Archive for March, 2018

We have no National Policy to combat bribery and corruption right now

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

By Sandun Jayasekara Courtesy The Daily Miorror The Dailymirror discussed bribery and corruption, its prevention and prosecution of suspects with the Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC), Sarath Jayamanne PC. Excerpts:  Q The public, the media and politicians charge more often than not that the CIABOC has failed to bring before the […]

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Judicature (Amendment) Bill is nothing but political vendetta

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

By Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris, in an interview with Daily Mirror, discusses the implications of the Judicature (Amendment) Bill. Prof. Peiris shared the following:- Similar offences charged against different people must be tried upon the same system New Bill is against the principles of equality Criminal […]

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President takes away CB from PM and gazettes under FM

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror In an Extraordinary Gazette issued today, President Maithripala Sirisena moved two key institutions; the Central Bank and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); which were under the National Policies and Economic Affairs Ministry headed by the Prime Minister, back to the Finance Ministry. The Gazette Notice, which bears No: 2064/26 said […]

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Glaring omission of US brokered 2010 TNA-SF ‘pact’ ‘Sri Lanka: The New Country’

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

 By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy  The Island March 27, 2018, 8:38 pm Veteran Indian journalist Padma Rao Sundarji’s ‘Sri Lanka: The New Country,’ authored during the tail end of war-winning President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s second term, expertly dealt with Sri Lanka’s conflict that was brought to a successful conclusion, in May 2009. Rao, who had been to the […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE ECONOMY Part 6

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

KAMALIKA PIERIS REVISED 26.3.2018  and  25.10.18 ‘We will revitalize the manufacturing sector by introducing a clearly defined industrialization strategy,’ said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his budget speech in 2017. ‘We must encourage the entrepreneurs to diversify our exports. Other middle-income countries such as Thailand and Vietnam are exporting a more diversified range of high-value […]

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Restore Fertilizers and lift the ban on the pesticides: Glyphosate and Paraquat.

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

By Chandre Dharnawardana, Canada. Paraquate was an excellent  herbicide which was banned by a previous government mainly because farmers who went bankrupt due to  government rice policies used paraquat  to commit  suicide! Gyphosate was the other popular herbicide  banned in 2015, ensuring that the farmer and even the wealthy tea planter should commit suicide. Pethiyagoda, […]

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ON THE OMP- GSLF AUSTRALIA

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

RANJITH SOYSA SPOKESPERSON- GSLF AUSTRALIA The Editor, Daily Mirror 23/03/2018 Dear Sir, ON THE OMP- GSLF AUSTRALIA We refer to the response of the Chairman, OMP, Saliya Pieris (in the Daily Mirror of 19th., March) rejecting our stand on the OMP and we write  to REITERATE the points covered in our memo, ‘the IMPRUDENT OMP…,’ […]

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DO WE EVER LEARAN ?

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Politicians in this land have done it in the past, they are repeating the same at present, and they will continue to do the same in the future too! There has been a lot of hue and cry, about the presence of foreign workers in Sri Lanka, in […]

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නව විෂයමාලා සංශෝධනය යටතේ උ/පෙළ ජීව විද්‍යා විෂය සම්බන්ධ මතුව පවතින ගැටළු සම්බන්ධව පවත්වන ලද මාධ්‍ය හමුවේදී පළවූ අදහස්

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි ලංකා ගුරුසේවා සංගමය. අද දින (2018.03.27.) මරදාන ඞීන්ස් පාරේ පිහිටි සමාජ හා සාමයික කේන්ද්‍රයේදී (CSR) ලංකා ගුරුසේවා සංගමය හා අ.පො.ස. උ/පෙළ ජීව විද්‍යාව හදාරන සිසුන්ගේ දෙමව්පියන් ද එක්ව මෙම මාධ්‍ය හමුව පවත්වන ලදි.  මෙහිදී ලංකා ගුරුසේවා සංගමයේ ප‍්‍රධාන ලේකම් මහින්ද ජයසිංහ සහෝදරයා විසින් ජීවවිද්‍යා විෂයේ නව සංශෝධන විෂය මාලාව හඳුන්වාදීම, ඒ සඳහා ගුරුවරුන් පුහුණු […]

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Speaker addresses the IPU Assembly in Geneva

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Geneva Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has welcomed the opportunity for Sri Lanka to host the South Asian Speakers’ Summit on Achieving the SDGs from11 – 12 Jul 2018 in Colombo. The Speaker, who is presently in Geneva to participate in the 138th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) at a meeting […]

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සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් ඉදිරිපත් කර තිබූ පෙත්සම බාරගෙන ඉදිරි නඩුකටයුතු සිදුකරන ලෙස ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය විසින් අභියාචනාධිකරණයට නියෝග කරයි…!

