Archive for September 11th, 2020

Wither the August Mandate: Why no dividends to the Nationalist Majority

Friday, September 11th, 2020

The August 2020 Parliamentary victory showed for the 2ndtime the power that ensues when the majority is united. The victors of 2015 openly declared their debt to the minorities which got translated into marginalizing the majority. Was this what the minorities really wanted? If that was not so, there was no visible voice objecting to […]

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අනේ ඔබ කවදාක බිහි වෙයිද මේ රටේ?

Friday, September 11th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි ආයුබෝවන්අපි ඔබතුමාට පලමුව ස්තුථිවන්තවෙනවා අපට මේ අවස්ථාව ලබාදීම සම්බන්ධව. මේ වනවිට ඔබ නවක තරුණ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරයකු බවට පත්වී හමාරයි. මේ ජයග්‍රහණය ඔබ දකින්නේ මොනවිදියකටද? ඕනෑම මනුෂ්‍යයකු තරගයකදී බලාපොරොත්තු වන්නේ ජයග්‍රහණයයි. මේ වනවිට මම ඒ ජයග්‍රහණය ලබාගෙන සිටිනවා; මේ ජයග්‍රහණය මගේ ජීවිතයේ එක්තරා කඩඉමක් පමණයි. තව දිනා ගැනීමට කරුණු කාරනා රාශියක් තියෙනවා. ඔබ […]

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Book Review :-Colonialism in Sri Lanka; Plantation Economy 1833 – 1867 – Author Dr. Asoka Bandarage

Friday, September 11th, 2020

By Palitha Senanayake A read through the scholarly work of Dr. Asoka Bandarage, or more appropriately the study of that voluminous material, posit the question whether such extensive dialectics is necessary, at this stage, on the evolution of an economy of a small country that has suffered under colonialism for over three centuries.  The relevance […]

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රටේ නිදහස් සෞඛ්‍ය ආරක්ෂා කිරීමට කැපවෙනවා – ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා

Friday, September 11th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය රටේ නිදහස් සෞඛ්‍ය ආරක්ෂා කිරීමට නව රජය කැපවන බව ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා අද 2020.09.11 දින පැවසීය. කොවිඩ්-19 පාලනය කර ගනිමින් රටක් ලෙස යම් ජයග්‍රහණයක් ලැබුවේ නම් ඒ අපේ රටේ පවතින විශිෂ්ට සෞඛ්‍ය සේවය නිසා යැයි ආඩම්බරයෙන් කියන බව ද අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා අවධාරණය කළේය. කොළඹ හෙද විදුහලේ හෙද සිසුන් […]

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පර්යේෂණ ආයතනයකින් රටකට ලබාදෙන ආර්ථික හා සමාජමය සේවය මිල කල නොහැකියි – රාජ්‍ය ඇමතිනී විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය සීතා අරඹේපොල –

Friday, September 11th, 2020

මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන, පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය.   පර්යේෂණ ආයතනයකින් රටකට ලබාදෙන ආර්ථික හා සමාජමය සේවය මිල කල නොහැකි බව  නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන, පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය ඇමති විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය සීතා අරඹේපොල මහත්මිය පැවසුවාය.  අද දින (11) නැනෝ තාක්ෂණ විශිෂ්ටත්වයේ කේන්ද්‍රය, ශ්‍රී ලංකා නැනෝ තාක්ෂණ ආයතනයේ (ස්ලින්ටෙක් ආයතනයේ) නිරීක්ෂණ චාරිකාවකට එක් වෙමින් අමාත්‍යවරිය මේ බව […]

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Wigneswaran’s tribal perspectives in perspective

Friday, September 11th, 2020

By Rohana R. Wasala  The feature article: ‘False historical perspectives of Wigneswaran’ jointly written by Rienzie and Kusum Wijetilleke (The Island/September 4, 2020) provided the cue for the following positive  response. The Wijetillekes’ article makes interesting reading, though Wigneswaran’s tribal perspectives are hardly worth talking about except for the danger of their acquiring a false […]

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ඇමරිකානු සාහිත්‍යයේ කේන්ද්‍රීය චරිතය – එඩ්ගර් ඇලන් පෝ

Friday, September 11th, 2020

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  ඇමරිකානු ලේඛකයෙකු, කවියෙකු, සංස්කාරකයෙකු සහ සාහිත්‍ය විචාරකයෙකු වන එඩ්ගර් ඇලන් පෝ  ඇමරිකානු සාහිත්‍යයේ රොමෑන්ටිකවාදයේ කේන්ද්‍රීය චරිතයක් ලෙස සැලකේ. ඔහුගේ පරිකල්පනීය කතන්දර හා අභිරහස හා භීෂණය පිළිබඳ කතා නූතන රහස් පරීක්ෂක කතාවට උපත ලබා දුන්නේය. ඔහු සාහිත්‍ය කෘතියක ශෛලිය හා ව්‍යුහයේ බලපෑම කෙරෙහි මූලික වශයෙන් අවධානය යොමු කළ පළමු විචාරකයින්ගෙන් කෙනෙකි.  ඔහු ඇමරිකාවේ පළමු […]

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා, රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය සිරිපාල ගම්ලත් මහතාගේ මෑණියන්ට අවසන් ගෞරව දක්වයි

