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Appointments To Top Government Posts Create Ripples! »

People, needless to say, expect a lot from President Maithripala Sirisena’s government. During his short but emphatic election campaign, the President, who was then the Common Candidate of the opposition,…

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Sirisena With UNP Or SLFP? »

With less than a hundred days to go for the parliamentary elections there appears to be a remarkable complacency in the UNP which is heading the government and also in…

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Navy Moves Ahead Strongly, 100-Year Havies Limp Out Of Race »

THE opening week’s matches of the second-round last week cleared two doubts, albeit one partially, as regards the destiny of the 2014-15 league title. The records of the first-round had…

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Can Non-Aligned Diplomacy Help Lanka »

In the few days after the government under President Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremasinghe was formed, many articles by veteran diplomats and commentators and the like have appeared in the…

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Diamonds of Holy Cross College on Blue Rhythmic Water Waves »

The Holy Cross College (HCC) in close proximity to Holy Cross Church, during the latter half of the 19th Century, was established by a Burgher gentleman, named Brohier. Since then…

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Life As They Know It »

Afghan children gather outside their homes at a slum area in Herat province in western Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Sardar)       —————————–   Letters From Families Motivate MH370 Search Crews CANBERRA,…

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News

Key Talks With EU »

By Easwaran Rutnam The new government has begun talks with the European Union (EU) on the ban on Sri Lankan…

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BASL Cries Foul »

By Camelia Nathaniel The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) alleged that Chief Justice Mohan Peiris is attempting to get…

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Wimal Among the Accused »

By Nirmala Kannangara Among the list of names of Ministers and MPs in the former regime accused of bribery or…

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Zeid’s report notes Lanka probe »

The annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, which will be presented…

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Fonseka To Contest Next Polls »

By Camelia Nathaniel Former army commander Sarath Fonseka says he will contest the next general election having been acquitted of…

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Not Contacted, Says KP »

By Camelia Nathaniel While there are calls for the arrest of former LTTE procurement chief Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP), he says…

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TNA, SLMC Fight For EPC »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) expects the President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to safeguard…

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SLFP Denies Coup Claims »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says as a ‘democratic socialist’ party it would not resort to…

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Planters’ Association Rejects Wage Concerns »

The Planters’ Association of Ceylon has rejected concerns raised over the wage paid to employees in the estate sector. The…

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Rail Road Projects On Corruption »

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By Camelia Nathaniel and Waruni Karunarathne One of the main areas of corruption during the former regime was the railway and road construction sectors. Currently the northern expressway project initiated by the previous regime has been put on hold until the cost effectiveness of the…

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Sri Lanka And India To Facilitate Voluntary Repatriation Of Refugees »

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By Camelia Nathaniel Sri Lanka and India have agreed to facilitate voluntary repatriation of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who are living in camps in Tamil Nadu. According to Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, bilateral discussions on this will begin at the end of this month, and…

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19 th Amendment To Empower Independent Commissions »

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By Waruni Karunarathne The new government has altered the plan to repeal the 18th Amendment to the Constitution and bring back the 17 the Amendment. Instead, they are to introduce the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which according to them would empower independent commissions, the…

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The Lives The Weerawansas Enjoy! »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Controversy surrounds over how an owner of a small telecommunication centre became a millionaire within a short span of six years. Complaints have been lodged recently with the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption against the leader of the National Freedom Front…

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Scam At Large »

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  Australian Businessman Cheated In Sri Lanka By Nirmala Kannangara A Sri Lankan residing in Sydney, Australia who has cheated a fellow Sri Lankan living in Melbourne is wanted by the Police Fraud Investigation Bureau in Colombo. The accused (name withheld) residing in Australia and…

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First Step Of A Long Journey »

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Implementing 13th Amendment By Asanga Welikala “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”   – Lao Tzu In his first trip abroad to India, the new Foreign Minister has stated that the new government is committed to implementing the Thirteenth Amendment to the…

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Enables The People To Cast Their Votes »

