Archive for March 3rd, 2021

The capture of Kilinochchi on 2 January 2009 ended military offensive & brought Sri Lanka under one flag

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

When the capital of the LTTE falls, it also signaled the end of the LTTE. That significant victory was delivered by Maj. Gen. Jagath Dias on 2ndJanuary 2009.With the fall of LTTE’s capital and stronghold, it virtually meant the end of the military offensive and the beginning of the humanitarian rescue operation. This is poignant […]

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THE LINES ARE DRAWN AND THE COUNTRY SHOULD GO FORTH BOLDLY

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

RANJITH SOYSA At the UNHRC meeting the true friends of Sri Lanka emerged to speak and defend the country battered mercilessly for defeating the world most brutal terrorist organization i.e., Tamil Tiger terrorists in 2009, who held 20 million Sri Lankans to ransom for well over 25 years.  The leading the Sri Lanka bashing were […]

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TAMIL ASPIRATIONS OF SRI LANKA ARE LIKE CRYING OF KIDS TO BRING MOON PART 1

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Aspirations might be used to describing the ambitions which are too broader and at present, they may look limiting wishes, latter, they would go like crying of kids to bring the moon. Aspirations of any nation will go to a broader area, from the point of view of Tamils of Sri Lanka […]

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TAMIL ASPIRATIONS OF SRI LANKA ARE LIKE CRYING OF KIDS TO BRING MOON PART 2

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The LTTE, Prabhakaran, and colleagues worked against Sri Lanka’s unity and territorial integrity as he needed to establish a separate Tamil state with armed forces and struggle. His behavior appeared he wanted to re-establish the Vijaya Nagar empire that will create severe risk India creating new Issues. The intention of the LTTE […]

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A Raving Pastor Overrides Gotabaya’s Vision of ‘Vistas of Prosperity’

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

By The Sri Lanka Study Circle  A monkey edict at the instigation of the CORE group?   Reacting defensively to a scathing criticism of his fly-by night conduct, pastor Colombage, at a hastily convened interview, with journalist Raymond, went on record to say, ‘Sri Lanka has a clear foreign policy; neutrality is the key and we […]

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THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1956 Part 7C

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS Revised 2.4.21 Bandaranaike took firm decisions where international relations were concerned. This essay looks at his handling of several important issues which arose in 1956. ISRAEL Bandaranaike recognized Israel, though he had reservations. Bandaranaike told Parliament, the position is that the previous Government had agreed to diplomatic representation by Israel here, I presume, […]

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An open letter to Arun Siddarth – SLFP District Organizer – Jaffna District.

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

By Noor Nizam – Convener “The Muslim Voice”, 3rd., Februsry, 2021.. “THE MUSLIM VOICE” is “SAD” that you did not include in your “WALK/SLOGAN” the Muslims as the 3rd., community for “NATIONAL UNITY and PEACE”. It seems that you are trying to do the same thing YS Jaganmohan Reddy, now Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh […]

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When Pigs Fly: Britain Preaching Human Rights to Sri Lanka

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Courtesy The Carthaginian Solution When Britain ruled Sri Lanka Who issued this scorched-earth policy in response to local resistance against a foreign invasion army?  ….”cut down every yielding tree, pull down every dwelling house, destroy all fields, canals and irrigation reservoirs, kill all males over the age of 14 years and slaughter all cattle leaving those which […]

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ඉන්දියානු ගුවන් හමුදා ප්‍රධානී සහ අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා අතර හමුවක්

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ඉන්දියානු ගුවන් හමුදා ප්‍රධානී එයාර් චීෆ් මාර්ෂල් රාකේෂ් කුමාර් සිං බාදවූරියා මහතා අද 2021.03.03 දින පස්වරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා හමුවිය. ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගුවන් හමුදාවේ 70 වන සංවත්සර සැමරුම් උළෙලට සහභාගී වීම සඳහා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට පැමිණ සිටින ඉන්දීය ගුවන් හමුදා ප්‍රධානී එයාර් චීෆ් මාර්ෂල් රාකේෂ් කුමාර් සිං බාදවූරියා […]

