Day: 24 April 2016

Sad Story of the Banda-Chelva Pact: How the B-C Pact was Formulated, Signed and Abrogated.

By D.B.S.Jeyaraj The “Good Governance” Government of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has embarked upon a historic exercise to enact a new Constitution for Sri Lanka. The consensual approach being adopted will see Parliament convening as a Constitutional Assembly as and when required to engage in Constitution making. The Speaker Karu Jayasuriya …

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What The Majority Sinhalese Must Know

By Brian Senewiratne – The majority Sinhalese (74% of the population) have been carefully and deliberately shielded from reality by manipulation of the media by Sinhalese politicians, and ethno-religious bigots, especially the Buddhist monks, playing to the chauvinist gallery. The Sinhalese have been fed with myths and legends (masquerading as facts), and downright lies or …

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Remanded Ex-Crimes OIC Spills The Beans Over Thajudeen Killing

Former Crimes OIC of the Narahenpita police, Sumith Champika Perera has shared vital information over the cover up of former ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen’s murder, including the details of several others who had played a part in concealing the murder. Perera, who was arrested and subsequently remanded on Thursday for concealing the murder, had informed the CID the …

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No honesty in Jayalalithaa’s claim on Sri Lankan Tamils issue: DMK MP Kanimozhi

Chennai: DMK MP Kanimozhi on Sunday slammed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, saying the latter has no right to talk on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue as she highlights the same just before the elections.  “She is the one who actually was against the entire Sri Lankan problem. In the 2014 general election, she …

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Rishad condemns NPC resolution seeking federal solution

Minister of Industries and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen has severely condemned the move by the TNA- controlled Northern Provincial Council’s decision to adopt a resolution seeking a federal solution for the country’s minority Tamil community. Minister Bathiudeen added that any politicians representing his All Ceylon People’s Congress did not back the resolution. The observation was made while …

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PTA To Be Effective Until New Law Is Enacted

by  Camelia Nathaniel The infamous Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act No. 48 of 1979 will be repealed, but will be in force during the transitional period until a new law is brought in to replace it, Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi said recently. The Defence Secretary made this statement during a press conference held at …

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Sri Lanka Government does not support calls for the US to arrest Gotabaya!

The Sri Lankan Government dos not support calls for the United States to arrest former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse. Minister of Public Enterprises Development Kabir Hashim said that any allegations raised against a Sri Lankan citizen over a domestic issue must be dealt with only under local laws. “We will not allow a domestic issue to …

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‘War not over until SL Tamils achieve justice and self-determination’ – Corbyn

by Sujeeva Nivunhella in London British Opposition Leader, Jeremy Corbyn said that until Sri Lanka’s Tamils achieve justice and self-determination the “war is not over”. Addressing a meeting organized by ‘Tamils for Labour’ at the committee room in the Houses of Parliament last week, Corbyn said the Labour Party is committed to the cause of …

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The 65,000 Housing Question: Disaster capitalism arrives in Jaffna

ArcelorMittal Headquarters in Luxembourg City by Rajan Philips Let us call a cage, a cage, and not a steely home in a palmyrah grove! The controversial US$ 1 billion contract with ArcelorMittal to build 65,000 steel houses in the north smacks of all the vices of corrupt global capitalism and none of the virtues of …

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