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LSSP STRONGLY OPPOSES THE MCC, ACSA AND SOFA AGREEMENTS

Monday, July 13th, 2020

PROF.TISSA VITARANA President Gotabhaya Rajapakse had requested the Cabinet of Ministers to submit their opinions on the Prof.Lalithasiri Gunaruwan Report on the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement with the USA. This has now been extended for a further two weeks. Though not a Cabinet Minister, but as the leader of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party […]

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The hidden racism and naming of roads in Sri Lanka-Remembering George Floyd and “I can’t breathe”

Monday, July 13th, 2020

By Saroj Jayasinghe Consultant Physician and  a Professor in a University of Colombo A single incident in the US which was captured on a mobile phone by a teenager has triggered waves of protests against racism, globally. This has included bringing down of monuments that represented racists or slave owners in the UK and USA. […]

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Some use COVID-19 as scapegoat to get polls postponed: GL

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Lahiru Pothmulla Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Professor G.L. Peiris yesterday said those who are afraid of facing the elections use the COVID-19 situation as a scapegoat to get the General Elections postponed. Speaking at the weekly SLPP news briefing, Professor Peiris said a proper plan was in place to mitigate the COVID-19 situation […]

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Range Bandara reveals about 23 audio recordings of Sajith faction (video)

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Former Member of Parliament Palitha Range Bandara stated that 56 persons who were with Sajith Premadasa had discussed with him to re-join the UNP . He further stated that he has recorded the telephone conversations of 23 of them and he has the recordings. Former parliamentarian Ranjith Maddumabandara stated that although Palitha […]

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ප්‍රමාද නොකර සෞඛ්‍ය නිර්දේශ ගැසට් කරන්න – කැෆේ ඉල්ලයි

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

මාධ්‍ය ඒ්කකය කැෆේ සංවිධානය මහ මැතිවරණයට අදාල සෞඛ්‍ය නිර්දේශ  ගැසට් කිරීම ප්‍රමාද කිරීම මඟින් බරපතල තත්වයක් ඇතිවිය හැකි බව කැෆේ සංවිධානය කියයි. එම සංවිධානයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ අහමඩ් මනාස් මකීන් මහතා අවධාරනය කලේ පවතින අවධානම්කාරී සෞඛ්‍ය වාතාවරණය මත මහමැතිවරණය පැවැත්වීම සදහා වන සෞඛ්‍ය නිර්දේශ වහා ගැසට් කළ යුතු බවයි. එසේ නොකළ හොත් එක් අතකින්  යළි රට […]

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Coronavirus count in Sri Lanka climbs to 2,612

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Five arrivals from Belarus have tested positive for COVID-19 raising the total number of cases reported in the country. Thereby the tally of virus-positive cases in Sri Lanka is now at 2,612, stated the Department of Government Information. A total of 620 patients infected with the virus are currently under medical care, as […]

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s advice to farmers

Sunday, July 12th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News President Gotabaya Rajapaksa called upon the farming community to increase the supply of finished agricultural products for export, so that they can earn higher profits. The re-export of pepper has been completely stopped. Therefore, the President advised the farmers to export the pepper in the form of seeds, powder or any other […]

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Poll nears, campaigners play up India rhetoric in Sri Lanka

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu With the campaign for Sri Lanka’s August general election heating up, India and its role in resolving the lingering national question have begun figuring prominently in the election discourse, especially in the Tamil-majority north and east. Addressing a recent public meeting, the Tamil National Alliance’s (TNA) former parliamentarian S. Shritharan said: India […]

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Another looming constitutional crisis

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

by C.A.Chandraprema Courtesy The Island Yahapalana domination of CC may continue till October 2021 -CC member Javed Yusuf openly engages in politics -SLPP on a roll as opposition flounders Last Thursday’s headline story in The Island should set the alarm bells ringing within the SLPP government. This report said that one of the three persons […]

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I’ll make country safe from drugs and underworld: PM

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror I will take action to put an end to underworld activities and the drug menace which had intensified during the tenure of the previous government, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Leader, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said today. He told a SLPP rally held in Horana that the people in […]

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සජිත් එ.ජා.ප.යට කළ දේ අගමැති කියයි…

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

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Previous government have not used the loans for any development work – PM

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa alleges that although his government took loans and carried out development activities, none of the loans obtained by the previous government have been used for development work. The Prime Minister was addressing a rally in Nupe, Matara today in connection with a series of public meetings to confirm […]

