Archive for July 30th, 2019

A Message to UNP Backbenchers to form a new political party or reconstruct the Old getting rid of the destructive elements.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

By Charles.S.Perera It is perhaps because they are rich and that their parents  were from  UNP, that the UNP Parliamentary backbenchers do not see that the old capitalist system is not suitable  to Sri Lanka any more. When we got our Independence in 1948 there was Colonialism. It was the Russian Revolution that influenced  Colonies […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 7

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS ACQUISITION AND CROSS SERVICING AGREEMENT (ACSA) The United States made an abortive bid, in 2002, to finalize an Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA), formerly known as ‘NATO Mutual Support Act’, with Sri Lanka. The attempt was made after the Ceasefire Agreement was signed on Feb. 21. 2002. Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreements are […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 8a

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS STATUS OF FORCES AGREEMENT (SOFA) FULL TEXT   OF DRAFT AGREEMENT. Here is the full text of the draft Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) dated 28TH August 2018, which the Government of Sri Lanka is negotiating with the United States. (Sunday Times 30.6.19)     (1)   The Embassy of the United States of America presents […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 8b

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS STATUS OF FORCES AGREEMENT (SOFA) continued. US and Sri Lanka had  an agreement  in 1995, by exchange of diplomatic notes, regarding the status of US military personnel and civilian employees of the Department of Defence  who may be present in Sri Lanka for exercises or official duties. The SOFA currently under negotiation seeks […]

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අගෝස්තු 01දා සිට වනජීවී උද්‍යානයන්ට හා වනජීවීන්ට දැඩි තර්ජන ඒල්ල වීමේ අවධානමක්.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න, මාධ්‍ය සම්බන්ධීකාරක, වැසිවනාන්තර සුරකින්නෝ සංවිධානය ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පුරා විහිදී ඇති ජාතික වනෝද්යාන තුල ඉතාම දුෂ්කර රාජකාරියක යෙදමින් වනජීවී දෙපාර්තමෙන්තුවට විශාල ආදායමක් ස්වෙච්ඡා සේවකයන් විසින්  ගෙන දෙයි. වනෝද්‍යානයන් තුල දැනටමත් කාර්ය මණ්ඩල පුරප්පාඩු විශාල ප්‍රමාණයක් පවතින අතර එසේ තිබියදීත් මෙම ස්වේච්ඡා මාර්ගෝපදේශකයින් ස්ථීර නොකිරීම නිසාවෙන් 2019 අගෝස්තු මස 01 වන දින සිට ඔවුන් […]

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WILL NOT THE 72% TAKE CONTROL OF THE POLITICAL DEMOCRATIC PROCESS IN SRI LANKA. POLITICAL PARTIES BASED ON COMMUNITY, RELIGION AND COMMUNAL BASIS HAS TO BE BANNED IN SRI LANKA.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

By Noor Nizam, Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFSLPP Stalwart and Convener – The Muslim Voice”. – December 15th., 2018. POLITICAL PARTIES BASED ON COMMUNITY, RELIGION AND COMMUNAL BASIS HAS TO BE BANNED IN SRI LANKA BY THE MAJORITY SINHALESE COMMUNITY AND NATIONALIST SINHALA FORCES IMMEDIATELY UNDER ANY NEW CONSTITUTION TO BE PRESENTED IN PARLIAMENT. […]

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My roller coaster ride in Sri Lanka trying to develop ship building industry

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  After a six-year struggle with unionised dockworkers and corrupt politicians, I somehow managed one and only shipyard in the nineties. After a stint in the oil and gas-related marine industry in Europe I returned to the motherland with grandiose plans to develop the blue economy The long struggle started with a plan […]

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How AG Dept., facilitated Thowheed project revealed

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Parliament on Friday, July 26: Attorney General Dappula de Livera listening to Additional Solictor General Nerin Pulle. Additional Solicitor General Sumathi Dharmawardena, PC sits between them. State Counsel Malik Aziz looks on. This was taken before de Livera left the PSC having declined to particptate in the process. The […]

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UNP MP blames AG, H’tota port deal Easter attacks:

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island UNP MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakse, PC, yesterday, said that the Attorney General’s Department owed an explanation as to why it had sat on hardcore National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ) member Zahran Hashim’s file for nearly two years Nearly 270 perished in seven separate suicide blasts, and another 500 were wounded with […]

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CID to investigate complaint against State Counsel Malik Azeez

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The investigation into a complaint filed against State Counsel Malik Azeez of the Attorney General’s Department has been handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) by the Police Headquarters. The complaint was filed by the General Secretary of the Sinhala Ravaya organization Ven. Magalkande Sudatta Thera at the Police Headquarters yesterday (29). […]

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Govt. reinstated MPs who came under fire for supporting terrorism – Muzammil

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The government has not taken any measures to curb the ideological terrorism called ‘Wahhabism’ but reinstated the Muslim politicians who were accused of allegedly supporting it, says Mohamed Muzammil, the spokesperson of National Freedom Front (NFF). Speaking at a press conference held today (30), Muzammil said, Wahhabism is largely capable of creating suicide […]

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‘Garbage Without Borders’ — Lessons from Duterte’s waste war on Canada

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Courtesy globalnation.inquirer.net COLOMBO — One-time top government trade negotiator Gomi Senadhira, yesterday, called for tangible measures to solve the importation of the British garbage to Sri Lanka. Senedhira, who had previously warned the government of dire consequences of importing of garbage of all sorts in accordance with the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SL-SFTA) said […]

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‘Loss of US citizenship’ certificate on social media proven fake: Gota says has real certificate but won’t show

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily News A ‘certificate of renunciation’ that purported to show that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was conclusively rid of the US citizenship that could prevent him from contesting the presidency in Sri Lanka was proven to be a fake yesterday within hours of being widely circulated on social media and messaging apps. […]

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Readers’ travel scams: The dodgy Sri Lanka ‘hotel worker’

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Courtesy Stuff.co.nz Travelling the world is the stuff of dreams … until it’s not. Maybe it’s because we’re unfamiliar with local customs in other countries and don’t want to cause offence, or perhaps it’s just damned jetlag rendering us incapable of sensing trouble, but travel scams can happen to the best of us. As a […]

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