Archive for September 23rd, 2020

LTTE Thileepan: Since when did UN start getting orders to allow commemoration of dead terrorists?

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly & Association and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression are receiving letters to tell Sri Lanka to allow LTTE to commemorate a dead ‘martyr’. Who is LTTE? An internationally banned terrorist organization. Who is Thileepan – a member of that internationally […]

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Mahawillachchiya Illuk to alleviate poverty and also to save foreign exchange

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

By Garvin Karunaratne,former G.A. Matara  My craze for motoring in the forsaken neglected Sinhala areas where poor unequipped buddhist monks struggle to guide  the people  following the dictat of Lord Buddha: Charita Bhikkae Charikan Mahajana Hitaya, Sukhaya” took me this time to Sandamal Eliya, five miles before one reaches Tanmtirimale.   The    Sandamal Eliya Temple is run by […]

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Genealogy of Concept and Genesis of 13th Amendment – A Reply

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

N.A.de S. Amaratunga Prof. Gamini Keerawella (GK) in an article titled Genealogy of Concept and Genesis of 13th Amendment” (The Island 16th & 17th Sept. 2020) attempts to show that the 13th A was not something forced on us by India, that it was a concept discussed by political leaders starting before independence and that […]

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SWRD Bandaranaike; Victim of sordid politics and unmitigated avarice

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

By Raj Gonsalkorale Two issues had rankled Buddharakkitha. One was the Prime Minister’s refusal to hand over a lucrative shipping contract to a company named Colombo Shipping Lines that was co-founded by him in the name of his associate HP Jayawardena to import rice from Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand. The second was over a sugar […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 17 C 11

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS Wiswa Warnapala declared that violence was first injected into the politics of Sri Lanka by the JVP. JVP was a violent murderous movement from the very beginning. They were guilty of gruesome killings. Despite JVP ‘s attempts to identify itself with Fidel Castro and Ché Guevara,  JVP had more in common with the […]

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The Easter carnage – Musings

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Laksiri Warnakula  It is not that religeous fanatics always walk around with a few kilos of explosives tied to their bodies, looking for a good spot to push the button. There can be others, who are as explosive, destructive and vicious as those suicide-bombers”   It has been nearly one and half years now, since […]

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Bogoda Premarathne – Education Visionary

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Chanaka Bandarage Mr Bogoda Premarathne is a pioneer in streamlining Sri Lanka’s education system.  As the Commissioner of Examinations he devised a strategy to release public exam results (O/L and A/L) within few weeks of their completion. This was a remarkable achievement as in the 1970s it took many months for the results to be […]

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බූවැලිකඩින් ගිලාබැස්සේ කලුසුද්දන්ගේ නාගරික පුරාජේරුවයි

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන්               මහනුවර පොළව කම්පාවී ඇත.බූවැලිකඩ පස් මහල් නිවසක් කඩා වැටීමෙන් එකම පවුලේ තිදෙනෙකු ජීවිතක්ෂයට පත් වී ඇත. මේ ඛේදවාචකය උලුප්පා තලු මැරීමෙන් වන්නේ සැබෑ ප්‍රශ්ණය යටපත් වීමයි.එනම් මෙම විනාශය දක්වා පැමිණි ගමන් මග පිළිබඳව සාකච්ඡා නොකර අත හැරීමයි.සෙංකඩගල සිරිවර්ධනපුරය නොහොත් මහනුවර නගරය බිහිවන්නේ උඩරට රාජධානියේ ක්‍රමික විකාශනයත් සමගය.අවසාන සිංහල රජවරුන් ගේ ආරක්ෂාව තහවුරු […]

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අලි මිනිස් ගැටුම විසඳීමට විද්‍යාත්මක ප්‍රවේශයක්

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

ගරු නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන, පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යඅංශය බොහෝ දීර්ඝ කාලයක් තිස්සේ මෙරට ජනතාව මුහුණ දෙන සමාජ ගැටලුවක්ව පවතින අලි මිනිස් ගැටුමට විද්‍යාත්මක පර්යේෂණ ඔස්සේ විසඳීම් සෙවීමට නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන, පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය සහ වනජීවී රැකවරණ හා වන සම්පත් සංරක්ෂණ රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය එක්ව වැඩපිළිවෙළක් ක්‍රියාත්මක කෙරෙමින් පවතී. ඒ […]

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True Test of a Sri Lankan

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Senaka Weeraratna The true test of a Sri Lankan is neither the waving of a Sri Lankan National flag nor the singing of the National Anthem nor the composing of Music for the YouTube such as ‘We are Sri Lanka’, but it is much more than that. It is the willingness to ensure that any […]

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Closer scrutiny of criticisms against 20A

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island Over the past several days, we have been hearing various criticisms of the 20A by members of the opposition as well as from pro-government quarters. Some members of the government audit service too came out against certain provisions in the 20A. Are these criticisms valid or are we missing something? […]

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Withdrawing from UNHRC?

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

By Lakshman I. Keerthisinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today This is a new dawn for Sri Lanka, a fresh era creating the opportunity for the country to come together…Now is the time for the West to understand the new mood in Sri Lanka, the desire on all sides for reconciliation to become realistic without any interference from […]

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Stable Governance Under Proposed 20A

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

By Lakshman I. Keerthisinghe Courtesy The Ceylon Today It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the Government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States.” – Andrew Jackson-Former US President Presidential powers are not exercised by a body or group. The Constitution vests ‘all […]

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Ethnic issue only a few are talking about a political solution – media minister Keheliya Rambukwella

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Will not push probe on Lasantha, Thajudeen murder 13th Amendment to be revisited  Media freedom will be guaranteed If you introduce that system here, you are talking about 1.5 million people wearing batik clothing To supplement that we must make use of the Port City The drug menace and the underworld […]

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Strong executive presidency needed for rapid development – GL

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Checks and balances also have limits The president of the country is not entitled to be the defence minister but bound to be the defence minister President is accountable to people  Education Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, in an interview with Daily Mirror, comments on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution and […]

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Hejaz Hezbollah’s organization funded by suspicious Qatari institution, CID tells court

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Investigations have revealed that the ‘Save the Pearls’ organization, belonging to currently detained Hejaz Hizbullah, has received funds from an institute in Qatar suspected to be funding terrorist activities. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) informed the court today (23), that the said institute had deposited an amount of Rs 13 million to the […]

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Six (06) more persons confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 3,321

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News 05 arrivals from the UAE, & 01 from Ethiopia tested positive for Covid-19 increasing total infected in Sri Lanka to 3,321.

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The story behind the inspirational letter sent by the principal to a student hoping to join grade one

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News A girl who is about to enter the first grade of a school next year had received an inspirational letter from the school.

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Former President Maithripala instructed me not to conduct any open investigation into Islamic extremist activities – Pujith (Video)

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Former IGP Pujith Jayasundara making a statement today before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter attacks stated that former President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed him not to conduct any open investigation into Islamic extremist activities. He was giving evidence before the commission for the second day today This was when […]

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