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India’s Chief of the Air Staff Pledges Continued Support to Sri Lanka

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Prime Minister’s Media Unit March 3, 2021 The Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshall Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this evening. The Air Chief Marshall, who is visiting Sri Lanka to attend the 70th Anniversary Celebrations of the Sri Lanka […]

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රාජ්‍ය ආයතනවල ජනතා සේවාවන් කාර්යක්ෂම කරන්නැයි අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගෙන් උපදෙස්

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය අන්තර් ආයතනික ගැටලු නිරාකරණය කර ගනිමින් රාජ්‍ය ආයතන ඔස්සේ ක්‍රියාත්මක ජනතා සේවාවන් කාර්යක්ෂම කරන්නැයි ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද 2021.03.03 දින උපදෙස් දුන්නේය. බත්තරමුල්ල සුහුරුපායේ පිහිටි නාගරික සංවර්ධන හා නිවාස අමාත්‍යංශ ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේ පැවති අමාත්‍යංශ නිලධාරින්ගේ හමුවට එක්වෙමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේය. ප්‍රමාදවෙමින් පැවති සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘති කිහිපයක් පිළිබඳව මෙහි දී අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා […]

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PCoI report on Easter Sunday carnage: AG won’t be given ‘sensitive’ volumes

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island GL admits flaws , appreciates recommendations The Presidential Secretariat has declined to release 22 volumes (each containing about 600 pages) of proceedings to Attorney General Dappula de Livera, PC, on the advice of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) that probed the 2019 Easter Sunday carnage. Authoritative sources told The […]

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Easter Sunday Attack: PCoI failed to find who influenced the course of investigation – Cardinal

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The report of the Presidential commission which probed the Easter Sunday attacks had failed to find out as to who had influenced the investigations in order to shield certain individuals, Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said today. Cardinal Ranjith told a press conference that the church had received […]

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Epidemiology Unit begins probe on two deaths following vaccination

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Two individuals from the Gampaha District have died two days after being vaccinated and the Epidemiology Unit is to investigate as to whether it could be attributed to the vaccine, Deputy Director General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said. Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said there is a particular […]

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Was astounded with UK statement on Sri Lanka at UNHRC: Lord Naseby

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Commenting on the UK statement of February 25, 2021 in Geneva on Sri Lanka at Human Rights Council by Lord Tariq Ahmad, President of the UK all party British Sri Lanka Parliamentary group Lord Naseby said he was astounded how the UK or any other Member of the Core group could […]

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Circular on burial of COVID-19 victims issued

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror he circular containing the guidelines with regard to the burial of COVID-19 victims has been issued, the Health Ministry said. Some key guidelines are as follows, The relatives of the deceased should inform the Director/ Head of the health care institution (Where the death has occurred) of their desire to bury […]

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Sri Lanka to receive first vaccine consignment under COVAX facility this Sunday

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka is expected to receive the first batch of COVID vaccines under the COVAX facility this weekend, says State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Sudarshini Fernandopulle. Her remarks came during an event held at the Chilaw Hospital today. The vaccine consignment with 264,000 doses will accordingly arrive […]

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Covid-19: 335 new cases confirmed Today

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry reports that another 130 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus bringing the total cases confirmed within the day to 335.  All are close associates of the Peliyagoda Covid-19 cluster. This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases reported in the thus far to 84,226. A total of 3,285 patients […]

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One more Covid-19 death reported in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed one more Covid-19 related death today, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 484. The victim is a 65-year-old woman from Eravur. She had been transferred from the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital to the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital after being identified as […]

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Court orders AG to submit report on illegal construction at Muthurajawela Wetlands

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Court of Appeal has directed the Attorney General to examine and submit a report on the alleged illegal construction and development projects at the Muthurajawela Wetlands on March 09. The petitions filed by Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith and the Center for Environmental Justice seeking an injunction suspending illegal construction and […]

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