Archive for December, 2022

Gota back in the USA and a Chilling Killing: Welcome to 2023 and (Virtual) Realty in a Post-Truth World

Saturday, December 31st, 2022

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake While the press was distracted with the chilling killing of Mr. Dinesh Shaffter, scion of a respected and powerful business family; ultra-nationalist ex-President of Sri Lanka and erstwhile US citizen, Gotabaya Rajapakse, slunk back into the United States via Dubai on an Emirates Airlines Flight from Colombo in the third week of December […]

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Mercouris: “Something Big Is On the Way”

Saturday, December 31st, 2022

MIKE WHITNEY Courtesy The Unz Review The Russians have decided there is no way to negotiate an end to this. No one will negotiate in good faith; therefore we must crush the enemy. And that’s what’s coming.” Colonel Douglas MacGregor (9:35 minute) Strictly speaking, we haven’t started anything yet.” Vladimir Putin The war in Ukraine is not […]

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A wish-list for the New Year

Saturday, December 31st, 2022

Malinda Seneviratne Landmark days, like the 1st of January and, more importantly for us in Sri Lanka, the Aluth Avurudda in the month of Bak (that’s April), are about renewal, discarding of hang-ups and errors, and a fresh page.  We are now done with 2015.  The year 2016 is ours to inhabit, revel in and decorate.  It is ours […]

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It is time to un-‘develop’ our minds

Saturday, December 31st, 2022

Malinda Seneviratne We are a few hours away from the year 2013.  The world has not ended and the signs are it will not.  Strangely, the end of the world sometime in late December was the most looked forward to event of the entire year, beating by a fair margin the Olympics, the US Presidential Election and […]

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Why a chain of limestone shoals between India and Sri Lanka has led to a political brawl

Saturday, December 31st, 2022

Nachiket Deuskar Courtesy Scroll.in The BJP opposes the Congress-backed alignment of the Sethusamudram shipping canal project, which would require dredging through the Ram Setu. Union minister Jitendra Singh’s statement in Parliament on the Ram Setu kicked off a political storm, with the Congress’ Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel saying last Saturday that the Bharatiya Janata Party must […]

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An open letter to all Sinhala politicians, particularly those representing the CP. Uva and Sabaragamuva PROVINCES.

Friday, December 30th, 2022

Dr Sudath Gunasekara(SLAS) Former Secretary to Prime Minister Mrs Sirimavao Bandaranayaka Gentlemen what have you done to the Kandyan Sinhala people, for 75 years since 1948, who protected this country for you and all of us, for 443 years from foreign enemies (1815-1948), other than closing down the only organization they had at least ‘to […]

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SINGING SRI LANKA’S NATIONAL ANTHEM IN TAMIL Part 4C

Friday, December 30th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS The singing of the national anthem in Tamil has led to two opposite reactions, for and against. There is also a conciliatory approach which said the Tamil version, could be sung in Tamil, in Tamil majority population area but when it comes to state and national functions it must be sung in Sinhala. […]

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Let’s unpack the query in ‘Tamil National Question’

Friday, December 30th, 2022

Malinda Seneviratne President Ranil Wickremesinghe has called all parties to get together and solve what he calls the ‘ethnic-problem’ that has remained ‘unresolved’ for decades. Meanwhile, parties that claim to represent ‘Tamil interests’ have put forward a set of demands: a) stop ‘land grabs in the Northern and Eastern Provinces by armed forces the state […]

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ANCIENT SRI LANKAN ENGINEERS AND ARTISANS

Friday, December 30th, 2022

By Dr Tilak S Fernando – Ceylon Today on 29 December 2022 This article is based on our forefathers, excellent engineers and artisans with exceptional skills. How many of our present generation is conversant with Sri Lanka engineers’ activities in the bygone years who have amazed the whole world? During the remarkable Parakramabahu reign, the […]

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Ambewela Milk not that sweet

Friday, December 30th, 2022

Dr Sarath Obeysekera When I read the news below when HE visited Ambewela farm and commented about the tremendous growth  Of course, they can grow when they milk” the nation by increasing the price of milk at will A liter of milk which was 160 Rs less than a year ago has gone up to […]

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Sri Lanka setps up its anti-dengue fight after fresh outbreak

Friday, December 30th, 2022

Courtesy La Prensa Latina Colombo, Dec 30 (EFE).- Sri Lanka stepped up its fight against dengue on Friday as the country recorded its highest number of infections since 2019, following a fresh outbreak in recent weeks. Health officials recorded over 75,000 dengue cases this year, more than double the number of infections from last year, […]

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India arrests IS member with connections to mastermind of Easter bombings in Sri Lanka

Friday, December 30th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News The National Investigation Agency of India arrested a member of terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS) who was in touch with the mastermind of Easter bombings in Sri Lanka Zahran Hashim, for his links with suspects in October 23 blast in Tamil Nadu.

