Archive for February 17th, 2019

APPOINTMENT OF TWO NEW DIRECTORS TO COLOMBO STOCK EXCHANGE BOARD

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Last Sunday Island (17.02.2019) reported that two new directors appointed to Colombo Stock Exchange Board.  The new directors were Mr. Dimuthu Sanjaya Abeysekera, who is CEO of Asha Philips Securities, which is affiliated to Philip Capital Singapore and a director of Asha Financial Services Ltd. This director is directly associated with the […]

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Prime Minister admits to Sri Lanka committing war crimes?

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana According to the Tamil National Alliance MP M. A. Sumanthiran, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has made a statement that both parties had committed mistakes in the civil war. He made these comments addressing the youth conference of the Illangai Tamil Arasu Katchi party at the Youth Hall in Jaffna yesterday (16). He says […]

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BBC producer says sarin attack on Syrian Douma hospital was staged – proves our distrust in C4 footage against Sri Lanka

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

There are very valid reasons why Sri Lankan patriots are backing its National Army being falsely accused of war crimes by individuals & organizations that have been party to Syria’s false flag incidents & countless other falsehoods that were used to justify military interventions, UN tribunals, UN presence, US-NATO presence, UN resolutions all with the […]

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PULWAMA DRAMA

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

ALI SUKHANVER After the Pulwama Attacks, the Indian media has simply added a lot of troubles to the problems of Mr. Modi who is already sailing in troubled waters. The Indian media has done it by raising undue and unnecessary hue and cry over Pulwama suicide attack which claimed lives of more than forty CRPF […]

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මත් කුඩු පානය කරන ඇමතිවරුන් වහාම හෙළිදරව් කොට නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන්න…

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය යුක්තියට හඩක් කොළබ 5 කුඩු පානය කරන කැබිනට් ඇමතිවරුන් සිටින බවට නියෝජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය රන්ජන් රාමනායක මහතා පසුගියදා මාධ්‍ය ඔස්සේ ප්‍රසිද්ධ ප්‍රකාශයක් සිදු කලේය. ආණ්ඩුවේ වගකිව යුතු නියෝජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යවරයෙකු ලෙස රන්ජන් රාමනායක මහතා සිදු කල ප්‍රකාශය හුදු හාස්‍යයක් ලෙස බැහැර කල නොහැක. ඵතුමා රංගන ශිල්පියකු ලෙස හාස්‍යය සපයන්නකු වූවත් වගකිව යුතු දේශපාලනඥයකු හා වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුවේ ඇමතිවරයෙකු […]

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Attack on MFCs and Govt’s knee-jerk response

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

J.A.A.S.RANASINGHE Colombo 05 Courtesy The Island Leading businessman, Dudley Sirisena (DS) President’s brother, at a recent meeting in Polonnaruwa is reported to have said that Micro Finance Companies (MFCs) are like leeches that suck blood of the poor people’s livelihood income, and consequently, the rural economy is in a serious state of indebtedness unable to repay […]

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Petitioning courts against President’s refusal to appoint some MPs as ministers -The Constitutional Madhouse – Part 1

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

By C. A. Chandraprema When former minister Sarath Fonseka was denied a ministry by President Sirisena last December, he threatened to go before courts to obtain what he deems to be his rightful place in the UNP government, formed following the restoration of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe to that post. He has not yet followed […]

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An apolitical Constitutional Council full of political stooges The Constitutional Madhouse – Part 2

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island For nearly two decades, the view that appointments to high state positions should be made only on the recommendations of an apolitical vetting body styled the Constitutional Council has been propagated by certain interested parties. The need for some kind of a vetting process in making high state appointments […]

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Parliament: to allow or disallow dissolution? -The Constitutional Madhouse – Part 3.

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

By C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island Prior to the promulgation of the 19th Amendment, the President’s power to dissolve Parliament had been stated in Article 70(1) of the Constitution. Under this provision, the President had the power to dissolve Parliament in the following circumstances. (a) If a General Election has been held consequent to a dissolution of […]

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Requiring two-thirds majority for Parliament to dissolve itself -The Constitutional Madhouse – Part 4

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island February 17, 2019, 8:45 pm Under Article 70 (1) in the Constitution before the introduction of the 19th Amendment, Parliament could, at any time, pass a resolution by a simple majority requesting the President to dissolve Parliament. However, after Article 70(1) was amended Parliament cannot under any circumstances be […]

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President Sirisena’s options

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island President Maithripala Sirisena seems to be showing signs of wanting to contest for the presidency, once again, this year even though he came into power, pledging to abolish the executive presidency. There is nothing surprising in that because except for the first two presidents, everyone else came into power, […]

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