SLMC says it will never support Mahinda

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) says it will never support newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa because of the violence which took place in Digana when he was President. SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem said that Rajapaksa is feared by the minorities.  “Under no circumstances will we allow the return of the Rajapaksa regime which was inherently corrupt and intrinsically evil. Feared much by the minorities’ they remind us of the horrors of the past. We all know who were behind the Digana incidents and how they have got released,” he said. Hakeem…

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Sirisena interfered in high-profile probes

Rejects statements made by President on UNP slowing corruption investigations Sagala insists Sirisena interfered in high-profile probes  Says if allegations continue he would be forced to reveal all    Kiriella insists RW only option as PM, charges Sirisena attempting to divide UNP By Chathuri Dissanayake  Issuing a swift rebuttal to President Maithripala Sirisena’s accusations that the United National Party (UNP) was behind stalled corruption investigations, MP Sagala Ratnayake yesterday rejected the statements and insisted that it was the President who was responsible for the delays and disruptions. MP Sagala Ratnayake “As…

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Church advises against children seeing rowdy conduct of parliamentary proceedings

Parish priest of St Anne’s Church, Kurana, Negombo, Rev Father Cyril Gamini Fernando yesterday lashed out at power hungry parliamentarians causing constitutional crisis at the expense of the country. The former Catholic Church spokesman, in his Sunday sermon, alleged that the country was in a sorry state for want of national leadership. Referring to allegations pertaining to some lawmakers switching allegiance to rival political parties for personal benefit, Rev. Father Fernando called for urgent remedial measures. Commenting on incidents in parliament during the third week of Nov following the reconvening…

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Has Mahinda lost his Midas touch?

No economic miracle, no numbers in the House: only the folly of jumping the gun when he could have shouted ‘Bingo’ next year and truly had it all Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s brazen boast that he had the Midas touch to turn the country’s economy around and turn, through his own personal designer brand of alchemy, Lanka’s copper to gold is, it seems, now in peril of being proved false. Four weeks after he had been surreptitiously sworn in as Lanka’s new Prime Minister in the twilight hours of October…

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Probe on alleged plot to throw acid at Speaker

Police are probing an alleged plot to throw acid at Speaker Karu Jayasuriya during the commotion in the well of Parliament on November 16, a top parliamentary source said yesterday. Speaker Jayasuriya was informed of the event and he took additional precautions when he was escorted into the well of the House by a group of policemen, the source said. Asked for his response, Mr Jayasuriya said, “I do not want to comment on that since investigations are under way.” He said there were also investigations into two other incidents…

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Prabhakaran: Powerful symbol of Tamil armed struggle

http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/3016 by D.B.S.Jeyaraj Hello Friends Today November 26th is the birthday of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE)Leader Thiruvengadam Veluppillai Prabhakaran. Had he been living Prabhakaran would have celebrated his 64th birthday today. Incidently today is also the birthday of former National Security minister Lalith Athulathmudali. He would have been 82 if he were living. Prabhakaran was killed in battle on May 18th 2009 and body discovered on May 19th. I have written extensively about Prabhakaran in the past. I wrote an article a week after he died. This was for…

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