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Finding The Truth The CTF Way »

Amnesty International dismayed by the government’s casual disregard of the CTF. The CTF published a detailed more than 700 page report The CTF report is a landmark undertaking  As long…

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Retaining The Executive Presidency »

by Roshani Nathaniel General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Minister Duminda Dissanayake, during a meeting of SLFP ministers recently proposed that the existing provisions in the Constitution…

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How Lanka Stalled Hillary Clinton And Made Donald Trump Win »

The latest message from my Colombo station says he is an American citizen The total number of Sri Lankans in America doesn’t number beyond a two thousand or so That…

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Playing ‘Good Cop, Bad Cop’ On War Crime Probe – But To What End? »

by N. Sathiya Moorthy President Sirisena is very clear on this matter and has more than once said there will be no foreign judges in the local judicial mechanism Sri…

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The Better President: Saint Obama Or Sinner Trump? »

Obama was undoubtedly the most outstanding political orator in America Obama bows out as a loser Donald Trump, has been categorised as an undisputed sinner The soaring rhetoric of Barack Obama in…

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Kandy Poised To Hit The Top Today »

IT speaks much for Kandy SC’s resolve that they’re in a position to wrest the League leadership today, when they take on Navy at Nitawella. Conceding two of the seven…

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News

BOI Misled President And PM On Volkswagen Deal »

by Nirmala Kannangara The Board of Investment (BOI) has allegedly misled the President and Prime Minister on the Volkswagen deal.…

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Key Announcement From SLFP »

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is expected to make a crucial announcement related to the next…

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Dengue Kills 3 Hospital Staff »

At least three employees of the Kalubowila Hospital have died of dengue. Dr. Asela Gunawardena, Director of the Colombo South…

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Rift Emerges In Podujana Peramuna »

Arift has emerged in the newly formed Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, a party member revealed. The rift emerged over the…

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No GSP Yet: Decision In Or After March »

by Easwaran Rutnam While some government ministers had given the impression last week that Sri Lanka has obtained the GSP…

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‘Treasury Bond’ Debate On Jan. 24 »

The government says it will take part in the debate in Parliament on the COPE report on the Treasury bond…

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Urgent Meeting As Disaster Looms »

An urgent meeting was held between the respective Ministries last week as a disaster looms following the lack of rain.…

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Ravi K Selected Finance Minister Of The Year, Asia-Pacific »

 Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has been selected the Finance Minister of the Year for Asia-Pacific by the prestigious ‘The Banker’…

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Power Crisis Ahead »

by  Ifham Nizam Sri Lanka’s much debated power crisis, which the government, the utility providers and the regulator boarding in…

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Editor's Pick

Fresh Call For Justice At Lasantha’s Memorial »

Lasantha’s memorial held last Sunday

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Eight years have passed since veteran journalist and the founding editor of The Sunday Leader newspaper Lasantha Wickrematunge was assassinated in broad daylight. The assassins were able to carry out their task and pass through the heavily guarded security check points in the Dehiwala…

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Police Department Violates Tender Procedures »

Tender awarding letter from Police Headquarters to supply CS Grenades , Agreement signed on September 2, 2011 to supply CS Grenades, Agreement to supply CS Shells and Police Headquarters letter to Fonny’s Pvt. Ltd. awarding the tender to supply CS Shells

After signing agreement with supplier by Nirmala Kannangara Sri Lanka Police cancelled the tender unilaterally after coming into an agreement Sri Lanka Police purchased the same from a Chinese company without calling tenders After fulfilling Sri Lanka Police requirements local agents entered into an agreement…

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BOI Behind The Volkswagen Drama »

The UK Are To Re-run Emissions Tests On Volkswagen Cars After German Scandal

by Nirmala Kannangara After the Volkswagen Company in Germany claimed that they have not invested in an vehicle assembly plant in Sri Lanka nor have any intention to do so even in future, it had now come to limelight as to how the Board of…

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Addressing The Issue Of Unemployment »

Minister Ranjith Maddumabandara, Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa and Gnanananda Thero

32,000 unemployed graduates in the country No visible progress has been made in bringing down unemployment Protests of unemployed graduates are a common sight  by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The rise of unemployment in the country has been a widely discussed topic in recent times. While bringing…

