Archive for June, 2020

මිලේනියම් චැලේන්ජ් ගිවිසුම හා බැඳි ඉඩම් පරිහරණ සැලැස්ම –

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන් පූර්විකාව –                 ලංකාවේ අතීත ඉඩම් භාවිතය සැමවිටම රජු හා සම්බන්ධ විය. රටේ භාරකරු වශයෙන් සහ පාලකයා වශයෙන් භූපති ලෙසට ඔහු හැඳින් වූ අතර රටේ සංවර්ධනය උදෙසා ඉඩම් යොදා ගැනීම සඳහා ගම් වසම හා බැඳි වැඩ පිළිවෙලක් විය. අනුරාධපුර යුගයේ පණ්ඩුකාභය රජ්‍ය සමය වන විට මෙරට ගම් සීමා කොට විධිමත් ක්‍රමයකට රජ්‍ය පාලනය […]

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Not signing MCC but continuing E-Land Register by US company threatens Sri Lanka’s Intellectual Property

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

MCC is a US Govt foreign aid agency which is funded by US Govt and the top US representatives’ sit’s on its Board. When $480m MCC Compact was announced immediately after the jihadi terror attacks on Easter Sunday, it was presented as a ‘gift horse’. That everything was done in secret reconfirms our doubts. The […]

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Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact: One size will not fit all

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Questions of sovereignty and notions of strings attached will have to be addressed for the smooth passage of the grant By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror With the American Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact (MCC), getting into hot water in Sri Lanka, Nepal and some countries in Africa, what is apparent is that one size will not […]

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India, Sri Lanka hold talks on Colombo’s debt repayment

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Courtesy DNA The matter was raised at the leadership level during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s telephonic conversation with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on May 23. Indian and Sri Lankan authorities held talks over two days this week on rescheduling Colombo’s repayment of loans and the country’s $1.1 billion currency swap request to abate the […]

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Senior cops should bear responsibility for curbing crimes in respective areas – Defence Secretary

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana Defence Secretary Major General (Retired) Kamal Gunaratne says the senior police officers-in-charge of provinces should be ashamed of wearing their uniforms if large-scale illegal activities are taking place in their respective divisions. You need to curb illegal activities that are increasing at an alarming rate without heeding to forces that might influence […]

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අපට මඟක් ඇත (නොහොත් ලංකාවට මරුකටෙන් ගැලවිය හැකිය): අංක 1

Monday, June 29th, 2020

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B., Ph.D. හැඳින්‌වීම රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ: ආ එන්න එන්න සන්නස්ගල, කොහොමද පොසොන් එක? උපුල් සන්නස්ගල: ඔහේ ගෙවිලා ගියා සර්… ර: ඕක තමයි ලංකාවේ ප්‍රථම ආක්‍රමණය උ: ඔව්, ඔව්, ඇත්තම නේන්නම් සර්, අපි ඕක ප්‍රසිද්‌ධ කරමුද? ර: අපොයි, තමුසෙට නම් දේශපාලනය කරන්න බැහැ! මේ එක් පොසොන් පොහොය දිනකට පසුදා රෑ දොලහට පමණ රනිල් එන්න කියා […]

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The dangers lurking between the lines of the US-Lanka MCC compact

Monday, June 29th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/DailyExpress Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Expert panel on the US-sponsored Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact seeks amendment of intrusive” clauses Colombo, June 28: The Sri Lankan cabinet-appointed expert committee on the Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact (MCC), which submitted its final report to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa earlier this week, has suggested that government should not sign the compact […]

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Chinese technicians committed to keeping power supply going in Sri Lanka amid COVID-19

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Courtesy People’s Daily Online Ms. Lyu, please tell me your mother’s name. I’ll pray for her at the temple,” a Sri Lankan engineer said to his Chinese colleague, Lyu Zeying. Lyu is a high-pressure welder with China Machinery Engineering Corporation, the Chinese contractor of the Puttalam coal-fired power plant in Sri Lanka. The power plant […]

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Will the US nail the coffin or the MCC?

