Managala Samaraweera’s Media Circus

An article on Reporters Without Borders details how the current Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka, Mangala Samaraweera orchestrated a media drama to clear former President Chandrika Kumaratunga and her personal security division from the murder of the Editor of Satana news paper, Rohana Kumara. 25 March 2004 Unpunished Crimes of the … [Read more...]

Political Witch-Hunts to Begin

The close associates of the Maithreepala, Ranil alliance are about to begin the political persecutions against people who were critical of them during the election campaign period. According to the reports published on pro government sites, they are planning to fabricate rape allegations against Wimal Weerawansa, a member of the parliament and vocal critic of Maithree-Ranil alliance. According … [Read more...]


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President’s election is purely an individual based election- not a party based election

Written By : By J.Yogaraj Senior Journalist It is clearly understood that president’s election is an individual based election. Therefore we should think about the particular individual and his performance in the past. If a candidate wants to win this election , he has to show his performance and not the party performance. A confident individual contesting for the country’s highest … [Read more...]

Most suitable leader to lead the country Race is on….

By J.Yogaraj - Senior Journalist - Announcer ( S L B C ) Who is a leader ? A leader will never change his policies.He will never bow down sinister moves and threats. A real leader will have the courage and determination to carry forward the work he has been doing before. Leader takes care about the people who work under him. Leadership has been described as "a process of social influence … [Read more...]

Sarath Fonseka finally accepts defeat at 2010 elections – Lambastes Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa for pushing him for 2010 election knowing that MR will win

BY J.Yogaraj - Senior Journalist - Announcer ( S L B C ) Every one in this world work for some benefits. They expect something in return directly or indirectly. On the other side, if somebody falls into a pit, there are few people who will help, but many will ignore or expect the disaster. This is human nature. This has happened in former army commander’s life as well. We saw SF contested in … [Read more...]


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Mahinda Vs Maithripala ( Head to Head )

By  J.Yogaraj ,   Senior Journalist , Announcer ( S L B C ) **** **** ***** In what could be described as one of the most decisive ‘Political coups’ the country has witnessed, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary and Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said he would contest President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the upcoming presidential election. This is considered as the major … [Read more...]

Holy Mass in Bethlehem to bless President Rajapaksa

A Holy Mass to bless President Mahinda Rajapaksa and to mark his 69th birthday will be held at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem on Saturday, 22nd November 2014 at 3.00pm. This event is organized by a Palestinian group called the ‘Friends of Sri Lanka in Bethlehem’ in collaboration with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Israel and the Representative Office of Sri Lanka in the State of … [Read more...]

Govt put a stop to weapon market, eliminating terrorism – President

“When there is a war, weapons are in great demand and they are sold at a high price. But it is we who put a stop to such a market with the complete elimination of terrorism in this country, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa. “I was told by the Defence Secretary that there were arms ships in Sri Lankan waters, despite the fact that the war had ended. I advised him to take steps to send those … [Read more...]

A bouquet of roses to the people’s President

President Mahinda Rajapaksa turns 69 today. Many events including religious ceremonies, blood donation campaigns, dana, meritorious acts and charity events have been organised throughout the country to mark the occasion with Hambantota, the President’s birth place being the focal point of the ceremonies. Born on November 18, 1945 in Medamulana in the deep South it was a long and hard journey to … [Read more...]

Unity among Diversity

By  J.Yogaraj  - Senior Journalist  & Announcer ( S L B C ), People talk about unity in public places, but some do not realize and understand the real meaning of unity.Unity simply means think in one direction or support one’s thought and rally around him. It also denotes the practices and work as one unit. You need patience and tolerance to work a s a unit. Unity becomes more strong … [Read more...]

MR seeking 3rd Term in office – Opposition should not worry about it, instead they should simply concentrate on the candidate whom they are going to represent

By J.Yogaraj - Senior Journalist & Announcer ( S L B C ) Seeking opinion from Supreme Court is according to constitution standards.There is nothing wrong that MR seeking opinion from a top judiciary body of the country. President Mahinda Rajapaksa sought the opinion of Supreme Court on legitimacy of his third term presidency. The Supreme Court, subsequent to the President’s move, has … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka petroleum authority profits this year

Colombo: Sri Lanka's state-owned petroleum supplier, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), has finally started to make profits. The CPC, which incurred losses for years, has made a profit of Rs. 3 billion by September this year, Petroleum Resources Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said at parliament today. Addressing the committee stage debate of the 2015 budget, the Minister said the … [Read more...]

India says LTTE active in Tamil Nadu even after 2012 ban

A special tribunal constituted by the Delhi High Court reserved its verdict on whether the Centre’s ban on terror group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) needs to be upheld. The tribunal, headed by Justice G P Mittal, reserved its order after conclusion of arguments by the government represented by advocate Anil Soni as well as other parties in the matter. The central government as … [Read more...]

Forbes predicts MR will win in the next presidential election – Local parties are mum of Forbes magazine predictions

By J.Yogaraj - Senior Journalist & Announcer ( S L B C ) World’s leading business magazine Forbes has come up with a spectacular prediction on an island far from New York City. The magazine gives predictions to many super power countries. But I think this is the first time the magazine selected Sri Lanka for an important prediction. And this prediction is completely different from the … [Read more...]

New Zealand invites MR for Cricket World Cup opening

A New Zealand minister will arrive here today to extend an invitation to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to participate in the opening ceremony of the ICC World Cup to be held in his country in February, next year, Daily Mirror learns. New Zealand’s Minister of Primary Industries, Nathan Guy will be arriving with the invitation from New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to the President. However, … [Read more...]

The government accept the responsibility of 75 orphan children who lost their parents at the Koslanda Tragedy.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the government will accept the responsibility of 75 orphan children who lost their parents at the Koslanda Tragedy. The President stresses that it is the bounded duty of the officials to evacuate people from natural disaster prawn areas and resettle them in suitable places. The President expresses the nations regret for the surviving members of the affected … [Read more...]

The SLFP Sub committee will forward today its recommendation on the proposals made by Jathika Hela Urumaya.

The SLFP Sub committee will forward today its recommendation on the proposals made by Jathika Hela Urumaya. Jathika Hela Urumaya has presented 35 proposals with seven major proposals to the SLFP. General Secretary of the SLFP Maithreepala Sirisena said the party considered the proposals and they will continue the dialogue between the two parties. … [Read more...]