Author Archive for Forum & Letters

State Minister of Education presented Quran Sinhala Translation.

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

PRESS RELEASE. By A. Abdul Aziz. A three member delegation from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Sri Lanka (AMJSL) comprising Mr. A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary and National Director Faith Outreach – AMJSL, Moulavi A.B. Musthaq Ahmad – Chief Missionary (AMJSL), and Moulavi K.M. Munir Ahmad, visited Ministry of Education and met State Minister of Education Honorable […]

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‘Cold day in hell before ICC goes after US for committing Afghanistan war crimes’

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

The ICC prosecutor’s decision to pursue a probe into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan is completely political” and won’t amount to anything, law professor Francis Boyle believes. He said it will be a cold day in hell” before any Americans are prosecuted. The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, announced last week that her […]

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The Geopolitics of Floating Bases and the New World Order

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera “Those far distant, storm-beaten ships, upon which the Grand Army never looked, stood between it and the dominion of the world.” Alfred Thayer Mahan US naval officer and strategist Alfred Thayer Mahan’s advice in 1890 for the US to push outwards to rule the oceans is still heeded by US maritime forces […]

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Govt is exacting revenge through my people – Mahinda (English)

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Incorporating Ayurvedic Treatments, Sri Lanka’s Spas Are Worth The Trip

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Lauren Mowery , CONTRIBUTOR  Courtesy forbes.com I cover drinks, travel and food, and the intersection of all three. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Sunset fishing off the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. Over the last few years, this tear-drop shaped country off the tip of India has become a travel writer’s darling. Earning accolades for […]

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Canada, Transpacific Deal and the national interest

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Ranjith Soysa Justin Trudeau did not sign the TPP, the trade agreement  which was the central issue of the recent APEC meeting held  in Vietnam. He stated ” Let me remind everyone  Canada will not be rushed into a deal that is not in the best interest of Canada and Canadians. I have always been […]

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SMALL COUNTRY LIKE MALDIVES IS FAR AHEAD SRI LANKA IN FISHING INDUSTRY LESSONS TO  LEARN-Part 2

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera SUPPLY OF  MOTHER VESSELS  TO COLLECT AND STORE THE FISH  CAUGHT BY THE MULTI DAY LONG LINE BOATS AND TRANSPORT TO SHORE IN SRI LANKA Purpose In the light of GSP concessions granted to Sri Lanka by European Union,Sri Lanka expects a boom in Fishing Industry .Therefore the country needs to improve […]

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Residents of Perbál mistake Sri Lankan volunteers for migrants, call police

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Courtesy The Budapest Beacon Police were called in the Pest County town of Perbál on Friday after local residents spotted three students from Sri Lanka and mistook them for illegal migrants, mno.hu reports. The three young Sri Lankans had come to work as volunteers in a home for injured and mentally disabled people in Perbál, and […]

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Supreme Court grants six weeks to Centre to clarify stand on Ram Sethu

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Courtesy The Economic Times The Supreme Court today granted six weeks to the Centre to clarify its stand on the mythical Ram Sethu, a chain of limestone shoals between Indian and Sri Lankan coasts. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked the Centre to file […]

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රනිල් මෛත්‍රී කෙස් වලු පටලවගනී. දීගය අවසානද?

Monday, November 13th, 2017

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SMALL COUNTRY LIKE MALDIVES IS FAR AHEAD SRI LANKA IN FISHING INDUSTRY LESSONS TO  LEARN

Monday, November 13th, 2017

  Dr Sarath Obeysekera Budget 2017 has given a meagre amount of rupees to build boats of 55 feet or more length ,for which government intends to cover 50 % of the cost and to install ice making plants in multiday fishing boats  I raised this matter at the forum organized by Ernest and Young […]

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The Constitution of the Anuradhapura Kingdom

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Dharshan Weerasekera, Attorney-at-Law ‘Statutes are designed to meet the fugitive exigencies of the hour.  A Constitution states or ought to state not rules for the passing hour, but principles for an expanding future.’ – Benjamin Cardozo, The Nature of the Judicial Process Author’s note:  The present paper is part of a proposed 2-Volume work titled, […]

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UNCTAD to support Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review in Sri Lanka

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Geneva Secretary General of the United National Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Dr. Mikhisa Kituyi has assured the Minister of Science, Technology and Research Susil Premajayantha that the UNCTAD stands ready to assist with Sri Lanka’s Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review (STIP) and […]

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කතානායකගේ පටි රෝල්.. තෙල් සංස්ථාව IOCට විකුණා ඇත්තේ කරු ජයසුරියයි..

