Archive for January, 2018

Await Bond Farce II

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Editorial Courtesy The Island The Tilak Marapana committee, appointed by the UNP to study the presidential bond probe commission report, has claimed there are no findings against UNP members including former Minister Ravi Karunanayake, UNP General Secretary and Minister Kabir Hashim tells us. No one with a modicum of intelligence expected a different outcome! Minister Hashim, […]

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Ravi K suspension as Assistant Leader: A desperate damage control measure ahead of Feb. 10 ‘referendum’-GL

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando  Courtesy  The Island Chairman of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Prof. G.L. Peiris yesterday said that the UNP was engaged in last minute face-saving measures ahead of the Feb. 10 countrywide local government polls to avert defeat. The former External Affairs Minister, who is also a top spokesman for the Joint Opposition (JO) […]

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Civic rights of MR-Rawana Balaya challenges Minister Samarasinghe

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Chaturanga Samarawickrama Courtesy  The Daily Mirror Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe is day-dreaming of abolishing the civic rights of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, General Secretary of the Ravana Balaya, Ven. Iththekande Saddatissa Thera said. Speaking to media he said if some one tried to interfere with the civic rights and political future of Mr. Rajapaksa, […]

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Impeaching the President

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

By Faizer Shaheid Courtesy Ceylon Today Elections are only a few days away and the politicians are at it again trying to tear each other apart. The political rivalries have stood the challenge of time, continuing to appeal to summon the inner hopes of the people despite their anticlimactic approach. Two weeks ago, a fresh saga […]

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Move to arrest Ravi and release after polls: SLPP

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Courtesy  The Daily Mirror The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today said there was an attempt to arrest MP Ravi Karunanayake prior to the parliamentary debate on the Bond Commission report and then release him after the Local Government (LG) elections were over. Former provincial councillor Ajith Prasanna claimed at a news conference that the […]

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We cannot let the country be divided again – Mahinda

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

එක්සේසත් කරපු රට කඩන්න දෙන්න බෑ – මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ

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President and PM should act responsibly (English)

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

President and PM should act responsibly (English)

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In Praise of folly: Bringing a prince to celebrate Jennings’s wedding anniversary

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Punsara Amarasinghe In his classic work Franz Fanon has stated the most deplorable agony of colonialism is not the despicable ways used by colonial rulers to expand power in colonies through ruthless manners, but the real tragedy of colonialism is the people who have been subjected to colonial occupation are mentally reluctant to detach their […]

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Ban them! More Harm than Charm — Flaming Litter from the Sky

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Champa Fernando Secretary, KACPAW (Kandy Association for Community Protection through Animal Welfare) Increasingly we see in Sri Lanka celebratory events that send up thousands of sky lanterns, which MUST fall down back to the earth, some burning, some burnt out, endangering human and animals life and causing air travel and fire hazards and power failures. […]

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An urgent and open appeal to all Patriots for immediate action to rescue and protect the motherland.

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Dr Sudath Gunasekara 31.1 2018 This is an urgent appeal to all patriots to read the small booklet Kauda Hora” compiled by Shyam Nuwan Ganewatta  of Irida Divayina immediately. Your special attention is drawn to the last two Chapters, 1 based on a presentation by Ajith Nivad Cabral (former Governor CB) and Dr Nalaka Godahewa, […]

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Ravi asked to refrain from exercising duties as UNP deputy leader

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

By Sanchith Karunaratna Courtesy  The Daily Mirror   The committee headed by Minister Tilak Marapana made a recommendation today (31), that former Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake should not exercise his duties as the Deputy leader of the UNP until further notice. UNP General Secretary Minister Kabir Hashim stated that the UNO committee headed by Minister Marapana […]

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Bond scam miscreants using Ravi as scapegoat: CaFFE

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Sheain Fernandopulle  Courtesy  The Daily Mirror Referring to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s statement that it was only proper for MP Ravi Karunanayake to step down from his post as the UNP’s assistant leader, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) Executive Director Keerthi Tennakoon today said the major bond scam miscreants had used Mr. Karunanayake as […]

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Implement recommendations of Tilak Marapana

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Kelum Bandara Courtesy  The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe reportedly told his Cabinet Ministers that he would implement the recommendations of the Tilak Marapana committee on the bond scam. It is learnt that the Committee has recommended that MP Ravi Karunanayake should step down from his post as the Assistant Leader of the party and […]

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බැදුම්කර වංචාවේ මහ මොළය හා සැලසුම්කරුවන් එකතුවී රවී කරුණානායක බිල්ලට දුන්නා

