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Patriots And Political Opportunists In Constitutional Making

Proposals for constitutional changes in Sri Lanka arose around 8 years after Independence with the strident cry for Sinhala-Only gaining momentum. The Soulbury Constitution – the first constitution – held the Sri Lankan people together but was not good enough for racial extremists. This was the commencement of ‘Going down the Pallang’ or the Gadarene [...]

US To Maintain Current Trade Policy Towards Sri Lanka

The United States will maintain its current trade policy towards Sri Lanka despite a change in administration in the US, Assistant US Trade Representative for South and Central Asian Affairs Mark Linscott said, the Asia Pacific Daily (APD) news reported. Linscott said that the US is keen on working with Sri Lanka and exploiting its [...]

SLFP MPs To Meet MS Individually And Split

by Indika Sri Aravinda A group of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarians are to meet President Maithripala Sirisena individually over the next few days and sit as independent members in Parliament. Deputy Minister and SLFP member Duleep Wijesekera said that he and a few other SLFP members are to meet the President individually as [...]

Politicos And Medicos Make Sri Lanka A Joke

Sri Lanka may justifiably be called Nutty Lanka considering the ludicrous conduct in public of some of our monks, politicians and government officials. Two weeks ago some opposition politicians took on the role of being ‘gurus’ to monks making them or those clad in Saffron robes like monks, go on ‘pindapaatha’ with begging bowls traditionally [...]

Lankans Embark On Crucial Tour Today

The Sri Lankan cricket team leaves today for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to take on Pakistan in two tests, five ODIs and three T20 games with the last T20 game set to be played in Pakistan. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed that it will assess the security situation in Pakistan before sending its [...]

Maldives Refuses To Free Lankan ‘Sniper’

The Maldives has refused to release a Sri Lankan accused of being a ‘sniper’ and who had alleged planned to kill the Maldives President. Foreign Ministry sources told The Sunday Leader that the Maldives Attorney General’s Department had informed Sri Lanka that the ‘sniper’ cannot be released as he is facing a high profile case. [...]

Sri Lanka Increases Tea Imports From India

Sri Lanka increased the import of tea from India for blending, statistics showed Notwithstanding the loss of exports on account of the prolonged closure of the Darjeeling tea estates, India’s tea exports have increased 4.6% by volume in the first seven months of 2017. Interestingly, two countries where Indian teas made major inroads were China [...]

Sangakkara Dominates Surrey Awards Night

Kumar Sangakkara took home five trophies as Surrey reflected on their 2017 campaign at the club’s annual End of Season Awards. The great Sri Lankan, who will retire from first-class cricket at the end of the season, was honoured with the Members’ Player of the Year, Player of the Year, Sylvester Clarke Large Rum Moment, [...]

Myanmar And Sri Lanka Discuss Rice Deal

Myanmar is negotiating with Sri Lanka to export rice under a government-to-government agreement, according to the Ministry of Commerce in Myanmar. “We are in discussion with China as well as Sri Lanka to export rice,” said an official from the ministry. Myanmar has exported rice to 65 countries this year, amounting to 1.3 million tonnes [...]

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