Archive for May 29th, 2018

AN OPEN LETTER TO MR. MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA, FORMER PRESIDENT OF SRI LANKA RE THE JVP’S 20A AND ALSO CONTINUING ATTEMPTS BY THE GOVERNMENT TO BRING A NEW CONSTITUTION

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA, Attorney-at-Law Dear Mr. President:  The newspapers report that the JVP has filed the 20A with the Speaker.  Independently of this, there are reports that the Constitutional Steering Committee has requested its ‘experts’ to prepare a Final Report and Constitutional Proposal.[1]  The Steering Committee filed its Interim Report in September 2017, and at least […]

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“WAR CRIMES” IN EELAM WAR IV Part III

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

KAMALIKA PIERIS The War Crimes” charge made against the government of Sri Lanka needed proof. It was necessary to show that war crimes had actually happened. The UN therefore sponsored two panels of inquiry, which, in turn, produced two reports, the Darusman Report, and the OISL report. These were used to support the resolutions at […]

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An Open Letter to Anura Kumara Disanayaka

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Jay Deshabandu We are now getting more information on the central bank bond issue scam. Politicians are now saying they were paid by Arjun Aloysius, ex-central bank governor of Sri-Lanaka. This is most likely how Arjun Aloysius became the governor of the central bank, possibly favored by all politicians, who accepted money for their political […]

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Asia’s Buddhists should pave the way to sustainable development

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

by Kalinga Seneviratne Buddhists across Asia are going to temples, bathing the baby Buddha, giving food to monks, lighting lamps and offering incense sticks accompanied by chanting paying homage to the Buddha on Vesak day, May 29 this year. While keeping with these traditions is important, Asia’s Buddhists are letting go a great opportunity to […]

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Removing Wesak from the (Wesak) Vaishakha month

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Ramanie de Zoysa Dear editor, Today is Wesak full moon day; it is Wesak for the United Nations and it is Wesak for the other few Buddhist countries – namely Thailand, Myanmar and Laos- but not for Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Buddhists have been conned into removing Wesak from the full moon day of May- […]

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රාජපක්‍ෂවරයෙකු ඉදිරි ජනාධිපතිවරණයේ දී තරග කිරීම ඇමරිකාවේ අභිලාෂය මතයි… එරට පුරවැසිභාවය ලෙහෙසියෙන් අවලංගු කල නොහැක.. ඇමරිකානු නිල නිවේදනය මෙන්න..

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

lanka C news මීලග ජනාධිපතිවරණය 2019 ජනවාරි 9 වෙනිදායින් පසුව වර්තමාන ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ අභිමතය පරිදි ඕනෑම අවස්ථාවක පැවත්විමට ශ්‍රීලංකා ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාව අනුව ප්‍රතිපාදන ඇත. එසේ නොවුවද 2019 නොවැම්බරයෙන් පසුව මැතිවරණ කොමිසම විසින් අනිවාර්යෙන්ම ඉදිරි ජනාධිපතිවරණයක් සඳහා අවශ්‍ය කටයුතු සුදානම් කල යුතු අතර කොමිසම විසින් 2020 ජනවාරි 8 වෙනිදාට පෙර නව ජනාධිපතිවරයා දිව්රුම් දීම සඳහාද අවශ්‍ය කටයුතු […]

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BEING DARK SKINNED IN BEIRUT

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

PRIYA GUNS  Courtesy gal-dem.com  Adesh, Adesh?” shouted the first driver in the line-up of five cars beside me. As I walked on the sidewalk, drivers shouted, How much, how much?” It was only my second week in Beirut, and I had been told the slang for maid was Sri Lanki.” I wondered if the accosting had something […]

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