Clergy should stay away from politics – Cardinal

Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith is saying that the country will be truly blessed if the clergy stays away from politics completely. Speaking in Colombo today he said that the clergy is present at all events, meetings and announcements “seated on the stage like Flower-pots.” “Our role is to serve the people because we know their sorrows and their pain,” he said. In his speech the Bishop of Colombo castigated politicians saying they do not love this country, because they do not love its people. He was speaking at the launch of the…

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Website aims to grade Presidential candidates

Citizens for Accountable Governance (CAG) Lanka launched a unique website today 11 Oct aimed at ensuring accountability amongst candidates in the upcoming election, at a ceremony conducted at the Sri Lankan Foundation. CAG claims this is the first time in Sri Lanka where voters are given the privilege to choose the most suitable representative candidate amongst all the other nominees at the election by looking at data on the contestants. CAG Lanka is a non-partisan, nonprofit advocacy organization which holds a vision “to operate as a pressure group for promoting public…

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Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka Will Be Appointed as Defence Minister Responsible For National Security in Future Govt Announces Sajith Premadasa at Galle Face;Ex- Army Chief Pledges to Fulfill Duties if so Appointed

ByDharma Sri Abeyratne and Lahiru Fernando UNP parliamentarian, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka yesterday pledged to fulfil to the letter the duty he would be assigned as the Defence Minister of the country. He was responding to the announcement by NDF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa that he would appoint the Field Marshal as Defence Minister on coming to power. Continue reading ‘Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka Will Be Appointed as Defence Minister Responsible For National Security in Future Govt Announces Sajith Premadasa at Galle Face;Ex- Army Chief Pledges to Fulfill Duties if…

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Asks Whether The Country Should Elect a Killer of People or Leader of People as Sri Lanka’s President at “Ekwa Idiriyata” (Forward Together) Rally at Galle Face

ByDharma Sri Abeyratne and Lahiru Fernando Rivals of the United National Party-led New Democratic Front are against its presidential candidate, Minister Sajith Premadasa, as he is working to eliminate nepotism and family-based politics from the country, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday. “His father, late Executive President Ranasinghe Premadasa also strived to eradicate family rule, and therefore, it is not surprising that certain Hambantota-based politicians are opposed to Sajith Premadasa even 26-years after the assassination of his father, the Premier pointed out to the massive crowd at the maiden public…

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“People Must Carefully Decide Whether the Future of a Family or Future of the Country is Important States UNP led NDF Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa While Addressing Mammoth Crowds at Inaugural Rally in Galle Face Green.

ByDharma Sri Abeyratne and Lahiru Fernando The Galle Face green was a sea of heads with people from all corners of the country converging to Colombo yesterday to affirm their support to the Presidential candidate of United National Party (UNP) led New Democratic Front (NDF), Sajith Premadasa. The inaugural rally of Premadasa’s presidential election campaign was held at Galle Face Green with the participation of UNP leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and other NDF leaders and politicians. The New Democratic Front Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa told a huge maiden…

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Malaysia not ruling out more LTTE supporter arrests

Malaysian police have not ruled out the possibility of arresting more individuals to facilitate investigations into the case involving the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group in Malaysia, the Bernama news agency reported. Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division (E8) principal assistant director Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, said the police had 28 days to conduct investigations on the seven individuals, including the two state assemblymen who were detained yesterday. “The police are not ruling out the possibility of more individuals being arrested to assist in the…

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The unseen horror behind White Van trolling over Gota’s verdict

Prof. Chandragupta Thenuwara and journalist Gamini Viyangoda questioned Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s citizenship within the framework of Sri Lankan judiciary.  Dismissing the writ, Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s citizenship was approved within the framework of Sri Lankan judiciary. This is how democracy is being demonstrated. We have no problem if the most powerful person in the opposition receive the most reasonable verdict over the government in an autonomous judiciary.  In the end, Chandragupta and Gamini were recognized as the “bad guys” and lost the case. Gotabaya Rajapaksa won. Both can walk away from the courtroom democratically.…

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