Author Archive for Ranil

You Sir! No Sir, Not I Sir, Who Then Sir?

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

By SANJA DE SILVA JAYATILLEKA Courtesy The Island November 21, 2017, 8:46 pm The nation waited with bated breath as the PM, in his capacity as Minister in charge of the Central Bank, was called before the Bond Commission. The people of Sri Lanka had seen the ferocious efficiency with which the inquiry was conducted […]

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PM’s responses to AG Dept. queries – ‘I inisited Mahendran should ensure Aloysius’ resignation as director of PTL’

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Courtesy The Island I, Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Prime Minister and Minister of National Policies & Economic Affairs of “Temple Trees”, Colombo 3 being a Buddhist do hereby solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm as follows, 1. I am the affirmant above named. 2. The PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY TO INVESTIGATE, INQUIRE AND REPORT THE […]

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No policy decision to ask state banks to make lower bids at bond auctions PM testifies before bond probe commission

Monday, November 20th, 2017

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island November 20, 2017, 11:08 pm Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said the government hadn’t taken any policy decision to instruct the state-owned banks to make bids at the treasury bond auctions at lower interest (yield) rates. PM Wickremesinghe said so answering a question posed by Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya, PC, […]

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PM summoned by Commission only to clarify certain points

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

BY GAGANI WEERAKOON Courtesy Ceylon Today Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Treasury Bonds scam tomorrow in an unprecedented incidence. Much has been said about the matter with Government and Opposition ranks arguing on the correct position – that is whether the Prime Minister has been summoned by […]

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රනිල් නීතිපති එක්ක 225 ම සහ රටම අන්දපු හැටි

Friday, October 27th, 2017


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BRAVO !Mr. Prime Minister. Ball is now in the court of PCoI

Monday, October 16th, 2017

By Amrit Muttukumaru Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe must be applauded for volunteering to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the alleged Central Bank Bond scam to clarify any matters with regard to the references made to him at the sittings”. Whatever the reasons the PCoI had for not summoning […]

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Lacille De Silva says Ranil is not reliable

Friday, October 6th, 2017

By Rasika Hemamali Courtesy Ceylon Today Former Secretary of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) and Attorney-at-Law Lacille De Silva says Ministers Hakeem and Ravi Karunanayake had clearly been subject to accusations. “They influenced the President, directly, to […]

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No more loans to Lanka from WB, IMF after 2019 Cost of Expressway brought down from Rs. 159 bn to Rs. 134 bn

Friday, September 8th, 2017

By Ajith Alahakoon and Kushan Subasinghe Courtesy The Island Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday that both the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank had informed the country that they would not provide any more grants after 2019. Making a special ministerial statement, the Prime Minister said since the two leading bodies had expressed […]

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Insurgencies: the song remains the same Why Ranil is wrong about ‘terrorism’

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

BY Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy Ceylon Today War is thus more than a mere chameleon, because it changes its nature to some extent in each concrete case. It is also, however, when it is regarded as a whole and in relation to the tendencies that dominate within it, a fascinating trinity (wunderliche Dreifaltigkeit). – Carl von Clausewitz […]

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Ranil Wicremasinghe’s crimes against Sri Lanka and its people for forty years

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

“By An Anguished Citizen”. Recently Ranil has been going around the country doing Pooja’s and celebrating his 40 years in politics. As far as I can see he was a miserable failure as a politician. It was like 40 years of mayhem. He failed to win elections 29 times, tried to win in 2010 with […]

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Govt would not protect thieves: PM

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking at a public function in Hatton today said this government would not protect thieves, and would remove them, but stressed that there should be room for a transparent investigation. Today there are so many investigations that ministers are brought before the Attorney General and are […]

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Remove Ravi and probe PM

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

By Laksiri Fernando Courtesy The Island August 6, 2017, 8:29 pm There is no point in waiting for the Presidential Commission to conclude the No Confidence Motion to take place. There can be a Parliamentary debate on the Penthouse Issue or Public Corruption in general for the members to express their views and show their determination, […]

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Rohitha Abeygunawardena criticizes PM over sale of Hambantota port

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

හම්බන්තොට වරාය විකිණූ යැයි රෝහිතගෙන් අගමැතිට චෝදනාවක්…

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Can Ranil and Ravi Live down sullied reputations ?

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today When Mahinda Rajapaksa became Sri Lanka’s sixth President in 2005, we were up against three wars – terrorism, poverty and corruption. We won the war against terrorism in 2009. By 2014, the key economic indicators in comparison to 2004 reveal the economic revolution we have had during this period. Briefly, […]

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Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Ranjith Soysa The Prime Minister recently stated that the New Constitution will be introduced and  it will be based on the report of the 11 member committee appointed.  He further said that the Unitary nature of the Constitution will be preserved and all parties have agreed to the recognition of the foremost place given to […]

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If not Maithri or Ranil, who wants foreign judges?

