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Shanuki Stealing The Show!

By Easwaran Rutnam Shanuki de Alwis has a goal in life. That goal is to be like Dame Judi Dench, who Shanuki rates as the best actress in the world. Shanuki first stepped onto a stage at the age of 4, when she played the role of a bouncing ball in the toy shop for [...]

Let’s Get Going, Mr Wickremesinghe

The regularity is quite shocking. Almost like a good, Swiss-made watch, the antics in the United National Party (UNP) provides for regular palpitations and hope. Regularly Ranil Wickremesinghe, leader of the UNP since November 1994, is asked to step down from his position in the interest of his party. With equal regularity Mr Wickremesinghe fends [...]

Govt Must Probe Itself – Hasan Ali

By Imaad Majeed President Mahinda Rajapaksa established the Ministry of Law and Order in August, taking the Police Department under its purview, and, by implication, his executive powers. The Ministry is to implement a Police Act, and tackle the issues of corruption within the existing system of law and order. However, this move has raised [...]

Indian HC Summoned

By Indika Sri Aravinda The Indian High Commissioner in Colombo Y. K. Sinha was summoned last week by the government to raise concerns over the fishermen issue. The government has decided to get tough over the issue of Indian fishermen straying into Sri Lankan waters and Sri Lankan fishermen being arrested in Indian waters. Deputy [...]

Liquidity At “Sustainable” levels

CBSL Plays Around With T Bills Market’s excess liquidity remained at sustainable levels despite Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) retiring a part of its Treasury (T) Bill holding at Friday’s trading, data showed. Friday over Thursday CBSL’s gross T Bill holdings fell from Rs. 24,055.38 million to Rs. 12,265.08 million; while market’s excess liquidity [...]

Political Thugs Shouldn’t Be Tolerated

The outstanding example of the breakdown of law and order in the country last week was the tragicomedy of the assault of a principal of a well-known school in Colombo’s suburbs by some representatives of the alumni of the school. Tragic it was because it flouted the age old tradition of the country of worshipping teachers [...]

A Plethora Of Shades

By Nishu Hassim Internationally renowned fashion designer Dinesh Chandrasena, who has designed clothes for Hollywood Stars like Halle Berry, etc., speaks about his latest additions, life and everything in-between.   Click Here To See Full Page

Law Out Of Order?

With regard to the recent incidents where the police were unable to address public disorder, a general notion has surfaced that the state of law and order in the country is at stake. The Weliweriya incident, where a public demonstration demanding access to clean water ended up with three people dead and some injured, is [...]

Strategic Acts Of Goodwill That Can Sustain Budding Relations

By Dr Jehan Perera Sustaining the working relations between the newly constituted Northern Provincial Council and the Sri Lankan government would be the most important challenge for anyone concerned with the country’s longer term welfare.  The extension of devolution of power to the North, even if limited, is part of a process that can lead [...]

NIB Gathers Data From CHOGM Zones

Intelligence agencies have begun gathering data on people living close to venues where the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will take place next month and where Commonwealth leaders will be visiting. Sources at the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) said that people living or working along the routes to be used by the world leaders [...]

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