Archive for July 18th, 2018

Reconciliation Vs Peace

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

N.A de S. Amaratunga  Title of this letter suggests reconciliation and peace are not complementary to each other but are antagonistic. Usually in most post conflict situations it is not the case and reconciliation paves the way for peace and vise versa. In Sri Lanka, however, when one looks at the process of reconciliation one […]

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Names from outside Rajapaksa family considered for Presidential Candidate – Basil

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

By Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror      Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the presidential election, the status of the economy and the government’s tax policy. I have stopped talking about Presidential Elections It is up to the former President to decide I don’t think he will take […]

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Death penalty: It should be the last option… says Archbishop of Colombo

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Courtesy The Island July 18, 2018, 11:02 pm Amidst continuing controversy over the proposed implementation of capital punishment to curb the narcotic trade, the Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has said that the resumption of judicial execution should be the last option, if at all. The Sri Lankan Church Leader said that the Holy […]

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Will Capital punishment go down the drain?

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The government’s decision to implement Death Penalty on drug related offenders has opened a can of worms, with human rights campaigners here and abroad demanding the withdrawal of the decision. The European Union (EU) had on Monday officially communicated its opposition to the move. The main reason for the opposition is […]

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‘No’ to death penalty 

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Prof. Ven. MedagodaAbayathissa Thera said that he was opposed to resuming death penalty.  We are taught in the Buddhism not kill the person, but kill the fault. In that viewpoint, we are against this move. There is a lot to be done before bringing the death penalty,”Abayathissa Thera said. It’s necessary to find out the […]

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SL risks losing GSP+ if death penalty implemented

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror EU ambassadors warned Sri Lanka on Monday against ending its 42-year moratorium on capital punishment and said the island risked losing trade concessions if it went ahead, the Daily Mail reported on Monday quoting the AFP. “The diplomatic missions have requested the President to maintain the moratorium on the implementation of […]

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Joint Opposition accuses Wildlife Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka of harbouring underworld figures

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Joint Opposition today accused Wildlife Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka of harbouring underworld figures. Addressing a news briefing, MP Padma Udhayashantha Gunasekera said two persons named Aruna Attanayake alias Police and Gihan Sandaruwan, who had links with the underworld, were seen at functions attended by Minister Fonseka. Aruna Attanayake […]

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SF rejects media report over underworld connexion

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Kalathma Jayawardhane Courtesy The Daily Mirror While rejecting media reports that some underworld figures were protected by a Senior Minister, Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka today said those reports were targeted to defame and cause inconvenience to him. Minister Fonseka told a news conference that some media reports had stated that five underworld leaders, whom the […]

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Wildlife Minister addresses accusations against him (English)

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Wildlife Minister addresses accusations against him (English)

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Croatian President

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera We have seen Small country like Croatia adnanced to finals due to their perseverance and courage There is a joke about Croatia There is a new bra made by Victors secrets called Croatia It has lot of supports but NO CUP Please read details about their charismatic leader The Croatian president Madam […]

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මත්තල ගුවන්තොටුපල ඉන්දියානු ආයෝජන   ජාතික අභිලාෂයන් ජයගැනීම සදහා සැලසුම් සකස් විය යුතුයි  

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රය මත්තල ගුවන්තොටුපල සදහා ආයෝජන ගිවිසුම් සකස් කිරීමේ දී ජාතික අභිලාශයන් පෙරදැරිව, විනිවිද භාවයකින් කටයුතු කිරීම දේශපාලනඥයින්ගේ ද, රාජ්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ගේ ද වගකීමක් බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රයේ සහ කැෆේ සංවිධානයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් පවසයි.  හම්බන්තොට වරාය සම්බන්ධයෙන් වන ගණුදෙණුවේ දී කිසිදු විනිවිද භාවයකින් තොරව […]

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ඇමති ඩිලාන් ඇතුළු සැකකරුවන් ගැන හොයන්න අභියාචනාධිකරණය FCID යට පවරයි

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය  මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රය ඇමති ඩිලාන් ඇතුළු සැකකරුවන් ගැන හොයන්න අභියාචනාධිකරණය FCID යට පවරයි විදේශ සේවා නියුක්ති කාර්යංශයේ  මෑත කාලයේ සිදුව ඇති මූල්‍ය වංචා පිළිබඳ විමර්ශනය කරන ලෙස අභියාචනාධිකරණය විසින් මූල්‍ය අපරාධ විමර්ශණ කොට්ඨාශයට පැවරීම පිළිබඳව ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රය සතුට පළ කරයි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රය නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් […]

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Most Buddhist majority nations have capital punishment.

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

 Dilrook Kannangara In Thailand death sentence is imposed on 35 crimes including murder and drug trafficking. It’s the same in Myanmar with a smaller number of offences carrying the death penalty. Although no one was actually put to death since 1988, the option is open and available as no policy restriction exists against it. Vietnam […]

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Alert regarding false Media Release -Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE -Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa  Alert regarding false Media Release It has come to our notice that a forged document purporting to be a media release issued by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been circulated in the social media yesterday, ie., the 17th July 2018. This forged media release purports to announce that President Mahinda […]

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ව්‍යාජ මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයක් සමාජ ජාලා වල සංසරණය වීම -හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමාගේ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම් ව්‍යාජ මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයක් සමාජ ජාලා වල සංසරණය වීම හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා නිකුත් කරන ලද මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයක් ලෙස සකස් කරන ලද කූඨ ලේඛනයක් ඊයේ, එනම් 2018 ජුලි 17 වෙනිදා කිසියම් පිරිසක් විසින් සමාජ ජාලා වලට මුදා හැර ඇති බව අපි නීරීක්‍ෂණය කළෙමු. මේ කූඨ ලේඛනයෙන් කර […]

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