15th January 2015

Govt. to halt overseas travel for ex-ministers

15th January 2015 // 0 Comments

BY RUWAN LAKNATH JAYAKODY Overseas travel restrictions would eventually be placed, by President Maithripala Sirisena, on top Cabinet Ministers of the previous government, who are presently with the New Democratic Front (NDF) government, until investigations into corruption conclude, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) said. National Organizer of the SLMC, Shafeeq Rajabdeen said that those who were from the previous regime themselves knew that they would indeed undergo a process of cleansing if at all. The SLMC added that the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) was heading the investigations into the corruption of those in the previous regime. He remarked that the temporary Cabinet was not a long-term one and that it would function in the interim period for the duration of the 100 days, as […]

A TIME TO REJOICE OR BE FEARFUL?

15th January 2015 // 0 Comments

A TIME TO REJOICE OR BE FEARFUL? The spectacular yet narrow victory for the Sri Lankan Presidential challenger Maithripala Sirisena over the incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa (51 to 48%) provokes more questions than answers.In the short run, The Tamil’s nemesis (MR), the man who presided over their genocide in 2009, an unprecedented militarization of the north, and turned a blind eye (at best) to countless abductions of Tamils, political opponent’s, and journalists, has bitten the dust. There is now more chance that his legacy will end up being a seat in a war crime trial in the Hague. In the long run, however, will the new President bring relief to Tamils? The main Tamil party in Sri Lanka, a coalition called the Tamil National Alliance, with […]