Archive for May 8th, 2019

A people’s Manifesto for the next General Election.

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara  5..8.2019 Fifty Demands for all political Parties and aspirant leaders who intend contesting next General Election Introduction It is a foregone conclusion that there is no Government in this country today, in spite of the fact that there is a President, a Prime Minister, (of cause fighting each other and eternally at […]

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Former US envoy in Lanka Robert Blake lists some of America’s wrong decisions

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 8 (newsin.asia): In a frank talk at the Pathfinder Foundation here on Tuesday, Robert Blake, who was US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, listed some key mistakes made by the present and past US Administrations which landed the world’s pre-eminent power in […]

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At last a true Muslim with guts to tell the truth

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Courtesy CBN News

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Make use of technocrats for intelligence sharing like back in Gotabaya’s time – fmr. US Ambassador

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Ada Derana Sri Lanka could make use of senior technocrats similar to that of the group existed during the time when Gotabaya Rajapaksa was in office as the Defence Secretary, says Former US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Robert O. Blake Jr. He stated this addressing a seminar held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall […]

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වීරවංශ-බදියුදීන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී දරුණුවටම හැප්පෙති.. බදියුදීන්ගේ රෙදි බිමටම ගැලවේ..[Video]

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

lanka C news ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණේ නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා සහ වාණිජ හා කර්මාන්ත කටයුතු ඇමති රිෂාද් බදුයුදීන් මහතා අතර පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී වූ උණුසුම් වචන හුවමාරුවක් ඇති විය. වර්තමාන ආරක්ෂක තත්ත්වය සම්බන්ධයෙන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී වූ විවාදයේ දී මන්ත්‍රීවරයා අදහස් පළ කරමින් සිටියදී මෙම තත්වය ඇතිවිය. මන්ත්‍රීවරයා එක් අවස්ථාවක කියා සිටියේ රිෂාඩ් බදුර්දීන් මරාගෙන මැරෙන බෝම්බයක් […]

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Inadequacies of the security approach to terror containment

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Courtesy The Island A glaring inadequacy in current public discussion or ‘discourse’ on the issues growing out of the Easter Sunday terror attacks is the almost lop-sided stress on short-term security measures as answers to these complex posers. Immediate security measures to protect the public are urgently needed and the Sri Lankan state is providing […]

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ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් නීතියට පටහැනිව ඉල්ලීම් ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය වෙත යොමු කිරීමෙන් මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම් සහ භාෂා අයිතිවාසිකම් උල්ලංඝනය කළ බවට නීතිඥවරයෙක් ජනාධිපතිට සහ අධිකරණ අමාත්‍යාංශයේ නීති සහකාර ලේකම්ට එරෙහිව නඩු පවරයි……

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

අධිකරණ ජනාධිපතිවරයා විසින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවමින් නිකුත් කළ 2018 නොවැම්බර් මස 09 වන දිනැති අංක 2096/70 දරන අතිවිශේෂ ගැසට් පත්‍රය එරෙහිව පවරන ලද නඩු විභාගකර පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවීමට අදාල ගැසට් පත්‍රය අවලංගු කිරීමට ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ පසුගියදා තීරණය කරන ලදී. එකී ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ තීරණ රාජ්‍ය භාෂාවෙන් හෝ ජාතික භාෂාවෙන් හෝ නීති පැනවීමේ භාෂාවෙන් හෝ අධිකරණ භාෂාවෙන් ලබා දී නොතිබූ බව කියමින් නීතීඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන විසින් […]

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Sri Lanka: Battle Ground for Sino-U.S. rivalry

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Here’s why the U.S. interferes: 

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හිජාබය පැළද පැමිණි ගුරුවරියන් 10 නාට පළාතේ ඇති වෙනත් පාසල් සඳහා ස්ථාන මාරු වක්

