Archive for March 16th, 2017

Paddy Withana removed?

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera I am not surprised .Government does not like efficient people ? See my article published some time back THERE ARE ONLY TWO ACTIVITIES PERFORMING WELL IN THIS COUNTRY GENERATING MUCH NEEDE FOREIGN CURRENCY One is tourism Other one is labour migration ?? Both doing well because they are run by more responsible […]

More >

Anarchists ahoy!

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Editorial The Island March 16, 2017, 9:21 pm The Sirisena-Wickremesinghe administration calls itself ‘National Unity Government’. But, the much-touted unity is conspicuous by its absence. The yahapalana leaders don’t see eye to eye on virtually anything save the postponement of elections, holding the Joint Opposition at bay and feathering their nests. UNP and SLFP members […]

More >

Will FTAs help build a ‘powerful’ Sri Lanka? THE IMF IN SRI LANKA – Part III

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

by C. R. de Silva, C.C.S. (Retd.) (The writer who was a member of the former C.C.S., was later a senior professional at World Bank Headquarters for over 30 years). March 13, 2017, 8:21 pm The economic philosophy propagated by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to any and all developing countries which are unfortunate enough to […]

More >

Mahendran violated all norms of CB transfers – Asst. Governor – Bond Scam Probe

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

By Sarath Dharmasena and Shyam Nuwan anewatte March 16, 2017, 10:46 pm Assistant Governor and Secretary to the Monetary Board of the Central Bank H. A. Karunaratne, yesterday testifying before the Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the alleged Bond Scam, said the transfers of key officers within the institution after Arjuna Mahendran assumed duties […]

More >

‘Country suffers Rs. 7 bn loss due to MPs’duty free vehicle racket

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

By Chitra Weeraratne and Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island March 16, 2017, 10:38 pm The Supreme Court was yesterday informed that members of Parliament representing all political parties had caused losses amounting to over Rs 7 bn by selling duty free vehicle permits without proper legal sanction. Among them are members of the yahapalana administration, the […]

More >

Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues

Thursday, March 16th, 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 Minority Issues on her Mission to Sri Lanka, from 10-20 October 2016  Presented under the Agenda Item 3, Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues […]

More >

Geneva, India & fisher poaching

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy  Ceylon Today The ‘Hindu’, on the seeming controversial death of an Indian fisherman by shooting on 6 March, in an article published on its issue of Friday under the heading ‘TN fishermen hit SL Navy water scooter, claim officials,’ said, ‘Officers investigating the gunning down of a Tamil Nadu fisherman allegedly by Sri Lankan […]

More >

Making a Constitution Violating sovereignty

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

By Ananda Ariyarathne Courtesy Ceylon Today “A sensible Constitution of a nation should be the reflection of its sovereignty. All the ‘Constitutions of the past’ did not destroy the sovereignty of Sri Lankan people, although there had been some weaknesses. Contrary to the argument that the Soulbury Constitution was a copy of the British system, it […]

More >

Advise Mangala to safeguard country’s integrity: JO to President

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Joint Opposition today made a request to President Maithripala Sirisena to advise Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera to safeguard the country’s freedom, integrity and the Constitution while dealing with the Geneva Proposals. Joint Opposition Leader MP Dinesh Gunawardena told a news briefing that it was the government’s responsibility to work […]

More >

Key shows the way

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Editorial The Island March 15, 2017, 8:01 pm Nothing is, perhaps, more indicative of a country’s backwardness than its political leaders’ desire to cling on to power like limpets even when they are superannuated. Mature democracies throw up enough and more capable leaders and they don’t wait till they are long in the tooth to […]

More >

SRI LANKA APPOINTS FIRST HONORARY CONSUL IN PENNSYLVANIA

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington D.C. Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam today handed over the Commission of Appointment to David Bruce Sherman as Sri Lanka’s Honorary Consul in the state of Pennsylvania. He is the first Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in that state. The Ambassador observed that at a time when Sri Lanka is expanding its […]

More >

Copyright © 2017 LankaWeb.com. All Rights Reserved. Powered by Wordpress