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අසත්‍ය ‌චෝදනා කරපු අය ‌මෙරට අධීකරණයෙන් කරන්න බැරි වුනු නිසා විදේශීය අධිකරණයකින් හරි දඩුවමක් ‌දෙන්න රාජ්‍ය ‌නොවන සංවිධාන හරහා ‌ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට ඒරෙහිව නඩු පවරනවා

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

අද (18) පොදුජන ‌පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව අද (18) දින පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින්  පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී කාංචන විජේසේකර මහතා  පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ඩී. වී. චානක මහතා  පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී කාංචන විජේසේකර මහතා  සුබ අලුත් අවුරුද්දක් ‌වේවා කියලා පළමුවෙන්ම සුබ පතනවා. ‌‌‌මෛත්‍රී රනිල් ආන්ඩුවේ අවසාන සිංහල අවුරුද්ද කරන්න ජනතාව සූදානම්. ජනතාව මත විශාල බදුබර පිඩනයක්ව ‌යොදවපු ‌මේ […]

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Govt. behind US lawsuit against Gota: SLPP

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror The government was behind the lawsuit filed in a US Court against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, as the plaintiff Roy Manojkumar Samathanam had interacted with higher-ups of the government beforehand, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) alleged today. Addressing a news briefing, MP Kanchana Wijesekara said that they […]

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Sri Lankan President arrives at Tirumala

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

The Hindu Business Line Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena being received by TTD authorities on his arrival at Tirumala on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena arrived here on Tuesday to offer prayers at the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara near here, a temple official said. Accompanied by his wife Jayanthi Pushpa […]

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Bandula reveals of Sajith-Ravi clash (English)

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Ada Derana

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Successive Sri Lankan Presidents have sought extension of term

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

By P.K.BalachandranCourtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 12 (Daily Express): Earlier this week, the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Dayasiri Jayasekara, told the media that the chairman of his party and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, intends to seek the opinion of the Supreme Court on the plea that his term of office […]

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa receives enthusiastic welcome in Sri Lanka. Unfazed by court cases in US.

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

by Editor Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo/Los Angeles, April 12 (newsin.asia/Ada Derana/Republicnext ) Former Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was given an enthusiastic welcome when he arrived here from Los Angeles on April 12. At Los Angeles, he had been given notices of two cases filed against him for alleged violation of humanitarian law during the war against […]

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa dubs court cases filed in US as politically motivated

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Los Angeles/Colombo, April 12 (DailyFT/Ada Derna/Newsin Asia): Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has dismissed the two lawsuits filed against him as baseless” and insisted that the cases would only motivate him and his supporters to push for political change in Sri Lanka. On his arrival from the US on April 12, Gotabaya said […]

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The candidate

Friday, April 12th, 2019

by Sanjana Hattotuwa Courtesy The Island April 12, 2019, 3:39 pm  “The lie is revealed. There was no summons served. The photo depicts a lookalike of Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The FBI is engaged in an effort to ascertain who produced this false information”. The Facebook Page with this content originally in Sinhala also featured a screenshot […]

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Failure to implement our power projects led to crisis: Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Aneesha Mannage Courtesy The Daily Mirror The failure to implement the power plants and projects launched by the previous government has plunged the country into a power crisis, former president and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said in Hambantota yesterday. Norochcholai and Kerawalapitiya power plants have come to a standstill. If our government had not constructed […]

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Steps to renounce US citizenship successfully concluded – Gotabaya

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says all necessary steps have been successfully concluded to renounce his US citizenship. He made these comments upon his arrival in Sri Lanka this morning (12) following his personal visit to the United States. Reportedly, a huge crowd had gathered at the Bandaranaike International Airport to welcome the […]

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Bandula to bring a no-confidence motion against Mangala

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana MP Bandula Gunawardena says that a no-confidence motion will be brought against Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera. The Parliamentarian mentioned this at a press conference held in Colombo, today (11). The no-confidence motion would be brought against presenting a Budget proposal with false facts, further stated Gunawardena.

