Author Archive for Forum & Letters

‘There Is No Excuse’: Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum in Discussions to Return Looted Colonial Art

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

BY FRIEZE NEWS DESK 15 MAR 2019 Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is in talks with representatives from Sri Lanka and Indonesia about returning ten objects to their place of origin, in a move described as ‘pioneering’. The objects, taken during Dutch colonial and military campaigns, are likely to include a diamond believed to have belonged to the Sultan Panembahan […]

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Saga of a Child Genius – Bertram Elibank Devepurarathna

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Senaka Weeraratna This is a story of a child genius who shone brilliantly at Royal College, Colombo when the school was located at St. Sebastian Hill, Hulftsdorp. A Royal College Magazine of that period devotes 3-4 pages to his invention and heaps praise on him. Bertram Elibank Devepurarathna was the inventor of a mechanism that […]

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EINSTEEN Child Genius Nishi Uggalle, 13, on why she’s proud to be a science and physics-loving geek for girls everywhere

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

By Kate Jackson Courtesy The Sun (UK) Last weekend Channel 4 viewers watched in awe as the teen with a higher IQ than Einstein was crowned Child Genius 2019 ON her tenth birthday, Nishi Uggalle raced into her parents’ bedroom to see if her dream could finally come true. She pleaded: Can I take the Mensa […]

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The history as to what and who caused the genocidal campaigns in SRI LANKA

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Professor Nishan Chaminda Wijesinha During the Riots of 1915 (May 28 to June 5, 1915) the British governor came down with a heavy hand on the Sinhalese community. The governor declared Martial Law on (June 2 to August 30, 1915). And ordered the police and the army to arrest and imprison several prominent Sinhalese leaders. Among […]

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Sri Lanka warns of ‘extreme heat’ as temperatures continue to rise

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, March 11 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Meteorology Department, on Monday issued an ‘extreme heat’ advisory as temperatures in several districts across the island is expected to rise further in the coming days. The Department, in a statement, cautioned the public to take appropriate precautions to avoid any health-related issues caused by the […]

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Why Executive Presidency should NOT be abolished

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

Sugath Samarrsinghe This country has been on a quest to find a system of government since the State Council days, that will best suite the genius of the people, since the change in 1815. We came by the executive presidential system, whatever its original motives were, and it has been with us for the last […]

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Concrete surfaces create “rough luxury” inside K House in Sri Lanka

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Natasha Levy Courtesy Dezeen.com Austere concrete interiors offset the verdant surroundings of this pair of holiday homes in southwest Sri Lanka, completed by Aim Architecture and Norm Architects. Situated in the small fishing village of Kottegoda, K House was designed by Danish practice Norm Architects and Chinese studio Aim Architecture to make the most of its tropical setting. “Because of the beachfront location, the aim was to achieve […]

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Dogfight exposes chinks in India’s armory: New York Times

Monday, March 4th, 2019

By Maria Abi-Habib/New York Times Courtesy NewsIn.Asia New York, March 4 (New York Times): An Indian air force pilot found himself in a dogfight last week with a warplane from the Pakistani air force, and ended up a prisoner behind enemy lines for a brief time. The pilot made it home in one piece, but the plane, […]

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Chasing a lie from Switzerland to Sri Lanka

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

Courtesy DW.com Olivia Ramya Tanner traveled to Sri Lanka to find her birth mother. Then the Swiss woman discovered that everything — from her birth certificate on up — was a lie. She’s not alone. Alison Langley reports from Zurich.      Having booked her dream vacation to Sri Lanka complete with an Ayurvedic retreat, Olivia […]

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උඩුවේ හිමි නි‍ෙදාස් කොට නිදහස්

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

කේ.එස්. උදයකුමාර් උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම බලපත්‍රයක් නොමැතිව ඇතකු සන්තකයේ තබාගත් බවට එල්ල කරන ලද චෝදනා ප්‍රමාණවත් ලෙස ඔප්පු කිරීමට නීතිපතිවරයා අසමත් වී ඇති හෙයින් එම චෝදනාවට ලක්ව සිටි පූජ්‍ය උඩුවේ ධම්මාලෝක හිමියන් නි‍ෙදාස් කොට නිදහස් කිරීමට කොළඹ මහෙස්ත්‍රාත් විනිසුරු සම්පත් විජයරත්න මහතා නියෝග කළේය. දීර්ඝ නඩු විභාගයකින් අනතුරුව තීන්දුව ප්‍රකාශයට පත් කරමින් මහාධිකරණ විනිසුරු විජයරත්න මහතා ප්‍රකාශ […]

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Clustered ID with Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights and Special Rapporteur on the right to food

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, Geneva Sri Lanka’s statement on the Report of the Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights  “Sri Lanka has steadfastly pursued economic, social and cultural advancement as a developing country, with the same emphasis and thrust as for protection of civil and political rights” since becoming a […]

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Appoint a commission to investigate wrong doing in OISL report in Sri Lanka

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Open letter to the Ambassadors/ Permanent Representatives of 48 Member States of the Human Rights Council From Global Sri Lankan Forum Executive Committee. Dear Sirs, Appoint a commission to investigate wrong doing in OISL report in Sri Lanka There exists a threat to the world peace and security by the Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 by giving […]

