Archive for November 30th, 2017

YAHAPALANA AND THE ARMED FORCES

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

KAMALIKA PIERIS REVISED 31.10.18 This essay looks at the Yahapalana government‘s attitude to the armed forces of Sri Lanka.    It does not deal with the Geneva resolution on Eelam War IV. Perhaps no other country has ill treated its disabled service and police personnel in a more shameful and despicable manner than Sri Lanka, said […]

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Ockhi cyclone inches closer to Kerala: Death toll rises to 4

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

The unprecedented rain and cyclone has pushed the southern part of Kerala into disarray as at least four people have lost their lives in three different incidents. Late night the slight depression over Sri Lanka gained strength making favourable conditions for a cyclone. By early morning on Thursday weather departments officially declared the depression as Ockhi cyclone […]

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NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP catches birth of northern Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclone Ockhi

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Shortly after Tropical Cyclone Ockhi formed in the Northern Indian Ocean to the west of Sri Lanka, NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed over the storm and saw powerful bands of thunderstorms wrapping into its center from the northern quadrant. On Nov. 30 at 3:24 a.m. EST (0824 UTC) NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP […]

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Tropical storm hits Sri Lanka, at least 7 dead

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Courtesy wionews.com A tropical storm has killed at least seven people and left five fishermen missing in Sri Lanka, bringing down trees across main roads and on houses, officials said on Thursday, warning of landslides and flooding in severely hit areas. Heavy winds hit the island’s southern, western and south-central areas. At the moment, there […]

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Amateurish Govt. swallowed IMF advice to increase tax

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

By Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal in an interview with the Daily Mirror spoke about the Government’s Budget and its implications. The interview done with Cabraal follows.   Q As the former Governor of Central Bank how do you view the Budget which the Government claims is futuristic and is […]

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Planned arrest of Mr. Gotabaya Rajapakse

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Ranjith Soysa Spokesperson – GSLF Australia Global Sri Lankan Forum Australia His Excellency The President,  Maithiripala Sirisena Your Excellency, Planned arrest of Mr. Gotabaya Rajapakse We request your urgent intervention to advise all concerned that Mr. Gotabaya Rajapakse should not be arrested purely on account of political reasons.  The alleged charges about the expenses incurred […]

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Gintota violence: A prequel to a greater scheme

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

By Faizer Shaheid Courtesy Ceylon Today De Jure Mandate Local Government Elections are approaching and it appears that the hidden extremist elements have once again re-emerged. Fascist politics during election time is an age old tactic, but racism has recently proven to be a more resourceful tool. Especially when a preconceived bias has been conditioned into […]

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Petition against LG delimitation Gazette withdrawn; court dissolves stay

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

By Yusuf Ariff  Courtesy Adaderana The Court of Appeal today dissolved the stay order issued against the implementation of the Gazette notification on Local Government delimitation after the petition filed against it was withdrawn by the petitioners. A stay order had been issued preventing the implementation of the Gazette notification, when the petition seeking to invalidate […]

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