Archive for December 18th, 2019

Champika Ranawaka remanded until tomorrow

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Courtesy Ada Derana Former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, who was arrested and produced before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court, has been remanded until tomorrow (19). The Attorney General’s Department is expected to present further submissions when the case is taken up once again tomorrow. The JHU General Secretary and UNF Parliamentarian, who served as a Cabinet […]

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Former Minister Champika Ranawaka arrested allegedly for Perverting the course of justice

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Sri Lanka News Former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has been arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) in connection with the road accident at Rajagiriya in 2016. The Attorney General had advised the Senior DIG of Colombo to arrest and produce the UNF Parliamentarian before court. Accordingly MP Ranawaka was arrested by police acting on […]

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Former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka arrested

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Courtesy Hiru News Former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka arrested over the Rajagiriya traffic accident in 2016, on AG’s advice. AG advises Police to arrest Champika Ranawaka AG advises Police SDIG Colombo to arrest and produce in court Former cabinet Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka over the traffic accident in 2016

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හිටපු ඇමති පාඨලී අත්අඩංගුවට

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් රිය අනතුරක් සිදුකර පුද්ගලයෙකුට බරපතල තුවාල සිදුකිරීම සහ අනතුරින් පසු රියදුරා මාරු කර පලායාමේ චෝදනා මත හිටපු අමාත්‍ය පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන ඇති බව නීතිපතිවරයාගේ සම්බන්ධීකරණ නිලධාරිනි රජයේ අධිනීතීඥ නිශාරා ජයරත්න ප්‍රකාශ කළා. ඒ හිටපු කැබිනට් අමාත්‍ය පාඨලී චම්පික රණවක අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන අධිකරණයට ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලෙස නීතිපති දප්පුල ද ලිවේරා, […]

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Death of D.D.M. Waidyasekera – former Commissioner of Inland Revenue and Social Historian

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

by Senaka Weeraratna D.D.M. Waidyasekera, former Commissioner of Inland Revenue, and author of several books passed away on December 16, 2019. His remains were cremated on December 17, 2019 at the Galkissa (Mt. Lavinia) Cemetery. Waidyasekera was a Past President of the Sri Lanka Institute of Taxation and Editor/Consultant, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri […]

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Demise of Mr. D.D.M. Waidyasekara

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

By; Mahinda Karunaratne It is sad to inform that Mr. D.D.M. Waidyasekara former Commissioner of Inland Revenue and author of several books in history and fiscal taxation and an intellectual passed away on the 16th Dec. 2019 after brief illness at Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama. His remains were cremated on 17th Tuesday Dec. 2019, day following […]

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හිටපු නිවාස අමාත්‍ය සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා උදා ගම්මාන 2,500 කට වැඩි ප්‍රමාණයක් ආරම්භ කළ බව පැවසුවද, රට පුරා වැඩ අවසන් කර ඇති ගම්මාන සංඛ්‍යාව 367 ක් පමණයි

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

නාගරික සංවර්ධන, ජල සම්පාදන සහ නිවාස පහසුකම් අමාත්‍යාංශය හිටපු නිවාස අමාත්‍ය සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා පසුගිය රජය තුළ උදා ගම්මාන 2,500 කට වැඩි ප්‍රමාණයක් ආරම්භ කළ බව පැවසුවද, රට පුරා වැඩ අවසන් කර ඇති ගම්මාන සංඛ්‍යාව 367 ක් පමණ  බව, නිවාස පහසුකම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය ඉන්දික අනුරුද්ධ මහතා පැවසීය. ජනතාවට නොමිලේ නිවාස ලබා දෙන බවට පසුගිය කාලයේදී […]

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පාසල් ළමයින්ට නිල ඇදුම් පොළපොත් ටික දෙන්න වැඩපිළිවෙලක් නැහැ…අයිතීන් උදෙසා කාන්තාවෝ සංවිධානයේ ලේකම් හිටපු නාගරික මන්ත්‍රීනි සමන්මලී ගුණසිංහ

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

අයිතීන් උදෙසා කාන්තාවෝ මාධ්‍ය හමුව – 18.12.2016 මේ වනවිට නිල ඇඳුම්, පෙළපොත් ලබානොදීම නිසා දරුවන්ගේ අධ්‍යාපනයට විශාල ගැටලුවක් මතුවෙලා.  ප්‍රසිද්ධ කියමනක් තිබෙනවා ආර්ථික අපහසුතා නිසා අනෙක් කුමන වියදම් කපා හැරියත් අධ්‍යාපනය වෙනුවෙන් කරන වියදම් කපා දාන්න එපා කියලා. මොකද රටක අධ්‍යාපනය කියන්නේ අනාගතයට කරන අයෝජනයක්. ඒක රටේ අනාගත සංවර්ධනයට බලපානවා. රටක මානව සම්පත් කළමනාකරණය කියන්නේ […]

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TWO PERSONS WHO MADE ” WHITE VAN CLAIME” REMANDED, THE BIG FISH ESCAPES SCOTT FREE

