Archive for November 10th, 2017

Budget panders to IMF whims and fancies: Joint Opposition

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Joint Opposition (JO) MP Bandula Gunawardene said the budget was sure to fail as in it the government was trying to increase foreign investments by relaxing laws for foreigners and imposing excessive taxes on the people. This is a more liberal budget which would not offer any […]

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Guilty by suspicion

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island November 10, 2017, 10:15 pm The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is apparently wasting its time and money on its campaign to have a hybrid war crimes tribunal set up in this country. For, UN expert and South African human rights lawyer, Yasmin Sooka, has already found the Sri Lankan troops guilty […]

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The Ranil-Mangala budget and why SLFP must reject it

Friday, November 10th, 2017

By Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA Mangala Samaraweera clearly reveals that the guiding philosophy of his Budget and indeed of the government’s economic policy is manifestly not that of President Sirisena but rather that of Prime Minister Wickremesinghe when he says “Mr. Speaker…In line with Vision 2025…” Mr. Samaraweera’s budget is filled with lies, half-truths, dangerous ideas […]

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කියුබාවට අත නොතබනු

Friday, November 10th, 2017

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  සෝවියට් සමාජවාදී ක්‍රමය යටතේ  1986  සිට ජීවත් වෙමින්  පෙරෙස්ත්‍රොයිකාවද ඉන් පසු සෝවියට් දේශයේ අසමෝධානයද මම සියැසින් දුටුවෙමි. සමාජවාදී ක්‍රමයේ ධනාත්මක මෙන්ම ඍණාත්මක පාර්ශවයන් ද අප පසක් කලෙමු.   එකල වර්සෝ ගිවිසුමට සම්බන්ධ වූ සමාජවාදී රටවල්වූ පෝලන්තය , බල්ගේරියාව , රුමේනියාව , නැගෙනහිර ජර්මනිය යන රටවල් ගනනාවකද  මම සංචාරය කලෙමි. එසේම  සෝවියට් සමාජවාදී සමූහාණ්ඩු වූ රුසියාව , බිලොරෂියාව , […]

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Sri Lankan stocks drop; telcos, banks drag after budget measures

Friday, November 10th, 2017

COLOMBO, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares fell on Friday, weighed down by declines in telecom and banking stocks after the island nation targeted both cash-rich sectors in its 2018 budget to boost revenue. Sri Lanka imposed new taxes on motor vehicles, telecoms, banks and liquor in a bid to boost revenues in its […]

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How many Tamils PAID to be TORTURED to get asylum in the UK?

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge We are talking about sterling pounds 5000-6000 being paid to be burnt with cigarette butt ends and face other tortures to enable British doctors to verify health records and endorse the torture as being ‘recent’ and to imply the tortures/rape were committed by the Sri Lankan forces. The monetary aspect fattens the […]

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The darkest hour is just before the dawn – Part I

Friday, November 10th, 2017

By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island Fiat justitia – ruat caelum! (Let justice be done though the skies fall!) In May 2009, we ordinary Sri Lankans suddenly had everything before us, whereas for the previous thirty years, we had nothing before us.  Most of us had been inured to believe that  the separatist militants were […]

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