Archive for January 13th, 2015

Lock All Entrances but Leave a Side Exit Un-bolted

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

 Prof. Hudson McLean  During the tenure of MR, he maintained cordial and civilised contact with the Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickramasinghe. A few had negative comments. When MR defeat was announced, it was Ranil who had the courtesy to visit Temple Trees to arrange the transition of power. One point which bothered MR was […]

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JVP’s pack of lies on Greek Bonds

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Hot News The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today complained to the Bribery Commission against 12 persons including, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Basil Rajapaksa, Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Namal Rajapaksa about alleged financial frauds committed by them. Complaints were made against former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Carlton Super Sports Club, former Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando, former […]

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OPPORTUNE TIME FOR THE POPE TO SEEK FORGIVENESS

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane It would be a most opportune time and a gracious gesture on his part, if the Pope seeks forgiveness from the Buddhists and Hindus of Sri Lanka, for the widespread injustices and human rights violations and offences the Catholic church has committed in the distant and recent past in our motherland.  SRI […]

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AN OPPORTUNITY FOR FORMER PRESIDENT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE TO HAVE A NEW TEAM, WHO ARE NOT CORRUPT

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Before joining the MS  alliance, the Great Cricketer Arjuna Ranatunga said on public stage that he has an agreement with Chandrika  that corrupt MPs and Ministers in UPFA government will not be taken into the new regime.   In fact he has told Chandrika if corrupt MPs and Ministers are taken […]

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Remarks on How Long Will the Honeymoon Last?

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Dilrook Kannangara Writing to Lankaweb a writer asked the above question. This is just one of hundreds of questions raised by the people. In the current context, this is the most pertinent of all questions posed. The continuation of the new government, promises made to the people and most importantly the electoral calculous depend on […]

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Rs 1400 million withdrawn from Samurdhi Bank account

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Hot News Samurdhi development officers’ union has made a written complain to the Auditor General that Rs 1400 million of Samurdi funds have been withdrawn from the Samurdhi bank account on the 6th January before the Presidential election.

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Rajapaksa Denies Post-Election Coup Bid

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Hot News Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has denied government allegations that he attempted to remain in office after it became clear that he had lost last week’s election. In comments published on Twitter as Pope Francis landed on the island, Rajapaksa insisted he had readily accepted “the people’s verdict” in what was his […]

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Tinge of hypocrisy in gesture of solidarity with France

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

George Rupesinghe Sydney, Australia While the leaders of Europe and other countries hold hands with France in their hour of sorrow and unite against acts of terrorism, it is timely to remember that no such gesture of solidarity and comfort was extended to the people of Sri Lanka when they were the target of worse […]

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WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VICTORY OF THE PRESIDENT?

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, Dehiwela It is heatedly argued in many circles who is responsible for the victory of the president Mr. Maithripala Sirisena in the last historic election. The Minorities claim they are responsible since they voted overwhelmingly for Mr. Maithripala Sirisena and the Sinhala Buddhists claim it is their own propaganda which really made […]

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The Hazards Of Misunderstood Democracy

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Hilmy Ahamed Nepal, after centuries of rule by powerful monarchs embraced democracy in April 1990. After several unsuccessful campaigns against the Government, the Nepali Congress allied with several Communist parties in a pro-democracy movement, pushed the King of Nepal to concede their demand for democracy. This came about as protests mounted, the armed forces fired […]

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