Author Archive for Politics

Dayasiri warns of constitutional coup to oust President

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island Former Minister and UPFA MP Dayasiri Jayasekera yesterday informed parliament that a plot was being hatched to remove the President through constitutional amendments. Jayasekera said so when heated arguments ensued in parliament over the discussion paper of the Constitutional Amendments prepared by the Expert Panel. Dayasiri Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said that he […]

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Groggy Govt. & its fallout A Government as groggy as this will not be able to leave a future for the people

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

By Kusal Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Good Governance the joke of this generation Glyphosate issue is more of a Sinhala Nationalist demand than an actual environmental and health issue Govt. contradicts and exhibits its inability to reach consensus in making decisions Some smart guy who first stuck the label Good Governance” on this unpalatable coalition perhaps […]

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Row over death Capital Punishment

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

By M.S.M. Ayub Courtesy The Daily Mirror Human Rights organizations and some foreign countries, including the EU, are not in favour The general public in the country seems to be endorsing it Is the President admitting his Government’s failure in Prison Administration? How States resort to extra-judicial killings while keeping a moratorium on Death Penalty Why […]

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නිවුයෝක් ටයිම්ස් විවාදයේ විමල්ගේ කතාවෙන් රතු අලි පැටියාගේ යට ඇඳුම ගැලවෙයි..[Video]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

අනුරුද්ධ බණ්ඩාර රණවාරණ lanka C news ඇමෙරිකානු රාජ්‍ය දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව ලබාදුන් ඩොලර් මිලියන 585න් කොටසක් ලබාගෙන 2015 ජනවාරි 08 වැනිදා ඔවුන්ට අවශ්‍ය බල පෙරළිය සිදු කිරීමට කැප වූ අනුර දිසානායක වැන්නන් ‘අද මේ රටේ ස්වෛරීභාවයේ මිල කීයද?’ කියා ඇසීම විහිළුවක් බව ජානිපෙ නායක විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා සදහන් කරයි. අද (19) පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ පැවැති ‘නිව්යෝර්ක් ටයිම්ස්’ පුවත පිළිබඳ […]

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හොර අත්සන් ගහයි.. අගමැති, කතානායක, විපක්‍ෂනායක එක් වී ජනාධිපති ධුරයෙන් පන්නන සැලැස්මක්..

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

 lanka C news නව ආණ්ඩුක‍්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා කෙටුම්පතට අත්සන් තබා ඇත්තේ එය සකස් කල කමිටුවේ දස දෙනාගෙන් හය දෙනෙකු පමණක් යයි පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී දයාසිරි ජයසේකර මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී කියා සිටියේය. යෝජිත ව්‍යවස්ථාව අනුව පලමු වතාවට අගමැති, කථානායක හා විපක්ෂනායකට ජනාධිපතිවරයා ධුරයෙන් නෙරපා දැමීමට හැකි බවත් ඔහු පෙන්වා දුන්නේය. අදාල කෙටුම්පතට අත්සන් කර ඇති එක් පුද්ගලයෙකු මාස 06 […]

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Expert panel’s proposed Constitutional Amendments come under fire

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

METHMALIE DISSANAYAKE Courtesy Ceylon Today Heated words were exchanged in the Parliament over the discussion paper of the Constitutional Amendments prepared by the Expert Panel. United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara noted that the expert panel had been divided on its report and that four out of its 10 members had not signed it. […]

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Sri Lankan Tamil parties pull in different directions

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 18: Sri Lanka’s Tamil leaders are pulling in different directions on crucial issues of common concern to the Tamils of the island. The Chief Minister of the Tamil majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, is stubbornly adhering to his position that a political solution of the Tamil question should precede economic […]

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India gives Lanka US$ 1.8 million for building toilets in Batticaloa district

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 19 (newsin.asia): India and Sri Lanka signed on Wednesday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a sanitation sector project under which 3400 toilets would be constructed in Batticaloa district in Eastern Sri Lanka with a grant of LKR 300 million (US$ 1.8 million) from the government of India. The MoU was signed […]

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Names from outside Rajapaksa family considered for Presidential Candidate – Basil

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

By Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror      Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the presidential election, the status of the economy and the government’s tax policy. I have stopped talking about Presidential Elections It is up to the former President to decide I don’t think he will take […]

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Death penalty: It should be the last option… says Archbishop of Colombo

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Courtesy The Island July 18, 2018, 11:02 pm Amidst continuing controversy over the proposed implementation of capital punishment to curb the narcotic trade, the Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has said that the resumption of judicial execution should be the last option, if at all. The Sri Lankan Church Leader said that the Holy […]

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Will Capital punishment go down the drain?

