Archive for July, 2019

NAZIS, NARCISSISTS AND NINCOMPOOPS!

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

By Rohana R. Wasala ‘I am an entertainer, albeit one with the temerity to deal frequently with serious ideas, concepts or – as we say in the theater, where I came from – the spines” of drama. Simple things like the abuse of power, the conspiracies of manipulators, the debasers of the public weal, the […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 9A (SECTION 1”)

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS REVISED 14.8.19 MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION (MCC) TheMillennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a United States foreign aid agency established by the U.S. Congress in 2004. The Millennium Challenge Compact is a US grant for development work in foreign countries. On August 13, 2018, the MCC delivered to the U.S. Congress a Congressional Notification of […]

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Uneven-handed treatment of Muslim and Tamil MPs who are alleged to have terrorist links.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Bodhi Dhanapala, Quebec, Canada When public suspicion is aroused, it is extremely important to ensure that innocent people are not victimized just to satisfy  blood-thirsty crowds and opportunistic politicians. Those who are under suspicion must be investigated in a transparent way, and the accused must NOT be harassed by investigating officials, the public, or by […]

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Uneven-handed treatment of Muslim and Tamil MPs who are alleged to have terrorist links.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Bodhi Dhanapala Thank your Mr. van der Poorten You are most welcome to push forward your own analysis of the events that had occurred in Sri Lanka and hold your own analysis of the Eelamist Racist program of “an exclusive Tamil Homeland” put in place since 1949 that has been the cause of the calamitous […]

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මෙහෙමයි වුනේ – (දෙවැනි කොටස)

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති මේ කතාව කියන්න වෙන්නේ අ, ආ, ඇ, ඈ, ඉ, ඊ කියන පිළිවෙළට නම් නෙවෙයි. අපේ ජීවිත අද තියෙන මේ විදිහට හැදෙන්න බලපාපු දේවල් මේච්චරයි කියලා කියන්න බෑ. සිද්දවෙච්ච පිළිවෙළට මේ දේවල් කියන්න ගියොත් ඒ දේවල්වලින් සෑහෙන ප්‍රමාණයක් මග ඇරෙන්න පුළුවන්. අන්තිමට ජීවිතේ එක මානයක් දිගේ විතරක් මේ කතාව කියලා ඉවරවෙයි. එහෙම කරන්න […]

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We keep making blunders

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera That day I was passing by the SLLRDC office( now letter R” dropped) to give a better definition to Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation hitherto earlier called Low Lying Development Board. I fully agree with their thinking as Reclamation is not a very environmentally friendly and good name to be […]

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Easter bombings damaged Sri Lanka economy beyond tourism

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Courtesy ABC News Shocks from deadly suicide bombings on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka are reverberating throughout its economy in the worst crisis since the South Asian island nation’s civil war ended in 2009. The blasts that killed more than 250 people were blamed on Islamic extremists. They have devastated Sri Lanka’s vital tourism industry, […]

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AG Dept’s failure to ban NTJ questionable: Bimal

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror JVP MP Bimal Ratnayake today questioned as to what action the government intends taking about the failure on the part of the Attorney General’s Department to take steps to ban National Thowheed Jama’at when the Terrorist Investigation Unit made requests to this effect twice. Mr. Ratnayake […]

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Sri Lanka to waive off entry visa fee for 48 countries from Aug. 1

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 31 (Xinhua) — Sri Lanka will begin to waive off its existing visa fee for travelers from 48 countries including China from Aug. 1 as part of the island’s efforts to attract more tourists into the country, Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs Minister, John Amaratunga said here Wednesday. In […]

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Taking statins after 75 ‘nearly halves risk of heart attack’

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Courtesy The Times (UK) Continuing to use statins after the age of 75 nearly halves the risk of a heart attack, research has suggested. Taking the drugs into old age could also reduce the risk of a stroke by a quarter, according to the first study to focus on what happens when people aged above 75 stop using […]

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A Message to UNP Backbenchers to form a new political party or reconstruct the Old getting rid of the destructive elements.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

