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SLFP group of 16 opposes 20A
Published Date: 01/06/2018 (Friday)
The Group of 16 Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarians, who left the Government and joined the Opposition, said that they completely opposed the proposal, in the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, brought by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP). Explaining their stance on the matter, at a media briefing held yesterday (31), MP S.B. Dissanayake said, in the event the 13th Amendment to the Constitution imposes a threat on the unitary status of the country, the Executive Presidency is key to diminishing that threat. He explained this by referencing the position taken by the Supreme Court in its ruling on the 13th Amendment.
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Will ban social media if they don’t self-regulate: MS
Published Date: 01/06/2018 (Friday)
President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday he had discussed with a US based global institution regarding the issues that had arisen in the country due to social media and that if they were unable to control such issues, he would have to ban social media websites altogether like some other countries had done. “I summoned a team of experts who work in a global institution in the US that attend to issues pertaining to social media. I discussed with them the influence of the social media has on social and national security, ethnic harmony, integrity of a family and so on because social media has influenced them badly. I also told the US experts that if they could not control what was going
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Lanka and South Korea discuss maritime cooperation
Published Date: 31/05/2018 (Thursday)
Sri Lanka and South Korea discussed maritime cooperation including the development of Aids to Navigation. Minister of Ports and Shipping of Sri Lanka Mahinda Samarasinghe and the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea Kim Young-Choon also signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministries of Ports and Shipping of Sri Lanka and Oceans and Fisheries of Korea on cooperation in the development of Aids to Navigation in Incheon Metropolitan City in Korea, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
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Renewed interest for economic resurgence in North
Published Date: 31/05/2018 (Thursday)
Sri Lanka’s former-war wrecked Northern region is witnessing signs of economic resurgence with greater political will being demonstrated by the Central Government and the shifting of focus by the local Tamil leadership towards development, as the Provincial Election also nears, observes a top regional researcher. In a candid interview with the Sunday Observer recently, Dr. Ahilan Kadirgamar, a political economist based in Jaffna, highlights that the lack of vision demonstrated by the Tamil political leadership for developing the Northern Province - nearly a decade since the war ended, has thus far resulted in ‘jobless growth’ and crippling indebtedness. However, he points out that 2018 could very well be the year of change as the people are now increasingly
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Sri Lankans protest against Thoothukudi killings
Published Date: 31/05/2018 (Thursday)
Sri Lankan trade unionists and human rights activists on Wednesday protested outside the Indian High Commission here, demanding justice for victims of the recent police firing in Thoothukudi. They held posters with solidarity messages, some likening the Thoothukudi incident to a similar shooting incident in Sri Lanka in 2013, when the Army opened fire at the residents of Rathupaswala, about 40 km north-east of Colombo, as they protested against drinking water contamination caused by a nearby factory.
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Dollar strengthening combines with political uncertainty in Sri Lanka: Moody’s
Published Date: 28/05/2018 (Monday)
Strengthening of the Dollar in Sri Lanka has combined with domestic political uncertainty, weighing on the rupee, Moody’s Investors Service said. Moody’s said country-specific factors like in Sri Lanka have played a role in tightening financing conditions. Tightening financing conditions reflect various factors, including the appreciation of the US dollar. Moody’s, however, said nearly all economies in the APAC region have seen their currencies depreciate against the US dollar over the course of this year.
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Statement on Atrocities on Dalits : New Socialist Initiative
Published Date: 28/05/2018 (Monday)
Hardly a day passes without headline news of some or another atrocity on Dalits. On 24 May, a Dalit man in the Ahmedabad district was beaten and his house attacked by a gang of socalled ‘upper’ caste men after he had attached Sinh to his name on his facebook post. On 21 May a dalit ragpicker was beaten to death in a Rajkot factory. Atrocities on Dalits are occurring in the midst of a public ideological environment against them. On 26 May news came of a private school in Delhi asking 8th class students to write a note on how reservations help undeserving and unqualified people for their summer vacation homework. According to National Crime Record Bureau reports for recent years, between 10 to 15 thousand cases of crimes are reported under the Prevention of Atrocities act every year; an average of 35 crimes
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Why Thoothukudi Exploded
Published Date: 28/05/2018 (Monday)
Many questions remain unanswered following the death of 13 people agitating against Sterlite Copper. What happened on 22 May in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) in Tamil Nadu, when the police shot down 13 people who were part of thousands agitating against the Vedanta-owned Sterlite Copper plant, is important for a number of reasons. The most obvious is the egregious use of force by the police that failed to use standard crowd control methods and instead, as seen in videos on television, deployed sharpshooters to aim and shoot down people. Although an inquiry has been ordered, given the track record of such investigations by the state, it is not likely to assuage the anger of people or the distress of the families who lost one of their own in the firing.
