Archive for December 31st, 2017

THE “PARANAGAMA REPORT” Part 2

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

KAMALIKA PIERIS The Commission examined the many allegations made against the Sri Lanka army (SLA) during its final Eelam campaign. Some of these allegations have been of executions and deliberate or indiscriminate shellfire, acts which are totally inconsistent with what is expected of a responsible army discharging its duties in accordance with the laws and […]

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LG Elections 2018

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA First of all, my Best Wishes for all Lankaweb readers for a Happy, Prosperous, Healthy and Peaceful New Year.  May this country become a peaceful and enjoyable land once again with the beginning of this New Year! This is the first of a series of articles aimed at enlightening the […]

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Fair prices for essentials?

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Upali Cooray Former General Manager of SATHOSA Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has said government has taken measures to introduce fair price shops in collaboration with private sector and Sathosa to ensure fair prices for essential commodities in the open market. This statement of the prime minister is something like dousing fires without preventing fires. Considering the fact that the oncoming crucialelections scheduled for […]

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Truth telling and distorting the truth – a response to British High Commissioner

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

by Rajeewa Jayaweera Courtesy The Island The British High Commissioner (HC), in an exclusive interview with the Sunday Island published on December 17, referring to Sri Lanka’s war stated; “Getting distracted by arguments about the numbers during or in the immediate aftermath of the end of a near three-decade war between the Sri Lankan security forces […]

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Been there, seen that

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island Monday 1st January, 2018 December 31, 2017, 9:36 pm The much-delayed bond probe commission report has been handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena. The Treasury bond scams might enter the Guinness Book of World Records as the ‘most probed’ racket in the world. It is hoped that at least now some […]

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‘Sinhala Only’ was the right policy

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

HUGH KARUNANAYAKE Melbourne, Australia Courtesy The Island December 31, 2017, 9:40 pm I read with much interest HL Seneviratne’s piece on the impact of Sinhala Only, and Mr. Samaraweera’s response. I believe that the Sinhala Only reforms of 1956 heralded a new phase in the social and economic development of the country. Up until that time, […]

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Jerusalem, Sinhala far right foreign policy and Gota factor

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

By Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island December 31, 2017, 12:00 pm There were strange reactions to Sri Lanka’s political responses to and UN vote on the issue of Jerusalem. There are those spokespersons of the Sinhala Far Right who criticized the Sri Lankan stand and the cross-party political consensus as instances of double standards. The […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ තේ රැකගන්න දැඩි නීති රීති අවශ්‍යයි – ඇමැති සුසිල් ප්‍රේමජයන්ත

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

අරුණ බෝගහවත්ත උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ තේ කර්මාන්තය ආරක්‍ෂා කිරීම සඳහා දැඩි නීති රීති පැනවිය යුතු යෑයි විද්‍යා හා තාක්‍ෂණ ඇමැති සුසිල් ප්‍රේමජයන්ත මහතා පැවසීය.    පසුගියදා තේ අපනයනය කිරීමේදී එහි කෘමියකු සිටීම නිසා රුසියාව තේ මිලදී ගැනීම නතර කෙරුවේ ද නිසි ක්‍රමවේදයක්‌ තුළ එම අපනයන කටයුතු සිදු නොවූ නිසා බවද ඇමැතිවරයා කීවේය.    ලංකාවේ […]

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Russian Ambassador says: Chrysotile asbestos not harmful

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Courtesy Ceylon Today Russian made Chrysotile asbestos is not harmful to humans, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Yury B. Materiy told Ceylon Today last afternoon….that it was in retaliation to Sri Lanka banning the import of Chrysotile asbestos from that country. Materiy pointed out that not only Russian scientists, but […]

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Sri Lanka’s Peril: Attempting to go beyond a Federal constitution as a solution to an unknown problem

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Shenali D Waduge We seem to love to go round the mulberry bush and in circles. Why do we need a new constitution? Who is asking for a new constitution? What in the present constitution needs to change, why and who wants it changed and are all these changes aligned to what the common & […]

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Why do Tamils hate Sinhala ? Part II

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

By Charles.S.Perera The Sinhala even before the Independence had a very cordial relationship with the Tamils. Even in the small towns in the South, the barbers, the small boutique keepers selling cigars, and Saaivar Restaurants were run by Tamils, mostly Jaffna Tamils. These Jaffna Tamil traders were so well accepted by the Sinhala they were […]

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President asserts authority after warning Ranil

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Courtesy The Island ECONOMYNEXT – President Maithripala Sirisena appointed newly sworn-in legislator Piyasena Gamage as state minister for law and order in a move that sought to reduce the authority of a very close ally of the prime minister. Sirisena, who is at loggerheads with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) gave the […]

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