By Charles.S.Perera It is perhaps because they are rich and that their parents  were from  UNP, that the UNP Parliamentary backbenchers do not see that the old capitalist system is not suitable  to Sri Lanka any more. When we got our Independence in 1948 there was Colonialism. It was the Russian Revolution that influenced  Colonies […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 7

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS ACQUISITION AND CROSS SERVICING AGREEMENT (ACSA) The United States made an abortive bid, in 2002, to finalize an Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA), formerly known as ‘NATO Mutual Support Act’, with Sri Lanka. The attempt was made after the Ceasefire Agreement was signed on Feb. 21. 2002. Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreements are […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 8a

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS STATUS OF FORCES AGREEMENT (SOFA) FULL TEXT   OF DRAFT AGREEMENT. Here is the full text of the draft Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) dated 28TH August 2018, which the Government of Sri Lanka is negotiating with the United States. (Sunday Times 30.6.19)     (1)   The Embassy of the United States of America presents […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 8b

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS STATUS OF FORCES AGREEMENT (SOFA) continued. US and Sri Lanka had  an agreement  in 1995, by exchange of diplomatic notes, regarding the status of US military personnel and civilian employees of the Department of Defence  who may be present in Sri Lanka for exercises or official duties. The SOFA currently under negotiation seeks […]

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අගෝස්තු 01දා සිට වනජීවී උද්‍යානයන්ට හා වනජීවීන්ට දැඩි තර්ජන ඒල්ල වීමේ අවධානමක්.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න, මාධ්‍ය සම්බන්ධීකාරක, වැසිවනාන්තර සුරකින්නෝ සංවිධානය ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පුරා විහිදී ඇති ජාතික වනෝද්යාන තුල ඉතාම දුෂ්කර රාජකාරියක යෙදමින් වනජීවී දෙපාර්තමෙන්තුවට විශාල ආදායමක් ස්වෙච්ඡා සේවකයන් විසින්  ගෙන දෙයි. වනෝද්‍යානයන් තුල දැනටමත් කාර්ය මණ්ඩල පුරප්පාඩු විශාල ප්‍රමාණයක් පවතින අතර එසේ තිබියදීත් මෙම ස්වේච්ඡා මාර්ගෝපදේශකයින් ස්ථීර නොකිරීම නිසාවෙන් 2019 අගෝස්තු මස 01 වන දින සිට ඔවුන් […]

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WILL NOT THE 72% TAKE CONTROL OF THE POLITICAL DEMOCRATIC PROCESS IN SRI LANKA. POLITICAL PARTIES BASED ON COMMUNITY, RELIGION AND COMMUNAL BASIS HAS TO BE BANNED IN SRI LANKA.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

By Noor Nizam, Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFSLPP Stalwart and Convener – The Muslim Voice”. – December 15th., 2018. POLITICAL PARTIES BASED ON COMMUNITY, RELIGION AND COMMUNAL BASIS HAS TO BE BANNED IN SRI LANKA BY THE MAJORITY SINHALESE COMMUNITY AND NATIONALIST SINHALA FORCES IMMEDIATELY UNDER ANY NEW CONSTITUTION TO BE PRESENTED IN PARLIAMENT. […]

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My roller coaster ride in Sri Lanka trying to develop ship building industry

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  After a six-year struggle with unionised dockworkers and corrupt politicians, I somehow managed one and only shipyard in the nineties. After a stint in the oil and gas-related marine industry in Europe I returned to the motherland with grandiose plans to develop the blue economy The long struggle started with a plan […]

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How AG Dept., facilitated Thowheed project revealed

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Parliament on Friday, July 26: Attorney General Dappula de Livera listening to Additional Solictor General Nerin Pulle. Additional Solicitor General Sumathi Dharmawardena, PC sits between them. State Counsel Malik Aziz looks on. This was taken before de Livera left the PSC having declined to particptate in the process. The […]

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UNP MP blames AG, H’tota port deal Easter attacks:

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island UNP MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakse, PC, yesterday, said that the Attorney General’s Department owed an explanation as to why it had sat on hardcore National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ) member Zahran Hashim’s file for nearly two years Nearly 270 perished in seven separate suicide blasts, and another 500 were wounded with […]

