Author Archive for Forum & Letters

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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Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election 2019: A New President and the Politics of Balances

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera Courtesy ISAS,National University of Singapore Summary The recent Sri Lankan election witnessed the Rajapaksa brothers – Gotabaya and Mahinda – coming to power. Gotabaya, former secretary of defence and a technocrat with little political experience, was elected president while Mahinda, former two-time president who ended the protracted civil war during his term 10 years […]

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National Joint Committee letter to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

The National Joint Committee 20th September 2019. His Excellency, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka,Presidential Secretariat,Colombo 1. Your Excellency, The National Joint Committee wish to congratulate you on being elected as the seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka. We also wish you every success during your term in office as President of Sri Lanka to […]

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Germany is closing all its nuclear power plants. Now it must find a place to bury the deadly waste for 1 million years

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

By Sheena McKenzie, CNN (CNN)When it comes to the big questions plaguing the world’s scientists, they don’t get much larger than this.Where do you safely bury more than 28,000 cubic meters — roughly six Big Ben clock towers — of deadly radioactive waste for the next million years?This is the “wicked problem” facing Germany as it closes all […]

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Symposium on Common Heritage of Sri Lanka

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Symposium Theme: Cultural Knowledge for National Unity  A Symposium on Common Heritage, convened by the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, will be held at the Auditorium of the  Mahaweli Centre, 96. Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 7, on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 9.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Symposium Theme: Cultural Knowledge for National Unity Programme […]

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A NEW START FOR SRI LANAKA SHOULD NOT BE DISRUPTED

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Anjalika Silva USA We need to do all we can to preserve our hard-won Peace from the disruption of miscreants who have sunk so low there is no place lower to go.  It is not about party politics.  It is about the country – SRI LANKA When I wrote this piece of music for Peace, in […]

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IMPLEMENTATION OF A NATIONAL DEFENCE POLICY FOR SRI LANKA

Sunday, November 24th, 2019

BY ASANGA ABEYAGOONASEKERA There are none so blind as those who do not see.” Matthew 9:26-27 The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and most wanted terrorist leader after Osama Bin Laden, was killed […]

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යුනෙස්කෝ ලෝක උරුම සිංහරාජ වන රක්ෂිතයේ හිමිදිරි පෙදෙස කොලොන්න ප්‍රාදේශීය සභාව විසින් වනසයි.

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

වැසිවනාන්තර සුරකින්නෝ සංවිධානය යුනෙස්කෝ ලෝක උරුම තෙත් කලාපීය වැසි වනාන්තරයක් වන සිංහරාජ රක්ෂිතය සංවර්ධන ක්‍රියාවලි නිසාවෙන් පසු ගිය කාලය තුලදී දැඩි තර්ජන වලට ලක් විය. තවත් එවැනිම සිදු වීමක්  සිංහාරජ රක්ෂිතයේ නැගෙනහිර බෑවුමට වන්නට පිහිටි සූරියකන්ද ප්‍රදේශයේ හිමිදිරි පෙදෙස(Morning Side) සංචාරක බංගලාවට පිවිසෙන මාර්ගයේ කිලෝමීටර 5කට ආසන්න දුරක් මාර්ගය දෙපස කොලොන්න ප්‍රාදේශීය සභව මගින් බැකෝ […]

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Ranil Wickramasinghe’s Newest Attempt at Deceiving Sri Lankan Public

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM Wellington NZ I just listened in utter disbelief at yet another attempt by RW to pour scorn and contempt at the ability too Sri Lankans to discern fact from fiction with his address announcing his decision to resign. Therein he aimed to present himself as one who furthered freedom and democracy, […]

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Ranil Wickremasinghe’s crimes against Sri Lanka and its people for forty years

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

An Anguished Citizen Recently Ranil has been going around the country doing Pooja’s and celebrating his 40 years in politics. As far as I can see he was a miserable failure as a politician. It was like 40 years of mayhem. He failed to win elections 29 times, tried to win in 2010 with Sarath […]

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Taming the Dalit Panthers? Dalit Politics in Tamilnadu’

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Gorringe, H Courtesy Journal of South Asian Development Vol. 2 (1): pp51-73 Abstract: Although Dalit orators and slogans threaten (or promise) to ‘turn Tamilnadu on its head’, the 2006 state elections offer Dalit analysts pause for thought. In compromising its principles and allying with established parties, the Dalit Panther Iyyakkam (Movement) – the largest Dalit […]

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Congratulations Mr President Gotabhaya!

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Sarath Bulathsinghala Congratulations and well done. It is with enormous pride that we accept you as the 7th President of Sri Lanka. Your conducted an exemplary campaign which culminated in your getting elected as the President of our beleaguered Motherland, Sri Lanka. I am sure your election will see the end of dirty politics as […]

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Letter to Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

James Lasantha Jayalath Melbourne, Australia Dear Mr. Gotabaya, Hope you are well. I am not sure whether you have time to read my message, but I hope you read it one day. I am one of the silent majority who wish and pray that you win with a majority tomorrow. I left my motherland when […]

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The “Complex Web of Deceit & Deception” Spun By Yahapalana To Deceive Sri Lankans From Their Inception, Right Up To Their Dying Moments

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Dr.Chula Rajapakse MNZM Wellington New Zealand  Even as the Yahapalan government goes through their last gasps, it merits reflecting on the complex web of deceit and deception that they spun on Sri Lankans to grab power and stay in power, in a hope to prevent Sri Lanka’s history being so slurred, ever again. In January […]

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‘Please give me another chance’ – Shramantha

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror In an open letter, Shramantha Jude Jayamaha, who was convicted over the Royal Park murder and released on a presidential pardon recently, requested society to give him another chance. I ask for your understanding, because that is the kind of country we live in – where there is hope for even […]

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Such Men Are Dangerous …..!

