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Who’s For A Red Herring? »

“Unforgiving Premadasa Will Not Support Karu Jayasuriya Opposition Stakeholders Prefer Karu To Ranil Mangala’s Deal: “Common Opposition Candidate Or I Cross” Perhaps it is only a sophisticated political mind that…

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The Federal Solution »

Delivering a memorial oration in India recently, Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran has sought the support of India to secure a federal system in Sri Lanka. In his…

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Divided We Stand-United We fall »

Bloody hell! I had awoken inside an old bush. Behind me I recognised the Diyawanna Oya flowing   serenely with its pink and white lotuses. Ahead of me from Parliament Road came an…

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Gorbachev Warns West Of Renewed Cold War »

While about two million Germans last week celebrated the Fall of the Wall 25 years ago along the 96-mile long hated concrete wall which separated the German people since 1961,…

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It’ll Be A Lovely Season, RefErees Permitting »

WITH just eight of the 72-game league program completed, the pre-tournament rankings are already beginning to look silly. The pecking order for 2014-15 season was determined by last season’s league…

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Danger At Single Tree Hill Nuwara Eliya »

Some years ago an environmental agency predicted that there was a possibility of landslides on Single Tree Hill in Nuwara Eliya. Since then there has been a lot of ad…

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Fighting Polio »

A Yemeni child receives a polio vaccine during a nationwide polio immunization campaign targeting 11.6 million children aged between one and fifteen years old, in Sanaa, Yemen. (Xinhua/Hani Ali)  …

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TNA Makes Demands »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has put three conditions to support a Presidential candidate at the next…

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President Demands Probe On Norway Funding LTTE »

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has demanded an investigation into allegations that the former Norwegian Government had funded the LTTE during the…

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TID team to investigate Mannar killing »

By Camelia Nathaniel The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has appointed a special team of Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) officers…

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SC Opinion Leaked? »

By Nirmala Kannangara The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has raised concerns over how the Supreme Court (SC) opinion…

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CWC Wants Indian Origin Tamils’ Rights »

By Camelia Nathaniel The Ceylon Worker’s Congress (CWC) says it will seek the rights of Indian origin Tamils to be…

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Arjuna Ready To Contest »

By Waruni Karunarathne Former Sri Lanka cricket captain and opposition MP Arjuna Ranatunga says he is ready to be the…

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Strike Drains Rs. 30 Million »

By Nirmala Kannangara The three and a half hour token strike carried out by the Sri Lanka Nidahas Sevaka Sangamaya…

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Concerns On Lanka Raised With Pope »

The Executive Director of the Religious Liberty Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), Godfrey Yogarajah, has discussed concerns over…

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BBS Rejects Backing Pro- Government Rally »

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) says it was not in any way affiliated with a rally staged in Colombo last…

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Foreign Monitors Will Be Invited »

By Waruni Karunarathne Foreign election monitors will be invited to observe the next presidential election in the country, Elections Commissioner…

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Business Sinking At Floating Market »

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By Megara Tegal The floating market on the jade green canal of Bastian Mawatha in Pettah is indeed picturesque. The large boats docked along the landing look charming against the backdrop of the railway tracks with the odd pelican preening itself on the still water.…

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School Under Query »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Reportedly parents and students of Nalanda College are up in arms against its Principal Ranjith Jayasundara for the alleged continuation of activities within the school and for enrolling students to Year One from outstations depriving eligible students, from brother and old boy…

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Whither The Bribery Commission? »

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By Nirmala Kannangara The Commission to Investigate Bribery and Corruption, which has hardly taken any action against reputed rogues, especially certain Ministers, MPs and higher officials in the government, has now begun and extensive investigation against former Director Preventives, Sri Lanka Customs Kanagasabai Ranjan on…

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Lives Of Five Indian Fishermen Hang In The Balance »

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By Camelia Nathaniel The fate of the five Indian fishermen, who are on the death row at the Welikada prison for drug smuggling, is hanging in the balance. Convinced that the fishermen had done no wrong and that there had been a miscarriage of justice,…

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UN-Monitored Referendum On Tamil Eelam »

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Tamil Conference In Malaysia Seeks By Camelia Nathaniel The Penang International Tamil Conference held at George Town in Malaysia’s Penang state from November 7 to 9 has demanded a United Nations-monitored referendum on the formation of an independent Tamil Eelam. The “Penang Declaration” adopted at…

