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Disabled Soldiers Demand An Urgent Solution

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Veterans further warn that if the government fails to provide a lasting solution for their problems, they are even willing to take their own lives The association further states that they would be compelled to go for an island wide protest if the first citizen of the country denies an audience with [...]

Debutant Kuldeep Takes Four As Aussies Get 300

India vs Australia Fourth Test – Dharamsala The Australian camp would have heaved a sigh of relief the moment news came in that India skipper Virat Kohli had been ruled out of the deciding fourth Test of the series in Dharamsala on Saturday morning. But not many knew that his replacement Kuldeep Yadav would become [...]

Hedging Deal: MR Withdrew Rs. 400 Million From CB

By Ranjith Gunawardena Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa withdrew over Rs. 400 million from the Central Bank (CB) for the controversial hedging deal, the Auditor General’s Department has found. A new report by the Auditor General’s Department found that the Rajapaksa led administration withdrew money for the hedging deal without Monetary Board approval. Ceylon Petroleum Corporation [...]

Conscious Spending

Rajapaksa Regime Led The Country Towards Imminent BoP crisis  – CSE Chairman Vajira Kulatilaka by Wiraj Silva Development stalled when excessive spending and consumption spearheaded by the Rajapaksa Regime led the country towards the brink of a balance of payment (BoP) crisis, Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) Chairman Vajira Kulatilaka said recently in Australia. “The country [...]

Push For Action On Top Brass Despite Arrest Of Soldiers

Justice for Rathupaswala by Ashanthi Warunasuriya There was clear evidence to point fingers at some officers in the Army over the incident yet the former government did not take any action The Church staff was warned against supporting the protesters, with one nun being held at gunpoint The arrest of three soldiers on Friday in [...]

Trump Takes Time, It’s Not UNHRC Is Giving Sri Lanka More Time

by N. Sathiya Moorthy Sampanthan needs to be congratulated and thanked for drawing the Tamils away over that distinction in the post-war, post-LTTE era, and thus proving a point It’s becoming increasingly clear that the entire UNHRC process, or the UNHRC-like institutions are the America-led West’s own way to take issues away from the UN [...]

Rajinikanth Cancels Sri Lanka Visit

Actor Rajinikanth who was scheduled to hand over to Tamils, the keys of 150 homes built for them on April 9 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, has pulled out of of the event. The houses were built by Gnanam Foundation, which has been named after Lyca Group chairman Subaskaran Allirajah’s mother, at a cost of Rs. 22 crore. [...]

Protecting Sri Lanka’s Dugongs

by Ifham Nizam Fishing communities in Puttalam, Kalpitiya once practiced illegal methods, especially when it came to fishing gear that threatens Dugong-a large marine mammal,  and sea grass habitats have chosen A number of alternatives thanks to the conservation initiatives of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The Sunday Leader spoke to a cross section of [...]

Rain Spoils New Zealand’s Day

New Zealand vs South Africa Third Test – Hamilton Two sessions is often too little time to divine where a Test match would go and such was the case in the decider in Hamilton. New Zealand took the early lead when they took two wickets in the first three overs. South Africa would still have [...]

Sharif Wants FTA With Sri Lanka Made Full Use Of

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stressed the need of fully exploiting Free Trade Agreement (FTA) for the mutual benefit of peoples of Sri Lanka and Pakistan, The Nation in Pakistan reported. The Prime Minister was talking to Pakistan-Sri Lanka Friendship Trade and Investment Association President Iftikhar Aziz who called on him Friday. Aziz has been [...]

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