Author Archive for S. Akurugoda

Safeguard  Security

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

S. Akurugoda We remember how the government elected in 1977 under the leadership of J.R Jayewardene (J.R.J) removed the security forces from the coastal areas of the Northern and Eastern provinces in order to please the Tamil politicians, disregarding the  importance of national security. J.R.J led government underestimated  and turned a blind eye on the […]

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Eye-caching Slogans and Consequences

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

S . Akurugoda The country’s electorates have been taken for rides  in the past by power hungry politicians who used  eye-catching  slogans  such as ‘Dharmister Samajaya‘ (A  just society’ ),  ‘Samaya‘ (Peace’)’ , ‘Pivithuru Hetak‘ (‘Just and Fair  society for better tomorrow’) , Yahapalanaya‘  (‘Good Governanace’) etc. and the  consequences were disastrous in some cases […]

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පර ගැතියන් පන්නමු

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

එස්.අකුරුගොඩ හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා ජනවාරි 08 වැනිදා පැවති ජනාධිපතිවරණයෙන් පරාජයට පත්කිරීම සඳහා ඇමරිකාව බොහෝ උපකාරවූ බව අගමැති රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතා දඹුල්ලේ පැවති ජනහමුවක් අමතමින් පවසා ඇතැයි වාර්තාවේ. ඔහු කියා සිටියේ ජනාධිපතිවරණයට පෙර තමන් ඇමෙරිකාවට ගොස් එය ජයග්‍රහණය කිරීම ගැන එහි  ආයතනයක මාසයක පමණ කාලයක් එරටදී ඡන්ද පිළිබඳ අධ්‍යයනයකුත්, උපදෙසුත් ලබාගත් බවයි. එසේම මැතිවරණ […]

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President Sirisena’s so-called ‘national governments’.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

S. Akurugoda President Maithripala Sirisena on many occasions has vowed to form a National Government even after the next general election. When he appointed some SLFP MPs as ministers in March this year,   he told the people that he is making a national government.  As  per latest media reports, he has determined to form a national […]

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ඕනෑ කෙනෙකුට අධිකරණ තීන්දු විවේචනය කළ හැකිද?

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

 ස. අකුරුගොඩ ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ මූළික අයිතිවාසිම් පෙත්සම විභාගකල ශේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය ඉදිරිපත්කළ කරුණු සලකාබලා ගෝඨාභය මහතා අත්අඬoගුවට ගැනීම වලක්වන ලදි. කෙසේ හෝ ගෝඨාභය මහතා අත්අඞoගුවට ගෙන හිරකූඩුවට දැමීමේ උවමනාවෙන් කටයුතුකළ අයට මෙම අධිකරණ තීන්දුව දරාගත නොහැකිවීම පුදුමයක් නොවේ. ඒ පිලිබඳව පළමුවෙන්ම ප්‍රසිද්ධියේ අදහස් දැක්වූ පික්පොකට් අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිoහ කියා සිටියේ මෙම අධිකරණ තීන්දුවට එරෙහිව පොදු රාජ්‍ය […]

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Miliband’s Tamil New Year wishes – The cat is out of the bag!

Friday, April 17th, 2015

S.Akurugoda In a video message to the British Tamil Community Ed Miliband, the leader of the British Labour Party and the Leader of the Opposition has reiterated that his party will continue to  push for a full and independent, international investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, while wishing a happy New Year for […]

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A danger ahead!

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

S. Akurugoda As outlined in an  article titled “Are NGOs Agents of Subversion” appeared in the official website of Patrick J. Buchanan,(an American conservative, former  senior advisor to three American Presidents, a two-time candidate for the Republican presidential elections), raise eyebrows on how the U.S. is using NGOs to subvert regimes around the world. While reporting , […]

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බටහිරයන්ගේ අරමුණ

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

එස්. අකුරුගොඩ “අප මේ අත්විදින්නේ පරාජයක් නොව කුමන්ත්‍රණයක ප්‍රතිඵලයක්. මා හමුවන්නට එන ජනතාවගේ මතය එයයි”. නුගේගොඩ රැලියට පණිවිඩයක් එවමින් හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසා තිබින. වාර්තාවන අන්දමට  කුමන්ත්‍රණයේ ආරම්භය අද ඊයේ නොවේ. ඒබැව්  රාජිතසේනාරත්න, චන්දිරිකා කුමාරතුoඟ, රතන හිමි වැන්නවුන්ගේ හැකර කටවල් වලින්ම මේ වනවිට එලියට පැන තිබේ.  ඔවුන් එහි ඉත්තන් පමණි. කුමන්ත්‍රණයේ සැලසුම් මහින්ද […]

