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Why Sathosa Stocks Are Going To The Dogs »

Corruption and mismanagement in rice importation leaves the state losing billions by Hafsa Sabry Court recently ordered Lanka Sathosa to sell 70,000 metric tons of rice stock declared unsuitable for…

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Next SG Of UN: Who Is The Greatest? »

by Gamini Weerakoon The Unofficial Council for Constitutional and Unconstitutional Affairs was in session for the selection of Sri Lanka’s nominee for the post of Secretary General of the United…

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Follow Advice Given To Sri Lanka On Kashmir »

Chidambaram tells New Delhi: by Gamini Weerakoon Swamped by the political razzmatazz of the American presidential election and the gross human tragedies unleashed by the 21st Century’s barbarism in Europe,…

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Making An Immense Contribution To The Betterment Of Society »

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya In the course of history we have witnessed a countless number of times how women have surpassed the power of men in many walks of life. At…

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Davis Cup Demotion Signals End Of Godda’s Era »

AS Sri Lanka tennis ruefully reflects on the country’s demotion to Group Three of the Davis Cup, following the 5/0 debacle in Indonesia last weekend, the overriding thought would surely…

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58 More Fraud Probes On Rajapaksas »

by Ranjith Gunawardena The Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) and the Special Police Investigations Unit (SPIU) are investigating 58 allegations…

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Wasim’s Family Threatens To Protest »

The family of the murdered rugby player Wasim Thajudeen has threatened to take to the streets if investigations into the…

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Six Amendments To Coal Tender »

by Ifham Nizam Power and Renewable Energy Ministry Secretary, Dr. B. M. S. Batagoda said that six amendments have been…

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SLMC Rebels Form New Party »

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) is on the verge of a split following divisions over the party leadership. The…

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Sri Lanka Condemns Deadly Shooting In Munich »

Sri Lanka yesterday condemned the deadly shooting in the German city of Munich in which at least nine people were…

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Sri Lanka Eyes More Chinese Investments »

Sri Lanka is to look to China for more investments and talks in this regard are already underway. Just last…

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Gota To Be Arrested? »

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is expected to be arrested within the next two months, sources at…

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India To Protest Against Pakistanis’ Colombo Demo »

India is to lodge a protest against the staging of a demonstration by Pakistanis in Sri Lanka outside the UN…

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A Search For Answers After Jaffna Uni Clash »

Tense situation at Jaffna University

Hidden hand suspected on incident on eve of Black July by Easwaran Rutnam A traditional cultural event to welcome first year students at the Science Faculty of the Jaffna University turned violent last weekend threatening to destabilize the reconciliation process and raise suspicions of a…

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Reno Rumble »

Katunayake International Airport

Temporary closure of Katunayake Airport causes flurry of concern by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Katunayake International Airport is very much in the news these days with many raising the question as to whether Mattala is going to be the main airport in Sri Lanka once Katunayake Airport…

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Pilots Cry Foul On Unfair Business »

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by Nirmala Kannangara The Airline Pilots Guild of Sri Lanka (APGSL) will take stern action against the management of SriLankan Airlines if they fail to accord them the use of business class lounge facilities and its privileges both at Colombo and overseas airports which the…

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From Veyangoda Ammunition Dumps To Ambepussa »

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by Thushari Nathaniel The ammunition storage facility at the army base in Veyangoda reportedly is to be shifted to the Ambepussa Sinha Regiment camp. While several buildings will be used to store the ammunitions, it is reported that sand bunds are being put up now…

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How High-Flying DG Diddled State Funds »

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by Nirmala Kannangara Startling revelations have come to light of how Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) who is accused of mismanagement of state funds and openly violating civil aviation safety regulations, has allegedly violated government financial regulations for personal benefit. H.…

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CID Links Army Spies To Several High – Profile Rajapaksa – Era Murders »

Things fall apart: former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka, formerly close allies, have accused each other of complicity in Wickrematunge’s murder. Neither has been questioned by the Police

Reluctance to question senior defence officials Lasantha probe team large, but silent By Vimukthi Yapa The unexpected arrest and detention last Friday of one of the Army’s high ranking non-commissioned intelligence officers- Prema Ananda Udalagama, has drawn much attention to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)…

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Plantation Sector Turmoil Continues »

