Columns 12-01

Ranil And His Game-Plan »

19th Amendment: With the Supreme Court order now delivered and parliament set to debate the amendment minus the parts that the Court opined would need a referendum, it was very…

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13-02

Living It Up On Laysiyata Leasing »

By Gamini Weerakoon Avurudhu Kumaraya is a perennial guest on the days of the Avuruddha since the times of our ancestors. The lanky handsome man decked in silk and gold,…

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15-07

Lifting Sanctions Can’t Change Communist Cuba »

By Gamini Weerakoon After half century of acrimonious American-Cuban relations, the decision to normalise this relationship may not result in immediate warm embraces between the American giant and its tiny…

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Dr Josiah Mahen Kanagaratnam: A Surgeon Par Excellence »

I often question myself about the purpose of a panegyric. If we do say beautiful things about a person when he is alive, it will not only cheer and encourage…

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15-06

Water- Sprinkling Festival »

People celebrate the Water-Sprinkling Festival in Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, April 15, 2015. The water-sprinkling festival, which is also the New Year festival of the…

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News

Minor Parties To Object »

01-01

By Indika Sri Aravinda Minor political parties have objected to moves to introduce electoral reforms before the next general elections…

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Japan To Assist CoI »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI), appointed to investigate into the cases of missing persons, is to…

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TNA To Sign MOU »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is to call for a meeting to finalize a Memorandum of Understanding…

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No VMS On 1,500 Fishing Vessels »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Fisheries Ministry says it is yet to install Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) on 1,500 multi-day fishing…

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Firearm Licenses Issued Without Training »

By Indika Sri Aravinda The Defence Ministry had issued 3,000 firearm licenses in the resent past to persons who had…

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Monk Questioned In Fraud Probe »

A leading Buddhist monk was questioned by the special police investigations unit yesterday over the distribution of religious attire (Sil…

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JVP To Lose Funding »

With former JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe leaving the party, the funding that the party has been receiving from its supporters…

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Kerry’s Schedule Being Finalized »

The schedule for the visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry to Sri Lanka is being finalized, Foreign Ministry…

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Koslanda Still Weeps »

04-01

By Camelia Nathaniel Six months since the Meeryabedde Koslanda disaster where a monstrous landslide claimed the lives of over one hundred people when they were buried alive and thousands of estate workers were left homeless, some of them are still living in temporary shelters. For many…

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Land Issue Still An Issue »

05-01

By Waruni Karunarathne Since the end of the war, there was pressure on the Sri Lankan government to return the land belonging to civilians occupied by the Sri Lankan army towards meaningful reconciliation. The previous government also came under heavy criticism for land grabbing in…

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School Van Safety Questioned »

05-02

By Waruni Karunarathne There is a long standing need to introduce laws and regulations to school vans to ensure children’s safety and to prevent children being subjected to various harassments. Recently the topic was back on the table as there was a dialogue about issuing…

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Shocking Move By CMC »

07-02

By Nirmala Kannangara Colombo Municipal Council’s (CMC) shocking decision to outsource the laboratory service to conduct specialised analysis on water and food tests and on food handlers that was earlier carried out by the CMC laboratory to a private laboratory owned by a family member…

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Another Scam Unearthed »

06-01

By Nirmala Kannangara Following our exposé last week that the Department of Motor Traffic together with a powerful politician in the previous regime was involved in a number plate racket that cost the country a colossal amount of money, startling revelations have now come to…

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Bringing Down The Cost Of Living »

07-01

By Waruni Karunarathne Bringing down the cost of living by reducing prices of some essential goods was one of the government’s promises during the last election campaign which had a clear appeal on ordinary people. At present the government boasts of having fulfilled their promise…

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British Democracy And The Tamil Diaspora »

Statements made by British political leaders on Sri Lanka are necessarily directed at the British electorate though it will indirectly impact on the Sri Lankan…

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Calling For Electoral Reforms »

10-01

By Camelia Nathaniel The common notion in the country at present is that Electoral reforms are a long awaited need. According to political analysts the…

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Taking The National Government Forward »

13-01

By N Sathiya Moorthy With early parliamentary polls becoming a possibility, though not a probability until the SLFP-UPFA agrees to back the truncated 19-A, partners…

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TNA Has No Loyalty Towards LTTE — M. A. Sumanthiran »

08-01

With the debate continuing on who should be the opposition leader in Parliament, the Tamil National Alliance, which had recently told the Speaker that the…

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I Tried To Control Mervyn »

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

He was considered a powerful Defence Secretary during his term in office but Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says the media portrayed the wrong image about him. In…

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Mahinda Prepares For Political Comeback »

12-03

Mahinda Rajapaksa, the former president of Sri Lanka, is planning to stand in parliamentary polls to launch an attempt to return to power, aides have…

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Siri Aiya Who Revived The JVP »

12-02

By Dharman Wickremaratne   In the late 1980s the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna(JVP) was active only in 19 out of Sri Lanka’s 25 districts.  It was…

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Features 04-01

Koslanda Still Weeps

By Camelia Nathaniel Six months since the Meeryabedde Koslanda disaster where a monstrous landslide claimed the lives of over one hundred people when they were buried alive and thousands of estate workers were left homeless, some of…

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Expose 06-01

Another Scam Unearthed

By Nirmala Kannangara Following our exposé last week that the Department of Motor Traffic together with a powerful politician in the previous regime was involved in a number plate racket that cost the country a colossal…

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Interviews 08-01

TNA Has No Loyalty Towards LTTE — M. A. Sumanthiran

With the debate continuing on who should be the opposition leader in Parliament, the Tamil National Alliance, which had recently told the Speaker that the post should go to its leader R. Sampanthan, insisted that there…

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Spotlight 07-02

Shocking Move By CMC

By Nirmala Kannangara Colombo Municipal Council’s (CMC) shocking decision to outsource the laboratory service to conduct specialised analysis on water and food tests and on food handlers that was earlier carried out by the CMC laboratory…

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Politics 10-01

Calling For Electoral Reforms

By Camelia Nathaniel The common notion in the country at present is that Electoral reforms are a long awaited need. According to political analysts the existing Proportional Representation (PR) system, has many flaws that has only paved…

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Imparting His Revelation

By Sadhana Senanayake There are very few people in the world who can say that they have found their purpose in life, but Julius Mitchell, you can say that he has found his. After first finding…

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Business

EGM On Kalpitiya Resort

An Extraordinary General Meeting has been convened by the Kalpitiya Beach Resort PLC on May 8 to appraise shareholders on the current position of the company and an alternate course of action with regard to the…

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Sports 20-01

Sports Minister Unfazed By ICC Action

By Dion Michael The Sports Minister, Navin Dissanayake, said on Friday that the International Cricket Council (ICC) must accept the nine-member Interim Committee that he appointed to run Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) . The Minister was…

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