Archive for April 12th, 2019

Right of Reply: Questions for R. Sambanthan

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Colombo Telegraph carried transcript of speech by TNA leader R Sambanthan on 5 April 2019 titled Mullaitivu 2009: 400,000 Lived, 290,000 People Came Out, What Happened To The Balance? – Sampanthan Asks”.  Sambanthan claims that on 21 January 2009 he highlighted plight of some 400,000 but as per press release on 21 January 2009 published […]

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THE CASES ALLEGEDLY FILED IN THE U.S. AGAINST GOTABHAYA RAJAPAKSA AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR SRI LANKAN VOTERS

Friday, April 12th, 2019

DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA 10th April 2019 There can be no better endorsement of Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa (‘GR’) for the Presidency of Sri Lanka than the fact that his enemies have already begun a campaign to scuttle his chances of running for that office, even before his candidacy has been officially announced.  I refer to the reports […]

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa dubs court cases filed in US as politically motivated

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Los Angeles/Colombo, April 12 (DailyFT/Ada Derna/Newsin Asia): Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has dismissed the two lawsuits filed against him as baseless” and insisted that the cases would only motivate him and his supporters to push for political change in Sri Lanka. On his arrival from the US on April 12, Gotabaya said […]

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Sivajilingam should be arrested immediately for obstructing public servants in their legitimate duties carrying

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Sudath Guansekara Sivajilingam should be arrested immediately for obstructing public servants in their legitimate duties in the following incident and charge them for obstructing these officers and rioting against the State. All the land in the country belongs to the State. A such the government can acquire any land anywhere for a public purpose. It […]

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THE REIGN OF MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA Part 7

Friday, April 12th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa    continues to be recognized by Asian governments. Rajapaksa had a private meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when Modi visited Sri Lanka in May 2017. This was widely discussed in political and diplomatic circles. Many an eyebrow has been raised over former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s late night meeting […]

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The Assange Arrest is a Warning From History

Friday, April 12th, 2019

by John Pilger Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in  almost seven years. […]

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Free Julian Assange and All Political Prisoners

Friday, April 12th, 2019

by ROB URIE Courtesy CounterPunch Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The American war against Iraq was among the more idiotic and gratuitous slaughters in human history. It was premised on lies, prosecuted by criminals and fools, outsourced to professional murderers and it isn’t over. In addition to those murdered directly and indirectly in the war, several […]

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සේවක අයිතීන් කොල්ලකන 2019/3 චක‍්‍රලේඛණය

Friday, April 12th, 2019

ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය සමෘද්ධි සංවර්ධන නිළධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය සේවක අයිතීන් කොල්ලකන 2019/3 චක‍්‍රලේඛණය හකුලා ගන්නා මෙන් බල කරන අපේ‍්‍රල් 16 දින සමෘද්ධි බැංකු මගීන් අළුත් අවුරුදු ගණුදෙනු කිරීමේ චාරිත‍්‍රයෙන් ඉවත් වීමේ  වෘත්තීය ක‍්‍රියා මාර්ගයට අපගේ සහය. දිවිනැගුම පනත මගීන් සමෘද්ධි සංවර්ධන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ සේවය කරන 25000 ආසන්න සේවකයින් හට සිදු කර ඇති බරපතල සේවක අසාධාරණයට විසදුම් ලබා දෙනවා […]

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King Parakramabahu & UNP’s tax policy

Friday, April 12th, 2019

C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island In this interview, former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal speaks to C.A.Chandraprema about the tax policy of the UNP government since 2015 and the Budget for 2019. Q. You were a private sector person for the better part of your career. How is the Sri Lankan private sector taking the […]

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Accountability of Mannar Mass grave in Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Friday, April 12th, 2019

PBS Hemachandra Lieutenant Commander (retired) Sri Lanka Navy Courtesy The Island Carbon dating of the bone samples collected from the Mannar Mass grave in Sri Lanka confirmed that bone samples belonged to the periods when Sri Lanka was ruled by European. Books written by Portuguese, Dutch and English historians recorded massacres of Singhalese people lived […]

