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Uncertainty Reigns »

The minority government have scored a number of apparent ‘quick wins’. These came in the form of arrests being made. Gotabaya Rajapaksa however was to score points all by himself…

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Heal The Private Hospitals »

Despite the beating of drums and blowing of conch-shells about the drastic measures to control pharmaceutical giants, have drugs come down in price? A septuagenarian who consumes about drugs for…

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SLRFU’s Call: Bid For Asia’s Top Tier Or Rio »

LET’s first hand out the bouquets. Marija’s men presented Sri Lanka rugby with its’ finest hour in recent history, bringing home last week the Asian Five Nations’ Division One title.…

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APPRECIATION »

An Eulogy     Asgiriya Chapter Most Venerable Buddharakkita MahanayakaThero Passing away, 20thMahaNayakaSiyamnopali, MahaNikaya, Asgiri chapter Most Ven. Aggamaha Panditha Udugama Sri BuddharakkitaMahaNayaka , great character Shock waves sprang across…

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Port City Project Not Scrapped »

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By Dinuk Samarasinghe The much talked about Port City Project at Galle Face may resume if the concerns of the…

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At Least 98 MPs Back Mahinda »

By Ashanthi Warunasooriya At least 98 Members of Parliament (MPs) have decided to support former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the…

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Commemorating LTTE Not Allowed »

By Waruni Karunarathne The police will not allow any events to be held in public commemorating the LTTE this week…

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TNA To Boycott Military Parade »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will boycott the military parade set to be held on May 19…

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Opposition For Polls Under New System »

By Ashanthi Warunasooriya The opposition says it still wants the next Parliament election to be held under the new electoral…

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High-Tech CCTV At Consular Dept »

High-tech CCTV cameras have been installed at the Consular Department of the Foreign Ministry to monitor the activities of the…

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Government Acquires 818 Acres In Sampur »

By Camelia Nathaniel The government has acquired around 818 acres of land in Sampur which was originally demarcated for a…

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Six Years On »

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By Camelia Nathaniel Its been six years since the end of the war and now calm has once again returned to the Northern peninsula after sounds of guns and bombs were silenced after over three decades. The people of the North and the East had…

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Ensuring Media Freedom »

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By Waruni Karunarathne After years of pressure on media institutions and media personnel, the present state of media freedom and standards of local media should be comprehensively analysed in order to improve the standards of local media and to meet the international level of reporting.…

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Only Realism, Truth And Justice Can Lead Us To Peace »

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Beyond Victory Parades and Commemorations By Rev. Fr. S. J. Emmanuel 18th May 2009 – one reality with two consequences The 18th of May 2015 will be commemorated by all Sri Lankans as a turning point in the history of relations between the Sinhalese and…

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A Jumbo Issue »

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By Waruni Karunarathne Investigations are underway over many individuals who had been keeping elephants illegally in their possession, yet similar incidents continue to surface. There have been serious allegations directed at some individuals for capturing elephant calves and keeping them in their possession with bogus…

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Farmers At A Loss »

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By Waruni Karunarathne Exploitation of the farming communities of this country is not a recent issue. Hostile weather conditions as well as the market that the middleman operates are continuing to batter on the hard working farmers to date. They have been constantly and continuously…

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No Solution To Flooding In Colombo! »

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By Camelia Nathaniel While much has been said about the causes for flooding in Colombo and the suburbs, the irony is no practical solution to the problem has been taken yet. While the city and surrounding areas were developed and the city beautification took centre…

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Funding Issues Hamper Demining »

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By Waruni Karunarathne According to specialists and researchers working on de-mining operations in the North and East regions, there are still unidentified areas that are not being mapped in their mission – yet in the recent times, the process of clearing landmines have slowed down…

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The Road To Recovery »

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By Laura Davies This year, Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on mindfulness. Mindfulness helps people observe the way they think and feel about their experiences, good or bad a valuable tool for staying mentally healthy. It can help people with mental and physical health problems,…

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Not Only The Constitution And Electoral System But Political Leaders Too…. »

Acrimonious debating on constitutional changes has been followed by an equally heated debate on the proposed changes to the electoral system. No doubt the constitution…

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More Than Words: A Few Thoughts On The Challenges Facing The President »

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By Lionel Guruge President Maithripala Sirisena is quoted as having made a few statements at the events he attended in the past few weeks. Spanning…

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West Wanted A Puppet, They Could Not Control Mahinda – Keheliya Rambukwella »

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Six years since the end of the war, Sri Lanka has seen many changes, especially in recent months. While the current government is pursuing a…

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True Reconciliation Requires Compromise – V Anandasangaree »

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Perhaps the most senior politician in active politics today, with of over fifty five years of service, V Anandasangaree is very patriotic and he loves the…

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The Aim Today Is To Win The Peace »

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By Ranil Wickremesinghe Winning a war or revolution, only to lose the subsequent peace is one of the grim political truths of our time. In…

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Inclusive Growth: Vital For Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development »

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By Dr Shamshad Akhtar The level of global debate about sustainable development is reaching new heights as the United Nations gears up for Member States…

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End This Impasse, For The Good! »

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By N Sathiya Moorthy There is an urgent need for the Government to end the current political impasse, and consequent administrative inaction, if the nation…

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EU Day »

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The European Union (EU) celebrated EU Day last week at a reception hosted in Colombo with the participation of several diplomats, politicians and other guests.…

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More Than Words: A Few Thoughts On The Challenges Facing The President

By Lionel Guruge President Maithripala Sirisena is quoted as having made a few statements at the events he attended in the past few weeks. Spanning three broad themes, these are all equally important for the citizens…

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Six Years On

By Camelia Nathaniel Its been six years since the end of the war and now calm has once again returned to the Northern peninsula after sounds of guns and bombs were silenced after over three decades.…

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The Aim Today Is To Win The Peace

By Ranil Wickremesinghe Winning a war or revolution, only to lose the subsequent peace is one of the grim political truths of our time. In Iraq, a quick military victory over Saddam Hussein’s regime soon gave…

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Ensuring Media Freedom

By Waruni Karunarathne After years of pressure on media institutions and media personnel, the present state of media freedom and standards of local media should be comprehensively analysed in order to improve the standards of local…

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West Wanted A Puppet, They Could Not Control Mahinda – Keheliya Rambukwella

Six years since the end of the war, Sri Lanka has seen many changes, especially in recent months. While the current government is pursuing a path that is friendlier towards the west, the former regime is…

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Dee Gamage Taking Over The Blogger-Sphere

By Sadhana Senanayake Before blogs and make up tutorials on YouTube, we would stand in front of a makeup counter and wonder where to even begin. But what used to be a daunting experience isn’t anymore…

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Energy Reforms

Govt. to revamp outdated energy regulatory framework By Dinuk Samarasinghe Sri Lanka’s Power and Energy Ministry in a bid to reform the country’s ailing energy sector will introduce changes to the petroleum laws in order to…

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All Round Sashikala lifts Lanka to emphatic win

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Womens ODI Abrilliant all-round performance from former skipper Shashikala Siriwardene helped Sri Lanka women’s team to an emphatic six-wicket triumph over West Indies women’s team in their 2nd ODI match played…

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