Archive for October 19th, 2017

Democracy ! Democracy!!  Where art thou ?

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

By Charles.S.Perera Yahapalanaya is a misnomer,  it is a Sirisena-Ranil Dictatorship. The Present Government of Sri Lanka is a Sirisena,  Ranil and UNP Dictatorship. It is really the UNP that governs under the label SLFP-UNP joint Yahapalanaya Government. It is not a popular government though they speak of a 62 percent of the population voting […]

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No freedom of expression as bragged: SLPP

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today, Anika Wijesuriya, a key witness in the Bond investigation had left the country due to death threats though the government said it had enabled an environment where anyone could criticize anyone without being subjected to intimidation. SLPP Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris said […]

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SRI LANKA: Innocent man abducted by Blue Police Van in the heart of Colombo

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding Mr. Nalaka Danushka Kumara (33) of Moragasmulla, Rajagiriya. He is a resident in the Rajagiriya Police Division. He was abducted by a group of powerfully-built men in a Blue Van at 7 p.m. on 15 October […]

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උමාඔය සහන වැඩසටහන අවුලෙන් අවුලට ජනාධිපතිතුමා බදුල්ල දිසාපතිට පිටින් ‘ආපදා කළමනාකරණ යාන්ත්‍ර‍ණයක් පිහිටුවයි‘

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍ර‍ය ඉදිරියේ දී සක්‍රීය විය හැකි මෝසම් වැසි තත්වයට මුහුණදීම සදහා බදුල්ල දිසාපති නිමල් අබේසිරි ගෙන් බාහිර යාන්ත්‍ර‍ණයක් සකස් කිරීම සදහා ජනාධිපතිවරයා කටයුතු කර ඇත.  එහි පළමු රැස්වීම් අද පැවැත්වේ.   රු. මිලියන 600 ක මුදලක් සහන කටයුතු සදහා ලබාදීමෙන් පසුව ද, සහක කටයුතු සිදු නොවීම හේතුවෙන් මේ වන […]

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SRI LANKA: Innocent man fired on by Police in broad daylight in Negombo

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information about the attempt to extra-judicially kill Mr. Ranhotigedara Vajira Kumara (41), at the Negombo Police Division in Gampaha District. At 5:30 p.m. 12 August 2017, Vajira was driving to his business with friends on Colombo-Puttalam Road […]

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PM should answer to commission for appointing Mahendran – Dinesh

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

 

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let us HOPE LATEST COMMISSION REPORT WON’T BE SHELVED

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy  Ceylon Today Sri Lanka has two conventional forms of inquiring into high stake criminal allegations: one is to conduct a mainstream Police investigation, which more or less would result in a lackadaisical inspection that might or might not result in justice being served. The second form is the Inquisitorial Commission which encompasses all aspects […]

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Elephants and chameleons

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island October 19, 2017, 9:44 pm The JVP has fired the opening salvo in what seems to be a well organised campaign to prevent President Maithripala Sirisena from seeking a second term. Its Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath, MP, has vowed to defeat Sirisena if he contests again. SLFPers loyal to Sirisena want him […]

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Implications of Provincial Police Departments

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

By Faizer Shaheid Courtesy Ceylon Today Law enforcement agencies are the most crucial element in maintaining law and order in any country, not just in Sri Lanka. In almost all countries, the primary force of law enforcement is the Police. Should the Police be mediocre, the nation fails and criminals will rule. So, it does matter […]

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A new constitution: Promise, need or bluff?

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

DR. UPATISSA PETHIYAGODA Courtesy The Island October 19, 2017, 9:50 pm Buddhist monks objecting to the proposed constitution Your columns have attracted much discussion on whether a New Constitution was promised or necessary. Whether such has been promised or not is a matter of contention. Since electoral promises are not meant to be taken seriously, this […]

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අගමැතිගේ අන්තිම තුරුම්පුවට හැරෙන තැපෑලෙන් පිලිතුරු.. අස්ගිරි-මල්වතු මහ නාහිමිවරුන් නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවට විරුද්දයි.. තීන්දුයි.. තුන් ඈවරයි..[Video]

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

 lanka C news නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවකට මෙන්ම ව්‍යවස්තා සංශෝධයකටද විරුද්ද වන බවට අස්ගිරි හා මල්වතු නිකායන්හි කාරක සංඝ සභාවන් විසින් දිනයේ ගන්නා ලද තීරණය මල්වතු හා අස්ගිරි මහ නාහිමිවරුන්ගේ අනුදැනුම මත රැස් වී ගන්න ලද තීරණයක් යයි අස්ගිරි පාර්ශවයේ මහ ලේකකාධිකාරී පූජ්‍ය මැදගම ධම්මානන්ද නාහිමියෝ පවසති. කොළඹදී පැවති සම්මන්ත‍්‍රණයක් අමතමින් උන් වහන්සේ මෙම අදහස් පල කලහ. […]

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Premier lashes out at editors for highlighting prelates’s opposition to proposed new Constitution

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

By Akitha Perera Courtesy The Island Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday took exception to media coverage given to a joint statement issued by Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters of the dominant Siyam Sect demanding an immediate halt to the ongoing constitution making process. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that some newspapers had misled the public by […]

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Weedkiller scientist was paid £120,000 by cancer lawyers

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Courtesy The Times (UK) A scientist who advised a United Nations agency to classify the world’s most widely used weedkiller as carcinogenic received $160,000 (£121,500) from law firms bringing claims by cancer victims against the manufacturer. Christopher Portier advised the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organisation, which concluded […]

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