Archive for October 9th, 2018

Tamil Lilliputians posing as Gullivers of Sri Lankan history

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

H.L. D. Mahindapala Of all the migrants that stepped into Sri Lanka to make it their home only the Sinhala-Buddhists created, consolidated and sustained, the mainstream culture that shaped and dominated its history.  No other minority has succeeded in displacing them from the commanding position and power they held in the mainstream down the ages. […]

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His Eminence Archbishop Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith states correctly the unfortunate plight of the West trying to  extend  Human Rights as their religious faith..

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

By Charles.S.Perera The West which speaks of a Christian Civilization is today with nothing to give to the world by way of Christian love, but death and disaster, through bombs, economic sanctions, trade embargoes, threats for violation of human rights, and political interference into developing countries without helping  them in their efforts for development. It […]

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Foreign sojourns of the President and the Prime Minister

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Sudath Gunasekara 8.10. 2018. Could someone find out the details about the foreign trips President Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinha have undertaken (separately) after they assumed Office in 2015. Also the amount of public funds spent on these trips from government coffers and the benefits the country has got from these trips. Other than […]

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Questions for Human Rights Watch on Return of Land in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Sri Lanka Government slow to return land” says Human Rights Watch in an 80 page report titled Why can’t we go home”: Military occupation of land in Sri Lanka”. HRW refers to land owned only by Tamils & occupied only by the national army. This is a major faux pas on the part of a […]

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Questions for the Office of Missing Persons /Reparations Sri Lanka

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

  A lot of people are coming forward to give their expert opinions on how the war should have been fought. You wonder at times, where were all these people when LTTE were carrying out suicide attacks, assassinations & bombing missions throughout 3 decades. Why could they have not come out with all these templates […]

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බුද්ධ චීවරය සහ ජම්පරය

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

විමල් පටබැඳිගේ(ශාස්ත්‍රවේදි, නීතීඥ සහ විශ්‍රාමික සොලිසිටර්) දැනට වසර තුනක පමණ කාලයක සිට භික‍ෂූන් වහන්සේ විශාල පිරිසක් බැඳුම්කර මත (ඇප මත) මුදාහැරීම නොකොට රණෂිත බන්ධනාගාර ගත කිරීම, අධිකරණය කි්‍රයාවලියට යටත් කිරීම සහ බරපතල වැඩ සහිත දැඩි ද`ඩුවම් පමුණුවා බන්ධනාගාරයට යැවීම සුලබ කරුණක් බවට පත්ව ඇත. ඉන් වැඩි පිරිසක් පොලීසිය මගින් අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන අධිකරණ කි්‍රයාවලියට යටත් කොට […]

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Don’t try to federalize Sri Lanka’s history!

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

(An internet post as translated by Rohana R. Wasala) Professor Raj Somadeva is the head of the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology of the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. He is a scholar who is engaged in archaeological excavation and exploration, devoting himself to efforts that even go beyond the demands of his profession, in order […]

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Interim Government cannot solve the present Crisis

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

By:A.A.M. NIZAM – MATARA When the need of the hour is to get this oppressive, foreigm slavish and inept government dissolved and hold elections, speculation is rife that moves are being made by certain avaricious politicians to establish an interim or probationary government and make the former President and the populist leader Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa […]

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20A: Some clauses need 2/3 majority and referendum

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Deputy Speaker J. M. Ananda Kumarasiri informed the Parliament today that Supreme Court had determined that some clauses in 20th Amendment needs a two-thirds majority in Parliament as well as a referendum.

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20 වගන්ති 38න් 36ක් ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට පටහැනි බව අධිකරණය තීරණය කරයි

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

ආරියරත්න රණබාහු සහ සුජිත් හේවාජුලිගේ උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප විධායක ජනාධිපති ධූරය අහෝසි කිරීම සඳහා ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ ඉදිරිපත් කර තිබූ 20 වැනි සංශෝධනයේ ඇති 38 න් 36 ක් ජනමත විචාරණකින් සහ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ තුනෙන් දෙකක ඡන්දයකින් සම්මත කළ යුතු බව ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය තීරණය කර ඇතැයි නියෝජ්‍ය කතානායක ආනන්ද කුමාරසිරි මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී අද (9) පැවැසීය. ඒ අනුව 20 වැනි සංශෝධන […]

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Voice samples match with those in tape: CID

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Nimanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Government Analyst’s report states that the voice samples provided by DIG Nalaka de Silva and Namal Kumara have tallied with those in the tape, the CID said. It submitted the relevant voice samples to the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today after they received the samples from the Government Analyst […]

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Govt’s repeated mantra on corruption and ‘debt mountain’ scared away investors: Godahewa

