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No Rajapaksa Visions For The Future? »

Mahinda Rajapaksa should meditate on how the hostility of the powerful Western nations that mattered most to Sri Lanka at Geneva changed almost overnight with a change of regime Never…

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Thirteen-A Is Still A Good Start… »

by N. Sathiya Moorthy  The fact remains, the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, facilitated by the larger Indian neighbour, is a good document to begin with It would be a…

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Hindutva Takes Modi To Victory »

While the RSS purports to be an organisation for uniting Hindus and promoting Hindu culture it is also considered a paramilitary organisation The young cadet continued to climb the rungs…

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Sevens vs 15s: SLRFU Make First Move To Separate The Players »

SIGNING up New Zealander Peter Woods as National Sevens coach for a two-year period and SLRFU’s request to selectors to name a “permanent’’ national Sevens squad suggests that the first…

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News

North Koreans Refused Entry To Sri Lanka »

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The government last week refused to approve visas for four North Koreans to attend a seminar in Katunayake, organisers of…

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President, Prime Minister Hold Key Discussion »

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had a key discussion on Friday covering a gourmet of issues. Sources…

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Sexual Harassment Probe On State TV »

The Media Ministry has called for an investigation into alleged sexual harassment of some employees at State TV. The investigation…

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Journalists Victimised During MR Regime To Be Compensated »

by Kanishka Chathuranga Journalists victimised during Mahinda Rajapaksa’s regime are to be compensated, sources at the President’s office said. Sources…

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Disabled Soldiers Threaten Tough Action »

Disabled soldiers have threatened to launch tough action against the authorities if their demands are not met. Disabled War Heroes’…

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Qatar Embassy Fumes As Kabir’s Visa Issue Goes Public »

by Easwaran Rutnam The Qatar Embassy in Colombo was fuming last week as news of a delay to issue a…

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Editor's Pick

SLC Indirectly Ignores Court Ruling »

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by  Nirmala Kannangara Although the inter-club tournament had been suspended following the court ruling, the same clubs representing the same players are now playing at the hurriedly organised inter- district limited over tournament Kandy district team has only Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) players and no…

Mar 19 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Swift Action Led To Peaceful End To Hijacking »

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by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The vessel ‘Aris 13’ that was hijacked by pirates was released along with the eight Sri Lankan crew without payment of a ransom Piracy has diminished since 2012, largely due to mitigating efforts at sea by international naval forces Piracy off Somalia’s…

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HRCSL Writes To PM, Raises Concerns On Proposed Amendment »

Ranil Wickremesinghe

HRCSL has written to PM regarding its concern about the proposed amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure Situation would have been ideal if the government consulted the HRCSL in formulating legislation on this matter thereby enabling the commission to fulfil its mandate  The government…

Mar 19 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Indo-Lanka Fishing Crisis: Sri Lanka Awaits GPS Data As Tensions Remain »

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister Mahinda Amaraweera

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Indian fishermen had two weeks ago accused the Sri Lanka Navy of attacking them, killing one fisherman in the process Representatives of fishermen’s associations in the North and residents in the area said they do not believe the Navy was responsible for…

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Financial Stability Of CEB In Jeopardy »

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by Ifham Nizam  Sources of CEB say that the implementation of interest payment will destabilize the financial situation of CEB CEB seems to have neglected technical observations when purchasing power plant Implementation of interest payment of security deposits of consumers destabilizes the financial of Ceylon…

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War Survivors Hope New Law Will Unlock State Land Holdings »

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by Amantha Perera  As the bloody conflict escalated, Sivakumar tried to formalise his ownership of the land In Nelukkulam alone, there are 800 families without proper land documentation The law has been welcomed by senior politicians as a step towards transparency in Sri Lanka For…

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Editorial

Politicos And Medicos Are Servants Of The People »

The recent rumpus in parliament about senior parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena defying orders of the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and being suspended from attending sessions of parliament…

Mar 19 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »

No One Is Scared Of Rajapaksa Now – Akila Viraj Kariyawasam »

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The government wants to standardise the education system in the country. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that it is better to set up high…

Mar 19 2017 / 4 Comments / Read More »

Secret Navy Team Behind White Van Ransom Abductions »

Former Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda who lodged the complaint against Sampath Munasinghe, Furthur ‘B’ report submitted to Fort Magistrate  and Director CID, Senior DIG Amarasinghe’s letter instructing to commence investigations as per the Defence Secretary’s Secretary’s instruction

by Nirmala Kannangara Complaint initially received from former Navy Commander Gota and Hendawitharana ordered full investigations Navy still shielding suspects from CID Victims’ NICs, passports…

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More Countries Support Resolution On Sri Lanka »

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by Easwaran Rutnam The US worked in close consultation with the UK, Montenegro, and Macedonia and in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka, to…

Mar 19 2017 / 4 Comments / Read More »

Concern Over Rishard’s Views On Wilpattu »

Rishard Bathiudeen

by Ifham Nizam Civic minded organisations and environmentalists expressed concern about the remarks made by Minister Rishard Bathiudeen There is no forest destruction done in…

Mar 19 2017 / 4 Comments / Read More »

Shocking Details Emerge On Joseph Camp »

Yasmin Sooka and Jagath Jayasuriya

by Ashanthi Warnasuriya “Joseph Camp” in Vavuniya,  is said to have been used to torture detainees during and after the war. Most detainees report being…

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SLC Indirectly Ignores Court Ruling

by  Nirmala Kannangara Although the inter-club tournament had been suspended following the court ruling, the same clubs representing the same players are now playing at the hurriedly organised inter- district limited over tournament Kandy district team…

Mar 19 2017 / Read More »
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More Countries Support Resolution On Sri Lanka

by Easwaran Rutnam The US worked in close consultation with the UK, Montenegro, and Macedonia and in partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka, to draft the resolution Toner says the US applauds the administration of…

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Focus Rishard Bathiudeen

Concern Over Rishard’s Views On Wilpattu

by Ifham Nizam Civic minded organisations and environmentalists expressed concern about the remarks made by Minister Rishard Bathiudeen There is no forest destruction done in order to resettle these people It is the government that is…

Mar 19 2017 / Read More »
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No One Is Scared Of Rajapaksa Now – Akila Viraj Kariyawasam

The government wants to standardise the education system in the country. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that it is better to set up high quality private universities in Sri Lanka as that would save foreign…

Mar 19 2017 / Read More »
Business Dr. Dimantha de Silva

Upbeat Transport

Sri Lanka Optimistic On PPPs For LRT  – Dr. Dimantha de Silva by Santhush Fernando Sri Lanka is upbeat on finishing two lines out of the seven earmarked under the public-private partnership (PPP) model as part…

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Bangladesh Set To Add Icing on Centenary Cake

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Second Test – P Sara Stadium Bangladesh played themselves into a great position to secure a rare overseas win in their 100th test and add some welcome icing onto their centenary celebration…

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Historic Kachchathivu Festival Goes On Without The Indians

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Pictures by Lalith Perera When we reached Kachchathivu Island it was 6 am in the morning. The premises was full of Sri Lankans at that time. The Navy was on duty assisted by…

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