Archive for September 23rd, 2019

Before bowing out gracefully, if at all, will…? Ranil spare us another ‘Sirisenic faux pas’

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today Last week an exhausted Sajith Premadasa, looking disenchanted and disheartened, sat with Mangala Samaraweera, Kabir Hashim and Malik Samarawickrema and addressed the media. He explained that he had requested in writing of Ranil Wickremesinghe to consider him as the 2019 Presidential Candidate. Premadasa, in almost every other statement emphasised […]

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Seven decades of UNP leadership feuds

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

By Sugeeswara Senadhira Courtesy Ceylon Today “I do not intend on this occasion to indulge in any recrimination or personal bitterness. Political parties in Ceylon, both in the past and the present, had displayed a tendency not sufficiently to consult party organisations when important issues arose, the UNP was falling into the same tendency and […]

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End of SLFP and also UNP?

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

N.A.DE S. AMARATUNGA Courtesy The Island We live at a time of unprecedented political turmoil and uncertainty. There is no visible government. The officials are probably running the country, and as there is no political direction the economy is gradually and perceptibly declining, making a huge impact on the lives of the poor people as […]

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Sajith is still living in 89 – Sudarshani

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Regardless of what the leadership of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says, the village-level supporters are today with the Sri Lanka Podujana Permuna (SLPP) and its presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, according to UPFA MP Sudarshani Fernandopulle. Speaking during an event held in Katana, she said that the United National Party (UNP) is […]

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UNP crisis goes international

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana

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Gota will appoint SPC when elected

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

By W.K.Prasad Manju Courtesy Ceylon Today United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Ratnapura District Parliamentarian Vasudewa Nanayakkara told Ceylon Today that when Gotabaya Rajapaksa becomes the President, a Special Presidential Commission (SPC) will be appointed to look into all the cases filed by the present Government seeking political revenge. This Commission will be appointed in a […]

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Abolishing Executive Presidency A pledge to fulfil TNA’s manifesto

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

By Canishka G. Witharana Courtesy Ceylon Today On 17 September 2019, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya stated his goal as, “abolition of Executive Presidency.”  Since 2015, two attempts have been made to abolish the Executive Presidency. The first attempt was via the 19th Amendment. In the original 19A Bill, the following clauses were proposed: Clause 11 of […]

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Aiyo Dilrukshi !!’What have you done ?

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Dr Sarath obeysekera  Last few days all the television channels are showing    The next episode of the telegrams called  Janapathi Warama Just like the saying in Sinhala Fish gets into trouble because of it’s mouth  She could not keep her mouth shut It was also an amusing part of the drama,  is the way […]

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ඇමති සජිත් පැය 7ක් ජනපති කොමිසමේ

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ නියෝජ්‍ය නියෝජ්‍ය නායක අමාත්‍ය සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස අද පැය 7 කට වැඩි කාලයක් 2015 – 2018 වසර වල රාජ්‍ය ආයතනවල දූෂණ වංචා සෙවීමට පත් කළ ජනාධිපති විමර්ශන කොමිෂන් සභාව හමුවේ පෙනී සිට ප්‍රකාශයක් ලබාදුන්නා. ඒ,  නිවාස සංවර්ධන අධිකාරියට පසුගිය වසර 3 ක කාලය තුළ නිසි අනුමැතියකින් තොරව ප්‍රමාණය ඉක්මවා […]

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දිල්රුක්ෂි ඩයස්ගේ වැඩ බැලීමට, අතිරේක සොලිසිටර් ජනරාල්වරයෙක්

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් අල්ලස් කොමිසමේ හිටපු අධ්‍යක්‍ෂ ජනරාල්, සොලිසිටර් ජනරාල් දිල්රුක්ෂි ඩයස් වික්‍රමසිංහ සහ ඇවන්ගාඩ් සමාගමේ සභාපති නිශ්ශංක සේනාධිපති අතර සිදුවූ දුරකථන සංවාදය පිළිබඳව විමර්ශනයක් සිදුකරන ලෙස නීතිපතිවරයා අද රාජ්‍ය සේවා කොමිසන් සභාව වෙත දැනුම් දී තිබෙනවා. එමෙන්ම, අදාළ දුරකථන සංවාදය පිළිබඳව පරීක්ෂණ ද ආරම්භ කළ බවයි නීතිපතිවරයාගේ සම්බන්ධීකරණ නිලධාරිනි රජයේ අධිනීතීඥ නිශාරා ජයරත්න […]

