Archive for August 26th, 2020

GoSL Review the Role of Sri Lanka’s Human Rights Commission/Head from 2015 to 2020

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission and its controversial head needs to be reviewed to determine if during the period of good governance rule, their actions have been prejudicial to the interests of Sri Lanka by carrying out an agenda inimical to the national interests of the country. The Commission head was seen on many […]

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THE BLACK ECONOMY IN SRI LANKA: HOW IT IMPACTS ON THE MACROECONOMY.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS A black economy could be described as economic activities in a country that the revenue flow from economic activities doesn’t officially add to the gross domestic product. The revenue generates from the black economy may connect with the official economy indirect way in some areas, for example, suppose a person buys a […]

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The great Panadura Debate (1873) entering the 2020 Parliament via Vigneswaran

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

 C. Wijeyawickrema In February 2015, I wrote a series of short essays titled, Taming Vigneswaran.”  These essays, printed by the Lankaweb, and especially part V, is directly relevant today, because Vigneswaran has now moved his Eelam battle to the 2020 parliament. Separatist Tamil political paper tiger establishment is now grasping for its last breath, and […]

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Thank You Vigee

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Palitha Senanayake Mr. C V Vigneshwaran, the MP for Jaffna and the former Chief Minister for the Northern Province, deserve Kudos from the Government for his statement at the opening day of the Parliament where he made totally unwarranted claims about his race and its ancestry in this country.  This is because he made those […]

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Vigneswaran – THE MOST FOOLISH M.P. EVER!

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Shripal Nishshanka Fernando    If Mr. Shri Ponnambalan Ramanadan were here today, he would kill this liar Vigneswaran and other traitors of Sri Lanka. That much love he and other honorable Tamils cared and had for the country. So called Vigneswaran is a disgrace for his schools, higher education institutes and institutions he worked and affiliated […]

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A brief history of two monk activists

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

By Rohana R. Wasala Courtesy The Island In my opinion, Ven. Athuraliye Ratana and Ven. Galaboda-aththe Gnanasara were following two different lines  of activism in the arena of inclusive nationalism until their recent  joint pratfall in the mire of dirty politics. The first appears to be a shrewd politician who is trying to get involved […]

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The 13th Amendment from the perspective of a dissident Tamil

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

by Sebastian Rasalingam Courtesy Sri Lanka Guardian ( May 24, 2013, Toronto, Sri Lanka Guardian) A propos the discussion between Mr. Dayan Jayatilleke, G. H. Peiris and others in the public media, allow me to add a few words – the words of a humble Tamil who comes from a social stratum lacking a voice in […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තායි සංචාරක නියෝජිතයන්ගේ සංගමය (TTAA) සමඟ සමීප සහයෝගීතාව තහවුරු කරයි Sri Lanka assures close collaboration with Thai Travel Agent Association (TTAA)

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

තායිලන්ත ශ්‍රී ලංකා තානාපති කාර්යාලය Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Thailand තායි සංචාරක නියෝජිතයන්ගේ සංගමයේ නව සභාපති සුතිපොන්ග් පෙයුන්පිපොප් මහතා සහ අලුතින් තේරීපත්වූ කමිටු සාමාජිකයින් සමඟ TTAA මූලස්ථානයේදී පැවති හමුවේදී තායිලන්තයේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා තානාපතිනී සමන්තා කේ. ජයසුරිය මහත්මිය අලුතින් පත්වූ නිලධාරීන් වෙත සුබපැතුම් එක් කරමින්, ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සහ තායි සංචාරක […]

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Palestinian Ambassador Congratulates Sri Lanka on “Peaceful Democratic Process” – August 26, 2020

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Prime Minister’s Media Office The Palestinian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Dr. Zuhair M.H. Dar Zaid paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning at Temple Trees. Speaking about the recently-concluded General Election, Ambassador Zaid said, All Palestinians are very happy about the peaceful, democratic process that happened in Sri Lanka.” The Ambassador […]

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Sri Lanka and Afghanistan Explore Greater Trade Relations – August 26, 2020

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Prime Minister’s Media Office Better connectivity that results in better trade relations could mutually benefit Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. This was the main focus of the discussion when Ambassador of Afghanistan to Sri Lanka Ashraf Haidari called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning at Temple Trees. The two governments are currently working on the […]

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නව රජය යටතේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සමඟ සබඳතා වැඩි දියුණු කිරීම පිළිබඳ එක්සත් රාජධානියේ අවධානය

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍යය වැඩබලන බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය මහ කොමසාරිස් ලීසා වැන්ස්ටෝල්  මහත්මිය  අද පෙරවරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා හමු වී  ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සහ එක්සත් රාජධානිය අතර  සහයෝගීතාවයෙන්  කටයුතු කළ හැකි ක්ෂේත්‍ර ගණනාවක් පිළිබඳව සාකච්ඡා කළාය. පසුගිය මැතිවරණ විජයග්‍රහණය පිළිබඳව එක්සත් රාජධානියේ සුබ පැතුම් එක් කළ වැඩබලන මහ කොමසාරිස් ලීසා වැන්ස්ටෝල් මහත්මිය, ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදු ජන […]

