Archive for April, 2018

ජාත්‍යන්තර මැයි දිනය සැමරීම

Monday, April 30th, 2018

මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ හිටපු ජනාධිපති. ජාත්‍යන්තර කම්කරු දිනය වෙනුවෙන් මෙරටද, එතෙරද වෙසෙන ලක්ෂ සංඛ්‍යාත ශ්‍රී ලාංකේය වැඩ කරන ජනතාව වෙත මාගේ සුභාශිංසන පිරිනැමීමට කැමැත්තෙමි.ලෝකවාසී වැඩ කරන ජනතාව ජාත්‍යන්තර කම්කරු දිනය සමරමින් සිටින මේ දිනයේ, ලංකාවාසී වැඩකරන ජනතාව මුහුණ දී සිටින අභියෝග ගැන සිහිපත් කිරීම උචිත යැයි මම සිතමි. අදමේ රටේ පාලන බලය හොබවන්නේ ලංකා ඉතිහාසයේ […]

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DO NOT GRACE THE TAMIL CLOSING FORUM ON 7th MAY WHICH IS HELD AT THE CENTER BLOCK IN PARLIAMENT.

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . ontario , Canada 30 April 2018 Mona Fortier, Liberal  MP for Ottawa-Vanier Justice Bldg., Suite 809 House of Commons Ottawa K1A 0A6 URGENT FOR YOUR ATTENTION Dear  Ms. Mona Fortier:: By now you may have received an invitation to grace the Closing Forum at the Parliament Hill, […]

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THE ARMED FORCES AFTER EELAM WAR IV

Monday, April 30th, 2018

KAMALIKA  PIERIS During the Eelam war, the UNP government decided to weaken the army by sending troops abroad. UK’s General Rose was invited to study the armed forces and advise on sending Sri Lanka troops for UN assignments abroad (2002). The service commanders had no say in the matter. In 2004, Sri Lanka sent troops […]

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ආණ්ඩුවේ සල්ලි අච්චු ගැසීම කොච්චර ද?

Monday, April 30th, 2018

කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් 2018 මාර්තු සහ අප්‍රේල් දෙමස තුළ පමණක් රු. ට්‍රිලියනයක්, (බිලියන 1000) ක සල්ලි අච්චු ගසා ඇතැයි ප්‍ර‍වෘත්තියකි.  එය සමාජ ජාලාවන්හි දිගටම ප්‍ර‍චාරය වේ.  එය පට්ටපල් බොරුවකි! 1951 සිට 2017 දෙසැම්බර් දක්වා මහ බැංකුව අච්චු ගසා ඇති මුදල් ප්‍ර‍මාණය 2017 මහබැංකු වාර්ෂික වාර්තාවේ237 පිටුවේ 7.4 වගුවේ දැක්වේ.  එහි 4 වන තීරුවට අනුව, රු. බිලියන […]

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“INCREASE OF GAS PRIZES AND THE IMPACT ON THE COST OF LIVING”

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Sarath Wijesinghe – former Chainman Consumer Affairs Authority Cost of living and gas prizes Cost of living is proportionate to, and depends on the prices of the consumer items and the management of the economy and trade by the governance. Gas plays a main role in cost of living as the use of gas is […]

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President has lost control both in governance and party

Monday, April 30th, 2018

by Gagani Weerakoon Courtesy Ceylon Today At the close of two years, the National Unity Government (NUG) of Sri Lanka has failed to maintain the confidence and trust of the people it enjoyed during the first three months of its tenure. However, political crisis or instability in Sri Lanka remains unchanged. The NUG is likely to […]

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Disciplinary action against police personnel for assaulting female protestors

Monday, April 30th, 2018

By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy adaderana The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara has instructed the DIG of North Central province to take disciplinary action against the police personnel who assaulted females at a temple in Eppawala. The police spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara stated this yesterday (29). Recently, several female protesters at a temple in Nallamaduwa, Eppawala […]

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Sri Lanka Separatists last resort is Self-Determination: historical Tamil homeland is where Tamils evolved

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Let us first be clear that the Sinhalese majority has at no time claimed the island belonged ONLY to the Sinhalese and others were not welcome. What the Sinhalese majority does claim is the acknowledgment & due place be given to the 2600 year old civilizational history that helped build the island nation and to […]

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JVP proposes the 20th Amendment to get closer to TNA to get Tamil votes at future elections-this confirms why JVP holds May Day Rally in Jaffna .

Monday, April 30th, 2018

By Charles.S.Perera The JVP’s whole political strategy to walk over UNP, SLFP and now SLPP to win the Parliamentary elections to form a government of their own is to dupe the people, by false allegations against popular political leaders, and making dangerous propositions. For the majority of the people in Sri Lanka JVP is a […]

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Police attacks women who opposed Chief prelate-විහාරාධිපති හිමියන්ට එරෙහි වූ කාන්තාවන්ට පොලීසියෙන් ප්‍රහාර

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Police Brutality These women protest against a known predator who was not taken into custody but transferred and he comes back to the same temple! And the response is to be beaten brutally by the police & arrested??? While the monk goes free?! President, Prime Minister, IGP are you aware??? Do you care?!

