Author Archive for Forum & Letters

Inaugural Flight To Kushinagar Cements Eternally Binding Buddhist Indo-Lanka Bond

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

By Sugeeswara Senadhira Courtesy Eurasia Review One of the temple murals by Solis Mendis; Sri Lankan gift to Kushinagar International Airport. (The Hindu) An inaugural flight between Colombo and India’s newest international airport Kushinagar landed on October 20 to mark the official opening of the airport by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The flight carried […]

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Banning Cattle Slaughter.

Friday, October 8th, 2021

By Lakshman I. Keerthisinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today If slaughter houses had glass walls the whole world would be vegetarian” – Linda McCartney-US Musician and Photographer PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, few months back submitted a proposal to ban cattle slaughter in Sri Lanka. The Parliamentary Group of the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) approved the Prime Minister’s proposal. […]

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Old Ceylon – An Elegy

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Aegle Creations A visual poem using old imagery of Sri Lanka, then known as ‘Ceylon’. Original poem by Thivanka R. Perera about the gradual breakdown of traditional Sri Lankan society following numerous foreign invasions and infighting.

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Undermine SL’s Covid and Economic Recovery

Saturday, September 25th, 2021

Dr. Chula Rajapakse. MNZM FRCP/FRACP Wellington,NZ Dear Editor,   I just viewed a  a video received via social media showing seemingly a challenge of a lady in Jaffna by the police and the sudden appearance of a lawyer, clearly positioned in advance to be handy,  confronting the police with an allegation of extra judicial action .The […]

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What it’s like being a woman tuk-tuk driver in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

As told to ZINARA RATHNAYAKE Courtesy Rest of World Nangahami Premawathi is a 61-year-old single mother of three school-age children. She has been driving a tuk-tuk for PickMe, a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app, and for Uber, for four years. She also delivers food and packages.  In 2019, the latest year for which data is available, only 17,368 Sri Lankan women […]

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A response to Bishop of the Diocese of Galle, Rev. Dr. Raymond Wickremasinghe

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Rudra de Zoysa. “Bishop of the Diocese of Galle, Rev. Dr. Raymond Wickremasinghe told a virtual congregation that the conscience of those responsible for the Easter Sunday carnage would never be at peace and it would haunt them eternally.” Dear Dr. Wickremasinghe, You have confounded and mystified many clear-thinking persons. Those responsible are already enjoying […]

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Americans Attempt to Force Their way into Sri Lanka Through the Backdoor

Sunday, September 19th, 2021

By Marcus Aurelius A moot point was made by the Sri Lanka Study Circle on 15 Sep 21, in its piece about Mahinda ‘Walking the Plank’, suggesting that America is attempting to force its way into Sri Lanka through the backdoor. The point made is alarming, considering that neither the Government nor the Opposition seems […]

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Priyanka Chopra sharing ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ was “crazy” – Yohani tells NDTV

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News The song ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ sung by Yohani de Silva has been viewed more than 110 million times on YouTube. With the song becoming a sensational hit in India, the Indian NDTV channel held an interview with her today (18) Yohani, in the interview with NDTV, said that Priyanka Chopra sharing her […]

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The magic of ‘Manike Mage Hithe’

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Written by Varsha Sriram | Courtesy The Indian Exprewss A Sri Lankan song that is viral on Instagram has spawned covers in several regional languages in India. A look at what has made the Sinhala song so popular Since its release, this version of ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ has not only become one of the most popular […]

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Sri Lankan song ‘Manake Mage Hithe’ goes viral in India; Tiger Shroff, Madhuri Dixit-Nene groove to hit track

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Courtesy The First Post Megastar Amitabh Bachchan joined in the fun, sharing a hilarious video that superimposes the Singhala track over a dance scene from the movie KaaliaFP TrendingSeptember 14, 2021 16:42:58 IST Screengrab from Instagram Music has always cut across geographical boundaries, with the latest example being the Sri Lankan hit song Manike Mage […]

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Obituary – Syed Taalay Ahmed

Monday, September 13th, 2021

by A. Abdul Aziz Ahmadiyya Khalifa His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad in his Friday Sermon delivered on 3rd September said that recently, a very dear life-devotee, Syed Taalay Ahmed (31) was martyred in Ghana, Africa. Ahmadiyya Head expressed his own love and admiration for Syed Taalay Ahmad too in the sermon. He said: He […]