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CID to investigate complaint against State Counsel Malik Azeez

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The investigation into a complaint filed against State Counsel Malik Azeez of the Attorney General’s Department has been handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) by the Police Headquarters. The complaint was filed by the General Secretary of the Sinhala Ravaya organization Ven. Magalkande Sudatta Thera at the Police Headquarters yesterday (29). […]

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Govt. reinstated MPs who came under fire for supporting terrorism – Muzammil

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The government has not taken any measures to curb the ideological terrorism called ‘Wahhabism’ but reinstated the Muslim politicians who were accused of allegedly supporting it, says Mohamed Muzammil, the spokesperson of National Freedom Front (NFF). Speaking at a press conference held today (30), Muzammil said, Wahhabism is largely capable of creating suicide […]

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‘Garbage Without Borders’ — Lessons from Duterte’s waste war on Canada

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Courtesy globalnation.inquirer.net COLOMBO — One-time top government trade negotiator Gomi Senadhira, yesterday, called for tangible measures to solve the importation of the British garbage to Sri Lanka. Senedhira, who had previously warned the government of dire consequences of importing of garbage of all sorts in accordance with the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SL-SFTA) said […]

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‘Loss of US citizenship’ certificate on social media proven fake: Gota says has real certificate but won’t show

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily News A ‘certificate of renunciation’ that purported to show that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was conclusively rid of the US citizenship that could prevent him from contesting the presidency in Sri Lanka was proven to be a fake yesterday within hours of being widely circulated on social media and messaging apps. […]

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Readers’ travel scams: The dodgy Sri Lanka ‘hotel worker’

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Courtesy Stuff.co.nz Travelling the world is the stuff of dreams … until it’s not. Maybe it’s because we’re unfamiliar with local customs in other countries and don’t want to cause offence, or perhaps it’s just damned jetlag rendering us incapable of sensing trouble, but travel scams can happen to the best of us. As a […]

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Next President Will Have All Powers Sirisena Now Enjoys and a Lot More

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Dilrook Kannangara A group of UNPers, convinced they are going to lose the next presidential election big-time, is spreading false information saying that the next president will not have the same powers President Sirisena now enjoys. They argue 19A provisions relating to the powers of the president come into effect when his first term ends. […]

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Is my country drowning, in a sea of garbage?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula I saw a picture on Facebook on (27-07-19) that made me silently cry. It was the garbage-strewn river mouth of the Kelani Ganga. It is literally a giant carpet of garbage, the thickness of which could be anyone’s guess. Then came the containers. The ghostly shapes stuffed with garbage sitting somewhere, on this […]

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නීතිපති දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව නා ගත්තේ මෙහෙමයි

Monday, July 29th, 2019

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තහනම් කටුපොල් වගාව සඳහා වීරකන්ද ජල පෝශක රක්ෂිතයක් වනසයි.

Monday, July 29th, 2019

පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න වැසිවනාන්තර සුරකින්නෝ සංවිධානය කළුතර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ වලල්ලාවිට ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාශය යනු  නිවර්තන සදාහරිත වනාන්තර කීපයකටම හිමිකම් කියන්නා වූ ජෛව හා පරිසර පද්ධති විවිධත්වයෙන් පොහොසත් ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාශයක් වේ. වර්තමානය වන විට ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ වනාන්තර පද්ධතියට විශාල වශයෙන් කටුපොල් වගාව  නිසා තර්ජන එල්ල වෙමින් පවතින අතර කළුතර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ වලල්ලාවිට ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාශය තුළද කටුපොල් […]

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Imran Khan’s message before he left for home

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Imran Khan (official) Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan’s Closing Message for first trip to the United States conveyed at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington D.C. USA (23.07.19) The Honourable Prime Minister has clearly stated that the basis of international relations should be on mutual trust and friendship and not on financial […]

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සෙබල පුත Sebala Puthu – Official Lyric Video

Monday, July 29th, 2019

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