”No investigation will be held on killing of Lasantha” says Gotha

The purpose of this essay is to remind ourselves that we must not throw the baby with the bathwater.  https://www.colombotelegraph.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Gotabaya-Rajapaksa.mp4 On 8th January 2015 we dismantled a garrison state. The present mess should not detract us from that simple solid lesson of history. History may or may not repeat, but events past indicate that history can rhyme.    These are interestingly uncertain, alarmingly tentative times. In addition to candidates of the two mainstream political streams, civil society formations have sprung into action, exploring their path to the ‘Presidency of the Republic.’ …

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Wiggy praises Sajith

Former Northern Chief Minister, C.V. Wigneswaran, yesterday, said he was happy about the UNP’s decision to field Minister Sajith Premadasa as its presidential candidate. https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/sajith-should-realise-sri-lanka-does-not-belong-to-the-sinhala-buddhists/ Wigneswaran said, in a media statement: “Sajith is young. He received his early education at Royal College, Colombo and then, continued his education at the London School of Economics. I believe this would have given him a ‘live-and-let-live’ attitude.” Wigneswaran added that Premadasa had launched several successful programmes such as Saviya and Sasunata Aruna. The fact that Sajith’s father had been targeted by Tamil militants…

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ULF wants its supporters to mark their second preference for is Sajith

Sri Lankan politics is not only topsy-turvy but also full of contradictions. As for its political parties, the UNP makes no bones about the fact that it is capitalist to the core. The SLFP claims to be a progressive political force with left leanings, but it has evolved in such a way that, at present, there is hardly any difference between it and the UNP, where their economic policies are concerned. The SLPP is similar to the SLFP, in most respects. The traditional left remains committed to socialism, but coalition…

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British born Lankan Arsenal fan Tashan Daniel stabbed to death

By Sujeeva Nivunhella in London British born Sri Lankan Tashan Daniel, 20, was stabbed to death on Tuesday at Hillingdon underground station. He was killed when he was on his way to watch the Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest football match. The attacker, who is still on the run, accused Tashan of “staring at him weirdly” from the other side of the tube station platform. A spokesman for Arsenal Football Club (FC) said: “Everyone at Arsenal FC is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Arsenal fan…

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Former Army Chief to run for Presidency

*Senanayake has become the fourth candidate to face the November 16 presidential election *Gotabhaya Rajapaksa from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), *Sajith Premadasa from the ruling United National Party (UNP) and *Anura Kumara Dissanayake from the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) are already in the fray. * It is still not clear if Sirisena would throw his hat in the ring as a candidate himself. Former Army Commander General Mahesh Senanayake today (29) announced his candidacy for the presidential election to be held in November. Senanayake’s presidential bid was announced…

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