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Fake Prophets And Prophesies »

These prophesies are not being made for demonstration of their visionary insight or their godlike propensities – like prophets of yore did. The main objective of today’s fakes is to…

Mar 26 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »
Minister of Defence and State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China, General Chang Wanquan with President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo and Donald Trump

Trump Takes Time, It’s Not UNHRC Is Giving Sri Lanka More Time »

by N. Sathiya Moorthy Sampanthan needs to be congratulated and thanked for drawing the Tamils away over that distinction in the post-war, post-LTTE era, and thus proving a point It’s…

Mar 26 2017 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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BORNEO 7s: A Lesson To Learn From The Women »

TO compliment the Sri Lankan women’s historic Cup success at the Borneo Rugby Sevens last week, it would’ve been nice had our men too something to show from Borneo. As…

Mar 26 2017 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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People Mourn Victims Of London Terror Attack »

A police officer stands guard at Scotland Yard, headquarters of London’s Metropolitan Police in London, Britain, on March 23, 2017.     - (Xinhua/Han Yan)     Experts On Terrorism Stress Need for…

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Noose Tightens Around Ex-JMO In Lasantha Murder Probe »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Investigations being conducted by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) into the murder of the founding Editor of…

Mar 26 2017 / 9 Comments / Read More »

Wigneswaran Wants Role In Reconciliation Process »

By Easwaran Rutnam Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran yesterday called for his inclusion or that of a member of…

Mar 26 2017 / 4 Comments / Read More »

Hedging Deal: MR Withdrew Rs. 400 Million From CB »

By Ranjith Gunawardena Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa withdrew over Rs. 400 million from the Central Bank (CB) for the controversial…

Mar 26 2017 / 5 Comments / Read More »

Rajinikanth Cancels Sri Lanka Visit »

Actor Rajinikanth who was scheduled to hand over to Tamils, the keys of 150 homes built for them on April 9 in…

Mar 26 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Sharif Wants FTA With Sri Lanka Made Full Use Of »

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stressed the need of fully exploiting Free Trade Agreement (FTA) for the mutual benefit…

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UK Tells Sri Lanka To deliver On Commitments »

The British government has urged Sri Lanka to deliver on its commitments to the UN Human Rights Council. Minister of…

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Editor's Pick

Lasantha Was Stabbed Thrice Using A Sharp Instrument »

Lasantha Wickrematunge, Retired Major General Kapila Hendawitharana and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

by Nirmala Kannangara  The latest JMO report has exposed that Wickrematunge had been stabbed thrice on the right side of his head with a sharp instrument  0Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had supervised all security and intelligence operations in and around Colombo from the Ministry of Defence through…

Mar 26 2017 / 8 Comments / Read More »

Red Faced Chathura Hits Back »

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by Ashanthi Warunasuriya  Chathura Senaratne becomes the laughing stock of social media Senaratne had claimed that he had done politics with  Vijaya Kumaranatunga The MP will continue to focus on his goals which  has nothing to do with politics Young Parliamentarian Chathura Senaratne has been…

Mar 26 2017 / 3 Comments / Read More »

Disabled Soldiers Demand An Urgent Solution »

Major Ajith Prasanna

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Veterans further warn that if the government fails to provide a lasting solution for their problems, they are even willing to take their own lives The association further states that they would be compelled to go for an island wide protest if…

Mar 26 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Push For Action On Top Brass Despite Arrest Of Soldiers »

Venerable Theripaha Siridhamma Thero, Suresh Perera and Chinthaka Perera

Justice for Rathupaswala by Ashanthi Warunasuriya There was clear evidence to point fingers at some officers in the Army over the incident yet the former government did not take any action The Church staff was warned against supporting the protesters, with one nun being held…

Mar 26 2017 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Minuwangoda Land Excavation Racket Causes Environmental Issues »

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by Ashanthi Warunasuriya When police officers claim that they could even lose their lives if they visit these areas, it can be imagined how the ordinary citizens could feel about their security It has become evident how these racketeers are misusing these permits for housing…

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Questions Raised On Cabinet Decision »

Hambantota Port

by Nirmala Kannangara It is questionable as to how the cabinet approval was given in the absence of the President The country will benefit if China Harbour invests with the Hambantota Port Minister Champika Ranawaka had brought to the notice of the cabinet that there…

