Archive for January 2nd, 2018

Why do Tamils hate Sinhala ? Part III

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

By Charles.S. Perera Some may say that the Sinhala do not follow the teachings of the Buddha, but each one of them to a lesser or a greater degree has assimilated the essence of the Dhamma through generations of Buddhist culture in which they were nurtured. That is why we could safely say that the […]

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Tamil politics float on fake history

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

H. L. D. Mahindapala Universities are expected to perform two primary functions:1. teach and 2. engage in research to generate new knowledge that would light the darkness for the lost contemporaries to find their way into the future. There are 17 universities funded by the tax-payers money to serve these two objectives. But how many […]

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A RICH CULTURAL LEGACY: BUDDHIST PAINTINGS OF SRI LANKA

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane  The exceptionally rich heritage of visual arts of Sri Lanka extends to a period that exceeds 2200 years, from the 3rd century BCE to the 21st CE. Buddhist paintings form a spectacular component of this heritage. An incredible collection of ancient sculpture and architecture further adorns the conspicuous elements of the Sinhala […]

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‘Sinhala Only’ was the right policy”-Endorsing the views of Hugh Karunanayake.

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

By M D P DISSANAYAKE It is only Sri lanka that can protect and advance Sinhala language, its associated culture and heritage.  India can look after Tamil language.  Mr SWRD, though in power for relatively short period of time, made the change to place Sri Lanka at the highest place. Those who disagree with this […]

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ඒකාබද්ධ පොදු ජන පෙරමුණේ අපේක්ෂක සමාරම්භාභීෂේකය.

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

  Joint People's front Campaign Launch. ඒකාබද්ධ පොදු ජන පෙරමුණේ අපේක්ෂක සමාරම්භාභීෂේකය.ஒன்றிணைந்த பொதுஜன கூட்டணியின் பிரச்சார பணிகள் அங்குரார்பனம் செய்யும் நிகழ்வு.Joint People's front Campaign Launch. Posted by Mahinda Rajapaksa on 2. janúar 2018

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2019 වසරේ සිටවත් ශ‍්‍රී ලංගමයේ අභිමානය

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

ප‍්‍රධාන ලේකම් ස.ලං.ප‍්‍ර.සේ.සංගමය ගරු ජනාධිපති, මෛත‍්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මැතිතුමා, ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය, කොළඹ 01. ගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමනි, 2019 වසරේ සිටවත් ශ‍්‍රී ලංගමයේ අභිමානය රැකගෙන ශ‍්‍රී ලංගමය ආරක්ෂා කර ගැනීමට මාර්ගස්ථ ප‍්‍රවාහන සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘතිය යටතේ අයවැය ලේඛනයෙන් ශ‍්‍රී ලංගමයට මුල්‍ය ප‍්‍රතිපාදන වෙන්කිරීම අත්හිටුවා ශ‍්‍රී ලංගමයේ අනන්‍යතාවය රැකෙන පරිදි ශ‍්‍රී ලංගමයේ නමට ප‍්‍රවාහන අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතේ අයවැය ලේඛනයෙන් මූල්‍ය ප‍්‍රතිපාදන […]

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That offensive ‘Public Property Act’

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

By Hemantha Warnakulasuriya Courtesy The Island President of the Court of Appeal L.T.B. Dehideniya, on the 29th November 2017, issued a ‘Stay Order’ preventing the arrest of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. In his order, the learned President of the Court of Appeal has stated “in this instance, the monument was constructed by the Corporation on a contract entered […]

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PRECIFAC final report handed over to President

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy Adaderana Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate into Serious Acts of Fraud and Corruption handed over its final report to President Maithripala Sirisena, a short while ago. It is an important step in our fight against corruption,” the President tweeted, while announcing the receiving of the report. The report, consisting of 1135 […]

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Rajapaksa says his image rightfully belongs to ‘flower bud’

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy adaderana Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that although many are in need of his image for the upcoming Local Government election, only those contesting under the symbol of the ‘flower bud’ are its rightful owners. Addressing the campaign launch of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo […]

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Honesty and Exprertise The Crucial Needs in 2018

