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Sri Lanka President forms five-member committee to probe Easter Sunday bombings

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Courtesy The Hindu Keeping vigil: A soldier stands guard in front of St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo on Friday, following a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday.  MORE-INSri Lanka Easter bombings The committee would comprise two appeal court judges, two retired high court judges and a retired administrator Sri […]

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Cold calculation marks pre-election choices in Sri Lanka

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, September 22: Whatever the issue may be, a politician’s or a political party’s stand on it is determined by immediate political interests and not ideology, principles or long-standing commitments. Cold calculation marks choices ahead of the November 16 Sri Lankan Presidential election. This has come out clearly in the stand […]

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Dilrukshi should reveal who those politicians are – President

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Courtesy Ceylon Today Dilrukshi Dias must reveal to the country the ignoble politicians who instructed her to file cases in a wrong manner, President Maithripala said yesterday (21). He was addressing the SLFP’s Matale District Convention held in Naula.Speaking of the voice recording of the former Director General of the Bribery and Corruption Commission,……which is […]

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දිල්රුක්ෂිට බලපෑම් කළ ඇමතිවරයා ගැන, මධ්‍යම පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාරවරයා හෙළිදරව්වක

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් අල්ලස් හෝ දූෂණ චෝදනා විමර්ශන කොමිෂන් සභාවේ හිටපු අධ්‍යක්ෂ ජනරාල් මෙන්ම, වත්මන් සොලිසිටර් ජනරාල් දිල්රුක්ෂි ඩයස් වික්‍රමසිංහට බලපෑම් කර ඇත්තේ අමාත්‍ය වජිර අබේවර්ධන බව මධ්‍යම පළාත් ආණ්ඩුකාර කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් අද හෙළිදරව්වක් සිදුකළා. ඒ, හැටන් ප්‍රදේශයේදී මාධ්‍ය වෙත අදහස් දක්වමින්. මේ අතර, සොලිසිටර් ජනරාල් දිල්රුක්ෂි ඩයස් වික්‍රමසිංහ සහ ඇවන්ගාඞ් සභාපති නිශ්ශංක සේනාධිපති […]

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Former Sri Lanka Navy chief: Xinjiang is on the right track

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Dialogue with Yang Rui Courtesy CGTN “Your doing is working,” said Jayanath Colombage, former chief of the Sri Lanka Navy and director of the Pathfinder Foundation’s Centre for Indo-Lanka Initiatives, when attending International Seminar on Counterterrorism, De-radicalization and Human Rights Protection held in Urumqi, China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, early this September. “We were here […]

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ALIT’s statement on advance payment received for Lotus Tower project

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Aerospace Long-march International Trade Co. Ltd. (ALIT) says the advance payment paid by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) was only used for the purposes of the Lotus Tower project. Issuing a clarification concerning the company’s participation in the Lotus Tower project, the ALIT said the TRCSL had paid USD […]

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AG must make statement on ex-Bribery Commission chief’s comment – Thalatha

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General must make a statement on the comment made by the former Director General of the Bribery Commission, Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickremesinghe during a purported telephone conversation that she has had with the Avant-Garde chairman, says Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms Thalatha Atukorale. The Justice Minister said she has […]

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President calls on Dilrukshi Dias to reveal corrupt politicians she referred to

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana President Maithripala Sirisena said it was his consistent policy that the Executive Presidency should be abolished and attempts to abolish it at a time when an election has been declared is a hoax. The President made these comments addressing the Matale District Convention of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today (21), the […]

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Ex-Bribery Commission chief alleges Senadhipathi distorted conversation

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General is set to request the Public Service Commission to conduct a disciplinary inquiry into the telephone conversation between the former Director General of the Bribery Commission and the Avant-Garde Chairman. The Coordinating Officer of the Attorney General said the relevant request will be directed in writing to the Public Service […]

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Dilrukshi responds to Avante Garde phone call

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Whilst not denying the fact that a conversation took place between Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickremasinghe and Avant-Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadipathi, Wickremasinghe called for the release of the entire phone conversation between the two parties. Posting on her Facebook page in the vernacular, Wickremasinghe asked Senadipathi to reveal the name of […]

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Gota clarifies ID number confusion in Electoral Register

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror With reference to the Daily Mirror news story on the appearance  of the invalidated national identity card number of Gotabhaya Rajapksa in the electoral registers of 2017, 2018 and 2019, Mr. Rajapaksa said that although he filled the form with the new ID number and the Department of Registration of Persons […]

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Sri Lanka President Sirisena Thanks China For Continuous Support And Assistance