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When the Sinhala Kings ruled our country

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Sudath Gunasekara 29th April 2018 12th Century Royal decree prohibiting killing King Kirthi Nissanka Malla of Polonnaruwa Ordering by the beat of the drum that no animals should be killed within a radius of seven gaus from the city, he gave security to animals. He also gave security to the fish in the twelve great […]

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LETTER TO THE CITIZEN

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

 Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent, Gloucester ; Ontario . Canada 29 April 2018 The Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN Ottawa Dear Editor (Letters) The  moment the heavy iron rod came down on the neck of the white sitting Buddha statue decapitating it on the front lawn of the Buddhist temple, Hilda Jayewardenaramaya, on Heron Road, […]

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STUPID PROPAGANDA TOOLS

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

ALI SUKHANVER Carelessness and negligence are the basic ingredients of a road accident whereas fate and luck also play an important role in occurrence of it. In the first week of this April, a US embassy vehicle ran over a motorcycle at the intersection of Margalla Road and 7th Avenue in Islamabad, the Capital of […]

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මන්නාරම් සිංහළයන් ගේ ඛේදවාචකය නාරිකාඩු වලදී දුටිමි

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන් විජය ඇතුලු පිරිස සිය ප්‍රථම ජනාවාස ඇති කර ගන්නා ලද්දේ මල්වතු ඔය ආශ්‍රිතවයි. ඒ වන විටත් මෙම ප්‍ර දේශය දියුණු නගර වලින් සමන්විත ජනාකීර්ණ ව පිහිටියේය. විල්පත්තු අභය භූමියේ ඔච්චප්පුකල්ලු ස්ථානයේ හමුවන සෙල්ලිපියක් මංගණ නගරයක් ගැන සඳහන් වෙයි. එය මල් වතු ඔය මුහුදට වැටෙන ඉම ආසන්නයේ පිහිටියායි සැලකිය හැකිය. පී වීරසිංහ මහතා සඳහන් […]

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නොකඩවා නොනගතේ

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

ජයතිලක ද සිල්වා උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප සිංහල සහ හින්දු අලුත් අවුරුද්ද නිම යි. කවුරුත් දන්නා පරිදි චාරිත්‍රානුකූල නොනගතය හෙවත් නැකැත් නැති කාලය ද නිම යි. එහෙත් වඩා පුළුල් හා සාමාන්‍ය අර්ථයකින් ගත් කල නොනගතය ලැබුවේ මෙම අලුත් අවුරුදු සමයෙහි නොවේ. එය උදා වූයේ පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණ ප්‍රතිඵල සමඟය. එතැන් සිට සියලු දේශපාලනඥයන්ගේ සහ ඔවුන්ගේ හිතවතුන්ගේ එකම කතාව […]

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බලවේග තුනකට ජනපති මැදිවෙයි

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

පරිවර්තනය කළේ කෝවින්ද ගුණසේකර උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ දේශපාලන ක්ෂේත්‍රය පිළිබඳ අතිශය දැනුම්වත් පුද්ගලයන් පවා නොදැන සිටි කාරණයක් තිබිණ. එය නම් අගමැති සහ එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ නායක රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා එක්සත් ජාතික පෙරමුණේ සියලුම පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් වෙත නිකුත් කර තිබූ නියෝගයකි. අප්‍රේල් මස 9වැනි සදුදා නිකුත් කළ එම නියෝගයෙන් ඔහු උපදෙස් දී තිබුණේ තමන්ට එරෙහිව පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් […]

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බුදු පිළිම 1000 කට ලක්ෂ 32 ක බද්දක්

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

බී .ජී. චතුරංග උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප ලංකාවේ දුෂ්කර ප්‍රදේශ වල පිහිටි පන්සල් වල වැඩ සිටින මහා සංඝරත්නය දහස් නමක් උදෙසා වෙසක් පොහොය යෙදුණු අද (29 ) චීන බෞද්ධ දූත පිරිසක්  විසින් පූජා කිරීමට සුදානම් කරන ලද  පිළිම වහනසේලාට රජය විසින් ලක්ෂ තිස් දෙකක (32,000,00 ක) බදු මුදලක් නියම කිරීම නිසා එම පිලිම බෙදා දිමට නොහැකි වීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් […]

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Amber Rudd resigns as home secretary

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Windrush deportation row Courtesy BBC Home Secretary Amber Rudd has resigned, Downing Street has said, after claims she misled Parliament over targets for removing illegal migrants. Ms Rudd, who was due to make a Commons statement on Monday, was under pressure to resign over the Windrush scandal. She faced criticism over the existence of Home Office […]