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UN votes to send war crimes probe to Gaza
Published Date: 27/05/2018 (Sunday)
The UN Human Rights Council voted Friday to send a team of international war crimes investigators to probe the deadly shootings of Gaza protesters by Israeli forces. The UN's top human rights body voted through a resolution calling on the council to "urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of inquiry" -- the UN rights council's highest-level of investigation. Only two of the council's 47 members, the United States and Australia, voted against the resolution, while 29 voted in favour and 14 abstained, including Britain, Switzerland and Germany.
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Austria agrees to support SL Police
Published Date: 27/05/2018 (Sunday)
The Austrian government agreed to extended its support to the Sri Lanka Police to develop a systematic public security programme in modern technology, Public Administration and Law and Order Ministry said. During a meeting between Austrian Deputy Consul in New Delhi Christophe Maienberg and Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara at the Public Administration and Law and Order Ministry, it was revealed that the programme is being implemented as a concessionary loan scheme and the Austrian government expected to provide the loan in several stages.
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What purpose if citizens do not have protection: MR
Published Date: 27/05/2018 (Sunday)
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa questioned the country’s law and order stating that there is no purpose if it doesn’t protect the people. While expressing his condolence on Saturday over the tragic assassination of cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva’s father - Ranjan de Silva, MP Rajapaksa said authorities should take the matter serious as the incident could add a black mark to the country. He said the tragedy had occurred due to the actions of these drug kingpins who were operating under the shade of money and political umbrella.
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40% Colombo children malnourished School breakfast time comes under fire
Published Date: 27/05/2018 (Sunday)
Even though the North and the Moneragala District are highly susceptible to malnourishment, in an alarming discovery, 40% of the children in the Colombo District were found to be malnourished, and it is not second to the situation with regard to malnutrition in the Nuwara Eliya District. This was revealed at a Parliamentary Sectoral Oversight Committee on Women and Gender and the Children’s Caucus meeting held in Committee Room Two of Parliament on 24 May, in relation to the proposed national policy or policies on early childhood development and pre-school education chaired by Committee Chairperson Dr. Thusitha Wijemanna with Committee Members, State Minister Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle and MP Rohini Kumari Wijerathna participating. State Minister Eran Wickramaratne and MP Prof. Ashu Marasinghe attended. Apart from the media, there was representation from the clergy, the medical community, the
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No reason to oppose 20A – Dr. Jayampathy
Published Date: 27/05/2018 (Sunday)
In spite of being favourable to the draft of 20th Amendment to the Constitution, presented by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) last week, Member of Parliament and Constitutional expert Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne says the United Left Front (ULF) and the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) majority group which he represents is still supportive of formulating a new Constitution for the country. “I believe it is still a possibility though the JVP says it is unlikely,” he said, adding that if the two main political parties can support the process it is a task that is still achievable. Meanwhile, commenting on the draft presented by the JVP, Dr Wickramaratne said he has no reason to oppose it. “The proposed amendment has also taken into account the interim report of the steering committee,” he pointed out.
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Britain's MI5 and the Secret Air Service (SAS) had reportedly advised Sri Lanka's security forces during the LTTE crisis
Published Date: 27/05/2018 (Sunday)
Around 195 files including documents relating to relations between India and Sri Lanka at the peak of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) led civil war have been destroyed by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), sparking concern among archivists and researchers. While the FCO said any destruction decision would have been taken based on the country's records policy, experts believe the loss of the files means there is no record of an important period of history. Britain's MI5 and the Secret Air Service (SAS) had reportedly advised Sri Lanka's security forces during the LTTE crisis between 1978 and 1980.
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Competing for South Asia
Published Date: 25/05/2018 (Friday)
China’s aggressive campaign to gather partners for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a trade corridor stretching from Russia to Indonesia, has left the world awestruck. A clear move to cement its superior position in Asia, it has also caused a significant change in the alliances of the region, creating troubles for India – the other regional power. China introduced its plan for the BRI in 2013 and within a span of four years, 65 countries have agreed to be a part of this multibillion-dollar project. While some, like Pakistan have been traditional Chinese allies, in the case of others like Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Maldives, the move to partner with China has caused some disappointment in Indian diplomatic circles since it means weakening the decades of long relationships with India.
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Trump nominates Alaina Teplitz as US Ambassador to Sri Lanka
Published Date: 25/05/2018 (Friday)
US President Donald Trump has nominated Alaina B. Teplitz, of Colorado, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Maldives. Focused on laying the foundation for successful 21st century American diplomacy, Ms. Teplitz held the Assistant-Secretary ranked position of Director of the Under Secretary for
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Fonseka ready to pay Gotabhaya’s deposits
Published Date: 25/05/2018 (Friday)
Minister of Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development Sarath Fonseka says he is ready to pay the Presidential election candidate deposits if Former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is contesting for the upcoming presidential election. The minister made this statement in response to a question raised by journalists in Gampaha today (25th). “Not only members of the UNP but also ministers in the government were terrified of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa because of the white van abductions, assaults and looting public property.” Fonseka said.
