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IMF worried over Pacific islands’ debt to China
Published Date: 16/01/2018 (Tuesday)
The International Monetary Fund is concerned Chinese aid to developing countries is laying the ground for a future debt crisis, ¬saying some recipients of Chinese loans linked to aid projects face unsustainable debt burdens. IMF deputy managing director David Lipton said yesterday that China was taking on an important role in the developing world by providing the funding to develop infrastructure through President Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road Initiative.
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Does opportunity knock for China in Pakistan?
Published Date: 16/01/2018 (Tuesday)
Both the US State Department and the Pakistan government were caught unawares when President Donald Trump tweeted on 1 January that Pakistan had provided only \\\"lies and deceit\\\" whilst giving safe haven to terrorists. Within three days, a scrambling State Department announced the USA was suspending military aid to Islamabad. The said security assistance is estimated to be worth some USD1.9 billion annually. IHS Jane\\\'s quoted a StateDepartment official as saying, \\\"The United States will not deliver grant-funded military equipment or transfer security-related funds to Pakistan unless required by law. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis if they are determined to be vital to national security interests.\\\"
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LNG terminal in Colombo Port: Has Japan joined regional game of Chinese chequers?
Published Date: 16/01/2018 (Tuesday)
The visit to Sri Lanka by Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono (Jan 4 – 6) saw governmental confirmation of Sri Lanka’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project. A statement from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s office revealed that an MoU with Japan to build a Floating Storage Re-gasification Unit (FSRU) will be signed this week. The project to build the FSRU and LNG terminal will be a joint venture by Sri Lanka Ports Authority with both Japan and India, it is learnt. The Japanese partner will be a consortium comprising Mitsubishi and Fujitsu, while Petronet will be the Indian partner, according to sources at the Ministry of Development Strategies and Investment Promotion, which will sign the MoU on behalf of Sri
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‘We don’t want to fool the Sinhalese and get our dues’
Published Date: 16/01/2018 (Tuesday)
Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran refuted the claim that he was standing in the way of a practical and pragmatic solution to the Tamil problem as projected by some political figures to the media. When Ceylon Today questioned the Chief Minister why he had opposed the interim proposal while the TNA leadership has welcomed it, the outspoken CM pointed out that the ethnic problem or the Tamil problem or the National question is basically a problem of the Tamil-speaking people of this Island. It is not a problem of the Sinhala-speaking or the Buddhist Sinhalese though it is made out that way. So, the solution to such problem should solve the Tamils' basic concerns and complaints.
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Five Ps – President, Parliament, Politics, Performance and People
Published Date: 16/01/2018 (Tuesday)
As we all know, President Maithripala Sirisena has sought the opinion of the Supreme Court that whether, he, as the person elected on 9 January 2015, has any impediment to continue in the office of President for a period of six years. In terms of the Article 30(2) of the 19th Amendment, the President shall hold office for a term of five years. Move against the mandate at the elections in 2015 It is important to analyse the socio-political considerations apart from the legal and
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Zero-tolerance over violence against children: SL
Published Date: 16/01/2018 (Tuesday)
Sri Lanka maintains a zero-tolerance policy regarding cases of violence against children and is committed to bring perpetrators to justice as expeditiously as possible, the government said yesterday. In Sri Lanka’s opening statement at the 77th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) held at the Palais Wilson in Geneva, Women and Child Affairs Secretary Chandrani Senaratne said adequate laws have been put in place in this regard.
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Sri Lanka arrests 16 Indian fishermen for illegal poaching
Published Date: 16/01/2018 (Tuesday)
The Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday arrested 16 Indian fishermen for poaching illegally in the island's northern seas, Sri Lankan navy media unit said in a statement. Four fishing trawlers belonging to the Indian fishermen were also taken into custody. The fishermen were apprehended in the seas northwest of Delft Island and northeast of the Kachchativu Island, in Sri Lanka's north, by Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command of Sri Lanka.
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President walks out of the Cabinet meeting
Published Date: 16/01/2018 (Tuesday)
A deeply dejected and disappointed President Maithripala Sirisena stormed out of the Cabinet meeting this morning after making an emotional speech over the personal attacks levelled at him by the certain members of the UNP, a senior Cabinet Minister said. President naming those UNP Parliamentarians, who are making statements against him, had also said that a country cannot be ruled in this manner.
