Archive for March 2nd, 2017

The imbecile British MPs should understand that Sri Lanka is not a colony of theirs

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA The British Imperialists who grossly plundered the wealth and resources of the Asia Pacific and African nations in competition with several other European tyrant countries, who butchered scores of natives in countries they set their dirty foot in, who created ethnic divisions in their colonized countries and made people to […]

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Jousting with the JO: Let the real opposition do its duty to the country

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

By Rohana R. Wasala Kumar David (‘First trounce the Joint Opposition’/Sunday Island/February 19, 2017), speaking for those whom he calls ‘many experts’, asserts that ‘if amendments to the constitution live up to what is really needed, they have to be substantial and hence need to be approved at a referendum. If an entirely new constitution […]

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The claims and counter-claims of intransigence

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

BY MALINDA SENEVIRATNE  Leader of the Opposition and the senior citizen of Tamil Nationalism R Sampanthan in an adjournment motion has made some interesting points.   All people who lived in Sri Lanka, irrespective of their ethnicity, religion, or any other difference, whether Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim or Burgher made their fullest contribution to the achievement […]

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TNA’S TRAP REFERENDUM FOR EXIT

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy The Daily Mirror A funny thing happened in-between the reconvening of the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly (Feb 21) and the adjournment motion on the Constitution held the next day in Parliament. TNA MP MA Sumanthiran and target of an assassination attempt by the LTTE, struck a discordant note in his […]

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BASL should not interfere in the appointment of judges – Hemantha Warnakulasuriya, PC

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Courtesy The Island March 2, 2017, 9:28 pm The standoff between the Judicial Services Association and the Bar Association of Sri Lanka over the appointment of Ramanathan Kannan as a High Court judge still remains unresolved with the BASL not taking any action to have the appointment reversed as requested by the JSA. The most […]

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Lawyer’s statement recorded on impeachment of Chief Justice Complaint against former CIABOC chiefs et al

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island March 2, 2017, 10:42 pm The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) has recently recorded a statement from attorney-at-law Nagananda Kodituwakku regarding the circumstances leading to the impeachment of Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake on January 11, 2013. Dr. Bandaranayake was reinstated on January 28, 2015 and […]

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Prez inquiry on bond scams: Official confirms Mahendran entered public debt dept. Auction extended following Primary Dealer’s request

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

By Shayam Nuwan Ganewatte and Sarath Dharmasena Courtesy The Island March 2, 2017, 10:39 pm Top Central Bank official Dr. M. Z. M. Aazim yesterday told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry that Governor Arjuna Mahendran had entered the Public Debt Department on the tenth floor of the CBSL building at 10.45 am on Feb 27, 2015 […]

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BODU BALA SENA – A NEW BUDDHIST MOVEMENT IN SRI LANKA:

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

By Ram Madhav, RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sah Sampark Pramukh Courtesy  SAMVDA New Delhi March 28: Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) – a Buddhist organisation many wish to call as Right or Ultra Right – is a new phenomenon in Sri Lanka. One may prefer to brand them in any manner one would like to. But the fact […]

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We should not prohibit Demonstrations but charge for the national losses 

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Yesterday I was passing by the road way in front of President’s office and noted some  union members of Tamil community  holding demonstrations. By 12 noon I was going back and police was trying control another group of people holding placards protesting about something else . Doctors and some medical staff were […]

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on his Mission to Sri Lanka, from 29 April to 7 May 2016

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva  Human Rights Council 34th Regular Session  Report of the Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on his Mission to Sri Lanka, from 29 April to 7 May 2016  Presented under the Agenda Item […]

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