Archive for August 27th, 2019

How foreign-government linked neo-liberal think tanks are undermining Sri Lanka’s sovereignty?

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

No amount of promises to guard Sri Lanka’s sovereignty can hold water if at legislative & policy level changes are being drafted to suit a neo-liberal agenda that aspires to transfer all state assets to foreign corporate hands and turn locals to virtual slave citizens. This is the threat that Sri Lanka’s politicians need to […]

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බලය බෙදා දීම කළහැකි එකම අපේක්ෂකයා ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පමණි.

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතාගේ විසිනි. අපට නිතර දෙවේලේ කනට හුරු පුරුදු කතාවකි ඒ. බලය බෙදා දීම. කා විසින් කාටද මේ බලය බෙදා දිය යුත්තේ. කා ලගද මේ බලය ඇත්තේ? කාටද බලය නැත්තේ? මේ සංවාදය යන අතරේ පැන නගින අතුරු ප්‍රශ්න කන්දරාවයි. අප දන්නා ආකාරයට අප ජීවත් වෙන පෘතුවියට බලය ලැබෙන්නේ හිරුගෙන් වෙන අතර, දෛනිකව හිරු නම් වූ […]

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Anything is possible

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Editorial Courtesy The Island Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is in an unenviable position. He is never free from stress. Last year, he had to fight quite a battle to thwart an attempt to topple the UNF government. What he faced in Parliament, in defending the beleaguered government, was nothing but terrorism. He even ran the risk […]

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A role for Sajith and UNP ginger group

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

BY ROHANA R. WASALA Courtesy The Island The artificially sensationalized controversy within the UNP ranks about the authenticity of the party deputy leader Sajith Premadasa’s educational qualifications, in the twilight of its barely legitimate rule, is a strangely anticlimactic, but justly retributive, reversal of its unbroken mudslinging campaign against the Rajapaksas, whose democratic return to […]

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Probes into Palai JMO leads to further revelations

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A search operation conducted by the Terrorist Investigation Division in the locality of Karandiya in Palai of Jaffna has led to the discovery of a concealed stash of explosives, firearms as well as various other weapons. The operation was launched after information was obtained from the recently arrested Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) of […]

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Turning prisons into tourist attractions

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily MirrorColombo , August 27: As crime-rates keep falling in many parts of the world, prisons are being closed, with some of them being converted into hotels or tourist attractions.Violent crime rate has been falling in Sri Lanka too since the end of Eelam War IV in 2009.But that is not the reason for […]

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Lanka’s new army chief says he’ll improve the intelligence wing

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 27 (DailyFT): The Sri Lankan Army will seek to enhance its intelligence apparatus in the future, the newly-appointed Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra de Silva said on Monday. Speaking to reporters for the first time since his appointment the Army Commander acknowledged the importance of enhancing Army intelligence to meet new national […]

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