Archive for August, 2018

Sri Lankan student charged with terror offences in Sydney

Friday, August 31st, 2018

By Sally Rawsthorne Courtesy Brisbane Times Star Sri Lankan student Mohamed Kamer Nilan Nizamdeen allegedly planned to attack a hit list of “symbolic” individuals and landmarks across Sydney in an ISIS-inspired lone-wolf terror attack that was foiled on Thursday when a co-worker stumbled across the list and alerted police. Mr Nizamdeen, 25, was arrested by police in dramatic […]

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Govt engaged in rampant violation of fundamental democratic norms – Gotabaya

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says it is abundantly clear that the state apparatus is being abused to unjustly and arbitrarily violate the fundamental democratic right of espousing dissenting political views. The government is engaged in the rampant violation of fundamental democratic norms in ways that threaten the very foundations of a functioning […]

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Gota says he will join JO protest

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who kept away from mainstream politics so far, said today that would not remain silent when the country was heading towards disaster and would join Wednesday’s ‘Jana Balaya’ protest organised by the joint opposition (JO). He said Sri Lanka has never before fallen into the […]

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Ecological reasons for moving away from meat and livestock.

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada. The reasons for the production and consumption of more vegetables, cereals and fruits are  not just  those based on religious considerations, but they are  also over-whelmingly scientific and ecological. Livestock farming requires a huge amount of water and land as pasture. The amount of  agrochemicals  and veterinary chemicals needed also are high, […]

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Balalobhi Arthmarthakami  Dessapaluwan visin 70 vasarakadii  vinasakala ratak. බලලොභි ආත්මාර්තකාමි  දේශපාලුවන් විසින් 70 වසරකදී  විනාසකල රටක්.

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Sudath Gunasekara 30.8.2018 Once upon a time This country had been known as Sinhaladveepa as well as Lanka from ancient times. Ramayanaya was the first to use the word Lanka. The word Simhala was found in Bhagawath Purana Pearl of the Indian Ocean Granary of the East Dharma dveepa Paradise on earth Glittering Island (Lankadeepa) […]

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MMDA and Wali : “To be, or not to be, that is the question”

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, Dehiwela The famous line that begins Prince Hamlet’s soliloquy in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “To be, or not to be, that is the question” is probably the most cited statement in all classical drama. … “To be or not to be” is in fact, not the question. It is a wrong question.” So […]

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Kofi Annan turned UN into a puppet of imperialists

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

As the customary outpouring of sympathies flow across the continents for the former UN Secretary General, there are some hard truths no one can ignore. Kofi Annan served as UN Secretary General for 2 terms (10 years) from 1997 to 2007. He was the first official to rise through the UN bureaucracy to become a […]

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ගාළු වරායේ ටකරන් මඩුවක මහ වංචාවක්.. සෞදි සමාගමක්ද පැටලේ..

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

රංජිත් විතානගේ සභාපති පාරිභෝගික අයිතීන් සුරකීමේ ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරයේ lanka C news පාරිභෝගික අයිතීන් සුරැුකීමේ ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය විසින් නිකුත් කර ඇති මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයක් මෙහි දැක්වෙයි. ගාලුවරායේ ඉදි නොවුනු නාවික යාත්‍රාඅලුත්වැඩිය කරන අංගනයේ ඇතුලු පැත්ත. 2013 මැයි මස 6 වන දින ශ්‍රී ලංකා වරාය අධිකාරිය හා සීගල්ෆ් ෂිප්යාඩ් (පුද්ගලික) සමාගම අතර ගාලු වරායේ නාවික යාත්‍රා අලුත්වැඩියා කරන අංගනයක් ස්ථාපිත […]

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සීමා නිර්ණ වාර්තාව අගමැතිගේ පීල්ලට ඒකාබද්ධය පීලි පනියි

