Archive for January, 2018

Welcome Supreme Court decision on the President’s term of office.

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Dr Sudath Gunasekara 15.1.2018. Welcome and Congratulations to Supreme Court. It has proved that the court is supreme and the law is above all including the President. A big consolation for the people of this country. Now going by the constitutional provisions (19th Amendment) this is common sense. Anyone who knows the ABCD of law […]

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MS will contest next presidential poll: SLFP

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Chaturanga Samarawickrama Courtesy  The Daily Mirror President Maithripala Sirisena will definitely contest at the next presidential election in the event the executive presidency is not abolished and the constitution is not changed, State Minister of Finance, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said today. He told the weekly Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) news briefing that President Sirisena would […]

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Bond report published online

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Courtesy  The Daily Mirror The report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into bond issuance has been published online on the President’s official website. In a tweet, President Maithripala Sirisena said the report of the Commission was now available online keeping his promise of ensuring transparency. The English version of the report could be accessed […]

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Is President still have a confidence on the PM?

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

CaFFE Press Statement – If President Maithripala Sirisena still trusts Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, he has not read the report submitted by Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the controversial Treasury bond transactions, said Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon, Executive Director of the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE). Moreover the Prime Minister has shown that he […]

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Anti Buddhism concepts of Rosy Senanayake , Ranil Wickramasinghe and UNP ……………. Say No To Buddhism In Sri Lanka – Rosy Senanayake

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) considers Sri Lanka Report at its 77th Session

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to UN in Geneva Consideration of the 5th and 6th Periodic Reports of Sri Lanka under the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) took place at the 77th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) held at the Palais Wilson in Geneva, on 15th January 2018.  Mrs. Chandrani […]

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Canadian Tamil Congress’s (CTC) Pongal festival & Rupavahini…

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Mahinda Gunasekera Toronto, Canada His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka, Honourable Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers  and Heads of Departments, I received the following Facebook Communication sent out by the Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) from a friend in Toronto regarding their Thaipongal event scheduled to be held on the 20th of January 2018. The CTC has […]

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පුංවි ඡන්දය ගැන අත් පොතක්

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය කැෆේ සංවිධානය මෙවර පළාත් පාලන ඡන්ද විමසීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් නිදහස් හා සාධාරණ මැතිවරණයක් සඳහා වූ ජනතා ව්‍යාපාරය (කැෆේ සංවිධානය) විසින්  අත් පොතක් ප්‍රකාශයට පත් කර තිබේ එම අත් පොත පහත ඇති පිවිසුමෙන් ඩවුන්ලෝඩ් කර ගැනීමට හෝ  කියවිමට හැකි ය.   නීතිඥ ජගත්  ලියනආරච්චි මහතා විසින් සම්පාදනය කරන ලද කැෆේ සංවිධානය විසින් ප්‍රකාශයට පත් කරන ලද […]

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Operation two begins on Bond report: MS

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

President Maithripala Sirisena said in Elpitiya that operation number two has begun on the bond commission report as he instructed the Attorney General and other stakeholders to proceed with legal action based on the report.

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Bond scam: Speaker’s attention drawn to take action against COPE members

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Courtesy  The Daily Mirror Speaker’s attention has been drawn to take necessary action against the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE) members who had conversations with Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) owner Arjun Aloysius during COPE proceedings into Central Bank Bond scam, Presidential Media Unit (PMD) said. A statement issued by the PMD said it was revealed […]

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People should foil opportunist governance

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

By Fr. Augustine Fernando Diocese of Badulla Courtesy The Island The group of leaders who came together to get Independence from the colonial powers could not stay united for five years. The destinies of the nation were submerged due to the leaders not sitting together and formulating a vision of national priorities and a practical strategy […]

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Many roads open

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

By Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island “There is great disorder under heaven. The situation is excellent!”—Mao Zedong “A Change is Gonna Come…”–Sam Cooke We have just commenced Yahapalana Year 4. The third anniversary of Yahapalanaya is also the third anniversary of the defeat of the Rajapaksa regime. Both anniversaries coincide happily with the imminence of […]

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GL questions AG’s conduct ; stresses importance of unanimous SC decision

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island Top Joint Opposition (JO) spokesman Prof. G.L. Peiris yesterday welcomed the unanimous Supreme Court decision that President Maithripala Sirisena’s term of office was five years. Prof. Peiris said so when The Island asked him at the JO regular media briefing at Punchi Borella whether it accepted that in spite of accusations […]

