"Although the government tried to cover up things, now everything is being revealed gradually." The doings of the government are coming to light, so much so that the above can be said. Although certain media are trying to hide this information, Mahinda did not allow them to be concealed and released that information to some media during the immediate past in a criticizing manner which put the government in a spot.
Columns News - MY TAPROBANA
Who is Heen Baba?
The Ranil-Maithri government which was appointed subsequent to the 'Rainbow Revolution' on 8 January identify themselves as the 'Government of Good Governance.' This Government of Good Governance is hybrid. It is a hybrid that no one ever expected in the history of politics in Sri Lanka. It is a joining of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the United National Party which never ever saw eye to eye in the history of politics.
The past week went by together with the gruesome assassination of an underworld gang leader. Not only the gang leader Samayan but seven others paid with their lives in this tragedy. In the face of this Chicago type shooting and cruel murder, not providing the protection of either the Police or the Army for the security of the prisoners is a serious problem that crops up. In addition it is reported that in the other bus that followed the prison bus for security there were several prison officers with T-56 weapons in hand.
"The President needs the assistance of Parliament to dilute the powers of Executive President. That is because it is the Parliament which has the power to amend the Constitution. Yet Parliament was unable to effect this change for the last twenty years. It is the President who is the leader of the main party that should provide the leadership to pass the Constitutional Amendment with a two-thirds majority. For that the President should take the initiative to reach an accord among main political parties. It is to fulfil this task that I decided to come forward as the Common Candidate of all the people at this Presidential Election."
"By virtue of the powers vested in me by Section 25A of the Universities Act, No. 16 of 1978, I, Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Sumanaweera Banda Dissanayake, Minister of Higher Education, having obtained a report under Section 70C of the aforesaid Act in respect of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (Pvt.) Ltd. (SAITM), a company incorporated in Sri Lanka under the Companies Act, No. 7 of 2007, do by this Order and subject to the conditions specified in the Schedule hereto, recognize the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (Pvt.) Ltd. as a Degree Awarding Institute for the purpose of developing higher education therein, leading to the award of the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)."
Now thank we all our God
For sending Hitler to us;
From Germany's fair land
To clear away the rubbish
We've done with the old ways
The new paint's spick and span
So thank we all our God
Who sent us such a man
Former President of America Ronald Reagan has stated that a race is destroyed through racism. The Ministers and Members of Parliament of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, knowingly or unknowingly have been caught up in a serious conspiracy of the racist, powerful, extremist and corrupt force in our country where political traps of death which take on various types of disguises are set up.
Lost & Won
The Argentina Judiciary ordered on 28 December last year that all assets of the former President Christina Fernandez of Argentina worth US Dollars 633 million be confiscated. It is reported that the Court issued this order subsequent to investigations carried out into accusations of corruption and fraud which targeted the former President.
A wonderful incident occurred at the beginning of the week on Social Network websites. That is the five questions an individual had asked on a Q & A Session on Member of Parliament Namal Rajapaksa's Facebook Page. Those five questions are as follows:
There was a common belief that political opinions agreed about a factor that was mentioned every time strikes and threats which were extremely stressful to the public across the country during the past two years were talked about. That is the fact that there was an invisible political hand behind all of these threats and strikes. Last week, this invisible hand was named and the cat was out of the bag.
On 8 January 2015 the people won a non-violent political revolution. Violence, political dictatorship, injustice, lawlessness and fear gripped our country then. A collective of certain people's forces which did not heed the fire powers, weapon powers which are conscionable engaged in a number of non-violent procedures and ignoring their personal privacy worked on behalf of the country, while focused on the same objective and as a result it was possible to achieve victory in the revolution which was named the 'rainbow revolution.'
There are strikes everywhere. These strikes have succeeded to some extent at least to drag the country into a net of chaos and to upset the minds of the people to benumb the lives of people. When you consider these facts, it is obvious that the purposes of the sinful shadows behind these cruel strikes have been achieved at least to some extent.
When we saw Namal Rajapaksa expressing his opinion on television, criticizing the assault of a journalist by the Navy Commander at the Hambantota Harbour, we could not help but smile.
A full stop was put to the attempt by the Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga to break a world record by creating the world's tallest Christmas tree.
"Ape Hamuduruwane, yesterday I received a file from the Treasury. In the file it states that, in your neighbouring district of Matara, an agreement had been signed by the government with a Chinese company for the Nilwala Ganga Project in 2012. A cheque for a sum of Rs 1,000 million had been given by the Finance Minister in 2012 for work on this project. You may remember that the past presidential election was held on 8 January.
