Archive for April 6th, 2018

The Joke of a Government-backing Opposition in Sri Lanka’s Parliament

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Nowhere in any parliamentary democracy has anyone heard of an Opposition that supports the Government in power even debating in favor of the Government. Nowhere in the world is there an Opposition comprises just 16 MPs. If the main role of the Opposition is to question the government & hold them accountable to the public, […]

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CAN RANIL BE STILL PROSECUTED? YES  IT CAN! CLARIFICATION ON INTERPRETATION BY ARUNA LAKSIRI UNAWATUNA, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW ,

Friday, April 6th, 2018

By M D P DISSANAYAKE  Reading the Constitution in its totality and in conjunction with the fundamental rights of members of parliament, the Chapter III (6) on FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS states: ” No person shall be held guilty of an offence on account of any act or omission which did not, at the time of such […]

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හේ රනිල් නම් විය

Friday, April 6th, 2018

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ යනු 1977 කැබිනට්ටුවේ ලාබාලතම මෙන්ම අත්දැකීම් අඩුම වූ අමාත්‍යවරයා විය​.  නමුත් කාලයත් සමග දේශපාලන ප්‍රවාහයන්ට මුහුණ දීම මගින් ඔහු මනා පරිචයක් ලැබීය​. රනිල් බටහිර සංස්කෘතියේ මෙන්ම ක්‍රිස්තියානි හැදියාව ඔස්සේ හැදී වැඩුනු පුද්ගලයෙකි. එම නිසා ඔහු තුල අනෙකුත් ශ්‍රී ලාංකික දේශපාලකයන් අතර දක්නට නොමැති ශිෂ්ට බවක් තිබේ. ඔහු සංස්කෘතියුක්ත මිනිසෙකි. ඔහු […]

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Retaining confidence: on Sri Lanka surviving the no-trust vote

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Editorial the Hindu After surviving the no-trust vote, the Sri Lankan government must reboot itself The resounding defeat of a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Sri Lanka’s parliament provides an opportunity for its bickering leaders to reassess their priorities. However, it may not end the prevailing political uncertainty as the three-way competition among President […]

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Political war in lanka far from over

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Courtesy Indian Express Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe defeated a no-confidence motion late on Wednesday by 122 votes to 76, but it widened cracks in the coalition government which will be difficult to plaster over. The no-trust motion was moved by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, whose Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna won 225 out of […]

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Recruitment agencies order Sri Lankan women to take contraceptives before working in the Middle East

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Courtesy The Week Agencies offer guarantee that women desperate for work will not fall pregnant  Sri Lankan women who move to the Middle East and Gulf states in order to take up domestic jobs are being are being told to take contraceptives before leaving. Six recruiters licensed by the Sri Lankan government said they could provide […]

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Lanka rules out foreign judges in rights probe

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Courtesy Gulf Times Sri Lanka yesterday ruled out any possibility of having foreign judges in its investigations on war time human rights abuses. President Maithripala Sirisena told the media yesterday that Sri Lanka’s position was clearly communicated to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva last month. Sri Lanka was represented at the Geneva […]

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Why the Sri Lankan Navy Raised a World War II Shipwreck—And Then Sank It Again

Friday, April 6th, 2018

BY MADELINE RAYNOR     Courtesy mentalfloss.com APRIL 6, 2018  A huge World War II shipwreck recently saw the light of day for the first time since it was sunk by Japanese forces in 1942. Built in 1924, the SS Sagaing was used to transport passengers and goods between the UK and Burma (present-day Myanmar), which was a British colony until 1948. […]

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PM agrees to TNA conditions to please Tamil Diaspora: Sarath Weerasekera

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe has given his consent to ten conditions proposed by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), to apparently please the Tamil Diaspora, former MP and retired Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera alleged yesterday. He told the Daily Mirror that one of the main conditions was to draft a new […]

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PM instructs to withdraw no-confidence against SLFP ministers

Friday, April 6th, 2018

By Yusuf Ariff  Courtesy Adaderana Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has informed the UNP MPs to withdraw the no-confidence motion against the SLFP Ministers who voted in favour of the NCM against him. Wickremesinghe has stated that the No-confidence motions handed over by the backbencher UNP MPs was not a decision of the UNP but the views […]

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විශ්වාස භංගයෙන් රනිල් ජයගැනීමත් සමග අවසන්වන බැදුම්කර විලාපය….!

Friday, April 6th, 2018

නීතීඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂය පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කළ රනිල්ට එරෙහි විශ්වාසභංග යෝජනාවේ වැඩි හරියක් තිබුණේ මහ බැංකු බැදුම්කර චෝදනා, ශ‍්‍රි ලංකා මහ බැංකුවේ බැදුම්කර වංචාව සම්බන්දයෙන් පරීක්‍ෂණ පවත්වන ලද ජනාධිපති කොමිෂන් සභා වාර්තාවේ ඉදිරිපත් වූ චෝදනාය. ඒ සියලු චෝදනා වලින් රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ අගමැතිවරයා නිදහස් කිරීමටත් අගමැතිවරයා වරදක් කර නැති බවත් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසින් තීරණය කර ඇත. […]

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