Sri Lanka: On The Road To Ruination

What do we see today in the political arena is nothing but slogans and battle cries to say that we have to form a joint opposition to defeat other political parties – Meaning they have no interest in joining for the development and progress of the country. Their main aim is to propagate the defeat of another political party. by Zulkifli Nazim ( February 27, … Continue reading Sri Lanka: On The Road To Ruination

Sri Lanka: True Heroes — Long-buried, yet unforgotten

Monarawila Keppetipola had donated a land with a temple. Even today this temple stands well maintained with the deteriorated dingy shrine room where most paintings are invisible. The best is the old large attic on the verge of falling down at any moment leaving behind only its stone stands. by Nalini Chitra Keppetipola ( February 27, 2017, Knady, Sri Lanka Guardian) Monerawila Keppetipola Disawa’s name, … Continue reading Sri Lanka: True Heroes — Long-buried, yet unforgotten

Sri Lanka: Invigorate inter-religious dialogue and reconciliation

We should hand over to our children and the coming generations a legacy of compassion, loving kindness, love and mutual forgiveness, unity and peace that is the fruit of truth and justice. by Fr. Augustine Fernando ( February 23, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The National Peace Council of Sri Lanka held the National Inter-Religious Symposium at the BMICH on Monday, 20th March. The programme … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Invigorate inter-religious dialogue and reconciliation

Sri Lanka still unsafe for Tamil asylum seekers to return

The following statement issued by the Australian Tamil Congress (ATC) ( February 18, 2017, Sydney, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking at a press conference in Canberra together with the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, urged asylum seekers who had fled the country to return. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe emphasized in his statement, “Come back; all is forgiven; it is quite … Continue reading Sri Lanka still unsafe for Tamil asylum seekers to return

Do We Enjoy Independence of Judiciary in Sri Lanka?

by Sarath Wijesinghe “Not by passing arbitrary judgments does a man become wise? A wise man is one who investigates both right and the wrong. He who does not judge others arbitrarily according to the truth, that sagacious man is a guardian of law and is called just. One is not wise because one speaks much. He who is peaceful, friendly and fearless is called … Continue reading Do We Enjoy Independence of Judiciary in Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka: What went wrong in SAITM?

This statement, issued by the Presidents of Faculty of Medical Teachers Associations (FMTAs -Trade unions) of the eight medical faculties under the UGC, to show our concern about South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) issue. ( February 15, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian)  We, as trade unions of academic staff of State Medical faculties have been closely observing the developments regarding the SAITM … Continue reading Sri Lanka: What went wrong in SAITM?

Sri Lanka: Prime Minister received doctorate award ( Video)

Deakin University honoured the Sri Lankan Prime Minister ahead of talks with Malcolm Turnbull. ( February 14, 2017, Melbourne, Sri Lanka Guardian) Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has today received a honorary doctorate from Deakin University for his contribution to law and his work to unite the divided nation. Streets around Geelong were closed this morning as Ranil Wickremesinghe’s motorcade made its way to Deakin University’s Waterfront … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Prime Minister received doctorate award ( Video)

Chandani Seneviratne: An effervescent voyage in celebrity

by Sunil Thenabadu ( February 14, 2017, Brisbane, Sri Lanka Guardian) Chandani Seneviratne is one of the most sought after deity actresses in the past three decades who has indisputably engraved a position in the souls and psyches of Sri Lankans for her impressive, incredible and gripping feats in films, theatre and television. During this period the accolades received and inestimable awards won are in … Continue reading Chandani Seneviratne: An effervescent voyage in celebrity

Sri Lanka: Whither Free Education — Crying for justice

Education is a right and not a privilege. This country is said to have a free education system. If so, how come this kind of gross discrimination against the underprivileged children has come to be taken for granted? There is nobody to safeguard the rights of the students who cannot even enter the science stream for no fault of theirs. by Prabath Sahabandu ( February … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Whither Free Education — Crying for justice

The beaching of whales in New Zealand

The real reasons for beaching by large numbers of whales are still unclear, but it is thought a combination of factors contribute and leave them vulnerable, coming too close to shore to avoid predators. by Victor Cherubim ( February 12, 2017, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) Whales are a marine mammal. They are unusual creatures, big and beautiful and important for the ecology of our seas. … Continue reading The beaching of whales in New Zealand