Archive for February 25th, 2018

Western interests Keeping Maithri -Ranil alliance alive

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today If after 70 years of democracy, installed by the British, we are at the brink of having our country broken into pieces, we should realize the way we handle issues is wrong. Even before the British departed, certain Tamil politicians had already taken cudgels against what they termed as the […]

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Samapanthan’s Hog-shearing

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

RANJITH SOYSA Mr Sampanathan presenting his views on the recent LG elections did cast his bonnet over the windmills with his remarks on the Eelam bud. No sensible, person will even believe that the references made by the LPPP to the proposed destructive constitution would have planted the seed of the Eelam in the minds […]

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PRESIDENT RESHUFFLES UNP PACK (OF WOLVES???)

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera The much awaited Cabinet shuffle of the National Unity Government took place yesterday, with President Maithripala Sirisena changing six ministerial portfolios and appointing three state ministers and one deputy minister. The President, while congratulating the newly appointed Cabinet, State and Deputy Ministers, said in keeping with the message received from the electorate, […]

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Unconstitutionality of the ‘unity’ government

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island February 25, 2018, 9:48 pm The fallout from the local government elections has led to many questions that need to be addressed by the nation and Parliament. They relate to the fate of the so-called “unity government”, a phrase that was coined to best describe the questionable formation of the […]

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The recall of Brigadier

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

KONARA WANIGASEKARA Kotte Courtesy The Island Why has Sri Lankan military attaché, Brig. P. Fernando, been recalled? Has the government gone bonkers? When did it start taking instructions from the British? Something that Dr ANS Kulasinghe told the Plant & Equipment (P&E) Engineer at Polgolla comes to mind. When did you start taking instructions from the […]

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UK’s continued sanction of Tamil-Tiger fronts

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

CHANDRE DHARMAWARDANA Canada Courtesy The Island According to an Island newspaper report, “responding to the Global Tamil Forum’s (GTF) plea, the South Asia Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on Feb. 22 assured Surendiran that the UK took the incident ‘very seriously’ and Minister for South Asia personally got in touch with Sri Lankan […]

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Of that rib-tickling curtain raiser

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Editorial Courtesy The Island We witnessed the first part of the much-awaited Cabinet reshuffle yesterday. State Minister of Foreign Affairs Wasantha Senanayake lost no time in describing it as a comedy. It was a curtain raiser. We will be treated to the farce proper shortly. President Maithripala Sirisena has, with the help of Prime Minister Ranil […]

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Don’t play it again, Sam Mr. Sampanthan’s folly

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

By Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island February 25, 2018, 9:40 pm Mr. R. Sampanthan has let himself, his cause and his people down. I have always regarded him as the last of the old-school parliamentarians whom I used to watch as a boy, from the press gallery in the old Parliament building near Galle Face, […]

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‘We need parliamentary election without delay’

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

By Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror Nationalist Movement activist Gevindu Cumaratunga, in an interview with the Daily Mirror, analysed the current political situation in the country. He shared the following:- LG election formula made a serious assault on democracy People’s verdict is against Yahapalana conspirators It is a verdict against Govt ridiculing national conscience How do you […]

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Sri Lankans protest in London over recall of Brigadier

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy  Adaderana A group of Sri Lankan nationals today staged a protest in front of the Palace of Westminster, the seat of the British Parliament, against the decision to recall Sri Lanka’s defence attaché in the UK, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando. The protest was organized by the organisation Patriotic Sri Lankans in Britain and was […]

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රනිල් මහත්තයෝ දැන් කොරපු වැරදි කිව්වනම්……

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

මලින්ද සෙනවිරත්න ‘පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණ ප්‍රතිඵල වලින් පෙනෙන්නේ අපගේ වැඩපිළිවලට ජනතාව අකමැති බවයි. අපි එයාලගේ බලාපොරොත්තු බිඳදමලයි තියෙන්නේ. ඒ නිසා අපි තීරණය කෙරුව අපේ වැරදි නිවැරදි කරගෙන ඉදිරියට යන්න.’ මෙහෙම කියන්නේ අගමැතිතුමා. ඒ කියන්නේ එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ නායක රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ.  නිහතමානී මනුස්සයා.  වටිනා කියන මනුස්සයා.  ආඩම්බර විය යුතුයි එහෙම කෙනෙක් අපේ රටේ අගමැති වීම ගැන, […]

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A pointless reshuffle: Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

J.A.L. Jayasinghe Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that the Cabinet reshuffle was pointless as there was nothing new in it, while observing that removing the portfolio of Highways from the Minister from Kandy was a loss to the Kandy people. Speaking to the media after visiting the Sri Dalada Maligawa and […]

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Glyphosate ban hits Sri Lankan exports

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Alex Black  Courtesy Farmers Guardian Farmers have turned to unauthorised alternatives after the country banned glyphosate. Tea farmers in Sri Lanka were calling on the Government to reauthorise glyphosate as soaring costs, falling production and residues from alternative chemicals hit exports to key markets. The country banned glyphosate in 2015 after lobbyists blamed it for causing chronic […]

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රනිල් කැපුවොත් ජනාධිපතිට ගෙදර යන්න වෙයිද?

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

නාමල් උඩලමත්ත යුතුකම සංවාද කවය අගමැතිවරයා ඉවත් කළේ නම් තමාට එරෙහිව ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයට ගොස් එම තීන්දුව මත පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට දෝෂාභියෝගයක් ඉදිරිපත් කර තමා ධුරයෙන් නෙරපීමේ සැලසුමක් තිබූ බව ජනාධිපතිවරයා පවසා තිබේ. එවැනි දෝෂභියෝගයක් ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමේ සැලැස්මක් තිබිණි යැයි විශ්වාස කළ ද එය සම්මත වීමට නම් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ 2/3ක බහුතරයක් අවශ්‍ය වෙයි. එම දෝෂාභියෝගය සඳහා එජාපයේ 106 දෙමළ සන්ධානයේ 16, […]

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පළාත් පාලන ඡන්දයේ රැඩිකල් ව්‍යුහාත්මක වෙනස කැබිනට් සංශෝධනයෙන් ‘චකබ්ලාස්‘ වුනේ මෙහෙමයි

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ/ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍ර‍ය ජනමාධ්‍ය එක්ක ආණ්ඩු කරන එස්මන්ඩ් වික්‍ර‍මසිංහ ගේ පුත් අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍ර‍මසිංහට සිය කැබිනට් මණ්ඩල සංශෝධනය හෝ අද ජනමාධ්‍යයට විවෘත කළ නොහැකි විය. ජනමාධ්‍යවේදියෙකුට දෑසින් බලා සටහනක් ලියන්නට අවස්ථාවක් හෝ නැතිව ලංකා ඉතිහාසයේ සිදු වූ එකම කැබිනට් සංශෝධනය ඉතිහාසයට එක්වී අවසන් ය. 2008 වසරේ එජාප නායකත්ව අර්බුදය අවස්ථාවේ […]

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