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Game Set For MR To Bat On RW’s Pitch »

Gota proposed Leader of new political party, Basil to become national organizer of new party? CBK holds urgent discussion with Maithri about SLFP MR’s Libyan money to be exposed soon…

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Evicted »

The office of the once powerful official who defends Paradise Isle is no longer what it used to be. During the period of the former Kingdom, the one defended Paradise…

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Can Sirisena-Ranil Combine Save Jumbos? »

by Gamini Weerakoon Three hundred and fifty nine African tusks blood ivory  estimated at Rs 368 million were smashed to dust in a special machine on Galle Face Green  on…

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A Defence Of War Crimes And War Criminals? »

by Emil van der Poorten The fact that the hounds from hell are baying for the blood of South African Yasmin Sooka should surprise no one given the fact that…

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Nilusha Jagodaarachchi True To Her Goals »

By Rose Wanigasooriya I was nowhere near the beauty industry and anything connected to fashion,” says Nilusha Jagodaarachchi. “I started working as a trainee merchandiser at one of the leading…

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AG Blocks Legal Action Against Army Chief In Eknaligoda Case »

By Shalika Wimalasena The Attorney General’s office has instructed the CID to refrain from taking legal action against the Army…

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Navy Awaits Directives From MOD On Yoshitha »

by Easwaran Rutnam The Navy says it is still waiting for directives from the Ministry of Defence on the action…

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Yoshitha, Nishantha Remanded »

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and board members of the Carlton Sports Network (CSN) were arrested and…

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Probe Launched On Ex Deputy Minister »

by Janaka Wijegunatillake An investigation has commenced under the advice of the Attorney General over an alleged 7.8 million fraud…

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Suhada Gamlath Not Disregarded »

By Camelia Nathaniel The government insisted that Solicitor General Suhada Gamlath has not been disregarded for the post of Attorney…

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President’s Secretary To Be Replaced »

by Ranjith Gunawardena The current Secretary to the President, P. B. Abeykoon has been given a diplomatic post and the…

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Zeid To Visit Former War Zones In North »

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will visit the North during his visit…

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CBK To Console Those Disgruntled With Govt. »

by Bhashana Dissanayake Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has come forward to meet with the trade union and civil society…

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Integrating Students To Help Reconciliation »

President Maithripala Sirisena

by Easwaran Rutnam As efforts are taken at various levels to bridge the differences between the communities in the country, one proposal which has now been made is to build mutual understanding among students. Former President Chandrika Banadaranaike Kumaratunga has proposed integrating students from different…

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Neighbour Takes Prasanna To Task »

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by Camelia Nathaniel A neighbour residing next to the Former Western Province Chief Minister/UPFA MP Prasanna Ranatunga, Ranjeevi De Silva, complains about being inconvenienced and harassed by the actions of the MP, who she claims is using his powers to intimidate and push his way…

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Investments Expected To Come Pouring In! »

Ravi Karunanayake

Finance Minister expects high returns from World Economic Forum by Hasitha Ayeshmantha Investments will not start flowing in but pouring in the near future’, stated the Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake highlighting the outcome for Sri Lanka at the conclusion of the World Economic Forum…

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Bridge The Gap Between Ethnic Inequity »

By providing admission in leading schools for students from minority groups, Sri Lanka will be able to provide a bridge between different ethnic groups in the country

Equity In School Admission: by Hafsa Sabry and Ashanthi Warunasuriya Education, especially in national schools, has led to differential access to education based on race. There are about 15 such national schools in the city of Colombo alone. Student intakes to these religiously categorized schools have…

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Those Who Killed Media Freedom Still At Large »

Lasantha Wickrematunge and Thevis Guruge and Premakeerthi de Alwis and Richard de Zoysa and Mylvaganam Nimalarajan and Atputharajah Nadarajah

by Ashanthi  Warunasuriya We have been talking about media freedom for a long time now. Many a time, those in power had tried to intimidate journalists through abducting them, and by killing them. Some journalists escaped from this merciless treatment, fled the country seeking refuge…

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Fisheries Corporation Facing Stormy Weather »

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Minister fights back at allegations by Hasitha Ayeshmantha The cash strapped state owned Ceylon Fisheries Corporation is faced with a massive debt amounting to Rs. 689 million, which is continuing to escalate. The Sunday Leader learns that amongst many allegations leveled against the Ceylon Fisheries…

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Demi-God Of The Plantations Falls From Glory »

Arumugam Thondaman

Plantation workers deprived of 40 TATA City Rider buses donated by India by Nirmala Kannangara Highly influential politico during the fallen Rajapaksa regime, former Minister Arumugam Thondaman – the self-proclaimed saviour of the plantation workers – is now being exposed, having deceived the people he…

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Jumbo Criminals Yet To Be Brought To Justice »

