Archive for December 19th, 2019

Sri Lanka president says he is ‘victim’ of Swiss kidnap claim

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Courtesy Mail OnLine Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said Thursday the alleged kidnapping of a Swiss embassy staffer which triggered a diplomatic spat between Colombo and Bern had been concocted to discredit his election victory. A Sri Lankan national working for the Swiss mission in Colombo was arrested Monday for allegedly falsely claiming she had […]

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Swiss diplomat to intervene in Sri Lanka embassy abduction row

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Courtesy swissinfo.ch Switzerland is sending an experienced diplomat to Sri Lanka in an effort to resolve the ongoing dispute about the treatment of an embassy worker in Colombo. Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis has also protested the detention of the female staff member by Sri Lanka. The alleged abduction and intimidation of the Swiss embassy worker […]

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The new populism is to resist populism and populists

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Malinda Seneviratne A general election will be held soon. That much is certain. Indeed, if not for the term-related clause in the 19th Amendment Parliament would be dissolved by now. This Parliament feels old. Older than a little over four years. Those of the UNP (United National Party) and the SLFP (Sri Lanka Freedom Party) […]

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පාන් පිටි මිල අඩු කිරීම දෙස බැලිය යුත්තේ කෙසේද?

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

චන්දුසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි මේ රටේ පාන්පිටි මිල අඩු කිරීම සම්බන්ධව විවිධ මත රාශියක් විවිධ පාර්ශවයන්ගෙන් රටට මුදා හැරෙමින් පවතී. සමස්තයක් වශයෙන් මේ රටට පාන් පිටි ගෙන්වීම සම්පුර්ණයෙන්ම නවතාලිය හැකි නම් ඉතා හොඳ කාර්යයකි. එය තීරණය කල යුත්තේ, මෙරට ජනතාවය. 1505දී  පාන් මේ රටට හඳුන්වාදීමත් සමග පාන්පිට් ව්‍යාප්තිය මේ රට පුරා විසිරි පැතිරී ගොස් එය ජනතාවගේ […]

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ජාතික විද්‍යා පදනම් සම්මාන උළෙලේ දී විශිෂ්ටපර්යේෂකයන් ඇගයීමට ලක්වේ..

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

ප්‍රවෘත්ති නිවේදනය තාක්ෂණ හා නවෝත්පාදන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය. උසස් අධ්‍යාපන, තාක්ෂණ හා නවෝත්පාදන අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතේ ක්‍රියාත්මක වන ජාතික විද්‍යා පදනම වාර්ෂිකව සංවිධානය කරන ජාතික විද්‍යා පදනම් සම්මාන උළෙල – 2018 පසුගිය දින (18) උසස් අධ්‍යාපන, තාක්ෂණ හා නවෝත්පාදන අමාත්‍ය බන්දුල ගුණවර්ධන මහතාගේ සහ තාක්ෂණ හා නවෝත්පාදන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය තිලංග සුමතිපාල මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් බණ්ඩාරනායක අනුස්මරණ සම්මන්ත්‍රණ ශාලාවේ […]

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සමෘද්ධි පරිගණක සහයක පත්වීම්ලාභී 1530 ගේ රැකියා අහිමි කිරීමට ගෙන ඇති තීරණය අවලංගු කර ගැනීම හා පරිගණක පුහුණුලාභීන් හට සිදු වු අසාධාරණය සම්බන්දව.

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

සමෘද්ධි සංවර්ධන නිළධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය. අතිගරු ජනාධිපති,ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා,ජනාධිපති මන්ධිරය,කොළඹ. සමෘද්ධි පරිගණක සහයක පත්වීම්ලාභී 1530 ගේ රැකියා අහිමි කිරීමට ගෙන ඇති තීරණය අවලංගු කර ගැනීම හා පරිගණක පුහුණුලාභීන් හට සිදු වු අසාධාරණය සම්බන්දව. සමෘද්ධි සංවර්ධන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව වෙත 2019 වසරේදී බඳවා ගන්නා ලද පරිගණක සහයකයින් 1530 ක් වෙත වැටුප් හා දීමනා අත්හිටුවමින් රැකියා අහිමිකිරීමට සමෘද්ධි සංවර්ධන දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ […]

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Our University System needa Urgent Reforms

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

By Professor R.P. Gunawardane Courtesy The Island There are many shortcomings in the Sri Lankan university system which needs immediate attention. First of all, a proper legal framework should be established in the Sri Lankan university system in order to implement progressive reforms, to avoid political interference and misuse of power and for the smooth […]

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Turning Back to China: Sri Lanka Halts American Million Dollar Projects

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Courtesy Sputnik New Delhi (Sputnik): The previous Ranil Wickremesinghe government in Sri Lanka had approved a $480 million development assistance grant from the United States, claiming that the program would benefit the island nation’s 11 million people. The agreement, nevertheless, remained under intense scrutiny as opposition parties have been accusing the Wickremesinghe government of compromising […]

