Archive for December, 2018

“Sri Lanka is too weak to enter into FTAs like the one with Singapore”, says Presidential experts committee

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, December 31 (DailyFT): Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are of no use” unless backed by a slew of reforms to make Sri Lanka’s economy more competitive, a highly-critical report from the Committee of Experts (CoE) appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to evaluate the Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA has said. It recommends that any future […]

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2019 a year to ‘work without corruption’- President

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana President Maithripala Sirisena visited the historic Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic today (31) to pay homage to the sacred Tooth Relic and secure blessings for the New Year, the President’s Media Division stated. Later, he had visited the Malwathu Maha Viharaya and called on the Most Venerable Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Maha Nayake […]

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OPEN LETTER TO SINHALA BUDDHISTS

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Stanley Perera Melbourne, Australia. My dear Sri Lankan Buddhists, DON’T TRUST OR BELIEVE THE WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHES For nearly four years this man Ranil Wickremasinghe did not vist the Mahanayaka theros or any other buddhist temples.  Let alone the church, mosques or Hindu Temples.  For that the people friendly Mahinda Rajapakse never failed to […]

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An Anomaly in Buddhist Practice

Monday, December 31st, 2018

R Chandrasoma On opening the Newspapers one is often regaled with the sight of a Political Big-Wig humbly worshipping a Buddhist priest in an ornate Temple with friends and onlookers in attendance. Nobody questions the worth of this sacerdotal performance by our elected leaders – but why is it that a female of like religious […]

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Sri Lanka – Buddhism The State Religion

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Prof. Hudson McLean As President Donald Trump declared that United States of America may now Celebrate Christmas, as a Christian Nation with Freedom of Worship available to other religious beliefs, Sri Lanka may declare the Island as a Buddhist Nation with similar Democratic & Humane Rights to other religions. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a […]

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New year greetings

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Mahinda Rajapaksa Former President and Leader of the Opposition I wish all Sri Lankans a new year full of new hope and optimism. With the dawn of 2019, it is my fervernt hope that all Sri Lankans will be able to lay aside differences based on religion and ethnicity and unite to protect our motherland […]

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ජාතිවාදි ලේබලය නිසි තැන අලවමු!

Monday, December 31st, 2018

 Isuru Prasanga

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”ව්‍යවස්ථා” ද්‍රෝහීකමට සම්බන්ධ වන්න එපා !! ඒ සඳහා ඔබට අයිතියක් නැත !!

Monday, December 31st, 2018

මහාචාර්ය චන්න ජයසුමන මහ ලේකම් ජාතික විශ්ව විද්‍යාල ආචාර්ය සංගමය වෙනුවෙන්, එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්ධානයේ සියලූ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රීවරු වෙත, ගරු මන්ත‍්‍රීතුමනි, ”ව්‍යවස්ථා” ද්‍රෝහීකමට සම්බන්ධ වන්න එපා !! ඒ සඳහා ඔබට අයිතියක් නැත !! එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය, ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ සහ දෙමළ ජාතික සන්ධානය එක්ව නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක්/සංශෝධනයක් ගෙන ඒමට ලහි ලහියේ කටයුතු යොදන බව අපි දැනුම්වත් […]

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Where have Buddhists in Sri Lanka got Privileged treatment?

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

There is a notion being spread that the Sinhale Buddhists are a privileged lot in Sri Lanka & that Buddhism’s foremost place is responsible & therefore should be removed. This notion is being peddled by the usual culprits who have for donkey’s years being peddling all types of solutions for various problems in society none […]

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MORE PARTITION OR FURTHER DIVISION OF INDIA

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

ALI SUKHANVER A judge of India’s Meghalaya High Court, Justice S.R.Sen has recently said in a statement that India should have been declared a Hindu country after Partition, and that if anyone tried to make it an Islamic country, it would be doomsday for India and the world. The honourable justice gave this ‘wisely-sensitive’ statement […]

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DISAPPEARANCES, REPARATION, MISSING PERSONS AND YAHAPALANA Part 1

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

KAMALIKA PIERIS Revised 1.1.2019, 2.1.2019 In 2015,    the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva approved a Resolution titled   Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka”. (UNHRC Resolution 30/1). Sri Lanka’s     Yahapalana government supported the Resolution.   This Resolution included inter alia,  provisions  to establish an  Office  of Missing  Persons  and  an  Office  for  Reparations […]

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The need to end the tyranny of minority politics in Sri Lanka” Part 11

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Dr Sudath Gunasekara 29. 12.2018. (Continued from 24th Dec 2018) (Ending the tyranny of minority politics in Sri Lanka constitutes the number one in restoring political stability, economic and social development and preserving the 2500-year-old Sinhala Buddhist civilization in this country) Before I  present my proposed  solutions to this vexed problem as stated in the […]

