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Karuna’s Waterloo? »

Karuna was accused over the deaths and abductions of many UN probe noted Karuna brought significant intelligence Abuses documented in HRW’s 2007 report by Easwaran Rutnam  Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan alias Karuna…

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Sri Lanka’s Che Guevara Revolution »

by Gamini Weerakoon  Even before the insurrection, many sported bushy unkempt Castro beards and Che Guevara goatees The press and some policemen called it the Che Guevara revolution  The hangover…

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by Gamini Weerakoon

Castro’s Iron Fist And Human Face »

Castro ruled Cuba with an iron fist tolerating no opposition or dissent thoughout his entire rule Valladares was arrested by Castro’s Political Police for his open criticism of the Castro…

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Being Evicted From House And Home »

Election-related violence Not so long after the Sirima Bandaranaike government resumed ruling Sri Lanka, and with her brother, Barnes, appointed to the position of Public Trustee, whose subordinate I was…

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

New Constitution: Who’s To Bell The Rajapaksas? »

by N. Sathiya Moorthy In a recent meeting with all 16 TNA parliamentarians, President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have promised to ask Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to discuss upcoming…

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Watch Out, CR Back In The Hunt »

TO CR&FC must go the bouquet of Week 4 for its rousing return to League reckoning through a clinical dismantling of the season’s shock-maker: Air Force. Even though CR might’ve…

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News

PM Cracks Whip On CB, Ravi Raises Concerns »

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by Mahesh Senanayake Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake had last week questioned the Governor of the…

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G. L. Accused Of Busting Rs. 870 Million »

by Sujith Mangala  A controversial purchase of a property in Brazil by the former government has been revealed with the…

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Prisons Department Shrouded In Controversy »

by Easwaran Rutnam The Department of Prisons has been shrouded in controversy amidst allegations of bribery and corruption and unauthorized…

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CEB To Pay Over Rs. 1 Billion Bonus »

by Ifham Nizam Despite concerns by some officials of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Board of Management, plans are underway…

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Speaker, PM To Meet IGP On Telephone Call »

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are to meet Inspector of General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara on…

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Police Fire Tear Gas On Joint Opposition Protest »

The Police fired tear gas on a joint opposition protest near Parliament yesterday. The protest was staged by supporters of…

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Gunaratnam To Enter Politics »

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Politburo member of the Frontline Socialist Party, Kumar Gunaratnam, is to return to politics. Gunaratnam was released…

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Sri Lanka To Broaden Political Relations With Ethiopia »

With a view to broadening political, trade and economic relations with Ethiopia and also forge closer relations with the African…

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SLFP Says No To Federal Solution »

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has rejected calls for a federal solution through the proposed new Constitution. SLFP member…

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Editor's Pick

Conflict Of Interest In The Monetary Board Exposed »

Chrishantha Perera, Chairman of Ceylon Tea Brokers PLC and Ajith Fernando Managing Director Capital Alliance Limited

A Member of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka is working hand in glove with a primary dealer Why Chrishantha Perera is being retained as a member of the prestigious Monetary Board of the Central Bank deem questionable by Mahesh Senanayake…

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Establishing Solar PV Power Plants »

CEBEU President Athula Wanniarachchi and Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambapitiya

Electricity procurement  should be be done  transparently If the technical limits are not adhered to, the quality of the power supply will be affected by Ifham Nizam The Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers Union (CEBEU) expressed confidence that Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambapitiya would…

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MPs To Get A Bigger Pay Pack »

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament

The current payment of Rs 500 for their attendance in Parliament will be increased to Rs 2,500 An MP travelling to Parliament is paid an allowance to get 284 liters of fuel per month The actual salary and the facilities seem far better off   by…

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Gin-Nilwala Scam Resurfaces »

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The credibility of the committee questioned  Advance payment of Rs. 3,012 million paid  Money paid without obtaining proper approvals  Another Rs. 12,000 million allocated for other projects   by Nirmala Kannangara A scam exposed by The Sunday Leader newspaper this year on the Gin-Nilwala diversion project has been indirectly…

