Author Archive for RANJITH SOYSA

INDIA, SRI LANKANS DO NOT WANT PROVINCIAL COUNCILS

Monday, October 11th, 2021

RANJITH SOYSA Indian Foreign Secretary who was visiting Sri Lanka played the role of Devil’s Advocate perfectly, when he told the delegation of Tamil political leaders that they must ALL demand from the Sri Lankan government to restore the Provincial councils. He knows that the PCs were forced on Sri Lanka under the infamous Indo […]

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OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

RANJITH SOYSA Dear Mr President I  have been prompted to write this letter to you subsequent to your recent reported statement that you look forward to meeting some members of the expatriate Sri Lankan Tamil groups ( you had mentioned the term ‘diaspora’ which refers to the Jewish ethnic group which was driven away by […]

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EASTER BOMBING AND FAKE NEWS

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

RANJITH SOYSA Defence Secretary Gen (retd) Kamal Gunaratne recently made a very sensible statement urging the public not to be misled by false claims made on Easter carnage. Many fake information concerning the state of the investigations are published in some of the main media as well as the social media which are apparently attempting […]

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A VERY WELL-ORGANIZED MISINFORMATION PLOT BY INDIAN AND WESTERN NEWS SOURCES.

Monday, September 6th, 2021

RANJITH SOYSA It would be clear by now for the readers that a few countries including India and their agents are involved in a misinformation campaign to bring unwanted fear into the minds of the Sri Lankan public by spreading false news about food shortages. The agencies such as Gravitas, DW Germany and Al Jazeera, […]

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AFGANISTAN-20YEARS OF MISGUIDED ADVENTURE

Friday, August 20th, 2021

RANJITH SOYSA  No sooner the US and Allied Forces left Afghanistan, the Taliban forces walked into the capital city and captured power. What was the mission of the US and allied forces in Afghanistan for 20 long years? The unfolding events paint a very bleak picture of the expectations of the war in Afghanistan, the […]

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A BIG BOUQUET OF THANKS TO THE SINCERE MEMBERS OF OUR ARMED FORCES.

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

RANJITH SOYSA I write to thank thousands of Sri Lankan armed forces’ members for their exemplary and attentive services extended in handling efficiently the vaccination program of Sri Lankans who are waging an unenviable war against the covid epidemic and according to reports they vaccinated around 150,000-200,000 a day! The way they set off on […]

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A COBBLER SHOULD STICK TO HIS LAST

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

RANJITH SOYSA Of late, a few foreign diplomats have attempted to test the Sri Lanka’s response when they almost acted to interfere in purely Sri Lankan domestic issues. They should simply limit themselves to be guided by the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, The article 41.1 of the Convention is very specific how the diplomats […]

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Handing over the machine to the Hikkaduwa Hospital

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

RANJITH SOYSA On 31 ST May ,  SPUR -Vic Australia together with well wisheers in Australia   have jointly collected funds and handed over a Stella 100 CPAP machine with non-vent mask, with a leak Port to be able to deliver BiPap to the Hikkaduwa District Hospital.  Exco member Keerthi. at considerable risk to himself, drove […]

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CHINA’S EXEMPLARY EFFORTS IN POVERTY ALLEVIATION

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

RANJITH SOYSA CHINA has released a white paper on poverty alleviation which outlines the success of policies implemented, the methods employed and her desire to share the unique social experiment with other developing countries. Sri Lanka being a friendly international partner of China should make use of this opportunity to study the program and plan […]

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THE LINES ARE DRAWN AND THE COUNTRY SHOULD GO FORTH BOLDLY

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

RANJITH SOYSA At the UNHRC meeting the true friends of Sri Lanka emerged to speak and defend the country battered mercilessly for defeating the world most brutal terrorist organization i.e., Tamil Tiger terrorists in 2009, who held 20 million Sri Lankans to ransom for well over 25 years.  The leading the Sri Lanka bashing were […]

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Open letter to Ali Sabry: Tread cautiously in amending laws

Saturday, February 6th, 2021

RANJITH SOYSA Courtesy The Island I am addressing this note to you as I believe that you are man of the world with a road map for the Nation. I have listened to your pre-election speeches, delivered in Australia, and read your orations, in Sri Lanka, which outlined your vision for the country and the […]

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TO HON ALI SABRY PC

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

RANJITH SOYSA. Dear Hon Ali Sabry, the Minister of Justice. I am addressing this note to you as I believe that you are man of the world with a road map for the Nation. I have listened to your pre-election speeches delivered in Australia and read your orations in Sri Lanka which outlined your vision […]

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Hi Ambassador Teplitz , the Black living in the USA too matter

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Ranjith Soysa The US Ambassador patronizingly speaks of 1955 UDHR and advise Sri Lanka to respect the dead. But, in USA the black living are subjected to ridicule and at times violence as screened to the world especially during the last 12 months Black Lives Matter demos. It was reported in December 2020 how a […]

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A BIG BOUQUET OF THANKS TO THE PRESIDENT AND THE GOVERNMENT

Monday, December 28th, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA The President and the government stood firm in protecting the national sovereignty and the rights of the people when dealing with the MCC issue. Despite the tempter in the form of $480 million involved in the deal the President and the government were able to compare the ultimate cost to the nation by […]

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AN APPRECIATION – DEATH OF DR OLGA MENDIS, A LEADING SOCIAL ACTIVIST IN AUSTRALIA

Friday, December 4th, 2020

Ranjith Soysa the fragrance that spreads from a good quality sandal wood bark remains the same when crushed and cut” – Subashithya – the Well Spoken. We are saddened by the death of Dr Olga Mendis, one of the greatest overseas Sri Lankans who served her adopted Motherland, Australia as well as her original Motherland, […]

