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Wimal Weerawansa Remanded

Wimal Weerawansa Remanded

Colombo Fort magistrate has ordered Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa to be remanded till January 24th on charges that he misused 40 state vehicles. Weerawansa was arrested this morning by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID). Speaking to journalists outside the FCID building this morning, prior to entering the FCID, Weerawansa claimed that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had ordered […]

හම්බන්තොට වරාය ගණුදෙනුව

මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ – හම්බන්තොට වරායේ අනාගතය මේ අවස්ථාවේදී සාකච්ඡා වෙමින් පවතින නිසා, ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් මගේ අදහස් ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට කැමැත්තෙමි. මේ වරාය ඉදිකිරීමට පළමු අදියර සඳහා ඩොලර් මිලියන 450 ක් ද, තෙල් ටැංකි සංකීර්ණය සඳහා ඩොලර් මිලියන 70ක් ද, දෙවන අදියර සඳහා ඩොලර් මිලියන 802 ක් ද වශයෙන් ඩොලර් මිලියන 1,322 ක සමස්ථ ණය ප්‍රමාණයක් ලබා […]

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The Hambantota Port Deal

By Mahinda Rajapaksa – Since the future of the Hambantota port is now under discussion, I wish to explain to the public, my position on this matter. The loans taken for the construction of this harbour were 450 million USD for the first phase, 70 million USD for the bunkering facility and 802 million USD […]

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Sirisena’s Order To Extend Wilpattu National Park: Is It To Please Racists & Deprive Muslims Of Their Lands?

By Latheef Farook – President Maithripala Sirisena’s order on 30 December 2016 to issue a gazette notification extending the land area coming under the Wilpattu National Park has shocked the Muslims who were trying to get back to their own lands to rebuild their shattered lives. They fear that this announcement include nearby villages such […]

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The Art Of Lying – Ask Gammanpila

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – Of course, Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila is the founder President of ‘Pivithuru Hela Urumaya.” (PHU). Mind you, it is simply ‘pivithuru,’ or pure. The party he was in before was The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU). He, it can be logically inferred, left the JHU to form the PHU because the JHU wasn’t […]

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The President’s Fund, The Development Lottery & Mahapola

By Wickrema Weerasooria – In this article I place on record for future reference some significant facts and events about three institutions which have over the years become household names amongst our people. Firstly, I speak of the President’s Fund, next the Development Lottery and third the Mahapola Higher Educational Scholarship Scheme. Financially, all three are […]

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Eyebrows Raise As The Banker Names Ravi K As Asia-Pacific’s Finance Minister Of The Year

Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake comes with a history of scandals, many leaning towards fraud. However, despite his very questionable conduct, London based ‘The Banker’ magazine has named him the 2017 Finance Minister of the Year for Asia-Pacific. The Banker has recognized Karunanayake ‘for his efforts to steer Sri Lanka into a new era […]

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Is The Bar Responsible For Perpetuating Laws Delays?

By Hemantha Warnakulasuriya – When I was invited by the OPA to deliver a lecture on “Laws Delays”, emphasizing on the Criminal Law, I reluctantly agreed as I felt that the seminars of symposiums have no effect in Sri Lanka except to make some noise and eat some refreshments and if it is a five star […]

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රජ ගෙදරින් මහ පාරට, එතැනින් හිඟ​මනට

තුෂාර වන්නිආරච්චි – ආණ්ඩුව අවුරුදු දෙකක් අවසන් වී තුන ආරම්භ වන 2017 වසරේදී ආණ්ඩුවේ ආර්ථික වැඩපිළිවෙල ඵලදරන්නට පටන්ගෙන තිබේ. මෙම ආර්ථික වැඩපිළිවෙල තුළ එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය හා අගමැතිවරයාගේ නව ලිබරල්වාදී ආකල්ප වල නව මානයක් පෙන්වාදෙයි. එනම්, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සාර්ථකම කර්මාන්ත ඇමතිවරයා හැටියට ඔහු විසින් ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලද නිදහස් ආයෝජන සංකල්පය වඩාත් පුළුල් දැක්මකින් හා නව […]

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“Ranil Has Ordered For My Arrest” Wimal Weerawansa Said Just Before His Arrest

Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa was arrested this morning by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID). He was arrested on charges of misusing state vehicles during former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s term. He was arrested after he arrived this morning at the FCID to give a statement over the allegations. Speaking to journalists outside the FCID building this […]

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