The MOU signed by the joint opposition was largely about abolishing the presidency, bringing in good governance and not much more. The theme of their latest campaign video – ‘a leader to bring back disappearing human values or මැකෙනා මිනිස්කම් රකිනා නායකයා” — is much more  promising. What are these disappearing human values and what structural changes, beyond the abolishing ...

ආරම්භයේදී මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා ප්‍රමුඛ විරුද්ධ පක්ෂයේ මූලික තේමාව වූයේ විධායක ජනපති ක්‍රමය අහෝසි කිරීමයි. පොදු විපක්ෂය මගින් අලුතින්ම නිකුත් කර ඇති ප්‍රචාරක වීඩියෝවේ තේමාව “මැකෙනා මිනිස්කම් රකින නායකයා” යන්නයි. මෙය හොඳ ලක්ෂණයකි. ඉදිරි දින කිහිපය තුළ මැකෙනා  මිනිස්කම යනු කුමක්ද, එය රකින්නේ කෙසේද යන්න පොදු විපක්ෂයේ  ප්‍රතිපත්ති මාලාවෙන් කෙසේ  ඉදිරිපත් වේද යන්න අපි ඉතා උනන්දුවෙන් බලා සිටිමු. 2010 මහින්ද චින්තන ...

ආරම්භයේදී මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා ප්‍රමුඛ විරුද්ධ පක්ෂයේ මූලික තේමාව වූයේ විධායක ජනපති ක්‍රමය අහෝසි කිරීමයි. පොදු විපක්ෂය මගින් අලුතින්ම නිකුත් කර ඇති ප්‍රචාරක වීඩියෝවේ තේමාව “මැකෙනා මිනිස්කම් රකින නායකයා” යන්නයි. මෙය හොඳ ලක්ෂණයකි. ඉදිරි දින කිහිපය තුළ මැකෙනා  මිනිස්කම යනු කුමක්ද, එය රකින්නේ කෙසේද යන්න පොදු විපක්ෂයේ  ප්‍රතිපත්ති මාලාවෙන් කෙසේ  ඉදිරිපත් වේද යන්න අපි ඉතා උනන්දුවෙන් බලා සිටිමු. 2010 මහින්ද චින්තන ...

Mr. Maithripala Sirisena’s appearance as the common candidate opposing the incumbent president has thrown the Sri Lankan political scene into whirl. Unfortunately, all we hear from the opposition is that they are going to abolish the presidency, but, exactly how are they going to do? As articulated recently, will the common candidate have the support of the two third of the MPs in the parliament ...

Mr. Maithripala Sirisena’s appearance as the common candidate opposing the incumbent president has thrown the Sri Lankan political scene into whirl. Unfortunately, all we hear from the opposition is that they are going to abolish the presidency, but, exactly how are they going to do? As articulated recently, will the common candidate have the support of the two third of the MPs in the parliament ...

I was suddenly reminded that today is your 102nd birth anniversary. I missed your 100th one but I will not let this one go without writing a few words. Your niece Chulie gave her account, but, let me add my story to complement hers. My life has been and continues to be a joyful one largely to you, my dear teacher! My eyes ...

I was suddenly reminded that today is your 102nd birth anniversary. I missed your 100th one but I will not let this one go without writing a few words. Your niece Chulie gave her account, but, let me add my story to complement hers. My life has been and continues to be a joyful one largely to you, my dear teacher! My eyes ...

(2014 අගෝස්තු 15 වැනිදා රාවයේ පලවූ ලිපියකි) රටේ විද්‍යා හා තාක්ෂණ පර්යේෂණ ඉලක්ක 10 න් එකකට  නක්ෂත්‍රය අඩංගු කර ඇති යන්න යන්න ඇසූ මගේ පලවෙනි ප්‍රතිචාරය වූයේ  විද්‍යා හා තාක්ෂණ නම  යටතේ  මෙවැනි අවිද්‍යාව පතුරන අයගේ විද්‍යා උපාධි ලෝගු ගැලවිය යුතු යන්නයි. නමුත් සමහරුන් කේන්දර නොපෑහෙන මගුල කර ගන්න ඕන වුනාම දෛවඥයා මාරු කර ගන්නවා වගේ මමත් මගේ අවස්තාවාදී  කන්නාඩි ...