Monday, June 29th, 2020

By Sugeeswara Senadhira Courtesy Ceylon Today Startling revelations made by Prof. Lalithasiri Gunaruwan, who headed the high level Government inquiry into the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Agreement is likely to nail the MCC coffin unless the United States renegotiates and withdraws all the harmful clauses in the original proposal.  President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed officials […]

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STF raids underworld kingpin’s armoury, recovers 12 T-56 rifles

Monday, June 29th, 2020

By Hemantha Randunu Courtesy The Island The STF seized a stash of weapons from a safe house of underworld kingpin Dharmakeerthi Tharaka Perera Wijesekara alias Kosgoda Tharaka at Pitipana, Homagama yesterday.  A suspect known as Potta Kapila and identified as an accomplice of Kosgoda Tharaka has also been arrested with the stock of weapons. The […]

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MCC review report to be presented to Cabinet as next step: GL

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror The final report of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Agreement review committee would be presented to the Cabinet to be studied before making a decision on the agreement, Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister, Professor G.L.Peiris said. Speaking at a news briefing held at the Sri Lanka Podujana Permanua […]

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IGP undermined intelligence on Easter attacks – fmr. SIS Director

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Retired Deputy Inspector of Police (DIG) Keerthi Gajanayake believes that the intelligence information the Inspector General of Police (IGP) received prior to the Easter Sunday terror attacks had been undermined by the IGP himself, with the inclusion of a common phrase used by the police. Giving evidence before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry […]

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Decision on staying of arrest warrants against Ravi and others on July 7

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Appeal Court announced that the decision on issuing an interim order preventing the execution of the arrest warrants issued by the Fort Magistrate, against former minister Ravi Karunanayake and others over the Central Bank treasury bond scam, will be delivered on July 07. The writ petition filed by Mr Karunanayake and the […]

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President directs CBSL to provide relief for The Finance, ETI depositors

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) to examine and immediately provide relief to depositors of the collapsed financial institutions The Finance and ETI. The President has said that the proceedings should be monitored through a committee set up representing the Presidential Secretariat, the Central Bank, the Treasury, […]

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Fmr Minister acknowledges Premadasa govt. gave weapons to LTTE

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Former Minister of Ranasinghe Premadasa‘s government Gamini Jayawickrama Perera admits that the then-government provided weapons to the terrorist organization LTTE during the civil war. Perera mentioned this addressing a public meeting held in Kurunegala, yesterday (28). He says that the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) signed agreements with LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. Ranasinghe […]

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MCC & Sri Lanka : Understand the larger picture

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Third World country policy makers as well as their citizens need to understand that ‘independence’ for former colonies is just a cliché and nothing else. All that happened under colonial rule continues under neocolonial policies & practices. Foreign aid and investment are a key component that continues to bind former colonies with aid-interest & debt. […]

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VEN. ELLAWALA MEDHANANDA Part 10

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS Ven. Ellawala Medhananda has spent decades exploring the forgotten temples and monasteries in the Eastern province. His explorations have shown that there was an extensive spread of Buddhist monasteries and forest hermitages in the east in the ancient and medieval periods.  Medhananda discovered hitherto unknown monasteries, forest hermitages, temples, caves, and inscriptions. The […]

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Defeating domestic and foreign conspiracies against Sri Lanka

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

(Translation of the speech made by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday 28 June on Defeating domestic and foreign conspiracies against Sri Lanka”.) Most venerable members of the Maha Sangha, Clergymen of all other faiths, people of Sri Lanka and friends, A socialist government assumed power in this country in 1970, but nobody said that […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එරෙහි දෙස් විදෙස් කුමන්ත්‍රණ පරාජය කරමු

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

(අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා 2020 ජුනි 28 වෙනි ඉරිදා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එරෙහි දෙස් විදෙස් කුමන්ත්‍රණ පරාජය කරමු” යන මැයෙන් පැවැත්වූ දේශනයේ පිටපත.) අතිපූජනීය මහා සංඝරත්නයෙන් අවසරයි, සියලු ආගම්වල පූජකතුමනි, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවාසී ජනතාවනි, හිතවතුනි,  1970 දී මේ රටේ බලයට ආවේ සමාජවාදී ආණ්ඩුවක් වුණාට කවුරුවත් කිව්වේ නැහැ ඒක රුසියාව,  චීනය, මැදිහත්වෙලා හදපු ආණ්ඩුවක් කියලා. ඒ වගේම 1977 […]

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MCC ගිවිසුම පිළිබඳ සමාලෝචනය කළ කමිටුවෙන් විශේෂ ප්‍රකාශයක් (වීඩියෝ)

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් MCC ගිවිසුම් පිළිබඳ ජාත්‍යන්තර අත්දැකීම් සතුටුදායක නොවන බැවින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව MCC ගිවිසුම පිළිබඳව සලකා බැලිමට පෙර එම අත්දැකිම් වලින් ලැබිය හැකි පාඩම් මනාව වටහාගත යුතු බව අදාළ ගිවිසුම පිළිබඳ සමාලෝචනය කළ කමිටුව සඳහන් කරනවා. කමිටු වාර්තාව මගින් වැඩිදුරටත් පෙන්වා දෙන්නේ‍ MCC හි මුඛ්‍ය පරමාර්ථයේ සඳහන් අරමුණු සාක්ෂාත් කරගැනීමට MCC ආධාර ලද […]

