Archive for May 4th, 2018

End of an era

Friday, May 4th, 2018

H. L. D. Mahindapala With a heavy overload of historical memories, some tragic, some triumphant, some futile, and some memorable and everlasting, we have arrived, on the backs of the long-suffering people, in the 70th year of independence – the Biblical watershed to sit back and consider how far we have advanced or regressed in […]

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Colombo University Law Students disgraceful behavior should be condemned by all

Friday, May 4th, 2018

The University of Colombo Law students think they have done a job extraordinaire in the manner they have replaced the traditional Sinhala New Year festive game of placing the eye on the elephant to place the eye on the former President Mahinda Rajapakse. We do not know whose bright idea this was, but for university […]

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HOW TO EARN WEALTH

Friday, May 4th, 2018

by Ven. Aggamaha Pandita Dr. Walpola Piyananda Chief Sangha Nayake of America (Courtesy The Island) April 27, 2018, 9:01 pm Some scholars who have read very little of Buddhist literature have stated that Buddhism is a religion meant only for persons who have renounced household life. Others have tried to show it as a kind […]

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Buddha’s relics from Taxila in Pakistan are being exhibited in various temples in Sri Lanka

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 4 (newsin.asia):  The relics of Lord Buddha brought from Pakistan are now being exhibited at Purana Vajirakoth Viharaya, in Kalutara District. The relics were received by Ven. Gonaduwe Gunananda Thero at the temple. The relics are from the Dharmarajika Vihara at Taxila in Pakistan. The 3 rd.Century BC vihara was built at […]

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Sri Lanka’s Standard Chartered gears up for more business under China’s One Belt One Road

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 4 (newsin.asia) – Standard Chartered Bank, on Friday said it is setting up a ‘China Desk’ at its branch in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo to encourage more Chinese companies to invest in the island under the One Belt One Road initiative. Sam Xu, Head of Transaction Banking at Standard Chartered in […]

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Stirring up old resentments and hopes: The debate on the India-Lanka Accord of 1987

Friday, May 4th, 2018

By Veeragathy Thanabalasingham/Courtesy Daily Express The much-maligned Indo-Lanka Peace Accord of 1987 is back in public focus, courtesy T. Ramakrishnan’s book Or Inapprachinaiyum Or Oppandhamum” (An Ethnic Conflict and An Accord), introduced at an event at the Colombo Tamil Sangam recently. Ramakrishnan, a senior Indian journalist and an Associate Editor of the The Hindu, had engagements in […]

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The need for good leadership

Friday, May 4th, 2018

By Lakshman I.Keerthisinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today Great leaders are not merely effective, they are ethical. Moral principles guide their purposes and practices.People follow them because they believe in them.Great leaders engender trust in their integrity, their competence and their intentions.”-Michael Josephson (American Professor of Law) In recent times there has been much discussion in social circles […]

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WHEN LEFT HAND DOESN’T KNOW WHAT THE RIGHT DOES!

Friday, May 4th, 2018

By  Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today The general perception of the phrase, The left hand does not know what the right hand does” is associated with the biblical quotation by Jesus Christ, in Mathew 6:3. It generally means that all merciful deeds should be kept secret, and not be done for praise by others […]

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The nonsense of non-science in re-shuffle politics

Friday, May 4th, 2018

By Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy The Island May 4, 2018, 10:19 pm There were many advance statements about the latest Cabinet re-shuffle being done in scientifically. That was a boast of the President, and not questioned by the Prime Minister. For once they seemed to be in agreement, apart from knowing how to be defeated in local […]

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Harpooning whales

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Editorial Courtesy The Island May 4, 2018, 10:17 pm The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC), which is often accused of steering clear of sharks, has harpooned two whales! It arrested President Maithripala Sirisena’s Chief of Staff H. K. Mahanama and Chairman of the State Timber Corporation P. Dissanayake for allegedly accepting a […]

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The presidential system should not be abolished

Friday, May 4th, 2018

By Neville Ladduwahetty One of the pressing questions before the nation is whether Sri Lanka should be governed under an Executive Presidential system or a Parliamentary system of government. Sri Lanka was governed under a Parliamentary system from independence up to 1977. From 1978 until 2015 Sri Lanka was governed under an Executive Presidential system. […]

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Govt. prevents Joint Opposition (JO) from using Galle Face Green for May Day rally

Friday, May 4th, 2018

by Norman Palihawadane Courtesy The Island Former President Mahinda Rajapaka said yesterday the government had refused to grant the Joint Opposition (JO) permission to use the Galle Face Green for its May Day rally. Unbearable tax burden, heaped on the people by the government, would be one of the main themes of JO’s May Day rally, […]

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M’nama faced corruption charges before being appointed Chief of Staff … suspect sabotaged USD 100 mn project for over 2 years, manipulated sale of discarded machinery, scrap iron

Friday, May 4th, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island May 5, 2018, 12:24 pm Two civil society organisations, yesterday, said the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe administration owed an explanation to the general public as to why Dr. T. H. K. Mahanama had been appointed the Chief of Staff of President Maithripala Sirisena, in spite of a serious allegation against him that he […]

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