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Governor & Board Members Are Not Owners Of The Central Bank

Governor & Board Members Are Not Owners Of The Central Bank

By W.A Wijewardena - Central Banking 18: Governor and board members are trustees and not…

Heritage & Nationalism: A Bane Of Sri Lanka

Heritage & Nationalism: A Bane Of Sri Lanka

By Jude Fernando - “Those who control the past control the future. Those who control…

This Is The Colombo Port City?

This Is The Colombo Port City?

By Yudhanjaya Wijeratne - Yesterday, I was invited to go on a (guided) tour of…

‘The Inside Story Of How Maithri Defeated Mahinda’

‘The Inside Story Of How Maithri Defeated Mahinda’

By Arjuna Seneviratne - Review of “Revolution of the Era:The Inside story of how Maithri…

Port City Project: The Investor’s Interest Cannot Supersede Sri Lanka’s National Interest

Port City Project: The Investor’s Interest Cannot Supersede Sri Lanka’s National Interest

By Javid Yusuf - The Port City Project has been the subject of a great…

On The Bond Fracas & On 19A

On The Bond Fracas & On 19A

By Kumar David - Understandably the public is ultra sensitive, having survived a corrupt morally…

The Proposed 19A – A Critique

The Proposed 19A – A Critique

By Nihal Jayawickrama - The Bill for the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution has been drafted,…

Naya Qanoon & The New Constitution

Naya Qanoon & The New Constitution

By Reeza Hameed - The draft 19th Amendment reminds me of the story ‘Naya Qanoon’ (New…

A “Troika” Without Credibility & A Merry-go-round For People

A “Troika” Without Credibility & A Merry-go-round For People

By Kusal Perera - “The whole country doesn’t want (an international inquiry) because it is…

Singing Of National Anthem In Tamil

Singing Of National Anthem In Tamil

By Latheef Farook - President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to provide official sanction for the singing…

A Government Committed To Comedy?

A Government Committed To Comedy?

By Emil van der Poorten – As someone who was simply disgusted by the consistent…

Wiggie’s Thunderbolt & 13A – Not + As Solution

Wiggie’s Thunderbolt & 13A – Not + As Solution

By Izeth Hussain - This article is really in continuation of my article ‘After the…

The Fate Of An Honest Officer & The Road To Anarchy

The Fate Of An Honest Officer & The Road To Anarchy

By Rajan Hoole – Law Enforcement and the Security Services: Politicisation and Demoralisation – 6…

Jaffna: Exorcising The Past & Holding The Vision

Jaffna: Exorcising The Past & Holding The Vision

By Charles Sarvan - At the outset let me say that my field was Literature…

Deterioration Of The Legal Intellect: Quelling Mass Protests With Extrajudicial Killings

Deterioration Of The Legal Intellect: Quelling Mass Protests With Extrajudicial Killings

By Basil Fernando - The discovery of the bodies of four members of the same family…

The Story Of The Rajapaksa Diplomats

The Story Of The Rajapaksa Diplomats

By Ranga Kalansooriya - Sunday Times in its last week edition carried somewhat a disturbing…

Tribute To Lee Kuan Yew, The Great Statesman Of The East

Tribute To Lee Kuan Yew, The Great Statesman Of The East

By Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran - We at the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam offer our deepest…

The Architect & Builder Of Modern Singapore Passes Away Peacefully

The Architect & Builder Of Modern Singapore Passes Away Peacefully

By Veluppillai Thangavelu – Singapore’s founding father Mr Lee Kuan Yew passed away peacefully    on…

Why A Referendum Is Necessary For 19A

Why A Referendum Is Necessary For 19A

By Kusal Perera - There are politically important and serious reasons why this piece of…

‘Bora Diya Pokuna’ From A Buddhist Perspective

‘Bora Diya Pokuna’ From A Buddhist Perspective

By Indrakanthi Perera - After many conversations about the film with Malathi de Alwis and…

Extracting ‘Scent’ From ‘Bora Diya Pokuna’

