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Response to facebook criticisms over Mahamaya girls' medals

Response to facebook criticisms over Mahamaya girls' medals

A series of photographs of schoolgirls dressed in a manner flaunting their medals was circulating around in the internet during the past few days. These schoolgirls who won these medals because of their skills in swimming at Kandy Mahamaya Girls' College became a matter of humour for some people.  A question was posed as to how this number of medals could be secured by each of them in just one colours night.

Most of those who saw these photographs which were being exchanged here and there had no proper idea of details about those photos or understanding. However, the girls had come before the media to

Parliament dissolved -- no budget -- how to run 2019?

Parliament dissolved -- no budget -- how to run 2019?

With President taking action to dissolve parliament as a finale of of a political struggle, the opportunity to present the budget in parliament for year 2019 and allocate funds for certain ministries has gone astray. 

Former minister Mangala Samaraweera was expected to present the budget prepared and that was on November 26th, 2018 and after Ranil and his

Mahinda Rajapaksa quits Sri Lanka Freedom Party!

Mahinda Rajapaksa quits Sri Lanka Freedom Party!

Prime Minister Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa who was elected to the position of President on two occasions by representing Sri Lanka Freedom Party ... quit the party today. He has now enlisted himself today (11) with Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna which was pioneered by his brother Basil.

He obtained his membership around 11 this morning at Wijerama official residence and about 50 parliament members who represented Sri Lanka Freedom Party headed by the Prime Minister

UNP Prime Minister candidate ... Sajith

UNP Prime Minister candidate ... Sajith

After parliament was dissolved, the UNP has called a parliamentary meeting this morning (10) and on that occasion some decisive pints have been brought into discussion. In this instance, matters such as showing response to activities against the constitution and decisive matters such as facing the future general elections and presidential elections as well were exchanged by working in unity in the face of this political challenge. In the process, the majority has proposed that Mr. Sajith

Story about Mahinda Deshapriya going to courts ... by saying decision is wrong.

Story about Mahinda Deshapriya going to courts ... by saying decision is wrong. 

Some reports have been published that Chairman of Election Commission, Mr. Mahinda Deshapriya that he would be going to Supreme Court saying that dissolution of parliament is contrary to the constitution. However, he has still not made an official announcement in that connection as such.

According to the 19th amendment the President has powers to dissolve parliament only after parliament has completed its period of four and a half years; as such, the act of dissolution should be

Was parliament dissolved because of impending gloom hovering over Mahinda - Maithri?

Was parliament dissolved because of impending gloom hovering over Mahinda - Maithri?

Political sources are by now revealing major reasons for parliament being dissolved last night (9). The version by way of popular opinion by now is apparently the Prime Minister being unable to achieve his anticipated majority when parliament reopens on 14th. By yesterday (9) it is not 113 but in reality it was only 68 who supported the Mahinda faction, a rumour has gone round.

When 113 happened to be 113 at the final winning post in the race ... the UNP faction was involved in a battle of winning over ministers of the Alliance, there was information to say that when parliament was called, a no confidence motion was to be launched against Prime Minister Mahinda

Where is the 2 week's Politics leading to?

Where is the 2 week's Politics leading to?

President Maithripala Sirisena took action in making Mahinda Rajapaksa all of a sudden to make him the Prime Minister around 7.20 on the eve of 2th Friday. Exactly a fortnight later at approximately 10.15 last night (9) the President next has decided to dissolve parliament all of a sudden once again. As such, the Maithree - Mahinda coalition which was effected with parliament closed down came to an abrupt halt in just 2 weeks. But during the meantime the 29 ministers of the cabinet appointed are to be given limited powers until a new government is established as a caretaker

Ministers who took oaths this morning

Ministers who took oaths this morning

Another set of ministers took their oaths this morning. They are as follows:

Bandula Goonawardena - Minister of International Trade and Investment Promotion
Susil Premajayanth - Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs and Justice

Parliament dissolved!

Parliament dissolved!

10.16 pm
It was reported at 10.15 this night that the President had placed his signature to the gazette announcing that parliament would be dissolved and it was forwarded to the Government Press. As such, the issue regarding the post of Prime Minister comes to and simultaneously all positions held in the near future.

9.30 pm
There are rumours circulating that President Maithripala Sirisena is to dissolve the parliament  this

12 of Rauff Hakeem's and Badurdeen's constituents go to Mecca ... saying that they are supporting UNP

12 of Rauff Hakeem's and Badurdeen's constituents go to Mecca ... saying that they are supporting UNP

There were various news items in the past few days in private media partial to the government media and the government that both Rauff Hakeem and Rishad Badiudeen will be offering their support to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. It was further announced that it had been proposed to sign an agreement with government and after it is signed in a few more day's time the 12 of them will be added to their relevant positions as ministers subsequent to their authoritative powers. Minister S.B. Dissanayaka too has said that the talks were successful. However, after their stand was clarified, as a strategy to evade being 'baited', former


Rangana Herath's relatives who came to see his final match ...  face much inconvenience!
Rangana Herath's relatives who came to see his final match ...
face much inconvenience!