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The government’s decision to implement Death Penalty on drug related offenders has opened a can of worms, with human rights campaigners here and abroad demanding the withdrawal of the decision. The European Union (EU) had on Monday officially communicated its opposition to the move. The main reason for the opposition is […]

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SL risks losing GSP+ if death penalty implemented

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror EU ambassadors warned Sri Lanka on Monday against ending its 42-year moratorium on capital punishment and said the island risked losing trade concessions if it went ahead, the Daily Mail reported on Monday quoting the AFP. “The diplomatic missions have requested the President to maintain the moratorium on the implementation of […]

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Anglican church opposes hasty decision to hang

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

by Cyril Wimalasurendre Courtesy The Island July 17, 2018, 11:17 pm KANDY: The Anglican Church of Ceylon has taken exception to the government’s decision to resume judicial executions of repeat drug offenders. A joint statement issued by the Bishop of Colombo Rt. Rev. Dhiloraj Canagasabey and the Bishop of Kurnegala Rt. Rev. Keerthi Fernando says, ‘The […]

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එදා භීෂණයට මුල් වූ නායකයන් අද නීතිය හා සාමය ගැන කතා කරනවා

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

නාත්තණ්ඩිය – සමන්ප්‍රිය ජයශාන්ත හලාවත – ප්‍රසාද් පූර්ණමාල්  උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම මේ රටේ සාමය සහ ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය නැති කළ අය වර්තමානයේ ඒ ගැන කතා කිරීම විහිළුවක් යැයි හිටපු ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ පැවැසීය. මාදම්පේ සමුපකාර රංග ශාලාවේ පැවැති ‘එළිය’ විද්වත් කථිකාවත 07 වැනි වැඩසටහනට සහභාගි වෙමින් ඒ මහතා මේ බව කියා සිටියේය. එහිදී හිටපු ආරක්ෂක ලේකම්වරයා මෙසේද කීය. […]

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ජවිපෙ පාවිච්චි කරමින් සිරිසේන – වික්‍රමසිංහ    ආණ්ඩුව ව්‍යවස්ථානුකූලව රට බෙදන්න හදනවා ” අද රට, ජාතිය, භයානක අනතුරකට පත්වෙලා “

Monday, July 16th, 2018

ආචාර්ය ගුණදාස අමරසේකර සිරිසේන – වික්‍රමසිංහ එකතු වී රටේ ඒකීය බව නැති කරන හැටි බොහෝ දෙනකුට නොතේරෙන බව ආචාර්ය ගුණදාස අමරසේකර පවසයි. හෙතෙම එම අදහස් පළ කළේ ‘රණවිරු දඩයම, ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධන බෝම්බය සහ 2019 ජනාධිපතිවරණය’ මැයෙන් පෙරේදා (10දා) පැවැති සම්මන්ත්‍රණයකදීය. ජාතික සංවිධාන සම්මේලනය විසින් සංවිධාන කළ මේ සම්මන්ත්‍රණයේදී ආචාර්ය අමරසේකර මහතා වැඩිදුරටත් මෙසේද පැවැසීය. අද […]

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EU tells Lanka it opposes death penalty “unequivocally”

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 16: The Delegation of the European Union, the missions of the EU Member States in Sri Lanka, as well as the diplomatic missions of the Governments of Canada and Norway in Sri Lanka, have written to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to verify the worrying information in the public domain about […]

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The New York Times Getting the wrong end of the stick

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Upali Cooray Apropos media reports of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s (MR) reply to New York Times published recently. What is common knowledge is that Mahinda Rajapaksa government (2009-2015) was not favorable to privatization of any state ventures. MR inherited the SWRD Bandaranayke socialist policies which continued with Sirimavo and Chandrika.Therefore MR is unlikely to fully […]

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Election meddling and New York Times’ selective focus on China

Monday, July 16th, 2018

By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror While much ink has already been spilled over The New York Times’ recent piece on Chinese bribes allegedly given to the Rajapaksa camp ahead of the 2015 presidential election, some interesting questions remain to be addressed. Setting aside, for now, the report’s inaccuracies (such as describing the Port City […]

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I was at forefront of steps taken to establish democracy in North – Gotabaya

Monday, July 16th, 2018

By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that he was at the forefront of every step taken towards establishing democracy in the North following the end of the war. Speaking during an ‘Eliya’ seminar held in Chilaw, he said that today there is a debate over the uncertainty whether democracy will be lost […]

