Archive for May 22nd, 2019

WHY DOES THE UN CRY WOLF, CONCERNING SRI LANKA, AND THE EUROPEAN UNION BLEAT IN UNISON?

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

By Rohana R. Wasala This is a concerned ordinary Sri Lankan’s response to two statements coming from the West regarding Sri Lanka. No sane Sri Lankan would deny that the country has been brought to the brink of disintegration and destruction, to the boundary (the event horizon) of a black hole from which no return […]

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THE MUSLIMS OF SRI LANKA Part 2A

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS This essay looks at the various Islamic sects and groups operating in Sri Lanka. There are two schools of Islam in the world, Sunni and Shia and they simply hate each other. Therefore, most countries follow one or other, not both.  In Sri Lanka, as in India, the majority of the Muslims are […]

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They should’ve called it the Christchurch-Colombo Call for Action

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Tarek Fatah Courtesy Toronto Sun Oscar Wilde once said, When good Americans die, they go to Paris.” Maybe that is the reason there were no Americans at last week’s Paris Summit hosted by President Emmanuel Macron of France and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand to curb online extremism.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was […]

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BASELESS HOSTILITY TO CHINA

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

ALI SUKHANVER The arrest of 13 Chinese men from Lahore is being named as the ‘hazards of the CPEC’ by some ‘well-wishers’ of Pakistan. These men were arrested on the charges of human trafficking. According to the media details, these men allegedly married Pakistani girls, took them to China and there forced them to get […]

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Did God’s benevolence fail on Easter Sunday?

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

By  Senaka Weeraratna The blowing up of over 260 people and injuring over 500 people through coordinated terrorist bombings carried out during Easter services in three prominent Churches in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa, on April 21, 2019, invariably raises serious doubts in God’s benevolence. If people in Sri Lanka begin questioning God’s relevance, in the […]

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Lankan President pardons jailed monk who warned about Jehadist extremism

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 22 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday pardoned the firebrand Buddhist monk, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, and had taken steps to order his release, a top source in the Presidential Secretriat said. The source further said that the release of the monk is based on a certification of […]

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Gnanasara Thero to be granted presidential pardon, BBS spokesperson says

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A spokesperson of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization, speaking to Ada Derana, said the Presidential Secretariat had informed that Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, who was arrested in 2016 over Contempt of Court charges, will be granted presidential pardon today (23). However, the Presidential Secretariat stated that an official announcement in this regard […]

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Sri Lanka – the poisoned legacy of British colonial rule

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Courtesy  Internationalist Communist Forum Introduction To the British public, Sri Lanka is probably best known for idyllic photos in package tour brochures describing it as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”. But for a large part of its population, the island is anything but idyllic. For half a century, it has been plagued by on-going […]

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මේ නායකත්වය තවත් කාලයක් පැවතුනොත් අපිට ඉන්න රටක් ඉතුරු වෙයිද කියලා සැකයි. සියල්ලට පෙර රට ගැන සිතිය යුතු කාලයක් නැවතත් එළැඹිලා …………-මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ –

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව බටහිර රටවල් අපේ රටේ කදවුරු බඳින්න බලා සිටිනවා. මේ තත්ත්වය නූපන් දරුවාට පවා අනාගතයේ ප්‍රශ්න ඇති කරන්නක් යැයි විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පැවසීය. ඒ මහතා මෙසේ පැවසුවේ අද (22) බත්තරමුල්ල නෙලුම්මාවතේ පිහිටි ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ කාර්යාලයේදී පැවැති ආසන සංවිධායකවරුන්ගේ රැස්වීමකදීය. එහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක්වූ විපක්ෂ නායකවරයා මෙසේද […]

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මැතිවරණ නොපැවැත්වීම නිසා අර්බුද රැසක්.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

කැෆේ සංවිධානයේ වැඩබලන විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ අහමඩ් මනාස් මකීන් පළාත් සභා මැතිවරණ නිසි කලට නොපැවැත්වීමෙන් පළාත්වල පරිපාලන  ගැටළු රැසක් ඇතිවී ඇති බව කැෆේ සංවිධානය කියයි.එම සංවිධානයේ වැඩබලන විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ අමඩ් මනාස් මකීන් මහතා අද (22)රාජගිරියේදී පැවැති සාකච්ඡාවකදී  මේ බව පෙන්වා දුන්නේය.  ඌව පළාත් සභාව හැරුණු විට අනිකුත් සියලම පළාත් සභාවල නිල  කාලය මේ වන විට අවසන් […]

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මේ ආන්ඩුවේ ආයුෂ ගෙවිලා, ජනතාවගේ අවස්ථාව ලැබෙනකල් රටේ කලඹලයක් නම් ඇති කරන්න එපා

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

අද දින පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව අද දින පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ගාමිනී ලොකුගේ මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී සි. බි. රත්නායක මහතා ■ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී මහින්ද යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා ■ හිටපු පළාත් සභා මන්ත්‍රී ජගත් පුෂ්පකුමාර මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ගාමිනී ලොකුගේ මහතා පාස්කු දින මරාගෙන මැරෙන බෝම්බ පුපුරලා […]

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Sri Lanka: Government Won’t Grant Permission For Sharia Universities To Operate

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

By Eurasia Review Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the Government will not grant permission to operate Sharia Universities, and Madrasa Schools will be brought under the Education Ministry. Wickremesinghe was speaking after a discussion held at Temple Trees regarding the report prepared by MP Prof. Ashu Marasinghe on Sharia University and Madrasa schools. Wickremesinghe […]

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DHAMMIKA PERERA CONTESTING PREZ POLLS -Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa sarcastically says ‘hari shoke’

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today in a sarcastic manner said ‘very good’ upon being asked for his comments on reports of business Mogul Dhammika Perera preparing to contest the upcoming presidential poll. When asked about reports of Dhammika Perera being ready to contest the presidential election, Mr. Rajapaksa said […]

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Criminal probe against IGP, fmr. Defence Secy- Attorney General

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Attorney General (AG) has directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to launch a comprehensive probe against top security officials including former Defence Secretary, IGP, State Intelligence Chief, Commanding Officer of the Special Task Force and the Senior DIG of the Western  Province, informed sources said.    Sources said the AG […]

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Opposition will decide on being part of special Select Committee – Mahinda (English)

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana

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Special Select Committee to produce report on Easter attacks

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A proposal by the ruling party to appoint a special Select Committee to produce a report on the Easter Sunday attacks was passed at the parliament without a vote. Accordingly, the Special Select Committee will be made up by 40 parliamentarians to report information on the Easter attacks to the parliament. The committee […]

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Attorney General orders full criminal investigation against Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to launch a full criminal investigation against the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara. The Attorney General has taken this decision considering the two interim reports of the Special Investigation Committee of three members to look into the Easter Day attacks forwarded […]

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