Archive for September 11th, 2018

YAHAPALANA GOVERNMENT AND UNDERPINNING POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES (PART 2)

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

EDWARD THEOPHILUS The unitary status of the country was a condition that had been existed since the establishment of Sinhala Kingdom. In addition, during the ice era where homo sapiens were occupying the country Sri Lanka was a unitary state. The national integrity of the country without any ethnic differences respected and ethnic issues of […]

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The Naked Truth

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

RANJITH SOYSA We are grateful to Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and the Island-7th Sept- for the discussion on the war crimes probe initiated by the OISL Geneva with regard to the last phase of war against the Tamil Tigers. Field Marshall who commandeered the army in its fight to liberate 20 million Sri Lankans from […]

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The Garbage Problem.

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Garvin Karunaratne I doubt whether we have learned a lesson from the Meetotamulla Garbage Disdaster where 32  people died. The garbage collection at Muturajawela is yet intact. Recently it is reported that the garbage collected in Blumendhal, Colombo is ablaze. I am aware that action is being taken to dispatch the garbage to Puttlam. But […]

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19th amendment STOLE the People’s sovereignty & 20a will do worse

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

There is a big question mark as to the eligibility of the government that was appointed in 2015 immediately after the election of a President by a Presidential election. At the Presidential Election held on 8th January 2015 the people were exercising their inalienable right to elect the person they saw fit to elect as […]

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ශ්‍රී ලන්කන් ගුවන් යානයෙන් දුන්න කජු බල්ලෙකුටවත් කන්න බෑ………….President on the way back from Nepal

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera Do ordinary people know the prices of Cashew in the market ? You hardly find cashew curries in weddings now a days as it so expensive One Kilogram of  ashew is over 4500 Rs .Ordinary people cannot buy Cashew for consumption? No wonder why bankrupt Sri Lankan is buying cheap Cashew for […]

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Fonseka’s shocking disclosure

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island September 11, 2018, 9:45 pm Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s recent admission that the cabinet had never discussed Sri Lanka’s response to alleged war crimes allegations highlighted the culpability on the part of the National Unity Government for depriving the country of a proper defence. Cabinet regularly meets on Tuesday morning […]

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Oil Yaka and nuts

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Editorial Courtesy The Island September 11, 2018, 9:21 pm People lived in mortal fear of Grease Yaka during the Rajapaksa government. Covered in grease and armed with a sharp weapon, it would move about in the buff, scaring women. That much-dreaded creature has not been sighted or heard of since the 2015 regime change. But, the […]

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UN picks holes in IMF prescription for SL

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Courtesy The Island Neither the Sri Lankan government nor the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had conducted an ex ante human rights impact assessment of the economic reforms implemented or announced, United Nations Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human […]

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UN raises concerns over VAT increase

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror Visiting UN Expert Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky today expressed concerns over the Sri Lankan Government’s decision taken in May 2016 to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) from 11 per cent to 15 per cent. Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, the UN Independent Expert on the Effects of Foreign Debt on Human Rights […]

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Poor economic management causes fuel price increase: Bandula

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Government had to increase the prices of fuel due to its poor economic management, MP Bandula Gunawardana said today. Addressing a news briefing, he said the incumbent Government did not have a long term economic policy in place. There is a prevailing economic crisis caused due to the rupee […]

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Remand order on Johnston: K’gala HC legally wrong – Romesh de Silva PC

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Shehan Chamika Silva Courtesy The Daily Mirror Filing a revision application in the Court of Appeal, President’s Counsel Romesh de Silva today said the order given by the Kurunegala High Court Judge remanding former Minister Johnston Fernando pending the conclusion of the trial was legally wrong. President’s Counsel was of the view that the alleged High […]

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Bribery Commission is full of corruption: Maithri Gunaratne

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption which was established to inquire into corruption was full of corruption, United National Freedom Front Secretary Maithri Gunaratne charged. The Director General and couple of Commissioners of the Commission are reported to have purchased three Mercedes Benz cars worth Rs. 4.5 […]

