Archive for July, 2019

මෙහෙමයි වුනේ – (පළමුවැනි කොටස)

Monday, July 29th, 2019

ආචාර්ය වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති අපේ තාත්තා හොඳ ශ්‍රී ලංකාකාරයෙක්. 1977 අවුරුද්දේ ජූලි මාසේ 21 වැනි දා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මහ මැතිවරණයක් තිබ්බා. ඒ වෙද්දි මට අවුරුදු අටක් සම්පූර්ණ වෙලා නෑ. හැබැයි ඒ වෙලාවේ සිද්දවෙච්ච සමහර දේවල් මට තාමත් මතකයි. අපි ඒ කාලේ හිටියේ නුවරඑළිය දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ වලපනේ ආසනයට අයති හරස්බැද්ද ගමේ. අපි පදිංචිවෙලා හිටියේ ඉස්කෝලේ ගුරු නිවාසයේමයි. තාත්තා තමයි […]

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Bond Case: Tenth accused reveals vital info in writ petition

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Shehan Chamika Silva Courtesy The Daily Mirror Filing a writ application in Court, the tenth accused in the Treasury Bond case, Ajahn Punchihewa has stated that he could have given vital information regarding investigations over the Bond scam, as he had information about a penthouse apartment in Singapore, valued at Singapore Dollars 7.6 million, occupied […]

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Resigned Muslim ministers sworn into office again

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Three Muslim ministers, who had resigned from their posts, have sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena to their previous ministerial portfolios today (29). Accordingly, Parliamentarians Rishad Bathiudeen, Rauff Hakeem and Abdullah Mahroof have taken up their previous ministerial posts again. A discussion was held between the resigned Muslim ministers at the official residence […]

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Advice to Opposition Leader, Opposition Presidential Candidate & Opposition ahead of elections

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

The regime change that took place in January 2015 has brought about unprecedented and shocking changes to Sri Lanka at virtually every level. In all probability those that make up what we were then promised was good governance – yahapalana, maybe themselves grinning & bearing the changes which they too know are threats to Sri […]

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The sound of the nation

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Chandrasena Pandithage The name of Gotabaya Rajapaksha spread in the political arena in Sri Lanka like a wildfire.  This name blows island wide within a very short period uplifting the downfallen people’s mind. This political storm spreading a huge amount of high hopes in peace-loving people’s minds and fear and terrible feelings in underworld dirty […]

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A NAIL IN THE COFFIN OF TERRORISM

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

ALI SUKHANVER Contamination is a term used for the action or state of making or being made impure by polluting or poisoning. The target of this action of polluting or poisoning could be food, water, human minds, passions, thoughts, feelings and countless other things physical or metaphysical. I remember, somewhere in the first week of […]

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Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings likely to be NIA’s first case after amendment of Act, says MHA official

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Courtesy FirstPost New Delhi: The Easter Sunday bombings case in Sri Lanka is likely to be the first case for the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe after Parliament amended an Act empowering it to investigate terror cases abroad, officials said on Sunday. With Parliament giving its nod to the the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill on […]

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Maithri and Mahinda to come together for final talks

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

BY GAGANI WEERAKOON Courtesy Ceylon Today Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith feared that the investigations into the 21 April Easter Sunday bombings would be swept under the carpet and added that the attacks were part of an ‘international conspiracy’. Cardinal Ranjith was addressing a special mass at the newly renovated Katuwapitiya Roman Catholic Church, […]

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

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Courtesy The Island One-time top government trade negotiator Gomi Senadhira, yesterday, called for tangible measures to solve the importantation 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 tough […]

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Ex-top AG’s Dept officer warns of US Trojan Horse

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Courtesy The Island Former People’s Alliance MP M M Zuhair, PC, yesterday, warned that proposed Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) would transform Sri Lanka into a US military facility. Zuhair, who was a onetime top Attorney General’s Department officer and envoy to Teheran during the PA/UPFA administration said that the Acqusition and Cross Servicing Agreemment […]

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Reforms to Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act necessary – Jezima Ismail

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Muslim women’s rights organisations around the country yesterday urged the government to implement necessary reforms to Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA). Veteran Human Rights Activist Deshabandu Jezima Ismail addressing the media conference said that MMDA has been widely discussed for a long period with the current act permitting […]

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Industrial waste – The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) to take importers to Court

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) will take legal action against those who imported the containers of industrial waste without the proper a licence resulting in a public outcry, CEA Director General Hemantha Jayasinghe said. He said Hayleys Free Zone Ltd., ETL Colombo (Pvt) Limited and Ceylon Metal Processing Corporation (Pvt) […]

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Sri Lanka – and its wizards of (K)-OZ meaning CHAOS.

