Archive for August 13th, 2020

Sri Lanka’s Justice Minister – Your response to Citizen’s Questions

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

CITIZEN BANDA The President of Sri Lanka has handpicked & appointed a first time National List nominee as Justice Minister who was not a politician, never a Member of Parliament and not a public figure except to serve as a lawyer to clients and regular speech maker following Presidential elections. The appointment was given amidst […]

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Dr. Nalin de Silva bemoans the “The Cultural Narrative of Western Science” – yet again!

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

By Chandre Dharmawardana Dr. Nalin the Silva refers to an article in the recent issue of Science (dated 11August 2020 although Science is a weekly journal) entitled: Senior U.S. lawmaker wants National Academies to scrutinize racism in science”, and uses this to jump to another topic, which he says is NOT discussed in the above […]

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One (01) more person confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 2,882

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News One more arrival from the UAE tested positive for COVID- 19, increasing total infected in Sri Lanka to 2882.

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Tensed situation at the Presidential Commission inquiring into Political Revenge and victimization (Video)

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News A tensed situation was witnessed today at the Presidential Commission Inquiring into political revenge and victimization. This was regarding an interview given by former Solicitor General Suhada Gamlath to a weekend newspaper regarding the legal status of the M V Mahanuwara vessel of Avant Garde. Former Senior Additional Solicitor General Wasantha Navaratne […]

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Electoral success of non-career candidates is a phenomenal change in Sri Lankan politics

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

By Kelum Bandara/Daily Mirror Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) had fielded 16 members of two professional bodies and a dozen of them got elected, outperforming traditional, entrenched political candidates. Colombo, August 13: The results of the August 5 Parliamentary Elections reflected on new political dynamics in Sri Lanka, be it in […]

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Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

By Yashwant Raj/Hindustan Times I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” the former vice-president wrote on twitter. Washington, August 12: Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, has named […]

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appoints Adm (Rtd) Dr. Jayanath Colombage as Sri Lanka’s Foreign Secretary

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia An expert in international relations, Adm. Colombage’s Ph.D thesis was on Asymmetric Warfare at Sea; the case of Sri Lanka”. It was published by Lambert Academic Publishing in Germany. He is also a Fellow of the Nautical Institute of London. Colombo, August 13 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday appointed international […]

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Investigation opened into alleged war crimes by British mercenaries in Sri Lanka

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Courtesy The Morning Star HE Metropolitan Police have opened an investigation into war crimes allegedly committed by British mercenaries in Sri Lanka during the 1980s. The force’s War Crime Team has begun a scoping exercise under Crown Prosecution Service guidelines, the Foreign Office has told the UN Working Group on Mercenaries (UNWGM). The probe follows […]

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New Ministry Secretaries appointed; Anil Jasinghe to Environment Ministry

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana New Secretaries have been appointed to 25 Cabinet Ministries today (13), stated President’s Media Division issuing a press release. The new Ministry Secretaries were handed their letters of appointment by President Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this evening. It is noteworthy that Dr. Anil Jasinghe has been appointed as the Secretary to the […]

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Kurunegala Mayor in attempt to claim lawyer’s fees of his case from Municipal Council?

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Kurunegala Municipal Council members have left a council meeting expressing their displeasure over the Mayor’s failure to attend the meeting on time. Reportedly, the Kurunegala Mayor had been attending an event inaugurating the newly appointed Minister of Highways Johnston Fernando while a council meeting had been convened today (13). The Mayor had also […]

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Every last person involved in Easter attacks will be punished – Ali Sabry

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Every last individual who is responsible for the 2019 Easter attacks will be brought before the law, says newly appointed Minister of Justice President’s Counsel Ali Sabry. He expressed these views speaking at a program held in Kandy yesterday (12). He stated that he took oaths as the Minister of Justice not to […]

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