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Speaker informed of a violation of parliamentary privileges

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Two parliamentarians have informed the Speaker that parliamentary privileges have been violated through a letter sent to the Sri Lankan missions abroad by the then Secretary of the Foreign Ministry during the crisis period of regime change in November. The two parliamentarians presenting the issue, MP Mujibur Rahman and MP Prof. Ashu Marasinghe, […]

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ගෝටාභයට ඇමරිකාවේ නඩු දැමීමේ කුමන්ත‍්‍රණයට පොහොට්ටුවන් පිරිසකුත් හවුල්…

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

lanka C news හිටපු ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට එරෙහිව ඇමරිකාවේ නඩු පැවරීම පිටුපස ඉන්නේ අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මංගල සමරවීර ඇතුළු කොටි ඩයස්පෝරාව බව සන්ධාන පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී කනක හේරත් මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. මෙම කුමන්ත්‍රණය සඳහා තම පාර්ශ්වයේ ඇතැම් පිරිස් ද යටින් සහයෝගය දෙන බව මන්ත්‍රීවරයා සඳහන් කළේය. ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියේ විපක්ෂ නායක කාර්යාලයේදී […]

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ආණ්ඩුව ගුරුවරුන්ට ගෙවිය යුතු විභාග රාජකාරි දීමනා ගෙවලා නෑ. මේ විදිහට ගියොත් ඉදිරියෙදි රාජ්‍ය සේවකයින්ගේ වැටුපත් නොගෙවා ඉන්න බැරි නෑ.

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

ඒකාබද්ධ ගුරු සේවා සංගමය අපොස උ/පෙළ, සා/පෙළ විභාග රාජකාරි සඳහා ගුරුවරුන් සඳහා ගෙවිය යුතු දීමනා ආණ්ඩුව මේවනතාක් ගෙවීමට කටයුතු කර නැත. එහිදී 2018 සා/පෙළ විභාගයට අදාළව ගුරුවරුන් සඳහා ලැබිය යුතු විභාග ශාලා නිරීක්ෂක, උත්තර පත‍්‍ර ඇගයීම් හා ප‍්‍රායෝගික පරීක්ෂණ නිරීක්ෂක යන රාජකාරී සඳහා ගෙවිය යුතු දීමනාද, 2018 උසස්පෙළ විභාගයට අදාල ප‍්‍රායෝගික පරීක්ෂණ සඳහා ගෙවිය යුතු […]

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Case against Gotabaya filed at US Courts?

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

ගෝඨාභයට අමෙරිකානු අධිකරණයක නඩුවක්? Pause-3:30Additional Visual SettingsEnter Watch And ScrollClick to enlargeUnmute

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Buying Power from Multinationals

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

By Garvin Karunaratne Power Cuts to the extent of 2 to 3 hours has been the order of the day and the news is just out that we are about to buy 500MW of Power from three Multinationals Agrico, V Power included, our estimated excess requirements for the next 5 years.. What is also important […]

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The vicious cycle of increasing election related govt. expenditure, increasing govt. debt and increasing taxation

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Mahinda Rajapaksa Leader of the Opposition According to the provisions in the Budget for 2019, all government servants are to be given a special allowance of Rs. 2,500. Pensions are to be increased. Samurdhi benefits are to be extended to an additional 600,000 families. Existing Samurdhi beneficiaries are to be allowed to withdraw up to […]

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ඡන්ද පෙරදැරි කරගෙන ආණ්ඩුවේ වියදම් වැඩිකිරීම, එම වියදම් පියවීමට මහා පරිමාණයෙන් ණය ගැනීම, හා එම ණය ගෙවීමට මහා පරිමාණයෙන් බදු ගැසීමේ විෂම චක්‍රය

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ විපක්‍ෂ නායක 2019 අයවැයට අනුව සියලුම රජයේ සේවකයින්ට රුපියල් 2,500ක විශේෂ මාසික දීමනාවක් දීමට නියමිතය. විශ්‍රාම වැටුප් ඉහළ දැමීමට නියමිතය. පවුල් 600,000ක් අලුතින් සමෘද්ධි ලාභීන් හැටියට බඳවා ගැනීමට නියමිතය. දැනට සිටින සමෘද්ධි ලාභීන්ට මෙම වසරේ තමන්ගේ අනිවාර්ය ඉතිරි කිරීම්වලින් අලුත් අවුරුද්දට හා නත්තලට වියදම් කිරීමට කොටස් දෙකකින් රුපියල් 30,000ක් මුදා හැරීමට නියමිතය. අලුතින් […]

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Neoliberal economic invasion of SL led by U.S.