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Time ripe for deviation from Western-oriented foreign policy, says Sri Lanka’s new Foreign Secretary, Adm.Prof. Jayanath Colombage

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

By Kelum Bandara/Daily Mirror Courtesy NewsIn.Asia He spells out how the Government will reconcile competing interests of China and India, and how Sri Lanka can have healthy ties with other countries including Pakistan and Bangladesh. Colombo, August 26: Newly appointed Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof.Jayanath Colombage spells out the foreign policy of the Government of Sri […]

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Tamil National Alliance warns of legal action

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

By P. K. Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia If Presidential Task Force on Archaeology in the Eastern Province usurps powers of Director General Archaeology Colombo, August 26: The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has threatened to go to court if the Presidential Task Force on Archaeology in the Eastern Province acts contrary to the provisions of the […]

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Sri Lanka to have ‘India first’ approach for security policy, says foreign secretary Colombage

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Courtesy The Hindustan Times Colombage made similar remarks in an interview with the Daily Mirror newspaper, pointing out Sri Lanka is between two economic giants”. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has made it clear that Sri Lanka’s strategic security policy will have an India first” approach though Colombo remains open to dealing with other key players for […]

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Sri Lanka is seeking JV opportunities, investments from Qatar

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Santhosh V. Perumal Courtesy Gulf Times Sri Lanka is seeking joint venture opportunities and investments from Qatar, especially for its Port City Colombo’s infrastructure, as part of strategies to strengthen the bilateral trade between the two countries. In a webinar hosted by Doha Bank on Wednesday, Sanjaya Mohottala, director general, Board of Investments of Sri […]

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Angoda Lokka’s accomplice arrested with 42kg of heroin, firearms

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror An accomplice of underworld figure ‘Angoda Lokka’ had been arrested with 42 kgs of heroin, three T-56 weapons, 170 rounds of ammunition and a 9mm pistol at Ambatale. Police said the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) arrested the suspect during the interrogation of two accomplices of the Angoda Lokka who were arrested […]

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Pramitha submits ’Minimum Age of Marriage’ Bill

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Matale District SLPP MP Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon today handed over the first private member Bill in 9th Parliament to Parliament Secretary General Dhammika Dassanayake to set the minimum age of marriage of Sri Lankan Children at 18. In the Bill titled ‘Minimum Age of Marriage’, MP Tennakoon said the Bill’s intention […]

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Eradicating major crimes successful: Maj. Gen. Gunaratne

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne said today that they were successful in eradicating organized crimes, narcotic waves, extortion and underworld activities in the country. Assuming duties as the Secretary to the Internal Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management State Ministry during a ceremony held at the […]

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Construction of Meerigama-Kadawatha expressway to go ahead.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The government made the advance payment for the commencement of construction of the Meerigama-Kadawatha stretch of the central expressway, a statement said today. Highways Minister Johnston Fernando instructed Ministry Secretary R.W.R. Premasiri to work in this regard. The government is required to pay 15% of the project cost to the contractor. […]

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Negligence by Nuwara Eliya police helped Zahran, NTJ members flee: Witness

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror The failure of the Nuwara Eliya Police to find anything suspicious from a search operation carried out on May 8, 2018 at a lodge where National Thawheed Jama’at (NTJ) Leader Zahran Hashim was operating a training camp, enabled Zahran and the NTJ associates to escape from the Police, it […]

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Island-wide power failure a mistake by an officer, committee finds

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The cause of the sudden breakdown in the national power grid was the fault of an electricity superintendent, as per the report of the committee appointed to look into the recent island-wide power failure. On August 17, the whole country experienced an interruption of the power supply for over 8 hours owing to […]

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Ex-SIS Director’s sharp response to PCoI on Easter attacks

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Former Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) Senior DIG Nilantha Jayawardena accused officials throughout the country’s national security hierarchy of ignoring their responsibilities and their attempts to pin the sole blame on him for the security establishment’s failure to prevent the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks as he testified for the 18th […]

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Thirteen (13) more persons confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 2,984

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Two arrivals from Maldives have tested positive for COVID- 19, increasing total infected in Sri Lanka to 2984. With the reporting of 11 more coronavirus infected persons in the afternoon, the number of coronavirus infections reported in the country has increased to 2982. The Government Information Department stated that 10 of the […]

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A revelation about the undue influence exerted by Mangala Samaraweera

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Intelligence Officer Colonel Shammi Kumararatne revealed today that Mangala Samaraweera, as the Minister of Foerign Affairs, had pressured him in 2015 to remove the names of two persons who had been documented as supporters of the LTTE organization. This was while Giving evidence before the Presidential Commission appointed to Investigate Political Victimisation. […]

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