Archive for May, 2015

Questioning the Integrity of Nominees to the Constitutional Council

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Shenali D Waduge If some thought it was wrong to have one man with Executive Powers to rule Sri Lanka what is their opinion when many with dubious track records are to be given the mandate to decide for the country? The Constitutional Council is said to be empowered with appointing the members to the […]

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Sri Lankan gov’t appoints special commission to study possibility of continuing Port City project

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Xinhua COLOMBO, May 28 (Xinhua) — The Sri Lankan government on Thursday said that it had appointed a fresh committee to study the possibility of continuing a multi million dollar port city project in capital Colombo, an official said. Sri Lanka’s Deputy Minister of Highways Eran Wickramaratne recently said that there was no corruption involved […]

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Can a foreign national lawfully perform CB Governor’s duties?

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

by Professor G.L. Peiris  Courtesy Island The Central Bank is an institution which controls the commanding heights of Sri Lanka’s economy. The Governor of the Central Bank is the Chairman of the Monetary Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Central Bank. He is, ex-officio, the principal representative of the Bank and the Monetary Board […]

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Two laws for two people:  Is it the beginning of elimination Sinhala Buddhists from this country

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

 Sudath Gunasekara. President Senior Citizens Movement Mahanuwara  28.5.2015. This Government has arrested 8 prominent Buddhist monks and 19 leading Sinhala Buddhist activists for participating in a demonstration purported to be violating a court order and carrying a traditional lion flag, alleging that they carried  an illegal national flag which in fact is not the national […]

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Prosecute, but don’t persecute

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

By Rohana R. Wasala  Courtesy The Island Listening to the Adaderana TV  8 pm/May 25 news bulletin the next day (May 26) on the internet, I was shocked and saddened by the unjustness, the irrationality, and the insensitivity of what prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe (whom I always respect as a decent and cultured person) was reported […]

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FCID නීති විරෝධීයි.. මං අගවිනිසුරු නම් මුලින්ම හිරේ දාන්නේ පොලිස්පති..

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

lanka C news පොලිස් මුල්‍ය අපරාධ කොට්ඨාශය මුළුමනින්ම නීතී විරෝධී බවත් තමන් අගවිනිසුරු නම් මුලින්ම හිරේ දමන්නේ පොලිස්පති බවත් හිටපු අගවිනිසුරු සරත් නන්ද සිල්වා මහතා පවසයි.කොලඹ පැවති විද්වත් සාකච්චාවකදී ඔහු කියා සිටියේ පොලිස්පතිවරයාගේ අපරාධ විමර්ශණ පිළිබඳ නීතිය හා දණ්ඩ නීති සංග‍්‍රහයට විරුද්දව මෙම ඒකකය ස්ථාපිත කර ඇති බවත් මෙය සිදු කල පොලිස්පතිවරයාගේ නිල ඇඳුම ඉවත් […]

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ගල්යිපොසේට් වස කන්ටේනර් 15ක් ප‍්‍රබල යහපාලකයකුගේ අණින් රේගුවෙන් නිදහස් කරලා..

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

lanka C news ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතාගේ නියෝග මත රට තුලට මුදා හැරීම තහනම් කරමින් රේගුවේ රඳවා තිබූ ගල්යිපොසේට් වල් නාශක සහිත බහාලූම් 15ක්  හැර ඇති බව හිටපු ඇමති මහින්ද යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා සඳහන් කරයි.කොලඹදී පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් අමතමින් ඒ මහතා සඳහන් කලේ මෙය ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ බලතල පවා ඉක්වමා යමින් යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුවේ බලධාරීන් විසින් සිදු කරන […]

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PENNILESS, but MIGHTY!

