Archive for September 13th, 2018

Mending Walls instead of Mending Fences:  Anticipatory comments on “Kanepahara (A Box on the Ears )”

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

By Rohana R. Wasala Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast. Robert Frost (‘Mending Wall’) ‘Kanepahara’ (lit. ‘A Box on the Ears’) is the title of a series of radio dramas scheduled […]

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කුරුන්දක විහාරයට එල්ල වූ ජාතිවාදී ප්‍රහාරය

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්        ලංකාවේ පුරා විද්‍යා නීතිය බෙහෙවින්ම ප්‍රබලය. පුරාවිද්‍යා රක්ෂිතයක යම් ඉදි කිරීමක් වෙනස් කිරීමක් කළහොත්  අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන ඇප නොමැතිව තබා ගැනීමටද එම නීති රීති ප්‍රමාණවත්ය.පුරාවිද්‍යා නීති රීති වලට යටත් වූ පැරණි සංඝාවාස තිබූ ස්ථානවල රැඳී උන් භික්ෂූන් වහන්සේලා වරක් දෙකක් නොව කීප වරක්ම මෙම නීතිය යටතේ අත් අඩංගුවට පත් කොට තිබේ.ඒ  සමහර විට […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකන් කජු ලණුව

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

වාගිස ප්‍රනාන්දු – ශ්‍රී ලංකාව බල්ලොත් නොකන ශ්‍රී ලංකන් කජු හින්දා ඉන්ධන වැඩිවුනා,  මතකද අනේ   මන්දා? හොර අණපණත් සම්මතයට හැකි   හින්දා අවධිව සිටිමු! ලණු  දී, මුන් රට කන හින්දා      

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Airline removes nuts after President’s disclosure……. To err is human but to forgive divine

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera The proverbial phrase ‘To err is human’ is often heard in its fuller form ‘to err is human; to forgive, divine.’ This makes sense of the notion that the originator, the English poet Alexander Pope, was trying to convey. In the poem An Essay on Criticism, Part II, 1711. Pope explains that, while […]

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A strategy and programme for Yaha Paalanaya 2020

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

By Professor S W R de A Samarasinghe Courtesy The Island September 13, 2018, 12:00 pm Many Sri Lankans are frustrated with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for having failed to deliver good governance (Yaha Paalanaya – YP) and competent economic management. But lack of success with YP2015 is not a reason to abandon the concept of […]

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The 20th amendment

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island September 13, 2018, 10:24 pm These clear and distinct provisions illustrate that the sovereignty of the People were to be exercised by separate and distinct organs of government namely, the Legislature and the Executive, both elected by the People. What the 20th Amendment hopes to achieve is to eliminate one […]

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Admiral Wijegunaratne’s involvement with murder suspect: TNA alleges President interfered in CID probe TNA admits Lt. Commander Hettiarachchi not ‘Navy Sampath’

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando  Courtesy The Island Continuing controversy over Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Ravi Wijegunaratne, wanted by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in connection with allegedly aiding and abetting Lt. Commander Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi, a suspect in two major wartime cases, leaving for Mexico on Sept. 10 has taken a dramatic turn with the Tamil […]

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‘For the security of India, stability in Sri Lanka is very important’

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Suhasini Haidar and Amit Baruah Courtesy The Hindu The former Sri Lankan President says he is ready to put past ‘misunderstandings’ with India behind him, and could lead his party in the 2019 elections Sri Lanka’s former President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is visiting New Delhi to deliver a public lecture and meet with various leaders, in the first […]

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Indian and Tamil nationalisms clash over release of Rajiv Gandhi killers

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, September 11(newsin.asia): Following the Indian Supreme Court’s stand that it is up to the Governor of the State of Tamil Nadu to decide whether the seven life convicts in the 1991 Rajiv Gandhi assassination case should be released or not, the Tamil Nadu cabinet on Sunday  recommended to the State Governor […]

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Sword of Damocles hangs over Sri Lanka

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Courtesy The Star on line PETALING JAYA: Sri Lanka is at risk of an exchange rate crisis mainly due to its still-weak fiscal finances and a fragile external position. Sri Lanka charted the highest Damocles score of 175, among 30 emerging market (EM) economies. The Damocles index by Nomura summarises macroeconomic and financial variables into […]

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Sri Lanka most at risk of the next emerging market currency crisis: Nomura

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

New Delhi: Seven countries, including Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Turkey, are at risk of an exchange rate crisis as investors reassess their investments following the contagion in Argentina and Turkey, a new index by Nomura says. According to the global financial services major, emerging markets are under pressure as investors reassess the risks amid monetary policy […]

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