Archive for June 13th, 2018

The Sri Lankan Tax Payers burden: Maintaining a corrupt Government that has lied to the People

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

The present government came to power assuring the citizens of Sri Lanka an uncorrupt, transparent, no-wastage government. That promise was thrown to the bin after coming to power. The people were sold that the Cabinet would be just 25 MP (100 day program) however 19a created a bogus national government with the right to unlimited […]

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Kamal gunarathna,හිරේ ඉන්න මම ලෑස්ති.

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

If you have in yourself even an iota of Sinhala blood or have the slightest patriotism for your motherland Sri Lanka, please listen to this brave soldier lamenting about what the traitors amongst us are doing to our motherland – the only land of the Sinhala people! And once you listen to it, please share […]

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ඇමෙරිකාව ලංකාවේ ඇඟිලි ගහයි?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම වර්ෂ 2020දී පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත ජනාධිපතිවරණය සඳහා ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා ඉදිරිපත් වුවහොත් ඔහුට ඇමෙරිකාවේ හෝ බටහිර රටවල සහාය හිමි නොවන බව ඇමෙරිකානු තානාපති අතුල් කේශාප් සහ හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහත්වරුන් අතර ඉකුත් දා පැවැති හමුවේදී තානාපතිවරයා විසින් පැවැසූ බව පළ වන වාර්තා සනාථ කිරීමට හෝ ප්‍රතික්‍ෂේප කිරීමට කොළඹ ඇමෙරිකානු තානාපති කාර්යාලය මෙතෙක් සිදුකර […]

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Let us keep an eye on Uncle Sam

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

By Malinda Seneviratne Courtesy The Daily Mirror Anyone who has read Noam Chomsky’s ‘What Uncle Sam really wants’ would not get too excited when a US President, Secretary of State or Ambassador talks about democracy. Neither would they lose any sleep over such worthies speaking in somber tones about individuals, parties or governments they dislike. Chomsky’s […]

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Did outgoing US envoy discuss Gotabaya’s Presidential candidature with Mahinda Rajapaksa?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, June 13 (newsin.asia): Mystery surrounds what transpired during  outgoing US Ambassador Atul Keshap’s courtesy call on former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa last Sunday. On Wednesday, The Island daily quoted a source close to the former President to say that Ambassador Keshap told Mahinda Rajapaksa (MR for short) that his younger brother and former Defense […]

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Colonel Rathnapriya Bandu shows the way to win the hearts and minds of Sri Lanka’s Tamil brethren

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

by Senaka Weeraratna The emotional and extraordinary farewell accorded to Col. Rathnapriya Bandu by the Tamils of Vishwamadu a village that once produced hard core LTTE cadres, has dramatically opened a new vista to win the hearts and minds of Tamil brethren living in the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka. The Message is clear: […]

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Sri Lanka: Solar-Powered Agricultural Water Supplied To Farmers

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Courtesy Eurasia Review Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena held a special discussion at the Presidential Secretariat on the Shasya Shakthi Project implemented in parallel to the Gramashakthi people’s movement, the national program of poverty alleviation. Under the first stage of the Shasya Shakthi Project, solar powered agricultural water supply systems will be introduced in 3,000 […]

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Sri Lanka moves to compensate war victims after years of delay

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mail (UK) Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena is under pressure to address war-era abuses Sri Lanka on Wednesday announced the first steps in a long-delayed process to compensate victims of the civil war, nearly a decade after the end of the conflict which claimed 100,000 lives. The government said it had approved […]

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Iran Invites Sri Lanka for Economic Commission in August

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Financial Tribune ( Iran) Iran has called for a meeting of its joint economic commission with Sri Lanka to be held in Tehran in August. As per our own assessment, the May 2018 state visit by the Lankan delegation to Iran was very good and productive,” said Iran’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mohammad Zaeri Amirani […]

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Whither reconciliation?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

It has been 10 years since the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the end of the protracted ethnic war in Sri Lanka. In any conflict transformation process, it is critical to find a lasting political settlement to resolve the r… Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/main-article/whither-reconciliation-674829.html

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Anger within JO against 16-member SLFP group is natural – GL

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

By Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror The JO consists of several parties. These parties have their distinct identities. They work together under the leadership of former President  They want the government to deliver what it promised JO will agitate for early parliamentary dissolution  16-member group is not homogeneous at all The situation in the country is […]

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Will not bother what Dayasiri says – CaFFE

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror While saying that it was useless to make comments on MP Dayasiri Jayasekara’s statement that the list of 118 was first mentioned by the CaFFE, Keerthi Tennakoon, Executive Director of Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE) said they would not bother what Dayasiri says. He told Daily Mirror that […]

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Six ways in which Sri Lanka can attract more foreign investment

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

By Tatiana Nenova/[email protected] Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Sri Lanka and foreign investments read a bit like a hit and miss story. But it was not always the case. Before 1983, companies like Motorola and Harris Corporation had plans to establish plants in Sri Lanka’s export processing zones. Others including Marubeni, Sony, Sanyo, Bank of Tokyo and Chase Manhattan Bank, […]

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Looking at the success of war-time Indo-Lankan troika in the correct perspective

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

By Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka/DailyFT Courtesy NewsIn.Asia I was delighted to read Lalith Weeratunga’s revelatory article ‘The Troika’. (http://www.ft.lk/opinion/The-Troika–How-crucial-relations-with-India-were-managed-in-the-last-phase-of-the-separatist-war/14-656815). I regard Lalith as a friend and I respect him as one of the finest public servants we have had. President Rajapaksa could not have had a better Secretary to the President, at a crucially testing time in our […]

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Sri Lanka was a pioneer in ice manufacturing in South Asia

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

By Dr.Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Ice manufacturing in colonial Sri Lanka in the second half of the 19 th.century was a landmark in South Asian history.  The Sri Lankan ice making industry was the first and the earliest in the region. The name of the pioneering company has changed several times over the years. Today […]

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Civil society divided over 20 A: Chrishmal: Parliament cannot be empowered at the expense of Prez

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Civil society activists who campaigned for Maithripala Sirisena at the January 2015 presidential election are sharply divided over the JVP proposed 20th Amendment intended to further dilute executive powers and do away with the next presidential election. The 20 Amendment proposes that the parliament elects the next president. Chrishmal Presidential […]

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Pilots’ Guild President:  Political appointees ran down SriLankan

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island The Chairmen, CEOs and boards of directors appointed to SriLankan Airlines since the exit of Emirates management had not contributed to the development of the company, Captain Ruwan Vithanage, President of the Airline Pilots’ Guild of Sri Lanka (AAPGSL) told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on irregularities at SriLankan […]

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රාඡිතගේ රෙදි ගැලවෙන්නම හිටපු හමුදා ප්‍රධානියෙක් දුන්න උත්තරේ මෙන්න – Major General Kamal Gunaratne

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

 

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