Archive for November 29th, 2019

What is the Swiss Embassy Colombo trying to hide?

Friday, November 29th, 2019

There are 2 scenarios connected to Swiss Embassy Colombo. First is the asylum given by the embassy to a senior police officer along with his family & secondly is the alleged ‘temporary kidnapping’ of a local staff. How interconnected are the two? While we know the first to be true the second raises 2 questions […]

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A Tribute to Basil Rajapaksa.

Friday, November 29th, 2019

By Charles.S.Perera On the 16 November 2019, the most disastrous, and the worst of all political regime Sri Lanka had ever seen, which every Sinhala should pray never to see again,  The Yahapalanaya led by Ranil Wickramasinghe as the Prime Minister, was at last driven away by an overwhelming majority of Sinhala votes. It was a triumph […]

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A Perfume Making Industry at Anuradhapura and Kandy

Friday, November 29th, 2019

By Garvin Karunaratne It is an opportune moment to highlight the fact that Sri Lanka can do better by having its own industries, instead of depending on imports. We have to create employment for our youth and also save foreign exchange by making things we import.  I have many a time, while offering flowers at […]

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Symposium on Common Heritage of Sri Lanka

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Symposium Theme: Cultural Knowledge for National Unity  A Symposium on Common Heritage, convened by the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, will be held at the Auditorium of the  Mahaweli Centre, 96. Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 7, on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 9.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Symposium Theme: Cultural Knowledge for National Unity Programme […]

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Action and inaction

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula The election is over and the country’s helm is now in the hands of a new skipper. Therefore isn’t it time to forget the polling booths and look beyond them to see what else could be happening in this ‘Land like no other’? By the way anyone looking at the above title might […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 3

Friday, November 29th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS The Tamil Separatist Movement has charged that Eelam War IV was an act of genocide by the Sri Lanka government. This was yet another way of erasing the Eelam victory, by declaring that the Eelam war was not a clean war, it was genocide initiated by the government. The Tamil Separatist Movement started […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 2

Friday, November 29th, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS From 2010 to 2014, Sri Lanka    held a celebration on May 18th to mark the end of the Eelam war. The celebrations were marked by a military parade, speeches and a moment of silence. This celebration was known as ‘Victory Day’ .One way of erasing the Eelam victory, was to get rid of […]

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Let us condemn the media suppression against web journalists !

Friday, November 29th, 2019

The National Movement for Web Journalists The National Movement for Web Journalists protests the attempt to suppress the media and journalists after the new government was elected who acted in opposition to the incumbent President Gotabhaya Rajapakse during the presidential election which ended shortly. With the victory of the new president on November 17, 2019, many […]

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Colombo wants to roll back port lease to China

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Courtesy The Straits Times COLOMBO • Sri Lanka’s new government led by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants to undo the previous regime’s move to lease the southern port of Hambantota to a Chinese venture, citing national interest. Former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in 2017 changed the terms, saying it would be difficult to pay the loans […]

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PM Narendra Modi likely to be first guest of new Sri Lankan government

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Courtesy India Today While an invitation has been extended, Government of India is yet to respond to the invite. Sources told India Today TV that both sides will first have to work out the dates. ndia and Sri Lanka held the first bilateral meeting after the new government of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa took over. India was […]

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India seeks to outbid China with aid for Sri Lanka

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Courtesy rthk Narendra Modi greets Sri Lanka’s new leader, Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Photo: AP India, anxious to counter China’s influence in the region, on Friday offered hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Sri Lanka as the island’s new president made his maiden overseas trip in New Delhi. Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s visit to India just 12 […]

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Ex-cop alleges Shani, others coerced to implicate Gota, Namal in Thajudeen probe

Friday, November 29th, 2019

By Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Crime Branch OIC at the Narahenpita Police A. D. Sumith Chammika Perera yesterday alleged former CID Director Shani Abeysekara and several other officers coerced him to implicate Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Namal Rajapaksa in the Wasim Thajudeen investigation. Speaking at a news briefing organised by the Sathya Gaweshakayo […]

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Extracts from “Tamil Tigers’ debt to America”

Friday, November 29th, 2019

By Dr Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Daya Gamage worked at the American Embassy in Colombo, as the Sole Foreign Service National and a Political Specialist. He retired in 1994 and has been living in Las Vegas since retirement. After two years of concentration, he has been able to share his knowledge, understanding and […]

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Chairpersons & director boards of state institutions asked to resign

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana All ministerial secretaries have been directed to call on current Chairpersons and the Boards of Directors of State institutions to tender their resignations. Secretary to the President Dr. P.B. Jayasundara has addressed a letter to all ministerial secretaries to request the relevant resignations in consultation with their respective ministers, the Prime Minister’s Office […]

