Archive for June 29th, 2020

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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