Archive for July 12th, 2019

From Gujral doctrine to Modi doctrine

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Punsara Amarasinghe, PhD researcher,Institute of Law and Politics, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna,Pisa,Italy           The predictions made by larger number of academics based in Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta about Indian General elections vouching that Narendra  Modi would not get his second term as prime minister were shattered in reality as Modi could […]

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Press Statement by president SLMC

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Prof. Harendra de Silva President Sri Lanka Medical Council Reference web publication : and social media dissemination regarding claims about the SLMC. I was appointed as the President SLMC by the Hon.Minister since January 2019. However to date he has not influenced me on any matter in relation to the proper functioning of the activities […]

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Open Letter to the Sinhale & Thamizhan Solidarity and Cohesiveness

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Kanthar Balanathan, Australia SriLanka The contents of this article should be propagated to all SriLankan citizens, especially the Sinhalese and Tamils.    Analysis Buddhism is a non-violence advocating philosophy. In the early centuries, the Sinhale were quite peaceful and unobtrusive loving people. The Indians from Pandinadu, Cholanadu, Pallavas came into the island and mass murdered the […]

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Response to the Washington Post article of Monday July 8, 2019, titled “In Sri Lanka, Muslims increasingly under siege” by Joanna Slater and Hafeel Farisz

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Anjalika Silva Sri Lankan American Community member https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/after-easter-sunday-attacks-muslims-face-boycotts-and-violence-in-sri-lanka/2019/07/06/3e4a405a-91f6-11e9-956a-88c291ab5c38_story.html?utm_term=.8745a1f0c4f4 The above article that appeared in the Washington Post on Monday July 8, 2019 singles out the occurrence of reaction by the citizens of Sri Lanka against the recent extremist Islamic violence portrayed as Muslims being under siege with insinuations of unfair treatment of Muslims as a […]

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NEW ZEALAND HAS AN EDGE OVER ENGLAND- WAY AHEAD FOR SRI LANKA

Friday, July 12th, 2019

By M D P DISSANAYAKE It is disappointing that all 5 Asian Teams out of 10 Teams in the competition failed to secure a spot in the Final.   Bangladesh and New Zealand have consistently maintained aggressive and  methodical styles of play. We give below the historical data of previous finals with the winning team and […]

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ප්‍රවාහන ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ දැවැන්ත පෙරළියක් – Google transit විශේෂාංගයේ මෙහෙයුම අරඹයි…

Friday, July 12th, 2019

ප්‍රවාහන හා සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා අමාත්‍යාංශය. මෙරට ප්‍රවාහන ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ දැවැන්ත පෙරළියක් ඇති කරමින් Google transit විශේෂාංගය මෙරටට හඳුන්වා දීමේ මූලික ව්‍යාපෘතිය ආරම්භ වෙයි. ඒ ජාතික ගමනා ගමන කොමිසම් සභාවේ විසිපස්වැනි සංවත්සරයේදී ප්‍රවාහන සහ සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා අමාත්‍ය අර්ජුන රණතුංග මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙනි. ගූගල් මැප් යනු ගූගල් සේවාව ලබා දෙන අන්තර්ජාල සිතියම් සේවාවකි. එම සිතියම් සේවාවෙන් දැනට Google traffic යන විශේෂාංගය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට විවෘතව […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකා තාක්ෂණ විප්ලවය – ශිල්ප සේනා ප්‍රදර්ශනය

Friday, July 12th, 2019

ප්‍රවෘත්ති නිවේදනය විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය. අප රටේ සාමාන්‍ය පොදු ජනතාවට එතරම් සමීප නොවන විෂය ක්ෂේත්‍රයක් වන විද්‍යාව, තාක්ෂණය සහ නවෝත්පාදනය සරල සහ සැහැල්ලු ලෙස සමීප කරවීම අරමුණු කරගනිමින් අමාත්‍ය සුජීව සේනසිංහ මහතාගේ මෙහෙයවීමෙන් විද්‍යා, තාක්ෂණ හා පර්යේෂණ අමාත්‍යාංශය විසින් ක්‍රියාත්මක කරනු ලබන ශ්‍රී ලංකා තාක්ෂණ විප්ලවය – ශිල්ප සේනා වැඩසටහනේ පළමු ප්‍රදර්ශනය කොළඹ […]

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කොළඹ වරායේ නැගෙනහිර පර්යන්තය පුද්ගලීකරණය කිරීම සඳහා අත්සන් තබන ලද සහයෝගිතා ගිවිසුම අහෝසි කර එම පර්යන්තය ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා වරාය අධිකාරිය යටතේ ක‍්‍රියාත්මක කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටීම.

