Archive for June 25th, 2020

Can Yasmin Sooka & ITJP produce a CIVILIAN list of Missing/Dead instead of LTTE Terrorists!

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

In 2018, Yasmin Sooka representing International Truth & Justice Project administered through the EU funded Foundation for Human Rights South Africa submitted to The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) Sri Lanka, set up by an Act of Parliament, a list of 351 names of persons her entity claims are ‘enforced disappearances’ during the final phase of […]

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Voters Dilemma – This is with reference to today’s article by Gandara John

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

by citizen Perera NO MORE DEEDS  Land is the wealth of the country, the wealth of the people. 480 Million Dollars when received, the lands will be privatized  the government  will be landless. This, they say, is the mantra to alleviate poverty . MCC has at the moment a crash program for e registration, with […]

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Conversion of a regular passenger airplane to a full freighter

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Aloysius Hettiarachchi, At last Sri Lanka seems to have got a sensible CEO to run our national carrier which has been a huge burden to the country. The clearest indication is the above action taken by the airline according to a news item in the News First. He has also suspended the services of non-essential […]

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Why the infamous National List should be scrapped?

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Provisions for this so-called National list were introduced by amending Sec 62 of the1978 Constitution by the14th Amendment on 28.5.1988. Sec 62 of the 1978 Constitution provides only for 196 MPP. This was an increase of 28 from 168 seats representing 160 electorates in 1970. After I year of making the 1978 […]

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ELECTION COMMISSION OF SRI LANKA IS PLAYING GAMES

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

By M  D  P DISSANAYAKE The Election Commission was back to the wall after the Supreme Court decision.   No doubt its members were disappointed.   Now the EC is ostensibly trying to curry favour the  President.   The Health Department Guidelines on the Covid19 to hold the elections were discussed at length and agreed.  The Covid 19 […]

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UNIVERSE IS NOT FROM EVER

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

by A. Abdul Aziz. Some atheists claim that this universe is in existence from ever and it will last forever. If this universe is in existence from ever, then it must have infinite source of power and energy, but we see that no material thing is infinite in this universe. The temperature of Sun is […]

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බටහිර සාහිත්‍යයේ පියා – හෝමර්

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  මහා කවි හෝමර් විසින් රචිත ඉලියඩ් (The Iliad) හා ඔඩිසි (The Odyssey) නම් වූ වීර කාව්‍ය දෙක ලෝකයේ මෙතෙක්‌ පළ වූ කාව්‍යයන් අතරින් උත්තරීතර  කාව්‍යයන් වෙති. මෙම කාව්‍යන් දෙක මයිසීනියානු සංස්කෘතියේ නිෂ්පාදනයකි. ඉලියඩ් සහ ඔඩිසි සාම්ප්‍රදායිකව ක්‍රි.පූ 8 වන සියවසේ අගභාගයේ හෝ 7 වන සියවසේ මුල් භාගයට අයත් වේ.  බටහිර සාහිත්‍යයේ […]

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කාදිනල්තුමා ඉදිරියේ, හරින් ප්‍රනාන්දු මොකෙක්ද?

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ අති උත්තම මැල්කම් රන්ජිත් කාදිනල්තුමා දේශපාලනය කරන බවට හිටපු පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරයෙකු වූ හරින් ප්‍රනාන්දු හිටි හැටියේම, කාදිනල්තුමා ඉලක්ක කරගෙන චෝදනාවක් දමා ගසන ලදී. ඔව්! කාදිනල්තුමා සිදුකරන්නේ දේශපාලන ක්‍රියාවලියක් බව ලොවම දනී. එමෙන්ම. පන්සලේ හාමුදුරුවරු කරන්නේද දේශපාලන ක්‍රියාවලියක් බව අපි දන්නෙමු. සෑම ආගමික දර්ශනයක්ම දේශපාලනය හා සම්බන්ධතාවයක් ඇත. මේ ලොව වාසය කරන සියලුම මිනිසුන් […]

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Lankan experts’ panel on MCC compact says it violates the constitution

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The panel’s report submitted to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be thrown open to the public for comments Colombo, June 25 (newsin.asia): The final report of the Expert’s Committee appointed to review the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact (MCC) was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat on Thursday. Later the […]

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When Sirimavo stepped in to defuse Sino-Indian conflict in 1962.

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Ceylon’s Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike got together six non-aligned countries to help India and China end border clash In the on-going Sino-Indian conflict over Galwan, no third country has taken serious steps to intervene. An off-the-cuff offer by US President Trump was politely rejected by both India and China, and Russia […]

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China donates 3rd batch of medical aid to Sri Lanka.

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Source: Xinhua Hu Wei (3rd R), charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy to Sri Lanka, hands over the list of medical aid donated by China to Sri Lanka’s Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi (4th L) at a handover ceremony in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 24, 2020. China on Wednesday donated its third batch of medical […]

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Yahapalana government signed two agreements, received USD 10 mn … supporting documents not available

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Courtesy The Island Prof. Lalithasiri Gunaruwan, who headed a high level government inquiry into the proposed finalisation of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement yesterday (25) told President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that the previous yahapalana administration and the US had signed two agreements in 2017 and 2018 as regards two phases of the project. Prof. Gunaruwan said that though […]

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Weapons distributed by Hizbullah during civil war were at NTJ office, journalist claims

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Journalist Christopher Kamalendran who as a part of an investigative report on clashes between rival mosques in the Beruwala area had met with Zahran Hashim where he conducted an interview with the Easter attacks ringleader back in 2009. The journalist was called upon to provide his testimony on the details of the interview […]

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Expert committee’s final report on MCC deal handed over to President

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The expert committee appointed to review the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement handed over its final report to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (25). The report was handed over at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. Chairman of the committee Professor Lalithasiri Gunarunwan had also presented the final report to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at […]

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Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 case count at 2,010

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Three more coronavirus positive cases have moved the total count of cases reported in the country to 2,010. The latest patients have been identified as Sea Marshalls at the Boossa quarantine center, stated the Department of Government Information. A total of nine COVID-19 cases have been reported so far today (25) and all […]

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Constitutional Council discuss Prof. Hoole’s remarks and Ahimsa’s letter

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The 80th meeting of the Constitutional Council was held yesterday (24) under the patronage of its Chairman Karu Jayasuriya at the Speaker’s official residence.  Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, along with the members of the Constitutional Council, Bimal Ratnayake and Thalatha Athukora attended the meeting.  In addition, civil society representatives Javed Yousuf and Prof. […]

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