Archive for August 3rd, 2020

BUDDHISM IN PRESENT DAY EASTERN PROVINCE Part 1

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS Ven Ellawala Medhananda has  explored the present day  Buddhist ruins of the Eastern Proivince.  He found  evidence in today’s Eastern   Province , to show  that the Eastern Province had a vibrant Buddhist civilization in the ancient and medieval period.  He has also shown that it had special features, such as hillside monastic complexes […]

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The Sri Lankan e register should be governed by a law suitable to Sri Lanka and not by the foreign law called Title Registration as recommended by the MCC

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

A Senior Lawyer –E MAIL  srilankastudycircle@yahoo.com Congratulation to  Ms Shenali Waduge, she has studied the Act 21 of 1998 and explained the legal implications of Title Registration [also called Bim Saviya].  Yes many learned   members of our society  argue that  foreign funding,   foreign laws and technology  should be accepted with gratitude. They believe that once […]

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BUDDHISM IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCE (1990-2019) Part 4

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS The Northern Province was an integral part of the Rajarata of the Anuradhapura kingdom. The Raja rata was divided into uttara passa (north) dakkhina, (south) pacina, (east) and pajjima (west). Uttara passa consisted of today’s Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, Mannar, and Jaffna. Each division was ruled by officer appointed by king.  Jambukolapatana in Jaffna […]

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The Leopard and the Snare

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Newsfirst Sri Lanka   Black Leopard Death Court case held on July 29, 2020 A short report As you would be interested to know, the case relating to the death of the Black Leopard was taken up at the Hatton Magistrate’s Court on July 29, 2020. The Justice for Animals and Nature organisation ( now in […]

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IT IS TIME SINHALESE PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE FULL CONTROL OF THE POLITICAL DEMOCRATIC PROCESS IN SRI LANKA.-THE SLPP SHOULD TREAT THIS AS “AN OPEN LETTER”.

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

By Noor Nizam, Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart and Convener – The Muslim Voice”, August 3rd, 2020. POLITICAL PARTIES BASED ON COMMUNITY, RELIGION AND COMMUNAL BASIS HAS TO BE BANNED IN SRI LANKA BY THE MAJORITY SINHALESE COMMUNITY AND NATIONALIST SINHALA FORCES IMMEDIATELY UNDER ANY NEW CONSTITUTION TO BE PRESENTED IN PARLIAMENT. FOR THIS – […]

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ඉස්කෝලේ ගෙදරටම ඇවිත්

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Sriyanjanaka කොවිඩ් 19 වසංගතය නිසා නිවසට කොටුවූ “ලොව පුරාම බිලියන 1.2ක්පමණ පාසැල්යන දරුවන්  ඉදැන් ගෙනගන්නේ වෙනස්ම ලෙසකටය.  ඒ නිසා කලින්  තිබුනු අධ්‍යාපන රටාව වෙනස් වී ඇත. ඔන්ලයින් ක්‍රමය නිසා ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණය උපයෝගී කරගෙන තමන් කැමති තැනක සිට දැන් දරුවන්ට ඉගෙනගත හැකි බව ලෝක ආර්ථික සංසදය World Economic Forum) පෙන්වා දෙයි.   පාසැල හා උපකාරක පන්ති වටා බැඳුණු සම්ප්‍රදායික අධ්‍යාපනික රටාවක් තිබුණු ශ්‍රී ලංකාවෙත් අධ්‍යාපනය ඒ අනුව බොහෝ දුරට වෙනස් හෝ […]

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අලුත් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව කළ යුත්තේ 19 අහෝසි කිරීමද? 19 නීතියක් කිරීමට අවශ්‍ය ඉදිරි පියවර ගැනීමද?

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන  19වන ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනය පවත්වාගෙන යා යුතුද? එය අහෝසි කළ යුතුද? යන්න සම්බන්ධයෙන් සමාජයේ කතිකාවක් පවතී. 2020 අගෝස්තු 05වන දින පවත්වන පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණයෙන් ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ සහාය ලැබෙන ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදු ජන පෙරමුණ 19 අහෝසි කිරීම සදහා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ 2/3 මන්ත්‍රී ආසන සංඛ්‍යාවක් බලා පොරොත්තු වේ. ජනාධිපතිවරයාට සහාය දෙන 2/3 බලයක් […]

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Cat Jailed For Smuggling Heroin Escapes Sri Lankan Prison

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Courtesy UNILAD No prison can hold this heroin-smuggling cat. After a short stint behind bars, the feline has escaped.  On Saturday, August 1, an unnamed cat was caught by jail officials and detained in the high-security Welikada Prison in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This wasn’t an innocent house pet out exploring its surroundings – wrapped around […]

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Probe in Sri Lankan underworld don’s death transferred to CB-CID

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Deccan Herald Sri Lanka’s underworld gangster Angoda Lokka, who was hiding in Coimbatore under the name of Pradeep Singh for the past two years, died on July 3 under mysterious circumstances. Three people, who claimed to be the kingpin’s relative and cremated his body in Madurai after taking it from Coimbatore by road, have […]

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Sri Lanka should be cautious about parties connected to FETO – Turkish envoy

