Archive for July 24th, 2019

The Caesar-Brutus play back in Sri Lanka Politics

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Mario Perera, Kadawata BETRAYAL is the key word of the Sinhala history from time immemorial, from that of the Kings to the Diyawanna Oya assemblies.  Such betrayals facilitated foreign interference and foreign invasions of this country. Even during the Duttu Gemunu-Elara war, Sinhala Generals led Dravidian troops to battle, although Duttu Gemunu had clearly stated […]

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No evidence that IS was behind Easter attacks – Senior DIG Ravi Seneviratne

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana There is no evidence to claim that the Islamic State (IS) was behind the Easter Sunday bombings, stated the Senior DIG in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Ravi Seneviratne. The Senior DIG mentioned this testifying at the special Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to probe the Easter Sunday terror attacks. He pointed […]

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Sri Lankan government has urged UK to take back containers ‘that may contain human remains’

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Courtesy I-news If the presence of British human remains in the containers is confirmed, it is feared the remains may have originated from NHS hospitals Sri Lankan customs officials inspect the load of a container at a port in Colombo (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) The Sri Lankan government has urged Britain to take back more than 100 containers […]

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Germany charges LTTE suspect over killing of Kadirgamar

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror An LTTE member, who was arrested in Germany over the assassination of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar in 2005, had been charged by the German prosecutors over the murder, foreign news agencies reported today.   German prosecutors said on Wednesday that they filed the indictment against the 40-year-old G. Navanithan who was arrested in January. The suspect […]

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Foreign interference

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Editorial Courtesy The Island A Foreign Ministry panjandrum has come under fire for allegedly seeking to facilitate a UN bid to influence the Sri Lankan judiciary. The Opposition is out for his scalp as he has written to the Chief Justice and the High Court judges, asking them to make available information pertaining to some […]

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US Ambassador’s response to MCC and Compact Agreements

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

JANAKI CHANDRARATNA Courtesy The Island It was indeed a breadth of fresh air to read the American Ambassador’s clarifications on US-Sri Lanka Agreements in The Island newspaper – 18 July 2019. The Ambassador, Alaina Teplitz, needs to be commended for understanding the Sri Lankan concerns and articulating her Govt’s assertions in a professional manner. This […]

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Parliament blocks UN Special Rapporteur’s meeting with judges

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s parliament has blocked a visiting United Nations human rights expert from meeting with judges hearing war crimes cases, citing fears of foreign interference in the judicial system. Clement Voule, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association, travelled to the island nation to discuss civil […]

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Sri Lanka to issue free visas for Chinese, Indian tourists from Aug. 1

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 24 – Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers has approved a proposal from the Sri Lanka Tourism Ministry to include China and India in its free visa policy which will be launched from Aug. 1, Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga said Tuesday. Addressing a media briefing […]

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ඇමරිකානු බලපෑම මත ගෙනෙන ඒකීය කම්කරු පනත් කෙටුම්පතට විරුද්ධ විය යුත්තේ ඇයි?

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

සිය`ඵම වෘත්තීය සංගම් වෙත ඉදිරිපත් කරණු ලබන සංදේශය-නිදහස් වෙළඳ කලාප සහපොදු සේවා සේවක සංගමය මේ රටේ කම්කරු නීති සම්පාදනය වසර 100 ට ආසන්න කාලයක් පුරා සිදුව ඇත්තේ කම්කරු දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ අනුදැනුම හා අවශ්‍යතා අනුවය. කම්කරු දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව සුද්දන්ගේ යටත් විජිත පාලන කාලයේ පිහිටුවනු ලැබූයේත් තවමත් එහි මූලික අරමුණ වන්නේත් සේවක හා රැුකියා සුරත්ෂිතතාවය සහතික කිරීමය. එය ජාත්‍යන්තර […]

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