Author Archive for Dr M D P DISSANAYAKE

SRI LANKA CRICKET – FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

By M D P DISSANAYAKE The image of Sri Lanka as a leading cricket playing nation is now heavily bruised.  The team cannot go down any further   the cricket lovers no longer consider Sri Lankan team as competitive.  The team in the past was not balanced.  If the batters deliver goods, then bowlers fail and […]

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PART 2 -POOR DECISION MAKING OF SLC-WRONG TIME TO BRING PAY DISPUTE – PLAYERS WERE DISTRACTED-PSYCHOLOGY STRENGTH DESTROYED

Sunday, July 4th, 2021

By M D P DISSANAYAKE 2021 cricket calendar  is quite challenging for all teams.  Sri Lanka has a busy schedule  as well.   SLC  started cost cutting  at the wrong time with the wrong people, the players.  The cost cutting should have been undertaken without disturbing the morale of the professional players.  There are far too […]

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POOR DECISION MAKING OF SLC-WRONG TO DROP DIMUTH AND PROMOTE KUSAL MENDIS -10 COACHES IN 10 YRS HIGHEST IN THE WORLD-NEED A NEW MINISTER OF SPORTS

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Since 2010 Sri Lanka had 10 world class Head Coaches, whilst India had 5, England and Australia 4 each, South Africa and New Zealand 3 each and Pakistan only 2.  We hired the world best with lucrative expatriate terms to Dave Whatmore, Tom Moody, Micky Arthur, Chandika Hathurusinhe, Trevor Bayliss, […]

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CARDINAL MALCOLM RANJITH’S EXPLOSIVE ANGER AGAINST FORMER PRESIDENT MAITHREEPALA SIRISENA

Monday, April 5th, 2021

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has already judged and found  that the former President of Sri Lanka Mr Maithreepala Sirisena guilty for the crimes committed on Good Friday in Sri Lanka.  He has thus surpassed the King Kekille of yesteryears.  By his explosive speech at St Anthony;s Church  at ,Kochchikade, Kotahena, he […]

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HALF-YEARLY PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CABINET AND STATE MINISTERS

Friday, February 19th, 2021

By M D P DISSANAYAKE (FCMA-UK, CPA-Aust), CGMA, PhD) The President Gotabaya team has been on the job since September  last year, with a new Parliament.  Their tasks, activities, funding and target time lines have been  gazetted and explained at length. BEST AND WORST PERFORMERS: From the public eye, apart from the President and Prime […]

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SRI LANKA NEED TO DECLARE EMEREGENCY AND LOCKDOWN IMMEDIATELY

Friday, February 12th, 2021

By M D P DISSANAYAKE The numbers of positive Covid cases have increased rapidly during past 2 months.   We are fast reaching 1000 positives cases per day within next week or two. The resources of health authorities  have been stretched to near break-down levels.  The public co-operation for the adherence of health and safety guidelines […]

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EASTER ATTACK PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION REPORT SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN TO CARDINAL MALCOLM RANJITH or MALWATTE MAHANAYAKE

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

BY M D P DISSANAYAKE The Cardinal is quite openly playing politics.   He plan to sit on judgement to determine the list of accused, if the accusers earmarked by the Cardinal are not listed, he will reject the Report outright.  He is behaving like King Kekille.  The Attorney General is determined to bring in the […]

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RESTLESS POLITICIANS ON BOTH SIDES DUE TO UPCOMING COURT CASES!

Monday, February 8th, 2021

By M D P DISSANAYAKE There are several  high profile cases  involving current and former  politicians scheduled to be heard  beginning this month.  In addition, there are also several Presidential/Prime Ministerial Commissions findings  where public looking forward  for punishment for wrongdoers and relief for aggrieved parties.  In the past, the recommendations of the Commissions appointed […]

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BRING IN IMMEDIATE LEGISLATION TO NATIONALIZE HAMBAMTHOTA PORT AND ENCOURAGE / PROTECT FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTORS ON NEW PROJECTS

Saturday, January 30th, 2021

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Sri Lanka has gone to the extreme of free market economy. As a result, there had been a net outflow of foreign exchange and rapid depreciation of Rupee.  Sri Lanka has continued Late President Jayawardene’s  Open Economy and most recently former Prime Minister has transferred Hambanthota Port  to China as […]

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“UMPIRES CALL” RUINED ENGLAND SERIES FOR SRI LANKA!

