Archive for July 21st, 2020

Commission pays attention to transfer of police officers investigating Saindamarudu blast

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Presidential Commission to Investigate the Easter Attack has drawn attention to the sudden transfers of two police officers who were initially investigating the Ampara Saindamarudu blast. The Commission commenced to hear evidence yesterday regarding the explosion that took place in a house in Saindamardu, Ampara on April 26 last year. SSP Samantha […]

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XXX Landslide for the SLPP and a whitewash for the UNP.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Dr Sudath Gunasekara Mahanuwara My prediction on the August 5th General Election Landslide victory for the SLPP and a white wash for the UNP and nemesis for all communal political parties and Independent candidates What the people of this country should do at the upcoming election to ensure this reality Before I present my write […]

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පිටරට ඉදලා ජනාදිපතිවරණ යට ජන්දේ දන්න ආපු රටවිරුවෝ කෝ දැන්?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Federation of Expatriate Sri Lankans පසුගිය ජනාදිපතිවරණ යට ජන්දය ප්‍රකාශ කිරීමට  වීශාල විදේශ ගත ශ්‍රී ලංකිකයන් පිරිසක් දිවඉනට පැමිනියා . අප, “විදේශගත ශ්‍රී ලාන්කිකයනිගේ සන්සදය”, පුරා දශක 20 ක් පුරාවට ඒකීය ශ්‍රී ලන්කාවක් උදෙසා කටයුතු කල, දේශප්‍රේමී විදේශගත ශ්‍රී ලාන්කිකයන්ගේ කණ්ඩායමකි. අපගේ අරමුණ වන්නේ දේශප්‍රේමී නායකයන් පිරිසක් මෙවර පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට පත් කරගැනීමයි. රටෙහි දියුණුව විශ්වාස කල […]

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Advent and decline of a martial race: The Malays of Ceylon

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Absence of war and expansion of civil, especially, police administration from 1833 onward, led to the Malays giving up soldiering as their dominant occupation Sri Lanka’s tiny community of Malays (40,189 as per the 2012 census) had an overwhelmingly dominant position in the island’s military and police in the colonial period, […]

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Friends of virus

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Editorial Island A decision by the British government to make it mandatory for everyone to wear facemasks in shops has sparked protests in London. Some protesters staged a march at Hyde Park, the other day, condemning the government move, which they called a severe blow to their human rights. These anti-mask campaigners are not […]

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St Sebastian church suicide bomber’s wife believed to have fled to India

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island Pulasthini Rajendran alias Sarah, the wife of Achchi Mohammdu Mohammadu Hasthun, suicide bomber, who blew himself up at St. Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya, most likely had fled to India by sea in September 2019 and a person who helped her escape had been arrested, Chief Inspector Arjuna Maheenkanda, yesterday […]

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SLPP faults EC for interfering with CID on behalf of Rishad

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday (21) alleged that the Election Commission (EC)was playing politics with the electoral process by interfering in a high level CID investigation into the alleged involvement of ACMC (All Ceylon Makkal Congress) leader and Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) Vanni district candidate Rishad […]

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Pulasthini Mahendran not among the dead in Sainthamaruthu attack, PCoI told

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on Easter Sunday terror attacks heard that there are doubts as to whether Pulasthini Mahendran alias ‘Sara Jasmine’, a converted Islamic extremist and part of Zahran Hashim’s terror group, was among the 16 dead at the Sainthamaruthu safe house raided on the 26th of April last year. […]

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Rishad ordered to appear before CID

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Fort Magistrate has ordered former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen to appear before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at 9.00 am on the 27th of July. The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) leader will be recording a statement on Easter Sunday terror attacks in 2019. According to reports, he had been issued notices on two […]

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Appeals Court rejects petition seeking Karuna Amman’s arrest

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Court of Appeal today rejected the petition filed seeking the arrest of former deputy minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman, over his recent controversial statement on the killing of Sri Lankan army soldiers. The decision was delivered by a judge bench comprising President of Court of Appeal Justice A.H.M.D Nawaz and Sobitha […]

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Samagi Jana Balawegaya and TNA have similar policies – PM

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that the policies of the Samagi Janabalavegaya and the Tamil National Alliance are similar. He was participating in a public meeting held in the Teldeniya area today.

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Owner of the Buwaneka hotel calls the HIRU news team

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Owner of Buwaneka Hotel, WW Chandrasena said today that it was stated in the agreement he signed with the Kurunegala Urban Council, the particular building his hotel was housed in, is an archaeological monument. Speaking to our news team, he said that he maintained the building with extra care due to […]

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Former Minister of Cultural Affairs pressurized the Head of Archaeology (Video)

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Director General of Archeology Senarath Dissanayake stated that he was subjected to various pressures from the Minister of Cultural Affairs  during the previous government. He was speaking at a media briefing today regarding the demolition of a building allegedly belonging to King Bhuvanekabahu’s royal palace in Kurunegala. He further stated that the Department […]

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Mayor should be given the maximum punishment if he has commited any offense – Gammanpila

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Minister Johnston Fernando stated that no one will be allowed to touch the Mayor of Kurunegala as long as he is the District Leader. Meanwhile, speaking at a media briefing held today, a former Member of Parliament stated that Minister Johnston does not know the name Buwaneka. Former Member of Parliament Mayantha […]

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Comments made by politicians in the political stage -Video

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Comments made by politicians in the political stage. Minister Wimal Weerawansa stated at a media briefing held today that the 19th amendment is a ploy to set the President against the Prime Minister. Leader of the JVP Anura Kumara Dissanayake stated that the time has come to clean up the parliament due […]

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Deficits and Implied Taxation

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

The Prince of Kandy I am not saying it is a life and death matter when you print money. During my period it isn’t that we didn’t have excess printing but every time the treasury secretary asked me if we could accommodate the government with an excess of treasury bills I always got a date […]

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