Archive for February 13th, 2019

Attempts at Distortion of the Buddha’s Teaching

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Palitha Mapatuna It appears that attempts are being made by some individuals to distort the Buddha’s teaching through arbitrary interpretation of certain of its crucial technical terms. One such term is anicca, impermanence, an experiential characteristic, and directly related to two other characteristics of existence: dukkha, suffering, and anatta, not-self. This term anicca is correctly […]

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“Before I am their equal I must first be their superior”: Some remarks on SWRD Bandaranaike’s days at Oxford

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Punsara Amarasinghe Institute of Law and Politics  Scuola Superiore Sant Anna  Pisa, Italy The political and social upheaval of 1956 has been always received mixed reactions in Sri Lankan society. For some it was the monumental event in post-colonial Ceylon that common man disrupted the social and cultural hegemony which was predominantly consisted of Colombo […]

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Did SLFP jump the gun by approving Maithri as Presidential candidate?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

BY GAGANI WEERAKOON Courtesy Ceylon Today  The proposal was read out by Dissanayake in the presence of the General Secretary, Dayasiri Jayasekara and Senior Vice Chairman Nimal Siripala de Silva and was seconded by former Anuradhapura District MP, Tissa Karalliyadde. Those who were present, at the electoral balamandala reorganising Convention, raised their hands in approval. […]

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නාලක සහ මධුෂ් සමඟ අමල්ගේ සබඳතා ගැන CID යෙන් පරීක්ෂණ

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

CID probes Amal’s relations with Nalaka and Madush

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ETI ගනුදෙනුවේ ලයිකා මොබයිල් හෙළුව එළියට

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම ඊ.ටී.අයි. ෆිනෑන්ස් ලිමිටඩ් ආයතනයේ පාලිත, උප පාලිත සහ ආයෝජන වත්කම් විකිණීමේදී ඇමෙරිකානු ඩොලර් මිලියන 75කට වීමට නියමිත වූ සමස්ත ගනුදෙනුවෙන් ඇමෙරිකානු ඩොලර් මිලියන 5ක් ගනුදෙනුකාර ලයිකා මොබයිල් සමාගම නොගෙවීමට දරන කූට උත්සාහයට ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ බැංකුවේද සහාය ලැබෙන බවට බරපතළ සැකයක් මතුව තිබේ. එම ගනුදෙනුකාර සමාගම ස්වර්ණ මහල් මූල්‍ය සේවා පෞද්ගලික සමාගමට  (Swarnamahal […]

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රිසානා බේරගන්න එදා වෑයම් නොකළ පිරිස් මධුෂ් බේරගන්න අද දඟලනවා

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

ජයත් ශ්‍රී බණ්ඩාර උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම ‘එදා රිසානා දැරියගේ හිස ගසා දමන අවස්ථාවේ ඇයව බේරාගන්න උත්සාහ නොකළ පිරිස් අද මාකඳුරේ මධුෂ් බේරා ගන්න දැඩි උත්සාහයක නිරත වෙනවා.’ යැයි ජාතික භික්ෂු පෙරමුණ පවසයි. ඊයේ (12දා) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක් වෙමින් මේ බව පැවැසුවේ එම පෙරමුණේ ප්‍රධාන ලේකම් වකමුල්ලේ උදිත හිමියෝය. උදිත හිමියෝ මෙසේද පැවැසූහ. පාලකයෝ සෑම විටම […]

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SHOCK CLAIM: Human DNA ‘was designed by aliens’, say scientists

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

By Sean Martin Courtesy express.co.uk HUMAN DNA was designed by ALIENS, scientists who spent 13 years working on the human genome have sensationally claimed. A pair of scientists from Kazakhstan believe that our species was designed by a higher power, alien civilisation that either wanted to preserve a message in our DNA or simply plant life […]

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Kerala Pepper consortium raise concerns over illegal imports of Vietnam Pepper

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Courtesy commodityonline.com The coordinator of the Kerala chapter of Indian Pepper and Spice Traders, Growers , Planters Consortium said in a letter to commerce minister, that Sri Lankan minister has said that he hasn’t been able to prevent the export of 156 containers of Vietnam Pepper to India with certificate of origin from Sri Lanka […]

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More teeth, no bite?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Editorial Courtesy The Island Thursday 14th February, 2019 A new law has been enacted to enable the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) to use the findings of presidential commissions of inquiry (PCoIs) for prosecutorial purposes. The government kept dragging its feet on the vote on the Bill concerned, but finally buckled […]

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Fight for withdrawal of UNHRC resolution

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

P.S.MAHAWATTE Colombo 5. Courtesy The Island This relates to The Island of 7th Feb, article captioned “UK urged again to bring closure UN Resolution, Lord Naseby reminds UK govt. of US pullout from Geneva body”. Lord Naseby further states addressing the House of Commons “My Lords, it is my privilege to introduce this debate this […]

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Failure of another New Constitution?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

By Laksiri Fernando Courtesy The Island It is not only the ‘aekeeya/orumiththandu’ confusion and the ‘draft provisions’ for a new constitution that are questionable, but also the procedure and the process that were followed in drafting them. Under the present circumstances, there is no possibility of a single major party inaugurating a new constitution even […]

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Two individuals behind incidents involving Lasantha, Keith & Prageeth: Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said two individuals were behind the assassination of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, the assault on journalist Keith Noyahr and the disappearance of Prageeth Ekneligoda. In an interview with the Daily Mirror, Mr. Rajapaksa said he was not involved in any of these things including the […]

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