If Notorious Hawk Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara (retd) Were in the US Military His Washington Nickname Would Probably Be “Mad Dog”.

Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara (Retd.), a notorious hawk, aggressively anti-13A agitator and Sinhala-Buddhist ultra-nationalist By Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ was the title of the best Rod Stewart album! The landmark Viyath Maga event at the Shangri-La Hotel opened with the image in the very first slide, which showed Gotabaya Rajapaksa with only one other person in the frame, leaning over the shoulder of the seated GR. That was Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara (Retd.), a notorious hawk, aggressively anti-13A agitator and Sinhala-Buddhist ultra-nationalist, rejected by the Sinhala voters of Digamadulla in the…

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Tamil people are unhappy with govt.: TNA

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today said that ‘their’ people were unhappy and that while they had contributed substantially to bring this government to power the government has shown very little progress in the past. Leader of the Opposition and the TNA R. Sampanthan expressed these views when United Nations Resident Coordinator for Sri Lanka Terence D. Jones paid a courtesy call on him in Parliament. “Our young people are being discriminated against in many matters, especially with regard to employment opportunities. Our people are suffering continually. This government accepted…

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‘AG can be compelled to indict Vijayakala’ Call for reviving LTTE

By Shamindra Ferdinando Top constitutional lawyer Manohara de Silva, PC, yesterday said that the Attorney General could file an indictment in accordance with Article 157 A against State Minister for child affairs, Vijayakala Maheswaran. President’s Counsel De Silva said so when The Island asked him what action the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government could take against Maheswaran for call for the revival of the LTTE. The senior lawyer emphasised that the Attorney General could act on his own. Vijayakala successfully contested the Jaffna electoral District on the UNP ticket after the LTTE assassinated…

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Intimidation directed against foreign journalists who contributed to a recent New York Times report on corruption in Sri Lanka

Foreign Corespondents Association of Sri Lanka responds to New York Times firestorm July 3, 2018 (LBO) – The Foreign Correspondents Association of Sri Lanka (FCA) has released a statement on their Facebook page in response to the firestorm created by the recent New York Times article on Chinese influence in Sri Lanka.  The statement is reproduced below: FCA Statement on intimidation of journalists who contributed to the recent New York Times report on corruption in Sri Lanka: The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Sri Lanka (FCA) is deeply concerned about a campaign…

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Is Vijayakala’s statement a trap of Mahinda?

http://www.adaderana.lk/news/48439/is-vijayakalas-statement-a-trap-of-mahinda By Charunya Rajakaruna UNP MP Kavinda Jayawardena questions the motives behind State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran’s statement of wanting the LTTE back for the freedom of Tamil people. Responding to media this morning (03), he stated that he condemns the statement made by the State Minister Maheswaran. He says that the current government has done an immense service to the Tamil citizens of North who suffered from the war and established a democratic frame needed for reconciliation. According to the MP, the minister would not have made a statement as such,…

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The Rajapaksas devoured the country’s wealth and good name.

We Need A Clear & Bold Message & It’s Not Coming From The Rajapaksas In the deep conclaves of libraries and reading houses philosophers and great thinkers exchange a vast array of ideas and thought, yet only a rare few of political leaders have come out as shining beacons studying the complex human condition and what cascades from that condition either to a benevolent or destructive effect on the future. While these great philosophers and thinkers are many and sometimes innumerable, those who chose politics as their profession or livelihood…

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Sampanthan Laments Lack Of Political Will To Enact New Constitution

Leader of the Opposition and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R Sampanthan told the United Nation’s Resident Coordinator Terrence D Jones yesterday that despite a lot of work done regarding a new constitution since 1998, political will and courage is lacking ‘to take it further’. Sampanthan had highlighted the need to adopt a new constitution ‘to ensure the non-recurrence of the past’ and had flagged key concerns of Tamil people when Jones was making a courtesy call on him in Parliament according to a media statement released by the TNA. In a…

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