Archive for September 30th, 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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