I heard many rumors about our venerable Pitaduwe Siridamma thero. According to latest news siridamma hamuduruwo has left to USA with a heavy heart. I think this can be yet another secret agenda by anti Buddhist fractions. Siridamma thero was a popular monk and frequently appeared in main stream media. Siridamma thero is a micro biology graduate and he became a monk after the graduation. Following are few rumors that I heard and many of them are in popular medias. 1. Mervin Silva created an environment against the thero as he was against the building of a kovil. 2. Villagers raised against thero and activities in the temple. 3. When he was a layman, had an affair with one called Niranjala Shyamali Groses and she has filed a case against thero. There are many rumors but I do not believe in those. Our great Soma thero also had to face obstacles when he was active and popular. As I understand all these are to blackmail our great Buddhist leaders and I hope someone who is well known to thero will take the opportunity here to clear our thero’s good name.
I know recently president Mahinda Rajapaksa declared opened Mahinda Rajapaksa harbor. As a person living in abroad I would like to hear its developmental steps from my fellow Sri Lankans. Please share your updates here about Mahinda Rajapaksa harbour.
http://www.colombopage.com/archive_091/Aug1250225186RA.html http://www.colombopage.com/archive_091/Aug1250224440JV.html http://www.colombopage.com/archive_091/Aug1250170522CH.html http://www.dailymirror.lk/DM_BLOG/Sections/frmNewsDetailView.aspx?ARTID=58022 http://www.colombopage.com/archive_091/Aug1250168939CH.html Seemingly most of the police incidents involve Colombo area police which is under the purview of UNP. The area in Mannar is also home to an old boys school that has strong links in UNP. I hope that Reza P will be able to meet with Presidents Rajapaksa and Ahmedinejad in reference to the oil refinery project. CHECK DRAFTS NOW GATES/RAJA/GOTHY/GENERAL F/GENERAL P CHECK DRAFTS NOW GATES/GOTHY/RAJA/GENERAL F CHECK DRAFTS NOW GATES/GOTHY/RAJA/GENERAL F
http://www.dailymirror.lk/DM_BLOG/Sections/frmNewsDetailView.aspx?ARTID=72114 The troika that attends at India is not representative of Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka does not have to heed the call to let such diabolical schemers access her sovereign lands. These alleged representatives are representing their own personal interests and not the interests of Sri Lanka and by doing so have sullied the sitting government to an extent that may be irreparable to its “leader” and the current administration. The current luxury bus controversy just adds to the long list of malfeasance between this troika and certain elements in India. Wasn’t Sri Lanka already utilizing these scanners to check for suicide bombers prior to “world opinion” supporting diaspora’s quest to procedurally discontinue it? http://www.colombopage.com/archive_091/Dec1262159418CH.html One family rule has never been the style in Sri Lanka and there are great lack of predispositions to electing family rule that is non-sovereign. There are certainly many families that have more than one or two generations under their belts that do not have to dally with such foreign intrigues at the sake of Sri Lanka. http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2009/12/nepotism-is-our-way-slbc.html Sri Lanka can wait up to 11 more months prior to purchasing rail equipment and does not need to forward a 10 year development plan by an administration that may not be in administration. http://www.dailynews.lk/2009/12/30/news26.asp With a certain malfeasance attached to these types of endeavours by the current President’s family members from brothers to sons there just is not any need to do more than agree to an interim government election that includes the diminishing of powers held by the President and a set time limit not to exceed 2 years to set in place and implement anti-corruption legistlation to guarantee that the NEXT presidential election (in 2 years) will be a free and fair process. Presidents are never Kings- they are not even the highest level of administration of ANY country. Former national administrators aka “Presidents” also cannot hold a crown. Sri Lanka also has a well known and held policy of not ever letting familial hereditary rule of Kings go unchecked.
There have been several stories that state that this violence was directed toward a promotion of a rap concert in Sri Lanka – perhaps the Department of Tourism should take note that certain people are against the images of underage seductions and what they consider is a insult to religious beliefs http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100322/wl_sthasia_afp/srilankamediaunrestpolitics_20100322191105 I am not making a stand on this but the Ministry of Tourism should know that people are angered at this juncure for those particular reasoms. Here is another non-informative piece Who is this guy interviewing and when he speaks of a virtual diaspora he should know that those are all very real people and not just virtual interviewees such as those he entertains. Furthermore, there are many persons born in Sri Lanka that want to return but do not feel that the political shenanigans and their stance against such allows them freedom or security to do so. http://beta.thehindu.com/news/article267644.ece CHECK DRAFS NOW KING ABDULLAH/VLADIMIR Here is another dichotomy http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2010/03/22/sl-always-had-highest-regard-unsg-kohona http://www.lankatruth.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5019:kohona-treats-hired-agitators&catid=35:local&Itemid=62 Kohona was also present at Sri Lanka during discussions surrounding the of the White Flag incident on that very evening. CHECK DRAFTS NOW KING ABDULLAH/NICHOLAS Here is a freind who had been in prison with Rajapaksa stating that General Fonseka hs it so good compared to their times in PRISON – well we certainly hope that tratment of PRISONERS has improvedbut General Fonseka is not a common PRISONER such as this mand and Rajapaksa were and neither Hasudeva or Rajapaksa sustained injuries from a suicide bomb attack that necessitate items such as ventilation, air conditioning or toilets that work whereas General Fonseka had his stomach opened to remove shrapnel from such an attack. http://www.infolanka.com/news/IL/1258.htm CHECK DRAFTS NOW BEN B/ MC CAIN CHECK DRAFTS NOW GEORGE/BEN B/VLADIMIR CHECK DRAFTS NOW HU CHECK DRAFTS NOW RAJAPAKSA CHECK DRAFTS NOW BAN/GENERAL P/CROWLEY/HOLBROOKE CHECK DRAFTS NOW HU//RUDD
I used to read articles in Lank News Papers (www.lankanewspapers.com). But now I can not visit that site. Site is not opening up. Does anybody knows what happened to Lankanewspapers site ?
I just saw the shocking video footage on the news about killings in Sri Lanka, but I really don’t understand why they are killing each other? Can someone please explaint this to me?
This fascinates me. I remember seeing on the news that Colombo, Sri Lanka (which lies on the West coast of the Island country) was hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, which originated from near Indonesia in the Indian Ocean. I can understand why the Eastern shore got totally devastated. I can understand why Somalia, thousands of miles and hours and hours away, was hit as well. But why the Western shore of Sri Lanka?
I know it is beautiful, and would have visited 10 years ago. Lately, news about Sri Lanka make me think otherwise.