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

 lanka C news 2001 දි පත්වු එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ ආණ්ඩුවේ විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති ඇමති කරු ජයසුරිය මහතායි. එවකට සිටි අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ ප්‍රමුඛව ආණ්ඩුව ලංකා ඛනිජ තෙල් සංස්ථාවේ 20% කොටසක් 2002 දි ඉංදිය ඔයිල් සමාගමට වසර 35 සඳහා බදු දුන්නේ ය, අද එම ගිවිසුමේ ඇති අවාසි සහගත තත්ත්වය හමුවේ මෙරටේ ජනතාව විශාල ඉන්දන අර්බුදයකට මුහුණ […]

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Medical Faculty Students’ Parents launch fast unto death-පියවරුන් පහක් මරණය තෝරාගනිති.. සයිටම් අහෝසි කරන්නැයි මාරාන්තික උපවාසයක් අරඹති

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera The Medical Faculty Students’ Parents Association (MFSPA) launched the fast unto death a short while ago in front of the University Grant Commission (UGC) premises at Ward place, Colombo 7. During our younger days our parents ( headed often by the father ) never encouraged the children to evade classes or resort […]

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Arrest of Britisher over Buddha tattoo -FR reserved for judgment

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera   Arrest of Britisher over Buddha tattoo -FR reserved for judgment Lakmal Sooriyagoda After procedural delays, the Supreme Court has reserved its judgment on a Fundamental Rights Petition filed by a British tourist who challenged the infringement of her fundamental rights.She was arrested and detained for allegedly displaying a Buddha tattoo on […]

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SRI LANKA MUST BUILD BRANDS ,NOT BE A MERE COMMODITY-EXPORTER  By Raj Moorthy –Sunday Times 5th Nov 2017

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera http://www.sundaytimes.lk/article/1033971/cost-of-exporting-from-sri-lanka-much-higher-than-vietnam-or-thailand I wrote few opinions few weeks back and highlighted the facts about  Vietnam and Indonesia’s success in exports against the exports from Sri Lanka .One of the slide shown by the EU expert is illustrated below http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2017/10/14/bureaucracy-hinders-businesses-several-permits-for-one-export/ http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2017/09/25/sad-state-of-affairs-of-sri-lankan-exports/ http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2017/09/25/sad-state-of-affairs-of-sri-lankan-exports/ http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2017/10/14/bureaucracy-hinders-businesses-several-permits-for-one-export/ Sri Lankan Exports are declining and Vietnam and Thailand are growing, […]

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MISLEADING INFORMATION IN USA PUBLICATION ,the country watch

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Ranjith Soysa, Spokesperson, GSLF Introduction CountryWatch (www.countrywatch.com)  is the publisher of several country-specific  data and intelligence reports apparently for the use of corporations, government agencies, universities, schools, libraries and individuals and says it provides  up-to-date news and information on each of the recognized countries of the world.” CountryWatch further claims that its management has extensive international business […]

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Anthony Bourdain’s CNN production is another piece of one sided misinformation about Sri Lanka

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Anjalika Silva – USA The CNN program on Sri Lanka that aired on Sunday October 29, 2017, in the USA was inadequate and inaccurate to reflect the true post war Sri Lanka. The end of the war now enters the 9th year since its brutal terrorism was crushed for peace that was not dished out […]

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When ineptitude fuels panic

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island November 5, 2017, 9:23 pm The country is experiencing a petrol shortage, which the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has attributed to panic buying owing to the recent rejection of a substandard fuel shipment. Winding queues near fuel stations remind us of the ubiquitous paan polim (‘bread queues’) under the SLFP-led United Front […]

