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Let’s wish Yasmin Sooka truth and justice (for a change)

Some years ago, the then Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon appointed ‘a panel of experts’ to advise him on Sri Lanka’s three-decades long battle to rid the island of terrorism. The panel was led by a man called Marzuki Darusman, former Attorney General of Indonesia. The others in the panel were Steve R Ratner, a professor of law and Yasmin Sooka, a South African high court judge.   

July 31, 2020


Attempts to revamp LTTE futile under GR government: KP

The now-defunct LTTE’s arms procurer Kumaran Pathmanathan, known as ‘KP’, has urged the Tamil diaspora to be cautious about raising and donating funds to disrupt normalcy in Sri Lanka or revamp the LTTE, because such causes would be futile under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Government.

July 30, 2020


Islanders are Footballers

When I became the 20th Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy on 12th July 2015, other than my family members the most happiest group was “Royal College class of 80”, that is my class/Grade mates in 1980 Advance Level class.

July 22, 2020


‘ONLY’ place in world to see wild ponies

In 1986, as a 23-years-old young naval officer, I received my first Sea Command as Officer- in- Charge of P 432; Colombo Dockyard built Coastal Patrol Craft in Karainagar, Jaffna. It became my third consecutive appointment in the Northern Naval area.

July 13, 2020


High dependency on digital technology triggers cyber attacks


The COVID-19 pandemic created an immense humanitarian crisis that severely affected almost all countries in the world. Due to the health security measures taken by the governments, it forced organizations and individuals to adopt new practices such as social distancing and working from home.

July 08, 2020


Northern Islands of Sri Lanka

There are a number of tiny islands in Palk Bay and Palk Strait. The biggest among them is Delft Island (Nedunthivu) with about 4800 inhabitants. Another important island is Nainativu or Nagadeepa, and as per historical details, the island belongs to 'Naga' tribe, the ancient seafarers who were very wealthy.

July 07, 2020


Sri Lanka’s humanitarian operation against COVID-19, a success

With the outbreak of new coronavirus and the world’s most powerful nations have become powerless and confused as to how to defeat the invisible enemy.

July 01, 2020


No fear of second outbreak of COVID-19’ - Kamal Gunaratne

Defence Secretary Maj.Gen( Retired) Kamal Gunaratne , in an interview with Daily Mirror, spelled out the mission of his office in containing COVID-19, the present status of the country and also responded to allegations regarding militarisation. 

June 17, 2020


Open Letter to the Sigrid Rausing Trust on Yasmin Sooka & ITJP

June 16, 2020


Fathers Day message to Children of our Nation

Father’s Day is the day of honouring fatherhood and parental bonds. In Roman Catholic countries in Europe, its celebrate on March 19th, the St Joseph day. In America it’s third Sunday of month of June. So, this years Father’s Day is on 21st June 2020.

June 15, 2020