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Courtesy Eurasia Review Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Chen Min-Er and President Maithripala Sirisena held this week a detailed discussion on a wide range of subjects on bilateral relations, economic cooperation and regional stability. Mr Chen Min-Er and a CPC delegation called on President Sirisena at […]

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වැඩකරණ ජනතාව තවතවත් වහල් භාවයට පත් කරන යෝජිත කම්කරු නීති සංශෝධන වහා හකුලා ගනු

Friday, September 20th, 2019

නව කම්කරු පනතට එරෙහි වෘත්තීය සමිති එකමුතුව ලෝක බැංකුවේ සහ ජාත්‍යන්තර මූල්‍ය අරමුදලේ උපදෙස් පිට දැනට රටේ වැඩ කරණ ජනතාවට බලපාන ප‍්‍රධාන කම්කරු පනත් ගණනාවක් අහෝසිකර නව තනි පනතක් ගෙන ඒමට ආණ්ඩුව විසින් කටයුතු කර ඇත. මෙතෙක් කම්කරු නීති පිළිබඳව කටයුතු කළ කම්කරු අමාත්‍යාංශය වෙනුවට සංවධන උපාය මාග සහ විදේශ වෙළඳාම පිළිබඳ අමාත්‍යාංශය විසින් සකස් […]

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Last ditch bid to abolish executive presidency blamed on Ranil as SLFP throws its weight behind Gotabaya

Friday, September 20th, 2019

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island After vehemently denying President Maithripala Sirisena had backed UNP leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s last ditch attempt to abolish the executive presidency ahead of Nov. 16 presidential poll, the SLFP, yesterday, assured that it wouldn’t undermine SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The assurance was given by UPFA lawmaker […]

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Emergency Cabinet meeting summoned by Prez: PM

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror It was President Maithripala Sirisena who wanted to summon an emergency Cabinet meeting last Thursday to discuss the abolition of the executive presidency, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday. Addressing a ceremony to lay the foundation stone for a trilingual national school in Meerigama, the Prime Minister said he […]

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විධායක ජනපති ධුරය අහෝසි කිරීමට සාකච්ඡා කිරීම වංචා කිරීමක් – විපක්ෂ නායක

Friday, September 20th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් ජනාධිපතිවරණයක් පැවැත්වීමට දින නියම කර ඇති අවස්ථාවක විධායක ජනාධිපති ධුරය අහෝසි කිරීමට සාකච්ඡා කිරීම වංචා කිරීමක් බව විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසනවා. ඔහු මේ අදහස් පළ කළේ කරවනැල්ල ප්‍රදේශයේ පැවති අවමංගල්‍ය උත්සවයකට එක්වීමෙන්අ නතුරුව මාධ්‍යවේදීන් හමුවේ අද අදහස් පළ කරමින්. කරවනැල්ල ප්‍රදේශයට පැමිණි විපක්ෂ නායක මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා, හිටපු අමාත්‍ය […]

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ගෝඨා සිරභාරයට ගන්න CID කළ ඉල්ලීම ප්‍රතික්ෂේප වෙයි

Friday, September 20th, 2019

 pasindu මව්බිම දැන් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ අමෙරිකානු පුරවැසියකුව සිටියදී 2005 ජනාධිපතිවරණය සඳහා ඡන්දය භාවිතා කිරීමට වැරදිකරු වශයෙන් අත් අඩංගුවට ගැනීමට අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව අධිකරණයෙන් කළ ඉල්ලීම ප්‍රතික්ෂේප වී තිබෙනවා. කොළඹ ප්‍රධාන මහේස්ත්‍රාත් ලංකා ජයරත්න මෙනෙවිය විසින් මේ තීන්දුව ලබා දුන්නා.

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Sri Lanka presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa would restore China ties, adviser says

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Courtesy South China Morning Post Rajapaksa’s spokesman said he met this week with Chen Min’er, a close ally of Xi, to discuss future ties Beijing and Colombo’s already strained relations took a further blow when Sirisena alleged corruption at a Chinese firm contracted to build the country’s tallest tower Sri Lankan [1] presidential nominee Gotabaya Rajapaksa would […]

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China’s ALIT rejects Sri Lanka leader’s graft allegation

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Courtesy London South East COLOMBO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – China’s state-run Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co (ALIT) on Friday rejected Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena’s allegation of misappropriating 2 billion rupees ($11 million) in a deal to work on the construction of South Asia’s tallest tower. Sirisena made the allegation at the inauguration on Monday […]

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SL Ambassador to China clarifies on Lotus Tower Project

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lankan Ambassador to China Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku today issued a clarification regarding the Lotus Tower Project allegations. Since the Lotus Tower was declared open on Monday, the 16th of September 2019, various news versions have been shared regarding the companies that were involved in its constructions. I am releasing this interim statement to clarify the extent […]

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නෙළුම් කුලූනේ ඇත්ත කුමක්ද?