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The Ignoramus and the Genius

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

by: A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA Maithripala Sirisena in the run up to the 2015 Presidential Election and when he became the President of this country made several personal pledges (forget about the all violated political pledges) which included that he will abolish the executive presidency, he will not seek a second term, he will not stay […]

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‘President isn’t cooperating with the JO’

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Kelum Bandara Courtesy  The Daily Mirror AG has a lot of follow-up work to do prior to the institution of criminal proceedings regarding bond scam   President invited a stinging rebuke by seeking Supreme Court’s opinion on his term    How can one claim to be the paragon of virtue when one has allowed all these frauds to take place during one’s […]

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Political hypocrisy and cheap political gimmicks

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Ranga ayasuriya    Courtesy  The Daily Mirror The failure on our part of the world in adopting commonsensical social reforms has much to do with the political hypocrisy. Competitive politics, of course, mandate that the politicians grasp the public mood, but in our societies, when politicians do that, they often tend to relate to the fringe; […]

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Interesting times

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Editorial The Island January 15, 2018, 8:56 pm The Supreme Court (SC) has decided that the length of President Maithripala Sirisena’s term is five years. Why the President ever sought an opinion from the apex court on that non-issue is baffling. Any layman with a nodding acquaintance with the 19-A would have told him he […]

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Greatest finding that took place in the 1800’s on the Mother earth which is more vital and happy to Buddhists and mankind in general!

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

MAHINDA KARUNARATNE It was a day like today, 18th Jan. 1897 in India, 120 years ago a place called PIPRAWA a city 100 miles South of Lumbini. A British planter and armature Archeologist by the name William Peppe took the extra length to excavate ruins that was believed to have been the cremation site of […]

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“තුන්බියෙන් පෙළෙන රට හමුවේ ඔබේ ඡුන්ද” සම්මන්ත‍්‍රණය බ‍්‍රහස්පතින්දා.

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

ලසන්ත වික‍්‍රමසිංහ (0716369828) ලේකම් යුතුකම සංවාද කවය ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාව අද වන විට රට කැඞීම, රට විකිණිම සහ හොරාකෑම යන තුන්බියකින් වෙළී ගොස් ඇත. රට දැය සමය රැුක ගැනීම උදෙසා ඔබගේ ඡුන්ද බලය අතිශයින්ම තීරණාත්මක වනු ඇත. මේ පිළිබදව පැවැත්වෙන විද්වත් සමුළුවක් ජනවාරි 18 බ‍්‍රහස්පතින්දා සවස 3.30 ට කොළඹ මහජන පුස්තකාලීය ශ‍්‍රවණාගාරයේදී පැවැත්වේ. ඒ සදහා සහභාගී […]

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News Items in  \web Media and news papers make me wonder … Are our politicians serious?

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

DR Sarath Obeysekera මංගල මුදල් ඇමතිකමෙන් ඉවතට..? රාත‍්‍රි 10.00 තෙක් මත්පැන් අලෙවිසැල් විවෘතව තැබීම හා කාන්තාවන්ට ඒවායේ රැුකියා කිරීමට, මත්පැන් මිලදී ගැනීමට ගැසට් නිවේදන නිකුත් කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් පිටකොන්දක් ඇතිනම් මෙය කර පෙන්වනු..- මෛත‍්‍රිගෙන් මහින්දට විවෘත අභියෝගයක්.. පිටකොන්දක් ඇතිනම් ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්‍ෂයෙන් ඉල්ලා අස්වී ශ‍්‍රි ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණට බැදෙන ලෙස ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා අභියෝග […]

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කොකේන් කිලෝ 928 විනාශ කිරීම ඇරඹේ News items …………….