Friday, July 12th, 2019

කොළඹ වරාය නැගෙනහිර පර්යන්තය රැක ගැනීමේ ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය කොළඹ වරාය නැගෙනහිර පර්යන්තය රැක ගැනීමේ ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය 259/9, සෙත්සිරි මාවත, කොස්වත්ත, තලංගම කැඳවුම්කරු : චන්ද්‍රසිරි මහගමගේ – 071-2051388 / 0112-482970 National Movement to Protect Colombo Harbor Eastern Terminal 259/9, Sethsiri Mawatha, Koswatta, Talangama Convener: Chandrasiri Mahagamage 071-2051388 / 0112-482970 2019.07.11 අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍ය තුමා, අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලය, කොළඹ 01. […]

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Cricket , Muslims and Beard ( without prejudice )

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Dr Sarath obeysekera  In British , Australian and South African  teams ,you note that most of the spin bowlers carry Muslim names who wear beards . One Bangladeshi Umpire has also started growing a  beard to identify him as a Muslim .  Most of the Indian Cricketers also have got signature beard like Kohli’s , […]

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Fasciola liver flukes infecting wild elephants of Sri Lanka: tackling tricky taxonomy

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Scott Lawton Courtesy Biomedcentral A Fasciola liver fluke found infecting Asian elephants in Sri Lanka reveals a need to understand economically important parasites in wildlife. Elephants and fascioliasis Fascioliasis is a global economic problem impacting upon human and domestic animal health, but what about wildlife? Although we are used to considering the impact of Fasciola infections […]

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Sri Lanka Muslims to field first separate Muslim candidate in coming Presidential elections

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Colombo, 12 July, (Asiantribune.com): For the first time in Sri Lankan Presidential elections history, a Muslim candidate who will not represent any mainstream political party but will only represent the Muslims of the country, is set to come forward as a candidate. Well informed Muslim political sources said that all Muslim political parties will back […]

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Colombo Dockyard Launches Dedicated Afloat Repair Service

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Courtesy The Maritime Executive Leading Sri Lankan shipbuilding and ship repair service provider Colombo Dockyard PLC has established a dedicated unit to handle afloat ship repairs with fast response and reliable service capability at all Sri Lankan ports. The RAPID RESPONSE AFLOAT REPAIR SERVICE (RRARS) was officially launched on May 31, 2019 following two years […]

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Car-free day in Sri Lanka sparks debate over safety for women

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Courtesy Al-Jazeera Though it may be good for the environment, not having the security of automobiles and public transport has raised fears. When the mayor of Colombo announced that the congested capital of Sri Lanka would go car-free this Sunday to promote a “healthier” lifestyle, she might have expected a few grumbles from petrolheads. But no one […]

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India-China-Sri Lanka Triangle: The Defense Dimension

Friday, July 12th, 2019

By Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury Courtesy The Diplomat With increasing Indo-Chinese competition in the Indian Ocean, their respective military relationships with Sri Lanka play an important part in this maritime great game. This article will examine this relationship from an Indian perspective, looking at the current scenario and what this means for the future geopolitical scenario in […]

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Saudi Embassy refutes allegations of providing loans for Lankan Muslims

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Courtesy  Saudi Gazette COLOMBO — The Kingdom’s embassy in Colombo has refuted allegations that Saudi Arabia is providing loans for Muslims through some local banks at the interest rate of 1 percent. The Embassy of Saudi Arabia referred to a statement made by former Western Province Governor Dr. Hemakumara Nanayakkara on June 13 in their media […]

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How a British law against modern slavery is leading to moral policing in Sri Lanka

