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In Need Of Water

A shortage of water in Udappuwa in the Puttalam District has led to even school children being forced to line up to fill their water bottles from water tanks. Picture by Asoka Fernando

Last Gasp Penalty spares Trinity’s Blushes

70th Bradby Shield Encounter -2nd leg –  Kandy Lions retain shield for fourth consecutive year By Dion Michael A last-gasp penalty enabled Trinity College to beat their arch rivals Royal College 19-18 in the second leg of the 70th Bradby Shield encounter at the Pallekele Sports Complex in Kandy yesterday. Trinity’s points came from 1 [...]

Challenge Before Modi: Regional Interests Or National Interests

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first move of inviting the eight heads of state of neighbouring SAARC countries was surprising and bold. Surprising it was because this is the first time SAARC, which has hitherto been given low priority by India, has come on top of the agenda of the new prime minister. Bold because [...]

Losing The Peace: Why The LLRC Report Is Not Implemented

By Dr Dayan Jayatilleka Five years after the thirty years war we are in a time of transition to a termination. It can go either way: tenuous equilibrium and a modus vivendi or a bloody tragedy as finale. The foreseeable future of Sri Lanka will depend on the Mahinda-Modi equation. There are at least two [...]

Suspects Die In Police Custody

By Binoy Suriyaarachchi The mysterious death of cop killer suspect, Kahandawala Arachchige Tharuka Nilan (32), who died last Sunday (18) while in the custody of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), is the latest addition to a long list of deaths in police custody. The police announced on the same day that the notorious suspect wanted [...]

‘Jaffna Economy Lacks Progress’

Although five years have passed since the end of the civil war, there appears to be no change or improvement in the economic development of Jaffna. President of the Jaffna Chamber of Commerce R. Jeyasegaram says that conducting business in Jaffna is not easy. “The businessmen undergo poor turnover in their business and struggling to [...]

“If Anybody Wants To Resign Nobody Is Going To Stop Them”

- Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva By Waruni Karunarathne Some ministers of the government have been criticizing the government and threatening continuously to leave the government over differences of opinion and on the grounds that the government has not been able to keep its promises. Yet the government seems more confident of its stability and [...]

First Belarus Trade Team To Arrive In July

The first ever business delegation from Belarus is scheduled to arrive in Colombo in July opening the gateway to the Eurasian market of Russia-Kazakstan-Belarus region. Sri Lanka’s trade with the virgin Eurasian market Belarus is around $ 14 million and according to Vitaly Prima, ambassador of Belarus, the country plans to prepare fruitful projects with [...]

“The UNP Has No Moral Right To Point Fingers At The Government” – Nishantha Warnasinghe, JHU Spokesman

By Camelia Nathaniel The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) abstained from voting on the No Confidence Motion brought against the government, not because they approved of the actions of the government but because they had no confidence in the messenger, said the spokesman of the party Nishantha Warnasinghe during an interview with The Sunday Leader. Meanwhile, [...]

Drug Rehab More Focused Now

By Camelia Nathaniel Drug addiction is a disease that has plagued this country for a very long time and it was much easier for everyone to ignore the issue and think that putting the addicts behind bars was the best solution. However drug addiction is not a crime and in fact those addicted to this [...]

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