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Media Secretary – Governor WP  අඟහරුවාදා දින මුස්ලිම් ගුරුවරියන් 10 දෙදෙනකු පාරම්පරික හිජාබය පැළද පැමිණීම නිසා ඔවුන් හට පාසලට ඇතුළුවීම වැළැක් වූ අවස්ථාවේ දී බස්නාහිර පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවර ගරු අසාද් සාලී මැතිතුමාගේ මැදිහත් වීමෙන් එම ගුරුවරුන්ව එතුමාගේ පළාතේ වෙනත් පාසල් වලට ස්ථාන මාරු ලබා දීමට කටයුතු කරන ලදී. අඟහරුවාදා උදෑසන පුවක්පිටිය දෙමළ මහා විද්‍යාලයේ දෙමාපියන් විසින් […]

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Cabinet decisions in a country should be taken for the good of the country and the people and not the personal benefits and survival of politicians

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Sudath Gunasekara Now look at this news item copied below and read it with comments on it Vow another Rs.3.5 billion of public funds down the drain for the benefit of politicians and rogues. Don’t they have more important issues to decide on at a critical time of the nation like this? Is it not […]

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China Donates Rs. 17.84M Cash for the Injured in the Easter Sunday Attacks

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

From Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka On 4th May, 2019, H.E. Cheng Xueyuan, the Ambassador of China to Sri Lanka presented a cheque for Rs. 17.84m to Mr. Nimal Kumar, National Secretary of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society(SLRCS) on behalf of the Red Cross Society of China. The donation will be specially used in […]

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Sam Harris talks Islam, politics, Twitter, and Trump with Kara Swisher

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

By Eric Johnson  Courtesy vox.com  For the better part of two decades, philosopher and neuroscientist Sam Harris has been a popular — and controversial — critic of organized religion, and in particular Islam. In a new episode of Recode Decode with Kara Swisher, he said that although he disavows anyone in his audience who would use his […]

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The proof Isis are not true Muslims

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Dr Azeem Ibrahim Courtesy The Scotsman Attacks on Christians – like those on churches in Sri Lanka over Easter – demonstrate that Isis fighters are against Islam, writes Dr Azeem Ibrahim. The Easter attacks against Christians in Sri Lanka by a group who swore allegiance to Isis were carried out in the name of Islam. […]

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Sri Lanka: Ex-Army Man Held with Hundreds of Bullets, Swords

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Courtesy Sputnik Two weeks after Sri Lanka witnessed terror bombings and the launch of police and army searches, hundreds of bullets, military uniforms, and swords are still being discovered in various parts of the country. New Delhi (Sputnik) — A retired army man with nearly 1,000 rounds of live ammunition in Sri Lanka’s Nawagamuwa area was arrested on Wednesday while […]

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Sri Lanka, radical Islam and what comes next

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

By Joseph Mariathasan Courtesy IPE The tragic Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka were a surprise and a revelation to both Sri Lankans and the world at large. For many outside the country it was a surprise that Sri Lanka even had a Muslim population. For those in Sri Lanka, it was a revelation that […]

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Twelve Hard-Core Terrorists in Sri Lankan Custody – President

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Courtesy Sputnik Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who has vowed to restructure the security system of the terror-hit country, has said that 13 safe-houses and 41 bank accounts owned by terrorists responsible for the 21 April serial blasts have been identified. New Delhi (Sputnik): Out of the 56 suspects held for the 21 April Sri Lankan bombings, […]

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US official wounded in Sri Lanka Easter bombing dies from her injuries in Singapore

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Courtesy The Straits Times COLOMBO (AFP) – A US official wounded in Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday suicide bombings has died in hospital, raising the total number killed to 258, including 45 foreigners, officials said on Wednesday (May 8). Ms Alaina Teplitz, the United States ambassador to Sri Lanka, paid tribute to Ms Chelsea Decaminada, who was seriously […]

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A Visit to Post-ISIS Syria: Human Crises Pose Risk

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

BY: Robin Wright Courtesy United States Institute of Peace Defeating the Islamic State means determining the future for tens of thousands of ex-fighters and their families. After losing its last territory in Syria on March 23, 2019, the Islamic State quickly reclaimed global attention with the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka on April 21 and a […]

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How Muslim and non-Muslim countries tackle Islamic radicalization

