Archive for February 3rd, 2020

HOW TAMIL AND EUROPEAN INVADERS DESTROYED SRI LANKA’S ENVIABLE OVERALL INDEPENDENCE IN THE PAST

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane For a nation, to be politically ‘independent’ means, not to be subjugated, not to be under control, not to be living in fear, not to be harassed, plundered and exploited. However, political independence becomes less forceful and less meaningful in the absence of other important forms of independence, including economic independence, cultural […]

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Wind Power to our rescue

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

By Garvin Karunaratne I bequeath to my readers the Conclusion of my book: Wind Power for Sri Lanka’s Power Requirements. It in unfortunate that our authorities in establishing wind turbines in Sri Lanka have so far ignored  the mountainous areas where there is ample wind power.  My mind travels to a book by John Perkins, […]

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Throwing a spanner in the works through the national anthem? (A personal opinion)

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

By Rohana R. Wasala Singing or not singing Sri Lanka Matha/ apa Sri Lanka…..” in Tamil is not a problem for ordinary Tamils. Neither is it an issue for ordinary Sinhalese or other Tamil speaking Sri Lankan citizens. But, apparently, it is a crucial subject for some foreign NGOs, separatists among expatriate Tamils in the […]

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The National Anthem should be sung in ONE language and the 1948 Independence should be honoured

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Stanley Gunaratne. The quote below is widely circulated in at least two, or three Sri Lankan mainstream newspapers. The government minister, a member of the President’s cabinet is making a statement on the singing of our national anthem at the 2020 Independence Day celebrations: “Speaking to media at the Information Department, Public Administration and Home […]

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දෙමළ බෙදුම්වාදය මතවාදයෙන් පැරදවීම: ලිපි මාලා අංක 3

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B,. Ph.D.  වඳුරන්ට දැළි පිහි දීම (නොහොත් සර්‌ව ජන චන්ද බලය) ආදී සිංහළුන් පිට දීප දේශ ජයගත්තා….// තම රට දේවල් පිටරට පටවා පිට කාසිය මෙහි ඇද්දා පිට දීප දේශ ජයගත්තා ආදී සිංහළුන්…. පිටරට සිරිතට දිව දික්කරනා අඳ සිංහල කළු සුද්දා…// කන්ට අඳින්ටා පිටරටින් එනතුරු මුහුදට දත නියවන්නා…// පිට දීප දේශ ජයගත්තා ආදී සිංහළුන්… […]

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ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ තීරණ උල්ලංඝණය නොකරන්න…..19 නීතියක් බවට පත් වීමට පැවැත්විය යුතු ජනමතවිචාරණය පවත්වන්න….!

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

නීතීඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන ජනාධිපතිතුමනි….! ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ තීරණ උල්ලංඝණය නොකරන්න…..19 නීතියක් බවට පත් වීමට පැවැත්විය යුතු ජනමතවිචාරණය පවත්වන්න….! 19 ව්‍යවස්ථා කුමන්ත්‍රණය කළ අයට දඩුවම් කරන්න…. ! 2002 දී පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ගෙන එන ලද 19වන ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධන පනත් කෙටුම්පතේ 5වන වගන්තිය අනුව ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ 70වන ව්‍යවස්ථාවට ඉක්බිතිව 70 (අ) ලෙස ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් ගෙන එමින් වසරකට පසු ජනාධිපතිවරයාට පාර්ලිමේන්තුව […]

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2020 වර්ෂයේදී විශ‍්‍රාමිකයන්ට ලබාදිය යුතු විශ‍්‍රාම වැටුපෙන් කොටසක් කපා හැරීම

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

කේ. ඩී. ලාල්කාන්ත සභාපති ජාතික වෘත්තීය සමිති මධ්‍යස්ථානය ගරු අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍ය, මුදල් අමාත්‍ය, මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමා, මුදල් අමාත්‍යාංශය, කොළඹ 2020 වර්ෂයේදී විශ‍්‍රාමිකයන්ට ලබාදිය යුතු විශ‍්‍රාම වැටුපෙන්  කොටසක් කපා හැරීම 2006 වර්ෂයේ සිට වෘත්තීය සමිති ව්‍යාපාරය විසින් සටන් කර දිනා ගන්නා ලද දීමනා සියල්ල මූලික වැටුපට එකතු කරන ලෙස අරගල කරන ලද අතර ඒ පිළිබඳව යම් අවබෝධයක් […]

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NEVER FALL IN LOVE ABROAD

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

ALI SUKHANVER An Indian Muslim boy has no right to fall in love with a Pakistani girl. Mohammad Rashid simply violated this rule; so he is being treated like a criminal. It was somewhere in 2017 when Mohammad Rashid, a resident of Banaras, India went to Karachi (Pakistan) to attend a family marriage function. There […]

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Member of the foot-note gang Harsha, too, in Treasury bond ‘soup’ –SLPP …acknowledges the failure on the part of Parliament to check corruption

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island February 3, 2020, 10:28 pm The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday said that UNP lawmaker Dr. Harsha de Silva couldn’t absolve himself of the responsibility for the Treasury Bond scams, perpetrated between Feb 2015 and March 2016. Colombo District MP de Silva had been involved in the UNP […]

