Archive for August 6th, 2019

Thowheed terror fallout: Bathiudeen survives, Police, AG under a cloud

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Thanks to the ongoing Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on Easter Sunday attacks, the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) leader and Vanni District lawmaker, Rishad Bathiudeen, is no longer under heavy fire over his alleged involvement with the now-proscribed National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ). The government proscribed the NTJ on May […]

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SF says he was offered Dy. Defence Minister post, Cabinet portfolio

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, MP, yesterday, revealed that he had recently been offered the post of the Deputy Minister of Defence and a Cabinet portfolio by the Minister of Defence. President Maithripala Sirisena is the Minister of Defence. The former army chief said that he had turned down the […]

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THIS PRIME MINISTER OF OURS IS PLAYING TO THE GALLERY BY HIS TWEET ON KASHMIR.

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

By Noor Nizam – Peace and Political Activist, Political Communications Researcher, SLFP/SLPP Stalwart and Convener The Muslim Voice”, August 6th., 2019. Muslim parliamentarians on behalf of the Muslims of Sri Lanka should denounce this political process in the Indian parliament (Lok Sabah). It is sad to see a Prime Minister of a Democratic country which […]

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National Service is a must to a developing country

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera We keep watching TV about the daily demonstrations by young generations where male and female students with young monks with overgrown hair. What a waste of energy and valuable time. In Russia, I remember how the young generation of the same age group in the universities behaved. They are supposed to do […]

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Welcomes Union Territory Status On Ladakh

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Courtesy NDTV The Sri Lankan Prime Minister added that Ladakh’s creation as a Union Territory and its consequential restructuring is “India”s internal matter”. COLOMBO:  Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday welcomed the Central government’s move to confer Union Territory status on Ladakh, a region with a Buddhist majority. Taking to Twitter, Mr Wickremesinghe […]

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Sri Lanka PM: Country must prepare for new terrorism phase

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

By KRISHAN FRANCIS, ASSOCIATED PRESS Courtesy  abc News Sri Lanka’s prime minister on Tuesday told a parliamentary committee investigating the Islamic State-inspired Easter Sunday bomb attacks that the country should prepare itself for new types of terrorism. Existing policing, investigative agencies and laws had experience with ethnic Tamil separatists during Sri Lanka’s civil war, but […]

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‘No satisfactory answer on Easter day lapse’

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu Sri Lankan PM tells inquiry panel that he was not informed about the terror threat despite prior intel I am yet to get a satisfactory response on why I was not briefed about the Easter Sunday terror threat,” Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said, suggesting that the Sri Lankan government […]

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Presidential election: SLFP stance after talks between President Maithripala Sirisena and SLPP and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Sandun A Jayasekera Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) stance on the presidential election will be decided after the second round of discussions between President Maithripala Sirisena and SLPP and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara said today. The two leaders met on Monday night. I can’t disclose […]

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Why Is the U.S. Never Deemed ‘Unsafe’ as a Travel Destination?

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Rosie Spinks, Courtesy Skift n the wake of a tragedy, destinations are hugely beholden to the public perception of how safe it is to travel there, regardless of the reality on the ground. But the United States — which has experienced more mass shootings than there are days in 2019 — is unfairly exempt from […]

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Sri Lankan-built satellite sends first picture of earth

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Courtesy Inquirer.net The Island/Asia News Network COLOMBO — The first ever Sri Lankan nano satellite, RAAVANA-1 launched into an orbit 400 km away from earth on June 17, sent the first picture of earth. RAAVANA-1 is a research satellite built by two Sri Lankan engineers, Tharindu Dayaratne and Dulani Chamika, from the University of Peradeniya and […]

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21/4 mastermind is someone else – Turkish Envoy

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Sulochana Ramiah Mohan Courtesy Ceylon Today Turkey’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Tunca Ozcuhadar alleged that the Easter Sunday suicide bomber Zahran Hashim and his group were mere ‘foot soldiers’ who carried out an attack planned by someone else. Ozcuhadar clarified that he is not a security expert but said the logic behind the systematic bombings […]

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