Archive for June 16th, 2018

When EPRLF kidnapped an American couple in 1984 & sought ransom paid to Tamil Nadu Government

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

On 10 May 1984 an American couple Stanley & Mary Allen were kidnapped by EPRLF.in Jaffna. The kidnapping was timed with the visit of Snr George Bush former CIA director’s visit to New Delhi. EPRLF demanded Rs.50m in gold paid to the Tamil Nadu Government (very strange request) plus the release of 20 EPRLF cadres […]

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Land swindle in Knuckles Range: Ministry sends auditors to inspect site

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Kalathma Jayawardhane Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Public Enterprise and Kandy City Development Ministry has sent a team of auditors to inquire into the alleged transfer of 21,000 acres of land in the Knuckles Mountain Range to close associates of government ministers, Ministry Secretary Ravindra Hewavitharana told Daily Mirror. He said the auditors were accompanied by […]

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35 acres of Knuckles given to a company to build a hotel – Samantha Vidyarathna

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

35 acres of Knuckles given to a company to build a hotel – Samantha Vidyarathna නකල්ස් සංරක්ෂණ වනාන්තරයට අයත් අක්කර 35ක් හෝටලයක් හදන්න සමාගමකට දීලා

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The Guard Post Gota’s us citizenship

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

By Udaya P. Gammanpila Courtesy Ceylon Today After the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, dual citizens are barred from contesting presidential elections. Hence, government politicians who suffer from Gota-phobia, spread rumours that the US Government had rejected Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s application for renunciation of US citizenship. Some say, the US Government would sit on the application until […]

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SL – Singapore FTA: What has the government committed this country to?

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

by C.A.Chandraprema  June 16, 2018, 7:56 pm There is mounting disquiet in the country over the free trade agreement that the government has signed with Singapore. What they have signed with Singapore is not an agreement that is restricted to trade in goods, but a more comprehensive arrangement that involves the trade in services as […]

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Sri Lanka needs 100,000 workers to staff new hotels

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, June 16 (EconomyNext) – Sri Lankan hotels will need over 100,000 new workers with the number of star-class rooms expected to more than double in the next three years, given the new projects approved, Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga said. New investments in the hotel sector amounts to USD 2.8 billion in […]

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New Govt. has only consolidated their power via constitutional amendments – Mahinda

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Govt. has only consolidated their power via constitutional amendments – Mahinda ආණ්ඩුව සිදු කර ඇත්තේ ව්‍යවස්ථාව වෙනස් කරමින් තම බලය තහවුරු කරගැනීම පමණයි

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ඉංග‍්‍රිසි පාලකයන් වාරියපොල සුමංගල හිමියන් පවා යාපනයේ සිරගෙදර සිර කරන ලද්දේ සිවුරු හරවා නොවේ

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

උපසම්පදා භික්‍ෂුවක් දින හතක කාලයක් චීවරය නොදරා සිටියහොත් භික්‍ෂුත්වය අහෝසි වන බව විනය පිටකයේ සදහන් බව මහාචාර්ය පූජ්‍ය මැදගොඩ අභයතිස්ස හිමියෝ පවසති. ඥානසාර හිමිගේ චීවරය ඉවත් කිරීම විනය පිටකයට අනුව කිසිසේත් නොවිය යුත්තක් බවද කී උන් වහන්සේ ඉංග‍්‍රිසි පාලකයන් විසින් වාරියපොල සුමංගල හිමියන් යාපනයේ සිරගෙදර සිර කරන ලද්දේ සිවුරු හරවා නොවන බවත් කියා සිටියහ. සිරගත කර […]

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