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Impressed with Kite Festival Minister promises new fishing harbour for VVT
Published Date: 16/01/2018 (Tuesday)
Minister of Fisheries Mahinda Amaraweera, who was impressed with the Kite Festival in Velvettiturai (VVT) – which took place on Thai Pongal Day – has pledged to build a new fishing harbour for VVT. He has also promised to extend the beachfront of VVT for residents in the area to engage in beach sports. The Kite Festival was organized by the Vigneswara Community Centre for the eighth year. Secretary of the Community Centre, A. Vaseekaran told Ceylon Today that it was for the first time that a Cabinet Minister had participated at the VVT Kite Festival since its re-launch in
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TGTE Member refused entry Ratnabalam on banned Tamil Diaspora list Strong moves to refute deportation order
Published Date: 14/01/2018 (Sunday)
A member of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) was refused entry into the country on Thursday (11), shortly after landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake, with his family, officials said yesterday (12). They said that 48-year-old Suresnath Ratnabalam had arrived on......a scheduled Etihaad flight from Abu Dhabi along with his wife and two children at 3:45 p.m. and were stopped by Immigration officials at passport control as he had been blacklisted.
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India capable of handling China's assertiveness along border: Army chief
Published Date: 13/01/2018 (Saturday)
"We will have to call their nuclear bluff", Gen. Rawat said. "Terrorists are a disposable commodity in Pakistan and the Indian Army's approach is to ensure that Pakistan felt the pain". "Should they come again, we will see what to do", he said. "The casualties which Pakistan has suffered are three to four times more than we did". Gen. Rawat said Pakistan did not want the situation along the Line of Control to escalate; so it was calling for a ceasefire. The focus past year was on restoring semblance of normalcy in South Kashmir in the wake of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Terrorists try to
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India gives $45.27 million aid to develop KKS harbour in Sri Lanka
Published Date: 13/01/2018 (Saturday)
India has extended a fresh financial assistance of USD 45.27 million for upgrading Kankesanthurai (KKS) Harbour in northern Sri Lanka into a commercial port and strengthening the country's efforts to become a regional maritime hub. Sri Lanka's Ministry of Finance and Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) signed an agreement in this regard on January 10, the Indian High Commission said.
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Trump's Pak outburst to aid China acquiring military base near Chabahar
Published Date: 12/01/2018 (Friday)
US President Donald Trump's recent outburst on Pakistan will further boost economic and defence ties between Beijing and Islamabad, including China acquiring a Pakistani military base close to Iran's Chabahar port, an official media report said on Friday. Trump's January 1 Twitter attack against Pakistan where he accused it of providing safe havens to terrorists appears to be helping boost already close ties between Pakistan and China, a media report said
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Is Japan out of sync with South Asia's concerns?
Published Date: 11/01/2018 (Thursday)
Japan is making diplomatic and military moves in South Asia to stem the increasing threat to the existing power structure from China, but South Asian countries, barring India, have other more pressing concerns which Japan has to address if it is to make headway in its project to contain China, writes P.K.Balachandran in South Asia Monitor.
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Not eyeing foreign territories to exploit resources: Narendra Modi
Published Date: 11/01/2018 (Thursday)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India does not eye anyone's territory and resources, asserting that its model of development aid was not based on "give and take", comments which come amid increasing Chinese efforts to expand its influence in the sub-continent. Addressing the first conference of persons of Indian origin (PIO) parliamentarians from across the globe, Modi also asked them to invest in India and act as a catalyst in the country's growth. The event is being held to mark the 102nd anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's return from South Africa.
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False Promises
Published Date: 11/01/2018 (Thursday)
Three years after the election victory of Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe’s ‘unity government’, the failure of meaningful progress on key issues must be confronted head on if visions for accountability, justice and lasting peace are ever to be achieved. While the government has succeeded in opening up sufficient space to garner international praise, with political space in the South having certainly fared well under the present regime, it has abjectly failed to deliver on commitments made to the Tamil people. As the wave of protests which defined the ‘good-governance’ regime’s third year in power illustrate, there is rising
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UK parliamentarians meet with Sri Lankan military in Jaffna
Published Date: 11/01/2018 (Thursday)
A group of British MPs who are touring Sri Lanka met with the military in Jaffna last week, despite criticism of ongoing militarisation of the North-East. The delegation, members of the UK's All Party Parliamentary Group for Sri Lanka met with General Darshana Hettiarachchi, who heads the Sri Lankan security forces in Jaffna. Discussions “focused on the civil - military relations, peace building efforts and
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Bond-scam probe is turning democracy into ‘demo-crazy’…
Published Date: 10/01/2018 (Wednesday)
One can examine the Bond-scam report and arrive at conclusions after such a close perusal in two diametrically opposed lights. 1. In the context of the current political environment, its apparent findings and President Maithripala Sirisena’s interpretations of the findings and his vicarious intentions of defaming some UNP members of Parliament, despite the fact that his very election as President was principally facilitated by the United National Party (UNP), would lead to him being branded a ‘traitor’. We need to note that the appointment of Arjuna Mahendran who is the central figure in this whole scheme of alleged corruption, as Governor of the Central Bank, albeit at the behest of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, was President’s responsibility and his alone.
