Archive for August 3rd, 2018

Germany arrests LTTE for killing Sri Lankan soldiers – Sri Lanka arresting Sri Lankan soldiers!

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

The title crudely portrays the hypocrisy that prevails in the present government’s policy in not siding with the national army against a banned terrorist movement that does not enjoy any international legal provisions given its status as a banned non-state actor and a country has every right to take action against it in the larger […]

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Towards a Government without Political Parties; Key to a new home grown political culture in Sri Lanka – Part 1V 

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Dr Sudath Gunasekara 30.7.2018 The Tun Rata: Ruhunu, Pihiti and Maya (Tun Sinhale) Best model of devolution and decentralization, both political and executive power to the periphery and the people. The whole Island and its territorial waters will be divided in to three Regions (Prantha) to be named ‘Ratasabha’; viz Ruhunu, Pihiti and Maya keeping […]

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Imperialists’ Fear And Loathing Of Being Colonized – OpEd

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

By James Petras   Courtesy Eurasia Review For decades and longer, the United States and Europe lectured and encouraged countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia to welcome and accept foreign investment as the virtuous path to modernization, growth and prosperity. With few notable exceptions western leaders and academics promoted unlimited flows of capital (and the outflows […]

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The bigger, the better?

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Editorial Courtesy The Island August 3, 2018, 10:28 pm Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has done a President Maithripala Sirisena. Whenever the government takes unpopular decisions and riles the public in the process, the President, invariably, claims to be unaware of them. His stock excuse is that he has got to know about them from the newspapers. […]

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Fiscal position management prompted vehicle and gold import tax hikes says CBSL Governor

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

By Hiran H.Senewiratne Courtesy The Island The government has imposed taxes on gold and vehicle imports to manage the country’s fiscal position, which has already resulted in some relief for the economy, Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy said. “At present with the new tax imposition, gold imports have come down to manageable levels, while vehicle […]

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Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe visits Tirupati Temple

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Courtesy ANI Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 03 (ANI): Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, his wife and other ministers on Friday visited Tirupati Temple in Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh. Wickremesinghe along with his wife Maitree Wickremesinghe among other ministers and their families visited the shrine to offer their prayers to Lord Venkateswara. His last […]

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Sri Lanka secures $1 billion Chinese loan

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

By AFP Courtesy Daily Mail The huge port under construction in Colombo straddles the world’s busiest east-west shipping route and also gives a strategic foothold to China in a region long dominated by India Sri Lanka’s central bank on Friday announced it had secured a $1 billion Chinese loan as the island, a key link in Beijing’s […]

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Sri Lanka part of China’s One Belt One Road initiative: Communist Party

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Courtesy wionews A Communist Party on Friday said that Sri Lanka is a partner in China’s ambitious One Belt One Road initiative. This multi-billion initiative of Chinese President Xi Jinping focuses on improving connectivity and cooperation among Asian countries, Africa, and Europe. Guo Yehou, a Chinese Vice Minister, met Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe […]

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බලගතු සේනා දැන් නම් ඕනෑ

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම රටේ නායකත්වයට පත් නොවී දෙවැනි පෙළ පුටුවේ කාලයක්ම වාඩි වී සිටිමින් රටට සේවය කළ මිනිසුන් බොහෝය. ඔවුන්ට අනුව රට ගොඩනැඟීම ප්‍රමුඛ වූවා මිස තමන් ගොඩනැඟී මුල් පුටුවට ඒම ප්‍රමුඛ කාරිය නොවීය. කෙසේ වෙනත් රටක නායකයකු වන්නට සිතා සිටින්නකු වෙත්නම් හේ මහත් ඉවසිලිවන්තයකු විය යුතුය. බැනුම් අහන්නට පමණක් නොව නොයෙකුත් අකටයුතුකම්වලටද මුහුණ දෙන්නට හැකි […]

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තවත් එක් වෙසක් පොහොයකින් පසුව අපි පිහිටුවන ආණ්ඩුවෙන් බදු බර අඩු කරනවා

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

කේ.එස්. උදය කුමාර්  උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම වත්මන් යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුව මහජනතාව මත පටවමින් සිටින අධික බදු බර සහ ජීවන වියදම් ගැටලු තවත් එක් වෙසක් පොහොයකින් පසුව මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ හිටපු ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ නායකත්වය යටතේ පිහිටුවනු ලබන ආණ්ඩුවක් මඟින් අවසන් කරන බවත් එම නව ආණ්ඩුව යටතේ වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුව විසින් මහජනතාව මත පටවා තිබෙන අධික බදු බර 20%කට වඩා අඩු කිරීමට කටයුතු […]

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මේ ආණ්ඩුව විරුද්ධවාදීන් මර්දනය කරමින් වෛරය පතුරවනවා

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

දෙනගම ධම්මික රණවීර – ආරියරත්න ගනේගොඩ  උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම සැලසුමක් නැතිව බලයට පැමිණි ආණ්ඩුවේ එකම ඉලක්කය දේශපාලන විරුද්ධවාදීන් මර්දනය කරමින් වෛරය පැතිරවීම පමණක් බව හිටපු ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. හෙතෙම එසේ පැවැසුවේ ‘හරිමඟ’ දෙවැනි සම්මන්ත්‍රණයට සහභාගි වෙමින්ය. වැල්ලවත්ත එම්.අයි.සී.එච්. ශාලාවේදී පසුගියදා (01දා) පැවැති එම සම්මන්ත්‍රණය මුස්ලිම් ප්‍රජාව විසින් සංවිධානය කොට තිබුණු අතර එහිදී ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ […]

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa warns foreign countries not to accept assets offered by Govt.

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday warned foreign countries not to accept any asset offered by the Sri Lankan government saying he would ‘pay attention’ to these agreements when they come to power. Addressing the ‘Jana Bala Sena’ protest rally organised by the Joint Opposition at the Vihara Maha Devi Park […]

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Corruption Greetings to Imran Khan

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

By Lucien Karunanayake Courtesy The Island The ever-dwindling Yahapalana Kattiya involved in Pubudimu Polonnaruwa and Colombata Kelimu were thinking of inviting Imran Khan for his first official visit abroad as Pakistan’s Prime Minister to Sri Lanka, to give support to his pledge to fight corruption. “What will be the theme of our invitation”, asked Yahapala. “That […]

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