Archive for March 13th, 2021

Embracing the LTTE Strategy in 2008/09: Norway, USA, UK, France and the Human Rights Conglomerate as Complicit Tiger Allies

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

Michael Roberts Courtesy thuppahi.wordpress.com In his wide-ranging autobiographical tale of his numerous engagements in Sri Lanka and for Sri Lanka Michael Lord Naseby has condemned the LTTE for its deployment of so many Tamil civilians as a human shield” and bargaining counter” during the last stages of Eelam War IV in 2008/09. Let me, here, […]

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“බසයෙන් අනාගතයට” දෙවැනි අදියර අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන්

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ධාවනයෙන් ඉවත් කළ ලංගම බස්රථ, පුස්තකාල ලෙස ප්‍රතිනිර්මාණය කර පුස්තකාල නොමැති පාසල් සඳහා ලබා දීමේ බසයෙන් අනාගතයට” දෙවැනි අදියර ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් ඊයේ 2021.03.12 දින පස්වරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී පැවැත්විණි. ඒ අනුව දිස්ත්‍රික්ක 20ක පුස්තකාල පහසුකම් නොමැති පාසල් 20ක් සඳහා මෙලෙස බස්රථ පුස්තකාල ලබා දීම සිදුවිය.  බසයෙන් අනාගතයට” පළමු […]

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Who truly was the most dishonest president?

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

By Jude Sheerin Courtesy BBC, Washington Former President Donald Trump was often accused of having a complete disregard for the truth. Yet some of his predecessors’ falsehoods ranged from the bizarre to the horrifying. So how does Trump truly compare? When Saddam Hussein invaded the oil-rich emirate of Kuwait in August 1990, President George HW […]

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Sri Lankan President speaks to Indian Prime Minister ahead of crucial vote at UNHRC

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

By Rezaul H Laskar Courtesy NewsIn.Asia New Delhi, March 13 (Hindustan Times):  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday discussed cooperation at multilateral forums, days ahead of an expected vote on Sri Lanka’s human rights record at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Modi and Rajapaksa reviewed topical developments […]

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PCoI denies ever asking govt. to withhold parts of its report on carnage

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Document in its entirety handed over to AG The Presidential Secretariat yesterday (12) handed over the remaining 22 volumes of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) report, hitherto declared sensitive and withheld from Attorney General Dappula de Livera, PC. The delivery of those volumes which dealt with some aspects […]

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Amazan removes advert on door mat using national flag print

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The advertisement on the sale of non slip doormats with the print of Sri Lanka’s national flag has been removed from the Amazon site after the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China on the matter. The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing had […]

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China responds to concerns on Sri Lankan flag doormats; Amazon withdraws adverts

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana It is China’s consistent stand that the national flag is a country’s symbol that must be fully respected, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo stressed in a statement published on Friday (March 12). Carpets and footwear displaying the Sri Lankan national flag had been made available for sale on Amazon, one of the world’s […]

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Public Security Minister signs order banning burqa in Sri Lanka

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral (Rtd) Sarath Weerasekara says he has signed the Cabinet paper banning the burqa in Sri Lanka. His remarks came during an event held at Munasinghe Aramaya in Kalutara today (March 13). Explaining the reason for the move, the Public Security Minister said the burqa directly affects the […]

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TID arrests man for promoting Wahhabism & Jihadist ideology

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A man has been arrested by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) for promoting Wahhabism and Jihadist ideology in the country. As per reports, the arrest was made in the area of Dematagoda on Friday (March 12). The suspect has been identified as Rasheed Hajjul Akbar who is a resident of Mawanella area, Police […]

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No revenue loss from tax cuts on sugar – Finance Secretary

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Secretary to the Ministry of Finance S.R. Attygalle has insisted that there is no such thing as revenue loss in a tax deduction scenario. His remarks came during a media briefing convened earlier on Friday (March 12). The import tax on sugar was reduced from Rs. 50 per kilogram to 25 cents last […]

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Death toll in the country increases to 526

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Another coronavirus infected death has been reported. Accordingly, the total death toll has increased to 526. The deceased has been identified as a 48 year old female residing in the Kanaththewewa area. She was transferred from the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital to the Homagama Base Hospital after being identified as Covid 19 infected. […]

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179 Covid-19 infected persons reported

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News 179 Covid-19 infected persons have been identified today.

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