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Come elections times, politicos from whatever party, start their game plan of violations of the election law come what may. During the nomination day there was news both the UNP and UPFA launching processions and vehicle parades after handing over nominations. When a Deputy Commissioner attempted to stop this, he was threatened. Badulla District UPFA MP and his...
Full Article Sunday, 21 September 2014 00:00
In trying to justify interest rates downward trend, at a People’s Bank function, the Head of the Central Bank had said, “Senior citizens should look towards diversifying their income streams instead of depending on interest payments from deposits in banks or financial institutions,” Senior citizens are mostly over sixty years, and will always be in search of risk-free investments.
Full Article Sunday, 21 September 2014 00:00
Newspapers and TV news revealed that the Jathika Sangha Sammelanya (JSS) attempted to disrupt a workshop of the Ceylon Tobacco Company, and though the JSS intentions are to discourage the smoking habit mainly of schoolchildren, but without disrupting such business meetings JSS, all Bhikkhus and other similar organizations and members of all other religious denominations should, when...
Full Article Sunday, 21 September 2014 00:00
Many a letter appeared in the newspapers expressing the grievances of the old pensioners. They are clamoring for a revision of their pensions to be on par with that of the public servants who retired in and after the year 2006. It is not because of lack of “Muditha” on their part but because of the hardships they undergo...
Full Article Sunday, 21 September 2014 00:00
I had the privilege of meeting him on my first visit to Holy Makkah on a pilgrimage to perform Hajj in the year 1969. I was just 20 years when I embarked on this sacred pilgrimage. It was no easy task back then. Accommodation wasn’t comfortable. We had to cook our own food. My mother cooked and Makeen Haji was…
Full Article Sunday, 21 September 2014 00:00
Seventeen years ago, on September 19, Kandy lost one of its top journalists, who was a versatile sportsman, sports prompter and above all a gentleman, M.E. Marikar.Many are instances in his illustrious career and public life where he displayed his integrity and honesty which was a shining example of clean life. Late M.E. Marikar was a...
Full Article Sunday, 21 September 2014 00:00
Certain Bhikkus refer to ‘Gods’ protecting the Buddha Dhamma. Has the Buddha referred to ‘Gods’ entrusted with the protection of the Buddha Dhamma?
Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00
The press and the official government news portal gave wide publicity to the Batticaloa Methodist College, celebrating her bicentennial anniversary on June 29, 2014. A closer examination of published official Methodist records and archived colonial papers does not support this dubious claim. According to Methodist documents published in Sri Lanka and overseas, the six pioneer Methodist Missionaries...
Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00
Celeste Anandappa, my mother, passed away peacefully, aged 86 on July 9, 2014 in Kandana just as peacefully as she lived. Married to Clarence Anandappa in 1948 in more peaceful times, Celeste bore 10 living children and one dead, the firstborn in 1949 and the youngest in 1970. My father, a journalist, hailed from a rather affluent background but strangely…
Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00
The letter from Edward Gunawardena in your Sunday edition of August 31 under the above topic deserves a lot of praise. The writer has summarized very precisely all the ills that we are faced today in the absence of an Independent Elections Commission. I do hope that his article would be read by many, many readers. The headline of the…
Full Article Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00
The Parliament ground was once a hive of sporty activity: I have counted at a glance on a sunny day, nine different cricket matches being simultaneously played on it. Boys (and girls) sometimes with their fathers and uncles, were tirelessly enmeshed in their respective matches, screaming and squealing ceaselessly. These were played in the evenings on weekdays, and mornings and...
Full Article Sunday, 07 September 2014 00:00
Mahatma Gandhi during his visit to Ceylon in 1927 made several addresses in schools and in many other public institutions. On November 18, 1927 he addressed the students of Dharmaraja College, Kandy and among others spoke on the habit of smoking.“As I told the boys of Trinity College a little while ago, your education is absolutely worthless if it is…
Full Article Sunday, 07 September 2014 00:00
The act of gratitude showed by the Sakyamuni to the Assatta Tree after attaining supreme Enlightenment as the Buddha under the shade of the Assatta Tree, which tree came to be referred to as “Bodhi Tree” subsequently, by performing ‘Animisalochana Pooja’ (gazing at the Assatta Tree for seven days as gratitude for the tree’s hospitality) has turned out to be…
Full Article Sunday, 07 September 2014 00:00
The passing of Mervyn de Silva, the pontiff of Sri Lanka’s journalism, was redolent of an epoch. For Mervyn straddled several eras of Sri Lanka’s journalistic and political life, moved with several generations and was the most perceptive and witty commentator both of the high points as well as the idiocies of the passing scene. Intellectual journalist, foreign affairs commentator,...
Full Article Sunday, 07 September 2014 00:00
Memorable reminiscences emerge in my memory as in a pictorialYour 95th birth anniversary to commemorate Atavisi Bodhi Pooja as usual
Full Article Sunday, 07 September 2014 00:00
With the announcement of every Presidential, Parliamentary or Local Government election, the run up to the poll is full of violations of election laws. The elections chief only sermonizes. When the laws are blatantly violated, he behaves like a nincompoop. Even when his own officers are obstructed and threatened with death, he is reluctant to...
Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00
The latest civil riots in Ferguson, Missouri underscored the fact that all is not well in the criminal justice system and police action in the USA. In a survey conducted recently, around 75% of the Afro-American and Hispanic people expressed that they do not have the confidence in the investigation process of the Police in relation to any incident in…
Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00
The 120th birth anniversary, 100th years of monkhood, and 34th death anniversary of the late Most Venerable Haldaduwana Sri Dhammarakkitha Thera, Chief Incumbent of the Pelmadulla Raja Maha Vihara and Chief Sanganayaka of Sabaragamuwa Palatha of Siyam Maha Nikaya of Malwatta Chapter was commemorated recently.
Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00
The 41st death anniversary of the Late Rajakarunadara Dharmakeerthi Ekanayake Wasala Panditha Mudalige Stanley Jayampathy Millawa Dunuwille of Katugastota fame fell on May 29, 2014. The initials “SJM” symbolizing the name had to be confined only to officialdom, as the casting of the horoscope by the astrologer remained at a dead end due to the situation that “SJM” ...
Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00
The other day in Parliament, the JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake armed with a document revealed to one and all that the happenings at the country’s Foreign Service leave much to be desired. He lambasted the government and took up cudgels with the Minister of External Affairs using Foreign Service for political appointees sans experience and expertise.
Full Article Sunday, 24 August 2014 00:00

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