Archive for February 13th, 2018

Both the President and the Prime Minister have no right to remain in power and therefore the President should immediately summon the Parliament and get a mandate to dissolve the Parliament paving way to go for a General Election honouring the verdict given by the people on  February 10th.

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Sudath Gunasekara 12.2.2018. Now that over 72 % of the people who voted at this election have clearly rejected the President as well as the PM (Even in their own electoral bases, Polonnaruwa and Colombo) and have given a resounding victory for Mahinda Rajapaksa as the man who represent their aspirations. More over all their […]

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SIRISENA IS FINISHED!  LONG LIVE SIRISENA!

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA ‘[For it is written] Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord’ – (Romans, 12:19) In September 2015, Maithripala Sirisena pulled a fast one on the UPFA voters who had voted in the August-2015 elections.  He got 45 SLFP MP’s elected under the UPFA banner to join the UNP and carry on […]

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FULL SPECTRUM REJECTION

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

By Dr.Dayan Jayatilleke Courtesy The Daily Mirror We are living in a new country. We just need the Government to catch up with that fact. Mahinda Rajapaksa led a political formation that has emerged as the largest single party in the country, comfortably displacing the UNP. He did so while neither having a share of governmental […]

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UNP crisis: Everything is at stake

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

By Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA The crisis of the UNP is not reducible to the enormous drop in its vote on Feb 10th, a vertical drop that is unprecedented for a long established party in government and at a local government election at which governmental patronage matters. The Feb 10th shrinkage of the UNP is the […]

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Five people who must resign now

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

By Eranda Ginige Courtesy Ceylon Today The people of Sri Lanka have exercised their sovereign power. A clear majority of Lankan citizens have rejected definite representatives together with their policies. Here are the top five people’s representatives who should bow down to the people’s decision and leave their posts immediately. 1. Ranil Wickremesinghe People have rejected […]

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Hip Deep in a Mire A Brisk and Brusque Verdict

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

By Sarath de Alwis Courtesy Ceylon Today President Maithripala Sirisena has earned the verdict given in the local government polls. He appointed candidates defeated at the parliamentary elections through the national list and made them Cabinet Ministers. In electoral democracy, failure is decisive. Overturning the people’s verdict has a price. The verdict rendered at the local […]

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Defeat-induced delusion

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Editorial Courtesy The Island February 13, 2018, 8:53 pm A crushing defeat at a midterm election is the political version of a devastating earthquake. That is not something any government can come to terms with, easily. It is only natural that such traumatic experiences make the ruling politicians take leave of their senses. Some yahapalana leaders, […]

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Sri Lanka:The New Regime and the Revolution (Le nouveau Régime et la Révolution)

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

  by Prof.Asanga Abeyagoonasekera  The most perilous moment for a bad government is one when it seeks to mend its ways.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville,L’Ancien Régime et la Révolution (1856) At a meeting in Davos in 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping made a speech supporting the agenda on globalisation. Meanwhile, back in the US, President […]

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What next for President Rajapakse & the SLPP

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

The best way to predict the future is to create it – Abraham Lincoln 10th February 2018 will go down in history as a watershed moment in Sri Lankan politics. It beat previous startling outcomes of 1956 and 1977. The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna a lifespan of just 2 years electorally thrashed parties that had […]

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ජාතිවාදී සිංහලයා හෙවත් ජාති මාමක අපි

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

පාලිත ආරියරත්න Palitha Ariyarathna Writer, Journalist, Author Publisher (හෙන පිට හෙන වැදුනත් රකිමු අපේ ලක්මව ! අපේ උරුමය !) ජාති වාදය  යන වචනය මෝඩ අමන  දෙශපාලකයන්  සැම දිනකම මාධ්‍ය සංදර්ශන පවත්වමින්  මේ දිනවල කතා කරයි. යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුව මේ ලක්  පොලව තුල බිහිකිරීමට ප්‍රථමයෙන්ද මෙම  මාතෘකාව , වචන ඉතා පෘතුල මට්ටමින් භාවිතා කලබව සොයාගැනීමට පුළුවන. සර්වාගමික  […]

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The just opening bud of hope

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

By Rohana R. Wasala “Although voters gave a clear win for Mahinda’s SLPP, they deliberately avoided giving SLPP 50%. In fact, Mahinda’s party received 2% less votes than January 2015 when he was replaced by Sirisena. Put it differently, the Sirisena Alliance (DNA, Swan) retained its 6.2 million votes while Mahinda lost 700,000 votes from […]

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දේශපාලන ද්‍රෝහීන් සමග එකතු වීමට පොහොට්ටු සූදානම්ද?

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

අරුන උණවටුන 2015 අගෝස්තු පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණයෙන් පසු ද්‍රෝහි වූ කිසිවකු නැවත පොහොට්ටුව සමග එකතු කරගත හොත් පොහොට්ටු ඡන්ද ලක්ෂ ගණනත් පොහොට්ටුවෙන් ගිලිහී යනු ඇත. ඇමති කටුවට සියල්ල පාවාදුන් ද්‍රෝහීන්ට ඉතිහාසය විසින් නියම තැන හිමිකර දෙනු ඇත. වාසි පැත්තට පනිමින් ඇගේ ඉදන් ඇග කන උන් පොහොට්ටුවට ගත හොත් පොහොට්ටුවටත් සොරිම තමා.. මෛත්‍රී ඔහුගේ ලක්ෂ 62ට ද්‍රෝහි වුණා මෙන් […]

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පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණ ප්‍රතිඵල 

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

මාධ්‍යය නිවේදනය –SPUR   (Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka Inc) 2018  පෙබරවාරි 13 දින 2018  පෙබරවාරි 10 වන දින පැවැත්වූ පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණ යෙන් ශ්‍රී ලoකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ ලත්  විශිෂ්ඨ ජයග්‍රණය, ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාවේ සිට ශ්‍රී ලoකාවේ සාමය, ඒකීය භාවය සහ මානව අයිතීන් රැකීම උදෙසා කටයුතු කරන ‘ස්පර්’ නමින් හදුන්වන අප සoවිධානය ඉතා […]

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මානව හිමිකම් කඩවීම් සෙවූ නිලධාරිනිය දිවියෙන් සමුගනී

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

( තිළිණි ද සිල්වා ) Lanka Deepa 13/2/18 ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ මානව හිමිකම් කඩවීම සම්බන්ධව   සොයා බැලීමට  ඒක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මහකොමසාරිස්නවනීදන් පිල්ලේ මහත්මිය විසින් පත් කළ එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ විද්වත් කමිටුවේ සාමාජිකයෙකු වූ අස්මා ජහන්ගීර් මහත්මිය හදිසියේම අද (12) අභාවප්‍රාප්ත වූවාය.   පකිස්ථාන ජාතික කාන්තාවක වන ඇය හදිසියේ ඇතිවූ හෘදයාබාධයක් හේතුවෙන් මිය යන විට හැට හය හැවිරිදි වියේ පසු […]

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