Archive for December 18th, 2017

The Sri Lanka Armed Forces Are Innocent Of All Bogus Charges Pertaining To The War, Therefore Sri Lanka Should Categorically Reject All Secret Defence Reports Of The US, UK Imperialists Containing Totally Bogus Charges Against The Sri Lankan Armed Forces

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Chairman, Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement Our organisation, The Sri Lankan Solidarity Movement, is extremely alarmed by attempts even by sections of the Sri Lankan media and even patriotic organisations urging the Sri Lankan Government to accept secret defence reports written by our adversaries, the US, UK imperialists, which accuse our Sri Lankan Armed Forces of […]

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Jumps, Leaps and Somersaults

Monday, December 18th, 2017

translated by : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA This is the translation of an article by Theja Godakanda Aratchi published in the Lankaweb.com on 18th December, 2017.   Our elders used to predict about the emerging rain season from the croaks of the frogs that filled the ears.  This country’s political land was under a severe drought for […]

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2018 පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණවේ ඡන්ද පූර්ව ප්රතිඵල

Monday, December 18th, 2017

2018 පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණවේ ඡන්ද පූර්ව ප්‍රතිඵල  යහපාලනය පක්ෂග්‍රාහිකයින්ගේ බලාපොරොත්තුව එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය  UNP 39.7 ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ SLPP 38.4 ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂය   SLFP 13.2 ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ  JVP 4.2 ඉලංකෙයි තමිල් අරසු කච්චි ITAK 3.1 වෙනත් Other 1.4   100 ලංකාවෙබ් අනාවැකිය එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය  UNP 37.1 ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ SLPP […]

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එදා මෙදා මහජන මුදල් හොරකම් කළ පාර්ලිමේන්තු හොරුන්ට දඬුවම් කර, හොරකම් කළ මුදල් අයකරගන්නා තුරු මැතිවරණය පැවැත්වීම නතර කරන්න.

Monday, December 18th, 2017

ගාල්ලේගේ පුන්යවර්ධන ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මැතිතුමා, ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්‍යාලය, කොළඹ 1. ජනාධිපතිතුමනි, එදා මෙදා මහජන මුදල් හොරකම් කළ පාර්ලිමේන්තු හොරුන්ට දඬුවම් කර, හොරකම් කළ මුදල් අයකරගන්නා තුරු මැතිවරණය පැවැත්වීම නතර කරන්න. පාර්ලිමේන්තුකාරයන්ගේ ඉල්ලීම් උද්ඝෝෂණ, නඩු කටයුතු ආදී වු විවිධාකාරයේ බලපෑම්වල එල්ලී ඉක්මණින් පලාත් පාලන මැතිවරණය පැවැත්වීමට ආණ්ඩුව සියලු කටයුතු සූදානම් කරමින් සිටී. ඒ අතර ඔවුන්ද […]

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Lalith Weeratunga grilled at Police SIU, Yahaplanaya protects Politicians …. Who protects public officers??

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera You may have read about Silredi  case where  a government high ranking officer was arrested and remanded for alleged  misusing public . Politicians always go scot free and public officers are subjected to persecution. It looks that there are two yard sticks to measure the violation of law and order . Last […]

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Environment Organizations’ Response to Cabinet Proposal for Two New Coal Power Plants in Sri Lanka

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Rainforest Protectors of Sri Lanka, Centre for Environmental Justice, Wildlife and Nature Protection Society, FEO Sri Lanka Environment Organizations in Sri Lanka have great concern about the proposal to build two new coal power plants in Sampur and Norochcholai despite their rejection by the PUCSL. We note inherent issues and contradictions in the recent joint […]

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Sri Lanka appeals to Russia to lift temporary tea ban

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Courtesy  BBC Sri Lanka is making a special appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin to remove a ban on Ceylon tea. Two ministers are leading a delegation to Moscow to request the suspension on Sri Lankan tea imports is lifted. Imports were halted last week after Russia found an insect known as the Khapra beetle […]

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Corruption and bribery still rampant, 20 cases to be heard daily – EDITORIAL

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Daily Mirror Despite pledges being implemented, some dimensions of maintaining law and order and the rule of law, corruption and bribery are still known to be rampant specially in state sector institutions and even in public-private partnership companies. So much so that a law was passed recently to appoint three special three-Judge […]

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Bond Commission Report: Moment of Truth for Country

Monday, December 18th, 2017

 Amrit Muttukumaru Courtesy The Daily Mirror The country is awaiting with a mix of excitement and trepidation the Report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the alleged Treasury Bond scam which will one way or another indicate whether there is hope for optimism for the future of the country. The report is crucial for […]

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Tea break– Govt. expects response from Russia today

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror In its effort to secure a lift of the restriction on tea trade, the Sri Lanka embassy in Moscow initiated communication with the Russian authorities and await a response, an official here said yesterday. Russia said it would impose a temporary restriction on imports of all agricultural products from Sri Lanka, […]

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David Cameron cleared to lead £750m China trade fund

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Courtesy The Times (UK) David Cameron has been cleared to take on a role leading a billion-dollar investment initiative between Britain and China set up by a friend. The former prime minister played a key part in efforts to boost trade links with Beijing while he was in Downing Street and Philip Hammond, the chancellor, […]

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Bijan Ebrahimi murder: ‘Institutional racism’ by council and police in UK

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Courtesy BBC A police force and council “repeatedly sided with the abusers” of a man murdered after being wrongly accused of being paedophile, a report has found. The Safer Bristol Partnership (SBP) found a “collective failure” by Avon and Somerset Police and Bristol City Council in the case of Bijan Ebrahimi. The disabled Iranian refugee […]

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