“A reply to US Ambassador of Sri Lanka on the Appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as Army Commander.”

Rear Admiral (Retd) Sarath Weerasekera says that the United States cannot act in the manner of an individual or NGO when accusing another country of various abuses, but must base those accusations on reports accepted and approved by the international community. He stated this in a letter addressed to the US Ambassador in Sri Lanka to register his protest over the US Embassy’s statement regarding the appointment of the new Army Commander of Sri Lanka. The United States had voiced

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13A: SL never got what India has Four decades of constitutional folly and failure – 2

By C. A. Chandraprema (Courtesy of The Island) President J. R. Jayewardene and Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi after signing the Indo-Lanka Accord, which paved the way for the provincial council system. “Upon the making of a proclamation under the Public Security Ordinance or the law for the time being in force relating to public security, bringing the provisions of such Ordinance or law into operation on the ground that the maintenance of essential supplies and services is, threatened or

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By Kamalika Pieris Those who planned the Easter bomb explosions used two methods of attack, suicide, and truck. The suicide attacks are well known, but not the truck attack. The truck attack was planned for Kochchikade. The van was parked in the vicinity of the St. Anthony’s Gate 04 harbour entrance. The owner of the van was identified as Mohamed Azam Mohammed Mubarak, alias ‘Abdullah’, who detonated the bomb at the Kingsbury Hotel. The bomb in the van was a remote-controlled

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Speech by Hon Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Viyathmaga Chairman At Viyathmaga Annual Convention 2019,

The following is the full text of the speech delivered by presidential candidate and chairman of Viyathmaga at the Viyathmaga convention on 8th Sep. 2019 at the Shangri-La  hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka  To listen to the audio, log to the following  link: https://youtu.be/U-sSXLEkgdA Venerable Maha Sangha and religious dignitaries, The 5th  Executive President of Sri Lanka, HE Mahinda Rajapaksa, dear guests, members of Viyathmaga, Media Personnel, Representatives of National Organizations, all Sri Lankans residing in and out of Sri Lanka who

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Sri Lanka’s President: Can a dream candidate create a dream Parliament and a dream system?

By Shenali D Waduge Its best that we all come to terms with some hard facts – there is no perfect system, there is no perfect constitution, there is no perfect Parliament and there is certainly no perfect politician. There is no perfect human being either! The political system today is a modernized version drafted by colonial rulers who devised a system that they could continue to ‘remote’ control decolonized countries to which independence was given. None of the present

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How ‘Civil’ or ‘Representative’ is Sri Lanka’s supposed to be ‘Civil Society’

They call themselves ‘civil society’ but how representative are they? Note how connected they all are and how they continue to open new ‘social movements’ with sugar-coated objectives… most have been around for decades but what exactly have they done. Some of the popular entities are even accused of taking funds from multiple sources for the same task or claiming reimbursements for events not even held. But they do not shy from pointing fingers and projecting themselves as better than

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How foreign-government linked neo-liberal think tanks are undermining Sri Lanka’s sovereignty?

By shenali Waduge No amount of promises to guard Sri Lanka’s sovereignty can hold water if at legislative & policy level changes are being drafted to suit a neo-liberal agenda that aspires to transfer all state assets to foreign corporate hands and turn locals to virtual slave citizens. This is the threat that Sri Lanka’s politicians need to understand and identify. Sri Lanka cannot be a sovereign nation if its wealth, natural resources, economic activities (ports, airports, railways, roads etc)

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Aggressive minority politics a threat to national, regional and global peace -Part I

H. L. D. Mahindapala Anbarasan Ethirajan is a seasoned Correspondent of the BBC who covers Sri Lankan politics from time to time. His latest report is titled Sri Lanka’s Muslim demonised” after Easter bombings. (August 13, 2019 – BBC News). The overall thrust of his latest report is to present the Muslims as victims of the Sinhala-Buddhists. He weaves his story to cast the Sinhala-Buddhists as the majority persecuting the minority Muslims. This theme of majority persecuting the minority is the

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Indo – American aggression for Geopolitical Control in Sri Lanka

In order to counter Chinese acquisition of strategically important Hambantota sea port and Colombo port city, India is exerting pressure on the Sri Lankan government to grant them the control over Mattala and Palali airports and a stake in Colombo and Galle sea ports. Recently the Sri Lankan government entered into an agreement with Indian and Japanese partners to develop the eastern terminal of Colombo harbor, where Japanese party grants a loan to Indian party. In addition of that India

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