Archive for May 6th, 2018

TAMIL SEPARATIST MOVEMENT AFTER EELAM WAR IV

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

KAMALIKA PIERIS The Rajapaksa government did not sit back after winning Eelam War IV in May 2009. They knew the LTTE was waiting to come back. After defeating the LTTE, the army continued to mop up LTTE cells. One group was operating in the eastern jungles at the end of 2009 supported by 50 armed […]

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The Tamil caste factor is well hidden by Tamils but it holds the key to many of the problems and issues that exist.

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Anonymous author. (This article has been circulated by an Anonymous author….clearly fearing repercussions against his/her person. It is very interesting and factually accurate in terms of sociological and legislative aspects and the lack of resistance to the 1956 Sinhala Only Act, but intense resistance again the Social Disabilities Act of 1957—————-PLEASE READ:) The Tamil caste […]

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Ancient archeological site destroyed in Pugollagama (English)

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

 

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Glyphosate will be banned;An alternative to be introduced (English)

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

 

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Reshuffling incompetency, inefficiency and insecurity

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

BY MALINDA SENEVIRATNE Exactly one year ago, just after the Joint Opposition picked up the gauntlet thrown by the Yahapalana Government (that of filling Galle Face Green on May Day) and put up an unprecedented show of force, I posted the following comment on Facebook: චැලේන්ජ් එකක් අවශ්‍ය නම් මෙන්න: එජාපයේ හෝ ජවිපෙ හෝ ශ්‍රීලංනිපයේ […]

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The ‘scientific’ logic of Maithripala and Ranil

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

BY MALINDA SENEVIRATNE The word on the street thanks to President Maithripala Sirisena is ‘science’. The cabinet reshuffle, Sirisena said, would be done scientifically this time. He went on to say that he had discussed (presumably scientifically) about it and made changes. He implies that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe submitted to the power of his […]

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USAID Moves On The Bar Association

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Malinda Seneviratne First they offer help and then they enslave ‘First they had the book and we had the land. Then they said close your eyes, let us pray”. When we opened our eyes, we had the book and they had the land.’ — Bishop Desmond Tutu on the relationship between invader and missionary in […]

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President Maithripala Sirisena appoints tainted politico as State Timber Corporation (STC) Chairman

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island May 7, 2018, 12:29 pm Former Kegalle District JVP MP Anuruddha Polgampola, who was compelled to resign, in Sept, 2008 for allegedly helping a person enter Japan, posing as his assistant, was appointed Chairman of the State Timber Corporation (STC) by President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday (May 4). The appointment […]

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What about nepotism and cronyism?

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

RAJEEWA JAYAWEERA Courtesy The Island May 6, 2018, 10:48 pm In the wake of President’s Chief of Staff and Chairman State Timber Corporation being nabbed by Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) in a five-star hotel car park, accepting Rs. 20 million as part of a bribe from an Indian businessman, local media […]

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CB will oversee Samurdhi Bank: PM -Won’t allow PM to bring Samurdhi Bank under CB

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said the Samurdhi Bank would be soon brought under the control of the Central Bank. All banks except the Samurdhi Bank are monitored by the Central Bank,” he said at the UNP May Day rally held today at the Sugathadasa Stadium. Even the EPF is […]

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