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Battle Lines Drawn »

Battle lines have been drawn with Parliament being dissolved on Friday and the stage set for a tense battle at the Parliament elections. Parliament was dissolved after the UNP insisted…

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Predicting The Winner Of The Premier Stakes »

Dr. Conner Panditatilleke, geopolitical analyst and self- proclaimed local political adviser to one and all was sipping a tall glass of iced orange juice in the company of some members…

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All’s Not Lost To Remember SLTA’s Centenary By! »

TO be reminded that the SLTA is celebrating its centenary this year would not be improper. Half the year is all but over, and the months have slid by quite…

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Those In Glass Houses Should Not Undress With TheLights On »

The learned Professor in a not so learned article has questioned the right of a foreign national to be the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. He says:…

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Modi Launches Three Ambitious Schemes For Transforming Urban India »

Marking a major initiative for urban development in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the Smart Cities Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and…

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US Observers To Be Invited »

Election observers from the United States are to be invited to Sri Lanka for the first time to observe the August…

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Court Stops GMOA Polls »

By Nirmala Kannangara The Mount Lavinia District Court on Friday issued an enjoining order preventing the holding of the Government Medical Officers’…

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BBS To Contest Polls »

By Ashanthi Warnasuriya The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) is preparing to contest the forthcoming general election, political sources revealed. Accordingly,…

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Strict Regulations During Polls »

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya says he will be writing to all the registered political parties seeking clarity on who will…

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MR Will Decide On Polls After Talks With Party »

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is keen on getting the views of leaders and members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party…

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TNA Agrees On Formula »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has decided on a formula to distribute nominations and the number of…

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US Will Work With Sirisena »

By Waruni Karunarathne The US Embassy in Sri Lanka announced that they will continue to work with President Maithripala Sirisena…

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Presidential COI Holds Fresh Sittings In Trinco »

The Presidential Commission to Inquire (COI) into complaints regarding Missing Persons began more public sittings in the Trincomalee District yesterday.…

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Hambantota White Projects Eat Up Economy »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Multi-million rupee white-elephant mega projects in Hambantota, the constituent district of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, are now idling and have become a massive burden to the country’s economy. Hambantota has been the focal point since Rajapaksa was elected to office in…

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Sri Lankans Warned About H1N1 Virus »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Pregnant mothers, children under two years of age and elders above 65 years and those who have chronic diseases are being advised to take medication immediately if they get symptoms such as body aches, cough, sore throat, flue, headache, running nose and…

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Push To Free Tamil Detainees »

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By Waruni Karunarathne The issue about Tamil political prisoners has remained a question for sometime now. Many Tamil political parties including the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have been calling upon the previous government and even the present government to address this issue meaningfully. Speaking in parliament last week…

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Selling At Public Or Hawkers’ Expense? »

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By Waruni Karunarathne Heavy criticism was directed at the Colombo Mayor’s alleged decision to lift the ban imposed by the former regime on hawkers preventing them from doing business on the Colombo city pavements. During the last government, the Urban Development Authority (UDA) under former…

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US Report Attacks MR’s Government On Rights Record »

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The annual human rights report for 2014 released by the US State Department last week slammed the former Government led by Mahinda Rajapaksa over several human rights abuses alleged to have been committed last year. The report, released by US Secretary of State John Kerry,…

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Mangala, The Diaspora And Postwar Peace Building »

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By Dr Dayan Jayatilleka As usual Sri Lanka’s cosmopolitan liberals have it wrong and that includes their most prominent personality, Minister of External Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera. His embrace of the Diaspora is wrong, not because the Diaspora is diabolical but because Mr Samaraweera’s embrace is…

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Towards A Better Public Transport System »

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By Waruni Karunarathne The Sri Lanka’s public transport system has gravely failed to provide people with an efficient service. Inefficiency and irregularities of the public transport system have become an accepted norm among people and they continue to suffer due to the lack of will…

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Motor Cycles Assembled With Imported Spare Parts Registered Illegally »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Adding twist to the significant malpractices that are taking place at the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) which has been ignored over the years, it has now been revealed how the officers attached to the New Registration Branch (Motor Cycles) are making…

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Constitutional Reform In Desperate Times »

Desperate politicians in desperate situations make desperate statements. These are certainly desperate times with the threat of dissolution of parliament hanging over the heads of…

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More Democracy In Candidate Nominations »

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By Lionel Guruge In anticipation of formulating a civil society collective to assist in sustaining and developing good governance in Sri Lanka, the declaration made…

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We Will Continue The Dialogue With All Sri Lankan Diaspora – Ajith P Perera »

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Despite the recommendations of the Lesson Leant and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) to get the Diaspora involved in the process towards achieving meaningful reconciliation, Ministry of…

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People Should Get Ready To Form SLFP Govt – Nimal Siripala »

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Opposition leader Nimal Siripala de Silva is a character that has caused much controversy in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). He has expressed his…

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JHU Cannot Form An Alliance With The UNP – Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe »

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Despite the fact that Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) became part of the alliance to form a UNP government, they started attacking Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe…

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Joe Sim Returns To Sri Lanka »

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The Singaporean born millionaire businessman, based in Thailand, Joe Sim recently made a return to Sri Lanka – a country he says that has always…

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Strategic Autonomy And National Consensus »

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By N Sathiya Moorthy It’s all in a nation’s heart, or so it seems. Suddenly, Sri Lanka seems to have adequate ‘strategic space’ to share…

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More Democracy In Candidate Nominations

By Lionel Guruge In anticipation of formulating a civil society collective to assist in sustaining and developing good governance in Sri Lanka, the declaration made on the 12th of March (referred to as the March 12th…

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Sri Lankans Warned About H1N1 Virus

By Nirmala Kannangara Pregnant mothers, children under two years of age and elders above 65 years and those who have chronic diseases are being advised to take medication immediately if they get symptoms such as body…

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Hambantota White Projects Eat Up Economy

By Nirmala Kannangara Multi-million rupee white-elephant mega projects in Hambantota, the constituent district of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, are now idling and have become a massive burden to the country’s economy. Hambantota has been the…

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We Will Continue The Dialogue With All Sri Lankan Diaspora – Ajith P Perera

Despite the recommendations of the Lesson Leant and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) to get the Diaspora involved in the process towards achieving meaningful reconciliation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs came under heavy criticism of some groups for initiating…

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Push To Free Tamil Detainees

By Waruni Karunarathne The issue about Tamil political prisoners has remained a question for sometime now. Many Tamil political parties including the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have been calling upon the previous government and even the present government to…

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Bringing Style And Colour To Your Hair

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya Making people look good is not always easy. It is a challenge at times. Jeewan Gunasekara is one person who takes on that challenge. A professional hairstylist and beautician, Jeewan Gunasekara makes his…

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Energy In Limbo

Two crucial petroleum sector Cabinet Papers lapse with the dissolution of Parliament By Dinuk Samarasinghe Although a majority of the business community celebrated, power and energy sector reformists were distressed with last week’s dissolution of Parliament,…

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Shehzad, Azhar lead spirited fight-back

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Second Test – P Sara Stadium By Dion Michael Ahmed Shehzad (69) and Azhar Ali (64 not out) led a spirited fight-back by Pakistan on the third day of the second test…

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