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A ‘Royal’ Fraud For Grade-1 Admissions »

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by Roshani Nathaniel Ministry of Education suspends admissions to Grade one Of the applications received around 20 had given false addresses Of these false addresses, one of them was the address of a former President The Ministry of Education has decided to suspend grade one…

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Welikada Prison Riots: Fresh Push For Justice »

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by Third Eye HRCSL records statement from a journalist The report on Welikada prison riot was handed over to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last year The United National Party accused security forces of murdering in ‘cold blood’ at least 11 of the 27 inmates A…

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A Home Of Their Own »

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by Dilisha Abeysundara People in the North reiterate need for adequate housing facilities Over 150,000 northerners are in need of immediate housing Authorities failed to provide housing for the people even after almost a decade since the war ended The people in the North have…

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Editorial

Rajapaksa’s Role: Don’t Rock The Boat »

Sri Lanka which is featured only on rare occasions in international TV news channels after the death of Velupillai Prabhakaran did so following the riot…

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China’s ‘White Paper’ And Sri Lanka »

Chinese President meeting President Maithripala Sirisena

by  Easwaran Rutnam The white paper on policies  is related to Asia-Pacific security cooperation China has been an active development partner to Sri Lanka China…

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Having Differences Of Opinion Natural – John Seneviratne »

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But another fact the people are concerned is the 99 year lease time period. If the lease time period could be shortened then the people in the…

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Time To Scrap Mini Hydro Power Plants »

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by Ifham Nizam The negative impacts  of mini hydro plants is huge Sri Lanka has 183 mini hydro projects Political interference is a major challenge…

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H’tota Port Issue: Controversy Continues! »

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by  Ashanthi Warunasuriya Protests in Hambantota continue  Finance Minister says the problem of unemployment among the youth will be solved when industrial zones are constructed…

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Manpower Employees Continue Their Struggle »

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by Kasun Pussawela SLT is currently obtaining various services from private companies. The companies are hired to carry out the task of manpower workers  Secretary…

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Expose Tender awarding letter from Police Headquarters to supply CS Grenades , Agreement signed on September 2, 2011 to supply CS Grenades, Agreement to supply CS Shells and Police Headquarters letter to Fonny’s Pvt. Ltd. awarding the tender to supply CS Shells

Police Department Violates Tender Procedures

After signing agreement with supplier by Nirmala Kannangara Sri Lanka Police cancelled the tender unilaterally after coming into an agreement Sri Lanka Police purchased the same from a Chinese company without calling tenders After fulfilling Sri…

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Opinion CTF handing over the report

Playing ‘Good Cop, Bad Cop’ On War Crime Probe – But To What End?

by N. Sathiya Moorthy President Sirisena is very clear on this matter and has more than once said there will be no foreign judges in the local judicial mechanism Sri Lanka’s Constitution or the Criminal Procedure…

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Focus Minister Ranjith Maddumabandara, Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa and Gnanananda Thero

Addressing The Issue Of Unemployment

32,000 unemployed graduates in the country No visible progress has been made in bringing down unemployment Protests of unemployed graduates are a common sight  by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The rise of unemployment in the country has been…

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Having Differences Of Opinion Natural – John Seneviratne

But another fact the people are concerned is the 99 year lease time period. If the lease time period could be shortened then the people in the area will be calmer It is normal to have different opinions…

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Bullying Ends In Suicide Of Sri Lankan Teen In Netherlands

A school in the Netherlands is facing threats after a Sri Lankan teen committed suicide after being bullied in school. The Heerlen police have arranged extra protection for the Grotius College and its school grounds. The…

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Business Tea-cup

Plantation In Limbo

Sri Lanka’s Tea Production Outlook Negative For 2017 by Dinesh Isuru Adverse weather patterns, delayed agricultural best practices and weedicide ban could adversely affect Sri Lanka’s plantation industry in general and tea sector in particular, warn…

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Sports Jubilant South African players celebrate their 3-0 whitewash

WOEFUL Lankans WHITEWASHED

South Africa crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and 118 runs in the third and final test to record a 3-0 whitewash of the tourists who failed to last even three days in the test. Dimuth…

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