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'Sri Lanka committed against corruption'
Published Date: 25/05/2018 (Friday)
Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption Sarath Jayamanne says Sri Lanka remains fully committed to implementing the provisions of the Convention in an effective manner. Sri Lanka participated in the High Level debate of the United Nations General Assembly to mark the 15th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. The event was held on Wednesday at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
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Hype and haunt hovering over Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Published Date: 24/05/2018 (Thursday)
There is a connection between the hype that is being built these days around Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former Defence Secretary and once-powerful brother of the once-powerful President, and the haunt that shadows him wherever he goes. The hype is loud and we can see and hear. The haunt, less visible to naked observation, is that of the ghost of Lasantha Wickrematunge, former Editor of The Sunday Leader, who was butchered and murdered in broad daylight. Keith Noyahr, former Deputy Editor of The Nation, is also haunting Gota; yet Lasantha’s macabre and creeping shadow overwhelms that of Keith.
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Sri Lanka's controversial monk faces prospect of jail time
Published Date: 24/05/2018 (Thursday)
Sri Lanka's highly controversial Buddhist monk, Galagodaatte Gnanasara, was facing the prospect of up to two years in jail Thursday after he was found guilty of two counts of criminal conduct by the Homagama Magistrate. Sentencing was put off till June 14, but the two counts under the penal code carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison, an unspecified fine and or both. This is the first time that the monk faces the prospect of actually going to jail. The magistrate found guilty of intimidating Sandya Eknaligoda in January 2016 when she was in court to hear the proceedings of her husband's disappearance. Military intelligence officers stand accused
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INTERPOL locates Arjuna Mahendran in Singapore
Published Date: 24/05/2018 (Thursday)
The INTERPOL has officially informed the Criminal Investigations Department that former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran is currently in Singapore. Accordingly the Department of the Attorney General informed Court that an extradition process is currently underway to bring back the former Central Bank Governor. Arjun Mahendran is named as the main suspect in the case filed over the controversial issuance of Central Bank bond issuance.
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Wiggy criticizes Rajitha’s statement
Published Date: 24/05/2018 (Thursday)
Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran yesterday (22) said that Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne should have visited the Mullivaikkal ground on 19 May 2018, to listen to the war widows, parents, siblings and children of those who died on 18 May 2009, who would have given him the exact story of what happened on the last days of the war, where he would have learnt from them how the military studiously took charge of the surrendees publicly and later denied taking charge of them. "It is pathetic to hear all persons who were killed on or about that fateful day being referred
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Austrian banks grant Rs2.7bn interest free loans for university & health sectors
Published Date: 24/05/2018 (Thursday)
Two Austrian banks have provided over 2.7 billion rupees worth interest free loans for health sector development and to improve university medical facilities, the Finance Ministry said. The Erste Bank of Austria has provided EUR 9.5 million (approximately SLR 1,810 million) interest free credit facility to enhance the access to quality and modern healthcare facilities in hospitals in the country. The Government has now been able to provide Anaesthetic Machines, ICU Ventilators, Blood gas analyzers, Endoscopes, Operation Theatres and mobile lights for identified hospitals in Sri Lanka.
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Files on Tamil Tigers and MI5 in Sri Lanka erased at Foreign Office
Published Date: 24/05/2018 (Thursday)
Soldiers of the LTTE, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka, celebrating Tamil Women’s Day in October 2002. Photograph: Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi/Reuters Britain’s Foreign Office destroyed almost 200 files on Sri Lanka dating from the start of a Tamil Tiger uprising during which MI5 and the SAS secretly advised the country’s security forces, it has emerged. The loss of the files means that there is almost no record of the British government’s work with the Sri Lankan authorities at the start of a famously brutal civil war.
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Sri Lanka then and now!!
Published Date: 23/05/2018 (Wednesday)
We wonder if even God can help our country now!!! Our island home was a beautiful paradise and its inhabitants were good God-fearing people!!! That was in the time of the benevolent respected leaders, who truly loved this country and its people. They fought long and hard to gain independence and they maintained the TRUE SPIRIT OF THAT INDEPENDENCE they fought so hard to gain!!! When did our beautiful island paradise turn into the MONSTROSITY IT IS TODAY!!! In 1947, the Ceylon Independence Act saw the light of day and the first election in the history of our island, elected D.S. SENANAYAKE as the FIRST PRIME MINISTER – CEYLON GAINED ITS FREEDOM!!!
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