Archive for November 20th, 2018

Sri Lanka’s tyrant speaker puts the country in peril. – Part II

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

By ; A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA On 16th last Friday the government Ministers and MPS extremely annoyed by demented Karuma Jayasuriyasuriyaq’s arrogance and failure to take appropriate action against the threats posed to members of Parliament by Ranjan Ramanayake and Palitha Thevarapperuma by bringing in knives to Parliament, accommodating notorious thugs and underworld operators to the […]

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Once Again Sun Rises with Hope for Sri Lanka – Prof. Hudson McLean

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Prof. Hudson McLean Having read the professional scrip of HLD Mahindapala, I decided to re-enter LankaWeb. Three years I watched the antics of Ranil W and his mob raking the Sri Lankan green fields to the bare barren earth. Today I read the excellent prose of HLD Mahindapala, the evergreen of Sri Lankan journalism, factual, […]

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19-A fetters Parliament, not President

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island By now, everyone in the country would have realized that the current political mess that the country is in, stems from the changes made or purported to be made in the Constitution, by the 19th Amendment. From the very beginning, the 19th Amendment Bill itself has been a mess. […]

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YAHAPALANA AS A PUPPET REGIME Part 3

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

KAMALIKA PIERIS This essay looks at five important Yahapalana activities. They are Legislation, Constitutional Council, Income tax, Land bank and Citizen Data base. LEGISLATION Yahapalana method of passing laws has been criticized. Important laws are passed with just a simple majority of the MPs present and voting. The Enforced Disappearances Bill was declared passed in […]

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විශ්වාසභංග තුණ්ඩුවට පසු …

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති තුණ්ඩුවෙන් කඩ වහන කාලයක් තිබුණා. ඒ, මීට අවුරුදු 30 කට විතර කලින්. ඒ කාලයේ අපේ රටේ තත්ත්වය බොහෝම අස්ථාවරයි. එක පැත්තකින් කොටි සංවිධානය අවි අමෝරාගෙන උතුරු සහ නැගෙනහිර පළාත්වලට වෙලා හිටියා. අනිත් පැත්තෙන් ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ දියත්කරපු ආයුධ සන්නද්ධ අරගලයක් දකුණු පළාත්වල ක්‍රියාත්මක වුනා. ඒ අරගලය මර්දනය කරන්න කියලා හිතාගෙන ආණ්ඩුවත් හරි […]

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THE PATHETIC SPEAKER , A HEN ON HOT GRIDDLE

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

RANJITH SOYSA Sri Lanka’s Speaker in the Parliament is attempting to create anarchy in the country by design or through extreme incompetency. Restless and clueless in his approach in handling of the Parliament affairs he continues to make a mockery of the rules governing the Parliament sessions . A the very start he boldly said […]

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Samalan Weva archeological sites and Taliban-like activity by Eelamists.

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada. Samalankulam or Smalang weva has been a place name that we had included in our list of place-names in the North and East (scroll to Samalankulam at the website: https://dh-web.org/place.names/index.html ).  This was made available to the public since approximately 2002 to 2006. Samalankulam had been listed in the 1982 Annual Report […]

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Can we allow “democracy” to destroy a nation that even terrorism couldn’t?

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Keerthi Godayaya Once again, a myriad of explanations has been emanating from all directions regarding the constitutional quagmire that has engulfed Sri Lankan politics at present. Many of these explanations are based on western democratic norms and traditions as to how important that can be to safeguard the Westminster parliamentary etiquettes. Many are worried about […]

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Mindfulness Meditation

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge  The term mindfulness” has been used to refer to a psychological state of awareness, a practice that promotes this awareness, a mode of processing information, and a characterological trait (Brown et al., 2007; Davis & Hayes, 2011).  According to Bodhi (2000) the word mindfulness originally comes from the Pali word sati, […]

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ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ කොයි බටද?

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි  අපි ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ මුල් යුගයේ සාමාජිකයින් වෙමු. මේ පොළොවේ නොතිබුන දෙයක් ගොඩනැංවීමට දායකවූ ඒ පරපුරේ සියලුම සහෝදර සයෝදරියන් ඉතා ගෞරවයෙන් සිහිපත් කරමින් මේ ලිපිය ලිවිම ආරම්භ කරනුයේ, මගේ ජිවිත කාලයටම එවන්වූ උත්තරීතර ගුනගරුකවූ මිනිසුන් මට හමුනොවි ඇති බව සිහිපත් කරමිනි. ගැටවර අවධියේ පසුවූ අපි සියලු දෙනාම එකට එකතුවී කල මහා මෙහෙවර […]

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Speaker way off mark on parliament costs

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The People’s Action for Free and Fair Election (PAFFREL) Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi told The Island that a single parliamentary session cost Sri Lankan taxpayer a whopping Rs 25,721,413 mn and not Rs 4.6 mn to Rs 5mn as previously estimated. The civil society activist said that the PAFFREL had […]

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Govt working on vote on account

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

by Shyam Nuwan Ganewatte Courtesy The Island The government was working on a vote on account to be presented at the next Cabinet meeting, Minister of International Trade and Investment Promotion, Bandula Gunawardena yesterday told the media at the Prime Minister’s Office. If the Supreme Court decided that the dissolution of Parliament was legal, the President […]

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UNP to contest under Common Candidacy at Presidential polls?

