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If It’s Back To H’tota For China And Trinco For US, Is It Neo-Cold War For Sri Lanka?

It’s heartening that Minister Ranatunga has clarified that the ‘framework agreement’ of December eighth was equivalent to a MoU and nothing more and Sri Lanka would have its way on issues of security and other concerns There could have been no two opinions that the $ 1.4-billion port deal was a drain on Sri Lankan [...]

Erasmus Named Umpire Of The Year, Misbah Wins Spirit Of Cricket Award

ICC Cricket Awards 2016 Marais Erasmus on Thursday won the David Shepherd Trophy for the Umpire of the Year for 2016 while Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the Spirit of Cricket Award. Erasmus was voted by the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) elite panel match referees as well as the Test playing captains, and he beats off [...]

Sri Lanka’s Madman Of The Year

We could find only Sri Lankan Madmen, Conmen, Policemen, Servicemen Our undisputed award as Sri Lanka’s Madman of the Year goes to a nutty politico Others were fortunate to have grannies who had donated money As the year 2016 drew to a close in our Isle Serendib, our serendipitous thoughts went back to the year [...]

No Performance Incentive For Team India Due To Court Order

The BCCI has always announced handsome performance incentives over the year whenever the senior or U-19 teams have done well in bilateral series or limited overs tournament but in current scenario, the richest cricket board’s hands are tied as per Supreme Court order. The Supreme Court of India has passed an order that limits the [...]

Rajapaksas Are Part Of A Mature Political Family – Namal Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarian and joint opposition member Namal Rajapaksa is confident the joint opposition will be able to form the next government. Rajapaksa also defended the political agenda of his family members and also dismissed allegations of fraud raised against him. The Parliamentarian also dismissed claims that the ‘Nil Balakaya’ was involved [...]

World At Cross-Roads As Trump Takes Over

by Gamini Weerakoon Donald Trump will next year take the new road which he has vowed to follow Trump is very likely to depart radically from the post Cold War policies Relations with China are bound to be much more difficult The 2016 American presidential election resulted in a point of cross-roads in history being [...]

UNP Will Put Forward Its Own Candidate In 2020 – Ranjith Madduma Bandara

The United National Party (UNP) will field its own candidate at the next Presidential election, UNP member and Minister of Public Administration Ranjith Madduma Bandara said. He also said that while disputes in the unity government have not affected the operations of the government, it has had some impact on organisations linked to the two [...]

UDA Ignorance Puts Lives At Risk

by Nirmala Kannangara   The new UDA management was worse than the previous officers Why should tax payers pay their hard earned money to maintain lethargic officers? UDA has received NBRO report, but no action had been taken against the developer The Urban Development Authority’s (UDA) continuous failure to take action against a constructor for [...]

Former Captains Weigh In On England’s Woeful Display

Former Captains Michael Vaughan, Sir Ian Botham and Nasser Hussain weighed in with their personal opinions on England’s woeful performance in the recently concluded series against India where they were given a 4-0 drubbing by the hosts.Vaughan thinks Alastair Cook is “very close” to quitting as England captain after a gruelling series loss in India, [...]

Promoting Human Rights, Peace And Development

Geneva is the place for issues related to Human rights The OHCHR supports the work of the UN human rights mechanisms Diaspora Tamils, talk about holding a referendum by S. V. Kirupaharan, General Secretary, Tamil Centre for Human Rights The general understanding is that the term, “diaspora” comes from Greek, meaning “Scatter or scattered.” In some [...]

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