Author Archive for Dr.P.A.Samaraweera

Catholic church and terrorists

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera With the terror attack on Easter Sunday, the death toll had risen to 290. Nearly 500 being injured. It had been reported that 24 suspects are in custody and details about them are not known. The suspicion is on a Muslim terrorist organisation. However, on the day of the attack, Human Right Activists pointed […]

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Hold a Referendum

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Dr P.A.Samaraweera The Supreme Court has ruled that the President’s decision to dissolve Parliament was unconstitutional. The verdict was also that if he wants to dissolve Parliament before four and a half years, there must be a resolution passed by two thirds majority in Parliament. Now that the Supreme Court has given a decision, it is […]

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Dissolution of Parliament by the President

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera The President had done the best thing for the country by dissolving Parliament and going for the country. Arrogant Ranil, who scraped through in 2015 by getting a slight majority wrecked the country for 3 and a half years. With his western touch up and with his circle of colleagues from the upper class of […]

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Double standards of the West 

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera, Brisbane Ambassadors and High Commissioners of the UK, US, Germany, Canada and the UN had visited the Speaker and discussed the current situation in Sri Lanka with him. They had asked him to reconvene Parliament early and had expressed their concerns the country would face in case of a change of govt. They have also […]

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Ranil – Gone at last !

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera In January 2015, President Sirisena appointed Ranil as the PM when he had only 42 seats in Parliament. Mr. D.M. Jayaratne who was PM at the time backed away, for what ever reason. Now Ranil had been paid back in the same coin. After he was sacked, he had summoned the Ambassadors and High Commissioners, […]

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Pay compensation to LTTE terrorists says Minister Swaminathan !

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

P.A.Samaraweera, Brisbane  Minister Swaminathan has presented a cabinet memo to pay compensation to LTTE terrorists and the families of the dead terrorists. According to him there are about 12,000 rehabilitated LTTE terrorists and about 30,000 from LTTE Mahaveera families. In addition to this, there will be many Tamil terrorist sympathisers who migrated to foreign countries returning for the […]

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London rally and the Sri Lankan flag

Monday, February 26th, 2018

P.A.Samaraweera The media reported that due to pressure from the UK, military attache Brigadier Fernando had been recalled to Sri Lanka. During the last few weeks a lot had been written about the gesture made by Brig Fernando. As an Officer who fought the LTTE  he should have avoided confronting the demonstrators. But, of course he had […]

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Local Govt Polls

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

P.A.Samaraweera There had been an unexpected turnout at the recent local govt polls and as anticipated Mahinda Rajapaksa’s SLPP made a landslide victory. This noteworthy victory should open the eyes of Maithreepala Sirisena (MS) and Ranil, who under the pretext of ‘Yahapalanaya’ entertained the corrupt. The victory is a clear indication that the people are fed […]

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LTTE  demonstration in London

Friday, February 9th, 2018

P.A.Samaraweera It has become the common practice for LTTE supporters to brandish Tiger flags whenever they demonstrate against Sri Lanka. The LTTE is banned in the UK as a terrorist organisation. Despite this, British authorities and the Police permit LTTE  sympathisers to display terrorist flags during their parades. During the recent incident, where Brigadier Fernando, Defence Attache, […]

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Maveerar day celebrations

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

P.A.Samaraweera During the Presidents trip to Korea this week, he had paid respect to the Korean martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice during 3 wars with invading forces. At a ceremony, he had placed a wreath and put incense at the Altar. Back at home, our disabled war heroes are protesting on the streets about […]

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Bond scams and Perpetual Trustees

Monday, September 18th, 2017

P.A.Samaaraweera The principal share holder and Director of Perpetual Trustees, Mr. Arjuna Aloysius, has decided not to give evidence before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry. The Commission of Inquiry has also declined to compel him to give evidence because the law allows him to do so. If those who are  accused can remain silent when […]

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Chief Minister Wignesvaran and Federalism

Friday, September 15th, 2017

P.A.Samaraweera This week the Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council, Mr C.V. Wignesvaran (CV) had a meeting with the Mahanayake of the Malwatte Chapter and the Maha Sanga of Asgiriya. During these discussions, he had said that he wanted Federalism for the North. He had also added that the best option is to confer Federal status […]

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Race to White House

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

P.A.Samaraweera During the last 18 months there was a bruising and hard fought contest between Hillary Clinton (HC) and Donald Trump (DT) for the post of US  President. Apart from the US, the whole world eagerly watched the outcome as the US President is supposed to occupy the most powerful seat in world politics . According […]

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US polls debate

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

P.A.Samaraweera  The US polls are to be held on the 8th of November. The first debate between Hilary Clinton (HC) and Donald Trump (DT) was held a few weeks ago. According to political commentators, HC was ahead in that debate.  The 2nd debate was held on the 9th of October. In this debate, among other […]

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Terrorist attack in Brussels

Friday, March 25th, 2016

P.A.Samaraweera, Brisbane On Tuesday night, terrorists had attacked Brussels, by bombing a subway station and the Zavantem International Airport. As a result 30 had been killed and injured more than 140. It had been confirmed that the carnage was caused by suicide bombers. Suicide bombers were introduced by the LTTE. In Sri Lanka , prior […]