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මාස තුනකින් රටම ආදරය කරන ප්‍රභූවරයකු මිය යනවා.. ප්‍රබල චරිත දෙකක් ලෙඩ ඇඳට… රට හොල්ලපු කටක් ඇති අයෙකුට දරුණු රෝගයක්..- ගෝතමී මෙහෙණිය

Monday, September 6th, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් තවත් මාස තුනක් ඇතුළත රටම ආදරය කරන ප්‍රභූවරයකු ජීවිතයෙන් සමුගන්නා බව පල්ලේකැලේ ගෝතමී විහාරයේ ප්‍රධාන කම්මට්ඨාචාරිනී ගෝතමී මෙහෙණින් වහන්සේ පවසති. එමෙන්ම හිතාගන්නවත් බැරි ප්‍රබල චරිත දෙකක් ලෙඩ ඇඳට වැටෙන බවද තවත් ප‍්‍රභූවරයෙක් දරුණු රෝගයකින් අසරණ වනු ඇති බවත්  රට හොල්ලපු කටක් ඇති අයෙකුටද දරුණු රෝගයක් වැලදෙනු ඇති බවත් මෙහෙණින් වහන්සේ කියා […]

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Structural Changes Needed For Sri Lanka’s Economic Emancipation – A Cambridge professor of Economics of South Korean Extract Explains How Such Korea Did It Delivering Oration at. 71st Anniversary Commemoration of the Sri Lanka Central bank

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM FRCP/FRACP The above wonderful oration from the learned Cambridge Professor of South Korean extract,  high lighted clearly the importance of protecting infant industries and ventures  till they grow to maturity just like a parent protects a child till maturity before exposing  them to the turbulence of the real world economies. He […]

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“Take pride in modesty” – An address to Ahmadi Ladies by Ahmadiyya Supreme Head.

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

By A. Abdul Aziz. (The Gist of the Address by the Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community the Fifth Khalifah (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivered for the Ahmadi Ladies, on UK Convention 2019 – the gist of which as below) In the beginning, Ahmadiyya Supreme Head recited the verse of the Holy Qur’an […]

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WATCH: “Honestly Manike.. playing in loop whole night”, Amitabh Bachchan shares “Incredible Sri Lankan song”

Sunday, August 15th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia August 15 (NewsWire) – Bollywood Actor Amitabh Bachchan shared a perfect audio-video mix of his song from Kalia, Jahan teri ye nazar hai” with the raging Sri Lankan track Manike Mage Hithe”. Amitabh Bachchan said that the video was edited by his granddaughter Navya Naveli and he loved it. Manike Mage Hithe” is a track […]

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Sri Lankan teenager builds solar-powered tuk-tuk from scraps

Sunday, August 15th, 2021

Courtesy BBC A 15-year-old from Sri Lanka has spent his Covid lockdown building a solar-powered tuk-tuk. The best part is that Suntharalingam Piranawan used scraps for his homemade vehicle – and it works. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-58192468 Video by BBC Sinhala’s Suneth Perera.

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Current Covid Spike In Sri Lanka Started On 25th of July ,Two Weeks After Start Date Of Teachers Udghoshana Demonstration – Evidence of Cause Of Present Spike – “The Opposition Inspired Super Spreader Udghoshana Pokura”

Friday, August 13th, 2021

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM FRCP/FRACP Dear Editor, I am writing in absolute frustration & anger on watching parliamentarian Mudgibur Rahman blaming the government for the present spike in incidence of Covid in Sri Lanka claiming that it was because of the delay in securing vaccine because it wasted time chasing a ‘Paniya’ without placing orders of vaccines.Nothing is […]

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More Than 125,000 People Join The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

By A. Abdul Aziz 55th Annual Convention (Jalsa Salana) UK concludes with an inspirational address by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad If governments and leaders do not understand their responsibilities, particularly with regards to warfare and conflicts, and if they do not fulfil the rights of others, I fear the onset of an unthinkable global war, the […]

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Give some comforts to the sick citizens

Saturday, August 7th, 2021

Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, , Dehiwela Letter to the editor: Give some comforts to the sick citizens We hear and see the absolute destitute situation of the patients in the hospitals. Will it be too much to ask the government to think of alternative arrangements? We see very sick people, mildly sick people, and even […]