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්         2017 වර්ෂයේ අග භාගයේදී පැවැත්වීමට තිබූ පළාත් සභා මැතිවරණය  කල් තබා කොට්ඨාශ ක්‍රමයට පැවැත්විය යුතු යැයි යටි කූට්ටු පණතක් සම්මත කරගත් යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුව කොට්ඨාශ සීමා නිර්ණය සඳහා දහනව වන ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනය ප්‍රකාරව සීමා නිර්ණ කොමිසමක් පත් කළහ. දැන් එම කොමිසමේ වාර්තාව පළාත් සභා අමාත්‍යවරයාට භාර දී පාර්ලිමේන්තු ගත කර තිබේ. මෙම වාර්තාව […]

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MMDA need to be implemented with or without ACJU – A REJOINDER

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Dr.Reffai Sri Lankan Association of Muslim Women & Girls Assalamu alaikum. I am shocked by this scathing attack on one of the oldest leading organisation of the community – namely ACJU. This article  has nothing to do with MMDA rather a vitriolic run down on ACJU. Before responding to the accusations, though I am not a […]

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YAHAPALANA AS A WAKE UP CALL Part 3B

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

KAMALIKA PIERIS The phosphate deposit at Eppawala  was discovered  in 1971 during a survey conducted by the Department of Geological Survey. It was given to a DDC for its exploration in 1974, and was later taken over by Lanka Phosphate Ltd,  (LPL) a company fully owned by the GOSL. Eppawala contains 60,000,000 metric tons of […]

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Patriotic SLFPers  and UNPers, unite behind Pohottuwa! Away from ‘Politics as Usual’ & a practical alternative to Old UNP and Old SLFP

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Ratanapala 28 Aug 2018 Under Yahapalanaya, country has gone to dogs literally and metaphorically! All what has happened to our Motherland since the coming to power of this traitorous administration is all around us to see. After three and a half years they still keep promising new things, new projects all very ethereal and not […]

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Trial in Absentia – Declare Guilty Colonial Britain & Governor Brownrigg for crimes against humanity

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Sinhale as it was called when the European colonials landed was never invaded but the island was ceded as a result of weak leadership & unpatriotic rulers & selfish advisors. Not much different from the scenario of late. Having ceded parts of the island & the whole of the island in 1815 by the Kandyan […]

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Sri Lanka’s Presidential Elections: Western Province/Kalutara District – Voters & Demographic Influence

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

By Shenali D Waduge Western Province comprises 3 districts (Colombo, Gampaha & Kalutara) Kalutara comprises 8 electoral polling divisions. The analysis covers 3 main elections – Presidential, General & Provincial Councils. Keeping to the official census statistics of 2012 the island’s population stood at 20,359,439 (20m) 5,851,130 (5.8m) or 28.7% of the Islands 20m live […]

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බෙදුම්වාදී මුස්ලිම් දේශපාලනඥයන්ට අවි ආයුධ තොග රැස්කර ගැනීමට ඉඩ දීලා..

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

අනුරුද්ධ බණ්ඩාර රණවාරණ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම් ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ lanka C news බෙදුම්වාදී කොටි ත‍්‍රස්තවාදීන්ගේ ඝාතන හේතුවෙන් අවසානයේ දෙමළ සමාජයේ ඉතිරි වූයේ බෙදුම්වාදී පරඬැල් වැනි දේශපාලනඥයන් පිරිසක් බවත් දැන් තමන්ට සහයෝගය දෙන බෙදුම්වාදී මුස්ලිම් දේශපාලනඥයන්ට අවි ආයුධ තොග පිටින් රැස්කර ගැනීමට ඉඩ දීමෙන් මුස්ලිම් සමාජයටත් එකී ඛේදනීය ඉරණම උරුම කර දීමට මේ ආණ්ඩුව කටයුතු කරන බවට […]

