Archive for May 20th, 2019

The long history of Tamil hate culture persecuting Muslims

Monday, May 20th, 2019

H.L.D. Mahindapala The first ever persecution of Muslims in Sri Lanka occurred way back in history. It took place in Jaffna, the birth place of hate politics against the other”, which included even the Tamils of the low-castes. Details of Tamil hate politics need a whole book.  This essay is focused on Tamil persecution of […]

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Local/Foreign Media correct your stories on Sri Lanka: Not Anti-Muslim riot EVEN Sinhala shops attacked & destroyed

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Media terror is just as bad as suicide terrorism because they spread lies and distortions and are paid for it too. Media is often a governments best friend to steer blame from its own failures and divert blame to the easy prey. Sinhala Buddhists maybe the majority but they don’t have the World Council of […]

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Even the President’s Wesak pardon list of 762 prisoners did not include Galabodaatte Gnaanasara Thero who is also certainly qualified to be released under the list of Crimes excluded in the gazette notice.

Monday, May 20th, 2019

 Sudath Gunasekara Even the President’s Wesak pardon list of 762 prisoners did not include Galabodaatte Gnaanasara Thero who is also certainly qualified under the list of Crimes excluded in the gazette notice. Ven Galabodaatte Gnanasara Thero was jailed for the following reasons on August 9th 2018 for 19 years later committed to 6 years 1For […]

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The apparition

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula The other day I once again got myself into one of those contemplative moods of mine, which is a frequent occurrence. And since of late the frequency of it happening has seen some increase owing in particular to I suppose the terrifying events that took place on Easter Sunday and then what followed […]

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How Bangladesh has kept Islamic radicals in check

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Bangladesh marks the 15th anniversary of the anti-terrorist Rapid Action Battalion Muslim-majority Bangladesh was born out of an explicitly secular and linguistic movement spearheaded by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. But it did not take long for the new born to show that it was Islamic” as well as Bengali”. This was due […]

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The no-faith trap

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Editorial Courtesy The Island Tuesday 21st May, 2019 Is the Joint Opposition (JO) confident of punching above its weight? It has handed over to the Speaker a no-faith motion against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen. That the JO lacks a working majority in the House is only too well known. After all, that was why it failed […]

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Importance of Religion in National Identity

Monday, May 20th, 2019

N. A. de S. Amaratunga Courtesy The Island A high ranking minister has said Sri Lanka is not a Sinhala Buddhist country though the majority belongs to that ethnic-religious community. He may or may not be showing his ignorance and may have been trying merely to attract the non-Sinhala Buddhist voter. Lot of piffle is […]

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What Sri Lanka has to teach the world

Monday, May 20th, 2019

BY ROBERT D. ELDRIDGE. Courtesy The Japan Times KYOTO – On Easter Sunday in April, the world was shocked to witness the horrific terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, which struck two international hotels and several Christian churches around the country. The premeditated, planned, and well-coordinated attacks took the lives of 279 innocent people, including a Japanese mother, […]

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China trip and son’s wedding: Sri Lanka leader denounced after Easter bombings

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Courtesy The Straits Times COLOMBO (Reuters) – After coming under fire for not acting on warnings about Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is now facing criticism over his leadership in the aftermath of the Islamist attacks.Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena walks inside the Great Hall of the […]

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Islamic State’s “Wilayath as Seylani” is a major threat to Lanka

Monday, May 20th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Ceylon Today Colombo, May 20: The Sri Lankan government has announced the proscription of three Islamic State (IS) affiliates, namely, the National Tawheed Jamaath (NTJ), the Jamaathei Millathu Ibrahimee Seylani (JIMS) and the Wilayath as Seylani (WAS). The first two were publically identified soon after the April 21 Easter Sunday suicide attacks which resulted […]

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President Sirisena’s unfulfilled promises Traducing right to information

Monday, May 20th, 2019

By Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha Courtesy Ceylon Today I was astonished by a news item that appeared a couple of weeks back, to the effect that the Presidential Secretariat was to appeal against the order of the Right to Information Commission that it reveals the Assets Declaration of the Prime Minister. Given what seems to be […]

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Seeking SC opinion again is inappropriate & unnecessary SLPP ready to go before SC

Monday, May 20th, 2019

By Methmalie Dissanayake Courtesy Ceylon Today Chairman of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Professor G.L. Peiris yesterday (20) said, they would go before the Supreme Court (SC) if President Maithripala Sirisena and his supporters try to extend the President’s term in office. Speaking at a media briefing, Prof. Peiris said, many Sri Lanka Freedom […]

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Six from Kurunegala arrested over links to Easter attacks

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Six persons have been arrested by the Kurunegala Police over connections to the Easter Day attacks and enabling terror acts, stated Police Media Spokesperson. Among the arrestees, three have been remanded after being produced at the courts and the remaining 3 are currently investigated on under the custody of the Kurunegala Police. Reportedly, […]

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Zahran’s main organizer ‘Kalmunai Siam’ arrested

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Easter Attack ringleader Zahran Hashim’s main organizer, ‘Kalmunai Siam’, has been arrested by officials of the State Intelligence Service. The officials from the Ampara division of the State Intelligence Service had arrested the called ‘Kalmunai Siam’ last evening (19), based on investigations carried out by them following the Easter attacks. Following interrogations of […]

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Three more linked to Easter attacks arrested

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Three more suspects linked to the Easter Day attacks have been arrested this evening (20), stated Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara. Reportedly, the arrest has been made at Kalmunai area in Ampara, Police Media Division stated. Security forces are carrying out further investigations on the matter.

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No-confidence motion will help determine terrorists – Semasinghe

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Shehan Semasinghe says that he believes that the no-confidence motion brought against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen will receive the support of all those who love the country and condemn extremism and racism. He mentioned this to the media at a press conference held yesterday (19). He stated that […]

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Parliamentary translator detained for involvement with the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ).

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Defense has granted Kurunegala police permission to detain a translator at the parliament who was arrested over involvement with the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ). Accordingly, the suspect will be detained for a period of 90 days for purpose of interrogation, stated Police Media Spokesperson. Reportedly, the official has been arrested […]

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Govt.’s latest attempt is to postpone elections – G.L. (English)

Monday, May 20th, 2019

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Factors that led to terrorism must be resolved immediately – Mahinda

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the factors which led to the new terrorism in the country must be resolved immediately. The hunt on war heroes, weakening the intelligence are the major factors behind this terrorism, he said. If the government doesn’t accept these facts and finds solutions, the situation […]

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