Archive for November 18th, 2019

The rejection of Ranil’s rip-off reign

Monday, November 18th, 2019

H. L. D. Mahindapala Ranil Wickremesinghe reached the peak of his power on January 8, 2015.  Then he was neither the prime minister nor the president. But he  had the power to make things happen. It can be argued that he had the world at his feet because he represented the promising moral force of […]

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UK Telegraph – what exactly is your problem with Sri Lanka’s new President?

Monday, November 18th, 2019

UK was a former colonial invader occupying Sri Lanka from 1815 to 1948 & until 1972 when Sri Lanka became a republic. Let us not dwell into the atrocities committed under colonial British rule which mind you has yet to be acknowledge, apologized or compensated. As teacher and preacher of parliamentary democracy, Sri Lanka held […]

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It is Tamils & Muslims who must CHANGE now

Monday, November 18th, 2019

When SLPP began its campaign – Gotabaya Rajapakse’s message was clear – One Nation – One Law. It was an inclusive motto. There was no segregation. There was no discrimination. It was something simple for all to relate to. The Opposite Camp on the other hand were with a bunch of separatists-fundamentalists, politicians and political […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY PT 1

Monday, November 18th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS The Eelam wars came to an end on May 2009 with a humiliating defeat for the LTTE and a triumphant win for the government. The entire world was amazed and surprised. None of the other countries had been able to end such a war, said observers. Nalin de Silva observed that Eelam War […]

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Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s decisive victory.

Monday, November 18th, 2019

By Bodhi Dhanapala, Quebec, Canada. Jehan Perera, writing in the Island on 19th November says that the expectation was that neither of the two leading candidates, i.e., Gotabhaya and Sajith, would get a clear mandate, and hence a second preference re-count will be needed. Several urban political Pandits like Kumar David had suggested that while […]

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PRESIDENTIAL SECRETARY- P B JAYASUNDERA

Monday, November 18th, 2019

By M D P DISSANAYAKE Dr P B Jayasundera brings three vital skills.  Financial management, Economic Policy implementation and Public Administration with extensive knowledge of Financial Regulations (FR). In the past, he has successfully managed Spending against Budget.  But now as Presidential Secretary, he extends his arms right across.    He will not allow distributing, for […]

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Lankan parties discuss dissolution of parliament

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, November 18 (AIR): As Gotabaya Rajapaksa was sworn in as Sri Lankan President on Monday, discussions on dissolving Parliament and holding fresh elections have begun. The Leader of the opposition and Gotabaya’s elder brother Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that with Gotabaya’s victory in the Presidential election, it is best to hold a parliamentary election […]

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Sri Lankan business community expects new President to deliver reform, attract investment

Monday, November 18th, 2019

By Shiran Illanperuma Xinhua Courtesy NewsIn.Asia COLOMBO, Nov. 18 (Xinhua): Sri Lanka’s business community has expressed hope that the country’s new president would move forward with open market reforms, provide a conducive environment for local industries and attract foreign direct investments. Sri Lanka’s Elections Chief Mahinda Deshapriya on Sunday afternoon confirmed that opposition candidate Gotabaya […]

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US pledges cooperation with Gotabaya for economic growth and ethnic reconciliation

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, November 18 (newsin.asia): The United States on Monday congratulated the people of Sri Lanka on their democratic presidential election and said that it looks forward to working with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. In a statement released by the US embassy here, Washington said: Sri Lanka has continued to show the strength and resilience […]

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රාජ්‍ය ආයතනවල ජනපතිගේ රුව වෙනුවට රාජ්‍ය ලාංඡනය ප්‍රදර්ශනය කිරීමට ජනපතිගෙන් උපදෙස්

Monday, November 18th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් රාජ්‍ය ආයතනවල ජනපතිගේ රුව ප්‍රදර්ශනය කරනවා වෙනුවට රාජ්‍ය ලාංඡනය ප්‍රදර්ශනය කරන ලෙස ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ උපදෙස් දීතිබෙනවා. එහිදී ජනපතිවරයා වැඩිදුරටත් උපදෙස් දී ඇත්තේ මාර්ග නාමපුවරුවලින් ද දේශපාල​නඥයින්​ගේ රුව ඉවත්කිරීමට පියවර ගන්නා ලෙසයි.

