Author Archive for Forum & Letters

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

Captain Music

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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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An address by Ahmadiyya Head.

Monday, June 14th, 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 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France on 8th October 2019. The event was attended by over 80 dignitaries and guests, including diplomats, politicians, academics and the representatives of […]

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The obnoxious political interference and claims

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Laksiri Warnakula   One boasts; how well the nation-wide vaccination programme is going. And then we have another, who tried to get in the way of health officials at a vaccination centre, demanding that the chit-bearers coming from him be given priority over the rest of the ordinary people in waiting (The editorial of the Island […]

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Joint Statement: We are stronger together, please help!

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Sri Lankan Canadian Action Coalition Inc JOINT STATEMENT: June 03 2021   We are pleased to announce that the following Sri Lankan-Canadian organizations have joined as a united front to fight a Superior court case against the Ontario law on Tamil Genocide Education Week.    Sri Lankan Canadian Action Coalition (SLCAC) Canadian Sri Lankan Center […]

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BANDULA JAYASEKERA – AN APPRECIATION

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Asoka Yapa  As a resident of Canada for over 50 years I have seen perhaps more than my share of Ceylon/Sri Lanka diplomatic representation in Ottawa and Toronto. It is said that career officers make better envoys than political appointees but, in my experience, this is not always the case. Vernon Mendis, part of the […]

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Sri Lanka’s burning cargo ship on track to become its ‘worst environmental disaster’

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

By Helen Regan and Sophie Jeong, Courtesy CNN (CNN)A huge cleanup operation was underway for a sixth day in Sri Lanka Tuesday after a container ship laden with chemicals caught fire 12 days ago, inundating the country’s western coastline with microplastic pollution and potentially hazardous waste.Sri Lankan environmentalists said it is one of the worst ecological disasters in […]

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Family of Sri Lankan woman still pressing for disclosure

Sunday, May 30th, 2021

By RYUICHI KITANO/ Senior Staff Writer courtesy Asahi Shimbun  Wayomi Sandamali, right on the front row, and her sister Poornima, to her right, at a gathering to remember their sister, Wishma, at Tsukiji Hongwanji temple in Tokyo on May 29. (Rei Kishitsu) The sisters of a 33-year-old Sri Lankan woman who died while being held […]

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A wolf in a sheep’s clothing? The suspicious case of Brother Charles

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

By Vaisrawana I started writing the following as a casual comment on C. Wjeyawickrema’s බ්‍රදර් චාල්ස් තෝමස්ගේ <දහම් පහන> හා සිංහල බුද්ධාගම/May 24, 2021.But it became longer than originally intended. So here it is offered to my fellow readers as a separate column. Please see if you can agree with observations. This is just a […]

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Japanese Officials Ignore a Dying Woman’s Cries for Help

Monday, May 24th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A Sri Lankan student, detained by the Japanese immigration begged to be released to a hospital for medical care. But, the officials refused. They thought she pretended to be ill to avoid deportation. She died on March 6, 2021 alone in her cell. Protesters holding up pictures of Wishma during a […]

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Plan International accused of abandoning children in Sri Lanka exit

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

Karen McVeigh Courtesy The Guardian (UK) Children’s charity faces claims it failed vulnerable children and misled donors after shutting down activities in the country One of the world’s largest children’s rights charities has admitted it made a number of mistakes” when it left Sri Lanka abruptly last year, amid accusations it had misled the public and donors […]

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USLA Ranaviru Commemoration Meeting 19th May 2021 , Lak Madura, Tawa, Wellington NZ Dr.Chula Rajapakse MNZM USLA Spokespersons Address

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

Dr, Chula Rajapakse MNZM Spokesperson, USLA I am deeply grateful to have been offered this opportunity to contribute to this years USLA commemoration , as I have done in the previous 10 years since 2010. As before , we remember the Ranaviru, every single one of them that contributed to liberating Sri lanka from three […]

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Hemasiri Perera – A true renunciant though a layman -Appreciation

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

Senaka Samarasinghe Hemasiri Perera is among the few people with extraordinary qualities I have met in my life. He was a practising Buddhist and I would call him a true renunciant though a layman. I came to know Mr. Perera in Winnipeg, Canada where he migrated with his loving wife Prema to spend their retirement […]

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The ‘smart and cheeky’ Aboriginal boy teaching Australia a lesson

Sunday, May 9th, 2021

By Vibeke Venema BBC News A documentary about a 10-year-old Aboriginal boy’s experience in school, In My Blood It Runs, has reignited a debate about Australia’s failure to give indigenous children a good education and a fair start in life. “Listen carefully,” the teacher tells the class. “This one isn’t a story, this is information, […]

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Why Melbourne is called, “Little Ceylon”

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

By Dr harold Gunatillake-FRCS,FICS,FIACS,AM(Sing),MB,BS (Cey) –Health editor Hoppers described as the love-child of a crepe & crumpet. It has become a very popular street food in Sri Lanka, in big towns and rural areas. It is now considered as a special ‘super staple food’ When Australia opened doors for Southern Asians in the late fifties […]

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‘HUMAN RIGHTS’ AND ECOLOGICAL CRISIS IN SRI LANKA

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

Prof. Asoka Bandarage The recent UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution A/HRC/46/L.1/Rev.1 of March 16 has brought extensive charges against Sri Lanka over alleged human rights violations, but is arguably seriously flawed. Opportunistic and strategic use of human rights by the western powers to maintain hegemony continually ignore violations of the rights of nature and […]

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Colambage Interview with Conflict Zone – Tim Sebestian Continues to Orchestrate The Complex Web of Deceit and Deception Against Sri Lanka

Friday, April 2nd, 2021

Chula Rajapakse Largely a good response against a case built on the foundations of the allegation of an uneacceptably large civilian casualty rate of 40000 or over in the last few weeks of the war, being led  & peddled by Uk and US against the reporting of their own embassies in Colombo at that time. […]

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පාස්කු කොමිසම පරීක්ෂණයක් පැවැත්වීමට නිර්දේශ කල මරාගෙන මැරුණු ජමීල්ගේ මාමාව ඇමති කෙහෙළිය ගුවන් විදුලි සංස්ථාට පත්කරලා.

