Wednesday, 4th March 2015

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This is a fervent appeal to the present government of Sri Lanka to continue building more roads. There are so much of vehicles on the roads that these roads are not built to meet the free flow of traffic without congestions.  More highways and flyovers are needed to keep the wheels of vehicles rolling at a brisk speed. This is…
Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00
The 147th birth anniversary of Sir Baron Jayatilaka, former Leader of the State Council and Minister of Home Affairs as well as the first President of the Colombo YMBA, was on Friday the February 13th. Lawyer, Statesman, Educationist, Diplomat, Oriental and Buddhist scholar, he was born in 1868. The eldest male child of Don Daniel Jayatilaka, a government servant, he…
Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00
The same day, which we had our presidential election, I received a news (by 15:24 hours) that Prominent Senior Lawyer SL Gunasekara had passed away at the age of 71 at his residence in Colombo. He was such a patriot he always thought about Mother Sri Lanka and always stood with the country. Still it is too early for us…
Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00
The President and Mayor deserve praise for restoring the name of Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha. I hope they will look a bit further south towards the road once called Thimbirigasyaya – now foolishly named after a trade unionist [yet alive]. My protest about this went unheeded.
Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00
The opening of a few roads for vehicle movements in the vicinity of the President’s House on the instruction of Public Security, Christian Affairs and Disaster Management Minister John Amaratunge is a great solace to the public. Thank you Mr. Minister. It was a great blunder on the part of those who kept these roads closed for so many years...
Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00
As someone, who detested the former regime and voted for a change on 8th January, my critical thoughts on the current regime, a month after the historic election. Some steps in the right direction (I refuse to say “genuine”, which is almost polar opposite to “politician”), but performance in general is inconsistent and not to my expectations. I als...
Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00
“Write one’s name on sand, and the waves may wash it away, Write one’s name on the air and the wind may blow it away, But write one’s name in the hearts of people, who care, And that’s where it’ll stay forever.”
Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00
Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramayake recently raiding a Buddhist Meditation Center at Kadawatha raises two serious issues – one legal and the other ethical.Can a politician enter the premises of a religious or commercial establishment on the pretext of searching it (with or without the police) without a court order? Should not Ramanayake being a Christian, have consulted Buddha Sasana Minister...
Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00
To some you are but a name, To others, the memory of a loving friend To me you are a part of me, my life, my everything Without you by me, my world will never be the same.
Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00
I carry a disability for the last 45 years, but it has not been an obstacle for me to forge ahead in my chosen field, sports, social and welfare activities in Kotte and its environs.I joined the Nugegoda District Football League in 1970 formed by the late DIG Ivor DN Vantwest in 1952, posted by the police to Mirihana Division…
Full Article Sunday, 08 February 2015 00:00
Ponrajah, popularly known as Ponna, was born on February 4, 1927 in Mannar and completed his school education and entered the University of London. On completion of his Bachelors of Engineering Degree he started his career at Technical College, Maradana. He joined the Irrigation Department in 1951 as an Assistant Irrigation Engineer. He climbed the ladder and became the head…
Full Article Sunday, 08 February 2015 00:00
I was traveling to Piliyandala a few days ago at night and I noticed that work was going on without lights or protection to the workers on the road widening. They were depending on the lights from the vehicles going either way. This situation is, no doubt, a danger to the workers, motorists, and the pedestrians.
Full Article Sunday, 08 February 2015 00:00
The British Minister Hugo Swire with the High Commissioner for the Britain have met the Sri Lankan Minister Swaminathan offered their kindly advise to release the lands in the North and the East of Sri Lanka which have come under the Central Government as a measure needed to protect the security and the economic interests of the country.
Full Article Sunday, 08 February 2015 00:00

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