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FTA AGREEMENT WITH SINGAPORE – MOST COMPREHENSIVE AGREEMENT EVER

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Sarath Wijesinghe former Ambassador to UAE and Israel Free Trade Agreements SLSFTA the free trade agreement entered into with Singapore – a world economic giant in a small patch of land with a small population is the talk of the town today, considering the controversial nature of the 1083 page document in terms of asymmetrical […]

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Vietnamese people are so united and think like one nation …

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera වියට්නාම – ලංකා වෙළෙඳාම ඩොලර් බිලියනයක් දක්වා ඉහළ නැංවීමට අවධානය    27 08 2018  – 20:20  – 153 views  – රුවන් කාශ්‍යපශ්‍රී ලංකාව සහ වියට්නාමය අතර ද්විපාර්ශ්වික වෙළෙඳාම 2020 වන විට අමෙරිකානු ඩොලර් බිලියනයක් දක්වා ඉහළ නැංවීම සඳහා නිරන්තර සාකච්ඡා සහ සැලසුම් ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමේ අවශ්‍යතාවය පිළිබඳව දෙරටේ අවධානය යොමුව තිබේ.ශ්‍රී ලංකා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා සහ […]

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Death of former Army Commander Gen. Rohan Daluwatte

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Former Army Commander General Rohan Daluwatte passed away yesterday at the age of 77 after a brief illness, while being treated at the Army Hospital.He was born on May 9, 1941 in Ambalangoda and is an old boy of Ananda College, Colombo. He joined the Sri Lanka Army as a Cadet Officer […]

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Interpreting The 19th Amendment

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island The hot topic in town is whether former twice elected Presidents Chandrika Kumaratunga and Mahinda Rajapaksa are qualified to seek reelection under provisions of the 19th Amendment. Dr. Nihal Jayawickrama in a legally well analyzed article titled “Disqualifying Twice Elected Presidents – A Failed Endeavour” (Sunday Island, August 19, 2018) […]

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Politicians should keep hands off STF

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

EDWARD GUNAWARDENA Courtesy The Island August 28, 2018, 9:12 pm At a recent interview, Minister Field Marshall Fonseka stated that a group of people had gone to Wilpattu with him when he went there as Subject Minister. A media channel had accused him of keeping underworld figures as his bodyguards. The Police had since started going […]

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MPs vehicle abuse case: Amended application to SC to be taken up on Aug. 31 Toyota Land Cruiser most preferred vehicle…

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island A high profile case involving members of all political parties represented in parliament, except the JVP, abusing duty free vehicle permits will be taken up in the Supreme Court on Aug. 31. The recipients included UNP and its coalition partners, SLMC, ACMC et al, SLFP, Group of 16, Joint Opposition […]

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Sri Lanka’s popular clothing store ‘Cotton Collection’ divests to ODEL

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Aug 28 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s popular clothing store, Cotton Collection Private Limited divested its shares to ODEL PLC on Tuesday after the brand was bought over by the Softlogic Group. The much sought-after brand was bought by the Softlogic Group as it was the perfect fit for their well-established, diverse retail network […]

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Sri Lanka aims to attract global investments to emerge as dynamic trading hub

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

by Jamila Najmuddin Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Aug. 28 – Sri Lanka hoped to attract more Chinese investments under the Belt and Road Initiative and aimed to increase trade and investment ties with other global partners in order to emerge as a dynamic trading hub, a Sri Lankan minister said on Monday. State Minister of National Policies […]

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Why are the US, Japan and India making a beeline for Trincomalee?

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 27:  The port town of Trincomalee in Eastern Sri Lanka is known for its scenic beauty eminently  qualified to be featured in the National Geographic Channel. But historically, it has been noted for something very different – its strategic value as a naval base. Trincomalee’s  military value had been grasped […]

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SO MANY PROBLEMS, NO SOLUTIONS!