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

ශ්‍යාම් නුවන් ගනේවත්ත උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින නෙළුම් කුලූන විවෘත කිරීමේ උත්සවයේදී පසුගිය සැප්තැම්බර් 16 වැනිදා ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා ඉමහත් ආන්දෝලනාත්මක ප‍්‍රකාශයක් කළේය. ඒ කතාව අසා සිටින කාට වුවත් හැෙඟන්නේ ජනාධිපතිවරයා ඉතා නිර්භීතව අති විශාල මහජන මුදල් මංකොල්ලයක් රටට හෙළි කරමින් සිටින බවයි. ජනාධිපතිවරයා කියන පරිදි අතුරුදන් වූ මුදල් ප‍්‍රමාණය කෝටි 200 කි. මෙය සුළු […]

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Allegation regarding the disappearance of Rs. two billion in the construction of the Colombo Lotus Tower

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE – Mahinda Rajapaksa Leader of the Opposition Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Colombo Lotus Tower, the President made a statement to the effect that back in 2012, one of the Chinese contractors involved in the project – a company named ALIT – had taken the advance payment of Rs two billion […]

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නෙළුම් කුලුණ ඉදිකිරිමේදී රුපියල් බිලියන දෙකක මුදලක් අතුරුදහන් වීම පිලිබඳ චෝදනාව

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය – මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ විපක්‍ෂ නායක කොළඹ නෙළුම් කුලුණ විවෘත කිරීමේ උත්සවයේදී කතා කරමින්, එම ව්‍යාපෘතියේ  කොන්ත්‍රාත්කරුවෙකු වූ චීනයේ ‘ඒලිට්’ නැමති සමාගමක් ලංකාවේ විදුලි සංදේශ නියාමන කොමිසමෙන් දුන් රුපියල් බිලියන දෙකක (ඒ කාලයේ හැටියට ඇමරිකානු ඩොලර් මිලියන 15ක) අත්තිකාරම් මුදල රැගෙන අතුරුදහන් වූ බවට  ආන්දෝලනාත්මක ප්‍රකාශයක් ජනාධිපතිවරයා සිදු කළේය. චීනයේ සිටින අපේ වත්මන් තානාපතිවරයා […]

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A failure of governance Weda Bima to Dada Bima

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

By Sanjay Perera Courtesy Ceylon Today The world has seen many examples of how progressive countries and Nations have become weak Nations, as a result of politically motivated witch-hunts by successive governments. The continent of Africa is a good example of how successive governments have been solely focused on eliminating political opponents, instead of focusing […]

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How Chinese presence in Sri Lanka affects India’s interest

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Anirudh Tyagi Courtesy The Times of India The growing presence of Chinese footprints in Sri Lanka has made India a bit of nervous and forced it to further strengthen its ties with Colombo. The Chinese involvement in Sri Lanka ranges from infrastructure development, economic aid, investments, trade, and strong diplomatic support to the island state, […]

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Presidential Election on November 16

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The date for the Presidential elections has been set as the 16th of November, 2019, stated the Elections Commission Chairman. Further, the nominations for the elections will be called from the 07th of October, 2019.  Reportedly, the nomination applications can only be submitted between 9 am until 11 am on October 7. The […]

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I’m ready to introduce new constitution: PM tells TNA

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the parliamentary group of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday that he was ready to introduce a new constitution within an year based on the consensus reached at the Constitutional Assembly (CA). Flanked by Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne, the Prime Minister called for a […]

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සජිත් බෞද්ධයෙක් නෙවෙයි – IRAJ

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Red Cats සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා බෞද්ධයෙක් නොවන බවට තමන්ට උදාහරණ ඇති බවට ඉරාජ් වීරරත්න පවසනවා.

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MATHINTA- IRAJ |මැතින්ටා රන්ජන්ගේ Web එක Hack කරාද? Mathinta

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

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Presidential Election: Will contest only with pro-abolition forces: Karu

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said today he would consider contesting the forthcoming presidential election only with the political forces which had since 1995 had consistently stood for the abolishing of the executive presidency. He said he would also do so together with those who stood for democratic […]

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