Archive for September 14th, 2018

ACCEPTING THE CHALLENGE OF JUSTICE C. V. WIGNESWARAN TO DEBATE HIS TAMIL POLITICAL CLAIMS

Friday, September 14th, 2018

H. L. D. Mahindapala A reply to one of Justice Wigneswaran’s perceptions of historical facts” It is quite apparent that Justice C.V. Wigneswaran’s (JW) perceptions of historical facts”, adumbrated in his letter to  Gallege Punyawardana, President of the Sinhale Secretariat, (See full text in attachment, dated: 8/6/2018), is to claim that history is on the side […]

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MMDA – Female Qazi? Have two!

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Letter to the editor:  Dr. Mareena Thaha Reffai, Dehiwela The most contentious issue about the MMDA is the demand to appoint female Qazis. Whether this demand comes from a feminist point of view, wanting to be equal in everything to men,  (which indirectly indicates the notion  that men are considered superior ) or because of […]

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Claim that Sri Lanka was in a ‘Debt Trap’ in 2014 due to ‘Chinese Loans’ – a response

Friday, September 14th, 2018

By Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Former Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka Courtesy The Island Several Western analysts have carried out a relentless media campaign in keeping with their own geopolitical agenda to suggest that China was luring Sri Lanka into a carefully engineered Debt Trap. The Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe too, has regularly claimed […]

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President’s ire

Friday, September 14th, 2018

The Editorial Courtesy The Island Saturday 15th September, 2018 September 14, 2018, 10:14 pm The police have made President Maithripala Sirisena see red. He has taken exception to the manner in which high ranking military officers are treated when allegations against them are probed and legal action instituted. There have been quite a few ‘show arrests’ […]

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SINGAPORE’S GAY LAWS ARE NUTS, SRI LANKAN PRESIDENT DOES HIS NUT

Friday, September 14th, 2018

BY EDOUARD MORTON Courtesy The South China Morning Post Singapore’s anti-gay laws face challenge as India celebrates ruling A Singapore DJ has filed a court challenge against a colonial-era law that bans gay sex in the conservative city state following India’s scrapping of similar legislation. Johnson Ong Ming, 43, also known as DJ Big Kid, filed his […]

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Rajapaksa says he might make a bid for Presidency despite constitutional bar

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia New Delhi, September 15: Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that he might make a bid for the country’s Presidency for the third time despite a constitutional bar against it. He told The Hindu: I will lead the SLPP (Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna). There is a view that despite the Amendment I can […]

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War casualties may not have exceeded 8,000:Former President Mahinda Rajapksa

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former President Mahinda Rajapksa, who is in New Delhi, has said that the number of war casualties in Sri Lanka including the terrorist casualties may not have exceeded 8,000, the Hindu reported. Delivering a public speech on Wednesday, Mr. Rajapaksa said extravagant numbers reaching up to 40,000 have been recklessly bandied […]

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Chinese loans amount to 8%, rest are from West and others: former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The amount of loans Sri Lanka obtained from China is only about 8 per cent from the total loan amount and the rest of the loans are from the Western and other countries, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is in India said. In an interview with News X, Mr.Rajapaksa said if […]

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CID to probe assassination plot: President

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Speaking on the alleged conspiracy to assassinate him and former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President Maithripala Sirisena said today the investigation into the incident would be handed over to the CID no sooner the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) concluded its probe and submitted its preliminary report. Speaking to the Heads of […]

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පරණ වීඩියෝ ලීක් වෙයි.. ඇමති චම්පික ඇටිකෙහෙල් කෑ රිලවෙක්ලු.. [Video]

Friday, September 14th, 2018

 lanka C news පසුගිය ජනාධිපතිවරණ වේදිකාවේදී මෛත්‍රී පාලනයක් යටතේ පෙට්‍රල් සහ ඩීසල් වල පනවා ඇති බදු සහමුලින්ම ඉවත් කරන බව කියූ ඇමති චම්පික රණවක අද සිටින්නේ ඇටි කෙහෙල් කෑ රිලවෙකු වගේ යැයි පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ප්‍රසන්න රණවීර මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. ඔහු මෙම අදහස් පළ කළේ කොළඹ දී පැවැති ඒකාබද්ද විපක්‍ෂ මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදීය. මේ අාණ්ඩුව අද වන […]

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Don’t turn me into a joke supplier – IGP requests media

Friday, September 14th, 2018

‘අම්මට හුඩු හතරක් හිටිය.. දෙකක් වැඩම කරලා.. ආතල්’ පොලිස්පති උත්සව සභාවක රංගනයේ.. භික්‍ෂුන්-ගුරුන්-සිසුන් තුෂ්නිම්භූතයි…[Video] තමන් විහිළු සපන්නේ බවට ජනමාධ්‍ය ඔස්සේ ඉදිරිපත් කරන්න එපා යයා පොලිස්පති පූජිත ජයසුන්දර මහතා ඉල්ලා සිටියේය. ඒ මහතා මේ බව කියා සිටියේ මාතර කොටපොල ජාතික පාසලේ ශිෂ්‍ය නායක නිල ලාංඡන පැළදවීමේ උත්සවය දීය. එහිදී සභාවේ සිටි ගුරු මණ්ඩලය පොලිස්පතිවරයා විසින් අමතනු […]

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Case filed against Ravi for giving false information to Bond Commission

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has filed a case with the Colombo Magistrate’s Court against MP Ravi Karunanayake for allegedly providing false evidence before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the Issuance of Treasury Bonds.

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CID takes over probe on DIG Nalaka de Silva; PM calls for report

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has ordered the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to take over the investigations into the allegations against DIG Nalaka de Silva of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID). Meanwhile Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for a full report from the IGP on the investigation, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan […]

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President to present set of proposals to UN General Assembly

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana At the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, President Maithripala Sirisena will announce a set of new proposals for consideration at the March 2019 session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR). He will also submit these proposals to the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres as […]

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