Extracting ‘Scent’ From ‘Bora Diya Pokuna’

By Malinda Seneviratne – Three reasons made me accept the invitation extended to me by…

Chandrika Chinthana, The National Government & 19A

Chandrika Chinthana, The National Government & 19A

By Dayan Jayatilleka - Blackadder fans will know what I mean when I say that Chandrika…

Aluthgama Riots; Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

Aluthgama Riots; Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

By Mass L. Usuf - “While it is difficult to claim with authority as to…

What Ails Our National Carrier – II

What Ails Our National Carrier – II

By Rajeewa Jayaweera - The writer wrote some weeks ago urging the government and national…

Sirisena Shakes Queen’s Hand Without Gloves – Wow!

Sirisena Shakes Queen’s Hand Without Gloves – Wow!

By H. L. D. Mahindapala - The post-independent period is a unique segment of Sri…

Why Better Circumstances Evaded President’s First Official Visit To China?

Why Better Circumstances Evaded President’s First Official Visit To China?

By Bandu de Silva - The Chinese government will certainly stretch full red carpet treatment…

Whither Spirituality On Sri Lankan Political Leaders ?

Whither Spirituality On Sri Lankan Political Leaders ?

By Ayathuray Rajasingam - The recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sri…

Of Helmets, Hamlets & Caskets

Of Helmets, Hamlets & Caskets

By Nishthar Idroos  - Criminals always tend to be slightly ahead of the law and…

Another Cricketing Debacle – A Repeat Of 2011!

Another Cricketing Debacle – A Repeat Of 2011!

By Nimal Chandrasena - In 2011, when Sri Lanka wantonly capitulated to India in the…

Affirming Sri Lankan Identity In Anthem(s)

Affirming Sri Lankan Identity In Anthem(s)

By Malinda Seneviratne – Why should a country have more than a single version of…

Sinhala National Anthem & Mahagama Sekara

Sinhala National Anthem & Mahagama Sekara

By Kusal Perera - Mahagama Sekera was a unique and a versatile artiste, rarely met…

Get It Right Now Or Pay The Price

Get It Right Now Or Pay The Price

By M.A. Sumanthiran - Mr. Deputy Chairman of Committees, as I rise to speak on this…

The Oldest ‘Modern’ May Go Primitive!

The Oldest ‘Modern’ May Go Primitive!

By Sarath De Alwis - The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka is set to…

People To Fix One Cross – EC To Decide FPP & PR Fusion

People To Fix One Cross – EC To Decide FPP & PR Fusion

By Varatharaja Perumal – A Proposal Thought for New Electoral System Due to the dissatisfactions…

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Despite What We Say, We Are All Like Crabs In A Boiling Pot Of Water: President

“Despite what we say or do, at the end of the day we are all like crabs dancing in a boiling pot of water,” said President Maithripala Sirisena as he added that it is his experiences during the past two months as the President that made him understand the true nature of politics. “I have…

Despite What We Say, We Are All Like Crabs In A Boiling Pot Of Water: President

Full Video: Charitha, Dhamma, Uvindu Live Censorship Case: Sri Lankan Government Tries To Prejudice Judges

There has been a new development in the fundamental rights application against the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and others, which concerns the stoppage of a live political chat program in 2008. In November 2008, Uvindu Kurukulasuriya was participating in a state media chat show where he made critical remarks concerning the government’s media policy. In…

Full Video: Charitha, Dhamma, Uvindu Live Censorship Case: Sri Lankan Government Tries To Prejudice Judges

Sri Lanka Is In The Hands Of A Single Family: Rathana Thera

The country is being run according to the whims and fancies of a single family, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) MP Athuraliye Rathana thera has stated. Speaking at the launch of the proposal for the 19th Constitutional amendment prepared by Pivithuru Hetak (A better tomorrow) movement led by him, the monk whose party is a member…

