Archive for July 16th, 2018

The proposed “Gamperaliya” may signal the end of village tanks, and tank-based agriculture.

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada According to the news item that appeared in the Daily Mirror, 15-July-2018, the government plans to “hand over” the maintenance of village tanks to villagers themselves. The Prime Minster is supposed to have said: “we have decided to focus on villages. If we renovate tanks the villages will benefit from these projects. […]

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Capital Punishment

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera There is much publicity given by the press and social media about the President’s intentions to reimpose capital punishment to selective number of prisoners who were purportedly involved in drug trade.Why this discrimination ? What about phedopiles ,rapists ,murderers who have committed multiple murders? I cannot fathom why The president has to […]

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ජවිපෙ පාවිච්චි කරමින් සිරිසේන – වික්‍රමසිංහ    ආණ්ඩුව ව්‍යවස්ථානුකූලව රට බෙදන්න හදනවා ” අද රට, ජාතිය, භයානක අනතුරකට පත්වෙලා “

Monday, July 16th, 2018

ආචාර්ය ගුණදාස අමරසේකර සිරිසේන – වික්‍රමසිංහ එකතු වී රටේ ඒකීය බව නැති කරන හැටි බොහෝ දෙනකුට නොතේරෙන බව ආචාර්ය ගුණදාස අමරසේකර පවසයි. හෙතෙම එම අදහස් පළ කළේ ‘රණවිරු දඩයම, ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධන බෝම්බය සහ 2019 ජනාධිපතිවරණය’ මැයෙන් පෙරේදා (10දා) පැවැති සම්මන්ත්‍රණයකදීය. ජාතික සංවිධාන සම්මේලනය විසින් සංවිධාන කළ මේ සම්මන්ත්‍රණයේදී ආචාර්ය අමරසේකර මහතා වැඩිදුරටත් මෙසේද පැවැසීය. අද […]

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ඇමති මංගල විසින් නොම්මර එකේ කුඩු ජාවාරම්කරුවන් යයි නොකියා කියන්නේ අගමැති රනිල්ටද..? ඇමති රුවන්ටද…?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

අරවින්ද අතුකෝරල lanka C news ‘ඔය හිරගෙවල් වල ඉන්නෙත් දෙවැනි පෙළේ ඉන්න කුඩු බිස්නස් කාරයෝ. මේ රටේ පළවෙනි පෙලේ කුඩු බිස්නස් කාරයෝ වෙන කොහෙවත් නෙවෙයි  ඉන්නේ හොද හොද  ලයන්ස් ක්ලබ් වල, රොටරි ක්ලබ් වල, බෞද්ධ සංවිධානවල සභාපතිවරු හැටියට ප්‍රධාන උපාසක මහත්වරුන් මහත්මියන් හැටියටයි මේ අය ඉන්නේ. මම මේ දන්නා නිසයි කියන්නේ’ යනුවෙන්  මුදල් සහ ජනමාධ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය […]

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EU tells Lanka it opposes death penalty “unequivocally”

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 16: The Delegation of the European Union, the missions of the EU Member States in Sri Lanka, as well as the diplomatic missions of the Governments of Canada and Norway in Sri Lanka, have written to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to verify the worrying information in the public domain about […]

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Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. stuns World Health Officials

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Extracted from: Text reproduced verbatim by Dr. B. J. C. Perera, Specialist Consultant Paediatrician. A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations affiliated World Health Assembly. Based on decades of research, the resolution says […]

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Constitution Reforms and the 13th Amendment

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Prof. N.A.de S. Amaratunga  Constitution making is serious business. Even amendments to it must be made after careful consideration and with consensus among representatives of the people and if possible in consultation with the people. This government formed of an assorted mix of political interests and opportunist groups had not collectively received a mandate to […]

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Capital Punishment – the Hanging Saga

Monday, July 16th, 2018

R Chandrasoma Reason and Compassion must defeat Wrath and Vengefulness in dealing with homicidal violence in a civilized society. The hoary argument  that the crime and its punishment must match in terms of severity and the infliction of harm  – is both primitive and dated. The aim of civilized governance is to repair injury – […]

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The New York Times Getting the wrong end of the stick

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Upali Cooray Apropos media reports of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s (MR) reply to New York Times published recently. What is common knowledge is that Mahinda Rajapaksa government (2009-2015) was not favorable to privatization of any state ventures. MR inherited the SWRD Bandaranayke socialist policies which continued with Sirimavo and Chandrika.Therefore MR is unlikely to fully […]

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Election meddling and New York Times’ selective focus on China

Monday, July 16th, 2018

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror While much ink has already been spilled over The New York Times’ recent piece on Chinese bribes allegedly given to the Rajapaksa camp ahead of the 2015 presidential election, some interesting questions remain to be addressed. Setting aside, for now, the report’s inaccuracies (such as describing the Port City […]

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I was at forefront of steps taken to establish democracy in North – Gotabaya

Monday, July 16th, 2018

By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that he was at the forefront of every step taken towards establishing democracy in the North following the end of the war. Speaking during an ‘Eliya’ seminar held in Chilaw, he said that today there is a debate over the uncertainty whether democracy will be lost […]

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