23rd December 2017

Presidential Commission to investigate Rajapakse ‘patriot’ rats who sold valuable army headquarters for a song !

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(Lanka-e-News – 21.Dec.2017, 11.35PM)   The sale of the valuable land of the Amy headquarters for a paltry sum of Rs. 125 million dollars by the deposed most corrupt  Rajapakses based on their sudden decision has necessitated the army headquarters to be housed in 15 separate rented buildings . Owing to this a sum of Rs. 5 billion ! has to be spent annually as rent , president Maithripala Sirisena who is also the defense minister revealed to the cabinet. This colossal payment annually for the buildings rented is a huge unnecessary burden on the treasury as a  result of improper planning . Besides , this has  compromised national security  the president lamented. The cabinet decided to appoint a special presidential commission to investigate the  reckless […]

19.1% of boys and 11.6% of girls reporting that they had been forced to participate in sex.

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No sex please, we’re Sri Lankan There is no gainsaying my assertion that Sri Lankans are prudes when it comes to sex, especially sex outside of marriage. Whether on Galle Face Green or in Peradeniya Gardens, the local constabulary make it their business to go around harassing youngsters making out beneath the minimum of privacy an umbrella offers. Private refuges for those wanting to get some action are few: the back row of a cinema, a room by the hour in a decrepit ‘hotel’, a deserted classroom after school. While one might have got up to a little premarital mischief oneself, one naively assumes no one else has. Sex, like so much else swept under the carpet during Victorian times, is yet to emerge as […]

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena declared that “There won’t be International tribunals or Foreign judges. That book is closed.”

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Why Is Sri Lanka Defying the United Nations? Sri Lanka’s strategy of defiance, denial, and delay might be designed to evade the charge of genocide. Lately, Colombo has intensified its defiance of UN resolutions calling for investigations into war crimes committed during the latter stages of the civil war. In late November, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena declared that “There won’t be electric chairs, international tribunals or foreign judges. That book is closed.” Earlier, in October, Colombo sought and obtained the help of British parliamentarian Lord Naseby to downplay a report by the UN Secretary General’s Panel of Experts, which in March 2011 found “credible allegations” that as many as 40,000 civilians may have been killed in the final months of the civil war, mostly as a result of […]

Sri Lankan president blames NGOs for calling for foreign judges

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Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena once again reiterated his opposition to foreign judges being involved in an accountability mechanism for violations of international law, blaming “NGOs affiliated to the LTTE” for calling for international involvement. The Daily FT reported the president as stating he was “of the strict view that foreign judges should not be brought to the country at any time”. The Sri Lankan President went on to blame “some LTTE members living abroad and members of some organisations as well as NGOs affiliated to the LTTE”. He went on to claim that the UN Human Rights Council and other foreign governments had not raised the issue of international judges, stating, “I consider it a victory Sri Lanka received as an independent sovereign country”. Mr […]

Unplanned development Projects of Rajapaksa

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We have not sold anything but only leased out. If you take Hambantota after seventy years we will become the major share holder The inflows of foreign investments are increasing. The export sector is also now on the correct path. The export of goods and services has increased. Next year it will improve much more The situation regarding rice would improve, but Coconut scarcity would last some more time We did not sell the country. It was Rajapaksas who sold the land in Galle Face outright, we took over the power and changed it During the past two years we were able to pull the country out of the mess. We took over the government with a mountain of loans The following discussion with Minister of […]

LG polls Nominations – Mahinda rejected in Jaffna, Thirappane, Valikamam North, Valikamam East and Delft

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By Shaahidah Riza and Kavindya Chris Thomas Nominations for the forthcoming Local Government elections concluded yesterday (21). Sixteen of the nomination lists had been rejected. In the Colombo District, nominations were accepted for 10 LG bodies, including the Colombo Municipal Council, Moratuwa MC, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte MC, Kaduwela MC, Kolonnawa Urban Council (UC), Seethawakapura UC, Kesbewa UC, Homagama Pradeshiya Sabha (PS), Kotikawatte-Mulleriyawa PS and the Seethawaka PS, Returning Officer of the Colombo District Secretariat S. Nandana said. He added that in the Colombo District, 87 groups had deposited bonds, and of that number 76 had submitted nominations. Of the 76, nomination lists, those of three groups were rejected. The nomination lists from the Jathika Janatha Party (JJP) seeking representation in the Colombo District, the Eksath […]