“CHARGE GOTA!” Says Nambuwasam CoI On Welikada Massacre

https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/charge-gota-says-nambuwasam-coi-on-welikada-massacre/ By Ruwan Laknath Jayakody, Kavindya Chris Thomas and Kavindya Perera – CoI into the 2012 Welikada Prison Incident/Nambuwasam Committee on Welikada riots/massacre Recommends charging Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Chandra Wakishta, Indika Sampath, Kodippili, Shantha Dissanayake The prosecution of six high ranking officials previously attached to the Ministry of Defence, the State Intelligence Service, the Prisons Department and […]

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Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran is hoping to form a new political party?

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran is hoping to form a new political party as an alternative to the Ilankai Tamil Arachu Kachchi (ITAK) to contest the upcoming provincial council elections, a source close to him said yesterday. He contested the 2013 elections under the banner of the ITAK-led Tamil National Alliance (TNA) though however, […]

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How And Why The TNA Helped Defeat The No Confidence Motion Against Premier Wickremesinghe

By D.B.S.Jeyaraj In the seven decade long history of Independent Sri Lanka’s legislature there have been two no confidence motions and related debates that are unprecedented and unparalleled. The first was in 1981 when members of the then United National Party (UNP) Govt brought and passed a no confidence motion against the former leader of opposition […]

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Black flags to greet PM Modi

Airport to see a sea of protesters; Guindy, Adyar also vulnerable Condemning the Central government for not forming the Cauvery Management Board as per the Supreme Court verdict, Opposition parties and activists in the State have decided to show black flags to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is visiting the city on Thursday. The DMK […]

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If anyone in the opposition had brought a no-confidence motion during the Rajapaksa era, his head would have been floating in the Nilwala River.

A sharply divided House debated the crucial no-faith motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for 12 full hours on Wednesday. As hectic backroom negotiations on the final numbers each side could muster to ensure the failure or success of the motion continued outside the chamber, parliamentarians locked horns and traded barbs in fiery speeches, taking […]

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President betrayed us cries Dullas

By W. K. Prasad Manju Matara District, Member of Parliament of the Joint Opposition Dullas Alahapperuma says that the motion against the Prime Minister will not be the final no-confidence motion. “Due to this no-confidence motion, the two-thirds majority the government had boasted of, has been lost. That in itself is a big victory. Finally, […]

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Post-no-faith motion: SLFP in a quandary

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has virtually split into two factions over the question of whether it should remain in the government in the aftermath of the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Wickremesinghe. The sixteen SLFP ministers, deputy and state ministers who voted for the motion insisted, at Monday’s SLFP Central Committee meeting, that […]

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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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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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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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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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