Archive for May 16th, 2018

Extremist Spectre – SOUTH ASIAN INTELLIGENCE REVIEW – MALDIVES

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Nijeesh N. Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management The Global Terrorism Index 2017 report states, “Over the last 15 years, Bhutan and the Maldives have experienced the lowest levels of terrorist impact in the region.” There were, nevertheless, several developments indicative of growing Islamist radicalization in the Maldives in the recent past, adversely impacting its national security. […]

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The Colonial Heritage

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

R Chandrasoma Mr Senaka Weeraratna writes with great warmth on the cultural depredation and the wanton foisting of an alien culture by the Colonial Overlords of historic Sri Lanka. He – like many high-spirited nationalists and floridly patriotic folk – see the advent of the marauding foreigner and the foisting of elements of an alien […]

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ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ හා විධායක ජනාධිපති ධූරය.

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි මේ දිනවල, ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ, රටපුරා මහා පරිමානයෙන් විධායක ජනාධිපති ධූරය, අහෝසි කරවා ගැනීමේ දැවන්ත මෙහෙයවුමක් අරඹා ඇත. ‍ජනතා ව්මුක්ති පෙරමුණ හා වර්තමාන යහපාලන රජය අතර ඇති බැදීම හා සහසම්බන්ධතාවයන්ට අනුකුලව මෙය ඉටු කරන බව වර්තමාන දේශපාලනය සම්බන්ධව අවබෝධ ඇත්තන් හොදින්ම දනී. විධායක ජනාධිපති තනතුර යනු, මේ රටේ ව්‍යවස්ථාවට අනුව ගොඩනැංවී ඇති […]

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When yahapalana bonds weaken

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

The Editorial Courtesy The Island May 16, 2018, 10:18 pm Former State Timber Corporation (STC) Chairman Anuruddha Polgampola finds himself on the same gum tree as his immediate predecessor P. Dissanayake, albeit for a different reason. He was arrested by the CID, on Tuesday night, for his failure to be present in a court hearing […]

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‘Sri Lanka is the only country that has eradicated terrorism’

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu The Sri Lankan Army Chief on the army’s role and challenges in the post-war context, efforts towards resettlement, and on international scrutiny Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake took over as the 22nd Commander of the Sri Lankan Army in June 2017. The conduct of the army in the past, during the island’s […]

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Durham rugby player Thomas Howard’s Sri Lanka death unexplained

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Courtesy BBC Police in Sri Lanka are investigating whether drugs contributed to the death of a British amateur rugby player who died in the country. Thomas Howard, 25, from Durham and team-mate Thomas Baty, 26, died after visiting a nightclub in Colombo during a rugby tour. Post-mortem tests on Mr Howard found no injury or […]

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Iran agrees to build new refinery for Sri Lanka: Official

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Courtesy Iran Daily Iran has agreed to build a new oil refinery for Sri Lanka in addition to upgrading its ageing 50,000 barrel per day (bpd) state-owned refinery, said Sri Lankan Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne on Wednesday. Iranian officials pledged the new refinery when Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena made an official visit to Tehran […]

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ලසන්තගේ ඇටසැකිල්ල තියෙන්නේ ෆොන්සේකාගේ අල්මාරිය ඇතුළේ

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

උදයන්ති මුණසිංහ උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම ලසන්ත වික්‍රමතුංගගේ ඇටසැකිල්ල සරත් ෆොන්සේකාගේ අල්මාරිය ඇතුළේ තියෙද්දී හිටපු ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂට චෝදනා එල්ල කරමින් ඔහුව සිරගත කිරීමට උත්සාහ කරන බවත්, අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව සහ නීතිපති දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව සරත් ෆොනසේකා සමඟ එක් වී කුමන්ත්‍රණයක කොටස්කරුවන් බවට පත්වී සිටින බවත්, මවුබිම වෙනුවෙන් රණවිරුවෝ සංවිධානයේ කැඳවුම්කරු මේජර් අජිත් ප්‍රසන්න පවසයි. මවුබිම වෙනුවෙන් රණවිරුවෝ සංවිධානය […]

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අපි දහසය දෙනා ඉදිරියේදී සහාය දෙන්නේ මහින්දටයි

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

කුරුවිට – කේ.ඒ.එස්. පියතිලක , රත්නපුර _ රුචිර අබේමාන්න උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම විපක්‍ෂයේ අසුන්ගත් 16 දෙනා ඉදිරි මැතිවරණ සඳහා මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ නායකත්වය සමඟ එකට එක්ව තරග කරන්න තීන්දු කර තිබෙන බව හිටපු අමාත්‍ය ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂයේ ජේ‍යෂ්ඨ උප සභාපති රත්නපුර දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි ඩබ්ලිව්.ඩී.ජේ. සෙනවිරත්න පැවැසීය. ඒ මහතා ඒ බව සඳහන් කර සිටියේ පසුගියදා (13දා) ඒ […]

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Keith Noyahr abduction: CID probing whether SF involved: AG

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror State Counsel Udara Karunatilake appearing on behalf of the Attorney General (AG) today informed Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court that the CID had started an investigation on whether, Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka was involved in the abduction and assault of Journalist Keith Noyahr in […]

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Mahinda responds to accusations fuel costs were higher during his govt

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that despite the highest global crude oil prices in history” during his reign, they not only won the war against terrorism, but also successfully concluded the biggest infrastructure building programme ever seen in this country. We were able to do all that while maintaining the fertilizer subsidy so […]

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Bus strike called off after govt agrees to 12.5% fare hike

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy Adaderana Private bus operators have decided to call off the strike action which was scheduled to commence from midnight today (16), after the government had reportedly agreed to increase the bus fares by 12.5%. During the discussion held today between representatives of private bus trade unions and ministers and government officials, the government […]

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Sri Lanka aims to control drought, floods through Chinese technology

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 16 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka is looking at the possibility of controlling droughts and floods through the use of Chinese Technology,  the local Daily Mirror, quoting Minister of Primary Industries and Social Welfare, Daya Gamage, said Wednesday. Speaking at the signing of project agreements under the World Bank aided Agriculture Sector […]

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