Rajapaksa back in power, China already established in Sri Lanka, can be expected to be even more assertive now.

President Maithripala Sirisena in a dramatic move on October 26 installed former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister, in place of his coalition partner Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, leader of the United National Party (UNP). Evidently, political expediency prompted the president to ignore the inconvenient fact that it was the support of Wickremesinghe and the […]

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Mahinda has NOT got Majority yet so ”That Parliament Would be Re-convened on November 14th 2018 at 10 am”

Mahinda has NOT got Majority yet so ”That Parliament Would be Re-convened on November 14th 2018 at 10 am” President Sirisena Announces Via Gazette Notification That Parliament Would be Re-convened on November 14th 2018 at 10 am Mahinda has NOT got Majority yet so ”That Parliament Would be Re-convened on November 14th 2018 at 10 […]

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Speaker Recognises Ranil Wickremesinghe As PM: Full Text Of Karu Jayasuriya’s Statement

Speaker Recognises Ranil Wickremesinghe As PM: Full Text Of Karu Jayasuriya’s Statement Speaker Karu Jayasuriya Issues Statement Recognizing the “Status Quo” That Existed Before Oct 26th Until a Majority is Proved by a “New” Group. Sri Lanka’s Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has said that he is recognizing the status quo before the political crisis that was […]

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MR-MS Controlling Private Media Coverage On Political Crisis: Only Two TV Stations Gave Coverage To Range’s Revelations On Bribing MPs

MR-MS Controlling Private Media Coverage On Political Crisis: Only Two TV Stations Gave Coverage To Range’s Revelations On Bribing MPs UNP’s Ajith P. Perera said only two Television stations, gave coverage to the revelations made by UNP State Minister Palitha Range Bandara yesterday, on alleged attempts made by the Sirisena-Rajapaksa camp to bribe him to switch allegiance […]

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Global Tamil Forum urges the international community to do all that is needed to swiftly restore constitutional processes in Sri Lanka

01 November 2018, London Global Tamil Forum (GTF) urges the international community to do all that is needed to swiftly restore constitutional processes in Sri Lanka President Sirisena while addressing the United Nations General Assembly on September 26th, urged the world to look at Sri Lanka with ‘a fresh pair of eyes’ considering the “tremendous […]

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Two from Badurdeen and one from Hakim ‘PURCHASED @ 35 Million Rupees each’ by Rajapakshes?.

  Current Rate: Sinhale MP’s  offered  50 Million Rupees + Ministerial post Tamil or Muslim MP’s offered 35 Million Rupees + Ministerial post   Political sources inform that two members of the United National Party member Rishard Badurdeen’s All Ceylon People’s Congress have decided to support Mr. Mahinda Rajapakshe. Meanwhile, one from Hakeem’s Muslim Congress is reportedly […]

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“Desperate People” Can Start Bloodbath, Says Sri Lanka’s Ousted PM

“Desperate People” Can Start Bloodbath, Says Sri Lanka’s Ousted PM World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday November 3, 2018 Sri Lanka’s sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has warned time is running out to avert a “bloodbath” while voicing hope that parliament will resolve a damaging constitutional crisis in the coming days. Sri Lankan Legislator Says […]

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Sirisena Caught Lying About Telephone Conversation With UN Chief

Sirisena Caught Lying About Telephone Conversation With UN Chief: Secretary-General Informs Sirisena To Hold Parliamentary Vote As Soon As Possible Causing further embarrassment for President Maithripala Srisena, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a statement this morning stating he urged Sirisena to revert to Parliamentary procedures and hold a vote “as soon as possible” to […]

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UN urges Sri Lanka to recall parliament amid bribery claims

Antonio Guterres says assembly must meet to resolve constitutional crisis amid accusations of bribery to back new PM. by Zaheena Rasheed & Rathindra Kuruwita Colombo, Sri Lanka – The United Nations chief has urged Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena to reconvene parliament and allow legislators decide between the two men claiming to be the South Asian country’s rightful prime minister. A […]

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“Speak out, don’t be afraid”, British envoy tells chartered accountants

Speak out and play a part in encouraging and fostering a climate favourable for wealth creation and entrepreneurial activity, British High Commissioner James Dauris has told Sri Lanka’s chartered accountants. In more words of advice, he said: “Holding government to account and representing the interest of the business community are critical functions of business leaders […]

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China allegedly abets horse trading amid political crisis in Sri Lanka

