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Basil Faults Provincial Administration In The North »

‘Rajapaksa, who is arguably the most influential minister in the present regime, said the government had no hesitation to work together with the TNA and the provincial administration of the…

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13th Amendment… Yes Or No! »

Despite the pressure from India and Tamil political parties, the Sri Lankan government has maintained that the 13th Amendment would not be fully implemented and police and land powers would not…

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ISIS -Al Quaeda Rebranded: Can It Be Halted? »

President Barrack Obama does not enjoy the benefits of that age old truism: Your enemy’s enemy is your best friend. His new enemy’s enemy is his old enemy and even…

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Nonsensical Election Debating »

The physical effects of the sun being directly overhead in Sri Lanka last week, cannot not be the reason for the heated, sterile and illogical arguments that are ensuing over…

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SLRFU’s Call: Aim For Games Medal Or WS Qualifier Berth »

SRI LANKA’S displacement from its year-long perch at no.3 on the totem pole of Asian Sevens rugby isn’t exactly glad tidings, ringing out as it does an unwelcome warning. As…

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TNA For Conditional Talks »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has stipulated conditions to resume talks with the government on the Tamil…

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UN Working Group Seeks Cooperation »

By Easwaran Rutnam The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances has urged the government to cooperate with the…

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Polls Chief Issues Red Alert »

By Waruni Karunarathne Election Commissioner, Mahinda Deshapriya, has warned he will take whatever action that is deemed necessary if violence…

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Human Rights Commission Issues Polls Guidelines »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has issued a set of guideline ahead of the…

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COI Probe On War To Begin Soon »

By Easwaran Rutnam The probe on the war by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (COI) is to begin soon and…

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We Did Our Duty – Police »

By Camelia Nathaniel While Thilini Amalka, the girl who had slapped a youth at the Wariyapola bus terminal is to…

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Drought Affected Yet To Recover »

By Waruni Karunarathne The people affected by the drought are yet to recover despite the little rain experienced in some…

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Help Sought In Battle Against Heroin »

By Easwaran Rutnam The Sri Lankan authorities have sought Pakistani assistance to crackdown on heroin being smuggled to Sri Lanka.…

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Drug Barons Have A Field Day »

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By Camelia Nathaniel While the government has come in for severe criticism lately for their alleged involvement with several drug dealers and operators, many high ranking politicians too had been implicated in some of the huge drug rackets that had been brought to light in…

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Addicted To Drugs, Danger And Death »

The ‘82’-One of the ill-famed houses run by the local politician’s family that has been bulldozed to construct the water treatment plant

By Nirmala Kannangara in Negombo- Pictures by LalithPerera Negombo, the once peaceful ‘Little Rome’ has now become a hub of heroin peddling and a preferred focal point for prostitution, its law abiding citizens alleged. According to the residents, there is no law and order in…

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Gun Culture The Order Of The Day! »

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By Camelia Nathaniel The number of crimes committed with the use of weapons has increased across the country in the recent past, and there have been many instances where persons had been shot at, with these illegal weapons, sometimes over trivial, personal disputes. Investigations are…

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Civil Society Can Support But Not Replace Problem- Solving By Government »

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By Dr Jehan Perera The Secretariat for Muslims has issued a report, which gives details of anti-Muslim incidents that occurred in the first half of the year.  The report has an introduction that states “The general deterioration of relations at all levels is illustrated by…

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Sri Lanka’s Social Fabric In Tatters »

Sadeela Banu, the murdered child

As incidents of crime escalate By Fathima Razik The recent incidents where children have been victims of crime – one being where the father of a child had dashed his one and half year old daughter on a rock, in the Magal-kanda area in Beruwela,…

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Sowing Devastations Proposed Seed Act »

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By Nirmala Kannangara The proposed Seed Act is to sow devastation amongst farmers. Under the proposed Act, farmers’ right to sell, preserve, exchange, breed and improve the quality of seeds will be proscribed and the sole authority of these activities will be given to multi-national…

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Making Lanka The Hub Of Heroin? »

Last week’s exposure in The Sunday Leader of allegations made against some notorious drug peddlers who are also alleged to be involved in crimes ranging from murder…

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International Human Rights: Dispelling The Myths »

Can drones cross national boundaries using the ‘hot pursuit’ legal argument?

By Radhika Coomaraswamy Asian Values And The Asian Way? Human rights, rooted in the United Nations Charter, to which all the countries on earth are…

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Power sharing a sine qua non – Hasan Ali »

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The 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka which led to the creation of provincial councils as well as making Sinhala and Tamil as official…

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Indian Govt Shouldn’t Have Dealt Directly With TNA – Udaya Gammanpila »

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The Sri Lankan government was expecting the new BJP government to respond positively towards Sri Lanka government’s policies, especially towards Tamil national issue of the…

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Mutual Accommodation Is The Catch and The Phrase, Still »

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By N Sathiya Moorthy If the Indian position on Sri Lanka’s ethnic issue under the post-poll Narendra Modi leadership has deviated from those of predecessor…

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Addicted To Drugs, Danger And Death

By Nirmala Kannangara in Negombo- Pictures by LalithPerera Negombo, the once peaceful ‘Little Rome’ has now become a hub of heroin peddling and a preferred focal point for prostitution, its law abiding citizens alleged. According to…

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Drug Barons Have A Field Day

By Camelia Nathaniel While the government has come in for severe criticism lately for their alleged involvement with several drug dealers and operators, many high ranking politicians too had been implicated in some of the huge…

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Power sharing a sine qua non – Hasan Ali

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka which led to the creation of provincial councils as well as making Sinhala and Tamil as official languages with English as the link language was passed in parliament…

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Politics Can drones cross national boundaries using the ‘hot pursuit’ legal argument?

International Human Rights: Dispelling The Myths

By Radhika Coomaraswamy Asian Values And The Asian Way? Human rights, rooted in the United Nations Charter, to which all the countries on earth are signatories, is the only universal language we really have to protect…

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Civil Society Can Support But Not Replace Problem- Solving By Government

By Dr Jehan Perera The Secretariat for Muslims has issued a report, which gives details of anti-Muslim incidents that occurred in the first half of the year.  The report has an introduction that states “The general…

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Investment Rules Not Always Clear: EU Envoy

EU companies feel that while trade rules are clear, FDI rules are not always so, said David Daly, Ambassador of the European Union to Sri Lanka on Wednesday in Colombo. Addressing the re-launch of the European…

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Weekend Leader 25-01

Giving Hope To Jaffna

Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil or Nallur Murugan Kovil is one of the most significant Hindu temples in Jaffna. It stands in the town of Nallur. The presiding deity is Lord Murugan in the form of the holy…

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Sports 24-01

NO CONTEST Clinical Lankans Crush Sorry Paks

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Third and Final ODI – Dambulla  The large crowds that thronged the Dambulla stadium for the anticipated close battle between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the series decider were no doubt pleased…

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