Archive for July, 2020

WIMAL WEERAWANSA’S JATHIKA NIDAHAS PERAMUNA TO PLAY A MAJOR ROLE-SLFP TO BECOME A MINOR PARTY-BASIL RAJAPAKSE’s ELEVATION DISTINCT POSSIBILITY!

Friday, July 31st, 2020

BY M D P DISSANAYAKE The current trends in Sri Lanka politics are expected  to change the status of established political parties relegated to distinct defeat whilst some of the minor parties emerging to be a fighting force. The oldest political party of Sri Lanka, UNP will lose its status as a major party.  Newly […]

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රට අවුරුදු හතරකින් අගාදියට ඇද දැමු එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ සමගි ජනබලවේගයේ හා ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ යමපල්ලන්ටද නැවතත් රටේ පාලන බලය දිය යුත්තේ ?

Friday, July 31st, 2020

චාර්ල්ස් එස් පෙරේරා විසින්  විලිලජ්ජා  නැති ප්‍රතිපත්යක් නැති මිනිස්සු දැන් එනවා රට කරන හැටි කියා දෙන්න.  දැන් ඉන්න සමහරක් උන් මැරිලා ඉපදිලා. 2005 ඉඳලා අපේ ලංකාව දුටු දෑවැන්ත සංවර්ධන උන් දුටුවේ නැතුවා වාගෙයි. තාමත් කතාකරන්නේ රාජපක්ෂ පවුල් බලය ගැන . උන් අහනවා  රාජපක්ෂලා කොටි ගණන මුදල් නාස්තිකරලා ඇයි  අවුරුදු දෙකකට කලින් චන්දයකට ගියේ කියල. උන්ට […]

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An Open Letter to Hon. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Friday, July 31st, 2020

By Shripal Nishshanka Fernando Dear President Gotabaya, Thankfully to the smart and peace-loving Sri Lankan citizen’s decision that brought you to the great victory in the Presidential election in last November, today whole peace-loving Sri Lankans enjoy a sigh of relief and confidence for the future of Sri Lanka. The brave and bold decisions you […]

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Election Manifestos must carry commitment to protect Animals and take the cue from the objects of the ‘Justice for Animals and Nature’ organization

Friday, July 31st, 2020

by Senaka Weeraratna All major political parties must now recognize that animal welfare is a key issue for a growing number of voters in Sri Lanka and so it’s essential that they adopt sound, evidence-based policies in their Election manifestos. In a country which takes pride in proclaiming that it has the longest uninterrupted history […]

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THE POWER OF 2/3 OF LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY IS THE POWER OF DESERVING PEOPLE OF OUR COUNTRY.

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Sunil Yatalamatta Gamage  People want our communities to be safe. People want our security ( our borders are safe) to be intact. People want our environment and forest reserves to be protected. People want our historical sites to be respected and protected. People want our children protection from abuse. People want our roads to be […]

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ඉන්ද්‍රජාලික යථාර්ථවාදයේ ප්‍රමුඛයා ; ගේබ්‍රියෙල් ගාර්ෂියා මාකේස්

Friday, July 31st, 2020

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  ගේබ්‍රියෙල් ගාර්ෂියා මාකේස් 20 වන සියවසේ වඩාත්ම වැදගත් කතුවරුන්ගෙන් කෙනෙකු ලෙස සැලකේ. ඔහු ඉන්ද්‍රජාලික යථාර්ථවාදයේ ප්‍රමුඛ ලේඛකයෙකි.  සර්වන්ටෙස්ගෙන් පසු ස්පාඤ්ඤ ලෝකයේ වඩාත්ම ජනප්‍රිය ලේඛකයා ගේබ්‍රියෙල් ගාර්ෂියා මාකේස් ලෙස සැලකේ. ඔහුගේ කීර්තිය දකුණු ඇමරිකාවෙන් හා පුළුල් හිස්පැනික් ලෝකයෙන් ඔබ්බට ගියේය. 1982 දී සාහිත්‍ය සඳහා නොබෙල් ත්‍යාගය ප්‍රදානය කිරීමත් සමඟ ඔහුගේ කීර්ති නාමය තහවුරු විය. […]

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මැතිවරණ රාජකාරිවල නිරත නිලධාරීන්ගේ සෞඛ්‍ය ආරක්ෂාව තහවුරු කිරීම සම්බන්ධව

Friday, July 31st, 2020

ජන මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි ලංකා ගුරු සේවා සංගමය. සභාපති මැතිවරණ කොමිෂන් සභාව, රාජගිරිය. සභාපතිතුමනි, මැතිවරණ රාජකාරිවල නිරත නිලධාරීන්ගේ සෞඛ්‍ය ආරක්ෂාව තහවුරු කිරීම සම්බන්ධව අගෝස්තු 05 වැනි දින පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණයෙහි රාජකාරි ටයුතු සඳහා කැඳවා ඇති රජයේ නිලධාරීන්ගේ සාතිශය බහුතරයක් ගුරුවරුන් හා විදුහල්පතිවරුන් වන අතර මේ වන විට ඔවුන් රාජකාරි සඳහා වාර්තා කිරීමේ සැලකිය යුතු පසුබෑමක් […]

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IS IT FREEDOM OF PRESS????

