Author Archive for Forum & Letters

KHUSHI ABORTION RISE IN SRI LANKA

Sunday, November 27th, 2022

By, Professor Dr. Nishan C. Wijesinha The use of KHUSHI Abortion Pill Kit in Sri Lanka has risen above an average of over ten thousand units, commencing from the first quarter of June 2022 to October 2022. The 2015 Presidential election manifesto, of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, offered a complete economic and development restructuring package, from […]

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Yohani: I have nothing against remakes, good way of making new generation hear old songs

Sunday, November 27th, 2022

By Rishabh Suri Courtesy Hindustan Times Singer Yohani, whose viral hit Manike Mage Hithe was used in the recent film Thank God speaks up on the recreation debate. Yohani shot to instant fame with Manike Mage Hithe, a Sri Lankan song, which currently holds more than 200 million views on YouTube. And even if we […]

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සිංහළ රාජ්‍ය භාශාව කිරීමේදී දෙමළ  ජනයාට විශේශිතව අබමල් රේණුවක අසාධාරණයක් සිදුවූවාද? 

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

චන්ද්‍ර අබේනායක සිංහළ භාශාව රාජ්‍ය භාශාව කිරීමෙන්  එවකට රටෙහි මුළු ජනග්‍රහණයෙන් 6% වැනි කුඩා කොටසක් පරිහරණය කල ඉංගිරිසි බස අභිබවා, 94% ක් වැනි ජනකොටසකට තම බසින් රජයත් සමග ගනුදෙනු කිරීමේ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදී මහඟු අවකාශය  තහවුරු විය. එමගින්  දෙමළ ජනයාට විශේශිතව අබමල් රේනුවක අසාධාරනයක් වූවාදැයි අභියෝගාත්මකව ප්‍රශ්ණ කල හැක.    නිදහසෙන් පසු ලංකාව පාලනය කිරීමේ ක්‍රියාදාමය කේදවාචකයක් […]

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Myanmar-Bangladesh’s growing trade and business ties in 2022 Year

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

Samina Akhter, A Dhaka, Bangladesh based author and columnist According to reports of pro-government media outlet of Myanmar, Global New light of Myanmar, Myanmar’s export has been surpassing imports in the cross-border trade with Bangladesh and 8,620.7 tonnes of exports to Bangladesh was estimated at US$10.733 million between April and October in the 2022-2023 financial […]

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Why does Myanmar, Bangladesh pursue military diplomacy?

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

Samina Akhter, A Dhaka, Bangladesh based author and columnist. After mortars landed in Bangladesh during attacks against the Arakan Army (AA) in Rakhine State, border soldiers from Bangladesh and Myanmar’s junta promised to mend bilateral ties on Sunday. The Rakhine region of Myanmar, which borders Bangladesh, has seen a number of airspace violations over the […]

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Ambassador of Sri Lanka symbolically receives donations from Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Bangkok At the Second handing over Ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai symbolically handed over cash donation of 14,000,000 Thai Baht (SLRS 135,398,986 ) from Royal Thai Government to Sri Lanka Ambassador and Permanent […]

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Indian envoy and Lankan culture minister discuss key Indian-aided projects

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, November 2: High Commissioner Gopal Baglay held two separate meetings with Vidura Wickramanayaka, Sri Lankan Minister of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs on the implementation of USD 15 million grant by the Government of India for the promotion of Buddhist ties and the functioning of the Jaffna Cultural Center (JCC) on Tuesday. […]

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Sunak’s Path to No. 10 may have begun in Ceylon

Monday, October 31st, 2022

By Rifat Halim Acres of newsprint have been devoted to Rishi Sunak’s rise. He is said to be the first Asian to occupy No. 10 Downing Street.  This is not correct. Asia begins with the Tigris river. Boris Johnson’s great grandfather was a Turkish politician. He should have been called Boris Kemal, as Johnson is […]

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One of the Greatest Speeches Ever | Steve Jobs

Monday, October 31st, 2022

Courtesy Motivation Ark Steve Jobs delivers an inspirational speech. Listen to the end for the most life changing quote of all-time. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you cannot achieve your dreams. You will be inspired and motivated to go out there and achieve your goals. I hope you all enjoy this motivational video. […]

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Can Bangladesh meet its longstanding commitment to advancing human rights through its victory over UNHRC membership?

