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Buddhism Is Not For Banning »

Many other schools have their own Big Matches which are played with the gusto and rivalry peculiar to their own traditions Misguided youth could be corrected by persuasive teaching of…

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President Maithripala Sirisena meets Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar in Colombo

Devolution With De-merger? »

by N. Sathiya Moorthy De-merger of the merged North-East Province, too, has come and gone, after the Supreme Court ruled thus in 2006 The Tamils, be it the TULF, the…

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Does West Want To Prise Russia And Iran Apart? »

Russia Overlord of Syria: The war commenced six years ago when Syrians – particularly youth – staged an Arab Spring in the hope of throwing out Bashar-al-Assad Putin appears to…

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Season End Comes All Too Soon »

THE 2016-17 rugby season draws to a close today; and whilst you might want to mull over ways on how to spend the empty weekend-evenings ahead, it is understandable if…

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What Kind Of Human Beings Are We? »

This is the most crucial question facing this country today.  People come from all over the world, especially Sri Lankan expatriates, to party in Sri Lanka, where almost anything goes.…

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Finance Ministry Cracks The Whip »

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The Finance Ministry has launched a full scale investigation into an Extraordinary Gazette Notification authorizing the issuing of treasury bonds…

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SLFP Invites Rebels For Key Meeting »

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by Ashanthi Warunasuriya  The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has invited SLFP rebels for a key meeting on March 2 but the…

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UNHRC Urged To Push For Timetable »

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has been urged to push Sri Lanka for a timetable for implementing the recommendations…

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UK’s Labour Party To Extend Support For Lankan Tamils »

Britain’s Labour Party is to reaffirm its strongest possible support for the Tamil people at a Parliamentary event next week.…

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JHU To Give Rathana Thero’s Seat To Nishantha »

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) has proposed that the seat occupied by the Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero be given to…

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Wimal Turns To Art In Prison »

National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa has turned to art to spend his time in remand prison. NFF spokesman…

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S. B. Slams Dayasiri On SAITM »

Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare and former Higher Education Minister S. B. Dissanayake slammed Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera over…

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Startling Details Emerge In Keith Noyahr Abduction Probe »

RTI application of The Sunday Leader and U.S. State Department document made public via Wikileaks

by Nirmala Kannangara It is said that Noyahr had given very vital information to the CID which led to the arrest of the suspects who are now in custody Based on Noyahr’s statement to the CID, the investigators are now on the verge of arresting…

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PGIM Disregards Ministry Instructions »

Health Ministry letter to the PGIM requesting to expedite the MD CCM programme

The CoA letter opposing the awarding MD in CCM for Diplomates in CCM and The letter sent to PGIM by President CoA informing that they will be withdrawing training the Diploma holders unless the Specialty Board in CCM is formed under the BoA

by Nirmala Kannangara Despite requests to Director PGIM to expedite the training programme for the Diplomates in CCM, the latter has so far failed to abide by the Ministry instructions  PGIM under severe criticism for preventing  CCM Diplomates sitting the Medical Degree (MD) to qualify…

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Sujatha Balika Vidyalaya Faces Allegations Of Corruption »

The residence of one of the principals and Buddhika Pathirana  MP protesting in Matara

by Ashanthi Warrunasuriya Several corrupt activities have been noted at Sujatha Balika Vidyalaya and St. Thomas College, Matara Sources claim that the Principal has taken bribes from parents to admit children into the school On one occasion, the Principal had ordered some teachers to cut…

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Controversy On Appointment Of High Court Judge »

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by Nirmala Kannangara Judicial Services Association is of the view that appointing a High Court Judge from the Unofficial Bar is a violation of the Constitution According to sources, although the Chief Justice had given his concurrence on the appointment it had been made on…

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Rape Of Crown Land Continues nabated »

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by Ifham Nizam  More than 3,000 acres of pristine forest have been lost to illegal forest clearing Clearing a declared forest reserve is illegal The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 21 the International Day of Forests (IDF) To date more than 3,000 acres of pristine forest…

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Renewable Energy Sources In The Country A Necessity »

