Archive for August 22nd, 2020

No monks in parliament, please!

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island A few Buddhist monks who have long been vocal protestors against the anti-Buddhasasana activities of a large number of foreign funded fundamentalist religious groups and a hitherto unheard of, relatively obscure monk by the name of Wedinigama Wimalatissa are embroiled in a violent controversy over the single national […]

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2020, Year of Great Expectations of a nation?

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Mahanuwara. 2020, Year of Great Expectations of a nation after 72 years of pompous celebrations of so-called Independence since 1948. Will they be fulfilled at least now, under the Government of Gothabahaya Rajapaksa? Introduction  I start writing this note on the assumption that we have not received any independence, other than the room […]

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President’s Job Initiative and His Development Paradigm

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Dr D.Chandraratna It comes as no surprise that with the change of government we have; unobtrusively it may be, moved on to a different political platform/perspective. Briefly stated there appears a shift from the more aggressive neo- liberalism of 2015, towards a reluctant form of socialism. Not quite to the centre of that paradigm yet, […]

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ජනතා ගැටලුවලට විසඳුම් දෙමින් කුරුණෑගල සංවර්ධනයට අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාගෙන් උපදෙස්

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය  යාපහුව, පඩුවස්නුවර සහ කුරුණෑගල සංචාරක පුරවරයක් ලෙස සංවර්ධන කිරීමට අදාළ  උපදෙස් සංචාරක අමාත්‍යවරයාට ‍යොමුකරන බව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා අද 2020.08.22 දින පැවැසීය. කුරුණෑගල මොරගොල්ලාගම, සියඹලන්ගමුව වැව් තාවුල්ලේ පැවැති ජනතා හමුවේදී යොමු වූ ප්‍රශ්නවලට පිළිතුරු දෙමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා මේ බව අවධාරණය ක‍‍ළේය. මහව, පොල්පිතිගම අධ්‍යාපන කලාප‍යේ පාසල්වල පවතින භෞතික ගැටලු කඩිනමින් […]

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සිරගතව සිටින මව්වරුන් පිරිසකගේ දරුවන් 46 දෙනෙකු පිළිබඳ ගරු අගමැතිතුමාගේ අවධානය යොමු වෙයි

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය ජාතික පුවත්පතක පළ වූ, මත්ද්‍රව්‍ය ජාවාරම් ඇතුළු විවිධ අපරාධ සම්බන්ධයෙන් චෝදනා ලැබ සිරගතව සිටින මව්වරුන් පිරිසකගේ දරුවන් 46 දෙනෙකු මේ වන විට දිවයිනේ විවිධ ප්‍රදේශවල බන්ධනාගාර තුළ සිටීමට සිදුව ඇති පුවතක්, සම්බන්ධයෙන් ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාගේ අවධානය යොමුව තිබේ. මෙම පුවත පිළිබඳ කඩිනම් අවධානය යොමු කළ ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා, දරුවන්ට […]

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ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාගේ උපදෙසින් වයඹ පළාත් ඇල ව්‍යාපෘතිය කඩිනම් කරයි

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය ලේකම් යල මහ කන්න දෙකම වගා කළ හැකි පරිදි වයඹ පළාතේ ගොවිබිම් හෙක්ටයාර් 12500ක් පෝෂණය කෙරෙන වයඹ පළාත් ඇල ව්‍යාපෘතිය කඩිනම් කිරීමට අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා අද 2020.08.22 දින උපදෙස් ලබා දුන්නේය. මහින්ද චින්තන ප්‍රතිපත්තිය යටතේ 2014 වර්ෂයේ ආරම්භ කිරීමට යෙදුණු මෙම ව්‍යාපෘතිය පසුගිය ආණ්ඩු සමයේ නවතා දමා තිබිණි. කුරුණෑගල මොරගොල්ලාගම, සියඹලන්ගමුව වැව් […]

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Human nature is in itself evidence of the existence of God Almighty.

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

by A. Abdul Aziz Human nature is in itself evidence of the existence of God Almighty, for there are certain evils which human nature inherently abhors. For example, entering incestuous relationships with one’s mother, sister or daughter; coming into contact with urine, bodily excrements or other similar types of filth; falsehood and indeed all such […]

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ISIS Church Bombs Help China Gain Indian Ocean Ally to America’s Chagrin

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

BY TOM O’CONNOR  Courtesy Newsweek Outrage following a deadly Islamic State militant group (ISIS) bombing last year helped pave the way for a return to power for Sri Lanka’s influential Rajapaksa brothers, two men who have forged a close relationship with China in spite of the United States’ attempts to contain the People’s Republic in the […]

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Leading schools should share resources with lesser schools

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

By Kelum Bandara  Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Education Ministry has proposed that the leading schools in the country should adopt a mechanism to share their resources with the under-resourced schools of the country. The idea was mooted when Education Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris met with the principals of 17 leading schools on Thursday. The […]

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New Cabinet paper to develop school curricula: Education Minister informs principals

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

By Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror A new cabinet paper will be presented seeking approval to modernise and develop the school curricula to meet contemporary conditions and requirements, Education Minister Professor G.L.Peiris informed a group of school principals on Thursday. At a meeting held with the principals of several leading schools at the Education […]

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WHO hopes COVID-19 pandemic would end within two years

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that it hopes the Covid-19 pandemic will last less than the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which in two years killed tens of millions of people. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference that this goal would be possible if the we […]

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Ali Sabry insists on establishing separate court to hear child abuse cases

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Justice, President’s Counsel Ali Sabry says the establishment of a separate court to hear cases pertaining to child abuse has been brought to the notice of the government. He made these remarks addressing an event held in Colombo. Minister Ali Sabry further insisted on eradicating crimes against children. In the meantime, […]

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Underworld gunman killed in shootout with police

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A member of a criminal gang has died in a shootout with the police in area of Gampaha today (22). The deceased is identified as Chaminda Edirisooriya under the alias Chamiya”. He is reportedly a gunman of the team operated by the underworld figure Angoda Lokka”. The police said Chamiya” was shot when […]

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Meeting with the Country Chief of UNODC and the Attorney General

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Attorney General  & Prosecutors met with United Nations Office On Drugs & Crime (UNODC) Country Chief & UN Maritime Expert on International Drug Trafficking Organized Crime & Terrorism & had effective discussions on legal issues affecting the region.

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