Archive for December 2nd, 2019

ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 6

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

KAMALIKA PIERIS Soon after the defeat, in Eelam War IV, the separatist forces went into its next phase of attack, which was UN action against Sri Lanka.  Sri Lanka was to be punished for defeating the LTTE and the LTTE was to be exonerated, using the farce of Human rights”. A separatist war is a […]

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Adding insult to injury: A response to crooked advice

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island Latheef Farook, as usual, goes off on a tangent when writing about the alleged ‘plight’ of the Muslim minority vis-à-vis  the Sinhalese Buddhist majority (Muslims expect positive overtures from President’’/The Island/November 27, 2019). The title of the piece implies that the Muslims are experiencing a sense of alienation […]

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Disposing garbage along a wall on Sri Lanka’s sea coast – Please rethink

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

By Chandre Dharmawardana, Canada Emeritus Professor Ariyasena de Silva of Moratuwa University, writing in The Island (1st Dec. 2019) suggests the following. “[making] blocks one metre long and 0.5 m across … outside plastered with a thin layer of cement mortar … Compressing the garbage into a steel casing can also be done with a […]

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National Joint Committee letter to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

The National Joint Committee 20th September 2019. His Excellency, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka,Presidential Secretariat,Colombo 1. Your Excellency, The National Joint Committee wish to congratulate you on being elected as the seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka. We also wish you every success during your term in office as President of Sri Lanka to […]

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THE CASE FOR REPARATIONS

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

JASON HICKEL Yesterday I stood in the hall of the Durham Union to argue for the proposition: This house believes Britain owes reparations to its former colonies”. The following is the text of my ten-minute speech, followed by five brief reflections on the opposition’s arguments. I still remember the first time I taught colonial history […]

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SUBMISSION OF TRUE AND ACTUAL INFORMATION TO CORRECT THE “EVER REPEATING FALSE INFORMATION IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA REGARDING THE NEW CHUDA MANIKKYA ( PINNACLE ) THAT WAS PLACED UPON THE SWARNAMALI MAHA SEYA

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

PRESS RELEASE TRANSLATION The brand new Chuda Manikkya (Pinnacle) of Swarnamali Maha Seya was caused to be specially designed, crafted and made and placed on the November 25th 2019 along with the unveiling of the newly Gold Plated Koth Wahanse (Dome) on the 26 the November, through the guidance and employing the full and sole […]

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Britain and Post (sic) Colonial Skullduggery

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Malinda Seneviratne A few weeks ago, indigenous leaders from Australia visited the Manchester Museum. They went there to collect various sacred ceremonial artifacts which were said to have been ‘taken without permission’ by early 20th Century British colonialists. Danny Teece-Johnson, a journalist for Australia’s National Indigenous Television, had an interesting comment on the language of […]

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MCC Sri Lanka Land Compact: Avoid it being a ‘Grant Trap’

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

By Prof. Nimal Gunatilleke Courtesy The Island December 1, 2019, 9:10 pm After the release of the ‘Executive Version’ of the Millennium Challenge Compact, between the United States of America (acting through the Millennium Challenge Corporation) and the Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (acting through the Ministry of Finance), and its accompanying ‘Constraints Analysis’ document […]

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China says Lanka has agreed to develop Hambantota port “on the existing consensus”, thereby opting out of renegotiation

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, December 2 (newsin.asia): China claims that Sri Lanka has agreed to develop the Hambantota port and other on-going China-assisted projects as per the existing consensus,”, thus virtually opting out of a bid to renegotiate the controversial 2017 agreement on the Hambantota port which had leased it out to China for 99-years. A […]

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සිදුවෙමින් පවතින්නේ ජාත්‍යන්තරය ඉදිරියේ රට අපහසුතාවයට පත්කිරීමයි

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් ස්විට්සර්ලන්ත තානාපති කාර්යාලයේ සේවය කරන නිලධාරිණියක් පැහැර ගෙන තර්ජනය කල බව කියන සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් දේශපාලනඥයන් සහ පූජ්‍ය පක්ෂය මෙලෙස අදහස් පළ කළා.