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Colombo, May 8: Islamic radicalization has been on the upsurge for a considerable period of time now, mainly because of the unceasing atrocities committed by the US-led Western alliance in several Islamic countries including Libya, Iraq, Syria, Palestine and Afghanistan. However, like militaristic Western hegemony, Islamic radicalization has also become a major […]

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Unlike other causes of death, terrorism destroys our way of life

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

By Dr.Swaran Singh/Ceylon Today On 28 June 1914, a 19-year old Bosnian-Serb, Gavrilo Princip, shot and killed the heir apparent to the Austrian throne, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, unaware that the act would push the world into a five year long World War killing 16 million people and ending with the most unequal Treaty of Versailles. […]

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Different ways of curbing extremist propaganda

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror Colombo, May 4: The sharp rise of Jehadi terrorism in response to the Western nations’ continued atrocities against Islamic countries in the Middle East and Afghanistan, has created, in many countries, a need to curb extremist propaganda. Some of the countries threatened by Islamic radicalism are Muslim-majority. However, attitudes to extremism and […]

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Lankan Cardinal says post-blast trouble makers pave way for foreign interference

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 6 (Daily Mirror): The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, said on Monday that some trouble makers are using the Easter Sunday suicide attacks to foment Christian-Muslim clashes and pave the way for foreign intervention. Meanwhile, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has appealed to the media not to cover searches going on […]

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Lankan Govt’s handling of post-blast situation draws heavy flak

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 30 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan government’s handling of the situation in the country after the April 21 serial bombings, has drawn heavy flak from various quarters in the country including the head of the Catholic church, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith. Cardinal Ranjith had earlier been extremely sympathetic to the beleaguered government of […]

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Batticaloa University to be assigned under Higher Education Min

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana President Maithripala Sirisena stated that Batticaloa University will be assigned under the Ministry of Higher Education. He mentioned this speaking to Northern Province state officials and Muslim youths in the area during an observational visit to the Sainthamarudu in Kalmunai. The President said that a clear decision will also be taken regarding the […]

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Female suicide bomber used to be a devout Hindu, reveals mother

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Suicide bomber Mohammad Hasthoon’s wife, Pulasthini Mahendran (some reports mention it as Pulasthini Rajendran) aka Sara who is believed to be an active participant in the recent bombings, was born in a devout Hindu lower middle class family and was converted to Islam and radicalised, a report by popular Tamil channel IBC Tamizh […]

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Ada Derana reporter covering Maligawatte search operation harassed

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Maligawatte police have found 56 swords in a well in the Maligawatte area in Colombo, today (08). Reportedly, 44 Chinese manufactured swords, 12 old swords, 49 knives, 26 CDs with covers with Arabic writing letters on them, a firearm, and a narcotic drug called ‘Ice’ have been found inside a 20-feet deep […]

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VIP security uniforms found from sugarcane cultivation of Pelwatte Sugar Factory

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Several suspicious items were recovered from sugarcane cultivation belonging to Pelwatte sugar factory. Accordingly, 5 walkie-talkies, uniforms worn by security details of VIPs and some other items were found during a search which was carried out based on the information received from the driver of sugar factory’s chief operations officer. The Chief Operations […]

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Swords, pistol, ammo and ‘ice’ recovered from well near mosque

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A stock of items including swords, knives, drugs, a firearm and bullets have been recovered from the bottom of a public well located in close proximity to a mosque near the R. Premadasa stadium in Maligawatta, Colombo. Ada Derana reporter said that the discovery was made during a search operation carried out by […]

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1116 clothing items similar to SLAF uniforms found in lorry

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Seeduwa Police and the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) had set up roadblocks and carried out search operations on the Muthuwadiya-Seeduwa area. During the search operation, the officers had been able to seize a lorry carrying a stock of clothing items similar to the uniforms of the SLAF. Accordingly, 1116 clothing items […]

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700kg of gunpowder found inside shop at Mawanella

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Security forces personnel have discovered around 700 kg of gunpowder inside a shop in the Hingula area in Mawanella. The discovery was made during a search operation carried out in the area last night (07). The shop owner reportedly has a permit allowing for the possession of only 200 kg of gunpowder, but […]

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