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ගුරුවරුන්ට එල්ල කළ ම්ලේච්ඡු ප‍්‍රහාරය හෙලාදකිමු

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

කේ.ඞී. ලාල්කාන්ත  සභාපති  ජාතික වෘත්තීය සමිති මධ්‍යස්ථානය ගුරු අයිතීන් දිනා ගැනීම වෙනුවෙන් ලංකා ගුරු සේවා සංගමය සංවිධානය කළ උද්ඝෝෂණයට ඉසුරුපාය අසලදී අද දින ම්ලේච්ඡු පොලිස් ප‍්‍රහාරයක් එල්ල කර ඇති අතර එම ප‍්‍රහාරය ජාතික වෘත්තීය සමිති මධ්‍යස්ථාය ලෙස අප පිළිකුලෙන් යුතුව හෙළා දකින්නෙමු. එම ප‍්‍රහාරයෙන් ගුරුවරුන් පිරිසක් තුවාල ලබා ඇති අතර අසාධ්‍ය තත්වයේ වූ ගුරුවරයෙකු කොළඹ […]

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“Before I am their equal I must first be their superior”: Some remarks on SWRD Bandaranaike’s days at Oxford

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Punsara Amarasinghe  Institute of Law and Politics Scuola Superiore Sant Anna Pisa, Italy The political and social upheaval of 1956 has been always received mixed reactions in Sri Lankan society. For some it was the monumental event in post-colonial Ceylon that common man disrupted the social and cultural hegemony which was predominantly consisted of Colombo based […]

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Sri Lanka opens safari park for Bengal Tigers to boost wildlife tourism

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Feb 25 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Tourism Ministry has launched a safari park which consists of Bengal Tigers, in Hambantota, in the island’s south, in a bid to promote Sri Lanka as a safari destination, the Ceylon Today reported here Monday. The Safari Park was opened by Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife […]

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President visits PNB to inspect Lanka’s largest ever heroin haul

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) today (24) to extend his tribute to the PNB and the Special Task Force (STF) officials for seizing the largest ever heroin haul in Sri Lanka. The President, appreciating their service, said that constantly he will provide his fullest assistance as well as blessings […]

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Death of Major – General Nande (Mike) Silva

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

Senaka Weeraratna Major – General Nande (Mike) Silva, former Chief of Staff, Sri Lanka Army passed away on February 20, 2019. His remains were cremated with full military honours in the presence of a distinguished Army personnel at the General Cemetery, Borella on February 23, 2019. He was born on 4th July, 1933. He received […]

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Activities of a mysterious Guatemalan group in relation to the Mannar mass grave raise questions

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

By Camelia Nathaniel/Daily News Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Mannar, February 22: The report on the radiocarbon dating test on samples of skeletal remains from the mass grave in Mannar has been handed over to the Magistrate’s Court by the Specialist Judicial Medical Officer, Saminda Rajapaksa. But the Mannar Magistrate T. Sarawanarajah told the court that because the courts […]

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Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RASSL)- Monthly Public Lecture

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RASSL) Public Lecture  Lankan Banknotes from 1785 to Modern” by Dr Kavan Ratnatunga  On Monday 25th February 2019 at 5.00 p.m. at the Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium No. 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07 ALL ARE WELCOME Since the Dutch first introduced Paper currency for Ceylon in 1785 to modern currency issued by […]

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Gender perspective and disarmanent education imperative to address new and emerging security challenges -Ambassador Azeez

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Sri Lanka Permanent Mission Geneva “We need to seriously attempt at negotiating a Programme of Work for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation”,  stated Sri Lanka’s envoy in Geneva Ambassador A.L.A Azeez addressing the Plenary Session of the UN Conference on Disarmament (CD). He urged members of the CD to find a way forward that could facilitate, or […]

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කංසා: දුරලමු සැක සංකා (පළමු කොටස)

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

තුසිත බාලසූරිය ලේකම් හර්ෂණී මණ්ඩපය ශාකයක් ලෙස කංසාවල වැදගත්කම සහ මත්වීමට කංසා භාවිතා කිරීම වෙන වෙනම තැබිය වුවත් කංසා නීතිගත කිරීමට එරෙහි තර්ක සියල්ල කංසාවලින් මත්වීමට එරෙහි තර්ක වන නිසා අපට එය නොතකා කංසා නීතිගත කිරීම ගැන කතා කිරීමට නොහැකිය. එහිදී නිතර එල්ලවන චෝදනාව වන්නේ කංසා නීතිගත කිරීමෙන් සමාජය විශාල පරිහානියකට පත්වන බවයි. නමුත් කංසා […]

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මධූෂ්ගේ ජීවිත කථාව ලක්ෂමන් යාපා හෙළිකරයි

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

මධූෂ්ගේ ජීවිත කථාව ලක්ෂමන් යාපා හෙළිකරයි

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Why is it hard to recruit hangmen in Sri Lanka?

