Author Archive for Forum & Letters

RUSSIA I KNEW ….PART 2

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera JVP and Tamil  failed insurrection …….. When I keep remembering the experiences I had in Moscow, it may give some light to all of us about this country .We were taught political economy based on Socialist Doctrine and History of Soviet Union ( after 1917 only –nothing much about Tzar’s regime except […]

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How new visa changes can influence Sri Lanka’s Real Estate Market

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Courtesy Adaderana Five years ago, Sri Lanka’s government imposed stricter rules on visa requirements. This happened as part of an on-going process to improve administrative procedures following the end of the war in 2009. Since the new visa laws were proposed, a new government has come into power. What impact do the new visa requirements […]

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Change we all are waiting for ………….

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Media keeps our mind boggling about an impending change of the ministers ,who have failed miserably . Tell me about any ,minister except the one in charge of health who has done something and yet the Saitm issue has suppressed his popularity .Minister of finance during night raids in customs has been […]

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New Zealand High Commission in Sri Lanka

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM, Spokesperson,United Sri Lanka Association, Wellington, New Zealand To. Rt. Hon. Bill English MP, Prime Minister of New Zealand. Dear Mr.English, We write  to convey the congratulations and delight of the Sri Lankan community in NZ,  at your announcing your decision to establish a High Commission in Sri Lanka. We have no […]

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Ahmadiyya Founder’s Day

Friday, March 24th, 2017

By A. Abdul Aziz.  Saturday 23rd March 1889 was the momentous day when Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah, peace be on him, accepted the hands of forty faithful servants in allegiance to the 10 conditions of Bai’at (initiation) and founded the community which he called ‘The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at’. The Promised Messiah, peace […]

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Algeria intensifies crackdown on Ahmadiyya Muslims

Friday, March 24th, 2017

By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary.  According to media reports, Algerian Government has continued to crackdown on members of the Ahmadi Muslims in the country. The Ahmadiyya Community in the country has expressed concern over the religiously motivated arrests. From June 2016, onwards, the authorities in Algeria targeted members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, arresting at […]

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Jayawewa! A land like no other

Friday, March 24th, 2017

The Street Walk By Bandula Jayasekara Courtesy The Island Sri Lanka is the best country in the world. It is a land like no other. Incredible! That is why there is a song and people always say ‘Loken Uthum Rata Sri Lankawai’ (Sri Lanka is the best country in the world). We have the best Finance […]

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RUSSIA I KNEW …………………

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera When I see the TV and the photos in the paper where President Putin who is in an immaculate Physical and mental state witting with President Maithriplala Sirisena ,I felt nostalgic about the time I spent in Soviet Union which was then a socialists country .It was a country with moral values […]

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Desist from Co-Sponsoring the UN Resolution Drafted by the Human Rights Council in March 2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Dr Dasarath Jayasuriya PRESIDENT The Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka (SPUR), Recalling the Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 adopted on 1 October 2015 promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka; Noting with concern: The recently revealed agreement entered into by the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL), USA, and the TNA […]

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In Memory of the Fallen Ranaviruos at Mullaitivu, July 16-26, 1996

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

By Ananda-USA As we watch the war-heroes of the Sri Lankan Nation being crucified at the UNHRC in Geneva, not only by the Tamil Eelamists who waged a brutal take-no-prisoners war in Sri Lanka and now posing as wailing victims, but also by our own government officials aiding and abetting those racist separatists, let us […]

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Confusion reigns over Faafy Atoll “sale” Saudi King postponing Maldives Visit …………….News item

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeyskera WE NEED TO LEARN  LESSONS …………… Saudi Faafu Atoll Project: A City For 1 Million Dreamers Few days back we reported that Saudi King Salman was set to visit Maldives within weeks and he wants to buy a Maldives atoll. The news seems to have sparked concern among the locals, especially the people living […]

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Ahmadiyya delegation meets Governor of Sabaragamuwa Province.

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

By A. Abdul Aziz.  A four member delegation from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Sri Lanka (AMJSL) met the Governor of of Sabaragamuwa Province recently, The delegation visited Governor’s Office at Ratnapura and met Honorable Marshal Perera, Governor of the Sabaragamuwa Province. He warmly welcomed the delegation. While accepting the copy of Holy Qur’an Sinhala Translation, […]

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Sri Lanka shipping industry mystified over unopened Hambantota port proposals   News

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  Shipyard Operator My colleague Rohan Abeywickrama made above statement during his address in the Shippers Forum I wrote about attitude of SLPA which always ran  by people who had vested interest have failed to mobilze local companies to resurrect the Hambantota Port and make it a profitable venture Quote හම්බන්තොට වරාය චීනයට […]

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TAKING SIDES: THE REAL CHOICES BEFORE SRI LANKA

Monday, March 20th, 2017

 By Dayan Jayatilleke Hafeel Farisz confuses what I have said about Gotabaya and Gunaratnam, both of whom are the most interesting figures I find in the Sri Lankan public arena today, because they come from two different streams of struggle of our conflicted contemporary history—two different civil wars. Farisz tries to impose on me a choice […]

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The Gotabhaya Project: a strong, modern nation

Monday, March 20th, 2017

by Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy The Island March 19, 2017, 12:00 pm US-based Hafeel Farisz has written a double-barreled critique of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and me, though as he says, I am the primary target because of the intellectual dimension or pretensions that I bring to bear. It is quite tempting for me to respond at the […]

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ASSET SALES AND CROWD FUNDING

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera During my regular walk a  bird flying over Diyawanna lake whispered to me that ,cabinet intends to decide the fate of Hambantota  Project. Instead of giving a whopping 80 % of the ownership of the port to Chinese ,government ( under Yahaplana Pressure) has decided to increase our stake to  40%  ,where […]

