Archive for August 9th, 2019

To prevent balkanization of India – remove 13a in Sri Lanka

Friday, August 9th, 2019

When US pivots to Asia as a strategy it means Americas political, diplomatic, trade, economic, cultural focus is all shifted to Asia, it also means, its associated alliances, partners, its covert/overt teams will all come with them. How prepared is Asia and in particular is India for this & what ramifications will India be subject […]

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අපට නොපෙනෙන මහා රාජ්‍යය හා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ දේශපාලනාවල

Friday, August 9th, 2019

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි අප මේ ගතකරමින් සිටින වර්තමානය ඉතා තීරණාත්මකය. මෙරට ජනතාව සිතන කරන කියන සෑම ක්‍රියාවලියක් තුලම මනාව සැලසුම කරන ලද දේශපාලන ක්‍රියාදාමයක් ඇත. කන්නේ මොනවාද? අදින්නේ මොනවාද? කියන්නේ මොනවාද? යන හැම දෙයක් තුලින්ම අප යම්කිසි දේශපාලන ක්‍රියාවලියකට බද්ධව කටයුතු කරන්නෝ බවට පත්ව ඇත. අපට මේ උරුමව ඇත්තේ කුමක්දැයි අවබෝධ කරගත යුතුයම, අවධියකට සමාජයම […]

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National Problem in Sri Lanka

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Kanthar Balanathan, Australia  DipEE(UK), GradCert(RelEng-Monash), DipBus&Adm(Finance-Massey), CEng. MIEE Before we step into analyzing and advocating National Problem, we have to define what Nation” and National Problem” means. The nation is a body or group of masses of a country, cohesive under an autonomous government of their own. It does not define race/races or group of […]

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Garbage talk and immaculately dressed officers

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera Watching the TV news make people disgusted when they see the Commissioner of CMC sitting in an Air-Conditioned office wearing a spotless attire talking about garbage removal Mayoress wearing clothes of a model riding a bicycle  thru Colombo 7 with Dutch Ambassador should be riding these areas and feel the smell Then […]

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ජාත්‍යන්තර විනිසුරුවරුන්ගේ ආගමනයට ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ, අභියාචනාධිකරණ නඩු තීන්දු සිංහලෙන් ඉල්ලන පුරවැසි අත්සන් ලක්ෂය රතු එළියක්…!

Friday, August 9th, 2019

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන BSc(Col), PGDC(Col) (සමායෝජක)  රට අවුල් කරන NGO සංවිධානවල සහ දෙමළ ඩයස්ෆෝරාවේ බලපෑම් පාලනය කිරීමට රටේ බහුතර ජනතාව නීතිය පිළිබද අවබෝධය ලබා ගත යුතුය.නීතිය නොදැනීම සමාවට කාරණාවක්ද නොවේ. පාර්ලිමේන්තුව පනත් සම්මත කිරීමේදී  පමණක් නොව ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය සහ අභියාචනාධිකරණය ලබා ලබා දෙන සෑම නඩු තීන්දුවකින්ම නීති සාදන බව රටේ ඇතැම් පිරිස් දන්නේ නැත. රට […]

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The Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to the Kingdom of Thailand Samantha K. Jayasuriya assumed duties

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Embassy of Sri Lanka Bangkok The Ambassador-designate to the Kingdom of Thailand Mrs. Samantha K. Jayasuriya assumed duties at the Sri Lanka Embassy on 8 August 2019. Addressing the staff members, the Ambassador-designate shared her vision and plans for the Embassy aiming at furthering the ongoing cordial bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Thailand. She […]

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Sri Lankan Embassy in the Washington D.C. hosts the Sri Lankan Scout Contingent Participated at the 24th World Scout Jamboree in the United States

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington D.C. The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. hosted the Sri Lankan Scout Contingent of about 150 participated at the 24th World Scout Jamboree held in West Virginia, the United States from 22 July 2019 – 02 August 2019, at the Mission premises. Warmly welcoming the Sri Lankan scout […]

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Officials at the U.S. State Department Witnesses a Scintillating Traditional Kandyan Drums Performance by the Sri Lankan Descent American Youth

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington D.C. A group of Sri Lankan descent American youth performed a traditional Kandyan Drums Orchestra at the 10th Annual Cultural Celebration organized by the South Asian American Employee Association of the U.S. Department of State on 01st of August 2019. Performances by youth from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan […]

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Four decades of constitutional folly and failure – 2

Friday, August 9th, 2019

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island 13A -SL never got what India has President J. R. Jayewardene and Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi after signing the Indo-Lanka Accord, which paved the way for the provincial council system. “Upon the making of a proclamation under the Public Security Ordinance or the law for the time […]

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Dignity of Parliament

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Editorial Courtesy The Island UPFA MP Nimal Lanza, of all people, on Thursday, complained to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya that MP Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe had called Parliament the most corrupt institution in the country. The Speaker’s position was that Wijeyadasa should leave Parliament if the latter had so low an opinion of it. Dr. Rajapakshe, being […]

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2019 presidential polls electoral pacts: SLPP assures public no truck with those involved in terrorism and extremism

Friday, August 9th, 2019

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island August 9, 2019, 9:27 pm  Basil The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), on Thursday (8), assured that it wouldn’t, under any circumstances, enter into electoral pacts with political parties or groups blamed for the Easter Sunday attacks or responsible for promoting extremism. SLPP strategist Basil Rajapaksa gave that assurance […]

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Two terrorists from Sri Lanka slip into the Philippines to prepare for attacks in Luzon

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Raul Dancel Courtesy The Straits Times MANILA – At least two terrorists from Sri Lanka have sneaked into the Philippines to train local militants on making bombs and attacking churches and other soft targets north of the country. A watch list from the Manila International Airport Authority identified the two as Mark Kevin Samhoon and […]

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The Last Chance

Friday, August 9th, 2019

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Sri Lankans born after 1948 must be the most unfortunate folk living on this planet, despite many narrations indicating, according to Buddhist belief that, Sri Lanka is a blessed country and several Gods have sanctified this nation”. Could it be the reason why this Island was once […]

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Mahinda makes a promise to SLFP MPs

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa has promised that he would not allow any injustice to be inflicted on the parliamentarians of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). He stated this during a meeting held with a group of SLFP members today (09). A group of SLFP local government representatives for Kandy met the Opposition […]

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Supreme Court dismisses three petitions in favour of Bill to repeal death penalty

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court today (09) dismissed three petitions filed in favour of the Private Member’s Bill submitted in Parliament seeking to abolish the death penalty. The dismissal order was delivered by a three-judge bench consisting of Supreme Court Justices L.T.B. Dehideniya, Murdu Fernando and Gamini Amarasekara. The petitions were filed by Prof. C. […]

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UNP should form alliance after naming Presidential Candidate – Sajith

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa says that the United National Party (UNP) should form an alliance only after naming its Presidential Candidate.  Issuing a statement, the Minister of Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs stated that certain newspapers had reported today that both he and the Prime Minister had agreed that a UNP-led Democratic […]

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