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Sandya Hewamanne, The Conversation Courtesy Scroll.In Article 54 of the Modern Slavery Act has made factory managers in developing countries paranoid about aiding or abetting sexual slavery. The Modern Slavery Act was seen as a big achievement for combating the issue of forced labour. But since it was passed by the UK government in 2015, […]

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Epidemiological and statistical study – On allegations against Dr. Shafi

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The opposition yesterday urged the government to conduct an epidemiological and statistical study into the allegations against Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr. Shafi Shiabdeen of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital without trying to sweep the allegations under the carpet. UPFA MP Ramesh Pathirana told parliament that it was the responsibility of the health […]

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ජනතා මුදලින් නඩත්තු වන සී.අයි.ඞී.ය පෙනී ඉන්නේ ෂාෆි වෙනුවෙන් – රතන හිමියෝ කියති

Friday, July 12th, 2019

රටේ ජනතාවගේ මුදලින් නඩත්තු වන අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ ඇතැම් නිලධාරීන් පෙනී සිටින්නේ ෂාෆි ෂෙහාබ්ඞීන් වෛද්‍යවරයා වෙනුවෙන් බවත් ඔහුට විරුද්ධ ප‍්‍රමාණවත් සාක්ෂි තිබියදීත් මෙම සිදුවීම යටපත් කර ෂාෆි වෛද්‍යවරයා නිදොස් කිරීමට සී.අයි.ඞී.ය උත්සාහ ගන්නා බවත් ඊට කිසිසේත් ඉඩ නොදෙන බවත් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්තී‍්‍ර අතුුරලියේ රතන හිමියෝ ප‍්‍රකාශ කළහ. ‘‘අපරාධකරුවා වෙනුවෙන් පෙනී සිටින අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව අපරාධකරුවා නිසා […]

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සැකකාර ෂාෆි වෛද්‍යවරයාගේ දේපළ මිලදී ගැනීම් ගැන සී.අයි.ඞී.යේ පරීක්‍ෂණ ගැටලූ සහගතයි -!-කුරුණෑගල මහෙස්ත‍්‍රාත් සම්පත් හේවාවසම්

Friday, July 12th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින අපරාධ පරීක්‍ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව ෂාෆි වෛද්‍යවරයාගේ සිසේරියන් සැත්කම් ගැන කිසිදු විමර්ශනයක් සිදුකර නෑ – අගතියට පත් පාර්ශ්වයේ ජනාධිපති නීතිඥ මොහාන් විජේනායක සී.අයි.ඞී.ය විමර්ශන සිදුකර ඇත්තේ සැකකරු නිදහස් කිරීමේ අරමුණින් – ජනාධිපති නීතිඥ යූ. ආර්. ද සිල්වා  සැකකරු සිදුකර ඇත්තේ මිනිස් සංහතියටම වරදක් – නීතිඥ කල්‍යානන්ද තිරාණගම අයථා මුදල් ඉපයීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් සාධාරණ සාක්‍ෂි ඉදිරිපත් වී […]

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‘දිවයින’ කළේ ස්වභාවිකව වැළලීමට ගිය සිද්ධියක අගමුල හෙළිකිරීමයි; නීතිඥ ගයාන් පෙරේරා මහෙස්ත‍්‍රාත් ඉදිරියේ කියයි

Friday, July 12th, 2019

ඒ. ජේ. ඒ. අබේනායක උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින  රටට ජාතියට බලපාන ඉතාමත් වැදගත් තොරතුරක් ලද විට නිහඬව නොසිට ‘දිවයින’ පුවත්පත ඉතාමත් සමගි, සංයමයකින් යුතුව පළ කළ එම ප‍්‍රවෘත්තියේ සත්‍ය අසත්‍යතාව සොයනු වෙනුවට විමර්ශන නිලධාරීන් සිදුකර ඇත්තේ මාධ්‍යවේදීන්ගෙන් දිගට හරහට ප‍්‍රශ්න කිරීම පමණක් යැයි නීතිඥ ගයාන් පෙරේරා මහතා කුරුණෑගල මහෙස්ත‍්‍රාත් සම්පත් හේවාවසම් මහතා ඉදිරියේ ප‍්‍රකාශ කළේය.  මාධ්‍යවේදියකු […]