Sri Lanka Is In The Hands Of A Single Family: Rathana Thera

Audio: Dayan’s Controversial Lecture At Nandadasa Kodagoda 16th Memorial Event

Deshamanya Nandadasa Kodagoda 16th Memorial Oration delivered by Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka on “Sri Lanka and the World : Contemporary Challenges”. The event was held on 2nd August 2013 at the SriLanka Foundation Institute, to commemorate the 16th death anniversary of the late Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda, and was organized by the Nandadasa Kodagoda Memorial Trust.  …

Audio: Dayan’s Controversial Lecture At Nandadasa Kodagoda 16th Memorial Event

Event: Issues Of Truth And Accountability – The Last Stages Of The War In Sri Lanka

The Marga Institute and Consortium for Humanitarian Agencies (CHA) launched the publication – “Issues of Truth and Accountability – Narrative 3 (The Last stages of the war in Sri Lanka), on the 15th of August at the BMICH. As a follow up Marga Institute is organizing a Colloquium which will be held on the 29th…

Event: Issues Of Truth And Accountability – The Last Stages Of The War In Sri Lanka

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In Defence Of MIA

In Defence Of MIA

By TU Senan - This is the second time I am writing to ‘defend’ MIA. The first time was in 2009. When she spoke out against the war, instead of getting a warm welcome as a major public figure using…

International Investigation On Sri Lanka Should Continue!

International Investigation On Sri Lanka Should Continue!

By S. V. Kirubaharan - Those who are in politics can continue on their path, through political means using diplomacy and those who are involved in the field of human rights should continue even though there is a change of…

Letter To The Sri Lankan Diaspora: Dear Akka

Letter To The Sri Lankan Diaspora: Dear Akka

By Romesh Hettiarachchi – Akka, Look, we need to talk. While we’ve never agreed on Sri Lankan issues, some of the stuff said last week was unacceptable. While your views are not representative of most Sri Lankans I know, I…

The SLFP In The 21st Century?

The SLFP In The 21st Century?

By Tisaranee Gunasekara - “An hereditary governor is as inconsistent as an hereditary author.” – Tome Paine (Rights of Man) Does the ascension of Maithripala Sirisena to the leadership of the SLFP mark the definitive end of hereditary rule in Lankan…

President Sirisena Needs To Be Resolute

President Sirisena Needs To Be Resolute

By Kumar David - “Compassion” for scoundrels and dearth of grit are not good signs; President Sirisena needs to be resolute Maithripala Sirisena’s victory was time for good cheer and his 100-day Work Plan occasion for exhilaration; two big steps…

Crime Probe: Let’s Begin From 1994

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By Malinda Seneviratne – Of all that is pernicious in all resolutions tabled in the UNHRC against Sri Lanka the most scandalous and disgusting perhaps is limiting investigations calls for to the last few months of the war. We are…

Demockery Banished!

Demockery Banished!

By R.A. Ratwatte - Today I am proud to be a Sri Lankan. I say…

Why Sri Lanka Needs Racism

Why Sri Lanka Needs Racism

By V. Kanthaiya - First of all, I was thinking whether I should write this…

Gnanasara – “The God Sent Saviour Of Sri Lanka”

Gnanasara – “The God Sent Saviour Of Sri Lanka”

By Hilmy Ahamed - The title is a comment from one of my close friends…

Beyond 50:50

Beyond 50:50

By Dayan Jayatilleka - The jury is in on the Presidential election. Here’s how it…

Immediate Action By President To Reconcile The Alienated     

Immediate Action By President To Reconcile The Alienated     

By S. Sivathasan - Both content and speed of action taken are heartening to the…

Opposition Wanted !

Opposition Wanted !

