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වැසි හා ගංවතුර නිසා ආපදාවට පත් ජනයාට සහන සැලසීමේදී මාධ්‍යයට වඩා ආණ්ඩුව මන්‍දගාමියි

Monday, May 29th, 2017

ජාතික භික්‍ෂු පෙරමුණ ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි පළාත් කීපයකට බලපෑ අධික වැසි නිසා ඇතිවූ ගංවතුර තත්වයෙන් ආපදාවට ලක්ව මියගිය 150 ඉක්මවූ සියලූ ශී‍්‍ර ලාංකික පුරවැසියන් වෙනුවෙන් ජාතික භික්‍ෂු පෙරමුණේ සාතිශය සංවේගය පළකරන්නෙමු. එසේම අනතුරුවලට හා රෝගපීඩාදියට පත් සැමට ඉක්මන් නිරෝගී සුවය ප‍්‍රාර්ථනා කරන්නෙමු. මෙවර ආපදා තත්වයේදීත් ආණ්ඩුවේ පෙර සූදානම හා ආපදා කළමණාකරනය පසුගාමී හා බොහෝවිට අවශ්‍ය වේගයට […]

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Response to Gandara John

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Rahul Says Bim Saviya stripped the Judiciary of its powers to sit in judgment on matters relating to ownership of land; those ‘Judicial’ powers were wilily transferred to the Executive – the Minister of Lands – causing disequilibrium in the delicate ‘check- and- balance’ structures of governance between the Executive, the Judiciary and the Legislature. With the […]

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Request for Flood Relief Assistance to Sri Lanka

Monday, May 29th, 2017

High Commission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Ottawa, Canada wishes to draw the urgent attention of all Sri Lankan expatriate community and well-wishers to the recent disaster in Sri Lanka due to the severe floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall during the past few […]

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2017 Flooding Disaster Appeal for Donations

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara, Inc. 1847 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019 May 28, 2017 Dear Friends, Sri Lanka is currently experiencing the worst flooding and mudslide disaster in recent memory.  As a result of these natural phenomena, as of today’s date, over 500,000 people are homeless, and approximately 200 people have lost their lives. We […]

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Disasters: Government caught napping

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Dr MWN Dharmawardene Rajagiriya Courtesy The Island The monsoonal rains for an island like Sri Lanka are nature’s gift to the nation, which has been plundered by ad hoc management all self-seeking politicians since independence. Nevertheless, in spite of the so-called climate change phenomenon sweeping across the world, Sri Lanka has not been failed by rains […]

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Insights from traditional medicine to treat Chronic Kidney Disease

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Dr. Channa Jayasumana Daily Mirror Western Medicine can only manage the disease Identical disease is found in Central America  After treatment by a Sinhala Vedamahattaya, patients see improvements  Dr. Channa Jayasumana, Head of the Department of Pharmacology at Rajarata Medical Faculty who has conducted extensive research into Chronic Renal Failure in Sri Lanka, recently participated […]

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An Analysis of Events in Sri Lanka in the Context of Global and Regional Dynamics -(Part 1) Ramifications of Bim Saviya (the US ‘Colonisation’ Law )

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

By Gandara John It was in 1998 when the US executed a major coup in Sri Lanka and succeeded in passing a US propelled Australian Land Law (Torrens Law) through Sri Lanka’s Parliament; this was ‘The Registration of Title Act 21 of 1998’, commonly referred to as ‘Bim Saviya’. Bim Saviya stripped the Judiciary of its […]

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Sri Lanka is supposed to be Buddhist country of people with kindness and compassion, But …

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Sri Lanka is supposed to be Buddhist country of people with kindness and compassion …..Social Services ministers riding high in new Toyota Landcruiser >>>>>>>>>and big talks ? මව්බිම’ පුවතින් ක්ෂණික ප්‍රතිඵල මහපාරේ ඉන්න මවටත් පුතාටත් වැඩිහිටි නිවෙසකට යන්න වරම් කෑගල්ල දිසා ලේකම් කාර්යාලය අත දෙයි   ….. හබරාදුව රෝහලේ වැසිකිළියක මානසික රෝගීන් තිදෙනෙක්………. […]

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දුම්රිය සාමාන්‍යාධිකාරිවරයාට එරෙහිව නඩු ගොඩයි වහාම තනතුරෙන් ඉවත්කර පරීක්‍ෂණයක් පවත්වන්න

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

එස්. පී. විතානගේ  සම කැඳවුම්කරු All Ceylon Railway Employees’ General Union  අතිගරු ජනාධිපති, මෛති‍්‍රපාල සිරිසේන මැතිතුමා, ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය, කොළඹ 01. දුම්රිය සාමාන්‍යාධිකාරිවරයාට එරෙහිව නඩු ගොඩයි වහාම තනතුරෙන් ඉවත්කර පරීක්‍ෂණයක් පවත්වන්න තමන්ගේ නිල තත්වය අයුතු සහගත ලෙස යොදා ගනිමින්, අත්තනෝමතික ලෙස කටයුතු කිරීම, තනතුරට නොගැලපෙන ලෙස අනිසි හැසිරීම, රජයේ මුදල් හා දේපල සාවද්‍ය ලෙස පරිහරනය කිරීම […]

