Archive for June 29th, 2019

Did Japan contribute to Sri Lanka’s independence?

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

By Janaka Perera An interesting debate over who brought independence to Sri Lanka, India and the rest of European colonies in Asia took place at the Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium, Mahaweli Centre, Colombo, last Monday (June 24, 2019). An entirely different perspective to the historical narrative sparked off the debate at the Royal Asiatic Society sponsored […]

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ACSA and SOFA could eventually result in SL being subservient to the US – Kohona

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

By Steve A. Morrell Courtesy The Island At the seminar – (L-R): Tamara Kunanayakam, Mayura Gunawansa, President, OPA Eng. Nissanka Perera, Dr. Palitha Kohona, Eng. Saman Warusawithana, President-elect and Eng. Nissanka Senarath, OPA, Secretary, OPA.(Pic by Dharmasena Welipitiya) Asserting that the two contentious agreements with the US were disadvantages to Sri Lanka, a top former […]

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There’s an American advisor in Parliament – Mahinda (English)

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Ada Derana

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JO wants AG letter on PSC tabled

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror The joint opposition yesterday urged the Speaker to table the letter sent by the Attorney General stating his views on the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to inquire into the Easter Sunday attacks. UPFA MP Dinesh Gunawardene who raised this matter said the Speaker should table the […]

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Mannar mass grave: Results of radiocarbon dating report questionable

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The results of the radiocarbon dating test report carried out by a laboratory in the United States on the bone samples recovered from the mass grave in Mannar are questionable, says Prof. Raj Somadeva of Archaeology at the Postgraduate Institute of the University of Kelaniya. Prof. Somadeva, speaking to BBC Sinhala, said there […]

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State bank makes revelation on Saudi funds received by Batticaloa Campus

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana State bank makes revelation on Saudi funds received by Batticaloa CampusThe Chairman of Bank of Ceylon (BOC) Senarath Bandara says that the Batticaloa Campus Private Limited has never mentioned to the bank that the Rs 3.5 billion deposited to their BOC savings accounts was received as a foreign loan from a Saudi Arabian […]

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Former Foreign Secretary Dr.Palitha Kohona on why Sri Lanka should reject CTEC and SOFA

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, June 28 (newsin.asia): Dr. Palitha Kohona, a leading member of the opposition organization Eliya” on Thursday expressed opposition to the proposed Colombo-Trincomalee Economic Corridor (CTEC). Dr.Kohona ,who was Sri Lanka’s Foreign Secretary during Eelam War IV, objected to the CTEC on two grounds: Firstly, the CTEC cannot be a priority for the economic […]

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