Archive for January 18th, 2018

ජනපති සීරුවෙන්! – රට යන අත

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

ජනිත සෙනෙවිරත්න උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින මේ වන විට රටේ දේශපාලන තත්වය අතිශය උණුසුම්ය. පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණයට ඇත්තේ තවත් සති තුනකි. එහෙත් ඊටත් වඩා දේශපාලන පෙරළි මේ වන විට ආරම්භ වී තිෙරී. ඒවායින් පෙනෙන්නේ සුවිශාල දේශපාලන වෙනසක්‌ අත ළඟ බවය. Ñ”මම පසුගිය ආණ්‌ඩුවෙන් එලියට බැස්‌සේ හොරකමට දූෂණයට විරුද්ධවයි. එදා එළියට බැහැලා අලුත් ආණ්‌ඩුවක්‌ හැදුවේ ඒ හොරකම් දූෂණ […]

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අහෝ! සාධාරණ සමාජයේ බිම ඇදවැටීම; ඇමරිකානු තානාපති රජය ගැන නොසතුට පළ කරයි

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

 කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින පසුගිය ජනාධිපතිවරණයට පෙර සාධාරණ සමාජය නමින් සංවිධානයක්‌ බිහිවිය. ඉන් පසු මහා හෙණය පරදවමු මැයෙන් මොවුන් විසින් පොත් පිංචක්‌ ප්‍රකාශයට පත් කෙරිණි. එහෙත් අද සිදුවී ඇත්තේ කුමක්‌ද? බැඳුම්කර මගඩිය සමඟ සාධාරණ සමාජයේ පාර්ශව ගලේ පැහැරූ බළලුන් සේ නිසොල්මන්ව සිටිති. එපමණක්‌ද නොවේ මොවුන් තම පරණ ස්‌වාමිවරු අත්හැරදමා ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස්‌ පක්‍ෂයට යම් […]

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‘Bond scam and political uncertainty dampening factors in share market’

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

By Hiran H.Senewiratne Courtesy  The Island Share prices have declined in the banking and financial sector counters during the last couple of days and this trend will continue for some time. Meanwhile, the bond scam and the country’s political uncertainty are having a dampening effect on the CSE, stock analysts said. Quarterly profits of many companies […]

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Prez urged to explain ‘missing’ part of bond commission report

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy  The Island The Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday said that President Maithripala Sirisena owed an explanation to the country as regards the missing section of justice K.T. Chitrasiri’s treasury bond report handed over to him on Dec 30, 2017. Pivithuru Hela Urumaya leader Udaya Gammanpila, MP, told the media at Nelum Pokuna that the […]

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Preliminaries; Money Allocated for Public Worries?

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Dr. Chandana Jayalath Rules and regulations, plans and strategies, contracts and laws, all ought to benefit the people. But when it comes to the subject of public issues including environmental impacts due to construction, they remain studious with little benefit to the people. Ultimately, the people grapple with many environmental concerns due to development projects […]

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THE UNBEATABLE INTELLIGENCE ORGANIZATION  

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

ALI SUKHANVER Must the ISI sit down peacefully and observe silently the notorious activities of the forces hostile to Pakistan. What do the CIA, the MI6 and other intelligence agencies of different countries do when their country is in some trouble or facing some internal or external threat? Certainly silence becomes a crime when action […]

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Ranil and Maithri engaged in preplanned and fake dispute – Anura (English)

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Ada Derana

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Joint Opposition criticizes giving Ravi a bond report copy but not Parliament

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday said the move to give former minister Ravi Karunanayake, an accused of the bond fiasco, a copy of the bond report but not Parliament was absurd. Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman G.L. Peiris said giving a copy to MP Karunanayake would give him enough […]

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Disasters Bring Upheaval to Sri Lanka’s Rural Economy

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

By Amantha Perera Courtesy IPSNEWS PERIYAKULAM/ADIGAMA, Jan 5 2018 (IPS) – Last year was an annus horribilis for 52-year-old Newton Gunathileka. A paddy smallholder from Sri Lanka’s northwestern Puttalam District, 2017 saw Gunathileka abandon his two acres of paddy for the first time in over three and half decades, leaving his family almost destitute. The father of two had suffered […]

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PM makes special statement on Bond Commission report

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that necessary action will be taken regarding the United National Party (UNP) members accused in the report of the Bond Commission, based on the recommendations of the committee appointed by the party. He stated that a committee headed by Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana has been appointed to look into the […]

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හොලොකෝස්ට් හෙවත් වාර්ගික සමූලඝාතනය

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග විසින් ලියන ලද Lanka Daily News පුවත් පතේ පළවූ Reflecting Holocaust ලිපියේ සිංහල අනුවාදය​. පරිවර්තනය සුරංග ලියනගේ හොලොකෝස්ට් යනු යුරෝපයේ සියලුම යුදෙව්වන් සමූල ඝාතනය කිරීමේ උත්සාහයේ ප්‍රතිඑලයයි. වාර්ගිකත්වය පදනම් කරගත් මෙම ජන සංහාරය සැලැස්ම මගින් 1941 සිට 1945 දක්වා කාලය තුළ දරුවන් මිලියන දෙකක් සහ මිලියන පහක් වන වෙනත් අය ඇතුළුව යුදෙව්වන් මිලියන හයකට […]

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President’s ire and yahapalana logan

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Editorial The Island January 17, 2018, 9:59 pm The yahapalana administration is like a logan which rocks but doesn’t fall. Bitter infighting within the government ranks came to a head on Tuesday with President Maithripala Sirisena launching into a tirade against the UNP, at a Cabinet meeting. He was so incensed that he stormed out. […]

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Resilient systems and a resilient citizenry

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

BY MALINDA SENEVIRATNE We are a resilient nation and I’ve insisted on the point before.  Sri Lanka is not a failed state but has signs of failing.  That is not new either.  The signs have been there at least as long as the moment J.R. Jayewardena brought in the Second Republican Constitution in 1978.  Nineteen amendments later, all things […]

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That curious creature called ‘civil society’

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

BY MALINDA SENEVIRATNE  Words are easy for politicians and in politics.  Take ‘the people’ for example.  It’s hard to think of a term that has been as abused.  It’s all ‘in the name of the people’ isn’t it?  There are of course other useful (and cheap) words in the lexicon of politics.  ‘The nation’ has a lot of utility value, […]

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