Archive for March 21st, 2017

GR shifts blame for killings

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Courtesy The Island The brother of Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapakse denied Tuesday involvement in war-era death squads, blaming the then army chief for an alleged secretive campaign of extrajudicial murders. Gotabhaya Rajapakse has been accused of giving orders to a shadowy military outfit allegedly involved in murdering journalists and political dissidents during Sri […]

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Tracking the killers of scribes

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island March 21, 2017, 8:10 pm The CID has earned notoriety for its selective efficiency. It has suddenly woken up like Rip Van Winkle after eight long years and made some ‘revelations’ about the 2009 assassination of The Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunge. It has been going hell for leather during the […]

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‘ProNats’ class adores Gotabaya

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Uditha Devapriya Courtesy Ceylon Today The problem with political nationalists is that they are qualitatively and temperamentally inferior to other nationalists. I neither subscribe to nor do I oppose elevating a nationalist campaign through Parliament, but I am wary of career politicos who seem to use rhetoric to get power and then belittle those who helped them. […]

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PRESIDENT PUTIN OF RUSSIA SINGS “BLUEBERRY HILL”

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Susantha Wijesinghe. I thought it was most appropriate to publish this link of President Putin singing “Blueberry Hill ” to coincide with  our President Sirisena’s visit to Russia, anytime now. President Putin sings it effortlessly. Very beautiful. Full video of Vladimir Putin playing the piano and singing “Blueberry Hill”. The Russian prime minister is used to […]

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Mangala & MR cross swords over latter’s statement

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

BY SHIVANTHI RANASINGHE Courtesy Ceylon Today Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera crossed swords with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa over his recent statement. The latter called for politicians in Sri Lanka Freedom Party and United National Party in government to protect our country from dangerous amendments to the Constitution. Samaraweera disagrees. Ex-President’s statement titled, ‘Constitutional and Legal Reforms […]

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Western encouragement of terrorism

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Rajiva Wijesinha Courtesy The Ceylon Today Another mark of increasing age, though I suppose I should be pleased at this one, was a request to deliver a memorial lecture. The topic given to me was “The March of Folly”, which led me to look up the origin of the phrase. I knew it was the title of […]

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Huge tax relief may hurt palm arrack manufacturers: SLFP YF

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

 Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror If the distillery owned by Arjun Aloysius is given a huge tax concession it would have serious repercussions on palm arrack manufactured in the Northern Province, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Youth Front (SLFPYF) said today. SLFP Youth Front President Shantha Bandara said the Excise Department and the Finance Ministry […]

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OISL report: Mangala accepted it sans Govt. consent: JO

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Thilanka Kanakarathna Courtesy The Daily Mirror  Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has accepted the report on the OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka and had co-sponsored the resolution on Sri Lanka without the consent of the President and the Cabinet, the joint opposition told the UN Human Right Council (UNHRC). JO member Sarath Weerasekara who spoke to […]

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GL wants President to strike off sixth clause of resolution

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

By Roosindu Peris Courtesy Adaderana Professor G.L.Peiris stated that President Maithripala should be able to cross off the sixth operative clause in the Geneva resolution, without acting like a spineless individual. He further added that the commissioner of the Human rights council in Sri Lanka will be presenting a report on the current situation to the […]

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ජිනීවා යෝජනාවේ විදෙස්‌ විනිසුරුවන් ගැන ඡේදය ඉවත් කර ගැනීමට තාමත් කල් ඇති – ජී. එල්. පීරිස්‌

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

අනුර බාලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජයට පිටකොන්දක්‌ සහ අවංකභාවයක්‌ තිබේ නම් ජිනීවා යෝජනාවේ විදේශ විනිසුරුවන් පිළිබඳව සඳහන් වන 6 වැනි ඡේදය ඉවත් කරගැනීමට තවමත් අවස්‌ථාව ඇතැයි හිටපු විදේශ ඇමැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදු ජන පෙරමුණේ සභාපති මහාචාර්ය ජී. එල්. පීරිස්‌ මහතා සඳහන් කළේය. දෙවන වරටත් ඉදිරිපත් කෙරෙන අලුත් යෝජනාවට කිසිසේත් සම අනුග්‍රයක්‌ නොදක්‌වන ලෙසත්, එම […]

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Ahmadiyya delegation meets Governor of Sabaragamuwa Province.

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

By A. Abdul Aziz.  A four member delegation from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Sri Lanka (AMJSL) met the Governor of of Sabaragamuwa Province recently, The delegation visited Governor’s Office at Ratnapura and met Honorable Marshal Perera, Governor of the Sabaragamuwa Province. He warmly welcomed the delegation. While accepting the copy of Holy Qur’an Sinhala Translation, […]

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සරත් වීරසේකරට  ජේනීවා පන්සලෙන් කැපිල්ලක් 

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

ධර්මසිරි සෙනෙවිරත්න  ජෙනීවාවල ඇති බෞද්ධ පන්සල සිංහලයන්ටත් බෞධ්ධයන්ටත් ද්‍රෝහිවී ඇත .එජාපයටත් යහපාලනයටත් කත අදින දායකයන්ගේ මුදලට  බයවුණා. එහි චීවර ධාරීන් භික්ෂුවගේ කාර්ය භාරය හා උරුමය  අමතක කර  දේවදත්ත නිකායට එක්වී ඇති බව දන ගන්නට ඇත .සරත්  ජෙනීවා වල කතා කිරීමට නම් එහි පිළිගත් ආයතනයකක් මගින් ලියා පදිංචි විය යුතුව ඇත . මේ පන්සලේ බලවත්තු සරත්ට […]

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Sri Lanka shipping industry mystified over unopened Hambantota port proposals   News

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  Shipyard Operator My colleague Rohan Abeywickrama made above statement during his address in the Shippers Forum I wrote about attitude of SLPA which always ran  by people who had vested interest have failed to mobilze local companies to resurrect the Hambantota Port and make it a profitable venture Quote හම්බන්තොට වරාය චීනයට […]

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