China allegedly has thrown its lot in encouraging horse trading in favour of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka’s rival prime ministers battled to seek numbers to swing any parliamentary vote of confidence next week to end the country’s constitutional crisis. Parliament has been suspended since President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe as head of government on […]

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Exclusive: Sri Lanka risks EU trade concessions if any back-sliding on rights

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-may/separate-customs-territory-for-northern-ireland-unacceptable-pm-mays-spokeswoman-idUKKCN1N7192 COLOMBO (Reuters) – The European Union will consider stripping Sri Lanka of its duty-free access if it backs off commitments on rights, the EU ambassador said, amid worries stoked by the president’s replacing of the elected premier by a wartime nationalist. The European Union is worried the return of Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister, […]

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”Don’t interfere in Sri Lankas domestic affairs” says Sinhale racist group GSLF

Global Sri Lanka Forum (GSLF), today urged the International community not to interfere in Sri Lankan domestic affairs and condemned the recent statements made by USA, UK and European union as a gross violation of UN resolution A/RES/20/2131 of 21 December 1965 adopted by the General Assembly, which Declared on the Inadmissibility of Intervention in […]

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Mahinda Is Back, and He’s Brought His Family Too

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who ruled for a decade, resumes power Observers worry about debt repayments, potential rights abuses https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-31/why-sri-lanka-s-new-crisis-risks-return-of-violence-quicktake In a compound secured by the Sri Lankan elite special task force that protects the island nation’s top leaders, beneath framed photos of himself in army uniform, the brother of the country’s newly installed prime minister Mahinda […]

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TNA Leader will stand by the Constitution of the country and will not go against the mandate given to the TNA by the people in the North and the East.

Leader of Opposition: Between `Devil & Deep Blue Sea’! By Manekshaw Tamil National Alliance (TNA) as the main Opposition Party is faced with a difficult situation of being caught between the `devil and the deep blue sea’ in the current crisis situation in the politics of Sri Lanka. The TNA’s role was very significant in […]

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The Citizen’s coverage of the current political crisis in Sri Lanka

https://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/en/NewsDetail/index/5/15422/Rajapaksas-Party-not-to-take-Ministerial-Posts-for-the-Time-Being The Citizen’s coverage of the current political crisis in Sri Lanka  COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s party, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), has unofficially decided not to claim any place in the Council of Ministers to allow the distribution of slots to those MPs from the opposition United National Front (UNF) […]

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The Sirisena-Rajapaksa Govt Wants ti Sabotage Investigations Into Several High Profile Accountability and Mega-Corruption Cases by Rajapakshe family.

“Purawesi Balaya” Co-convenor Gamini Viyangoda Alleges That the “Illegally Constituted Sirisena-Rajapaksa Govt Wants ti Sabotage Investigations Into Several High Profile Accountability and Mega-Corruption Cases. By Shamindra Ferdinando Purawesi Balaya co-convenor Gamini Viyangoda alleges that what he calls the illegally constituted Sirisena-Rajapaksa government wants to sabotage investigations into several high profile accountability and mega corruption cases. […]

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Change of govt. aimed at derailing high-profile probes

Civil Society activist: Change of govt. aimed at derailing high-profile probes … accepts Prez criticism of UNP over bond scams By Shamindra Ferdinando Purawesi Balaya co-convenor Gamini Viyangoda alleges that what he calls the illegally constituted Sirisena-Rajapaksa government wants to sabotage investigations into several high profile accountability and mega corruption cases. Dismissing President Maithripala Sirisena’s claims that […]

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Sri Lanka’s MPs for SALE – Can be purchased by the Highest Bidder (Currently offered US$2.8 million and a ministerial portfolio by Rajapakshe)

Latest Offer – UNP MP Palitha Range Bandara revealed today that he was offered US$2.8 million and a ministerial portfolio to join the government. * According to SLPP sources parliament will meet, as declared by President Maitrhipala  Sirisena, only on November 16. This gives Sirisena and his newly appointed Prime Minister Rajapaksa time to ‘BUY’ MPs from the UNF. […]

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British Cross party British MPs urge action over Sri Lanka’s political crisis

Cross party British MPs urge action over Sri Lanka’s political crisis A cross party group of British MPs, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (APPGT) have urged the UK government to take urgent action over the… Read More   British MPs probe UK govt’s commitment to accountability in Sri Lanka British parliamentarians today fielded questions […]

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