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Udayanga’s Sins Sparks Off DPL Pow-Wow »

by Camelia Nathaniel and Ashanthi Warunasuriya Although Udayanga Weeratunga, Sri Lanka’s former Envoy to Russia, is being investigated by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID)  with regard to the acquisition…

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Crimes Of The Past Cannot Justify Crimes In The Future »

by Gamini Weerakoon A scary Sri Lankan political principle has been in the making during past political regimes and the present one which could make mockery of the high ethical…

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Working For The Betterment Of Others »

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya It was past noon when we came to her home amidst pouring rain which is situated in Seeduwa. Even at that time she was preparing with the…

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ABA Closes 2016 Olympic File »

SINCE the turn of the century, any end-of-competition ceremony hasn’t passed without ABA officials having unfailingly pledged commitment to winning the country’s first ever Olympic boxing medal. But then, we’ve…

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Funds flowed to CSN from Seychelles »

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Funds had flowed into the Carlton Sports Network (CSN) from accounts in Seychelles, Government sources said based…

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AG Swamped With Over 8000 Files »

The Attorney General’s Department is said to be swamped with over 8,000 files which have yet to be looked into.…

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Key Information Surfaces In Thajuden Murder »

by Kasun Pussewela Key information is beginning to surface over the murder of former rugby player Wasim Thajudeen following the…

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Flight Attendants Threaten Industrial Action »

by Nirmala Kannangara The Flight Attendants Union of SriLankan Airlines is to resort to industrial action in the days to…

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Wijenayake Report Ready On Tuesday »

by Camelia Nathaniel The committee tasked with gathering public suggestions for a new constitution says its report will be handed…

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New Directives Issued When Arresting Under PTA »

by Easwaran Rutnam The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has issued directives to be followed by designated officials…

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JVP To Protest This Week »

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is to stage a protest against the government this week. General Secretary of the JVP,…

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Nazeer Under Fire »

Video image of Ahamed verbally abusing a Navy officer

by Easwaran Rutnam Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed is under fire from all quarters of society following his outburst at a Navy officer recently during which he even accidentally hit a child. State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said the actions of the Chief…

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Blame Game Begins After Flood Waters Recede »

The tri-forces helping the flood victims

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The deadly flood that ravaged almost all districts in the country including Colombo, Gampaha, Kilinochchi, Kalutara, Uva, Awissawella and the up-country, will go down in the history as one of the worst natural disasters this country has faced after the 1989 floods…

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Gammanpila’s Signature Scams »

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by Nirmala Kannangara Yet another Rajapaksa follower is soon to be arrested by the Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) for allegedly cheating an Australian national of more than Rs. 1,000 million. The long delay at the Attorney General’s (AG) Department over the past few months…

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Avant Garde Breathes Fire »

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Navy says not bound to answer questions raised by private parties by Camelia Nathaniel Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi claims that the government forcibly signed the agreement to take over naval operations that had been under Avant Garde for five years. He claims that taking…

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London, Here They Come! »

Thilanga Sumathipala

by Nirmala Kannangara Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) which denied its employees the annual New Year bonus last month claiming lack of funds, have released millions of rupees from its funds to ‘assist’ its office bearers and their spouses to enjoy a memorable pre ‘Christmas’ in…

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Logistics And Politics Of The Aftermath »

Recent floods killed many and displaced thousands

The recent disaster calls for serious consideration of the dangers of floods in the Kelani Valley and the need to develop a long-term Kelani Valley Flood Protection Resettlement and Development Plan by Ifham Nizam Families affected by the floods and landslides, particularly floods in the…

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Struggling To Survive: Families Hit By Floods In Kilinochchi »

A bridge in Kilinochchi

by Easwaran Rutnam Several families affected by the recent floods in Kilinochchi are looking at ways to survive after losing their crops. Jaffna based civil society said that most families in Kilinochchi depend on their paddy to earn a living. However the heavy rain flooded…

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Some Lessons Beyond Floods And Landslips »

Floods and landslips

by Mahesh Senanayake The island wide catastrophic situation that we are experiencing teaches us some timely lessons or reminds us of lessons that we have already learnt and have forgotten. These lessons range from the enshrined norms of humanity to reviewing  our policies, rules and…

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Courting Disaster »

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Concern mounts over court decision to return elephants to ‘wrongful’ owners by Hafsa Sabry The court order to return baby elephants to individuals who allegedly had illegal permits was suspended temporarily in the high court on May 26 due to confusion with regard to legal…

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Of President, Prime Minister And Future Elections »