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Samina Akhter An accomplishment for a nation is always winning an election in a global setting. The goal becomes greater significance when membership is granted by secret ballot to a respected international rights body like the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Bangladesh just won a record 160 votes in the Asia-Pacific area, defeating other […]

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ඓතිහාසික කුරුන්ධි විහාර පරිශළකය් ආර්ෂාාව තහවරු කර ගැනම

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

ගයන් ද කමල් කල්කම් – ‘ස්පර්’ සංවිධානය, වි්ෂකටෝරියා, ඕස්කේ ලියාව. බුද්ධ ශාසන, ආගමික හා සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු අමාතi විදුර වික්ර්මනායක මැතිතුමා,135, අනගාරික ධර්මපාල මාවත, කකාළඹ 07ගරු මැතිතුමනි,ඓතිහාසික කුරුන්ධි විහාර පරිශළකය් ආර්ෂාාව තහවරු කර ගැනමවසර 27කට වැඩි කාලය්ෂ ශ්රීෂ ලංකාකේ පළතිූපපය ඉහළ නැංවීමට, ක ෞමික අඛණ්ඩතාවය ආර්ෂාා කිරීමට සහ අපකග් ආර්ෂාක හමුදාවන්ට සහ යුද්ධකයන් පීඩාවට පත් දුප්පතුන්ට […]

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Why does Bangladesh need Saudi Arabia’s investment in the power and energy sector urgently?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

Samina Akhter With the aim of increasing bilateral trade and mutual economic cooperation, special attention must be paid to the ‘Middle East’. Bangladesh seeks cooperation in at least 12 sectors from the top ten countries of the Arab world or the Middle East to overcome the ongoing power and energy crisis, the impact of the […]

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Should Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and PM MBS visit Bangladesh along with India, Pakistan?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

Samina Akhter, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is expected to visit India and Pakistan next month, according to reports. The Saudi Crown Prince is likely to visit the two countries on November 14 while on his way to the G20 summit in Bali (Indonesia), reports quoting […]

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තමිල්නාඩු සෙබළු “සුරංගනීට මාළු ගෙනාවා” ගීතය ගයද්දී, නරේන්ද්‍ර මෝදි යුද්ධය ගැන කියයි (වීඩියෝ)

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

Lanka Lead News ඉන්දියාව පුරා ඊයේ(24) දීපවාලී උත්සව සැමරෙද්දී ඉන්දීය අගමැති නරේන්ද්‍ර මෝදි පාකිස්ථාන දේශ සිමාවේ පිහිටි කාගිල් හමුදාකඳවුරේ සෙබළුන් සමග දීපවාලී උත්සවය සැමරු බව වාර්තා වේ. එහිදී තමිල්නාඩුවේ සිට පැමිණ සිටි සෙබළු සුරංගනීට මාළු ගෙනාවා” සිංහල ගීතය ගයමින් අගමැතිවරයා සමග සතුටු වූ ආකාරය අගමැතිවරයාගේ නිල ට්විටර් ගිණුමට එක් කර තිබුණි. මෙම උත්සවයේ දී  ඉන්දීය […]

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How Sri Lankan-Kiwi writers are defying the odds and making their mark

Friday, October 21st, 2022

Chamanthie Sinhalage-Fonseka Courtesy Stuff Chamanthie Sinhalage-Fonseka is a Sri Lankan-born New Zealander based in Auckland, where she lives and works as a public relations consultant. OPINION: “Man wins top literary prize to convince parents he didn’t need to do medicine,” a Sri Lankan Aucklander tweeted in response to the announcement of this year’s Booker Prize winning author, Shehan Karunatilaka. […]

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ඍෂි ප්‍රවෘජාවෙන් පැවිදිවීම සහ මහා යෝග විද්‍යාව නම් PDF ග්‍රන්ථය.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Yoga Science ඍෂි ප්‍රවෘජාව යනු බුදුරජාණන් වහන්සේ පැවිදිවූ ස්වාධීන පැවිද්දයි. මෙය ලෝකයේ සදාකාලිකව ඇති පැවිද්දකි. බුදුරජාණන් වහන්සේ මෙන් නිදහසේ ශ්‍රමණ ධර්මය පිරීමට ඍෂි ප්‍රවෘජාව හොඳම තැනකි.ඍෂි ප්‍රවෘජාවෙන් පැවිදිවීමට කැමති අයට ඒ සඳහා මාර්ගය පෙන්වන පොතක් නිකුත්වී ඇත. මේ පොත අන්තර්ජාලයෙන් නොමිලේ download කරගත හැක. මෙගා බයිට් එකක PDF විද්‍යුත් පොතකි. මේ පොතේ නම: “ඍෂි ප්‍රවෘජාවෙන් […]

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New Mosque Openings in United States of America.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

By A. Abdul Aziz In Historic City Of Zion The Fifth Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad  inaugurated first Mosque in the city where a grand sign of the truth of Islam and of the Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (peace be upon him) came to pass over a century […]

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What Colour is Your Parachute?

Friday, October 14th, 2022

Capt Elmo Jayawardena A few years ago there was an extremely popular book in North America called What Colour is Your Parachute?”  It is a great book that all young people who leave universities from all parts of the planet should read. The contents wise up the reader what they need to do to get […]

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මේ අවනඩුව කාට කියන්නද?