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The candidate

Friday, April 12th, 2019

by Sanjana Hattotuwa Courtesy The Island April 12, 2019, 3:39 pm  “The lie is revealed. There was no summons served. The photo depicts a lookalike of Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The FBI is engaged in an effort to ascertain who produced this false information”. The Facebook Page with this content originally in Sinhala also featured a screenshot […]

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Counter-terror police arrest four Sri Lankan men at Luton Airport

Friday, April 12th, 2019

MEGAN WHITE Courtesy The Evening Standard Counter-terror police have arrested four men on suspicion of being members of a banned organisation hours after they flew into the country. The four Sri Lankan nationals arrived at Luton Airport on 10 April and were arrested by police the next day. The Metropolitan Police said the men were […]

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CEO: SriLankan Airlines targets breakeven within three years

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Courtesy Air Transport World New SriLankan Airlines CEO Vipula Gunatilleka is hoping to reach breakeven within three years by renegotiating aircraft leases, substituting the airline’s Airbus A350 order for A330-900neos, growing the network, and reopening destinations. Former TAAG Angola Airlines and SriLankan Airlines CFO Gunatilleka rejoined the Sri Lanka flag carrier in summer 2018 and became […]

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Failure to implement our power projects led to crisis: Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Aneesha Mannage Courtesy The Daily Mirror The failure to implement the power plants and projects launched by the previous government has plunged the country into a power crisis, former president and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said in Hambantota yesterday. Norochcholai and Kerawalapitiya power plants have come to a standstill. If our government had not constructed […]

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SL experiencing highest temperatures in 140 years: Prof. Jayaratne

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka is experiencing its highest temperature levels in 140 years, Professor Chandana Jayaratne from the Department of Physics, Colombo University said today. Professor Jayaratne said this could be confirmed by examining climate data statistics. He said the temperature levels have gone up by 2 to 3 degrees from […]

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Continuous power cuts have adverse impact on economy – Chambers of Commerce

Friday, April 12th, 2019

RANMINI GUNASEKARA Courtesy Ceylon Today The continuous power cuts carried out by the Ceylon Electricity Board has adversely affected exports and potential Foreign Direct Investments, claimed Executive Committee Member of the Federation of the Chambers of Commerce, Dr. Krishanth Wisenthige today (10). He was speaking at a ‘Professionals for a Better Future (Viyathmaga)’ press conference […]

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Germany indicts LTTE suspect over war crimes in Sri Lanka

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana German authorities have indicted a Sri Lankan man suspected of involvement in killing 15 captured government soldiers while fighting for the Tamil Tigers terrorist group. Federal prosecutors said Friday that 37-year-old Sivatheeban B. is accused of membership in a foreign terrorist organization, war crimes, two cases of manslaughter and 11 cases of attempted […]

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Steps to renounce US citizenship successfully concluded – Gotabaya

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says all necessary steps have been successfully concluded to renounce his US citizenship. He made these comments upon his arrival in Sri Lanka this morning (12) following his personal visit to the United States. Reportedly, a huge crowd had gathered at the Bandaranaike International Airport to welcome the […]

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ජෝන් ඩෙන්වර් ; සංගීතය සහ ස්මරණය

Friday, April 12th, 2019

වෛද්‍ය රුවන්  එම් ජයතුංග අවාසනාවන්ත ගුවන් යානා අණතුරකින් ජෝන් ඩෙන්වර් මිය ගියේ නොමැති නම් ඔහු මේ වන විට තම ජීවිතයේ 70 සැතපුම් කණුව පසු කරන්නේය. එහෙත් 1997 වසරේදී ඔහු මිය ගියේය.  ජෝන් ඩෙන්වර් ගේ ගීත අප අසන්නේ 1970 දශකයේ මුල් කාලයේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගුවන් විදුලි සංස්ථාවේ ඉංග්‍රීසි සේවය හරහාය. 1978 වසරේදී වරක් මමත් ප්‍රියදර්ශන අබේවීර […]

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ICC rejects a request to investigate war crimes in Afghanistan

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Courtesy BBC News The International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected its prosecutor’s request to investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. Court judges highlighted instability and the lack of co-operation with investigators in the country. The ruling was hailed by US President Donald Trump as a “major international victory” but human rights group Amnesty International criticised […]

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