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February 1, 2015 at 10:06 pm

Of those endangered CJs

February 1, 2015, 9:16 pm

Sri Lanka, a country like no other, has set a new world record  with last week’s Chief-Justice hat trick as it were. CJ Mohan Peiris was  ousted last Wednesday. CJ Shirani Bandaranayake was there till Thursday and CJ  K. Sripavan was appointed on Friday!

Peiris lost his job because his appointment was deemed bad in  law and, therefore, null and void by President Maithripala Sirisena, who held  that Bandaranayake’s removal had not been proper. What if a future government  holds that the removal of Peiris was illegal?

Garment exporters confident of achieving 2015 revenue target

February 1, 2015 at 9:59 pm

February 1, 2015, 8:56 pm

A sight from the B2B event held by the Sri Lanka Chamber of  Garment Exporters (SLCGE) and its partner Sri Lanka Apparel Sourcing Association  (SLASA) recently

Sri Lankan elephant Janita is pregnant in Prague Zoo, and the Czechs are rejoicing!

February 1, 2015 at 9:56 pm

February 1, 2015, 9:20 pm

by S Venkat Narayan,         Our Special Correspondent NEW DELHI, January 28:

Animal lovers in the Czech Republic are rejoicing these days:  Janita, a Sri Lankan elephant cow, is expecting her first baby in the Prague  Zoo! It will be the second time that an elephant calf will be born in the  world’s seventh best zoo since it came into existence in 1933.  

People have high and realizable hopes

February 1, 2015 at 9:50 pm

February 1, 2015, 9:19 pm

Many people think that the new government is a godsend at this  moment of the history of Sri Lanka. They see in it an alternative to many of the  nation’s problems and dilemmas. With the overwhelming approval and affirmation  of the People, the opportunity has come to wipe off the sadness and the tears on  the face of Mother Lanka and vest her in an admirable and beautiful new vesture  more becoming of her and respectful of her millennial heritage and patrimony.  Material development that is forgetful of our spiritual patrimony becomes like a  well constructed city with inhabitants poor in every way.

Modus operandi for Good Governance

February 1, 2015 at 9:49 pm

February 1, 2015, 9:18 pm

For what it’s worth, please let me contribute my own mite in the  interests of Good Governance.

Removal of CJ impeachable offence – Dr. Amerasekeraa

February 1, 2015 at 9:46 pm

Nalin challenges BASL chief to public debate

February 1, 2015, 11:18 pm

Well-known author and intellectual Dr. Gunadasa Amarasekera,  addressing a seminar at the Organisation of Professional Associations, yesterday  alleged that President Maithripala Sirisena had removed Chief Justice Mohan  Peiris in contravention of the Constitution and acted similarly on several  occasions since his election at the Jan. 08 presidential election. The willful  violation of the Constitution was an impeachable offence, Dr. Amarasekera said.

SLTB: JVP tells new govt. not to replace corrupt officials with equally bad UNPers

February 1, 2015 at 9:44 pm

February 1, 2015, 11:18 pm

Pro-JVP All Ceylon Transport Workers’ Union has written to new  Transport Minister Ranjith Maddumabandara urging him not replace corrupt SLFP  officials of the Sri Lanka Transport Board by equally bad UNPers and to appoint  qualified persons who could realise the goal of good governance within the  public bus service.

UNP politico to surrender elephant calf

February 1, 2015 at 9:41 pm

February 1, 2015, 11:14 pm

By Wijayasiri Widyasekera

Deputy Wildlife Minister Wasantha Senanayake accompanied by a  team of Wildlife officers and police visited the residence of UNP Western  Provincial Council member Kithsiri Kahatapitiya at Pokunuwita, Horana on  Saturday to inspect a sick baby elephant.

Investigations revealed that there was no proper permit for  keeping baby jumbo aged about four years and the animal had injuries.

Mr. Kahatapitiya’s son Mahinda told the officials that their  family had owned elephants for generations and agreed to surrender the elephant  calf to the Wildlife Department yesterday.


SLFP Organiser calls for independent domestic war crimes probe

February 1, 2015 at 9:39 pm

* Punish those found guilty, pardon them later * Non compliance may lead to economic sanctions 

February 1, 2015, 11:05 pm

by Zacki Jabbar

An SLFP Chief Organiser and former Minister yesterday called for  an independent domestic inquiry into allegations of war crimes that the United  Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) had levelled against the previous  government, the Sri Lankan military and the LTTE.

Customs bust Rs. 352 mn racket

February 1, 2015 at 9:36 pm

February 1, 2015, 11:01 pm

By Prabath Vithana

The Customs Department has busted a racket where two garment  manufacturers from the Anuradhapura District allegedly deprived the state of  Rs.352 million by releasing duty free material to the local market for three  years.

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