Archive for July 18th, 2019

How long are the Sinhala people going to tolerate this nonsense of the tyranny of minority politics and sleep before these Tamil and Muslim threats?

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara  Immediate action is needed to arrest this arrogant minority terrorism on this Sinhala motherland to save the country, the 2500 year old Sinhala nation and the Buddha Sasana. The onerous of arresting this blatant minority terrorism falls squarely on the two main Sinhala political Parties, the UNP and the SLPP. No Sinhala […]

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MILLENNIUM CHALLENGES, ECONOMIC ISSUES AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS IN SR LANKA PART 1

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Recent political analysis of Mr. C.A Chandraprema in Sunday Island on 14.07.2019 allowed understanding the truth about the achievement of millennium goals in Sri Lanka as it has been quite closed information that most of the population in the country including politicians have no idea about this test performance.  I associated with […]

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MILLENNIUM CHALLENGES, ECONOMIC ISSUES AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS IN SR LANKA PART 2

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Fiscal Policy Fiscal policy became a vital issue after the conditions created Korean War in early 1950s and Sri Lanka was unable to design and develop a good fiscal policy to the country.  It seemed that the economic authority treated fiscal policy and monetary as alternatives despites in our university classrooms education […]

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වසර 115කට පසුව මහව ඕමන්තේ දුම්රිය මාර්ගය සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම අලුත් කෙරේ…

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

ප්‍රවාහන හා සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා අමාත්‍යාංශය. වසර 115කට වඩා පැරණි මහව – ඕමන්තේ දුම්රිය මාර්ගය සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම අලුත් කිරීම හෙවත් දැනට භාවිත වන පැරණි දුම්රිය මාර්ගය ඉවත් කර ඒ වෙනුවට නව දුම්රිය මාර්ගය සෑදීමේ  ව්‍යාපෘතිය අද නිල වශයෙන් ආරම්භ විය. ඒ එම ව්‍යාපෘතියේ ඉදිකිරීම් ගිවිසුම ප්‍ර‍වාහන සහ සිවිල් ගුවන්සේවා අමාත්‍ය අර්ජුන රණතුංග මහතාගේ ප්‍ර‍ධානත්වයෙන් අත්සන් කිරීමෙනි. ගිවිසුම් […]

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පටු දේශපාලන වාසි වෙනුවෙන් අධ්‍යාපන ඇමති ජනතා මුදලින් ජනතාව නොමග යැවීම සම්බන්ධවයි.

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

ලංකා ගුරුසේවා සංගමය ගරු ජනාධිපති, මෛත‍්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මැතිතුමා, ජනාධිපති කාර්යාලය, කොළඹ 01. ගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමනි, පටු දේශපාලන වාසි වෙනුවෙන් අධ්‍යාපන ඇමති ජනතා මුදලින් ජනතාව නොමග යැවීම සම්බන්ධවයි. අධ්‍යාපන ඇමති අකිල විරාජ් කාරියවසම් මහතාගේ උපදෙස් පරිදි අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යාංශය විසින් ‘‘සක‍්‍රීය අධ්‍යාපන පද්ධතියක් වෙනුවෙන් ගුරු විදුහල්පති සේවාව ශක්තිමත් කළ වගයි.’’ යනුවෙන් ජාතික පුවත්පත්වල සම්පූර්ණ පිටුවක් පුරා ජනතා මුදල් […]

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ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ, අභියාචනාධිකරණ නඩු තීන්දු සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් ලබා ගැනීමේ අත්සන් ලක්ෂයේ වැඩසටහන….සමාරම්භක අවස්ථාව……2019 ජූලි 18 කොළඹ මහජන පුස්තකාලයේ දී පවත්වන ලදී…..

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

අරුන උණවටුන ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ සහ අභියාචනාධිකරණ නඩු තීන්දු ලබා දිය යුතු භාෂාව සිංහල භාෂාව විය යුතුද? මැයෙන් ජනමතවිචාරණයක් පවත්වන ලෙස ඉල්ලා ගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමා වෙත ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම සදහා පුරවැසියන් ලක්ෂයකගේ අත්සන් එකතු කිරීමේ සමාරම්භක නිල උත්සවය 2019 ජූලි මස 18 වන දින සවස කොළඹ 07 මහජන පුස්තකාලයේ ප්‍රවේශාගාරයේ දී නීතිඥවරු ඇතුලු විද්වත් පිරිසගේ සහභාගීත්වයෙන් පවත්වන ලදී. එම […]

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SOFA ,ACSA හා MCC ගිවිසුම් සරල සිංහල බසින්

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

පියන්ත රොහාන් මොරපිටිය. ( Status of Forces, Acquisition and Cross Service Agreements, and Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact )

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Lankan wedding exhibitions give brides and grooms the very best

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

by Tang Lu Courtesy NewsIn.Asia COLOMBO, July 17 (Xinhua) — Sri Lankan bride-to-be Aniya Perera was keenly enquiring about the glitzy exhibits at the Wedding Show-2019” held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo last weekend. My wedding is in February 2020, but I have been visiting a number of wedding exhibitions […]

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India and Lanka sign US$ 91.26 million contract to upgrade Maho-Omanthai rail track

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 18 (newsin.asia): A contract agreement for around US$ 91.26 million to upgrade the railway track from Maho to Omanthai under Indian concessional financing was signed by IRCON International Limited of India and the Government of Sri Lanka here on Thursday. The contract agreement was signed by Sunil Kumar Choudhury, Chairman & […]

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ACSA, SOFA & MCC SAGA

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

JANAKI CHANDRARATNA Courtesy The Island July 18, 2019, 9:02 pm  There is a considerable degree of anxiety and concern relating to the American ACSA (Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement), SOFA (Status of Forces Agreement) and the MCC (Millennium Challenge Corporation) projects currently being considered or probably have already been signed off by the govt. in […]

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From granary to waste-yard?

