Archive for January 12th, 2019

13 November 2018  darkest day of Sri Lanka’s 2600 year history  when Supreme Court deprived people their right to change a repressive Regime.

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

By Charles S. Perera The 13th November, 2018 the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka,  against the advice of the Attorney General, issuing a stay order  for the dissolution of Parliament and calling for General elections by the President of Sri Lanka was the darkest day of Sri Lanka’s 2600 years old history.  Because that Supreme […]

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OPEN LETTER TO EDB AND MOD FROM AN INVESTOR ………….from Peter Hoffman of Germany

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

By Sarath Obeysekera Peter Hoffman’s Story I Came to Sri Lanka all the way from Germany, fell in love with not only with a Sri Lanka Lass but also with this resplendent island with a clear blue ocean with ample space for leisure, relaxing and entertaining my friends . So I bought a land facing […]

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Health Canada concludes new review of Glyphosate Herbicide

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

 Chandre Dharmawardana Last summer when a California School Gardener was awarded damages by a Court, various militant anti-GMO groups in Canada demanded a new review of Glyphosate. An independent panel of 20 scientists reviewed the latest material and their unanimous report has been released. Note that this approval covers  NOT ONLY GLYPHOSATE, but ALSO THE […]

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Destruction of UNESCO World Heritage Sinharaja MAB  Forest Reserve  .

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

Keerthi Hewagoda  Hereby we complain regarding the ongoing destruction in Sinharaja,  which is the last remanent virgin rain forest in Sri Lanka. With its high bio-diversity having a unique evolutionary history from the Gondwana assembly, particular bio-geographic features and with anthropological heritage; the Sinharaja offers  immense  scientific and cultural treasure for humanity. But the recent […]

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The ‘black’ media and the neo-liberal mafia

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

by C. A. Chandraprema January 12, 2019, 10:31 pm The UNP has recommenced its attacks on the media. Some time ago Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe threatened journalists and media organisations mentioning some by name and this included our sister paper Divaina. Since the restoration of the UNP government some weeks ago, these attacks have assumed […]

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Lanka struggles to repay record foreign debt : Sri Lanka’s prime minister

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

Courtesy The Island (AFP) Sri Lanka’s prime minister said the country was struggling to pay back its ballooning foreign debt, blaming a recent political crisis for dealing a “death blow” to the economy. Ranil Wickremesinghe said his government was scrambling to raise $1.9 billion to help service a first debt payment of $2.6 billion, that […]

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New Constitution – Govt. has no legitimacy to do so: MR

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said today the government did not have the legitimacy to introduce a new constitution and urged it to go for a parliamentary election so that people’s approval could be obtained for such a move. “There should be legitimacy prior to introducing a new […]

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Opposition accuses govt of deceiving Tamil people through new Constitution (English)

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

 

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IGP summoned to Govt Analyst’s Dept. over VIP assassination plot

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara has been summoned to the Government Analyst’s Department with regard to the alleged VIP assassination plan. Accordingly, IGP Jayasundara has been informed to be present at the department on Monday (Jan 14) at 9.30 am. Reportedly, this is the first time that the Inspector General of Police […]

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Lanka’s draft constitution abolishes Executive Presidency

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/newsin.asia Colombo, January 12: The Constitutional Expert Committee’s report, which was tabled in the Sri Lankan parliament on Friday abolishes the powerful Executive Presidency and replaces it by a Westminster style parliamentary system with a powerful Prime Minister and a ceremonial President. As per the report which can be described as the draft constitution”, […]

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Sri Lanka to use reserves to repay $1 bln loan

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

COLOMBO, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka has arranged $1 billion to repay a five-year sovereign bond maturing next week partly from its declining reserves, sources from both the central bank and finance ministry said on Friday. Originally the island nation’s three state banks were to borrow up to $1 billion from foreign sources before […]

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Sri Lanka plans to import hybrid buses from China

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

Courtesy The  Gulf Today COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is in talks with China to import hybrid buses to upgrade the island’s public transport sector. State Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Ashoka Abeysinghe said that he was in discussions with Chinese companies which manufacture hydrogen powered buses and hybrid buses and the procurement plan to purchase […]

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ෆ්‍රී කියන්නේ මොකක්ද බටර්ෆ්ලයි නංගියේ…

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම ‘පොං අයියේ කවුද බං අර හතරගාතෙන් පාරේ දුවන තට්ට පොර…?’ ‘යකඩෝ…. නිර්වස්ත්‍රයෙන්ම වගේ හුරේ දාගෙන දුවන කුරයෙක් වගේ…?’ ‘බලමු අහලා …..හෝව්… හෝව්… ලොක්කා කොහෙද මේ දුවන්නේ….? කෝ රෙදි…?’ ‘රෙදි නෝල්, රෙදි නෝ වෙලා, නෝණ්ඩිම වුණා බං…!’ ‘අහෝ… ඒ මක්කැයි…?’ ‘මැඩම්ස් බිබීගේ තේඩා ගිලලා…!’ ‘ඇයි ගිල්ලේ…?’ ‘ඕං….රීං… කට්ටු කට්ටු… වෙට්ටු දාලා පැනපිය… මට්ටු මට්ටු… […]

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රටට හොඳ නැති පනත් සම්මත කරගන්න ආණ්ඩුවෙන් යටිකූට්ටු වැඩක්

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

ඩබ්ලිව්.කේ. ප්‍රසාද් මංජු උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම පාර්ලිමේන්තුව තුළ කලහකාරි ලෙස හැසිරුණු බවට චෝදනා ගොනුකරමින් එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්ධානයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රිවරුන් 21 දෙනකුට පාර්ලිමේන්තුව මාසයක කාලයකට තහනම් කර අය _ වැය සහ රට අහිතකර අණපනත් කිහිපයක් සම්මත කරගැනීමේ සැලසුමක් ආණ්ඩුව විසින් ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට සූදානමින් සිටින බවට තොරතුරු වාර්තා වී තිබෙන බව එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්ධානයේ ප්‍රබලයෝ කීපදෙනෙක්ම ‘ඉරිදා […]

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ව්‍යවස්ථා මණ්ඩලයේ ක්‍රියාකාරිත්වය නතර කළ යුතුයි

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

අනුරාධා හේරත් උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා මණ්ඩලයේ ක්‍රියාකාරිත්වය නතර කළ යුතු බව ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක පවසයි. ජවිපෙ නායකයා ඉරිදා “මව්බිම”ට ප්‍රකාශ කළේ නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් සම්පාදනය කිරීම හා සම්මත කිරීමට වත්මන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව තුළ ප්‍රයත්න දැරීම ප්‍රතිඵල රහිත ක්‍රියාවක් බවය. ඒ අනුව වඩා සාධනීය ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණ සහිත ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනයක් ලෙස ගෙන ආ […]

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