Archive for November 25th, 2020

President’s Address to Nation: Taking the Bull by the Horns

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

By Rohana R. Wasala I do not normally speak as a Sinhalese, and I do not think that the leader of this council ought to think of himself as a Sinhalese representative, but for once I should like to speak as a Sinhalese and assert with all the force at my command that the interests […]

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How to fix the current FLAWED constitution which allows ethnic laws and is NOT “One law”

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Stanley Gunaratne  The current 1978 Constitution’s “Equality” clauses are meaningless since they are superseded by 600+ personal laws thanks to Article 16 overriding Article 12.  Article 16 currently permits any personal laws made by Parliament before, or after 1978 to override the Constitution! This flies in the face of equality. The best Constitution we had […]

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THE POHOTTUWA GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA Part 2 C7a

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS China has   stepped up its diplomatic relations with Sri Lanka after Pohottu government came in.  A very experienced Chinese diplomat Qi Zhenhong   arrived in November 2020 as ambassador to Sri Lanka. Qi Zhenhong was head of China Institute of International Studies, a premier international relations think tank in China. He has an excellent […]

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The 19th Amendment: get over it already!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

MALINDA SENEVIRATN​E There are all kinds of yahapalanists. There are those who cannot be in denial simply because they were right in the middle of the yahapalana project or rather a project by that name (for good governance was certainly not their cup of tea as history showed and practice demonstrated). Then there are those […]

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A Plan To Ensure Every Sri Lankan Plate is Full During COVID and Thereafter

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

A paper submitted By  The Sri Lanka Study Circle  The COVID Attack  In the first quarter of 2020, the world was plagued by a COVID virus which has, as at now, caused the deaths of over a one and a half million people.  A tiny bug has literally brought the world -the globalised world – to […]

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Professionals Quash chicken-brained Mangala’s Budget criticisms Part I

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA. Sri Lanka’s worst quisling who was kicked out of parliamentary politics by the Maha Sangha and the patriotic people of Matara and was forced to become a political orphan who exposed his economic lacuna by attempting to criticize the visionary and futuristic budget 2021budget due to sheer jealousy with Prime […]

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A budget presented amid celebrations and acquittals

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

MALINDA SENEVIRATN​E Over the last few weeks there has been a concerted campaign in social media attacking President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The ‘Gota Fail Campaign,’ as it was, promoted a strong response questioning the success of the President’s detractors. The campaign was clearly targeting the President’s first anniversary celebrations and the impending reading of the budget. […]

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සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම රාජ්‍ය ප්‍රතිපත්තිය යටතේ කලාකරුවන් සඳහා හදිසි අනතුරු සහ වෛද්‍ය රක්ෂණාවරණයක්

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමාගේ උපදෙස් පරිදි සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම රාජ්‍ය ප්‍රතිපත්තිය යටතේ කලාකරුවන් සඳහා හදිසි අනතුරු සහ වෛද්‍ය රක්ෂණාවරණයක් හඳුන්වාදීමේ පළමු අදියර ක්‍රියාත්මක කරමින්, රක්ෂණාවරය ලබාදීම වේදිකා නාට්‍ය ක්ෂේත්‍රය සඳහා වෙන් කර තිබේ. සෞභාග්‍යයේ දැක්ම රාජ්‍ය ප්‍රතිපත්ති ප්‍රකාශනය 2020 වර්ෂයේදීම යථාර්ථයක් බවට පත් කරමින් හඳුන්වා දෙන මෙම රක්ෂණාවරණය, බුද්ධශාසන ආගමික හා සංස්කෘතික […]

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සජිත්ගේ පක්‍ෂය සම්පූර්ණ නඩත්තුව බදියුදීන්ගේ කළු සල්ලිවලින්.. බැංකු ගිණුම් සහිත සාක්‍ෂි ලැබෙයි..

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් සමගි ජන බලවේගය පක්ෂය පවත්වාගෙන යන්නේ නිසා රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන්ගේ කළු සල්ලිවලින් බව ඇමති මහින්දානන්ද අලුත්ගමගේ මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. එම පක්‍ෂයේ මැතිවරණ වියදම් ද සියලූ වියදම් සිදු කරන්නේ රිෂාඩ් බදුර්දීන් බවත් පැවැසූ ඇමැතිවරයා තමනට ඒ බව ඔප්පු කිරීමට සියලු සාක්ෂි ඇතැයිද කියා සිටියේය. පසුගිය මහ මැතිවරණයේ දී සහ ජනාධිපති ජනාධිපතිවරණයේදී ලබාදුන් […]

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How colonialism crippled Sri Lankan peasant agriculture

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

By P.K. Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy Ceylon Today When the British ruled Sri Lanka, peasant agriculture, with paddy as the main crop, was systematically weakened to yield place to plantation-based commercial agriculture monopolized by them. Colombo, November 25: When the British ruled Sri Lanka, peasant agriculture, with paddy as the main crop, was systematically weakened to yield […]

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The West continues its campaign to destabilize Sri Lanka

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

By Sugeeswara Senadhira/Ceylon Today Economic pressure is being added to baseless charges of authoritarianism at the behest of the Tamil separatist lobby, writes Sugeeswara Senadhira in Ceylon Today. Colombo, November 23: As the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government completed its first year, the hostile West commenced its attacks on Sri Lanka with renewed vehemence. Recent reports reflect the […]

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Garden Agro-Engineering: Emerging Stronger After COVID-19

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

By Dr. C. G. Ilangakoon Courtesy Ceylon Today It was with absolute pride and delight, the voters of Sri Lanka as a whole watched the address to the Nation, delivered by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on 18 November 2020, certainly to the exclusion of few political hypocrites of opportunism, rejected by the people. He articulated the […]

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NEWSSirisena, who claimed he was very sick on day of attack managed to return home same night

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island Former Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) SDIG Nilantha Jayawardena had contacted the Personal Security Officer (PSO) of former President Maithripala Sirisena three times on the day of the Easter Sunday attacks, it was revealed, on Thursday night, at the PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks. A Warrant Officer […]

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Be on alert for COVID-19 symptoms, don’t wait until condition worsens – Chief Epidemiologist

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A significant number of COVID-19 deaths reported from the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda COVID-19 clusters have occurred at home, says Chief Epidemiologist Specialist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera. He points out that the elderly and individuals with chronic diseases in high-risk areas should be more alert about new illnesses. Elderly people in high-risk areas and people […]

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502 new cases of coronavirus cases detected today

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Department of Government Information says that another 208 individuals have tested positive for novel coronavirus in the country. All new cases are close contacts of previously identified positive patients from the Peliyagoda cluster.  A total of 502 new cases of Covid-19 have been identified so far today (25). This brings the total number […]

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Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll at 96 with 2 more deaths

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 96 as two infected persons have succumbed to the disease, the Department of Government Information confirmed. The deceased are a 45-year-old woman from Colombo 12, and an 80-year-old man from the Pannipitya area. The woman had passed away at the Colombo National Hospital […]

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