By Jeewana Pahan Thilina
"Decision made to hear the case against Mahinda"
This news was reported in a newspaper on 23 November. When considering this in relation to some of the statements made by Mahinda up to now,this is in fact a victory of Mahinda's. What Mahinda kept saying up to now was that if he had committed any offence he should be punished.
- Since taking over from Avant Garde Navy’s OBST earns Rs 3 B for Govt 3830
- Schools big match season 22 vehicles in custody 3796
- President hints at Cabinet reshuffle 3840
- Three Lankan pilgrims die Extremely cold weather in Dambadiva 3797
- 2,484 dengue patients in Trinco 3788
- Wimal taken to prison hospital Hunger strike enters fifth day 3803
- President misled on Wilpattu issue – ECT Gazette provides zero relief for destruction 3813
- R’kanth’s Jaffna visit dropped 3780
- Rajinikanth’s SL tour cancellation Welcomed by Parties barring BJP 3785
- IUSF in 65 anti-SAITM protests Demand scrapping of Institute 3791
- JVPer claims paddy sold to distillery at Rs 28 3865
- Maligawa Road will remain closed – Kiriella 3825
- Suspect arrested with revolver 3784
- Soma Agnes Maduragoda dies George Perera’s Mother-in-law 3784
- Strike in Afghanistan US confirms al-Qaida figure killed 3781
- Soaring dengue cases 3770
- Visit My Mosque Open day for everyone 3768
- 25 held in pre-dawn Police swoop Illicit liquor, narcotics seized 3767
- Kalkudah distillery runs into snag PS approval in limbo 3774
- South Eastern University shuns ragging 3770
- Civil society should assist Police –DIG 3766
- Defending Liberal Democracy in Poland 3775
- Fighting for Life at 60 3808
- Kandy tops list in air pollution 2759
- CBSL printsRs 48.9B Money printing costs up by Rs 676M to RS 7.9B 2711
- From Russia with friendship: ‘Kandyan Kastane’ 3291
- Is the Government attempting to STIFLE PUBLIC’S RIGHT TO PROTEST? 3288
- Protests, fisticuffs and fast unto death 3240
- Are tourism authorities wearing blinkers? 3206
- A time of gifts 3137
- Nationalists and globalists 3125
- Richmond emerge champions 2715
- SL in deep slump 2728
- Lyon claims four key wickets 2713
- Joes beat Antonians 2708
- Muthuthanthri set for captaincy ? 2749
- Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix 2717
- The roles people play Prioritizing Sex & Gender 3171
- Typical double standards & hypocrisy 3032
- Main cause of kidney diseases 3078
- ‘Posh Pooches’ to be lavished with love 3031
- Preventive measures 3010
- Opening a can of worms 3063
- Rewarded for sensitizing rights of the disabled 3121
- Foreign Judges can hear cases – Niran Anketell 3096
- We await President’s response – Gemunu 3232
- LTTE atrocities also have to be investigated 3808
- Exporters to EU must be educated on Brexit – GM ECCSL Srinath 3296
- Speaker refused our request 3288
- Dinesh only UPFA’s Deputy Leader 3285
- Voters must exercise caution when electing MPs – Harshana Rajakaruna 2580
- Forced family planning is happening countywide – Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera 3901
- ITAK’s arbitrary actions cause conflict in TNA – Sivasakthy Ananthan 3558
- G20 drops pledge to fight protectionism Bows down to US opposition in spite of China 3323
- Chinawood: The merging of ‘Hollywood’ and ‘Made in China’ 3301
- Facebook to challenge YouTube and Spotify 3301
- Revised IMF deal expected by April Disbursement by June – Central Bank 3307
- Sri Lankan to maintain fleet position 3452
- High production costs hurting shipbuilding industry 3306
- The crisis in Parliament: Twilight of a functioning democracy 3498
- Mispriced Risk of Infectious Diseases 2441
- Limelight on Sri Lanka again 2445
- Musicalisation of Narrative 3893
- The Many Faces of Galle -Part 2 3924
- Footpaths Towards Deconstruction- Part 14 3902
- Afternoon Shadows 3912
- Living up to ideals 4060
- Clash of the Titans in Nuwara Eliya 3946
- The plight of our corals 1726
- India’s largest international décor mall launched in Bangalore 1706
- The games gods and politicians play 1703
- A challenged life 1694
- The Threshold: Patching up our privileged defeats 1762
- Animal assisted therapy 1698