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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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Wanathamulla Resident Was Abducted Following Argument With Gota: UNP

Issuing a hard hitting statement against the Government’s high handed actions in the WanathamullaTenement Gardens where the Urban Development Authority is seeking to forcibly evict hundreds of residents, the main opposition United National Party has charged a resident was abducted from the area following a heated argument with Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa sparking mass …

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Ancestry repeated : As Martin Rajapakse robbed so his descendents plunder properties of destitute people

The Medamulana land crocodiles who are plundering the lands and properties of the destitute people living in them in the north and in Colombo which includes Slave Island and Wanathamulla, and even pillaging the human rights as well as SLFP party’s rights , while totally disregarding them, is now in its latest monstrous move seeking …

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Gota gets down yet another craft of illicit arms : this time from Israel – navy commander showered with kickbacks

Yet another craft carrying illicit weapons of Sri Lanka (SL) criminal defense secretary Gotabaya had entered the SL territorial waters, according to reports reaching inside information division of Lanka e news. The inside information division has reports that this is a craft hired by Nissanka Senadhipathy , the chief of Avant garde security service who …

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Promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka-Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Human Rights Council Twenty-fifth session Agenda item 2 Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General Promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights* Summary        In the present …

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