4th November 2018

Sirisena-Mahinda putsch: A step to dictatorship

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https://www.facebook.com/akilavirajk/videos/260972684602912/UzpfSTE4ODYyNDkyNDA1OTpWSzoyNjA5NzI2ODQ2MDI5MTI/ There is no denying Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s economic agenda has failed. There is no denying he will have an uphill battle at the next elections. However, far more important at this moment is that there is no denying President Maithripala Sirisena has launched a political coup in brazen violation of the Constitution – specifically 19A – and deserves to be impeached. (Jayampathy Wickremeratne’s video gives a full account of the constitutional position). This column, from the inception of yahapalana, rejected its rightist economic programme and called for a different state-directed mixed (public-private) strategy, an appeal that fell on deaf ears, or more likely, was never read by those in power. Even the Left, till recently, ignored my clamour. However, Sirisena’s flagrant violation of […]

Mahinda tells Thonda ‘NO’ to promised basic wage Rs 1000

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Mahinda have already started to fool the Plantation workers by not keeping to his promise to increase the basic wages to 1000 Rupees (£5) per day. Minister of Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development  Arumugam Thondaman urged the plantation workers to call off the 7 November protest stating that newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed him to hold discussion with the Finance Ministry (FM) to accommodate the Rs 1,000 basic wage request by the workers. The Minister said that he and Minister Vadivel Suresh met the Prime Minister on Friday to remind about the wage hike before the workers’ strike is called. “The Premier suggested that we take the issue up with the Finance Ministry and table a Cabinet Paper requesting the […]

Global Tamil Forum urges the international community to do all that is needed to swiftly restore constitutional processes in Sri Lanka

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01 November 2018, London Global Tamil Forum (GTF) urges the international community to do all that is needed to swiftly restore constitutional processes in Sri Lanka President Sirisena while addressing the United Nations General Assembly on September 26th, urged the world to look at Sri Lanka with ‘a fresh pair of eyes’ considering the “tremendous progress” made by his government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedom, human rights and the rule of law. He went on to announce, “I am pleased to state that I was able to relinquish these emperor-like excessive powers and transfer them to the Parliament of Sri Lanka, fulfilling the utmost duty of an elected leader.” It is indeed an irony of the highest degree, exactly a month later, on October […]

Two from Badurdeen and one from Hakim ‘PURCHASED @ 35 Million Rupees each’ by Rajapakshes?.

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Current Rate: Sinhale MP’s  offered  50 Million Rupees + Ministerial post Tamil or Muslim MP’s offered 35 Million Rupees + Ministerial post MP Range Bandara makes startling revelations Political sources inform that two members of the United National Party member Rishard Badurdeen’s All Ceylon People’s Congress have decided to support Mr. Mahinda Rajapakshe. Meanwhile, one from Hakeem’s Muslim Congress is reportedly on attempt to switch the parties as well. Both Mr. Rishard Badurdeen and Mr. Rauf Hakeem stated yesterday (02) that since they do not recognize the new Prime Minister’s appointment they are not ready to be sold out for money, and will continue to remain in the United National Party. However, it is reported that over 35 Million Rupees have been bid for these members.   There […]