Author Archive for Forum & Letters

Forgiveness brings Peace after Genocidal Killings in Ruwanda

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Mahinda Gunasekera The UN and UNHRC experts tend to advocate a strict form of retributive justice in the case of Sri Lanka with the intent of punishing her apparently misled by the lies and propaganda of the well funded Tamil expat groups hellbent on avenging the defeat of their project to break up Sri Lanka […]

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Chess and I

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

by Senaka Weeraratna “One of the things that first attracted me to chess is that it brings you into contact with intelligent, civilized people”  Magnus Carlsen “Chess as a sport requires a lot of mental stamina, and this is what that makes it different from a physical sport. Chess players have an unique ability of taking in a lot of […]

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Man gives birth to baby boy at hospital in Sri Lanka

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia A man who gave birth to a baby boy caused a large crowd to gather outside Matara Hospital. The man sporting a beard had been from a village bordering Matara. 23rd January (Daily Mirror) – A large crowd thronged to Sri Lanka’s southern Matara Hospital recently after hearing the shocking news of a […]

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‘Sri Lankan Black Panther’ rediscovered in forests of Adam’s Peak

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Jan 20 ((News 1st) – The Wildlife Department has been able to retrace the Sri Lankan Black Panther that was once considered to be long extinct. Out of the eight species of panthers living in the world, the sub-species, Sri Lankan Panther is extraordinary due to its very limited population. The Sri […]

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SL Black Leopard not extinct; spotted again

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Sri Lankan Black Leopard which was believed to be extinct had been captured on a trap camera in October in the Central Hills, the Department of Wildlife Conservation said today. The footages were recorded in October 2019. However, the Department did not announce the existence of the species until they […]

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නාවලකන්ද වනාන්තර පද්ධතිය වල්ලපට්ට ජාවාරම් කරුවන්ගේ ග්‍රහණයට නතුවෙයි.

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න සභාපති සමනල යෞවන සමාජය නාවලකන්ද කළුතර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ වලල්ලාවිට ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාස සීමාවට අයත් 849 – D ග්‍රාමසේවා වසම තුල පිහිටා ඇති නාවලකන්ද වනාන්තර පද්ධතිය ඉහල ජෛව විවිධත්වයක් සහිත සදාහරිත වැසි වනාන්තර ලක්ෂණ වලින් සමන්විත වූ වනසංරක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට අයත් රක්ෂිත වනාන්තර කිහිපයක එකතුවකි. පාරිසරික අධ්‍යයනයන් සහ පර්යේෂණයන් කිසිවක් සිදුනොවුනු මෙම වටිනා වනාන්තර පද්ධතිය […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකා සමනල සංරක්ෂණ සංසදයේ “Grow with Nature” ළමා පරිසර වැඩසටහන

Friday, January 10th, 2020

පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න සාමාජික ශ්‍රී ලංකා සමනල සංරක්ෂණ සංසදය සත්ව ලෝකයේ හැඩකාරයන් අතර මුල් ස්ථානය හිමි කරගන්නා විචිත්‍රවත් සමනලුන් නෙතට රසඳුනක් සේම ජෛව විවිධත්වයේ විශාල වටිනාකම් රැසක්ද නතුකර ගන්නට සමත් සත්ත්ව කොට්ඨාසයකි. සමනලුන් සතු සුන්දරත්වය සහ ජෛව විද්‍යාත්මක වටිනාකම් අධ්‍යයනය මෙන්ම එම වටිනාකම් ජනතාව අතර බෙදා දැක්වීම සඳහා ශ්‍රී ලංකා සමනල සංරක්ෂණ සංසදය වැඩසහන් රාශියක් […]

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THOUGHTS ON 2020 – ONE PEOPLE, ONE DESTINY, ONE ANTHEM, ONE FUTURE – HOW TO FIX SRI LANKA ONCE AND FOR ALL

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Stanley Gunaratne. It is my hope that the new President will at least usher in good policies for the country. However, the people who surround him in the current Parliament and some of his ridiculous Indian pandering statements is a cause for concern. The upcoming General Election will be crucial in deciding who the next […]

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One nation One anthem

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Viraj Kithsiri The corrupt Yahapalana government did all wrong that could be done to our proud nation. It brought humiliation and disgrace only internally and internationally. From co sponsoring the UNHCR resolution to MCC agreement it had only one intention and that was to remain in power whatever the cost to the country. As leaders […]

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Ensuring the primordial Sinhala Buddhist Identity in National Identity Cards and Passports

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

by Senaka Weeraratna The primordial national identities of the overwhelming majority of people (75%) in Sri Lanka are Sinhala and Buddhism. These two historical identities are rooted in the national identity of the people whose ancestors, being Sinhala Buddhists, built the unique Buddhist civilization over a period in excess of 2000 years in the country […]

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මව් භාෂා දිනය වෙනුවෙන් පවත්වන රචනා සහ නිබන්ධන තරගයට සහාභාගී වී ත්‍යාග දිනා ගැනීමට අවස්ථාව….. …