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‘Bald’ Army Commander looks like Idi Amin: SF

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The ‘rift’ between Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and Army Commander Mahesh Senanayaka escalated again with the Field Marshal drawing similarities between the Army Commander and Idi Amin because of their choice of ‘bald’ hairstyle. The Army Commander acts with a distorted mind. He should know how to maintain his hair […]

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PM says that Hambantota lease can be terminated if need arises – Interview

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana In an interview conducted by Nitin A. Gokhale, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addresses the security aspects of the lease of Hambantota Port, Sri Lanka debt and his relationship with President Maithripala Sirisena. At the interview conducted in Hanoi, where he attended the 3rd Indian Ocean Conference recently, Prime Minister reaffirmed the security of […]

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Appeal Court to receive petition against remand order of Johnston

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana The Appeal Court will receive a support petition claiming that the remand order on MP Johnston Fernando is improper. The petition will be filed at the Appeal Court tomorrow (12), according to Ada Derana reporter. Former Minister MP Johnston Fernando and two others, charged over the alleged financial misuse at Lanka Sathosa, […]

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Sri Lankan Women Sell Kidneys to Repay Loans, UN Expert Says

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Courtesy The Globe Post Sri Lankan war widows and women in former conflict zones are being forced to sell their kidneys to pay loan sharks. Sri Lankan war widows and women in former conflict zones are being forced to sell their kidneys to pay loan sharks, a U.N. expert said Tuesday, urging government intervention. Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, […]

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President loses it after being served nuts on national airline

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Courtesy NZ Herald The President of Sri Lanka has launched a tirade against the country’s national airline over the quality of nuts he was served as an in-flight snack, news.com.au reports. In an extraordinary outburst, President Maithripala Sirisena complained he was served second-rate cashews on a Sri Lankan Airlines flight from Kathmandu, Nepal to Colombo, Sri […]

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ජනබලය සාර්ථකද?

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

ආචාර්ය නාලක ගොඩහේවා උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම 2018 වසරේ විපක්‍ෂය සැලකිය යුතු ප්‍රගතියක් අත්කරගත් වසරක් ලෙස සැලකිය හැකිය. මේ ක්‍රියාවලිය ආරම්භ වූයේ 2018 පෙබරවාරි 10දා පැවැති පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණයට, ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ යටතේ තරග කළ කණ්ඩායම සමස්ත ඡන්ද ප්‍රතිඵලයෙන් 45%ක් ලබාගෙන එක්සත් ජාතික පක්‍ෂය හා ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්‍ෂය පිළිවෙළින් දෙවැනි හා තුන්වැනි තැන්වලට ඇද දැමීමෙනි. ආණ්ඩු […]

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ආණ්ඩුවේ අය කතාකරන්නේ රාජපක්ෂලාට ජම්පර් අන්දන හැටි විතරයි

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

රත්නපුරය – ධර්මප්‍රිය ලියනආරච්චි නිමල් බඳගිරිය උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුව බලයට පත් වුණේ ජනතාවට බොරු කියලා, බොරු පොරොන්දු දීලා මහින්ද බලයෙන් පහ කිරීමේ බටහිර බලවතුන්ගේ න්‍යායපත්‍රය හැරුණුවිට ආණ්ඩුවක් පිහිටුවා ඉදිරියට යෑමේ වැඩපිළිවෙළක් ඔවුන්ට තිබුණේ නැහැ. අද රට වැටී තිබෙන මේ අර්බුදකාරී තත්ත්වයෙන් ගොඩ ඒමේ අභියෝගය අපි භාරගන්නවා. එයට සැලැසුම් හා වැඩ කළ හැකි නායකයෙක් ඉන්නවා. වියත්මඟ සංවිධානය […]

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ගෝඨාගේ නඩුව අහන්න විශේෂ මහාධිකරණයට බලයක් නෑ – – ජනාධිපති නීතිඥ රොමේෂ් ද සිල්වා

