Archive for August 12th, 2018

Who came first – Sinhalese or Tamils? Part 1

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

H. L. D. Mahindapala. At first sight, the question of who landed first on Sri Lankan soil, repeated in the headline above, may seem silly, futile and irrelevant. But it should not be dismissed  lightly because the Tamil ideologues engaged in building up a case to acquire disproportionate power and territory, through military offensives, international […]

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YAHAPALANA GOVERNMENT IN ACTION   Part 1

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

KAMALIKA PIERIS Yahapalana loves western culture, just as much as it loves western political support. The first dose of alien western culture came at the Independence concert of February 2016, when Kishani Jayasinghe, soprano, sang Danno Budunge. Kishani was at the time a very successful opera singer in the west. She sang with great sincerity, […]

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Putin, Dayan and 115 jealous black-whites

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D. …. there is a Sinhala ultra-right cultural and civilizational [suicidal] zone”   Dayan Jayatilleka, Colombo Telegraph, August 8, 2018 Why should anyone object to DayanJ (DJ) leaving SL as ambassador to Russia? He had been a 13-A plus man from the days of Vartharaja Perumal. He misled MahindR, and there is nothing new […]

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Can a California Jury decide if a pesticide caused  gardener Johnson’s cancer ?

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Chandre Dharmawardana A set of California Jurors has decided that the use of the herbicide Roundup was the cause of the cancer contracted by Mr. Johnson, a California-school gardener. This is an alarming warning to modern technical societies. Modern societies are still using ancient instruments of judgement, namely, the old court system which came into […]

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The Treacherous New Constitution Which Is A Federal Constitution Or Eelam Should Be Stopped Immediately Before It Is Too Late And This Island Gets Divided Into Pieces. We Do Not Want  A New Constitution At All. The One We Have Is More Than Sufficient

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement It is with great pain that we say that we completely disagree with this treacherous government regarding their stance with regard to extremely important, grave and critical issues facing Sri Lanka, mostly this treacherous government trying to bring on a treacherous new constitution which is nothing but a federal constitution or […]

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The Proposed Constitution To Divide The Country Must Be Stopped

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Chairman,Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement The Sri Lankan people are today alarmed by the proposed constitution which they feel will only end up dividing the country. The proposed constitution includes all the elements of a federal system which is unacceptable to all patriotic Sri Lankans. We already have a constitution inclusive of a provincial council system. […]

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Waste of public funds

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Editorial Courtesy The Island August 12, 2018, 9:31 pm This country is not completely bereft of politicians with sound judgment, but the problem is that they end up having to emulate others, with the passage of time. They are like clean fish, put into a dirty pond. They realise that fighting the rotten system is an […]

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Prez agrees to grant strikers’ demands Railway strike called off

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island The tug of war between the UNP and the SLFP once again came to the fore yesterday with President Maithripala Sirisena inviting the striking railway unions to talks, whose success led to the end of the railway strike, despite Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s declaration that he would not negotiate with […]

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Maldives Joint Opposition Presidential candidate Solih assures continuation of “growing ties” with China

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Male, August 12 (Avas): The Maldivian opposition coalition backed Presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has assured that the growing ties between Maldives and China will remain intact. Responding to queries on a RaajjeTV program, the opposition presidential stressed the importance of maintaining close ties with foreign ‘partners’, and noted China is a great […]

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Lankan estate workers get first lot of 14,000 houses under Indian Housing Project

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 12 (newsin.asia): The first lot of houses of the 14, 000 being built under the Indian Housing Project for The Plantation Areas was handed over to the beneficiaries by the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at a ceremony at the Dunsinane Estate in Punduloya, Nuwara Eliya District, on Sunday. On […]

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As presidential election nears, “nationalistic” Maldivian regime gets tough with India

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

By P.K.Balachandran/BDNew24.com Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 12: With the Presidential election due in a little more than a month, the ruling Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) led by President Abdulla Yameen, appears to be stepping up its nationalist rhetoric to contrast with the internationalism of the opposition coalition led by the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP). […]

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Geneva never dealt with UNSG Panel of Experts’ allegations FM response to RTI query:

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) hadn’t dealt with UNSG Panel of Experts (PoE) allegations. “Allegations in the Secretary General’s PoE report, if at all, are for a local investigation process in Sri Lanka to examine,” Director General (Legal) of the Foreign Ministry C.A.H.M. Wijeratne said. Wijeratne said […]

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27 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Courtesy India Today  Twenty seven Indian fishermen have been taken into custody and their boats seized by the Sri Lankan Navy. On August 10, while Sri Lankan forces were patrolling near Neduntheevu, they noticed Indian fishermen from Rameswaram fishing along the Sri Lankan border. Indian fishermen taken into custody by Sri Lankan navy. Apart from […]

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Is India responsible for medicinal waste accumulating on Sri Lankan shores?

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Courtesy India Today Thousands of expiired medicines, bottles, polythene packages and syringes have found there way to the shores of Puttalam and neighbouring regions in Sri Lanka. What’s shocking is that all these expired medicines and bottles have seals and manufacturing stamps of India. The Puttalam fisheries officials suspect that the medical waste is coming […]

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PM Modi is committed to Lankan Tamils’ welfare too, says union minister

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

DECCAN CHRONICLE. The Central Minister said this was part of the Centre’s housing project to build 14,000 houses in Jaffna. Chennai: Union Minister of State for Finance and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan has asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to the welfare of the Indian origin living in other countries including the Tamils in Sri […]

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විස්සේ උගුල

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප අලුත් ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් සම්බන්ධ කතිකාව යළිත් කරළියට පැමිණ ඇති සෙයකි. විවිධ පාර්ශ්ව මෙන්ම ආණ්ඩුවද මේ පිළිබඳ යම් ආකාරයක අවධානය යොමු කර තිබේ. මේ දෙස බැලිය යුත්තේ මෙකී ක්‍රියාවලියේ මූලාරම්භක අවස්ථාව ද සමඟය. වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුව බලයට පැමිණි පසු කරගෙන යන ව්‍යවස්ථා සම්පාදන ක්‍රියාවලිය සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම විදේශ බලපෑම් මත ඇතිකර ගත්තකි. 2015 අගෝස්තු මැතිවරණය පවත්වා පිහිටුවාගත් ආණ්ඩුව […]

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