Archive for December 27th, 2019

We want to know the BRAINS behind the Easter Sunday suicide attacks in Sri Lanka

Friday, December 27th, 2019

Multiple venues were targeted on 21 April 2019 Easter Sunday causing death & mayhem across the island. What is tragic is that Sri Lanka’s Govt were given not just 1 warning but over 90 warnings over a period of 2 years. What is more baffling is that on the month of the attack and hours […]

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මහ බැංකු මංකොල්ලය හෙළිවේ | Central Bank robbery revealed

Friday, December 27th, 2019

Siwhela TV පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසින් මහ බැංකු පිලිබදව සෙවීමේ කාර්යය කෝප් කමිටුවට භාර දී ඇති අතර එහි සභාපතිවරයා ලෙස කටයුතු කරන්නේ පා.ම. ගරු සුනිල් හදුන්නෙත්ති මහතා විසිනි. එහිදී එම කමිටුවට හෙළි වූ බැඳුම්කර වංචාව පිලිබඳව සාකච්ඡා කිරීමට සිව්හෙළ ටීවී අප එතුමාව සම්බන්ධ කර ගත්තෙමු… මහ දවල් සිදු වූ මහ බැංකු මංකොල්ලය සුල මුල මෙන්න

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GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSE-A PRACTISING BUDDHIST-NEED TO PUT AN END TO “WHITE-VAN” SCARECROW!

Friday, December 27th, 2019

By M D P DISSANAYAKE As Buddhists we do not believe in deities or spiritual powers. Qualities to be possessed by Leaders are contained in the Noble Eightford Path, viz. 1.  Right understanding (Samma ditthi) 2.  Right thought (Samma sankappa) 3.  Right speech (Samma vaca)  4.  Right action (Samma kammanta) 5.  Right livelihood (Samma ajiva)  6.  Right effort (Samma vayama) 7.  Right […]

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EELAM WAR SERIES 4. DEDICATION IN EELAM WAR IV.

Friday, December 27th, 2019

KAMALIKA  PIERIS Eelam War IV was won due to the dedication of those who participated in it. The commanders of the armed forces were confident of victory and, for the first time, the forces experienced a firm political commitment to win. Their morale went up  and they fought with great dedication.  Unlike in previous years, […]

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa government’s twin objectives

Friday, December 27th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who won the Sri Lankan Presidential election on November 16 emphatically, and formed a government with his brother and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister, appears to have two objectives at this point of time. One is to put together a top-level team which will carry out […]

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Chinese piano maestro Lu Yao adds a new dimension to Sino-Lankan ties

Friday, December 27th, 2019

by Shiran Illanperuma Courtesy Xinhua COLOMBO, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) — Sri Lankans today know China mostly for its economic assistance, but concertmaster and president of the Chamber Music Society of Colombo (CMSC) Lakshman De Saram hopes that a recent recital by a piano virtuoso will help showcase China’s wealth of culture and musical talent. When […]

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During Portuguese rule, Jaffna peninsula was entirely “Catholic”

Friday, December 27th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Today, the Tamil-speaking Jaffna peninsula is a bastion of orthodox Saivism – a Hindu sect based on the worship of Lord Siva. But according to Prof. Tikiri Abeysinghe, in the 16th and the 17th centuries, under Portuguese sway, the peninsula was entirely Catholic, though only nominally so. In Jaffna under the Portuguese”, […]

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රාජිත සේනාරත්න ගැන විවිධ අදහස්

Friday, December 27th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රාජිත සේනාරත්න හදිසියේ රෝහල් ගතවීම සහ අත්අඩංගුවට පත්වීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් විවිධ පාර්ශ්ව අද අදහස් පළ කළා.

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Prison officers arrive at Lanka Hospitals to take charge of MP Rajitha Senaratne

Friday, December 27th, 2019

Courtesy Hiru News Prison officers arrive at Lanka Hospitals to take charge of MP Rajitha Senaratne who has been remanded till 30 December

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The 2 white van drivers seek court permission to make a special revelation.

Friday, December 27th, 2019

Courtesy Hiru News The two suspects remanded in connection with the white van media conference organized by MP Rajitha Senarathna were further remanded until January 6th. They were arrested by the CID from a restaurant in Mahara on December 13th. Meanwhile, responding to MP Senarathna’s lawyer, Navarathna Bandara, deputy solicitor general Dilipa Peries told the […]

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Central bank clarifies bond scam investigations

Friday, December 27th, 2019

Courtesy Hiru News Central Bank Deputy Governor, Dr Nandalal Weerasinghe says necessary legal actions are being taken with regard to the bond scam according to the forensic audit report that has been given to the Attorney General. Dr Weerasinghe was addressing a media conference held at the Bank premise today.

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Prime Minister reveals a scheme to weaken national, religious and social harmony

Friday, December 27th, 2019

Courtesy Hiru News Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that a swift investigation will be done on the opinions which had planned to change the students’ mindset through school textbooks. He was addressing a ceremony held at the Perakum Maha Vidyalaya at Iratta Periyakulam in Vavuniya.

