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This Country Is Being Sold Out To … »

This country is being sold out to ……..,’ is an old refrain which ‘baby boomers’ of the forties now long in the tooth with bald pates are well familiar with.…

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President Maithripala Sirisena
, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
, Minister Rajitha Senaratne
 and Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga

Revive Or Revisit Chandrika Package, But… »

by N. Sathiya Moorthy Those proposing a second term for Sirisena are possibly floating a trial-balloon of their own By taking the constitutional route the present government has cleverly side-stepped…

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Fate Of Humanity With The Maverick President »

He defied all challengers and prognostications and achieved his objectives The most grievous mistake contemplated by the president elect is his decision to lock horns with China Trump is undoubtedly…

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What Can Havies Offer Awesome Champs »

After Kandy SC’s spectacular thrashing of Navy… ALTHOUGH for much of the first-round there were some doubts about the prospects of Kandy SC retaining the League championship, it is now…

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News

Fonseka Grilled For Over Five Hours On Lasantha’s Murder »

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By Ashanthi Warunasuriya Minister and former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka was questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on Friday over the…

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EU Delegation And Wigneswaran Discuss Power Devolution »

A delegation from the European Union (EU) met Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran and discussed calls for devolution…

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Kabir Reveals Attempts To Disregard Weliamuna Report »

Minister of Public Enterprise Development, Kabir Hashim has revealed attempts to disregard a highly controversial report on SriLankan Airlines. Hashim…

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India Says No Talks To Take Over Trinco Port »

Indian official sources denied Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s contention that Sri Lanka and India are in talks…

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President Hopes To Strengthen Relations With US Under Trump »

President Maithripala Sirisena said he hopes to strengthen ties with the United States under new US President Donald Trump. Sirisena…

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New Details Emerge In Prageeth’s Disappearance »

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya New details have emerged in the investigations over the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. The Criminal Investigations…

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Editor's Pick

FCID To File Further ‘B’ Reports In Courts Against The Renegade Wimal »

The ‘B’ report filed by the FCID and Weerawansa’s statement that he was unaware that his siblings and friends were given vehicles and Wimal Weerawansa

by Nirmala Kannangara Houses given for his and his wife’s siblings from Kahathuduwa and Mattegoda Housing Schemes Family’s sole asset was a four perch land in Pahala Biyanwila, Kadawatha at the time he entered parliament in 2000 Vehicles had been hired from people known to…

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Rice Shortage Expected In July »

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Importance of apprising the public Thousands affected No rains till March by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Thousands have been affected by the drought in most parts of the country and according to the department of meteorology some relief can be expected only in March. Among the worst…

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Yahapalanaya Lapses Cause Instablility »

President Maithripala Sirisena, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and MP A. H. M. Azwer

by Hilmy Ahamed When elections come, it is the winning wagon they board It was a fatal miscalculation that sent him home to Medamulana in Weeraketiya in January 2015 In the coming months, Sri Lanka is predicted to face the worst ever drought since 1948…

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NWSDB ‘Forced’ To Pay Employees Higher Bonus »

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by Ifham Nizam Employees of the NWSDB demand an annual bonus and productivity payment   Ministry of Finance had approved the payment of bonuses  Sri Lanka is heading towards possible water scarcity The employees of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) have demanded an…

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Government Is Following The Path Of The Previous Regime »

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by Nirmala Kannangara The disclosed criteria shall not be modified or additional criteria shall not be introduced during evaluation Despite the SC order, the cabinet of ministers had taken a decision to allow SSOE to supply coal until April 30, 2017 When Liberty Commodities defrauded, LCC…

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International Judges ‘Dilemma’: CTF Report And Political Stance »

Two members of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTF)

by Anushka Kahandagama The report, was handed over to the former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga Report close to 600 pages Media coverage shed  light on the involvement of international judges in the Judicial Mechanism The Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTF) has handed over…

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SLFEB Funds Swindled By Ex-Minister »