Monday, January 25th, 2021

By M D P DISSANAYAKE The series against England was umpired by world renowned our own Kumar Dharmasena with not to renowned Ruchira Palliyaguru.  Throughout the series, the UMPIRES CALL” haunted Sri Lanka. The two umpires were far too strict for the Sri Lankans, perhaps unwilling to be seen and criticised bias against England.  But […]

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RELATIVELY UNHEARD SRI LANKAN BUDDHIST MONKS HONOURED BY KING OF THAILAND/MYANMAR

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

By M D P DISSANAYAKE The first Sri Lankan Buddhist monk honoured by the King of Thailand  awarding the status of Aggamaha Panditha ( meaning Chief Great Scholar) was none other than the former Vice Chancellor of Vidyalankara University Ven Polwatte Buddhadatta Thera.  He has made valuable contribution to Buddhism and wrote series of books […]

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WHAT WAS JAISHANKAR’s AGENDA? SRI LANKA ECONOMIC RECOVERY FROM MINUS 3.9% (2020) TO POSITIVE 3.3% (2021) SHOULD NOT BE TARNISHED WITH FAILURE TO SCRAP 13A

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

By M D P DISSANAYAKE 1.PRESS CONFERENCE OUTBURSTS BY INDIAN MINISTER: The BJP  government need to recognize  the rights of  majority Sinhalaese in the same spirit as they recognize the   rights of Hindus of India. Compared with the Congress Party, it is hoped BJP will review its foreign policy in future dealings with the new […]

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SCRAP 13A AS A PRECURSOR TO THE NEW CONSTITUTION

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021

By M D P DISSANAYAKE The appointment of Mr Milinda Moragoda as High Commissioner for India met with strong reactions from certain sections of buddhist monks and majority Sinhalese.  Naturally, a person who has been looking for fortunes and power by switching his loyalty from UNP to SLFP  and then to Pohottuwa ought to face […]

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LETS SPIN PROTEAS IN THE 2ND TEST ON 3.1.21.

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021

By M D P DISSANAYAKE The Centurian Park was famous for fast bowling attack. Yet Wanindu Hasaranga of Sri Lanka grabbed 4 wickets at 3.80 economy rate.   The absence of a second front line spinner was clearly the weakness of Sri Lankan cricket team.    The South Africans are more acclimatized  for  fast bowling, their key […]

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WHY SURANGA LAKMAL SENT TO SOUTH AFRICA? ASANTHA DE MEL MUST BE REPLACED

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Surangal Lakmal by far the best fast bowler Sri Lanka ‘s squad.  We  did not play the practise match before the first test. According to our Head Coach, Lakmal will play the second test, if he  pass the fitness test.  Sri Lankan Cricket says Lakmal sustained an injury during regular […]

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COVID 3RD WAVE SPREADING FAST. SRI LANKA SHOULD NOT OPEN AIRPORT FOR TOURISTS! – CASE FOR IMMEDIATE LOCKDOWN NOW!

Monday, December 21st, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE It seems large sums of funds spent by all governments to combat Covid has not produced the beneficial results.  Average persons continue to disregard the health warnings and put lives at risk.  To attract tourists $, Sri Lanka and its Tourism Minister is planning to open the Airports on the […]

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IN A “HATE SPEECH” HIS HOLYNESS CARDINAL MALCOLM RANJITH THREATEN GOVERNMENT WITH 7.4% RELIGIOUS GROUP!

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE The Head of Catholics in Sri Lanka has issued a stern warning to the Sri Lankan Government that the government will be handed over to an alternative group if the current regime fail to punish the culprits of the Easter attack.   This is a serious threat to overthrow the current […]

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DID GOVERNMENT PROVIDE AMMUNITION TO TROUBLE MAKERS OF 20A? NEW CONSTITUTION NOT NEEDED!

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE During both Presidential and General Elections, the main promise was to scrap 19A.  Rarely we heard a counter view that some of the conditions will be retained.   The public would have been suspicious as to which articles would be retained requiring the SLPP  to provide an explanation.  The strategy to […]

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BASIL RAJAPAKSE FOR THE ROLE OF “MINISTER WOP”-WIMAL HAS DEMONSTRATED HIS DISLOYALTY

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE First year of President Gotabaya Rajapakse is almost coming to an end. Firstly he had to work without a parliament, then Covid 19 followed by 19A, The poor performers of the government in the first year had a field day during the period without parliament.  Then these inefficient Ministers used […]

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VOLKSWAGEN UNITY FOR 19A – WILL THE WHEELS FALL APART WHEN 13A DABATED? Is it fear for 20A or fear for BASIL?

Friday, October 9th, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara  (V) expressed views openly against Mr Gotabaya Rajapakse seeking nomination for the Presidency.  His main argument at that time was  that the democracy will be threatened if military men occupy top roles in the country.  Minister Wimal Weerawansa (W) was in the forefront to bring the military […]

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WHY CARDINAL MALCOLM RANJITH PRESSING PANIC BUTTON?