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Mario Perera, Kadawata With presidential elections round the corner and increasingly drawing the attention of all, there is a question the country must answer. Where are we after seventy years of Independence? Where are we after seventy years of democracy and universal suffrage: voting rights for all, men and women? The three major upheavals since […]

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දියවන්නාවේ දියවන සිංහළ අනාගතය

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

දිල් රූක් කන්නංගර රට හැරයන්නට කලියෙන් සුද්දා වඳුරාට දැලිපිහියක් ද වහල් සේවයට දකුණු ඉන්දියාවෙන් සහ මලයාවෙන් ගෙනා වහලුන් දසලක්ෂයක් ද දෑවැදි දීමට වගබලා ගත්තේය. වැඩිකල් යන්නට මත්තෙන් සිංහලයා ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය තමනට රිසිසේ ප්‍රජනන-තන්ත්‍රවාදයට පෙරළා ගති. දියවන්නාවටත් ජනාධිපති කමටත් එකම සුදුසුකම සම-ප්‍රජනනයයි. එහෙව් රටකට මොන අනාගතයක්ද? සුද්දා දමාගිය රටට ණය නොතිබිණි; විදේශ වත්කම් තිබුණි. යුරෝපීයයන් බහුතරයක් සිටි […]

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Bill to ban instant divorce in India passed by the lower house

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Courtesy The Gulf News The contentious bill that would criminalise instant triple talaq was passed by Lok Sabha The contentious Bill to ban the practice of triple talaq among Muslims and punish the guilty husband with three years jail was on Thursday passed by the Lok Sabha despite the opposition’s demand for its scrutiny by […]

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Foreigners buying properties

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Dr Sarath  Obeysekera  My long-time Sri Lankan friend from Norway who has migrated  and worked over 35 years in that country, has been visiting Sri Lanka  several times every year   with his family .He did not have any income in this country, hence he brought over 100 million Rs to Sri Lanka Over 25 […]

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Genocide Claims, Number Games and their margins of error.

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

By Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada June 23, 1983, known as Black July” was a day of shame for Sri Lanka where a government calling itself a Dharmista Rajya” (a Righteous Regime)  permitted, aided and abetted armed mobs to attack a section of its defenseless citizens — civilian Tamils.  The fact that there were looters or the […]

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ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධන ක්‍රියාවලිය පිළිබඳ විවාදය

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

විපක්‍ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ – මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය (2019 ජුලි 26 වෙනි සිකුරාදා විපක්‍ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා විසින්පා ර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී කළ කතාවේ පිටපත.) ගරු කථානායකතුමනි, ඊළඟ ජනාධිපතිවරණය පවත්වන්න තව තියෙන්නෙ මාස කීපයයි. ආණ්ඩුවේ අවසාන කාලයේදී මේ විදියට ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධන ගැන පාර්ලිමේන්තු විවාදයක් පැවැත්වීමෙන් පලක් තියෙනවද? ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනය කරන්න මුලපුරන්න ඕනෙ ආණ්ඩුවක් ආපු අලුත මිස, යන්න ඉස්සෙල්ල […]

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Debate on the Constitutional Reform Process

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Opposition LeaderHon. Mahinda Rajapaksa MEDIA RELEASE (Translation of the text of the speech made by Opposition LeaderHon. Mahinda Rajapaksa in Parliament on Friday the 26th July 2019) Hon. Speaker, There only a few more months left for the next presidential election. Is there any point in holding a debate on constitutional reform at the tail […]

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Import of garbage

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  People should know the actual background of the importation of the garbage. We hear that a UK company shipped it to Sri Lanka as per the order or a proforma invoice submitted beforehand. What is the HS code of the garbage? Chain of activities should be investigated by journalists and place articles […]

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Who decides Sri Lanka’s National Problem & Solution?

