Let’s Make Sri Lanka a shining example of Justice — Mangala at UN

Following article based on the speech made by Mangala Samaraweera, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka at the High-Level Segment of the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council by Mangala Samaraweera ( February 28, 2017, Geneva, Sri Lanka Guardian) It is an honour for me to be here today at the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council which I believe … Continue reading Let’s Make Sri Lanka a shining example of Justice — Mangala at UN

Sri Lanka: Justice Priyasad Depp – new Chief Justice

( February 28, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Constitutional Council (CC) has recommended Justice Priyasad Depp as the new Chief Justice. The Constitutional Council meeting held yesterday (27th) night headed by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. Yesterday President Maithripala Sirisena sent two names to the Constitutional Council to nominate one as the Chief Justice. Justice Depp will replace K.Sripavan who retires today. (February 28). A special … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Justice Priyasad Depp – new Chief Justice

Sri Lanka: Karuna’s Split with Pirapāharan in 2004 in his Own Words

( February 28, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Jeremy Liyanage is a Sri Lankan of mixed Sinhala-Burgher ancestry whose family moved to Australia when he was 9 years old. He  has been deeply involved in a social service project called Bridging Lanka in Mannar Island since the years 2009/10.  As a spin-off from this work he and several colleagues were in Sri Lanka in mid-2010 in a venture … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Karuna’s Split with Pirapāharan in 2004 in his Own Words

Sri Lanka: On The Road To Ruination

What do we see today in the political arena is nothing but slogans and battle cries to say that we have to form a joint opposition to defeat other political parties – Meaning they have no interest in joining for the development and progress of the country. Their main aim is to propagate the defeat of another political party. by Zulkifli Nazim ( February 27, … Continue reading Sri Lanka: On The Road To Ruination

Sri Lanka: First Battalion of the Newly Minted Marine Pass out in Mullikulam

(February 27, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) As scheduled in last year, one hundred and sixty four (164) Marines including 6 officers and 158 sailors, belonging to the first ever SLN Marine Battalion, established following a visionary concept of the Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, passed out at the Naval Base SLNS Barana in Mullikulam today (27), on successful completion of their … Continue reading Sri Lanka: First Battalion of the Newly Minted Marine Pass out in Mullikulam

Sri Lanka: Police Denied “Hong Kong Story”

( February 27, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) “Sri Lankan police Sunday formally denied hunting nationals who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong and said their claims to the contrary could have been made to bolster asylum applications,” AFP reported while quoting the Sri Lanka police. Police said they had no interest in the two Sri Lankan men, both asylum-seekers, who in 2013 … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Police Denied “Hong Kong Story”

Srilankan Airlines takes delivery of its first A320neo

( February 27, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Srilankan Airlines has taken delivery of its first A320neo on lease from Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL), making the airline the latest operator of the type. The delivery from Airbus’ facilities in Hamburg is the first of a fleet that’ll grow to six A320neo Family. Srilankan’s A320neo is configured for 150 passengers in a two-class cabin layout … Continue reading Srilankan Airlines takes delivery of its first A320neo

Sri Lanka: True Heroes — Long-buried, yet unforgotten

Monarawila Keppetipola had donated a land with a temple. Even today this temple stands well maintained with the deteriorated dingy shrine room where most paintings are invisible. The best is the old large attic on the verge of falling down at any moment leaving behind only its stone stands. by Nalini Chitra Keppetipola ( February 27, 2017, Knady, Sri Lanka Guardian) Monerawila Keppetipola Disawa’s name, … Continue reading Sri Lanka: True Heroes — Long-buried, yet unforgotten

Sri Lanka: Seven killed in prison bus shooting!

( February 27, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Seven persons were killed in a shootout between prison guards and unidentified gunmen in Kalutara this morning. A Black Maria transporting prisoners from the Kalutara Prison to the Kalutara Magistrates Courts premises came under attack when unidentified gunmen shot at it. Underworld leader ‘Samayan’ was among those killed. A prison officer also lost his life in the … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Seven killed in prison bus shooting!

Sri Lanka: Muslim Congress Betrayal— Muslims should join national parties

Sri Lanka’s Muslims had been averse to a community-based separate political party. It was the then UNP leaderships’ indifference towards Muslim issues that pushed them to form a party. by Latheef Farook ( February 26, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) A spate of controversies involving the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has underscored the call that the Muslims in Sri Lanka should reassess their politics … Continue reading Sri Lanka: Muslim Congress Betrayal— Muslims should join national parties