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Continuation of a fascinating true to life story of Wijesim Peelige Bandiya, son of a Kandyan ‘hack & burn’peasant farmer, who sailed away from the Colombo harbour to the UK at a very tender age, with only three Australian pounds in his pocket, accompanied by Sir Oliver Goonatillake in 1948, married […]

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Psychoanalytic Novels of Simon Navagattegama

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. “Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.”– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The Sri Lankan novelist Simon Navagattegama used a series of mystic symbols in his famous novels -Sansaranyaye Dadayakkaraya (The Hunter of the Saṃsāra Monastery) and in Dadayakarayage Kathawa (The Hunter’s story). These novels can be regarded as […]

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‘All sitting MPs will receive nominations’ – SLFP

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

The Nation Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) announced that the party will field all sitting Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarians and their electoral organisers at the forthcoming general election. This was revealed by SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa at a media briefing at the party head quarters. He said that the party has already begun […]

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No confidence motion against Ranil on June 9

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Adaderana A motion of no confidence will be brought against Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe on June 9, former Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said on Thursday (28). The observation was made at a press conference held in Colombo. Some 85 opposition MPs have already signed for the motion,” he said, adding that over 100 Parliamentarians are supposed […]

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DAILY MIRROR EDITORIAL : Need for a proper probe

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Two allegations of a serious nature have rocked the boat of the new government which came into power this January. One of them was the 30-year bond controversy of which a committee appointed by the Prime Minister had submitted a report which is now being further inquired by a sub-committee of […]

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Banning Gyphosate – A Time Bomb  to sky-rocket the price of produce for the coming elections?

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Chandre Dharmawardana, Ottawa, Canada The president has naively banned the well-known herbicide (Glyphosate) pivotal to the productivity and  survival  of Sri Lanka’s agricultural sector. He has been led  to believe that the ban would stop the epidemic of kidney disease in the Rajarata.  The resultant sky-rocketing of the price of food items and the disarray […]

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“Pictorial warning is the most cost effective means of controlling tobacco related NCDs, including cancer “- WHO DG tells event hosted by Sri Lanka in Geneva

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, Geneva  Dr. Margaret Chan, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said “Pictorial warning is the most cost effective means of controlling tobacco related Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including cancer , and that  “countries can get return on their investment in multiple areas”.  Paying […]

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Ancient Flag of Sri Lanka 

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

By Charles.S.Perera The Hela flag had been prepared when there was one people in Lanka the Helayas.   There were of course the other clans such as the Nagas and the Yaksas.  But there were no Tamils and Muslims.  It may have been prepared by the Buddhist Monks. Every one may have believed that the lion […]

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A response to Minister Managala Samaraweera’s intended Diasposa Festival

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 27 May 2015 Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, MP Minister of Foreign Affairs Government of Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dear Minister Samaraweera; I read in Tamil Diplomat of May 24, a head line Sri Lanka to Organise a Diaspora Festival: Says Foreign Minister […]

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Good governance started with bad precedent – Former CJ

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Adaderana Former Chief Justice of Sri Lanka Sarath N. Silva says that good governance cannot be established in a country within just 100 days and that it will never exist under jungle law. The theme of the government elected on January 8 was to implement good governance in 100 days. If good governance can be […]

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Sarath Silva does another U-turn

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Chief Justice Sarath Silva launching a scathing attack on the present government, saying that it ‘was illegal from its inception.’ He said that he ‘regrets having lit the fire’ by opposing President Rajapaksa’s candidacy. Silva, in a speech at the Organisation of Professional Associations lashed out at the government listing […]

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Don’t give popular promises for votes: Economy in crisis, warns Pathfinder Foundation

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Adaderana The statement by Singapore statesman Lee Kuan Yew that ‘Sri Lankan democracy is a periodic auctioning of non-existent resources’ gained special significance during the past six months and the popular promises given by the new government through its interim budget has pushed the financial stability of the country into a grave crisis, points out […]

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මෛත්‍රීවේශයෙන් ආ ‘යහපාලන’ සමාජ ජාලා පාදඩකරණයේ අහිංසක ගොදුරු….

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

-කෝට්ටවත්තේ ගුණසේන පෙරේරා යුතුකම සංවාද කවය www.yuthukama.com  යාපනයේ පාසල් ශිෂ්‍යයාවක් දූෂණය කර මරා දැමූ සිදුවීම මුළු සමාජයම කම්පනයට ලක් කළ පුවතක් විය. එයට ජාති ආගම් භේදයක් නොවීය. ඇසූ ඇසූ බොහෝ දෙනා ‘අනේ අපොයි’ කිව්වා මිස සිහි බුද්ධිය ඇති කිසිවෙකු ‘ඕකිට හොඳ වැඩේ’ කිව් බවක් නොඇසිණ. ඒත් සමගම මෙවැනි පාහරයින් එල්ලා දැමිය යුතු යැයි බොහෝ දෙනාගේ අදහස විය. […]

