Archive for October 15th, 2019

Old memories of development: A Youth I will never forget

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

By Garvin Karunaratne Seeing what is happening in Elpitiya my mind travels back decades to a youth that struck me most in my eighteen years’ service in the Administrative Service of my beloved country. It was a youth from Elpitiya. In 1970 I was the Deputy Director in the Small Industries Department in charge of […]

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GOTA PHOBIA – Part V A (Sajith baba and his horde of rogues)

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA The visionless, imbecile and ignoramus Sajith Premadasa who seems to be parroting statements instilled or taught by third parties without knowledge of the depth and gravity of such statements and their practicality, made a statement at the Galle Face rally that he will not associate or welcome anyone connected to […]

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The Weaponisation of Blasphemy

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Tushar Ranjan Mohanty Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management Riots broke out in Ghotki town (Ghotki District) of Sindh on September 15, 2019, after a school principal from the minority Hindu community was booked on charges of alleged blasphemy. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) tweeted a video of protesters breaking the infrastructure of the […]

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Who will own our national assets after polls?

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

BRIGADIER RANJAN DE SILVA Courtesy The Island What every voter should ask the UNP and Pohottuva presidential candidates is who is answerable and accountable for the Rs 11 trillion national debt. In the UK the national service and public assets are now owned by several foreign companies and institutions. Will this happen to Sri Lanka […]

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Gotabaya rejects Geneva Resolution but offers to work with UN

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday assured his commitment to work with the UN while rejecting the Geneva Resolution co-sponsored by the yahapalana government in Oct 2015. Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that Sri Lanka always worked with the UN. The wartime Defence Secretary said so in response to a query […]

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Rajapakse vows to scrap Sri Lanka war crimes probe if elected

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Courtesy Mail on Line Sri Lankan presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapakse (left) with his brother, former president Mahinda Rajapakse during a press conference in Colombo Sri Lanka’s front-running presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapakse vowed Tuesday that if elected he will scrap Colombo’s pledge to investigate war crimes committed during his brother Mahinda’s decade in power. Gotabhaya was […]

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Sri Lanka presidential hopeful says won’t honour deal with UN

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Courtesy The Hindustan Times Rajapaksa is accused by opponents of being behind men in mysterious vehicles whisking away rebel suspects, journalists and activists. Many people taken away in the so-called white van abductions” were never seen again. A former Sri Lankan defense chief who is a front-runner in next month’s presidential election said Tuesday that […]

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Storing of Paddy at Mattala Airport PCoI summons Ranil

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

By Mirudhula Thambiah Courtesy Ceylon Today Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was summoned to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating corruption of the current administration, on 18 October to be questioned on the decision to store paddy at the Mattala Airport in 2015. Summons was sent following a revelation by former Head of […]

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ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ සහභාගි වූ විශේෂ මාධ්‍ය හමුව

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම  අරුණ පුවත් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපතිධුර අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සහභාගි වූ විශේෂ මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් අද කොළඹ ෂැංග්‍රිලා හෝටලයේදී පැවැත් විය. මෙම විශේෂ මාධ්‍ය හමුව සදහා විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සහභාගි වි සිටියේය. එම මාධ්‍ය හමුවේදී මාධ්‍යවේදීන් විසින් නැගූ ප්‍රශ්නවලට ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සහ මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා විසින් පිළිතුරු ලබා දුන්නේය. මෙම […]

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අහිමිවූ සංස්කෘතිය, අභිමානය නැවත ගේනවා

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් මෙරටට අහිමිවූ සංස්කෘතිය, අභිමානය නැවත ගෙන ඒම තම වගකීම බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසනවා. ඔහු මේ අදහස් පළකළේ අද කොළඹ පැවති උත්සයකට එක්වෙමින්.

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