Archive for June 5th, 2019

Crimes Unpardonable

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

By Rohana R. Wasala Many opinion writers, particularly in the English medium newspapers, expressed more consternation at the release from prison of the Bodu Bala Sena leader Ven. Galaboda-aththe Gnanasara Thera on May 23, 2019 than they did at the National Thawheed Jamat’s terrorist suicide bombings on the Easter Sunday a month before (i.e., on […]

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From Third World to Nowhere: A Pathetic Journey 1960’s- 2019

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Dr D.Chandraratna The one and only aspiration of all Third world nations is to fast track their nations to the First world status but it is realized only by a few. In our lifetime that dream-objective was realized by Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea in the Asian region. Talking of Singapore in particular it was […]

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Lankan Prez Sirisena to support UNP if Sajith Premadasa is named as its Presidential candidate

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, June 5 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has told Mano Ganeshan, cabinet minister for Official Languages, that he will be ready to support the United National Party (UNP) led United National Front (UNF) in the coming Presidential election if it fields Sajith Premadasa as its candidate. The President had earlier told […]

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පාස්කු බෝම්බකරුවන් ප‍්‍රවාහනය කර ඇත්තේ සතොස වාහනවලින්.. බදියුදීන්ට සාක්‍ෂි සහිතව චෝදනා ගොනු කෙරේ..

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

lanka C news පාස්කු ඉරිදා මෙරට ස්ථාන ගණනාවකට එල්ල කරන ලද මරාගෙන මැරෙන බෝම්බ ප‍්‍රහාරයන්ට නායකත්ව දුන් මොහොමඩ් සහරාන් සහ ඇමති රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන් අතර ඇති සම්බන්ධය සාක්‍ෂි සහිතව ඔප්පු කිරීමට තමන් සූදානම් බව ජාතික නිදහ්ස පෙරමුණු නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා පවසයි. කඩුවෙලදී පැවති ජනහමුවක් අමතමින් ඔහු කියා සිටියේ පාස්කු ඉරිදා දිනයේ බෝම්බ ප‍්‍රහාරය […]

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මුස්ලිම් ඇමතිලා ඉල්ලා අස්වීම පාස්කු බෝම්බ ප‍්‍රහාරයටත් වඩා දරුණු තත්වයක්..- ජනාධිපති

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

මුස්ලිම් ඇමැතිවරුන් සියල්ලන් ධූරවලින් ඉල්ලා අස්වීම භයානක තත්වයක් යයි ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා පවසා ඇත. ජනාධිපතිවරයා මෙම අදහස් පල කර ඇත්තේ ඊයේ දින පැවති කැබිනට් මණ්ඩල හමුව අමතමිනි. පාස්කු ඉරිදාවේ ඉල්ල වූ බෝම්බ ප‍්‍රහාරයටත් වඩා මෙම ඉල්ලා අස්වීම දරුණු යයිද ජනාධිපතිවරයා පවසා තිබේ. මුස්ලිම් ඇමතිවරුන් ඉල්ලා අස්වීම ගැන කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලයේදී දීර්ඝ ලෙස සාකච්ඡා කර ඇති […]

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Christchurch to Colombo: The unseen arc?

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Courtesy MiddleEast Online The fact a Christchurch-Colombo connection was made by a Sri Lankan government minister raises a terrible prospect. After the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, former CIA Director Michael Morell offered a dismal assessment of the state of the world. There are, he said, at least triple the number of Islamist extremists […]

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After Sri Lanka, Asia should brace itself for more IS terrorist attacks

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Faiz Sobhan Courtesy Nikkei Asian Review States must counter youth radicalization with educational, social and economic plans The world appears to be witnessing a new phase in Islamic State’s global war which began in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Shortly after the deadly coordinated terrorist attacks by an IS-claimed cell, an IS media outlet released […]

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How to Fight ISIS in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

SHAMILA CHAUDHARY Courtesy The American Prospect After the Easter attacks in Colombo, the U.S. must address the growing terrorism threat in South Asia. Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo Sri Lankan army soldiers patrol a muslim neighborhood during a cordon and search operation in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Security measures have been increased in the country after more than […]

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Mangala tweets in response to Gampaha Chief Prelates’ decision

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Chief Prelates of temples in Gampaha have jointly decided not to engage Ministers Mangala Samaraweera and Rajitha Senaratne and MP Chathura Senaratne in any religious activities held at temples in Gampaha. This decision was taken yesterday (04) at the meeting of the Gampaha District Shasanarakshaka Bala Mandalaya. However, the Minister of Finance Mangala […]

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742 complaints submitted against Dr. Shafi within 12 days