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

by S B Lokuge It is sad to hear the president say the Swiss ambassador has done nothing wrong is the way he dealt with the alleged abduction claim of his employee. The two drivers who claimed they murdered on orders of the Rajapaksa regime are righty in custody, but the Swiss ambassador who promoted the […]

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Switzerland connection in LTTE fundraising activity

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

By D.B.S. Jeyaraj Courtesy Daily Mirror Recent events have focused the media spotlight on the Federal Republic of Switzerland known officially as the Swiss Confederation. The landlocked European nation is respected highly on a global scale due to its policy of armed neutrality. Despite the impeccable credentials of Switzerland, the country is being viewed negatively […]

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Sri Lanka gets World Bank loan to boost public sector

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Coutesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Dec. 18 (newsin.asia) – The World Bank has approved a $25 million loan to the Government of Sri Lanka to improve the transparency and efficiency of core government and public financial management functions, a statement said. The Public Sector Efficiency Strengthening Project (PSEP) will help strengthen the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Finance […]

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Swiss in diplomatic offensive to save face, says top lawyer … govt. urged to set record straight

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy Island December 18, 2019, 9:26 pm President’s Counsel Manohara de Silva yesterday alleged that Switzerland was making a desperate attempt to shield its Ambassador in Colombo Hanspeter Mock in the wake of his abortive intervention on behalf of embassy staffer Garnia Bannister Francis. Fort Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne on Monday (16) […]

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CID informs court: White van suspects acted on Rajitha’s instructions

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Nimathi Ranasinghe Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday informed Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court that the two persons, who were arrested by the CID over making controversial statements regarding ‘white vans’ during a press conference, have confessed to the CID that they had done so due to a request by former Health […]

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Will the fate that befell SLFP befall the UNP?

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Courtesy Daily Mirror When Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa hurried home after his   defeat after the 2015 Presidential polls, his supporters crowded around his residence in Medamulana and urged him to make a comeback to politics. He listened to the call and abandoned plans of retirement from politics. After a couple of years, a new party […]

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Swiss, Sri Lankan foreign ministers hold phone call

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Courtesy The Island Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena this evening (18) received a telephone call from the Foreign Minister of Switzerland Ignazio Cassis regarding the status of the Sri Lankan employee at the Swiss Embassy in Colombo, who arrested and remanded. On 25 November 2019, the local employee of the Swiss Embassy reported that […]

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Swiss swipe

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Editorial Courtesy Them Island Thursday 19th December, 2019 Switzerland has expressed its displeasure at the way Sri Lanka is handling the case against its Sri Lankan employee, Garnier Banister Francis, who stands accused of having falsely claimed that she was abducted and threatened by an unidentified group to reveal Swiss Embassy-related information. It has made […]

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What are the Swiss up to?

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

S. AKURUGODA Courtesy The Island December 18, 2019, 7:04 pm On 16th December 2019, soon after a face-to-face meeting of Swiss Ambassador Hanspeter Mock with Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) has issued a statement to the media criticising the lack of due process in the case against […]

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Due process followed – SL to Swiss

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Courtesy Daily Mirror Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on Friday (18) told Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis that due process has been adhered to at each step, in keeping with international norms respected by both countries regarding the investigations into the Sri Lankan employee of the Swiss Mission. Minister Minister Gunawardena informed this when he received […]

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Truth behind ‘Swiss drama’ unravelled

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily News The controversy over the alleged abduction of a Sri Lankan employee of the Swiss embassy in Colombo continues to drag on with the two countries engaging in a war of words and the saga taking a dramatic turn this week with the arrest of the employee by local authorities. The incident […]

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නිවසටම ගොස් තොරතුරු විමසා සුදුස්සන් පමණක් බඳවා ගන්න – ලක්ෂයකට රැකියා දීම ගැන ජනපතිගෙන් උපදෙස්

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම හිරු නිව්ස් ජනවාරි 15 වනදා ඇරඹෙන රැකියා ලක්ෂයක් සම්පාදනය කෙරෙන බහුකාර්ය සංවර්ධන කාර්ය සාධක බලකායේ වැඩකටයුතු යටතේ උපාධිධාරින් දස දහසකට ද රැකියා අවස්ථා විවෘත වන බව අද අනාවරණ වුණා. ඒ ඊට අදාළව ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් ජනාධිපති කාර්යාලයේ පැවති සාකච්ඡාවකදීයි. මෙම වැඩසටහන යටතේ කිසිදු අධ්‍යාපනයක් නොලද හෝ අඩු අධ්‍යාපනික මට්ටමක් සහිත නුපුහුණු පිරිස් […]

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Bogus abduction story: Switzerland did not follow due process, not Sri Lanka

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

The Swiss has issued a strange statement criticizing Sri Lanka for the lack of due process. The truth is quite the opposite. It took a magistrate’s order to finally get the Swiss embassy to produce its local staffer to make a formal complaint to the CID on Sunday 8th December 2019, exactly 13 days after […]

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