Archive for September, 2019

How does Public Service Work? Can the Presidential Aspirants Come Clean?

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Dr D.Chandraratna Given the rush to recruit personnel to the public service we need reassurance from the powers that be that the country is not condemned to be a banana republic in South Asia for decades to come. Those of us who worked in the Sri Lankan administrative service are generally aware of the methods […]

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GOTA PHOBIA – Part 1 (Threat to provoke Muslims)

Monday, September 30th, 2019

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA We, Sri Lankans are facing a presidential election after almost five years  rule  of vicious, evil, visionless, foreign servile, economically bankrupt, unpatriotic, reactionary government which made Sri Lanka a fast developing nation in Asia to dwindle into one of the poorest countries in the world.  The CIA, British M16 and […]

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VARIETY OF CHOICES TO THE PEOPLE TO CHOSE AS A PRESIDENT

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Dr. Sarath Obeysekera   Well .we have an ex-army commander who us a General  in the fray to contest for presidency  We also have an ex  Colonel who dictated the terms to Generals like in Sierra Leone many years back Then  we have a politician who hails from lower ranks of society, and we also have  […]

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WHAT DO WE NEED -LAW AND ORDER COUPLED WITH DICTATORSHIP OR DEMOCRACY WITH EMPTY STOMACH ?

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  When JR was voted to be the prime minister and later to become the first president my mother wrote to me to Russia and said that ” Sri Lanka will have a prosperous   ( Saubaghyamath anagathayak) future. What did we get?  A doomed Constitution which has become a bane to the country. Whatever said […]

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Curiouser and curiouser!

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Editorial Courtesy The Island The government has urged the public to ensure its presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa’s victory, in November, to enact a new Constitution, among other things. One is puzzled. It had a two-thirds majority in Parliament, besides having the Executive President on its side, from January 2015 to October 2018, but failed to […]

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Is 19A a toothless Tiger?

Monday, September 30th, 2019

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today It came up after the surprise change of Government on 26.10.2018 when Maithripala Sirisena tried to get rid of Ranil Wickremesinghe; it popped up again after the Easter Sunday Massacres.   And here it is once again as we face a Presidential Election. It is none other than the […]

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MR promises to solve problems Disabled soldiers call off protest

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Courtesy Ceylon Today The disabled soldiers, who had been engaged in a protest in front of the Colombo Fort Railway Station, called off their protest yesterday (30), afternoon following promises that their issues will be resolved. Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the soldiers and told them that all issues of war heroes will be resolved […]

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Disabled soldiers call off protest

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The disabled soldiers, who had been engaged in a protest in front of the Fort Railway Station, have called off their protest a short while ago, stated Ada Derana reporter. This was based on the promises made to them that their issues will be resolved. United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Minister Sajith […]

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Documents of Gotabaya’s NIC & citizenship certificate submitted to court

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Court of Appeal today (30) ordered the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and several other parties to submit the documents pertaining to the passport and the National Identity Card (NIC) issued to former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The petition filed by Gamini Viyangoda and Prof. Chandraguptha Thenuwara against recognizing the former […]

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Arrest warrant issued on MP Hesha Withanage

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana An arrest warrant has been issued on the United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Hesha Vithanage, stated Ada Derana reporter. The warrant has been issued by the Embilipitiya Magistrate for absconding courts over a case of property misuse.

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Gotabaya responds to allegations against his citizenship

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Presidential aspirant of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasizes that the certificate pertaining to his dual citizenship, the passport and the NIC were obtained legally. He stated this responding to the allegations laid against his Sri Lankan citizenship while addressing a special convention organized by the Desha […]

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SLFP Central Committee meeting ends without final decision

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Central Committee meeting of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) held today (30) has ended without reaching an agreement, says the spokesperson of the Party, MP Weerakumara Dissanayake. He added that the Central Committee will convene again on the 5th of October to reach a final decision. A crucial meeting of the SLFP’s […]

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Global Swedish giant IKEA resumes sourcing from Sri Lanka

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Boasting nearly 39 b euros in global sales IKEA currently works with 50 suppliers in South Asia sourcing products worth 500 m Euros September 30 (Daily FT) – IKEA, the Swedish-founded global home furnishings and appliances giant, has resumed sourcing from Sri Lanka with a planned increase in the number of products after […]

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Tamils mull unofficial boycott of Lankan Presidential poll

