Category: Press

Can the Govt punish itself ?

By Sugeeswara Senadhira President Maithripala Sirisena, known for his explosive disclosures, dropped another bombshell last week by stating that there was no possibility to punish those who are guilty of the Central Bank Bonds scam as long as the culprits are in power. He pointed out that even though the Presidential Commission appointed by him…

CC must be like Caesar’s wife, above suspicion

by Sugeeswara Senadhira It is very unfortunate that the Constitutional Council (CC) which was once hailed as the biggest achievement of the Yahapalana government has been maligned, challenged and questioned today. This high authority which has powers to appoint/nominate the Supreme Court judges as well as the judges of Court of Appeal and other courts, chairpersons…

Telling the truth is no crime

Achievements, failures and wrongdoings of four years Sugeeswara Senadhira The National Day of a nation is the most appropriate occasion to review the progresses made and the failures, if any. Accordingly, President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to list out the achievements and outline the failures as well as some misdeeds of the government cannot be faulted.…

Hang them not, or hang them?

By Sugeeswara Senadhira While President Maithripala Sirisena reiterated very sternly that he would carry out the death penalty for major convicted drug offences who continue the illicit drug trade while in the death cell. He declared that he had entrusted the Armed Forces, Police and the Civil Defence Force with the task of eradicating the…

President meets foreign media personnel

Appointing a Prime Minister, removing the former Prime Minister, proroguing the Parliament, dissolution of Parliament, dissolving the cabinet, were all done by him legally and he has not  done anything in violation of the constitution, President Maithripala Sirisena said. Addressing the foreign media personnel at President’s house  today (25), President Sirisena said that the people…

I act in accordance with the Constitution – President tells Commonwealth Secretary General

(President Maithripala Sirisena greets Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Patricia Scotland in New York in September 2018. (File Photo)) President Maithripala Sirisena told the Commonwealth Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland that he has acted in accordance with the Constitution of Sri Lanka and would continue to stand for democratic practices. In a telephone conversation with Baroness…

Water to Wayamba

High-tech 93 km canal/tunnel to revive ancient Ellanga, cascading tank irrigation system A simple, but solemn inauguration ceremony of renovating 2,400 rural tanks connected with “ellanga gammana” or Cascaded Tank-Village system in the Dry Zone and the commencement of the Second Stage of the Wayamba Ela, was held near the Kubukulawa Tank in Polpithigama in…

A steady ride over troubled waters!

Three years is not a long period in the history of a nation with a proud record of a 25 centuries old civilization. However, it is a fairly significant segment of Sri Lanka’s post independent era of seven decades. The last three year period of our country is best known for good governance, which is…

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