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‘Yahapalanaya’ – Another ‘decapitation drama’

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

S. Akurugoda Soon after the Prabhakaran-Ranil Pact (MoU prepared by the notorious ‘Peace Maker’ Norway and initiated by the so-called international community)  was signed , I remember, an article written by  Dr  Gunadasa Amarasekara  titled ‘Sama Diyareddde’appeared on a newspaper (in March 2002). For those who have not read this ‘decapitation drama’, let me quote […]

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Should we give into evil forces ?

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

S. Akurugoda  Just over five years ago we were able to show the entire world, how powerful our unity and strength was. Firstly, the decision to end terrorism was taken firmly by the peace loving, right minded patriotic people of this land at the presidential election held in 2005 by defeating the ‘puppet of the […]

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Open Pacts and Secret Pacts

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

S. Akurugoda  Secret Pacts are not new to Sri Lanka politics, especially during elections .  Claims of having secret Pacts or secret understanding overrides those of open Pacts.  The well known Bandaranaike – Chelvanayakam Pact, JR – Rajiv Pact, Ranil – Prabhakaran Pact  were not considered as secret Pacts, since the contents were known to […]

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Parliament Jokes!

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

S. Akurugoda According to a latest news item, the constitutional proposals drafted by the so-called Joint opposition to abolish the Executive Presidency within a 100-day timeframe, envisages the formation of a Parliamentary Affairs Committee, replacing the present system of control of Parliament by the Cabinet, paving the way for the Parliament to become the primary […]

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ජාතික හෙල උරුමය – කොයිබටද?

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

එස්. අකුරුගොඩ අළුත්ම පුවත් වාර්තාවන්ට අනුව ජාතික හෙල උරුමය රජය සමඟ පැවැත්වූ සාකච්ඡාවන් අත්හැර දමා ඔවුන්ගේ යෝජනාවලිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතාගේ ප්‍රතිචාරයන්ට අවනත වී පොදු අපේක්ෂකයාට සහාය දැක්වීමට තීරණය කර ඇත. ජාතික හෙල උරුමය හා මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා අතර පැවැති සාච්ඡා වල ප්‍රතිඵලය පැහැදිලිය. මුල සිටම මේ දෙපාර්ශ්වය විසින්ම ගෙන ආ යෝජනාවලිය සමානත්වයක් දරනු ලැබුවේ […]

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JHU – Where will they end up?

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

S. Akurugoda According to the latest available news items, JHU, has given-up further discussions with the Government and is going to  talk to the Maithripala Sirisena expecting a positive response to their proposals. The outcome of the JHU-Maithripala talk is very clear since we do not see any difference between the so-called proposals of the Maithripala […]

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Promoting Ranil  – ‘Cutting off the nose to spite the face’

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

S.Akurugoda  ‘Abolish Presidency’ cry at this time of the country is nothing but a slogan introduced as a part of a well planned tactic by those who seek a ‘regime change’ by any means.  It is not surprising that those who were on the ‘Anti- war Front’ and all those who fought against MR in […]

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Status of Languages and a Country’s National Identity

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Akurugoda While speaking at the ‘Annual Hindi Day’ event held in the Indian consular office in Jaffna, the acting Indian High Commissioner (HC) S.T. Murthy has pointed out that at least 50% of the Indian population knows the Indian main language and similarly Sri Lankan Tamils also should learn Sinhala Language in order to grow […]

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TNA Provincial Council members appeal to UNCHR

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

S. Akurugoda As per a news item appeared in The Island, in a letter addressed to outgoing UNHRC Chief Navanethem Pillay, 33 members of the North and East Provincial Councils (PC) consisting of ITAK, TULF, TELO, PLOTE and EPRLF (all representing TNA) have urged the UNHRC to expand its ongoing inquiry to investigate atrocities committed […]

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Investigation on Sri Lanka – a violation of the time frame given under UNCHR resolution