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Punsara Amarasinghe Scuola Superiore Sant Anna Pisa, Italy The presidential election in Sri Lanka has already produced enough humor at this moment and also the opinions coming from so-called public intellectuals too have given great entertainment to the gallery. In particular, if somebody observes our envoy to Moscow Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka’s FB these days, it […]

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Patriotic UNPers, SLFPers and Minorities – Unite behind Pohottuwa!

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Sarath Bulathsinghala 8 Nov 2019 The Way Forward and What is to be done After 70 years what the nation needs is time and space to move forward as one nation leaving behind the enmity and divisiveness. For this to happen the unity of the Sinhalese is paramount. Minority politics and their aspirations will never […]

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Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Delivers Historic Address at UNICCO Headquarters

Monday, October 28th, 2019

By A. Abdul Aziz. §  Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad calls for respect and tolerance between people of different faiths and beliefs §  His Holiness stresses importance of education for girls §  Caliph says access to education is key to world peace §  His Holiness says Holy Quran inspires Muslims towards intellectual advancement and the pursuit of knowledge […]

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Aerial Fears

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera The truth is that this technology really began to take off right at the beginning of my presidency” Barack Obama (Obama speaking on drone strikes to Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic interview, 21 Dec 2016) Following the 4/21 Easter Sunday attacks in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s civil aviation authority discovered a drone belonging to […]

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Several Turmeric Manufacturers in Bangladesh Add Lead to the Spice

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Edited By: Natalia Jones Courtesy Baba Mail The golden spice is one of the most potent natural ingredients out there, and the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has been shown to have antimicrobial and cancer-fighting properties, among many other health benefits. Unfortunately, several manufacturers have been adulterating the spice since the 1980s by adding lead chromate, a […]

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Sword of Damocles Hanging on Sri Lanka’s Sovereignty

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Professor Nishan Wijesinha As an International Forensic Jurisprudence Professor, I had to wait until the time was correctly staged for me to expose the unseen hand that is causing stage dramas in Sri Lanka, which are brainwashing the people’s minds and making them fall into their subtle trappings. The Western Superpowers Mainly, the USA, UK, […]

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ආරක්ෂක අමාත්‍යාංශයේ අයිතිය බෙදුම්වාදීන්ගේ අතට ලබා ගැනීම සදහා ජනාධිපතිවරණය ඉක්මන් කළාද?

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන  පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණය අහෝසිකරගෙන ජනාධිපතිවරණය කැදවා ගැනීමේ රහස ආරක්ෂක අමාත්‍යාංශයේ අයිතියද?…! 2019 ජනවාරි 05වන දින පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණයක් පැවැත්වීමට ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් 2018 නොවැම්බර් 09 දිනැති අංක 2096/70 දරන අතිවිශේෂ ගැසට් නිවේදනය මගින් නියම කර තිබූ බවත් එයට අභියෝග කර මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම් නඩු පැවරීමෙන් පසු එම නඩු විභාග කළ ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ විනිසුරුවරු 7දෙනෙකුගේ විනිශ්චය පීඨයක් […]

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Religion is Not the Cause of the World’s Problems But is the Solution – Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

By A. Abdul Aziz. Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community says double standards in foreign policies have destabilised the world and says that money cannot buy peace On Saturday 28 September 2019, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad addressed an audience of more than 125 dignitaries and […]

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ඇතින්නියන් මිය ‍ගිය හේතුව ගැන හෝඩුවාවක්

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

උපුටාගැණීම අද දෙරණ හබරණ ප්‍රදේශයේදී අභිරහස් ලෙස මියගිය ඇතින්නන් 07දෙනාගේ මරණවලට හේතුව විෂ රසායනික ද්‍රව්‍යක් ශරීරගතවීම විය හැකි බව වනජිවි අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජනරාල් චන්දන සූරියබණ්ඩාර මහතා පවසයි. අද(01) කොළඹදී මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් පවත්වමින් ඒ මහතා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේය.  මෙහිදී අදහස් දක්වමින් කියා සිටියේ, මෙම සිදුවීම ඉතාමත් අස්වාභාවික සිදුවීමක් බවත් ඒ හේතුවෙන් අධිකරණයෙන් මෙම සතුන්ගේ පශ්චාත් මරණ […]

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Khalifa of Islam addresses over 5,800 women from across the UK

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

By A. Abdul Aziz. Unquestionably, women play an indispensable role in society because the future generations lie in their laps and grow up in their tender care” – Ahmadiyya Supreme Head. The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivered a moving and faith inspiring address […]

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Tallest elephant in Sri Lanka gets armed escort. Here’s why

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Courtesy The Hndustan Times Raja’s owner said the government has allocated troops to provide security for his pet as it ambles along main roads. Nadungamuwa Raja, 65 years old, is a celebrated elephant towering around 10.5 feet (3.2 metres) in height, the tallest tamed tusker in Sri Lanka. And he has his own armed guards. […]

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Late Mr. D.J. Wimalasurendra Eng, Sept. 17th, 67th death anniversary

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Mahinda Karunaratne It is my humble pride to write this mote of gratitude in memory to late Mr. D.J. Wimalasurendra the Eng., the founder father of Hydro Electricity in Ceylon.  Devapura Jayasena Wimalasurendra born 17 September 1874 (In Galwadugoda, Galle) – died 10 August 1953 with an unparalleled and invaluable service rendered to the Country […]

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