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Court Order On Coal Deal Disrespected

by Nirmala Kannangara When the LCC could procure coal for a much lesser price through spot tenders, what was the reason for them to go ahead with an agreement which the Supreme Court and the PAB wanted to cancel? If the AG’s Department can supersede SC decisions then there is no need to have a [...]

Signature Campaign Among MPs Against COPE

A signature campaign had been launched among members of Parliament seeking support to abolish the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE). Parliamentarian Chathura Senaratne said that the signature campaign was launched by a Deputy Minister. He said that several young Parliamentarians had been coerced to sign the petition against COPE. The attempt being made was to [...]

Debt Solution

Genuine Exploration For Crude Oil Could Save Sri Lanka Sri Lanka needs to have be serious in oil exploration and only a fully-fledged petroleum sector could liberate the Indian Ocean Island economy from its current debt trap opines top Sri Lankan energy expert based in Australia  – Trevor Jayetileke. “The Budget every year reminds us [...]

Lankans Favourites But Buoyant Hosts Aim For Upset

Tri-Series Final Sri Lanka will go out favourites today when they meet hosts Zimbabwe in the tri-series final at Harare. However, the Lankans know that there can be no room for any complacency as they face an upbeat team who have played some bold and exciting cricket and are a bunch of spirited players who [...]

Prabhakaran Posters In Jaffna

Posters of slain LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran were erected in Jaffna to mark his birthday which fell yesterday. Reporters in Jaffna said that the posters greeted the LTTE leader for his birthday calling him the leader of the Tamil Nation. The police were meanwhile on alert to prevent events being staged in support of the [...]

Pardon Sought For Suspects In Remand

President Maithripala Sirisena was yesterday urged to consider a Presidential pardon for suspects who are in remand prison for over 7 years. Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told Parliament that there are some suspects in remand custody for over 7 years. Dissanayake said that it is unreasonable for a suspect to be [...]

Journalists, Activist Journalists And Politicians

  by Gamini Weerakoon The status of the media hit a new low worldwide quite recently when ‘the world’s most powerful media’ backed the wrong candidate against the winner, Donald Trump The democratic tradition for long years in this island has been for the governments in power, when in trouble, to kick those media organisations [...]

Major Power Crises In The Offing

by Ifham Nizam  In 2018/19, we are going to face major power crises If we are to construct power plants more than the required number , poor customers have to pay for these unwanted investments The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is preparing the much debated LTGEP for the next 20 years Some corrupt politicians are [...]

MR Asserts China Visit Not To Topple Govt.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that his visit to China was not to gather support to topple the government. Rajapaksa told newspaper editors that he will not work with the international community to remove the government. Instead, he says he will gather public support and push for a change in the country. Rajapaksa is on [...]

RAW Alerts Intelligence On ISIS Recruits

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya India’s intelligence agency, RAW, has informed intelligence officials in Sri Lanka of ISIS recruits moving between Sri Lanka and other countries. Intelligence officials in Sri Lanka said that they are monitoring movements of people, especially from India, to nab anyone who may be an ISIS recruit or potential recruit. Last week Indian [...]

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