Archive for February 11th, 2020

Prime Minister’s triumphant visit to India

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA The Prime Minister Mr. Mahinda Rajajapaksa has returned to the country after ending a very successful exultant 4 days official visit to India.  He has boldly and candidly spoken on the envisaged Indo-Sri Lankan relationship and ties with other countries, measures to be taken to rescue the Tamils in the […]

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Meddling politicos before the era of call recordings

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

By Janaka Perera In the wake of the hullabaloo over MP Ranjan Ramanayake’s phone call recordings, a retired senior police officer recalls how a politician attempted with a phone call to obstruct the path of justice.  It was at the height of the JVP’s second insurgency (1987-90) when a number of so-called bhikkhus were involved […]

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දහදිය සිත්තම ‘‘ජයලත් මනෝරත්න උපහාර’’ කෙටි නාට්‍ය උළෙල

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

දහදිය සිත්තම වැඩකරන ජනතා කලා උළෙල. (ජාතික වෘත්තීය සමිති මධ්‍යස්ථානය.) ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය හා ආරාධනයයි දහදිය සිත්තම ‘‘ජයලත් මනෝරත්න උපහාර’’ කෙටි නාට්‍ය උළෙල අපේ රටේ රාජ්‍ය හා අර්ධ රාජ්‍ය, පෞද්ගලික හා වතු ක්‍ෂේත‍්‍රයන්හි සේවයේ නියුතු ජනතාවගේ නිර්මාණශීලී හැකියාවන් වර්ධනය කිරීම, වැඩිදියුණු කිරීම හා ජනගත කිරීමේ අරමුණු සහිතව මෙම කලා උළෙල වසර 12 ක් පුරාවට අඛණ්ඩව සිදුකරනු […]

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ON A WILD-GOOSE CHASE

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

RANJITH SOYSA Amnesty International continues with its tirade against Sri Lanka by going off their rocker again in their recent statement in 2020.( AI review of 2019 issued on 20th Jan 2020) For AI almost everything is rotten in Sri Lanka especially the policies and programs adopted by Sri Lanka for the protection of its […]

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Airbus kickbacks: $98 million paid as compensation

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Courtesy THE ISLAND (SRI LANKA)/ASIA NEWS NETWORK A now-retired SriLankan Airlines A340-300. Photo supplied Sri Lanka’s UNP MP Mujibur Rahman on Sunday said that yahapalana government had paid compensation to the Netherlands-based aircraft leasing company AerCap Holdings NV for the cancellation of the leasing agreement in respect of four Airbus A 350-900 ordered by the […]

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AG displeased over response to his directives on Judge Gihan Pilapitiya

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana The Attorney General has expressed his displeasure to the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) over the response in dealing with the AG’s advice and directives on Justice Gihan Pilapitiya. On January 23, the Attorney General instructed the Director of the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) to obtain a warrant and arrest interdicted […]

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CID ordered to submit progress report on probes on Swiss Embassy staffer’s phone

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana The Colombo Magistrate’s Court has ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to obtain the Government Analyst’s report on the mobile phone of the Swiss Embassy staffer, Garnia Bannister Francis, and to submit a progress report on the investigations on March 31. The case was taken up before Colombo Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today […]

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China “commends” PM Rajapaksa’s defence of BRI during India visit

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana China on Tuesday commended” Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s remarks that the island nation has received a lot of benefits” from Beijing’s ambitious multi-billion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The BRI is an initiative launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping when he came to power in 2013. It aims to link […]

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Russia Could Build Nuclear Power Plant in Sri Lanka – Ambassador

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Courtesy Sputnik MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia could build a nuclear power plant (NPP) in Sri Lanka someday, considering the growing energy demand in the country, Russian Ambassador to Colombo Yury Materiy has said in an interview with Sputnik. Since the Sri Lankan government favours pollution-free energy and aims at gradually replacing coal and oil with gas and […]

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