7th September 2017

New Constitution will lead to Tamil Eealm – Gota

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Alleging that proposed new Constitution would give separatists what they had failed to achieve through terrorism, wartime Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday said, vowing to defeat the project. The proposed constitutional reforms were meant to appease the LTTE rump, pro-LTTE Diaspora and a section of foreign powers, Rajapaksa said, lambasting the ruling UNP-SLFP government for seeking to divide post-war Sri Lanka on ethnic lines. Rajapaksa said so at the launching of ‘Eliya-Illuminating Aspirations’ at the Golden Rose, Borelesgamuwa. The Gajaba Regiment veteran urged the public to resist the government project to appease the separatist lobby. Rajapaksa was the keynote speaker on the topic of ‘Out of the Darkness-the crisis of constitutional change.’ The event attracted a large number of professionals, including artistes, doctors, engineers, lawyers, […]

Action would be taken against MP’s who will expose the War Crimes committed by the country’s security forces

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Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said today that Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s statement on former Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya was not the stance of the Government and that it was his personal opinion. Joint Opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardane a known anti Tamil and a close associate of Mahinda Rajapaksha questioned whether Field Marshal Fonseka’s statement on Ex General Jayasuriya represented the Government’s policy. Laksman told Parliament that the NEW Government would never imprison Army Commanders (even if they have committed War Crimes?). Gunawardane asked what action would be taken against MP’s who will expose the War Crimes committed  by the country’s security forces. He also asked the Foreign Minister to explain the details of the legal action being taken against General Jayasuriya and any other members […]

Elle Gunawansa Thera is a mad man in robes: SF

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Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka yesterday called Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thera, who condemned the statement he made with regards to war crime charges, a mad man in robes. “That monk is mad. That’s all I have to say,” he said in response to a question asked by a journalist after the 71st anniversary celebrations of the UNP held at the party headquarters, Sirikotha. Speaking further, Minister Fonseka said the Thera had never visited him or helped him as claimed by certain news reports.”This monk is simply trying to score marks for the things that others did,” he said. Responding to the assurance given by the President that he won’t allow anyone to touch General (retired) Jagath Jayasuriya, the minister said the President meant no international faction […]