Archive for January 23rd, 2020

Intractability of the Tamil problem

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Prof. N. A. de S. Amaratunga To understand the nature of the Tamil problem and why it remains apparently unresolved one must examine its history and origin. It has its origin in Tamil separatism which dates back to 1930s. Tamil separatism is a Tamil construct. When independence for Ceylon was being considered by the British […]

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“SINHA KODIYA” : THE NATIONAL FLAG

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane It is time we revived and strengthened the movement to restore and reinstate our legitimate national flag, the ancient Sinha kodiya” (lion flag). The authentic National flag of the island consists of a yellow coloured lion representing the Sinhala ethnicity the mainstream community of the nation, holding a ‘kastane’ sword which is […]

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Why secularism is good for Sri Lanka

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island Secularism and nationalism are two terms which are deliberately misdefined by internal and external destabilizing agents in various forms in the current political context in Sri Lanka for confusing and misleading the largely monolingual Sinhala or Tamil speaking electorate. Properly understood, secularism will be found to be quite […]

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Ranjagate scandal: What will it be its future impact?

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Janaka Perera Following are my personal observations of the ‘Ranjangate’ scandal.  Many years of media experience has taught me not be carried away by political prejudices on controversial issues like this no matter the leader/party I vote for at an election (I’ve always been a floating voter). Never before in history has a scandal of […]

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RANJANGATE SCANDAL – Chairman of HIRU Rayynor Silva challenges Ranjan and Hirunika not to hide behind parliament privileges and to make statements outside parliament if they can

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Hiding behind parliament privileges, MPs Ranjan and Hirunika made many baseless, false and absurd allegations including drug trafficking charges against HIRU Media Network and its chairman Rayynor Silva in parliament day before yesterday. HIRU Media Network chairman, Mr.Rayynor Silva categorically and abhorrently refuted the unfounded statements made by Hirunika and Ranjan in […]

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Grammar Productions for BBC News – Who stole Burma’s Royal Ruby

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Grammar Productions When British soldiers conquered Burma in 1885, they gave the last king hours to pack. Many of his treasures – heirlooms from a millennium of monarchy- were seized and sent to Britain. But the most precious, an enormous ruby, disappeared. Who took it, and where is it now? Read the full story here […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ උසම කන්ද පිදුරුතලාගල රක්ෂිතයෙන් අක්කර 300ක් ඇමතිවරයෙකුගේ හිතවතුන්ට බෙදා දීමේ සූදානමක්, කැබිනට් පත්‍රිකාවද සූදානම්.

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න මාධ්‍ය සම්බන්ධීකාරක වැසිවනාන්තර සුරකින්නෝ සංවිධානය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ උසම ස්ථානය වන පිදුරුතලාගල කඳු පන්තිය තරම් පාරිසරික ව වැදගත් කඳුකර වනාන්තරයක්  තවත් නොමැති තරම් ය. පිදුරුතලාගල කඳුකර වනාන්තර පරිසර පද්ධතිය මෙරට වසන ඒකදේශික සහ ස්ථානීය ආවේණික ජෛව ප්‍රජාවන් සිය ගණනක්, ඉතා කුඩා භූමි කලාපයක් තුළ උවද පවා දැකගත හැකි මට්ටක ඇති සුවිශේෂී සහ සංවේදී […]

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Steyer: U.S. reparations for slavery will help ‘repair the damage’

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Brittany Shepherd National Politics Reporter Courtesy Yahoo.com NEW YORK — Billionaire and presidential candidate Tom Steyer reiterated his support Wednesday for reparations for African-Americans suffering from the legacy of slavery. We would retell the story over the last 401 years so everybody understands not just the legalized, institutionalized injustice in racism — which is definitely […]

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ධර්ම ගුණසිංහ මහතා පිලිබඳ මතකය

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග ධර්ම ගුණසිංහ මහතා මා මුලින්ම දුටුවේ 1973 වසරේදී එක ශ්‍රේණියට ඇතුලත් වූ විටදීය. ආරෝහ පරිණාහ සම්පන්න  කඩවසම් පුද්ගලයෙකු වූ එතුමා ගේ පෞරුෂත්වය කැපී පෙනුනේය.     1973 වසරේ මැද කාලයේදී අපගේ පන්තියේ සිටි සරත්නරත්න හෙවත් ටිප්ටොප් පන්තියේ සිටි තවත් සිසුවෙකු වූ සුභසිංහ හෙවත් අලිකණාගේ පෝටෙලෝ බෝතලය හොරෙන් පන්නාගෙන ගෙනැවිත් පානය කලේය. ඔහු […]

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Man gives birth to baby boy at hospital in Sri Lanka

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia A man who gave birth to a baby boy caused a large crowd to gather outside Matara Hospital. The man sporting a beard had been from a village bordering Matara. 23rd January (Daily Mirror) – A large crowd thronged to Sri Lanka’s southern Matara Hospital recently after hearing the shocking news of a […]

