Archive for July 20th, 2019

BBS CONVENTION IN KANDY, JULY 7, 2019

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

By Rohana R. Wasala The Bodu Bala Sena organization held (seemingly the first edition of) its Siv Hele Maha Samuluwa or National Convention of Siv Hela  at the Bogambara Grounds in Kandy on July 7, 2019. Its purpose was, presumably, to propose a democratic, non-violent way out of the present political morass that the country […]

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Election carrots, at nation’s expense

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula …….Everybody knew that it was a carrot, for it was orange with a green top” – Rowan Atkinson aka Mr Bean in one of his stage presentations Another season of carrots has dawned. And the above regarding carrots came to my mind, of Rev. Bean reading a passage from his gospel to his […]

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ජනාධිපති ධූර කාලය අවුරුදු හයයි?

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති මේ මාතෘකාව දැක්ක ගමන් අපේ කට්ටිය කලබල වෙන්න පුළුවන්. 19 වැනි ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනයෙන් ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ ධූර කාලය අවුරුදු පහකට අඩු කළා කියන එක නොදන්න කෙනෙක් නැති තරම්. මේ කාරණය තහවුරු කරගන්න හැම කෙනෙක් ම බලන්නේ අපේ ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ තියෙන ජනරජයේ ජනාධිපතිවරයා” ගැන කියැවෙන 30 වැනි ව්‍යවස්ථාව. ඒකට අයිති දෙවැනි අනුව්‍යවස්ථාවේ (ඒ කියන්නේ 30. […]

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දෙවෙනි පානදුරා වාදය හා සිංහල බෞද්ද්ධ අන්තවාදය

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම බුද්ද්ධාගම කියන්නේ බොරුවක් ක්‍රිස්තුවර්‍ෂ 1873 දී සිදුවුන පානදුරා මහා වාදය සුද්දන්ගේ ආශිර්‍වාදය ඇතිව ඒ කාලයේ සිටි සිංහල ක්‍රිස්තියානීන් විසින් බුද්ද්ධාගමට හා හාමුදුරුවරුන්ට (බුද්ද්ධ ශාසනයට) දිගින් දිගටම අපහාස කරමින් හා අභියෝගකරමින් කරගෙන ගිය ඉල්ලාගෙන කෑමක ඓතිහාසික අවසානයක් විය. 1818 හා 1848 උඩරට සිංහල සමූල ඝාතනවල පසුබිම යටතේ, එවකට පැවති වාතාවරණය සුද්දන්ට කත් ඇද්ද, ඔබේසේකර-ද […]

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Colombo Easter Massacre: Can Islamic Terror Be A Diplomatic Asset?

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

By Saeed Naqvi, The Milli Gazette Online Prolific punditry on the Easter Sunday massacre in Colombo has taken a pause because investigations have reached a stage where all sides have to take a political call. Different interests would like investigators to be nosy in different directions. A calamity on a scale where nearly 300 people […]

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Most extravagant tea service in U.K. launches for $800 a pot

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Courtesy CTV News White glove tea service at The Rubens at The Palace (The Rubens at the Palace) Have £500 (CAD$817) to spare on a cuppa tea? A luxury hotel in London has launched the U.K.’s most expensive afternoon tea service, featuring a pot of tea made with leaves handpicked at sunrise in the highlands […]

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Aftermath of April 21 attacks – UN expert lauds Sri Lanka’s efforts to ensure rule of law

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The visiting UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Freedom of Association and Peaceful Assembly has appreciated the fact that Sri Lanka was able to recover and ensure the rule of law in the aftermath of the April 21 tragedy, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said. It said in a statement that […]

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Removing Dr. Shafi’s probe from CID: Acting IGP says ’not possible’ to NPC

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Acting IGP has written to the National Police Commission (NPC) yesterday saying it is not possible to remove the CID from investigating Dr. Mohammed Shafi’s case and hand it over to the Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU). The NPC on Thursday called for a report from the […]

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Hayleys Free Zone Limited denies any involvement in ‘garbage’ shipment

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Hayleys Free Zone Limited (HFZ) today denied that the company has any involvement with a shipment said to be containing garbage that is lying at the Port of Colombo. Video footage of the piles of biomedical waste shipped from the UK, recorded during the observation visit made by the Central Environmental Authority (CEA), […]

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Back-to-back PC and Presidential polls

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

By C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island July 20, 2019, 7:28 pm  Mahinda Deshapriya One of the matters under discussion at this point in time is whether the long delayed Provincial Council elections should be held before the presidential poll this year. This debate is driven largely by one man – the Chairman of the Elections Commission […]

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Looking for straws

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Editorial Courtesy The Island UPFA General Secretary and MP Mahinda Amaraweera has gone on record as saying that he will move a private member’s motion for abolishing the executive presidency. Reflected in his statement is his realisation that the SLFP/UPFA has failed to secure the SLPP’s consent for fielding President Maithripala Sirisena as their presidential […]

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SAJITH PREMADASA’S DEGREE QUALIFICATIONS vs OTHER POLITICIANS AND NATIONAL LIST

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Dr M D P DISSANAYAKE Like in many other countries, there are no mandatory academic or professional qualifications required by a person to be elected as President, Prime Minister or Cabinet of Ministers of Sri Lanka.  Late Mr D S Senanayake’s qualifications were never questioned when he became our First Prime Minister under independent Sri […]

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What Is Really Happening In Xinjiang

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

by Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan Recently, I was surprised to notice that some politicians and media in the western countries continuously attacked China’s policy in Xinjiang, falsely claiming that a large number of concentration camps” violating human rights have been established there. But what is the true story? The Grand Bazar (market) in Urumqi, Xinjiang, 2018 […]

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