Archive for June 28th, 2018

Condemning a Venerable Buddhist Monk to rigorous Imprisonment points to a much needed reform in the Sri Lanka Legal System.

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

By Charles S.Perera After Independence in 1948, it took 8 years  before SWRD Bandaranayike thought that there should be a meaningful change in independent Sri Lanka, consisting not only the rich and well placed,  but also the Monks, physicians, teachers, peasants and workers. By then lot of damage had already been done to stop Sri […]

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THREATS TO THE BUDDHA SASANA

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane In recent years, Muslim extremists, evidently influenced by the Wahhabi form of Islam, have started a campaign to disrepute and undermine Buddhism, Buddhist Bhikkhus and the Buddha Sasana which is the foundation of the national culture of this nation. In parallel, these Muslim extremists are propagating within Sri Lanka, life-style, education system […]

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Dr. Gunathillake’s Daily Mirror article about Glypohosate adjuvants and their toxicity.

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

By Prof. Chandre Dharmawardana. I have seen this and previous publications by Dr. Gunathilleke and some of his friends regarding the claimed toxicity of the glyphosate-based  herbicides, in spite of its safe record extending over 4 decades, and the most recent study on 90,000 farmers exposed to glyphosate formulations for over 23 years, with no […]

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Killing a mosquito with a cannon

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

ROHANA R. WASALA Courtesy The Island June 28, 2018, 10:20 pm Sasanka Perera, a sociology professor at New Delhi’s South Asian University and its vice-president, uses a cannon to kill a mosquito (‘Pining for Hitler’/The Island/June 27, 2018). The funny thing is that there isn’t even a mosquito to kill in this case. He marshals his […]

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Wew (Irrigation Reservoirs) ) reconstruction by soldiers is the most effective way of promoting reconciliation among communities. Opposing it means opposing reconciliation

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Gallege Punyawardana. Opinion Wewa ((Irrigation Reservoir)) in Sinhale is the source of culture and the stream of civilization of this country. Wewa is the pivot around which everything in the village rotates. It is the kingpin that keeps the entire socio-economic machine of this country functioning. Practising wew culture is an ideal way of reconciliation. […]

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President sought my support for No-faith Motion against PM-Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

By Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror SITUATION HAS TAKEN A TURN FOR THE WORSE FOR THE UNP GOVT IS COMPELLED TO CONDUCT POLLS IN THE NORTH BY DECEMBER NO CHANGES IN US POLICIES IN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THEY TALK ABOUT GAMPeRALIYA WHEN ELECTIONS ARE NEAR I HAD ONLY A ROUTINE MEETING WITH US ENVOY ATUL KESHAP AGRICULTURE SECTOR IS IN TATTERS WITH NO FERTILIZER FOR FARMERS WILL DECIDE ON PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AT RIGHT TIME I WILL NOT DECIDE IT ON MY OWN; I GAUGE PUBLIC OPINION FALSE PROPAGANDA CARRIED OUT AGAINST US LAST TIME SOME SAY GOTABHAYA IS THE SUITABLE CANDIDATE TO CONTEST POLLS INDIA IS THE COUNTRY THAT CAN MAKE THE BIGGEST POLITICAL INFLUENCE ON SRI LANKA WE HAVE TO WELCOME THOSE DEFECTING FROM GOVT IN PARLIAMENT Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, […]

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Ajith Nivard Cabraal refutes New York Times report

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

ARTHUR WAMANAN Courtesy Ceylon Today Former Governor of the Central Bank, Ajith Nivard Cabraal has refuted claims made in a recently published article in the New York Times which had stated that Sri Lanka was placed in a debt trap by China due to the loans obtained for various development projects. The New York Times (NYT) […]

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New York Times exposes its own hypocrisy with cartoon of Trump & Putin as gay lovers

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Danielle Ryan Courtesy RT A recent cartoon produced by the New York Times depicts Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin as gay lovers. It was clearly intended to be hilariously funny while also making a salient political point. In reality, it does neither. The cartoon is part two of a three-part series called ‘Trump Bites’ from critically-acclaimed animator Bill […]

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People’s lives are more insecure now than during war – Shehan Semasinghe

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana People’s lives are more insecure now than when it was the LTTE war times, says Joint Opposition MP Shehan Semasinghe. He said this at a press conference held in Colombo, today (28). He also said that the current government is following a lazy policy regarding the underworld and that 15 murders have […]

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මහින්දට චීනයෙන් ඩොලර් මිලියන 7.6ක් දුන්නාද නැද්ද.. හරියටම දන්න තුන්දෙනා මෙන්න.. දෙන්නෙක් අදත් ලංකාවේ..

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

lanka C news පසුගිය ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ හිටපු ජනපතිට චීනය විසින් ඩොලර් මිලියන 7.6ක් ලබා දුන්නේ යයි නිවුයෝක් ටයිම්ස් පුවත්පත විසින් සිදු කර ඇති වාර්තා සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම අසත්‍ය බව ඒකාබද්ද විපක්‍ෂය පවසයි. එහි පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී කාංචන විජේසේකර මහතා පවසන්නේ මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් නිවැරදිව තහවරු කර ගත හැකි පුද්ගලයන් තිදෙනෙකු සිටින බවයි. එවකට සන්ධාන මහ ලේකම් සුසිල් පේ‍්‍රම්ජයන්ත්, […]

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Who would pay a billion dollars to takeover a dud? – Cabraal

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy  Adaderana Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal, in latest statement regarding the New York Times article titled How China got Sri Lanka to cough up a Port”, points out that it was a ‘two-pronged’ attack on China and Sri Lanka. This reporter wishes to show China as a really terrible country which […]

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China-funded Confucius Institutes meet in Colombo with an eye on the future

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, June 28 (newsin.asia):  The Chinese government-funded Confucius Institutes and Centers in Asia met here on Wednesday to evaluate the  work done so far and chalk out plans for a brighter future. The 2018 Conference of Partial Confucius Institutes in Asia held at the BMICH and the Universities of Colombo and Kalaniya, took […]

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Cabraal says New York Times article is ‘fake’ news

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy Adaderana Former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Ajith Nivard Cabraal, has refuted the allegations made in a recent article published by The New York Times, referring to it as ‘fake’ news which has violated the truth and a gross misrepresentation of facts. The New York Times article dated 25 June […]

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Ceylon Parsis on the road to extinction!

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

By Tuan M. Zameer Careem Courtesy Ceylon Today Sri Lanka is home to people belonging to different ethnic groups, who have lived on this island for several centuries. These ethnic groups and their distinct cultures are interwoven into Sri Lankan cultural tapestry and have each made significant contributions to Sri Lanka’s unique cultural diversity. Howbeit, many […]

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