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Vast discretionary powers granted to Chief Accounting Officers

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

By Lakshman I. Keerthisinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today An auditor is not bound to be a detective, or, as was said, to approach his work with suspicion or with a foregone conclusion that there is something wrong. He is a watch-dog, but not a bloodhound. – LOPES L.J. In re Kingston Cotton Mill Company (No. 2)  (1896) […]

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Regulating campaign money – the need of the hour

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

By Arjuna Ranawana Courtesy Ceylon Today The reaction from Social Media to recent revelations about the sources of funding that our politicians got during the 2015 elections range from derision to anger. One of the most popular posts on this subject on Twitter is a quote from the wacky American actor and comedian, Robin Williams who […]

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Is Vijayakala above the law?

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

By Udaya P Gammanpila Courtesy Ceylon Today UNP MP Vijayakala Maheswaran told a public rally on 2 July that the LTTE should be resurrected if the Tamil people are to get their freedom.  Although this controversial statement is two weeks-old, law enforcement officers have done nothing against her. The LTTE have committed brutal terrorist activities to […]

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Some members of civil society heroin dealers – Finance Minister

Friday, July 13th, 2018

by Shyam Nuwan Ganewatte  Courtesy The Island Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samarawweera yesterday alleged the major heroin dealers were key members of the civil society. Addressing the media at his ministry, Samaraweera claimed that the narcotics menace couldn’t be eradicated by executing those already behind bars after being found guilty by courts as major dealers […]

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කුමාර වෙල්ගම මහා පාවාදීමක.. ගෝටාට විරුද්ද හේතුව මෙන්න..

Friday, July 13th, 2018

 lanka C news එක්බද්ද විපක්‍ෂය නියෝජනය කරන පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී කුමාර වෙල්ගම මහතා ආණ්ඩුව විසින් බ්ලැක්මේල් කර ඇති බව මවුබිම වෙනුවෙන් රණවිරුවෝ සංවිධානය පවසයි. එම සංවිධානයේ කැදවුම්කරු අජිත් ප‍්‍රසන්න මහතා පෙන්වා දෙන්නේ වෙල්ගම මහතාට ඇති නඩු කිහිපයක් පෙන්වා මෙම බ්ලැක්මේල් කිරීම සිදු කර ඇති බවත් එමගින් ඔහු හරහා ඒකාබද්ද විපක්‍ෂයේ සියළු තොරතුරු ආණ්ඩුව විසින් ලබා ගන්නා […]

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Govt using Welgama to divide Joint Opposition – Ajith Prasanna

Friday, July 13th, 2018

ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂය භේද කිරීමට ආණ්ඩුව වෙල්ගම යොදා ගන්නවා

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Politicians react to Vigneswaran’s statement (English)

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Politicians react to Vigneswaran’s statement (English)

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Joint opposition will become Joint Podujana Peramuna in the future

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂය ඉදිරියේදී ඒකාබද්ධ පොදුජන පෙරමුණ වෙනවා

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The Macabre Irony of Tamil Politics

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Palitha M Senanayake  The dust has still not settled on the recent controversial statement made by the UNP MP Ms Viyayakala Maheshwaran on ‘rekindling the LTTE’ and the chances are that it will reverberate for some time, given the legal and political overtones associated.  To add insult to injury, the Chief Minister of the Northern […]

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Hang that move

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Editorial Courtesy The Island July 11, 2018, 10:28 pm President Maithripala Sirisena has had a sudden urge to hang drug dealers on death row. He seems unable to resist his impulses, which are legion. It was only the other day that he caused fuel price hikes to be put on hold. Then, the Cabinet implemented the […]

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ආණ්ඩුව පිස්සන් කොටුවක් වෙලා

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

 මතුගම – වසන්ත කුමාර  උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම මේ රටේ මිනිසුන්ට ජීවත් වෙන්න බැරි තරමට ප්‍රශ්න ගොඩගැසුනම ආණ්ඩුව ඒවා අමතක කරන්න දවසින් දවස සතියෙන් සතිය මොනවා හරි නිර්මාණය කර ගන්නවා යැයි කළුතර දිස්ත්‍රික් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි විදුර වික්‍රමනායක මහතා කීවේය. හොරණ පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් අමතා විදුර වික්‍රමනායක මහතා මෙසේද කීවේය. රටේ ආර්ථිකයට මොනවා වෙලාද? සමාජයේ මතුව තිබෙන ප්‍රශ්න මොනවාද? […]

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