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(විජේ)දාසලා ගේ දාසකම සහ සිංහලකම!!!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

නාමල් උඩලමත්ත යුතුකම සංවාද කවය www.yuthukama.com මේක සිංහල රට කියලා තියෙන්නේ කොහේ දැයි උගත් නීතිඥයෙකු යැයි කියන තවත් උපාධි මල්ලකට ද හිමිකම් කියන විජේදාස රාජපක්ෂ ටයිකෝට් හැඳ සිංහලෙන් මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාවක් පවත්වමින් ප්‍රශ්න කර සිටියේ ය. උගත්කම සහ බුද්ධිය යනු දෙකක් බවත් කිසියම් විෂයක් දැන ගත් පමණින් යමෙක් උගතෙකු මිස බුද්ධිමතෙකු නොවන බවත් ඒ ඊනියා උගත්කමට දීනකම ද […]

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An appeal to the patriotic members of the Sri Lanka Parliament

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Rahul says, I must compliment Ranjith for drawing our attention to an issue which has gone almost unnoticed. To add a few points to your excellent observations: Gareth Evans, Darusman and Chandrika Kumaratunga are in an exclusive ultra right NGO of 38 members called Global Leaders Foundation. Reportedly the Darusman report was written by Chandrika. […]

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Was LTTE bankrolled for different objectives!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Shenali D Waduge   A movement created overseas and exported to destabalize Sri Lanka that lasted 3 decades despite a wave of serial murders/assassinations/suicides & crimes with offices placed overseas to carry out its propaganda despite international bans has to have some reasons for its existence. The business of LTTE being kept alive had benefits […]

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What would have been a generous act?

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Dear Editor, http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=125339 In response to the above letter appeared under the Opinion column of The Island two days ago, I sent the  attached letter for publication. But It was not published by the editor. I do not see any thing wrong in my response  to the said letter. ” An Observer”  I read a […]

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Berlin Buddhist Vihara celebrates Vesak

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

The Berlin Buddhist Vihara celebrated Vesak with a series of traditional observances. Guests of honour included the Sri Lanka Ambassador to Germany –Karunatilaka Amunugama, the Secretary of the German Dharmaduta Society –Senaka Weeraratna, and the Chairman of the Berlin Buddhist Vihara Friends’ Association (Förderverein Buddhistisches Haus) –Tobias Siesmayer. Senaka Weeraratna speaking of Walther Schmits As […]

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Sri Lankan patriots must get ready for the fight.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Chandrasena Pandithage There was a political change in Sri Lanka on 8th of January 2015. Since then the people have been through new changed policies in the country.    The so called “new change” has given remarkable ideological changes to our society. It’s very interesting to understand the way they apply new changes to government policies. […]

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Sinhabahu and Oedipus Complex

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D. The mythological Story of Sinhabahu describes the origins of the ‘Sinhala’ race. The Sinhalese are an ethnic group native to the island of Sri Lanka. The Sinhalese speak Sinhala -an Indo-Aryan language (Lewis, 2009).The name Sinhala translates to lion people. According to the Sinhabahu mythology, the Princess Suppadevi of Vanga Kingdom (a […]

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President Sirisena’s so-called ‘national governments’.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

S. Akurugoda President Maithripala Sirisena on many occasions has vowed to form a National Government even after the next general election. When he appointed some SLFP MPs as ministers in March this year,   he told the people that he is making a national government.  As  per latest media reports, he has determined to form a national […]

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An appeal to the patriotic members of the Sri Lanka Parliament

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

RANJITH SOYSA As the Sri Lankan government crisis drags on, the patriotic members of the Parliament must not abandon their efforts to uphold the central issues pertaining to the sovereignty of the Nation. They should focus their attention immediately to the election of the members to the Constitutional Council which requires the parliamentary approval. The […]

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Who are the real owners of Sri Lanka?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

– Kumar Moses Now the Sinhalese are challenged in their home turf. We are told Sinhalese don’t have a homeland despite sacrificing 26,010 Sinhala lives (out of 26,559 total) in the war. Did the Sinhalese die fighting a war with so much passion not knowing it is their only homeland? If Sinhalese had a separate homeland, they […]

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