Government audit query that gives details into how SLFEB funds have been swindled and the statement given by Ranjith Kariyawasam of Ravana Foods that he did not supply food for any event  and Dilan Perera

by Nirmala Kannangara Thalatha says audit report in hands of FCID Dilan Perera yet to be questioned on allegations Rs. 247.612 million of funds for migrant workers misused The credibility of the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) is fast diminishing due to their alleged failure…

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Why Lanka Can’t Be Another Singapore? »

Members of the so called Joint Opposition and some of the ‘Laptop Journalists’ of the former regime take much delight in riling government MPs about…

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CTF And Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s ‘Lack Of Confidence’ »

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe

by Ayesha Zuhair Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s decision inexplicable The Minister’s statement discounts the 7,306 submissions made The report itself notes the duality in attitudes of the…

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Good Governance Rattled By Rathana’s Exit »

Athuraliye Rathana Thero

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Athuraliye Rathana Thero played a key role in bringing the current government to power Spearheads a broad social movement to influence the…

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Sufficient Progress To Recommend GSP – Ambassador Tung-Laï Margue »

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The assessment of the Commission is that there is sufficient progress to recommend granting GSP+ to Sri Lanka  The end of the process can either…

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Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Garment Industry »

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by  Ashanthi Warunasuriya  The European Commission proposed that Sri Lanka be given GSP Plus Regaining GSP Plus from the EU will be a big step for…

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Kandy On Alert For H1N1 »

Kandy General Hospital Director Dr. Saman Ratnayake

by Ifham Nizam H1N1 could raise its ugly head anytime due to the prevailing weather pattern in the country Pregnant mothers and children are at…

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Govt. Needs To Campaign Harder For Reconciliation »

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by National Peace Council  Some government members have publicly criticised the report The challenge for the govt. will be to take the recommendations of the…

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Sri Lanka’s LGBTIQ Equality Stalemate »

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by Chamindra Weerawardhana   The week of the 16th of January 2017 carried bad news for Sri Lanka’s LGBTIQ community. At the weekly meeting of the…

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Expose The ‘B’ report filed by the FCID and Weerawansa’s statement that he was unaware that his siblings and friends were given vehicles and Wimal Weerawansa

FCID To File Further ‘B’ Reports In Courts Against The Renegade Wimal

by Nirmala Kannangara Houses given for his and his wife’s siblings from Kahathuduwa and Mattegoda Housing Schemes Family’s sole asset was a four perch land in Pahala Biyanwila, Kadawatha at the time he entered parliament in…

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Opinion President Maithripala Sirisena
, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
, Minister Rajitha Senaratne
 and Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga

Revive Or Revisit Chandrika Package, But…

by N. Sathiya Moorthy Those proposing a second term for Sirisena are possibly floating a trial-balloon of their own By taking the constitutional route the present government has cleverly side-stepped one-on-one negotiations with the Tamil leadership…

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Focus Athuraliye Rathana Thero

Good Governance Rattled By Rathana’s Exit

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Athuraliye Rathana Thero played a key role in bringing the current government to power Spearheads a broad social movement to influence the government on national issues The government of Good Governance has been…

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Sufficient Progress To Recommend GSP – Ambassador Tung-Laï Margue

The assessment of the Commission is that there is sufficient progress to recommend granting GSP+ to Sri Lanka  The end of the process can either take place on March 12 or May 12   There have been clear…

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Veddas: Adopting To A Modern World

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Among all the ethnic groups living in this world, aboriginal communities are considered as a special breed of humans. These indigenous communities are direct descendants of the early settlers of any country. However, in…

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Business CIOB Chairman Dr. Rohan Karunaratne

Leaner Construction

Industry To Promote Lean Manufacturing Practices In Sri Lanka by Wiraj Silva Sri Lanka’s premier construction sector association – Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) would be promoting lean construction in a bid not only ensure profitability…

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Beleaguered Skipper Mathews Gets SLC, Selectors Backing

Beleaguered skipper Angelo Mathews received a huge vote of confidence from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and the Selectors despite the team’s test drubbing in South Africa and they backed him to continue as captain until the…

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