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Unmarked police cars to watch traffic violations …….News item

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Action proposed by police as per above news item appeared on Sunday Paper is a good move by the police . It is better to place few cars with dummy camera and one or two with real cameras along the busy routes like the ones shown above ( in UK)   so that […]

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Dr P .Saravanamuttu at the Military Academy

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

RANJITH SOYSA Any person with an iota of IQ would have hidden his head in utter shame seeing garlanded Dr Pakiyasothi Saravanmuttu being welcomed to the John Kothalawala Military academy as a guest of honour by the Principal of the institution. To recognize Dr PS is simply a case of Sri Lanka military authorities leaping […]

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Root Cause of SriLankan Tribulations

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Kanthar P Balanathan, Australia This article is in response to a video prepared and circulated by Dr. Mahipal Sing Rathore. The talk can be viewed on YouTube page ref: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBeT2OcAiyw Although the narrator attempts to focus on some issues, Mahipal has disregarded to discuss the main issues and problems generated by Tamils attempt at every […]

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Indian interventions in Sri Lanka

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Sultan M Hali INDIA has tried to interfere in the affairs of every neighbour and create instability to prove its supremacy. Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka; all have suffered due to Indian illusions of grandeur. Pakistan, of course is reserved for special treatment, because India never forgave Pakistan for breaking away from […]

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JESUS IN KASHMIR

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Here are some interesting videos. If you go into one of these, you will see many more videos on the side  

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Paddy Withana removed?

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera I am not surprised .Government does not like efficient people ? See my article published some time back THERE ARE ONLY TWO ACTIVITIES PERFORMING WELL IN THIS COUNTRY GENERATING MUCH NEEDE FOREIGN CURRENCY One is tourism Other one is labour migration ?? Both doing well because they are run by more responsible […]

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Geneva, India & fisher poaching

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy  Ceylon Today The ‘Hindu’, on the seeming controversial death of an Indian fisherman by shooting on 6 March, in an article published on its issue of Friday under the heading ‘TN fishermen hit SL Navy water scooter, claim officials,’ said, ‘Officers investigating the gunning down of a Tamil Nadu fisherman allegedly by Sri Lankan […]

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SRI LANKA APPOINTS FIRST HONORARY CONSUL IN PENNSYLVANIA

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington D.C. Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam today handed over the Commission of Appointment to David Bruce Sherman as Sri Lanka’s Honorary Consul in the state of Pennsylvania. He is the first Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in that state. The Ambassador observed that at a time when Sri Lanka is expanding its […]

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Melbourne demonstration against Prime Minster Ranil Wickremasinghe’s Anti-National Agenda

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

SPUR   (Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka Inc) Media Release / Letter to the Editor       14th  March 2017. Melbourne demonstration against Prime Minster Ranil Wickremasinghe’s Anti-National Agenda The ‘Island’ newspaper article of 10 March 2017 entitled “UNP makes light of UPFA question on Tamil Diaspora using internet to spread racism” […]

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An Ancient Island in Dire Peril

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

IMRC Iriyagolle Ayubowan, We cannot allow India, any other country or any other force to dictate to us.  The country must develop a strategy to destroy the enemies within first,  the corrupt, destructive, selfish and sadistic politicians who have become ‘pawn brokers’ to remain in power by any means.   The nation should consider rejecting […]

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In perspective: Gota factor, Gota project, then and now

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

By DR. DAYAN JAYATILLLEKA March 12, 2017, 9:43 pm The impact and landmark nature of the Viyath Maga annual convention is discernible in the coverage in the country’s top business paper which has a wide corporate readership, the Daily FT, owned, I might add, by the Wijewardene family, hardly backers of the JO or the […]

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Smart patriotism: outlining a doctrine for Sri Lanka in the world

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

By DR. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA [Summary of speech on “Sri Lanka’s International Relations in a Changing World” delivered by DR. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA at the 2nd annual convention of Voice of Professionals–Viyath Maga– at Golden Rose, Boralesgamuwa, March 4th 2017] As the Daily FT reported (Monday, March 6th 2017), the annual convention of the Voice of Professionals, […]

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Protest against the proposal to dismiss a person appointed and assumed office as a Judge of the High Court of Sri Lanka

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

V.Anandasangaree   Secretary General – TULF -Tamil United Liberation Front His  Excellency  Maithiripala  Srisena, President of Sri Lanka Colombo Your Excellency, Protest against the proposal to dismiss a person appointed and assumed office as a  Judge of the High Court of Sri Lanka I am perturbed over your decision to dismiss a respectable gentleman and a […]

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ගමන් වියදම් කප්පාදුවට එරෙහිව මාර්තු සිට මාසික වාර්ථා ලබාදීමෙන් වැළකීමේ වෘත්තීය කි‍්‍රයාමාර්ගයක.

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

වන්දන සූරියආරච්චි  ප‍්‍රධාන ලේකම්, මානව සම්පත් සංවර්ධන සහ සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන්  කම්කරු හා වෘත්තීය සමිති සබඳතා අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතේ පවතින මිනිස් බල හා රැකිරක්‍ෂා දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ සේවයේ නියුතු මානව සම්පත් සංවර්ධන සහ සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන් සඳහා 2016 වර්ෂයේ අදාළ රාජකාරි ගමන් වියදම් දීමනා කප්පාදු කිරීමට එරෙහිව මාසික ප‍්‍රගති වාර්ථා දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව වෙත යැවීමෙන් වැළකී සිටීමේ වෘත්තීය කි‍්‍රයාමාර්ගයකට අවතීරණය වීමට තීරණය කර […]

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