• Global Warming. Our future is disappearing – Fight Against Global Warming

    In recent days, a video circulating on social media has caught my attention. It is the video of a beautifully designed ice sculpture of a mother holding her little child’s hand.

    Under the burning sun, the little boy’s sculpture is melting away till it is finally reduced to a small piece of ice, much to the shock of passerby’s. At the end of the video comes a stark warning – ‘Global Warming. Our future is disappearing’.

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  • 225 ද? මිලියන 2ද ?

    ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පවතින දේශපාලන අර්බුදයට අප සිතනා පරිදි ඇති එකම විසඳුම වන්නේ මහ මැතිවරණයක් පැවැත්වීමයි. කෙසේ වෙතත් ජනපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තුව විසුරුවාහැරීමට අදාළව පළකළ පෙත්සම් සඳහා ගොනු කර ඇති මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම් පෙත්සම් සම්බන්ධයෙන් වන තීන්දුව මේ සටහන ලියන විටත් නිකුත් කර නොතිබුණි.

    කෙසේ වෙතත් නුදුරු දිනයකදීම මේ සම්බන්ධයෙන් වන තීන්දුව ලැබෙනු ඇත. මෙම තීන්දුව ජනතාව වෙනුවෙන් ලැබෙන තීන්දුවක් බවට අප ප්‍රාර්ථනා කරන අතර ඒ හරහා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මැතිවරණයකට යෑමට අපට අවස්ථාව ලැබේවායි විශ්වාස කරමු.

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  • Congratulations to Sri Lanka’s Aviation Industry for flying our national air carrier for 71 years with loyalty and dedication.

    Today, December 10, I am proud to congratulate Sri Lanka’s Aviation Industry for flying our national air carrier for 71 years with loyalty and dedication, to serve millions of passengers from across the globe.

    Sri Lanka’s first national air carrier, Air Ceylon was established on this day, in 1947, after its inaugural flight took off from the Ratmalana Airport, shortly after 8am, to head for Palaly.

    After a brief stop there, the flight, with 16 passengers on board, proceeded to Madras, today known as Chennai, and returned to Colombo by the same route later that day.

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  • We reiterate our call for a General Election to take this country forward!

    In recent weeks, since Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa took over the caretaker government, in the midst of a severe economic crisis due to the inefficiency of the UNP government, there have been several allegations which have surfaced that the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna has offered large sums of money for MPs to cross over to our side.

    Some of these allegations have thrown mud at Hon. Rajapaksa and his party saying they have offered exorbitant amounts to MPs only to secure a majority in Parliament and have also promised to divide the country so that the SLPP can continue in government.

    These allegations have remained nothing but a myth and it has surfaced from those who have failed to win the trust of the people and have failed to work for the nation.

    My father, Hon Mahinda Rajapaksa, as you all know, has been a people’s leader. With his years of experience in politics, he has served the nation well. No one can deny the fact that under his strong leadership, he together with our valiant tri forces, were able to end the three decade long civil war against the LTTE terrorists. Today, Sri Lanka has seen peace and development, is because my father worked for each and every one of you. He has believed in the courage of his people and has taken pride in serving for his country.

    In Oct, when President Maithripala Sirisena turned to Hon. Rajapaksa for help save this nation once again, this time from an economic, political and social turmoil, my father agreed. Even within these past three years, while sitting in the opposition benches, Hon. Rajapaksa had not stopped working for the country. People came to him in thousands, to discuss their worries and concerns, and to seek his help. Thousands also came to him just to thank him, to sit with him and just to be encouraged by him. His doors were never closed for the Sri Lankan citizen.

    Hon. Rajapaksa never needed an official seat to work for Sri Lanka. As he said in his speech in Parliament last month, “I do not need this seat to work. I have served as a Prime Minister, a President. I do not need an official label like you all to work for Sri Lanka,” he told all the MPs.

    Hon. Rajapaksa has always maintained one condition. And that it to function as an honest politician and serve his party, based on the policies of the party. He has never been misled and he himself has never misled another MP. His only condition to welcome a new MP to his party is that they must cross over based on the policies of the party. He has always maintained that a politician can work well for his country, only if he first remains dedicated to his political party.

    In recent weeks, there have been groups who have been misled by the failing UNP, who, fearing that their failures and frauds will be exposed, have alleged that Hon. Rajapaksa has offered money to buy MPs. This is just the work of some who fear that their own frauds will soon be exposed.

    Hon. Rajapaksa does not need to offer money to show his majority. He will show his majority when the need arises.

    Since Oct 26, there have been some MPs who have approached Hon, Rajapaksa and President Sirisena, seeking financial assistance to cross over, but these MPs have only been turned down and sent back. The only advise given to them is, to Join us if they accept our party policies and if they want to work for this nation who has already borne the brunt of fraud and corruption these past three and a half years.

    There have also been allegations that my father has promised to divide the country if MPs cross over to our side. I ask these people, spreading these allegations, that is it possible, that a leader who bravely faced the threats of the LTTE and saw his valiant forces end the war, ever be able to see the country divided once again? If Hon. Rajapaksa wanted to divide this island, he would not have bought peace to our shores, which paved way for development, investments, tourism, etc to enter our land.

    In recent weeks, we the SLPP, have also heard allegations that the UNP too have offered various amounts of monies for MPs to sit with them. But these rumors have been ignored by Hon. Rajapaksa who has maintained that millions should never be wasted on illegal practices of buying MPs. In-fact Hon. Rajapaksa reiterates his call for a General Election, so that a strong, stable government can be in place, and we can start working for Sri Lanka, to take this country forward. His only hope has always been to see this country prosper.

    We reiterate our call for a General Election. #LetMeVote

  • Let the people decide

    France is making the rounds on world news today. The media reports that the violent clashes that have called for the deployment of over 89,000 police officers, are a result of weakening economic policies implemented by the Macron Government. “President Emmanuel Macron was elected last year with an overwhelming mandate for sweeping economic reform, but his popularity has fallen sharply in recent months amid accusations that he is a “president for the rich”, a BBC report said.


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