Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga

Type: Person
Name: Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga
Title: President
Organization: Sri Lanka
Date of Birth: 29/06/1945
Place of Birth: Colombo
Fact Sheet: Biography for Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Uva polls result–no impact on UPFA vote base

by Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said as far as the Government is concerned, it has secured power in most of the Uva electorates and it had some downward trends only in one or two areas at the recently concluded Uva Provincial ... [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

JVP blames defeat of labour struggles on division along party lines

by Dasun EdirisingheJVP Western Provincial Council member K. D. Lalkantha yesterday blamed the recent defeat of trade union struggles on lack of unity among trade unions.He said that they could win their demands if all trade unions belonging to several ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

JVP vehemently opposes President seeking a third term

by Dasun EdirisingheThe JVP said yesterday it would think of the presidential election only after the government made an official announcement to that effect, but the incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa was not eligible to contest a third term as ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

‘Military takeover’: Defence Ministry responds to CBK

by Shamindra FerdinandoThe Defence Ministry yesterday alleged that an attempt was being made to discredit the military in accordance with an overall political strategy meant to undermine the government.A senior Defence Ministry spokesperson told The ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Why Rajapaksas keep winning elections

Voters tend to vote differently in Presidential and Parliamentary elections. However, given the public mood at the time and the absence of a convincing political alternative, the prospects of a political change in the near future is remote.The outcome ... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

Backgrounder: Major events about China-Sri Lanka relations

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.BEIJING, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Colombo on Tuesday for the first state visit to Sri Lanka by a Chinese head of state in decades.The following are some major events about China-Sri Lanka ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Govt. has not issued licences to open bars, liquor outlets – Dullas

by Dasun EdirisingheNew liquor licences had not been issued by the Mahinda Rajapaksa government for taverns in any part of the country, Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said yesterday at the SLFP weekly press briefing ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 1 reports

More on the third term of MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA

When one reads the opinions expressed by lawyers, experts in English and so called political analysts it is clear that everybody is rationalizing his/her (not many here have expressed their opinions) convictions. I am not anyone of the above by any stretch ... [Published LankaWeb - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Sentence reduced on Ex-PSD Chief

The Court of Appeal had reduced the sentence of four years rigorous imprisonment imposed by Kandy High Court Judge Preethi Padman Surasena on H.A. Nihal Kumar Karunartne, the PSD Chief of former President Chandrika Kumaratunga.The reduced sentence by ... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

CBK, Ven. Sobitha, the Uva Polls and the Presidential Stakes

Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images via The Republic Square The Uva provincial council elections campaign in the Badulla and Moneragala districts, are taking on an intensity that was missing even in the recent Western and Southern Provincial ... [Published groundviews - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

PM Pledged 100 Per Cent Support, Says TNA

COLOMBO: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had told a delegation of the Sri Lankan Tamil National Alliance (TNA), when the latter met him in New Delhi on August 23, that India would be 100 per cent with the Tamils of Sri Lanka.“We are 100 per cent with you, ... [Published New Indian Express - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 2 reports

CBK meets Aung San Suu Kyi,

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Local media reports that Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga was in Myanmar [Burma] last week and met with Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a globally renowned activist for democracy. Aung San Suu Kyi is the leader of the National ... [Published Lankapuvath - Aug 31 2014]

Quotes

Responding to other allegations made by Mrs. Kumaratunga, the Defence Ministry said: "intelligence services don’t have the capability to tap mobile phones. there is also absolutely no basis to claim ordinary telephones are being tapped because no one uses line phones these days. we don’t have the capability delete email. the service provider should be held responsible if someone interfered with e-mails. in fact, reference to mahinda balasuriya was interesting as he quit the service in june 2011."