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

S. Akurugoda As can be seen from the flowing facts, the ‘time frame’ covered under the UNCHR Resolution A/HRC/25/L.1/Rev.1 has been extended by the Navi Pillay’s controversial Panel by misinterpreting the time frame covered in the LLRC. Under the terms and reference of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka published in the web page http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/OISL.aspx, […]

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Time to stop foreign diplomatic corps involvement in local politics

Monday, August 11th, 2014

S. Akurugoda  According to media reports, a tense situation prevailed at a meeting organized by a NGO named, Right to Life Human Rights Centre” involving families of disappeared persons from the North and representatives from US, France, Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland missions in Colombo, when, another NGO, the Dead and Missing Person’s Parents Front”, […]

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The Opposition Leader’s call for Democracy and Good Governance

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

S. Akurugoda According to a news paper report the opposition leader Ranil Wickramasinghe has told Organisation for Good Governance, another NGO, that it was high time for all political parties and other civil society organisations to get together from grassroots level to overthrow the government through a well- organised struggle since the lawlessness in this […]

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Investigate and Regulate Foreign Funded NGOs

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

S. Akurugoda According to a news item appeared in Daily Mirror dated 9th July 2014, under the subject ‘NGO’s to defy Defence Ministry ban‘ J.C. Weliamuna of the Lawyers Collective said the government is misguided in its thinking that NGOs and civil society organisations are enemies and is working for international community. Another so-called human […]

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Where we will end up?

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

S. Akurugoda Responding to a series of questions raised by JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, Deputy External Affairs Minister Neomal Perera told parliament that the government had no expectation to engage South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa or the South African government as an international mediator to solve the national problem of Sri Lanka. This […]

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Are we giving into Foreign Conspirators?

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

S. Akurugoda According to a shocking news item appeared in the front page of The Island dated 27th June 2014, under the heading ‘Ahead of Presidential polls: Government troubled by US-funded project’, US was planning to fund those who have been opposed to SLFP-led coalition, through local NGOs to implement a project called ‘Election Support […]

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Thirteen Amendment and so-called ‘Solutions’

Friday, June 6th, 2014

S. Akurugoda Responding to Ranil Wickremsinghe who raised a question on the reports which said the Indian Prime Minister had told President Rajapaksa to work towards implementing a ‘solution’ by devolving powers beyond the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, External Affairs Minister Prof GL Peiris has told Parliament that President Mahinda Rajapaksa had conveyed Indian […]

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TNA’s proposal on a ‘common’ candidate

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

S. Akurugoda According to media reports TNA has proposed to make Northern Provincial Chief Minister C.V Wigneswaran the common candidate at the next Presidential Election. All the Presidential elections we had since its inception, other than the last Presidential election conducted in 2010, were direct contests between the UNP (as a single party) and the […]

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The fortune intruders and the plight of Sinhala refugees

Monday, April 28th, 2014

S. Akurugoda According to The Sunday Observer dated 27th April 2014, 73 families who had encroached on the Wilpattu sanctuary causing widespread protests by environmental and Buddhist groups will be relocated outside the national park with the assistance of the Mannar District Secretary’s office. Mannar District Secretary has said a 50-acre plot of land, one […]

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Ranil’s call for the ‘topple’ of government

Monday, March 17th, 2014

S. Akurugoda  As per a news item appeared in the Daily Mirror dated 14th march 2014, UNP National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe vowed to topple this government in the same way he toppled the government of former President Chandrika Kumaratunga. He has told  a rally at Avissawela that the UNP would form the next government in […]

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Stop big bullies

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

S. Akurugoda Addressing the ‘Janapathi Janahamuwa’ program telecast live last week, President Rajapaksa  has said that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay in connivance with a handful of powerful countries, based on wrong information, demanded  an international investigation against Sri Lanka despite the fact that the government had eradicated three decades of […]

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War crimes of US and its allies

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

S. Akurugoda Addressing a gathering  in Mathugama, President Rajapaksa has said ” If one were to probe the last days of Wold War II, you could bring war crimes charges” referring to efforts by the US to move a resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC. President’s reference to  the days of Wold War II […]

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Commemorating ‘Terrorist day’

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

 S. Akurugoda It is reported that  TNA Jaffna District MP S. Sritharan, while  participating in the second reading stage debate on Budget, has praised  the dead LTTE”ˆleader Velupillai Prabhakaran justifying violence saying that  Prabhakaran was a national hero and called upon Tamils to commemorate his death. On a another report, the day the LTTE ‘war […]

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