Friday, September 11th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය මහවැලි කලාප ආශ්‍රිත ඇළවේලි හා ජනාවාස පොදු යටිතල පහසුකම් සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය සිරිපාල ගම්ලත් මැතිතුමා ගේ ආදරණීය මෑණියන් වූ අභාවප්‍රාප්ත පනාගොඩගේ දොන් දයාවතී මැතිනියට අවසන් ගෞරව දැක්වීම සඳහා අග්‍රමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා අද 2020.09.11 දින එක්විය. පොලොන්නරුව, පලුගස්දමන, මොණරතැන්න නිවසට ගිය අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා ඇයට අවසන් ගෞරව දක්වමින් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය සිරිපාල ගම්ලත් මහතා ඇතුළු […]

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Sri Lanka: Salvage team struggles to plug supertanker fuel leak

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Courtesy Aljazeera Salvage operations continue to stop fuel leak from fire-sticken New Diamond oil supertanker off Sri Lanka’s east coast. A salvage team is still trying to plug a fuel leak from the fire-stricken New Diamond oil supertanker, Sri Lankan Navy spokesman Indika de Silva said on Friday. The tanker, which is carrying the about […]

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Salvagers Working to Repair Leak on Oil Tanker off Sri Lanka

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Courtesy https://www.manufacturing.net/ The MT New Diamond, which is carrying nearly 2 million barrels of crude oil, was damaged by two fires in a little over a week. This photo released by Sri Lankan Air Force shows ships fighting fire on the MT New Diamond, about 30 nautical miles off the coast of Sri Lanka, Tuesday, […]

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Are “walkntalk” meetings the way forward? Lankan Youth Minister Namal Rajapaksa sets an example

Friday, September 11th, 2020

By Vimukthi Adithya/www.cmnnow.com   Courtesy NewsIn Asia To promote a healthy lifestyle, Namal Rajapaksa had his first ‘walkntalk’ meeting with the State Minister of Self-employment Shehan Senasinghe on Friday. Colombo, September 11 : A walking meeting is simply a meeting that takes place during a walk instead of in an office, boardroom or coffee shop where […]

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WHO congratulates Sri Lanka for eliminating rubella and mother to child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia General Tedros on Twitter posted his message saying, I congratulate Sri Lanka for eliminating rubella & mother to child transmission of HIV & congenital syphilis”… Colombo, September 11 (newsin.asia) – World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated Sri Lanka for eliminating rubella and mother to child transmission of HIV and congenital […]

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The incendiary politics of beef

Friday, September 11th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/Weekend Express There is more to the proposal to ban cow slaughter than safeguarding the cow Colombo, September 10: When the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa got the unanimous approval of his parliamentary group for legislation to ban cow slaughter, it was not the first attempt to have the practice banned. Despite toying […]

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‘The Diaspora gave Prabakaran all the wrong advice’ – Erik Solheim

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Mahinda sought a summit with Prabakaran   Prabakaran didn’t understand the outside world    Tigers rejected civilian evacuation plan   Balasingham knew rebels would lose Sri Lanka’s 30-year war would be remembered, in part, for the crucial role played by Norway. The Norwegians managed to secure peace talks between the Government of Sri Lanka […]

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Russian Embassy concerned over SLMC’s decision on three Russian universities

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana The Russian Embassy in Colombo has expressed concern over the decision of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to remove three prominent Russian State Universities from the SLMC Approved List without prior information”. On Wednesday, it was reported that that three Russian medical colleges which have been offering free full scholarships to […]

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Seven (07) more persons confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 3,169

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Seven (07) more persons have been confirmed for Covid -19 infection. The Sri Lanka Country total has increased to 3,169

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COPE and COPA members nominated

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Speaker nominated the members of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) and the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) for the 9th Parliament today. The committees will consist of 22 members each, including 14 members from the ruling party and 8 members from the opposition. The chairpersons will be appointed at the […]

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Another announcement from Russia today – likely to suspend tea purchases

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Government Medical Officers’ Association states that if action is not taken to protect the independence of the Sri Lanka Medical Council, a severe trade union action will be taken during the week beginning on September 21. The executive council of the association met yesterday and decided to convene an emergency central […]

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Former Kaduwela Magistrate Dhammika Hemapala issued a stern warning by the Presidential Commission

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing into Political Victimisation, issued a stern warning to suspended Kaduwela Magistrate Dhammika Hemapala. This was when he appeared before the commission for the first time today. The commission accused him of undermining the judicial process and undermining public confidence. Nihal Jayatilleke had complained to the Commission […]

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Hotel complex to be built adjacent to Sinharaja – Minister of Wildlife and Forest Conservation (Video).

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Minister of Wildlife and Forest Conservation C.B. Rathnayake states that if there are any politicians who supported the destruction of the Puttalam Anavilundawa Reserve using backhoes, the law will be enforced against them as well. He expressed these views participating in the ‘Hiru Ettha’ programme. He also says that no prawn […]

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A proposal from the Prime Minister to increase the nutrition of school children

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa states that the Minister of Education has been instructed to look into the issue of providing an egg daily to improve the nutritional status of school children. The Prime Minister said this when he met the Bakery Owners Association and the Egg Producers Association today. The Bakery […]

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