Archive for December 29th, 2018

DISAPPEARANCES, REPARATION, MISSING PERSONS AND YAHAPALANA Part 1

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

KAMALIKA PIERIS Revised 1.1.2019, 2.1.2019 In 2015,    the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva approved a Resolution titled   Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka”. (UNHRC Resolution 30/1). Sri Lanka’s     Yahapalana government supported the Resolution.   This Resolution included inter alia,  provisions  to establish an  Office  of Missing  Persons  and  an  Office  for  Reparations […]

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The need to end the tyranny of minority politics in Sri Lanka” Part 11

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Dr Sudath Gunasekara 29. 12.2018. (Continued from 24th Dec 2018) (Ending the tyranny of minority politics in Sri Lanka constitutes the number one in restoring political stability, economic and social development and preserving the 2500-year-old Sinhala Buddhist civilization in this country) Before I  present my proposed  solutions to this vexed problem as stated in the […]

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Russia-India trade turnover to surge three-fold by 2025

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Courtesy RT The volume of trade between Russia and India has been steadily growing and exceeded $10 billion last year. The two nations are aiming to boost trade and encourage investment. According to Russia’s Federal Customs Service, the trade turnover between Russia and India has been hovering between $8 billion and $10 billion over the […]

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20th Amendment without repeal of 13A: A recipe for disaster

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Malinda Seneviratne ‘Stand Alone’ is a term that was used a lot during the discussion on the power of the president to dissolve parliament. The issue was whether the clause preventing dissolution until Parliament completes four and a half years supersedes the surreptitiously inserted clause permitting dissolution. That insertion was pernicious as was the entire […]

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Sri Lanka rode the roller coaster in 2018

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, December 28: Sri Lanka saw cataclysmic political events in 2018. Democracy, which was introduced way back in 1931 and was thought to be well and truly entrenched in Sri Lanka, was put in danger in October-November when President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed Prime Minister Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and dissolved parliament […]

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A tribute

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Laksiri Warnakula All of them are about to retire and you could see the tell-tale signs of aging. Once bright and healthy colours have now faded to an unhealthy sallow and most of them are emaciated to paper-thin bodies, a far cry from what they were some moons ago. Some of them have been wounded […]

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Parakrama first-ever industry professional to be made Ports, Shipping, and Southern Development Secretary

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Dr Sarath n Obeyskera   Top industry professional Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Southern Development by President Maithripala Sirisena. When I read above news article I noted that ruling class is getting senses into their brains .Whenever a minister is not an expert in the […]

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We demand 225 Sri Lankan MPs & President present Affidavits to confirm they are not dual citizens

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

The inclusion of the clause to deny any Member of Parliament or the President to be a dual citizen looks rather silly if we have to trust in the MP to be honorable enough to declare so. If Article 92(b) and Clause 20(4) of the 19th amendment & Article 91 (1) (d) (xiii) of the […]

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