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කටයුතු කරන්නේ දෙමළ ජනතාවගේ සැබෑ ප්‍රශ්නවලට විසඳුම් ලබාදීමටයි

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් දෙමළ ජනතාවගේ සැබෑ ප්‍රශ්නවලට විසඳුම් ලබාදීම සඳහා කටයුතු කරන බව, ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසනවා. හින්දුස්ථාන් ටයිම්ස් පුවත්පත සමග සම්මුඛ සාකච්ඡාවකට එක්වෙමින් ජනාධිපතිවරයා මේ බව ප්‍රකශ කළා. හින්දුස්ථාන් ටයිම්ස් මාධ්‍යවේදිනිය-අපිට ඇහුණා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය නරේන්ද්‍ර මෝදි 13 වන ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනය ගැන පෙරදා කථා කළා. ඔබ හිතනවාද 13 වන ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනයේ විප්ලවකාරී වෙනස්කම් සිදුකළ […]

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බිලියන 90ක එල්.එන්.ජී. ගනුදෙනුව ගැන අමරවීර වාර්තාවක් කැදවයි

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් රුපියල් බිලියන 90කට අධික මුදලක් රජයට අහිමි කර ඇති බව පැවසෙන එල්.එන්.ජී. ගනුදෙනුව සම්බන්ධව වහාම වාර්තාවක් ලබාදෙන්නැයි මගී ප්‍රවාහන කළමනාකරණ, විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්‍ය මහින්ද අමරවීර නිලධාරීන්ට උපදෙස් ලබාදී තිබෙනවා. පසුගිය රජය යටතේ විදුලිබල හා බලශක්ති අමාත්‍යාංශයෙන් ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට යෝජිතව තිබූ එල්.එන්.ජී. හෙවත් ස්වභාවික ද්‍රව වායු ව්‍යාපෘතිය පිළිබදව සාකච්ඡාවක් අද ඛනිජ […]

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රටේ වටිනා ඉඩම් රැසක් තම ගජ මිතුරන්ට ලබා දී ඇති බවට හිටපු ඇමති සජිත්ට චෝදනාවක්

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් හිටපු අමාත්‍ය සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා විසින් නිලධාරීන්ට බලපෑම් කර රටේ වටිනා ඉඩම් රැසක් තම ගජ මිතුරන්ට ලබා දී ඇති බවට නිවාස පහසුකම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය ඉන්දික අනුරුද්ධ මහතා චෝදනා කරනවා. ඔහු මේ චෝදනාව සිදු කළේ අද එම අමාත්‍යාංශයේ කැඳවා තිබූ ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී. මෙම ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවට එක්වූ  පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සඳහන් […]

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The strange case of Ms X

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Editorial Courtesy The Island Tuesday 3rd December, 2019 Sri Lanka and Switzerland have got embroiled in a diplomatic row of sorts over the alleged abduction and subsequent release of a Sri Lankan woman working at the Swiss Embassy in Colombo. Curiously, the alleged incident was not reported to the police immediately. The Swiss mission has […]

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CID to probe Rajitha’s ‘white van’ remark

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror The CID today fact-reported to the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court to launch a fresh investigation into the controversial statement made by former Minister Rajitha Senaratne on ‘white van drivers’ at a press conference held prior to the presidential election. Addressing a press conference held on November 10, the former […]

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Minister demands report on controversial tender

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Sandun A. Jayasekera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Power and Energy Minister Mahinda Amaraweera today sought a report on the controversial tender given to a Chinese consortium to construct the Kerawalapitiya 300MWs LNG power plant. He instructed Ministry Secretary, Ms. Wasantha Perera, to submit a report on the issue in two weeks. A crucial meeting to […]

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Sri Lanka Parliament prorogued

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Courtesy Ada Derana The current session of the Parliament of Sri Lanka has been prorogued with effect from midnight today (02). The relevant Gazette notification on prorogation has been issued a short while ago. Accordingly, the new parliament will reconvene on the 03rd of January, 2020.

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Sri Lanka must call all Foreign Embassy Heads and Diplomats & brief them on the Swiss ‘temporary kidnapping’

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Until such time the investigations officially conclude after the Swiss release a Sri Lankan National kept inside the embassy compound since 25th November 2019, it is only correct that the distortions and lies being spread is corrected officially by the Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry. Invite all diplomatic mission heads & key staff – explain the […]

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