Archive for May 27th, 2019

THE JAFFNA PUBLIC LIBRARY Part 1

Monday, May 27th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS No one had heard of the Jaffna Public Library until it was burnt down in 1981. Then it suddenly became the greatest library in South and Southeast Asia. The Jaffna Public Library began as the private collection of K.M Chellappah, of Atchuvely,  who worked in the district court in Jaffna. He started lending […]

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THE JAFFNA PUBLIC LIBRARY Part 2

Monday, May 27th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS It is only after it was burned down that Jaffna Public Library rose to world attention. This otherwise obscure library suddenly became a great library. The world was told of the magnificent collection it once held and how Jaffna was grieving about the burning. There was genuine grief as well. That night one […]

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What people say and what they really mean – A response

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula   The article in the opinion column of the Island on 25th Saturday by Prof. A. N. U. Ekanayaka is very thought-provoking and it delivers a resounding blow to all those, who espouse the identity of Sri Lanka as a ‘Sinhala Buddhist Nation’ with callous disregard to its broader implications and meaning and to […]

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හමුදාපතිවරයාට බලපෑම් කිරීම රිෂාඞ් බදියුදින්ට විශ්වාසභංගයක් ගේන්න ප්‍රමනවත් වගේම දණ්ඩ නිතී සංග්‍රහයට අනුව සිරගත කිරීමට තරම් වරදක්-මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පිරීස්

Monday, May 27th, 2019

අද (27) දින පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදු ජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව අද (27) දින පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදු ජන පෙරමුනේ සභාපති මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පිරීස් මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රෝහිත අබේගුණවර්ධන මහතා රජයේ විමර්ශන අපක්ෂපාතී නැති බවයි ලෝකයට පේනනේ. ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ සභාපති මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පිරීස් මහතා රිසාඞ් බදියුදීන්ට […]

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මිනුවන්ගොඩ ප්‍රහාරයේ ඇත්ත මෙන්න..

Monday, May 27th, 2019

– අරවින්ද අතුකෝරල හදිසි නීතිය දීර්ඝ කීරීම විවාදයට එක්වෙමින් පිවිතුරු හෙල උරුමයේ නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී උදය ගම්මන්පිල මහතා විසින් මෙම අදහස් පල කලේය. මධු මාධව ට චෝදනා එල්ල වූ මිනුවන්ගොඩ ප්‍රහාරයේ ඇත්ත මෙන්න උදව්වට දුන්න විපක්ෂයේ අත සපාකෑම පාස්කු ඉරිදා ප්‍රහාරයෙන් පස්සෙ විපක්ෂයේ අපි ශ්‍රී ලංකා ඉතිහාසයේ බිහි වුණු වගකිවයුතු විපක්ෂයක් විදියට ආදර්ශමත් විපක්ෂයක් විදියට […]

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Licchavi principles and hypocracy

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Today I was listening to a sermon by a known Buddhist monk with the caption  Ehipassiko in one of the TV channels .it was rather a political  speech based with Buddhist principles used as the background to advise politicians and the people that timely action should at least be taken to avoid […]

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The rock that broke liberalism

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Shafiqur Rahman Courtesy Dhaka Tribune The rise of the right in India signals a fundamental shift in the people I was watching live streaming of the India Election 2019 results on the NDTV website. Panelist after panelist was commenting on how significant were Balakot strikes in boosting BJP’s re-election prospects, and how ignorant are the […]

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What made Modi click and Rahul go kaput in Indian elections?

Monday, May 27th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 27: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the Indian parliamentary elections and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi went kaput. A variety of reasons are given for Modi’s stunning victory, and Rahul’s dismal defeat. But the fundamental reason is that the utterances and deeds […]

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Kurunegala Hospital receives 51 complaints on C-sections performed by Dr. Shafi

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Fifty-one women have lodged complaints at the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital as of today (27), stating that they have been unable conceive after getting their caesarean sections performed by Dr. Mohamed Shafi. MP Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero had arrived at the hospital premises to discuss the incident with the Director of Kurunegala Teaching Hospital […]

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Unlawful sterilisation: Affected women requested to give evidence

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Indika Ramanayake Courtesy The Daily Mirror Director of Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, Dr.Sarath Weerabandara, requested from the women to complain immediately to the hospital authorities if they feel that they had been subjected to unlawful sterilisation after caesarean operations performed by the controversial doctor. He made this request at a media briefing held at the Kurunegala […]

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Health Ministry to probe Kurunegala doctor’s activities

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health will inquire into the activities of Dr. Mohamed Shafi of Kurunegala Hospital, who is currently under arrest over assets earned through suspicious means. Accordingly, a special tri-member committee will be appointed for the purpose, Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne stated. The committee will comprise of 3 doctors who specialize […]

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Media wouldn’t pay attention if Sinhalese surgeon did this – Rajitha

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The media would not have paid attention to the situation regarding Dr. Mohamed Shafi, if it concerned a Sinhalese surgeon, says Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne. The minister stated this addressing a press conference held at the Temple Trees this evening (27). Minister Senaratne further commented that it […]

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Kurunegala doctor must be hanged if he performed illegal sterilization – Marikkar

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana UNP parliamentarian S. M. Marikkar says that the President has the responsibility to carry out a formal investigation against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen. Marikkar pointed out that the doctor attached to the Kurunegala Hospital was arrested over the suspicious nature in which he had amassed wealth and that, if the said the doctor had […]

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වෛද්‍ය ෂාෆිට එරෙහි පරීක්ෂණ වලට බලපෑම් එපා… රතන හිමිගෙන් අනතුරු ඇඟවීමක්

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Do not influence investigations against Dr. Shafi, warns Rathana Thero

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වෛද්‍ය ෂාෆි සේවයේ පිහිටුවීම ගැන මතභේදාත්මක කරුණු හෙළිදරව් වෙයි…Controversial facts revealed about reinstating Dr Shafi

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Ada Derana

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National laws and policies aim at effective prevention of Sale of Children and Child Prostitution and Pornography, Sri Lanka says in Geneva

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to UN Geneva The Sri Lanka delegation, presenting the country’s first report under the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, briefed the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on the panoply of laws and executive and policy measures adopted by Sri Lanka […]

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President Sirisena’s unfulfilled promises Ignoring Code of Conduct

Monday, May 27th, 2019

By Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha Courtesy Ceylon Today The first commitment in the President’s 100-Day Manifesto with regard to February, within a month of his election, was that on Monday, 2 February An Ethical Code of Conduct will be introduced legally for all representatives of the people.” Nothing however was heard about this and I thought […]

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Foreign companies not satisfied with security provided by Govt – G.L.

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Courtesy Ceylon Today Foreign companies are not satisfied with the security provided by the Government and have resorted to bringing down security personnel from their own countries, claimed Chairman of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Professor G.L. Peiris. Speaking at a Media briefing, held at Party Headquarters, today (27), he said, Some foreign companies […]

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US envoy Alaina Teplitz addresses key issues in US-Lanka relations

Monday, May 27th, 2019

By Nirmala Kannangara/Courtesy Daily Mirror US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz in her first interview with the print media after the Easter Sunday attack exclusively told theDaily Mirror how the United States is committed to aid Sri Lanka to combat and defeat terrorism on the request of the Sri Lankan Government and how President Donald […]

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The Court of Appeal (CA) issues summons on Prof. Sarath Wijesuriya

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily News The Court of Appeal (CA) yesterday issued notice with summons on National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) Convener Prof. Sarath Wijesuriya to appear in Court on June 21 to show cause as to why he should not be punished by court for committing the offence of Contempt of Court. The Court […]

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