Archive for December 8th, 2019

OPEN LETTER TO HE THE PRESIDENT GOTABHAYA RAJAPAKSE

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Stanley Perera Emeritus Medical Researcher 2/32 Chandler Road Noble Park Vic. 3174 Australia. AN APPEAL TO THE PRESIDENT Dear President Gotabhaya Rajapakse, Re-EXTORTION BY CABINET MINISTER GAMINI LOKUGE The writer is an expatriate Sri Lankan residing in Melbourne, Australia who earned a name of patriotic writer during the time of war in Sri Lanka and […]

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An open letter to British Prime minister on Conviction of Brigadier Priyanka Fernando

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

By Rajendra Alwis I was deeply perturbed to note the judgment delivered by a UK court in absentia convicting Brigadier Priyanka Fernando (Case No.1801273043) in which he was fined £ 2400. Brigadier Fernando at the time of the incident was serving as the Defence Attaché in the Sri Lanka High Commission in London.  Since Brigadier […]

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Clamp down western conspiracies

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA Events surrounding the tyrant western nations arrogantly calling themselves as international community despite they being only 20 odd nations whereas there are nearly 200 nations in the world community behaving in respect of Sri Lanka following the people’s victory in the presidential election clearly elaborates their unhappiness over the choice […]

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Election results can be skinned any which way you like

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Malinda Seneviratne People from the same camp, in terms of who they voted for, can and do come up with different reasons for victory, or if that’s the case, defeat.  For example, some who voted for Gotabaya Rajapaksa could put his victory down to one or more of the following: a) ineptitude of the Yahapalana […]

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White vans, white lies and the white man’s burden Swiss embassy fiasco:

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya Courtesy Island December 8, 2019, 9:24 pm In what must surely be one of the strangest games of diplomatic brinkmanship to be played out in this country, the Swiss embassy in Colombo demands an investigation into an alleged ‘abduction’ of one of its local employees. However, it appears there is not a […]

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Innovate or Perish: The future of the paddy farmer

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Courtesy Island December 8, 2019, 9:20 pm By D. C. P. Amarasekere In Sri Lanka, the paddy farmer who is central to the ‘nation’ has been cruelly displaced in national policy for decades. Most Sri Lankan political leaders remember the farmer in cycles, and it typically coincides with an election. Every election season the farmer […]

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa Presidency some positives, negatives and challenges

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

by Rajeewa Jayaweera Courtesy The Island December 7, 2019, 4:02 pm For all intent and purposes, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s (GR) recently concluded state visit to India, his first as Head of State is considered a success. A one on one meeting scheduled for 15 minutes had lasted one hour. During this time, both leaders have […]

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Remembering the Uva rebellion

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror November 26 marks the day when Maha Adikaram Keppetipola and Maha Nilame of the Uva Madugalle were executed on the banks of Bogambara Wewa on the orders of the British Governor. It was left to Dr Henry Marshall, a friend of Maha Adikaram Keppetipola to take away the head of Keppetipola […]

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On Hambantota port, Prez. Gotabaya Rajapaksa was “quoted out of context” says PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

by Shiran Illanperuma Courtesy NewsIn Asia Colombo, December. 8 (Xinhua): Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said Saturday that his government is looking forward to continuing to develop friendly relations with China. The two countries enjoy a strong, long-standing friendship, which has laid the foundation for practical cooperation,” Rajapaksa, who assumed office on Nov. […]

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Former Military Intelligence chief Brigadier Suresh Salley appointed as the head of State Intelligence Service (SIS)

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Brig. Salley appointed SIS chief Former Military Intelligence chief Brigadier Suresh Salley has been appointed as the head of State Intelligence Service (SIS) by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, informed sources said. DIG Nilantha Jayaweera, who was the SIS director has been transferred to the Police headquarters.  Meanwhile, Brigadier Chandana Wickremesinghe has been […]

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ස්විස්ටර්ලන්ත තානාපති කාර්යාලයේ නිලධාරිනියක් පැහැර ගැනුනු බව කියන සිද්ධිය ගැන විවිධ අදහස්

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Hiru News ස්විස්ටර්ලන්ත තානාපති කාර්යාලයේ නිලධාරිනියක් පැහැර ගැනුනු බව කියන සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදත් පාර්ශව කිහිපයක් අදහස් පළ කළා.

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හිටපු අමාත්‍ය සජිත්ගේ නිවාස ව්‍යාපෘතියක් නිසා ජනතාව දැඩි අසීරුතාවක

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Hiru News නිවාස සංවර්ධන හිටපු අමාත්‍ය සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතාගේ නිවාස ව්‍යාපෘතියක් හරහා තිස්සමහරාම, වීරහෙළ ග්‍රාම සේවා කොට්ඨාසයේ ජනතාව දැඩි අසීරුතාවකට පත්ව සිටිනවා. ඒ, නිවාස ඉදිකිරීම් සඳහා ලබාදුන් ආධාර මුදල් නිවාස සංවර්ධන අධිකාරියේම නිලධාරීන් පිරිසක් විසින් යටිමඩි ගැසීම හේතුවෙන්. නිවාස සංවර්ධන හිටපු අමාත්‍ය සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතාගේ මඟපෙන්වීම මත තිස්සමහාරාම, වීරහෙළ ග්‍රාම සේවා කොට්ඨාසයේ අඩු ආදායම් ලාභීන් […]

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