Archive for August 11th, 2017

PRESIDENT’S POWERS IN A CRISIS Constitutional crisis in making?

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Sarath Wijesinghe – former Ambassador to UAE and Israel- Solicitor/Attorney-at-Law Shift of power by changing heads? Sri Lankan President’s statement that no party or group can form a Government without his blessings”, even if it is shown that the opposition has 113 members – which is an uphill task – may lead to a constitutional […]

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UNITED NATIONAL PARTY: FINANCIALLY INSOLVENT FROM 2004 TO 2014. CAME TO POWER WITH LTTE POWER TO MAKE MONEY

Friday, August 11th, 2017

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Towards end of 2013, the United National Party was virtually bankrupt.  Technically speaking, the Party was unable to pay its debts”.   Dwindling membership eroded its coffers.  The Sirikotha  repairs and maintenance were not done, roof leakages, broken toilet facilities, damaged floor tiles, torn curtains, leaking taps, shabby garden, unpaid workers, […]

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Japan Was a Hope for Asia: An Interview with Henry Scott Stokes

Friday, August 11th, 2017

The Japanese Holocaust: An Unfinished Aspect of the War Q: My first question is on European Colonialism and the Greater East Asia War. I’d like to ask your views on the Second World War, because Westerners have regarded it as a matter of democracy vs. fascism. They’ve viewed Japan as the aggressor. A: Yes, the Second World […]

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TENSION ON CHINA-INDIA BORDERS

Friday, August 11th, 2017

ALI SUKHANVER China, India and Bhutan converge at an isolated Himalayan plateau and very close to this plateau there lies the narrow passage which connects India’s northeast states with the rest of the country. This name of this narrow passage is Siliguri Corridor but strategically this corridor is known as ‘Chicken’s Neck’ where the word […]

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රැකියා විරහිත උපාධිධාරීන් සංවර්ධන නිලධාරී තනතුරට බඳවා ගැනීමේ වයස් සීමාව අවු 45 දක්වා වැඩි කිරීමට පියවර ගන්නා මෙන් ඉල්ලමු

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Graduate Employees Union  ගරු අග‍්‍රාමාත්‍ය හා ජාතික ප‍්‍රතිපත්ති හා ආර්ථික කටයුතු අමාත්‍ය, රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මැතිතුමා, ජාතික ප‍්‍රතිපත්ති හා ආර්ථික කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශය. ගරු අගමැතිතුමණි, රැකියා විරහිත උපාධිධාරීන් සංවර්ධන නිලධාරී තනතුරට බඳවා ගැනීමේ වයස් සීමාව අවු 45 දක්වා වැඩි කිරීමට පියවර ගන්නා මෙන් ඉල්ලමු. රැකියා විරහිත උපාධිධාරීන්, සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන් ලෙස පත්කිරීම හා පුහුණු කිරීම සඳහා පල කර […]

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The Culture of the Crooked

Friday, August 11th, 2017

By Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy The Island August 11, 2017, 9:54 pm Let’s hope the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Lotteries, Ravi Karunanayake, will not be blissfully ignorant of having ushered in a new culture, with his resignation from office, with all those quotations from the scriptures of different faiths. And what is this new […]

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TNA won’t back 20 A: Govt. move to put off PC polls in jeopardy Unprecedented accord on 60:40 MMP system for all three levels of polls revealed

Friday, August 11th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday declared that it wouldn’t support the 20th Amendment to the Constitution in its present form, under any circumstances, top party spokesperson, Jaffna District MP M.A. Sumanthiran told The Island. The TNA parliamentary group comprises 16 members, including two National List MPs. Asked whether the four-party […]

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