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Attempts To Revive A White Elephant »

Arjuna Ranatunga

Bids received to revive Hambantota Port Chinese companies show interest Government insists no move to sell the port by Hafsa Sabry With just 295 ships arriving at the Hambantota Port since January 2015 and 239 ships arriving till October 2016, the Ministry of Ports and Shipping…

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Six Months On: Displaced Still In Camps »

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by Ashanthi Warunasuriya About six months ago the country faced its most dreaded natural calamity in recent history. As torrential rains poured down from the skies, floods and landslides battered the people throughout the country claiming the lives of hundreds. Among the areas that were…

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Investigators Helpless Over Alles’ Deal »

Tiran Alles and Mahinda Rajapaksa

 ‘All are equal but some are more equal than others’ by Nirmala Kannangara The former parliamentarian’s influence extends beyond the three powerful Rajapaksa brothers who visited him in remand prison. Although the RADA funds had been disbursed for the Jaya Lanka housing project, not a…

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Editorial

Constitution: What Are Rajapaksa’s Proposals? »

A constitution, good or bad, can be wrecked by its own makers. Most constitutions in countries around the world have been made with good intentions…

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Most Protests Have A Hidden Agenda – Harshana Rajakaruna »

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Harshana Rajakaruna,  Member of Parliament from the United National Party representing the Gampaha District is of the view that the unity government is on track…

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No Chance Of Another Armed Struggle – Dharmalingam Siddharthan »

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 Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian Dharmalingam Siddharthan believes that permitting the Tamils in the North or East to commemorate their dead will not lead to…

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Contamination Of Kelani River Threatens Drinking Water »

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Pollution may threaten drinking water distribution Research finds chemicals in water by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Kelani River plays a vital role in providing drinking water…

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“Terrorists” Hijack Public Transport »

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Strike Ends Following Talks With President Committee to look into grievances of bus owners  President says government ready to listen by  Ifham Nizam - Pictures by Lalith…

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Ten Years: On Populism And Counterfeit Democracy »

by Jayantha Dhanapala A watershed transition took place in 2015 with a National Unity Government being elected on a liberal platform that promised political, economic…

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Expose Chrishantha Perera, Chairman of Ceylon Tea Brokers PLC and Ajith Fernando Managing Director Capital Alliance Limited

Conflict Of Interest In The Monetary Board Exposed

A Member of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka is working hand in glove with a primary dealer Why Chrishantha Perera is being retained as a member of the prestigious Monetary Board…

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Features Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament

MPs To Get A Bigger Pay Pack

The current payment of Rs 500 for their attendance in Parliament will be increased to Rs 2,500 An MP travelling to Parliament is paid an allowance to get 284 liters of fuel per month The actual salary…

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Focus CEBEU President Athula Wanniarachchi and Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambapitiya

Establishing Solar PV Power Plants

Electricity procurement  should be be done  transparently If the technical limits are not adhered to, the quality of the power supply will be affected by Ifham Nizam The Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers Union (CEBEU) expressed confidence…

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Most Protests Have A Hidden Agenda – Harshana Rajakaruna

Harshana Rajakaruna,  Member of Parliament from the United National Party representing the Gampaha District is of the view that the unity government is on track and running the country smoothly despite efforts to destabilise it. In…

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REVIEW Pasindhi Kariyawasam

Pasindhi Needs Our Assistance

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Since it was raining the whole day, I was tempted to stay at the office to finish some work in the newspaper. I also had the intention of meeting someone who had an…

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Great Expectations

Budget 2017 State Revenue To Surpass Recurrent Expenditure In 2017 And Beyond by Wiraj Silva Government of Sri Lanka anticipates state revenue to surpass recurrent expenditure in 2017 and beyond whilst ensuring government income performance bringing…

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Sports CRICKET-SRI-AKRAM

Akram: Lanka’s Bowlers Have Pace, But Lack Swing

Legendary Pakistani paceman Wasim Akram who is in Sri Lanka on an invitation by Sri Lanka Cricket said that Sri Lanka had a promising crop of fast bowlers despite their traditional reliance on spin after holding…

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