Why should only Ravi resign? Ministers Kabir and Malik?



By BankerThe State prosecutors who questioned Ravi Karunanayake went beyond their mandate, dragging in personal issues to make the Foreign Minister uncomfortable and to sensationalise the entire proceedings. Very similar to the infamous Batalanda prosecution in the 90s; there were a lot of similarities. Unfortunately the Foreign Minister responded to the questioning like a kindergarten child.…

Underhand deal in e-passport tender



A ploy is on to handover the designing of the electronic passport to Di La Ru (Pvt.) Ltd. at Biyagama FTZ under an underhand deal, government sources say. In disregard of the president’s recommendations and by misleading the cabinet, the due tender procedure had not been followed. This has caused a massive financial loss to the state and endangered national security, the sources say. …

Is it okay to regulate social media? PM



Time had come for the legal sector and the Government to think whether it was possible to regulate social media such as Facebook, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday.The Prime Minister came up with this statement at the 28th Law Asia Conference in Colombo over the weekend.“Modern technology society has changed the issues which the legal sector in particular is facing. For example…

Muhunthan Canagey & The Trail of Failed Projects



Sri Lanka condemns hostile acts by North Korea which threatens international peace and security



The Government of Sri Lanka condemns the firing of a ballistic missile of intercontinental range by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 28 July 2017, and the series of recent similar hostile acts by DPRK in violation of UN Security Council Resolutions.DPRK’s continued pursuit of nuclear and ballistic missile programmes and proliferation related activity pose a significant threat…

Hold an urgent meetings for LG elections



Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya is to hold an urgent meeting with the secretaries of the political parties with regards to the Local Government (LG) elections. Elections Commissioner Deshapriya told us that he has called for the meeting on August 4 at the Department of Elections.   The joint opposition has been pushing for the LG elections t be held soon and the government…

Jaffna DIG deputy’s hatred against deputy solicitor general!



Deputy solicitor general Kumar Ratnam, who leads the prosecution’s evidence in the three-member trial-at-bar Jaffna high court hearing into the gang rape and murder of Sivaloganathan Vidya, experienced a bitter incident on July 24. It came after the president ordered the IGP to provide special security to judges and witnesses in the case in light of the death of a bodyguard of judge M. Ilancheliyan…

Experts more in favour of Glyphosate ban!



The majority of experts attending the decisive meeting of experts held at the BMICH yesterday (27) on the ban on Glyphosate and the future of the tea industry, were of the view that until conclusive scientific evidence was available indicating that Glyphosate us is harmless, the ban on it should be further enforced and not relaxed.The expert discussion organised by the Strategic Enterprise Management…

Maithri-Ranil to take strong decisions to renew ‘Yahapaalanaya’!



President Maithripala Sirisena and prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have met at the home of finance and media minister Mangala Samaraweera and discussed at length how to solve conflicts of opinion between the two main affiliate parties of the government, reliable sources say.They stressed the importance of facing collectively the challenges before the government. The president raised with the PM…

‘Govigama’ monopoly of presidents and premiers in Sri Lanka



71-Year-old Lawyer Ram Nath Kovind has been elected on Thursday July 20th 2017 as the 14th President of India! An excerpt from Indian English daily “The Hindu” stated as follows -“Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday declared elected as India’s 14th President polling 65.6% of the vote defeating the Opposition’s joint candidate, former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who secured 34% of the vote.…

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