Friday, July 31st, 2020

ALI SUKHANVER Immature eagerness rather urgency makes things horrible particularly when matters are directly linked with the credibility of a nation and security of a country. A few days back when a renowned Pakistani journalist was allegedly kidnapped from a very busy road of Pakistan’s federal capital Islamabad, some media-men from national and international media […]

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Providing assistance to school meal programmes Japan donates 388 tonnes of canned fish to Sri Lanka, WFP United Nations World Food Programme.

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Courtesy The Daily News Director of Health and Nutrition at the Ministry of Education, Renuka Peiris; Charge d’Affaires ad interim of Japan to Sri Lanka, Kitamur Toshihiro; WFP Deputy Country Director of Sri Lanka, Andrea Berardo; Secretary of the Ministry of Education, N.H.M. Chitrananda; and Additional Secretary of School Activities at the Ministry of Education, […]

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Out-of-the-box thinking is the need of the moment – Ajith Nivard Cabraal

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror I think what is most important is proper debt management. If we get that right, we don’t need to think of debt restructuring The Daily Mirror discussed the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on the national economy and how Sri Lanka could emerge from this unprecedented challenge with the least […]

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UNP expels 37 more Local Govt. members

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Another 37 Local Government members of the United National Party (UNP) have been temporarily expelled from the party. The party membership of these members was suspended for the time being as they had endorsed other political parties, the Legal Secretary of the UNP stated. This move comes days after the UNP’s Working Committee […]

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Attorney General files indictments against Rajitha and ex-SPC chairman

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has filed indictments in the Colombo High Court against former minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne and former Chairman of State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC) Mohamed Rumi, in connection with the controversial press conference on ‘white van abductions’. AG Dappula De Livera has also filed Discharge Orders with the Colombo Magistrate’s Court on […]

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Two ex-deputy ministers supported terrorist & extremist groups, PCoI hears

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) Nilantha Jayawardena revealed that former deputy ministers Ameer Ali and M.L.AM. Hizbullah had supported terrorist and extremist groups in the country. He made this revelation on Thursday (30), testifying before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing the Easter Sunday terror attacks, for the fourth consecutive day. During […]

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Nearly 23kg of heroin seized from house in Wellampitiya

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A stash of narcotics has been seized from a house in the area of Brandiyawatta, Wellampitiya. According to reports, the haul contained nearly 23kg of heroin. In the meantime, a suspect has also been taken into custody from the house where the heroin cache was discovered. The raid was jointly carried out by […]

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Elect to Parliament, only those who can work- PM (Video)

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa requested the people to send to Parliament at the next general election, only those who are able to work.<br /><br />He said this while participating in a public meeting held in Kahawatta, Ratnapura today.

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President’s vision for Monaragala: An agro-based modern economy

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News President Gotabaya Rajapaksa revealing his development vision for the district of Monaragala says that he will establish an agriculture-based modern economy thereby attracting youth to farming instead of leaving it. President states that his policy is to develop agricultural economy with the potential to produce a high standard harvest using minimum land […]

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Former Director of the CID, Shani Abeysekera remanded until August 7

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Update: Former Director of the CID, Shani Abeysekera who was arrested this morning, remanded until August 7 by Gampaha Magistrates Court

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Sri Lanka’s Choice: Deed E-Land Register or MCC/Bim Saviya E-Land Register?

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

The main argument to support the MCC Land Project is that technology will put an end to land problems & Sri Lanka will be on par with countries using advanced technologies. These countries are where they are as a result of a lot of research.  Sri Lanka has had no such research except foreign research, […]

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CID should summon Ranil

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Sudath Gunasekara Why doesn’t the government ask the CID summon Ranil on the the following revelation and question him as to why he is not doing his duty by the country by producing Mahendra as he had promised in the Cabinet and later in Parliament as well  that he takes personal responsibility for all what […]

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වත්ත බද්දට දී ඇස්සට දත නියවන්නට සිදුවූ සිංහලයා!!