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

In Sri Lanka there are 3 ethnic groups – Sinhalese, Tamils & Muslims and 4 main religions – Sinhala Buddhists, Hindus, Islam, Christian/Catholics. All Sinhalese were Buddhists until 1505 and all Tamils were Hindus till 1505 when arrival of European colonial invaders resulted in conversions of Sinhalese & Tamils to Christianity/Catholicism and the Burgher community. […]

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HAS SINHALA POPULATION DECLINED IN SRI LANKA?

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The determination of increase or decrease in population of different communities or races living in Sri Lanka would be based on the actual census results and pre-emptive decisions just listing to gossips talks going on in village tea boutiques is unreasonable and misleading. Sinhala community is frequently disturbed by fabricated information that […]

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එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංවිධානයේ නියෝජිතයෙකු හමු වීම පිළිබද තොරතුරු ප්‍රසිද්ධියට පත් කරන ලෙස නීතිඥවරයෙක් අගවිනිසුරුවරයාගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටී…..

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Sri Lanka News අද දින පුවත්පත්වල එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංවිධානයේ නියෝජිතයෙකු අගවිනිසුරුවරයා පසුගිය ආසන්න දිනයක හමු වී සාකච්ඡා කර ඇති බව සදහන් වන අතර ඒ පිළිබදව සම්පූර්ණ තොරතුරු ලබා ගැනීමට පුරවැසියෙකු ලෙසත්, නීතිඥවරයෙකු ලෙසත් අවශ්‍ය බව බව නීතීඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන අගවිනිසුරුවරයා වෙත දන්වා ඇත. එකී සාකච්ඡාව සම්බන්ධව අදාල සියලු තොරතුරු ජනතාවට දැන ගැනීමට ලැබීම නීතියේ පාලනය සම්බන්ධයෙන් වැදගත් හෙයින් […]

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Supreme Court stays Special HC’s trial against Gotabaya

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court today (25) issued an order preventing trial at Special High Court against Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum case till the 1st of October, says Ada Derana reporter. The order was delivered by the Supreme Court three-judge bench consisting of Justices Buwaneka Aluwihare, Gamini Amarasekara and S. Thurairajah considering […]

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Latheef surprised why information was shared with STF only after Easter attacks

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Commandant of the Special Task Force (STF), Senior DIG M. R. Latheef, says he is still not invited to the country’s intelligence coordinating meetings and that he was invited to the National Security Council meetings only after the Easter Sunday attacks. Testifying before the parliamentary select committee probing the terror attacks, the Senior […]

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Secret revelation of intelligence chief

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana

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Dr. Shafi granted bail

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Dr. Mohamed Shafi, who is accused of allegedly amassing assets through suspicious means, performing illegal sterilization surgeries and having links to terrorist activities, has been granted bail this evening (25) following a lengthy trial. The case against Dr. Shafi was taken up before the Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court for the third time at around […]

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Sri Lanka and UK in standoff over rotting waste

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Courtesy The Week South Asian government implores Britain to take back its hazardous waste The Sri Lankan government says the UK must take back containers full of hazardous waste landing in its ports. The South Asian country has accused Britain of dumping medical debris – including human remains – in Colombo, under the guise of metal […]

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The Caesar-Brutus play back in Sri Lanka Politics

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Mario Perera, Kadawata BETRAYAL is the key word of the Sinhala history from time immemorial, from that of the Kings to the Diyawanna Oya assemblies.  Such betrayals facilitated foreign interference and foreign invasions of this country. Even during the Duttu Gemunu-Elara war, Sinhala Generals led Dravidian troops to battle, although Duttu Gemunu had clearly stated […]

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No evidence that IS was behind Easter attacks – Senior DIG Ravi Seneviratne

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana There is no evidence to claim that the Islamic State (IS) was behind the Easter Sunday bombings, stated the Senior DIG in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Ravi Seneviratne. The Senior DIG mentioned this testifying at the special Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to probe the Easter Sunday terror attacks. He pointed […]

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