Archive for June 5th, 2018

Anti-Buddhist propaganda with an academic veneer – I

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

By Rohana R. Wasala A recent  article titled ‘Why Violent Buddhist Extremists Are Targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka’ by Andreas Johansson of Lund University in Sweden available at https://theconversation.com/why-violent-buddhist-extremists-are-targeting-muslims-in-sri-lanka-92951 is a classic example of the relentless anti-Buddhist propaganda carried on by the Western and allied media outlets for a long time now. Johansson’s inexplicable antipathy […]

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THE ONLY ‘DEAL’ LEFT FOR SIRISENA

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA Maithripala Sirisena’s extraordinary speech at a commemoration for the monk Sobitha on 30th May 2018 proves beyond any doubt that he (Sirisena) is a completely unscrupulous, unethical and unprincipled politician:  a pure opportunist.[1]  He will say or do anything as long as it serves his personal and political ends at any given time. […]

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Sri Lanka President shuts TV network linked to PM

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Courtesy Mail on line (UK) A television network owned by the family of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was suspended by the island’s telecom regulator Tuesday A television network owned by the family of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was suspended by the island’s telecom regulator Tuesday, worsening a power struggle in the […]

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Only a few sections of report, so cannot be tabled-Speaker

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed Parliament a short while ago that only some sections of the Bond Commission Report had been received and that they would be tabled, when the remaining sections were also received. He said he had requested for them as well.

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Beef ban movement spreads to Sri Lanka

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

By Meera Srinivasan/The Hindu Jaffna, June 5: Last week, members of a Hindu outfit, ‘Siva Senai’, based in northern Sri Lanka, staged a protest in Jaffna, calling for a ban on cow slaughter and the sale of beef in the town of Chavakachcheri. This is the land of Hindus and Buddhists. We worship the cow. […]

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Why secrecy on this commission report?

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

TISSA DEVENDRA Courtesy The Island June 5, 2018, 9:52 pm Having served as Secretary of one Presidential Commission [Sansoni Commission] and Chairman of another [Salaries Commission] I am, to put it mildly, shocked by the unseemly haste in which the Presidential Secretariat buried the Bond Commission Report in the National Archives – where it will moulder […]

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World Environment Day Swarna Hansa Helps restore Wegedara Wewa

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Gallege Punyawardana  The theme of this year’s UN World Environment Day is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution.’ Plastic which is made of fossil fuel has been introduced to the society, particularly to the third world by way of development assistance and by now almost of all requirements of living are satisfied by fossil fuel-based products. That boils […]

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Sri Lanka Red Cross drone assesses monsoon disaster from the air

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Courtesy Relief Web The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) says it has now launched a recovery operation to assist 50,000 people affected by the recent monsoon-season floods, and for the first time it is using a drone to help volunteers gauge the full extent of the disaster. The National Society said in a press release last […]

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Balancing the Chinese presence in Sri Lanka: India and Japan’s game of the stag hunt

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Courtesy LSE blog The rivalry existing between China and India is based on a long historical trajectory dating back to the epoch of the silk route. Understanding the context of India’s dominant position in South Asia  is important to ascertain the current changing dynamics and the emerging role of Japan, which can be viewed through the lens […]

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TNL Chairman to take legal action against TRCSL

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror TNL Chairman Shan Wickremesinghe today said the move to shut down their Polgahawela transmission centre was not only unjust but also sudden and that he would take legal action against the TRCSL. He said he was not informed of the court order which had been obtained by the TRCSL to […]

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Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Seals TNL Transmission Towers Following Criticism Of President Sirisena

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) which comes directly under President Maithripala Sirisena has moved to seal transmission towers operated by TNL, the electronic media outfit owned by Shan Wickremesinghe, brother of PM Ranil Wickremasinghe. The TRC’s sudden decision follows a programme on comments made by the President at a ceremony commemorating the late Ven Madoluwawe Sobitha Thero  referring […]

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Sri Lanka sounds ‘red alert’ over rat fever following monsoonal rains

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, June 5 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry has issued a ‘red alert’ on the spread of rat fever in several districts across the island in the aftermath of heavy monsoonal rains which killed 24 people and displaced over 75,000, the local Sunday Times reported. Health authorities said districts which were affected […]

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ජනාධිපතිවරණය අහෝසිකර රටට ‘ශික්‍ෂණය’ ගෙන ඒමට අනුර දිසානායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් මිලට ගත හැකි පුද්ගලයකු ජනාධිපති කිරීමට යෝජනා කරයි..

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

අනුරුද්ධ බණ්ඩාර රණවාරණ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම් ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ ශික්‍ෂණයට වඩා සමීප මුළු රටේම ජනතාවගේ කැමැත්තෙන් ජනාධිපතිවරයකු තෝරා පත්කර ගැනීම ද? නැතහොත් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් මිලට ගත හැකි අර්ජුන් ඇලෝසියස් වැනි පුද්ගලයකු ජනාධිපති ධුරයට පත් කර ගැනීම ද? යන ප්‍රශ්නයට ජනාධිපතිවරණය අහෝසිකර රටට ශික්‍ෂණය ගෙන ඒමට යෝජනා කරන ජවිපෙ නායකයා විසින් පිළිතුරු ලබා දිය යුතු බව ජාතික […]

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පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් අර්ජුන්-පලිසේන සමග පැවැත්වූ දුරකථන සංවාද පිළිබද සම්පූර්ණ වාර්තාව කථානායකවරයා විසින් කැදවිය යුතුයි

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් Executive Director/CaFFE පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් අර්ජුන්-පලිසේන සමග පැවැත්වූ දුරකථන සංවාද පිළිබද සම්පූර්ණ වාර්තාව කථානායකවරයා විසින් කැදවිය යුතුයි – කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් අප මාස 4 ½ ක් ඉල්ලා සිටි ලේඛන වලින් කොටසක් අද පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ලැබී තිබෙනවා.  වැඩි කොටස තවමත් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ලැබී නෑ.  පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට අවශ්‍ය නම් මේ ලේඛන ලබා ගන්නට උසාවි නියෝගයක් ලබාගත හැකියි.  මේ ලේඛන සියල්ල නොමැතිව […]

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බැදුම්කර මුදල් ලැබූ පුද්ගලයින් කෝප් කමිටු සමාජිකයින් ලෙස කටයුතු කිරීම වැලැක්වීම

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ/කැෆේ සංවිධානය 2018 ජුනි 5   කරු ජයසූරිය මැතිතුමා, ගරු කථානායකතුමා, ශ්‍රී ලංකා පාර්ලිමේන්තුව.                                                                         ගරු කථානායකතුමනි, බැදුම්කර මුදල් ලැබූ පුද්ගලයින් කෝප් කමිටු සමාජිකයින් ලෙස කටයුතු කිරීම වැලැක්වීම ඔබතුමන් විසින් පත් කරනු ලැබූ නව කෝප් කමිටුව අද දින රැස්වීමට නියමිතය.  පසුගිය කෝප් කමිටුවේ සාමාජිකයින් වූ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන්ට මේ වන විට බැදුම්කර මුදල් […]

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