New Govt Wants to Retain Its Sinhala Constituency by Continuing With Hardline Majoritarian Stance.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa Regime Unlikely to Reach Out To Tamils and Muslims Before Parliamentary Elections as New Govt Wants to Retain Its Sinhala Constituency by Continuing With Hardline Majoritarian Stance. By P.K.Balachandran The ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), whose Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa won the November 16 election without the support of the minority Tamils and Muslims, and is still to reach out to them in any overt way, is likely to build bridges with them after the April 2020 parliamentary elections, sources close to the SLPP leadership said. According…

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Return of Rajapaksa rule given rise to drastic changes, both positive and negative

Very little praise given for positive measures enacted by ‘Yahapalanaya’  Tamils who want to sing national anthem in their mother tongue are neither separatists nor extremists  Valalaai event initiated by Maithri-Ranil-Chandrika triumvirate a harbinger of hope  Return of Rajapaksa rule given rise to drastic changes, both positive and negative  By D.B.S. Jeyaraj  This is my third and final column in the trilogy of articles about the singing of Sri Lanka’s national anthem in Sinhala and Tamil languages. I would have very much liked to write about hot topics like Ranjan Ramanayake’s…

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United Nations Human Rights Council would withdraw its proposals against the Sri Lankan government this year – Lord Naseby

President Gotabaya commended in British House of Commons With the appointment of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the President, the United Kingdom (UK) has a great opportunity to establish trade links with Sri Lanka, says Lord Naseby of the British House of Lords. Lord Naseby, who represents the British Parliament, expressed his views on Sri Lanka in the British House of Commons on the 7th of January. He stated that the UK should place their trust in the newly elected President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Lord Naseby affirmed that he believes…

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No point talking about shortcomings of our govt. – Mano

Former United National Party (UNP) Minister Mano Ganesan says that it is the responsibility of the incumbent government to correct any shortcomings of the previous government. He expressed these views speaking to media following a program held yesterday (10) in Thotalanga. When inquired of the Commission set up by the previous government, Ganesan said, “It is not our government anymore. There is a new government now. Ask them of these, not me. A new government was established saying our government did wrong, right? There is no point talking about the…

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Northern governor hears call to serve on home turf

P.S.M. Charles, the newly appointed, first woman Governor of the Northern Province, who also happens to be a native of the region and a senior public servant, is looking forward to fulfilling people’s aspirations. P.S. M. Charles receiving a guard of honour She was born and bred in Ilavalai, Jaffna. Ms Charles was sworn in by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on December 30. She assumed duties on Thursday at the Governor’s Secretariat, where she was welcomed with a guard of honour by the provincial police. Her family was also present. “I…

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Gota’s Buddy Malraj, Mahinda’s Buddy Ex-SC Judge Eva Nominated As Ambassadors

The Gotabaya Rajapaksa administration has gone back to the 2005-2014 practice of appointing a host of near and dear ones to top government posts, the latest in a series being the appointment of his schoolmate and Los Angeles neighbour Malraj De Silva. Malraj De Silva According to an advertisement calling for representations on ambassadors nominated to serve in Sri Lankan missions overseas, published in the newspapers by the Secretary General of Parliament, De Silva has been nominated by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to serve as Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The…

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Gota’s Travel Agent Appointed Chairman Civil Aviation Authority

Whilst making a mockery of the government appointed four member board to screen persons to head state enterprises, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s personal travel agent Upul Dharmadasa from Los Angeles USA was appointed as the new Chairman of the Sri Lanka Civil Aviation Authority. The said mockery based on President Gotabaya’s promise to appoint those on meritocracy was further confirmed when Amith Wijesinghe a former SriLankan Airlines’ Cashier turned Manager and a close associate of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, was also appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the Sri Lanka Civil…

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Namal’s Father-In-Law And Chichi’s Mother-In-Law Appointed Directors At Airport & Aviation (Services) Ltd

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s plans of appointing people to government posts on meritocracy hit a stumbling block, when the Rajapaksa super brats MP Namal Rajapaksa and Rohitha Rajapaksa had their respective Father-in-Law and Mother-in-Law appointed as Directors to the Airport and Aviation (Services) Sri Lanka Limited. Rohitha Rajapaksa’s family and Mother-in Law Diedre De Livera Unbeknownst to many, MP Namal Rajapaksa’s Father-In-Law Thilak Weerasinghe Chairman Lanka Sportreizen (LSR) and Rohitha Rajapaksa’s Mother-in Law Diedre De Livera were appointed earlier as Directors of Airport and Aviation (Services) Sri Lanka Ltd. Namal Rajapaksa and Father-In-Law Thilak Weerasinghe The…

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We will seek 2/3 majority at General Polls to amend Constitution: MR

By Nisthar Cassim Prime Minster President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday confirmed that the Government would seek a two-thirds majority at the upcoming General Elections to change the Constitution. Prime Minister  Mahinda Rajapaksa “There are issues with the 19th Amendment as well as the present electoral system. Currently, we are a minority Government and at the next Parliamentary Election we will seek a two-thirds mandate from the people so we can make the desired changes to the Constitution and the electoral system,” Rajapaksa said at his first meeting with press editors for…

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