Keerthi and Ravindra

by Ifham Nizam  Mini hydro plants may have a negative impact for the surrounding biodiversity, particularly the fauna and flora Sri Lanka dreams of becoming an energy self-sufficient nation Shallow reservoirs are not unlike paddy fields which are known to contribute substantially to methane emissions,…

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Katukurunda Tragedy: Regulations Clearly Violated »

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by  Ifham Nizam The boat capsized in the seas off Katukurunda while participating in a boat parade  A special service was held on Wednesday  The boat was among 19 that took part in a religious festival Phillip Neri Church, Katukurunda is in the process of assisting…

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Good Governance Also Means Effective Governance »

The writ of any government – good or bad – has to be effectively carried out. If these writs issued in the name of our…

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NGOs Put Pressure But Lanka Likely To Win UNHRC Support »

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by  Easwaran Rutnam  NPC submits written statement calling for international mechanism  Mangala to brief UNHRC chief Several Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) including some leading human rights…

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Attempt To Topple Govt. This Year – Vasudeva Nanayakkara »

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by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Joint Opposition will face the next election under a new policy, Joint Opposition member Vasudeva Nanayakkara said. Discussions are being held…

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Separating Fact From Fiction »

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by Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa criticises the appointment of R. Kannan as a High Court judge The TNA is not at all…

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Conflict Between Caste And Human Dignity »

A crowded street in New Delhi, India

by Basil Fernando To deny dignity to a human being is also to deny him equal status with others India developed a unique master-servant relationship…

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SAITM Defends Quality Of Education Despite Protests »

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(SAITM) has defended the quality of education at the campus The Private Medical College Parents’ Society says not to jeopardise the future of students The…

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The Widely Debated Land Grabbing At Wilpattu »

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by  Ifham Nizam Renowned ecologist cum ornithologist Prof. Sarath Kotagama, stressed that if anybody tells him that there is a problem within the Wilpattu National…

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Govt. Accused Of Failing To Curtail Police Abuses »

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The government has been accused of not meeting its pledge to curtail police abuses Human Rights Watch said security sector reform was one of 25…

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Spotlight The residence of one of the principals and Buddhika Pathirana  MP protesting in Matara

Sujatha Balika Vidyalaya Faces Allegations Of Corruption

by Ashanthi Warrunasuriya Several corrupt activities have been noted at Sujatha Balika Vidyalaya and St. Thomas College, Matara Sources claim that the Principal has taken bribes from parents to admit children into the school On one…

Feb 26 2017 / Read More »
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NGOs Put Pressure But Lanka Likely To Win UNHRC Support

by  Easwaran Rutnam  NPC submits written statement calling for international mechanism  Mangala to brief UNHRC chief Several Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) including some leading human rights groups have called for tough action on Sri Lanka at the…

Feb 26 2017 / Read More »
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Renewable Energy Sources In The Country A Necessity

by Ifham Nizam  Mini hydro plants may have a negative impact for the surrounding biodiversity, particularly the fauna and flora Sri Lanka dreams of becoming an energy self-sufficient nation Shallow reservoirs are not unlike paddy fields…

Feb 26 2017 / Read More »
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Attempt To Topple Govt. This Year – Vasudeva Nanayakkara

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Joint Opposition will face the next election under a new policy, Joint Opposition member Vasudeva Nanayakkara said. Discussions are being held these days to draft a proper policy framework for the Joint…

Feb 26 2017 / Read More »
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Corporate Crooks

Good Governance Crusader Urges Crackdown On Crony, Corrupt Capitalism by Wiraj Silva One of Sri Lanka’s leading corporate governance activists – K. C. Vignarajah urged the United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) to immediately ensure…

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Sports Thurstan’s topscorer Charana Nanayakkara drives through the covers

Thurstan’s Bold Victory Bid Thwarted By Bad Light

54th Battle of the Brothers The 2017 ‘Big Match’ season began today at SSC grounds with the 54th edition of the Thurstan-Isipathana cricket encounter taking place for the Blackham Wijewardena Memorial Trophy. At stumps on day…

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REVIEW Gerard D. Muttukumaru

What Kind Of Human Beings Are We?

This is the most crucial question facing this country today.  People come from all over the world, especially Sri Lankan expatriates, to party in Sri Lanka, where almost anything goes. I had an acquaintance who told…

Feb 26 2017 / Read More »
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