Timely Action By EC By Nirmala Kannangara Timely action taken by the Elections Commissioner’s Department was able to prevent election violations by creating a fear psychosis amongst the voters in the Jaffna Peninsula and in Trincomalee district on the elections day, Leader of the Akhila…

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Will There Be ‘Maithree’ And ‘Yahapalanaya’ For Navy Occupied Mullikulam? »

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By Ruki  Fernando Last week, I went to Mullikulam, a beautiful and resourceful village in the Mannar district, which has been illegally occupied by the Navy for more than 7 years. It was my first visit for more than a year. The people didn’t seem to have…

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HRCSL Alerts New Government »

Human Rights violations still remain By Waruni Karunarathne Many national and international human rights activists have observed that Sri Lanka is a country with grave human right violations – the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office also noted recently in an update on the situation during…

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Justice Must Not Be Denied »

The announcement made by Dr Rajitha Senaratne that immediate investigations will commence on the murders of the founder editor of this paper Lasantha Wickrematunge and…

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University Reform And The Universities Act »

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By Ratnajeevan H. Hoole  Item 56 of the new government’s 100-day,100-point program augurs well for universities: “Powers with regard to universities which are now exercised…

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We Do Not Encourage Privatisation – Akila Viraj Kariyawasam »

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University students have been protesting against privatisation of the education and selling of the university degree and according to them the change of the government…

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Beginning A New Beginning »

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N Sathiya Moorthy If the very election of President Maithripala Sirisena has heralded a new era for many in Sri Lanka and those in the…

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Government Must Act Regardless Of Political Affiliations – Tilvin Silva »

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With the new developments of political environment where the former members of the government have been crossing over to the new government conveniently for political…

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The Wound That Needs To Be Healed Through Power Sharing »

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By Jehan Perera The unity between the several political parties that constitute the National Democratic Front (NDF) government has been holding better than expected.  There…

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Is This Good Governance Or Vengeance? – Keheliya Rambukwella »

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There are many allegations of corruption and misgovernance against the previous regime and many of the former officials are currently under scrutiny. However there is…

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Past Govts Has Not Expelled Director Generals – Ganesh R Dharmawardena »

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The Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption is now receiving many complaints about corruptions and briberies that the politicians, officials and others related to the…

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Sri Lanka And India To Facilitate Voluntary Repatriation Of Refugees

By Camelia Nathaniel Sri Lanka and India have agreed to facilitate voluntary repatriation of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who are living in camps in Tamil Nadu. According to Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, bilateral discussions on this…

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University Reform And The Universities Act

By Ratnajeevan H. Hoole  Item 56 of the new government’s 100-day,100-point program augurs well for universities: “Powers with regard to universities which are now exercised by the Minister will be restored to the universities through the…

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We Do Not Encourage Privatisation – Akila Viraj Kariyawasam

University students have been protesting against privatisation of the education and selling of the university degree and according to them the change of the government has not helped in revising these educational policies. However, speaking to…

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Rail Road Projects On Corruption

By Camelia Nathaniel and Waruni Karunarathne One of the main areas of corruption during the former regime was the railway and road construction sectors. Currently the northern expressway project initiated by the previous regime has been…

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Beginning A New Beginning

N Sathiya Moorthy If the very election of President Maithripala Sirisena has heralded a new era for many in Sri Lanka and those in the international community his Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has since sought to…

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Fifty-three Found

Of the 181 vehicles belonging to the Presidential Secretariat causing losses amounting to  billions of rupees, 53 were found at a vehicle yard in Pitakotte. Among them were a number of luxury vehicles. According to Police…

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Sports 24-03

Anika Seneviratne wins ITF Singles

ITF U14 Junior Championship – Vietnam Sri Lanka’s Anika Seneviratne ( 2nd seed ) created an upset to beat top seeded Mahin Qureshi of Pakistan 6-1, 6-/2 to win the ITF under 14 Junior singles Championships…

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Weekend Leader 25-01

Manuka Clarity Over Hypocrisy

By Sadhana Senanayake With the dawn of the New Year, the air in the country seems to hold a feeling of optimism and promise, for some at least. But it was not too long ago that…

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