Archive for October 20th, 2017

Proposed New National Constitution

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Mahinda Gunasekera   Agincourt, Ontario Canada     His Excellency, Maithripala Sirisena President of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) Aekiya/Orumiththa Nadu State Colombo, Sri Lanka (Ceylon) Copy to: Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe, Prime Minister Aekiya/Orumiththa Nadu State of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) Your Excellency, Honourable Prime Minister and Senior Members of the Cabinet, Proposed New National Constitution Unitary Form […]

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Karaka Sangha Sabha Decision: “With full ‘approval’ and ‘knowledge’ of Mahanayake Theras”

Friday, October 20th, 2017

J.A.L Jayasinghe Courtesy The Daily Mirror Asgiriya Chapter Lekakadikari the Ven. Madagama Shri Dammananda Thera said on Thursday the decision taken by the Karaka Maha Sangha Sabha of the Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters that there was no need for a new constitution or for any amendments was with the full ‘approval’ and ‘knowledge’ of the Mahanayake […]

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Attorney General in the dock

Friday, October 20th, 2017

BY MALINDA SENEVIRATNE Those supporters of the Yahapalana Regime whose apologies have diminished to the point they take refuge in what I call the ‘At Least Thesis’ in the now tired game of comparison, have rightfully found some fuel in the recent assertiveness of the Attorney General’s Department.  The reference is of course to the uncompromising […]

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Sri Lanka should resist UNHCR pressure

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Upali Cooray An American, garbed in orange jumpsuit, ostensibly calculated to echo the garb of al Qaeda insurgents apprehended and imprisoned by the United States. He kneels down next to a man dressed in all black, his face covered, and a knife in hand. For many, this has become a lasting image of the terrorist […]

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Why Chicken Skin Is Good For You

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera         London When eat chicken curry along with other curries and rice, we hardly think of removing the skin before we eat, never thought about any healthy points either. Chicken up to twice or thrice a week is good for you. Chicken, along with fish and turkey, is white meat and often recommended […]

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SRI LANKA: Police attempt to extra-judicially kill an innocent man

Friday, October 20th, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information about the extra-judicial attempt to kill Mr. Pathirana Champika Kumara Jayatunga (28), a resident of Biyagama Police division by SFT Officers. The victim went out with his friend to purchase a new vehicle. Their rented van […]

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SRI LANKA: Fourteen-year-old child tortured by Moratuwa Police

Friday, October 20th, 2017

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission has received information regarding the case of 14-year-old Kahingala Waduge Kanidu Minsara Silva, who was illegally arrested, detained and tortured by the Moratuwa Police Station on 10 October 2017. Minsara is a student at Uyana Kanishta Vidyalaya. On October 8, […]

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Alleged Killing Of 18 Navy and 8 Army Prisoners by LTTE In Jan 2009

Friday, October 20th, 2017

By D.B.S. Jeyaraj Courtesy The Daily Mirror President Maithripala Sirisena held successive discussions with two Tamil delegations in Colombo on Thursday (19) on the issue of Tamils detained in various prisons under the Prevention of Terrorism Act(PTA) in general and the hunger strike undertaken by three such detainees at the Anuradhapura Prison in particular. The focus […]

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A deep state of crookedness

Friday, October 20th, 2017

JOMO UDUMAN Etul-Kotte Courtesy The Island What was enacted at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCI) on the controversial bond issuance is downright disgusting. Bankers, Politicians and Corporates are getting away by just saying “I don’t know”. Unscrupulous lawyers set it up for them to lie through their cavities and plaque ridden teeth under oath. What […]

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Bondage of the people by the crooked

Friday, October 20th, 2017

By Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy The Island October 20, 2017, 10:10 pm Bond, Bond – the Treasury Bond tragedy will not easily go away. We’ve heard so much about the dirty dealings involved in this highly manipulated Bond transaction, giving rise to major doubts about the entire financial management and related systems of government in the country. […]

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President’s wish and ours

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island October 20, 2017, 12:00 pm The yahapalana leaders specialise in tilting at windmills, nay, media outfits. Everything they touch turns into an unholy mess instantly. The whole government is in a shambles with its big guns chasing their own tails and making colossal blunders, which are legion. But, never do they own […]

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International Convention on Enforced Disappearances Violates the Constitution

Friday, October 20th, 2017

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island October 20, 2017, 10:09 pm The focus of the entire nation is currently on constitutional reforms. In the midst of it, this government has ratified an international convention by becoming a signatory to the “The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances”, on December 10, 2015. […]

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DEW explains why PM couldn’t be summoned after AM’s testimony First COPE inquiry

Friday, October 20th, 2017

by Shamindra Ferdianndo Courtesy The Island October 20, 2017, 10:31 pm Former Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) D. E. W. Gunasekera told The Island yesterday that the parliamentary watchdog committee lacked powers to summon ministers and, therefore, it had not been able to seek an explanation from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe or the […]

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War crimes: GR highlights confusion over civilian death toll ‘Very basis of move to change Constitution disputed’

Friday, October 20th, 2017

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Wartime Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday said that the very basis of the controversial Geneva Resolution 30/1 had been strongly disputed by Michael Morris, Baron Naseby, PC, during a debate on Sri Lanka in the British parliament Thursday last week. Sri Lanka co-sponsored Resolution 30/1 in Oct 2015, in spite […]

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ණය කන්ද උඩ ආණ්‌ඩුවේ කොන්ද

Friday, October 20th, 2017

කතු වැකිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින රටක ආර්ථිකයේ කොඳුනාරටිය වන්නේ මූල්‍ය වෙළෙඳපොළයි. නමුත් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ මූල්‍ය වෙළෙඳපොළ කෙතරම් දූෂණය වී ඇත්ද යන්න තේරුම් ගැනීමට පසුගියදා විභාගයට ගැනුණු බැඳුම්කර කොමිසමේ සාක්‍ෂි පමණක්‌ කියෑවීම හොඳටම ප්‍රමාණවත්ය. මේ මූල්‍ය වෙළෙඳපොළ තුළ රටේ ආණ්‌ඩු ලාභ ලැබීම කෙසේ වෙතත් ජාමෙ බේරාගත් ඉතිහාසයක්‌ අප දැක නැත. සිදු වූ එකම දෙය ආණ්‌ඩු පත්කිරීමට […]

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