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Immediate steps will be taken to eradicate the underworld and drug trafficking – PM

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa states that immediate steps will be taken to eradicate the underworld and drug trafficking from the country. The Prime Minister said this while participating at a public meeting held in Horana. A series of rallies were held today in the Kalutara District under the patronage of Prime Minister […]

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People are fed up with all parliamentarians – Ranil

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the people are disgusted with all politicians since  they are not working with the best intreste of the voters. He was speaking at a function in Colombo today. Former Sports Minister V.A. Sugathadasa’s 47th Commemoration Ceremony was held under the patronage of UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe […]

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The Prime Minister explains the purpose of the 19th Amendment (Video)

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that attacking the Rajapaksa’s was the main objective of bringing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. The Prime Minister expressed these views while participating at a meeting held in Mawanella today. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse states the Muslims should join the present government irrespective of party […]

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Priority was safety of life, not employment profile; President addresses ILO Global Summit

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Despite the repatriation of Sri Lankan workers from abroad in the wake of COVID-19 spread made a considerable change to our overall employment profile, Sri Lanka’s aim was to secure the lives of our workforce, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said. Sri Lanka has a considerable workforce that is employed outside the country. Even during […]

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Prime Minister outlines the aim of the Samagi Jana Balavegaya

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa states that the aim of the United National Party and the Samagi Jana Balavegaya is to gain power at Sirikotha. The Prime Minister made this statement participating at a public rally held at Katupotha, Kurunegala yesterday. Meanwhile, the new Consular General for Australia, Sydney, New South Wales and […]

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The previous government took revenge from his family but did not serve the country – Prime Minister (Video)

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the previous government acted to take revenge from his family and not to serve the country. The Prime Minister said this while participating at a meeting held in Pannala yesterday.

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Wijeyadasa’s revelation: How a Bill to ‘abolish and repeal’ H’tota port agreement stymied

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island SLPP Colombo District candidate Wijeyadasa Rajapakse leaving Presidential Commission on ‘Political Victimization’ at the BMICH recently (pic by Sujatha Jayartne) One-time Justice Minister, Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakse, PC, recently questioned serious shortcomings in the parliamentary as well as political party system to address contentious issues which may have major security […]

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‘Special Interest Scheme for Senior Citizens’ program not amended – Bandula

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana No amendment has been made to the ‘Special Interest Scheme for Senior Citizens’ program, says Minister Bandula Gunawardena. The Minister of Higher Education, Technology, Innovations, and Information & Mass Media mentioned this offering an explanation into a newspaper article published yesterday (06) under the caption ‘Senior Citizens Deposit Interest is falling to 8%’. […]

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මහ ඡන්දයෙන් දිගාමඩුල්ල උණුසුම් වන ලකුණු – කැෆේ කියයි

Monday, July 6th, 2020

මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය – පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණය 2020  මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය කැෆේ සංවිධානය මෙවර මහ මැතිවරණයේදී දිගාමඩුල්ල දිස්ත්‍රික්කය  ආශ්‍රිතව උණුසුම්කාරී මැතිවරණ ව්‍යාපාරයක් ක්‍රියාත්මක වනු ඇතැයි කැෆේ සංවිධානය අනුමාන කරයි. එම සංවිධානයේ විධායක අධ්‍යක්ධ අහම්ඩ් මනාස් මකීන් මහතා සඳහන් කලේ දිගාමඩුල්ලේ   ස්ථාන  තුනක් ” හොට්ස්පොට්ස්” ලෙස හඳුනා ගෙන ඇති බවයි. ඒ අනුව පොතුවිල්  සයින්දමරුදු සහ අක්කරපත්තුව යන ප්‍රදේශ මෙම […]

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සමහර සිංහල කළු සුද්දන්ට එම්.සී.සී. කමිටු වාර්තාවේ ඉංගිරිසි පිටපත් වුවමනා වෙලා!…. මහාචාර්ය ලලිතසිරි ගුණරුවන්

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Lanka Lead News සමහර සිංහල අයට එම්.සී.සී. කමිටු වාර්තාවේ ඉංගිරිසි පිටපත් වුවමනා වී ඇති බව මහාචාර්ය ලලිතසිරි ගුණරුවන් මහතා පවසයි. කමිටුව සිය වාර්තාව දුන්නෙ රජයට – රටේ ප‍්‍රමුඛතම රාජ්‍ය භාෂාවෙන්. මෙතෙක් භාරදී ඇති වෙනත් බොහෝ වාර්තා තිබුණෙ ඉංගිරිසියෙන් පමණයි. කවුරුවත් තොරතුරු දැනගැනීමේ පනතින් ඒවායේ පිටපත් සිංහලෙන් ඉල්ලූ බවක් මා නම් දැන සිටියේ නැහැ.  ඉංගිරිසියට වහල් […]

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84 හැවිරිදි කත පන්දාහේ කොල මිටියක් ජනපති අතට දෙයි.. ඉල්ලීමක් කරයි..

