Archive for August 10th, 2019

SLPP VERSUS UNP PRESIDENTIAL PROSPECTS AND SAJITH P’S HAMARTIA

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

By Rohana R. Wasala (‘Hamartia’ is the fatal flaw that leads to the downfall of the tragic hero in classical Greek Tragedy; it is Greek for ‘missing the mark’.) The artificially sensationalised controversy within the UNP ranks about the authenticity of the party deputy leader Sajith Premadasa’s educational qualifications in the evening twilight of its […]

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MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE – BRANDED PRODUCT WITHOUT AN EXPIRY DATE –CHALLENGES AHEAD

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Today a political newcomer known as Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna is celebrating the announcement of its Presidential candidate.  This event will be celebrated throughout the country by the voluntary participation of its supporters by offering traditional sweets and milk rice. The public anticipation is overwhelming to witness its hero […]

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තිරස්චීන සත්ව ඝාතන සිදුකරන ආගමික උත්සවයක් අතළග

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි,ආචාර්ය ටිකිරි බණ්ඩාර ඇටිපොළ සම ලේකම් – සත්ව අවිහිංසා ජාතික එකමුතුව සෑම වසරක් පාසාම, ගවයින් ඇතුළු තවත් අහිංසක සතුන්ගේ ජිවිත අමු අමුවේම බිලිගන්නා තිරස්චීන ආගමික උත්සවයක් ‍අද හෙටම එළඹෙන්නට නියමිතය. දහස් ගණන් සතුන්ගේ ජිවිත බිලිගනිමින්, එම සතුන්ගේ රුධිරයෙන් තම දෑත් හා නිවෙස් සෝදාදමන මෙම දිනය ගවයින් ඇතුළු ලක්ෂ සංඛ්‍යාත හා ලොව පුරා කෝටි සංඛ්‍යාත සතුන්ගේ දුක් […]

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ඇත්ත වෙනුවට නැත්ත!

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

වාගිස ප්‍රනාන්දු. මෑතකදී, ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ නලින්ද ජයතිස්ස මංත්‍රීවරයා ලංකාවේ පලවෙන එක්තරා ජාතික පුවත්පතකට පවසා තිබුනේ කුරුඳු, ගම්මිරිස්, ගොරකා, කරුංකා, කරාබුනැටි ආදී භෝගවල මිළ බරපතළ කඩාවැටීමක් තිබෙනබවත් ඒනිසා ගොවියාට සාධාරණ මිලක් නොලැබෙන්නේ බවත්ය. තවදුරටත් අදහස් පළකරමින් මංත්‍රීවරයා පවසා ඇත්තේ පසුගිය කාලයේ ලංකාවේ වසරකට ගම්මිරිස් මෙට්රික් ටොන් 2800 ක් නිෂ්පාදනය කරන විට මෙට්රික් ටොන් 14000 ක් […]

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Will it be never?

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula He was clad in the national dress, an immaculate white that contrasted well with somewhat dark and enclosed surroundings. He was stocky, yet lean enough. He was not tall, yet not short either. He was standing on the podium addressing a distinguished gathering of foreign and local dignitaries. With confidence and composure, he […]

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අගමැති හිරේ යන්න ඕන මිනිහෙක් – රතන හිමි

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Ada Derana

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YAHAPALANA AND THE ECONOMY Part 11 A

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS  ELECTRICITY   (   MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA PERIOD) President Mahinda Rajapaksa, when he assumed office on November 2005, immediately commenced the implementation of the 300MW Kerawalapitiya Combined Cycle Power Plant in early January 2006. This added 200MW to the system by 2008. That helped to avoid the massive power shortage and power cuts envisaged in 2008. […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE ECONOMY Part 11 B

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS GAS TERMINALS (1) The electricity generation is moving in the direction the saboteurs wanted it to, towards oil, announced a critic in March 2019. Yahapalana government favors gas terminals. The share of electricity produced from oil reached a 20-year low of 18%, in 2015, and now it has risen back to 34% by […]

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Rajapaksa cites Kashmir while commenting on political solution in Sri Lanka

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu The former President’s reaction is among the first from Sri Lankan political leaders after New Delhi ended Jammu & Kashmir’s special status. Commenting on the prospects for power devolution to Sri Lanka’s minority Tamils, Leader of Opposition and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has made a reference to the current situation […]

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India’s best friend will be Mahinda Rajapaksa

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

R BHAGWAN SINGH Courtesy DECCAN CHRONICLE. Gotabaya is not a bad man as they (opposition) project, he is a man of action and he is not of many words, operates quietly.  Mahinda Rajapaksa (Photo: AP) In an exclusive interview to R. Bhagwan Singh just an hour before his scheduled meeting with the leaders of Opposition […]

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Philippines checking reports on two alleged Sri Lankan terrorists

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Raul Dancel  Philippines Correspondent In Manila Courtesy The Straits Times Philippine security officials said yesterday they were checking reports that at least two Sri Lankans had slipped into the country to train local militants on bomb-making, even as one of them claimed a family feud had led to false accusations against her. Mr Rommel Banlaoi, […]

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Many Sri Lankans want a strongman leader, and that favours Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Courtesy London South East COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankans, angered by the government’s inability to prevent the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed more than 250 people, want a strongman back in power who can guarantee their safety and bring back economic growth. Many are rooting for Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who despite fighting allegations of war […]

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Foreign article on two Lankan terrorists sneaking into Philippines dismissed as fake

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana An article published by the Singaporean media outlet, The Strait Times, said yesterday (09) that at least two terrorists from Sri Lanka have allegedly sneaked into the Philippines to train local militants on making bombs and attacking churches and other soft targets north of the country.  It is alleged that the two terrorists, […]

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