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Rajitha Senaratne remanded until December 30

Friday, December 27th, 2019

Courtesy Hiru News Parliamentarian Rajitha Senaratne who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has been remanded until the 30th. The order was made after an additional magistrate visited the private hospital where the MP is receiving treatment.

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In Colombo, a nativity play becomes a symbol of inter-ethnic and inter-faith unity

Friday, December 27th, 2019

by Melani Manel Perera Courtesy AsiaNews.it The annual Christmas carols at Holy Family Convent (HFC) School highlight unity. The traditional nativity scene has been given further meaning by the addition of four characters representing Sri Lanka’s four main communities. Colombo (Asia News) – Christmas carols are sung every year on the last day of class […]

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Massive cocaine bust, LTTE arrests and cross-border smuggling among Malaysia’s top crime cases of 2019

Friday, December 27th, 2019

Courtesy Malay Mail KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 — The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the continuing drug problems and smuggling at the country’s borders were among the crime issues of focus in 2019. Apart from that, also receiving attention this year was the appointment of Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador as the inspection-general of […]

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Ideas being introduced into the minds of children to be scrutinised

Friday, December 27th, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapksa  (Translation of the speech made by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapksa at the National Dhamma School Convention and Awards Ceremony held at Irattaperiyakulam in Vavuniya on 27 December 2019.) Most Venerable Mahanayaka Theras, Anunayaka Theras and members of the Maha Sangha, Hon. Ministers, Parliamentarians, Secretary to the Ministry of Buddha […]

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ළමුන්ගේ හිත් තුළට දාන මතවාද ගැන විමර්ශනයක්

Friday, December 27th, 2019

මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමා (2019 දෙසැම්බර් 27 වවුනියාවේ ඉරට්ටපෙරියකුලමේදී සමස්ථ ලංකා දහම් පාසල් සිසු ජාතික මහෝත්සවය අමතමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමා කළ කතාවේ පිටපත) වැඩමවා වදාල මහානායක ස්වාමීන්වහන්සේලා, අනුනායක ස්වාමීන්වහන්සේලා ප්‍රමුඛ අතිපූජනීය මහා සංඝරත්නයෙන් අවසරයි, ගරු ඇමතිවරුනි, මන්ත්‍රීවරුනි, බුද්ධ ශාසන, සංස්කෘතික හා ආගමික කටයුතු අමාත්‍යංශයේ ලේකම්තුමනි, දහම් පාසල් ගුරුවරුනි, දෙමවිපියනි, දහම්පාසල් ශිෂ්‍යයනි; අද […]

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Rajitha Senaratne arrested

Friday, December 27th, 2019

Courtesy Ada Derana Former Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) a short while ago. On 24th December, the Colombo Additional Magistrate issued a warrant to arrest the former Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne over the controversial white van” media briefing he had called last month. However, officials of the […]

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Magistrate orders to execute arrest warrant on Rajitha

Friday, December 27th, 2019

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today ordered the police to execute the arrest warrant issued on former minister Rajitha Senaratne over the ‘white van’ press conference. The Magistrate made the order dismissing a request made by the counsel of the MP to withdraw the arrest warrant.She also said the […]

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Who masterminded Swiss local recruit ‘abduction’ story whether it happened or not

Friday, December 27th, 2019

Sri Lanka’s sleuths must conclude the investigation before Geneva sessions. Firstly, Sri Lanka must answer whether the abduction happened or not. Secondly, the Sri Lankan police must show if it didn’t happen the evidence to showcase this. Thirdly, if it did happen, Sri Lanka must arrest all those linked to & masterminds behind it. Fourthly, […]

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EELAM WAR SERIES 3: SRI LANKA’S ADMIRED INNOVATIONS IN WAR

Friday, December 27th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS The world watched with interest as Sri Lanka defeated the LTTE in the final Eelam War. Wall Street Journal announced ‘for all those who argue there no military solution for terrorism, we have two words: Sri Lanka’.  Washington Times editorial of 25.4.2009 said ‘Sri Lankans are winning; we should let them finish the […]

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The Failure of Industries in Sri Lanka is the cause of its unemployment and poverty

Friday, December 27th, 2019

By Dr Garvin Karunaratne, formerly of the SLAS

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Beautification of Sri Lanka

Friday, December 27th, 2019

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA With the advent of GR government to power the jubilant youth of this country, heeding to the election campaign of Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaka saying that ”you fulfil your responsibility and I will fulfil my responsibility” launched campaign of beautifying the old walls and towers covered with moss, dilapidated walls and […]

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Role of diplomatic missions and the Swiss Saga

Friday, December 27th, 2019

JANAKI CHANDRARATNA Courtesy The Island The international treaty known as the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 defines the code of practice for Diplomatic Missions. This treaty was based on principles of the UN Charter pertaining to the sovereignty of states, maintenance of peace and security and the promotion of friendly relations among nations. […]

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