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HEATED WEEK FOR UNP »

“MPs are turning back as we are unable to enter the CPC refinery. Hundreds of goons protected by the Police blocked the entrance” When the United National Party launched its…

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Economic Development Or Lack Of Vision »

Five years have elapsed since the war ended. Despite roads and other infrastructure development that have come up in all parts of the country, the economic path and decisions related…

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Up With The Vertis! Down With The Trousers! »

Scene in Chennai Cheers to the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association club for banning the entry of a Madras High Court judge wearing a dhoti and entering their club, pukka sahib…

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Rocket War Costs Hundreds Of Lives And Billions Of Dollars »

Viewing   international TV news and commentaries of the BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera during the week, the deadly missile conflict going on between Israel and the Palestinians appeared to be a…

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What, After Mahela? »

AT 37, and after eighteen years of international cricket, Mahela Jayawardene’s retirement was imminent. Evidence of his intention to wholly disengage from the game any time soon was provided last…

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Controversy Engulfs Costly Blunder »

CPC ignored TEC advice on undersea buoy By Nirmala Kannangara Controversy surrounds the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation’s (CPC) decision to bypass…

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Experts To Seek Fair Probe »

By Easwaran Rutnam The Chairman of the three-member Advisory Council appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa last week to the Commission…

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OHCHR To Monitor Developments »

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) says it is monitoring the latest developments in Sri Lanka…

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Don’t Endanger Asylum Seekers: UNHCR »

By Fathima Razik The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said that, though not a signatory to the 1951…

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DCD found in ice cream »

DCD or dicyandiamide has been found in ice cream sold in the market, Minister of Technology, Research and Atomic Energy,…

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HRCSL Team Looks At Issues In The North »

By Waruni Karunarathne A team of commissioners of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) are now creating a…

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Government Seeks Release Of Fishermen »

By Camelia Nathaniel The 23 Sri Lankan fishermen and four boats taken into custody by the Indian authorities in Andra…

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Nasir Shaikh Relieved After Verdict »

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By Faraz Shauketaly Nasir Shaikh was a relived man last week after the Colombo High Court found four persons guilty of the…

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Scepticism Over Latest Probe »

Sir Desmond de Silva, Prof David Crane and Sir Geoffrey Nice

Analysts fear three experts’ advice may end like IIEGP By Easwaran Rutnam The Government announcement last week that the mandate of the Presidential Commission on missing persons had been expanded to investigate civilian deaths during the war and the appointment of three internationally acclaimed experts…

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CPC Is Robbing The Country Dry »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Startling revelations have now come to light as to how the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) went ahead to purchase the inferior quality undersea buoy hose that ruptured on May 23 causing colossal losses to the Corporation, when the Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC)…

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Holcim Lanka Problems Attract Investigators’ Interest »

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By Faraz Shauketaly Holcim Lanka’s Compliance issues, poor performance in a robust market and a significant market share are all being cited as concerns by a risk assessment company, whose brief is to advise investors and brokers on potential problems that may affect supply, demand…

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‘Hands Of Poverty’ Ripping Off Millions »

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By Camelia Nathaniel While many non-governmental organizations operating in Sri Lanka are engaged in helping those affected by the war to recommence their lives, even their efforts are tarnished due to the actions of a handful of unscrupulous elements who are trying to take advantage…

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The Northern Economy The Untold Story »

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By Camelia Nathaniel The contribution of the North to the national GDP has been the lowest for a very long time due to the war. It was around 2.5 percent in 1999 which went only up to 2.9 percent in 2004. While the contribution of…

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Dengue Menace »

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Public cooperation vital to combat menace   – Dr Palihawadane By Fathima Razik The problem of combating the dengue virus needs the cooperation of all concerned, the Director of the Epidemiological Unit of the Ministry of Health, Dr Paba Palihawadane said, and added there is a…

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Plight Of The Deported Asylum Seekers »