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන සමායෝජක 2020 පෙබරවාරි 21 මව් භාෂා දිනය අභිමානයෙන් සමරමු…!මව් භාෂා දිනය වෙනුවෙන් පවත්වන රචනා සහ නිබන්ධන තරගයට සහාභාගී වී ත්‍යාග දිනා ගැනීමට අවස්ථාව…..  … ජාතික ගීය සිංහලයෙන් ගයන අපිහෙළයන් කියා උඩ පැන පැන නටන අපිසිංහල කමට පෙම් බැදලා ඉන්න අපිඋසාවියෙදි සිංහල අත හරින අපි සිංහලයන්ට නැහැ රටවල් හතර අතේසුද්දට ඉන්න ඇත රටවල් […]

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Masterly Plan for SRI LANKA

Monday, December 30th, 2019

By, Professor Nishan Wijesinha With the P-TOMS (Post Tsunami Relief Operations), and Prof. G. L. Peiris’s Proposed Constitutional Reforms which was to supersede the 13th Amendment, with an unique network of politicizing within the concept of one Sri Lanka; drew vast attention and the highest applaud and favor by the International community and the expatriates […]

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In Colombo, a nativity play becomes a symbol of inter-ethnic and inter-faith unity

Friday, December 27th, 2019

by Melani Manel Perera Courtesy AsiaNews.it The annual Christmas carols at Holy Family Convent (HFC) School highlight unity. The traditional nativity scene has been given further meaning by the addition of four characters representing Sri Lanka’s four main communities. Colombo (Asia News) – Christmas carols are sung every year on the last day of class […]

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Colombo Law Faculty’s 1969 batch celebrates golden jubilee

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Senaka Weeraratna The Batch that entered the Faculty of Law, University of Ceylon, Colombo Campus, in 1969 commemorated 50 years of friendship and solidarity with light – hearted speeches, singing and musical interludes at the Marino Beach Hotel, Colombo 3, on December 14, 2019. They came from various parts of the world for the function. Former […]

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WHERE IS THE BAD MOUTHED RAJITHA SENARATHNA?

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019

Stanley Perera Melbourne Australia.  I remember my childhood days playing the game of HORA POLICE when to-day CID is looking for Rajitha Senarathna after the court issued an arrest warrant.  This dutt dostharaya with his loud mouth (kimbul kata) conniving with the rouge ambassador Mr. Mock and Siriyalatha published in the TV news media of […]

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How to make Swiss cheese (a low-grade cheese full of holes) and the fake legend of William Tell.

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Rudra de Zoysa. The Swiss have contributed only 2 things to human civilisation – cuckoo clocks and secret bank accounts. The abduction of Garnia Bannister Francis is a total fabrication similar to the story of William Tell. Tell was a farmer who lived about 700 years ago and was supposed to be good at shooting […]

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Meat free or vegan christmas – appropriate way to celebrate birth anniversary of a founder of a world religion

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

By Senaka Weeraratna Christmas is a religion-based festival that promotes peace and kindness. Love thy neighbor is a key utterance of Jesus Christ. But can these values be sustained if we fail to extend them to all living beings. Are animals also not our neighbours? Morally entitled to our love and affection? This moral issue […]

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සමෘද්ධි පරිගණක සහයක පත්වීම්ලාභී 1530 ගේ රැකියා අහිමි කිරීමට ගෙන ඇති තීරණය අවලංගු කර ගැනීම හා පරිගණක පුහුණුලාභීන් හට සිදු වු අසාධාරණය සම්බන්දව.

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

සමෘද්ධි සංවර්ධන නිළධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය. අතිගරු ජනාධිපති,ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා,ජනාධිපති මන්ධිරය,කොළඹ. සමෘද්ධි පරිගණක සහයක පත්වීම්ලාභී 1530 ගේ රැකියා අහිමි කිරීමට ගෙන ඇති තීරණය අවලංගු කර ගැනීම හා පරිගණක පුහුණුලාභීන් හට සිදු වු අසාධාරණය සම්බන්දව. සමෘද්ධි සංවර්ධන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව වෙත 2019 වසරේදී බඳවා ගන්නා ලද පරිගණක සහයකයින් 1530 ක් වෙත වැටුප් හා දීමනා අත්හිටුවමින් රැකියා අහිමිකිරීමට සමෘද්ධි සංවර්ධන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ […]

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Death of D.D.M. Waidyasekera – former Commissioner of Inland Revenue and Social Historian

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

by Senaka Weeraratna D.D.M. Waidyasekera, former Commissioner of Inland Revenue, and author of several books passed away on December 16, 2019. His remains were cremated on December 17, 2019 at the Galkissa (Mt. Lavinia) Cemetery. Waidyasekera was a Past President of the Sri Lanka Institute of Taxation and Editor/Consultant, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri […]

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Demise of Mr. D.D.M. Waidyasekara

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

By; Mahinda Karunaratne It is sad to inform that Mr. D.D.M. Waidyasekara former Commissioner of Inland Revenue and author of several books in history and fiscal taxation and an intellectual passed away on the 16th Dec. 2019 after brief illness at Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama. His remains were cremated on 17th Tuesday Dec. 2019, day following […]

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WHAT THE BLOODY HELL YOU ARE DOING IN MY COUNTRY?