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The tank, dagaba and the village

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

by P.G.Punchihewa Ph.D. Courtesy The Island November 4, 2017, 6:18 pm Nearly two million people in at least 22 districts out of 25 are reported to be affected by the continuing drought. Among the districts are Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Mannar, Vavuniya, Trincomalee, Kurunegala, Puttalam , Jaffna ,Kilinochchi, Mullativu ,Matale and Moneragala. Most of the large, medium and […]

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Awesome Thriphala -Aralu, bulu and nelli join statins as cholesterol busters

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

By Kumudini Hettiarachchi Courtesy Sunday Times  A humble but magical ‘trio’ used by ancient veda mahattayas have stunned the world of modern medicine by their ‘healing’ powers right here in Sri Lanka. The three herbal fruits — aralu, bulu and nelli — are potent fighters in the battle against high cholesterol, the Sunday Times learns. Not […]

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Old Anandians’ Group of 99 Completes a Clean Water Project in Dutuwewa

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Old Anandians’ Group of 99  Old Anandians’ Group of 99 recently completed a Water Purification Project in Dutuwewa a remote village, in the Anuradhapura district. The facilities that were provided to the village by the old Anandians include a water purification plant of 2000 liter capacity and two 1000 liter tanks for clean water storage […]

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Geetha Kumarasinghe not eligible for Parliament-GEETHA LOSES HER SEAT ……..NEW ITEM

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera 1n 1965 election campaign there was a speaker who made his crowd -pulling speech where he used names of Sinhala Films  .His speech was the last after Meetiyagoda ,Dawamottawe Hamuduruwo etc  So I thought of writing this to honour Geetha Geetha loses her seat as she has no Wasana” and also because […]

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CIA/NED/IRI in Sri Lanka Now targeting local government, political parties

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

 by  Hassina Leelarathna  CIA/NED/IRI in Sri Lanka Now targeting local government, political parties   When it comes to US foreign policy, there’s no difference between the Democrats and Republicans: both believe in American Exceptionalism and, consequently,  both parties believe that the United States is  predestined and entitled to be the dominant leader on the world […]

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Albert Einstein in Colombo and Negombo: October 1922 and January 1923

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

By Kirthi Tennakone Courtesy The Island October 31, 2017, 8:46 pm There is hardly anyone who hasn’t heard of Einstein – a synonym for extraordinary genius. Einstein popped up in the news recently. Three Americans won the 2017 Nobel Prize, for detecting gravitational waves – the only prediction of his theory which remained unverified. Einstein derived […]

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US AIRCRAFT CARRIERS IN SRI LANKA AND WHAT WE LOST

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Quote from US embassy It is estimated that the carrier strike group will add approximately 1.54 billion rupees ($10 million USD) to the Sri Lankan economy as the ships purchase supplies and thousands of U.S. sailors come ashore and support local businesses.  During the visit, sailors will have opportunities to explore the local […]

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THE JO WILL BETRAY THE SINHALAS AGAIN RE THE NEW CONSTITUTION

Monday, October 30th, 2017

DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA, ‘The softening of our stance concerning certain issues, and the compromise we show in other issues, are diplomatic strategies to ensure that we do not alienate the international community.  They are not indications that we have abandoned our fundamental objectives….The current practices of the international community may give us an opportunity to achieve, […]

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Niranjan de S Deva Aditya MEP receives GG2  Award

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

  Senior Conservative MEP Nirj Deva has received the GG2 Editor’s Award for his Outstanding contribution to British and ethnic minority communities in his 25 years of public service.”   Mr Deva was presented the award last night at the GG2 Leadership Asian Media Awards -a gala dinner annual event attended by 800 people drawn […]

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The burial site of King Vijaya?

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

 By Kamanthi Wickramasinghe Courtesy The Daily Mirror The ancestry of Sinhalese people dates back to the landing of Prince Vijaya in the then Lanka. Prince Vijaya, is the first recorded King of Sri Lanka, who established the Thambapanni Kingdom in the name of the Sinhala people. He subsequently founded the Kingdom of Upatissa Nuwara and Anuradhapura. […]

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