Month: November 2014

”SLFP is being dominated by Ethanol and Drug Mafia” Minister Janaka Bandara

Video:Party we built is being dominated by ethanol-drug mafia – Janaka Bandara laments Minister Janaka Bandara Tennekone has broken down while making a speech at T.B. Tennekone Hall at Galewela today (30th) and after 5 minutes of silence has made a very emotional speech. He has said the SLFP was being dominated by ethanol and …

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Minister Navin resigns, joins opposition

Minister of State Management Reforms Navin Dissanayake has sent his letter of resignation  from his Ministerial post, to President Mahinda Rajapaksa. In the letter, Dissanayake explains the reasons behind his resignation adding among them was that he was unable to carry out his responsibilities and meet the needs of the people in Nuwara Eliya District, who …

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‘Muslims Have Already Decided On The Election’ : Azath Salley

Former Deputy Mayor of Colombo and Muslim Tamil Unity Alliance leader Azath Salley has stated that the Muslim people have already decided which side to vote in the upcoming presidential election. Speaking to BBC during a visit to London, he has added that Bodu Bala Sena’s decision to support President Mahinda Rajapaksa has put not …

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Maithri’s First Election Rally: “I Am Ready To Sacrifice My Life For The Country”

 Addressing the first election rally in his run up to the presidency in Sri Lanka, common candidate of the opposition Maithripala Sirisena questioned as to what the government has done for the people of Sri Lanka, using its overwhelming majority in Parliament. He  also added that the Memorandum  of  Understanding that he  is to sign …

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JVP Stresses The Need Of Regime-Change

JVP Stresses The Need Of Regime-Change Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath said that the JVP could never be a hundred percent certain that Maithripala Sirisena will abolish executive presidency. Speaking at the “Satana” political talk show on Sirasa TV last night, he mentioned that promises of abolishing the executive presidency has been given …

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Supporting the War Crimes and Violations of Human Rights by Modi!

Refugees free to remember dead RELATED NEWS Political parties in TN welcome release of 5 Indian fishermen BJP hits out at Vaiko for remarks against PM Nation is grateful to Rajapaksa, Modi for fishermen’s release: Heart-warming to hear that Sri Lanka released fishermen, says BJP Rajapaksa orders release of 78 Indian fishermen DMK chief M …

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Tamils lit lamps in their houses at 6.05 pm throughout the Northern Province.

Events Held On LTTE ‘Heroes Week’ By  Camelia Nathaniel Events commemorating those killed during the war, both civilians and the LTTE, were held at the Jaffna University and also in London and Canada last week. Last year Tamil National Alliance Northern Provincial Council member M.K. Sivajilingham had a conflict with the police when he attempted …

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Despite evidence police neither see nor hear Govt. supporters’ evil

20 School Children Tested HIV Positive By Indika Sri Aravinda As Sri Lanka joins the world to observe World AIDS Day tomorrow, statistics have revealed that several children have been tested positive for HIV in Sri Lanka. The National STD/AIDS Control Programme said that 20 children had been identified this year as being HIV positive. Director …

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Defence Ministry takes over Lanka Cement property in Jaffna

Sri Lanka’s Defence Ministry has acquired a 104-acre block of land and buildings owned by state-run Lanka Cement Plc at Kankesanthurai in the northern Jaffna peninsula, the company announced on Tuesday. In a statement to the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), Lanka Cement, which is a listed stock in the CSE, said it has requested compensation …

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Gold, gold, gold – suddenly Sri Lanka is filled with riches!

Gold locked away in safes and almirahs in Sri Lanka is estimated at Rs. 5 trillion, Central Bank (CB) Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal said this week. At the same time (on Wednesday), Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake told reporters that gold seized from the LTTE during the 2009 operations would be returned to 1,900 …

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‘BEST BLACK FRIDAY OFFER IN SRI LANKA’ – Rs 450 million per Govt MP and Opposition MPs who cross over

Rs 450 million per Govt MP and Opposition MPs who cross over The Sri Lanka Government is to allocate funding for over 150 special development projects using the carry forward allocations of the earlier 2014 budget, top government sources said. High level government authorities have issued a directive to immediately allocate Rs.450 million per head …

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CBK hopes to attract at least 24 others to supporting Sirisena’s candidacy.

Game Of Politics Plays On! The lack of support for Sirisena has puzzled observers who are beginning to believe that CBK has engaged in a super-league game of brinkmanship and that by propelling Sirisena forward she hopes to attract at least 24 others to her fold Up until passing the Budget, there were palpitations at …

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We Have Yet Not Decided -TNA

Will Discuss On A Third Candidate – Udaya Gammanpila The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has decided to submit three proposals to the common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena.  The JHU proposals are to abolish the dictatorial powers of the President, establish independent commissions to guarantee good governance and amend the election system to be answerable to people. …

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“limit” former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga’s role in the presidential campaign

Maithripala’s campaign hits ‘CBK snag’ The ‘common opposition’ has been compelled to “limit” former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga’s role in the presidential campaign of Maithripala Sirisena due to pressure from the Jathika Hela Urumaya, The Nation learns. The JHU, which has expected to play an active role in Sirisena’s campaign, has indicated – through various …

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Maithripala Sirisena would obtain 59% of the vote compared to just 41% for Mahinda.

Ravaya lead rubbished ‘We stand by our story’ — Ravaya  Election Predictions Despite the State Intelligence Service (SIS) stating that it would sue the Ravaya newspaper for publishing a ‘false’ and defamatory article, the newspaper emphasized that it stood by its story.  News Editor of Ravaya, Lasantha Ruhunage, told The Nation yesterday (November 29) that …

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Catholic Bishops were promised by Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa BUT He like his brother has gone back on his promise!

Catholic Bishops were promised by Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa last month that he would take all such posters down. He has, however, gone back on his promise,” Earlier, this week, the Catholic Church issued a statement requesting the authorities to remove all political posters and cutouts with the Pope’s image. The Church also urged political …

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700,000 strong vote base in the North. Will that be the deciding factor at the January polls is a pertinent question?

Confusion confounded in country’s ‘colour’ politics However, India seems to be closely monitoring the development in Sri Lanka with a Presidential Poll in January. Colombo views the Maithripala defection to challenge Rajapaksa as an international conspiracy backed by the West. Government Ministers repeatedly level that accusation against Western greats, Britain and the United States of …

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I’m the ONLY one who can abolish the Executive Presidency, but will NOT do it as I promised!

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said ONLY he could abolish the Executive Presidency because his government already possessed the two-thirds majority in Parliament. “If the only reason to campaign against me is the abolishment of the executive presidency, what they should know is that I’m the ONLY one who can do that, (and will not do …

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