President Sirisena Says the 19th Constitutional Amendment He Helped to Pass in Parliament was Drafted to “Please NGO’s” by “Political Ignoramuses” and Refers to MP’s Jayampathy Wickramaratne and MA Sumanthiran by Name.

By Uditha Jayasinghe President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday expressed stern views regarding the 19th Amendment, describing it as a “curse” on the country and insisting abolishing it should be done before the Presidential elections or that must be the first task undertaken by the new President. President Sirisena, addressing media heads in Colombo, was repentant of […]

Continue Reading

Current political leaders must retire to make way for new leadership (Gotha?)- Cardinal

Current political leaders should retire to make way for new leadership, says Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith. The Cardinal stated this delivering a special sermon at Sant’Antonio Abate Church in Milan, Italy on Sunday (23). Many political leaders who have governed the country have proven themselves to be failures, Cardinal Ranjith said […]

Continue Reading

Gunarathana Thero praises Sinhala Racist Cardinal Ranjith for calling Sri Lanka ”Sri Lanka is a Buddhist country”

By E. WeerapperumaThe incumbent Monk of the Ashwaththaraama Historical Temple at Thalgasyaaya, Akmeemana, Galle Ven. Matugama Gunarathana Thero last week heaped praise on Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith for his leadership following Sri Lanka’s worst tragedy in recent history on Easter Sunday. “Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith had the guts, the courage, not any politician, to declare without any hesitation […]

Continue Reading

24 Hours Of Terror; What Was The Prime Minister Doing?

By R.T. Samarasinghe – Two months have passed since the deadly Easter Sunday attacks, and as life slowly returns to normal in Sri Lanka attention now turns to what exactly happened on that fateful day. With President Maithripala Sirisena holidaying in Singapore, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was the acting head of state. On Easter Sunday, when the devastating terror attacks struck 3 […]

Continue Reading

“Lack of action against Warakagoda Sri Gnanrathana Thero’s Hateful and Harmful Speech Reflects the Sinhala Buddhist Hegemonic Majoritarianism that Prevails in the Country” Says TNA Parliamentarian MA Sumanthiran

“Lack of action against Warakagoda Sri Gnanrathana Thero’s Hateful and Harmful Speech Reflects the Sinhala Buddhist Hegemonic Majoritarianism that Prevails in the Country” Says TNA Parliamentarian MA Sumanthiran Muslims in Sri Lanka say they fear new attacks after a top Buddhist monk called for violence against members of the religious minority, claiming a Muslim doctor […]

Continue Reading

Documents related to Arabic school found at Kingsbury bomber’s home: CID tells court

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today informed the Fort Magistrate Court that several documents including an application form to open an Arabic school in Sri Lanka were found from the Kolonnawa house of Azzam Mohammed Mubharak alias Abdullah, who blew himself at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo. The CID also informed acting Magistrate Jayantha Dias Nanayakkara […]

Continue Reading

I asked the President why Abdul Razik is not being arrested? CID officer whispered something in his ear and that was it nothing happened.

We have now reached a situation where we are forced to ask ourselves whether there is a President in this country, Sirisena loyalist Azath Salley said while testifying before Parliamentary Select Committee probing Easter attacks last evening. A visibly irked Salley speaking before the PSC members said he had continuously tipped off law enforcement and intelligence agencies […]

Continue Reading

Paragons of peace at testing times

http://www.ceylontoday.lk/print-edition/5/print-more/31587 By Riza Yehiya As the days pass by since the 21 April Easter Sunday Terror Strike on Sri Lanka, the dark cloud hovering over us seems to be passing by the truthfulness displayed by community leaders. The debilitating terror attack on the churches and hotels though optically seen as attacks on Christians, is in […]

Continue Reading

Racism has become a commodity today – Dambara Amila Thero

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) shakes hands with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera at the “Sustaining Peace – Achieving Sustainable Development Goals” forum during an official visit in Colombo, Sri Lanka September 2, 2016./caption]Venerable Dambara Amila Thero says that racism has become a commodity under the social system today and that […]

Continue Reading

Fawaz Mudalali murdered, 50 hospitalized, 78 including maithri’s lackey arrested, ASP ignore government orders, army conducts investigation of e news video

(Lanka e News – 18.May.2019,11.45PM)  Following the easter Sunday attack a group of few Buddhist sinhalese mobs started a racial violence in many areas of the country targeting the Muslim community. During this gruesome attack the owner of Fawas Restaurent located at the Katunayake Minuwangoda road, Mr Fawas too was brutally murdered. This hotel was […]

Continue Reading

Sri Lanka: Conflict mapping and archiving

https://www.piac.asn.au/2019/05/14/sri-lankan-conflict-mapping-report-highlights-work-to-be-done-for-transitional-justice/   https://www.piac.asn.au/project-highlight/sri-lanka-the-conflict-mapping-archive-project/   https://www.piac.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/19.05.14-Tides-of-violence.pdf   Tides of violence: mapping the Sri Lankan conflict from 1983 to 2009 https://www.piac.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/19.05.14-Tides-of-violence.pdf   Sri Lanka: Conflict mapping and archiving       Sri Lankan conflict mapping report highlights work to be done for transitional justice       Sri Lankan conflict mapping report highlights work to be done […]

Continue Reading

Muslim Community Fearful as Violence Escalates in Kurunegala District: Police Arrest Three Men in Kuliyapitiya but Cave in to Pressure and Release Them

Muslim Community Fearful as Violence Escalates in Kurunegala District: Police Arrest Three Men in Kuliyapitiya but Cave in to Pressure and Release Them By Chathuri Dissanayake As mob violence escalated yesterday, the Government clamped down imposing an island wide curfew and blocked social media sites as clashes erupted across three districts and the Government appealed […]

Continue Reading

“We can see many places where the curfew has been announced. The army is on the streets with guns, but they don’t take any action against the violence,” -Muslim Businessman Tells BBC.

“We can see many places where the curfew has been announced. The army is on the streets with guns, but they don’t take any action against the violence,” -Muslim Businessman Tells BBC. Sri Lanka has partially lifted an overnight curfew imposed nationwide after an upsurge in anti-Muslim violence, three weeks after the deadly Easter Sunday […]

Continue Reading

Mosques, Muslim Owned Homes and Businesses Attacked in Kuliyapitiya, Kobeigane, Rasnayakapura, Hettipola, Bingiriya and Dummalasuriya in Kurunegala District: Mobs on Motor Cycles Reportedly Moving From Place to Place

Mosques, Muslim Owned Homes and Businesses Attacked in Kuliyapitiya, Kobeigane, Rasnayakapura, Hettipola, Bingiriya and Dummalasuriya in Kurunegala District: Mobs on Motor Cycles Reportedly Moving From Place to Place By Meera Srinivasan Mobs attacked several mosques, torched dozens of shops and homes of Muslims in Kurunegala, some 100 km north-west of capital Colombo, on Monday, in the […]

Continue Reading

Maj Gen Sathyapriya Liyanage have been ordered not to scrutinise Fr Subasinghe for sending Fake News.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Colombo endangered the lives of hundreds of thousands of people today by becoming the newest, most far-reaching fake news source. Rev. Fr. Deninton Subasinghe, the principle assistant Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith and the Administration Secretary of the Archdiocese of Colombo, sent out an unverified mass text message to parish priests in the early hours […]

Continue Reading