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SRI LANKA: Death of a patient through negligence at the Kandy Teaching Hospital

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME ISSUES: Right to health, medical negligence; denial of justice; equal access to medicine —————————————————— Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), received information concerning Mr. Ranjith Sunil Jayatissa (55) of No: 114, Walgowwagoda, Danture in the Kandy District. On 6 July 2016, while being treated at […]

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Corruption, Building Collapse and Human Misery

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Dr. Chandana Jayalath Illegal construction is construction without a valid construction permit. Illegal building activity can be a major environmental violation when the works encroach upon preserve areas like nature reserves. Likewise, illegal building can have serious political implications when it is practiced as land grabbing or for illegal settling in territories belonging to public. […]

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‘US, EU meddle in other countries & kill people under guise of human rights concerns’ – Duterte

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Courtesy RT “There’s not even a whimper” when powerful nations bomb civilians or “invent” WMDs to invade other countries, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte told RT, arguing that the West pretends to care about human rights only when it suits its agenda. The Philippines leader sat down to speak with RT’s Maria Finoshina ahead of his […]

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Nationalizing SAITM would be a mistake

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

BY RATHINDRA KURUWITA AND UMESH MORAMUDALI Courtesy Ceylon Today Former State Minister of Higher Education, Rajiva Wijesinha spoke to Ceylon Today about the current controversy regarding SAITM. During the interview he stressed that SAITM was started in good faith, and the then government was at fault in not smoothing out any contentious issues immediately. But the questions […]

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ඡන්ද නොතියන කොමිසම කොස් කොටන්නදැයි මාධ්‍ය අසයි.. මැකොට මල පැන අඩි පොලවේ හප්පා යකා නටයි..[Video]

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

ලංකා සී නිවුස් දිගින් දිගටම මැතිවරණ කල් යද්දී ස්වාධීන මැතිවරණ කොමිසමකින් ඇති පලය කුමක්දැයි මාද්‍යවේදීන් විසින් මැතිවරණ කොමිසමේ සභාපති මහින්ද දේශප‍්‍රිය මහතාගෙන් විමසූ විට ඔහු ඉතා කෝපයට පත්ව පිලිතුරු දුන්නේ මෙසේය. 

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ජයවර්ධනපුර රෝහලේ පැවති පූජ්‍ය පක්‍ෂය සඳහා නිදහස් ප‍්‍රතිකාර ලබාදීම නවතාදැමීම

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

ප‍්‍රධාන ලේකම් ජාතික භික්‍ෂු පෙරමුණ ගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමා ජනාධිපති මන්‍දිරය කොළඹ 01. ජයවර්ධනපුර රෝහලේ පැවති පූජ්‍ය පක්‍ෂය සඳහා නිදහස් ප‍්‍රතිකාර ලබාදීම නවතාදැමීම ජයවර්ධනපුර රෝහලේ පැවති පූජ්‍ය පක්‍ෂය සඳහා නිදහස් ප‍්‍රතිකාර ලබාදීම 2017 අපේ‍්‍රල් 06 දින නිකුත්කර ඇති අභ්‍යන්තර චක‍්‍රලේක අංක 15/2017 අනුව මේ වන විට නවතා දමා ඇත. පැවති එම යහපත් පිළිවෙත වෙනුවට කිලෝමීටර් 05 ක සීමාවක් […]

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Eighth  Annual Ranaviru Commemoration By United Sri Lanka Association (USLA) Wellington NZ

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Dr Chula Rajapakse MNZM Spokesperson USLA. The 8th annual Ranaviru commemoration was observed by USLA Wellington at it’s premises in Lak Madura , Tawa  Wellington, at 7pm on the 19thof May 2017,  with over one hundred in attendance at  the packed hall. Ms Manori Hettiarachi , President USLA, inaugurating the commemoration observed that USLA Wellington […]

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative: How will it work?

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

By Bandu de Silva Courtesy The Island May 19, 2017, 9:33 pm As the Chinese President Xi quoted in his inaugural address to the Belt and Road forum in Beijing on Sunday 14th May 2017, the Chinese often say, “The beginning is the most difficult part.” He said, “A solid first step has been taken in […]

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ශිවශංකර් මෙනන්ගේ පොතෙන් හෙළිවන රජ තුන් කට්ටුවේ කෙරුවාව…

Friday, May 19th, 2017

-ආචාර්ය නාලක ගොඩහේවා – ( මවුබිම 16-05-2017) පසුගියදා ඉන්දියානු අගමැති නරේන්ද්‍ර මෝදි ලංකාවට පැමිනීමත් ඊට සති කිහිපයකට පෙර ඉන්දියාව විසින් ලංකාවේ තෙල් ටැංකි අත්පත් කර ගැනීමේ උත්සාහයට විරුද්දව නැගුන දැඩි විරෝදයත් සමඟ ඉන්දු ශ්‍රී ලංකා සම්බන්ධතා ගැන යම් සංවාදයයක් රටපුරා ඇරඹී ඇත. පසුගිය මැතිවරණයේ රාජපක්ෂ රජය පරාජය කිරීම සඳහා තිරය පිටුපස සිට ඉන්දියාව විසින් කල […]