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම Colombotoday දෙහිවල ට්‍රොපිකල් ඉන් හෝටලයේ මරාගෙන මැරෙන ප්‍රහාරය එල්ල කල ජමීල් නැමැත්තාගේ සහෝදරියට තම පුත්‍රයා විවාහකර දුන් අහමඩ් මුනව්වර් නැමැත්තා ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගුවන් විදුලි සංස්ථාවේ මුස්ලිම් සේවයේ උපදේශක සභාවට අමාත්‍ය කෙහෙළිය රඹුක්වැල්ල විසින් මීට මාස කිහිපයකට පෙර පත්කර ඇත. පස් දෙනෙකුගෙන් යුත් උපදේශක මණ්ඩලයට මුස්ලිම් සලාහුදීන්, අහමඩ් මුනව්වර්, ෆස්ලුල් රහ්මාන්, ෆසාල් මරික්කාර් සහ […]

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“PERFIDIOUS ALBION”

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Gamini Seneviratne             That is a term that historians of colonization are familiar with as a descriptive of the duplicity, treachery and the breach of treaties that marked England’s relations with the peoples it sought to colonize / loot particularly in the 19th century.             What this note addresses are the manifestations of trickery and […]

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අලි සබ්රි ඇමති මාවත-2

Friday, March 5th, 2021

විමල් පටබැඳිගේ(ශාස්ත‍්‍රවේදී, නීතිඥ, විශ‍්‍රාමික සොලිසිටර්) දෙමළ කථා කරන ජනයා දිනා ගැනීම දෙමළ භාෂාව කථා කරන ජනයා දිනා ගැනීම, ‘සංහිඳියාව’ සඳහා අධිකරණ ඇමතිට ඇති උනන්දුව අගය කළ යුතු ය. එයට හරස් වී ඇති බාධාව ඉවත් කිරීමට ඔහුගේ පිළියම අපූරු ය. ‘දෙමළ භාෂා විශේෂ සුදුසුකම’ සහිත නීතිඥයන්ගෙන් පොලිස් දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට ‘නීතිඥ සිඅයිපිලා’ බඳවා ගැනීමෙන් හෝ මහේස්ත‍්‍රාත් අධිකරණ ‘නීතිඥ […]

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To: UNHRC member nations at the 46th Sessions in Geneva, to be shared with your representatives at the meeting.

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Concerned citizens of Sri Lanka To:              UNHRC member nations at the 46th Sessions in Geneva, to be shared with your representatives at the meeting. From:         Concerned citizens of the small and nonaligned nation of Sri Lanka dispersed around the world. (Author’s identity is withheld for personal safety.) Date:           March 2, 2021 We seek support […]

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අලි සබ්රි ඇමති මාවත-1

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

විමල් පටබැඳිගේ (ශාස්ත‍්‍රවේදී, නීතිඥ, විශ‍්‍රාමික සොලිසිටර්) අධිකරණ ක්‍ෂේත‍්‍රයෙන් මහජනතාවට ලබාදෙන සේවාව කාර්යක්‍ෂම කිරීමට දෝ අධිකරණ ඇමති අලි සබ්රි තම ප‍්‍රඥා මහිමයෙන් ලැබූ අදහසක් කි‍්‍රයාවට නැගීමට අවශ්‍ය යටිතල පහසුකම් සකස් කරමින් සිටියි. ඔහුගේ අපූරු අ`ඵත් ව්‍යාපෘතිය පොලිස් දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට ‘ප‍්‍රධාන පොලිස් පරීක්‍ෂකවරුන්’ (චීෆ් පොලිස් ඉන්ස්පෙක්ටර්ස් = සීඅයිපි* ලෙස නීතිඥයන් 150 දෙනෙකු බඳවා ගැනීම යි. පෙර කළ පිනකට […]

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THE FAILURE OF UNHRC RESOLUTION 30/1

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Janaki Chandraratna The UNHRC Resolution, 30/1 – Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka, was co-sponsored by the Sri Lankan Govt., after the regime change in January 2015. It is well known that the West, in particular, United States of America (USA), had a key role in backing the regime change. The new […]

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Consensus or Compromise will mean Admission

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

By Palitha Senanayake Discussing the impending issues, Sri Lanka will be confronted with at the forthcoming UNHRC sessions, Minister Sarath Weerasekera, blurted,’ The arguments we present will not matter munch because they are determined to punish us”. This appears to be the thinking of the Government too, and in that mood it further confirms what […]

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Porknite, anyone? Smart pigs can play video games

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Courtesy The Times (UK) I am fond of pigs,” Winston Churchill once said. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” Maybe they are right to do so. A new study has discovered another intellectual skill the animals can master: playing video games. Scientists said the ability of […]

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