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Priority To Disposal Of Garbage And Political Garbage »

Of what use are these good politicos if they can’t do any good to the people and tolerate the rogues? While garbage disposal should be a priority, the disposal of…

Apr 23 2017 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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Religiously, Divided »

by N. Sathiya Moorthy   Whatever the intention and purpose of the pollsters and the publication, ‘The Telegraph’, at least in Sri Lanka’s case, it should give and insight into…

Apr 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
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Two Leaders Play Games With Nuclear Toys »

Leaders of two nuclear states playing games with Weapons of Mass Destruction like kids with their toys Trump became critical of Russia, for whatever reasons and said that Russians were…

Apr 23 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »
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Qualifier Exposes Lacks; SLRFU Has To Take A Call »

LOSSES in all three Group matches andresultantly,the team’s reduction to mere tourists for all but some 10 minutes of day 2, hardly encouragesany flattering description of Sri Lanka’s recent World…

Apr 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
News

IGP Assaults Employee, Threatens Officers »

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By Nirmala Kannangara A video has emerged showing Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara assaulting an employee inside the…

Apr 23 2017 / 9 Comments / Read More »

Key Suspect In Lasantha’s Killing Given Diplomatic Post By Gota »

The chief suspect in Lasantha Wickrematunga’s assassination was given a diplomatic post by the then defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa but…

Apr 23 2017 / 6 Comments / Read More »

SLFP Members Warned On JO Rally »

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by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has warned that action may be taken on SLFP members who…

Apr 23 2017 / 5 Comments / Read More »

IMF Gives Sri Lanka Thumbs Up »

by Easwaran Rutnam The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised Sri Lanka’s economic performance and the reforms introduced by the…

Apr 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Red Alert On Meetotamulla Ignored »

by Ranjith Gunawardena A report submitted by the Auditor General (AG) on Meetotamulla was ignored in 2014, sources told The…

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Faizer Denies Claims Street Dogs Are To Be Killed »

Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mustapha denied claims that there was a move to kill street dogs ahead…

Apr 23 2017 / 9 Comments / Read More »

Yala Harvest May Face Significant Impact »

by Easwaran Rutnam The main harvest (Maha) in March 2017 declined by more than half and the secondary harvest (Yala)…

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Editor's Pick

Meethotamulla Weeps, Blame Game Continues »

Thilak Ranasinghe is in the picture

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya in Meethotamulla The main question on everyone’s mind is who is responsible for this tragedy Since 2011 protests have been staged for the removal of this garbage dump Some residents are of the view that the garbage dump collapsed due to some liquid…

Apr 23 2017 / 3 Comments / Read More »

Army Accused Of Turning Blind Eye On Haiti Rape »

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by Easwaran Rutnam  Military Says Accused Soldiers Dealt With The Army came under fire last week over its alleged failure to deal with the soldiers accused of rape in Haiti. However the military insisted that all those accused and found guilty have been dealt with,…

Apr 23 2017 / 8 Comments / Read More »

Urban Development Authority Loses Rs. 330 Million »

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Due to unscupulous act of Chairman by Nirmala Kannangara Leaving the entire UDA, Board of Directors in complete darkness, Munasinghe had signed a 50 year lease agreement with Lake Leisure Holding (Pvt) Ltd for a mixed development project giving a concession of Rs.330 million to…

Apr 23 2017 / 3 Comments / Read More »

Jaffna Puts Government On Notice »

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by Santhiyago Sudharshan in Jaffna Traders, businessman and ordinary people in Jaffna told The Sunday Leader that they have not seen the change they much expected since January 2015 The occupation of land by the military is also an issue for the people of Jaffna. Northern based…

Apr 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

High Powered Committee To Be Set Up To Oversee The CEB »

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by Ifham Nizam  The Cabinet of Ministers has already been informed about the need of such a committee to ensure the continuous supply of electricity The new committee will be appointed for a two year period, which consists of 12 members, including a chairperson appointed…

Apr 23 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »

The Political Garbage That Is…. »

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by Hilmy Ahamed The Meethotamulla tragedy has brought back the politics of garbage to every screen, newspaper and radio The tragedy of 32 deaths has become the propelling slogan for the ‘focusless’ or visionless Opposition Garbage is an insurmountable problem in every nation across the…