By Ranga Kalansooriya - I was watching a political ‘debate’ on a private TV channel…

Meeting Our Demons Head-On

Meeting Our Demons Head-On

By Jude Ratnam - 9th January 2015 – End of an era On January 9th…

No Ruler Or Ex-Ruler Can Be Given Immunity From The Law

No Ruler Or Ex-Ruler Can Be Given Immunity From The Law

By R.M.B Senanayake - This is the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta of 1215.For…

Possible Distortions In Presidential Elections

Possible Distortions In Presidential Elections

By Laksiri Fernando - The voter registration lists, Mahinda Rajapaksa’s majorities in ten districts and…

Some Thoughts About Sirisena’s First Appointment Of Ministers

Some Thoughts About Sirisena’s First Appointment Of Ministers

By Emil van der Poorten – I expect that every man and his dog is…

Constitutional Coup Without Democratic Precedent

Constitutional Coup Without Democratic Precedent

By Dayan Jayatilleka - “I fought in the old revolution On the side of the…

Racist Tom-Toms And Electoral Statistics

Racist Tom-Toms And Electoral Statistics

By Tisaranee Gunasekara - “We must remember they got their majority vote from Eelam…” Mahinda Rajapaksa[i]…

As A Politician, Coming After Me Is OK

As A Politician, Coming After Me Is OK

By Namal Rajapaksa - Dear supporters and friends, As you may have already heard, certain…

The Mighty Fall From Grace!

The Mighty Fall From Grace!

By Sharmini Serasinghe - “Anyone can deal with victory. Only the mighty can bear defeat.”…

Minorities Taking The Revenge: Reading Sri Lanka Election Results 2015

Minorities Taking The Revenge: Reading Sri Lanka Election Results 2015

By Sumanasiri Liyanage - It is natural to interpret phenomena in the way the interpreter like…

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Two News Items On Finance Minster Ravi Karunanayake With A Few Questions

By H. L. D. Mahindapala - Sri Lankans are now living in the very early…

Creating Saints In The Catholic Church

Creating Saints In The Catholic Church

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – Sri Lanka is about to welcome the new Pope, Francis. The…

Mohan Pieris Fiasco: Bar Association Should Be Sensible

Mohan Pieris Fiasco: Bar Association Should Be Sensible

By Nagananda Kodituwakku - I saw some video clips published today about the campaign launched…

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Video: We Have Already Located Rajapaksas’ Stolen Assets Worth Few Billion: Mangala

Minister Mangala Samaraweera says that stolen assets of the Rajapaksas, worth a few billion have…

Gang Rape Of 16 Year-Old In Wanni: Police Investigations Commence

Gang Rape Of 16 Year-Old In Wanni: Police Investigations Commence

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has commenced investigations into the gang rape of a…

Probes Into Large Scale Corruptions During Rajapaksa Begin

Probes Into Large Scale Corruptions During Rajapaksa Begin

Several probes into large scale financial misappropriations committed during the Rajapaksa regime have been initiated…

MR Prays For Anger, Hatred Among Politicians To End

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that he fervently hopes President Sirisena would start practicing මෛත්‍රී…

Treasury Bonds Investigation; Ranil’s Committee Lacks Credibility: Chandra Tells President

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The three-member committee appointed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to probe into the controversy that has emerged…

National Exec Council Decides To Arrest Gota: NFF Claims It’s A Foreign Conspiracy

National Exec Council Decides To Arrest Gota: NFF Claims It’s A Foreign Conspiracy

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Sri Lankan Airlines CEO Resigns

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Sri Lankan Airlines Chief Executive Officer Kapila Chandrasena tendered his resignation yesterday. The CEO’s resignation…

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Three-Member Committee Appointed To Probe Into Central Bank Bonds Controversy

Three member committee appointed to probe into Treasury bonds issue A Three-member committee has been…

Jeyakumari Released

Jeyakumari Released

Human rights defender Balendran Jeyakumari has been released on bail by the Colombo Magistrate Court…

Exclusive: Ranil Prevents Gota Arrest

Exclusive: Ranil Prevents Gota Arrest

The Galle Magistrate has impounded the passport of former Defence Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa over CID…

London: Hundreds Of Tamils Protest Against Srisena

London: Hundreds Of Tamils Protest Against Srisena

After Saturday’s unsuccessful protest at Heathrow airport against President Maithripala Sirisena, today a few hundred…

