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Ultimatum To Government

By Indika Sri Aravinda and Easwaran Rutnam Muslim political parties affiliated with the government have issued an ultimatum to the government in the wake of the anti-Muslim protests staged in Kuliyapitiya and Maharagama by a group of monks. A hate campaign had also fast spread on the internet with Muslims in Sri Lanka being targeted [...]

Basnayaka Nilame Making Hay with Soragune Devalaya Lands

Environmental organizations have urged the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) to declare Bogahapattiya, Soragune and Samanala Wewa forest areas as a sanctuary in order to protect its bio diversity value. According to them, these three forest areas are rich in bio diversity, and have a biological value and are a catchment area that feeds Samanala [...]

Former captains Warnapura, Jayasuriya in line for top SLC roles

Two former national captains BandulaWarnapura and SanathJayasuriya are the leading contenders for two key posts within Sri Lanka Cricket as the organization rings in several changes in an effort to improve its overall effectiveness. Warnapura, Sri Lanka’s first test skipper is tipped to take over the top job of Chief Executive Officer of SLC when [...]

MR’s Diplomatic Headache Increases With US Officials’ Visit

Internal dissention on the rise within the Govt. International danger signs increase for MR’s Govt. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society’s ills on the West – know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling [...]

Lankans turn to T20 in desperate bid for silverware

Sri Lanka vs Australia – T20 series The Lankans approach their last two games of an arduous tour desperately needing some silverware to take back home and salve some of their wounded pride. The tourists didn’t quite manage to win the one-day series but they will fancy their chances in this two-match Twenty20 contest. The [...]

Monks Put Religious Freedom At Risk

Muslim MPs in urgent talks with President By Easwaran Rutnam Muslim government parliamentarians had an urgent meeting last week with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other top officials in the government. The meeting was to raise concerns over threats faced by Muslims in the country after a campaign was launched by a group of monks targeting [...]

Silva Desecrates Sacred Kelaniya

By Nirmala Kannangara- Pictures by Lalith Perera The sacred city of Kelaniya has become a haven for drug peddlers, extortionists, prostitution, intimidators and murderers, says Prasanna Ranaweera, Chairman, Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha. According to Ranaweera, the main causes for the desecration in the electorates is the notorious Silva. “This infamous Silva has not spared even school [...]

Sri Lanka In Dock Of World Opinion

The Mahinda Rajapaksa government has been outstanding in fighting terrorism at home but has fared disastrously in diplomacy. This is in marked contrast to the Chandrika Kumaratunge government whose record in fighting terrorism at home was an absolute disaster but was outstanding in its efforts diplomatically getting the LTTE proscribed as a terrorist organisation by [...]

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Pressure For Rate Rise

GoSL’s Borrowings Increase If commercial banks’ average weighted prime lending rate (AWPR) is anything to go by, then market interest rates are on an ascent. AWPR in the week ended Thursday (January 24) increased by 36 basis points (bps) week on week (WoW) to 14.30%, Central Bank of Sri Lanka CBSL) data showed. In the [...]

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