Archive for June 16th, 2019

A RESPONSE TO PROF. EKANAYAKE: Another perspective

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Sugath Smarasinghe I wish to respond as follows to Prof. A.N.I. Ekanayake to his letter to the Editor titled: What people say and what they really mean” that appeared in ‘The Island’ of May 24, 2019. Prof. E appears to have approached his subject from an existential perspective. I propose to address the issue he […]

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The rubber industry and clean practical solutions to Sri Lanka’s energy crisis – III

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

by Chandre Dharmawardana While the country remains mesmerized and  paralysed by revelations of incredible security lapses, the failure to implement long-term plans for energy production, updating of agriculture and industry  to keep pace with climate change, population growth etc.,will cause irrevocable systemic collapse causing more prolonged misery than any sudden Jihadist shocks. Many of us  […]

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SRI LANKAN CRICKET AGAINST AUSTRALIA – POSITIVES

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Our Team must be encouraged by the quality of cricket played by them against World Champion Australia.  We did not succumb to mighty Aussies. We did not fear their bowling attack.  All commentators Mark Nicholson, Michael Clark, Mathew Heyden  agreed on the signs of reincarnation of Sanath and Kalu days […]

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Statement Against hounding journalist Kusal Perera

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Parakrama Niriella 238A, Rajagiriya Road, RaJagiriya. 16th June, 2019 To all media institutions and All political leaders of Sri Lanka Freedom Party, United National Party, Sri Lanka People’s Alliance, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, Tamil National Alliance, Sri Lanka Communist Party, Lanka Samasamaja Party Statement Against hounding journalist Kusal Perera We are reliably […]

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Modi writes on himself

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

India My family of 8 lived in a 40×12 feet house – it was small, but enough for us. Our days began early, around 5 AM when my mother would provide traditional forms of curing and healing to newborns and small children. Through the night my brother and I would take turns to keep the […]

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එක්සත් ජාතික පක්‍ෂය නිසා මේ රට නැති වුණා.. එජාපය රටට ආදරේ නෑ..- අස්ගිරි මහ නාහිමි

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Ada එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ පාලකයන් රටට හා ජනතාවට ආදරේ නැති බවත් එය ප්‍රසිද්ධියේ බයක් නැතිව නිර්භයව ප්‍රකාශ කරන බවත් තමන්ට නැතිවෙන්නට හා ඇතිවෙන්නට දෙයක් නැති මුත් රට ජාතිය වෙනුවෙන් කෙළින් කථා කිරිම අවශ්‍ය බවත් අස්ගිරි පාර්ශවයේ මහ නායක අතිපූජ්‍ය වරකාගොඩ ඤාණරතන මහනාහිමියෝ පවසති. අස්ගිරි පාර්ශවයේ මහ නායක හිමියන් මෙසේ පැවැසුයේ ඓතිහාසික දොඩම්වල දියකෙළිනාවල කිත්සිරිමෙවන් රජමහා […]

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Dr. P G Punchihewa on Sinhala Buddhagama

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

By Gamini Seneviratne Courtesy The Island Dr. P. G. Punchihewa’s essay on Sinhala Buddhagama comes at the end of his account of Arahant Mahinda’s legacy to the people of this country, – an island named Sinhale or Lanka. It was from here that the Buddha dhamma, as explained by the Arahant and his associate bhikkus, […]

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Willing to consider presidential candidacy if invited – Karu

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Speaker of the Parliament Karu Jayasuriya says that he is willing to consider taking up presidential candidacy if he is invited by the United National Party (UNP). However, he is will not grab the candidacy from someone else, he said. He added that he has not discussed this with the Leader of UNP […]

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ජාතිකවාදය ශාපයක්ද? ආශිර්වාදයක්ද?

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප ආගමෙන් බෞද්ධ වූ සහ ජාතියෙන් සිංහල වූ බොහෝ දෙනා ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සිංහල බෞද්ධ රටක් වග එකහෙළා පිළිගනිති. ව්‍යවස්ථාව යටතේ මෙසේ විය යුතු යයි නියම කර නැත. රාජ්‍යය බුද්ධාගම ආරක්ෂා කිරීමට හා ඊට අනුග්‍රහය දක්වන්නට ප්‍රතිඥා දී තිබුණ ද ව්‍යවස්ථානුකූලව මෙය එක් ආගමකට පමණක් අයත් නොවන රාජ්‍යයකි. ඒ අතර තමන්ට කැමැති ආගමක් ඇදහීමේ සහ […]

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Deals and deals: behind procuring emergency power

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Eyebrows have been raised as to why the five-member Ministerial Committee headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, that was appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers to propose urgent remedial measure to avoid power cuts, took a decision on April 10, 2019 to announce an emergency situation in the country and gave […]

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‘Have a single law for all Sri Lankans’

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Another important step that has to be taken is to introduce legislation to restrict the number of children in a family to a maximum of three The need of the hour to tackle this growing threat is a single law for all Sri Lankans, dismantle religious or language based schools, create […]

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Pension anomalies to be removed from July 1

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Payment anomalies of over half a million pensioners would be removed from July 1, the Finance Ministry said today. The revised pension would be implemented effective from next month under a proposal made by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera in his Budget 2019, the Ministry said. Accordingly, over 500,000 public servants who […]

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SOFA’s contentious clauses up for discussion during visit of US Secretary of State

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

by Zacki Jabbar Courtesy The Island The proposed Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the US that had seen opposition from some Sri Lankan political parties, would also come up for discussion to plug the contentious clauses, during the upcoming visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Colombo, senior government sources said yesterday. […]

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Many an eyebrow raised over PSC not taking up issue Hizbullah under a cloud over Paskikudah powwow with Saudis

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Sri Lanka conducting investigations to find out wherther some Saudi nationals were involved in the Easter Sunday attacks may need Saudi Arabian help to verify the identities of three persons who were here at the time of the April 21 blasts but left the country the following day.  Authoritative […]

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EU statement: Some queries

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Editorial – Courtesy The Island Time was when the European Union (EU) was known for treading cautiously with measured steps anent sensitive issues. Its responses used to be balanced and buttressed with solid facts and figures. But the EU seems to have departed from tradition if the recent statement issued by the EU mission in […]

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J. J Ratnasiri – Outstanding public servant

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

FRANK DE SILVA Narahenpita Courtesy The Island June 16, 2019, 8:23 pm  This note is in reference to the evidence given by JJ Ratnasiri, Secretary, Public Administration (S/PA), before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), a few days ago. JJ Ratnasiri stood out there in a class by himself in the PSC proceedings. Ratnasiri’s clear answers […]

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