Archive for March 1st, 2020

Michelle Bachelet needs a tutor

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

BY MALINDA SENEVIRATNE A year ago, UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet made the following observation in her report on Sri Lanka (tabled on March 8, 2019): ‘On 29 May 2018, human skeletal remains were discovered at a construction site in Mannar (Northern Province). Excavations, concluded with the support of the Office on Missing Persons, […]

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Provocative abuse of American power

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

H. L. D. MAHINDAPALA With incontrovertible evidence gleaned from unimpeachable international sources Daya Gamage, by far the most knowledgeable analyst of America’s role in Sri Lanka – he once worked in the American Embassy acquiring detailed insights into the operations of the mission – has revealed that the decision to place a travel ban on […]

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Partisan politics undermine neutrality and credibility of human rights

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

BY H. L. D. MAHINDAPALA Of all the community leaders in Sri Lanka only the Tamil leadership has officially declared war against another community (i.e., the Sinhalese) and led their people to commit the crime against peace. On May 14, 1976 they collectively passed the Vadukoddai Resolution urging the Tamil youth to take up arms […]

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Sri Lanka Again Failed to Present Evidence of Lord Naseby to UNHRC to Counter War Crimes Allegations

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Dilrook Kannangara Quoting UK’s defence attache to Sri Lanka in 2009 Anton Gash, Lord Naseby presented a case to the British parliament on the absurdity of war crimes allegations against Sri Lanka. His reports were comprehensive and clearly annul allegations of war crimes leveled against Sri Lanka’s military. Their usefulness was harped by various patriotic […]

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MR. DINESH GUNAWARDANE AN EXCELLENT FOREIGN MINISTER

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS It is surprising to Sri Lankans living in the country and overseas that Mr. Dinesh Gunawardena handled the withdrawal from the Co-Sponsorship of UNHCR resolution.  It seemed that many countries respected the views expressed by Minister Gunawardena who showed the nature of real Sri Lankan and educated personnel. There were different types […]

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Angelo Mathews stars as Sri Lanka whitewash West Indies 3-0

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Courtesy Hindustan Times Mathews claimed four wickets and denied West Indies 13 runs in the last over, restricting the tourists to 301 for nine in their chase of 308 in Pallekele. Angelo Mathews held his nerve with the ball to help Sri Lanka clinch a tense six-run win over West Indies in the third one-day […]

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Sri Lanka heads for snap polls as Rajapaksa tightens grip

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Courtesy Mail online Gotabaya Rajapaksa won a landslide at November presidential polls and appointed his older brother and former president Mahinda as prime minister in a move that saw the family consolidate their hold on power Sri Lanka’s new president is set to dissolve parliament shortly and call snap a legislative election six months ahead […]

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22 uni. students remanded for protesting despite court order

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The 22 university students arrested for protesting in front of the University Grants Commission (UGC) have been remanded until tomorrow (March 02). The order was issued by the Colombo Additional Magistrate when the group of students was produced before the court. Twenty-two university students including 2 monks have been arrested for protesting in […]

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No pension for 64 MPs if parliament is dissolved tomorrow

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana If the parliament of Sri Lanka is dissolved at midnight tomorrow (02) as planned, 64 parliamentarians will lose out on their pensions. A Member of Parliament must complete a five-year tenure to receive pension rights. Accordingly, the United National Party (UNP) parliamentarians will lose the most pension rights, with 36 MPs in total […]

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UNP Working Comm. settles on ‘Elephant’ symbol; Sajith faction disagrees

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The majority of the United National Party (UNP) Working Committee has agreed to contest the upcoming general election under the election symbol ‘Elephant’. However, the Sajith Premadasa faction has not agreed to the decision, sources told Ada Derana. A special meeting of the UNP Working Committee was held at Sirikotha –UNP Headquarters, today […]

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Parliament to be dissolved at midnight tomorrow

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Gazette Extraordinary pertaining to the dissolution of the parliament is set to be published at midnight tomorrow (02), government sources told Ada Derana. This is under the power vested in the President by the 19th Amendment to dissolve the parliament after four and a half years of the sitting of Parliament. The […]

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එජාපයේ අර්බුදය ගැන අදත් විවිධ අදහස්

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂයේ මතුව ඇති අර්බුදය සම්බන්ධයෙන් පක්ෂ විපක්ෂ දේශපාලනඥයින් අදත් විවිධ අදහස් පළ කලා.

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සමඟි ජන බලවේගය, එජාපයේ අලියා ලකුණින් තරඟ කළ යුතු බවට තීරණයක් –

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් සමඟි ජන බලවේගය, එජාපයේ අලියා ලකුණින් තරඟ කළ යුතු බවට, එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ කෘත්‍යාධිකාරී මණ්ඩලය තීරණය කර තිබෙනවා. කෙසේ වෙතත් සජිත් පාර්ශවය ඊට එකඟ නොවී ඇති බවයි දේශපාලන ආරංචිමාර්ග ප්‍රකාශ කළේ

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Campus එකේ CCTV ගලවපු තරුණ හාමුදුරුවන් සිවුරු ඇරලා ශාසනයෙන් අයින් කල යුතුයි

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Lahiru Mudalige

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