Archive for August 18th, 2017

Ranil’s request

Friday, August 18th, 2017

 Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 . Canada 16 August 2017 Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe Prime Minister of Sri Lanka No. 58 Sir Ernest De Silva Mawatha Colombo 7 Sri Lanka. Dear Prime Minister: Today, I read in Home News,  that while speaking at a ceremony held at BMICH, Colombo […]

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Mahinda discloses all about Siriliya Saviya Defender vehicle and SupremeSat Satellite

Friday, August 18th, 2017

(Translated by : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA) Given below is a message issued by the former President Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa on Pokice questioning of three members of his family and matters related to those allegations. The unsuccessful attempt made to camouflage the infamy caused by the revelation of government’s corruptions. During this week three members of […]

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Docs threaten to leave SLMC if it is hijacked by Health Minister ….News Item

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday warned that its members would pull out of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) if the government forced the Council to register medical graduates of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) as well.  Addressing the media in Colombo, GMOA Assistant Secretary, Dr […]

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The Agenda of Missionary Schools

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Extracted from Senaka Weeraratna’s submissions to the LLRC Missionary schools ” Christian schools in the ultimate sense have a different agenda which is not in line with the national agenda. While Christian schools do provide an education of value to kick start a career of a young student, it is by no means in their scheme […]

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WRONG PERCEPTION OF SINHALA BUDDHIST IMPERIALISM

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Ranjith Soysa  To:US Secretary of State. <secretary@state.gov>, US Embassy Sri Lanka <colomboacs@state.gov> Dear Sirs According to Tamil Guardian of 17 Aug 2017, US State Dept International Religious Freedom report for 2015 has reported that the Buddha statues inNorth and East of Sri Lanka creates the perception of  Sinhala Buddhist imperialism! The above conclusion is not […]

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Along the Silk Road: Xushi Yin’e –Ceylon Princess in Quanzhou

Friday, August 18th, 2017

An extraordinary story of an ordinary woman turning into the Ceylon Princess. 500 years ago, the prince of Ceylon visited China along with famous Ming Dynasty captain, Zheng He, but he never returned to his own country. 500 years later, archaeologists stumbled across the tombs of the loyal family in Quanzhou. Therefore, a disputed historical […]

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පොලිස්පති පොලිස් නිලධාරියෙකුට වදහිංසා කිරීමේ සිද්ධිය හා පොලිස් සේවයේ කීර්තිනාමය

Friday, August 18th, 2017

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission නයෙක් කෑවොත් කළ හැකි වෙදකමක් නැතැයි” සමහරුන් කියන්නා සේ පොලිස්පතිවරයා පොලිස් නිලධාරියෙකු වදහිංසනයට ලක්කල විට එයට ද ලංකාවේ නීතිය කරින යාත්මක වන ආකාරයට අනුව කල හැකි දෙයක් නැතුවා සේ පෙනේ. එය නීතියේ ඇති අඩුපාඩුවක් නිසා නොව ලංකාවේ නීතිය කරිය යාත්මක වන ආකාරයේ ඇති බරපතල පැහැරහැරීම් හා මගහැරීම් නිසාය. […]

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Prez, PM or Justice Minister can’t intervene in judicial matters

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, responding to remarks made by Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera, said today that neither the President, Prime Minister nor the Justice Minister had powers to intervene in judicial matters. He said the possibility of appointing a special court had been discussed in the Cabinet and added that […]

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Justice Minister terrorised

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island August 18, 2017, 10:03 pm The UNP and the SLFP dislodged the Rajapaksa government, promising to usher in good governance or yahapalanaya. Atop that, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said a UNP-led government would adopt the Licchavi method, which was in vogue during the Buddha’s time, to solve problems—assembling peacefully, deliberating peacefully and […]

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No Justice for the Minister of Justice -The real reason behind the lynching of Wijayadasa Rajapakshe

Friday, August 18th, 2017

By Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA August 18, 2017, 10:03 pm The Working Committee of the UNP disgracefully passed a unanimous vote of no-confidence against Minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana Wijayadasa Rajapakshe. The real reason, or should I say, the main reason out of the set of real reasons, for the UNP-NGO lynch mob against Wijayadasa […]

