During the time when Gotabaya was the Sec of Defense did he follow the rule of law, fairness and justice, safety and security and a conducive and sustainable environment? Definitely NO.

Over 2,000 professionals and business leaders attend Viyathmaga forum titled ‘An Intellectually Inspired Sri Lanka 2030’ Says faster economic growth hinges on an intellectually and technology competent society Insists right policies not enough but need right people and speedy execution Stresses economic growth with law and order cure for Sri Lanka’s ills; shows way forward for economic […]

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Mullivaikkal remembrance week commences

The Mullivaikkal remembrance events commenced with the lighting of flames in Chemmani and Mirusuvil in Jaffna, Uyilankulam in Mannar, and Mulankavil, to mark the first day of the remembrance week in the North and East. The commemorations were attended by former Jaffna University Vice Chancellor, Prof. S. Mohanadas, Provincial Councillors, local government and civil society […]

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Ulterior motive of the 20th Amendment

By Udaya P. Gammanpila We posed five questions to the campaigners for abolition of the Executive Presidency.  Nobody came forward to reply those.   We, ourselves, replied to the question, “Why does anti-Executive Presidency campaign exist only in Sri Lanka?”  It was pointed out with evidence that there was a misjudgement in Sri Lanka by […]

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Ex-Harrow Mayor enjoys Rayners Lane elections

Cllr Krishna Suresh, former of Mayor of Harrow and … – Harrow Times www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/16217707.Councillor_celebrates____historic____result/   18 hours ago – The former Mayor of Harrow has expressed his delight at “making history” as another Labour councillor joined his ward to turn it completely red… Ex-Harrow Mayor enjoys Rayners Lane elections | This Is Local London www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/…/16217707.Councillor_celebrates____historic____res…   16 hours ago – Cllr […]

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Sri Lanka: Abduction Island – The conflict is now over, but …

Sri Lanka: Abduction Island | Human Rights | Al Jazeera https://www.aljazeera.com/…/05/sri-lanka-abduction-island-180510041107399.html   1 day ago – Once a weapon of war, abductions are still happening in Sri Lanka. Is there justice for the nation’s disappeared? Sri Lanka: Abduction island | 101 East – YouTube ▶ 26:01 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NahhMUGnkjE&vl=en 23 hours ago – Uploaded by Al Jazeera English Sri Lanka has used abductions as a […]

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120 million had been allocated for the rehabilitation of Buddhist temples and monasteries in the Trincomalee District

KANDY – A sum of Rupees 120 million from Sri Dalada Maligawa funds had been allocated for the rehabilitation the Buddhist temples and monasteries in the Trincomalee District, destroyed during the war, Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela said on Tuesday (08). Dela said so, at a ceremony to mark the handing over of more than Rs. 30 […]

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Beginning of devolution

Some Polpotian Marxists repeat ‘This is a new, a new situation, and a new and higher level of struggle left behind by neo liberalism and new priorities corresponded to it. Globally the bourgeois-democratic stage had passed, and with it the formal legal demand for national self-determination – characteristic of this stage – lost its former […]

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Sinhale Train attendant on Colombo-Jaffna train sexually and verbally harassed a Tamil woman but NO action will be taken against him.

http://www.tamilguardian.com/content/sri-lankan-train-attendant-accused-harassment-arrested-after-social-media-pressure-released Being born a Tamil is considered a crime in Sri Lanka. — Mr.பழுவேட்டரையர் (@mrpaluvets) May 8, 2018 shalin on Twitter: “Train attendant on Colombo-Jaffna train I was on … https://twitter.com/uthayashalin/status/993460135488995328 2 days ago Train attendant on Colombo–Jaffna train I was on today, sexually and verbally harassed a Tamil woman …       Namal Rajapaksa wants Action Taken Against Railway Employee Allegedly responsible for […]

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Building of NEW Buddhist temples in North and East by Government

Racist Sinhale Buddhist party the National Freedom Front (NFF) today condemned the Tamil National Alliance’s (TNA) alleged attempt to halt the construction of NEW Buddhist temples by government in the Northern and Eastern regions where Tamils live who are Hindus, Muslims or Christians. Racist Sinhale Buddhist party NFF National Organizer MP Jayantha Samaraweera said according to […]