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Dr Saarth Obeysekera පොලිස් මත්ද්‍රව්‍ය නාශක කාර්යාංශය අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් කොකේන් කිලෝග්‍රෑම් 928 ක් කටුනායක ආයෝජන ප්‍රවර්ධන කලාපයේ පිහිටුවා ඇති පරිශ්‍රයක දී විනාශ කිරීම ආරම්භ කර තිබේ. එම අවස්ථාව නිරීක්ෂණය කිරීම සඳහා ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන ද පැමිණ සිටින අතර පොලීසිය පැවසුවේ, මෙම කොකේන් තොගය දියර බවට පත්කර අනතුරුව මුළුමනින්ම දහනය කිරීමට පියවර ගෙන ඇති බවයි.2016 වසරේ දෙසැම්බර් […]

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GREAT CRY AND LITTLE WOOL

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

RANJITH SOYSA The response from Sri Lanka ‘s top guardians of the good governance, the President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker  to the report of the much talked about Bond Commission were dull witted and attempts to put up a smoke screen. The President failed in his duty towards the public who were awaiting […]

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ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ ධුර කාලය වසර 06ක් කියමින් නීතීපති විසින් ඇති කරන්නට ගිය “ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා අර්බුදයක්” ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ ධුර කාලය වසර 05ක් බවට ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය තීරණය කිරීමෙන් වැළකී ගිය ආකාරය……..

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

නීතීඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන B.Sc(Col), PGDC(Col) වත්මන් ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා 2015 ජනවාරි මස 08 දින පැවති ජනාධිපතිවරණයෙන් ජයගෙන ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ විනිසුරුව සිටි කේ. ශ්‍රීපවන් මහතා ඉදිරියේ 2015 ජනවාරි 09 දින සවස් යාමයේ නිදහස් චතුරශ්‍රයේ දී ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ ජනාධිපතිවරයා ලෙස දිව්රුම් දෙන ලදී. ජනාධිපතිවරයා ලෙස දිව්රුම් දුන් අවස්ථාවේ සිට ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා […]

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Trumpism and the Diplomatic Dragon: Balancing Interests in the New Year

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

by Prof.Asanga Abeyagoonasekera* I’m gonna do what’s right,..I want to be unpredictable, The voters want unpredictability” -Donald J Trump Trumpism thrives. It influences decisions with a sense of unpredictability and the effects of Trumpism on policy has affected the entire world. The release of the National Security Strategy articulates and reaffirms his policy of America First. Trump’s […]

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Colombo Law Faculty Re-union of the 1969 Batch – Welcome address

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Senaka Weeraratna UNIVERSITY OF CEYLON FACULTY OF LAW  2018 Re-union of the 1969 Batch  13th January, 2018 Imperial Room Mount Lavinia Hotel  Welcome address by Senaka Weeraratna  Distinguished Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen It is with great pleasure that we welcome you all to this venue. Our efforts are to ensure that you revive a spirit of […]

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SLFP of Maithripala Sirisena and SLFP of  SWRD Bandaranaike

Monday, January 15th, 2018

By Charles.S.Perera Now there are two SLFPs one of Srisena and other of SWRD. Are they the same or are they different ? Let us see. SWRD left UNP to form a politically socialist SLFP -different from the Western Capitalist  UNP. Sirisena left the socialist SLFP to join politically different Western Capitalist UNP. Can we […]

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Multicultural victim: White Briton’s want their country back  

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Shenali D Waduge  The term multiculturalism maybe new but the concept has existed for centuries. People of different ethnic, religious, traditions, cultures, customs etc have been living together for centuries. However, those that have reconceptualized multiculturalism have a preconceived plan to erase customary historical-cultural-religious non-Abrahamic ethos and replace it with a newly created culture or […]

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President’s term is five years – Supreme Court

Monday, January 15th, 2018

By Manushi Silva Courtesy Adaderana Conveying its decision on the reference made by the President, the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka has said that President Maithripala Sirisena’s term in office is five years. The Supreme Court has conveyed the opinion that the President’s term of office is five years, the PMD confirmed. The Supreme Court arrived at […]

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Impact of Lankan Supreme Court’s denial of extra year to President Sirisena

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Courtesy newsin.asia Colombo, January 15 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirsena’s bid to get another year in office through a Supreme Court interpretation of the relevant clauses of the 19 th. Amendment (19A) of the Constitution, has failed. The court has told him that there is a five year constitutional cap on his term. In a […]

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Congratulations to Supreme Court now People must ask All three to resign

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Dr Sudath Gunasekara Congratulations to Supreme Court. It has proved the court is supreme and the law is above all including the President’ A big consolation to the people of this country. Now going by the constitutional provisions this is common sense.Any one who knows the ABCD of law can understand it although the President […]

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