Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Letters

Letters

There appeared recently lengthy articles on the problem of garbage collection and disposal in Colombo and suburbs. This nuisance has been going on for...

The above title as an advertisement in a newspaper made me laugh, although the intentions of engineers is to be appreciated to give their...

I am shocked by the fact that the Praba Ganeshan, the host of the ‘Shakthi’ TV’s ‘Minnal’ political talk show refuses to acknowledge that...

A letter under different titles on the conduct of Buddhist monks by Rajah Kuruppu, Vice President, Colombo YMBA appeared in all English papers; one...

Per capita consumption of liquor in Sri Lanka is five times higher than in Europe. Sri Lanka and Thailand are on the top in...

The electricity and water bills are a big burden to the poor and middle class households. Some have overcome the problem by partitioning their...

The laying of the new water pipe project in Colombo is going on for so many months. Thereby digging the whole of Colombo but...

Appreciation Among the great lay Buddhist leaders born in Sri Lanka Sir Cyril indeed commands a unique place, and this, for no other reason but...

Human activities worldwide have been recognized as the principal contributor to environmental pollution and climate change that is driving global biodiversity towards extinction. The...

The American domiciled “Prince” has decreed that North Ireland is an independent state and thus, qualified to co-sponsor his ‘war crimes’ resolution . To...

There has been the inevitable cacophony of hosannas from the West funded NGOs of Weliamuna, Pakiasothy, Jehan P, etc praising the UNHRC diktat...

Why don’t the authorities take action on corrupt individuals including those holding secret Swiss bank accounts? Some time ago these were headlines, but now...

Another tender bud was plundered and crushed to death by a brutish rapist. Many cases of small children being raped and killed were reported...

Diabetes can affect almost any organ in the body. It is known to cause impaired vision and heart attacks, besides being responsible for a...

MS was elected president on January 8th; the yahapalanaya government came in to being on January 9th. There were teething problems and the one-hundred-day...

Bold, brave, determined he was to fulfill a mission Amidst pressure, with the heroic forces achieved his vision Dubbed a war hero and elected for the...

Jolly good show! The Jordanian (?) Prince (?) has spoken the truth. Sri Lanka’s politicians are bad, its judges are unreliable, its armed forces...

The National Shoora Council (NSC), an umbrella body of 18 national Muslim Civil Society Organizations (CBO) vehemently condemns the brutal murder of the child...

After much haggling and wrangling the cabinet of Ministers was appointed consisting mainly of UNP and SLFP politicos for the first time in Sri...

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein wants the creation of a special hybrid court, with international judges, prosecutors, lawyers...

Eighteen years ago on 19th of September, Kandy lost one of its top journalists, who was a versatile sportsman, sports promoter and above all...

The National Anthem I used to hear in the past had one single tune and tempo (the speed of a song or piece of...

All Sri Lankans especially those in the Travel Industry are very happy that Sri Lanka has won the bid to host the annual summit...

The last few days have seen all our TV Channels ‘going to town’ and boring their jaded viewers with endless doses of new Ministers...

"Syrian” refugees are now streaming into the Balkans and heading for affluent Germany and Sweden. Have you noticed how exceptionally well dressed these...

My seeya should be somewhere-over the rainbow, flourishing and enjoying the bliss of Nirvana - the eternal rest. That is how I feel as...

My first memory of my father was when I was around three years of age when he was the Principal of Dodangoda Maha Vidyalaya....

There is lot of criticism about the increased number of Ministers in the newly formed National Government or a Coalition Government as some prefers...

The law of karma is essentially the law of cause and effect. The lack of evidence of cause and effect in certain contexts does...

Permit me to drift away from the politics that have been clogging your columns recently. The President has just announced a, long overdue, campaign...

Appreciations Mr Shanmuganayagam was born in an orthodox Hindu family of ancient traditions in Maha Walauva Kopay, Jaffna on October 2, 1919 which was really...

I saw you, you saw me, then we were married 48 years ago in 1967. In a family of 8 siblings (6 brothers and...

Mahinda Rajapaksha served the two legal terms as Executive President and through greed for power amended the Constitution with the help of his steamroller...

Nisha Biswal, US Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia has visited us again. The likes of Biswal were adamant in providing and privileging...

The army of Ottoman Turkey invaded Eastern Europe in the 16th century, but retreated after being defeated at the gates of Vienna. Five centuries...

Sri Lanka is now being bombarded by a virulent campaign to displace Buddhism from its honored place in our Constitution and replace it with...

No.1 priority we, the public, should demand from the new minority ‘coalition’ government consisting of the two largest national parties of the country, irrespective...

Build your wealth on right living and not through causing injury or destruction to the lives of innocent animals. Remember that kill and eat...

Beliefs take real hard knockings to be changed. But anyone would expect Mahinda Rajapaksa would have learnt a hard lesson and he does no...

Appreciation It’s over three years (died in July, 2012) since Mrs. Deepthi De Silva, wife of my former boss, a senior executive in a state...

India and Sri Lanka as nations have experienced numerous problems in the recent past and it is time now for both nations for looking...

1. Arbitrary and immediate recall of 29 Head of Missions has exposed the political immaturity  and the attitude of vengeance and revenge of the...

75-year-old Cyril Gunapla, a former confidant of Chandrika has got a diplomatic posting as the Minister  to Canberra, High Commission for the 2nd time...

India and Sri Lanka as nations have experienced numerous problems in the recent past, and it is time now for both nations for looking...

My congratulations to the Nation For annexing a merit award, A richly deserved reward, For being the best designed newspaper The paper that has come with a bang To...

Recently I had the opportunity to visit India and stay there for nearly three weeks and after observing the appalling living conditions of the...

The world is struck with fear, dread, shock and consternation in witnessing a gory, sanguinary behavior on a daily basis, by a group of...

As an enthusiastic supporter of Ambassador Godage’s ‘crusade’ against the proposed Indo-Lanka bridge I wish to draw the attention of fellow thinkers to the...

The Anandian rugby team maintained a reputation as one of the leading teams playing in the schools ‘A’ division tournament during the years from...

In a eulogy at Thlak’s funeral on July 02nd, 2015, his eldest granddaughter Miss. Saskia said: “He was a man of great knowledge but...

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