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana National Organizer of the United National Party (UNP) Navin Dissanayake says that UNP will contest through a common candidate at the next Presidential Election. A group of UNP parliamentarians called on the Mahanayake of the Malwathu Chapter, Most Venerable Thibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thero today (20). They informed the Thero on the current […]

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Three suspects of Justice Illanchelian shooting case bailed

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana Three suspects, who were remanded in connection with the shooting incident in Nallur targeting Jaffna District Court Judge M. Illanchelian, have been granted bail. They were granted bail by Jaffna High Court Judge Annalingam Premachandran yesterday (19) under strict bail conditions. Police Sergeant Sarath Hemachandra who was a personal protection officer to […]

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Didn’t instruct IGP to cancel IP Nishantha’s transfer:The National Police Commission

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Darshana Sanjeewa Courtesy The Daily Mirror The National Police Commission (NPC) said yesterday it had not directed the IGP to cancel the transfer of the CID’s Organised Crimes Investigation Unit OIC, IP Nishantha Silva. Several reports claimed that the NPC had directed the IGP to cancel the transfer of IP Nishantha Silva. NPC Secretary Saman Dissanayaka […]

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Karu to contest 2020 President Poll – GL

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

RANMINI GUNASEKARA Courtesy Ceylon Today Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s actions against the President reveal his personal agenda to run for the Presidential Election in 2020, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Professor G. L. Peiris said today (19). He said this at a Media briefing held at the Party headquarters in Colombo. The Speaker is […]

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කථානායක 2020 ජනපති සිහිනයෙන් අන්ධ වෙලා

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

නුවන් හෙට්ටිආරච්චි උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම කථානායක කරු ජයසූරිය පොදු අපේක්‍ෂක සිහිනයෙන් අන්ධ වී ඇති බව සත්‍ය ගවේෂකයෝ සංවිධානයේ කැඳවුම්කරු ප්‍රේම්නාත් සී. ‍ෙදාලවත්ත පවසයි. ඒ මහතා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ කොළඹ මහජන පුස්තකාලයේදී ඊයේ (19දා) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදීය. එහිදී ඒ මහතා මෙසේද පැවැසීය. රටේ ඇතිවෙලා තියෙන ගැටලුකාරී තත්ත්වයට කථානායක වගකිව යුතුයි. මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ නව අගමැති කළ ගැසට් එකට […]

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අගමැතිකම දෙනවා කියා කථානායකව අන්දලා

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

දෙනගම ධම්මික රණවීර උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම අගමැති තනතුර හිමිවන බවට ඇතැම් පිරිසක් විසින් කථානායක කරු ජයසූරිය මහතාව ‘අන්දවා’ තිබූ නිසා ඔහු ස්ථාවර නියෝග නොතකා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ අත්තනෝමතිකව කටයුතු කළ බව සම කැබිනට් ප්‍රකාශක නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන හා වෘත්තීය පුහුණු ඇමැති නීතිඥ දයාසිරි ජයසේකර මහතා පැවැසීය. ඔහු එසේ කීවේ ඊයේ (19දා) රජයේ ප්‍රවෘත්ති දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදීය. ඔහු වැඩිදුරටත් මෙසේද […]

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Re: Biyagulu Chandiya Champika Ranawaka – this is a big talker who says “api chandi”

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

ටී. මුදලි සිසිර වේරගොඩ නමින් එවූ පණිවිඩය  සබැඳේ. (ඉංග්‍රීසියෙන් එවූ දෙයට සිංහලෙන් ලියන්නේ එය මටත් වැඩි දෙනෙකුටත් පහසු නිසයි) කෙටියෙන් නම්, එතුමා කියනවා රණවක ඇමතිතුමා බියගුල්ලෙකුයි. ඉතින්, මොවුන් තමන්ට පිටුපෑවා ආදී දෙයයි. ඉන් පසු කියනවා අලුතින් සංවිධානයක් හැදීගෙන එනවා කියා. බලය ඇත්තන් හෝ ඔවුන්ගේ නෑ-මිතුරන් හෝ ඔවුන්ගෙන් වාසි නොලැබී ගියවුන්ගෙන් හෝ මේ කිසිවෙකුගෙන්වත් රටට හෝ […]

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