Archive for November 2nd, 2017

How many died & who shot whom in the Final phase of the conflict in Sri Lanka

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Shenali D Waduge There is no denying that people died in the final phase of the conflict. That both LTTE and the Sri Lankan Armed Forces were both armed is also true. They were both not sending each other roses. That there were a significant number of people were also true. They were the LTTE, […]

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Mahinda rajapaksha (Sri Lanka/President) on Interim Report to write a new Constitution,

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

 

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Constitutional Assembly unconstitutional, null and void ab initio Part 2

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

DR. WIJEYADASA RAJAPAKSHE, President’s Counsel Courtesy The Island Continued From yesterday November 2, 2017, 12:00 pm Reasons for the failure of the proposed constitution Articles 75, 82 and 83 of the constitution have categorically conferred the power on the Parliament to repeal the existing constitution and replace it with a new one. The limitations of such […]

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CIA/NED/IRI in Sri Lanka Now targeting local government, political parties

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

 by  Hassina Leelarathna  CIA/NED/IRI in Sri Lanka Now targeting local government, political parties   When it comes to US foreign policy, there’s no difference between the Democrats and Republicans: both believe in American Exceptionalism and, consequently,  both parties believe that the United States is  predestined and entitled to be the dominant leader on the world […]

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MR complains of conspiracy

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Courtesy The Island The UNP, the TNA, the SLFP and the JVP were engaged in a ‘constitutional conspiracy’, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa told Constitutional Assembly yesterday. Participating in the debate on the interim report of the steering committee of the Constitutional Assembly, the former President said: “Look at the manner in which the debate on […]

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Bond Commission denounces conduct of ASG De Livera

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

By Shehan Chamika Silva Courtesy The Daily Mirror Bond Commission Chairman Justice K.T Chithrasiri and Commissioner Prasanna Jayawardena yesterday said the conduct of Additional Solicitor General Dappula De Livera was ” deplorable”. “I have served 37 years as a judge and I have never seen this happen after an order is made” Justice Chithrasiri told the […]

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Buddhism has shaped the lives of our people, the identity, and the direction of the society in Sri Lanka in a way unmatched by any other religion

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

By Senaka Weeraratna Buddhism has shaped the lives of our people, the identity, and the direction of our society in a way unmatched by any other religion. Buddhism has been the national faith for over two millennia and the bedrock of the culture and civilization of the Sinhalese people. Sri Lanka is the oldest Buddhist nation […]

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PM required to testify before Bond Commission

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Shehan Chamika Silva Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating the controversial Issuance of Bonds today said it requires the testimony of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in order to “obtain a few clarifications and any other evidence which may be necessary”. Issuing a statement at the commencement of the today’s session, the […]

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LEGAL VALIDITY OF GAZETTE NOTIFICATION CALLING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

By M D P DISSANAYAKE There are news reports that the Gazette Notification regarding the arrangements for conducting the long awaited Local Government Elections is to be published very soon.   This is welcoming news, even though the number of members of the local governments have increased by an astronomical 3870 members.   This will allow the […]

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Why a new constitution? – Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Following are excerpts of a statement issued by former Justice and Buddha Sasana Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC regarding the much talked about Interim Report of the Steering Committee presented to parliament for debate.  Interim Report submitted by the purported steering committee dated 21st September 2017 has no validity and authority Whose […]

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Centre will lose all power if proposals are implemented – Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy Adaderana Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that ‘manipulation’ by the government is glaringly obvious in the whole process of formulating a new Constitution and that the Joint Opposition is being provided with scarce opportunities to voice their opinions. Delivering a speech during the debate on the Interim Report of the Steering Committee at […]

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කැපිලි කෙටිලි බාධා කිරීම් දහසක් මැද ව්‍යවස්ථා විවාදයේදී මහින්ද කල ඓතිහාසික කතාව මෙන්න.. සැගවු රහස සභා මැද ලිහා පෙන්නයි..

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

2017 නොවැම්බර් මස දෙවන දිනබ්‍රහස්පතින්දා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ව්‍යවස්ථාදායක සභාවේදී හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා කළ කතාවේ පිටපත. ගරු සභාපතිතුමනි, මේ ව්‍යවස්ථාදායක සභාව අලුත් ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් සම්පාදනය කිරීමේ ක්‍රියාවලිය පටන්ගත්තෙ මීට මාස 20කට පමණ කලින්. 2016 නොවැම්බර් මාසයේදී විවිධ යෝජනා අන්තර්ගත අනු කමිටු වාර්තා 06ක් පලවුණා. අපි අද විවාද කරන අතුරු වාර්තාව පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ සභාගත කලේ පසුගිය සැප්තැම්බර් මාසයේ. […]

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99% Tamils want to live in peace with Sinhalese, 1% Tamils want a piece of Sri Lanka

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Shenali D Waduge Can you really divide a country and tell a group of people to live on one side and declare the other side newly ‘independent’? What a preposterous suggestion. Prey tell us how this can be an ideal situation when majority of Tamils are living peacefully among Sinhalese outside of the area that […]

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1978 Constitution is still good enough, Say no to this dangerous attempt to pass an Interim Report to write a new Constitution,  

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

By Charles.S.Perera Jayampathy Wickramaratne  the man who prepared the Interim Report placed before the Parliament for a debate says in defence of writing a  new Constitution that the President Mahinda Rajapakse had stated in his election manifesto the necessity for  a new Constitution and that what they have now done is nothing different from what […]

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