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‘Top UK Diplomat In Sri Lanka Intervenes In Drug Peddling Case’ The Hindu Exclusively Reports

The Hindu exclusively reports today that the Deputy High Commissioner at the British mission in Colombo had said a suspect arrested in connection with a high-profile case of drug trafficking was an informant to one of Britain’s officers in India. We publish below the Hindu story in full; The interest shown by a British diplomat in Colombo, in what seems …

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Democracy And The Change Of Government

By Kumar David - The stoutest defender of any government will grant that periodic renewal is good; universities recycle Deanships and companies CEOs. There is a reason for term limits though none can guarantee the next will be better. Term limits are imposed because fresh air brings vigour. It was good for Thatcher to go after long …

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Rauf supports SLMC report given to Pillay

Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), Justice Minister Rauf Hakem has said he supports the report submitted by the party to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay.   He has reportedly said that he stands by the decision to submit the report to Pillay on issues related to reconciliation. Hakeem …

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Sri Lankan diplomats change

Former External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunatilake Amunugama has been named as the ambassador designated to Germany while present Indian High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam has been named as the ambassador to the United States.   The external affairs ministry said that Prof.Sudharshan Seneviratne has been named as the High Commissioner to India. “The naming has been …

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Global Punch; Misfired Counterpunch

By Kumar David - The Rajapakse government suffered a massive setback, ameliorated by India’s abstention, at the UNHRC on March 27 when a harsh resolution sponsored by the US and the UK was carried 23-12-12. It hoped to recover part of its losses by convincingly winning the Southern Provincial (SPC) and Western Provincial Council (WPC) elections strategically …

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Great robbery planned by MaRa tomorrow : illegal ballot papers in chief Minister candidate Rasaputra’s office: Ass.Election Commissioner assaulted

An Assistant Elections Commissioner who went to seize a massive quantity of illegally printed ballot papers intended to be used fraudulently at the provincial council elections to be held tomorrow , had been assaulted and threatened with death by the moribund Rajapakse regime chief Minister candidate and his gang of goons. The Rajapakse regime which …

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Rajapaksas Vs. Sri Lanka

By Tisaranee Gunasekara - “Patriotism is as….irrational as a headless hen.” - Ambrose Bierce (Collected Works) Next to China, Vladimir Putin’s Russia is Rajapaksa Sri Lanka’s most reliable international friend. Nowhere has this been more evident than in Geneva this season. Moscow is at the forefront even now, opposing the US sponsored resolution and defending the indefensible record of the …

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PB & His Harem – The Finance Antappuraya.

P B Herath the Government official with a very humble beginning……..  He was sacked from the Government service in 2009 based on sale of shares of Lanka Marine Services to John Keels. Following is a relevant report; Anjana Jayashan reporting from Colombo Colombo, 28 September, (Asiantribune.com): Dr. P.B. JayasundaraDr. P.B. Jayasundara was reappointed as the …

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MaRa law permits heroin imports in containers but prohibits speeches against it in Parliament-protests staged while MaRa in Parliament

Following protests launched by the opposition UNP M.Ps in Parliament carrying placards displaying slogans : ‘ we don’t want kudu (heroin ) Mahinda,’ and ‘Kudu , Casino , ethanol triple gem of Mahinda,’ ‘we shall grind Mahinda’s (kudu karamu) government to dust’ etc. while the President was himself in Parliament, the Parliament had to adjourn …

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14 Caribbean Nations Sue Former Colonizers for Slave Trade

The lawsuit will demand reparations from the governments of Britain, France and the Netherlands Fourteen Caribbean nations have resolved to sue their former colonizers — Britain, France and the Netherlands — for lingering harms that they attribute to the slave trade. The AP reports that the leaders of the Caribbean Community, a regional consortium, adopted a 10-point plan that …

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CBK and RW pow-wow

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and Opposition and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had a meeting this morning at the Opposition Leader’s Office.   Kumaratunga has told the media that she had sought the meeting on behalf of an NGO, South Asia Policy and Research Institute (SAPRI). She has added that she had also made request …

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SL Customs had allowed Pakistani suspect in 36 kilo heroin haul to escape!

The Pakistani national , a suspect who was apprehended in the massive 36 kilos heroin (kudu) detection at Orugodawatte clearing bay had been allowed to go scott free by the Customs officers enabling the suspect to sing a song , hum a tune and go away ecstatically , according to reports reaching Lanka e news …

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Chinese get railway project in Sri Lanka

The Chinese after venturing into Sri Lanka’s development programme has now expanded into the country’s railway sector. A Chinese company is to be awarded the second and third stages of the railway line extension project from Beliatta to Kataragama to be constructed at a cost of US$ 600 million (Rs 7.7 billion). Transport Minister Kumara …

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Rajapaksa family in a mess due to ‘baggage boy’!

MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena, ‘baggage boy’ to members of the Rajapaksa family, has created a serious split between the president and the first lady, according to a very reliable source. It is no secret that Sajin Vaas has been given the external affairs ministry supervisory MP position in order to facilitate carrying out his contract …

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Aubowan!   Anurakumara Dissanayake the new leader of the JVP reveal some interesting facts about looting / siphoning of state funds by various levels of politicians and Rajapaksa political appointees. Recently in a public JVP rally in Maharagama he went on to expose few individual like mayor of Maharagama Kanthi Kodikara, Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage whom, …

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SC judge Marsoof held captive by MaRa :Therefore changes earlier SC verdict on impeachment

The verdict given some time ago by the appeal court based on a directive of the supreme court (SC) itself relating to the impeachment motion against the former chief justice, was amended by the SC recently because Saleem Marsoof the president of the panel of judges who sat in the latest hearing , is a …

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Video: Defence Bureaucracy Disproportionately Influencing Domestic And Foreign Policy In Lanka: Dayan

Sri Lanka’s foreign policy in the post-war period parallels its domestic policy as well in the post war period, where a disproportionate amount of influence on policy by the defence bureaucracy, former Ambassador to France and Geneva Dr. Dayan Jayatillake told Boston News. In the post war period, many public pronouncements on matters pertaining Sri Lanka’s external …

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