December 2018

MS, MR, RW should form national govt.- Wiggy

3rd December 2018 // 0 Comments

Former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran said yesterday that the current political crisis could be resolved by forming a national government with the involvement of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe. He expressed his views while participating at a programme to present awards to regional artistes held at the Cultural Theatre Hall in Vavuniya. “There is a conflict between the Executive and the Legislature. It is not constitutional. We have to resolve this. I have made a suggestion for it. There are other ways to do it. I will expand on this later. Unless we resolve this now, we do not know what will happen in the future,” he said. He said he had no intention to contest […]

Mahinda fools Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) – indefinite strike from tomorrow.

3rd December 2018 // 0 Comments

Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) Leader and Parliamentarian Arumugam Thondaman today requested all plantation workers to join in an indefinite strike from tomorrow. He said this after a meeting with the senior management of plantation companies today. He said the employers did not agree with their request to increase their daily wages to Rs. 1000. MP Thondaman said they held a discussion with former Finance Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa earlier. During the discussion, the finance ministry had suggested providing loans with zero interests to workers. However, this proposal was also turned down by the Plantation companies. (Indika Sri Aravinda)

If there was corruption in the past 3 ½ years as the President says, the President has equally to share the blame -Kabir Hashim M.P., Chairman, UNP

3rd December 2018 // 0 Comments

(Lanka e News -26.Nov.2018, 12.45PM) President Maithripala Sirisena, at a meeting with the Foreign Correspondents Association in Colombo has yet again tried to justify the illegal removal of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the 26th of October 2018 by saying, it was due to corruption and that a Presidential Commission of inquiry will be established to look into cases of corruption between Jan 2015 and Oct 2018. The government that operated during this period was in no way “A Ranil Wickremesinghe Government”. President Maithripala Sirisena who headed the National Unity Government was not only the Head of State but also the Head of Government. All decisions were made by a Cabinet chaired by the President. If there was corruption in the past 3 ½ years […]

TNA support for UNP: TELO insists on written agreement citing 5 demands

3rd December 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO), which is an ally of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), has resolved that any form of support given to the United National Party (UNP) to form a government should be based on a written agreement to address the issues concerning Tamils, a party official said yesterday. The TNA said last week that it would support the UNP to form a government, but without accepting any portfolio in that government. TELO is one of the four parties that form the TNA and has two MPs, Selvam Adaikkalanathan and K. Kotheeswaran, elected on their ticket. The Central Committee of TELO met in Vavuniya on Saturday to discuss the situation. It decided that the TNA should strike an agreement with the UNP […]

Interim order issued preventing Mahinda and Cabinet from functioning

3rd December 2018 // 0 Comments

Interim order issued preventing Mahinda and Cabinet from functioning The Court of Appeal today issued an interim injunction order restraining Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Cabinet from functioning until the hearing of the Writ of Quo Warranto filed against them holding office is concluded. The court fixed dates from December 12 to proceed with the hearing of the petition while notice was also issued on the 49-member Cabinet including Prime Minister Rajapaksa to appear before the court on that date. Delivering its decision following a lengthy consideration process, the interim order was issued by a judge bench comprising of Court of Appeal President Justice Preethi Padman Surasena and Justice Arjuna Obeysekara. Accordingly, the court granted leave to proceed with the Quo Warranto petition and […]

What Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal order means

3rd December 2018 // 0 Comments

ECONOMYNEXT – The Court of Appeal order restraining Mahinda Rajapaksa and his purported ministers of holding public office has effectively compounded problems for the political authority of President Maithripala Sirisena. This is what the writ issued against Rajapaksa and his disputed cabinet means on a day-to-day basis. 1)      Mahinda Rajapaksa will NOT be able to exercise any authority as Prime Minister 2)      The Prime Minister’s office at Flower Road will be out of bounds for Rajapaksa. 3)      He cannot function as finance minister. 4)      President Sirisena cannot hold any cabinet meetings with “Ministers’ appointed after October 26. 5)      The disputed ministers will have NO authority, cannot go to their offices. 6)      Disputed State ministers have NO authority, and cannot go to their offices.

2.0 movie: Thousands of websites blocked to stop torrent downloads …

2nd December 2018 // 0 Comments

2.0 featuring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar … – Coventry Telegraph https://www.coventrytelegraph.net › News › UK & World News 3 days ago – The film was produced by Subaskaran Allirajah and Raju Mahalingam under the banner Lyca Productions. … 2.0 – one of the most expensive movies ever made – has finally been released. … You can also download our all-new app. …. Asthma sufferers given urgent advice over UK inhaler shortageThe Bricanyl Turbohaler … Indian courts have handed down one of the most prolific blocking orders ever, banning people from thousands of websites. A full 12,564 sites have been banned in the country, according to TorrentFreak. The move is an attempt to stop people distributing leaks of 2.0, a brand new Indian film. The movie is the most expensive ever to be made in the country, and […]

Hold Sirisena Accountable: Have Him Hold A Presidential Election

2nd December 2018 // 0 Comments

By Rasika Jayakody –  Rasika Jayakody “A nation can survive its fools – even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the galleys, heard in the very hall of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor — he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims and wears their face and their garment, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation — he works secretly and unknown to undermine the pillars of a city — […]

Leaders Like Maithripala Sirisena and Mahinda Rajapaksa who have Neither Shame nor Justice can Plummet to the Lowest of Depths, Because for them Everything is Permissible