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Ahmadiyya Khalifa delivers a faith-inspiring address from the Ahmadi Ladies marquee at UK Convention 2021

Saturday, August 7th, 2021

By A. Abdul Aziz On the second day of U.K. Convention (7th August), Ahmadiyya Khalifa Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivered an address for the Ahmadi Ladies, the gist of which as below: Ahmadiyya Khalifa said: Nowadays, such a notion of so-called freedom has taken hold in the name of enlightenment, which, rather than ensuring enlightenment, […]

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British Muslims Come Together for First Time since COVID Restrictions at UK’s largest Islamic Convention

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at – Sri Lanka. According to our Press Department U.K., thousands of British Muslims will gather together for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic for the UK’s longest running Islamic conference. Ahmadi Muslims from across the UK will descend on the 200-acre Oakland […]

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Why this punishment for our senior citizens?

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

Dr.Reffai Dehiwala Why is that the citizens are expected to stand in mile long queues whiel waiting for the vaccination? Aren’t we civilized enough to have better system for these people. Specially since the army, well trained in discipline is supervising the project and most fo the people standing in the hot sun, and moving […]

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Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Holds Historic Meeting with Ahmadi Muslims from ‘Land of the Prophets’

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

By A. Abdul Aziz  God-willing, one day will come when the Muslim Ummah, under the flag of the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him), will enter the Holy Ka’aba.” – Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad On 5 June 2021, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad […]

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Righteousness – The True Essence of Sacrifice

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

By A. Abdul Aziz. If we tread upon the path of righteousness and continue to bow down before Allah the Almighty, then certainly the help and succour of Allah the Almighty will be with us.” – Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor […]

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Hajj Festival.

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

By A. Abdul Aziz. Eid-ul-Azha marks the completion of the pilgrimage to Mecca by Muslims from multifarious nations of the world on the tenth day of the Islamic month Zul Haj. It is obligatory to bring the pilgrimage to a successful termination with the sacrifice of an animal. Like prayer and fasting, the performance of pilgrimage […]

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සූම් අධිකරණ‍ය සහ ඉස්මතු කරගත යුතු අපේ කම

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

ෂම්මි උයනගේ (පරිගණක විද්‍යා විශේෂවේදී – කොළඹ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය) පරිගණක මෘදුකාංග ඉංජිනේරු කොරෝනා වසංගත තත්වය හමුවේ අධිකරණ කටයුතු ඉදිරියට පවත්වාගෙනයාම සඳහා සූම් තාක්ෂණය භාවිතා කිරීම සම්බන්ධව මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන් මහතා විසින් ලියන ලද ලිපියක් ලංකා වෙබ් අඩවියෙහි පළ වී තිබුණි (එම ලිපිය සඳහා මෙතනින් පිවිසෙන්න). සූම් ආයතනයේ අයිතිකරු වන චීනයේ උපත ලද අවුරුදු 50ක් වයසැති එරික් […]

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Duets Of Madhuba & Dilip Kumar Superhit Songs | Superhit Hindi Purane Gaano Ka Collection

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

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Solutions to Internet problem of rural school children and a solution to prevent elephant attacks on villagers

Sunday, July 4th, 2021

Aloysius Hettiarachchi. Lack of signals for internet It has been announced today that by August this year Elon Musk’s company will be providing internet coverage to the whole world except the polar regions. Why not the Ministry of Education or the Digital Technology Minister talk to the relevant company and arrange to provide this facility […]

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Kind or Vicious

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

viraj kithsiri I happened to listen to a video interview recently of a popular artist in the film industry. Anyone can listen to this which in the public domain. A particular incident she describes vividly in the interview took my attention above all. She had met with a road traffic accident & a kind three-wheel […]

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DR IFTIKHAR AYAZ KBE; OBE – RECEIVES QUEEN’S MEDAL FOR HUMANITARIAN SERVICE.

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

by A. Abdul Aziz. In appreciation of Sir Iftikhar Ayaz’s Humanitarian service he has been awarded the Queen’s medal for Humanitarian Service. This Medal was approved by Her Majesty in 2020 especially for her Realms. Sir Iftikhar Ayaz has been dedicatedly serving Humanity for decades. He received almost 40 awards. Dr. Iftikhar Ayaz O.B.E (Officer […]

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