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B., Ph.D. ඉල්ලන් කෑම ඉහතින් ඇත්තේ, සිංහලයාට, විශේෂයෙන් සිංහල බෞද්‌ධයාට, සිංහල දේශපාලකයින් විසින් 1923/24 කාලයේ සිටම කල හානිය කෙටියෙන් හැඳින්‌විය හැකි කිට්ටුම ප්‍රස්ථාව පිරුළ යයි මට සිතේ. ඉල්ලන් කෑම යයි දැන් කාලයේ කියන්නේද මේ අදහසටමය. සිංහල බෞද්‌ධයාට තඩිබෑම 1551 දොන් ජුවන් ධ‌ර්‍මපාල කෝට්ටේ ක්‍රිස්තියානි රජු වීමේ සිට 1948 ද‌ක්‌වාම සිදුවිය. සුද්දා කල හානිය […]

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GENERAL ELECTION OF SRI LANKA – FORECAST FOR AUGUST 2020-SLPP TO SECURE 2/3 MAJORITY

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE The election to be held on 5 August 2020 on all counts appear to be a lack lustre event.  The Sri Lankans are generally used to massive media campaigns, bill boards, cut-outs and public rallies accommodating hundreds of thousands of supporters.  These campaigns have energised the political parties and its […]

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ජාතික උප්පැන්න සහතිකයේ ජාතිය ඉවත් කිරීම සහ ජාතිකත්වය ඇතුළත් කිරීමට පුද්ගලයන් ලියාපදිංචි කිරීමේ කොමසාරිස් ජනරාල්වරයා ක්‍රියාකිරීම , දණ්ඩ නීති සංග්‍රහයේ 289 සහ 490 වගන්ති අනුව වරදක්….!

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

නීතිඥවරයෙක් පොලිස්පතිට පැමිණිලි කරයි. ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ (19 වන ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනය, ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ තීරණ උල්ලංඝනය කරමින් ක්‍රියාත්මක කළද ) 12.2 සහ 12.3 ව්‍යවස්ථාවල ඉංග්‍රීසි පරිවර්තනයේ race යන්න දක්වා ඇති අතර වර්තමානයේ නිකුත් කරන උප්පැන්න සහතිකයේ ‘ජාතිය’ / ‘race’ ලෙස දක්වා ඇත. ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ දැක්වෙන විධිවිධාන අනුව ‘ජාතිය’ / ‘race’ යන්න පිළිගත් තත්ත්වයක් වන අතර එසේ වුවත් […]

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China donates 50,000 face masks to Lankan Three-Wheeler Driver’s Union

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Given the popularity of three-wheelers as a mode of transportation, and the close proximity between drivers and passengers, the masks will prevent COVID infection”, Director General Health, Dr.Anil Jasinghe said. COLOMBO, July 30 (Xinhua) — The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka on Wednesday donated a large number of face masks and posters raising […]

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Wayamba Governor lambastes EC for double standards … questions HRCSL silence over CC member’s controversial stand

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island North Western Province Governor A. J. M. Muzammil yesterday (30) alleged that the Election Commission (EC) seemed to be brazenly selective in the implementation of relevant laws pertaining to the conducting of parliamentary polls scheduled for Aug 5.  Muzammil said that the EC owed the public an explanation as […]

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Will make mandatory to present to parliament before signing: PM

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said a new government will introduce laws making it mandatory to present agreements with regard to state properties in parliament before signing them. Speaking at a forum of professionals in Colombo, Mr. Rajapaksa said the members of the previous Yahapalana Government has signed contracts […]

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Top SJB members to be expelled in second round: UNP

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The United National Party will expel top members of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) including its leader Sajith Premadasa in the second round, and it will be announced in a few days time, party General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today. Mr. Kariyawasam told the Daily Mirror that Mr. Premadasa could […]

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Full list of ousted UNP members

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) on Tuesday (28) approved the suspension of party memberships of 115 members. Accordingly, 54 members who had submitted nominations from the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) and another 61 Local Government members were expelled from the party. Several top figures of the party including Ajith […]

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Three including foreigner test positive as Covid-19 tally hits 2,814

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Three more persons have tested positive for novel coronavirus increasing the total number of confirmed cases reported in the country to 2,814. The three new cases include a foreigner who had arrived from Turkey, a Sri Lankan who had returned from United Arab Emirates (UAE) and another Sri Lankan returnee from Qatar. Four […]

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President pledges to develop Kelaniya while preserving historical heritage

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated that the city of Kelaniya will be developed curbing the drug menace and underworld while preserving the city’s historical heritage and pride.  President made these remarks touring Gampaha district for the second time today (30) in support of the candidates of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna contesting next week’s Parliamentary […]

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SJB to seek legal action against UNP once again

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) General Secretary Ranjith Madduma Bandara says that they will initiate legal action against the suspension of the United National Party (UNP) membership of 60 local councilors who supported the SJB. Speaking during a press briefing today (30), he said that local council members elected by the people cannot be […]

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