Archive for December 14th, 2014

Whoever wins Ranil will be the loser -Part 1

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

H. L. D. Mahindapala What political analysts have failed to grasp so far is that the current presidential election is essentially a home-and-home match.  This is not a contest between the Government and the Opposition, or the SLFP and the UNP, plus  the other minor parties. Though other parties have joined in  the fray, this […]

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Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election Voter Dilemma: Electing the Lesser Evil

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Shenali D Waduge Slogans carry messages of ‘TIME FOR CHANGE’ ‘GOOD GOVERNANCE’ ‘END TO CORRUPTION’ ‘ABOLITION OF EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY’. Let’s be realistic about the 2 main camps. Neither side is lily white nor likely to be. This is the reality that the people need to accept. On both camps skeletons prevail and both sides have […]

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Corruption as political weapon

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Editorial The Island  There are two things that all politicians seek mandates at elections to eliminate—poverty and corruption. But, as is common knowledge, they do precious little to make good their pledges. Instead, we have seen most politicians eliminate their own poverty through corruption while marketing their humble origins as the progeny of farmers and […]

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Parliament Jokes!

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

S. Akurugoda According to a latest news item, the constitutional proposals drafted by the so-called Joint opposition to abolish the Executive Presidency within a 100-day timeframe, envisages the formation of a Parliamentary Affairs Committee, replacing the present system of control of Parliament by the Cabinet, paving the way for the Parliament to become the primary […]

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Tissa challenges UNP leaders to relaunch party machinery

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Dharma Sri Abeyratne in Nawalapitiya  Courtesy The Daily News  Former General Secretary of the UNP, Health Minister Tissa Attanayake challenged the UNP leaders to re-launch the presidential election campaign, commenced by him as the then UNP General Secretary. He added that the switch of the presidential election mechanism of the UNP was put off by […]

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JVP, UNP now silent about Sirisena’s siblings misconduct _ President

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Dharma Sri Abeyratne in Nawalapitiya  Courtesy The Daily News It was the JVP and the UNP that first spoke about corruption and misconduct of the siblings of common candidate Maithripala Sirisena, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. Addressing a UPFA election rally in Nawalapitiya yesterday, the President said the JVP and the UNP emphatically criticized the Brothers’ […]

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The United National Party of Ranil Wickremasinghe  can only increase the Cost of Living: The Common Candidate should know this fact.

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

By Garvin Karunaratne The Common Candidate declaring that he could bring the Cost of Living down requires a last laugh because he does not know that it was the United National Party his main supporter that abolished and closed down the infrastructure that our country had to control the cost of living.  President Jayawardena abolished […]

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මෛත්‍රී ගියේ විදේශීය කුමන්ත්‍රණයක ඉත්තෙක්‌ වෙලා -Minister SB Disanaye disclosed Chandrika’s Rs 2 billion political graft.

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Courtesy Divaina Minister SB. Dissanayake, is always a disputed figure in the political arena. This time, he was interviewed by the “island” and was speaking about the allegations against the government on bribery , corruption, and lack of good governance. The questions and the answers are given in Sinhala. අමාත්‍ය එස්‌.බී. දිසානායක අප දේශපාලන කරලියේ කවදත් […]

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ලේසිම චන්ද ගුණ්ඩුව  දුෂණයෙන් භීෂණයෙන් තොර  යහ පාලනයය්

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න  රටේ දැවෙන ප්‍රශ්නය , මුලික ප්‍රශ්නය  හා  අනාගතය තීරණය කරන ප්‍රශ්නය වන 13අ සහ පළාත් සභා අහෝසි කිරීම  ගැන කතා නොකර  ඉහතකී පහසුම  චන්ද ගුණ්ඩුව දැන් චන්ද දායකයා වෙත  සියලුම අපේක්ෂකයන් ගෙන් ඉදිරිපත්වී ඇත. ඕනෑම  අන්දමකට නිර්වචනය කල හකි නිසා  මේ පොරොන්දුව  තමන් ඉටුකර ඇති බව  පසුව කියන්නට  දිනු එකාට හැකියාව ලැබේ   ජේ […]

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A Coalition With No Clear Vision And Motivated By  The Greed For Power Is No Replacement For President Rajapaksa and the UPFA.

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial December 13th. 2014   It seems somewhat of an aberration of the norm of good governance that the present President has provided  the Nation that those who are attempting to replace him have no clear vision that could supecede or circumvent what has already been set in place by him and are being […]

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Help Sri Lanka’s Colombians

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Listen SriLankans  Help Sri Lanka’s Colombians … can we ever understand them? They spend Rs.X on high teas, hanging out at nightclubs, dancing the night away till wee hours….spending loads on beautifying themselves and then no sooner bread goes up by Rs.2, gas goes up by Rs.100, vegetables goes up by Rs.10 they moan and […]

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DAUNTING AND COMICAL INCIDENTS IN LONDON LIFE ABROAD – PART 108

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Dr.Tilak Fernando Some of the incidents that have taken place in London during the peak of the LTTE’s callous activities at home could be catalogued as threatening, precarious and at times hilarious too. It was an era that certain self-appointed Tamil groups, who pretended to be ‘agents’ of the terrorist organisation, began to coerce money […]

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Steven Blaney urged Rathika Sitsabaiesan, a Tamil Tiger Agent, to apologize “to veterans and all Canadians” for her statement that called the day “an important event” and likened it to Remembrance Day.

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Courtesy TAMIL TIGER ACTIVITIES RATHIKA SITSABAIESON TRIES TO EQUATE THE CANADIAN WAR VERTERANS TO TERRORISTS. CANADIAN WAR VERTERANS FOUGHT TO PROTECT AND DEFEND. TAMIL TIGER TERRORISTS SOUGHT TO DESTROY A NATION AND ITS PEOPLE – WITH A LETHALITY INDEX SCORE SIMILAR TO AL QAEDA. Rathika  your tiger stripes ingrained will be exposed and challenged by honorable men […]

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“Global South must reflect on ‘how’ development is done, not just ‘what’ is done”- Ambassador Aryasinha

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

 Sri Lanka Mission Geneva Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has said, in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Global South must continue to reflect on ‘how’ development is done, not just ‘what’ is done. He made this observation, when in his capacity as and Chairman of the […]

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Nobel Laureate Malala

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

By Rohana R. Wasala  Young Pakistani child rights activist Malala Yousafzai (17) and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi (60) received their shared Nobel Prize for their activism from the King of Sweden in Oslo last Wednesday (10 December). Malala was quoted as saying: I tell my story, not because it is unique, but because it […]

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British intel asked for CIA torture report redactions, Downing St admits

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Courtesy RT British intelligence was in contact with the CIA prior to the publication of the US Senate report on torture published earlier this week. Downing Street confirmed the UK asked for information to be redacted on national security grounds. The statement contradicts those made earlier by the British government, which denied any involvement in […]

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