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon Executive Director/CaFFE  බැදුම්කර වංචාවේ මහ මොළය හා සැලසුම්කරුවන් සියලු දෙනා එකතු වී තිලක් මාරපන කමිටුව හරහා රවී කරුණානායක බිල්ලට දී, තමන් බේරී ඇතැයි කැෆේ සංවිධානයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා පවසයි.  රවී කරුණානායක මහතා අර්ජුන ඇලෝසියස් සමග සබදතා පැවැත්වූ බව කොමිෂන් වාර්තාවේ දැක්වෙනවා.  ඔහුට යම් ප්‍ර‍තිලාභයක් ඒ මගින් ලැබෙන්නට ඇති බව අනුමාන කරන්නට පුළුවන්.  නමුත්, […]

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ජනතා  විමුක්ති පෙරමුණට චන්දය නොදිය යුත්තේ ඇයි ?

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

චාල්ස්  එස් පෙරේරා විසින් ජනතා වීමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ දේශපාලන උපාය මාර්ගය මාක්ස් වාදී න්‍යාමයන් අනුවත් කාලෝචිත නොවේ. ඔවුන්ගේ උපාය  එක්සත් ජතික පක්ශයත් ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයත්, මහින්ද  රාජපක්ෂ ජනාධිපති තුමා ඇතුලු ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනත් රට විනාශය කරාගෙන ගිය, ගෙන යන,  මහා පරිමාන හොරු ඔවුන් රටට කරපු දේකුත් නැ ඉදිරියෙ දී කරන දේකුත් නැ කියන ප්‍රචාරයක් […]

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මහින්ද හිරු සළකුණේ විචිත‍්‍ර සලකුණක් තියයි.. YouTube හොල්ලමින් ප‍්‍රතිචාර ගලයි..[Video]

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා සහභාගී වූ ‘සලකුණ’ වැඩසටහන හිරු නාලිකාවේ ඊයේ රත‍්‍රියේ විකාශණය විය. දෙපැයකට ආසන්න කාලයක් තිස්සේ සිදු කරන ලද සාකච්චාවේදී රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා විසින් කිසිදු දේශපාලඥයෙකුට මඩ ගැසීම් අවලාද කිසිත් නොනැගූ අතර මනා සංයමයකින් සිය අදහ් නිරවුල්ව ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමටද කටයුතු කලේය. හිරු නාලිකාව විසින් එය යූ ටියුබය යෙත මුදා හැර දිනක් ගතවන්නටත් පෙර […]

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ජනාධිපති කියූ ටි‍්‍රලියන 10 ණය කතාව සම්පූර්ණ බොරු.. ඇත්ත සංඛ්‍යාලේඛණ මෙන්න..

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

– චාමින්ද කරුණාරත්න lanka C news ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා රාජ්‍ය ණය සම්බන්ධයෙන් පසුගිය සතියේ මාධ්‍ය අමතා කල ප්‍රකාශය සම්පූර්ණ අසත්‍යයක් බව ආචාර්ය නාලක ගොඩහේවා මහතා පෙන්වා දෙයි. දේශප්‍රේමී වෘතිකයින්ගේ සංසදය විසින් කැඳවා තිබු ප්‍රවෘති සාකච්ඡවකදි ඒ මහතා මෙය පැහැදිලි කලේය. ‘පසුගිය රජය රුපියල් ට්‍රිලියන 10 ක ණය ලබා ගෙන ඇති බවත් ඉන් පොත්වල සඳහන් […]

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බැදුම්කර වාර්තාව සිංහලෙන් නොදීමට සහ බරපතල වංචා දූෂණ කොමිෂන් වාර්තාව සිංහලෙන් දීමට හේතු

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

අරුන උනවටුන සිංහල බිල්ලන් සහ ඉංග්‍රීසි ජාතිවාදීවන් රටේ ජනතාවට හංගන ඉතාම වැදගත් ‍දෙයක් තියෙනවා. යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුව එනම් මෛත්‍රී-රනිල් ආණ්ඩුව විසින් සිදු කළ මහ බැංකු මුදල් වංචාව සම්බන්ධ ජනාධිපති පරීක්ෂණ කොමිෂන් වාර්තාව ඉදිරිපත් කරල තියෙන්නේ ඉංග්‍රීසියෙන්. ඒ කියන්නේ ලංකාවෙ බහුතර ඡන්දදායකයන්ට බැදුම්කර වාර්තාව කියවන්න බෑ.කියවල තේරුම් ගන්න බෑ.. එනම් බැදුම්කර වාර්තාව මගින් කියල තියෙන දූෂිතයන් සහ වංචාව […]

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Is this the same Maithri who was with us? – Mahinda (English)

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
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Bond Scam Report President’s trump card against UNP? But did he act prematurely?

