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Clash Of Titans In UNP »

“I only have problems about principles”   Sajith’s Appointment Now At A Standstill Many are curious about the move to appoint Hambantota District Parliamentarian, SajithPremadasa, as the Deputy Leader of…

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Need To Protect Victims And Witnesses »

The Bill on ‘Assistance to and protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses’ which safeguards the rights of victims and witnesses had been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers in…

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Use Ice Bucketing To Help CKD Patients »

With world’s celebrities   pouring buckets   of ice water on their heads and  even local  notable and quotable  doing the same,  our thoughts went back to the halls of residence of…

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Games Medal Far, But Not Beyond »

SRI LANKA’s buoyant hopes of striking its first ever Asian Games medal this month have taken a dip. Barely three weeks ago, Sri Lanka was ranked Asia’s third-best and was,…

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Qiantang River Tidal Bore In E China »

People gather to watch the Qiantang River tidal bore on the bank of the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province, Sept. 11, 2014. The tidal bore…

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Bible Quiz National Competition-Awards Ceremony 2014 »

All Island Bible Quiz Competition 2014 is organised by the Department of Christian Religious Affairs of the Ministry Of Buddha Sasana & Religious Affairs for the second time and will…

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Govt Says No »

The Government has refused to agree to a visit to Sri Lanka from the UN Working Group on Enforced or…

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Wigi To Consult Party On Gota Meet »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council C.V Wignaswaran is to consult his party before deciding…

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Experts In First Formal Talks »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Presidential Commission for Missing Persons is to hold official discussions for the first time with the…

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UN Chief Awaits Sri Lanka’s Response »

By Easwaran Rutnam UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has noted that the Sri Lankan Government is yet to respond to…

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Bogambara Gallows To Be Removed »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Prisons Media Spokesman superintendent T.N. Upuldeniya said that the gallows of the Bogambara Prison will be…

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Pope’s Visit Not Political Says Bishop »

By Easwaran Rutnam The Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, last week urged the Government and opposition not…

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Civil Aviation Services Employees Threaten To Strike »

By Nirmala Kannangara In the event Sri Lanka Airport and Aviation Services Limited fails to give a considerable salary increment…

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Mahanamahewa to address Beijing forum on Human Rights »

Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) Dr Prathiba Mahanamahewa is to visit China to address the…

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UK Holds Talks With TNA In Batticaloa »

British Deputy High Commissioner Laura Davies had talks with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) in Batticaloa last week, the TNA…

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Truth – Caught In Politics? »

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The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is scheduled to present an oral update on the investigations launched on the war in Sri Lanka on September 24. Accordingly Sri Lanka will be expected to respond to the update. Addressing the on-going 27th regular session of…

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INGO’s To Add Pressure »

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By Easwaran Rutnam International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGO) are to add pressure on Sri Lanka during the 27th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which began in Geneva last week after the Government refused to submit to the UN led investigation. Some INGOs…

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Northern Youth Again In Danger? »

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As free money flows in  By Camelia Nathaniel After the end of the almost three decades’ long war, the Northern Province is now experiencing a different problem. The Jaffna Tamils were known to be proud and they did not accept handouts easily. Unlike in the…

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Corruption Flying High At BIA »

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AASL permits malpractices – sources allege The failure of Airport and Aviation Services Limited (AASL) to comply with mandatory standards and practices required by international civil aviation rules and regulations on safety measures, hasled to many malpractices at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA),Katunayake, employees of…

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Coexistence Towards Reconciliation »

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By Waruni Karunarathne   There is a general feeling among Tamil politicians that the government is systematically sinhalising the North in order to change the ethnic demography of the area. According to the Leader of the Tamil National People’s Front Gajan Ponnambalam, since 1948, every…

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Infrastructure Going On Apace In N&E »

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By Waruni Karunarathne   Post war, the government has been developing a good road network and has undertaken large infrastructure development programmes in the North and the East. However, according to many, such development had not served to improve the livelihoods or lifestyles of the…

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Negombo Prison – A Haven For Drug Dealers »

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By Nirmala Kannangara   Astonishing revelations have come to the fore, outlining how the Negombo prison had become a haven for drug peddlers. The prison had become a ‘luxury hotel’ for a section of the inmates – the big time drug peddlers who are connected…

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Is Ranil-Sajith Alliance Akin To JR-Premadasa Combination? »

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By Vishwamithra - Picture by Asoka Fernando   “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”  Edmund Burke With Sajith Premadasa getting on board the platform of the United National Party at the Uva PC election campaign,…