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When a safe haven turns into nightmare… Girls of Darun Nusra allege continued abuse
Published Date: 10/01/2018 (Wednesday)
A young girl, aged 12, stands outside the probation office in Hulftsdorp. Her tattered abaya flutters in the wind, her manner desolate. She is one of the victims among 18 who were allegedly abused at the Darun Nusra Orphanage, run by Dr. Mareena Reffai. This young girl was at the probation office to complain about the cruel treatment she had allegedly undergone at the hands of the recently appointed matron in the orphanage. "The probation officer had no sympathy for me. Instead, she yelled at me, indicating that she could not help me," she alleged.When the initial complaints were made to the probation officers, they had arrived at the orphanage and had a lengthy audience with the caretaker and the matron. According to
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Election Monitor condemns polls law violations at Temple Trees
Published Date: 10/01/2018 (Wednesday)
The Election Monitor Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) alleges that the Ministry of Education has used the Prime Minister’s official residence, Temple Trees, for election propaganda purposes. It has written to the Secretary to the Prime Minister not to allow anyone to use Temple Trees for electioneering purposes. "The government has started using the Prime Minister’s official residence, Temple Trees, for election propaganda purposes just like during the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration," CaFFE Executive Director, Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon said.
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Rape of Swiss woman in N’Eliya Women shouldn’t travel alone – John Amaratunga
Published Date: 10/01/2018 (Wednesday)
Minister of Tourism Development, John Amaratunga yesterday (9) advised women to refrain from travelling alone and instead travel in numbers. "Women should be careful when walking alone," he added. He was responding to a question posed by this reporter about the rape of an 18-year-old Swiss woman at knifepoint at 'Single Tree' in the Nuwara Eliya District on 4 January. Police are yet to make a breakthrough.
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People’s turn to punish the liars and thieves!
Published Date: 10/01/2018 (Wednesday)
As the cloud sets in on the completion of the third year of the Yahapalanaya Government, the wave of corruption that bestows this nation continues to flame. The advent of the Coalition Government led by President Sirisena and Premier Wickremesinghe was an endorsement by the people to prioritise anti-corruption and improve governance. However, the Bond Commission Report only justifies that corruption and fraud are an inherent gene in successive governments and it is only the characters that change.
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President’s life in danger – MA
Published Date: 10/01/2018 (Wednesday)
President Maithripala Sirisena’s life maybe in danger due to the facts uncovered during the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the controversial bond transactions, General Secretary of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary, Mahinda Amaraweera said so yesterday speaking to the media. Amaraweera said the people of the country must unite to ensure the safety of President Sirisena as he had taken bold action to curtail corruption. "The report of the Commission was submitted to the President on time and the President has
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UN child rights committee to review SL
Published Date: 10/01/2018 (Wednesday)
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child would review children’s rights in Sri Lanka on January 15 and 16 in Geneva, the Office of the UN Human Rights High Commissioner said today. The committee would also review Guatemala, Panama, Seychelles, Spain, Solomon Islands, Palau and Marshall Islands on different sessions spanning till February 2.
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Lots of talk but little progress in Sri Lanka over journalist murders
Published Date: 10/01/2018 (Wednesday)
It was the police line-up from hell. Forget all those "Law and Order" scenes where a victim stands anonymously behind a one-way mirror. Sri Lankan journalist Namal Perera had to stand eyeball-to-eyeball with 42 army intelligence officers in April, each of whom, Perera explained to me while demonstrating his fiercest tough-guy glare, faced him with a cold stare and arms folded aggressively. Perera had to think back to that day nine years earlier, on June 30, 2008, when attackers on two motorcycles and in an unmarked white van chased him and his friend as they left the Sri Lanka Press Institute in Colombo, where he was deputy director at the time. He recalled how,
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