Author Archive for Forum & Letters

How satisfied are you with the BOND REPORT? Special discussion with Rusiripala Tennakoon

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

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Women and alcohol – Yes, we want Gender equality!

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, Dehiwela The Srilankan women have suddenly woken up to Gender equality! Yes we, women  must be allowed to buy alcohol! The protest against the President’s ruling about cancellation has made many a woman become vociferous even up to foreign media interviewing our so called erudite women. Our finance minister – wow! None […]

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අගමැති රනිල්ගේ ජාතිය ඇමතීම හෙවත් ජාතිය ඇන්දීම

Friday, January 19th, 2018

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Preliminaries; Money Allocated for Public Worries?

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Dr. Chandana Jayalath Rules and regulations, plans and strategies, contracts and laws, all ought to benefit the people. But when it comes to the subject of public issues including environmental impacts due to construction, they remain studious with little benefit to the people. Ultimately, the people grapple with many environmental concerns due to development projects […]

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Disasters Bring Upheaval to Sri Lanka’s Rural Economy

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

By Amantha Perera Courtesy IPSNEWS PERIYAKULAM/ADIGAMA, Jan 5 2018 (IPS) – Last year was an annus horribilis for 52-year-old Newton Gunathileka. A paddy smallholder from Sri Lanka’s northwestern Puttalam District, 2017 saw Gunathileka abandon his two acres of paddy for the first time in over three and half decades, leaving his family almost destitute. The father of two had suffered […]

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Anti Buddhism concepts of Rosy Senanayake , Ranil Wickramasinghe and UNP ……………. Say No To Buddhism In Sri Lanka – Rosy Senanayake

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) considers Sri Lanka Report at its 77th Session

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to UN in Geneva Consideration of the 5th and 6th Periodic Reports of Sri Lanka under the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) took place at the 77th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) held at the Palais Wilson in Geneva, on 15th January 2018.  Mrs. Chandrani […]

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Greatest finding that took place in the 1800’s on the Mother earth which is more vital and happy to Buddhists and mankind in general!

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

MAHINDA KARUNARATNE It was a day like today, 18th Jan. 1897 in India, 120 years ago a place called PIPRAWA a city 100 miles South of Lumbini. A British planter and armature Archeologist by the name William Peppe took the extra length to excavate ruins that was believed to have been the cremation site of […]

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GREAT CRY AND LITTLE WOOL

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

RANJITH SOYSA The response from Sri Lanka ‘s top guardians of the good governance, the President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker  to the report of the much talked about Bond Commission were dull witted and attempts to put up a smoke screen. The President failed in his duty towards the public who were awaiting […]

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ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ ධුර කාලය වසර 06ක් කියමින් නීතීපති විසින් ඇති කරන්නට ගිය “ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා අර්බුදයක්” ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ ධුර කාලය වසර 05ක් බවට ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය තීරණය කිරීමෙන් වැළකී ගිය ආකාරය……..

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

නීතීඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන B.Sc(Col), PGDC(Col) වත්මන් ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා 2015 ජනවාරි මස 08 දින පැවති ජනාධිපතිවරණයෙන් ජයගෙන ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ විනිසුරුව සිටි කේ. ශ්‍රීපවන් මහතා ඉදිරියේ 2015 ජනවාරි 09 දින සවස් යාමයේ නිදහස් චතුරශ්‍රයේ දී ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ ජනාධිපතිවරයා ලෙස දිව්රුම් දෙන ලදී. ජනාධිපතිවරයා ලෙස දිව්රුම් දුන් අවස්ථාවේ සිට ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා […]

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Trumpism and the Diplomatic Dragon: Balancing Interests in the New Year

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

by Prof.Asanga Abeyagoonasekera* I’m gonna do what’s right,..I want to be unpredictable, The voters want unpredictability” -Donald J Trump Trumpism thrives. It influences decisions with a sense of unpredictability and the effects of Trumpism on policy has affected the entire world. The release of the National Security Strategy articulates and reaffirms his policy of America First. Trump’s […]

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Colombo Law Faculty Re-union of the 1969 Batch – Welcome address

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Senaka Weeraratna UNIVERSITY OF CEYLON FACULTY OF LAW  2018 Re-union of the 1969 Batch  13th January, 2018 Imperial Room Mount Lavinia Hotel  Welcome address by Senaka Weeraratna  Distinguished Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen It is with great pleasure that we welcome you all to this venue. Our efforts are to ensure that you revive a spirit of […]

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Five Reasons why Mr Ranil Wickremasinghe should retire now

