Archive for April, 2020

Ending JVP’s role as Political Prostitute & ruining the futures of the Youth

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

JVP stands guilty of ruining the lives of university adults and functioning as political prostitute depending on the deals inked by their handlers with the likely political party coming to power. Each time JVP has played a key role in either bringing a political party/alliance to power or defeating a political party/alliance. Is it a […]

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ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා මීළඟට සිදුකල යුත්තේ කුමක්ද?

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ බලයට පත්වී මාස 5ක් නිමවා ඇත. සිදුවෙන ක්‍රියාවන් හා ඒවාට දක්වන ප්‍රතික්‍රියාවන් අපි දකිමින් සිටින්නෙමු. අප ජීවත්වුණා කාල පරිච්චේදය තුලදී රාජ්‍ය පාලකයෙකු මෙතරම් සංවිධානාත්මක බුද්ධිමත්ව රාජ්‍ය පාලනය සිදුකරන ආකාරයක් අපි දැක නැත්තෙමු. මෙම ක්‍රියාවලින් දකින අපි, ඇත්ත වශයෙන්ම ඉතිහාසයේ ජීවත්වෙන භාග්‍යමත්ම ජන කොට්ඨාශය වෙමු. ජනාධිපතිතුමා, කිසිවෙකුටත් පහර ගසන්නෙත් නැත. ව්යාවස්තාව උල්ලංගනය කරන්නෙත් නැත. […]

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විසුරුවා හැරිය පාරලිමේන්තුව නැවත කැඳවීමට අවශ්‍යතාවයක් තියෙනවාද ?

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

චාර්ල්ස්  පෙරේරා විසින් එදා රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ  නායකත්වය දුන් එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය හා  සම්බන්ධ පක්ෂ එකතුව ඉදිරිපත්කල  ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක  සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස ලක්ෂ 69 කටත් වැඩි චන්දයකින් පරාජයකොට ගොටාභය රාජපක්ස මැතිතුමා ලංකාවේ ජනාධිපති වශයෙන්  පත්කරගත්තෙ,  එදා යහපාලනය ආණ්ඩුව වෙනුවෙන් පෙනී සිටි හා ඒ ආණ්ඩුවට සමබ්න්ධවී  පාරලිමේන්තුවේ සිටි මන්ත්‍රී  වරුන් සියල්ලම කෙරෙහි විශ්වාශයක් නොමැති බැවින්. ජනතාව  එදා යහපාලනය […]

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කොරෝනා වසංගතය හා මාර යුද්‌ධය

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B., Ph.D. මිණී වෙළෙන්‌දෝ අන්තිමේදී ඇමෙරිකාවේ සිගරැට් සමාගම් රට අතහැර චීනය, වියට්නාමය, අප්‍රිකාවේ හා ලතින් ඇමෙරිකාවේ රටවල් වලට ගියේ ඒවාට විරුද්‌ධ නීති හා නඩු තීන්‌දු නිසාද, නැත්නම් මිණීමරුවන් ලෙස (මර්‌චන්ට්ස් ඔෆ් ඩෙත්) ඒවායේ අයිතිකරුවන් හංවඩු ගැසීම නිසාද යන්න පැහැදිලි නැත. එහෙත් පාරේ තිබූ මී මළකුණක් දැක එය විකුණා ධනවත් සිටානන් කෙනෙක්‌වූ පුද්ගලයෙක් පිළිඹඳ […]

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Crows have a Right to glide the skies and roam freely in any part of Sri Lanka

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Senaka Weeraratna Arahant  Mahinda in his very first encounter with King Devanampiyatissa at Mihintale 2300 years ago delivered an invaluable piece of advice to the King: He said: “Oh! Great King, the birds that glide the skies and animals that roam the forests have an equal right to live and move about in any part […]

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ගෝඨා “භය” බය- තවමත් බයද?

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

ඇම් ඩී පී දිසානායක විසිනි මහින්දට මිනිස්සු බය නැහැ. ඔහු දරුවන්ට අප්පච්චී. සමහරුන්ට එක්කෝ මහින්ද මාමා, එක්කෝ මහින්ද චංඩියා, එක්කෝ මහින්ද සීතල ගනන්කාරයා,  එක්කෝ මහින්ද බොස්,  එක්කෝ මහින්ද වැඩ කාරයා.කොටින්ම කීවොත් මහින්ද මුලු රටටම  සැමටම එදත් අදත් ගව්‍රරාරර්තයේ බහු වචනයෙන් කීවොත් අමතන්නේ මහ රජානණී කියලයි. ඒත්  ජනපති බලය ලැබුනොත් ගෝඨා හරියටම මොනවා කරයිද? ගෝඨා මොනවගේ […]

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GOTAPROBHIA- STILL SCARED OF GOTABAYA?