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Govt vote base still intact - Minister Keheliya... [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 28 2014]
Uva polls result–no impact on UPFA vote base [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 28 2014]
Back To The People, The Uva Message [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Sep 27 2014]
JVP vehemently opposes President seeking a thir... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Sep 25 2014]
JVP blames defeat of labour struggles on divisi... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Sep 25 2014]
‘Military takeover’: Defence Ministry responds ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Sep 24 2014]
President Rajapaksa joins Hillary Clinton at CG... [Published LankaWeb - Sep 24 2014]
Why Rajapaksas keep winning elections [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Sep 22 2014]
Ashraff’s mystique still lingers among Eastern ... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Sep 19 2014]
Backgrounder: Major events about China-Sri Lank... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Sep 16 2014]
Backgrounder: Major events about China-Sri Lank... [Published Individual.com - Sep 16 2014]
Govt. has not issued licences to open bars, liq... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Sep 15 2014]
Uva PC polls – UPFA for a victory with honour [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 14 2014]
Incumbent President has legal right to contest ... [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 13 2014]
Aditi Phadnis: How Modi projects ideas of India [Published Business Standard India - Sep 12 2014]
Polls Chief empowered to hold PC poll on two days [Published Sri Lanka Island - Sep 10 2014]
More on the third term of MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA [Published LankaWeb - Sep 07 2014]
Sentence reduced on Ex-PSD Chief [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Sep 04 2014]
The US: Friend or foe? [Published Sri Lanka Island - Sep 03 2014]
CBK, Ven. Sobitha, the Uva Polls and the Presid... [Published groundviews - Sep 02 2014]
PM Pledged 100 Per Cent Support, Says TNA [Published New Indian Express - Sep 01 2014]
Modi urged us to engage the Govt: TNA [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Aug 31 2014]
CBK meets Aung San Suu Kyi, [Published Lankapuvath - Aug 31 2014]
Chandrika meets Aung San Suu Kyi [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Aug 31 2014]
Postponing a proposed election [Published The Nation.lk - Aug 30 2014]
Nonsensical Election Debating [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Aug 30 2014]
Chandrika Kumaratunga meets Aung San Suu Kyi, [Published Asian Tribune - Aug 30 2014]
EDITORIAL - Who will rule the ruling alliance? [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Aug 30 2014]
Madoluwawe Sobita Hamudurwo and the Executive P... [Published LankaWeb - Aug 29 2014]
Sri Lanka: OHCHR Investigation per UNHRC Resolu... [Published LankaWeb - Aug 29 2014]
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CBK, Ven. Sobitha, the Uva Polls and the Presid... [Published groundviews - Sep 02 2014]
Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images via The Republic Square The Uva provincial council elections campaign in the Badulla and Moneragala districts, are taking on an intensity that was missing even in the recent Western and Southern Provincial ...
Remembering 1994: Violence interrupted, democra... [Published groundviews - Aug 16 2014]
Photo courtesy Club Madrid May 2014 marked the fifth anniversary of the brutal end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, amidst massive human rights violations by rival armies that killed thousands of civilians. While many Sri Lankans felt relieved to be ...
OPPOSITION TRENDS IN THE ELECTION SEASON [Published groundviews - Jul 28 2014]
Image courtesy JVP Media Unit If the Rajapaksa administration wanted to mislead and confuse the mainstream opposition and lead it to an electoral dead-end, it could hardly do better than the opposition has itself done, and done unto itself. The ...
A TRIUMPH OF HOPE OVER EXPERIENCE? A PRELIMINAR... [Published groundviews - Jul 27 2014]
Image by AFP’s Ishara Kodikara courtesy Foreign Correspondents Association Sri Lanka There was a remarkable image in the news recently. It was from the meeting of the Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera’s National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) ...
Where In-fighting generates Fervour & Power... [Published groundviews - Jul 16 2014]
Image courtesy NBC News “Division and in-fighting will sap and weaken any organisation or ideological current.” This formulation (mine) may seem a common-sense dictum. Let me challenge this notion with another dictum: “fratricidal militant fission ...
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