Monks In Politics Should Avoid The Three Poisons
[ Friday, 03-02-2017 8:42 ]
By Shyamon Jayasinghe –
Buddhist monks have by, now, been accepted or at least tolerated by our society as simultaneous political players. Soon after the assassination of SWRD Bandaranaike by a Buddhist monk and the revelation that high profile Sangha like Buddharakkita were behind the conspiracy, Sri Lankan society began to openly repudiate the very idea of the saffron community being seen
CBK Drops Bombshell, Says No Need For War Crimes Probe
[ Friday, 03-02-2017 8:38 ]
Sri Lanka’s reconciliation efforts appeared to face more setbacks, with former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga dropping a bombshell and ruling out the involvement of courts to probe war crimes committing during the final stages of the war in 2009.
Kumaratunga, who is also the head of the Office for the National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) said that what is urgent now
MR’s opportune return
[ Thursday, 02-02-2017 10:13 ]
Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa will no longer be hiding behind his couriers of the joint opposition (JO). Last week, he emerged from the shadows of Abeyaramaya to boldly announce at a rally in Nugegoda that after coming to power, he would recover billions that have allegedly been looted by the incumbent government. His rally at Nugegoda was said to be a very expensive affair: going by the expenses
Special certificate a must for bus drivers from June 1: DMT
[ Thursday, 02-02-2017 10:11 ]
All SLTB and private passenger bus drivers must possess a special driving certificate issued after a special training provided by the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) with effect from June 1, Motor Traffic Department Commissioner General Jagath Chandrasiri said today.
This would be along with the driving licence, he said.
Addressing media at the DMT head office the Commissioner said the Gazette not
World Bank Distances Itself From Arjuna Mahendran’s Bond Scam
[ Thursday, 02-02-2017 10:09 ]
The World Bank has officially distanced itself from the controversial Central Bank bond scam committed by ex-Governor Arjuna Mahendran citing that they are not aware of the international best practices to accurately calculate the potential loss in the case of the past bond auction.
In a letter addressed to M. S. B Ekanayake, Secretary to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on December 7, 2016,
In Defence Of The Auditor General: The Govt. Should Not Blind Its ‘Third Eye’
[ Tuesday, 31-01-2017 13:02 ]
By W.A Wijewardena –
An Auditor General under fire by political authorities
The Auditor General of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, a position created by its Constitution, has been of late at the receiving end from political authorities. It is reported that his performance has been subject to severe criticism by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, followed by Prime Min
Video: Gnanasara Charged For Obstructing Police And Damaging State Properties
[ Tuesday, 31-01-2017 6:55 ]
Buddhist monk Galagoda Atte Gnanasara who thretened police officers and used ‘Sudda Sinhala filth’ in June 2012 at Pinnaduwa was charged for forcible entry to the Southern Expressway, obstructing police duties and damaging State properties.
The Homagama Police on Monday has filed a charge sheet against Ganasara and two other monks namely Witharandeniye Nanda and
An Advertisement For Independence
[ Tuesday, 31-01-2017 6:44 ]
By Uditha Devapriya –
Recently I was asked to suggest a good tagline for Independence Day. The selling point was the main theme engendered by February 4, freedom. Such taglines, however, are notoriously difficult to come up with, so after days of thinking and scribbling, I was given an idea to pursue: instead of freedom, we’d opt for a different theme. That theme would be the perennial pr
The LTTE Overseas Network: A Bunch Of Sadistic Idiots
[ Tuesday, 31-01-2017 6:41 ]
By Pitasanna Shanmugathas –
The following is a commentary on an article written by DBS Jeyaraj in which he exposes the overseas LTTE network’s plot to assassinate TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran in two instances: December 12th of 2016 and January 13th of 2017. The plot to assassinate Sumanthiran, however, did not succeed or materialize due to certain unforeseeable circumstances.