Disabled Soldiers Get Step Motherly Treatment

by Ashanthi Warnasuriya During the War Heroes commemoration day two weeks ago, a group of war heroes engaged in a sathyagraha at Independence Square. Their family members had also joined them in this protest. Although they had congregated at Independence square to commemorate their loved ones who had lost their lives during the war, they had [...]

Sri Pada Turns Into A Dumping Ground

by Ifham Nizam Unless strict action is immediately taken to ban plastics and polythene, Sri Lanka will continue to suffer number of garbage related issues, environmentalists and scientists warn. Many expressed concern last week after it was reported that more than a million plastic bottles were collected from Sri Pada area which was discarded by [...]

East Gets Step Motherly Treatment

by Ifham Nizam Apart from a few projects in the name of economic development nothing substantial has taken place in the once warn torn eastern province, officials claim. A  majority of the people and officials believe a systematic rehabilitation and reintegration process should be the key for the betterment of the people in the east. [...]

Grazing On The Rise In National Parks

by Ifham Nizam The previous government oversaw unnecessary land-grabbing amounting to nearly 200,000 acres which was  one of the prime reasons for the human-elephant conflict in the country, an environmentalist said. The present government too had failed to look into the matter despite number of planned initiatives. The baby elephant abduction racket has been another [...]

Police Warn Riders Harassing Female Drivers

The police have warned riders who harass female drivers on the road and also urged the women to file complaints with the police or Women and Children’s Bureau. DIG Ajith Rohana said that it is a sexual crime to harass a woman and legal action can be filed against the accused. Last week at least [...]

Mother Makes Appeal On Behalf Of Ex-LTTE Cadre

by Our Jaffna - Special Correspondent  A mother has urged President Maithripala Sirisena to release her son, arrested over a deadly bombing, free on humanitarian grounds. Vigneswaranathan Pratheepan is serving a life sentence at the Magazine prison over his alleged involvement in the Central Bank bombing. Pratheepan’s mother has urged the President to release her son [...]

Salawa: Controversy Over Arrest Of Junior Officers

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Controversy has arisen in the military establishment over the recent arrest of three junior officers over the Salawa explosion. Following the arrest of the junior officers, tensions arose within the military establishment as no action was taken against some senior officers. According to sources three senior army officers are being protected over [...]

The Garbage Slide In Colombo

This has taken several forms one of which has been laying the entire blame on the current regime for the calamity, its causes and its exponential growth  All they didn’t do was forward Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s name to the Vatican for a canonisation candidacy for cleaning up the streets of Colombo Simply to take the waste [...]

EU Signals Will Take Tough Stance In Brexit Talks

BRUSSELS, April 28 (Xinhua) – The European Union (EU) has signalled it will take a tough stance in the upcoming Brexit negotiations with the UK. Guidelines setting out the EU’s formal negotiating position are expected to be agreed at a special summit of EU leaders in Brussels on Saturday. Speaking ahead of the meeting, a [...]

Sri Lankan Asylum Seeker Fears New Laws By Trump

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 administration is debating whether to rescind the waivers that have allowed Raj, and tens of thousands of others Some immigration hardliners are concerned the exemptions could allow terrorists to slip [...]

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