Archive for March 1st, 2018

RAJITHA’S faux pass

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

RANJITH SOYSA We read the sensational , yet the unbelievable statement of Yahapalnaya Minister and the Cabinet spokesman (!!!), Rajitha Senaratne that this government had not co-sponsored Geneva Resolution 30/1 (Island 1 March) .Given below is an extract from US State Department  website in which then Secretary of State ,USA praised Sri Lanka for co-sponsoring […]

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The Sinhalese Princess Padmavati: A Real Or Fictional Character?

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Roel Raymond   Courtesy  roar.media Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ (changed from the previously named ‘Padmavati’ following protests in India), is in cinemas in Colombo and is a tale of love, honour, valour, dignity, and sacrifice. A Rajput king falls in love with a ‘Singhal’ (presumably Sinhalese, but definitely Sri Lankan) princess, and takes her back with him to Chittor, where their love […]

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මහාචාර්ය රාජ් සෝමදේව මහතාගේ කැණීම් තහනම් කරයි -සිංහල සංගේදම

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

සිංහල සංගේදම මේ වනාහී කලියුගයේ ආරම්භය නොවේ. කලියුගයම වන්නේය. මහාචාර්ය රාජ් සෝමදේව වනාහී ඊනියා බටහිර පුරාවිද්‍යා පර්යේෂණ සම්ප්‍රදායන් සමග ගොඩනැගුණු, එහෙත් ඉමක් කොනක් නොපෙනෙන අපේ මහා ඉතිහාසය පිරික්සන්නට නම් අපේම පර්යේෂණ ක්‍රමවේද අවශ්‍යයැයි සිතා ඒවා ප්‍රවේසමෙන් නිර්මාණය කරමින්, ඉතිහාසය සිසාරා ඇවිදින්නෙකි. හාල් හුණ්ඩුවෙන් සේරුවෙන් මැනිය යුතුමය. අපේම ක්‍රමවේදයක් නොමැතිව අපේ ඉතිහාසය පිරික්සීමෙන් ඊනියා බටහිර මිණුම් […]

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Tirupati Sarana

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Lionel Rajapakse Former President Mahinda Rajapakse has gone to a Pooja at Tirupati Kovil in India again! Is this good news or bad news? Is it going to have a positive or negative effect in voter’s minds? Some people might say this is nothing to do with his politics and it is a personal matter. […]

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The Phantom Limb Experience and its analogy in Tamil Politics

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

R Chandrasoma With the rise of vehicular traffic in congested road-systems, accidents are common and the injuries incurred are often horrific. Amputation of a whole limb is not uncommon and such ‘amputees’ are restored to good health except that there are bereft of a part of the body that was once intimately tied to their […]

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පළාත් පාලන පණතේ විකෘතිය සහ බල අරගලයේ ප්‍රකෘතිය

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන් සමානුපාතක නියෝජනය හඳුන්වා දෙමින් මැතිවරණ පැවැත්වීමේ ඉතිහාසය අසූව දශකය තුළින් ඇරඹුණකි. ගම්සභා ක්‍රමය වෙනස් කරමින් දෙමළ බෙදුම්වාදීන් සතුටු කිරීමට ගත් උත්සාහයක් ලෙසට දිස්ත්‍රික් සංවර්ධන සභා ක්‍රමය ගෙන ආයේ එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයයි. වැඩිකලක් යන්නට මත්තෙන් එයද අසාර්ථක උත්සාහයක් බව තේරුම් ගෙන ග්‍රා මෝද මණ්ඩල ක්‍රමය හඳුන්වා දුනි. පසුව මේ සියළු බලතල එකක් යටතට ගෙන […]

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The low down of the low-and-odour government

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

BY MALINDA SENEVIRATNE Law and Order. This seems to be the one thing that the yahapalana government has cottoned onto in the aftermath of the election rout. And I don’t mean that in a good way.  The United National Party in particular has climbed down and fast from grand pronouncements of victory (no less!). Party […]

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A dangerous hyperloop

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Editorial Courtesy The Island It is reported that ‘serial entrepreneur’ Elon Musk is planning to build a hyperloop between Washington DC and New York to enable a trip between the two cities in less than half an hour. Amidst what has come to be known as the tubular tizzy Musk’s futuristic vision has generated, comes the […]

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Public Sector Leadership for the 21st Century

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera Asanga Abeyagoonasekera visiting Professor at Northern Kentucky University for Geopolitics ,Global Leadership and the Director General of the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka(INSSSL) was invited to speak at the prestigious American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) ,Greater Cincinnati Chapter and to the Northern Kentucky University Master of Public Administration Students on […]

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පවතින රජය මෙතරම් පරාජයකට ගෙනයාමට හේතු වූ “මාගේ කියවීම” මැයෙන් වෘත්තීයවේදියෙකුගේ අදහස්.

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

මැතිවරණය ගැන මගේ කියවීම” By Dr. Ishantha Siribaddana – Chairman Java Institute for Advanced Technology පහත දැක්වෙන්නේ Java Institute for Advanced Technology හි සභාපති ආචාර්ය ඉශාන්ත සිරිබද්දන මහතා විසින් මාගේ කියවීම” මැයෙන් පළ කළ ලිපියකි.  පවතින රජය මෙතරම් පරාජයකට ගෙනයාමට හේතු වූ මාගේ කියවීම” සකස් කිරීමේදී ඇසට පෙනෙන්න තිබෙන කනට ඇසෙන කරුණු කාරණා මත තම […]

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Sri Lankan government yet to resolve its internal contradictions

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, February 28 (The Citizen):  Political instability continues to plague the Sri Lankan National Unity Government, despite vigorous efforts by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to patch up the differences and continue the Good Governance” regime till the next parliamentary elections in August 2020. In addition to inter-party differences (between […]

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Trickery, treachery and trajectory

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

By Faizer Shaheid Courtesy Ceylon Today An air of melancholy shrouds the paradise isle in the anticlimactic aftermath of the Local Government polls. The euphoria surrounding the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) camp has diminished now that it has become clear the Government is unwilling to yield. Yet, in spite of a demoralizing defeat, and in […]

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State of the Nation – Part Three Oh! Privatization

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

By Padraig Colman Courtesy Ceylon Today It was interesting to note that the first condition laid down by Mahinda Rajapaksa for cooperating with the government was that there was to be no further privatization of State-owned enterprises. On my recent visit to London I was able to see at first hand the effects on the lives […]

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State of the Nation Part Two Nepotism in the UK

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

By Padraig Colman Courtesy Ceylon Today Last week, I wrote about my personal impressions of London and the UK on my first visit for over eleven years. Two RLFs (Real Life Friends) commented. One said he was sick of hearing about Brexit. I had not mentioned Brexit in the article – most of the problems I […]

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State of the Nation

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

By Padraig Colman Courtesy Ceylon Today Just before last Christmas I had to fly to London urgently because of a family bereavement. I had not been out of Sri Lanka for over eleven years and was somewhat trepidatious about how I would cope. I had heard scary stories about people on motorcycles driving by and grabbing […]

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