Director General Of Bribery Commission Quits, Following Sirisena Attack
[ Wednesday, 19-10-2016 9:04 ]
Just days after President Maithripala Sirisena launched a scathing attack against the Bribery Commission, FCID and CID, Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC), Dilrukshi Wickramasinghe today handed over her letter of resignation to President Maithripala Sirisena.
The decision comes just days after Sirisena accused the Commission,
Is Sirisena A Political Traitor?
[ Wednesday, 19-10-2016 8:58 ]
By Granville Perera –
Maithripala Sirisena has come up with his new version of “Thana Patiya and Madu Waligaya”. He has exposed his true intentions OF STAYING IN POWER with his now infamous speech at “Sathviru Heritage” function held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, organized to transfer ownership of houses and properties to the security divisions. What has made him change o
Bribery DG resigns
[ Wednesday, 19-10-2016 8:31 ]
The Director General of Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe had tendered her resignation letter to President Maithripala Sirisena today.
It was reported a few days ago that a high-ranking official of an independent institution is expected to resign soon after some recently gave wrong interpretation about the institution when it was pe
Engagement In North Brings Encouraging Results
[ Wednesday, 19-10-2016 8:17 ]
By Jehan Perera –
The furor over the the Eluga Thamil (Tamils arise) rally that took place in Jaffna last month is receding. At those protests a powerful and angry people’s movement was in evidence, led by Northern Province Chief MinisterC.V. Wigneswaran, and organised by the Tamil People’s Council (TPC), an organisation that the Chief Minister heads. In addition, several Tamil politi
Nationalist Mobilisations & Eluga Thamil: First As Tragedy, Then As Farce
[ Saturday, 08-10-2016 12:09 ]
By Ahilan Kadirgamar –
The Eluga Thamil rally on September 24 in Jaffna was nothing but the continuation of efforts to keep reactionary Tamil nationalism mobilised after the defeat of the LTTE in May 2009. The forces that organised this protest have been active with the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF), the Tamil Civil Society Forum (TCSF) and more recently the Tamil Peoples Council (TP
Antonio Guterres set to be UN secretary general
[ Saturday, 08-10-2016 12:05 ]
Portugal's former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is poised to become the next UN secretary general, UN diplomats say.
Mr Guterres, 67, was the "clear favourite", Russia's UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin announced on Wednesday.
A formal vote will take place in the UN Security Council on Thursday to confirm the choice of nominee.
Mr Guterres, who led the UN refugee agency for 10 years, will take
Justice Minister Wants To Add A Joke Into The Statute Book
[ Saturday, 08-10-2016 12:01 ]
By Basil Fernando –
A new dimension was added to the debate on the proposed amendment to the criminal procedure code when the Minister of Justice attempted to defend the amendment on the basis that it is required to enable investigations into crime.
The proposed amendment is that lawyers would not be able to represent people at police stations until investigations into crime and record
No More PTA, First Draft Of New Counter-Terrorism Law Out This Week: Ranil
[ Monday, 03-10-2016 16:42 ]
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has announced that the first draft of the new counter terrorism law, which will replace the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) will be out this week. He made this statement while on an official tour to New Zealand, over the weekend. Wickremesinghe had said that the new draft will be available for discussion.
The announcement comes amidst increasing pressure,
Govt. suffering from tax mania: Gemunu
[ Thursday, 29-09-2016 5:46 ]
The government is suffering from a tax mania and trying to collect even from private buses, the Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) chairman Gemunu Wijeratne said.
While lodging a complaint at the Human Rights Commission (HRC) today Mr. Wijeratne said the government is trying to collect tax money even from private buses as we are providing the same service as the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB).
The Dog Of War – Letter To Major General Kamal Gunaratne
[ Sunday, 25-09-2016 9:57 ]
By Muhammed Fazl
“A hero is not coz someone puts on a uniform and picked up a weapon… but because he put it down and stood up for the truth” – Dahlia Wasfi, M.D.
Having gone through a period of self-induced hibernation for almost a year, let me first thank you for being that person who made me pick up my ‘pen’ again. Though I have chosen not to read your book