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ASHCHARYAMATH LANKAWA   -RESPLENDENTDENT ISLAND –STATE OF AFFAIRS

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera GALLE FACE –FACE OF OUR ISLAND ?? I was doing my early morning walk in Galle Face Promenade on next day after Wesak and noted that the whole promenade was full of garbage stewn everywhere.Next day I see the CMC garbage truck collecting only cardboards and some plastics which can be sold […]

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PARTNERSHIP WITH ARPICO TO HELP VICTIMS OF THE MEETHOTAMULLA EXPLOSION – PLEASE HELP AND SPREAD THE WORD

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Dear Friends, I write to you seeking your support for a humanitarian cause in Sri Lanka that occurred on April 14, 2017 with loss of life in a disaster where in addition many thousands have been rendered homeless having lost every piece of their personal possessions.  The homes were strong permanent buildings that didn’t survive […]

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WHITHER SRI LANKA? CAN THE SRI LANKAN’S THINK?

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

BY DR JANAKA GOONETILLEKE Sri Lanka before colonialism exhibited a society that showed religious tolerance, communal harmony and acceptance of economic migrants. Was it not King Senerath who gave refuge to the Muslims in the east when they were discriminated by the Portuguese? Was it not the Sinhalese who gave refuge to the Catholics in […]

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HAND SANITISER IS CREATING SUPERBUGS, NOT DESTROYING THEM

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Thamasha Perera & Anna Lim      Bristol It’s 5.30pm. You’re on the tube, and it’s saturated with that damp warm air that marks the transition from spring to summer. Everyone is tired, grubby from traffic fumes and just a little bit sweaty. You go to grab a pole because as usual there are no empty seats […]

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Screening of “Tamil Stories” At Roxy Cinema Miramar Friday 19th of May

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM Spokesperson,United Sri Lanka Assn. TO:Dan Shanon Doc Edge. Dear Dan, Captions From Internet  Trailer For Documentary To Be Screened at The Roxy Cinema Miramar, Friday 20th May “ Film documenting the controversial treatment of Tamils in Sri Lanka ….. refugee, asylum seekers in New Zealand ” “….. Sri Lankan civil war and the […]

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RESHUFFLE- WE ALL ARE WAITING FOR

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera I am quite sure that various people wait for a  change of subject minster depend on a vested interest .Higher Education Minister is not in good terms with University Students including medical students .They may be breaking coconuts expecting a change .Health minister is also in logger head with Doctors and GMOA.They […]

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SRI LANKA: Eleven year-old child tortured by his class teacher at Vidiyartha College Kandy

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Mr. K M M G Sudath of No: 19/1, Watagoda Temple Road, Aruppola, Kandy, about maltreatment of his oldest son. His child was tortured and harassed by his class teacher. Though he lodged a complaint […]

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රොයිටර් ගේ චීන කොළණිය

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

වරුණ චන්ද්‍රකීර්ති  1977 අවුරුද්දේ යුනෙස්කෝ සංවිධානය කොමිසමක් පත්කළා. ඒකේ ලොක්කා විදිහට පත්කළේ 1974 දී නොබෙල් සාම තෑග්ග දිනාගත්ත ශ්වොන් මැක්බ්‍රයිඩ් ව. මේ කොමිසම පත්කරන්න හේතුවුනේ ඇමෙරිකානු ජනපද සංගමයත් බ්‍රිතාන්‍යයත් ප්‍රංශයත් මුල්කරගත්ත ප්‍රවෘත්ති ඒකාධිකාරියට විරුද්ධ ව ඇතිවෙච්ච කලබලය. මේ කලබලය ගැන කියන්න කලින් තව පොඩි කාරණයක් පැහැදිළිකරන්න ඕන. යුනයිටඩ් ස්ටේට්ස් ඔෆ් ඇමෙරිකා කියන එක සිංහලෙන් කියන්න […]

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පොලීසිය සරසවි සිසුන් එලව එලවා අත්අඩංගුවට

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

අන්තර් විශ්ව විද්‍යාල ශිෂ්‍ය බල මණ්ඩලය විසින් පැවැත්වූ විරෝධතාවයට පහර දුන් පොලීසිය සිසුන් එලව එලවා අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් ආකාරය දැක්වෙන වීඩියෝවකි මේ.

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RANAWIRU PINKAMA

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Parliamentary privilege and judiciary

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island May 15, 2017, 7:58 pm A Fundamental Rights Petition was filed in the Supreme Court (SC. FR. Application No. 116/2016) challenging the legitimacy of the present Government to have a Cabinet of Ministers in excess of 30 and for the number of Ministers who are not members of the Cabinet […]

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Celebrating Sri Lanka

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Berklee College of Music “Celebrate Sri Lanka” is a project initiated by Berklee students from Sri Lanka in order to foster relationships between the island nation of Sri Lanka and Berklee College of Music, USA. The project was commenced at the LOFT, featuring guest artists Nalinda Pieris, Uthpala Eroshan and Dilhan Pinnagoda, all traditional Sri […]

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