Archive for February 23rd, 2018

An open letter to the President Are we heading towards a regime run by kleptomaniacs?

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Sudath Gunasekara 23 /1 2018. An open letter to the President Dear Mr President Please take a look at the news item attached below under the caption as it is happening under your Government. ‘Following Governor’s objections Govt. pressures CBSL to endorse controversial payment platform project NPP apolitical, will promote economic growth – Harsha’ Also […]

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Re: Inviting Jaspal Atwal, Sikh extremists, latest gaffe on PMs Indian trip

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario . K1J 6G1 Canada 23 February 2018 Editor (Letters) THE OTTAWA CITIZEN Dear Editior You published Christie Blatchford’s Comment Libs have tolerance for convicted terrorists. on  page NP2 in today’s paper. Wrong! . Libs have tolerance for terrorists, period, as they have shown their promotion of the Tamil Tiger […]

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Letter to the editor: Mr. President, This is not the end of the world! But it is a wake up call!

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, Dehiwela Mr. President, This is not the end of the world! But it is a wake up call! I am surprised at the halla baloo created around the recent MC election results. Why is that even the President is taking the results like a General election results? Obviously everyone knows that […]

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Consumer and Gas Prices in Sri Lanka

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Sarath Wijesinghe – former Chairman Consumer Affairs Authority- former Ambassadors to UAE and Israel Consumer in Sri Lanka Consumer in Sri Lanka is not organized as in other parts of the world in protecting and enhancing their due rights under the legal system. They accept whatever is given by the trader, manufacture, industrialist, and the […]

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Govt. succumbs to pressure from Britain: President fails to prevent recall of military attache

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island February 23, 2018, 11:14 pm The government has, under heavy pressure from the UK, carried out its decision to recall Sri Lanka’s military attache in London, Brig. Prinyankara Fernando, despite a presidential intervention. When the government announced its decision to recall the brigadier, following an incident where he allegedly made […]

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THE MAROON AND THE BLUE: My empathy with and fears for SLFP

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

By Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island February 23, 2018, 10:02 pm I was born at a particular moment, 1956, into a center-left familial universe and culture. In 1956, Mervyn, aged 26, was introduced to SWRD Bandaranaike by his senior at university, Nimal Karunatilleke, a former Communist who had joined the MEP, the winning coalition of […]

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Why shuffle a pack of knaves?

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

By Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy The Island February 23, 2018, 11:03 pm A fortnight of jiggery-pokery in politics has now led to big talk about a Cabinet reshuffle. Can any shuffling of this set of politically crooked persons engaged in bad government bring anything good for the people? The two weeks of a power struggle within a […]

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Why MR shouldn’t retire

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

NIRANTHA EDIRISINGHE Courtesy The Island February 23, 2018, 10:06 pm So Mahinda Rajapaksa [MR] is back with a bang, a huge bang, which has left the government with no clue whatsoever of what actually hit them. After he lost the 2015 election, many a cat call emerged asking him to retire from politics, suggesting that his […]

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Corruption thrives

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Editorial Courtesy The Island February 23, 2018, 10:01 pm Sri Lanka’s latest global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranking proves the present government has failed to make good on its main election promise. All anti-corruption circuses we were treated to during the last three years have been in vain in spite of yahapalana politicians’ rhetoric. Sri Lanka […]

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රනිල් නෙරපන්න එජාපයේ යෝජනාවක්

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ තරුණ සහ රැඩිකල් මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් විසින් පසුගිය දිනකදී සිරිකොත පැවති රැස්වීමකදි බහුතරයේ කැමැත්ත මත සම්මත කරගනු ලැබුවේ මසක් ඇතුලත පක්ෂයේ නායකත්වය ඇතුළු ඉහළ තනතුරු රැසක් ස්ථිර වශයෙන් වෙනස් විය යුතු අතර එසේ සිදු නොවුනහොත් සිය ආසන සංවිධායක ධුර වලින් සියළු දෙනා ඉල්ලා අස් වන බවටයි. කෙසේවෙතත් එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ නායකත්වය සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතාගේ […]

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Interfering in the Internal Affairs of Sovereign Sri Lanka by US & Indian Envoys

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

How aware are the Governments of the US & India that their two envoys are going overboard with or without their knowledge in the interference into the internal affairs of Sri Lanka? An unprecedented number of Indians have been roped into America’s diplomatic service and at times we can but wonder whether they are serving […]

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