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WikiLeaks: President Can Appoint A New Commission To Look At Complaints: Gota Tells US

WikiLeaks: President Can Appoint A New Commission To Look At Complaints: Gota Tells US

“In an October 6 meeting with Ambassador, Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said the president ‘could’ appoint a new commission to look at complaints or use some existing mechanism, such as an ombudsman. He also noted that, contrary to widely held impressions, the army had investigated and prosecuted individual soldiers for individual crimes (presumably stealing, rape, […]

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WikiLeaks: JR Jayewardene Elected UNP Chairman – US Analysis Of JR’s Leadership

“JR Jayewardene unanimously elected UNP party president at special meeting of working committee April 26. Conference was managed by Dudley Senanayake appointees, with Dudleys shadow all but eclipsing J. R. as part of reported deal with working committee” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington. “As UNP chieftain, Jayewardenes principal weakness is lack of national following relative […]

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WikiLeaks: Urgent Request For Food – PM Sirima’s Letter To President Nixon And Nixon’s Reply

In a letter dated July 10, 1973, Prime Minister Sirima Bandaranaike has appealed directly to President Richard Nixon for PL 480 Wheat flour shipments to meet desperate food shortage facing Sri Lanka during last three months of 1973. The Colombo Telegraph found the related leaked US diplomatic cables from the WikiLeaks database. We publish below […]

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WikiLeaks: Dudley A Devout Buddhist, At Various Times He Seemed Ready To Retire To Monastery

“Three-time Prime Minister of Ceylon and son of nations founding father, D. S. Seanayake, Dudley senanayake played in and out role in politics. Devout Buddhist, at various times he seemed ready to retire to monastery for meditation but always returned to poltical field.” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington. Dudley Senanayake passed away on April 13, […]

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WikiLeaks: Dudley Passed Away, JR’s Cold Analytical Brain Is Not Paired With Great Crowd Appeal: US

“Former prime minister Dudley Senanayake died at 11:30 PM April 13 after suffering series of heart attacks over past week. Senanayake had been leading vigorous come-back campaign for United National Party, of which he was president. His loss is severe blow for UNP, which counted on his nationwide appeal in any future general election. Obvious […]

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WikiLeaks: Sri Lanka-China Relations After Mao’s Death

“The Sri Lankan government (GSL) declared an eight-day period of mourning to coincide with observances in China. September 18, the day of Mao’s last rites in Peking, was also declared a day of national mourning and a public holiday.” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington. “We would judge that a gradual trend in Sri lanka’s relation […]

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WikiLeaks: JR Asks US About Foreign Interests In The North

“Possible foreign power interest in north? President raised with me the question of whether a major foreign power could be behind the Tamil extremists.” the US Ambassador Dr. William Howard Wriggins Colombo informed Washington. “I said I did not know; the Libyans occasionally dabbled in such situation. He dismissed this with the observation, ‘I am […]

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WikiLeaks: Americans Sabotage Senaka Bibile’s “Pharmaceutical Policy”

It was alleged and widely believed that the US government played a key role in sabotaging Professor Senaka Bibile’s “Pharmaceutical policy”. Leaked US Diplomatic Cables show that US did play a key role in sabotaging the drug policy which the Sri Lanka State Pharmaceutical Corporation tried to implement. At the time, Pharmaceutical companies in the […]

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WikiLeaks: Human Rights Minister Vows Not To Take Part In “White Wash”

“Ambassador met with Minister of Disaster Relief and Human Rights Mahinda Samarasinghe January 30 to share with him a list of suggested actions the Government could take to address the human rights situation. The deeply frustrated Minister (strictly protect throughout) expressed concern that the President and his two brothers have rendered his human rights and […]

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WikiLeaks: Independent Commissions In Limbo Awaiting Constitutional Council

“Political in-fighting, spearheaded by the Sinhalese nationalist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), is hindering formation of the Constitutional Council, the multi-partisan body empowered to nminate members to independent watchdog authoritis like the Human Rights Commission (HRC), PublicService Commission, the Judicial Service Commissin and the National Police Commission (NPC). Without the Constitutional Council, these agencies, set up […]

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