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE The general public was not scared of Mahinda Rajapakse.  For children, Mahinda was an Appachchi”. If not he was Mahinda Mama. For some others, Mahinda was a Thug. Equally for some Mahinda was Shrewd Man”.   If not Mahinda was a Boss. If not for others, Mahinda was a person who […]

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Mania of defeatists to get Parliament reconvened

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA Sri Lanka has had several centuries-old traditions of rulers rigidly following the admonitions of the Maha Sanga on matters relating to the country and the people.  Even to go on a war they always seek the advice of the Maha Sangha.  However, this age-old tradition was completely obviated during the […]

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Presidential pardon – a response

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Neville Ladduwahetty M. J.M, in response to my article of April 08, states, “Taking refuge in the inadequacies of the law, to justify the said presidential pardon, is hypocrisy…. Here, the law did not fail. The prosecution did.” I am not sure whether it is only the prosecution that failed. Since the law did not […]

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Only four COVID-19 clusters active out of 31: DIG Ajith Rohana

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily News Deputy Inspector General of Police Ajith Rohana said that out of 31 main Covid-19 clusters identified across the island, only four clusters still remain active.He said that according to the government intelligence service information, the total number of Covid-19 patients has been reported from 31 clusters, since the first Covid-19 infection […]

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COVID-19 spread under control in general: President

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily News President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said the spread of COVID-19 is under control in general, and that immediate remedial steps have been taken following the sudden spike in recent positive cases, the President’s Media Division said. President Rajapaksa said this in response to a query by the Acting Ambassador and Chargé d’affaires of […]

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COVID-19: Total coronavirus cases stand at 663, 14 new cases during the last 24 hours, 15 more recoveries reported

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has reported fifteen new recoveries from the COVID-19 virus, stated the Epidemiology Unit of Health ministry. Accordingly, the total number of recoveries recorded in the country is 154. Meanwhile, three more cases are added to the number of coronavirus cases identified from the country today (30). Thereby, the tally of total […]

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Dissolved parliament cannot be reconvened – President

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa states the parliament which has been dissolved cannot be reconvened. The President has stated this yesterday (29) in response to the letter directed to him by opposition parties representing the dissolved government, urging the President to reconvene the parliament. Secretary to the President P. B. Jayasundara, has written to former […]

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Digital technology as a medium to exchange data within agri-industry?

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has considered the possibility of using digital technology as a medium to exchange data among the farmers, consumers, and suppliers, stated President’s Media Division. Secretaries to the Ministries of Agriculture, Internal Trade, Consumer Welfare, Plantation Industries, and Export Agriculture and several other officials including officials of Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research […]

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Cabinet approves Rs. 10 Bn to procure 150,000 metric tons of fertilizer

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the procurement of 150,000 metric tons of fertilizer to cultivate 523,000 hectares of land during the upcoming Yala Season, says the Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Bandula Gunawardana. Speaking at the media briefing held this morning (29) to announce Cabinet decisions, the Minister revealed that an allocation of Rs. […]

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THE TOOTH RELIC OF SRI LANKA

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS There are three categories of objects which are venerated by Buddhists, said historian Lorna Dewaraja. Firstly, the charred bodily remains of the Buddha which were collected and distributed after his cremation.   Secondly, objects which came in touch with the Buddha in his life time, such as the Alms Bowl and the Bodhi tree. […]

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නීතියේ ආධිපත්‍යය කොරෝනා වෙසඟනක් කරණ සුමන්තිරන්ලා

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B.,Ph,D. කොරෝනාව හරහා දියවන්නා හෝටලය, යහපාලන වැසිකිළියක් කරගන්නට දඟලන කූඨ සැලැස්මේ නායක හොරා ඒබ්‍රහම් සුමන්තිරන්‌ය. මොවුන්ගේ අළුත්ම ගේම් එක වනාහි ඕනෑම දේකට අත උස්සන්නම්, හෝටලයේ දොර ඇරලා දෙන්න යනුය. මීට හේතුව දැන් යුද හමුදාව මුරට දමා ඇති නිසා කලින් අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ රනිල් හා තානාපතිලා කල සෙල්ලම මේ පාර කල නොහැකි නිසා යාඥාකර, පරාදෙට […]

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Article 150 (3)

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Chanaka Bandarage There is an argument being made that in accordance with Article 150 (3) of the Constitution the President has power to appropriate funds from the Consolidated Fund only until 20 April 2020; hence, the dissolved Parliament should be reconvened. This argument is wrong. The writer states that in accordance with Article 150 (3), […]

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Don’t rap our Golden Old Songs

