Archive for November 11th, 2019

MCC, ACSA, SOFA with US incompatible with international law

Monday, November 11th, 2019

by  Tamara Kunanayakam, Former Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva [T]here is no friendship when nations are not equal,when one has to obey another and when one only dominates another.” Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of India Closing Speech at the Asian-African Conference, Bandung, 1955 Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA), the Status […]

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The Divisional Development Councils Programme(DDCP): Lessons on the eve of the 2019 Presidential Election of Sri Lanka

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Garvin Karunaratne, PhD Michigan State University* The DDCP was the major development programme undertaken by the Government of Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranayake during her 1970-1977 rule. This was also the first major islandwide development programme ever to be implemented in Sri Lanka. Earlier there was the Rural Development Programme and the Small Industries Development Programme […]

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Choosing your candidate

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Viraj Kithsiri I would like to place a few pertinent questions to my fellow countrymen with regard to voting at the forthcoming presidential election. How gullible should be us in our knowledge not to suspect the ulterior motives of America in granting the valuable US $ 480 million for our well being? Their untiring efforts […]

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AN OPEN LETTER TO RIZVI MOULAVI (MUFTI) AND THE ACJU. DO NOT LOBBY VOTES FOR SAJITH ON 15th., NOVEMBER FRIDAY SERMON.

Monday, November 11th, 2019

By Noor Nizam. Convener – “The Muslim Voice” – November 11th., 2019. The Muslim Voice” vehemently hopes and prays that the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama and it’s members will STRICTLY” follow point 07” of the guidelines stipulated statement issued please, Insha Allah, which they have published – http://www.ft.lk/…/ACJU-issues-guidance-with…/56-688638. Rizvi Mufti and the ACJU should be “neutral” at […]

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GOTA PHOBIA – Part IXB (Shun mud-slinging and face a clean election)

Monday, November 11th, 2019

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA.  We are in the last week of a very crucial and important presidential election campaign after the 1988 presidential election in which the results were manipulated and distorted by the JVP hooligans to carry out a contract from R.Pewmadasa to prevent village voters in the Sinhala areas from casting their […]

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The Blossoming Of A Greater Eurasian Partnership-The RCEP train left the station, and India, behind

Monday, November 11th, 2019

By Pepe Escobar Courtesy Asia Times The biggest story at ASEAN was the convergence of moves toward Asia integration, leaving Delhi out for now November 08, 2019 “Information Clearing House” -A pan-Asia high-speed train has left the station – and India – behind. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which would have been the largest […]

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A mockery of justice – the latest

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Janaka Perera We again had the misfortune witnessed a mockery of justice when President Maithripala Sirisena pardoned Jude Samantha Jayamaha sentenced to death for the brutal murder of Swedish teenager Yvonne Johnson at the Royal Park luxury apartment complex in Colombo in July 2005. Needless to say, this pardoning has sparked outrage among all law-abiding […]

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Must work together with the thought “All are Sri Lankans”

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Press Release Issued by Maha Sanga An independent team of Maha Sanga release special statements to the media says that ‘‘All religious leaders including Buddhist clergy to date have worked and contributed enormously to protect our motherland, nation, religion and culture. Similarly, all ethnic groups diligently and cordially have done their part. All communities and […]

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THE RECENT AWARD “PRIDE OF ASIA” TO SRI LANKAN SPEAKER KARU JAYASURIYA HAS NO VALUE. IT IS MEANT TO HOODWINK GENERAL PUBLIC,

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Heenmulla Aluthgama THE RECENT AWARD PRIDE OF ASIA” TO SRI LANKAN SPEAKER KARU JAYASURIYA HAS NO VALUE. IT IS MEANT TO HOODWINK GENERAL PUBLIC, SURELY THE AWARD HAS BEEN CONFERRED TO HIM WITHOUT FULLY CHECKING CHECKING HIS WORKS. I MEAN, WITHOUT CHECKING HOW USEFUL HIS WORKS TO SRI LANKANS”. I DO NOT THINK THAT Abdul […]

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MCC Agreements

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Janaki Chandraratna The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact Program is back on the news again. This time the government is keen to sign the agreements before the Presidential elections without going through the parliamentary process. There are protests from many quarters. The President, Opposition Leader, the Maha Sangha, the Cardinal, Bar Association of Sri Lanka […]

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Gotabaya’s lawyers produce documents proving his renunciation of US citizenship

Monday, November 11th, 2019

by Shyam Nuwan Ganewatte Courtesy The Island November 10, 2019, 9:01 pm President’s Counsel Ali Sabri showing the documents proving that SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa had given up his US citizenship.Pic by Thushara Atapattu A panel of senior lawyers led by President’s Counsel Ali Sabri yesterday produced documents pertaining to SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s […]

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa: bringing smiles back to Sri Lanka

