Archive for February 15th, 2019

THE TAMIL LANGUAGE IN SRI LANKA Part 6

Friday, February 15th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS The State Council had decided in 1944 that when Ceylon became independent, both Sinhala and Tamil would be declared the national languages. There would be parity.  Therefore the National anthem also had to be in Sinhala and Tamil. The song selected as the national anthem, Namo Namo Matha was in Sinhala.   Premier D.S […]

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LESSONS TO BE LEARNT FROM SAROJINI CHARLES’ EPISODE

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Gamini Gunawardane This may be a rare occasion that a government backed down form their stance on a Public Servant who stood upto it. Firstly we need to admire this lone woman who stood her ground steadfastly for what she believed was right. Thus she is role model for other Public Servants, particularly to the […]

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International Buddhist Flag

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Rajendra Alwis We come across evidence in the annals of history that the flag (Dhaja) has been in use since the dawn of civilization. Dhajagga Sutta of Samyutta Nikaya, sermonized by the Buddha is a case in point. In this sutta, the Buddha has made references to the flag of the Sakka, the King of […]

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20 වැනිදාට ජාතික ආන්ඩු යෝජනාවක් ගෙනාවොත් අනිවාර්යයෙන්ම පරාජය කරනවා.කුඩුගහන ඇමැතිවරු හොයාගෙන ඔවුන්ම අමාත්‍ය මණ්ඩලයෙන් නෙරපා හරින එක ජනාධිපතිතුමාගේ වගකිමක්

Friday, February 15th, 2019

මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාව  ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ මේ ආන්ඩුව තමයි ඉතිහාසයේ බිහිවුනු ආන්ඩු අතරින් ජනතාවට සිවේදීබවින් අඩුම ආන්ඩුව රට විනාශ කරන කිසිම යෝජනාවකට අපි සහාය දෙන්නේ නැහැ. අද (15) දින මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී පියල් නිශාන්ත පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඩී.වී. චානක හිටපු පළාත් සභා මන්ත්‍රී ඉසුරු දොඩංගොඩ   පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඩී. වී. චානක ආණ්ඩුව පත් […]

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Did the US trick India and China into war in 1962?

Friday, February 15th, 2019

By Mohan Guruswamy/The Asian Age Courtesy NewsIn.Asia New Delhi, February 13: It is now well known that in 1971, as the Indian armed forces were scything through Bangladesh, then US President Richard Nixon’s National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger met a high-ranking Chinese official (believed to be Huang Hua) to urge the People’s Republic to open a […]

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Why is it hard to recruit hangmen in Sri Lanka?

Friday, February 15th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Colombo, February 14: If one were to go by the word of President Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka will be seeing its first hanging after 43 years in about two months’ time. The President has said that, as part of his drive against drug lords, he will sign the death warrant in the […]

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විනිසුරුවරුන්ට නිසි තනතුරු නොලැබෙන්නේ ව්‍යවස්ථා සභාවේ හිතුවක්කාර වැඩ නිසා-ශ්‍රී ලංකා නීතිඥ සංගමයේ සභාපති යූ.ආර්. ද සිල්වා

Friday, February 15th, 2019

කුමුදු උපුල් ශාන්ත උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම මෙරට අධිකරණ සේවාවේ නියුතු විනිසුරුවරුන්ට හා විනිසුරුවරියන්ට ඔවුන්ට හිමි විය යුතු තනතුරු නොලැබෙන්නේ ව්‍යවස්ථාදායක සභාව හිතුමතේට වැඩ කිරීමට පටන්ගෙන තිබීම නිසා බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා නීතිඥ සංගමයේ සභාපති යූ.ආර්. ද සිල්වා මහතා පවසයි. ව්‍යවස්ථාදායක සභාව එසේ හිතුමතේට වැඩ කිරීම නිසා ඉහළ අධිකරණවල තනතුරුදැරිය යුතුව සිටින විනිසුරුවරුන් හා විනිසුරුවරියන් බොහෝ පිරිසකට විශ්‍රාම යන […]

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Foreign Office refuses to count destroyed files on Sri Lanka

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Courtesy Morning Star The government is claiming it will cost too much to calculate how many diplomatic files it has destroyed about Britain’s role in Sri Lanka’s civil war. Foreign Office Minister Mark Field made the comment in response to a parliamentary question from Labour MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi. Mr Field said his department was […]

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Can Dubai teach Sri Lanka lessons on drugs? – EDITORIAL

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Editorial Courtesy The Daily Mirror The drug issue in Sri Lanka made everybody look beyond drug lord Makandure Madush because a leading musician and his son were also among those arrested in Dubai. Now the focus is on singer Amal Perera who is said to have been at a party where, according to Sri Lankan media, […]

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Madush Underworld and free market economy

Friday, February 15th, 2019

By Kusal Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror The arrest in Dubai of Makandure Madush and a few others wanted here in Sri Lanka for drug trafficking and murder, first made stories in media giving credit to different persons for the meticulously planned” arrest. Since then, not only the mainstream media but social media too, worked overtime […]

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Who was behind the arrest of Makandure Madush?

Friday, February 15th, 2019

By Sunil Jayasiri Courtesy The Daily Mirror A Sri Lankan Police Inspector had played a role in the operation Kosgoda Suji, Annasi Moril and Kalu Sagara alerted the Dubai police about the  party Sri Lanka’s Police department was unaware about the entire operation The arrest of 40-year-old Samarasinghe Arachchige Madush Lakshitha alias Makandure Madush by the […]

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Govt. jobs for A/L qualifiers: President objects to cabinet proposal

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have objected to a cabinet proposal to grant employment to 7,500 GCE Advanced Level qualifiers in the state sector. The government has submitted this proposal to the regular cabinet meeting conducted on Tuesday. The government has decided to select these youths for jobs through […]

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Sri Lanka lacks proper frameworks in anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist funding: EU

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror The European Commission on Wednesday listed Sri Lanka among 23 countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks. The Commission adopted the new list of third (non-European) countries with weak anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regimes with the aim of protecting the EU financial system by […]

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Protecting Sri Lanka’s Ancient Buddhist Heritage Sites: case of Gurukanda Raja Maha Viharaya in Mullaitivu

Friday, February 15th, 2019

The Gurukanda Raja Maha Viharaya shot to public attention on 14 January 2019 – Thai Pongal Day when a group of unruly protestors led by former TNA provincial councilor T Raviharan stormed the temple and in a very ugly & abusive manner shouted at the Chief Incumbent of the Temple claiming the Buddhist temple had […]

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