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The Prophecy And MR’s Failure To Launch »

Gathering at Dissanayake’s residence irks MR All forces join to launch UNF manifesto The campaign of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) that was launched under its de facto leader…

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Conspiracy Theory »

Ma-hinder’s inaugural show under the betel leaf in the country’s first capital saw a young blue blood kicking his heels and refusing to get on stage with the onetime king.…

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Seeking Victory By Default »

One thing that strikes anyone with any experience of participating in and/or running political campaigns of any description in any part of the world is the ineptitude of the UNP’s…

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Centenary Year Davis Cup Win Raises New Hope »

AS far as remembrance of SLTA’s Centenary Year goes, the country’s Davis Cup triumph over Lebanon last week might not be a memento deserving of the special occasion, but the…

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Blessed Is The Government Service »

What’s the best service for a young man with ambitions? Our grandmother (aachie amma) held that it was Government Service. Even under the British, whatever rank you held and whatever…

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Obama Shows Diplomacy Is Mightier Than Military Might »

Al Gore, it is said, is the best president America never had. Indeed Gore, a former vice-president, won the national popular vote in the presidential election against George Bush but…

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Amnesty International Demands Angola Release Activists »

A leading rights group has called for the release of at least 13 people, including a rapper and an academic, held in Angola for allegedly plotting to oust the president.…

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Billions Busted On RDA Office »

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By Nirmala Kannangara The former regime under Mahinda Rajapaksa had spent over 2.4 billion (Rs. 2,488,538,628.06) to construct a luxurious…

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TNA Seeks Self-determination For Tamils »

By Easwaran Rutnam in Jaffna The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which was part of…

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UNP To Present New Constitution – Ranil »

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The United National Party will pursue repealing the present 1978 Second Republican Constitution and replace it with a new constitution…

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Enjoining Order Against Gymkhana Club AGM »

By Nirmala Kannangara An enjoining order has been obtained to prevent the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Gymkhana Club…

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Cabraal Used Official Credit Card »

Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal had used his official credit card to pay for his accommodation at the…

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Probe On Lasantha Murder Not Halted »

The police insisted that investigations into the murder of The Sunday Leader founding Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge have not been suspended.…

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UK Diplomats Advised Against Using Helitours »

By Easwaran Rutnam  British diplomats have been advised against using Helitours after it was revealed that the domestic passenger airline…

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UPFA Manifesto On Tuesday »

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will release its election manifesto on Tuesday in Colombo. The UPFA…

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Fishermen Against Conditions From Indians »

By Anuradha Fonseka Local fishermen say they will not agree to any conditions from Indian fishermen to resume talks on…

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JVP Stands By Statement On Prasanna »

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says they will never shy away from branding anyone who engages in corruption. JVP Propaganda…

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UPFA Losing Steam In The South? »

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By Nirmala Kannangara in the Southern Province - Pictures by Lalith Perera The Southern Province is yet to feel the election heat with the three main political parties in the province conducting their campaigns on a low profile. Politicians in the Hambantota district have set an example…

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UNF Pledges A Stable Government »

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe handing over a copy of the election manifesto to Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero at the Viharamaha Devi Park

By Waruni Karunarathne The UNP-led United National Front for Good Governance released its election manifesto with the title ‘Five Pillar Programme to Create a New Country in 60 Months’ to the public last Thursday at the Viharamaha Devi Park. Many prominent leaders of the good…

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JVP Pledges A Social, Political, And Economic Transformation »

Launching the JVP election manifesto at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium

By Waruni Karunarathne The election manifesto of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) comprising of ideas and proposals from various professionals, experts, organisations and individuals was launched last week amongst a huge crowd of people’s representatives at the Sugathadasa indoor stadium. The manifesto with the slogan…

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Of Revolution And Counter Revolution »

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By N Sathiya Moorthy At the end of the day, the ‘ruling’ UNP-led ‘United National Front for Good Governance’ (UNFGG) is seeking to convince the voter that the August 17, parliamentary polls are only the forgotten continuation of the presidential elections held on January eight…

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Three Committees To Probe MR Ads On ITN »

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By Easwaran Rutnam An investigation launched by the Ministry of Mass Media and Parliamentary Affairs has revealed that the State owned Independent Television Network (ITN) had violated regulations in place when accepting advertisements for the last Presidential election under the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime. ITN Chairman,…

