Archive for February 28th, 2021

THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1956 Part 7A

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS Bandaranaike had advocated an independent foreign policy for Sri Lanka long before he became Prime Minister. In 1952, Bandaranaike speaking in Parliament during the debate on the Throne speech said that Sri Lanka has so far failed to   formulate a well defined and independent foreign policy. Sri Lanka should play an important and […]

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Problems in Geneva: Facts that brought us here

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Dr. SARATH GAMINI De SILVA Courtesy The Island The annual patriotic taunts and the laments of the majority are heard as the day of reckoning approaches in Geneva. We are shouting ourselves hoarse, complaining that the whole world is ganging up against the brave Sri Lankans, to punish them for eliminating the most brutal terrorist […]

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Yupa in a Buddhist Stupa

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

By Ama H. Vanniarachchy  Since the Department of Archaeology began exploration and excavation work in the Northern areas of the island, it has been the talk of the town. There were some incidents which stirred up some controversy, starting from arguments about the identity of these ancient monasteries and the true inheritance of them. One […]

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Liberalism or Hypocrisy? | Ruchir Sharma and Sanjay Dixit

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

The Jaipur Dialogues  

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In Update on India, UN Human Rights Chief Highlights Farmers’ Protests, Sedition Charges, Kashmir

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Courtesy Wire India has said the update lacked ‘objectivity and impartiality’. United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet. Photo: Twitter/UNGeneva New Delhi: United Nations Human Rights commissioner Michele Bachelet raised the farmers’ protests, sedition charges against journalists and curbing of social media in an update to the Human Rights Council on Friday, February 27. In her […]

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India, UN human rights chief clash over farmers protests

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Times of India NEW DELHI: India and UN human rights chief < .. Read more at:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/81237179.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

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අම්බලන්ගොඩ සුධර්ම අනුනාහිමි අක්ත්‍ර පත්‍ර ප්‍රදානෝත්සවය අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් පැවැත්වෙයි

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය අම්බලන්ගොඩ සිරි විජයාරාම මහා විහාරාධිපති රාජකීය පණ්ඩිත ශාස්ත්‍රපති අති පූජ්‍ය අම්බලන්ගොඩ සුධර්ම ස්වාමීන් වහන්සේට අමරපුර සිරි සද්ධම්ම යුක්තික මාතර මහා නිකායේ අනුනායක ධූරය පිරිනැමීමේ අක්ත්‍ර පත්‍රය ප්‍රදානය ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අද 2021.02.28 දින පස්වරුවේ පැවැත්විණි. මෙම අක්ත්‍ර පත්‍රය පිළිගැන්වීමේ උත්සවය අම්බලන්ගොඩ, හිරේවත්ත සිරි විජයාරාම මහා විහාරයේ දී පැවැත්විණි. අමරපුර […]

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අමරපුර මහ නිකායේ චූලගණ්ඨි පාර්ශවයීය සංඝසභා මූලස්ථානයට අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මුල්ගල තබයි

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ශ්‍රී ලංකා අමරපුර මහ නිකායේ චූලගණ්ඨි පාර්ශවයීය සංඝසභා මූලස්ථාන ගොඩනැගිල්ලට ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද 2021.02.28 දින පස්වරුවේ වැලිතර පුෂ්පාරාම විහාරස්ථානයේ දී මුල්ගල් තැබුවේය. මෙහිදී ඤණතිලක ප්‍රභා” සමරු ග්‍රන්ථය ශ්‍රී ලංකා අමරපුර මහ නිකායේ චූලගණ්ඨි පාර්ශවයේ මහානායක, ශ්‍රී ලංකා අමරපුර මහ නිකායේ සභාපති හා වැඩබලන උත්තරීතර මහානායක ගන්තුනේ අස්සජි මහනාහිමි විසින් […]

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Veemansa Initiatives’ discussion on ‘external debt situation in Sri Lanka;

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Veemansa Initiative, Veemansa Initiatives’ discussion on ‘external debt situation in Sri Lanka; Are we heading for a resolution or crisis?’.  The Governor Central Bank is confident all debt obligations will be met.   –         The Central Bank Governor affirms the government’s commitment and ability to honor all debt obligations. –         Sri Lanka to mobilize domestic […]

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Buddhists from Sri Lanka saved the flame of the Buddha Dhamma in Germany

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Senaka Weeraratna Dr. Hans Wolfgang Schumann is a German Buddhist. He is a well known Buddhist scholar and chronicler of the history of Buddhism in Germany. Born on January 31, 1928, Dr. Hans Wolfgang Schumann died on June 26th, 2019 in Bonn. In a seminal article on the state of Buddhism in Germany, ‘ Buddhism […]

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Rauff Hakeen responsible for UNP splitting’ – Ruwan Wijewardena

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardena says that the leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Rauff Hakeem is directly responsible for the split in the party. He was addressing a meeting of UNP district representatives. The Polonnaruwa District Representative Meeting of the United National Party was held today and the party members […]

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US Duplicity in Human Rights

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

By Lakshman I. Keerthisinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today  I detest that man, who hides one thing in the depth of his heart and speaks forth another”– Homer- Illiad (Deciet) The United States is fully committed to the universal protection and promotion of human rights” – Antony Blinken- US Secretary of State -Video Message to 46th UNHRC […]

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JUDICIAL CORRUPTION

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Dr Nihal Jayawickrama Courtesy The Island I grew up, spending my childhood, adolescence and early adult life, in the home of a judge who ended his judicial career as head of the country’s highest court. I also had the enviable experience of serving as his private secretary sometime between my graduation and entry into the […]

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Sri Lanka’s COVID death toll up by 07 fatalities

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Director-General of Health Services today (February 28) confirmed 07 new COVID-related fatalities in Sri Lanka. The new development has pushed the country’s death toll from the virus outbreak to 471, Department of Government Information said. Details of the deceased are as follows: 01. A 56-year-old man from Kurunegala area – He was under […]

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Coronavirus: 352 new positive cases within the day

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka registered 148 more positive cases of COVID-19 today (February 28) as total novel coronavirus infections reported within the day reached 352. Department of Government Information says 346 of today’s cases are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda cluster. Four others were detected from the prison cluster and the […]

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