Gotabaya’s Passport Impounded

Gotabaya’s Passport Impounded

The passport of former Defence Secretary and Rajapaksa sibling Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has been impounded, as per…

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for a report on the arrest and detention of…

London: Only 9 Tamils Protested Against ‘War Criminal’ Sirisena

London: Only 9 Tamils Protested Against ‘War Criminal’ Sirisena

A negligible amount of around nine Tamils protesters which included a few children participated in…

British Tamils To Stage Spontaneous Protest Against ‘War Criminal’ Sirisena

British Tamils To Stage Spontaneous Protest Against ‘War Criminal’ Sirisena

Diaspora groups are planning to rally against President Maithripala Sirisena who is due to arrive…

GoSL Disagrees With War Death Toll Figures In UN Report: Ranil

GoSL Disagrees With War Death Toll Figures In UN Report: Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that his government does not agree with civil war…

Exclusive: Full Text Of Sirisena’s 19th Amendment

Exclusive: Full Text Of Sirisena’s 19th Amendment

Colombo Telegraph has managed to get hold of a copy of the draft 19th amendment. We…

PM’s Comments On Indian Fishermen Issues Causes A Stir

PM’s Comments On Indian Fishermen Issues Causes A Stir

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s strong comments concerning the fishermen issue has caused a stir in…

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Delay In Addressing Tamil Problem Can Only Give Scope For Hard-Line Attitudes From All Sides To Re-Emerge: GTF

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has today called upon President Maithripla Sirisena to address concerns…

Ensure Failures Of The Past Aren’t Repeated: Zeid Tells GoSL

Ensure Failures Of The Past Aren’t Repeated: Zeid Tells GoSL

UN Human Rights Chief has urged the Sri Lankan authorities to consult deeply with the…

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Port City Suspended – Environmentalists Call For It To Be Completely Halted

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WikiLeaks: Why JVP Left CBK-Led Coalition; ‘We Can’t Take Responsibility Or Blame’ – JVP Tells US

WikiLeaks: Why JVP Left CBK-Led Coalition; ‘We Can’t Take Responsibility Or Blame’ – JVP Tells US

A leaked confidential US diplomatic cable written by the US Embassy Colombo has raised questions…

UN Is Encouraged By This Government’s Commitment To Promote Reconciliation & Accountability: Feltman

UN Is Encouraged By This Government’s Commitment To Promote Reconciliation & Accountability: Feltman

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, concluding his four day visit to Sri Lanka, last…

Refer Sri Lanka To International Criminal Court: TGTE Tells UNHRC

Refer Sri Lanka To International Criminal Court: TGTE Tells UNHRC

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) has urged the United Nations to refer Sri Lanka…

Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s UNHRC Speech Today: Full Text

Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s UNHRC Speech Today: Full Text

Full text of the Statement delivered by Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri…

ITAK To Take Disciplinary Action Against Sasitharan: Full Text Of Resolutions Passed By ITAK

ITAK To Take Disciplinary Action Against Sasitharan: Full Text Of Resolutions Passed By ITAK

Central Working Committee of the Ilankai Thamil Arasu Katchi has yesterday decided to take disciplinary action…

WikiLeaks: JVP, Sirisena And Sampanthan On Trinco Buddha Statue

WikiLeaks: JVP, Sirisena And Sampanthan On Trinco Buddha Statue

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New Report Reveals Tourism Development In SL Has Resulted In Human Rights Abuses

New Report Reveals Tourism Development In SL Has Resulted In Human Rights Abuses

Two human rights organisations, the Society for Threatened Peoples and Sri Lanka Campaign, have called upon the…

None Can Accuse Me Of Engaging In Revengeful Politics: MR

None Can Accuse Me Of Engaging In Revengeful Politics: MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that none can accuse him of engaging in revengeful…

Police Is Deliberately Remaining Inactive On Rajapaksa Crimes: Rajitha

Police Is Deliberately Remaining Inactive On Rajapaksa Crimes: Rajitha

Minister Rajitha Senaratne today said that the Police department is deliberately remaining inactive on the…

