Monthly Archives: January 2015


A Sri Lankan victory: How a country became a model of democratic courage

“I think I’ll call it morning….”
Gil Scott-Heron[i]
Neither their dire warnings nor our nightmarish fears materialised. The election ended as it should, in a peaceful change.
A large chunk of credit for that unexpectedly felicitous end should go to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Had he tried to resist the results illegally and unconstitutionally, as some of his […]

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By Tisaranee Gunasekara | Published on January 10, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Obama calls peaceful transition of power in Sri Lanka, symbol of hope for democracy around the world

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA ON THE ELECTION IN SRI LANKA
On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the people of Sri Lanka on the successful and peaceful conclusion of Sri Lanka’s presidential election and incoming President Maithripala Sirisena on his victory. I also commend the outgoing administration of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for […]

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By Statement | Published on January 10, 2015 at 5:23 am

Joint Services Command admits past mistakes due to political pressure, say committed to upholding law tomorrow

COMMUNIQUE
07th January 2015
1.               The Joint Services Command consisting of patriotic senior officers of the Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Air Force, with the support of Junior Officers and Other Ranks hereby hold presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapaksha, the Cabinet of Ministers, Speaker of the Parliament, Members of Parliament, Members of Provincial Councils, Regional Councils, […]

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By Statement | Published on January 8, 2015 at 1:35 am

In My Name – The dawn of a new era

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By Staff Correspondent | Published on January 7, 2015 at 11:15 pm

Lasantha, Mahinda and the significance of polling day – Open Letter to President Rajapakse

07 January 2015
His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa
President of Sri Lanka
Presidential Secretariat
Colombo 1
Dear Mr President,
The Importance of January 8th – Lasantha Wickrematunge’s murder
The irony of the presidential election being fixed for the sixth anniversary of the day on which my husband and your ‘friend’, Lasantha Wickrematunge, was assassinated, may have escaped you. It has not escaped me.
Lasantha […]

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By Sonali Samarasinghe Wickrematunge | Published on January 7, 2015 at 1:21 pm


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A Sri Lankan victory: How a country became a model of democratic courage

“I think I’ll call it morning….” Gil Scott-Heron[i] Neither their dire warnings nor our nightmarish fears materialised. The election ended as it should, in a peaceful change. Former ...

Statements

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Obama calls peaceful transition of power in Sri Lanka, symbol of hope for democracy around the world

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA ON THE ELECTION IN SRI LANKA On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the people of Sri Lanka on ...

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Joint Services Command admits past mistakes due to political pressure, say committed to upholding law tomorrow

COMMUNIQUE 07th January 2015 1.               The Joint Services Command consisting of patriotic senior officers of the Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Air Force, with the ...

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In My Name – The dawn of a new era

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Lasantha Wickrematunge

Lasantha, Mahinda and the significance of polling day – Open Letter to President Rajapakse

07 January 2015 His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa President of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Colombo 1 Dear Mr President, The Importance of January 8th – Lasantha Wickrematunge’s murder The irony of the presidential ...