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 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Comment: UN inquiry holds few terrors for a Sri Lanka used to impunity

By Kasun Ubayasiri , Griffith UniversityThe Sri Lankan government is hoping to ride out a diplomatic storm after failing to thwart a UN Human Rights Council vote approving an international investigation of alleged war crimes.The US-sponsored resolution ... [Published Special Broadcasting Service - 21 hours ago]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 2 reports

Never Say No

Never say No, is a streak of the character of the Sri Lankans, from the President to the ordinary peasant in a Sri Lanka village. They never give up hope. It was seen recently with the Sri Lanka Cricket team winning the T20 world Cup. Within them was ... [Published LankaWeb - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

When the law is ‘plaything’…

The gains made by the Democratic Party (DP) and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) at the recently concluded elections for the Southern and Western Provincial Councils, along with modest performances by the ruling party and the main opposition party ... [Published The Nation.lk - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

JR’s Executive Presidency wish lives on

By C. V. Vivekananthan– Attorney-at-law.At the General Elections of 1977, the UNP headed by J.R. Jayawardene, presented its manifesto to the people. By its manifesto, the UNP sought a mandate from the people inter-alia “to draft, adopt and operate a new ... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

President pardons CBK’s errant security guards

, 6:40 pmBy Norman PalihawadaneTen former officers of the Presidential Security Division (PSD) convicted and sentenced for the attack on popular singing couple Rukantha Goonatillake and Chandralekha Perera were pardoned by the President yesterday.Nine ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Sri Lanka's former President not decided to contest at a future Presidential election

* Apr 07, Colombo: Former President of Sri Lanka Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga said that she has not decided to contest at a future Presidential election although she is now able to contest to office again.Referring to President Mahinda Rajapaksa ... [Published Colombo Page - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Video: Interim admin to take in N/E if the resolution persists; Weerawansa

Minister Wimal Weerawansa today said that the United States backed resolution against Sri Lanka would ultimately lead to an Interim Administration in the North and East (N/E) Provinces under the supervision of the United Nations (UN).“Forces have been ... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

CBK takes on religious intolerance in Sri Lanka

Photo courtesy Dinouk Colombage President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has since her graceful retirement from office more than eight years ago after the completion of a constitutionally mandated two term limit, busied herself with an impressive ... [Published groundviews - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 3 reports

Secretary to the President rejects Chandrika's charges

(Colombo Lankapuvath) Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, in a letter to Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, has responded to the accusations put forward by her toward the Government of harassment through illegal survei ... [Published Lankapuvath - Mar 22 2014]
First reported Mar 22 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 1 reports

3/22/2014: WORLD: Former Sri Lankan president Kumaratunga scared for life

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s former president said the government’s secret services were conducting constant surveillance on her and she feared for her safety. Chandrika Kumaratunga said her telephone calls, emails and her two residences were under constant. ... [Published Hindustan Times - Mar 22 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 3 reports

Rajapaksa spying on me: Chandrika

Sri Lanka's former president Chandrika Kumaratunga has charged President Mahinda Rajapaksa with subjecting her to "illegal and unconstitutional" surveillance.Ms. Kumaratunga has said that the government's activities have violated her privacy, causing ... [Published The Hindu - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 15 2014 - Updated Mar 16 2014 - 2 reports

Sri Lanka braces for Channel 4’s new storm

The past seven days were full of political incidents. The highlight was the latest production by the infamous media institute Channel 4; a video filmed with the intention of putting Sri Lanka in trouble just two weeks before voting begins for a US sponsored ... [Published The Nation.lk - Mar 16 2014]

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"things are different now and everyone wants to get rich through politics. when i was in power i did everything possible to control corruption and fraud and strengthened institutions like the bribery commission" Kumaratunga said
Emphasising her concerns over safety, Ms. Kumaratunga in her letter said: "taking into consideration the prevailing practice of destroying anyone who is considered a threat to the higher authorities of your government, by means of murder, 'disappearances', physical attacks, i have serious reasons to be concerned about my safety." Charging that the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) paid visits to her friends, Ms...

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Comment: UN inquiry holds few terrors for a Sri... [Published Special Broadcasting Service - 21 hours ago]
Never Say No [Published LankaWeb - Apr 21 2014]
Return Of The Past? [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Apr 20 2014]
Administrative Failure In The North [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Apr 20 2014]
When the law is ‘plaything’… [Published The Nation.lk - Apr 19 2014]
JR’s Executive Presidency wish lives on [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Apr 19 2014]
President pardons CBK’s errant security guards [Published Sri Lanka Island - Apr 11 2014]
Sri Lanka's former President not decided to con... [Published Colombo Page - Apr 07 2014]
Where From Here To The President’s Polls [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Apr 05 2014]
Victory for President’s nationalism [Published Sri Lanka Island - Apr 02 2014]
End of ideology and present political crisis [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Mar 30 2014]
Wigneswaran to deliver Bernard Soysa lecture [Published Sri Lanka Island - Mar 29 2014]
Human Rights Council to Investigate Sri Lanka f... [Published Dissident Voice - Mar 27 2014]
Video: Interim admin to take in N/E if the reso... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Mar 27 2014]
CBK takes on religious intolerance in Sri Lanka [Published groundviews - Mar 25 2014]
Public Service Mar 24 Sri Lanka has to radicall... [Published Lanka Business Online - Mar 24 2014]
'Why is Zahid so contemptuous of the idea of ha... [Published FZ.com - Mar 23 2014]
LTTE suicide bombers caused indescribable devas... [Published Sunday Observer - Mar 23 2014]
Chandrika plays into Geneva’s hands [Published Sunday Observer - Mar 23 2014]
Oops She Does It Again! [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Mar 23 2014]
INGOs should never be allowed to 'buy' evidence [Published Sunday Observer - Mar 23 2014]
Govt. doesn’t see threats in Geneva or at elect... [Published The Nation.lk - Mar 22 2014]
Secretary to the President rejects Chandrika's ... [Published Lankapuvath - Mar 22 2014]
UNHRC: Contours for a resolution that matters f... [Published Asian Tribune - Mar 22 2014]
3/22/2014: WORLD: Former Sri Lankan president K... [Published Hindustan Times - Mar 22 2014]
Rajapaksa spying on me: Chandrika [Published The Hindu - Mar 21 2014]
Sri Lanka's ex-president says her life is at risk [Published San Luis Obispo.com - Mar 21 2014]
Sri Lanka's ex-president says her life is at risk [Published Sify - Mar 21 2014]
Never a good time [Published The Economist - Mar 21 2014]
Chandrika's rights not violated- President [Published The Nation.lk - Mar 21 2014]
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CBK takes on religious intolerance in Sri Lanka [Published groundviews - Mar 25 2014]
Photo courtesy Dinouk Colombage President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has since her graceful retirement from office more than eight years ago after the completion of a constitutionally mandated two term limit, busied herself with an impressive ...
A letter to President Rajapakse from Nelson Man... [Published groundviews - Dec 16 2013]
Mahinda Rajapaksa paying his last respects to the remains of the former South African President late Nelson Mandela. Photo via official Twitter feed .  Dear Mahinda Rajapakse, At the outset , I would like to tell you one thing. I regret very much ...
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