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Sri Lankan News කොළඹ මහාධිකරණ විනිසුරු ගිහාන් කුලතුංග විසින් විභාග කරනු ලබන නඩුවක් සාධාරණව සහ අපක්ෂාතීව විභාග නොකරන හෙයින් 1978 අංක 2 දරන අධිකරණ සංවිධාන පනතේ විධිවිධාන යටතේ වෙනත් මහාධිකරණයකට නඩුව මාරුකර ගැනීම සදහා පෙත්සමක් 2018.03.05 දින අභියාචනාධිකරණයට ගොනුකර තිබුණි. එකී පෙත්සමේ කරුණු අභියාචනාධිකරණයේ දී 2018.03.08 දින කරුණු තහවුරු කිරීමට සූදානම් වූ අවස්ථාවේ සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් එකී පෙත්සම ඉදිරිපත් කර තිබූ හෙයින් […]

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Death of US dollar? China launches petro-yuan to challenge greenback’s dominance

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Courtesy RT Published time: 26 Mar, 2018 09:32Edited time: 27 Mar, 2018 09:02 Get short URL The highly anticipated yuan-backed crude oil futures have been launched in Shanghai. China is the world’s biggest oil consumer, with eyes on rival benchmarks Brent and WTI as well as the US currency. Trading of the new oil futures […]

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The West’s ‘guilty until proven innocent’ mantra is wrecking lives & international relations

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Robert Bridge  Courtesy RT Western society is flirting with a disturbing trend where people are being denied the time-honored ‘presumption of innocence’. The same undemocratic method is even being used against nations in what is becoming a dangerous game. Imagine the following scenario: You are a star football player at the local high school, with a […]

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Afgan war casualties

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

SATP – SOUTH ASIA INTELLIGENCE REVIEW wrote: AFGHANISTAN 447 militant ‘commanders’ killed, 10844 militants injured and 2068 arrested in operations conducted by ANDSF in ‘Afghan solar year 1396’, says MoD Afghanistan: Ministry of Defense (MoD) Afghanistan Spokesman Brigadier General Dawlat Waziri said that 447 militant ‘commanders’ were killed, 10844 militants were injured and 2068 were arrested […]

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The Central Bank should be brought under the Finance Ministry

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon Executive Director/CaFFE Executive Director/CHR-Sri Lanka The Central Bank should be brought under the Finance Ministry The Central Bank should be brought under the Finance Ministry immoderately given Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s involvement in the Treasury Bond scam, executive director for Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) and Centre for Human Rights […]

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“හොරුන් රකින්න එපා”- කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන්  ද්‍රවිඩ ජාතික සන්ධානයට කියයි.

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය කැෆේ සංවිධානය ද්‍රවිඩ ජාතික සන්ධානය හොරුන් රකින්නට ඉදිරිපත් නොවී විපක්ෂයේ භූමිකාව ඉටු කළ යුතු බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රය පෙන්වා දෙයි. එහි විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා මාධ්‍ය වෙත අදහස් දක්වමින් පෙන්වා දුන්නේ බැඳුම්කර මගඩිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ද්‍රවිඩ ජාතික සන්ධානයේ  ක්‍රියා පිළිවෙත තුළින් ඔවුන් හොරුන් රකින්නට කටයුතු කරමින් සිටින බව තහවුරු වන බවයි. එහිදී […]

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Islamism on the rise in SL

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Jayantha The Government must take immediate action to close all the Madrassas. It is by setting up madrassas that Saudi Arabia infiltrates Wahabbism into other countries.  See what happened to Pakistan. Begum Bhutto permitted Saudi Arabia to send Wahabbi preachers and build madrassas in return for foreign exchange.  It took only ten years for these […]

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මහ බැංකුව නැවත මුදල් අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතට පත් කළ යුතුයි වචනයෙන් නොව ක්‍රියාවෙන් බැදුම්කර වංචාවට එරෙහි විය යුතුයි

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය/ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍ර‍ය  ‘ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ බැංකුව’ වහා ක්‍රියාත්මක වන පරිදි මුදල් අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතට පත් කළ යුතු යැයි ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් පවසයි. බැදුම්කර වාර්තාව නිකුත් වී මාස ගණනක් ගත වී ඇතත් මහ බැංකුව තවමත් මුදල් අමාත්‍යාංශයට ලබා නොගැනීම නිසා ‘බැදුම්කර වංචාවට දේශපාලන […]

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Can countries with blood soaked hands frame bogus charges of war crimes against Sri Lanka

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Whatever countries of the West preach, their record speaks volumes and should be nothing they or their citizens can be proud about. The question is, knowing that these countries of the West have lied, created false reports, false flag stories/campaigns, secretly trained & dispatched ‘rebels’ to stir trouble to justify their interference….can these countries be […]

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Ethnic clashes in Sri Lanka and how to overcome them?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Dr Sudath Gunasekara, Retired Permanent Secretary. (SLAS) 26.3.2018. In this article I propose to present an overall view point on the above subject. The nature and evolution of ethnicity and nation  in Sri Lanka, the origin, history and the nature of the present day ethnic clashes in Sri Lanka, their root causes and the way […]