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Twelve days have passed since the public were requested to submit their complaints against Dr. Mohamed Shafi Mohamed of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital if any. Since then, 742 mothers have lodged complaints that they had either suffered complications of failed to conceive again after undergoing a Caesarian surgery under Dr. Shafi. Fifteen complaints […]

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Resignations, probes and reality

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Editorial Courtesy The Island Wednesday 5th June, 2019 One of the main reasons the Muslim ministers gave, on Monday, for resigning from their posts en bloc was that they were accused of interfering with investigations into extremist activities. They said that they would not hold ministerial positions pending investigations. One is confused. That allegation has […]

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ACSA, SOFA and 2019 prez poll

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Vietnam era US warship USCG Sherman is Sri Lanka’s largest platform. The vessel is pictured off Colombo harbour on the morning of May 12, 2019. President Sirisena will commission the vessel, P 626 tomorrow (June 06) at the Colombo harbour. Sherman is the second US vessel acquired by Sri […]

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Parliamentary Select Committee probe: Some questions

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Editorial Courtesy The Island Thursday 6th June, 2019 Former Director of the Terrorism Investigations Division (TID) DIG Nalaka de Silva would have the public believe that the Easter Sunday carnage could have been prevented if he had not been arrested. On Tuesday, he told the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday bombings and […]

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Sri Lanka opinion all at sea on ‘Indo-Pacific’ questions

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

By Lynn Ockersz Courtesy The Island The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan sails in waters off Okinawa, alongside a refueling ship. There is considerable heated discussion and debate currently in Sri Lanka over two military cooperation agreements that are featuring in this country’s ties with the US and the time could not be more appropriate […]

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Joint Opposition alleges UNP strategy caused irreversible split

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The Joint Opposition (JO), yesterday, accused the UNP of causing an irreparable rift between the Sinhala and Muslim communities by forcing all Muslim lawmakers to give up portfolios to save Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, accused of complicity in the Easter Sunday carnage. Former Media Minister and JO […]

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For the first time Sri Lanka govt is functioning without Muslim ministers: PM Ranil Wickremesingh

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Courtesy India Today Nine ministers from the Muslim community, in the President Maithripala Sirirsena’s Cabinet, and two provincial governors resigned on Monday accusing the government of failing to ensure the safety of the people from community. PM Ranil Wickremesingh said it is the first time since independence that no Muslims are part of the government […]

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Mosquito control program reduces dengue, costs in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Courtesy Eurekalert.org Intervention focused on removing mosquito breeding sites found to be both effective and cost-saving A public health, police, and military partnership to reduce the mosquito population in Sri Lanka resulted in a more than 50-percent reduction in dengue, as well as […]

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Maha Sangha requests all Muslim political leaders to take up duties again

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Maha Sangha of all Buddhist Chapters has requested all Muslim political leaders to take up their official responsibilities once again. This was mentioned at a special meeting of Maha Sangha of all Chapters held at the Asgiri Maha Viharaya, today (05). Chief Prelates of the three chapters also expressed their regrets over […]

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Resignation letters of Muslim ministers not handed in – Presidential Secretariat

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The letters pertaining to the resignations of the Muslim Minister have not yet been received by the Presidential Secretariat, according to Secretary to the President Udaya R. Seneviratne. All cabinet, non-cabinet, state, and deputy Muslim Ministers stated that they would resign from their titles at a press conference held on Monday (03). Although […]

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President does not agree Bullet proof vehicle for Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror President Maithripala Sirisena is reportedly not in agreement with the move to purchase a bullet proof vehicle for the use of Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe submitted a Cabinet paper last week seeking approval to purchase such a vehicle based on a request by the Opposition […]

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Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals in May fell 70 percent-Biggest decline from China, arrivals from Russia intact

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals in May fell 70 percent year-on-year (YoY) to 37,000 in the aftermath of Easter Sunday attacks, with the largest decline in arrivals recording from China. We have been talking about hotels going empty and westerners not visiting Sri Lanka. However, with safety being restored, we see numbers […]

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Rathana Thero complicated the issue – Gnanasara Thero

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The protest fast by Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero has propelled the traditional Muslims in the country to turn towards extremism, says the General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena Organization Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero. Speaking at a press conference held yesterday, Ven. Gnanarasara Thero stated that it was Muslims who rendered much support to […]

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President says he will neither run for President nor support Mahinda

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana President Maithripala Sirisena has claimed that he would not be contesting at the upcoming presidential election, reliable sources told Ada Derana. Reportedly, the President has mentioned this at a discussion held with Ministers of the United National Front (UNF) following the cabinet meeting, yesterday (04). President Sirisena has further stated that he would […]

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