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දිල්රුක්ෂි ඩයස් ගැන අගමැතිගෙන් පැහැදිලි කිරීමක්

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් අල්ලස් කොමිසමේ හිටපු අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජනරාල්, සොලිසිටර් ජනරාල් දිල්රුක්ෂි ඩයස් වික්‍රමසිංහ ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ විනිසුරු තනතුරකට පත් කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා තමන් කිසිදු අවස්ථාවක ලිපි යොමු කර නොමැති බව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ පවසනවා. අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ අද විශේෂ ප්‍රකාශයක් සිදුකරමින්. මේ අතර, සංචාරක ව්‍යාපාරය පිළිබදව සී.එන්.එන්. මාධ්‍යවේදී රිචඞ් ක්වෙස්ට් මෙහෙය වූ සම්මුඛ සාකච්ඡාවකට […]

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Phone-gate scandal

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Editorial Courtesy The Island Tuesday 24th September, 2019 The leaked telephone conversation between Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe and Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadipathi could not have come at a worse time for the government and the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC), which has embarked on a much-advertised campaign to raise […]

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Ex-Agriculture Ministry Secretary tells PCoI that he was coerced into signing controversial lease agreement

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island Former Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture B. Wijeratne told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing corruption of the current administration that former minister of agriculture, Duminda Dissanayake had applied pressure on him to sign the lease agreement between the Agriculture Ministry and D.P. Jayasinghe Company to relocate […]

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Northern lawyers to boycott Court tomorrow

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Courtesy Ceylon Today Lawyers in the Northern Province have decided to boycott Court proceedings tomorrow (24) in protest over the defying of a Court order delivered by the Mullaitivu Magistrate, in connection with the last rites of Ven. Kolampe Medhalankra Thera and attack on Mullaitivu lawyer Sukash today (23). Informed sources said that Mullaitivu Magistrate […]

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SLPP wants Dilrukshi removed forthwith

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror While stating that the controversial tele-conversation of Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe was only part of a bigger picture, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday called for her immediate removal pending an investigation. SLPP Chairman Professor G.L. Peiris said the Solicitor General was not the entirety of the […]

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AG refers Dilrukshi-Nissanka phone conversation to PSC for inquiry

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has referred the matter of the controversial telephone conversation between the Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickremesinghe and Avant-Garde chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi to the Public Service Commission (PSC). The AG’s Coordinating Officer Nishara Jayaratne says that the matter has been referred to the Public Service Commission for an inquirer to be […]

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PM responds to President’s accusations over Dilrukshi Dias

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today issued a special statement in response to the accusation leveled against him by the President, with regard to the former Director General of the Bribery Commission Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe. He stated that according to Sri Lanka’s Constitution, only the Chief Justice and the Attorney General have the authority […]

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Final rites of Nayaru Temple chief prelate performed at temple premises despite court order

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

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Industry concerned over increase in cheaper Sri Lanka pepper imports

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

By PK Krishnakumar Courtesy The Economic Times This happened at a time when pepper prices in Sri Lanka crashed to $2,800 from $3,800 per tonne, while the MIP in India was $7,000 per tonne (Rs 500 per kg).  ndia’s spice industry has raised concerns over increase in black pepper imports from Sri Lanka since August […]

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WORLD ROUTES 2019: Sri Lankan tourist traffic recovers after Easter attacks

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Adrian Schofield Courtesy Aviation Week Network Sri Lanka’s airports have seen a dramatic recovery in traffic following a steep decline in demand caused by terrorist bombings in April. Immediately after the Easter bombings of churches and hotels, inbound traffic was down by 25%-30% of previous levels, according to Sanjeewa Wijeratne, executive director of Sri Lanka’s Airport […]

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Tamil women visit St Sebastian Church, pay homage to Easter bombings victims

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

by Melani Manel Perera Courtesy asianews.it The group came from Jaffna peninsula, torn by civil war for almost 30 years, to pray for the recovery of the wounded and harmony between religious communities. Sirisena accepts the bishops’ request and appoints an independent commission of inquiry. Katuwapitiya (AsiaNews) – A group of Tamil women who survived the […]

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Leptospirosis affects more than 3,000 Sri Lankans in eight months

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Courtesy Prensa Latina Colombo, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The Sri Lankan Ministry of Health reported on Monday that about 3,317 patients infected with leptospirosis or rat fever were recorded during the eight months of 2019 in the country.The highest number of cases was recorded in May, according to the Department of Epidemiology. Leptospirosis, known as […]

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