Archive for March 20th, 2019

How the world reacted when Sri Lanka’s Armed Forces militarily ended LTTE terrorists

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

LTTE was an armed group waging terror on the citizens of Sri Lanka. Since 1980s LTTE has been either bombing, sending suicide missions, assassination squads or setting off claymore bombs virtually every day, every month for 30 years. Apart from customary statements the UN, UNHRC or so-called international community did nothing to stop LTTE or […]

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Lanka denies war crimes, rejects foreign judges and picks holes in UNHRC report

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, March 20 (newsin.asia): In his speech at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Wednesday, the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Tilak Marapana, categorically denied that the Sri Lankan armed forces had committed war crimes. He also clearly stated that it is not possible to establish a hybrid judicial mechanism […]

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How can you expect a bunch of dishonest and self- seeking politicians, who cannot even name a Cabinet, to properly govern a Country?

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Sudath Gunasekara 3.20.2019. The list of Cabinet Ministers of the Present Government 01.  Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesighe – Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison reforms, Northern Development, Vocational Training, Skill Development and Youth Affairs. 02.    John Amaratunga – Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs. 03.    Gamini Jayawickrema […]

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Myths and Misinterpretations of the Kandyan Convention of 1815 

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Harindra Dunuwille Much has been said and written about the Kandyan Convention of 1815 whereby the Kandyan Kingdom was ceded to the British. Historians and writers have over the years interpreted the events that led to the signing and the cessation of what was the last bastion of Sinhale”. The document itself, its drafting, its […]

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ලිහිණියාව හලවල්කැලේ, බුලත්සිංහල දොළ රක්ෂිතයේ රුක් රෝපණ වැඩසටහන

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න සභාපති සමනල යෞවන සමාජය නාවලකන්ද ඉහල ජෛව විවිධත්වයකින් යුත් පහත රට තෙත් කලාපීය වැසි වනාන්තර ගණනාවක්ම කළුතර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ  වලල්ලාවිට ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාසට අයත් සීමාවේ  පිහිටා තිබෙන අතර මෙම වනාන්තර පද්ධති මෑත කාලයේදී නොයෙකුත් ආපදා තත්වයන් නිසා විශාල වශයෙන් විනාශ වෙමින් පවතී. මේ නිසා ප්‍රදේශයේ ජල මූලාශ සිඳි යාම, පරිසර සමතුලිතතාවය බිඳ වැටීම, […]

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තමන්ව පෙළන ලද කුල පීඩනය ගැන නන්දන වඩුතන්තිරි අදහස් දක්වයි

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. කලුවා හකුරු දුරයලාගේ නන්දන වඩුතන්තිරි තමන්ව හඳුන්වා ගන්නේ කුල පීඩිතයෙකු ලෙසටය. ළමා කාලයේ සිටම කුල පීඩනය ඔහු අත් දකියි. නන්දන වඩුතන්තිරි පවසන අන්දමට ඔහු ජීවත්වූ ප්‍රදේශයේ ධනවත් සහ කුලවත් අසල්වැසියෝ ඔවුන් ගේ දරුවන් සමග කුඩා  නන්දන වඩුතන්තිරි සමග සෙල්ලම් කිරීමට අවසර නොදෙති. එසේම පාසලේදී ද ඔහුව ගුරුවරු මෙන්ම සිසුන් ද […]

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පසුගිය වසර 4 තුළම වුනු අදක්ෂ පාලනය හොරකම නිසා වුනු දෙයක්. බැදුම්කර වංචාව නිසා ලොකු අවිනිශ්චිතතාවයක් හැදුනා.

