Geneva 2018 and its aftermath

By Neville Ladduwahetty Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana opened his address to the UN Human Rights Council at the 37th Secession by referring to a section from President Sirisena’s 100 Day Programme; he stress, inter alia: “… the government’s firm commitment to the advancement of reconciliation, the rule of law, good governance, human rights, […]

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Stormy Session of SLFP Central Committee Meeting Shows Party Is Heading For Split With One Faction Wanting To Quit Govt And Another Opposing it

Stormy Session of SLFP Central Committee Meeting Shows Party Is Heading For Split With One Faction Wanting To Quit Govt And Another Opposing it By Rathindra Kuruwita The SLFP Central Committee, following a stormy session last night, resolved that all SLFP ministers boycott today’s Cabinet meeting. It, however, didn’t take a final decision on whether […]

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Another crude bid to capture national political power by Rajapaksha Family

Crude Attempt of Joint Opposition Disgracefully Aided And Abetted By Sections of Sirisena’s SLFP To Capture Political Power Ends In Failure By Kishali Pinto Jayawardene A crude bid to capture national political power by the so-called Joint Opposition, disgracefully aided and abetted by a section of President Maithripala Sirisena’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) failed this […]

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Mahinda’s SLPP Racist party opposes land release to Tamil civilians by military.

Mahinda’s new Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party today claimed that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had made a deal with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to get its (16 MP’s) support to defeat the no-confidence motion against him. New Sinhala racist party SLPP Chairman G.L. Peiris said according to the agreement 650 acres of land illegally occupied […]

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Rs 16M to restore 72 Hindu temples

Hindu places of worship, in the Eastern Province, that were damaged during the separatist war are to be restored after more than 12 years. Funds for the renovation of damaged Hindu temples, in the Batticaloa and Ampara Districts, were distributed to the trustees of the temples at the Navatkuda Cultural Hall in Batticaloa on Saturday […]

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NPC member to protest illegal settlements

Provincial Councillors in the North are set to stage a mass protest, outside the Mullaitivu District Secretariat tomorrow (10), against creating new settlements by bringing outsiders in the Mahaweli development area of the Mullaitivu District.The protest, to create awareness on illegal settlements in the district will commence at 3p.m. tomorrow according to Northern Provincial Councillor […]

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Livelihood development for Jaffna District under reconciliation initiatives

The Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation, under the direction of His Excellency the President as the Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation, has initiated  livelihood development programs to support  the conflict-affected community, which covers internally displaced persons, refugee returnees, women headed families, rehabilitated ex-combatants, families of missing persons, and low income families. Under this […]

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EU Parliamentarians meet Sampanthan

A six-member European Union (EU) Parliamentary group met Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan at his office in Parliament yesterday. He, briefing the delegation on the present political situation in the country and pointed out that compared to the previous regime, the present regime was conducive to minorities.  However, Sampanthan, urging the support of the International Community […]

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EU’s Committee on International Trade says ‘Not satisfied’ over Kandy riots

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan The visiting European Parliament Committee on International Trade (INTA) said that they are not ‘satisfied’ with the Kandy riots that erupted recently even when there was adequate Police protection being provided to those attacked. They thus urged the Government to ensure that there is no impunity from prosecution of the perpetrators, […]

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CBK, Mangala say national reconciliation key to development and democracy

By Shannon Jayawardena Former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday emphasised that national reconciliation was a vital pillar in the development and democracy of Sri Lanka.Speaking at marketing communication firm Bates Strategic Alliance’s Leadership session to mark its 25th anniversary, National Unity and Reconciliation Office Chairperson, former president Chandrika Bandaranaike, said: “We […]

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UNP Colombo Municipal Councillor Allegedly Led Mob Which Threw Lit Crackers and Stones On the MTV/MBC “Sirasa” head Office

UNP Colombo Municipal Councillor Allegedly Led Mob Which Threw Lit Crackers and Stones On the MTV/MBC “Sirasa” head Office On Braybrooke Street After No Confidence Motion Against Ranil was Defeated. By Rathindra Kuruwita Slave Island Police are investigating some incidents where a group of persons threw firecrackers and stones at the MTV/MBC Head Office in […]

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Ranil Accepted 10 Proposals Submitted by TNA In Return for Support of 16 MP’s Against No Confidence Motion

Ranil Accepted 10 Proposals Submitted by TNA In Return for Support of 16 MP’s Against No Confidence Motion Vote In Parliament Reveals Mannar MP Selvam Adaikkalanathan. By Dinasena Ratugamage Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Vanni District MP Selvam Addaikalanathan yesterday said that UNP leader and PM Ranil Wickremesinghe had accepted ten of its proposals in return […]

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Maithiri has betrayed both the SLFP and the UNP cries Rajapaksha

Hambantota MP Namal Rajapaksa Flays Maithripala Sirisena as a Habitual Betrayer Who Has Now Betrayed Both the UNP and SLFP In the No Confidence Motion Issue. Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s legislator son Namal fathered the failure to topple Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on President Maithripala Sirisena, hours after a humiliation in the national parliament. “President […]

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Royal victory for Ranil

By Skandha Gunasekara and Ashwin HemmathagamaPrime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe yesterday emerged victorious after he managed to decisively defeat the much anticipated No-Confidence Motion with a comprehensive majority of 46 votes and will meet President Maithripala Sirisena today to decide the future of the government. At the conclusion of a full day debate of nearly 12 hours […]

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TNA, SLMC support PM en bloc

Ranil scuttles no-faith bid * UNP musters 122 and majority of 46* JO, 15 SLFP MPs loyal to Prez back motion* JVP votes against Ranil, flays Rajapaksas* TNA, SLMC support PM en bloc* Wijeyadasa, Ranga, Wasantha fall in line* 25 of Maithri loyalists, Rathana Thera abstain* SLFP ministers who backed motion won’t resign April 5, […]

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Ranil Wins and Mahinda Loses

The No-Confidence Motion brought against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe by the Mahinda and Joint Opposition was defeated with a majority of 46 votes a short while ago. The vote on the No-Confidence Motion was taken a short while ago in Parliament following a day-long debate. 122 MPs voted against the motion supporting Ranil while 76 MPs […]

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