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CID denies involvement in incident regarding Swiss Embassy staffer

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has commenced investigations into the incident regarding the local staffer of the Embassy of Switzerland in Sri Lanka, says Police Spokesperson SSP Ruwan Gunasekara. The CID will work together with the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) and CCTV Division in this regard, he said further. The Police Spokesman stressed […]

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India gives Lanka US$ 450 million credit for infrastructure development and fighting terrorism; seeks steps to promote reconciliation

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia New Delhi, November 29 (newsin.asia): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the visiting Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that India would extend a fresh credit line of US$ 400 million for infrastructural and other development projects and an additional US$ 50 million to fight terrorism. Modi also said that India trusts that the […]

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New government schedules a discussion with the IMF

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Courtesy Hiru News Advisor to the Prime Minister on Economic Affairs Ajith Nivard Cabraal speaking to our news team said the government will make fresh engagements with the International Monetary Fund to implement a growth-oriented economic programme. Commenting on the possible impact of tax reductions on state coffers, he said the government would target a […]

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මැඩිල්ලේ හිමියන්ගෙන් පැහැදිලි කිරීමක්

Friday, November 29th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් පසුගිය රජය සමයේ නීතිය ක්‍රියාත්මක කළ ආයතන කුමන ආකාරයෙන් නීතිය අවභාවිත කළාද යන්න එම ආයතනවල ප්‍රධානීන් සිදුකරන පාපොච්චාරණවලින් පැහැදිලිවන බව පූජ්‍ය මැඩිල්ලේ පඤ්ඤාලෝක හිමියන් පවසනවා. කොළඹදී අද පස්වරුවේ පැවති සිංහලේ ජාතික සංවිධානයේ ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවේදී උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව සඳහන් කළා.

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මාවනැල්ලේ කුඹුරු, ගොඩ ඉඩම් වෙන හැටි

Friday, November 29th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් මාවනැල්ල නගරය අවට පවතින කුඹුරු ඉඩම් ගොඩ ඉඩම්බවට පත් කර විකිණීමේ මහා පරිමාණ ජාවාරමක් හිරු සී.අයි.ඒ.අනාවරණ කර ගත්තා. පසුගිය රජයේ ප්‍රබල දේශපාලනඥයෙකුගේ ව්‍යාපාරික හිතවතුන් පිරිසක් සිදුකරන මෙම නීති විරෝධී ක්‍රියාවලියට රාජ්‍ය නිලධාරීන් ද සෘජු දායකත්වය ලබාදී තිබෙනවා. පසුගිය රජය සමයේ ආරම්භ කර ඇති කුඹුරු ඉඩම් ගොඩ ඉඩම් බවට පත් කර විකුණන […]

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ස්විස් නිලධාරිනියගේ සිද්ධිය ගැන පොලිසියට පැමිණිලි ඉදිරිපත් නොවීම ගැටලුවක් – අජිත් ප්‍රසන්න

Friday, November 29th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් ස්විට්සර්ලන්ත තානාපති කාර්යාලයේ නිලධාරිනියකට බලපෑම් කළ බව කියන සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් කිසිවෙකුත් මෙතෙක් පොලිසියට පැමිණිල්ලක් ඉදිරිපත් නොකිරීම ගැටලු සහගත තත්ත්වයක් බව මව්බිම වෙනුවෙන් රණවිරුවෝ සංවිධානය පවසනවා. එම සංවිධානය කොළඹදී අද කැඳවා තිබූ ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් තවත් කරුණු අනාවරණ කළා.

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වෝටර්ස් එජ් හෝටලයේ මූල්‍ය අක්‍රමිකතා ගැන පරීක්ෂණයක් ඉල්ලා ජනපතිට සහ අගමැතිට ලිපියක්

Friday, November 29th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් රජයට අයත් බත්තරමුල්ල – වෝටර්ස් එජ් හෝටලයේ සිදුව ඇති මූල්‍ය අක්‍රමිකතා සම්බන්ධයෙන්ක ඩිනමින් පරීක්ක්ෂණයක් සිදුකරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා එහි සේවකයින් පිරිසක් ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ හා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ යන මහත්වරුන්ට ලිපියක් යොමුකර තිබෙනවා. මේ අතර අදාල අක්‍රමිකතාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් විගණන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව විමර්ශනයක් ද ආරම්භ කර තිබෙනවා. පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක හා රාජිත සේනාරත්න යන […]

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