Archive for August 10th, 2020

A humble request to His Excellency our Prime Minister Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa

Monday, August 10th, 2020

By Garvin Karunaratne At the auspicious moment this morning on the ninth of August 2020, when our Prime Minister is being inaugurated it is my humble request that he considers the full development of the Hambantota District and a Youth Development Programme for special implementation. The Hambantota District has been a  district where I did […]

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Proposals for your kind consideration

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Mahinda Gunasekera By Email_*84, Tambrook Drive Agincourt, Ontario Canada M1W 3L9 August 9, 2020 His Excellency, Gotabhaya Rajapakse President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Colombo 1, Sri Lanka Your Excellency, Whither Sri Lanka under your Leadership  Let me firstly congratulate you on your principled campaign and winning the Presidential election in November 2019, and able […]

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THE CONCEPT OF MEGA CITIES: NEED INCLUDING FIVE CITIES WITH FURTHER EXPANDING AND DYNAMIC PLANNING

Monday, August 10th, 2020

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the president of Sri Lanka stated at the final rally of the election, held in Hambantota that the government of that he will form, has a plan to develop four Mega Commercial Cities, Colombo, Jaffna, Trincomalee, and Hambantota. This concept needs expanding to five cities including the North Western […]

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Opposition in the oblivion; how and why it happened?

Monday, August 10th, 2020

By Ranga Jayasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror What happened on August 5 was an epic rout of the Opposition. No time since the proportional representation system was adopted under the 1978 Constitution, had the Opposition been relegated to oblivion as it was at the parliamentary election held last week. Not even before that. Many refer […]

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Decoding Election Results

Monday, August 10th, 2020

By N. Sathiya Moorthy Courtesy Ceylon Today Elections-2020 will be remembered for very many reasons. The COVID-19 pandemic of course and the two-thirds majority that the SLPP obtained even under the inscrutable proportional representation (PR) system, for the first time ever since its introduction as far back as the 1978 Constitution. Arguments are since being […]

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BUDDHISM IN PRESENT DAY EASTERN PROVINCE Part 3

Monday, August 10th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS Ven. Ellawala Medhananda has drawn attention to the damage done by ‘non-Buddhists’ (Hindus and Muslims), to the Buddhist monasteries, hermitages and ancient ruins in the north and east. Medhananda says that more than five hundred sites with ancient Buddhist ruins are either destroyed or are being destroyed in the north and east. Destroying […]

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BUDDHISM IN PRESENT DAY EASTERN PROVINCE PT 4

Monday, August 10th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS Malinda Seneviratne, the respected journalist,   went to Budubava in 2020 and observed that the Buddhist ruins in Eastern Province were getting destroyed. The jungles around Panama are full of Buddhist shrines. There are remains of stupas and monastic complexes. There are hundreds of caves. [They are now being demolished]These were not destroyed by […]

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ඊනියා 19 සහ ජනාධිපති විසින් අමාත්‍යාංශ තියා ගැනීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ජනාධිපති මාධ්‍ය අංශයේ 2020.08.10 දිනැති මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයේ වැරද්ද…!

Monday, August 10th, 2020

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන 2020.08.10 දින නිකුත් ජනාධිපති මාධ්‍ය අංශය නිකුත් කර ඇති පහත නිවේදනය බලන්න ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ තීරණ උල්ලංඝනය කරමින් කථානායකවරයාගේ සහතිකය වැරදියට යොදා ගෙන ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන 19ය නිවැරදි නොකර ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ ජනාධිපතිවරයා ඊනියා 19 අනුව කටයුතු කළද, 19යේ වැරැද්ද  පැහැදිලි කරන ලිපි රැසක් විද්වතුන් විසින් මේ වනවිට ප්‍රසිද්ධ කර ඇත. මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් ලියන ලද […]

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BUDDHISM IN PRESENT DAY EASTERN PROVINCE Part 2

Monday, August 10th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS The   Eastern 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) and ruled by king nominees. The Eastern Province played a special role in the political life of ancient Sri Lanka. The Province    functioned […]

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අද්විතීය කේතයන්ගෙන් යුත් සාහිත්‍ය ලෝකයක් නිර්මාණය කල ෆ්‍රාන්ස් කෆ්කා

Monday, August 10th, 2020

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  ෆ්‍රාන්ස් කෆ්කා විසිවන සියවසේ   නූතනවාදී ලේඛකයන්ගෙන් කෙනෙකු ලෙස සලකනු ලැබේ.  ඔහුගේ සාහිත්‍යය නූතනවාදය විචක්‍ෂණ ලෙස ස්පර්ශ කරයි. මානව වේදනාව අවංකව හා ගැඹුරින් ග්‍රහණය කර ගැනීමට ඔහු සමත් විය. කෆ්කා තමාගේම අවකාශයක් තුල අද්විතීය කේතයන්ගෙන් යුත් සාහිත්‍ය ලෝකයක් නිර්මාණය කලේය. ඔහු  තම ලිවීමේ ශෛලිය තුලින් ඉන්ද්‍රජාලික-යථාර්ථවාදයක් නිර්මාණය කලේය.    කෆ්කා උපත ලැබුවේ 1883 […]

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SLPP GOVERNMENT MUST SOLVE BREAD AND BUTTER ISSUES FIRST BEFORE ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES

Monday, August 10th, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Sri Lankans have once again endorsed the Rajapakse Regime, westerners notoriously defined as Rajapakse Family Dynasty. Bandaranaike Dynasty, Nehru Dynasty, Kennedy Dynasty did not last very long.  The  Rajapakses have laid eggs on a wide spectrum of the island, perpetual succession by these rulers are here to stay.  Many anti-Sri […]

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Tamil speaking voters decisively reject vengeance-peddling Genocide-Claiming parties in Sri Lanka’s elections.

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada.  Sri Lanka, a nation troubled by decades of civil strife and a separatist war  has just concluded a parliamentary election bringing back the war-winning government. Western observes have keenly focused on the North, with its Tamil population (5% of the Nations population) previously controlled by the separatist Tigers. Their  MaVeer”  (suicide fighters  […]

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A PATHFINDER AGENDA For Urgent Economic Action for the New Cabinet

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Pathfinder Foundation Now that the parliamentary elections are concluded, the focus of the new government should shift to the serious business of fixing the economy. COVID-19 has hit Sri Lanka’s economic outlook harder than expected. A gloomy prognosis suggests a scenario of negative economic growth, high unemployment and rising foreign debt in 2020 and 2021. […]

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Sri Lanka declares safe for travel by World Travel and Tourism Council

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Aug.10 (newsin.asia) — Recognizing the safety protocols introduced by the Government of Sri Lanka along with standards mandated by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) to ensure the safety of domestic and international travelers, destination Sri Lanka was recently endowed with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp. Whilst […]

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Disputes continue in the Opposition regarding appointing to the national list

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News According to party sources, the nomination of Samagi Janabalawegaya National List MPs will be postponed for a few more days. It is reported that this is due to the internal discussions regarding the preparation of the list. The Samagi Janabalawegaya won seven National List seats in this Parliamentary election. The party leadership […]

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Ranil decides to step down from UNP leadership

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Ranil Wickremesinghe decides to step down as UNP leader.  Ravi Karunanayake, Daya Gamage, Akila Viraj & Vajira Abeywardena have been nominated for the post of UNP leader according to Akila Viraj Kariyawasam – UNP General Secretary. The final decision is to be taken in consultation in the coming week.

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