Archive for July 14th, 2019

TO HANG OR NOT TO HANG: ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Sugath Samarasinghe Being an ignoramus, I was neither for nor against this idea of Judicial Executions. Yet I have been reading most of the stuff that is being written mostly against the idea. I am stuck by the mostly pseudo intellectual arguments that is being written, I am wondering whether there is no other approach […]

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Robberies in broad daylight

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  In colloquial sinhala we have words like Kamba horu, pal  horu, neelakasa horu, ali horu, Karawala horu , Ali baba Saha horu hathaliya, jaraa horu , and  may  be few more pseudonyms ,to name a few who are robbers. When you read about the robbing which had taken place in Sri Lankan Air […]

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England win Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes stars in dramatic victory over New Zealand

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

By Stephan Shemilt Courtesy  BBC Sport at Lord’s CC Men’s Cricket World Cup final, Lord’s New Zealand 241-8 (50 overs): Nicholls 55, Woakes 3-37, Plunkett 3-42 England 241 all out (50 overs): Stokes 84, Buttler 59, Neesham 3-43, Ferguson 3-50 England win after super over Scorecard England beat New Zealand to win the men’s World Cup for […]

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Sajith’s wife speaks as future first lady

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Jalani Premadasa, the wife of Sajith Premadasa on Saturday addressing and event said that she appeared before them as the first lady of future leader of the country. The first Women’s Conference of the ‘Jathika Maha Sabha’ in Hatton was held at the D.K.W. Cultural Hall in Hatton on Saturday under […]

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Rishad cleared of allegations by CID – Ranil

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday said there were as many as 300 allegations against Minister Bathiudeen and a bulk of them were baseless. “The CID reports have cleared Mr. Bathiudeen,” the Prime Minister said. After the Easter Sunday attacks there was an allegation that Minister Bathiudeen tried to […]

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Will not allow CBK to destroy UNP’s identity – Ravi

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike and her clan in the UNP will not be allowed to destroy the identity of the party, says Minister Ravi Karunanayake. The minister stated this addressing the media following a religious event held at Kataragama Kiriwehera last evening (13). Although Chandrika Bandaranaike is the organizer of Attanagalla electorate, she […]

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Amendments to Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act to be presented to Justice Min

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The proposal with the recommendations to amend the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act will be presented to the Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms Thalatha Atukorale tomorrow (15), stated MP A. H. M. Fowzie. The Muslim parliamentarian recently held a meeting to discuss the amendment of the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act. The […]

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Intelligence officers shouldn’t be exposed through media – Mahinda

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana State Intelligence Officers including the Head of the State Intelligence Service should not be revealed through media, says the Leader of the opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa. He expressed these views speaking to journalists in Colombo, today (14). A group of women who sell flowers near the Mihintale sacred sites called on the Opposition Leader […]

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Millennium Challenge Corporation in Sri Lanka

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island The controversy over the involvement of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in Sri Lanka has now come to a head. MCC was created in the early years of the new millennium by the Bush Administration as an aid distribution programme for developing countries that are inclined to ‘govern […]

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Robbing workers’ savings

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

The Editorial on  Monday 15th July, 2019 Courtesy The Island Opposition Leader and former President Mahinda Rajapaska has taken up cudgels for the working class. He has warned of a government move to rob the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) by removing the Central Bank (CB) from the purview of the Ministry of Finance. A bill […]

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