X Files, Cold Case Files And Rajapaksa’s Bambu Files

By Helasingha Bandara – The most famous files are X files and cold case files. Next will be MR files. The ‘Files’ story has more significance than most people realise. It is a double edged sword. Mahinda Rajapaksha (MR) can use ‘Files’ story to intimidate the remaining Ministers, MPs and lesser politicians to think twice before crossing over and can use it to prevent the ones who  have already crossed from revealing certain truths. On the other hand the opposition coalition can use the files story to topple MR if…

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Maithri cannot make Ranil PM

By Anuradha Herath Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Western Provincial Councillor, K. D. Lal Kantha said, even if the common Opposition candidate, Maithripala Sirisena, is elected the Executive President, he has no powers to appoint United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister. “That powers lies with Parliament,” Lal Kantha said adding the JVP will not field a candidate in the coming Presidential Election, as it would give it legitimacy for Rajapaksa’s contest. “We don’t want to take part in this farce. But we are committed to bringing…

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Govt Has Offered Rs.100 Million Each To Disgruntled MPs” : UNP Parliamentarian

A senior UNP Parliamentarian today charged that the ruling party had allegedly offered Rs. 100 million to government MPs whose names were mentioned in connection with crossovers. “In addition to offers,” he said, “the government has intensified its spy-missions and surveillance operations: even their telephones have been tapped,” the Parliamentarian told ‘Asian Mirror’ this morning. He made these remarks when asked whether the ‘crossover’ plans of the government MPs had backfired on the United National Party and the common opposition. “It is a ‘public’ secret that the majority of Cabinet…

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Maithripala still expecting crossovers

While the Government says no one else will crossover to the opposition from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena says more will join him. Speaking to the media after he visited the Bandaranaike Memorial Monument in Horagolla today, Sirisena said that some people had asked him why more Government Ministers and Parliamentarians did not join the opposition as expected in Parliament yesterday. He said that his response was that more can be expected over the next few weeks. There was strong speculation that several Government…

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Will Suren of GTF Help Electing Mahinda Again?

By Helasingha Bandara – Prabhakaran’s infamous boycott at the 2005 election backfired and paved the way for Mahinda Rajapaksa’s emergence which did not help the separatists’ course. The country as a whole benefited from the boycott that time as MR played the lead role in vanquishing Prabhakaran and his murderous marauders. Instead he chased an unrealistic dream to become an uncrowned king of modern times. The chasing of glory only for himself and his family became the order of the day and as a result he discarded all the rest…

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JHU To Tie ‘Maithripala Knot’ On November 27

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), which is already an unofficial member of the common opposition, will officially announce on November 27 whether they would support the common candidate at the upcoming Presidential Election. JHU General Secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the JHU will announce their decision at a press conference in Colombo. “We will always work towards ensuring  democracy and JHU has already taken steps to educate the people about our policies”, Ranawaka said. Earlier this month Patali Champika Ranawaka and Udaya Gammanpila stepped down from their ministerial positions…

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I was the mastermind behind making Maithripala the common candidate

“I was the one who approached Mr. Sirisena and suggested to Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe that Mr. Sirisena would be the suitable candidate to lead the common opposition. “ “If he has files, he can reveal them and take necessary action. We don’t know what he is referring to. As for me, I don’t know what kind of file he has on me and am not concerned”  “We will not let anyone take Mahinda Rajapaksa to international war crimes courts or let any international forces harm him. We will defend him, stand…

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SL military raped conscripted Tamil women after Rajapaksa meeting

SL military raped conscripted Tamil women after Rajapaksa meeting [TamilNet, Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 09:07 GMT] 47 Eezham Tamil women from Mullaiththeevu, recently conscripted to the occupying SL military and put under the Civil Security Department (CSD), were taken to Mihintale on 22 Saturday when SL President Mahinda Rajapaksa was on a trip to the ‘sacred city’. After the president of genocidal Sri Lanka requested the Tamil women to engage in campaign supporting him, the SL soldiers were having a party. Some of the 47 Tamil women were raped by…

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“I will exposed you if you cross over,” President

Sri Lanka: Mr. President, We Have Your Files Too  MR says he has files on the defectors – BLACK MAIL BY PRESIDENT? | by Nilantha Ilangamuwa   ( November 25, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Dear Mr. President we are no longer a nation based on the ideology of the cancer cell which, as Edward Abbey, a priceless man of our times who speaks out against the unjust in the United States, described as growth for the sake of growth. It is true that many politicians and bureaucrats including you…

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Gotabaya’s Ploy To Suspend The Constitution & Impose Martial Law

By Muhammed Fazl – “He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War When I wrote about a possible Coup d’état in Sri Lanka to the Colombo Telegraph few months back, I was actually referring to a possible scenario where an ambitious and a rare military officer takes matters in to his own hands. But little did I expect loathed and dreaded characters to take a cue from it.  Having come to know of the mobilization…

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Govt. offering massive bribes to MPs – JVP

By Dasun Edirisinghe The JVP yesterday asked the government to reveal from where it had obtained money for bribing its parliamentarians to prevent them from crossing over to the Opposition and to poach opposition members came. Party Propaganda Secretary and MP Vijitha Herath alleged that there were several ministers and MPs who had been ready to crossover with former Minister Maithripala Sirisena but they had been bribed into changing their mind MP Herath alleged that the government had offered Rs. 500 million to get Jaffna District TNA parliamentarian Appathurai Vinayakamorthy,…

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Maithiri is too honest to be my Prime Minister – Mahinda

Who is Maithripala? Maithripala had a chance to cut the throats of both Kadirgamar and Mahinda, and become the Prime Minister. But he opted to give the chance to Mahinda. The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) went to Rajarata from Horagolla before it went to Medamulana. After the death of Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, Prime Minister W. Dahanayaka contested the 1960 March election from a separate party. The SLFP was led by C.P. de Silva, an MP from Rajarata. Sirima Bandaranaike who took reins of the SLFP in the July…

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Good governance includes of devolution of power

By Jehan Perera The selection of the ruling party’s General Secretary to be the opposition’s common candidate was unexpected. It also poses a serious challenge to the government. For the past decade the opposition has been unable to loosen the government’s grip over the Sinhalese rural heartland. In selecting Maithripala Sirisena to be their common candidate the opposition has brought a seasoned politician from the area of their greatest weakness to the fore. They are now able to take the battle for votes right into the midst of the government’s…

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