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Ashu Marasinghe demands Rs. 1.5B in compensation from Hirunika and Adarsha

Friday, December 30th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Prof. Ashu Marasinghe, former advisor to President Ranil Wickremesinghe has sent a letter of demand claiming Rs.500 million and one billion rupees as damages from former Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra and Adarsha Karandana respectively for allegedly making a defamatory statement regarding him during a press conference held on December 23. This letter of […]

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CEB Tariff increase

Thursday, December 29th, 2022

Sugath Kulatunga Minister Kanchana Wijesekera insists on a CEB tariff hike in January of about 60% to 65%. Already there has been a steep increase of the electricity tariff and the proposed increase above the present increase will heap more burdens on the consumer who is finding it difficult to make ends meet. One cannot […]

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අපි මේ දෙස ඓතිහාසික දෘෂ්ටිකෝණයකින් විමසා බලමු.

Thursday, December 29th, 2022

අජිත් හේරත් ෆයිසර්- මොඩෙර්නා mRNA එන්නත් හෘදයරෝගවලින් සිදුවන මරණවලට හේතුවක්- බ්‍රිතාන්‍යයේ ප්‍රමුඛ හෘද රෝග විශේෂඥ අසීම් මල්හෝත්‍රා1976 දී ඌරු උණ එන්නත තහනම් කළේ එය විසින් එය ලබාගත් පුද්ගලයන් 100,000 කින් එක් අයෙකුට ගිලියාන් බැරේ සින්ඩ්‍රෝම්( Guillain-Barre syndrome) නම් ස්නායු රෝගයක් සැදීමට හේතුවන නිසා. 1999 දී රොටා වයිරස් එන්නත (Rotavirus Vaccine)තහනම් කළේ එය විසින් ළමුන් 10,000කින් […]

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NVQ – 3 කෙටි කාලීන පාඨමාලා සඳහා ආධුනිකයින් 3000 ක් බඳවා ගැනීමේ විශේෂ වැඩසටහන

Thursday, December 29th, 2022

යූ. එම්.සී.ජේ. කුමාර අංශ ප්‍රධානී (ප්‍රචාරක හා මාධ්‍ය) – නයිටා කර්මාන්තගත ආධුනිකත්ව පුහුණු ක්‍රමවේදය යටතේ NVQ – 3 කෙටි කාලීන පාඨමාලා සඳහා ආධුනිකයන් 3000 ක් බඳවා ගැනීමේ විශේෂ වැඩසටහනක් 2023 වසරේ ජනවාරි මස ජාතික ආධුනිකත්ව සහ කාර්මික පුහුණු කිරීම් අධිකාරිය (නයිටා)  මඟින් ක්‍රියාත්මක කෙරේ. දිවයිනේ දිස්ත්‍රික්ක 25 ම ආවරණය වන පරිදි රැකියා විරහිත තරුණ තරුණියන් […]

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ඉංග්‍රීසි නොදන්නා සේවාදායකයන් භාෂා වෙනස්කම් මත අභියාචනා අධිකරණවලදී අයුක්තියට ලක්වන ආකාරයට උදාහරණයක්

Thursday, December 29th, 2022

“නීතියේ සිංහල නුගමුල” එක්තරා අභියාචනා අධිකරණයක අභියාචනා නඩුවක් විභාග වෙමින් පැවති අතර, දෙපාර්ශවයේ නීතීඥවරු සහ විනිසුරුතුමන්ලා ඉංග්‍රීසි භාෂාවෙන් අභියාචනය විමසමින් සිටියේය. අභියාචකගේ නීතීඥවරයා දීර්ඝ වේලාවක් අධිකරණය අමතමින් සිටි අතර විනිසුරුතුමන්ලාගේ දෙනෙත් එක්වරම සේවාදායකයන් අසුන්ගන්නා පෙදෙස වෙත යොමු විය. සේවාදායකයන් අතරින් එක් අයෙක් අතක් ඔසවාගෙන නැගී සිටිනවා විනිසුරුතුමන්ලාගේ අවධානයට යොමු වී තිබුණි. එක් විනිසුරුවරයෙක් සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් […]

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Uzbekistan says 18 children die after consuming India-made syrup

Thursday, December 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana At least 18 children have died after consuming a syrup manufactured by Indian drugmaker Marion Biotech Pvt Ltd, Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Health says. The ministry said 18 of 21 children who took the Doc-1 Max syrup while suffering from an acute respiratory disease died after consuming it. It is marketed on the company’s […]

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Chairman of Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha and his brother remanded

