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Post-Election Drama And UNP’s Unsung Heroes »

“Wickremesinghe said the key members of the party should refrain from criticising each other in public” After the moral victory it achieved at the Uva Provincial Council election, the United…

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Scotland Says ‘No’! »

While political parties representing the people of the Northern and Eastern Province – in particular the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) amongst others, and the…

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Who Won At Uva? »

Lying in my hansiputtuwa on Monday morning after elections, we were wracking our brain to decide on who won the Uva PC elections. It was a conundrum like whether a…

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Sri Lanka Rugby Faces Moment Of Truth »

SRI LANKA rugby faces its moment of truth on Tuesday. It’s the day the Asian Games rugby competition kicks-off and the country’s quest for a first-ever Games medal begins. Though…

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Depositors Left High And Dry To Wither Away And Die? »

I am compelled to write this letter to draw the attention of the Central Bank Governor, Chief Justice and the Secretary to the President as our pathetic plight seems to…

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Child Labor »

Kids work at a brick factory in Kabul, Afghanistan. Child labor has remained rampant in brick kiln industry of the country   ———————— Downtown Tokyo Sees Antiracist And Ultra-nationalists Clash…

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Jaya Guilty, Out as CM »

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was yesterday found guilty in a disproportionate assets case which has resulted in her…

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Govt .Hails Verdict On Jaya »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Government hailed the court ruling against the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J. Jayalalithaa after she was…

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Lanka Gets Indian Boost »

India last week made a bold and strong statement supporting Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and…

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Probe To Continue »

By Easwaran Rutnam and Waruni Karunarathne The investigations into the war on Sri Lanka by the Office of the High…

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SC Rejects FR Against Central Bank »

The Supreme Court has dismissed a Fundamental Rights application filed by Sujeewa Arjune Senasinghe of Colombo 3 against the Monetary…

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BBS Mum On Invitees For Event »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) refused to reveal the names of the participants in their ‘Great Sangha…

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TNA To Meet Parties To Discuss Coalition »

By Camelia Nathaniel The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is scheduled to meet with Tamil political parties with the intention of…

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Undersea Buoy Hose Damaged Again! »

By NirmalaKannangara The Muturajawela undersea buoy hoseruptured again on Thursday while unloading imported finished petroleum products from vessels. This is…

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Samurdhi Officers Want Pension Pay »

By Camelia Nathaniel The Samurdhi Development officers union criticised the government for having failed to keep the promise of paying…

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Tamil Nadu Checkmated?   »

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If Colombo’s political manoeuvrings in the past week are to be an indicator, it looks like it has successfully checkmated Tamil Nadu. With the visits of two global economic giants, Japanese Premier, Shinzo Abe, and Chinese President, Xi Jinping, proving an opener to Sri Lanka’s…

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Land Grabs Galore In Uva »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Rampant land grabbing in Uva by the ruling party politicians was one of the key reasons why the government faced a setback at the recently held Provincial Council election, says the voters. “National and provincial UPFA politicians in the Uva Province are…

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Govt Rides On India, Polls Backing »

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By Easwaran Rutnam Tamil Nadu made a lot of noise on Sri Lanka ahead of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), but it seemed Sri Lanka had the last laugh. Last week was a crucial week for Sri Lanka…

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Sisira Uyana Creates Unexpected Climes »

Attorney-at-Law Sunil Watagala, B. Kusumawathi and W. Sugath

By Waruni Karunarathne Four residents in 34 Watta stand alone Houses in 34 Watta in Wanathamulla were demolished recently except the four houses of the residents who filed a writ application against the demolition in the court of Appeal. According to the government, these people…

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‘Disunity Among Ministers Led To Defeat’ »

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By Nirmala Kannangara While questions abound as to why two senior cabinet minister in the UPFA government – one overseeing Natural Resources and the other, Welfare, could not win their respective constituencies – Badulla and Hali Ela, at the elections held last week to elect…