Friday, February 15th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Colombo, February 14: If one were to go by the word of President Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka will be seeing its first hanging after 43 years in about two months’ time. The President has said that, as part of his drive against drug lords, he will sign the death warrant in the […]

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කුසගින්න හා විජලනය හේතුවෙන් මාස 1 1/2 ළදරුවා මරුට

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

කිතුල්හිටියාව – ජේ. බී. බුලාගල උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින මට දරුවන්ට දෙන්න කිරි මදිවෙලා තිබුණා  * උදේ පුතා කෑගහලා – ඇස් උඩ ගිහින් තිබුණා – මව සාක්කි දෙමින් කියා සිටී ආහාර නොලැබීම හා විජලනය හේතුවෙන් මාස එකහමාරක ළදරුවකු දඹුල්ල මූලික රෝහලට ඇතුළත් කිරීමේදී මියගොස් තිබේ.  මෙසේ මියගොස් ඇත්තේ කරවිලගල හන්දිය පලාගල යන ලිපිනයේ පදිංචි මුණසිංහ අච්චි ලේකමලාගේ […]

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තරඟ සහ මැදිහත්වීම් ඉල්ලීම් ඉල්ලා සිටිනු ලැබේ போட்டிகள், நடுவர்களுக்கான விண்ணப்பங்கள் கோரப்படுகின்றன

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

වව්නියාව මෙම වසරේ නිර්මාණාත්මක, තරුණ කලා ප්රවර්ධන ත්යාගය සහ තරගකරුවන් තෝරා ගැනීම සඳහා උතුරු පළාත් සංස්කෘතික දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව ඉල්ලුම් කර තිබේ. පළාත් සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ සහකාර අධ්යක්ෂ සී. සිග්වා මහත්මිය විසින් 20 වන දිනට පෙර මෙම අයදුම්පත් ඉදිරිපත් කළ යුතු බව නිවේදනය කර තිබේ. මෙම තොරතුරු උතුරු පළාතේ ප්රාදේශීය ලේකම් කාර්යාල සහ ප්රාදේශීය සංස්කෘතික නිලධාරීන් හරහා […]

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“Before I am their equal I must first be their superior”: Some remarks on SWRD Bandaranaike’s days at Oxford

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Punsara Amarasinghe Institute of Law and Politics  Scuola Superiore Sant Anna  Pisa, Italy The political and social upheaval of 1956 has been always received mixed reactions in Sri Lankan society. For some it was the monumental event in post-colonial Ceylon that common man disrupted the social and cultural hegemony which was predominantly consisted of Colombo […]

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රිසානා බේරගන්න එදා වෑයම් නොකළ පිරිස් මධුෂ් බේරගන්න අද දඟලනවා

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

ජයත් ශ්‍රී බණ්ඩාර උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම ‘එදා රිසානා දැරියගේ හිස ගසා දමන අවස්ථාවේ ඇයව බේරාගන්න උත්සාහ නොකළ පිරිස් අද මාකඳුරේ මධුෂ් බේරා ගන්න දැඩි උත්සාහයක නිරත වෙනවා.’ යැයි ජාතික භික්ෂු පෙරමුණ පවසයි. ඊයේ (12දා) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක් වෙමින් මේ බව පැවැසුවේ එම පෙරමුණේ ප්‍රධාන ලේකම් වකමුල්ලේ උදිත හිමියෝය. උදිත හිමියෝ මෙසේද පැවැසූහ. පාලකයෝ සෑම විටම […]

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How Modi Played Cupid Between Lankan Girl and MP Boy Who Married in Valentine Week

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Vivek Trivedi | News18.com Govind, a staunch supporter of PM Modi, had liked one of his tweets which was later also liked by Hansini. Curious, Govind searched about her online and soon they became friends. Bhopal: There couldn’t have been a better Valentine’s Day week for Hansini Edheerisinghe, a Sri Lankan woman who got married […]

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Sri Lanka advertises for HANGMEN with ‘excellent moral character’ after previous executioner quit due to stress the first time he saw the gallows

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

By Reuters and Chris Dyer For Mailonline Sri Lankan government advertising for hangmen after last executioner quit  The stress of seeing the gallows for the first time led last hangman to leave  President wants to resume the use of capital punishment for drug traffickers  New hardline policy by Maithripala Sirisena to mimic Philippines death squads […]

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පළාත් සභා කල්දාන්න කුමන්ත්‍රණකාරී සැලසුම් එපා!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

කැෆේ සංවිධානයේ වැඩ බලන විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ අහමඩ් මනාස් මකීන් පළාත් සභා මැතිවරණය  නොපැවැත්වීමේ සැලසුම් කුමන්ත්‍රණකාරී ලෙස ක්‍රියාත්මක නොකර වහාම පළාත් සභා මැතිවරණය පවත්වන්නැයි  කැෆේ සංවිධානය කියයි. එම සංවිධානයේ වැඩබලන විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ අහමඩ් මනාස් මකීන් මහතා සඳහන් කළේ මේ වනවිට පවතින ජාතික දේශපාලන ගැටළුව වෙනුවෙන් පළාත් සභා බිල්ලට නොදිය යුතු  බවයි. වර්තමානය වනවිට ඇතැම් පාර්ශව පළාත් […]

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