Archive for December 12th, 2017

LORD NASEBY AND THE PRESIDENT’S LETTER

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

by SANJA DE SILVA JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island December 12, 2017, 11:06 pm The Island has to be congratulated on its ‘scoop’ of a statement by Lord Naseby in response to the summary dismissal by the British High Commission in Colombo of his views on the infamous UNHRC Resolution 30/1 of 2015 and the increasingly untenable […]

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UN urged to visit SLN officers held at Welikada Detection of suspects-Weerasekera alleged that the government had been harassing some selected military personnel in a bid to appease the UN

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Courtesy The Island Former Navy Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera yesterday told The Island that a three-member UN delegation now on a visit here should visit military personnel, including Commodore D. K. P. Dassanayake and Commander Sumith Ranasinghe remanded at the maximum security Welikada Prison over their alleged involvement in wartime abductions. Weerasekera […]

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AG calls upon govt . to address international concerns immediately US anti-corruption advisor to be based here

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island December 12, 2017, 11:22 pm Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe yesterday alleged that the failure on the part of successive governments to take tangible measures to tackle state sector waste, corruption and irregularities had contributed to US decision to propose a Colombo-based Resident Legal Advisor. Had those who had been at […]

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“OBATA PUTHE MAGAK NATHE” STORY OF A FAILED SOCIETY

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

By Gomin Dayasri Courtesy The Daily Mirror People – blame themselves in back peddling a lost leadership back to power. Think before you act stupidly – realize the folly in creating a situation of having no foreseeable future for the country you truly love: to whatever denomination you may belong – desire a future for your […]

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Marapana as compromise Prime Minister

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

By Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha Courtesy Ceylon Today While there is much uncertainty now about what will happen to the country, certain certainties are assured. Chief amongst them is the headlong destruction of his reputation that Ranil has precipitated in the last three years. I do not refer only to his unashamed capers with regard to the […]

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Security Sector reforms in Sri Lanka Reduction of troops and rural economy

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy Ceylon Today Ever since the end of the civil war in 2009, there has been a debate on the need for security sector reforms in Sri Lanka. With the defeat of the Rajapaksa administration and with the United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) promising such reforms, the debate has rekindled. The […]

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I work only to achieve the objectives of the Joint Opposition – Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

By Sanchith Karunaratna Courtesy Adaderana Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that he will work only to fulfill the requirements of the Joint Opposition. He further stated that his brother and former Minister Basil Rajapaksa has not and will not make political decisions on behalf of him. The former President expressed these sentiments after visiting the Dalada Maligawa […]

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Saw Namal carrying money filled bags on his shoulders to deposit in a Dubai Bank.  A boy wearing a Short and killing Thajudeen is in CCTV cameras.  To be arrested tomorrow

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Translated by : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA Given below is the translation of a speech made by the member of Parliament for Hambantota District Mr. Namal Rajapaksa at a meeting of the Central Committee of the Minuwangoda  electorate of the Joint Opposition held at the Reggie Ranatunge Commemoration Hall in Udugampola.  The meeting was convened by […]

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GANGODAWILA SOMA THERA: AN ILLUSTRIOUS AND INSPIRATIONAL LIFE 

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Dr. Daya Hewapathirane   Venerable Gangodawila Soma Thera’s untimely death occurred 14 years ago, on December 12, 2003. He was 55 years of age.  It was one of the greatest losses of the nation. The   spontaneous outpouring of grief especially among our people was unprecedented in the living memory of our motherland. Millions of Sinhala […]

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The SLFP’s crisis

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

By Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island December 11, 2017, 10:45 pm The SLFP’s crisis is a crisis of ideological identity. It is also an existential crisis. The SLFP is divided into two tendencies, a Minority (‘Menshevik’) faction with 44 seats in Parliament, led by President Sirisena, not all of them elected, and a Majority (‘Bolshevik’) […]

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