Archive for October 20th, 2018

“WAR CRIMES” IN EELAM WAR IV Part 10

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

 KAMALIKA PIERIS Two Sri Lanka obsessed NGOs, Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka” and International Truth and Justice Project, Sri Lanka” have taken an interest in Sri Lanka’s contribution to UN Peacekeeping. Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka” is a group of journalists, human rights workers and other activists exiled from Sri Lanka and now […]

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When Pigs Fly: Britain Preaching Human Rights to Sri Lanka

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Courtesy the carthaginian solution Who issued this scorched-earth policy in response to local resistance against a foreign invasion army?  ….”cut down every yielding tree, pull down every dwelling house, destroy all fields, canals and irrigation reservoirs, kill all males over the age of 14 years and slaughter all cattle leaving those which are needed for the use […]

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The Tale of Jack the Ripper

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge   Jack the Ripper was an unidentified serial killer who terrorized the Whitechapel district in London’s East End by committing a number of murders in 1888. According to the official figures Jack the Ripper had killed five female prostitutes between August 31 and November 9, 1888. However some experts believe that his […]

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Fuel pricing formula not suitable for Sri Lanka – Ravi

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

By Tharindi Pabasara Courtesy Adaderana The fuel pricing formula is not suitable for Sri Lanka, says the former Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake. He stated this responding to the queries raised by the media today (19). According to the former Minister Karunanayake, it is sufficient to formulate a method of determining the prices without being counterproductive to […]

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Cleaning up

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Editorial Courtesy The Island October 20, 2018, 9:12 pm Although conditions today are not what they were during the time the LTTE was waging war against the state and assassinating political leaders at will, and the JVP was doing likewise during its second adventure in 1988-89, political leaders in Sri Lanka continue to be a tightly […]

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Sirisena’s aides want swift probe

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu Call alleged assassination plot ‘serious’ Sri Lanka’s investigation authorities must expedite their probe into the alleged assassination plot targeting President Maithripala Sirisena, his advisers have said, terming it a very serious matter”. Addressing media persons here, presidential adviser Shiral Lakthilaka said Mr. Sirisena’s security has been heightened, following reports of an […]

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UN sends Sri Lanka peacekeeping commander home over alleged atrocities

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

 Courtesy Mail Online The United Nations has asked Sri Lanka to immediately repatriate a commander serving in the peacekeeping force in Mali following allegations that he was linked to atrocities committed during Sri Lanka’s war with Tamil Tigers. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Friday that the request to send Lieutenant Colonel Kalana Priyankara Lankamithra Amunupure […]

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China’s foray into North SL stalled; India relieved

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Anirban Bhaumik, DH News Service, New Delhi,  Sri Lanka has stalled China’s bid to spread its tentacles into the island nation’s war-ravaged Tamil-majority Northern Province, where several reconstruction projects are being funded by India. Sri Lanka has this week reversed its earlier decision… Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/national/india-relieved-chinas-foray-698835.html

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No Strings Attached? How Sri Lanka Can Make the Most of Security Grants

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

By Natasha Fernando Courtesy The Diplomat Strategizing how Colombo can use sorely needed military grants and donations in an evolving security landscape. Sri Lanka is a middle-income country that is strategically located in the Indian Ocean. It emerged from a three-decade civil war and is now in a post-conflict era, struggling to maintain internal political and […]

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Sri Lanka to recall peacekeeping commander on UN request

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Courtesy Mail Online COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Sri Lanka’s military said Saturday that it will recall its commander leading a UN peacekeeping contingent in Mali, a day after the world body asked him to be repatriated over his human rights background. Military spokesman Sumith Atapattu said that it will comply with the UN request […]

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‘Handicapped sovereignty’: escalating costs of Sri Lanka’s post-war development vision

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

BENJAMIN BROWN, LORITTA CHAN, and KANCHANA N RUWANPURA  Courtesy opendemocracy.net As capital elbows its way in and remakes the world according to its own designs, the need to democratise this polity is more urgent than ever. Early in October 2018, the latest IPCC report issued a stark warning, urging ‘rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’ within the next […]

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The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) suggests increase in exports of bikes, cement to Sri Lanka

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

By Bilal Hussain  Courtesy The Express Tribune KARACHI: The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has drafted a report focused on the free trade agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka and has found motorcycle and cement manufacturing as potential industries that Pakistan can increasingly rely on. According to the PBC – a business policy advocacy platform, the purpose of the study is […]

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මෛත්‍රි-රනිල් සීතල යුද්ධය එළියට ආණ්ඩුව පුපුරයි

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

දෙනගම ධම්මික රණවීර උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම ශ්‍රීලනිපය සහ එජාපය අතර පැවැති සංහිඳියාව එන්න එන්නම බිඳවැටෙමින් පැවතීම නිසා ජාතික ආණ්ඩුව ශීඝ්‍රයෙන් දේශපාලන වශයෙන් බිඳවැටීමකට පත් වෙමින් ඇත. ජාතික ආණ්ඩුව බලයට පත්වීමෙන් පසුව මහ බැංකු බැඳුම්කර ගනුදෙනු සම්බන්ධව විමර්ශනය කිරීමට ජනාධිපති විමර්ශන කොමිසමක් පත් කිරීම එහි ආරම්භක සන්ධිස්ථානය බව දේශපාලන විචාරකයන්ගේ අදහස වී තිබේ. එම කොමිසමේ නිර්දේශ අනුව එජාපයට […]

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ජනාධිපතිට පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවන්න පුළුවන්

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

ඩබ්ලිව්. කේ. ප්‍රසාද් මංජු උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම රට දැඩි අරාජික තත්ත්වයකට පත්ව තිබෙන අවස්ථාවක ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ මූලික ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ 3, 4 වගන්ති අනුව ජනතාවගේ පරමාධිපත්‍ය බලය හිමි ජනතාවට නව ආණ්ඩුවක් පිහිටුවීමේ අවස්ථාව උදාකිරීම සඳහා ජනතා පරමාධිපත්‍යයෙන් බලයට පත්වූ රාජ්‍ය නායකයා වන ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතාට පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවා හැරීමට බලය තිබෙන බව හිටපු අගවිනිසුරු සරත් එන්. සිල්වා මහතා ‘ඉරිදා […]

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