Monday, September 30th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, September 30: Tamils living in the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka (called Sri Lankan Tamils) may unofficially boycott the November 16 Sri Lankan Presidential election, as none of the candidates has come forward with a pledge to meet their long-standing demands. Their demands have been: a new […]

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එජාප මන්ත්‍රී හේෂා විතානගේ අත්අඩංගුවට ගන්නැයි නියෝග

Monday, September 30th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් රුපියල් කෝටි දෙකක් පමණ වටිනා දේපළක් සාවද්‍ය පරිහරණය කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් චෝදනා එල්ල වී සිටින රත්නපුර දිස්ත්‍රික් එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී හේෂා විතානගේ අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන අධිකරණය හමුවට පමුණුවන ලෙස ඇඹිලිපිටිය මහේස්ත්‍රාත් අධිකරණය නියෝග කළා. ඒ, මීට අදාළ නඩුව මහේස්ත්‍රාත් කේ.පී.ආර්.එල්. විදානගමගේ හමුවේ අද කැදවූ අවස්ථාවේදියි. කොළඹ ප්‍රදේශයේ ව්‍යාපාරිකයෙකු වන ජේ.ඒ. අනුර […]

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ද්විත්ව පුරවැසිභාවය ගැන ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභයගෙන් පැහැදිලි කිරීමක්

Monday, September 30th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් ද්විත්ව පුරවැසිභාවය ඉවත් කර ගැනීමෙන් අනතුරුව මෙරට හැඳුනුම්පතක් මෙන්ම මෙරට විදේශ ගමන් බලපත්‍රයක් ද ලබා ගත්තේ වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුව යටතේ බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ පවසනවා. ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියේ දේශවිමුක්ති ජනතා පක්ෂය, ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණට සහය පළ කිරීම වෙනුවෙන් කොළඹ අද සංවිධානය කර තිබූ උත්සවයකට […]

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ව්‍යාජ කරුණුවලින් ගෝඨාභයගේ ජයග්‍රහණය වැළැක්වීමට කිසිවෙකුටත් හැකියාවක් නෑ

Monday, September 30th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් ව්‍යාජ කරුණු අධිරණය හමුවේ ඉදිරිපත් කරමින්, අසත්‍ය චෝදනා එල්ල කළද ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ජනාධිපතිවරණ ජයග්‍රහණය වැළැක්වීමටකිසිවෙකුටත් හැකියාවක් නොමැති බව ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂය පවසනවා. අද පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවලදී විපක්ෂයේ මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදහස්  පළ කළා.

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රට තුළ වර්තමානයේ ආණ්ඩුවක් හෝ නීතියක් නෑ

Monday, September 30th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් වර්තමානයවන විට රට තුළ ආණ්ඩුවක් හෝ නීතියක් නොමැති බවත්, පවතින්නේ දේශපාලනික බලපෑම් මත ක්‍රියාත්මකවන නීතියක්බ වත් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රෝහිත අබේගුණවර්ධන මහතා චෝදනා කරනවා. අද පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී ඔහු මේ බව සඳහන් කළ අතර ඊට මහාචාර්ය ජී.එල්. පීරිස් මහතාද එක්ව සිටියා.

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“Selection and Election of the Correct Person as the Head of the State”-The BIGGEST challenge before the Sinhala nation at the forthcoming Presidential Election-Part 1

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Dr Sudath Gunasekara 29. Sept..2019. Now thanks devas finally the dates for the Presidential Election 2019 (nominations 7th Oct & Election 16th Nov) have been declared at last by the Election Commission after so much of uncertainty and speculations, the biggest challenge before the Sinhala nation today (I mean the Nation of this land called  […]

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ගෝඨාට නඩු දාන්න රජය බලපෑම් කළ හැටි හිටපු සොලිසිටර් ජනරාල් සුහද ගම්ලත් විස්තර කියයි

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

කුලශ්‍රී කාරියවසම් උපුටා ගැන්ම අරුන නීතිපති දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවෙ අනෙකුත් රජයේ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවලින් සුවිශේෂී වෙන්නෙ කොහොමද? මූලිකවම ගත්තම නීතිපති දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව කියන්නෙ, අර්ධ අධිකරණමය ක්‍රියාදාමයක් පවත්වාගෙන යන ආයතනයක්. මේ නිසා දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ සෑම නිලධාරියකුගෙන්ම ආගමික නායකයකුගෙන්ම අපේක්ෂා කරන තරම් පාරිශුද්ධත්වයක් බලාපොරොත්තු වෙනවා. ඒ නිසයි නීතිපති දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව අනෙක් දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවලින් සුවිශේෂී වෙන්නෙ.මේ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට වසර 135ක කීර්තිමත් ඉතිහාසයක් තියෙනවා. රටට අග විනිසුරුවරුන් ගණනාවක් […]

