Rejuvenate The Yahapalanaya Govt.

Propaganda ghouls have announced driving the Nth+1 last nail into the Yahapalanaya coffin but the government is not dead as they may have wished and is quite alive and kicking. Most democratic governments have their debacles but they cannot be counted out. In the United States, six months in office, President Donald Trump can’t get legislation [...]

Religious Leaders Behind Theft And Fraud – Ranjan Ramanayake

Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage, Ranjan Ramanayake said he has never acted in a manner that would tarnish the image of the party or bring discredit to the party. He urged the people to assist the government in taking the country forward towards prosperity, having taken over a country that was [...]

On Religion, Intolerance And Economic Prosperity

by Ayesha Zuhair Some moons back, in the course of a conversation with an overseas-based Sri Lankan academic who was then in Colombo on a short vacation, I was struck by a remark he made on what he discerned as the growing religiosity of Sri Lankan society. He was of the opinion that Sri Lankans [...]

Farmers Cry Foul, Threaten More Strikes

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The farming community will to take to the streets once again as no solution has been given to address their concerns, the convenor of the All Ceylon Farmers Federation, Namal Karunaratne said. However, when inquired from subject Ministers P. Harrison and Daya Gamage they said mechanisms for the provision of solutions for [...]

Eateries Threaten Closure As Polythene Ban Nears

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya  The government has banned polythene lunch sheets from September 1 and certain demands have been made by the restaurateurs. But in the event these demands are not met, all eateries around the country will be closed from September 1, said the President of the Sri Lanka Canteen Owners Association Asela Sampath. According [...]

Government Battles Norochcholai Crisis

Chinese team arrives to fix problem by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The government is looking to work out a permanent solution to the crisis at the Norochcholai coal power plant as the plant continues to suffer more breakdowns. A Chinese technical team was scheduled to arrive in the country recenly to inspect the plant and rectify some [...]

Approximately 30% Of Dengue Patients Are Children

Approximately 30% of dengue patients are children between the years of 5 -19 years, according to the National Dengue Control Unit of the Ministry of Health (MoH). Sri Lanka is reporting an increased number of dengue cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. From 1 January to 28 July 2017, the Epidemiology Unit of the [...]

Trade Unions Shouldn’t Be Political Puppets

Recently there was much hullabaloo about attempts to abduct a student activist at a public place by a group of unidentified persons who had come in a white van. It was a story lapped by senior well known opposition politicians, renowned professors, and students by the thousands, the pro-Rajapaksa, anti-government media and all who want [...]

SLFP Must Decide Its Next Move Soon – Nimal Lanza

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is having talks to decide its future with the unity government, Deputy Housing Minister Nimal Lanza said. He said that as of now 41 members of the SLFP are in talks regarding their future in the unity government. However Nimal Lanza said the SLFP members will respect any decision taken [...]

Missing Seek Answers As OMP Takes Step Forward

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya President Maithripala Sirisena recently signed the gazette notification for the establishment of the Office of Missing Persons. This topic had been discussed for many years and the current government gave a pledge to the people that it would implement it. However, even if its implementation took a long time, many civil society [...]

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