December 2017

Army chief tells troops not to get involved in politics

2nd December 2017 // 0 Comments

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has told his troops in the North not to get involved in politics. Addressing troops in the North, the Commander underlined the importance of discipline at all levels as Army personnel, dedicated to the national security of the country. He also pointed out the need to maintain excellent relations with civilians in respective areas and launch projects that would help promote ethnic harmony, understanding and reconciliation. The Commander of the Army also highlighted the theme of the Army for the year 2018, ‘Rata Rakina Jathiya – Sri Lanka Army’ and urged everyone to commit to the organization and help develop the country in the future. “Best welfare is the training and all of us after retirement should […]

Northern Chief Minister Wigneswaran Tells Tamil People Not to take Seriously the Threat By State Defence Minister to Prosecute Those Commemorating Dead LTTE Cadres.

1st December 2017 // 0 Comments

The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, has allayed a fear among the Tamils that the government in Colombo is planning to arrest and prosecute those who had organized or participated in observances relating to the Great Heroes‘ Day of the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on November 27. The State Minister of Defense, Ruwan Wijewardene, had told the State-owned Daily News that the government will not tolerate the observance of the Great Heroes’ Day which commemorates dead LTTE cadres because the LTTE is a banned organization. Wijewardene said that the police are collecting evidence about the participants in the observances and those guilty will be arrested and prosecuted. Chief Minister Wigneswaran had himself supported the observances, in which posters […]

Probe to be Launched Into Rajapaksa Regime’s Alleged “Biggest Pyramid Scam” of Privately Selling Treasury Bonds 5,147 Billion Rupees From 2008 to 2014

1st December 2017 // 0 Comments

Probe to be Launched Into Rajapaksa Regime’s Alleged “Biggest Pyramid Scam” of Privately Selling Treasury Bonds 5,147 Billion Rupees From 2008 to 2014: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Announces in Special Statement in Parliament Sri Lanka will investigate the sale of over five thousand billion rupees in treasury bonds by the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said describing it as the “biggest pyramid scam” in the country. Making a special statement to parliament on Thursday, the Prime Minister said over 90 percent of the 5,147 billion rupees worth of bonds had been sold privately without going through a transparent tender or auction system. “There had been no decision of the Monetary Board (of the Central Bank) to go for such private placements, but nevertheless […]

Billions taken by Mahinda Govt. without P’ment approval and allegations of stock market irregularities to be investigated.

1st December 2017 // 0 Comments

Ranil tells P’ment, investigations on bond issuances from 2008-2014 after Bond Commission concludes  Also investigations on debt taken by former Govt. without P’ment approval and allegations of stock market irregularities Says will stay true to pledge with President to fight corruption  and introduce new political culture     Gives reasons to go before Bond Commission, insists similar process would never have been possible under former President   By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday informed Parliament that the Government plans to investigate bond issuances before 2014 that were in the form of direct placements, borrowings made without obtaining Parliamentary approval, and allegations of insider trading at the stock exchange during the Rajapaksa regime. The Prime Minister, delivering a statement explaining his presence at the Presidential […]

Global Tamil Forum (GTF) spokesperson Suren Surendiran dismissed Lord Naseby’s statements

1st December 2017 // 0 Comments

UNSG Spokesman: Decision to revisit resolution in the hands of UNHRC members TNA still studying House of Lords debate UK based Global Tamil Forum (GTF) spokesperson Suren Surendiran dismissed Lord Naseby’s statements. Surendiran said: “Lord Naseby is one of over 800 Lords in the House of Lords. He is not a representative of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee or the FCO. His views do not represent the FCO or the British Government’s policy on Sri Lanka. Britain was one of the main sponsors of the Geneva Resolutions and Britain still insists that the resolutions must be fully implemented.” The POE comprising Marzuki Darusman, Yasmin Sooka and Steven R. Ratner has placed the death toll at 40,000 on the basis of what the panel called a number […]

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