(2014 අගෝස්තු 15 වැනිදා රාවයේ පලවූ ලිපියකි) රටේ විද්‍යා හා තාක්ෂණ පර්යේෂණ ඉලක්ක 10 න් එකකට  නක්ෂත්‍රය අඩංගු කර ඇති යන්න යන්න ඇසූ මගේ පලවෙනි ප්‍රතිචාරය වූයේ  විද්‍යා හා තාක්ෂණ නම  යටතේ  මෙවැනි අවිද්‍යාව පතුරන අයගේ විද්‍යා උපාධි ලෝගු ගැලවිය යුතු යන්නයි. නමුත් සමහරුන් කේන්දර නොපෑහෙන මගුල කර ගන්න ඕන වුනාම දෛවඥයා මාරු කර ගන්නවා වගේ මමත් මගේ අවස්තාවාදී  කන්නාඩි ...

Mrs. Dulcie Ganendra de Silva, former principal at Musaeus and mentor to me and countless others, is no more. Mrs. Silva was the beloved principal and mathematics teacher at Musaeaus College from 1963-1972. She continued to receive adulations of her students throughout her retirement in Brighton, UK. The beginning of Mrs. Silva tenure at Musaues shows how those days school ...

Mrs. Dulcie Ganendra de Silva, former principal at Musaeus and mentor to me and countless others, is no more. Mrs. Silva was the beloved principal and mathematics teacher at Musaeus College from 1963-1972. She continued to receive the adulation of her students throughout her retirement in Brighton, UK. The beginning of Mrs. Silva tenure at Musaeus shows how in those ...

Modi cabinet has six women out of 34 ministers with portfolios or independent charge. Three of the women head powerful ministries such as foreign affairs (Shusham Swaraj), Commerce (Nirmala Sithraman) and Education (Smriti Irani). That is not all. The Modi government’s “throne speech” has a clause which should give some thought our own government which is yet to show a ...

Modi cabinet has six women out of 34 ministers with portfolios or independent charge. Three of the women head powerful ministries such as foreign affairs (Shusham Swaraj), Commerce (Nirmala Sithraman) and Education (Smriti Irani). That is not all. The Modi government’s “throne speech” has a clause which should give some thought our own government which is yet to show a ...

My mother Kalapuge Dona Dayawathie Dhalia Gunawardena died on March 31, 2013. She was taken away three days later from the house in Kithulgoda, Agalawatte, where she arrived 68 years ago as a young bride. She was born and educated in Kalutara. Her arrival in Kitulgoda, small village in the hinterland, must have been a culture shock but she adapted ...

My mother Kalapuge Dona Dayawathie Dhalia Gunawardena died on March 31, 2013. She was taken away three days later from the house in Kithulgoda, Agalawatte, where she arrived 68 years ago as a young bride. She was born and educated in Kalutara. Her arrival in Kitulgoda, small village in the hinterland, must have been a culture shock but she adapted ...

Yesterday, the chief justice was impeached through a process that was a sham. I say it is a sham not because I am a legal expert. It is a sham because the process looked petty and vengeful to any ordinary person who is not beholden to the ruling party. An event the day before, where I was verbally abused and ...

Yesterday, the chief justice was impeached through a process that was a sham. I say it is a sham not because I am a legal expert. It is a sham because the process looked petty and vengeful to any ordinary person who is not beholden to the ruling party. An event the day before, where I was verbally abused and ...

Today is Vesak. As a child studying as a boarder at Kalutara Balika and then Musaeus, observing Sil for Poya was mandatory. Sil seemed like  a chore then, except on Vesak. Vesak was special. There was always milk toffee or something special with lunch. At Kalutara Balika we did a 24 hour Sil observation for Vesak. (Other days we broke ...

Today is Vesak. As a child studying as a boarder at Kalutara Balika and then Musaeus, observing Sil for Poya was mandatory. Sil seemed like  a chore then, except on Vesak. Vesak was special. There was always milk toffee or something special with lunch. At Kalutara Balika we did a 24 hour Sil observation for Vesak. (Other days we broke ...

Claudia. That’s her name, I think – the name of the woman who was with Senasinghe when he was allegedly beaten up by Malaka Silva and his men. According to news reports, Claudia had told to the police that she did not see a beating up or a pistol in Malaka’s hand. How did Senasinghe got beat up so bad? ...

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