Archive for October 12th, 2017

Time to identify our enemies

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

S. Akurugoda As stated in recent editorial of a printed media titled  ‘Crooked and fleas’, our country today, has earned notoriety as a rogues’ paradise. The basic question we have is ‘who is responsible for creating this situation?’. The eradication of terrorism militarily under the Mahinda Rajapaksa (MR) leadership was of ‘grave concern’ to some […]

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The Cabinet in Sri Lanka. Is it a Cabinet or a Cabimutt?

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Dr Sudath Gunasekara 12.10.2017. I remember reading Cabinet Government’ by Sir Ivor Jennings’ the classic account on Cabinet government in England as a student in college and also as an undergraduate at the University. We were made to believe that it was a sacrosanct mechanism in modern democratic systems of Government. A cabinet by way […]

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Eloquent silence

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The Editorial Courtesy The Island October 12, 2017, 9:49 pm Today is Friday the 13th. Not all of us are troubled by triskaidekaphobia, but its association with Satan reminds us of the proverbial man who sold his soul to the devil. The day is of significance to Sri Lankans owing to the conclusion of the proceedings […]

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Britisher as Leader of political party: Wimal demands explanation from Polls Chief

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday sought an explanation from the National Election Commission (NEC) regarding the registration of the New Democratic Front (NDF) as a political party in spite of its leader Shalila Moonasinge being a British national. National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa, MP posed the question to […]

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බැඳුම්කර කොමිසමේ සත්‍ය සෙවීම…

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

ශ්‍යාම් නුවන් ගනේවත්ත උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා විසින් පත්කළ ජනාධිපති බැඳුම්කර කොමිසමේ සාක්‌ෂි විභාගය හරහා එම ප්‍රශ්නගත බැඳුම්කර නිකුතුවලට අදාළ මෙතෙක්‌ හෙළිදරව් නොවූ අලුත් කරුණ රැසක්‌ ද හෙළිදරව් විය. ඒ සියල්ල ජනමාධ්‍ය හරහා මහජනතාවටද සන්නිවේදනය වුයේය. ජනමාධ්‍ය නොවන්නට ඒ තොරතුරු, සමාජගත වී මෙතරම් අවධානයක්‌ මේ බැඳුම්කර ජනාධිපති කොමිසම වෙත යොමු වන්නේ ද නැත. […]

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හංසයා සභාපති ලංකාවේ පුරවැසියකු නොවේ.. ජාතික හැඳුනුම්පත ව්‍යාජ එකක්.. හංසයා යටතේ ජනාධිපතිවරණයට තරග වැදීම ගැන නීතී අවුලක්..

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

lanka C news හංසයා ලකුණ පක්ෂයේ සභාපති ශලිල මුණසිංහ බ්‍රිතාන්‍යයේ පුරවැසියකු වන බවත් ඔහුගේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ විසා තව නොබෝ දිනයකින් නිමවන බවත් ලෝකයේ බැංකු අතර වංචා සිදු කොට බන්ධනාගාර ගත කිරිමට යාමේදි මහේස්ත්‍රාත් අධිකරණයේදි හෙලිදරව් වි ඇත. රාජ්‍ය ආයතනයක් වන ලිට්ත්‍රො ගෑස් සමාගමේ සභාපති ලෙස බ්‍රිතාන්‍යයේ පුරවැසියකු පත් කලේ කෙසේද යන්නත් එසේ පත්කලේ කවුරුන් ද […]

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රාජ්‍ය සේවකයින් 05 දෙනෙකුගෙන් එක් අයෙකුට මානසික ආතතිය… (One out of five of State Employees suffer from Mental Stress)-Rajitha Senratne

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera October 12, 2017 at 8:02 am | lanka C news සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශයේ මානසික සෞඛ්‍ය සදහා වෙනම ඒකකයක් ද ස්ථාපිත කර තිබෙනවා. එහි දැනට ඇති සංඛ්‍යා ලේඛණ වලට අනුව රජයේ සේවකයින් 05 දෙනෙකුගෙන් එක් අයෙකුට මානසික ආතතිය ඇති බව සොයාගෙන තිබෙනවා. රැකියා ස්ථානයේ ගැටලු, නිවසේ ගැටලු ඒ සදහා හේතු වී තිබෙනවා. All the […]

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SRI LANKA: Innocent man tortured to death by Divulapitiya Police

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAM Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information about the extra-judicial killing of Mr. Naiwala Appuhamilage Gamini Edwad (50) resident of Divulapitiya Police Division. On 2 October 2017, he was illegally arrested by Crime Branch Officers of the Police Station. Later, during his interrogation, […]

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SRI LANKA: Innocent man illegally arrested and charged by Kantale Police

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION-URGENT APPEALS PROGRAM Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding Mr. Andige Lakshitha Piyumal Peiris (26), a permanent resident of the Trincomalee District. On 6 July 2017, Piyumal was illegally arrested by Police Officers attached to the Kantale Police Station. He was accused of assaulting two Police […]

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Sri Lanka Makes Arrests in $60 Million Taiwanese Bank Cyberheist

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

By Adela Lin and  Anusha Ondaatjie  Courtesy Bloomberg Sri Lankan police have arrested two people after a Taiwanese bank said hackers stole about $60 million and wired the cash to accounts in Asia and the U.S., the latest cyberheist to afflict the global financial system.   Far Eastern International Bank’s computer systems were attacked by malware that […]

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Subversion of judicial review diminishes sovereignty

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

By Malinda Seneviratne Courtesy The Daily Mirror In 1988, not too long before the United National Party was to lose the five-sixths Parliamentary majority it enjoyed (and therefore more than the two-thirds required to amend the constitution, barring of course those which required in addition a referendum) courtesy the anti-democratic referendum of 1982 which too was […]

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Alleged Bond Scam: Will mandate of PCoI be allowed to lapse without key witnesses?

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

By Amrit Muttukumaru Courtesy The Daily Mirror Will the mandate of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Alleged Central Bank Bond scam be allowed to lapse without key witnesses being called? This is arguably one of the largest financial scams to have taken place in the post-independence history of Sri Lanka. For sheer impunity […]

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UNHRC Resolution 30/1 Implications for Sri Lanka

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Dr. Palitha Kohona Courtesy Ceylon Today The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted the resolution entitled ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ on 1 October 2015, Resolution 30/1. (After a resolution promoted by the European Union (EU) was defeated in 2009 and a resolution tabled by Sri Lanka was adopted by an […]

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Don’t fool people on a new constitution

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

P.S. MAHAWATTE Colombo 05 Courtesy The Island October 11, 2017, 10:33 pm What we are witnessing today is what the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe could not achieve in 2002/2004. Signing of the Cease Fire Agreement (CFA) with LTTE’s Prabhakaran, without even the knowledge of either President Chandrika Kumaratunga (CBK) or parliament! PM RW even […]

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Constitution making and yahapalana tricks

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island Dr. Jayampathy Wickremaratne has been trying to allay anxieties of concerned citizens about the new constitution that he is involved in drafting. He claims that there will be a special constitutional provision against secession. What he is referring to is the following provision in the recently released interim report […]

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