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By Faraz Shauketaly Sri Lanka can truly be myopic and in fact they really are. Its law enforcement agencies are nothing short of a joke. It is rare that an officer who has been entrusted with a piece of work will actually be pro-active and get on with it. In case you are wondering just [...]

Rajapaksa Govt. Caught In A Catch 22 Situation

Concern Over Silence Of Senior Govt. Ministers On Impeachment Govt. Starting To Face People’s Wrath A Decisive Year Ahead For MR And Govt. Stating that the Mahinda Rajapaksa government is caught in a Catch 22 situation on many recent issues would be an understatement. The government is facing a predicament in dealing with several key [...]

Grand Robbery By Central Provincial Council

The President must step in to stop the crime about to be perpetrated by the Central Provincial Council on the Citizens of the Central Province. It is skullduggery at its worst. The Council is to expend some Rs 500 million on a trip to China for all its members, ostensibly to study the system of [...]


Prison guards have begun using Repeater shotguns as opposed to T-56 and CZ58 weapons based on a new directive. The move follows the recent prison riot. Two prison guards are seen outside court in Colombo last week with one carrying a a Repeater shotgun. Picture by Lalith Perera

A dangerous business

Street hawkers in Pamunuwa, Maharagama have begun using the railway track to do business and move from one track to the other every time a train comes by. Picture by Asoka Fernando

Sajith’s Assistance To Flood-Affected Families

UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa handing over rice to affected families when he provided assistance to 7,000 families affected by the floods in the Hambantota district last week.

Army Refuses To Budge

By Niranjala Ariyawansha The military has no intention of withdrawing army camps in Jaffna despite intense pressure exerted by the international community and Tamil political parties. Jaffna Security Forces Commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe said despite the end of the war almost four years ago, the LTTE is still active. “The army is aware of [...]

Feroze A Mammoth in present English Theatre

By Sherwani Synon Picture by Saman Kariyawasam Lounging casually at one of his favourite haunts, with the script of the next Pusswedilla instalment in front of him, we spoke to Feroze Kamardeen about his journey to theatre, his many successful productions and the introduction of Noir Dark Theatre Festival and Puswedilla to Sri Lanka.   [...]

Forced Reconciliation?

Psychiatrist gives female Tamil recruits clean bill of health No sexual harassment, mental illness, just collective hysteria By Chrishanthi Christopher Some of the Tamil females, who were recruited to the army and reportedly suffered mental distress after their training course, are said to have gone back to the camps fully recovered. Military Spokesperson, Brigadier Ruwan [...]

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