Archive for December 24th, 2015

It is the Sinhalese who need protection under the R2P of the UN from 77 million Tamils across the Palk Straits

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

A Concerned Sinhalese. The UN has been used by the major powers to get what they want done. I was listening to some of the video talks in LankaWeb and according to the talks, the plan is as follows: 1.Pass hate laws so that no one will be able to criticise Govt actions. Anyone who does will […]

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The writing is on the wall. The Country is on a slippery slope to Hara Kiri.

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

ST​OCK MARKET ( NOT ATTRACTIVE ANYMORE TO FOREIGN & LOCAL INVESTORS) QUANTITATIVEVE EASING ( HEADING TOWARDS A DEBASED CURRENCY) WAGE RISE  UNAFFORFDABLE ( GREEK SCENARIO) The writing is on the wall. The Country is on a slippery slope to Hara Kiri. Like the Roman Emperor Diocletian  who debased the country’s money and sent prices racing up, by producing extra copper coins to […]

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Introductory Speech by Amila Wijesinghe from the University of Nottingham at the seminar on The Future of the Death Penalty in Sri Lanka at the Organisation of Professional Associations.

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Amila Wijesinghe – LLB (Hons) Ladies and Gentlemen, distinguished speakers and guests. We are here today to discuss the future of the death penalty in Sri Lanka. This is something that is of great relevance to this country, as an issue that has been a matter of significant contention within our society’s history. Quite often, […]

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LIKE FATHER LIKE DAUGHTER: THUGGERY AT ITS PEAK; YOUTH WAS KIDNAPPED IN MP HIRUNIKA’S DEFENDER AT BROAD DAY LIGHT AND ASSAULTED – CCTV

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Courtesy Hiru News The police have launched an investigation to find out whether Parliamentarian (MP) Hirunika Premachandra is involved in the incident where a youth was abducted in broad day light in Dematagoda and assaulted. The defender in connection with the abduction incident has already been confirmed to be belonging to parliamentarian (MP)Hirunika Premachandra. The […]

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’11 budgets without amendments in a row’ -Ronnie de Mel

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Ronnie de Mel earned the reputation of having held the post of the Minister of Finance for 17 years under the UNP government which was elected in 1977. He was first elected as MP for Devinuwara in 1967 under the SLFP ticket. It was thought the best time to interview Ronnie […]

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CBEU accuses govt. of weakening state banks to privatise them

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

by Dasun Edirisinghe Courtesy Island Bank employees yesterday alleged that the government was working according to a plan to privatise the state banks. General Secretary of the All Ceylon Bank Employees Union (ACBEU) Gamini Rathnasiri said 18 points in the budget were inimical to the banking sector but they had not been amended. Rathnasiri said the […]

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බැංකුවක් කැඩුවෙමි

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  මෙය පාපෝච්චාරණයක් නොවේ. එහෙත් මම සත්‍ය නොවලහා ප්‍රකාශ කල යුතුය​.මම සිටියේ ඉතා දුෂ්කර තත්වයකය​. එම නිසා මට වෙනත් විකල්පයක් නොවීය​. මම බැංකුව  කැඩුවෙමි. බැංකුවක් කැඩීම බරපතළ වරදකි.බැංකුවක් කඩා වසර දහයකට සිපිරිගෙට ගිය අයෙකු ගැන මා දනිමි. මම බැංකුව කැඩුවේ මාගේ පුද්ගලික අවශ්‍යාතාවක් සපුරා ගන්නට නොවේ. එහෙත් එය එසේ සාදාරනීකරණය කළ හැකිදැයි මම නොදනිමි. මේ […]

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Lucky shirkers

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Editorial – Island December 23, 2015, 9:03 pm Some people have all the luck in this country. They are the politicians who live off the fat of the land at the expense of the public. MPs are paid salaries to attend Parliament. It defies comprehension why they should be given anything extra for being present […]

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Et tu, Sirisena?

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Dr. Kingsley A. de Alwis Courtesy Island Recent news reports say that President Sirisena is to present a motion to convert the Parliament into a Constituent Assembly on January 9, 2016. This is indeed a stab in the back of the people who, under the leadership of civil society, voted him into power one year before […]

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Hirunika’s Anti-heroism

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Ceylon Today Editorial Courtesy Ceylon Today The ghost of Christmas past and present crossed paths this week as a 26-year-old youth was kidnapped by the security guards of an MP, while the case of the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda resurfaced in the news – the former reminiscent of the one of the scare tactics of the […]

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 OPEN LETTER TO MADAM CHANDRIKA .B. KUMARATUNGA.  CHAIRPERSON, COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL UNITY AND RECONCILIATUONS.

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Daya Hettiarachchi Toronto Canada National Unity and Re conciliations RE your recent statement on the above topic  I  am sure the entire country would welcome your proposal ,the way I do, to teach National Unity and Reconciliation” as a classroom subject. Any effective effort to eradicate mutual distrust among the communities and thus national building” […]

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The internal clashes in Maithri-Ranil Yahapalana Government Ravi’s fate hangs in the balance

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

BY Gagani Weerakoon Courtesy Ceylon Today The internal clashes in Maithri-Ranil Yahapalana Government has reached a point where it has put the fate of Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake hangs in the balance with several senior Cabinet colleagues openly criticizing him. In addition, it proved that every effort taken by Karunanayake to pacify his party colleagues have […]

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President Changes Budget again

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

By Dilanke Gunathilake  and Jaliya Seneviratne Courtesy Ceylon Today President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to retain the hitherto imposed import tax of 5 per cent on imported electric vehicles, rejecting the 50 per cent tax proposed in Budget 2016. This decision was taken at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting which was reportedly skipped by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake. […]

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