10th January 2017

World’s greatest liar award winner’s record breaking lies ! (Video)

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(Lanka-e-News -09.Jan.2017, 11.30PM)  A most stupid story of the century was related by no less a person  than the notorious and mendacious ex president Mahinda Rajapakse , M.P. Kurunegala on the 7 th at Kandy. This fairy tale is aimed at stoking ruthless turbulence and reckless setting fire to  the entire country and against   the determined efforts made by the present  government to re build the country via the proposed Hambantota Port . Deposed ,  discarded and desperate  ex president Mahinda who is by now a byword for corruption and murders said , the heat generated by the residual oil released  at  the proposed Hambantota Industrial zone is going to be so intense that even the residents of Nuwara eliya will not be able […]

Lasantha Wickrematunge Murder Investigation: IGP Awaits Sirisena-Wickremesinghe Approval To Interrogate Gota And Fonseka

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Amidst loads of criticism for postponing the Local Government Elections for citing different reasons, the Yahapalanaya government led by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are both delaying in providing authority to question the former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaka and current Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka over the murder of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, Colombo Telegraph has learnt. According to the sources close to IGP Pujith Jayasunadara, the preliminary investigation into the high profile murder has now been completed and requires questioning the hierarchy of the former Rajapaksa regime that was in power during the death of Wickrematunge. However the secret unit established in between the decision makers and police preliminary investigators needs to decide if the political authorities requires to proceed and […]

Sri Lanka should rethink immigration, diaspora policies: Hausmann

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Jan 10, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka should rethink its immigration, diaspora and product development policies so as to encourage more complexity in exports, economist Ricardo Hausmann of Harvard University said in Colombo on Monday. Immigrants and diaspora bring with them significant know-how and skills necessary for the setting up of new industries, a process which Sri Lanka could benefit from, he said. Hausmann, the director for the Center for International Development at Harvard University, is advising Sri Lanka on how to develop the economy, on the request of the government. Silicon Valley is driven by immigrants who account for half of top management positions, Hausmann said, giving an example of how certain industries achieve exceptional growth. Sri Lanka has, however, struggled to diversify exports, […]

“Ranil Has Ordered For My Arrest” Wimal Weerawansa Said Just Before His Arrest

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Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa was arrested this morning by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID). Wimal Weerawansa He was arrested on charges of misusing state vehicles during former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s term. He was arrested after he arrived this morning at the FCID to give a statement over the allegations. Speaking to journalists outside the FCID building this morning, prior to entering the FCID, Weerawansa claimed that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had ordered the FCID to arrest him today. “Based on the information we have received, the FCID is preparing to put me behind bars today. Just before going abroad, Wickremesinghe has ordered for the arrest of me and several others,” he said. Weerawansa also added that these political motivated arrests were not going to stop […]

The Art Of Lying – Ask MP Gammanpila

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By Shyamon Jayasinghe – Shyamon Jayasinghe Of course, Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila is the founder President of ‘Pivithuru Hela Urumaya.” (PHU). Mind you, it is simply ‘pivithuru,’ or pure. The party he was in before was The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU). He, it can be logically inferred, left the JHU to form the PHU because the JHU wasn’t the pure form of the Platonic Universal which lies somewhere in transcendent realty. In other words, the JHU was a poor shadow of the Sinhala Buddhist nationalism that exists as a universal somewhere in a reality beyond the reality that one can empirically feel and touch and see. On the other hand, in the case of Gammanpila he has been able to download the very Platonic Universal itself. […]

TNA to support Sri Lanka’s constitution-making despite internal dissent

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COLOMBO: The Tamil National alliance (TNA), which is the official Opposition in the Sri Lankan parliament and the ruling party in the Northern Provincial Council, will continue to support the ongoing process to draft a new constitution for Sri Lanka despite internal dissensions. The TNA, which met twice last week, decided to accept leader R.Sampanthan’s advice that despite doubts about a getting a favorable outcome from the constitution-making process, the process should be supported because there is no alternative to it. The TNA leader thinks that the present Sirisena-Wickremesinghe dispensation is the only one which can deliver goods for the Tamils because the Sinhala opposition parties led by a resurgent and former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, are resolutely and uncompromisingly averse to any more devolution of […]

War crimes probe: Sri Lankan dilemma

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DID Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe bargain for trouble when he appointed, last year, a task force to seek public views and comments on advancing the cause of reconciliation in the island nation? Anyway, the task force’s recommendation that Sri Lanka should bring in international prosecutors and judges to help investigate alleged atrocities in the civil war that ended in 2009 seems to have divided the nation. In effect, the task force has endorsed the UN call for including international judges to probe the conduct of Lankan troops and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) during the final phase of the civil war. Both President Maithripala Sirisena and his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa, whose government finally defeated the LTTE in 2009, are against any […]

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala in London – Chatham House, 18.00-19.00, 11 Jan 2017

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Sri Lanka’s Reconciliation Process, Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka   – https://www.chathamhouse.org/events?field_event_flags_tid=members   The Royal Institute of International Affairs Chatham House 10 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LE  Chatham House website: 1.President Sirisena offers hope. Now he must deliver – A new start for Sri Lanka, The World Today, February 2015, Volume 71, Number 1 2.”Maithripala Sirisena’s election victory over incumbent president Mahinda Rajapakse is remarkable, but he must tackle entrenched political and social problems while holding together what seems an inherently fractious coalition. …………… ………………………”  – Sri Lanka After the Upset,  Chris Smith, 13 January 2015, https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/16641    3.”The speaker will argue that the energetic media industry which distinguished post-independence Sri Lanka has significantly deteriorated. She will suggest that this decline is partially due to the […]

Northern Politicos Not Happy

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by  Roshani Nathaniel Sampanthan, Sidharthan and Suresh Premechandran The Tamils in the North played a pivotal role in the change of regime and they expected their burning issues, mainly the resettlement, releasing of political prisoners and reduction of the military presence in the North to be fulfilled. Some election promises have been partially activated but according to the Northern people the majority of their expectations have not been fulfilled. The Tamils in the North are also rather disgruntled with their elected leaders and feel that their issues have been neglected for political gain. According to TNA member Suresh Premachandran the government process is very slow and still the armed forces are holding onto the private lands and still the people cannot return to their own […]