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Preservation And Cleanliness »

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The Kebiliththa Devalaya By Camelia Nathaniel The Kebiliththa Devalaya also known as “Siyambalawa devalaya” which is considered a very sacred place among both Buddhists and Hindus has come into focus recently and there are concerns raised by certain parties that it was to be handed…

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It Is Not Only The UN That The Government Must Answer To »

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By Dr Jehan Perera Even as it prepares for a decisive Presidential election, the government is getting into an escalated conflict with the UN system where it cannot possibly prevail.  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has sided with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid…

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Tragedy At Leadership Training? »

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By Camelia Nathaniel The leadership training programme has come under fire due to the unfortunate incident where undergraduate V. K. D. R. Kaushalya Vijithalal (19) had a fall on Saturday (8 November) when undergoing leadership training at the Kalattawa Military Camp, Anuradhapura, and sustained spinal…

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That Cardinal Mistake »

C. V. Wigneswaran, the Chief Minister of the Northern Province, has made the cardinal mistake of all previous Tamil leaders since 1958: Appealing to New…

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Human Security And Peoples’ Sovereignty »

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By K Vigneswaran - Chief Minister,  Northern Province India’s aim was to get powers devolved to the Tamils while maintaining the territorial integrity and sovereignty…

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Various Statements Made By Our Members – Athuraliye Rathana Thera »

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Convener of the National Council for a Clean Tomorrow (Pivithuru Hetak) the Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thera says that a policy-wise government change would definitely be…

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That Is Sarath Fonseka’s Personal Opinion Susil Kindelpitiya »

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Excerpts of the interview: By Waruni Karunarathne Q: How successful do you think is the concept of the common candidate? A: The issue about executive…

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If Others Want, I Will Be Common Candidate – Arjuna Ranathunga »

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Excerpts of the interview: By Waruni Karunarathne Q: How successful do you think the common candidate concept is? A: There is a high possibility that…

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Opposition Trying Its’ Best To Form A United Front – Karu Jayasooriya »

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Excerpts of the interview: By Waruni Karunarathne Q: How successful do you think is the common candidate concept? A: The opposition is trying their best…

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Imagining A Muslim Eelam, As An Election Buffer? »

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By N Sathiya Moorthy The recent demand of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) for a separate administrative unit comprising the community-majority areas may have…

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Do We Enjoy Universal Adult Franchise? »

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By Dr Devanesan Nesiah We did enjoy full adult voting rights in our island for 18 years after the far reaching Donoughmore reforms of 1931…

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Business Sinking At Floating Market

By Megara Tegal The floating market on the jade green canal of Bastian Mawatha in Pettah is indeed picturesque. The large boats docked along the landing look charming against the backdrop of the railway tracks with…

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School Under Query

By Nirmala Kannangara Reportedly parents and students of Nalanda College are up in arms against its Principal Ranjith Jayasundara for the alleged continuation of activities within the school and for enrolling students to Year One from…

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Various Statements Made By Our Members – Athuraliye Rathana Thera

Convener of the National Council for a Clean Tomorrow (Pivithuru Hetak) the Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thera says that a policy-wise government change would definitely be implemented. He also said that if no response is received from…

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Tragedy At Leadership Training?

By Camelia Nathaniel The leadership training programme has come under fire due to the unfortunate incident where undergraduate V. K. D. R. Kaushalya Vijithalal (19) had a fall on Saturday (8 November) when undergoing leadership training…

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Imagining A Muslim Eelam, As An Election Buffer?

By N Sathiya Moorthy The recent demand of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) for a separate administrative unit comprising the community-majority areas may have been lost in the combined Opposition cacophony over the abolition of…

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‘HIV, AIDS: Big Negative Social, Economic Impact’

Striking most economically active age group between 16 to 49 yrs… HIV and AIDS have significant negative social and economic impact, since it strikes at the most economically active age group between the ages of 16…

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Mourhrna Inspired To Tell True Sri Lankan Story

By Sadhana Senanayake Every once in a while you will meet people who take you completely by surprise. Their journey, their story is so unexpected and inspiring that you take a second to look at your…

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Pride Is All That Remains For Wounded Lions

By Dion Michael Sri Lanka’s cricketers take on India in the fifth and final ODI at Ranchi today with only pride at stake in a game they need to win to lift themselves from the lowest…

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