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Sri Lanka: Police refuse to file journalist death threat complaint

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Courtesy The International Federation of Journalists Mulleriyawa Police in the Central Province of Sri Lanka refused on January 10 to record the death threat complaint of a court correspondent. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Free Media Movement (FMM) strongly urge Sri Lanka’s police to accept the complaint and conduct an […]

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CID grills Shani Abeysekara for over 5 hours

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana Former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) SSP Shani Abeysekara has left the CID after recording a statement for over 5 hours. Abeysekara arrived at the CID this morning (23) to give a statement with regard to the probes carried out on Swiss Embassy staffer Garnia Bannister Francis. The CID had […]

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RANJANGATE SCANDAL – CCD directed to obtain arrest warrant for Judge Gihan Pilapitiya

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana The Attorney General has instructed the Director of the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) to obtain a warrant and arrest interdicted High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya and to produce him before court. The AG’s Coordinating Officer Nishara Jayaratne stated that the Attorney General directed the CCD to obtain a warrant and arrest the […]

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RANJANGATE SCANDAL – Hot Video – රංජන්ගේ තවත් හඬ පටි එළියට

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News

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RANJANGATE SCANDAL – රන්ජන්ගේ හඬ සාම්පල ලබාගැනීම යළි දැනුම් දෙනතුරු නවතී

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් රක්ෂිත බන්ධනාගාරගත කර සිටින පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රන්ජන් රාමනායක හඬ සාම්පල ලබාගැනීම සඳහා නැවත දැනුම්දෙන තුරු රජයේ රස පරීක්ෂකවරයා වෙත ඉදිරිපත් නොකරන ලෙස නුගේගොඩ අතිරේක මහේස්ත්‍රාත් එච්.යූ.කේ. පැල්පොල මැගසින් බන්ධනාගාරයේ අධිකාරීවරයා වෙත නියෝග කර තිබෙනවා. මන්ත්‍රීවරයා අධිකරණ නියෝගයකට අනුව අද දිනයේදී රජයේ රස පරීක්ෂකවරයා වෙත ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට නියමිතව තිබුණා. කෙසේ වෙතත්, හිරු […]

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RANJANGATE SCANDAL – හිටපු අගමැති කුමන්ත්‍රණයක් සඳහා මන්ත්‍රී රංජන් භාවිත කරන බවට සිංහලේ සංවිධානයෙන් චෝදනා

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් හිටපු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා විසින් ව්‍යවස්ථාදායකය, විධායකය හා අධිකරණය අර්බුදයකට යැවීමේ කුමන්ත්‍රණය සඳහා රංජන් රාමනායක මන්ත්‍රීවරයාව භාවිත කරමින් සිටින බවට සිංහලේ සංවිධානය චෝදනා කරනවා. පෙර කරන ලද පැමිණිල්ලක් සදහා ප්‍රකාශයක් ලබාදීමට කොළඹ අපරාධ කොට්ඨාශයට පැමිණි අවස්ථාවේදී එම සංවිධානයේ මහලේකම් ප්‍රදීප් සංජීව මෙම අදහස් පලකළා. මේ අතර අද පැවති තවත් ප්‍රවෘත්ති […]

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RANJANGATE SCANDAL – රංජන් සහ හිරුණිකා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ දී කළ ප්‍රකාශ ගැන විවිධ අදහස්

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් අධිකරණයට අපහාස කිරීමේ චෝදනා මත බන්ධනාගාර ගත කර සිටින රංජන් රාමනායක සහ හිරුණිකා ප්‍රේමචන්ද්‍ර යන මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් පසුගියදා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී සිදුකළ ප්‍රකාශයන් සම්බන්ධයෙන් විවිධ පාර්ශ්ව අද අදහස් පළ කළා.

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President advice acting IGP to be impartial with all arrests

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News All arrested persons should be treated equally and Police should not bow down to any intervention, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa advices Acting IGP

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RANJANGATE SCANDAL – Act. IGP appoints 5 member committee to advice on AG’s instructions to arrest HC judge Pilapitiya

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru news Acting IGP appoints 5 member committee to make recommendations on executing AG`s instructions to arrest HC Judge Gihan Pilapitiya.

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RANJANGATE SCANDAL – CCD directed to obtain arrest warrant for Judge Gihan Pilapitiya

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana The Attorney General has instructed the Director of the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) to obtain a warrant and arrest interdicted High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitiya and to produce him before court. The AG’s Coordinating Officer Nishara Jayaratne stated that the Attorney General directed the CCD to obtain a warrant and arrest the […]

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Sri Lanka’s response to Resolution S.84 passed by US Senate on 1 March 2011

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

On 4th March 2011, the Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry responded to the adopting of Resolution (S. Res 84) by US Senate. What is poignant about US Resolution and Sri Lanka’s response is the manner that the groundwork had been laid to politically & diplomatically corner Sri Lanka using every route possible. What was the purpose […]

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