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We Must Resolve Ethnic Issue Without Foreign Interference – Wasantha Samarasinghe

By Camelia Nathaniel JVP, Politburo Member, Wasantha Samarasinghe says that Sri Lanka should take measures to resolve the ethnic issue within the country without any foreign mediation. He said that there are military camps situated around the country, but the issue in the North and East is that the military is still occupying some of [...]

Ravi Discusses Concerns With Auditor General

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake met Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe on Friday and discussed the concerns raised over the Auditor General’s report for 2015. The issue has been a hot topic in Parliament and several government members have also raised concerns over the report.The report is said to have contradicted actual government borrowings.Sources at the Finance [...]

We Are Hopeful Positive Developments Will Happen At Geneva – D. Sidharthan

By Camelia Nathaniel The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions are now underway in Geneva and the Tamils are hopeful that some positive developments will take place.  However, the Sri Lankan government is facing criticism by the Tamil community that there is very little progress being made on the ground, because the government has [...]

New Constitution Before Next Budget

The government will look to seek Parliament approval for the new Constitution ahead of the presentation of the 2017 budget, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said. He had told a group of senior Ministers that he is confident of obtaining a 2/3rd majority in Parliament for the new Constitution. The Prime Minister has said that [...]

Power Corrupts

by Camelia Nathaniel, Ashanthi Warunasuriya and Hafsa Sabry After it was exposed how former Wildlife Minister S.M. Chandrasena had obtained electricity for his hotel illegally from the police post which is paid by the government, more fraudulent activities of the former minister have now come to light. According to North Central Provincial Council Member Wasantha Samarasinghe, Chandrasena [...]

Political Assassins Among War Heroes

by Ashanthi Warunasuirya During the election, the Yahapalana government vowed to take action against those who had been involved in assassinations and fraudulent activities during the previous regime. At that time there were many people who were accused of being involved in the assassination of veteran journalists such as Lasantha Wickrematunge and Prageeth Ekneligoda and [...]

Tension In The Air With Proposed Wind Plant

CEB and environmentalists clash as Mannar Island plant plans get underway by Ifham Nizam The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) top management fears that not only will they have to give up planned coal-fired power plants in the country but proposed wind power plants as well with leading environmentalists opposing the upcoming 100MW of the planned [...]

Govt. Urged To Hold LG Polls Soon

by Camelia Nathaniel The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) has demanded the government to specify a time frame for when the Local Government elections are expected to take place. CMEV convener Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu said that if delimitation in some areas is taking long to be completed, the government could in fact at least [...]

Price Controls Can’t Control Prices

Laments National Movement For Consumer Rights Protection (Contd. from last week) by Amavasya Sirisena Today, consumer prices are skyrocketing and rising in an unbelievable manner according to the whims and fancies of the importers, manufacturers and the traders passing on an unbearable burden to the consumers who have no voice but have to humbly accept [...]

Senadhipathy Threatens To Sue RALL For Billions

A new twist in Avant Garde drama by Camelia Nathaniel Chairman, Avant Garde Maritime Services, Nissanka Senadhipathy has informed the Chairman of Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Limited (RALL) in writing on Friday (24) that RAAL had failed to clarify the ownership of the weapons on board the MV Avant Garde ship and inform the Attorney General’s [...]

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