With multiple explosions taking centre-stage in the world arena posing a terrorist threat globally, a suicide jacket that surfaced amongst other explosives in Chavakachcheri last Wednesday (30) was creating a political conundrum here in Sri Lanka.
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe celebrated his 67th birthday last week having President Maithripala Sirisena by his side while the Yahapalana Government was juggling two power crises; on one hand generating power and on the other securing political power.
The dry weather prevailing as a result of the heat wave developing across Indian Ocean by Friday, stopped power generation in all hydropower plants across the country, while the government was struggling to breathe some life into the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant. As a precautionary measure, the government said it will take over three privately-owned diesel power plants and the Cabinet last week granted its approval for it. However, another Cabinet memorandum presented to purchase emergency power from various other private sources had to be wrapped up due to protest by some ministers.
Last week was important because of two historic events. First was when Sri Lanka completed 20 years of becoming World Champions in One Day International (ODI) Cricket by beating Australia at Lahore in 1996. Second was, the general public ... .. .
President Maithripala Sirisena called a special meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera ahead of last week's Cabinet .. .. .
Twenty six new Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) District and Electoral Organizers were appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena earlier last week, replacing .. .. .
The Head of the State and his Foreign Minister seem to stand poles apart when it comes to getting foreign expertise in the process of investigating .. .. ..
The presence of certain controversial individuals in the close proximity of President Maithripala Sirisena on few occasions during his historic State visit to Germany .. .. .
President Maithripala Sirisena seems to want to put an end to the indignities he suffered over the past one year, when he insisted that he knows how to lead his Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to victory in the coming Local Government .. .. ..
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