Archive for December 5th, 2017

කොඳු ඇති සහ නැති නායකයෝ

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

BY MALINDA SENEVIRATNE හිටපු ජනපති චන්ද්‍රිකා කුමාරතුංග පහුගිය දා වේයන්ගොඩ උත්සවයකට සහභාගී වෙමින් මේ රටට කොන්ද පණ ඇති නායකයින් අවශ්‍යයි යැයි පැවසුවා.   ඔව්.  අවශ්‍යයි.  හිතන දේ කියන, කියන දේ කරන, කරන දේ කියන, වංගු ගහන්නේ නැතුව, ඇල වෙන්නේ නැතුව, ඇඹරෙන්නේ නැතුව කෙලින් කතා කරන, කෙලින් වැඩ කරන අය අවශ්‍යයි. කොන්ද පණ ඇති නායකයෝ වගේ ම […]

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State and govt. not interchangeable: Same goes for revenue and income hoax of free education and free health services

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

By Usvatte-aratchi Courtesy The Island On 11 November in the evening news, President Maithripala Sirisena claimed that his state (mage rajaya) would not permit anyone who fought in the war against LTTE to be brought to court for his conduct in battle. Leave aside the legality and morality of that statement, no President can claim ownership […]

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My cooking challenge is still open

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera          London There are far too many cooking programmes in British TV but the only thing is I didn’t figure out any technique of energy saving in cooking. The contestants or even the famous chef’s just cook without due care for any wastage of energy, may be because they do not have to […]

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Naseby’s call doesn’t reflect UK’s stand – HC

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

by Shamindra Ferdinando December 5, 2017, 10:34 pm The British High Commission has declared that Lord Naseby’s recent statement in the House of Lords pertaining to accountability issues in Sri Lanka doesn’t reflect UK’s stand. The British HC said so in response to The Island query whether the BHC had discussions with the Foreign Ministry […]

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Burning issues on GAS tenders

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

 By Nirmala Kannangara Courtesy The Daily Mirror Questions have been raised as to why the Ministry of Public Enterprise Development is silent over Litro Gas Lanka’s alleged failure to follow government procurement guidelines in the Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) purchase.  The Technical Evaluation Committee [TEC] appointed by the Department of Public Finance and Treasury to evaluate […]

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Whitewashing will boomerang on ‘Yahapalanaya’ & Country

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Alleged Bond Scam: The alleged Treasury Bond scam is probably the largest financial scam to affect this country in its post-independence history. For sheer impunity and involvement of a wide spectrum of politicians in collusion with a section of the corporate sector and regulatory authorities it is hard to beat. The […]

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THE POSSIBLE DEATH OF THE POLITICAL CENTRE

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy The Daily Mirror If the talks between the official SLFP and the JO-SLPP conclusively fail, it will be because the SLFP (MS) is unwilling either to leverage the bond scam report and de-couple the PM from the governing coalition, or to vote against the fast track liberalization and globalization” (i.e. free-market fundamentalist, […]

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Federalism and re-merger impossibilities

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy Ceylon Today Last few months have been turbulent ones for the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) who has seen one of its coalition partners, Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF), leaving the coalition and threatening to gather anti TNA elements around it. This is a culmination of the attempts by a number of […]

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WHAT AN EMPTY SRI LANKAN AIRPORT SHOWS ABOUT THE INDIA-CHINA RIVALRY

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

 DAVID BREWSTER  Courtesy warontherocks.com  Editor’s Note: A version of this article was originally published by The Interpreter, which is published by the Lowy Institute, an independent, nonpartisan think tank based in Sydney. War on the Rocks is proud to be publishing select articles from The Interpreter. Geopolitical rivalry between big powers sometimes yields odd results. The latest development in growing strategic competition across […]

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Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa blames president for breakdown of party unity talks

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Courtesy livemint.com Ex-Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who leads a rival faction of the ruling SLFP, has blamed his successor, Maithripala Sirisena, for the breakdown of unity talks between the sides Colombo: Former Sri Lankan leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, who leads a rival faction of the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), has blamed his successor—President Maithripala […]

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Lankan Court Rejects Plea Seeking Arrest Of LTTE Leader Accused In Rajiv Gandhi Murder Case

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Courtesy NDTV A three-member bench of the Court of Appeal yesterday dismissed the petition filed by Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Information Secretary and parliamentarian Vijith Herath, seeking the arrest of the LTTE leader, saying there was no basis to proceed with the application.Lankan Court Rejects Plea Seeking Arrest Of LTTE Leader Accused In Rajiv Gandhi […]

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