Investigations commence on 3000 acres under Rishad’s wife’s & brothers’ names

Investigations in connection with the complaint received by the Presidential Commission appointed to probe frauds and corruption committed in State entities from 2015 to 2018 that 3000 acres of lands in Mannar have been obtained to a business owned by Mr Rishad Bathiudeen’ wife and also in his brothers’ names using fake deeds have commenced say reports.According to the initial investigations, it has been confirmed that the lands belong to the state and those who had been living in those lands had abandoned them during the war.After the war, those…

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The Blundering Racist Cardinal

The Blundering Cardinal By George Braine (Lanka e News -16.June.2019, 5.40PM)  Sri Lanka’s first Cardinal, Thomas Cooray, passed away in 1988, and for decades, he was not replaced. In 2007, President Rajapakse and his wife Shiranthi, a Catholic, visited the then Pope, who asked Rajapakse what he could do for Sri Lanka. Rajapakse replied. “Give us a Cardinal”. (I heard this from a trustworthy source.) The appointment of a top cleric, such as a Cardinal, to a non-Catholic country like Sri Lanka, has to be weighed carefully. When a suitable…

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Answer to Asgiri..! Dr. Wickramabahu Karunarathna

(Lanka e News – 24.June.2019, 6.10PM)  In today’s world, television and movies made by giants in the industry dominate and have taken the centre stage. Images and stories are inevitably exaggerated, caricatured or fantasized far from what actually exists. In fact, a purposeful analysis of what is shown on television with regard to Islam and Muslims indicate a disproportionate exaggeration of war, attacks and violence identified with Islam. To drive the message home, such news or documentary subtly maligning Islam and/or Muslims are repeated several times. As a result, people…

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President Sirisena Says the 19th Constitutional Amendment He Helped to Pass in Parliament was Drafted to “Please NGO’s” by “Political Ignoramuses” and Refers to MP’s Jayampathy Wickramaratne and MA Sumanthiran by Name.

By Uditha Jayasinghe President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday expressed stern views regarding the 19th Amendment, describing it as a “curse” on the country and insisting abolishing it should be done before the Presidential elections or that must be the first task undertaken by the new President. President Sirisena, addressing media heads in Colombo, was repentant of his role in getting Parliamentary approval for both the 18th and 19th Amendments. He was, however, more critical of the 19th Amendment, and claimed he was not aware of the full legal complications it could…

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Gota Faces More Damage Claims In The U.S.

Torture victims who suffered appalling predicaments during Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s reign of terror from 2008 – 2013, have filed ten new claims for damages in the U.S. district court in Central California. The papers filed on June 26 speak of appalling human rights and right to freedom from torture violations, as the plaintiffs describe the way in which they suffered at the hands of Police officers and military personnel who enjoyed protection of the Rajapaksas. The case has been led by the International Truth and Justice project. Among the counts of torture…

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