Archive for August 25th, 2015

Paradise Lost – From Bad to Worse!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Prof. Hudson McLean Although I have kept silent during the past few months, I maintain my regular watch over Sri Lanka politics, reading LankaWeb, Daily News and other media publications. The content published in LankaWeb is excellent reading and gives an objective analysis of the sad situation in Sri Lanka. Appreciate the lead by Mahindapala […]

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PAKISTAN’S WAR AGAINST TERRORISM

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

ALI SUKHANVER     For the last many weeks, it has been a very popular statement of different politicians, defense analysts and of different TV anchors that the Operation Zarb-e-Azb in Pakistan is reaching its climax. This statement gives an impression that the menace of terrorism has been completely uprooted from the Pakistani society and […]

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A serious look at hijacking democracy in this country by appointing defeated and rejected candidates at elections to Parliament via the National List and making them even Cabinet Ministers

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

 Sudath Gunasekara 21.8.2015 To me the so-called National list concept is a big fraud. In this country it appears to be a combination of the Machiavellian and Kautilyan strategies in state craft with a pinch of salt from JRJ’S political cunningness and acumen. So one can just imagine what kind of vicious political invention it […]

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President has no ethical right to select National List MPs, says Gammanpila

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Adaderana The President has no ethical right to select Parliamentarians through the National List, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Leader Udaya Gammanpila says. The observation was made at a press conference held in Colombo this afternoon (25). Gammanpila also severely criticised the manner in which the United People’s Freedom Party’s (UPFA) national list MPs were selected. It […]

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Has Sirisena Dug His Road to the Supreme Court to be Doomed for Gross Violation of Human Rights?

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

by Gandara John With the winners and losers at the recently concluded elections announced, Sirisena immediately set about to disenfranchise nearly five million UPFA voters, by inserting fresh names in the UPFA National List. And the fresh names on the list also included seven who had been rejected outright by the UPFA voters. Millions of voters […]

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Clemency for Sergeant RM Sunil Rathnayake is justified.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Dr Chandrika Iriyagolle Sri Lanka is a resplendent island, famous for its scenic beauty and its Theravada Buddhist cultural heritage. Our great nation epitomized the great and good in human nature. Compassion, selflessness, generosity, integrity and, above all, merciful benevolence, are qualities that shine through our long history.  Our culture and lifestyle was based on […]

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I wrote that letter, sacked secretaries because I received intelligence reports that UPFA is on the verge of winning .. – President -ලියුම් ලිවුවේත්, ලේකම්වරුන් අස්කලේත් සන්ධානය දිනන බවට ලද වාර්තා නිසා.. – ජනපති කියයි…

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

lanka C news After receiving a national intelligence report that the UPFA is on the verge of winning the election, .President Sirisena said, he sent that infamous letter addressed to the former President informing him that he will not be nominated to the Prime Minister post and then he removed party secretaries as well. President […]

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Welgama is most suitable for post of Opposition leader – President Mahinda Rajapaksa විපක්‍ෂ නායක ධුරයට කුමාර වෙල්ගම සුදුසුයි – මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Hot News Most of the elected members of SLFP parliamentarians believe that MP Kumara Welgama is the most suitable candidate for the opposition leader post, former president Mahinda Rajapakse said in reply to a question raised by Island Newspaper. When the paper contacted Mahinda and asked whether he is willing to take over the post of […]

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Maithri offers to appoint Sanga Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK and Sanga declines .

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Hot News President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday offered retiring national cricketer Kumar Sangakkara post of Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to London, a post last held by top businessman Chris Nonis. The offer was made in the presence of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. In response to this offer Sangakkara said he has not got sufficient experience and […]

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සාධාරණ සාමාජයෙන් මෛත්‍රීට අභියෝගයක් Rev Sobitha challenges Sirisena and blasts move to form jumbo Cabinet

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

පරාජිත අපේක්ෂකයන් ජාතික ලයිස්තුව හරහා පත්කිරීම කිසිසේත් අනුමත නොකරණ බවත් ඔවුන්ට ඇමතිධූර ලබාදෙන්නේනම් ඊටත් වඩා එරෙහිවන බවත් පවසන සාධාරණ සමාජයක් සදහාවූ ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය තවදුරටත් ජනතා අපේක්ෂා අනුව කටයුතු නොකරන්නේ නම් ඊට හේතුව ජනතාව ඉදිරියට විත් ප්‍රසිද්ධියේ ප්‍රකාශකරන ලෙස ජනපතිවරයාට වක්‍ර අභියෝගයක් එල්ල කළේය. National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) Leader the Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera today […]

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The strange MOU between the UNP and the SLFP

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy Island In 1994, the day after the August parliamentary election, this writer visited the then president D. B. Wijetunga at President’s House in the Colombo Fort. When I entered the conference room of the president, Mr Dharmadasa Banda, a minister of the then UNP government was having a conversation with DBW. […]

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