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ජාත්‍යන්තර සිංහ සමාජ දිස්ත්‍රික් 306 A1 වෙතින් දකුණට ප්‍රජා සේවා රැසක්

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

ජාත්‍යන්තර සිංහ සමාජය  දිස්ත්‍රික් 306 A1 වෙනුවෙන්    ජාත්‍යන්තර සිංහ සමාජ දිස්ත්‍රික් 306 A1  දිවයිනේ දකුණු වෙරළබඩ කලාපයේ ප්‍රජා සේවා රැසක් දියත් කරයි.  මේ යටතේ පසුගියදා සෙල්ලකතරගම සහ බේරුවල ප්‍රදේශවල අති සාර්ථක අන්දමින් ප්‍රජා සේවා කඳවුරු දෙකක් අති සාර්ථක අන්දමින් පැවැත්වීමට  ජාත්‍යන්තර සිංහ සමාජ දිස්ත්‍රික් 306 A1 සමත් විය. සෙල්ලකතරගම මහා විද්‍යාලයේදී සහ බේරුවල මාලේවන ශ්‍රි ඥානේස්සර විහාරයේදී පැවැති […]

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Tamil’s Dishonoured Culture & Social Disintegration

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Kanthar Balanathan Tamil Culture, whether in their own country or overseas has dishonored, besmirched and corrupted to the lowest level, beyond any tolerant level by honest humans. In SriLanka, people are shouting and claiming to bring back Arjuna Mahendran (Tamil) from Singapore for draining 20 billion from the Central Bank. There was a guy in […]

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Khalifa of Islam addresses over 5,800 women from across the UK

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

By A. Abdul Aziz. Unquestionably, women play an indispensable role in society because the future generations lie in their laps and grow up in their tender care” – Ahmadiyya Supreme Head. The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivered a moving and faith inspiring address […]

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MILINDA MORAGODA CALLS ON PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO CONSIDER A 5 YEAR BAN ON UNIVERSITY POLITICS

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Press Releases  Gamini Sarath Godakanda Founder Pathfinder Foundation and former Cabinet Minister Milinda Moragoda called on Presidential candidates to consider including a 5-year ban on university and campus political activities in their policy platforms.  In all democracies campus, political activities are considered to be an important component of building the next generation of national leaders.  […]

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‘Pohottuwa’ is an obstacle to new alliance – President

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

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First task would be to invest heavily in education – Gotabaya

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The professionals must intervene in the state as well as politics in order to have a successful government, says Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Stating that it is up to the officials to implement the policies of the country, Gotabaya said that legal measures are required to safeguard honest […]

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Cold war’ still on between PM, Sajith

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

By W.K. Prasad Manju Courtesy Ceylon Today The cold war between the UNP Leader, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Deputy Leader, Minister Sajith Premadasa, still prevails even though the latter was named the Presidential candidate on Thursday (26). Friction between the two has escalated as several conditions had been put forward, by the faction supporting […]

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SRI LANKA NEEDS STRONG UNITY OF ALL POLITICAL PARTIES

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS It seems that different opinion was expressed by desperate or discrete individuals and the hidden intention of many of these individuals seem to gain personal advantages after the presidential election. People have been seen in this situation since 1970. Many individuals or groups  demonstrated that they associated with political parties to gain […]

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NOMINATION OF SAJITH PREMADASA IS AN INSULT TO SRI LANKA-TAMILS/MUSLIM LEADERS RUBBING HANDS WITH GLEE

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Sajith Premadasa is perhaps one of youngest  male persons to be nominated from a leading political party of Sri Lanka as a Presidential candidate. Even amongst the few potential candidates within UNP, there are several qualified professionals, representing younger generation.  But they were all suppressed by the Tamil-Muslim Leadership.  Tamils […]

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YAHAPALANA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Part 13

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS EASTER SUNDAY BOMB BLASTS There is speculation that Western intelligence agencies had a hand in the well-coordinated, precision-timed Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, said Lasanda Kurukulasuriya.  How otherwise could a little-known group ‘National Thawheed Jamaath’    have orchestrated such a feat. The Easter bomb attacks in Sri Lanka  are a part of  a […]

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