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

by Sanath Nanayakkare Courtesy The Island The current government’s needlessly self-destructive overemphasis of corruption and the oft-repeated ‘debt mountain’ scared away foreign investors who lost faith in the country’s administrative and financial system, Dr Nalaka Godahewa, former chairman of the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) told the media at the Patriotic Professionals’ press briefing held on Monday. […]

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බැරි එකාට බෑමයි කියා නාහෙන් හඬන ලංකාවේ ආර්ථිකය

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

ආචාර්ය නාලක ගොඩහේවා උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම ලංකාවේ මේ අවස්ථාවේ විශාල සමාජ ආර්ථික දේශපාලන අර්බුදයක් ඇති බව නොපිළිගන්නා අයෙක් වේ නම් ඒ එක්කෝ බොරුකාරයෙකි. නැත්නම් මෝඩයෙකි. මන්ද සත්‍යය ඕනෑම අයකුට ඇස් ඉදිරිපිටම දක්නට ඇති බැවිනි. දේශපාලන වේදිකාවල රටේ ජනතාවට හැමදාමත් බිල්ලන් මවන වත්මන් අගමැතිවරයාගේ අලුත්ම හෙළිදරව්ව නම් ලෝක ආර්ථික අර්බුදයක් ඇති බවත් ලංකාව ඉන් පීඩනයට ලක්වී ඇති බවත්ය. […]

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භාරකාර ආණ්ඩුවකට මම විරුද්ධයි

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

ඩබ්ලිව්.කේ. ප්‍රසාද් මංජු උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතාගේ ප්‍රකාශ විශ්වාස කිරීම බරපතළ ගැටලුවක් නිසා ජනාධිපතිතුමා සමඟ හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා ප්‍රමුඛ ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්‍ෂය භාරකාර ආණ්ඩුවක් පිහිටුවීමට සූදානමක් නොමැති බවත් එවැනි කාරණයකට තමා පෞද්ගලිකව විරුද්ධ බවත් ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්‍ෂයේ නියෝජ්‍ය ප්‍රධාන චසංවිධායක රත්නපුර දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි රංජිත් ද සොයිසා ‘මව්බිම’ට ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා […]

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Sri Lanka Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association Annual Gathering – 2018.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

By A. Abdul Aziz. Lajna Imaillah (Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association) Sri Lanka held its Annual Gathering (Ijtima) recently at Ahmadiyya Jubilee Hall Negombo. The event started with flag hoisting by A.H. Nasir Ahmad – National President of Sri Lanka Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, followed by silent prayer. Mrs. Shakeela Aslam – President of the Ahmadiyya Women […]

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Maga Neguma welfare society funded Rs.20 mn for Hirunika’s political activities: FCID

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Nimanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy The Daily Mirror   It was reported before the Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake today, that a sum amounting to Rs. 20 million had been spent through an account belonging to the Welfare Society of the Maga Neguma Construction Equipment company to fund the political activities of Hirunika Premachandra who is currently a member […]

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One million in Sri Lanka suffer from blindness

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Courtesy Bernama.com COLOMBO, Oct 9 (Bernama) — Nearly a million in Sri Lanka, out of its 21 million population, suffer from blindness or from conditions that could lead to blindness due to an increase in the number of cataract patients, local media reported on Tuesday. To commemorate the World Sight Day 2018 which falls on Oct 11, […]

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To Solve Its Debt Problem, Pakistan Should Either Follow Malaysia Or Turn Into The Next Sri Lanka

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Panos Mourdoukoutas Courtesy forbes.com The IMF won’t solve Pakistan’s debt problem. In dealing with a soaring foreign debt, Pakistan has a couple of choices. One of them is to cancel Chinese projects, as Malaysia did back in August. The other choice is to allow China to turn debt into equity, as Sri Lanka did back in […]

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Sri Lanka to sell hotel stakes, possibly within six months: finance minister

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Tom Wilson Courtesy reuters.com LONDON (Reuters) – Sri Lanka plans to put two state-owned hotel companies up for sale within the next six months in a sale that could raise $500 million for the island nation as it seeks to bolster its finances, the finance minister said on Tuesday. Sri Lanka faces repayments on expensive infrastructure […]

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That’s quite a souvenir! Newlyweds are now the proud OWNERS of the rustic beach hotel they stayed in on their honeymoon (and they blame the free-flowing rum)

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

By KERRY MCDERMOTT FOR MAILONLINE Courtesy Mail on Line Gina Lyons, 33, and Mark Lee, 35, honeymooned in Sri Lanka after 2017 wedding Agreed to take over lease for their rustic beach hotel on rum-fuelled night  Newlyweds, who are now expecting a baby, named it Lucky Beach Tangalle  As of July 1 this year they became owners […]

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