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

අද (20)පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු හිටපු මහ බැංකු අධිපති අජිත් නිවාඩ් කබ්රාල් මහතා  පසුගිය දින කිහිපය තුල රජය පුන පුන කිව්වේ ඒ අය ඩොලර් බිලියන 2.4ක් ලබා ගත්ත බවයි. එය විශාල ජයක් විදියටයි පෙන්වා දුන්නේ. එයින් වුනු ප්‍රතිවිපාකයි මම පෙන්වා දෙන්නේ.පළමුව ජාත්‍යන්තර ස්වෛරීය බැදුම්කර කියන්නේ මොකක්ද කියන දේ අපි පැහැදිලි කර ගන්න වෙනවා. සාමාන්‍ය […]

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Spencer Eye Hospital gets three more corneas from Sri Lanka for transplants

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Courtesy The International News The Lions of Pakistan (Lions Club Pakistan) on Tuesday handed over three more corneas donated by Sri Lankan Eye Donation Society to the administration of the Spencer Eye Hospital of Lyari for corneal transplants at a ceremony. The ceremony was attended by Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar and Senior Director Health and […]

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Terrorists know they have the upper hand on social media

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Sanjana Hattotuwa Courtesy Stuff OPINION: Coming out of a long meeting, the first I heard of the violence in Christchurch was from those in Sri Lanka who had got breaking news alerts. I was both very disturbed and extremely intrigued. Terrorism as popular theatre or spectacle is not new, and some academics would argue is a […]

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Singapore rejects Sri Lankan leader’s allegation on trading scam suspect

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Courtesy Mailonline Former Sri Lanka central bank governor Arjuna Mahendran is wanted by Colombo to face charges related to a $74 million insider trading scandal Singapore rejected Wednesday Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s allegation it was sheltering a former central bank chief wanted for fraud, saying Colombo failed to provide documents to support its extradition […]

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Oman denies it has agreed to invest in Sri Lanka oil refinery project

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Courtesy Reuters NEW DELHI, March 20 (Reuters) – Oman’s oil ministry on Wednesday denied being part of a $3.85 billion plan to build an oil refinery in Sri Lanka, a day after the government in Colombo announced the Arab country’s participation. Sri Lankan officials told a news conference on Tuesday that a joint venture between […]

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SL rejects two main proposals by UNHR Chief

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka today rejected UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s proposals to establish an Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Sri Lanka and calling to implement a detailed and comprehensive strategy for the transitional process with a ‘fixed timeline’. We all are eager to see […]

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Co-sponsoring Int’l agreement or not is President’s decision – Wijeyadasa

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

GAGANI WEERAKOON Courtesy Ceylon Today President Maithripala Sirisena has not given his consent to co-sponsor the United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution to extend the 2015 Resolution by another two years, Parliament was told today (19). United National Front Parliamentarian Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe (PC) claimed that it is the President who has the powers to […]

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Sri Lanka wins record foreign investment in oil project

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka announced Tuesday that an overseas joint venture had committed $3.85 billion to a new oil refinery – the single largest foreign investment in the country’s history. The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka said construction would begin this weekend on the refinery and storage facility jointly financed by Oman’s Ministry of […]

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Huawei to introduce 5G in Sri Lanka this year

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, March 19 (newsin.asia) – China’s global telecommunications giant Huawei, has reiterated its commitment to grow in the Sri Lankan market and introduce the 5G technology this year, the Daily FT reported here Tuesday.Huawei Technologies Lanka CEO Shunli Wang, quoted in local media reports said that Huawei had the potential to grow better in […]

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‘How can we know the dancer from the dance?’ A comment on the recent dialogue about the anatta doctrine in Buddhism

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

By Rohana R.Wasala There was recently an exchange of views published in The Island newspaper between February 22 and March 14, 2019 and here in Lankaweb in the same period concerning the concept of ‘anatta’ in Buddhism (traditionally translated into English as soullessness, no-soul, non-self, etc). One of the most definitive responses, in my view, […]

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THE DANGER INHERENT IN CO-SPONSORING YET ANOTHER UNHRC RESOLUTION

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA, 19TH March 2017  [Author’s note:  The present paper is part of a much longer paper being reviewed for publication in an international journal.  I am posting it here because of the urgency of the hour, given that the Government is planning on co-sponsoring yet another resolution at the UNHRC, a resolution that will […]

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LEADERSHIP AND MOTIVATION FOR POLICY CORRECTIONS IN SRI LANKA

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS To achieve a rapid economic development and sustainable economic growth, the most essential desideratum in Sri Lanka is policy correction in relation to political, economic, social and cultural areas. It is a gigantic task with a strong political and social motivation.  Since the political independence in 1948, Sri Lanka continuously involved in […]

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