The final Test match of Rangana Herath who has been acclaimed as the most distinguished left-hand spin bowler from Sri Lanka is in progress now at Galle International Cricket Ground. Various activities have been prepared to give him an honourable farewell and a special portion for viewing the game has been provided separately members of his family and other invitees by Sri Lanka Cricket Association.

Whatever it is, allegations have been made by those who are there that this cubicle is something with the least facilities. It has been erected at a muddy location and because of an inactive air conditioner

President Maithri does not attend Sobitha Thero's third death anniversary!

President Maithri does not attend Sobitha Thero's third death anniversary!

Three years have passed by since yesterday (8) of Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero's death. He launched 'National Movement for a Just Society' criticising shortcomings of the then regime and was instrumental in introducing a common candidate in 2014 and was elated in seeing his hopes being achieved; however he was disillusioned during his last days as things changed contrary to what he expected. Having being on sick bed for sometime he passed away in Singapore on November 8th, 2015.

After his death Yahapalanaya leaders paid a tribute on his first death anniversary memorial event on a


"Our hearts broke when you said 'Samanala clan" -- Samarisi group

"Our hearts broke when you said 'Samanala clan" -- Samarisi group

A group of Samarisi activists expressed " Because of President Maithripala Sirisena saying "Samanala clan" at the 'Janamahimaya' rally, damage was done to 'Samarisi' community and that the President should ask pardon from their community. This was said at a media briefing held yesterday (7) in Colombo held at 'Kanthawa and Saamuhikaya' centre at Borella, Sarasavi Lane.

What they said was that 'samarisi' behaviour was not a crime but a right; that the President has hurt

Ranil tells that if he wins ... he would work with President next year also

Ranil tells that if he wins ... he would work with President next year also 

Former Premier Mr. Ranil Wickremasingha has joined in an interview with 'The Hindu' news agency and said that if he is given an opportunity to show the majority in parliament he is prepared to work in unison with Mr. Maithripala Srisena in the future.

"I have no problem in working with him. It is from him that this question should be asked.The governing constitution does not make provision for personal prejudices". Further, Mr. Ranil



Dr. Nesaih returns 'Deshamanya' award ...  being disgusted of President!

Dr. Nesaih returns 'Deshamanya' award ...being disgusted of President!

Dr. Devanesan Nesiah has forwarded a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena by stating that his feelings of democracy has been dashed on the floor because of decisions the President has taken during the past week and the Deshamanya Award bestowed on him last year be directed back to Presidential Secretariat. Dr. Nesiah has mentioned in the letter that under conditions that has cropped up in Sri Lanka, what he sees as a national patriot is that he has no other alternative than return the award and certificate back to


Did Manusha go to Singapore after switching party ...  to collect the money?


Did Manusha go to Singapore after switching party ...
to collect the money?

Manusha Nanayakkara who was popular as an announcer of Swarnavahini news initially secured a member of parliament position by contesting on the UNP ticket. During operations of 'baiting' Mahinda's 2/3rd for the 18th amendment he changed parties from the UNP to the UPFA. Later while holding a deputy minister portfolio in the Maithri regime he once again switches over to the UNP in the present 1/2 'baiting' operations. UNP fans who keep their eyes open about those who makes a leap from UNP to the Alliance which is


"People are in hunger ...   power for struggle doesn't concern them" -- Muralitharan


"People are in hunger ... 
power for struggle doesn't concern them" -- Muralitharan

Former cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan who points out that political problems which has cropped up these days in Sri Lanka said that those issues is a power for struggle of those people involved in politics and that without fulfilling basic essentials of the public instead of devoting attention to other matters would be a problem to oneself. He said all this by joining in the BBC

Alagiyawanna and Sriyani to UNP?

Alagiyawanna and Sriyani to UNP?

News that UPFA member of parliament Lasantha Alagiyawanna and Sriyani Wijewickrema who took her oaths as a Minister of State are to join in by extending their support to Ranil ... it was announced across social network yesterday. Reports so published in that respect mention that in the very same manner that Manusha did, they too have stated that the decision taken to appoint Mahinda

"Whatever Speaker says ... we will allow Prime Minister's chair to Mahinda -- parliament sergeant-at-alms

"Whatever Speaker says ... we will allow Prime Minister's chair to Mahinda -- parliament sergeant-at-alms

Chief Sergeant-at-alms of parliament, Mr. Narendra Fernando has made a statement to 'Mawbima' newspaper that he inclusive of other officers of parliament work according to the gazette announcement issued by the President.

Accordingly he stated that new seating accommodation would be provided to new Prime Minister, the cabinet and MPs of the government during the forthcoming few days. On a query posed by us with regard to the present atmosphere, he said that as civil servants, the Speaker has informed that it is not

Manusha crosses over again -- rumours that 8 more are turning to Ranil

Manusha crosses over again -- rumours that 8 more are turning to Ranil

Manusha Nanayakkara who extended his support to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa by taking his oaths as deputy state minister of Labour and Foreign Employment in the presence of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned from his position today. What is stated in his resignation letter is that accepting Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa who has been appointed in an unconstitutional manner is rejected by him and that he has decided to join hands with the United

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