A tea factory and its employes at work

Why the plantation sector in Sri Lanka differs from other industries by Jayaprada Jayasekera (Contd. from last week) Part II The plantations industry is a country within a country. Although the economies of scale in a plantation is much smaller compared to the size of…

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All-Out War On LNG »

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Legal action if the proper legal process is not followed with regard to power sector policy and generation plan by Ifham Nizam Energy experts, the Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers Union (CEBEU), and other stakeholders have condemned the government’s move to go all-out for Liquefied Natural…

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It’s From The Past, Yes, But Even More About The Future »

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Jaffna Varsity Clash: by N. Sathiya Moorthy By talking of ethnic reconciliation after the recent students’ clash in Jaffna University campus, President Maithiripala Sirisena and TNA supremo R. Sampanthan may have sought to put the lid, one more time, on an avoidable controversy at an…

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The Five Year Bond Of Matrimony »

The UNP-SLFP marriage will run beyond its agreed two-year term to a full term of five years – till 2020, SLFP General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake…

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NPC Takes On Government On Task Force »

IDPs in the North

by Easwaran Rutnam The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) and the government are on a collision course over the appointment of a Task Force on the…

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Black July And Generation Z »

Recent clash between the two student groups of the University of Jaffna

by Wimalanath Weerarathne It was a hot day during that infamous July of 1983. Time was close to 12 noon. The 120 bus was slowly…

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Country Needs A Complete Overhaul – Kavinda Jayawardena »

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by Thushari Nathaniel UNP Gampaha District MP Kavinda Jayawardena is of the view that changing one aspect of the country’s system is not enough and…

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New Constitution: Certain Issues To Be Sorted Out – Dayasiri Jayasekera »

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by Thushari Nathaniel United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) member and Minister of Sports, Dayasiri Jayasekera said that although the government wants to bring in a…

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No Proposals Still To Amend Constitution – Sunil Watagala »

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by Thushari Nathaniel JVP Western Provincial Councillor, Attorney-at-Law Sunil Watagala says that many committees have been formed to gather ideas and suggestions for a new…

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People Are Not Fools, They Understand Perfectly – M. K. Sivajilingam »

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by Thushari Nathaniel Tamil National Alliance Northern Provincial Council member M. K. Sivajilingam claims that the present government is postponing the elections for fear of…

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Reforms At Snail’s Pace »

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Proposed new constitution by Ashanthi Warunasuirya The proposed new constitution is being now widely discussed. Recently public opinion was sought on the subject and a…

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Pilots Cry Foul On Unfair Business

by Nirmala Kannangara The Airline Pilots Guild of Sri Lanka (APGSL) will take stern action against the management of SriLankan Airlines if they fail to accord them the use of business class lounge facilities and its…

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Opinion Recent clash between the two student groups of the University of Jaffna

Black July And Generation Z

by Wimalanath Weerarathne It was a hot day during that infamous July of 1983. Time was close to 12 noon. The 120 bus was slowly treading from Colombo towards Piliyandala. In front of the famous Wellawatte…

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NPC Takes On Government On Task Force

by Easwaran Rutnam The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) and the government are on a collision course over the appointment of a Task Force on the resettlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs). The NPC has objected to…

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Country Needs A Complete Overhaul – Kavinda Jayawardena

by Thushari Nathaniel UNP Gampaha District MP Kavinda Jayawardena is of the view that changing one aspect of the country’s system is not enough and we need a complete overhaul. He said that the previous government…

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Black July The Bloodbath That Flamed Lasting Hatred

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Thirty three years ran past since ‘Black July’ in 1983 that had left an indelible stain in Sri Lanka’s history. One may wonder that reopening forgotten pages of history tainted with sad memories…

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Legislature Vs. Judiciary

Parliament Should Not Interfere Into Courts Of Law by Jayaprada Jayasekera Although the Parliament has near-unlimited powers to legislate, it should not counter the powers of the judiciary in the light of recent Supreme Court (SC)…

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‘A’ Team Quartet Flown Down To Bolster Injury Hit Lankans

SRI LANKA VS AUSTRALIA FIRST TEST – PALLEKELE In a desperate move to bolster an injury hit test squad, Sri Lanka’s selectors have flown down four players who were members of the ‘A’ team currently featuring…

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