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

කේ.එස්. උදය කුමාර් උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම ඉකුත් රජය සමයේ මැදමුලන ප්‍රදේශයේ ඩී.ඒ. රාජපක්‍ෂ අනුස්මරණ කෞතුකාගාරය ඉදිකිරීමේදී රුපියල් මිලියන 33ක රජයේ අරමුදල් සාවද්‍ය ලෙස පරිහරණය කළේ යැයි චෝදනා කරමින් හිටපු ආරක්‍ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රජපක්‍ෂ මහතා ඇතුළු විත්තිකරුවන් 07 දෙනකුට එරෙහිව නීතිපතිවරයා විසින් ගොනුකර ඇති නඩුව විභාග කිරීම සඳහා අධිකරණයට බලයක් නොමැති බවට විරෝධතාවක් මතු කරන බව විත්තිකාර ගෝඨාභය […]

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රට විනාශ මුඛයේ

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

ජනබලයෙන් වුණේ කුමක්ද සහ ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් නැගෙන චෝදනා පිළිබඳව එ.ජ.නි.ස පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම මහතා සමග කළ සාකච්ඡාවකි මේ. ප්‍රශ්නය:- ජනබලයේ පසු තක්සේරුව මොකක්ද? පිළිතුර:- ලංකා උද්ඝෝෂණ ඉතිහාසයේ මෙතෙක් වැඩිම කාලයක් වැඩිම සෙනඟක් සහභාගි වූ උද්ඝෝෂණය ජනබල මෙහෙයුමයි. ඒ වගේම පාලකයන් වැඩියෙන්ම බය වූ උද්ඝෝෂණයත් එයයි. ප්‍රශ්නය:- එහෙත් දියාරු උද්ඝෝෂණයෙන් පොහොට්ටු​ෙව් ජනබලය නැති වුණා කියා […]

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හිටපු UNPකැබිනට් අමාත්‍යවරයෙකුගේ ඉඩම් අවභාවිතාවක් උකුසු ඇසට

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

උපුටාගැණීම අද දෙරණ ඉඩම් ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණ කොමිසන් සභාව සන්තකයේ තිබී එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ හිටපු කැබිනට් අමාත්‍යවරයකුට කෘෂිකාර්මික කටයුතු සඳහා පවරා තිබූ ඉඩමක් ඔහු අවභාවිත කර ඇති බව උකුස්සාට අනාවරණය විය. ඒ අනූව කළ සොයාබැලීමේදී උකුස්සා අනාවරණය කර ගත්තේ අදාල හිටපු අමාත්‍යවරයා එම ඉඩම කැබලි කර විකුණා ඇති බවයි.‍ හෝමාගමට ආසන්න බොරකැටිය හොරගල නැමැති ප්‍රදේශයේ පිහිටි අක්කර පහකට […]

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බල්ලෙකුටවත් කන්න බැරි කජු ජනාධිපතිට දීලා

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

උපුටාගැණීම අද දෙරණ නේපාලයේ සිට ශ්‍රී ලංකන් ගුවන් සමාගමට අයත් යානයකින් ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා පැමිණෙන අවස්ථාවකදී ආහාරයට ගත නොහැකි කජු තමාට පිළිගැන්වූ බව ජනාධිපතිවරයා චෝදනා කරයි. ජනාධිපති මෛතී‍්‍රපාල සිරිසේන මැතිතුමා මේ බව ප‍්‍රකාශ කළේ ඊයේ(10) පෙරවරුවේ හම්බන්තොට මාගම්පුර රුහුණු ජාත්‍යන්තර සම්මන්ත‍්‍රණ ශාලාවේ දී හම්බන්තොට ගොවි ජනතාව සමඟ පැවති හමුවකදී ය. රට තුළ වගා කළ […]

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“Nut Gate” Part 2 – Sri Lanka President Complains About Nuts Served Inflight

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

 Courtesy One mile at a time Several years ago, Korean Air made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Korean Air executive Heather Cho was served macadamia nuts on a first class flight from New York to Seoul Incheon. These were served to her in a plastic bag, rather than in a ramekin. Ms. Cho was […]

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