Archive for February 5th, 2020

Sri Lanka’s independence: falsehoods and hard facts

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

By Janaka Perera The biggest falsehood some of our politicians and some historians have been spreading over the past 70 years is that Sri Lanka won her independence from Britain in a ‘bloodless struggle’. The hard fact is that there was no independence struggle as such after the Matale uprising of 1848 was brutally suppressed. […]

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Enact tough Laws to curb Separatist Demands

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

By A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA The racist evil trio Sambandan/Sumanthiran/Wigneswaran who are highly dismayed over the GR victory are making use of every petty issue to discredit, defme and project Sri Lanka as an oppressive and autocratic country and the latest issue they have taken as the punching pad to hit at Sri Lanka was their […]

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BUDDHIST TOLERANCE

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane As a global religion, Buddhism today has expanded worldwide.  What is significant to note is that this expansion has always been characterized by a spirit of tolerance, harmonization and assimilation. In the process, Buddhism has absorbed pre-existing beliefs to a point where a clear distinction is often difficult today. This is clearly […]

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දෙමළ බෙදුම්වාදය මතවාදයෙන් පැරදවීම: ලිපි මාලා අංක 4

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B,. Ph.D. රට ගොඩගන්නට වෙහෙසුණු කළුකොඳයාවේ මහනාහිමි හැඳින්‌වීම හාමුදුරුවරු දේශ-පාලනයට ඒමට විරුද්‌ධව කතා කරන අළුත්ම උදාහරණය වන්නේ කිරිබත්ගොඩ ඤාණානන්ද හිමියන් ය. 1802 පමණ සිටම නෝත් ආණ්ඩුකාරයා විසින් ආරම්භකල පන්සල කොරු කිරීමේ තර්‌කය එහි උච්චතම හා කැතම ගෙනාවේ රංජන් රාමනායක විසිනි. ඔහු එය කලේ යහපාලන-විදේශ බලවේග වල මෝඩ ඒජන්ත වශයෙනි. ලංකාවේ සුද්දන්ගේ හා 1931 […]

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Call for amending Land Development Act

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Courtesy The Island Environmental organizations urge thegovernment to reform the Land Development Act as it is misused by affluent and powerful politicians to acquire vast extents of land illegally. Sajeewa Chamikara of Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR) said that the present law should be amended to prevent such rackets. Chamikara said: “The Land […]

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A reminder how yahapalana govt. humiliated the war-winning military -As Sri Lanka celebrates 72nd Independence Day

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, flanked by Lt. Gen.Shavendra Silva and Vice Admiral Piyal de Silva, at the 72nd Independence Day celebrations, on Feb 4, 2020, at the Independence Square, touches his medals.(pic by Kamal Bogoda) In January, 2015, Sri Lanka gave up its right to celebrate the victory over the […]

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Titanium Sands assays confirm depth resource potential at Sri Lankan heavy mineral sands project

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Emma Davies Courtesy  Proactive Investors Australia he Mannar Island project has power, road and rail infrastructure, is backed by a government supportive of foreign investment and is ideally situated for product export to Asian markets. Panning of RC aircore samples from below the water table at the Mannar Island project Titanium Sands Ltd‘s (ASX:TSL) initial assay […]

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Sajith’s housing projects under scrutiny

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy Island Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa told Parliament yesterday that those who had received houses in villages built by the National Housing Development Authority (NHDA) between 2015 and 2019 were yet to receive deeds confirming ownership. The Premier said so in response to a query posed by UPFA MP Anuradha Jayaratne. Premier […]

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Cabraal calls for independent CID probe on Bond scandal

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Senior economic advisor to Prime Minister, Ajith Nivard Cabraal said he would make a request to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to initiate an independent Police inquiry on the Central Bank bond scam in early 2015 and dealings in the bond market between 2010 – 2014 period as the so-called forensic inquiry, COPE […]

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Russian Army Chief calls on President

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces, General of the Army, Oleg Salyukov paid a courtesy call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat his afternoon (5). General Salyukov is currently in Sri Lanka on a goodwill tour at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, acting Chief […]

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Rs. 1000 daily wage for plantation workers from March – PM

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa affirmed in parliament today (05) that the daily wage of Rs. 1000 for estate workers of the plantation sector will come into effect from the 1st of March 2020.  Given the opportunity for parliamentarians to ask oral questions from the Prime Minister, the Prime Minister made this statement […]

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බැඳුම්කරය ගැන වෝහාරික විගණන වාර්තාව පසුගිය රජයට පක්ෂපාතීව සකස් කර ඇතැයි හිටපු මහ බැංකු අධිපතිගෙන් චෝදනා

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් මහ බැංකු බැඳුම්කරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් වන වෝහාරික විගණන වාර්තාව පසුගිය රජයට පක්ෂපාතීව සකස් කර ඇති බවට හිටපු මහ බැංකු අධිපති අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයාගේ ජ්‍යෙෂ්ට ආර්ථික කටයුතු උපදේශක අජිත් නිවාඩු කබ්රාල් මහතා චෝදනා කරනවා. ඔහු මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට එක්වෙමින්.

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NO GOVERNMENT can SELL a NATION’s LAND: A State is ONLY TRUSTEE of Nation’s Land

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

People belong to the Land. Land doesn’t belong to the People. Land belongs to the State of Sri Lanka & no one else. Who owns Sri Lanka’s land? No one else but Sri Lanka. Two fundamental principles bind the State in its usage of Land. Firstly, the State is ONLY TRUSTEE” of the land given […]

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