Archive for July 1st, 2019

EASTER SUNDAY BOMB BLAST IN SRI LANKA Part 7

Monday, July 1st, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS REVISED 3.7.19 There is evidence that Saudi Arabia is connected to the bomb blasts. one of the masterminds who orchestrated the Easter Sunday bomb blasts , Milshan  was arrested in Saudi Arabia.  Later came the information that four key members of National Thowheeed Jamaath (NTJ), hailing from Batticaloa and Ampara had fled to […]

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HANGING TO HANG ON

Monday, July 1st, 2019

By Rohana R. Wasala We are dismayed by these reports that will see Sri Lanka surrender its positive record on the death penalty. Executions will not rid Sri Lanka of drug-related crime. They represent the failure to build a humane society where the protection of life is valued. The last thing that Sri Lanka needs […]

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SOME QUESTIONS TO EU

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Sugath Samarasinghe  We read in an editorial in ‘The Island’ newspaper of this country that the Colombo Office of the EU had stated that: “We are deeply concerned by political and religious pressure being directed at Sri Lanka’s Muslim community which is undermining peace and reconciliation in the country.” We believe that the EU office […]

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Western Province Governor pressurizing PHIs over raid of grain storage?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

The country is been swindled by two importers of grains, especially RED LENTILS and YELLOW LENTILS over a period of many years. By Noor Nizam – Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart, July 1st, 2019. The above news which appeared in http://www.adaderena.lk should be noted with utmost importance by those concerned and political […]

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Plantation companies decry land grab by henchmen of politicians

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Dr Sudath Gunasekara I request all patriotic Sinhala people who love their country to read the following alarming news item and my comments that follow and do all whatever you can to stop this national tragedy and crisis immediately. (I hope the Plantation Companies also will pay their attention to this). Dr Sudath Gunasekara 01.7.2019 […]

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‘Charge Sri Lanka police chief with crimes against humanity’

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Courtesy aljazeera Attorney general says the police chief and ex-defence secretary should be charged for failing to prevent Easter attacks. Sri Lanka‘s police chief and a top defence official should be charged with “grave crimes against humanity” for failing to prevent the attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed more than 250 people in April, the […]

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Sri Lanka AG Accuses Police Chief, Defense Minister of Crimes Against Humanity

Monday, July 1st, 2019

By VOA News Sri Lanka’s police chief and the nation’s former defense secretary should be charged with crimes against humanity as a result of their inability to prevent the Easter bombings that killed 258 people, the state’s prosecutor said Monday.  According to Attorney General Dappula de Livera, the Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara and Defense […]

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Police chief faces crimes against humanity charge over S.Lanka attacks

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Courtesy AFP AFP/File / ISHARA S. KODIKARAThe Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka killed 258 people Sri Lanka’s police chief and a top defence official should be tried for “grave crimes against humanity” over failure to prevent Easter bombings that killed 258, the state prosecutor said Monday. Dappula de Livera said Inspector-General of Police Pujith […]

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PHU alleges Army Commander lied about Rishad’s call

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) today said Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake has lied with regard to a call made by former minister Rishad Bathiudeen asking him about an arrested suspect in the Army custody. Addressing a news conference, PHU Leader Udaya Gammanpila said Army Commander Senanayake has said in an interview […]

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What is Yahapalana Government cooking

Monday, July 1st, 2019

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today Behind the tightly closed doors, a few select politicians are busy finalising two highly controversial agreements with the US. These secretive deals are carefully kept out of Parliament and the Cabinet. These Parliamentarians and Ministers too seem quite content to be left in the dark. There is speculation that […]

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AG files indictments against 10 related to Treasury Bonds scam

Monday, July 1st, 2019

K.S. Udaya Kumar Courtesy Ceylon Today Attorney General Dappula de Livera yesterday (28) filed indictments against former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran and nine others in the Special Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar. The indictments were before a three-Judge Bench comprising Justices Sampath Abeykoon, Sampath Wijeyaratna and Champa Janaki Rajaratna. Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General, State […]

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IGP and fmr Defense Secretary to be named suspects of Easter attacks

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has directed the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to name Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando as suspects of the Easter attacks. Further, the Attorney General has requested the Acting IGP to produce them before courts, stated the Attorney General’s Department. Coordinating […]

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Sri Lanka president rebuffs UN chief over hangings

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 1 (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s president said Monday he had rejected a telephone appeal by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to reconsider his push to reintroduce the death penalty after 43 years. I told the Secretary General that I want to save my country from drugs,” Maithripala Sirisena told a meeting […]

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35 people die from dengue in Sri Lanka

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 1 (Xinhua) — Thirty five people died and over 23,000 were infected by the dengue virus across Sri Lanka in the first six months of this year, the Epidemiology Unit said here Monday. Till the end of June, a total of 23,842 dengue cases were reported, with the highest number of […]

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Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka’s two-pronged counter-terror strategy

Monday, July 1st, 2019

By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka/ Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Ten years ago, Sri Lanka prevailed in a Thirty Years War against a suicide-bombing separatist terrorism. Ten years later, this year 2019, on Easter Sunday, we were attacked atrociously by another type of terrorism: Islamist jihadist terrorism. So, the question of terrorism has been and remains an existential problem […]

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