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Daily Mirror FETO members residing in Sri Lanka have left the country Schools operated by them sold to a Sri Lankan businessman  Turkish ambassador Rakibe Demet Şekercioğlu, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about Fetullahist Terrorist Organization, commonly known as FETO and its operations in Sri Lanka in the past.  The interview:   Q   How do […]

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Peter Tobin cop vows to help Scots widow conned out £100k life-savings by Sri Lankan toyboy lover

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Daily Record David Swindle, who linked serial killer Peter Tobin to the murder of schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton, will meet with Diane to see if he can help get some of her assets back. The retired police officer who linked serial killer Peter Tobin to the murder of schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton is to try to help a […]

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State Intelligence Service (SIS) had informed Law and Order Minister regarding IS ideology: Ex SDIG

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror In August 2016, the State Intelligence Service (SIS) had informed former Minister of Law and Order Sagala Ratnayaka with regard to number of issues pertaining to Sri Lankan’s who hold the Islamic State (IS) ideology, the possible impact of the IS ideology on Sri Lanka, Sri Lankans who had […]

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My time is up – Mahinda Deshapriya

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror We estimated the election would cost over Rs. 7.5 billion. But now we saw it is close to Rs.10 billion. We hope we can limit it to that. That is a colossal amount. We need to try and reduce costs. But we needed face masks and sanitizers. We need to sanitize […]

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Four arrivals from Saudi Arabia hike COVID-19 case tally

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Four arrivals from Saudi Arabia have tested positive for COVID-19 virus, stated the Department of Government Information. The count of total coronavirus cases reported in the country is now at 2,828. As per the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 300 active cases are under medical care at selected hospitals. The recovery tally […]

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Constitutional Council to meet for final time before new parliament

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Constitutional Council is set to convene today (03) presided by the Speaker of the Eighth Parliament Karu Jayasuriya. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, former Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa and other members of the Constitutional Council are scheduled to join the discussion at the Speaker’s official residence. The vacancies in the office […]

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10 senior polling officers removed over attending political meeting

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The assignment and training of election officials with regard to the General Election 2020 is reportedly in its final stages. District Returning Officers stated that the issuance of ballot boxes will commence tomorrow (04). Colombo District Returning Officer Pradeep Yasaratne stated that four polling stations have been set up to count the votes […]

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>Double Decker bus library – President grants request of a school girl in Medirigiriya (Video)

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa today took action to provide a library to Sirimavo Bandaranaike Primary School following a request made by a student during his recent visit to Medirigiriya.<br /><br />A special feature of this library is that an old double decker bus has been repaired and made use for the library.

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Dr. Deepika Udagama resigns from the Human Rights Commission

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Courtesy  Hiru News Dr. Deepika Udagama has tendered her resignation from the post as chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka. Dr. Deepika Udagama has informed the Constitutional Council that she will resign from the post of Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka with effect from September 01. Chairman of the […]

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ත්‍රී සින්හලේ සියලුම දේශප්‍රේමි සින්හලයින්වෙත කෙරෙන ආයාචනයක්

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

ආචාර්ය සුදත් ගුණසේකර  2020. 8. 2. මහනුවරදීය බටහිර අච්චුවේ නිර්මානයන්වු කොලඹ සන්ස්කෘතියේ හැදුනු දේශප්රේමය අභිභවා චන්දප්රේමයෙන් මුසපත්වූ  රට ජාතිය නසන දේශද්රෝහී ජාති ද්රෝහී  දේශපාලන ඥයින් සියල්ල පන්නාඅදමා  රටට, ජාතියට හා සාශනයට ආදරය කරණ උගත්, බුධිමත් චරිතවත් දේශප්‍රේමී ගැමි නායකයින් පමණක් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට තෝරා යැවීමට ඇති හොන්දම  අවස්ථාවයි මේ. මේ රතේ ඉතිහාශයේ ආරම්භයේ සිට 1815 දක්වාම  සින්හල […]

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Thoughts on the 2020 General Election

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

By Garvin Karunaratne, former G.A. Matara  Let us try to get away from the rhetoric- the art of effective or persuasive speaking, often with an implication of insincerity or exaggeration”(Oxford Dictionary). Promises are many but it is quite evident that most promises cannot be easily fulfilled. President Gotabhaya’s promises are few but he has vowed […]

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Why Sri Lankans should vote for Pohottuwa?

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Sarath Bulathsinghala 2 Aug 2020 THE VOTERS OF SRI LANKA WILL GO TO POLLS ON 5 AUGUST. SIMPLY PUT THE TASK IS TO DECIDE WHOM TO BRING TO POWER TO BRING PROSPERITY TO SRI LANKA IN A COVID-19 SITUATION NOW AND A  POST COVID-19 SITUATION AFTER? After a disastrous 5 years of gross governmental mismanagement […]

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Don’t Sell my Mother: Are Portuguese-Dutch-British being replaced by India-China-US?

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Have we learnt lessons? Don Juan Dharmapala not only baptized himself but even gifted Lanka to the Portuguese. Rajasinghe II learnt a bitter lesson when he thought the Dutch was better than the Portuguese – ඉගුරැදීමිරිස්ගත්තාවාගේ. The British learnt from both predecessors and took over the entire island, not stopping there they rolled out an […]

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