Monday, July 6th, 2020

– ජනාධිපති මාධ්‍ය අංශය පුත්තලම, කාක්කා පල්ලිය, මනක්කුලම පදිංචි 84 හැවිරිදි එම්.ඒ.එච්.පී මාරසිංහ විශ්‍රාමික ගුරු මව රුපියල් ලක්ෂ 02 ක මුදලක් කොවිඩ් අරමුදලට පරිත්‍යාග පිණිස ජනාධිපතිතුමාට පිළිගන්වයි. පොදුජන පෙරමුණෙන් මෙවර මහ මැතිවරණයට තරගවදින අපේක්ෂකයන්ගේ ජයග්‍රහනය තහවුරු කරනු පිණිස (06) පුත්තලම දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ චාරිකාවේ නිරතවෙමින් මාදප්පේ තනිවැල්ලේ ප්‍රදේශයේ පැවති ජන හමුවට සහභාගී වූ ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා […]

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Group of SJB members will join UNP after polls: Akila

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror ’We will select and accept only those who would be useful to the country’ A group of Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) candidates will join the UNP after the conclusion of the general elections, UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today. Mr. Kariyawasam who was responding to journalists at […]

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Will restructure laws to address pressing issues: SLPP

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today said, under a government established by the SLPP, it will restructure laws to address pressing issues including underworld activities, drug smuggling and undeclared funds flowing in from foreign countries. SLPP Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris said a new SLPP government, backed by a […]

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OPEN LETTER TO SAJITH PREMADASA

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

  By Stanley Perera My dear Sajith, Re-Why you are an unsuitable person to rule Sri Lanka The writer 78 years old expatriate Sri Lankan domiciled in Melbourne Sri Lanka in the past 43 years who never lost contact with his country of birth with worldly knowledge and abundance of experience in Medical science wishes […]

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බොහෝ දේශපාලන පක්ෂ මීටරය තබා සෙන්ටිමීටරයේ වත් පරතරය ගැන සැලකිලිමත් නෑ. – කැෆේ කියයි

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය – පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණය 2020  මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය කැෆේ සංවිධානය බොහෝ දේශපාලන පක්ෂ සිය මැතිවරණ රැස්වීම් වලදී මීටරයේ දුර නොව සෙන්ටිමීටරයේ දුරක් වත් තබා නොගන්නා බව කැෆේ සංවිධානය කියයි. කැෆේ සංවිධානයේ අධ්‍යක්ෂිකා සුරංගි ආරියවංශ මහත්මිය සඳහන් කළේ පවතින සෞඛ්‍යමය තත්වය හේතුකොටගෙන ආරක්ෂිත ලෙස මුහුන ආවරණ පැළඳ මීටරයක දුරින් ජනතාව රැස්කර මැතිවරණ ව්‍යාපාර කළ යුතු බවට සඳහන් […]

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SJB a cat’s paw of communal political parties- Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today requested all voters to give them an overwhelming mandate exceeding even that of the presidential election of 2019, in order to put an end to narrow minded communalism in the politics of this country. Issuing a statement the Prime Minister said;The leader of the newly formed Samagi […]

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Farmers urge President not to allow artificial rice shortages

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The farmers in Polonnaruwa made a strong plea to the President not to allow the intermediaries to create an artificial rice shortage. They pointed out that there was a bumper harvest in the previous seasons.  ‘Hence, should not allow the attempts to create a rice shortage to succeed”, the farmers said.  The farmers […]

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Indian PM Modi says Buddhism can give lasting solutions to the world’s problems

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The Indian Cultural Center in Colombo conducted a webinar on Buddhism in India-Sri Lanka relations to mark Esala Poya Day Colombo, July 4 (newsin.asia): Buddhism forms one of the most important civilisational links between India and Sri Lanka. Addressing the Dharma Chakra Day celebrations in New Delhi on Saturday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said […]

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