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East Container Terminal, Colombo port

Monday, November 16th, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA Recently , the Minister Sarath Weersekera clarified the present Government’s position about the a rumour regarding the future of ECT which is being given prominence in social media criticising the President and the cabinet. The Minister should be thanked as his response was timely and it quashed the one -sided anti -Government propaganda […]

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ARRIVAL OF MIKE POMPEO, THE US SECREATRY OF STATE -STRIVE TO STRIKE A BALANCE IN RELATIONSHIP

Monday, October 26th, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA Sri Lanka is getting ready to welcome and meet Mike Pompeo to discuss issues which are important to both countries and to reiterate their commitment to democracy and long friendship. Sri Lanka which is following a non-aligned foreign policy should strive to uphold the spirit of neutrality as a small country located in […]

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“Friends live with us through both prosperity and adversity. They are like portraits painted on walls and they never turn back on you” ( Salalihini Sandesaya-” THE STRALING’S MESSAGE “)

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA  When the recent top level Chinese delegation visited Sri Lanka they had a touching message for Sri Lanka. The message was.. CHINA WILL STAND WITH SRI LANKA TO PROTECT ITS INDEPENDENCE, SOVEREIGNTY AND TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY AT INTERNATIONAL FORA” .  In our present day world of varied challenges much to our discomfort , we […]

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IT IS SRI PADA NOT ADAM’S PEAK

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA Jackson Anthony, the well-known actor, a commentator on his recent YOUTUBE presentation has touched on the national weakness of attempting to ape the foreigners or more specifically our attempt to act as the Singlish rather than be ourselves, His program on Sri Pada becoming Adam’s peak to many reminds us the story of […]

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THANK YOU, THE NATIONALIST MINDED TRADE UNIONS,

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA We have reached an unenviable situation as regards the Eastern Terminal of the Colombo harbour that we are unable to move ahead, We are told that that it is due to the agreement entered into with India by the previous government and also it is reported that the pressure is exerted by a […]

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Reference the article of Dr Nirmala Chandrahasen ( The Island 12 June)

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA The Editor The Island, Reference the article of Dr Nirmala Chandrahasen (  The Island 12 June), I wish to draw the attention of the readers to the very important fact that the Presidential Task Forces was appointed for the survey and preservation of archaeological sites in the EAST. Therefore , any discussion on […]

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HOOLE’S BULL

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA It is reported that Ratnajeevan Hoole, the commissioner of the Elections Commission has told a TV station that Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna ( SLPP) had been criticizing him and is against democracy and therefore the people should not vote for the party. The members of the independent Election commission are considered as […]

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Mr HUGH McDermott, Your statement on the SRI LANKAN victory day

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA ATTN-   Mr  HUGH McDermott ALP member for Prospect YOUR MISLEADING STATEMENT ON THE 11TH ANNIVERSARY OF SRI LANKA GOVERNMENT’S VICTORY OVER THE TAMIL TIGER TERRORIST ORGANIZATION IS A DIRECT INSULT TO THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEACEFUL AUSTRALIANS OF SRI LANKAN ORIGIN WHO STILL MAINTAIN THEIR LINKS WITH SRI LANKA. WE WOULD LIKE TO […]

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SILENT PRAYER FOR THE WAR HEROES AND THOUSANDS WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES TO DEFEAT THE TAMIL TIGERS

Monday, May 18th, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA When we commemorate the victory over terrorism and separatism achieved in the fight to preserve unitary Sri Lanka, it is necessary to remember with gratitude the sacrifices made by our war heroes. Thousands of members of the armed forces were killed and thousands sill live in their homes or at special caring units […]

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WHY NOT USE HELA VEDAKAMA TO COUNTER COVID 19 AND TO CREATE AN ECONOMIC TRANSITION

Monday, April 27th, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA We hear many a good story about how Hela Vedakama can restore immunization in the human body from Hela Suwaya school of medicine. The time tested methods are available to our citizens in these times of fear to protect them from a virus for which there is hardly any treatment except vaccinations under […]

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ENFANT TERRIBLE

Friday, April 17th, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA Mr Ahmed Shaheed, ‘Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief’ had recently addressed a letter to the President of Sri Lanka adverting to the Government including the SL Health authorities’ decision to bury COVID 9 victims and freedom of religion and the rights of minorities. We have had the experience of many a […]

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COVID 19 AS A PROTECTION

Monday, March 30th, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA Digressing from the plight brought about by the  COVID 19, I wish to draw the attention of your readers to an important item discussed in the Island, issue of 23rd March. It was referring to the British High Commissioner who was said to be too busy to comment on his alleged intervention in […]

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The High Commissioner UNHRC , a penny for your thoughts

Friday, February 28th, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA UNHRC High Commissioner as expected has rejected the Hon Dinesh Gunawardane’s disapproval of Resolution 30/3 co -sponsored by the UNP Government. She has opted to sit with the critics of Sri Lanka and questioned that Sri Lanka has not addressed impunity for past violations and nor undertaken security sector reforms . She firmly […]

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UNHRC RESOULTION 30/1 WAS TO CREATE INSATBILTY FOR INTERVENTION

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA The President, the Foreign Minister and the Government deserve a big bouquet of thanks from the people of Sri Lanka for the stand taken to disassociate with the UNHRC resolution 30/1 which was co-sponsored by the previous Government. The said resolution was based on a load of misinformation supplied by the LTTE fronts, […]

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ON A WILD-GOOSE CHASE

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA Amnesty International continues with its tirade against Sri Lanka by going off their rocker again in their recent statement in 2020.( AI review of 2019 issued on 20th Jan 2020) For AI almost everything is rotten in Sri Lanka especially the policies and programs adopted by Sri Lanka for the protection of its […]

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