Archive for March 29th, 2018

President Sirisena took three years and three months to realize that Ranil is not fit to do anything?

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Dr Sudath Gunasekara 29.3.2918. Anyway the whole country must thank him for taking the Central Bank from Ranil at least after three years and putting it once again under the Finance Ministry. Actually he should have not allowed its transfer from the M/F at the very outset as it is unconventional and suspicious too (although […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE ECONOMY Part 7

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

KAMALIKA PIERIS Yahapalana wishes to kill the Shipping Agent” sector of the shipping industry of Sri Lanka. Yahapalana announced in its 2017 budget that Sri Lanka Ports Authority Act, No. 51 of 1979 and the Merchants Shipping Act, No. 52 of 1971 will be amended. Restrictions on foreign ownership of shipping agencies and the freight […]

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NO CONFIDENCE MOTION  VIS-A-VIS JOINT OPPOSITION STRATEGY

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

By M D P DISSANAYAKE The No Confidence Motion primarily has two purposes.  Firstly to unseat the Prime Minister.  Secondly to form the next government. UNSEATING THE PRIME MINISTER: RW is a fighter.  He became Prime Minister three times, but on two occasions, including the current tenure, he got into hot water.  First time he lost his job.  This time […]

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While Termites Split the House Mosquitoes Feast on and Attack Householders

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Dilrook Kannangara (The foregoing has no resemblance to any country or persons. Any similarity is only coincidental.) A house stands along busy east-west Indian Ocean Drive. Its occupants have lived there as long as they can remember. They have no other first or second home. However, they are not the only living beings in the […]

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NAVY SINKS KP,S SHIP WITH BULLET PROOF VEHCILES USED BY EX PRESIDENTS

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera When I read above news item I remembered the story about the Buller Proof Vehicle of President of Ranasinghe Premadasa , After the bombing of Parliament by JVP ,where Minister Athulathmudali got hurt cabinet has decided to bomb and bullet proofing of the room in Senate House where cabinet Meeting was held […]

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Indian Ocean geopolitics and its impact on Sri Lanka

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island March 29, 2018, 10:14 pm I write to express my appreciation to Prof. Gamini Keerawella (Prof. Emeritus, University of Peradeniya), for publishing excerpts of a keynote address titled “Indian Ocean: Maritime Security” delivered by him at the Bandaranaike Center for International Studies (The Island, March 16-17, 2018). His address was […]

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How Iraq War destabilized the world and why the neocons aren’t finished yet

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Rania Khalek is an American journalist, writer and political commentator based in the Middle East Published time: 26 Mar, 2018 16:37 Get short URL The Iraq War architects have been thoroughly rehabilitated and are planning their next adventure, even as the catastrophic ramifications of their crimes continue to reverberate around the world. Last week marked […]

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In northern Sumatra, there are a lot of descendants of Sinhalese transmigrated by the Dutch there to work in plantations

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Alvin Trisnadi Courtesy:  QUORA Actually Sri Lanka /Ceylon was once part of Dutch dominion in Asia. It was seized by VOC from the Portuguese, and the Dutch ruled for over a century (1640–1796) until replaced by the British. In northern Sumatra, there are a lot of descendants of Sinhalese transmigrated by the Dutch there to work […]

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පළාත් පාලන ආයතනයන් හි බලය පිහිටුවීම – අගමැතිට එරෙහි විශ්වාස භංගය, අල්ලස හා වරප්‍ර‍සාද ලංකා දේශපාලනය අස්ථාවර කළා   

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය/කැෆේ සංවිධානය ජාතික දේශපාලනයේ අස්ථාවරභාවය විසින් පළාත් පාලන ආයතනයන් හි ඉහළ තනතුරු සදහා පත් කිරීම් වියවුලක් බවට පත් වී ඇතැයි කැෆේ සංවිධානයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් පවසයි.  පලාත් පාලන ආයතන 340 ක ඡන්ද විමසීමපැවති අතර, එයින් පළාත් පාලන ආයතන 170 කම එක් දේශපාලන පක්ෂයකට සභාවේ 50% කට වැඩි සභික සංඛ්‍යාවක් […]

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The great betrayal of Theravada Buddhism?

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

By Prof. M. M. J. Marasinghe B.A. (Hon.) (Cey.); Ph.D.(B’ham);D.Litt.(Hons.(Kelaniya) Former Professor and Head, department of Pali and Buddhist Studies; Vice Chancellor,(1987- 1993, University of Kalaniya Courtesy  The Island Buddhism was introduced into this Island during the reign of King Devanampiya tissa in the third century B.C. by the mission of Venerable Thera Mahinda. The Mahindian […]

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Furthering Community Self-Interests and Undermining National Interests: The Primary Objective of the Tamil and Muslim Non-Indigenous Settler Communities of Sri Lanka

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane HISTORY OF THE TAMIL COMMUNITY OF SRI LANKA    Tamils and Muslims living in Sri Lanka, amount to a total of about 24% of the country’s total population. They are descendants of groups of individuals, exclusively males, who initially arrived in this island at different times in the past for various purposes, and […]

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