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Sajith: The Solution Or Part Of The Problem? »

By Camelia Nathaniel The United National Party (UNP) Colombo District Leader, Ravi Karunanayake, Mangala Samaraweera, Wijedasa Rajapaksa, Karu Jayasooriya and several other senior members of the party are said to be displeased with the decision taken by Ranil Wickremesinghe to give prominence to Sajith Premadasa.…

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Winning The Peace Five Years On … »

President Mahinda Rajapaksa was on Thursday asked by The Hindu newspaper if he has lost the peace in winning the war. He replied; ‘If you go to the…

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Our Efforts Are In The Name Of Sincere Citizens – Fr S. J. Emmanuel »

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The head of the Global Tamil Forum, Fr S.J, Emmanuel feels the diaspora are doing good for the country by raising the human rights issue…

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Tamil Leadership Can’t Express Their Political Aspirations Fully – Visvanathan Rudrakumaran »

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The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), a Tamil diaspora group active in the United States, feels the international community, particularly foreign leaders visiting Sri…

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Non-violent Campaign To Merge North & East – M. A. Sumanthiran »

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According to Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK), in the democratic aspirations of Tamil people, they have come to a point to find a legitimate solution…

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Democracy As Jihad, And Jihad, Democracy »

By N Sathiya Moorthy The joint statement issued at the end of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo, praises…

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Hopeful Lanka Will Get A Fair Chance – Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena »

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Asking victims and witnesses to give evidence without the provision of protection may indeed be irresponsible in cases where they face the possibility of being…

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Political Vacuum Of Leadership That Needs To Be Filled »

By Dr Jehan Perera It has become routine to say that today Sri Lanka is more polarised than ever before.  The incidents of violence that…

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Importance Of Leading The Indian Ocean Neighbours »

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Upturned, as the Indian Ocean strategic community across the world tend to do in the context of an emerging India, the map of the nation…

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INGO’s To Add Pressure

By Easwaran Rutnam International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGO) are to add pressure on Sri Lanka during the 27th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which began in Geneva last week after the Government refused…

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Corruption Flying High At BIA

AASL permits malpractices – sources allege The failure of Airport and Aviation Services Limited (AASL) to comply with mandatory standards and practices required by international civil aviation rules and regulations on safety measures, hasled to many…

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Our Efforts Are In The Name Of Sincere Citizens – Fr S. J. Emmanuel

The head of the Global Tamil Forum, Fr S.J, Emmanuel feels the diaspora are doing good for the country by raising the human rights issue with the international community. Excerpts of the interview: By Easwaran Rutnam…

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Truth – Caught In Politics?

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is scheduled to present an oral update on the investigations launched on the war in Sri Lanka on September 24. Accordingly Sri Lanka will be expected to respond…

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Is Ranil-Sajith Alliance Akin To JR-Premadasa Combination?

By Vishwamithra - Picture by Asoka Fernando   “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”  Edmund Burke With Sajith Premadasa getting on board the platform…

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Business Managing Director/CEO of HNB, Jonathan Alles exchanging the agreement with Ashok Pathirage, Chairman, Softlogic Group. (from L-R) Hiran Perera, Head of Corporate Finance and Treasury, Softlogic Group; Ruwan Manatunga, Head of Corporate Banking/Assistant General Manager - Corporate Banking, HNB; D. S. L. Ferdinando, Chief Manager – Corporate Banking, HNB and Ms Dilunika Jayasinghe, Senior Manager – Project Finance, HNB

HNB Finances Softlogic’s Strategic Move In ODEL

Hatton National Bank PLC has financed Softlogic Group’s strategic investment in the leading fashion brand ODEL, enabling the conglomerate to further strengthen its presence in the apparel and fashion accessories market. Softlogic purchased the shareholdings of…

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Rev. Brother Ajith Shanthapriya Committed To Worthy Cause

By Nirmala Kannangara Pictures by Lalith Perera ‘Enlightenment through the Darkness’ is a rehabilitation center for drug addicts located at Kudumirissa in Kadawala. Started in a tiny church in Wennappuwa in year 2000 by Rev. Brother…

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DONE! Sri Lanka qualify for Netball World Cup 2015

Asian Netball Championship 2014 – Singapore Sri Lanka’s netball team achieved their first goal when they qualified for a place in the Netball World Cup 2015 by entering the finals of the ongoing Asian Netball Championship…

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