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Mismanaged Mess At The Ports Authority »

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Even elephants have crept through unseen By Ashanthi Warunasuriya Recent revelations at the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) bear a drastic contradiction to the common sentiment that the profit making government institution makes an effective contribution to the country’s economy. The Sunday Leader engaged in…

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Probe Into Central Bank Role In CMG Bidding Process »

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Move to host 2018 Commonwealth Games in Hambantota By Easwaran Rutnam Sri Lanka’s bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games was not only a failure but also a very costly affair, according to documents seen by The Sunday Leader. Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran told…

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What Is Going To Happen Next? »

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By Asoka Abeygunawardana The political arena was churned on November 21, 2014 when the Minister of Health and General Secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom Party Maithripala Sirisena resigned from his Ministerial portfolio.  Since then, things have taken a drastic and uncertain tack through the political…

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Development: For The People Or Ego Of Leaders »

A noticeable feature of the parliamentary election campaign is that aspirants to office are speaking mostly about the past – their past and of what…

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A Proper Opposition For Better Governance »

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By Upul Kumarapperuma Today we experience different governing rules throughout the world. Most of the countries follow a democratic framework to rule the country where…

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I Saved MR From The Electric Chair – Ranil »

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By Santhush Fernando The upcoming August 17 General Election would solidify the historic people’s revolution won on January 8 and the government-hopeful United National Front’s…

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TULF Is Not Selfish – V. Anandasangaree »

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By Waruni Karunarathne Leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) V Anandasangaree, who has been critical of the conduct of the Tamil National Alliance…

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Upcountry To Be Uplifted – Palani Digambaran »

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By Waruni Karunarathne   The newly formed Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA), which comprises of Democratic People’s Front (DPF) led by Mano Ganesan, National Union of…

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We Must Promote Peace -Rishad Bathiudeen »

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By Waruni Karunarathne   The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) led by Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, which is now a part of the UNP led alliance,…

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A Continuation Of Presidential Polls -Hasan Ali »

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By Waruni Karunarathne   The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) is among the minority political parties that joined forces with the United National Party (UNP)…

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The Truth Behind MR’s Minimum Wage Pledge »

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By Ashanthi Warunasuriya and Anuradha Fonseka UPFA Kurunegala District candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa is seemingly clinging on to the last straw in the face of apparent…

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A Proper Opposition For Better Governance

By Upul Kumarapperuma Today we experience different governing rules throughout the world. Most of the countries follow a democratic framework to rule the country where the representatives selected by thepeople are engaged in the law making…

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Three Committees To Probe MR Ads On ITN

By Easwaran Rutnam An investigation launched by the Ministry of Mass Media and Parliamentary Affairs has revealed that the State owned Independent Television Network (ITN) had violated regulations in place when accepting advertisements for the last…

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UPFA Losing Steam In The South?

By Nirmala Kannangara in the Southern Province - Pictures by Lalith Perera The Southern Province is yet to feel the election heat with the three main political parties in the province conducting their campaigns on a low profile.…

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I Saved MR From The Electric Chair – Ranil

By Santhush Fernando The upcoming August 17 General Election would solidify the historic people’s revolution won on January 8 and the government-hopeful United National Front’s Five-fold Plan (Pancha Widha Kriyawaliya) gives the much-needed boost to make…

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Of Revolution And Counter Revolution

By N Sathiya Moorthy At the end of the day, the ‘ruling’ UNP-led ‘United National Front for Good Governance’ (UNFGG) is seeking to convince the voter that the August 17, parliamentary polls are only the forgotten…

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Happiness Is A Gift

By Imaad Majeed Nivendra Uduman’s greatest fear is of human beings being disconnected from each other. “I value human relationships a great deal and I have observed technology and work replacing a lot of what I…

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Economic Battle Continues To Rage

Although there are some positive developments, Sri Lanka’s economic woes are far from ending By Darshani Abeyratne  Despite Sri Lanka’s economy showing several positive indications of improving, the Indian Ocean island economy’s is yet to fully…

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Former Havelocks players celebrate centenary in Melbourne

Over 250 former players, their families, supporters, friends and interstate guests of the Havelocks Sports Club celebrated a century of service to sport with a dance held at the Valguarnera Social Club, Clayton, in greater Melbourne,…

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