Archive for August 29th, 2019

How ‘Civil’ or ‘Representative’ is Sri Lanka’s supposed to be ‘Civil Society’

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

They call themselves ‘civil society’ but how representative are they? Note how connected they all are and how they continue to open new ‘social movements’ with sugar-coated objectives… most have been around for decades but what exactly have they done. Some of the popular entities are even accused of taking funds from multiple sources for […]

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Meet the Sri Lankan women driving pink tuk-tuks in a man’s world

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Zinara Rathnayake Courtesy Adventure.com Tourist numbers to Sri Lanka took a huge dip in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings, but that didn’t stop these single mothers. Zinara Rathnayake visits Think Pink Sri Lanka, an inspiring new initiative that’s putting women in the driver’s seat. A salty coastal breeze and the usual early hour […]

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Candidate to be named after nomination date announced: UNP

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror UNP Legal Secretary Nissanka Nanayakkara today said the candidate for the presidential election could be named only after the Election Commission notify the date to accept nominations for the election. Mr. Nanayakkara issuing a statement said UNP’s constitution does not have provisions to name a candidate until such time […]

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Presidential election 2019 Mangala: 2/3 of UNP group supportive of Premadasa … vows new govt will finalize MCC agreement

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

By Shamindra Ferdinand Courtesy The Island Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, yesterday, said he saw nothing wrong in the conflict between two groups in the government over the presidential candidate to be named. He said so in response to a question, raised by The Island, at a hurriedly summoned press conference at the Finance Ministry. Having […]

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SLFP-Gotabaya agree to sign MoU

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana An agreement to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been reached between the two parties during the official meeting between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the Presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The official talks between Gotabaya Rajapaksa and SLFP commenced at the official residence of […]

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Crooked thinking in allegations against Lankan Army Chief

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

By Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy The Island The Western World seems obsessed with the promotion of Lt. General Shavendra Silva as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army. The US Ambassador here, Aliana Teplitz, came with the first charge against him, regarding allegations of gross human rights violations documented by the United Nations and other organizations […]

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ඇමති සජිත්ගේ අමාත්‍යංශයට අනුමත සේවක සංඛ්‍යාවට වඩා බඳවාගෙන ඇතැයි හෙළිදරව්වක්

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් අමාත්‍ය සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා ජාතික නිවාස සංවර්ධන අධිකාරිය භාර අමාත්‍යවරයා ලෙස පත්වීමෙන් පසු එම අධිකාරියේ අනුමත සේවක සංඛ්‍යාව ඉක්මවා සේවකයින් 2300කට වැඩි පිරිසක් බඳවාගෙන ඇති බව එම අධිකාරියේ හිටපු පරිපාලන නිලධාරිනිය පවසනවා. ඇය මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ රජයේ ආයතනවල සිදූ වී ඇතැයි සැලකෙන දූෂණ වංචා සම්බන්ධයෙන් සොයා බැලීමේල ජනාධිපති පරීක්ෂණ කොමිෂන් […]

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එජාප රජයක් යටතේ මිලේනියම් චැලෙන්ජ් කෝපරේෂන් ගිවිසුමට අනිවාර්යෙන් එක් වන බව මුදල් ඇමති කියයි

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ ඉදිරි රජයක් යටතේ මිලේනියම් චැලෙන්ජ් කෝපරේෂන් ගිවිසුමට අනිවාර්යෙන්ම එක් වන බව මුදල් අමාත්‍ය මංගල සමරවීර මහතා පවසනවා. කොළඹදී අද පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් අමාත්‍යවරයා මේ අදහස් පළ කළා.

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