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

by Eranda Ginige, Founder of Social Enterprise Lanka | Former Head of Partnerships and Innovation at the British Council in Sri Lanka 29Articles by Eranda Ginige. https://www.linkedin.com/today/author/erandaginige I was once an admirer of Mr Ranil Wickremasinghe. He was the blue-eyed boy of the UNP. The poster-child of the capitalist right-wing. The last of the green-blooded aristocrats. The chosen-one […]

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Official statement released by Dr Mareena Thaha Reffai,  Coordinator of Darun Nusra, House of benevolence 

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Dr.Reffai  Almuslimaath Sri Lankan Association of Muslim Women & Girls We of the administration at the orphanage Darun Nusra would like to address recent events regarding the children of Darun Nusra and the unfortunate events that they have been embroiled in. There have been a lot of varying versions of these events circulated through social media and […]

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මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිවරයාට බලපාන්නේ 2015 ජනවාරි 09 දින ජනාධිපති ධුරයේ දිව්රුම් දුන් අවස්ථාවේ පැවති ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා විධිවිධාන වන්නේ නම් ඔහු ක්‍රියා කළ යුතු සහ යටත් විය යුතු සහ පිළිපැදිය යුතු නීතිය සහ තත්ත්වය………..?

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

නීතීඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන B.Sc(Col), PGDC(Col) මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන ජනාධිපතිවරයාට බලපාන්නේ 2015 ජනවාරි 09 දින ජනාධිපති ධුරයේ දිව්රුම් දුන් අවස්ථාවේ පැවති ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා විධිවිධාන වන්නේ නම් ඔහු ක්‍රියා කළ යුතු සහ යටත් විය යුතු සහ පිළිපැදිය යුතු නීතිය සහ තත්ත්වය………..? (ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ ධුර කාලය සම්බන්ධව පමණක් 2015 ජනවාරි 09 දින වන විට පැවති ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා විධිවිධාන අදාල වන්නේ […]

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The vice of vices!

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Laksiri Warnakula   This kind of a letter may not be fitting in the circumstances that it should only be on a cheerful note instead as a year ended and another just began. Yet fake must never be allowed to mask fact, even at the expense of fashion or tradition! A lot has been written about […]

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Heated exchange in Parliament during PM’s address පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ගුටිබැට හුවමාරුවක්

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

 

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COLOMBO MUNICIPALITY GRANTS SRILANKAN JOBS TO INDIANS.

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Susantha Wijesinghe  The Colombo Municipality has granted   a  Parking Fees contract to an INDIAN COMPANY.  Does this Municipality have Authority to give Jobs to Foreigners ? Have they received authority from the Ministry of Local Government to grant Silankan jobs to Foreigners ? I firmly believe that it is serious breach of the Srilankan Constitution. This […]

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බදුල්ල ප්‍රදේශයේ  විදුහල්පතිනියක් දණගස්වා පාසැලට දරුවන් ඇතුළත් කිරීමට බලපෑම් කිරීම  සම්බන්ධයෙනි

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රය  2018/ 01/ 10 අධ්‍යාපන ලේකම්තුමා අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යංශය ඉසුරුපාය බත්තරමුල්ල ලේකම්තුමනි, බදුල්ල ප්‍රදේශයේ  විදුහල්පතිනියක් දණගස්වා පාසැලට දරුවන් ඇතුළත් කිරීමට බලපෑම් කිරීම  සම්බන්ධයෙනි  ඌව පළාත් ප්‍රමුඛ දේශපාලනඥයෙකු විසින්  ඌව පලාත් සභාව යටතේ පාලනය වන බදුල්ල දෙමළ බාලිකා විද්‍යාලයක විදුහල්පතිනියක්   තම නිල නිවසට කැඳවා දණ ගස්වා සිසුවියක් ඇතුළත් කිරීමට බලැපෑම් කළ […]

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Scandal, Emil Savundra. The Prince of Con Men

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Courtesy ITV “Scandal” was a series of five episodes broadcast weekly on ITV at 10:30pm in July & August 1989. The episodes were 1. Tasaday: The Lost Tribe. 2. Bhagwhan Shree Rajneesh: The Man Who Was God. 3. Delorean: The Fast Lane 4. Emil Savundra: The Prince of Con Men. 5. Hollywood Confidential. Here we […]

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ඉසුරුමත් නිවහනක් නිවාස ආධාර මුදල අයකර ගැනීම