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Honda Recalls ‘Fit’ And ‘Vezel’ Hybrid Models »

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By Faraz Shauketaly Japanese car manufacturer Honda has recalled up to 175,000 of their Fit and Vezel hybrid models. The latest recall is in connection with a software flaw which could cause unintended acceleration. The recalls are the fourth for the latest versions of the…

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Caste in Jaffna And India »

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Review Article on Neville Jayaweera’s Jaffna  Exorcising the Past and Holding the Vision Dr. Devanesan Nesiah Neville’s extensive research into caste in Jaffna is admirable. Within a short period he had gained a degree of knowledge of the system that very few, even among Jaffna Hindus…

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They Who Fund The UN Call The Tune »

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, addressing the 69th Sessions of the UN General Assembly on Thursday, stressed the need for the United Nations to gain the confidence of…

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‘It Was Personal’ – Tissa Attanayake »

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While the United National Party (UNP) seemed to have reconciled prior to the Uva Provincial Council election, sources say there appears to be the emergence…

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We Are Not Worried At All – Minister Anura Priyadharsana Yapa »

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While the results of the recently concluded Uva provincial council election show lack of popularity of the government among people in the area, some argued…

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We Will Be A Formidable Opposition – Harin Fernando »

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UNP’s Chief Ministerial candidate for the Uva Province, Harin Fernando, said he had met the challenge of mustering support for his party successfully, by obtaining…

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Back To The People, The Uva Message »

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By N Sathiya Moorthy Enough has been written about the results and impact of the Uva Provincial Council elections since polling and counting concluded a…

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Setting Examples To Employers At Large »

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Sri Lanka Air Force By Camelia Nathaniel The garment manufacturing factory of the Sri Lanka Air Force in Sigiriya has progressed rapidly from its humble…

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Rethinking Governmental Over-Control Of Civil Society »

By Dr Jehan Perera It appears that civil society groups are prevailing on the government internationally with regard to issues of human rights and accountability. …

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Govt Rides On India, Polls Backing

By Easwaran Rutnam Tamil Nadu made a lot of noise on Sri Lanka ahead of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), but it seemed Sri Lanka had the last laugh.…

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Tamil Nadu Checkmated?  

If Colombo’s political manoeuvrings in the past week are to be an indicator, it looks like it has successfully checkmated Tamil Nadu. With the visits of two global economic giants, Japanese Premier, Shinzo Abe, and Chinese…

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‘We Were The Real Winners’ – Samantha Vidyarathna

JVP Uva Provincial Council Chief Ministerial candidate Samantha Vidyarathna said that the Government failed to ‘fool’ the people in Uva unlike in other provinces and received a red signal from the government servants. “Although many incentives…

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Setting Examples To Employers At Large

Sri Lanka Air Force By Camelia Nathaniel The garment manufacturing factory of the Sri Lanka Air Force in Sigiriya has progressed rapidly from its humble beginnings five years ago to a company that provides direct employments…

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Back To The People, The Uva Message

By N Sathiya Moorthy Enough has been written about the results and impact of the Uva Provincial Council elections since polling and counting concluded a week ago. Barring the fact that the inevitability of anti-incumbency is…

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PBJ Assures Support For Tea And Rubber

The need to scale up value addition was emphasised by Dr B. B. Jayasundera, Treasury Secretary at the 160th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Planters’ Association (PA) of Ceylon held recently in Colombo. Addressing the…

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Ajai: Taking CWF To The Top

By Sadhana Senanayake The HSBC Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) will be launching its four-day Resort Wear edition from October 1 to 4. CFW first introduced its Resort edition as a single day event in 2012, but…

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Lanka Stun Taipei 31-6 To Grab Runners-Up Slot

Junior World Rugby Tournament – Asian Qualifier Sri Lanka’s young rugby team stunned Chinese Taipei with a 31-6 trouncing in their crucial must-win game at the Race Course grounds in Colombo on Saturday. After having lost…

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