Archive for December 6th, 2017

Media Freedom under UNP

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Shenali D Waduge The Prime Minister loves to take pot shots at opponent’s every time he lands himself in a quandary. It is his tactic to divert attention from his misdemeanors. The Bond Scam being a prime example has seriously damaged his clean record that has been his saving grace among UNP voters to argue […]

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INAUGUARATION OF COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING IN SRI LANKA

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

By late Mr. Livy Wijemanna-,Director of Commercial Broadcasting-Chairman-Patron Adaptation by Dr.Sripali Vaiamon-Vice President of the Sri Lanka Veteran Broadcasters Association THE VETERAN BROADCASTERS IN SRI LANKA FORMED AN ASSOCIATION SOMETIMES BACK AND RELEASED A COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE on 16th of December  2000 WHERE the Patron of the Association, late Mr. LIVY WIJEMANNA CONTRIBUTED AN ARTICLE ELABORATING THE […]

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The Pros and Cons of Over-reliance on Lord Naseby’s Revelations

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Dharshan Weerasekera, Attorney-at-Law One can hardly open a newspaper these days without seeing something on Lord Naseby’s revelations about the number of civilians that may have been killed during the last phase of the war, and their significance to countering UNHRC Resolution 30/1 of October 2015.[1]  I am informed on good authority that a group […]

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Accusers, co-sponsor struggling to cope up with Naseby revelations

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island December 5, 2017, 8:46 pm Five years after the release of the Report of the Secretary General’s Panel of Experts (PoE) on Accountability in Sri Lanka, in March 2011, South African Yasmin Sooka, a member of that questionable outfit, proudly claimed to possess unhindered access to those who had fled […]

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JANATHA ESTATE DEVELPOMENT BOARD SELLS A SECTION OF THE LITTLE VAELLEY ESTATE TO SITTHI JAMIYA UMMA .

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

-TRANSLATION OF AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN IRIDA DIVAINA OF 26TH NOV- BY SAMANTHI WEERASEKERA The country ‘s major export crop , the tea is undergoing a difficult time under the State Enterprise Minister Kabir Hasim who controls Stare Planation Corporation, JEDB etc. He has categorized tea estates into A, B and C groups and at […]

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‘Sivaram’s killers will be brought to justice’

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

The speech of Information and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera on the demise of the late journalist Sivaram Dharmaratnam, made on the occasion of Adjournment Debate on May 06, 2005. (Courtesy The Daily News) Honourable Mr. Speaker, We strongly believe that the people’s right of access to information, free from any hindrance, must be secured by any Government. […]

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Scribes drowning in crocodile tears

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island December 6, 2017, 9:50 pm No sooner had Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe raked newspaper editors over the coals, the other day, for their absence at a UN-organised press freedom event than Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera followed suit. Echoing the PM, who asked whether editors were not interested in media freedom, […]

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In defence of the mass media : a reply to PM

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Dayan Jayatilleka, PhD December 6, 2017, 10:00 pm The Prime Minister wants to know why the media is criticizing the present government and why it isn’t criticizing the Rajapaksas on whose watch journalists were killed. Perhaps that is because the media recalls that two prominent journalist were killed when the Rajapaksas weren’t anywhere near the […]

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CEB irks Sri Lanka cricket legend and lights up twitter

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  Sri Lanka cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara publicly grouching about the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) not answering his calls has sparked a social media storm with both helpful tips and barbs thrown at him. IS this how aN important government agency responds .I myself had the same problem and tried to contact CEB […]

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Solution must be acceptable to Tamils Separate State is not a reasonable request – Former Army Commander, General Gerry De Silva RWP, VSV, USP

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

BY Ruwan Laknath Jayakody Courtesy Ceylon Today Much decorated soldier, one time Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, Diplomat and now author, General Gerry H. de Silva is a man of many parts. His memoir ‘A Most Noble Profession – Memories That Linger’ (2012) and more recently ‘War Heroes Killed-In-Action’ have been launched and is currently […]

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Nalaka Godahewa accuses govt of bending the law

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Nalaka Godahewa accuses govt of bending the law නීතිය නමන්න පටන් අරන්

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The real policies of SLFP are with us – former President (English)

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

 

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දිනේෂ්ගේ වෙන්ව යන යෝජනාව සම්මතයි

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

දිනේෂ්ගේ වෙන්ව යන යෝජනාව සම්මතයි

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