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By Binoy Suriyaarachchi Family members of the 41 asylum seekers, who got the attention of media over the accusation that they were ill-treated by the Australian authorities, alleged that the local masterminds behind the human smuggling ring are still at large. Family members allege that…

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Foreign Advisors: A Move In The Right Direction »

The appointment of three well known international prosecutors – who probed war crimes that caused global revulsion – to advise the Maxwell Pranayama Commission investigating reportedly…

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Is Islam Or Islamphobia The Real Danger To Sri Lanka? »

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By Dr Dayan Jayatilleka “The entire Sinhalese-controlled media went along with JR Jayewardene’s reasoning.  Only one Sinhalese journalist, Mervyn de Silva of the Lanka Guardian, sensed the…

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What Is The Govt’s Economic Policy? »

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While many have been criticising the government for the economic path it has taken leading country into debt, some have pointed out that the UNP…

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Tussle For Power Inside GMOA »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Certain members of the now defunct Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) are alleged to have misappropriated its membership subscription whilst holding office…

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Australian Tamil Congress, A Terrorist Front ? »

LTTE procurement officer Sivarajah Yathavan from Melbourne, Australia

By Camelia Nathaniel Australian Tamil Congress (ATC), LTTE’s premier front in Australia, was designated as a terrorist entity under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373.…

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Looking Beyond Reversals After The Ramaphosa Visit »

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By Dr Jehan Perera Little is known of the discussions that South Africa’s special envoy to Sri Lanka, Cyril Ramaphosa, had with government leaders.  But…

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Taking The Sting Out Of Executive Presidency? »

By N Sathiya Moorthy After a break, UNP Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has reportedly revived talks on the need to ‘topple this dictatorship’ (of President…

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Focus Sir Desmond de Silva, Prof David Crane and Sir Geoffrey Nice

Scepticism Over Latest Probe

Analysts fear three experts’ advice may end like IIEGP By Easwaran Rutnam The Government announcement last week that the mandate of the Presidential Commission on missing persons had been expanded to investigate civilian deaths during the…

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CPC Is Robbing The Country Dry

By Nirmala Kannangara Startling revelations have now come to light as to how the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) went ahead to purchase the inferior quality undersea buoy hose that ruptured on May 23 causing colossal losses…

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“Present Economic Conditions Are Sustainable” – Ajith Nivaard Cabraal

Governor of the Central Bank, Ajith Nivaard Cabraal maintains that the high level of investment has supported higher growth activities, and led to the realization of benign macro-fundamentals.  ‘Those outcomes, in turn, have enabled our inflation…

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Is Islam Or Islamphobia The Real Danger To Sri Lanka?

By Dr Dayan Jayatilleka “The entire Sinhalese-controlled media went along with JR Jayewardene’s reasoning.  Only one Sinhalese journalist, Mervyn de Silva of the Lanka Guardian, sensed the danger. In his news analysis, titled ‘Who buried the TULF?’ in the…

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Looking Beyond Reversals After The Ramaphosa Visit

By Dr Jehan Perera Little is known of the discussions that South Africa’s special envoy to Sri Lanka, Cyril Ramaphosa, had with government leaders.  But there are indications that more things are happening than meets the…

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Business An elderly villager crossing the river on the old bridge at Lower Hapuvida, Rattota (Top) … and today at the new bridge built at the same spot (Below)

100 Bridges Complete To Narrow Village, Town Gap

The first phase of building 210 bridges under a programme to construct 1,210 rural bridges island-wide is progressing steadily, while work on 100 such bridges has been fully completed. These bridges will reduce the gap between…

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Brothers In Harmony

By Sadhana Senanayake The de Lanerolle Brothers first performed in 2007, and ever since they have changed the face of the local musical scene. With their melodic harmonies and mesmerising stage presence, the Brothers have captured…

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Sports 24-01

Lanka’s strong start leaves Test delicately poised

Sri Lanka vs South Africa First Test – Galle Veteran batsman Kumar Sangakkara led a strong Sri Lankan response to a challenging declaration by South Africa to leave the opening First Test in Galle delicately poised…

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