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වඳ සැත්කම් චෝදනා එල්ල වූ ෂාෆි රිමාන්ඞ්… පැලෝපීය නාළ පරීක්‍ෂාවට නිවැරදි ක‍්‍රමය ගැන වෛද්‍ය පීඨ මහාචාර්ය කමිටුවක් මගින් නිර්දේශ දෙන්න..කුරුණෑගල මහෙස්ත‍්‍රාත් නියෝග කරයි

Friday, July 12th, 2019

ඒ. ජේ. ඒ. අබේනායක සහ ඩබ්ලිව්. බණ්ඩාර කුරුණෑගල සිට ඡුායාරූප – සුජතා ජයරත්න උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින කුරුණෑගල රෝහලේදී සිසේරියන් සැත්කම් කිරීමේදී මවුවරුන් වඳභාවයට තැත් කිරීම ඇතුළු චෝදනා එල්ල වූ වෛi මොහොමඞ් ෂාෆි ලබන 25 දා දක්වා රක්‍ෂිත බන්ධනාගාරගත කිරීමට කුරුණෑගල මහෙස්ත‍්‍රාත් සම්පත් හේවාවසම් මහතා ඊයේ (11 දා* නියෝග කළේය.  එම සැකකරුට එරෙහිව එල්ලවී ඇති චෝදනා […]

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NCM against Bathiudeen – If Muslim ministers sworn in

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Sandun A Jayasekera Courtesy The Daily Mirror UPFA MP Dilan Perera said yesterday if the Muslim ministers, state ministers and the deputy minister, who resigned from their posts in support of MP Rishad Bathiudeen were sworn in again, the joint opposition would move a no-confidence motion against Mr. Bathiudeen. He said he was aware of […]

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India monitoring SL protests against SOFA

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror India is keeping a close watch as protests grow in Sri Lanka over the proposed Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the US, which could enable the setting up of an American military base in Sri Lanka, the Economic Times reported today. India is of the view that as a close […]

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Attorney-General Dappula Livera not appearing on behalf of former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundara

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court postponed the hearing of the Fundamental Rights petitions filed against former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernanado and IGP Pujith Jayasundara until July 25. A seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court today commenced hearing the petitions filed by 12 parties against the IGP and former Defence Secretary, claiming that they had violated […]

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Motion to abolish death penalty tabled in Parliament

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A Private Members’ Motion on abolishing the death penalty was tabled at the Parliament earlier today (12). The motion was moved by United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Bandulal Bandarigoda. Meanwhile, a Party Leaders’ meeting was called at 11.30 am chaired by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

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Rishad will be taking up Ministry again – Faizal Cassim

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Muslim ministers who resigned from their ministerial portfolios will be taking up their ministries again, says former State Minister of Health Faizal Cassim. The parliamentarian mentioned this to the media in Colombo this morning (12). He said that they resigned from their posts in order to ensure the security of the public and […]

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Central Banks revises Sri Lanka’s growth to 3% from 4%

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 12 (Daily FT) – The Central Bank yesterday said it has revised growth down to 3% from 4% earlier in the year, but kept policy rates unchanged on moderate inflation, international rate cuts, and expectations of lending rates declining in the coming weeks, to boost economic expansion. Central Bank Governor Dr. […]

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Blasts bring Lankan Buddhist monks to political center stage

Friday, July 12th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express The simultaneous bombing of four posh hotels and three churches in Sri Lanka by a bunch of Islamic radicals on April 21 Easter Sunday, was clearly not aimed at the island’s majority Sinhalese Buddhist community as the targets indicate. And yet, a noticeable consequence of the terrorist act is the revival of […]

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Advantages in making land tradable in Sri Lanka

Friday, July 12th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Colombo, July 12: The Ranil Wickremesinghe government is currently on the way to changing the law to give title deeds to peasants cultivating State Lands with permits. The State Land (Special Provisions) Bill was tabled in parliament on June 28 but is yet to be taken up for discussion because of cases […]

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