Archive for May 19th, 2018

Sri Lanka warns of resurgence of demand for Tamil Eelam; President Maithiripala Sirisena says separatists regrouping abroad

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Courtesy Firstpost Colombo: Sri Lanka’s president warned that Tamil extremists were regrouping abroad to revive their demand to divide the island nation nine years after the end of its decades-long ethnic war. Maithripala Sirisena said government forces had failed to quash the Tamil rebels’ separatism, although they were militarily conquered by May 2009 following a […]

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Mangala’s Sophistry

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

By Palitha M Senanayake Joining the debate in Parliament against the recent Motion of No Confidence against the Prime Minister, Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, the Minister of finance and Media attempted to portray the current Prime Minister, as the most erudite political personality that held sway over the island’s politics during the last two decades.  Citing […]

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වෙනත් රටක් ඇල්ලීමට ගොස් සර්ව සාධාරණ මරණ අපේක්ෂා කිරීම ලෝක මෝඩකමකි

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

පාලිත ආරියරත්න සිංහලයන් මර නින්දේය. ආගමික ගුණ්ඩුව වෙනුවට සර්වාගමික ගුණ්ඩුව ද මෙරට රජයමින් තිබේ. යුද්ධයෙන් පසු සැබෑ සාමය ඇතිවුණි එහෙත් ඒ ජිවිත පුජාවෙන් දිනාගත් සාමය පසෙකලා සර්වාගමික සාම යුද්ධයක් ඇති කොට ‘සාමය මුවාවෙන්’ යන තේමාව යටතේ උඩුදුවන සාම පිස්සුව කවදා කොතනකින් ඉවරවෙදෝ යයි ද අපි නොදනිමු. යුරෝපා දේශයේ නටන බාල් එම ආකාරයෙන්ම නැටීමට අප සමත්ය […]

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ඊලාම් යුද්ධයේදී ෆීල්ඩ් මාෂල් සරත් ෆොන්සේකාගේ දායකත්වය

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  ප්‍රභාකරන් ගේ එල්. ටී.ටී.ඊ සංවිධනය ලෝකයා භයානකම ත්‍රස්තවාදී සංවිධානය ලෙසින් වර්ධනය වෙමින් තිබුණි. බොහෝ හමුදා නිලධාරීන් , යුද විශ්ලේශකයන් , මෙන්ම දේශපාලකයන් ද එල්. ටී.ටී.ඊ සංවිධනය කිසි දිනෙක යුදමය වශයෙන් පරාජය කල නොහැකි සංවිධානයක් බව කීහ​. එහෙත්   ත්‍රිවිධ හමුදාව විසින් ප්‍රභාකරන් නසා දමා එල්. ටී.ටී.ඊ සංවිධනය මිලිටරිමය වශයෙන් පරාජය කරන ලදි. මෙම […]

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Almost half of US families can’t afford basics like rent and food

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

by Tami Luhby  Courtesy CNN The economy may be chugging along, but many Americans are still struggling to afford a basic middle class life. Nearly 51 million households don’t earn enough to afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to a studyreleased Thursday by the United Way […]

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Sri Lanka warns of Tamil separatist resurgence

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Courtesy Mailonline Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Sirisena came to power in January 2015 on the back of strong support from the minority Tamil community Sri Lanka’s president Saturday warned that Tamil extremists were regrouping abroad to revive their demand to divide the island nation nine years after the end of its decades-long ethnic war. […]

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Some can’t identify difference between soldiers and terrorists – MS

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror President Maithripala Sirisena today said that it is a shame that certain politicians and NGOs have failed to identify the difference between the soldier and the terrorist. It is shame that some government and opposition politicians and NGOs which are after money fails to identify the difference between the soldier and […]

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JVP hits back at Rajitha

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror JVP MP Vijitha Herath yesterday rejected the statement made by Minister Rajitha Senaratne where he compared the the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) with the LTTE and said it was surprising for the minister, who had led a terrorist outfit known as Pra” to make such a statement. He told Daily […]

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A search for a strong man

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

By Narada Courtesy Ceylon Today In our crucible of chaos, it now appears, that there is a simulated search for a strong man. Hoopla is a European carnival game where competitors throw hoops around pegs. On Sunday, 13 May 2018 Gotabaya Rajapaksa played ‘Hoopla’ at the Shangri-La. He put the hoop round the peg – the […]

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Lankan President’s call to fight extremism in the South as well as the North

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 19 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena reiterated on Saturday that the Sri Lankan armed forces had not committed war crimes as alleged by sections of the media and extremist organizations. Addressing the annual War Heroes’ Day here, Sirisena also called upon Sri Lankans to fight extremism in the South as […]

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Attorney General’s Dept. high-ups accused of corruption

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island May 19, 2018, 8:35 pm In January 2018, the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption filed case No: 87741/01/18 in the Colombo Magistrate’s Court against former Deputy Solicitor General (DSG) A.H.M.D.Nawaz (who is now an Appeal Court Judge), former Attorney General Mohan Peiris and former Secretary to the Ministry […]

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US pastor Michael Curry fired up Britain’s royal wedding on Saturday with love (Loving Kindness) sermon

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Courtesy The Island US pastor Michael Curry fired up Britain’s royal wedding on Saturday with some passionate oratory about the importance of love that left Britons used to far more traditional royal ceremonies bemused. Curry, the first African-American leader of the US Episcopal Church, opened his sermon in front of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle […]

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