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war crimes probe: Constitution won’t permit foreign judges, says FM Marapana

Friday, August 18th, 2017

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island August 18, 2017, 11:12 pm Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana, PC, yesterday said foreign judges couldn’t be accommodated in domestic judicial mechanisms in accordance with the Constitution. He said so when The Island asked him whether he, would as a former Attorney General, in addition to his newest responsibilities look into […]

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Financial criminals must pay back with interest

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Courtesy The Sunday Times The last few weeks have been a guessing game of whether Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake would throw in the towel or face the ignominy of being removed from office in the fallout from his alleged complicity with those in the epicentre of the storm that kicked up so much dust from […]

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Proposed crippling countrywide strike TO SAVE ECONOMY, ASSETS, NATURAL RESOURCES– D.J. RAJAKARUNA

Friday, August 18th, 2017

WITH RAVI LADDUWAHETTY Courtesy  Ceylon Today Convenor of the Ceylon Petroleum Joint Union Alliance and General Secretary of the Petroleum Common Workers’ Alliance, Dadellage Janaka Rajakaruna said yesterday their proposed countrywide strike in unison and combination with all the other unions of the essential services of the country, was to protect the essential services, the national […]

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The big bluff in asking for promises the 6.2 mn voted for

Friday, August 18th, 2017

BY Kusal Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Why the sizeable percentage of Sinhala votes now swinging Rajapaksa way Country slipping into chaos and crisis at all fronts An organised crowd of around thousand men and women met in the shadow of the Buddha statue in the Vihara Maha Devi Park in the vicinity of the Town […]

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How we got to where we are

Friday, August 18th, 2017

By Uditha Devapriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror This Government has those leftover hurrah-boys who still think that what transpired on January 8, 2015 was a revolution The democratic process is premised on the idea that we don’t owe our representatives anything, except the gratitude” that we must pay through taxes and other levies to maintain public […]

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‘Govt. Corruption : Rajapaksas being hauled to CID to divert attention’

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said in the wake of the ‘yamapalana’ government’s fraud and corruption coming to light in dramatic and unexpected ways, the government is engaged in a desperate attempt to divert attention by hauling his family members to the CID and the FCID. In a statement issued today, he […]

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No govt. has harassed opposition’s families like ‘Yamapalayana’ – Mahinda

Friday, August 18th, 2017

By Ayshwarya Yapa Courtesy Adaderana Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that the Yamapalanaya” is engaged in a desperate attempt to deflect public attention by hauling members of his family to the Criminal Invesatigation Department (CID) and the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), as their corruption comes to light in dramatic and unexpected ways. Issuing a media release […]

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Perpetual Treasuries CEO questioned over Rs 712 million dividend

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Perpetual Treasuries CEO questioned over Rs 712 million dividend 

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Yahapalanaya has now become ‘Wahapalanaya’ for people – Vidyaratne

Friday, August 18th, 2017

යහපාලනය ජනතාවට දැන් වහ පාලනයක් වෙලා… සමන්ත විද්‍යාරත්න

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Perpetual Treasuries: Rs 340 million dividend distributed to another company

Friday, August 18th, 2017

By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy Adaderana It has been uncovered that a portion of the profit made by Perpetual Treasuries Limited through the controversial bond transaction was distributed to another company as dividend. This was revealed during the questioning of Perpetual Treasuries CEO Kasun Palisena at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating the issuance of Treasury Bonds on […]

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Proposed trials at bar: JO alleges govt. functioning as CJ

Friday, August 18th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Former External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris yesterday said former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his family and the Joint Opposition wouldn’t run away in the face of politically motivated ‘judicial’ attempts to target them on the basis of unsubstantiated allegations. Former Law Prof. Peiris was responding to The Island query why […]

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Fight in the dressing room, players broke the crockery to protest against Gurusinha

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Rohit Pawar Courtesy  Cricket Age Dominating and interfering nature of Asanka Gurusinha, the cricket manager of Sri Lanka team, is well known. the man, responsible for the departure of Coach Graham Ford, is in another controversy, as this time he took players on his radar, that too in the middle of the third test match, […]

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