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ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ විධායක ජනාධිපතිවරයා ලෙස දිවුරුම්දීමෙන් අනතුරුව දිවයින පුරා විවිධ සැමරුම්

Monday, November 18th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා මෙරට 7 වන විධායක ජනාධිපතිවරයා ලෙස දිවුරුම්දීමෙන් අනතුරුව දිවයින පුරා විවිධ සැමරුම් පැවැත්වුණා. ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අනුරාධපුර ඓතිහාසික රුවන්වැලිසෑය ඉදිරිපිට ජනාධිපති ධූරයේ දිවුරුම් දීමත් සමගම රට පුරා ස්ථාන රැසක ගිනිකෙළි දල්වමින් ජනතාව සිය සතුට පළ කළා. බස්නාහිර පළාතේ ස්ථාන රැසකම ජනතාව ප්‍රධාන මාර්ග අසලට පැමිණ කිරිබත් දන්සැල් පවත්වමින් […]

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ජනපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂගේ නිල ධජය නිර්මාණය කරයි

Monday, November 18th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් පාරිශුද්ධත්වයේ සංකේතය වන සුදු නෙළුම් මල තේමාව කර ගනිමින් මෙරට 7 වන විධායක ජනපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ නිල ධජය නිර්මාණය කර තිබෙනවා. කොඩියේ ප්‍රධාන වර්ණය ලෙස යොදාගෙන ඇත්තේ කුරහන් ධාන්‍යයේ වර්ණය වන තද දුඹුරු පැහැයයි. ජනාධිපති ධජයේ නෙළුම් මලෙන් පාලකයා සතු නිර්මලභාවයත්, පිවිතුරු පාලනයත් පිළිඹිබු කෙරෙනවා. නෙළුමේ කලංකයේ සිට සිව් දිශාවන්ට […]

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Chairman of HIRU TV, sends letters of demand to Mangala and two others for recent defamatory comments made against him and his family demanding 1 Billion rupees each.

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Courtesy Hiru News Lawyers of Rayynor Silva, Chairman of HIRU TV, sends letters of demand to MP Mangala Samaraweera and two others for recent defamatory comments made against him and his family demanding 1 Billion rupees each.

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China ready to work with Gota for ’high-quality’ cooperation

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Hindustan Times China on Monday congratulated the newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, saying Beijing is ready to work with the new leadership for high-quality” cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the ambitious intercontinental connectivity project launched by President Xi Jinping. The Rajapaksa family, including the new president and his elder brother, former […]

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P.B. Jayasundera appointed as Presidential Secretary

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Courtesy Ceylon Today P. B. Jayasundera has been appointed as the Presidential Secretary to the newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He served as an Economist, Economic Adviser and the Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and the Treasury from 2009 until 2015 during the tenure of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Kamal Gunaratne appointed as Defence Secretary?

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Courtesy Ceylon Today A news saying that Major General Kamal Gunaratne has been appointed as the Defence Sectary is circulating on social media. However, when Ceylon Today Web contacted the media unit of the Defence Ministry, they denied and said they cannot confirm the news. The Defence Ministry said that they weren’t notified about such a news.

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UNP IS READYING TO HANDOVER THE GOVERNMENT

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Courtesy Hiru News The UNP has decided to hand over the government to the new President. The decision has been taken following a special meeting of UNP Parliamentarians chaired by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe this afternoon However, party presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa was conspicuously absent in this discussion. In addition to the UNP ministers who resigned […]

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Email sent to Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on 14 11 2909

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Sudath Gunasekara Kandy Your victory as well as that of the country is a foregone conclusion. I am repeating, you will be definitely starting with at least 65 lakhs the minimum that is what the SLPP UPF and SLFP got at the 2018 Local Government Elections as I see. Looking at the present trend no […]

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Congratulations Mr President Gotabhaya!

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Sarath Bulathsinghala Congratulations and well done. It is with enormous pride that we accept you as the 7th President of Sri Lanka. Your conducted an exemplary campaign which culminated in your getting elected as the President of our beleaguered Motherland, Sri Lanka. I am sure your election will see the end of dirty politics as […]

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Trump pardons Army officers, restores Navy SEAL’s rank in war crimes cases

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Idrees Ali CourtesyReuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who was demoted for actions in Iraq, a move critics have said would undermine military justice and send a message that battlefield atrocities […]

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