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CID launches search for Kapila and wife-Airbus deal

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Courtesy The Island February 3, 2020, 10:25 pm The CID, yesterday evening, launched a search for former SriLankan CEO Kapila Chandrasena and his wife, Priyanka Niyomali Wijenayake, over a questionable aircraft deal. A senior CID officer said an arrest warrant had been obtained and a special team deployed to look for the suspects. Attorney General, […]

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SL can rollover debt service commitment for 2020: Cabraal

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Many moneylenders have expressed support and we will be in a position to comfortably roll over our debt service commitment for 2020, senior economic adviser to the Prime Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal said. “If we could shrink the amount in our debt servicing package for 2020, which amounts to some USD […]

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President felicitates SriLankan crew that repatriated students in Wuhan

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa commended the SriLankan Airlines crew who flew to Wuhan, the epicenter of the Coronavirus, to bring back Sri Lankan students. The crew joined a luncheon hosted by the President at the Presidential Secretariat today (03), stated President’s Media Division. Led by the Chairman of the Airline Ashoka Pathirage, Board […]

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Arrest orders issued on ex-SriLankan CEO and wife

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana The Fort Magistrate has issued arrest orders on former SriLankan Airlines Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kapila Chandrasena and his wife on charges of money laundering. Previously, the Attorney General directed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to obtain a warrant and arrest the former CEO of SriLankan Airlines Kapila Chandrasena and his wife […]

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ඩිව් ගුණසේකරගෙන් හෙළිදරව්වක්-රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ තමන්ට උපදෙස් දුන් බව අර්ජුන් මහේන්ද්‍රන් කියයි

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් 2015 ප්‍රශ්නගත භාණ්ඩාගාර බැඳුම්කර නිකුත් කිරීමේ ක්‍රමවේදය සිදුකිරීමට හිටපු අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ තමන්ට උපදෙස් දුන් බව හිටපු මහ බැංකු අධිපති අර්ජුන් මහේන්ද්‍රන් කෝප් කමිටුවේදී සාක්ෂි දෙමින් පිළිගත් බව එවක කෝප් කමිටු සභාපති ඩිව් ගුණසේකර මහතා පවසනවා. කොළඹදී පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවට එක්වෙමින් ඒ මහතා වැඩිදුරටත් කියා සිටියේ කෙසේ වෙතත් පසුගිය රජය එම […]

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Why post-war women’s livelihood strategies have failed in Lanka’s Eastern Province

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/Ceylon Today Direct State involvement is needed as conditions are unfavorable for self-employment and entrepreneurial development schemes Sri Lanka’s post-war livelihood strategies for women in the Eastern Province have failed, necessitating fresh thinking based on the experience garnered so far and the findings of researches conducted there. This is the impression one gets after […]

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Sri Lanka President grants amnesty to 512 prisoners

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Feb.3 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has granted a general amnesty for 512 prisoners to mark the Independence Day which fall on 4th of February. The amnesty has been granted in accordance with powers vested in the President by Article 34 of the Constitution and on the recommendation of Nimal […]

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Romanian Bakery Breaks With Village Over Asian Employees

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Courtesy RadioFreeEurope One of the two workers from Sri Lanka who has been allowed to continue working.Share  Print A bakery in a small Romanian village says it will continue to allow a pair of Sri Lankan employees to make bread at its shop in the face of protests from local residents fearing an influx of […]

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Sri Lanka drops Tamil national anthem from Independence Day celebrations

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Hindustan Times The then Sri Lankan government in 2015 started including the Tamil national anthem as a means of achieving reconciliation with the Tamil minority community. For the first time since 2016, there will be no Tamil national anthem at the 72nd Independence Day celebrations in Sri Lanka and it will only be rendered […]

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The Complicated Case Of The Two Sri Lankan Workers From Ditrau: Central Authorities Take Stand, Hesitating Owners And Other Job Offers

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

By Romania Journal One day after they had announced they will remove the two Sri Lankan workers from the manufacturing process of the bread at the bread factory in Ditrau, Harghita, following the locals’ protest, the owners of the plant changed their mind and gave in to criticism of the civil society, announcing the Sri Lankan […]

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Romanian bakery embroiled in racism scandal over Sri Lankan workers

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

By Euronews with UER  •  Romanian authorities are investigating a case of incitement to hatred and discrimination after 350 villagers gathered to protest against the employment of two Sri Lankan workers at a local bakery. The two bakers were hired legally through a recruitment agency at a bread factory in Ditrau, in central Romania. But some of […]

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‘Man shot dead in London stab frenzy was convicted Islamist terrorist with family links to Lanka’

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Oneindia.com London, Feb 03: A man shot dead by the Scotland Yard after he went on a stab frenzy on a busy high street in south London was a convicted Islamist terrorist, with family links to Sri Lanka, who was recently released from prison after serving half of his sentence period for preparation of […]

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Sri Lanka must celebrate Republic Day on 22 May not 4th February Independence Day

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

What do we think we are celebrating on 4th February every year? Our independence from colonial rule. But did we really get independence on 4th February 1948? We didn’t because we became by choice a dominion of the British Empire. It was only on 22 May 1972 that Sri Lanka shred all ties with the […]

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