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Sri Lanka, not India, will develop Mattala airport: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu Gotabaya says no discussion with India on the project, indicating it is off the table. Sri Lanka’s civil aviation authority will develop the southern airport in Mattala, near the strategically located Hambantota port, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Thursday, ruling out earlier proposals of a joint venture with India. However, […]

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Man embroiled in Garnier controversy arrested for attacking photographer

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Courtesy The Island December 19, 2019, 9:54 pm The police yesterday arrested a person for assaulting a photographer outside the Fort Magistrate court as UNP MP Patali Champika Ranawaka was about to be brought out of the court. The man wearing a blue T-shirt went berserk alleging that the media caused problems to their minister. […]

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Prez says no Swiss involvement in abduction drama

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

by Zacki Jabbar Courtesy Island President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday ruled out the involvement of the Swiss Embassy in the allegation leveled by one of its employees Garnia Banister Francis, that she had been abducted by some persons in Colombo on November 25, harassed and forced to open her phone and reveal how IP Nishantha Silva […]

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Gotabaya to re-negotiate security aspect of Hambantota port, not its commercial component

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, December 19 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said here on Thursday, that what worries him about the 2017 Sino-Lanka agreement on the Hambantota port, is its security aspect, and not its commercial component. He told the Foreign Correspondents’ Association that the Lankan authorities should know which ships are entering and leaving […]

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President hints at date of parliament dissolution

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was a grave mistake and that it is a major obstacle to the country’s progress. The President expressed these views at a meeting held with Colombo-based foreign correspondents of foreign media, today (19). President Rajapaksa further said that Sri Lanka will go […]

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Rajitha files anticipatory bail application, seeks prevention of his arrest

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Courtesy Ada Derana Former Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne has filed an anticipatory bail application before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court seeking the prevention of his arrest over white van” media briefing. The Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and several other officials have been named as the respondents of this bail application. The parliamentarian […]

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Perverting the course of justice

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Lankaweb News MP Patalie Champika Ranawaka who was arrested by the Colombo Crime Division was further remanded today until December 24th. MP Ranawaka was arrested in connection with causing a motor accident on a youth at Rajagiriya in 2016 and producing a different person as the driver of the ill-fated vehicle. Many Defendants do not […]

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President Gotabaya Rajapakse : Ban LTTE with Logo/flag/tree/flower & all LTTE insignia

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is banned by Sri Lanka, US, India, UK, EU, and in total 32 countries. However, inspite of the ban it is shocking how LTTE emblems, flags and other insignia are being used. LTTE is banned for its terrorism and quest for Tamil Eelam. Therefore, the legal luminaries must clearly […]

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PATALIE FURTHER REMANDED UNTIL DECEMBER 24TH

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Courtesy Hiru News MP Patalie Champika Ranawaka who was arrested by the Colombo Crime Division was further remanded today until December 24th. Ranawaka was produced before the Hulftsdorp Magistrate Court No.4 this morning. Our correspondent stated that the court is currently considering the submissions made against him. Several UNP MPs were also present in the […]

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Patali Champika Ranawaka further remanded

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Courtesy Ada Derana Former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has been further remanded until December 24 by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court. The Parliamentarian was produced before the court this morning while Colombo Additional Magistrate Niranjana de Silva ordered that he be further remanded. Attorneys representing the MP had requested the court to grant bail to their […]

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Former President’s chief of staff & STC chairman sentenced to prison

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Courtesy Ada Derana The Permanent High Court-at-Bar has announced the prison sentences for Former Presidential Chief of Staff I.H.K. Mahanama and the former Chairman of the State Timber Corporation (STC) Piyadasa Dissanayake, who were found guilty on bribery charges this morning. The first defendant in the case Mr. Mahanama has been sentenced to 20 year […]

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The people’s victory must be protected from the Jabberwocks, the Jubjub birds and the Bandersnatches

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

By Rohana R. Wasala Beware the Jabberwock, my son!The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!Beware the Jubjub bird, and shunThe frumious Bandersnatch! The latest developments in the Sri Lankan political arena including diplomatic mockery in the form of a staged abduction episode by a minion of the global hegemon brought to my mind those […]

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Swiss embassy and exercising the rule of law

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

S. Akurugoda On 16th December 2019, soon after a face-to-face meeting of Swiss Ambassador Hanspeter Mock with Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapakse, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) has issued a statement to the media criticizing lack of due process in the case against their local employee who is detained (after a court ruling) […]

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Swiss Embassy local staffer abduction case: Lankan Prez to go strictly by independent CID probe and court decisions

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewIn.Asia Colombo, December 18: Sources close to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa say that he has decided to go strictly by court rulings and the findings of the independent police probe into the alleged abduction of a local employee of the Swiss embassy here last month. The President is keen that […]

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Swiss embassy local staffer “abduction” case: Lanka says it is complying with national and international laws

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, December 18 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has told the Swiss government that the Lankan authorities and its judiciary are going by national and international law in dealing with the alleged abduction of a Sri Lankan employee of the Swiss embassy here. A press release issued by the Lankan Ministry […]

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