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Threat of American Meddling

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

GAMINI SENEVIRATNE Courtesy The Island This is hardly the time for the US State Department to be meddling in Sri Lanka. It has so many disasters on its hands, and it does not seem that any of them would go away this century. I shall list a few on a later occasion – as the […]

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Contradictory claims on USD 10 mn grant * MCC compact: * Expert Committee fails to obtain AG’s opinion

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Top MCC official Fatema Z. Sumar with Dr. Samaratunga at the signing of the first agreement (file photo) Contrary to US embassy denial that funds required for preparatory activities related to controversial MCC (Millennium Challenge Corporation) project had not been disbursed or put off pending finalization of the decision, […]

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MCC review report accessible on web

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The final report by the Expert’s Committee appointed to review the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact (MCC) is accessible for general public on three websites, the President’s Media Division said. Accordingly, it will be available on http://www.president.gov.lk/ Link 1: https://www.president.gov.lk/si/ ජනපතිට-භාරදුන්-mcc-සමාලෝචන-අ Link2: https://www.president.gov.lk/.Documents/MCC-final-document.pdf www.presidentsoffice.lk Link 1: https://www.presidentsoffice.gov.lk/.Documents/MCC-final-document.pdf Link 1: http://www.pmdnews.lk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/%E0%B6%85%E0%B7%80%E0%B7%83%E0%B6%B1%E0%B7%8A-%E0%B7%80%E0%B7%8F%E0%B6%BB%E0%B7%8A%E0%B6%AD%E0%B7%8F%E0%B7%80.pdf President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed […]

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අවසන් වාර්තාව 2020 ජූනි 23

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

president.gov.lk/ අමෙරිකා එක්සත් ජනපදමේ සහශ්‍රක අභිම ෝගතා සො තන සෙඟ අත්සන් කිරීෙට සකස් කරනු ලැබ තිමබන සංයුක්ත ගිවිසුම් මකටුම්පත, ම ෝජිත ව්‍යාපිති හා ාව්‍ා ‍රි ාත්ෙක කිරීෙට සකසනු ලැබ ිති ‍රෙමදද සොමලෝචන කිරීමම් කමිටුව්‍ https://www.president.gov.lk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/%E0%B6%85%E0%B7%80%E0%B7%83%E0%B6%B1%E0%B7%8A-%E0%B7%80%E0%B7%8F%E0%B6%BB%E0%B7%8A%E0%B6%AD%E0%B7%8F%E0%B7%80.pdf

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Final report of MCC review made accessible for public

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The final report by the Expert’s Committee appointed to review the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact (MCC) has been made accessible for the general public, President’s Media Division said. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed a four-member Committee to review the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact (MCC) on January 01st, 2020. The Committee was chaired […]

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Curfew in Sri Lanka completely lifted

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The curfew imposed on the island in order to curtail the spread of COVID-19 has been completely lifted, President’s Media Division said. This decision will be in effect from today (June 28, Sunday). Previously, the curfew imposed on the whole country from March 20 was partially lifted with the country returning to normalcy. […]

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Returnee from Bangladesh adds to COVID-19 case count

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Another foreign arrival testing positive for the coronavirus infection has taken the tally of virus-positive cases in Sri Lanka to 2,037. The latest case is a recent returnee from Bangladesh, according to the Health Ministry. With the new, four individuals have been detected to have contracted the virus, so far today (28). Previously, […]

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Reopening of airports to be delayed?

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana Minister Prasanna Ranatunga says that the complete reopening of airports may be delayed due to the increased number of registrations to arrive in the country. Previously it was targeted to reopen the airports in Sri Lanka from August 01 and the country will be open for tourists. Considering that situation, the date […]

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MCC වාර්තාවේ තිබුනේ මොනවද – ආචාර්ය ලලිතසිරි ගුණරුවන් ප්‍රථම හා එකම සාකච්ඡාව

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

Truth with Chamuditha MCC ගිවිසුම පිළිබද ජනාධිපති කමිටුවේ ප්‍රධානි ආචාර්ය ලලිතසිරි ගුණරුවන් සමග කෙරෙන පුථම හා එකම සාකච්ඡාව. චමුදිත සමරවික්‍රම සමග.

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UNARUWAN COMMITTEE REPORT SAYS ‘NO TO MCC” but danger still persists within AG’s department

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

BY SHENALI WADUGE · The very controversial and dangerous US transnational project known as MCC Compact has generated public objections for the right reasons and if not for the resolve of a handful of people who went out to publicly educate the people, the previous government would have done a 1815 on us (betrayal of the Nation) […]

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