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි. Samurdhi Development Officers Union ඉසුරුමත් නිවහනක් නිවාස ආධාර මුදල අයකර ගැනීම වහා අත්හිටුවන බව ජනාධිපති විසින් ගත් තීරණය මැතිවරණ වාසි ගැනීම සදහා කරන ලද ජනතාව රවටන හුදු ප‍්‍රකාශයට අපගේ විරෝධය. 2015 ජනාධිපතිවරණයේ මැතිවරණ වාසි ලබා ගැනීම වෙනුවෙන් හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා විසින් ඉසුරුමත් නිවහනක් යටතේ නිවාස අලූත් වැඩියා කර ගැනීම සදහා සෑම සමෘද්ධිලාභී […]

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An Indic Antidote To China’s Buddhist Diplomacy: How India Can Regain The Lost Ground In Sri Lanka

Monday, January 8th, 2018

by Shridhar Prabhu  Courtesy Swarajyamag.com Snapshot It would do well for India to strengthen ties with Sri Lanka by not confronting China’s diplomatic overture, but by complementing it. India-Sri Lanka ties must be cemented in the larger interests of forging an Indic unity initiative worldwide. According to official estimates, Sri Lanka owes around $64 billion to its […]

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අපේ අගමැති සහ සිංහල සිනමාවේ සමිමානිය නිළි ආයිරංගනි සේරසිංහ දකුණු අප්‍රිකානු ගෝත්‍රික නැටුමක

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

තද තද අගමැති තුමො 😂 Posted by Leshan Prabodha Widanagamachchi on 5. janúar 2018

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ජනාධිපති කොමිසම කියූ බැදුම්කරේ අලාභය ළුණු බිකක්.. ඇත්ත පාඩුව අන්තිම සතේට මෙන්න..

Friday, January 5th, 2018

 චාමින්ද කරුණාරත්න මහබංකු බැන්දුම්කර ගනුදෙනුව පිලිබඳ ජනාධිපති කොමිසම් වාර්ථාව පිලිබඳ ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් දෙසැම්බර් 3 දා කල විශේෂ ප්‍රකාශය තුලින් හොරකමක් සිදුවූ බව රාජ්‍ය තාන්ත්‍රික මට්ටමෙන් පලමුවරට පිලිගනු ලැබුවද සමස්ථයක් වශයෙන් එම ප්‍රකාශය ජනතාවගේ බලාපොරොත්තු ඉටු කිරීමට අසමත් වූ බව ආචාර්ය නාලක ගොඩහේවා පවසයි. මේ වාර්ථාව ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට වසර 2 1/2 ට පෙර සිටම එම කරුණු […]

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Qadian Convention Concludes.

Friday, January 5th, 2018

By A. Abdul Aziz. The three day 123rd Annual Convention (Jalsa Salana) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Qadian, India, concluded with a faith inspiring address by the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, on 31 December 2017. His Holiness addressed the final session […]

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Treasury Bonds: Shouldn’t Prime Minister resign?

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

DR. JAYANTHA RATNAWEERA Courtesy The Island According to media reports, when the name of Arjuna Mahendran came up to the Cabinet of Ministers as a nominee for the post of Governor of the Central Bank, several cabinet members had apparently objected to his being considered for the post, but the Prime Minister (PM) had insisted that […]

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Right of Reply Fair exchange is no robbery

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Niranjan Dissanayake Courtesy The Daily Mirror Government must be really disappointed that police still couldn’t find a valid reason to arrest former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Any foreigner who reads the above opening statement of this article may wonder what is happening in this country. A government is looking for reasons to arrest people? Such things […]

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Illusion of glorifying the School brands in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Punsara Amarasinghe Doctoral Candidate in International Law Higher School of Economics Moscow, LL.B (Colombo), LL.M SAU( New Delhi )  Love for the school as you love thy self is a common phase for those who have read the English novel Tom Brown’s School days” which vividly portrays the changes of English secondary education system in the19th century England. The […]

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Western dress is foreign imposed slavishness: BJP’s Subramanian Swamy

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Courtesy TIMESOFINDIA.COM NEW DELHI: Members of the BJP should refrain from wearing Western attire, as it is “foreign imposed slavishness” and not suited to the Indian climate, Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy averred on Tuesday. Swamy took to Twitter and expounded on ways to improve and enforce party discipline in the BJP. “Western dress is a foreign imposed slavishness. BJP should […]

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British tourist found dead with wound to his face in ‘suspicious circumstances’ in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

By Chris Kitching Courtesy Mirror (UK) The 37-year-old man was due to leave the country on New Year’s Day but had extended his visa for three more weeks The man was found in the Araliya Uyana area of Colombo’s Maligawatta suburb (Image: Google Streetview)A British man has been found dead under “suspicious circumstances” in a suburb of Sri […]

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