Archive for June 19th, 2020

You’re an exemplary leader for future generations

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Chandrasena Pandithage On your birthday this year, We patriotic wanted to write to you and thank you for everything you have done for our country. Your work is truly mesmerizing and you are an exemplary leader for future generations who wish to follow the world of politics. Thank you once again! I’m wishing you a […]

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මැ.කො., ප.පා.කො. ගෙන් බැරි දර මිටිය, සභා ලේකම්වරුන්ගෙන් බදින්න හදයි -FB කමෙන්ට් එකකට විනය පරීක්ෂණය හා මැතිරවණ අපේක්ෂකයින් නිවාඩු ලබා ගැනීම

Friday, June 19th, 2020

රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් පළාත් පාලන ආයතනවල සභිකයින්ගේ නිවාඩු ප්‍රශ්නය විසදා ගැනීමට නොහැකිව, ෆෙස් බුක් කමෙන්ට් එකක් වෙනුවෙන් විනය පරීක්ෂණයක් පැවැත්වීමට යෝජනා කරන මැ.කො., දැන් එයින් ඔබ්බට ගොස් සභා ලේකම්වරුන් හරහා ද කොස් ඇට බාවන්නට උත්සහ දරමින් සිටී. ජා ඇල නගර සභාවේ සභිකයෙකු සම්බන්ධයෙන් මැ.කො. ජා ඇළ සභා ලේකම් වෙත යවා ඇති ලිපිය මේ  සමග දැක්වේ.  […]

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Lanka prepares to launch global tourism campaign

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Courtesy Gulf Times Sri Lanka’s Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) is planning to launch a long-awaited multi-million-dollar global tourism promotion campaign in January 2021 if tourism does not bounce back to the pre-Covid level in two years, local media reported.Currently, the final terms of references (TOR) of the five-year campaign are being reviewed by an appointed […]

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President Rajapaksa Loses His Cool; State Officials Under the Radar

Friday, June 19th, 2020

BY Gagani Weerakoon Courtesy Ceylon Today The President does not seize illicit liquor, he doesn’t catch rapists, drug peddlers or terrorists. The President is entrusted with policy planning, giving directives and advising, was what former President Maithripala Sirisena insisted when the journalist who interviewed him last week for the BBC Sinhala service repeatedly asked whether […]

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Latest on “Easter Sunday attacks” investigations

Friday, June 19th, 2020

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Match-fixing: Political parties want Alughgamage’s allegation probed.

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Opposition political parties today expressed their views on the match-fixing allegation made by former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage with regard to the 2011 Cricket World Cup final with some of them calling for investigations. Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) candidate Hirunika Premachnadra told a news conference that those who were […]

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Officials purchased car companies after losing match: Aluthgamage

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Piyumi Fonseka Courtesy The Daily Mirror I wrote to the ICC in 2012 regarding this matter, yet they failed to respond” Some Cricket officials have purchased car companies, started new businesses after match loss” The Team changed in the last moment without prior consultation” An Indian newspaper knew about the team change before us, but […]

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PCoI on Easter Sunday attacks – Extremism can only be eradicated by banning it: Gnanasara Thera

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror No matter who administers the country, Islamic extremism cannot be eradicated until the government leaders ban extremism across the country, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary the Ven. Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thera told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on the Easter Sunday Attacks. “Extremism in the country is like […]

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Rishad’s brother had direct links with Easter Sunday bombers – Police Spokesman

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Investigations into the coordinated terror attacks on Easter Sunday have revealed that the brother of former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, Bathiudeen Mohamed Riyaj, has had maintained direct links with the bombers, says the Police Spokesperson. SSP Jaliya Senaratne stated this during ‘BIG FOCUS’ programme on TV Derana this morning (19), responding to a question […]

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Sports Ministry calls for immediate probe on Mahindananda’s ‘match-fixing’ allegations

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Secretary to the Ministry of Sports has called for an immediate probe into the allegations made by Mahindananda Aluthgamage on ‘match-fixing’ at the 2011 World Cup final. Mahindananda recently made a controversial statement, claiming that he does not accept Sri Lanka’s defeat in the 2011 World Cup (final) as a defeat. According […]

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Arrest warrants on bond scam suspects including Ravi issued lawfully, court told

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Attorney General, today (19), told the court that issuance of arrest warrants by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court on former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and several other bond scam suspects has followed a lawful procedure. The writ applications filed by Ravi Karunanayake, PTL owner Arjuna Aloysius, Central Bank employees Sangarapillai Pathumanapan and Indika […]

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Two fresh COVID-19 cases take tally to 1,950

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Two more persons have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus today (19), the Ministry of Health said. On that account, the total count of coronavirus cases in the country has risen to 1,950. A total of three patients were discovered within the day, according to the Department of Government Information. Two of them […]

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Prime Minister instructs contractors to speed up the North-Central Expressway

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the contractors involved in the project to expedite the construction of the North-Central Expressway. The Prime Minister expressed these views while participating in an inspection tour of the second phase of the project on complaints that the construction of the North Central Expressway is not being […]

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More than 2000 Sri Lankan expatriates infected with coronavirus – 21 have died

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The total number of Coronavirus patients that have fully recovered from their infection in the country has increased to 1446 with 25 more people who have recovered being discharged from hospitals today. Also, an infected person who arrived from India has been reported today. According to the Epidemiology Unit the total number […]

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Government will not sign the MCC agreement – Minister Wimal Weerawansa (Video)

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Minister Wimal Weerawansa says that the government will never come to an agreement with the USA to sign the MCC agreement He said this while he was speaking at the Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya today. Minister Wimal Weerawansa commenced his election campaign by visiting the Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya today and received […]

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Sri Lanka’s Intel head says ITJP & Sooka a threat to life – caution to Foreign MPs linked to LTTE fronts

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Sri Lanka’s top intelligence head has issued a letter of demand to Yasmin Sooka and her entity ITJP alleging violation of ICCPR ACT. He also alleges she & ITJP are accessory to LTTE front agenda with likelihood of posing a risk to his life & that of his family. Complaints regarding Sooka & ITJP have […]

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