Friday, October 14th, 2022

ලංකාවේ වෙනදේ මුලතිව් මහෙස්ත්‍රාත් ලබාදෙන තීන්දූ,. 2020/10/22 පුරාවිද්‍යා දේපාර්තමේන්තුවේ රාජකාරිය අඛණ්ඩව සිදුකරන්න. ..2022/07/14 සංරක්ෂණය වන ස්ථූපය ඇතුළු නිර්මාණ ඉවත් කරන්න,.. #නීතීපති දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව සහ පුරාවිද්‍යා අධ්‍යෂක ජෙනරාල්තුමා කරැණු පැහැදිලි කළ පසු,2022/07/19 ඔහු විසින් මීට පෙර ලබාදුන් නියෝගය (07/14) අත්හිටවූ අතර ඊට කලින් පැවති ආකාරයට වැඩකටයුතු සිදුකරන්න (එනම් 2020/10/22 ලබාදුන් තීන්දුව පරිදි කටයුතු කරන්න [පුරාවිද්‍යා දේපාර්තමේන්තුවට රිසි […]

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CONCEPT OF AN APPROACH TO ENCOURAGE EXPAT CONTRIBUTION TO SECURING AND IMPROVING FOREIGN RESERVES WITH EARNED FOREIGN CURRENCY ACCOUNTS AS NON-RESIDENT SRI LANKANS (With or without Dual Citizenship)

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Anjalika Silva – USA I.                     Purpose:  To examine all avenues available to find appropriate avenues to address the current foreign reserves crisis with the help of a ready resource of foreign earners as expats for a long-term relationship beneficial to the country and individuals who are a strength that has not been tapped while many […]

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Please UNITE and save the nation leaving petty differences aside!

Saturday, October 1st, 2022

Dr Priyanka Bandara Dear patriots, I have been trying to warn Sri Lankans for the last 2.5 years that there is a secret evil agenda of the world’s elite to destroy sovereign nations and establish a One World Government. This agenda is called the New World Order which has been operating through the World Economic […]

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REDUCTION OF CEB SALARIES BY 30%

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya It is not a secret that the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has never made any profits.  The public must always chip in by paying more taxes to cover their expenses by pumping money from the government coffers. Another generator at the Norochchole plant has been shut down, and social media is […]

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Subjugation, Looting, Bashing & More Looting?

Friday, September 23rd, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya Colonial subjugation is no secret to many in the Indian subcontinent, and Sri Lanka is no different. Talking about how much they have presumably looted from us is of no use now, after seven decades of independence. There are many numbers circulating on many social media platforms suggesting the wealth taken […]

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Is Suicide Endorsed in Buddhist Dogma?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya Taking one’s own life and or assisting another person to end his or her life has never been endorsed by the Buddha.If that is the clear teaching, how can someone dressed in robes and claiming to be a monk openly threatens the authorities with immolation if the electricity tariff for places of […]

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Bangladesh promotes military diplomacy for peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

Kamal Uddin Mazumder Dhaka Bangladesh As the Indo-Pacific region represents the world’s economic and strategic center of gravity, the Indian Ocean today is becoming the centerpiece of all geo-strategic play. So, Cooperation in the region is crucial to implementing the international community’s global agenda, including achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Major powers like the […]

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The Dutch Burghers’ identity crisis under British rule  

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia   Colombo, September 19: In 1796, the British took over Ceylon from the Dutch after a brief military operation launched from Madras. The change in regime put the White Dutch and people of mixed Dutch-Ceylonese blood (called Dutch Burghers) in a quandary. They wondered what their position would be under the new dispensation. […]

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Ahmadi Muslims express sadness at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

by A. Abdul Aziz – Chairman, Press & Media Desk, AMJSL Prayers Offered for Her Majesty’s Extraordinary Life of Service The members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK, are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.  We mourn her loss and stand united with the nation, and the rest of […]

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Hotline to inquire about obtaining electric vehicle permits

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Labour and Foreign Employment has introduced three telephone numbers for obtaining information, including a hotline number to refer problems related to obtaining electric vehicle import permits under the recently introduced initiative of allowing Sri Lankan migrant workers remitting money through formal channels to import an electric vehicle. Accordingly, the necessary […]

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The yesteryear request for education reforms made in the 80’s

Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Professor Dr. Nishan C. Wijesinha (Sarasota) I can recall back to when Mr. Wickremesinghe was made the Minister of Education on 14 February 1980; where Mr. Wickremesinghe promised educational reforms. We were then studying for our A/L’s at STC Mount; and all of us with the O/L batch sent a communique requesting that O/L curriculum […]

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Significance of Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming India visit

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Dr Arpita Hazarika  Gauhati University, Assam, India After almost three years, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is going to Delhi again on a state visit on September 5. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit is very significant in India-Bangladesh bilateral relations. The Modi government also wants to give special importance to this visit. Because in the […]

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