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Make Revival Of LTTE The Starting Point For Renewed Dialogue

By Jehan Perera There are positive signs emanating from the North. There is continuous development work taking place, with new roads being built or improved. The impact of roads on the well being of a society cannot be underestimated as they are like the arteries of a living body. They can transform the appearance of [...]

SL Outsourcing Industry Shortlisted For EOA Award

Hot on the heels of its recent outstanding achievement of having been selected as the Offshoring Destination of the Year 2013 by the National Association for Outsourcing (NAO) in UK, Sri Lanka’s Outsourcing Industry has achieved another significant achievement by getting shortlisted for the Offshoring Destination of the Year Award by the European Outsourcing Association. [...]

Passenger Assaulted By Cops To File FR

By Indika Sri Aravinda An innocent passenger who was allegedly assaulted by the police during a protest at the Fort railway station last week is to file a Fundamental Rights (FR) petition against the police over the incident. Duminda Hapuarachi claims he was assaulted by the police when he got caught between the police and [...]

Over 700 Million Live Below Extreme Poverty Line: ADB

The Asia-Pacific region continues to face a huge poverty challenge. More than 700 million people live below the extreme poverty line of $1.25 per day. The report shows that extreme poverty in the region can be eliminated by 2025, says the Asia Development Bank (ADB). However, this may not be enough. Poverty in Asia and [...]

Solheim Says He Did What Was Expected

Former Norwegian Minister and special peace envoy to Sri Lanka, Erik Solheim, says he conveyed to the LTTE leadership the messages which the Government wanted conveyed. Solheim was responding to allegations that he had several contacts with the LTTE during his time as special envoy to Sri Lanka during the war. Solheim also said that [...]

Adam Investments IPO On May 19

Adam Investments Limited (AINV), a newly formed investment company which looks at investment, revival and management of a growing number of subsidiary companies as its core business, confirmed that it has received approval to list its shares on the Diri Savi Board. Adam Investments Ltd received approval to list 449,993,700 shares on the Diri Savi [...]

Wilpattu Squatters Will Be Removed

Minister of Wildlife Resources Conservation, Vijith Wijayamuni Soysa, says the Government is taking measures to remove several squatters in the Wilpattu National Park. The Minister insisted that illegal permanent structures have not been built inside the park but there are people living in 44 tents and those tents need to be removed. Soysa said that [...]

The Grip Tightening

LTTE Rump Fast Exploiting Canadian Soil To Revive Terrorism In SL By Camelia Nathaniel With depleting support for LTTE activism worldwide, LTTE fronts overseas, notably in Canada, are turning to prey on impressionable Tamil youth and children in order to revive their terrorist activities. As the photographs show, over 50 percent of the participants in [...]

Political Solution Before Truth And Reconciliation Commission – Suresh Premachandran

By Waruni Karunarathne As the Sri Lankan government expects South Africa’s special envoy for Sri Lanka Cyril Ramaphosa’s visit to Sri Lanka, in the latter part of next month or early June, to discuss how to move forward with Sri Lanka’s reconciliation process, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says that the Sri Lankan government has [...]

Donkey Acts And Opposition Ponies

“If the opposition wants, I am ready to go for any election.” The main opposition, the United National Party, opened three new battle fronts last week against the government. The first battle front was its protest over the Strategic Development Act, which, according to the UNP, will lead to the setting up of Casinos in [...]

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