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Endangered national parties

by Sugeeswara Senadhira The two national political parties − United National Party (UNP) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) − ruled the country for the last seven decades either as individual parties or giving leadership to combined fronts or jointly as seen in the last three years, are faced with internal crisis of unprecedented nature […]

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Journalists in Sri Lanka still cannot report on wartime atrocities

INDEXES on press freedom indicate that Sri Lanka’s media has become freer since the National Unity Government took office in January 2015. However, the reality on the ground with journalists threatened with counterterrorism laws, editors forced to practice self-censorship and near-continuous surveillance, paints another picture.     Although the operating environment for journalists in 2018 is far […]

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Reconciliatory Cabinet meeting with SLFP participation

By Skandha GunasekaraStriking a conciliatory tone, the weekly Cabinet meeting was held with the participation of all Cabinet Ministers, including the SLFPers who boycotted the previous meeting, with the President presiding over a “tea party” following the completion of discussions. Highways and Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella, speaking to the Daily FT, was upbeat about the […]

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SriLankan Aviation College partners with Kingston University London

SriLankan Aviation College and Kingston University London have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the launch of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) top up degree in Aircraft Engineering in Sri Lanka, providing an exciting new dimension in airline-related education in the region. Kingston University London has been delivering this programme in the UK since 2001 […]

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Unity,Positive Approach,Trust In India Are the Three Requirements For Sri Lankan Tamils To Gain Equality With Maximum Devolution in a United Sri Lanka States TNA and Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan.

Unity,Positive Approach,Trust In India Are the Three Requirements For Sri Lankan Tamils To Gain Equality With Maximum Devolution in a United Sri Lanka States TNA and Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan. Posted by Administrator on 24 April 2018, 11:04 pm The leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), R.Sampanthan, told Tamils on Tuesday what they should do secure their rights […]

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They thought he was hiding

Kajendthiran Shanmuganathan knew from the moment he saw the photograph. He’d first met the man on the grounds of a Sri Lankan elementary school. Years later, they shared arduous days aboard a rickety cargo ship on a perilous journey to Canada. To much of the world, the man in the unsettling photograph — bearded, with […]

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Suspend Sri Lanka from Commonwealth Until it Fully Implements UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1: TGTE

Failing, Sri Lanka should be referred to ICC & and a Referendum for Tamils to decide their future destiny, to ensure a peaceful, permanent political solution. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM , April 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) today urged the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) to suspend Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth, […]

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SL military brings back paramilitary violence to control peaceful protests as NGO tricks fail

SL military brings back paramilitary violence to control peaceful protests as NGO tricks fai An unidentified operative with alleged paramilitary background violently threatened the mothers of enforced disappeared Tamils in Mullaiththeevu on Thursday when the protesters were marking 400 days of continuous protest. The agent, armed with a knife, entered the hut of the protest […]

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Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit Apologises to Journalist Lakshmi Subramanian of “The Week” for Patting Her Cheek at a Press Conference.

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit Apologises to Journalist Lakshmi Subramanian of “The Week” for Patting Her Cheek at a Press Conference. In the wake of criticism of his action of patting a woman journalist’s cheek after she posed a query at a recent press conference, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has said it was an […]

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Rajapaksa who amended the Constitution allowing him to contest any number of times now backs end to Executive Presidency because he can never be reelected

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was elected twice as President, Under executive presidency, head of the state possesses all relevant executive powers. In 2010, he adopted an amendment to the Constitution allowing him to contest any number of times. Mr. Sirisena’s present government restored the two-term limit in 2015 through the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, Hence Sri […]

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Gotha’s Leadership and possibility of Sri Lanka going the way of Pakistan to Military rule

By P. Soma Palan –  P. Soma Palan I refer to Mr. Kelum Bandara’s Interview with Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa(GR), which appeared in the Daily Mirror of 10th April, prominently under large bold heading “People want Non-Traditional Politicians”. Although it covered diverse matters of interest, I was amused by his response to the question, “How would you fit into the shoes of […]

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