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Voice of the voiceless Courtesy The Daily Mirror The world is upside down, utter confusion everywhere, everything around us in chaos, devastation and destruction!!! It honestly seems like the end of the world is near!!! There isn’t a day we don’t hear of some gigantic natural disaster, California fires that have hardly abated, Kerala floods leaving […]

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ඉන්දියාව රනිල් අතහරී… භාරත් රත්නම් සම්මානය මහින්දට

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Lanka Lead News හිටපු ජනධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඉන්දියාවට ආගන්තුකයෙක් නොවන බව ඉන්දීය පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී සුබ්‍රමනියම් ස්වාමි මහතා ඔහුගේ ට්විටර් ගිණුමේ සඳහන් කර ඇත. ඉදිරි සති කිහිපය තුළිදි හිටපු ජනධිපති මහිද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඉන්දියාවේ දිල්ලි නුවරට පැමිණිමට නියමිත බවද එහි සඳහන් වේ. හිටපු ජනධිපති මහිද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ මඟ පෙන්වීම යටතේ එල්.ටී.ටී.ඊ ත්‍රාස්තවාදයෙන් ශ්‍රි ලාංකේය ජනතාව […]

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සෑම ආණ්ඩුවක්ම බලය රැක ගන්න මිනී මැරුවා

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

මතුගම – වසන්ත කුමාර බුලත්සිංහල – ප්‍රභාන් උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම මේරටේ හැම ආණ්ඩුවක්ම තමන්ගේ බලය රැකගන්න මිනිස්සු මැරුවා. එක ආණ්ඩුවකට විතරක් ඇඟිල්ල දිගු කරන්නේ නැහැ. මේ හැම ආණ්ඩුවක්ම තමන්ගේ බලය රැකගන්න මිනිස්සු මරලා දැම්මා’ යැයි කළුතර දිස්ත්‍රික් ශ්‍රී ල.නි.ප. පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි කුමාර වෙල්ගම පසුගියදා අගලවත්තේදී කීවේය. අගලවත්තේ පැවැති ජනහමුවක් අමතා කුමාර වෙල්ගම මේ අදහස් පළකළේය. හෙතෙම වැඩිදුරටත් […]

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DISASTERS OF FIRE INCIDENTS – ARE WE READY?

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

 Nimal Tissa Wijetunga  Fellow of Institute of Fire Engineers, UK (FIFireE) Recent fire disasters in the world have interestingly occurred primarily in developed countries that abide by Fire Engineering rules and regulations known as Codes, Standards, Data Sheets” or Engineering Standards”. These rules and regulations are statutory documents and offenders found in breach can be […]

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ජනපතිට එරෙහිව ආණ්ඩුව යුද ප‍්‍රකාශ කරයි.. දවසක උදේ අගමැති රනිල්ට වෙන්න පුළුවන් දේ..[Video]

Monday, August 27th, 2018

 අනුරුද්ධ බණ්ඩාර රණවාරණ, මාධ්‍ය ලේකම්,ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ lanka C news පසුගියදා ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතාගේ උවමනාව පරිදි ගෙන ආ පළාත් සභා සීමානිර්ණය පිළිබඳ පනතට අගමැති, විෂයභාර ඇමති ඇතුළු ආණ්ඩුව විරුද්ධ වීම, ඔහුට එරෙහිව ආණ්ඩුව විසින් සිදු කළ යුද ප්‍රකාශ කිරීමක් නොවේදැයි ජානිපෙ නායක විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා ප්‍රශ්නකර සිටියි. සීදුව රද්දොළුව ජනිත උත්සව ශාලාවේදී පැවැති ජනහමුවක් […]

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FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN SRI LANKA AND SINGAPORE

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Sarath Wijesinghe former Ambassador to UAE and Israel / Head West End Law Center   FTA International Agreements  Free Trade Agreements are international agreements binding among and between state party or parties and international organizations generally involving commerce, trade politics and international relations among states and international organizations. The Agreement between Sri Lanka and Singapore is mainly on […]

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