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Courtesy ANI/BusinessWire India Sri Lanka was once known as the land of smiles Admittedly, over the last four years, one does not encounter many people smiling on the streets of this lush green island. It seems that there is a good chance that following the November 16 election, smiles may be back. That’s what Gotabaya […]

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Rajapakse factor in Sri Lanka presidential polls

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Shubha Singh, Indo-Asian News Service  Courtesy Gulf Today The Sri Lankan presidential election is turning into a battle between two politically influential families; the Rajapakse and the Premadasa families. Gotabaya Rajapakse, a former defence secretary is the younger brother of former president Mahinda Rajapakse, while Sajith Premadasa, Housing Minister, is the son of former president Ranasinghe […]

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Sri Lanka elections: In the south, hopes on Gotabaya run high

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu Supporters of Gotabaya Rajapaksa at a rally in Neluwa village in Galle.   | Photo Credit: APMORE-INSri Lanka Presidential Elections People here see in him a strong leader, who ended war, built infrastructure. I brought my child along just so he can see our leader, even if from a distance,” said […]

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Control election related propaganda during ‘cooling period’

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror The People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) has requested Facebook to control campaigning on its platform during the ‘cooling period’ where political propaganda for the forthcoming presidential election will cease. Accordingly, propaganda activities for the presidential election will cease on the midnight of November 13. This […]

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Cast your vote to one who preserves unitary status: Prelates

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Issuing a statement yesterday, an independent group of eminent Buddhist monks requested people to cast their vote at the forthcoming presidential election to the most capable leader who would protect and preserve the unitary status of the country, ensure national security, enhance and promote local produce and production, pull the country […]

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Sri Lankan President’s Media Division issues clarification on presidential pardon for Royal Park murder convict

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Granting of the presidential pardon to the Royal Park murder convict was carried out on the recommendations of a special committee of officials, civil organizations, and several distinguished members of the society stated President’s Media Division. Jude Shramantha Anthony Jayamaha, who was sentenced to death over the Royal Park murder case in 2005, […]

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What else to do if not release falsely accused war heroes? – Gotabaya

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa those who do not believe that he had revoked his citizenship of the United States can take it to the courts. Joining the Derana 360° political program, the former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he is no longer a citizen of the US as […]

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If possible, Rajitha will bring Zahran back from dead – Mahinda

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Some United National Party (UNP) MPs are creating mudslinging propaganda in the face of defeat, according to Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa. He expressed these views to the media following a religious event held in Anuradhapura. As opponents have nothing left to say, they will get liars to say many things, Rajapaksa […]

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ගෝඨාභයගේ පුරවැසිභාවය පිළිබඳව ගැටළුවක් නෑ, උපවාසය වහාම නතරකරන්න – සෙයිජින් නිකායේ මහනායක හිමි

Monday, November 11th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ඇමරිකානු පුරවැසිභාවය ඉවත්කර ගැනීම සනාථ කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලමින් පූජ්‍ය ඉඟුරුවත්තේ සුමංගල හිමියන් කොළඹ නිදහස් චතුරස්‍රයේ උපවාසයක නිරත වන්නේ මුදලට යටවී බවට උන්වහන්සේගේ විහාරයේ දායකයන් පවසනවා. මේ අතර සුමංගල හිමියන්ගේ නිකායේ මහ නා හිමියන් අද එම ස්ථානයට වැඩම කර සුමංගල හිමියන්ගේ ක්‍රියාව දැඩිලෙස විවේචනයට ලක්කළා. ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ඇමරිකානු […]

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විමල්ගෙන් තවත් හෙළිදරව්වක්

Monday, November 11th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් ජනාධිපති ධුර අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ජයග්‍රහණය දරා ගත නොහැකි සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතාගේ පාර්ශ්වය ඉදිරියේදී පෞද්ගලික මාධ්‍ය ආයතනයකට ප්‍රහාරයක් එල්ල කොට එහි වගකීම තමන් පිට පැවරීමේ උත්සාහයක නිරත වන බවට තොරතුරු අනාවරණ වී ඇතැයි පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා පවසනවා. අද පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී ඔහු මේ බව සඳහන් කළ අතර ඊට […]

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විපක්ෂ නායකවරයා ජනතාවගැන විශ්වාසයෙන්

Monday, November 11th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට එරෙහිව ඉදිරි කාලය තුල ප්‍රතිවාදින් කුමන අසත්‍ය චෝදනා එල්ල කලද ජනතාව බුද්ධිමත්ව තීරණ ගනුඇතැයි තමන් විශ්වාස කරන බව විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසනවා. අනුරාධපුරයේ පැවති ආගමික වැඩසටහන් කිහිපයකින් අනතුරුව මාධ්‍යයට අදහස් දක්වමින් විපක්ෂ නායකවරයා මේ බව සදහන් කළා. විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ප්‍රථමයෙන් අටමස්ථානාධිපති […]

