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Advised At Last »

They accuse President Rajapaksa of trying to checkmate them. The Presidential Proclamation last week appointing a three member Advisory Council certainly had the effect of leaving many in shock. Chaired…

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Wimal On Fiery Mode Again »

In his letter, Weerawansa has dubbed the international experts as “puppets” who are serving the international judicial system that is only serving the interests of western imperialists Leader of the…

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Views Expressed On The Supreme Court Verdict »

Recently the Supreme Court issued a verdict that Muslim mothers could enter schools wearing their traditional dress but without covering their face and in a manner in which the wearer…

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England Is No Longer A Free Country »

In my first visit to London in 1971, I was trying to find my way to a particular street, map in hand. I asked an old lady: Could I get…

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From Riverside Slum To Presidency »

New Indonesian President If ‘Log Cabin to White House’ is the measure of opportunities for the under privileged in democratic America, Indonesia did much better last week producing a president…

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Who Is A Pensioner ? »

A pensioner is a government servant, who after toiling hard for over thirty years has retired from government service, anticipating to spend the twilight of his life in a relaxed,…

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Solheim Ready To Testify »

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Former peace envoy willing to share information with Government Commission By Easwaran Rutnam Former Norwegian peace envoy, Erik Solheim, says…

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Diaspora Can Make Submissions »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Sri Lankan Diaspora will be able to make submissions to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on…

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TNA Will Consider If Invited »

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says it will consider meeting with the three international experts appointed to the Presidential Commission…

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Navy Confident Of Coastal Security »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Sri Lanka Navy is confident about the naval security along the Northern maritime border to face…

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FMM Says Workshop Disrupted »

The Free Media Movement (FMM) said that a workshop which was scheduled to be held at the Sri Lanka Press…

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At Least Four Suicides In One Month »

It was reported in the north that at least four suicides had been committed by hanging over the past one…

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Protest On Lanka Cleared By Glasgow »

The organisers of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last week admitted that they had decided to allow a Tamil group…

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MOD Hits Out At US Embassy »

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) accused the US Embassy in Colombo of departing from all accepted norms of respectful engagement…

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Navy Denies TNA Allegations »

By Fathima Razik Enormous swathes of land are being acquired by the security forces, TNA MP Suresh Premachandran alleged, and…

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LTTE Reaches Out To Scottish Separatists »

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By Camelia Nathaniel The LTTE network outside London was the strongest in Leicester and Milton Keynes but even their participation was limited. Thanam was disappointed because he had operated from Milton Keynes, yet even those willing contributors and volunteers evaded him. Eventually, the LTTE UK…

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Polonnaruwa Farmers Accuse Irrigation Officials »

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Drought in N.C.P. By Nirmala Kannangara Farmers in the Polonnaruwa district accuse the Irrigation Department for releasing enough water for cultivation only to the areas in the district that represents Government Ministers. Farmer Organisations in Maduru Oya, Elahera, Kawudulla, Minneriya and Girithale told The Sunday…

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Britain Keeps On Mounting Pressure »

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The British Government is continuing to mount pressure on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka and has released an updated human rights report claiming rights violations had taken place between the months of April to June this year. The report noted that serious communal…

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GMOA In A Tug Of War Slinging mud at each other »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Following the revelation of Government Medical Officer’s Association (GMOA) malpractices in The Sunday Leader last week under the caption ‘Tussle for Power Inside GMOA,’ Dr Chandana Dharmaratne clarified the GMOA stance and added that the proscribed members have not misappropriated its membership subscription but…

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Aluthgama Peace Returns But Questions Remain »

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By Megara Tegal While the dust has settled and attempts are being made to restore normalcy in Aluthgama and Beruwela following the violence last month, questions are still being asked and fingers continue to be pointed. Fundamental Rights petitions have now been filed against the…

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Allegations Spill Out Of The Hose »

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CPC/CPSTL fight shy of taking action against supplier By Nirmala Kannangara With the colossal losses incurred by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) following the undersea buoy hose rupture on May 23 at the Colombo Port whilst unloading crude oil, covert plans are underway to cover…

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Scepticism Over Latest Probe »

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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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If The Rains Don’t Fall … »

Sri Lankans right now may be living in a fools’ paradise. Thousands of us are on tenterhooks watching Sri Lanka play South Africa at the…

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‘More Questions Than Answers’ – Suren Surendiran »

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While the Government feels it has achieved something more by expanding the mandate of the Missing Persons Commission to investigate war crimes and appointing three…

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Sri Lanka Is Fighting Back »

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By Faraz Shauketaly One and a half years after February 2013 – my own annus horribilis – I remain wary, conducting my own security operation…

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‘There Is Definitely Hope For Tamils’ – Maxwell Paranagama »

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According to the Chairman of the Missing Persons Commission Maxwell Paranagama, the Commission, under its new mandate, despite the doubts of some Tamil political parties, is quite…

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‘People Will Decide’ – Suresh Premachandran »

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Despite the fact that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has broadened the scope of the Presidential Commission on missing persons, the Tamil National Alliance shows no faith…

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Reconciliation Can Best Take Place On A Single Track »

By Dr Jehan Perera The government has recently been acting in an openly antagonistic way against civil society organisations.Governmental actions against human rights defenders and…

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For TNA Executive Presidency Issue Can Be The Entry-Point To A PSC »

By N Sathiya Moorthy You name them, and every political party in the country has been jostling for space to support demands for the abolition…

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Britain Keeps On Mounting Pressure

The British Government is continuing to mount pressure on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka and has released an updated human rights report claiming rights violations had taken place between the months of April to…

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LTTE Reaches Out To Scottish Separatists

By Camelia Nathaniel The LTTE network outside London was the strongest in Leicester and Milton Keynes but even their participation was limited. Thanam was disappointed because he had operated from Milton Keynes, yet even those willing…

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‘More Questions Than Answers’ – Suren Surendiran

While the Government feels it has achieved something more by expanding the mandate of the Missing Persons Commission to investigate war crimes and appointing three foreign experts to oversee the probe, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF)…

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Wikipedia Blocks Page Edits From US Congress

  Wikipedia administrators have imposed a ban on page edits from computers at the US House of Representatives, following “persistent disruptive editing”. The 10-day block comes after anonymous changes were made to entries on politicians and…

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Four Districts: Worst Crisis In 14 Years

A number of districts are facing the worst water crisis in 14 years. According to the Irrigation Department, Ampara, Monaragala, Hambantota and Trincomalee are the worst hit. Although the Senanayaka Samudra in Inginiyagala, Ampara has a…

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Awed By The Sri Lankan Experience

By Easwaran Rutnam This is her first visit to Sri Lanka, but it was an experience she would love to relive. The reigning Miss. China for Miss. Universe, Kim Ye Jin was in Sri Lanka last…

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Lankans In Control Despite Amla’s Stoic Resistance

Sri Lanka vs South Africa Second Test – SSC By Dion Michael South Africa’s skipper Hashim Amla was the lone sentinel for his side as they battled hard to stay in the game in the crucial…

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