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

By Stanley Perera, Melbourne, Australia. My dear Hanspeter Mock, Patriotic Sri Lankans who love their country of birth want to know what the bloody hell you rouge undiplomatic ambassadore Hans Peter Mock doing in my country?  What a mockery Mr. Mock?  What a fiasco Mr. Mock?  What an indecent act you committed Mr. Mock?  Mr. […]

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Do not prosecute them

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Viraj Kithsiri The whole country is clamouring for immediate actions against the culprits of yahapalanaya. From bond scams to the outrageous press conferences there are so many issues to be dealt with and punished. Chief among the culprits are Mangala,Rajitha,Ravi, Champika,Rishad and Malik. However on the top of the list is Ranil too. However I […]

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Hela Budhu Saviya pledges support and backing to the Government and people of Myanmar in their hour of crisis.

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Ven. Budugala Jinawansa Thera President Hela Budhu Saviya December 16, 2019 His Excellency U Win Myint The President of Myanmar Myanmar Your Excellency, We are deeply concerned with the allegations made against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice, and the denigration of Myanmar world – wide by the International Media working hand in glove […]

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An unforgettable matriarch of the family – Muriel Weeraratna

Sunday, December 15th, 2019

Tudor Wijeratne Muriel Weeraratna, my aunty, died on October 21 this year. As the eldest nephew among the living I would like to share these thoughts of a gracious lady. Aunty Muriel was the daughter of Don Elaris Weerasiri, only son of Don Theodoris Weerasiri, a leading jewellery and gem merchant at Chatham Street, Fort […]

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ඇමෙරිකානු සහශ‍්‍ර අභියෝගතා ප‍්‍රදානය සහ ලාංකීය සංවර්ධනයේ අවුල

Friday, December 13th, 2019

කුසල් පෙරේරා පෙළ ගැස්ම කුමක්ද මේ එම්.සී.සී ආයතනය? භූ-දේශපාලනයේ ඇමෙරිකානු මුද්‍රාව එම්.සී.සීයේ ඩොලර මිලියන 480 කතාව අපට අදාල එම්.සී.සී ප‍්‍රදානය කතාවේ සම්පිණ්ඩය ගත් කළ අසංවර්ධිත හා සංවර්ධනය වෙමින් පවතින්නාවූ රටවලට ආධාර ලබාදීමේ නව උපායක් පිළිබඳ අදහස ඇමෙරිකානු අන්තර් සංවර්ධන බැංකුවේ 2002 මාර්තු රැුස්වීමේදී ඇමෙරිකානු ජනාධිපති ජෝර්ජ් ඩබ්ලියු බූෂ් විසින් ඉදිරිපත් කෙරුවකි. එවැනි ඇමෙරිකානු විදේශ ආධාර […]

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Book – Review: The book: ‘Life of Muhammad’ – Sinhala Translation.

Friday, December 13th, 2019

By A. Abdul Aziz. This is the Sinhala Translation of the book: Life of Muhammad’ – written in Urdu by Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad (1889 – 1965) – the Second Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam. A popular edition of an excellent and affectionate account of the life of the Prophet of […]

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30,000 monks attend mass alms-giving in Mandalay

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Global New Light of Myanmar Officials, donors and well-wishers led by Union Ministers Dr Myo Thein Gyi and Nai Thet Lwin attend the third mass alms-giving ceremony for 30,000 monks at the Chanmyathazi Airport in Mandalay yesterday. Photo: MNA Supervised by Mandalay Region Government, Myanmar well-wishers and Thailand’s Dhammakaya Foundation jointly organized third mass alms-giving for […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s defiance in rejecting allegations of Genocide at International Court of Justice, wins public support

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

By Senaka Weeraratna Thousands of supporters in Myanmar have waved banners and colorful portraits of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, on Saturday, December 7, in a show of their loyalty on the eve of her departure for the U.N.’s top court i.e. International Court of Justice (ICJ), to face genocide charges over the Rohingya […]

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OPEN LETTER TO HE THE PRESIDENT GOTABHAYA RAJAPAKSE

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Stanley Perera Emeritus Medical Researcher 2/32 Chandler Road Noble Park Vic. 3174 Australia. AN APPEAL TO THE PRESIDENT Dear President Gotabhaya Rajapakse, Re-EXTORTION BY CABINET MINISTER GAMINI LOKUGE The writer is an expatriate Sri Lankan residing in Melbourne, Australia who earned a name of patriotic writer during the time of war in Sri Lanka and […]

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Buddhist world must support Myanmar at the UN and International Court of Justice

Friday, December 6th, 2019

By Senaka Weeraratna Gambia, acting on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Co – operation (OIC), has filed a lawsuit against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), allegedly on the ground of committing the crime of Genocide. The Government of Myanmar has taken up the challenge to contest this case at the ICJ […]

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