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Christmas And New Year Thoughts

Christmas is a time of joy and goodwill wished by Christians to all on earth. Unfortunately today much to the regret of Christians and those of other faiths there is unimaginable suffering of millions going on in the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa and now Europe which can be witnessed on TV in sitting rooms [...]

BOC Chairman To Be Removed Over Shady Deal

by Sujith Mangala de Silva The Chairman of the Bank of Ceylon (BOC) is likely to be removed from his post over a shady deal which had caught the attention of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Bank of Ceylon Chairman Roland C. Perera and several others are to be removed from their posts over the sale [...]

Sri Lanka At A Crossroads – A Tamil Perspective

by Suren Surendiran  A critical analysis of the past 12 months in Sri Lanka paints a more subdued and relatively disappointing picture Levels of military presence in the North and East are not even in any serious discussions as yet There has been very little visible progress being made on the accountability mechanism January 2015 [...]

Contingency Plans Implemented As Drought Looms

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The government is putting in place contingency plans as the country faces a severe drought next year. Poor rainfall so far this year has led to a serious drop in water levels in catchment areas around the country. Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said that water levels have dropped by 27 [...]

More Details Emerge In Eknaligoda Case

More details have emerged in the investigations over the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. Sandya Eknaligoda, wife of Prageeth Eknaligoda told The Sunday Leader that she had been informed by investigators that those connected to the disappearance were likely involved in his initial abduction. Eknaligoda was abducted on August 27 in 2009 but was later [...]

LIONS Face Moment Of Truth In Series Opener

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth Sri Lanka’s Cricketers who have been enjoying some good successes this year will face their moment of truth when they take on hosts South Africa in the first test at Port Elizabeth tomorrow. The Sri Lankans have had a year to remember with a 3-0 whitewash [...]

Another Pro-Sri Lanka Resolution Likely In March

Govt. has taken slow but meaningful steps to put in place an effective accountability mechanism The issue of torture continued to put Sri Lanka in the spotlight this year Security operatives continue to target Tamils The government is expected to gather support for another pro-Sri Lanka resolution at the UN Human Rights Council in March. [...]

Alviro Petersen Banned For Match-Fixing

Alviro Petersen, the former South Africa opener, has been banned for two years by CSA after admitting to 13 breaches of the anti-corruption code in relation to the 2015-16 domestic T20 match-fixing scandal. Alviro Petersen said on Thursday that the events which gave rise to the charges to which he pleaded guilty took place under [...]

Joes Edge Holy Cross 2-1 To End 21-Year Trophy Drought

U19 Div 1 Football Championship Joes edge Holy Cross 2-1 to end 21-year trophy drought St Joseph’s College produced a flawless second half display to edge out a spirited Holy Cross College 2-1 to clinch the U19 Division I Football Championship at Moragasmulla Grounds, Rajagiriya after an exciting final game that had the crowd on [...]

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