Archive for December 9th, 2018

Lessons for Sri Lanka: How West used Social Media for Arab Spring

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Countries that indulge in regime change to remove nationalist/populist leaders & replace with pro-western puppet leaders have found a new tool – the social media. Social media means people’s voice, people’s sentiment but these Western countries have now created templates to manipulate people’s voice, pay to vocalize sentiments that align to their bigger agenda. This […]

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CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN SRI LANKA

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Sunday newspapers in Sri Lanka in Sinhala, English and Tamil published many articles in relation to constitutional crisis of the country and the points mentioned in many articles were beyond the level of understanding of ordinary Sri Lankans as they referred to various legislations and academic style of points and arguments mentioned […]

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Is judiciary independent?

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Geethanjana Kudaligamage Is judiciary independent? This is the question that is buzzing around us and the Colombo city day and night now. One thing we must understand is that Judiciary is occupied by men and women, like any others, who are also members of the same social fabric of the country in point. If the […]

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Why Ranil must go before MS

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

By Shivanthi Ranasinghev Courtesy Ceylon Today At the time of writing, the legal battle to allow for a general election was before the Supreme Court. Outside, the debate was whether we need a presidential or a parliamentary election. Those calling for a presidential election claim that Maithripala Sirisena is the root cause of the current chaos. […]

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Asoka Weeraratna Birth Centenary (1918 – 2018)

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Press Release German Dharmaduta Society The 100th Birth anniversary of Asoka Weeraratna will be commemorated at the Mahaweli Centre, Colombo commencing at 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday December 12. 2018 Asoka Weeraratna, born on 12th December 1918 in Galle, played a pioneering role in the dissemination of Buddhism in Germany in the post war period through the […]

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Progress of the Commission to Investiaget Allegations of Bribery and Corruption (CIABOC)  2017-2018

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Press Statement Bribery Commission is presently in an age of transformation. A prominent aspect in this regard is the maintenance of highest professionalism in the fields of investigation and prosecution. Moreover, for the first time in history, processes are underway to recruit specialised investigators and prevention officers to the commission. after the lapse of 25 […]

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අල්ලස් කොමිෂන් සභාවේ ප්‍රගතිය  2017-2018

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශය December 9th press release of CIABOC අ‍ල්ලස් කොමිෂන් සභාව පසු කරමින් සිටින්නේ පරිවර්තනීය යුගයකි. ඒ අතරින් ප්‍රධාන වන්නේ පැමිණිලි මෙහෙයවීම් සහ විමර්ශනය කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඉහළම වෘත්තීමයභාවයක් මේ වන විට අත්පත් කර ගෙන සිටීමයි. එසේම ඉතිහාසයේ ප්‍රථම වතාවට විශේෂඥ විමර්ශකයන් බඳවා ගැනීමත් නිවාරණ නිලධාරීන් බඳවා ගැනීමත් සඳහා කටයුතු ආරම්භ කර ඇත. තවද අවුරුදු 25 කට […]

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The Rajapaksas, the SLPP and the unfolding Indo-Pacific Great Game

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

By Robert Blake Courtesy The Daily Mirror The current political impasse in Sri Lanka marks an important opportunity for Mahinda and Gotabaya Rajapaksa to think about the consequences of their current actions for future support from the United States and others for a government a Rajapaksa could be elected to lead next year. Despite two no-confidence […]

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Ranil undercuts Sajith by appointing Ravi K as deputy

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

H. L. D. Mahindapala A recent photo published in a news paper of a UNP meeting showed Ranil Wickremesinghe presiding, flanked by Sajith Premadasa (on  his right)   and Ravi Karunanayake (on his left). Sajith, of course, had taken  his  rightful place as the  anointed deputy leader of the party. He has proved his loyalty to […]

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Incompetent Politicians from 2015 and their Assumed Putative Democracy -Ranil and his Fictional Constitution of SriLanka

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Kanthar Balanathan As soon as the election was over, Ranil from a minority party was appointed as Prime Minister. There is no need to define or highlight what Democracy is to these political kids. The neurotransmitters in the network of the UNP politicians went blank, as they thought they are in power and they can […]

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Ranil became PM by trickery and now wants to remain as PM by trickery

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

By Confused Citizen It is said that Sri Lankans have short memories and most of the younger generation will not even know some of these facts. When it comes to Ranil Wickremasinghe, he has got away with so many wrongdoings it is unthinkable that he can run as a candidate against MR in the near future […]

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Save the country from TNA’s treachery –Part – VI

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA Before proceeding to write about TNAs treachery and Tamil politics I think it is imperative to write about the great contemporary Sri Lankan patriot Tamara Kuumanayakam who was born into a Tamil family in Colombo and went to Geneva for higher studies and got highly qualified on international affairs and […]

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