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Russia-India trade turnover to surge three-fold by 2025

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Courtesy RT The volume of trade between Russia and India has been steadily growing and exceeded $10 billion last year. The two nations are aiming to boost trade and encourage investment. According to Russia’s Federal Customs Service, the trade turnover between Russia and India has been hovering between $8 billion and $10 billion over the […]

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20th Amendment without repeal of 13A: A recipe for disaster

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Malinda Seneviratne ‘Stand Alone’ is a term that was used a lot during the discussion on the power of the president to dissolve parliament. The issue was whether the clause preventing dissolution until Parliament completes four and a half years supersedes the surreptitiously inserted clause permitting dissolution. That insertion was pernicious as was the entire […]

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Sri Lanka rode the roller coaster in 2018

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, December 28: Sri Lanka saw cataclysmic political events in 2018. Democracy, which was introduced way back in 1931 and was thought to be well and truly entrenched in Sri Lanka, was put in danger in October-November when President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed Prime Minister Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and dissolved parliament […]

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A tribute

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Laksiri Warnakula All of them are about to retire and you could see the tell-tale signs of aging. Once bright and healthy colours have now faded to an unhealthy sallow and most of them are emaciated to paper-thin bodies, a far cry from what they were some moons ago. Some of them have been wounded […]

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Parakrama first-ever industry professional to be made Ports, Shipping, and Southern Development Secretary

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Dr Sarath n Obeyskera   Top industry professional Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Southern Development by President Maithripala Sirisena. When I read above news article I noted that ruling class is getting senses into their brains .Whenever a minister is not an expert in the […]

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We demand 225 Sri Lankan MPs & President present Affidavits to confirm they are not dual citizens

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

The inclusion of the clause to deny any Member of Parliament or the President to be a dual citizen looks rather silly if we have to trust in the MP to be honorable enough to declare so. If Article 92(b) and Clause 20(4) of the 19th amendment & Article 91 (1) (d) (xiii) of the […]

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The power and the glory of Mahavamsa Part 1

Friday, December 28th, 2018

H. L. D. Mahindapala And the soothsayers, when they saw the seats prepared, foretold: ‘The earth is occupied by these (bhikkus); they will be lords upon the island.’  – Mahavamsa–IV:53.                                                                                                                     In the opening paragraph Bhikku Mahanama, the Father of Sri Lankan history, makes it clear that he didn’t sit down to write the Mahavamsa […]

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The power and the glory of Mahavamsa- Part 11

Friday, December 28th, 2018

H. L. D. Mahindapala Undoubtedly, Mahavamsa focuses essentially on the Sinhala-Buddhists. What else could historian Mahanama do writing in the 5th century? What else was there for  him to write about at the time? He couldn’t write about the Tamils because they were not a part of the evolving historical events. Nor had they established […]

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With the ‘Fifth Column’ in Action in Cohort with our Corrupt Parliament, and the Divisive 13th Amendment in the Constitution, we Must have the Executive Branch Part-3 of 3

Friday, December 28th, 2018

Geethanjana Kudaligamage Why Executive Presidency Must be Preserved and Prevailed? People make mistakes. And one of the mistakes that the United States constantly made was that it could intervene and somehow adjust people’s governments” Wesley K. Clark, Sr. Retired General of the United States Army. Today in this era of globalization of late capitalism, where […]

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ජයදේව උයන්ගොඩ Anidda e Paper යට ලියු ගිය සතියේ නඩු තීන්දු සහ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය රැකගැනීමේ නොනිමි අරගලය නමැති ලිපියට කෙටි පිළිතුරක්.

Friday, December 28th, 2018

චාර්ල්ස් එස් පෙරේරා විසින් මේ අන් ජී ඕ  නඩයේ ජයදෙව මහත්තයලා  ලංකාවේ දේශපාලන හා ප්‍රජාචන්ත්‍ර වාදයේ ඔටුණු පලන්දා සිටින විශේෂන්ඥයන් හැටියටයි පෙනීසිටින්නේ. මේ මහත්තයා  එදා ඔක්තොඹර 26 වනදා පටන්ගෙන ශ්‍රේෂ්ටාධිකරණයේ ඊනියා ප්‍රජාතන්ද්‍රවාදී  නඩුතීන්දුව නිසා   දේශපාලන සිහිවිකලත්වයේ අතරමං වී තිබුණු ලංකාවේ දේශපාලන අර්බුදයේ අවසානය සිදු උනායි සාඩම්බරයෙන් පවසයි. එතුමන්ලාට ඒ එසේ උවත් රටේ ආර්ථික අපහසුතාවයෙන් මිරිකී […]