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Water and environment

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Sarath Wijesnghe former Ambassador to UAE and Israel  Water and Environment  Water and environment are synonymous due to the close connection to each other in the human nature where environment will not flourish without water as the main ingredient of the process of environment thereby it our duty to protect and foster both equally for the existence […]

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Aussie Cricket Under a Cloud and Shamed

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Top Spin By Suni 26th March 2018 What a shame! The golden Era of Australian cricket of the Bradmans, Grimmets, Ponsfords, Hassets, O’ Reilly’s, Lindwalls, Millers, Harveys, Davidsons ad infinitum in a long line up of gentlemen Aussie players over the years have been shamed and stained by some of their 21st century counterparts who […]

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විශ්වාස භංග යෝජනාව හා ජනතාව.

Monday, March 26th, 2018

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි මේ රටේ ඉතා පැහැදිලිවම දක්නට ඇත්තේ “ජනතාව” නම්වූ මහා ජනසමුහයක් ඇති බවයි. එම ජන සමුහයට මෙරට පරමාධිපත්‍ය උරුම වන අතර, මේ රටේ රජය සෑම විටකදීම ජනතා විශ්වාසය මත පදනම්ව ගලා යන්නක් විය යුතුය.ජනතාවගේ රජය මෙහෙය වීමේ කාර්යය සදහා ආණ්ඩුවක් පත්කර ගන්නා අතර, ඒ ආණ්ඩුව ජනතාවගේ විශ්වාසය පලුදු නොවන ආකාරයට කටයුතු කල යුතුය. […]

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Repercussions arising out of Sudath Chandrasekera’s resignation letter

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Vajiragnana Warnakulasuriya When one reads or listens to the TV audio of the letter I read into it deeper than it meets the eye of the readers! Before I talk of that just a preamble to this sort of master schemes in the West as refresher. It has been an undeclared political secret that from […]

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‘Don’t take the words of the British for granted’ – Russia’s UK envoy on Skripal case

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Courtesy RT Published time: 22 Mar, 2018 12:11Edited time: 22 Mar, 2018 19:51 Get short URL Russia’s ambassador to the UK, Alexander Yakovenko. © Simon Dawson / Reuters When it comes to allegations against Russia, the UK government cannot be trusted, so other nations would be wise to demand proof, Russia’s ambassador in London said, commenting […]

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Sri Lanka’s re-developed Eastern airport set to boost tourism into former war ravaged areas

Monday, March 26th, 2018

By Editor newsin.asia Colombo, March 26 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Transport Ministry, on Monday said a newly re-developed airport in Batticaloa, in eastern Sri Lanka, will boost tourism into the region and pave way for more flights to land there. The government information department said the Batticaloa Airport which was re-developed as a domestic airport was […]

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Colombo Port beats Jebel Ali in UAE and Savanah in US to rank 13th best connected Port

Monday, March 26th, 2018

By NewsIn.Asia  Colombo, March 26 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port has been ranked the 13th best connected port in the world in 2017, moving up five places from 18, a year earlier, an index compiled by Drewry, a UK based shipping and maritime consultancy, showed here Monday. Colombo had scored 28.6 points in the […]

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Colombo’s Port City calls for name change, offers Rs.100,000 to winner

Monday, March 26th, 2018

By Editor on March 26, 2018 newsin.asia  Colombo, March 26 (newsin.asia) – The Sri Lankan government together with China’s CHEC has put out advertisements in the Sri Lankan press calling upon Sri Lankans to suggest an attractive name for a mega 1.4 billion dollar port city project currently being constructed near the Colombo Harbour. Presently known as ‘Port City […]

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Throttling senior citizens

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Editorial Courtesy The Island March 25, 2018, 11:11 pm Monday 26th March, 2018 Parliament has approved a huge increase in the Supreme Court (SC) judges’ pensionable allowances. Interestingly, there was no division in the House when a proposal to that effect was taken up. It was a very rare moment of unity. We thought the government […]

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සාධාරණව ලොව දෙස බලමු

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

තේජා ගොඩකන්දෙආරච්චි මේ දිනවල යහපාලන රජයට තිබෙන ප්‍රශ්න ගොඩට පාසල්වල විෂය ධාරාවට ‘සමලිංගික අධ්‍යාපනය’ ගැන උගන්වන්නට යනවාය කියමින් තවත් අලුත්ම ප්‍රශ්නයක් එකතු වී තිබේ. සති කිහිපයකට පෙර අම්පාරේදී ‘සිංගල් කොත්තුවක් දමන්න’ කියා පැවසූ දේ ‘සිංහල කොත්තුවක්’ යනුවෙන්ද, මස් හොදි උකු බවට පත්කරන්නට, සාමාන්‍යයෙන් පොල්කිරි වෙනුවට ඕනෑම කඩයක යොදාගන්නා කෝන් ෆ්ලවර් (Corn Flour) දිය නොවූ ගුලියක් […]

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