Apr 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

LLTL Board Dissolved On Allegations Of Tender Irregularities »

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by Nirmala Kannangara  Board of Directors of Lanka Logistics and Technologies Limited had been dissolved on Thursday afternoon on the directives of the Minister of Defence President Maithripala Sirisena During President Sirisena’s recent visit to Russia, they have raised concern as to how SLA had…

Apr 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Editorial

Ensuring A Better MP For You »

Sri Lankan politicians are the most reviled group in contemporary society but they continue to hang on to office for decades despite changes of government.…

Apr 23 2017 / 4 Comments / Read More »

Amendments To Draft CTA Draws Concerns »

Former UN Special Rapporteur Christof Heyns

by Easwaran Rutnam  The amendments made to the Policy and legal framework of the proposed Sri Lankan Counter Terrorism Act (PLFCTA) has drawn concerns by…

Apr 23 2017 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Joint Opposition Is Hallucinating – Gayantha Karunatillake »

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by Ashanthi Warunasuriya   After we came to power, we increased the people’s wages by Rs. 10,000 There is no issue within the unity government…

Apr 23 2017 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Top Businessmen Fund JO May Day Rally »

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by Ashanthi Warunasuriya A leading businessman involved in the gas industry has donated at least Rs. 10 million for JO May Day rally Basil Rajapaksa…

Apr 23 2017 / 2 Comments / Read More »

Killing Of Elephant Sparks Outrage Minister Awaits Report »

Minister Gamini Jayawickrema Perera is in the picture

by Ifham Nizam  A large number of environmentalists and animal lovers had criticised the conduct of the official for shooting the beast The wild elephant…

Apr 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Plastic Toys In Sri Lanka Contain Toxic Chemicals »

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by Ifham Nizam Ironically, the chemical contaminants can damage the nervous system and reduce intellectual capacity but are found in Rubik’s Cubes-a puzzle toy designed…

Apr 23 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Sri Lankan Asylum Seeker Fears New Laws By Trump »

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Raj was granted asylum in 2011 because of rules that allow for waivers for people who provided aid to terrorists under duress Now the Trump…

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Spotlight Thilak Ranasinghe is in the picture

Meethotamulla Weeps, Blame Game Continues

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya in Meethotamulla The main question on everyone’s mind is who is responsible for this tragedy Since 2011 protests have been staged for the removal of this garbage dump Some residents are of the view…

Apr 23 2017 / Read More »
Opinion Former UN Special Rapporteur Christof Heyns

Amendments To Draft CTA Draws Concerns

by Easwaran Rutnam  The amendments made to the Policy and legal framework of the proposed Sri Lankan Counter Terrorism Act (PLFCTA) has drawn concerns by some groups Prior to the tabling of legislation in Parliament, further…

Apr 23 2017 / Read More »
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Religiously, Divided

by N. Sathiya Moorthy   Whatever the intention and purpose of the pollsters and the publication, ‘The Telegraph’, at least in Sri Lanka’s case, it should give and insight into the way the people and polity…

Apr 23 2017 / Read More »
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Joint Opposition Is Hallucinating – Gayantha Karunatillake

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya   After we came to power, we increased the people’s wages by Rs. 10,000 There is no issue within the unity government and it is only the Joint Opposition who is claiming that…

Apr 23 2017 / Read More »
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Government Confident Of GSP Despite EU Concerns

By Amavasya Sirisena The government is confident of regaining the GSP plus trade concession despite some concerns raised by an EU fact finding team. A fact finding delegation, including members of European Parliament: Anne-Marie Mineur and…

Apr 23 2017 / Read More »
Sports Zak Evans was named man-of-the-match for his four wickets

Lankans Concede Series After Another Batting Collapse

Sri Lanka U-19 vs Australia U-19 Sri Lanka’s U-19 batting frailties were exposed once again down under as Zack Evans bagged a well crafted four-for to contain the visitors to a 163 all out. Austin Waugh…

Apr 23 2017 / Read More »
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Keerthiratne Fought For His Village, Now He Fights For His Family

Text and pictures  by Ashanthi Warunasuriya All that is left of Meethotamulla is a mound of earth and rubble. The victims of this tragedy and those left behind to grieve for those who died so cruelly…

Apr 23 2017 / Read More »
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