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“The Choice Is To Retreat Ceremoniously Or Disgracefully” – Dr Karunaratne

By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema Nava Sama Samaja Party Leader Dr Wickremabahu Karunratne says the government has only two options in resolving the current issue with the judiciary on the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice – to retreat or go forward on the confrontational mode. “The Constitution is superior. The Constitution is fundamental law,” he [...]

The Year That Was And That Is To Be

When this year (2012) dawned, the Sri Lankan government was beleaguered by Western nations at the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) over alleged ‘War Crimes’ committed by the Sri Lankan armed forces.  Sri Lanka had one document with which it was hoped to ward off the hostile Western forces directed against it: the Lessons [...]

Borrowing Costs To Increase

Rate Cut Yet To Impact Real Economy With a Rs. 72 billion Treasury (T) Bond due to mature two weeks from now, ie on January 15, a market source told this newspaper that that will put the brakes on the current scenario of falling yields in the T Bond and T Bill market. “Central Bank [...]

Dept. Of Wildlife Conservation Or Destruction?

By Nirmala Kannangara Where does the money that generates through the country’s National Parks go? This is a question that has arisen not only amongst the wildlife employees but also amongst the general public as well. Questions have been raised as to why the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC), which earns millions of money from [...]

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Aussie Cows Die

By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema The deaths of several Australian cows, imported by the Livestock and Rural Community Development Ministry to improve the local milk production and to breed cows with a higher heredity, have raised doubts on the health of the rest of the cows imported at around Rs. 250,000 each. Apart from the cows, [...]

Chinthaka and Poornima Present “Beyond Perception”

Chinthaka and Poornima are two contemporary multi-talented and diverse artists who favour a non-traditional approach to art. They are award winning professional photographers and have been recognized both locally and internationally for their innovative and creative photography. They are also active members of The Collective of Contemporary Artists (CoCA). The young couple have a liberal [...]

Bourse Records 2nd Lowest Score

Rupee Weakens The bourse had the dubious distinction of recording the second lowest turnover for the year to date, having had made a sum of Rs. 101.3 million on Christmas Eve (December 24) . A source attributed this state of affairs to the holiday season, where investors have other commitments and interests other than investing [...]

Meliza: A Newbie With Great Potential

By Dinesha Senararatne It may not have been what she always wanted to do but it’s certainly been a new development that has taken her life by storm. 19-year-old Hassen has stepped into the reality of being a fashion designer. How did the passion for fashion come about for Meliza?   Click Here To See [...]

The Tamil National Alliance’s Duty

By Prof S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole Tamils wonder aloud this Christmas when our earthly salvation from this criminal government would come. State arrogance showed through at the Governor’s Cup Championships set for 19.12.2012 in Nallur. Promptly at 2pm leading citizens were assembled. The Governor casually arrived well after 3pm and the National Anthem was played [...]

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