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

By Prof. Tissa Vitarana Courtesy Ceylon Today BMost people in Sri Lanka are unhappy (Sri Lanka has dropped from the 116th place to the 130th place in the United Nations global ‘Happiness Index,’ out of 156 countries, this year), deeply concerned and bewildered by what is going on in our country. They keep asking what […]

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Gota committed to giving up US citizenship: SLPP

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily News Amid reports of lawsuits being filed against former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the US, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said he had made an irrevocable decision to renounce his US citizenship despite it being the best source of protection against allegations of war crimes. At a news […]

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Importing exotic cows which performed poorly under local conditions

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

By Ananda Wickramasinghe View(s): In 2017, over 5000 young pregnant cows (heifers) imported from Australia and New Zealand, were sold to some farmers. They were assured that a cow would yield 20 litres/day. Within a few months, the farmers’ expectations started to shatter when the cows failed to produce the promised milk yields. Currently, farmers […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ හා ශ්‍රීලනිපය අතර සාකච්ඡෘ මැදදි කඩා දැමීමට අපි පියවර ගන්නේ නැහැ.-මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පීරිස් මහතා

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

අද (08) දින පැවැත්වූ ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව අද (08) දින පැවැත්වූ මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ සභාපති, මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පීරිස් මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රෝහිත අබේගුණවර්ධන මහතා ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ සභාපති, මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පීරිස් මහතා ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ හා ශ්‍රීලනිපය අතර සාකච්ඡෘවල අනාගතය මේ වෙද්දි […]

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PATHFINDER FOUNDATION AND CHINA’S CICIR CONTINUE BILATERAL COOPERATION DIALOGUE

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Press Release  PATHFINDER FOUNDATION A senior delegation from the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) led by Dr Fu Mengzi, Vice President, visited the Pathfinder Foundation Office at Riverpoint” yesterday (08 April, 2019) to continue the bilateral cooperation dialogue between the two institutions.  The CICIR is a leading policy research institute in China and […]

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Sri Lankan Presidential Hopeful Sued in Federal Court for Human Rights Violations

Monday, April 8th, 2019

by Beth Van Schaack Courtesy  justsecurity.org Human rights lawyers have sued Sri Lankan presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa in federal court in the Central District of California. Rajapaksa, who is a joint Sri Lankan-U.S. citizen, was served with process in the parking lot of a Trader Joes, of all places. Plaintiff Roy Samthanam, who is a Canadian […]

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Scrapping Presidency will solve everybody’s problems

Monday, April 8th, 2019

N.A.DE S. AMARATUNGA Courtesy The Island Presidential system is a burden on the country and its people, and when it is like the present arrangement where the president and the parliament do not see eye to eye, it could be disastrous as being proved now. During the last four and a half years, nothing was […]

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‘War was not an ethnic issue, it was a conflict between terrorism and democracy’ Ammaipillai Yogamoorthy

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Courtesy The Island April 8, 2019, 8:06 pm  At the risk of sounding cliché, he started showing artistic talent at an early age, like most cartoonists featured in Pen Pricks. Although his childhood ambition was to become a doctor, his first comics were published in Veerakesari and the Indian newspaper, Swadesamitran when he was in […]

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Present power crisis – The Chinese factor

Monday, April 8th, 2019

By Dr. Janaka Ratnasiri Courtesy The Island In response to the writer’s previous articles on the present power crisis published in the Island of March 28th and April 05th, he has received from an investor some new information which would shed light on the real party behind the present power crisis. This investor claims that […]

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පරාක‍්‍රමබාහු රජතුමාත් VAT බදු ගැහුවා.. ගොවීන්ට ලාබ වැඩි නිසා දෙතුන් වතාව බදු ගත්තා..- අගමැති

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

 lanka C news පැරණි කාලයේ රජරට සමාජය සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම ගොඩනැගුනේ වී වලින් බව අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා පවසයි. එමගින් විශාල වශයෙන් ලාභ ලැබූ බවද පැවසූ අගමැතිවරයා එනිසාම රජවරුන් දෙතුන් වතාවක් බදු අයකල බවද පැවසීය. පරාක්‍රමබාහු රජතුමා ද වැට් බදු පැනවූ බව පැවසූ අගමැතිවරයා වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුවට දොස් පැවරීමට පෙර ඒ බව ද සිහි තබා ගන්නැයිද කියා සිටියේය. […]

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People were taxed even during the time of King Parakramabahu: PM

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

Yohan Perera and Athula Bandara in Anuradhapura Courtesy The Daily Mirror People were taxed even during the time of King Parakramabahu, although it was criticized today, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said at the 52nd Aluth Sahal Mangalaya at Jaya Srimaha Bodhi in Anurdhapura this morning. King Parakramabahu used impose tax on people, especially when harvest […]

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Heated Exchanges Between Ranjan Ramanayake & Nimal Lanza on ETI Investments

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

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