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Windfall for MP´s – 

Monday, March 14th, 2016

 P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne According to a media report the govt and the opposition had approved a range of allowances for MP´s. Based on this,  MP´s are to be paid Rs. 75,000 to maintain an office, Rs. 50,000 for calls, and Rs. 50,000 as a housing allowance. They are also to be paid Rs 2500 for attending meetings and Rs […]

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Double Standards of the Police

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

P.A.Samaraweera During recent times the performance of the police had been widely criticised by the public. Because it had become obvious to the people that they pick and choose the way they treat those who come under their jurisdiction. Some time back we saw how a mentally retarded man being beaten up at Mt Lavinia […]

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Chilling carnage in Paris

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

P.A.Samaraweera Terrorists had massacred 130 civilians, injuring nearly 350 and plunged France into mourning. This chilling carnage was condemned by the civilized world. Immediately after the attack, the President of France declared that France is at ´war´ with terrorists, closed its borders and announced a state of emergency. Political leaders of the US, UK, Canada, […]

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SLFP´s decision to form a National Govt

Friday, March 6th, 2015

P.A.Samaraweera Yesterday, SLFP Central Committee member Faizer Mustapha said  that the Central Committee had decided to set up a National Govt. He had added that the agreement by SLFP  MP´s to support a National Govt is another progressive step taken under the leadership of President Sirisena. In connection with this, the SLFP Gen Secy Anura Yapa […]

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Common candidate Maithripala Sirisena- a catspaw !

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne After months of labouring, the opposition has named a candidate for the Presidential election to be held on 8th Jan 2015 – Health Minister and SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena.   At a meeting held at the Town Hall yesterday he had said that, ´The executive Presidency would be abolished within 100 days of his election as President […]

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Eric Solheim – ´A snake under grass´ 

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne President Rajapakse at a meeting held on Saturday had said that, ´The former Norwegian Peace Envoy Eric Solheim was covertly financing the Tamil Tigers…Norway gave money to the LTTE. The Norwegian govt must investigate this. We have evidence that they have funded the terrorists. Solheim Is now planning to give evidence against Sri […]

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Downfall of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa

Monday, September 29th, 2014

P.A.Samaraweera Jayalalithaa who was accused of a Rs 660 million disproportionate assets case had been sentenced to 4 years imprisonment by the  Special Court in Bangalore. The main accusation had been she had undervalued her assets. She had been fined Rs 1000 million. She had lost her post as Chief Minister and she is also barred from […]

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Provincial Council elections and fall outs from the US Resolution

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

P.A.Samaraweera  UPFA again had a landslide victory. Here are the live results from the internet showing the seats secured by the UPFA and the trailing party (UNP) .   Colombo Dist.      seats                     Gampaha Dist.    seats          Kalutara  Dist.   seats                  UPFA                      18                            UPFA                 23                UPFA                   13 UNP                        12                             UNP                  10                 UNP                    06     Galle    Dist            seats                      Matara  Dist.         seats          Hambantota Dist.  seats   UPFA                        […]

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US Resolution and heavy weights bullying Sri Lanka !

Friday, March 28th, 2014

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne The US, UK and Canada, with all their power and might could muster only 23 votes at the UNHRC session – one less than 2012 and two less than 2013. Twelve voted against the Resolution while 12 others abstained. Therefore, as a whole there are 24 against the Resolution. As such, the sponsors and the co-sponsors […]

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US, the Global Policeman exposed

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne The US was exposed on Thursday’s session of the UNHRC in Geneva for its human rights abuses by a Committee of eighteen experts. This committee is charged with upholding the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Committee had expressed their deep concern about the US record on human rights and had  suggested […]

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‘Tiger Bishop’ Rayappah Joseph’s proposals to UNHRC

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

P.A.Samaraweeera, Melbourne ‘Tiger’ Bishop, Rayappah Joseph of Mannar, along with LTTE backers and NGO’s had submitted some proposals asking the US to include them in the final draft of the US Resolution to the UNHRC. In their memo, they had given 7 requests and some of them had been ‘separatism’ to the North and East, […]

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Celluloid idol Jayalalithaa’s lunacy

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne In the 1990’s Jayalalithaa was a critic of the LTTE and even wanted Prabhakaran arrested. Then, to steal a march over Karunanidhi, her arch rival, she changed her course and became pro-LTTE. Subsequently, she conducted a vigorous campaign to get Rajiv Gandhi killers released. Last week, the Supreme Court after considering the mercy pleas […]

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According to the US, ” Sri Lanka had no right to wipe out terrorism…”

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne The UNHRC meeting is to be held on 3rd March. At this meeting a Resolution is to be introduced against Sri Lanka on war crimes led by the US. Basically, what they are saying is that, ‘Sri Lanka had no right to wipe out terrorism’. So, only countries like the US, UK, Canada and so […]

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Australia commends Sri Lanka’s efforts while US & UK displays hypocrisy

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne The US Embassy in Colombo had said, Washington plans to introduce a resolution calling for an international investigation at the March session of the UN Human Rights Council.  PM David Cameron had said, ‘Britain will push for an investigation if Sri Lanka did not make an international inquiry by March 2014 ! Ironically, […]

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US interference in Sri Lanka

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne A month ago, US Ambassador at Large Stephen Rapp visited Sri Lanka on a so called Human Rights mission. He spent most of his time in the North interviewing people and collecting information against Sri Lanka for the March Human Rights Council meeting. He was accompanied by the US Ambassador, Michelle Sisson. It […]

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