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Decision to observe May Day on May 7 costs Lankan President Sirisena his party trade union

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

By Meera Srinivasan/The Hindu Colombo, April 29: The Sri Lankan Cabinet’s decision to postpone May Day events to May 7, to avoid any overlap with the celebrations around the Buddhist festival of Vesak, has understandably provoked trade unions in the island, including the Sri Lanka Nidahas Sevaka Sangamaya (the Sri Lanka Independent Workers’ Union), affiliated […]

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In 2017 Sri Lankan economy grew at the lowest rate in 16 years, says Central Bank

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Colombo, April 29 (The Island): Sri Lanka’s economy grew at the slowest pace in 16 years to record a  worse than expected 3.1 percent GDP expansion last year, according to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL). The bank had expected the economy to grow at about 5.0 percent in 2017, but a drought and […]

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Infrastructure development in the absence of political rights is of no use to Tamils, says Wigneswaran

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

By Editor Courtesy NewsIn.Asia By Manjula Fernando/The Sunday Observer Colombo, April 29: In a wide ranging interview to The Sunday Observer, C.V.Wigneswaran  Chief Minister of the Tamil-majority Northern Province of  Sri Lanka, said that without a political settlement, giving infrastructural and economic benefits to the Tamils is akin to getting around a child with toys and dolls. […]

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Those ridiculing his reforms are enemies of the UNP, says leader Wickremesinghe

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

By Editor Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 29 (newsin.asia): United National Party (UNP) leader and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has accused critics within his party of having worked to defeat it in the February 10 local bodies elections. The elections saw the UNP trailing far behind the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by former President […]

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Pakistan brings to Sri Lanka relics of the Buddha from a 3 rd.Century BC stupa in Taxila

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

By Editor Courtesy NewsIn.Asia  Colombo, April 29 (newsin.asia): Pakistan has sent the most sacred relics of the Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka for exposition in connection with the annual Buddha Rashmi National Vesak Festival. Sri Lankan Minister for Buddha Sasana, Gamini Jayawickrema Perera along with Parliamentarians, the  High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat as well as […]

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Sri Lanka’s currency suffers as debt trap deepens

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

YUJI KURONUMA, Nikkei staff writer China-financed infrastructure projects put country in vicious cycle. NEW DELHI — Sri Lanka, which has loaded up on Chinese-funded infrastructure, is sinking deeper into a debt trap as its currency weakens and economic growth decelerates to its slowest pace in 16 years. The Sri Lankan rupee has depreciated 3% against the greenback […]

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Lord Buddha’s sacred relics from Pakistan arrive in Sri Lanka

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Courtesy pt COLOMBO: In order to present the richest Buddhist historical legacy to the Sri Lankan people, Pakistan has sent the most sacred relics of the Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka on Sunday for exposition in connection with the Annual Buddha Rashmi National Vesak Festival. Sri Lankan Minister for Buddha Sasana, Gamini Jayawickrema Perera along with […]

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India to send Buddhist relics for Vesak in Sri Lanka

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Courtesy Xinhua COLOMBO, April 26 (Xinhua) — India will send the sacred Buddhist relics to Sri Lanka for public veneration during the annual Vesak festival, a statement from the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka said on Thursday. Vesak is celebrated on April 29 this year in Sri Lanka to mark the birth, the enlightenment and […]

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Until & unless TNA is cleared of links to LTTE terrorist separatism, TNA cannot demand a new constitution

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

That TNA is the main opposition party & its head is the Opposition Leader is inconsequential when there are alarming links that the TNA has to the LTTE not just in the past but in the present as well. So long as these links prevail, it automatically means that the quest to fulfil their common […]

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Why International Red Notice. You ask Ranil to produce Mahendran immediately before the court for the following reasons.  It is as simple as that. I pose this question to the President?

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Sudath Gunasekara 28.4.2018 As I had pointed out in Lankaweb sometime back the whole country knows that, It was Ranil Wickramasinha who brought his buddy Arjuna Mahendran to Sri Lanka and got him appointed, as preplanned, as the Governor of the Central Bank in spite of strong objections raised by the President, who is only […]

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Bungling of Vesak

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

C.B. PUNCHIBANDARA Most of us were under the impression that the politicians who rush to the Mahanayakas on the slightest provocation, would have consulted them before declaring Vesak in April. But apropos your headline on April 24, even they have been taken unaware. I am more than eighty years old and cannot recall Vesak in […]

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The Sugandika Fernando blitzkrieg: A word of caution

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island April 28, 2018, 7:58 pm The 56 minute vido of a speech by a young, hitherto unknown lawyer named Sugandhika Fernando exposing to the public the seamy underside of the legal profession and the judiciary took the country by storm after the New Year. This vido became a sensation overnight even […]

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