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

BY GAGANI WEERAKOON Courtesy Ceylon Today President Maithipala Sirisena clearly states that he, as the Head of the State, does not want foreign judges or would not allow the setting up of a Hybrid Court in the accountability process where Sri Lanka is under international scrutiny for alleged war crimes committed by government’s very own military […]

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Melbourne demonstration against Prime Minster Ranil Wickremasinghe’s Anti-National Agenda

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

SPUR   (Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka Inc) Media Release / Letter to the Editor       14th  March 2017. Melbourne demonstration against Prime Minster Ranil Wickremasinghe’s Anti-National Agenda The ‘Island’ newspaper article of 10 March 2017 entitled UNP makes light of UPFA question on Tamil Diaspora using internet to spread racism” […]

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Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Miss Diannah Paramour Huon Highway Dover  Tasmania Australia Subject: Deakin complaint” CITIZENS COMPLAINT “ Vice Chancellor Deakin University Professor Jane Hollander Locked Bag 20001 Geelong Victoria 3220 Australia Dear Professor Hollander, No doubt by now you have been inundated with complaints and petition signatures in regards to your University awarding a doctorate to: Ranil Wickremesinghe […]

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රනිල්ගේ පච හැලීම- රටේ සමස්ථ ණය ඇ.ඩොලර් බිලියන 15000 ක් බව කියයි.. මේ රජය පැමිණ ගත් 20% ක් ණයත් සමඟ තවම ඇ.ඩොලර් බිලියන 64 යි..

Friday, March 10th, 2017

ලංකා සී නිවුස් ඇමරිකා එක්සත් ජනපදය ලෝකයේ අංක 1  ආර්ථික හිමි රටවන අතර එහි සමස්ථ වාර්ෂික දල දේශිය නිෂ්පාදනය ඇ.ඩොලර් ට්‍රිලියන 18.56 කි එනම් ඩොලර් බිලියන 18560කි  2 වෙනි ස්ථානය චීනයට හිමිවේ. එය ඇ.ඩොලර් බිලියන 11391කි තුන්වන ස්ථානය හිමිවන්නේ  ජපානයටයි. ඒ ඇ. ඩොලර් බිලියන  4730කි,  එමෙන්ම ඉන්දියාවේ වාර්ෂික දල දේශිය නිෂ්පාදනය ඇ. ඩොලර් බිලියන  2250 […]

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මහින්ද රාජපක්‌ෂගේ ආණ්‌ඩුව ඇවිත් පැය 72 ක්‌ ඇතුළත රනිල්ගේ අත්දෙකට මාංචු දමනවා- රංජිත් සොයිසා

Monday, February 20th, 2017

ඕමල්පේ – ප්‍රගීත් ජනක උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින මහින්ද රාජපක්‌ෂගේ ආණ්‌ඩුව ඇවිල්ලා පළමු පැය හැත්තදෙක ඇතුළත ස්‌ථීර වශයෙන්ම රනිල්ගේ අත්දෙකට මාංචු දානවා, නැත්නම් අපි එදාට පාරට බහිනවා යෑයි ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්‌ෂයේ නියෝජ්‍ය සංවිධායක රත්නපුර දිසුත්‍රික්‌ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රංජිත් සොයිසා මහතා පැවසීය. මන්ත්‍රීවරයා මෙම අදහස්‌ පළ කළේ කොළොන්න මැතිවරණ කොට්‌ඨාසයේ දොරපනේ සහ කැම්පනේ පැවැති ජනහමු දෙකක්‌ අමතමිනි. ශ්‍රී ලංකා […]

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අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහගේ ආචාර්ය පට්ටම ඩේකින් විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ බිත්ති හතර ඇතුලට පමනයි

Friday, February 17th, 2017

ලංකාවේ වෙනදේ අගමැති රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතාට ඔස්ටේ‍්‍රලියානු ඩෙකින් විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය විසින් පිරිනමන ලද ආචාර්ය උපාධිය එම විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ කටයුතු සදහා පමණක් භාවිතා කල යුතු බව එම විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය අවධාරණය කරයි. අදාල ආචාර්ය උපාධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් වූ නිල පැහැදිලි කිරීම එම විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ නිල වෙබ් අඩවියේ දැක්වෙන්නේ මෙසේය. යොමුව මෙතනින් එම සරසවිය විසින් අගමැතිවරයාට මෙම උපාධිය පිරිනමනු […]

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අගමැති රනිල් ඔස්ටේ‍්‍රලියාවට.. එරට ලාංකිකයෝ වටකර විරෝධතා..

