Archive for June 6th, 2018

FACTS ABOUT THE HAMBANTOTA PORT AND INDUSTRIAL PARK DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (PART 1)

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Some analysts have expressed many debatable comments in relation to the agreement of the Hambantota Port Development Project, which was signed by the government of Sri Lanka and the Chinese Merchant Port Holding Company owned by the Chinese government based in Hong Kong.  A major point highlighted by analysts was that the […]

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FACTS ABOUT THE HAMBANTOTA PORT AND INDUSTRIAL PARK DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (PART 2)

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS If the debt level of Sri Lanka negatively associated with the economic growth, there is no doubt that Sri Lanka will ambush to a debt trap and the country must be able to manage the debt service (interest and instalments) including to the total government spending with a less than 6% of […]

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186 people have received money from PTL: Keerthi

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror Nearly 186 people had received money from Arjun Aloysius, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) and Centre for Human Rights and Research Sri Lanka (CHR) Executive Director Keerthi Tennakoon said yesterday. He said these figures might increase as more and more hidden data on the bond scam were exposed. […]

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ඇලෝසියස් මට කීයක් දුන්නාදැයි මතක නෑ.. ඇලෝසියස් කියන්නේ ප‍්‍රභාකරන් නොවෙයි..- සුජීව සේනසිංහ

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

lanka C news අර්ජුන් ඇලෝසියස් තමනට මුදල් දුන්නේද දුන්නේ නම් ඒ කීයක්ද කියා දන්නේ නැති බව රාජ්‍ය ඇමති සුජීව සේනසිංහ මහතා පවසයි. තමන්ගේ මැතිවරණය මෙහෙයවන්නේ මිතුරන් විසින් බවත් අදාල ලියකිවිලි පරීක්‍ෂා කර බලා ඒ සමබන්දයෙන් අදහස් පල කල හැති බවත් ඔහු සදහන් කරයි. අර්ජුන් ඇලෝසියස්ගෙන් මුදල් ගත්තේදැයි මාධ්‍ය විසින් කල විමසීමකදී ඔහු මෙම අදහස් පල […]

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‘IN THIS INTERREGNUM’ THINKING SRI LANKA’S FUTURE

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy The Daily Mirror This is a sign of just how managerial and technocratic we have become; so much so that mediocre utilitarianism confuses itself with professionalism. And all of this is in place of what could be called humanism.”— John Ralston Saul, ‘Voltaire’s Bastards’ From President Sirisena’s whistle-blowing ‘State bank privatization […]

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MS and the 100-day-programme

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Who would have thought President Maithripala Sirisena was not in agreement with the 100-day-programme marketed by those who toiled to see him as the President following the 2015 election? This has been the case, according to the President himself, who broke the news last week. President Sirisena dumbfounded the entire country, […]

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Yahapalanaya: Congenital flaws and their discontents

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

By Malinda Seneviratne Courtesy The Daily Mirror The burning political question of the day appears to be who and how many Parliamentarians received money from Perpetual Treasuries Ltd (PTL) for their respective election campaigns. In a political season marked by scandalous memory-loss some have claimed that they didn’t always know who was depositing money in their […]

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ඇමතිට නිවැරදි තොරතුරු ලැබී නැතැයි දකුණේ සෞඛ්‍ය ලොක්කා කියයි

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

සිරංගිකා ලොකුකරවිට උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප ඉන්ෆ්ලුවන්සා රෝගය හේතුවෙන් මෙතෙක් මියගිය සංඛ්‍යාව පිළිබඳ තමන් සතුව ඇති නිවැරදි  තොරතුරු මෙතෙක් සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය වෛද්‍ය රාජිත සේනාරත්න මහතා වෙත ලැබෙන්නට නැතැයි දකුණු පළාත් සෞඛ්‍ය සේවා අධ්‍යක්ෂ වෛද්‍ය ජී.විජේසූරිය මහතා පැවසීය. ඒ මහතා මේ බව කියා සිටියේ අද (06) දකුණු පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවරයාගේ කාර්යාලයේ දී දකුණු පළාත් ඉන්ෆ්ලුවෙන්සා රෝගය පිළිබඳ සාකච්ඡාවක් අතරතුර මාධ්‍යෙව්දියෙකු නැගූ ප්‍රශ්නයකට පිළිතුරු […]

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Devaluing Military Intelligence

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today During the 30 years of terrorism, though we lived with the constant threat of bombs, we never fully grasped that we were a country at war. Therefore, even when we celebrated our victory against terrorism, it is difficult for us to understand the great dedication and the sacrifice of our […]

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Are british paying penance – prof. hamid dabashi

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Hamid Dabashi, the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Colombia University states that whenever people think of ‘the typical English’, one tends to think of ‘a group of white people with a stiff upper lip and a cup of well brewed Ceylon Tea’, because […]

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Hiccups in attempt to unite Sirisena and Rajapaksa

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, June 6 (newsin.asia): An attempt by dissidents in the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to unite rivals Maithripala Sirisena and  Mahinda Rajapaksa, received a setback on Tuesday when they failed to get common candidate” Dr.Sudarshani Fernandopulle elected to the post of Deputy Speaker of Parliament or even get a decent number […]

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Company that got Norochcholai Power plant tender paid US $ 20 mn as commission

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror A sum of US $ 20 million has been obtained as commissions from a foreign company involved in the construction of the Norochcholai Power plant, State Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ajith P. Perera told Parliament yesterday. State Minister Perera made this revelation in response to […]

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No record of 118 MPs taking Aloysius’ money – Attorney General

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily News The Bond Commission report does not contain names of 118 MPs relating to any involvement in financial transactions, Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya PC said. Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara and several others alleged that 118 MPs had received money for election campaign spending from Arjun Aloysius of Perpetual Treasuries, the first suspect in […]

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