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Chanaka Bandarage Rap music evolved around 1960s from hip hop music. It involves delivering existing songs in hip hop style, rock rhythms and fast beats. Sri Lanka’s current young performers are heavily involved in rapping music (songs).  By doing so, they do a great disservice to our highly respected, old, established songs. Dhanno Budunge is […]

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WHY NOT USE HELA VEDAKAMA TO COUNTER COVID 19 AND TO CREATE AN ECONOMIC TRANSITION? A Reply to Mr. Ranjith Soyza

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

by Chandre Dharmawardana. Mr. Soyza writes (Lanka Web, 27-04-20) that “We hear many a good story about how Hela Vedakama can restore immunization in the human body from Hela Suwaya school of medicine.  The time tested methods are available to our citizens in these times of fear to protect them from a virus for which […]

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විපක්ෂය ජනාධිපතිතුමා ගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටින්නේ සුභ සහ යස නාටකය යළි රඟ දක්වා හිස දන් දෙන ලෙසයි!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

ගෙවිඳු කුමාරතුංග සභාපති – යුතුකම විපක්ෂයේ රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ, සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස, ආර්. සම්බන්ධන්, පාඨලී චම්පික, රවුෆ් හකීම්, රිෂාඩ් බදුර් දීන් සහ මනෝ ගනේෂන් යන හිටපු පාර් ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් විසින් ඒකාබද්ධ ප්‍රකාෂනයක් මඟින් අතිගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමා ගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටින්නේ එතුමා විසින් සිදු කරන ලද  පාර් ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවා හැරීම බල රහිත කරන ලෙස ය. එසේ නො කරන්නේ නම් අඩුම […]

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Protecting human rights while preventing terrorism -A sequel to Arrest of lawyer reopens debate on PTA

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Palitha Senanayake This is a sequel to your above captioned article by Gehan De Checkera published in the online edition of the 25th April issue, quoting lawyers and HR activist critical of the Prevention of Terrorism Act., under which Lawyer Heejaz  Hizbulla has been arrested  in connection with the Eater Sunday terrorist attack. Although the […]

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China says Sri Lanka is a “special friend”

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The acting envoy told President Gotabaya that China is only reciprocating the goodwill Lanka shown by Sri Lanka Colombo, April 29 (Presidential Media Division): Sri Lanka is a special friend of China. We have long standing and cordial relations between the two countries. When we faced COVID- 19 disaster recently, Sri Lanka stood […]

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Sri Lanka confirms 19 new Covid-19 cases, taking total to 649

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Nineteen new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported increasing the total number of cases in the country to 649, the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry said. As of 11.30 p.m. on Wednesday (April 29), a total of 506 patients are currently under medical care while 136 patients have recovered and have […]

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Updated curfew announcement

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The curfew which will be re-imposed at 8.00 p.m. tomorrow (April 30) in all districts except Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam districts will continue until 5.00 a.m. on Monday (May 04), the President’s Media Division said. The curfew currently in effect in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam districts which have been identified as […]

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China re-affirms support for Sri Lanka’s post-COVID-19 economic revival

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Chinese government has re-affirmed its support to the Sri Lankan government to revive the economic in the post-COVID–19 period, the President’s Media Division said. Sri Lanka is a special friend of China.  We have long standing and cordial relations between the two countries.  When we faced COVID- 19 disaster recently, Sri Lanka […]

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Rishad Bathiudeen files FR petition seeking to prevent arrest

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Former Minister and the leader of the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) Rishad Bathiudeen has filed a Fundamental Rights petition before the Supreme Court, seeking a court order preventing his arrest by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). Acting IGP C.D. Wickramaratne, the DIG in charge of the CID, the Director of the CID […]

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Cannot make predictions on COVID-19 clusters yet – Anil Jasinghe

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Dr. Anil Jasinghe, Director General of Health Services, said no predictions can be made at the moment regarding the emergence of new COVID-19 clusters or the growth of existing clusters in the country. Issuing a statement, the Ministry of Health stated that all measures have been taken to control the spread of the […]

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Easter attacks: weapons training camp in Sampur and organization linked to terrorists uncovered

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police says that investigations into the Easter Sunday terror attacks have uncovered a location in Sampur which had been used by the terrorists to carry out weapons training while a certain organization in Puttalam linked to the attackers has also been uncovered.  Investigations pertaining to the Easter Sunday attacks are progressing […]

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226 naval personnel tested positive for coronavirus so far

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 226 naval personnel is among the COVID-19 patients confirmed in Sri Lanka thus far, says the Commander of Army. According to Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, 147 of these cases have been detected from the Welisara Navy Base. The rest of the 79 officers were reported while on leave, he added. […]

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