24th February 2016

I also have criticisms about basil rajapaksa: Namal

24th February 2016 // 0 Comments

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, son of the former president responded to the many allegations thrown against the Rajapaksa regime.          Q It’s a very  bad time for you, isn’t it? It is the nature of politics. Politicians do not have power for ever; it comes intermittently.  When Mahinda Rajapaksa was in power there was not a trace of revenge on political  opponents. But today even the children of opposition members are subjected to revenge. This happened whenever the UNP came into power. They even  deprived Madam Sirimavo of her civic rights. But what is surprising is its continuance even under a consensus government. Q When  you were in power did you imagine the situation you are facing today? We have to come to […]

New ‘Sinhala only party’ to bring back Rajapaksa delayed with LG polls postponement!

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Formation of a new political party to centralise all ‘Mahinda Supporters’ who want former President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to power has suffered a delay due to the postponement of Local Government elections, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Leader Udaya Gammanpila said yesterday. Speaking at a media briefing he said the Joint Opposition would also establish a separate alliance comprising new political forces including the SLFP’s new party. However he said the formulation process of the new alliance has been delayed due to the postponement of Local Government elections. Majority of SLFP MPs who had financially gained under Mahinda regime want to choose Mahinda as their leader again to avoid being investigated by the new Maithiri/Ranil Government and be punished by the law of the country. Some of the […]

Arrest me if you can!

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Arrest me if you can! BY SULOCHANA RAMIAH MOHAN Former Ambassador to Russia UDAYANGA WEERATUNGA appointed by his cousin, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, challenged the Government and demanded they meet him either in Ukraine or at the Russian Foreign office to ‘bring to a closure’ the allegations against him with regard to the arms deal he is alleged to have had with the pro Russian rebels in Ukraine several years back. “My financial assets have been frozen by the Government, and I am recommencing my tea business in tough times. I did not kill Noel nor did I supply arms to the rebels. I am not a big shark in the Russia/Ukraine political circuit but if I am in great trouble I could still reach […]

NPC will prevent police service derailing

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NPC will prevent police service derailing By Niranjala Ariyawansha Gamini Navaratne, Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police (Administration and Election) has served as the key Election Operations Officer of the Police Department for 15 years. He joined the police service in 1982 as an Assistant Superintendent of Police. Navaratne who holds a science degree from Peradeniya University, served as an assistant lecturer for one year. He served another year as a science teacher of a government school. While in the police service, he read for an MSc in Computer Science and a Diploma in Criminology at Sri Jayewardenepura University. In appreciation of his service to the Police Department, he has been granted one year’s extension. In an interview with Ceylon Today senior DIG Gamini Navaratne […]