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Five-judge bench to consider petitions against MCC deal

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court has appointed a five-judge bench to consider the fundamental rights petitions filed seeking for an injunction order against the signing of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Agreement with the United States. The five-judge bench appointed by the Chief Justice is to be chaired by the Supreme Court Judge Buwaneka Aluvihare. […]

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MCC ගිවිසුමට එරෙහි පෙත්සම් සලකා බැලීමට පංච පුද්ගල විනිසුරු මඩුල්ලක්

Monday, November 11th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් එම්.සී.සී. හෙවත් මිලේනියම් චැලෙන්ජ් කෝපරේෂන් ගිවිසුමට අත්සන් තැබීම වළක්වන නියෝගයක් නිකුත් කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා ගොනුකර තිබූ පෙත්සම් සලකා බැලීමට අගවිනිසුරුවරයා පංච පුද්ගල විනිසුරු මඩුල්ලක් නම් කර තිබෙනවා. අදාළ පෙත්සම් ලබන 13 වැනිදා සලකා බැලීමට නියමිතයි. එම්.සී.සී. හෙවත් මිලේනියම් චැලෙන්ජ් කෝපරේෂන් ගිවිසුම සඳහා රජය අත්සන් තැබීම වළක්වන නියෝගයක් නිකුත් කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා […]

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සියළු ජාතීන්ට සාමකාමී රටක් නිර්මාණය කරන බව ජනපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය කියයි

Monday, November 11th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් සියළු ජාතීන්ට සාමකාමීව ජීවත් විය හැකි රටක් නිර්මාණය කිරීමට කැප වන බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ පවසනවා. පුත්තලම ප්‍රදේශයේ අද පැවති ජන හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියා. මේ අතර, විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ අද අනුරාධපුරයේ ආගමික වැඩසටහන් කිහිපයකට සහභාගි වුණා. විපක්ෂ නායකවරයා පළමුවෙන් අටමස්ථානාධිපති පූජ්‍ය […]

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Police draws attention on Rajitha’s white van media briefing

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Courtesy Hiru News The Sinhale Organization filed a complaint with the CID demanding an investigation on the media briefing organized by Minister Rajitha Senarathna yesterday and to arrest the minister and the other speakers. In addition, the organization filed another complaint seeking an investigation over the mudslinging distribution by a secretary of non-cabinet minister Harsha […]

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රාජිතගේ සුදු වෑන් මාධ්‍ය හමුව ගැන, පොලීසියේ අවදානය

Monday, November 11th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් අමාත්‍ය රාජිත සේනාරත්න විසින් ඊයේ කැදවා තිබූ මාධ්‍ය හමුව සම්බන්ධයෙන් පරීක්ෂණයක් සිදුකර අමාත්‍යවරයා සහ ඊට සහභාගි වූ පුද්ගලයින් අත්අඩංගුවට ගන්නා ලෙස ඉල්ලමින් සිංහලේ සංවිධානය අද අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව වෙත පැමිණිල්ලක් ගොනු කළා. එමෙන්ම, කැබිනට් නොවන අමාත්‍ය හර්ෂ ද සිල්වාගේ ලේකම්වරයෙකු විසින් ඊයේ මිරිහාන ප්‍රදේශයේ බෙදා හරිමින් සිටි මඩ පත්‍රිකා සම්බන්ධයෙන් ද […]

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Another set of mudslinging posters against Gotabaya discovered from Ruwanwalla. The Secretary of Harsha and his accomplice remanded

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Courtesy Hiru News Another stock of mudslinging leaflets against SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa were discovered from Magammana in Ruwanwella today. Police have initiated an investigation after seizing the leaflets. At the same time, the two suspects including a secretary of non-cabinet minister Harsha de Silva have been further remanded until November 14 They were […]

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ගෝඨාභයට එරෙහි තවත් මඩ පත්‍රිකා තොගයක්, රුවන්වැල්ලෙන් සොයා ගැනේ- හර්ෂගේ ලේකම් ඇතුළු දෙදෙනා රිමාන්ඩ්

Monday, November 11th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ජනාධිපති අපේක්ෂක ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂට එරෙහිව මුද්‍රණය කළ තවත් මඩ පත්‍රිකා තොගයක් අද රුවන්වැල්ල – මාගම්මන ප්‍රදේශයෙන් සොයාගෙන තිබෙනවා. පොලීසිය සඳහන් කළේ මෙම මඩ පත්‍රිකා තොගය මාගම්මන ප්‍රදේශයේ බෙදා හරින බවටලද තොරතුරකට අනුව ඒවා සොයා ගත් බවයි. දැනට ඒවා පොලිස් භාරයට ගෙන විමර්ශනයක් ද ආරම්භ කර තිබෙනවා. එමෙන්ම, […]

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