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

නව ෆෙඩරල්වාදි ව්‍යවස්ථාව ,ETCA ගිවිසුම , රටේ සම්පත් විකිණීම, රණවිරු දඩයම සහ ආණ්ඩුවේ ජනතා ද්‍රෝහි ගමන් මගට එරෙහිව ලබන 16 වන බ්‍රහස්පතින්දා මෙල්බර්න් නගරයේදී දැවැන්ත විරෝධතාවයක් පැවැත්වීමට කටයුතු සූදානම් කර ඇත. මෙල්බර්න් නගරයේ ජීවත්වන ශ්‍රි ලාංකීය ජනතාව විසින් මෙය සංවිධානය කරනු ලබයි. එදින අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මෙල්බර්න් හී විශේෂ දේශනයක් පැවැත්වීමට සූදානමින් සිටින බවත් , […]

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අගමැති රනිල් පැය 72ක් ඇතුලත අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන මාංචු…

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

ලංකා සී නිවුස් ලෝක ඉතිහාරසයේදී අගමැතිවරයක් සම්බන්ද වී සිදු වූ එකම මහ බැංකු හොරකම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඉදිරියේදී පිහිටුවන නව ආණ්ඩුවක් යටතේ පළමු පැය 72ක කාලය අතුලතදී වත්මන් අගමැති රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතාට ස්ථිර වශයෙන්ම මාංචු දමනා බව සන්ධානයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත‍්‍රී රංජිත්ද සොයිසා මසහතා පවසයි. ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියේ කොලොන්නේදී පැවති ජනහමුවනක් අමතමිනි

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The Day of the Pollswagen

Friday, January 6th, 2017

By Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy The Island January 6, 2017, 12:00 pm Did I hear you mention about the Volkswagen Era? No, no, it is not Volkswagen – it is Pollswagen. I’ve never heard of that. Where is Pollswagen made? Here in Sri Lanka, beginning at Wayamba – you may even call it the Wayambawagen. Now tell […]

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Volkswagen has not invested in Kuliyapitiya plant: PM

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that the Volkswagen Company had not invested in the Kuliyapitiya vehicle assembly plant. He was referring to a news item carried by a TV channel quoting the investor in Kuliyapitiya that Volkswagen had no stake in the assembly plant. “If this channel inquired from me […]

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Hambantota Harbour Hype – Don’t blame only the Navy Commander

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

A. Patabendige Courtesy The Island December 16, 2016, 9:50 pm Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravi Wijayagunaratne and his men manhandling The Island correspondent Roshan Gunasekera at the Hambantota Port. Pic by Dilip N Jayasekera ‘The first duty of a serviceman is to his country, then to his countrymen, and last to himself’ Everyone saw or knows what […]

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නිලධාරීන් මාධ්‍යවේදීන්ට තග දාන්නේ අගමැතිගෙන් ඉගෙනගෙනයි..

Friday, December 16th, 2016

රංජිත් විතානගේ සභාපති පාරිභෝගික අයිතීන් සුරැකීමේ ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය අගමැතිවරයා විසින් දිගින් දිගටම මාධ්‍ය යවෙත කරනු ලබන බලපෑම් හමුවේ රාජ්‍ය නිළධාරීන් ඒ මග ඔස්සේ ගමන් කරන ආකාරයක් දැකගත හැකි යයි පාරිභෝගික අයිතීන් සුරැකීමේ ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය පවසයි. මේ බව සදහන් කරමින් එම සංවිධානය විසින් නිකුත් කරනු ලැබූ මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනය මෙසේය. පාර්ලිමේන්තුව ජනතා ගැටළු  පිළිබදව කථා කරන තැනක් […]

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Impact of Ranil’s apology

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed his regret for the Jaffna Library’s destruction in 1982. Though many misconstrued his expressed regret as an apology, very few commended him for it. This is because the list of wrongs done during the UNP tenures, especially since the 1977 Constitution, is long. Instead, he […]

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COPE REPORT – Accepting Accountability: Men of Integrity Resigns

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Shenali Waduge An accessory is a person who assists in the commission of a crime, but who does not actually participate in the crime. Guilt by association or you are known by the company you keep makes a person guilty by their association with known wrongdoers. Complicity is the act of helping or encouraging another […]

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What was in the secret note Biswal gave when Maithri-Kerry discussed?

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

By Upul Joseph Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today An incident of curiosity took place during the meeting between the Secretary of State of USA John Kerry and President Maithripala Sirisena in New York America. Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal who participated in this meeting, sent a note to John Kerry. Kerry who read the note asked Maithri about […]

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