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Editorial Courtesy The Island Time was when this country was known as the Granary of the East. Today, it is apparently on its way to becoming what may be called the Dumpsite of the East. Consignments of foreign garbage are said to be imported. The Customs trade unions have said that as many as 122 […]

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Making the Political Alternative meaningful and Relevant to Masses

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

By Siri Hettige, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Colombo – Courtesy The Island There has been considerable public discussion in recent months about the need to find a meaningful and real alternative to the existing two mainstream political formations in Sri Lanka. But, the people in the country are yet to see a clear […]

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Fully qualified cutthroats

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

OLD SOLDIER The JVP, who in 1989-90 attempted genocide of the Sinhalese, share similarities with the Nazi’s who actually committed genocide of six million Jews in Germany and occupied Europe in 5 years. In SL there were over 60,000 deaths in a year before the JVP was neutralized. Had they gone on it would have […]

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US govt. will not buy, sell, or own actual land in Sri Lanka – Teplitz

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Courtesy The Island The United States Government will not buy, sell, or own any actual land under Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact, says the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina B. Teplitz. Ambassador Teplitz conducted a Facebook live chat on Thursday to counter misinformation and disinformation that has been propagated about US-Sri Lanka cooperation. The […]

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NPC wants CID withdrawn and SIU to probe

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror The National Police Commission (NPC) has called for a report from the Acting IGP over the possibility of removing the CID from investigating Dr. Mohammed Shafi’s case and hand it over to the Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU). Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said an attorney had lodged […]

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Adverse weather conditions in Sri Lanka

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Courtesy Ceylon Today Power outages due to the adverse weather conditions have been reported from several areas in the island including Matara, Galle and Ratnapura today (18). Deputy Director of theDisaster Management Centre (DMC), Pradeep Kodippili advised the public not to proceed to the sea and to avoid travelling to the mountain areas due to […]

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FCID probing Ven. Rathana Thera’s complaint USD 100M Saudi funding to Batti Campus Pvt Ltd

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

By Hansi Nanayakkara Courtesy Ceylon Today The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) yesterday (18), informed Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratna that they were currently probing how a sum of over US$ 100 million had been sent from Saudi Arabia to the Batticaloa Campus Private Limited and the Bank accounts from which that sum had been […]

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Retrospective View on 8 January 2015

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

By Sumanasiri Liyanage Courtesy Ceylon Today In spite of the ambiguities embedded in the Constitution over the next date of the Presidential Poll, there is no doubt that it should be held prior to May 2020, the latest. From the perspective of the people in the country, it is pertinent to rethink about the decision […]

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රන්ජන් රාමනායකගේ කතාව හා සමාජ ප්‍රවණතා

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

කතු වැකිය ලංකාදීප යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුවේ රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය පදවියක් හොබවන රන්ජන් රාමනායක භික්ෂු සමාජය ගැන කරන ලදැයි කියන ප්‍රකාශයක් පිළිබඳව ලොකු කලබගෑනියක් හටගෙන තිබේ. ඔහු එම ප්‍රකාශය මගින් මෙරට භික්ෂු සමාජය දැඩි විවේචනයට ලක්කර ඇත. යූ ටියුබ්” මාධ්‍ය ඔස්සේ සාකච්ඡාවකට සහභාගී වෙමින් රන්ජන් රාමනායක විසින් කරන ලද ප්‍රකාශය වැරැදීමක් හෝ වැරදි අර්ථ දැක්වීමක් නොව ඔහු විසින්  […]

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Two conspiracy charges in indictment against Gotabaya, court told

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana It is apt to revise the indictments filed against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa if they are in a state of being revised, the Supreme Court told the Attorney General. The Attorney General had filed indictments with the Permanent High Court-at-Bar against Gotabaya Rajapaksa, accusing him of misusing state funds when constructing the […]

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AG files revision against granting bail to Pujith and Hemasiri

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General today filed a revision application before the Colombo High Court against the Colombo chief magistrate’s order granting bail to IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando. The appeal requests the Colombo High Court to issue an interim order against the granting of bail by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court […]

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Police Commission’s secretary arrested by CID

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Secretary of the National Police Commission Saman Dissanayake has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in connection with the Avant-Garde floating armoury case. The NPC Secretary was reportedly arrested while he was at the Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital. The Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday rejected the anticipatory bail application filed by Dissanayake, requesting […]

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World Bank assures continuous assistance to Sri Lanka

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The World Bank will increase assistance to Sri Lanka under three of its new operations, the World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer said today (18). The three World Bank operations include assisting the agriculture sector faced with climatic vagaries, irrigation, renewable energy, climate resilience operations and renovation of tanks […]

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