President of the Sinhala Buddhists only on his 3rd term? Mahinda Can Win Without Minority Votes.

By Granville Perera – A strange phenomenon on the streets of Colombo! It was the morning of 29th of November; I was at the wheel at a busy intersection, waiting for the light to turn green. There were groups of people (many) distributing election propaganda material to people in passing vehicles and pedestrians. Someone walked up to my vehicle and offered a booklet. He turned towards the vehicle parallel to mine, and stopped, turned and walked away to give those booklets to other vehicles waiting for the green light. I…

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Swiss ​couple assaulted at a night-club

Foreign ​couple assaulted at a night-club A Swiss couple who had been assaulted at a nightclub located in Cinnamon Gardens last night, has lodged a complaint w… – See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/#sthash.yJxBV0Pg.dpuf Australia accused of ‘secrecy’ over Sri Lankan asylum-seekers The Australian government was Saturday accused of secrecy over an operation with Sri Lankan authorities in which a boat carrying asylum-seekers was intercepted and all but one of its passengers sent back. MORE… Three Chinese arrested over ruckus at nightclub Three Chinese nationals have been arrested in the Kollupitiya area…

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BUYING TNA, SLMC AND COMMUNIST PARTY LEADERS.

More are to come from the government- Maithripala Common candidate Maithripala Sirisena today said that more members of the government were due to defect and pledge support to him in the run-up to the Presidential polls. Speaking at his inaugural rally held in Polonnaruwa today, Sirisena said that the government has been shattered after he quit and added that he was expecting more members from the government side to join him in the next few days. In his speech he had further stated that it is unfortunate that the government…

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Sri Lankan General To Be Arrested In South Africa For Crimes Against Humanity

A retired Sri Lankan army general allegedly responsible for a spate of extrajudicial killings in the Tamil dominated Northern Province in the mid-1990′s has come under the scrutiny of activists and international lawyers in South Africa, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns. Lawyers and activists are particularly concerned over Weerasooriya’s involvement in the Chemmani mass graves – a mass grave in which victims of a spate of killings by the military targeting Tamil civilians were dumped.General Srilal Weerasooriya is believed to have arrived in South Africa on November 30, 2014 to attend…

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TNA joins the common Platform Hakeem gives seven days to MR Maithri gets the ‘Bulb’

TNA joins the common Platform Hakeem gives seven days to MR Maithri gets the ‘Bulb’ The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will address the public, along with several Opposition parties, on 02 December at Hyde Park ground, at a meeting organized by the Purawesi Balaya (citizen’s power) organization.Ven Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera, United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickramesinghe, common candidate Maithripala Sirisena, former President Chandrika Bandaranaike, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, former minister Rajitha Senaratne, leader of the Democratic Party Gen. Sarath Fonseka, TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran and…

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Give Tamils equal rights, Venkaiah tells Sri Lanka

Union Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday that the Sri Lankan government should give equal rights and opportunities to the Tamils by establishing a constitutional mechanism. At the launch of a State-level membership drive of the BJP here, he said those faulting India’s policy towards Sri Lanka should remember that the island nation, or for that matter other neighbours such as China, could not be antagonised. Mr. Naidu said it was welcome that after the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sri Lanka…

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European org also provides scores of witness testimonies

War crimes probe:UN receives report on political, military liability European org also provides scores of witness testimonies By Shamindra Ferdinando A UN investigation team has obtained a comprehensive analysis of Sri Lanka’s accountability with regard to war crimes from the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR). Among the high profile investigations undertaken by ECCHR is one on the conduct of the British army in Iraq as well as the accountability on the part of political leadership. The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague recently reopened preliminary investigations…

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We too have files says Champika and SB

Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) General Secretary and former Minister Champika Ranawaka claims he too has files on the Government and will make them public. His comment comes after President Mahinda Rajapaksa had said recently that he has files on those who left the Government, but will not make them public. Ranawaka accused the Finance Ministry of stealing from the public through the price of petrol. He said that taxes on fuel and electricity is being used to pay for the construction and maintenance of the new highways. The former Minister said…

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