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Courtesy  The Daily Mirror Being deceitful gets you nowhere and telling half-truths will always backfire on you! Be careful who you hurt, it could ruin your life.” ~ Quotes and Thoughts Sirisena may have committed a political blunder that might entail more severe consequences to himself and his party  UNP, the political party that was […]

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FAST & FURIOUS: THE POPULIST ‘POHOTTUWA’ PHENOMENON

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleke Courtesy  The Daily Mirror Where a class abdicates its moral right to leadership, it is already doomed and must surely die.”   -Mervyn de Silva, Ceylon Observer Magazine Edition, May 1967    The UNP Establishment has just raised the stakes. It is proclaiming from every platform that if it wins the upcoming local […]

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President Sirisena protects bond scam offenders – JO

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy  The Daily Mirror President Maithripala Sirisena has been attempting to protect the major bond scam offenders since the beginning of the first bond scam on February 2015, Joint Opposition MP Prasanna Ranatunga said today. Addressing a news conference, he said the bond scam should have been nipped in the bud if President […]

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President violated election law: SLPP

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy  The Daily Mirror The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today accused President Maithripala Sirisena of having violated election laws by saying funds won’t be allocated to the Local Government (LG) bodies that are won by the SLPP. It said Minister Lakshman Kiriella had also said the funds would be distributed through Prime Minister […]

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මහ ඇමති චාමර ජනපති විකුණයි!

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

කැෆේ සංවිධානය  ජනාධිපතිතුමා මහියංගනයට එන නිසා ගරුවරිය දණ ගැස්සවූ ප්‍ර‍ධාන ඇමති චාමර සම්පත් දසනායකට පෙබ. 1 මානව හිමිකම් එන්න බෑ ලු එසේ කළ නොහැකියි.  ඔබගේ සිතාසියට අනුව කටයුතු කළ යුතුයි – කොමිෂන් සභාව කියයි. ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා මහියංගනයේ රැස්වීමක් සදහා පැමිණෙන හෙයින් මානව හිමිකම් කොමිෂන් සභාවේ විසින් නිකුත් කළ සිතාසියට අනුව පෙබරවාරි 1 දින සාක්ෂි […]

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Kelaniya Grads get-together

Monday, January 29th, 2018

By A Special Correspondent The University of Kelaniya Alumni Association Canada (UKAAC) celebrated its fifth anniversary in Brampton, Ontario, on January 13 with a get-together. More than 100 university graduates and their family members attended the function. The proceedings began with the lighting the traditional oil lamp by President Dhanapala Gamage, Secretary Anura Kumara Munasinghe […]

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Proper if Ravi steps down: PM

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Courtesy  The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is reported to have indicated that it will be proper if UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake steps down from his post as the assistant leader of the party. This was revealed by the Prime Minister, when he presided over a meeting with the leaders of the parties aligned […]

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UNP guilty of bond scam both by commission and omission -Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha

Monday, January 29th, 2018

By Kelum Bandara Courtesy  The Daily Mirror Former MP Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha, who served in the COPE during the previous Parliament, in an interview with the Daily mirror  spoke about the bond scam in the Central Bank and of other happenings in the political front. Following are excerpts of the interview done with Prof. Wijesinha.  Q As a member of the […]

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Abolishing MR’s civic rights not mentioned in PRECIFAC report- PHU

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy  The Daily Mirror The Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) had not recommended abolishing the civic rights of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as claimed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader and MP […]

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Shipwrecked by Laughter of Gods

Monday, January 29th, 2018

By Sarath de Alwis Courtesy  The Island Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided that the Report of the Bond Commission has absolved him, his party and his administration of any responsibility for or wrongdoing in the Central Bank Bond Scam. Development Strategies Minister Malik Samarawickrema, who is the eager Hanuman to Ranil’s Rama, has claimed in […]

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President’s threatening speeches have multiple objectives

Monday, January 29th, 2018

By Jehan Perera Courtesy  The Island President Maithripala Sirisena’s recent criticisms of his partner in the ruling coalition, the UNP, have sent signals that the UNP-SLFP alliance may be ending sooner rather than later. At the general elections of August 2015, the two parties entered into an agreement to be in partnership for a period of […]

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