Fresh Investigation Begins Into Lasantha Murder

Fresh Investigation Begins Into Lasantha Murder

A CID investigation has been launched into the murder of Sunday Leader founder/editor Lasantha Wickrematunge.…

Sri Lankan Airlines: Weliamuna’s Investigation Hits ‘Turbulence’- Airline’s IT Dept Suspected Of Foul Play

Sri Lankan Airlines: Weliamuna’s Investigation Hits ‘Turbulence’-  Airline’s IT Dept Suspected Of Foul Play

The Aviation Minister’s ordered probe into the airline appears to have hit turbulence as the…

Yoshitha Given Permission To Be In His Father’s Security Team

Yoshitha Given Permission To Be In His Father’s Security Team

Sri Lanka Navy has granted approval for Rajapaksa ‘prince’ Yoshitha Rajapaksa to be a member…

I Resigned: Ranil Asked Me To Read Butler’s ‘Art Of The Possible’ – Rajiva

I Resigned: Ranil Asked Me To Read Butler’s ‘Art Of The Possible’ – Rajiva

Professor Rajiva Wijesingha says when he expressed his displeasure to the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe…

Colombo University: Student-On-Student Violence Continues

Colombo University: Student-On-Student Violence Continues

University Teachers have expressed their concern over an increase in student-on-student violence in the University of…

Sirisena Govt Violates Basic Democratic Obligations Without Sharing Draft Bills: Friday Forum

Sirisena Govt Violates Basic Democratic Obligations Without Sharing Draft Bills: Friday Forum

“To present key Bills on the national drug policy, electoral reform and the Nineteenth Amendment…

PM To Remove Racist Media Institutions From Stock Market

PM To Remove Racist Media Institutions From Stock Market

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday warned that certain print media were in an attempt to…

Did Fonseka Bribe Gota To Become The Army Commander?

Did Fonseka Bribe Gota To Become The Army Commander?

Doubts have been raised over a donation made by former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka for…

My Wife’s Arrest Is In Retaliation To Nugegoda Rally: Wimal

My Wife’s Arrest Is In Retaliation To Nugegoda Rally: Wimal

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa says his wife’s arrest is part of agenda launched to disrupt…

Tamil People Are Highly Disappointed And Dismayed: Shivaji Tells HR Chief

Tamil People Are Highly Disappointed And Dismayed: Shivaji Tells HR Chief

The Tamil people are highly disappointed and dismayed by United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner’s announcement on…

Yoshitha Wants To Be In His Father’s Security Team

Yoshitha Wants To Be In His Father’s Security Team

Rajapaksa ‘prince’ Yoshitha has made a request to be appointed as a member of the…

I Will Not Make A Mockery Out Of The National Government: MR

I Will Not Make A Mockery Out Of The National Government: MR

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Sri Lanka’s Alleged War Criminal & Human Rights Violator Elevated To Field Marshal

Sri Lanka’s Alleged War Criminal & Human Rights Violator Elevated To Field Marshal

General Gardihewa Sarath Chandralal Fonseka ( known as Sarath Fonseka) was elevated to the rank of Field Marshal by the President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday. He is the first Sri Lankan to be honoured with the highest rank in the Army.…

Mangala Is A Liar! He Has Misused My Tamil Ethnicity To Brand Me As A LTTE Advocate: Tamara

Mangala Is A Liar! He Has Misused My Tamil Ethnicity To Brand Me As A LTTE Advocate: Tamara

Former Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam today lashed out at Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera against the claims he had made on a TV program earlier this week, describing the former diplomat as one who ‘came forward on behalf of the LTTE’.…

Rajitha And His Son Notified To Appear Before Courts

Rajitha And His Son Notified To Appear Before Courts

Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne and his son Eksath Senarathne have been issues notices to appear before the Colombo High Courts on April 2 over the abduction of an under-age girl. The notice has been issued today following the controversy…