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by Hafsa Sabry Highly powerful people including VVIPs such as Buddhist monks, politicians, judges, former parliamentarians and several members of the former first family who illegally kept elephants in their possession without proper documentation are yet to be indicted  despite, the case files from the…

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Till Collection At Kalutara Bodhiya Taken By Trustees »

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Ven. Marapana Vijitha Thera Claims… by Nirmala Kannangara Following the revelation of how the Chief Incumbent ship of Sri Abhayarama Temple Narahenpita had been obtained unlawfully by Ven. Muruttettuwe Ananda Thera deceiving the lawful Chief Incumbent Ven. Pathberiya Wimalagnaga Thero, it has now come to…

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President Yameen Gives Priority To Economic Development Over Politics »

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by a Special Correspondent For a nation of 350,000 people spread over a vast expanse of the Indian Ocean  with a land area of only 115 Sq. miles, the Maldives has had a colourful and turbulent history, particularly in recent times  with its rulers—sultans and…

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Soft Pressure Already On ‘Soft Power’ »

First female head of government in the modern world Sirimavo Bandaranaike

by N. Sathiya Moorthy Even as the nation is celebrating the first anniversary of what some say is the ‘return of democracy’, a bid is already on to push for more. Ironically, the ‘soft pressure’ for ‘soft power’ has come not from within the country,…

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War Heroes And Bhikkus Are NOT Above The Law »

A Buddhist monk, who was observing proceedings of a case last week at the Homagama Magistrate’s court, in a spontaneous outburst not only challenged the…

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Patriotism Vs Racism »

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From Hitler’s Swastika To Sinhale’s Distorted Lion Flag by Wimalanath Weeraratne Someone said that patriotism in Sri Lanka is sacrificing one’s neighbour to salvage your…

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Zeid To Seek Clarity On Role Of Foreign Judges »

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By Easwaran Rutnam To have or not to have foreign judges? That seems to be the question these days. The United Nations High Commissioner for…

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Government Has An Obligation To Protect Buddhism Gayantha Karunathilaka »

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by Camelia Nathaniel Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilaka said that the government will ensure that the process of drafting a new…

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A Golden Opportunity To Reach Lasting Peace For The Country M. A. Sumanthiran »

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by Camelia Nathaniel The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) demanded the devolution of powers in the new Constitution to resolve the ethnic issues. TNA parliamentarian M.…

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Govt. Should Not Have Any Role In Religion K. D. Lalkantha »

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by Camelia Nathaniel Neither President Maithripala Sirisena nor Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is capable of a producing a Constitution that is favourable to the people…

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There Is Less Consensus On Power Sharing Mano Ganesan »

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by Camelia Nathaniel Minister of National Dialogue Mano Ganesan says there can’t be exclusiveness for anybody in any area of the country, private living and…

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Gearing To Face The UNHRC »

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by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The discussion on Sri Lanka’s human rights violations has once again gathered momentum. The main concern is the process proposed by the…

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Regaining GSP+ To Boost Trade »

The Swedish Prime Minister Stephen Löfven and Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

by Hasitha Ayeshmantha One year down the line of the Maithri – Ranil government, the Sri Lankan import and export sectors are still eagerly awaiting…

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Enough Is Enough! »

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by Upul Kumarapperuma Both the President and the government have promised at their respective election campaigns to create a better society in the country and…

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Neighbour Takes Prasanna To Task

by Camelia Nathaniel A neighbour residing next to the Former Western Province Chief Minister/UPFA MP Prasanna Ranatunga, Ranjeevi De Silva, complains about being inconvenienced and harassed by the actions of the MP, who she claims is…

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Zeid To Seek Clarity On Role Of Foreign Judges

By Easwaran Rutnam To have or not to have foreign judges? That seems to be the question these days. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is expected to seek…

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Patriotism Vs Racism

From Hitler’s Swastika To Sinhale’s Distorted Lion Flag by Wimalanath Weeraratne Someone said that patriotism in Sri Lanka is sacrificing one’s neighbour to salvage your motherland! Sri Lanka has seen the ugly head of racism and…

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Government Has An Obligation To Protect Buddhism Gayantha Karunathilaka

by Camelia Nathaniel Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilaka said that the government will ensure that the process of drafting a new constitution will be done in a transparent manner and will not…

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Is There True Independence?

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Today, we are looking at the independence of human beings in society. At present when we walk along roads, abandoned helpless and weary elders is not uncommon. However, these elderly people, who have…

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Population Boom

Sri Lanka’s Megapolis To See Its Populace Grow To 9M By 2040  By Santhush Fernando The population growth anticipated within the proposed Western Province Megapolis would be eight million by 2030 and nine billion by 2040,…

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Ford Returns As Lanka’s New Head Coach

Sri Lanka Cricket announced on Friday that Graham Ford has been contracted as Sri Lanka’s new head coach and had signed on until the end of the 2019 World Cup. He will begin work with Sri…

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