Monday, October 5th, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE In regard to last year Easter Sunday terror attacks, the President Gotabaya Rajapakse has initiated two separate bodies to investigate the incident. The traditional investigations by the Colombo Crime Division, Criminal Investigation Department and the Terrorism Investigation Department  combined to nail down the culprits, so far it is reported more […]

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DID LEGISLATURE “INTEND” TO BY-PASS THE DETERMINATIONS OF THE JUDICIARY ON 19A? WHY 20A IS NEEDED?

Saturday, September 26th, 2020

M D P DISSANAYAKE Sri Lanka is known as a notorious country for changing its Constitution.  There were claims that Ceylon cannot be developed under the Soulbury Constitution, until Art. No. 29 was amended and scrap the Senate and Rights of Appeal to the Privy Council of England . When Late Mr Lew Kwan Yew […]

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SHOULD PRESIDENT SURRENDER TO GEVINDU KUMARATUNGA, PREMARATNE DOLAWATTE, VASUDEWA, WIMAL, DAYASIRI and few Buddhist Monks?

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE The Vision Statement  issued by Mr Gotabaya Rajapakse,  had received overwhelming approval of the general public.  Then Mr Mahinda  Rajapakse faced the General Election without a new Vision Statement, but committed to comply with that of the elected  President. Now there are several  brickbats attempting to drive their own personal […]

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HOT DIP GALVANIZING OF EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY THROUGH 20A TO PREVENT RUSTING AND CORROSION

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE,  ( FCMA, CPA, CGMA, PhD) The 43 page draft amendment No.20 for the constitution is now in the public domain.  Most of us thought the amendment might be couple of pages, as there was not enough time from the date of general election to draft an elaborate amendment. Surprisingly, The […]

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DR WIJEDASA RAJAPAKSE-A PROFESSIONAL OR SPOILED MAN?

Friday, August 14th, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Dr Wijedasa Rajapakse no doubt is an ambitious man. But he has also resisted requests from Yahapalana gang to put GR in jail.   WR is a self-made man.  He usually has his own agenda. WR is not a good listener. I have doubts that he will be able to work […]

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SLPP GOVERNMENT MUST SOLVE BREAD AND BUTTER ISSUES FIRST BEFORE ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES

Monday, August 10th, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Sri Lankans have once again endorsed the Rajapakse Regime, westerners notoriously defined as Rajapakse Family Dynasty. Bandaranaike Dynasty, Nehru Dynasty, Kennedy Dynasty did not last very long.  The  Rajapakses have laid eggs on a wide spectrum of the island, perpetual succession by these rulers are here to stay.  Many anti-Sri […]

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WIMAL WEERAWANSA’S JATHIKA NIDAHAS PERAMUNA TO PLAY A MAJOR ROLE-SLFP TO BECOME A MINOR PARTY-BASIL RAJAPAKSE’s ELEVATION DISTINCT POSSIBILITY!

Friday, July 31st, 2020

BY M D P DISSANAYAKE The current trends in Sri Lanka politics are expected  to change the status of established political parties relegated to distinct defeat whilst some of the minor parties emerging to be a fighting force. The oldest political party of Sri Lanka, UNP will lose its status as a major party.  Newly […]

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GENERAL ELECTION OF SRI LANKA – FORECAST FOR AUGUST 2020-SLPP TO SECURE 2/3 MAJORITY

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE The election to be held on 5 August 2020 on all counts appear to be a lack lustre event.  The Sri Lankans are generally used to massive media campaigns, bill boards, cut-outs and public rallies accommodating hundreds of thousands of supporters.  These campaigns have energised the political parties and its […]

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AUSTRALIAN STATE OF VICTORIA VIRTUALLY ISOLATED –FAILURES OF FEDERALISM AND LACK OF CENTRAL LEADERSHIP!

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE In Australian State of Victoria, Roving Testing Squads and government Health Door Knockers are  making surprise checks in homes, similar to the campaign started long time ago in Sri Lanka. Many returning inter-state travellers are refusing to undergo Covid 19 Tests, as it is not mandatory, unlike in Sri Lanka […]

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ELECTION COMMISSION OF SRI LANKA IS PLAYING GAMES

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

By M  D  P DISSANAYAKE The Election Commission was back to the wall after the Supreme Court decision.   No doubt its members were disappointed.   Now the EC is ostensibly trying to curry favour the  President.   The Health Department Guidelines on the Covid19 to hold the elections were discussed at length and agreed.  The Covid 19 […]

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