Exposé: Worst Of MR-Sajin Cronies Still Run Foreign Ministry

Exposé: Worst Of MR-Sajin Cronies Still Run Foreign Ministry

In a tragicomic turn of events the worst cronies of the former regime and in particular the cabal that surrounded the corrupt and inept Monitoring Minister of the Foreign Ministry, Sajin Vass Gunawardena are still ruling the roost at the…

Good Governance Should Be Reinstated-Vengeful Politics Should Stop: MR

Good Governance Should Be Reinstated-Vengeful Politics Should Stop: MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa now seems to be the champion of good governance as he has for the few weeks been repeatedly calling upon the new government to ensure good governance is established and to put a stop to vengeful…

Treasury Bonds Deal; Clear Case Of Insider Dealing: Transparency International

Treasury Bonds Deal; Clear Case Of Insider Dealing: Transparency International

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is deeply disturbed by the rising concerns raised over controversial deals made in bond markets in recent weeks by a firm connected to the son-in-law of the present Governor of the Central Bank. TISL welcomes…

Reviewing Banned Diaspora List Is Important At This Juncture: FM Mangala

Reviewing Banned Diaspora List Is Important At This Juncture: FM Mangala

Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera today said in parliament that the list of individuals and entities that represented the Tamil diaspora, banned by the Rajapaksa regime should be reviewed. Minister Samaraweera made these remarks during his speech in the parliament…

Treasury Bonds Investigation: PM Ranil Wickremesinghe’s Full Speech Today

Treasury Bonds Investigation: PM Ranil Wickremesinghe’s Full Speech Today

I am a firm believer that Parliament, the supreme legislature, should be kept informed of matters of public importance. It is even more essential on matters of financial significance. Article 148 of the Constitution stipulates that the “Parliament shall have full control over public finance.” Yet, the Honorable Members…

Mahendran To Go On Leave

Mahendran To Go On Leave

Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran will go on leave until the investigation into the Treasury Bonds issue is concluded, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated in Parliament today. The PM stated this during a special statement he made in the parliament…

Rajiva Crosses Over

Rajiva Crosses Over

State Minister for Higher Education Professor Rajiva Wijesingha – who resigned from his position few weeks ago – crossed over to the Opposition today in the Parliament. He has stated that certain concerns he holds concerning the 19th amendment that…

19th Amendment To The Constitution: Full Text Of Gazetted Bill

19th Amendment To The Constitution: Full Text Of Gazetted Bill

The Gazette notification on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution has been published today. Last Sunday the cabinet decided against the complete abolition of the Executive Presidency as promised in the election manifesto, and instead decided to gazette a diluted…

Bar Association Promotes Information-Concealers In The Name Of Right To Information

Bar Association Promotes Information-Concealers In The Name Of Right To Information

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka has called upon individuals with severely compromised integrity to be on a panel tasked to discuss the proposed Right to Information Act. One of the panelists invited, all powerful and patently unaccountable Executive Director…

Exclusive: Abolition Of Executive Presidency Comes A Cropper; Powers To Be Pruned

Exclusive: Abolition Of Executive Presidency Comes A Cropper; Powers To Be Pruned

The cabinet today decided against the complete abolition of the Executive Presidency as promised in the election manifesto, and instead decided to gazette a diluted pruning of Executive Presidential powers. The decision was taken at the meeting of cabinet ministers…

Sajith, Rajitha Courted By Drug Mafia

Sajith, Rajitha Courted By Drug Mafia

“The Health Ministry is the most corrupt state organization… Health Ministry officials are the most corrupt in the state sector.” A bold allegation, it may seem, but one that was levelled nonetheless by President Maithripala Sirisena when he addressed a…

J’pura Uni Study Board Requests Explanation Into Namal’s Dodgy PhD Attempt

J’pura Uni Study Board Requests Explanation Into Namal’s Dodgy PhD Attempt

The Study Board of the Jayawardenapura University has requested the Post Graduate Faculty to submit an explanation on the dubious procedure that was followed, which deemed Rajapaksa ‘prince’ Namal eligible to follow the university’s PhD program. At a discussion on…

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