Archive for December 11th, 2019

SWISS EMBASSY STAFFER TO BE SUMMONED AGAIN BEFORE THE CID

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Hiru News The Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardana says that the statements made by the allegedly abducted Swiss Embassy staffer are contradictory. Therefore, it is reported that the Embassy staffer Gania Banister Francis will be summoned to the CID again to make a fresh statement in the next few days. She has already given […]

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Swiss mystery underscores need to examine wider picture

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island December 10, 2019, 9:05 pm August 17, 2016: Ambassador Keshap, Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran and Minister of National Coexistence, Dialogue and Official Languages Mano Ganesan, on their way to Palaly onboard US Air Force plane C130. Wigneswaran, in his conversation with Keshap, accused the government of […]

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The Swiss Affair – ‘exfiltration’ of a top Intelligence Chief and a tale of ‘abduction’

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

By Tamara Kunanayakam,former Ambassador/ Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the U.N. at Geneva December 11, 2019, 6:06 pm “If you know the enemy and know yourself,you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” Sun Tzu, The Art War, 5th Century BC The recent dramatic events involving the Swiss Embassy came as a […]

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Lanka ponders future course of action CID officer on the run in Swiss care

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island December 11, 2019, 8:24 pm The government would soon decide on a future course of action in respect of controversial Inspector Nishantha Silva taking refuge in Switzerland. Authoritative sources told The Island that the alleged abduction of a local employee of the Swiss Embassy in Colombo close on the heels of Silva, […]

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Changing Geo-politics and Geo-strategies Repositioning South Asia in the Indo-Pacific Region:

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

By Prof. Gamini Keerawella, Ph.D. Executive Director Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo- Courtesy Island The rapid economic growth witnessed by China and India and the acquisition of near blue-water naval capabilities along with other power projection competence by these powers has ushered a new politico-strategic environment in the Indian Ocean. Consequent to the economic […]

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s ICJ speech in full

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Courtesy THE MYANMAR TIMES Thank you, Mr President and Members of the Court. It is an honour to appear as Agent of the Union of the Republic of Myanmar in these proceedings, in my capacity as Union Minister of Foreign Affairs. For materially less resourceful countries like Myanmar, the World Court is a vital refuge […]

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ලධර්මවාදී කුමන්ත්‍රණයක් ගැන උඩුවේ හිමියන් හෙළි කරයි

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Hiru News රට විනාශ කිරීමට මූලධර්මවාදී බලවේග ක්‍රියාත්මක වෙමින් පවතින බව පූජ්‍ය උඩුවේ ධම්මාලෝක හිමියන් පවසනවා. උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව කියා සිටියේ නව රජය බලයට පත්වීමෙන් පසුව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ අද පැවති අමාදම් සිසිලස ධර්ම දේශනාව සිදුකරමින්. මේ අතර, සිරිපා වන්දනා සමය ද උඳුවප් පොහොය යෙදෙන අදින් ආරම්භ වුණා. ඒ, පැල්මඩුල්ල – ගල්පොත්තාවල […]

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පසුගිය සමයේ ජාතික ආරක්ෂාව සම්බන්ධ වගකීම් පැහැර හැරීමක් සිදුව ඇත්නම් ඊට වගකිව යුතු පාර්ශ්වවලට එරෙහිව ක්‍රියාමාර්ග ගත යුතුයි – මහාචාර්ය රොහාන් ගුණරත්න

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Hiru News පසුගිය සමයේ ජාතික ආරක්ෂාව සම්බන්ධ වගකීම් පැහැර හැරීමක් සිදුව ඇත්නම් ඊට වගකිව යුතු පාර්ශ්වවලට එරෙහිව ක්‍රියාමාර්ග ගත යුතු බව, ජාත්‍යන්තර ත්‍රස්තවාදය සම්බන්ධ විශේෂඥයෙකු වන මහාචාර්ය රොහාන් ගුණරත්න මහතා පවසනවා. පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරය පිළිබඳව සොයා බැලීමට පත් කළ ජනාධිපති කොමිසම හමුවේ සාක්ෂි දීමෙන් අනතුරුව පිටතට පැමිණි අවස්ථාවේදී ඔහු මේ අදහස් පළකළා. මහාචාර්ය රොහාන් ගුණරත්න මහතා […]

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TNA’s chickens come home to roost

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Editorial Courtesy Island Thursday 12th December, 2019 The TNA has woken up to the fact that the people are undergoing difficulties owing to the breakdown of the provincial administration in the North. It says annual transfers of state officials, under the Northern Provincial Council (NPC), cannot be effected without gubernatorial approval and, therefore, the government […]

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Why is Gambia & OIC states not taking US & NATO to ICJ for ‘genocide of Muslims’?

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Gambia is a Muslim majority state and member of 57-OIC states. Gambia on behalf of OIC has taken Myanmar to the ICJ on charges of ‘genocide’. The more important question is why has Gambia or the OIC not take US or NATO to ICJ for all of the bombings and killings in Iraq, Afghanistan and […]

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Swiss Embassy in bid to ‘White Van’ Sri Lanka?

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Malinda Seneviratne ‘Safe as houses,’ eh?  No. No way. An embassy would never try that kind of lark now, would it? It’s incredulous. Unthinkable. Out of the questions.  Well, such sentiments are not out of order, really. Nations and embassies do indulge in all kinds of nefarious activities. They are careful about it. Even the […]

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