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ඉන්දියන් ටෙලි නාටක සමහ පේවී පෙන්නාවි කුසුමාසන දේවී

Friday, December 28th, 2018

මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්          මෙරට රූපවාහිනී නාලිකා මගින් ඓතිහාසික කතා ඇතුලත් ටෙලි නාටක පෙන්වීමට උනන්දු වී තව වැඩි කලක් ගතව නොමැත. උතුරේ ත්‍රස්තවාදී යුද්ධයෙන් පසුව ඇතිවූ ජාතික අභිමානන ප්‍රවණතාවය මීට හේතු විය. මෙම ඓතිහාසික කතා පුවත් පිළිබඳව ඉල්ලුමක් ඇති නිසා නිෂ්පාදකයන් ගේ නැඹුරුතාවයක් ඇති වන්නට ඇත. කෙසේ වුවත් මේ උනන්දුව සමග මෙරට ඉතිහාසය සමග බද්ධ වූ […]

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Relevance of re- reading “Protestant Buddhism “

Friday, December 28th, 2018

Punsara Amarasinghe Institute of Law and Politics Sant Anna Scuola Superiore Pisa, Italy. In the realm of sociology and cultural anthropology academia in Sri Lanka writings of Gananath Obeyesekere has been mainly confined to sociology department of University of Colombo or among few intellectuals who are exclusively working in English. None of his main writings have been translated […]

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අගමැතිතුමාගේ වාසනාවට අකුල් නොහෙලනු !

Friday, December 28th, 2018

ප්‍රවෘත්ති නිවේදනය ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදයේ ශුද්ධවන්තයන් ලෙස බටහිර ප්‍රජාවගේ නොමද ගෞරවයට පාත්‍රවූ රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මැතිතුමා ප්‍රමුඛ පිරිස බලයෙහි පිහිටුවා ගතවූ දින දහයක කාලය තුළ ගනු ලැබූ ප්‍රධාන පියවර කිහිපයෙන් පැහැදිලිවනුයේ  ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදයේ ධජය අඩකුඹ කිරිම සඳහා ඔවුන් තුල තිබෙන සැබෑ ලැදියාව නොවේද? සැබැවින්ම, බලය ලබාගත් පළමු දින කිහිපය ඔවුන් නැවතත්, නැවත නැවතත් අප හමුවේ අවධාරණය […]

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පුංචි අපේ එංගලන්තේ

Friday, December 28th, 2018

ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති අපේ රටට කියන්නේ ලංකාව කියලා. නිකම් ම නිකම් ලංකාව නෙවෙයි – ශ්‍රී ලංකාව. දූපතකට කියන්න ඕන ලංකාව කියලා තමයි. මොකද ලංකාව” කියන වචනයේ තේරුම දූපත” කියන එකනේ. ඉතින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව කියලා කිව්වාම මහා ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨ දූපතක් කියන එක ඒකෙන් කියැවෙනවා. ඒත් මේ ශ්‍රේෂඨ දූපතේ ඉන්න අපේ කට්ටිය කැමැති, මීටත් වඩා ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨ රටක් තියෙනවා. […]

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Right to Reply: R Hoole – don’t forget Sinhalese & Muslims were ALSO victims, they deserve justice too

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Daily Mirror issue of 21st December 2018 carried an interview with Prof. Ratnajeewan. Hoole by Susitha Fernando titled they must be tried to show that Tamil lives are as important” whether this is what Prof Hoole or Susitha Fernando conveys is left for the readers to decide, however there are some questions that need to […]

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The Executive Presidency should be abolished

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Chanaka Bandarage JR Jayawardane stated that in the Constitution that he drafted in 1978 he could do anything except, ‘change a man into a woman and vice versa’. When the Executive Presidency was introduced, Dr NM Perera asked the question If an insane person becomes a president, what would be the state of the country?” […]

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Chemistry and science are totally related to cooking

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Dr Hector Perera             London All the food and drinks are made up of chemicals and we cook the food made out of chemicals. We cannot see these chemicals with the naked eye but instrumentals analysis confirms the presence of these chemicals. We can see these chemicals only in large quantities but cannot get a single […]

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UN put your house in order first: Sri Lankan UN staffer accuses UN director of sexual harassment

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

The UN self-appointed bully on behalf powerful countries of the world regularly issues demarches at countries through its associate bodies as if it is 100% perfect & morally eligible to do so. Surprise, surprise, UN has more skeletons in its closet than it will admit. Financial corruption/mismanagement, abuse of funds, harassment of whistleblowers, to sexual […]

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