Archive for July 27th, 2017

Has the Church Inquisition come to Sri Lanka in the form of the Missing Persons Office to execute Buddhist soldiers?

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge The Medieval Inquisition in 1184 became the first of many Inquisitions (Spanish, Portuguese & Roman followed). What is relevant to this argument is that ALL executions were against non-Catholics & based on heresay, nothing more than finger pointing and allegations with absolutely no evidence or facts presented or even investigated. Fast forward […]

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රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතාගේ වසර 40ක දේශපාලන දිවියට අපගේ ශුභ පැතුම්ද එක්කරමු.

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ ජිවිත රගමඩලේ රගනා ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය නළුවන් අතරේ ඉතා වැදගත් කැපී පෙනෙන චරිතයක් රගපාන නළුවෙකි, අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ. අප ඔහුව හදුනන්නේ ඔහුගේ දේශපාලන භූමිකාව තුලිනි. මේ වනවිට ඔහුගේ දේශපාලන දිවියට වසර 40ක් සම්පුර්ණව ඇත. අප මේ සම්බන්ධව එතුමාට මේ අවස්ථාවේදී අපගේ ශුභ පැතුම් එක් කරන අතර මේ අවස්ථාවේදීම  මේ ඉතිහාසගත සුවීශේෂී චරිතය සම්බන්ධව සාකච්චාවක්ද  […]

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Justice Minister suggests BOI shutdown……….News Item

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera BOI is supposed to be one stop shop for investors .People pay money to get registered as a BOI company and keep paying annual fee for it’s upkeep .BOI is also top-heavy agency occupying prime location in the World Trade Centre. .During JR ‘s time when it was started it was doing […]

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Confusion prevailing in respect of Reconciliation, Constitutional Changes and UNHRC Resolution

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Mahinda Gunasekera, 84 Tambrook Drive, Agincourt, Ontario, Canada  M1W 3L9 July 26, 2017 His Excellency, Maithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka Copy to: Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe, Prime Minister Your Excellency, Honourable Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and Elected MPs, Confusion prevailing in respect of Reconciliation, Constitutional Changes and UNHRC Resolution The messages […]

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Arrest those goons!

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island July 27, 2017, 9:50 pm We thought the practice of deploying goons to operate alongside the riot police to crush public protests would end with the 2015 regime change. The present-day leaders, in the run-up to the last presidential election, promised a clean break from the past and a new political culture. […]

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Elevation of Shiran Guneratne to the Court of Appeal

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

By Hemantha Warnakulasuriya Courtesy The Island July 27, 2017, 10:00 pm I was happy to receive the news that Shiran Guneratne had been nominated by Chief Justice Priyasath Dep to fill one of the 03 vacancies in the Court of Appeal. But, I was also deeply concerned that the evil forces, conspiring to destabilise the independence […]

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Government’s new strong-arm approach

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island July 27, 2017, 9:51 pm In view of the CPC strike the army and the STF were deployed at the Kolonnawa and the Muthurajawela oil storage facilities on Wednesday. Many persons armed with clubs etc were seen threatening and attacking the strikers at Kolonnawa. (File photo) Last Wednesday, for […]

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ජනමතවිචාරණය දිනවන්න ලෑස්ති වෙන්නැයි අගමැති NGO ලොක්කන්ට දන්වයි !

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ මූලික කෙටුම්පත් ලබන අගෝස්තු මස පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කරන බවත්, නව ව්‍යවස්තාව ජනමතවිචාරණයකින් සම්මත කරගැනීම සදහා සූදානම් වන ලෙසත් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා ‘පුරවැසි බලය‘ ඇතුළු රාජ්‍ය නොවන සංවිධාන ප්‍රධානීන්ට දන්වා ඇත. වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුව බලයට පත් කිරිම සදහා කැපවූ රාජ්‍ය නොවන සංවිධාන ප්‍රධානීන් පිරිසක් සමග පසුගිය ජූලි 21 වනදා අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේදී පැවති සාකච්ඡාවකදි අගමැතිවරයා […]

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Sri Lanka agrees on port deal with China

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Courtesy Port Strategy 27 Jul 2017  The cabinet of Sri Lanka has cleared a revised deal for its Chinese-built port of Hambantota following public anger towards terms of the first pact. According to Reuters, under the new agreement cleared on July 25, the Sri Lankan government has limited China’s role in the port to the running […]

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Former LTTE cadre sentenced to life imprisonment for abducting and recruiting children to fight during war

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Vavuniya High Court on July 26 sentenced K. Dasan, a former cadre of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for abducting and recruiting children to fight during the war, to life imprisonment, reports Colombo Page. In 2008, complaints have been lodged with the Police that the suspect had abducted children on several occasions. However, the Police […]

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STF security for HC Judge Ilancheliyan

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Courtesy Ceylon Today The Special Task Force (STF) will, on a directive issued by President Maithripala Sirisena, provide security to Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilancheliyan, informed sources said. An eight-member STF team, led by a Sub Inspector, will provide security to Judge Ilancheliyan’s residence and his convoy. On the directions of President Maithripala Sirisena, […]

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Belt and Road Initiative will attract more FDI into Sri Lanka: Experts

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Xinhua |  COLOMBO — Sri Lanka’s participation in China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative will boost the country’s economy and help it attract more foreign direct investment (FDI), participants of the “Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017” have said. Speaking at the gathering here on Wednesday, Jim McCabe, chief executive officer of Standard Chartered Bank, Sri Lanka […]

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China Buys Up Strategic Sri Lankan Seaport As The Maritime Silk Road Sails On

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Wade Shepard ,  CONTRIBUTOR Courtesy Forbes February 10, 2015, a Sri Lankan official looks at cars standing at the port facility at Hambantota. From a multi-million dollar airport ignored by airlines to a lavish cricket stadium rejected by players, Sri Lanka’s new government is mulling the future of a string of white elephants. LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images A […]

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Sri Lanka’s LTTE removed from European Union’s terror blacklist

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Courtesy The Indian Express  BRUSSELS: The European Union’s top court on Wednesday annulled a court ruling to remove the Hamas militant group from the EU terror blacklist. The court, however, removed Sri Lanka’s Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) from the 28-member bloc’s terror list, BBC reported. The Court of Justice of the European Union […]

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MK Stalin welcomes EU lifting ban on LTTE

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Courtesy The  Deccan Chronicle Chennai: DMK Working President M K Stalin on Wednesday welcomed European Union lifting the ban on LTTE and asked the Sri Lankan Government to ensure meaningful share” of power to Eelam Tamils. In a statement, Mr Stalin said it is a moment of elation as EU’s highest court has removed LTTE from […]

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Sri Lanka limits China’s role to pacify India

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Courtesy The Asian Age Beijing has the potential to exploit the situation and steamroller its way in dealing with Colombo through a mix of carrot and stick. The Chinese-built southern Sri Lankan port of Hambantota, strategically located on the world’s busiest sea lanes in the Indian Ocean, has woken up the somnambulists in India as […]

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Qatar Airways boosts Colombo service

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

The Peninsula Qatar Airways has announced it will introduce a fourth daily non-stop service from Doha to Colombo from  August 1, 2017. In addition two of the four daily flights will be serviced by the B777-300ER aircraft to accommodate the increased travel demand to and from Sri Lanka. The increased frequency will boost overall capacity […]

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