Swiss quagmire & SL govt.’s options

LTTE recognized as freedom fighters in Switzerland* Collecting funds for terrorist attacks on SL de-criminalised* Terrorist attacks to gain independence justified December 21, 2019, 6:19 pm by C.A.Chandraprema The drama surrounding the Swiss embassy employee is now in its fourth week with the Swiss government still holding that their employee is right and the Sri Lankan government is wrong despite all the evidence to the contrary that has come to light. It should be understood that Sri Lanka can never expect fair play from Switzerland. The Swiss government is more…

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Some countries angry with SL armed forces at political level – PM

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that Sri Lanka’s sovereignty as well as its very existence was protected and nurtured by the country’s armed forces in the face of several threats for division of the country. He made these comments while gracing the Passing Out Parade of 321 Cadet Officers of the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa at the invitation of the Ministry of Defence and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, on Saturday (21). Rajapaksa also said that Sri Lankan troops showing their professionalism have worked in…

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President bans direct deals between state bodies and foreign agencies

Government ministers and state institutions, including Provincial Councils, have been banned from entering into direct agreements or memoranda of understanding with foreign investors, lending agencies, international non-governmental organisations and embassies. The ban was imposed by the President’s office with immediate effect. All concerned have been directed to follow “due process” in entering into such agreements or MoUs. This include clearance from the Ministry of Foreign Relations, the Finance Ministry, the Attorney General and the Central Bank. Presidential Secretary P.B. Jayasundara on Thursday sent out a circular to all ministries setting…

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DMK accused of trying to spoil future of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees

India’s ruling BJP, Tamil Nadu state secretary K T Raghavan has accused the DMK of trying to spoil the future of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees by insisting on citizenship for them in India, the Times of India reported. At a demonstration organized by his party in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), held near central bus stand on Friday, Raghavan said DMK president M K Stalin was hand in glove with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse. “Rajapakse has come back to power now. If Sri Lankan Tamil refugees…

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