Archive for March 10th, 2021

UNHRC must judge Sri Lanka on violations of IHL not Human Rights

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Does the UNHRC have a mandate to judge international humanitarian law in an armed conflict?Sri Lanka’s conflict is defined as a non-international armed conflict where governing rules are IHL. Why is the UNHRC taking Sri Lanka to task based on human rights alone and that too human rights that are outside of the conflict. When […]

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Opposition’s Silly Hullabaloo over the Final Report of the PCoI

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

By Rohana R. Wasala Sri Lankan Catholics, led by His Eminence Malcom Cardinal Ranjith, Bishop of Colombo, marked Black Sunday on March 7, with the participation of representatives from Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim religious communities, demanding justice for the victims of the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks carried out by local Islamist Jihadists two […]

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ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණ තීරණ උල්ලංඝනය නොකරන්න…‘19 නීතියක් බවට පත් වීමට පැවැත්විය යුතු ජනමත විචාරණය පවත්වන්න…’!

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින * 19 ව්‍යවස්ථා කුමන්ත‍්‍රණය කළ අයට දඬුවම් කරන්න… ! 2002දී පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ගෙන එන ලද 19 වන ආණ්ඩුක‍්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධන පනත් කෙටුම්පතේ 5 වන වගන්තිය අනුව ආණ්ඩුක‍්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ 70 වන ව්‍යවස්ථාවට ඉක්බිතිව 70 (අ) ලෙස ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් ගෙන එමින් වසරකට පසු ජනාධිපතිවරයාට පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසිරවීම අවශ්‍ය වන්නේ නම් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ නොපැමිණි මන්ත‍්‍රීවරයන්ද […]

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VACCINE DIPLOMACY WORLDWIDE

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Sarath Wijesinghe President’s counsel, former Ambassador to UAE and Israel, President Ambassador’s forum Covid 19 spreads worldwide as a world wildfire Covid19 is spreading worldwide affecting billions as a major pandemic changing the world drastically with the slowdown in economies, developments, living conditions, and all kinds of day to day and permanent lifestyles of all […]

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Mahawamsa, George Turnour and Royal College Colombo

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Rohan Abeygunawardena On 25th of February 2021 ‘’Ceylon Daily News’’  published  following news item; ‘’An ancient Ola leaf original copy of the Mahavamsa” (Great Chronicle) currently kept at the library of the University of Peradeniya is to be declared as a UNESCO World Heritage. The decision has been reached by UNESCO experts upon verifying that […]

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Maha Sivarathri Message

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Mahinda Rajapaksa Prime Minister I take pleasure in greeting all those celebrating the Maha Sivarathri Festival in Sri Lanka and World over a blessed day. Hindu devotees in Sri Lanka have a long tradition of living in harmony with all ethnic groups. Devotees of the Hindu faith will fast on the day of the festival […]

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සුභාශිංසන පණිවිඩය

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාත්‍රාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය 2021 මාර්තු 11 ලොව පුරා හින්දු බැතිමතුන් සමඟ එක්වෙමින් මහා ශිව රාත්‍රී දිනය ඉමහත් භක්ත්‍යාදරයෙන් සමරන ශ්‍රී ලාංකේය හින්දු භක්තිකයන්ට  සුභාශිංසන පළ කරනුයේ ඉමහත් සතුටිනි. විවිධ ජනවර්ග සමඟ මිත්‍රශීලීව සහ එකමුතුව ජීවත්වීමේ දීර්ඝ සම්ප්‍රදායක් ශ්‍රී ලාංකේය හින්දු භක්තිකයන්ට ඇත. ඔවුන් සියලු දෙනා දැඩි අධ්‍යාත්මික හැඟීමකින් යුතුව ශිව […]

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Lord Naseby supports vote in the absence of consensus on Core Group’s resolution

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Lord Naseby yesterday (9) said that in spite of the Core Group’s resolution being further watered down, the possibility of the government of Sri Lanka accepting it was unlikely. The Island raised the issue at hand with Lord Naseby, who unconditionally threw his weight behind Sri Lanka’s efforts to counter […]

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Link between spice traders and Easter terrorists being probed – Trade Minister

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island Rs 3.72 billion worth of pepper imported between 2015 and 2019 Investigations were underway to ascertain information about a nexus between spice traders and the Easter Sunday terrorists, Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardena told Parliament yesterday. Minister Gunawardena said so in response to a question by SLPP MP Mohamed Muzammil, […]

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Easter attacks: AG directs probes into 5 suspects including Sara Jasmine

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General (AG) has directed the Inspector-General of Police to investigate five suspects whose names were disclosed by the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) which looked into the Easter Sunday terror attacks. Accordingly, probes will be carried out into Abu Hind, Lukman Thalib, Lukman Thalib Ahmed alias Abu Abdulla, […]

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Sarath Weerasekera reveals more details on Easter attacks

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 676 individuals have been arrested in connection with the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks, Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera stated. Among the arrested, 202 have been imprisoned and another 66 persons are currently being interrogated under detention, he said. The Minister mentioned this speaking at the debate […]

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Coronavirus death count climbs to 515

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has reported 04 more coronavirus-related deaths, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (March 10). As per the Department of Government Information, one female patient and three male patients are among the victims. The new deaths bring the number of COVID-19 related deaths witnessed in Sri Lanka to 515 in total. […]

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Coronavirus: 300 positive cases in total confirmed today

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka registered 140 more positive cases of COVID-19 today (March 10) as total novel coronavirus infections reported within the day reached 300. The new development has pushed the country’s confirmed COVID-19 case count to 86,685. According to COVID-19 figures, 2,964 active cases are still under medical care at selected hospitals and treatment […]

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Five-member SC bench to consider Nagananda’s petition against 20A

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A five-member judge bench of the Supreme Court has been appointed by the Chief Justice to take up a petition challenging the 20th Amendment to the Constitution. Supreme Court Justices Gamini Amarasekara, Yasantha Kodagoda, A.H.M.D. Nawaz, Kumudini Wickremesinghe and Shiran Gunaratne will accordingly serve as the members of the bench. The relevant petition, […]

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AG directs IGP to probe into import of sword consignment

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to conduct investigations in the import of several swords, daggers, and other such weapons into the country. This was in relation to the Writ Application filed by His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, stated the Coordinating Officer of the Attorney General, State Counsel […]

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Colombo HC issues warrants on Hirunika

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo High Court issues warrant on former MP Hirunika Premachandra for not appearing before courts over the case on the abduction of a youth in 2015. A 35-year-old man was abducted in 2015 at Baseline Road area in Dematagoda and assaulted by a group of individuals who had arrived in a Land […]

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UK celebrating Women’s Day protecting LTTE Terrorist Aunty Adele

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

How come LTTE terrorist Aunty Adele is more important to the UK than Lord Naseby? Lord Naseby has asked a very pertinent question – why is UK not prosecuting Adele Balasingham for child soldier recruitment. The UK is not answering him? This is the same UK Government drafting resolutions against Sri Lanka for war crimes, […]

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LTTE would have been eliminated in May 1987 & not May 2009 if India did not save LTTE

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Operation Vadamarachchi that encircled Prabakaran was brought to a close by Operation Poomalai by India and Prabakaran was evacuated to India by helicopter and kept until the Indo-Lanka Accord was signed and Rajiv Gandhi returned to Delhi. By rescuing Prabakaran in May 1987 India is responsible for every killing by LTTE until finally Sri Lanka’s […]

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