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Maithripala Sirisena

by  N.Sathiya Moorthy It’s amusing to say the least – but very few would be amused. It’s unclear if Niluka Ekanayake, astrologer-Governor of Central Province, was making an astrological prediction or a political statement that the Sirisena-Ranil duo would continue in office till 2021. In…

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Attorney General’s Department Comes Under Serious Public Scrutiny »

Juan E. Mendez and Monica Pinto

by Basil Fernando The role of the Attorney General’s Department in terms of upholding the justice system in Sri Lanka, and rule of law is being critically examined from many quarters. The UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers  Monica Pinto severely…

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Editorial

The Way To Success: Splendiferous Living Or Simplicity And Austerity? »

Despite the many grand visions politicians have for taking Sri Lanka into modern paradisiacal realms – the latest being Singapore – the state is yet…

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Broader Consultations Sought As Cabinet Approves OMP »

Families of missing protest

by Easwaran Rutnam A section of local civil society had written to the Minister of Foreign Affairs urging broader consultations as the government looked to…

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Gaining Democracy And Losing Reliefs »

Lasantha Wickrematunge

by Wimalanath Weerarathne Civilians are the main driving force behind all the victories of the present government. Some of the civilians are representatives of Non-Governmental…

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Illegal Constructions, Main Cause For Flood Disaster – Gamini Jayawickrema Perera »

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By Camelia Nathaniel and Ashanthi Warunasuriya Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, Gamini Jayawickrema Perera said that the reason for most of these natural disasters…

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Steps Taken To Provide Relief In A Regulated Manner – Anura PriyadarshanaYapa »

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By Camelia Nathaniel and Ashanthi Warunasuriya The President has stopped all illegal constructions and land fillings and it has prevented this recent disaster from escalating…

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Govt. Must Monitor All Relief Funds And Prevent Swindling – Dharmalingam Siddharthan »

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By Camelia Nathaniel and Ashanthi Warunasuriya PLOTE leader and TNA MP Dharmalingam Siddharthan said that the recent floods are a good reminder to the government…

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Flood Damage Escalated Due To Weak Disaster Management – Sunil Handunnetti »

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By Camelia Nathaniel and Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Disaster Management mechanism of the present government is at a weak state and as a result of its…

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Red Tape And Relief Efforts »

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by Ashanthi Warunasuirya After the catastrophic floods of 1989, the next major disaster to strike Sri Lanka was the 2004 Tsunami. Since then, the biggest…

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When The Earth Moved »

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Man’s reckless interference with nature in extracting nature’s resources is at least a major contributor to the Aranayake landslide, if not the sole cause by…

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Flooding The Economy »

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Climate Change To Slash Up To 9% Off South Asian Economy Every Year! by Wiraj Silva & Amavasya Sirisena With Sri Lanka facing the worst-ever floods…

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Nonis On Thin Ice »

Dr. Chris Nonis

by Dinesh Isuru Former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr. Chris Nonis who was entangled in a bitter imbroglio with former Mahinda Rajapaksa lackey…

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Udayanga’s Sins Sparks Off DPL Pow-Wow

by Camelia Nathaniel and Ashanthi Warunasuriya Although Udayanga Weeratunga, Sri Lanka’s former Envoy to Russia, is being investigated by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID)  with regard to the acquisition of MiG-27 fighter jets from Ukraine…

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Broader Consultations Sought As Cabinet Approves OMP

by Easwaran Rutnam A section of local civil society had written to the Minister of Foreign Affairs urging broader consultations as the government looked to establish an Office on Missing Persons (OMP). Cabinet last week approved…

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Gaining Democracy And Losing Reliefs

by Wimalanath Weerarathne Civilians are the main driving force behind all the victories of the present government. Some of the civilians are representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Their main intention is not fighting to gain the…

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Illegal Constructions, Main Cause For Flood Disaster – Gamini Jayawickrema Perera

By Camelia Nathaniel and Ashanthi Warunasuriya Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, Gamini Jayawickrema Perera said that the reason for most of these natural disasters is that people have encroached on nature and have abused the…

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Vesak Unites

by Camelia Nathaniel This year Vesak celebrations witnessed more unity among ethnic groups in the country with the Muslim community too offering their support to the Buddhists in celebrating the Vesak. In so many areas, the…

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Blunting Competition

GSP Plus Crucial For The Moment, But Would Be Adverse For Lanka’s Competitive Edge In The Long Run  by Dinesh Isuru Although concessionary regimes such as Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) will give much needed…

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England Steady Against Spirited Lankan Display

England vs Sri Lanka Second Test – Durham Some brilliant fielding by the Lankans coupled with indisciplined batting from the hosts ensured that both sides shared the honours on the opening day of the second test…

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