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Sarath Fonseka Arrested. Hopefully, Government Had Thought About This

by Stormcrow ( So Sarath Fonseka is arrested. Those who went on all sorts of apologia for the Fonseka-Mangala-JVP-TNA-UNP-SLMC dirty election alliance are now crying about the loss of democracy. This author doesn’t think that government was very reasonable or tactical in arresting Sarath Fonseka. Fonseka was a loser, and a political tar baby with [...]

It’s A Laugh… The Things They Say And Do In Rugby

By Sharm de Alwis They may not have been able to pass exams but they were elegant in passing the oval ball. Even when they chose a job they opted for planting so that they could continue with the game. The foreign bosses also had a whale of a time but it never was Thoppi [...]


It has been reported that the purpose behind President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s visit to Moscow last week was to sign a U.S.$ 300 million credit line with Kremlin for the upgradation of Russian made defence stores that are in use by  Sri Lanka’s military. Another report said that it was for the purchase of armaments and [...]

Sri Lanka: The Country Without Citizens

by Gypsy Bohemia  ( I’ve heard it said by a prominent artist that there is no such thing as a citizen of Sri Lanka. That, we are a country without citizens. The statement stuck with me, purely because I had no idea what he meant. But watching the unravelling chaos the election brought with it [...]

The Girl Next Door In Tears

A Valentine’s Day Special By Ranee Mohamed The lush greenery of the unspoilt neighbourhood in Piliyandala  was the ideal backdrop for love to blossom. Teenaged Sandya Kumari at 17 years of age felt like the young heroine that she was. The blue skies and the soft winds fanning her long hair gave life to the [...]

Uncertainty Hits Economy

The economy has been hit by political uncertainty after the arrest of defeated common opposition presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka, market sources who didn’t want to be named told The Sunday Leader. “Uncertainty has gripped the economy, there is no confidence in the system despite the war end and interest rates having had come down [...]

Trinity — A Good Year In Sports

By Hafiz Marikar Trinity College Kandy held their annual prize giving last Friday – the second under Brig Udaya Ariyaratne. Prof. I.K Perera was the chief guest. Rushan Jaleel who represented the Sri Lanka youth side in the World Cup, was awarded the best cricketer’s award, and the best ruggerite award went  to Kenon  Armstrong. [...]

It Starts

by The Puppeteer ( With the arresting of retired Gen. Sarath Fonseka, the first domino has been nudged. I expect we’ll be seeing a repeat of arrests, assaults and murders of journalist since 2007, in the coming months. I dare say the white vans will be prowling the streets once again. During his interview on [...]

South Africa Captain Smith In Doubt For Second India Test

South Africa captain Graeme Smith is a doubtful starter for the second and final Test against India starting today (14) after suffering ligament damage to a finger. The opening batsman hurt the little finger of his left hand during fielding practice at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. “The medical team is confident that the swelling will [...]

Government Identifies Four Detention Camps

An Act Of Repression Says The Opposition By Our Political Editor The government through Gazette Extraordinary No. 1640/1 and 1640/2 issued on Monday (8) has declared four detention centers under Emergency Regulations. The Gazette issued by IGP Mahinda Balasuriya states, “I, Mahinda Balasuriya, Inspector General of Police, do hereby notify that the following will be [...]

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