Archive for December 9th, 2019

Swiss Embassy staffer leaves CID after giving a statement for 5 1/2 hours

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Hiru News Swiss Embassy staffer leaves CID after giving a statement for 5 1/2 hours.

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SWISS EMBASSY STAFFER REPORTS TO CID TODAY AS WELL

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Hiru News The allegedly abducted locally recruited Swiss Embassy staffer Garnia Banister Francis reported to the CID for the second day today Earlier, she was produced before the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer for a medical test. The staffer was produced before the Colombo Chief magistrate Lanka Jayarathna today. Garnia Banister Francis reported to the CID […]

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ස්විට්සර්ලන්ත තානාපති කාර්යාල නිලධාරිනිය ගැන අදත් විවිධ අදහස්

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Hiru News ස්විට්සර්ලන්ත තානාපති කාර්යාල නිලධාරිනිය අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට පැමිණ ප්‍රකාශයක් ලබා දීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් පක්ෂ විපක්ෂ දේශපාලනඥයන් සහ පූජ්‍ය පක්ෂය මෙලෙස අදහස් පල කළා

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ස්විස් තානාපති කාර්යාලයේ නිලධාරිනිය පැය පහකට පසු පිටව යයි

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Hiru News පැහැරගෙන යාමේ චෝදනාවට ලක්වූ බව කියන ස්විට්සර්ලන්ත තානාපති කාර්යාලයේ ගානියා බැනිස්ටර් ෆ්‍රැන්සිස් පැය පහමාරක කාලයක් ප්‍රකාශයක් ලබා දීමෙන් පසු රහස් පොලිසියෙන් පිටව ගොස් තිබෙනවා

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ස්විස් තානාපති නිලධාරිනිය, අදත් රහස් පොලීසියට

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Hiru News පැහැර ගැනීමට ලක්වූ බව කියන මෙරට ස්විස්ටර්ලන්ත තානාපති කාර්යාලයට දේශීය  නිලධාරිනියක වන ගානියා බැනිස්ටර් ෆ්‍රැන්සිස් අද දෙවන දිනටත් අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව හමුවේ පෙනී සිට ප්‍රකාශ ලබා දුන්නා. ඊට පෙර ඇය කොළඹ අධිකරණ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරිවරයා හමුවට ද ඉදිරිපත් කළ බවයි හිරු වාර්තාකරු සඳහන් කළේ. මේ අතර, ස්විස්ටර්ලන්ත තානාපති කාර්යාලයේ අදාළ නිලධාරිනිය අධිකරණයේ අවසරයකින් තොරව […]

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Reply to Mario Arulthas of Al Jazeera on Sri Lanka’s new leadership

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Mario Arulthas writes to Al Jazeera on 8 Dec 2019 titled Trouble brews in post-election Sri Lanka”. What are the concerns he raises: He refers to Gotabaya Rajapakse as a ‘hardliner’ exactly what does he imply by this? He claims ‘prospects for justice & reconciliation between the different communities on the island lie in tatters” […]

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Sajith, rhetoric and oratory

Monday, December 9th, 2019

ARIYAWANSA RANAWEERA Courtesy Island December 9, 2019, 8:30 pm Oratory is based upon the noble art of rhetoric, introduced by ancient Greeks. In fact, Aristotle (384-322 B.C) wrote an entire thesis on rhetoric. In the first century A.D., rhetoric was divided in to three categories – high, middle, and low. High rhetoric should convey deep, […]

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Nuclear Power Project in Katchchativu?

Monday, December 9th, 2019

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA Since Mr. Gotabhaya won the presidential election the anti Sri Lankan media outlets have unleashed a spate of reports and write-ups against Sri Lanka and President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.  Lanka-E-News (LEN) the UNP website published from London, access to which was restricted from Sri Lanka by the former President following harsh […]

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The 13th Amendment and moral obligations

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Malinda Seneviratne Mano Ganesan, leader of the Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) believes that ‘India has the moral duty and political right towards the Tamils of the North and East since the 13th Amendment is the child of the Indo-Lanka Accord.’ Prime Minister Modi, when he met President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Delhi, flagged the 13th Amendment. […]