2nd December 2018 // 0 Comments

Leaders Like Maithripala Sirisena and Mahinda Rajapaksa who have Neither Shame nor Justice can Plummet to the Lowest of Depths, Because for them Everything is Permissible By Tisaranee Gunasekara “The history of madness is the history of power.” Roy Porter (A social history of madness: The world through the eyes of the insane) The current crisis is a contestation about the nature of Sri Lanka and her future. Will the country continue along the path of democracy or will she re-embrace some form of autocracy? Will rule of law prevail or will it be replaced by the law of the rulers? Will justice remain a possibility or will impunity become sovereign again? Is Sri Lanka a country of free men and women or a land yearning […]

Allirajah Subaskaran’s firm Lyca Productions has made the science-fiction extravaganza 2:0 – at a cost of $75 million (£59m)

2nd December 2018 // 0 Comments

The story behind the most expensive Indian film ever made The science fiction film 2.0 cost $75 million dollars to make, and features some of India’s biggest  By Lucy Cotter, entertainment correspondent A refugee who fled war-torn Sri Lanka and made his home in Britain has told how he turned his life round to become a producer on the most expensive Indian film ever made. Allirajah Subaskaran’s firm Lyca Productions has made the science-fiction extravaganza 2:0 – at a cost of $75 million (£59m), it is directed by one of India’s biggest directors and stars some of its hottest talents. It is a tale worthy of a Bollywood movie in itself. Speaking to Sky News, Mr Subaskaran said: “I got involved in the movie because […]

Karuna’s involvement in Batticaloa cop killings?

2nd December 2018 // 0 Comments

The Tamil National Alliance yesterday echoed sentiments of UNP MP Nalin Bandara, raising suspicions about the alleged involvement of SLFP Vice President and former LTTE Eastern Commander Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Col. Karuna in the Batticaloa shooting that resulted in the death of two policemen on Thursday. TNA Jaffna District Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran said that after the events of 26 October, Karuna Amman had “come out of the cold” and started making statements. “Four policemen have been shot in Batticaloa and two have succumbed to their injuries. According to information we received, we have serious suspicions about those who have been rejuvenated since 26 October,” the TNA MP charged. Taking aim at EPDP leader Douglas Devananda, who was recently appointed as a Cabinet Minister by […]

Lyca Productions launches 2.0 first look in Mumbai

2nd December 2018 // 0 Comments

The most awaited first look of SuperStar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film ‘2.0’, was unveiled on Sunday November 20th @ 5PM. The first look was launched at the grand event held at prestigious Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai. ‘2.0′ is a multi-lingual film which is the sequel to 2010’s blockbuster ‘Enthiran’ or ‘Robot’ which is directed by S. Shankar and co-written by him and Sujatha Rangarajan. Now, 2.0 is also directed by S. Shankar and co-written by B.Jeyamohan. The film is produced by Subaskaran Allirajah under his banner Lyca Productions. ‘2.0’ is India’s most expensive film made of Budget Rs 350 crores. The film features Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson in lead roles. The film also stars Sudhanshu Pandey, Adil Hussain and Kalabhavan […]

whether the alleged crimes and offences against Ranil are grater than those raised by you at the last Presidential Election campaign, and after, about Mahinda Rajapaksa?

2nd December 2018 // 0 Comments

President Maithripala Opinion Sirisena is obviously enjoying the new game that both he and so-called ‘Prime Minister’ Mahinda Rajapaksa has introduced to Sri Lanka. Boycott is the new political game in our threatened Democracy. It is the Boycott Keliya. Members of the so-called Government are enjoying this game that ensures them of all the privileges of team play, without the actual game they were elected to or crookedly pulled into the team. The game today is the Chamber Boycott. We can’t help being reminded of the chamber pot politics of the players in this game. Parliament comprises the Government and the Opposition, and the Government usually has the majority in the Chamber. We are in a situation when a so-called Government has no majority in […]

TNA urges Sirisena to take a swift, considered decision

2nd December 2018 // 0 Comments

Sampanthan points to impending court cases The mounting pressure of an impending Supreme Court verdict on his dissolution of Parliament, and the lack of majority support for his hand-picked Prime Minister might prompt President Maithripala Sirisena to end Sri Lanka’s political crisis this weekend, The Hindu learns. President Sirisena held two high-level meetings on Friday evening — with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentary group and the leaders of the United National Front (UNF) led by ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) — to explore a possible way out of the crisis, sources present at the discussions said. The TNA had a “cordial” meeting with the President, according to its leader R. Sampanthan, who pointed out that the legislature and the executive have been […]

Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation flood relief Continues mission to provide aid

2nd December 2018 // 0 Comments

Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation distributing Rs 40 million worth of flood relief to ten locations across Sri Lanka. The distribution of aid from the Lyca’s Gnanam Foundation convoys, organized to provide relief for the people affected by the Gaja cyclone in the country commenced on yesterday (Thursday) and the mission to provide aid is continues for the second day. Aid is being distributed throughout Colombo, Jaffna, Killinochchi, Mullaitivu, Mannar, Baticaloa, Ampara, Trincomalee, Anuradhapura and Puttalam districts. The foundation provide flood aid including dry rations, water, bed sheets, mosquito nets to ten areas across Sri Lanka. Gnanam Foundation is the philanthropic organization established in 2010 co-founded by Subaskaran Allirajah and Prema Subaskaran, named after his mother Gnanambikai Allirajah. The Foundation seeks to empower vulnerable and displaced communities […]

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