Thursday, December 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Chairman of Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha, Siril Munasinghe and his elder brother, who were arrested and produced before the courts for allegedly stealing several lengths of GI pipes worth nearly Rs. 250,000, have been remanded in custody. At least 11 GI pipes which were intended for a community water project had been stolen last […]

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Student leader of Peradeniya Uni. arrested over assault on former VC

Thursday, December 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Former president of the students’ union of Peradeniya University has been arrested over the assault on Prof. Athula Senaratne. The arrest was made by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today. On December 22, Peradeniya Magistrate’s Court recently an order calling for the immediate arrest of Withanage. Meanwhile, the studentship of the current president […]

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SINGING SRI LANKA’S NATIONAL ANTHEM IN TAMIL Part 4B

Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS Sri Lanka Thaaye, the Tamil version of the Sri Lankan national anthem, is an exact translation of Sri Lanka Matha and is sung to the same tune, observed DBS Jeyaraj. Sri Lanka’s national anthem sings of patriotic praise to the country alone and not to any race, religion, caste, creed or community. Hence, […]

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නේපාල අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා ලෙස යළි තේරී පත්වූ පුෂ්ප කමල් දහාල් (Pushpa Kamal Dahal)මහතා වෙත අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා සුභ පැතුම් එක්කරයි

Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය නේපාල අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා ලෙස යළිත් පත්වීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් පුෂ්ප කමල් දහාල්  (Pushpa Kamal Dahal) මහතා වෙත ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ හෘදයාංගම සුභ පැතුම් එක් කරන බව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා සුභ පැතුම් සංදේශයක් යොමු කරමින් කියා සිටියි. දකුණු ආසියානු අසල්වැසියන් ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකාවත් නේපාලයත්  ගැඹුරු මිත්‍රත්වයෙන් හා සමීප සබඳතා තහවුරු කර  කරගනිමින්  වත්මන් […]

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Tucker “Gets It” – Putin Doesn’t Want American Missiles on His Border

Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

MIKE WHITNEY Courtesy The Unz Review Getting Ukraine to join NATO was the key to inciting war with Russia. We didn’t get it at the time. (But) Now it’s obvious. Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine because he didn’t want Ukraine to join NATO. Putin certainly had other motives as well; people always do, but that’s the main reason Russia […]

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The Whisperers of the Central Bank & UN Agencies in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

e-Con e-News ‘The USA is never going to pay its debts. It doesn’t have to. Its debts are in its own currency. The US can simply print it. The African debt is not in its currency. The African debt is in US dollars. Africa has to earn the US dollars. And the only way Africa […]

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A Parallel Mafia State, Mafia Judiciary, Mafia Media & Mafia Economists

Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

e-Con e-News e-Con e-News  11-17 December 2022 The bloody garrotting of the head of one of several ‘leading’ companies (financial, insurance, real-estate) on Thursday, found amidst the gothic crypts of Borella’s Kanatte – the country’s most expensive real-estate – will be just as quickly entombed and diverted by our mafia media.   No questions are being asked […]

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Destruction of priceless paddy lands

Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

Courtesy The Island An open letter to Director General of Agrarian Services I make reference to this subject, which is directly affecting the food security and safety, as well as the national security of our country in the future. Rice, being our citizens’ staple food over many centuries, plays an important role in our country’s […]

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Sri Lankan students arrive to pursue higher education

Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

Courtesy The Express Tribune ISLAMABAD: Twenty-six more Sri Lankan students have arrived in Pakistan to study in Pakistani universities at BS, MS and PhD levels under Allama Iqbal Scholarships for Sri Lankan Students. The students arrived at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, and Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore. These scholarships are part of the comprehensive educational […]

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IS member connected with Sri Lanka Easter bomber held for links with Coimbatore blast suspects: NIA

Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

By Neeraj Chauhan Courtesy Hindustan Times New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday arrested a member of terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS) who was in touch with the mastermind of 2019 Easter Day bombings in Sri Lanka, for his alleged links with suspects in the October 23 blast in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore New […]

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Marcos’ tale a key lesson for Gotabaya and clan

Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

By Dilrukshi Handunnetti Courtesy New Indian Ecpress Irrespective of where he makes his next home, Rajapaksa will have the Sword of Damocles hanging over his head, eluding a retreat from the prying eyes of the public. The year 2022 proved tumultuous for Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s eighth executive president. Here’s a man who was swept into […]

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6.8 billion dollars disregarded

Tuesday, December 27th, 2022

Sugath Kulatunga A witty decoding of the acronym NATO is ‘’no action talk only’. In our country there is not even talk on some critical and palpable issues which are writ large. A few weeks back a think tank of the Peradeniya University pointed out that with an expected annualised export income of $ 16.3 […]

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