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New soil study confirms 1943 Bengal famine was caused by Winston Churchill’s policies, not drought

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Colonial history Courtesy Scroll.IN A group of Indian and American researches simulated soil moisture content during major Indian famines to come to the conclusion. The 1943 Bengali famine was caused by then-British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s policies and not drought, a group of Indian and American researchers have found in a study published in the […]

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yanmar: Thousands Rally for Aung San Suu Kyi Ahead of Hague Court Hearing

Monday, December 9th, 2019

VOA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlN8NJ2fMZQ Thousands of supporters waved banners and colorful portraits of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, Saturday, December 7, in an ostentatious show of their loyalty on the eve of her departure for the U.N.’s top court to face genocide charges over the Rohingya crisis. The Myanmar leader is set to testify at the International […]

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Climate Change – What is in Store for Sri Lanka?

Monday, December 9th, 2019

by Dr Palitha Kohona Courtesy The Island December 8, 2019, 9:18 pm The annual Conference of the Parties of the Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 25) began in Madrid on 2 December, largely unnoticed in Sri Lanka which is just settling down after a bruising presidential election. But given the critical importance of climate […]

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Naseby predicts disaster for Lanka if Labour wins

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Courtesy Island December 9, 2019, 10:13 pm Lord Naseby PC, President of the All Party British Sri Lanka Parliamentary Group in the UK Parliament, has stated, in a statement, that if Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party becomes UK Prime Minister it will be disastrous for Sri Lanka as Labour will threaten the country’s sovereignty […]

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Travel ban on Swiss Embassy staffer extended till Dec. 12

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Yoshitha Perera courtesy The Daily Mirror The travel ban on the Swiss Embassy local staffer – Ganier Banister Francis, who claimed that she was abducted by unidentified men, was extended till December 12 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate today. When the case was taken before Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne, Senior State Counsel Janaka Bandara […]

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Batti University should be absorbed to national university system: President

Monday, December 9th, 2019

By Lahiru Pothmulla  Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Batticaloa University should be absorbed to the national university system and utilized as a national asset without being abandoned, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said.  President Rajapaksa said this at a meeting held with Education and Higher Education Ministers and officials of the education sector at the Presidential Secretariat […]

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FORMER PRIME MINISTER RECEIVES RESEARCH THAT FINDS REASONS FOR NDF DEFEAT

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Hiru News Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the reason for the defeat of his party at the presidential election is losing the vote bases of the Buddhists, the middle class and the youth. Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Youth Front, MP Kavinda Jayawardnene, attended the event after a 30 minute delay, even though […]

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THE REALITY OF TEN PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNMENT AND THE NATIONAL POLICY ON ECONOMIC TARGETS

Monday, December 9th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Mr. Bandula Gunawardane, Minister for Information Technology, Higher Education, Technology and Innovation and Co-Cabinet Spokesman has made a public statement on ten principles of government and the national policy in relation to priorities.  This statement further included major economic targets, which seemed to be not unrealistic as the targets could be easily […]

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President Gotabaya Rajapakse – pl ask 225 MPs to present affidavits to confirm they are not DUAL CITIZENS

Monday, December 9th, 2019

It was the yahapalana government that brought and passed the 19a in April 2015 with key clause that no MP should be a dual citizen. The onus is definitely on them to prove that none of them were dual citizens when inserting this clause which was primarily to prevent Gotabaya Rajapaks from harboring intent to […]

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Swiss embassy employee makes statement to CID Alleged abduction:

Monday, December 9th, 2019

By Shamindra FerdinandoCourtesy The Island The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was in the process of recording a statement from local female employee of Swiss embassy at the time this edition went to press yesterday. The embassy employee reported to the CID yesterday late afternoon, but declined to undergo a medical examination in the absence of […]

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Tamil Diaspora behind Swiss Embassy incident, Defense Secretary charges

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Courtesy Ada Derana Defense Secretary Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne says that the Embassy of Switzerland in Sri Lanka has acted on behalf of the needs of the Tamil Diaspora. Speaking in the alleged abduction case of the Swiss Embassy local staffer, Gunaratne expressed these views to the media, at Pannipitiya. Pointing out that the […]

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