Archive for November 15th, 2017

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND YAHAPALANA Part 2

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

KAMALIKA PIERIS Yahapalana is linking heavily with the US and its satellite countries. India is today the main partner of the US in the Indian Ocean. Yahapalana is pursuing India and offering it ports, (Trincomalee) airports, (Mattala) oil tanks, (Trincomalee) and industries (shoes).  Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe   said Apita indiyawath oney, Oi. Apita Indiyawa tharaha […]

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Your letters: Sri Lanka has a long, proud history of peacekeeping with the UN

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Opinion  Readers’ Letters The Star Sri Lanka’s military aren’t ready to be peacekeepers, Opinion, Nov. 3 Unfortunately, this column by Liberal MP Gary Anandasangaree does not portray the factual position regarding Sri Lanka’s contribution to UN peacekeeping missions, or the progressive developments in the country under the National Unity government. Sri Lanka values its membership in the UN, […]

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‘Cold day in hell before ICC goes after US for committing Afghanistan war crimes’

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

The ICC prosecutor’s decision to pursue a probe into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan is completely political” and won’t amount to anything, law professor Francis Boyle believes. He said it will be a cold day in hell” before any Americans are prosecuted. The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, announced last week that her […]

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The Geopolitics of Floating Bases and the New World Order

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera “Those far distant, storm-beaten ships, upon which the Grand Army never looked, stood between it and the dominion of the world.” Alfred Thayer Mahan US naval officer and strategist Alfred Thayer Mahan’s advice in 1890 for the US to push outwards to rule the oceans is still heeded by US maritime forces […]

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Not even the President can contain current politicians in govt – Bandula

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Not even the President can contain current politicians in govt – Bandula පොලිස් තර්ජන පන්සලටත් එයි-වහාම ක්‍රියාත්මක වෙන්නැයි ජනපතිගෙන් බන්දුල ඉල්ලයි

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Govt has relaxed everything; giving entire country to foreigners – Bimal (English)

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

 

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Govt is exacting revenge through my people – Mahinda (English)

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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The Supreme Court awards compensation to British tourist with Buddha tattoo

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

S.S.Selvanayagam Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Supreme Court today awarded a total of Rs.800,000 — Rs.600,000 as compensation and Rs.200,000 as cost–to Britisher Naomi Coleman who was arrested and deported for having a Buddha tattoo on her right upper arm. The Supreme Court said her fundamental rights had been breached and that a Magistrate could not […]

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Govt. borrows Rs. 4.7 trillion in 3 years: Wimal

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Joint Opposition MP Wimal Weerawansa said today the government had obtained Rs. 4.7 trillion as loans for three years whereas only Rs. 5.2 trillion was obtained as loans for nine years during the previous regime. Speaking during the budget debate, he said the debt burden had gone […]

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Naseby statement will clear Sri Lankan security forces

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardene Courtesy The Daily Mirror The statement made by Lord Naseby during the sessions of Britain’s House of Lords will help Sri Lanka to safeguard the dignity of its security forces to some extent, State Minister of Foreign Affairs Wasantha Senanayake told Parliament yesterday. The State Minister made this remark in response […]

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Dual Citizenship Fiasco

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

By Sarath Wijesinghe (Solicitor, Attorney-at-law, former Ambassador to UAE and Israel) It appears Geetha Kumarasinghe (GK) has given up the fight having exhausted all possible remedies after the nomination of Piyasena Gamage (PG) the next in line on the list to Parliament, despite unforeseen and unfortunate personal tragedies. An energetic and committed MR supporter was […]

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