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror While Sri Lankans have welcomed 2018 with much hopes, the Daily Mirror spoke to experts in various fields, including areas such as politics, economics, law, health, education and environment, to find out what realities lie ahead during the new year.    Sri Lanka shouldn’t compromise on the value of its eco systems” […]

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Sri Lanka’s way forward… let’s think outside the box

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror  Politics has destroyed the soul and eaten up the character Man is not permitted without censure to follow his own thoughts in the search of truth, when they lead him ever so little out of the common road.” ~John Locke,   Another year is now history; nothing much to write home about. […]

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The UNp Elite’s Neo-liberal Indianism

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy The Daily Mirror Whatever one may think it is, the real importance of the upcoming local authorities elections is that of a nationwide referendum on the model that Prime Minister Wickremesinghe is implementing and seeking to entrench. What is that model? Generically it is that of neo-liberal globalism, but what is […]

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MR launches lotus bud’s LG poll campaign

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

 Courtesy The Daily Mirror The election campaign of the Joint Peoples Front (JPF), the coalition formed by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and other political parties of the Joint Opposition, was launched by former president and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo today. Pix by Kushan Pathiraja

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Government is reasonably unpopular – Sithadthan

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

BY Mirudhula Thambiah Courtesy Ceylon Today Leader of People’s Liberation Organization of Eelam (PLOTE) Dharmalingam Sithadthan said that at this juncture, there is a belief that Rajapaksa may do well at the upcoming elections. If that happens, then the whole process of finding a political solution for the national question will be disturbed or even shelved. […]

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The March of Folly Understanding why Mahinda Rajapaksa was defeated: the good ‘cronies’

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

By Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha Courtesy Ceylon Today ‘Surrounded by cronies and not listening to those who mattered’ is the explanation Nalaka Godahewa gave in an article in Ceylon Today on why Mahinda Rajapaksa lost. I found it most interesting, with added value from the fact that Godahewa was close to the former President, and indeed came […]

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FCID යේ මුදල් වංචාවක් ගැන නාමල්ගෙන් හෙළිදරව්වක්

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

ඩබ්ලිව්.කේ. ප්‍රසාද් මංජු උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම මූල්‍ය අපරාධ විමර්ශන කොට්ඨාසයේ (ජ්ඛ්ධ්ච්) විශාල වංචාවක් සිදුවී තිබෙන බවත් තමා නියෝජනය කරනු ලබන ආණ්ඩුවක් බලයට පත්වූ සැණින් මේ ගැන පුළුල් විමර්ශනයක් අනිවාර්යයෙන්ම ආරම්භ කරන බවත් ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්‍ෂයේ හම්බන්තොට දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි නාමල් රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා ‘මව්බිම’ පුවත්පතට ප්‍රකාශ කෙළේය. මූල්‍ය අපරාධ විමර්ශන කොට්ඨාසයේ නිලධාරීන් පිරිසක් විවිධ විමර්ශන සිදුකරන බව පවසමින් විදෙස් […]

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British tourist found dead with wound to his face in ‘suspicious circumstances’ in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

By Chris Kitching Courtesy Mirror (UK) The 37-year-old man was due to leave the country on New Year’s Day but had extended his visa for three more weeks The man was found in the Araliya Uyana area of Colombo’s Maligawatta suburb (Image: Google Streetview)A British man has been found dead under “suspicious circumstances” in a suburb of Sri […]

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China boosts investment in Sri Lankan mega-project

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Courtesy MAIL ON LINE Pumps dredge sand to reclaim land at the site of a Chinese-funded $1.4 billion reclamation project in Colombo, Sri Lanka on December 5, 2017, a deal that preceded a new $1 billion investment in three 60-storey buildings near the country’s main port China will invest $1 billion in the construction of […]

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Sri Lanka central bank curbs two financial firms to ensure stability

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

COLOMBO, Jan 2 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s central bank said on Tuesday it had taken action against two distressed financial companies to safeguard the overall financial system. It appointed a panel to manage Swarnamahal Financial Services PLC and its parent company ETI Finance Ltd, while curbing withdrawals of maturing deposits for six months, citing a […]

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