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MR Lackey DIG To Spill The Beans?

Wasim Thajudeen Murder Case: By Nirmala Kannangara Following the arrest of the former OIC, Narahenpita Police Crime Branch, for concealing evidence related to the death of former national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, former DIG Anura Senanayake has reportedly agreed to expose the details. Former OIC, IP Sumith Champika Perera, was arrested on Tuesday April 19, [...]

Link Between Cousin Marriages And Health Problems

by Camelia Nathaniel A link between cousin marriages and health problems– including heart and lung problems, Harlequin ichthyosis or other Severe Skin disorders, Thalassemia and recognised syndromes such as Down’s – linked to genetic inheritance, has been observed in communities around the world. When parents share a common ancestor, it is termed a ‘consanguineous’ relationship [...]

May Day: Political Muscle Flexing, Sore Throats And Tired Feet

May Day is still one week away but in Sri Lanka preparations are on to ‘Celebrate’ May Day not as an event to mark International Workers Day as in many countries but as a demonstration of the strengths of political parties and even cabals under extremist political organisations. May Day celebrations are the contribution of [...]

May Day: Galvanising The Working Masses

by Wimalanath Weeraratne Sri Lanka is a country of spectators. Sri Lankans don’t question. We only criticise amongst friends after consuming a good shot of intoxicants. We never even attempt to experiment on how to criticise and protest constructively. It is true that we can stay without a problem for a little while if another [...]

Sri Lanka Has Lots Of Untapped Export Potential

Needs FTAs to boost exports in future – Former CCC Chairman Chandra Jayaratne by Amavasya Sirisena Although many do not believe, Sri Lanka will have to ink more free trade agreements (FTAs) in future with China, India, Pakistan, and Singapore creating more employments along with attracting more foreign exchange in the form of foreign direct [...]

Govt. Should Not Fish For Opposition MPs – Brito Fernando

By Camelia Nathaniel Brito Fernando, President of the Families of the Disappeared, says that the government is under the impression that just like the Rajapaksa regime, they can gather support from Opposition members by offering them ministerial positions within the national government and covering up the charges against them. He points out when the 19th [...]

Cabinet Portfolios A Bait To Catch Pro-Rajapaksa MPs – Sunanda Deshapriya

by Camelia Nathaniel Parliament has been converted into a Constitutional Assembly, and according to veteran journalist and social activist Sunanda Deshapriya, this is a positive development. In an interview with The Sunday Leader, he said that the country needs a comprehensive constitutional reform in order to establish a democratic system based on rights. These rights [...]

MS In Pow-Wow With LG Reps

President Maithripala Sirisena has convened United National Party (UNP) and United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) representatives of local government bodies for a friendly gathering, it was reported. A public representative of a Municipal Council, who has participated in the initial gathering where a dinner was held, said that the UNP LG representatives were convened on [...]

PTA To Be Effective Until New Law Is Enacted

by  Camelia Nathaniel The infamous Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act No. 48 of 1979 will be repealed, but will be in force during the transitional period until a new law is brought in to replace it, Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi said recently. The Defence Secretary made this statement during a press conference held at [...]

Govt. Has Gone Back On Their Promises – Pubudu Jagoda

By Camelia Nathaniel The Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) Propaganda Secretary Pubudu Jagoda says that the current good governance regime made a lot of promises to the people during the election campaign but has failed to honour their pledges so far. Speaking to The Sunday Leader he said that this government is using a system that [...]

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