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Trade Unions Sell Out Estate Workers

By Camelia Nathaniel The Plantation Trade Union Federation (PTUF) has alleged that some thugs sent by the Leader of the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) and the Minister of Livestock and Rural Community Development, Arumugam Thondaman, had attacked their protest held last week in Kotagala causing injury to the Leader of the Democratic People’s Front (DPF) [...]

Danced On The Graves Of Dayan And Tamara

By Rajiva Wijesinha Once again following the vote in Geneva, which made clear how influential the United States of America was, and how comparatively friendless we were, there is talk of re-establishing relations with the West. Thankfully this year it has not taken the form of denigration of good relations with others, as happened last [...]

Inter-club Rugby 7’s On 4-5 May

By Hafiz Marikar Sri Lanka’s play maker and one of the top sevens ruggerites in the countryFazil Marija together with Pradeep Liyanage will miss next weeks inter club sevens tournament due to injury. Both players did yeoman service for the Sri Lanka side a few weeks back to enable the Lankans to win the five [...]

Mother Of All Crises

The lights are going out in Sri Lanka which once held the promise of being the Miracle of Asia. For the past four years, the country has been going from crisis to crisis, each subsequent crisis being disastrous enough for the damage of the one before to be put aside but not forgotten. The current [...]

Back to Darkness?

A woman holding aloft a torch during a demonstration held last week organized by the JVP against the increased electricity tariffs.   – Picture by Lalith Perera

US Report Reveals Abuse, Wiretapping

The annual human rights report of US State Department has put the police back in the spotlight over alleged abuse and torture of detainees. While the police have denied the charges, the damage the US report has done to the already tainted image of the police is irreparable. The report also revealed that while law [...]

On Rhythm

By Raisa Wickrematunge Upeka Chitrasena’s first taste of the stage came in 1958, in children’s ballet “Vanaja” when she was just seven years old. “I was born in a house filled with dance, music and theatre… it was a hub of cultural activities,” Upeka recalls, smiling at the memory.   Click Here To See Full [...]

First Blow By Canada

By Easwaran Rutnam The Canadian government has taken its first decisive move with regard to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) saying it will not send a full delegation to the November summit in Sri Lanka. Earlier the Canadians had called for improvements on the human rights issue in Sri Lanka failing which the [...]

MR Faces Wrath Of Party And People

JVP to get tough on Matale mass grave issue TUs to strike on May 21 UNP gears up for NPC polls amidst challenges That the Mahinda Rajapaksa government’s glory days are fast coming to an end was evident by looking at the events that unfolded last week. The Rajapaksa government was jubilant last week that [...]

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