Mar 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Police Identify Several Students Over Mahanama Big Match Shame »

Students of Mahanama Collge misbehaving at a girl’s school

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The police have identified several students of Mahanama College Colombo who misbehaved at a girl’s school during the ‘big match’ season. Police spokesman Priyashantha Jayakody said that a report was presented to the school identifying the students who had misbehaved. The students…

Mar 26 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »
Editorial

Ballot Vs. Bullet And The DS Formula »

The address of Sri Lanka’s Leader of the Opposition and the Leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front, Rajavarothyam Sampanthan, to a conference on Counter…

Mar 26 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Weerasekera And Tamil Diaspora Go Head To Head »

A member of the TGTE laughs while Sarath Weerasekera delivers a speech at the UNHRC

by Easwaran Rutnam Former head of the Civil Defence Force, Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara and the Tamil diaspora went head to head in Geneva last…

Mar 26 2017 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Shaddick Exposes Gammanpila »

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by Nirmala Kannangara Brian Shaddick giving astonishing evidence in High Court No: 5 claimed Gammanpila defrauded him to the tune of over Rs. 119 million…

Mar 26 2017 / 12 Comments / Read More »

Politics Broke Up My Marriage – Geetha Kumarasinghe »

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I was elected by a popular vote. If anyone challenges my election that means it is a challenge made to the people’s sovereignty I would…

Mar 26 2017 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Sellamma Returns Home After Army Occupation »

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The police have identified several students of Mahanama College Colombo who misbehaved at a girl’s school during the ‘big match’ season The students had also…

Mar 26 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Women’s Groups Outraged By Statement On Muslim Marriage »

Rizvi Mufthi

WAN is a collective of eight women’s organizations working in the North and East. ACJU’s extreme and rigid position has also radicalized Muslim youth, making…

Mar 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Elephant Found Nailed »

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An injured elephant was saved by rescuers after it was found lying in a pool of mud with a nail hammered into its leg in…

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Shaddick Exposes Gammanpila

by Nirmala Kannangara Brian Shaddick giving astonishing evidence in High Court No: 5 claimed Gammanpila defrauded him to the tune of over Rs. 119 million using a fraudulent power of attorney Shaddick said that if not…

Mar 26 2017 / Read More »
Opinion A member of the TGTE laughs while Sarath Weerasekera delivers a speech at the UNHRC

Weerasekera And Tamil Diaspora Go Head To Head

by Easwaran Rutnam Former head of the Civil Defence Force, Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara and the Tamil diaspora went head to head in Geneva last week Earlier, at a side event, the TGTE called for the…

Mar 26 2017 / Read More »
Focus Lasantha Wickrematunge, Retired Major General Kapila Hendawitharana and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

Lasantha Was Stabbed Thrice Using A Sharp Instrument

by Nirmala Kannangara  The latest JMO report has exposed that Wickrematunge had been stabbed thrice on the right side of his head with a sharp instrument  0Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had supervised all security and intelligence operations in…

Mar 26 2017 / Read More »
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Politics Broke Up My Marriage – Geetha Kumarasinghe

I was elected by a popular vote. If anyone challenges my election that means it is a challenge made to the people’s sovereignty I would like to emphasise once again that I am only a citizen…

Mar 26 2017 / Read More »
Business CSE Chairman Vajira Kulatilaka

Conscious Spending

Rajapaksa Regime Led The Country Towards Imminent BoP crisis  – CSE Chairman Vajira Kulatilaka by Wiraj Silva Development stalled when excessive spending and consumption spearheaded by the Rajapaksa Regime led the country towards the brink of…

Mar 26 2017 / Read More »
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Tamim, Shakib Star As Bangladesh Crush Sri Lanka

ODI Series Bangladesh carried forward the momentum from their historic 100th Test win by making a rousing start to the three-match ODI series in Dambulla. Tamim Iqbal, with his eighth hundred, and Shakib Al Hasan fashioned…

Mar 26 2017 / Read More »
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Protecting Sri Lanka’s Dugongs

by Ifham Nizam Fishing communities in Puttalam, Kalpitiya once practiced illegal methods, especially when it came to fishing gear that threatens Dugong-a large marine mammal,  and sea grass habitats have chosen A number of alternatives thanks…

Mar 26 2017 / Read More »
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