so, but there are some exceptions. Blood doesn’t seem so thick where Sri Lankan politics is concerned. We have had some political families whose feuds even led to legal wrangles. This should come as no surprise […]

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Growing outcry against engineering of crossovers with incentives

Friday, December 29th, 2017

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island December 30, 2017, 1:41 am There is an increasing chorus against the engineering of defections in the run up to the local government polls as it is to the disadvantage of those unable to provide incentives for such crossovers. UNP Colombo District MP Mujibur Rahman yesterday said that ongoing wave […]

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යාපනයේ අපූරු සංහිඳියාව

Friday, December 29th, 2017

කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින  රජය සංහිඳියාව ගැන හඬ නගයි. එහෙත් යාපනයේ නාගවිහාරාධිපති නාහිමියන්ගේ ආදාහන පූජෝත්සවය නගර සභාපිටියේ පැවැත්වීමට එරෙහිව අධිකරණය වෙතින් තහනමක්‌ ලබා ගැනීමට උත්සාහ කළේ හින්දු සංස්‌කෘතික කවුන්සිලයයි.   එසේම එලිලන් නම් වූ කොටි මිනීමරුවාගේ බිරිය වූ ආනන්දි සසිතරන් එම්. කේ. සිවාජිලිංගම් උතුරු පළාත් සභාපති සිවඥානම් සහ ද්‍රවිඩ සංධාන මන්ත්‍රී ශ්‍රීධරන්ද උන්වහන්සේගේ ආදාහන පූජෝත්සවයට එරෙහි […]

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Hyderabad man engineers a new spin on Ravana, scripts his story

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Ch Sushil Rao| TNN |Courtesy The Times of India HYDERABAD: Ravana is not the villain that he is made out to be. There is his side of the story too. A city engineer has given Sri Lanka just the kind of account they would like to read about Ravana. Bala Sankuratri, who has authored the book ‘My Name is Ravana’, […]

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Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to celebrate New Year together in Sri Lanka?

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Written by Samrudhi Ghosh Courtesy India Today While Ranveer Singh is already in Sri Lanka for a shoot, Deepika Padukone is expected to join him soon. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone may not have had the best year professionally, thanks to the uncertainty surrounding their film Padmavati, but they are doing things right on the personal front. If a report […]

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Sri Lankan rupee falls; down 2.5 pct in 2017

Friday, December 29th, 2017

COLOMBO, Dec 29 (Reuters) – The Sri Lankan rupee closed lower on Friday, ending the year 2.5 percent weaker, as demand for dollars from importers and banks outweighed inward remittances and conversion of the U.S. currency by exporters, dealers said. The spot rupee closed at 153.60/65 per dollar, compared with Thursday’s 153.50/70. The currency’s fall […]

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People cannot be swayed by false promises – Mahinda

Friday, December 29th, 2017

By Sanchith Karunaratna  Courtesy Adaderana Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that the people will not support the government even though certain leaders of the opposition have crossed over. Speaking to the media following his visit to the Gunasinghepura Purvaramaya the former President stated that certain members of the opposition have been tricked by the government with false […]

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Let us shoulder the Wheel and make our country

Friday, December 29th, 2017

By Garvin Karunaratne Our country is at the crossroads, saddled with an international debt that cannot be sustained, corruption going through the roof and the people suffering, unable to make ends meet. The situation is extreme. It is ,my opinion that there is yet a way ahead. Our International Debt. Chandra Maliyadde, a former Permanent […]

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