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Campaigning Gains Ground »

President Rajapaksa got his 3rd Presidential election bid off the ground with a blistering meeting in Anuradhapura. A near capacity crowd estimated variously between 12,000 and 20,000 with the figure…

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The Promise Of Constitutional Reform »

The government maintains that there is no consensus reached even among the parties who have come to form the coalition to support the opposition common candidate Maithripala Sirisena on the…

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Logic Of Coconut And Bo Trees In A Presidential Election »

It’s not easy to reconcile Sri Lankan election rhetoric with elementary logic. One such challenge we faced watching a late night TV talk show, these talk shows being of interest…

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Pannala Speed 2014 today »

IT might be premature to pass judgement on the current league season, with only six of scheduled eighteen weeks concluded. But few will quarrel against claims that it has the…

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Madduma Bandara Werapitiya »

M.B.Werapitiya of Kandy, a well known social worker passed away at the ripe old age of 94 years after a brief illness in September 2014. He was the brother of…

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Focused On Education »

A girl reads a book during a class at a government school in northwest Pakistan’s Peshawar, Dec. 11, 2014. (Xinhua/Ahmad Sidique)       ————————————————–   Malaysia Summons Us Ambassador…

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EU Monitors Rejected »

By Waruni Karunarathne A request to consider election monitors from the European Union (EU) has been rejected by four Presidential…

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Ranil Puts KP On Notice »

By Easwaran Rutnam United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has put former LTTE chief arms procurer Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP)…

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Disciplinary Action After Polls »

By Indika Sri Aravinda The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says disciplinary actions against the SLFP members who crossed over…

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Hirunika Flees After Threats »

By Indika Sri Aravinda Hirunika Premanchandra and her mother, a former advisor to the President, Sumana Premachandra have fled the…

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Mano Says Solution Not Expected »

By Waruni Karunarathne As the common candidate Maithreepala Sirisena is seeking a mandate to be an interim president, Tamils cannot…

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Conservative Party Members Meet Sirisena »

Three representatives from the governing Conservative Party has met with common opposition Presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena recently and promised to…

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Asia’s largest synchronized professional forum in Sri Lanka »

Organized by ‘Professionals for a Stable Sri Lanka’; Momentum, Asia’s largest synchronized professional forum will be held on Wednesday 17th December,…

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Maithri Manifesto To Exclude Tamil Issue »

Common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena says his election manifesto will not include proposals for a political solution for the Tamils.…

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TNA To Study Manifesto »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is yet to study the election manifesto of the opposition common candidate…

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A Conspiracy At Play? »

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The government insists that a conspiracy backed by the pro-LTTE diaspora is very much at play ahead of the Presidential election next month and a few notable incidents in recent times prove the conspiracy theory is not fake but very much real. External Affairs Minister,…

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Thick Forests Thin Out As Authority Errs »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka is accused of going beyond its mandate defined by the Mahaweli Authority Act No 23 of 1979 and allowing Sri Lanka Army (SLA) to develop the Mahaweli riparian areas in the thick forest at Kandakadu in Welikanda.…

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Whither The Muslim Vote? »

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By Waruni Karunarathne Sri Lanka has less than 10% of Muslims when compared to its entire population – fewer than the country’s Tamil community – but it is a deciding factor in swing of ‘the electoral pendulum’. Even though the national parties in the South,…

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Rice Farmers In A Quandary »

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By Camelia Nathaniel With the government deciding to reduce the price of rice, the farmers are skeptical of receiving the price for their paddy that was promised during the last budget. According to the National Organizer of the All Ceylon Farmers’ Federation (JVP) Namal Karunaratne,…

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Limits Of Being Bought Off In The Face Of Gross Injustice »

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By Jehan Perera The political landscape has become an uncertain one racked by the crossovers taking place at regular intervals almost on a daily basis.  Now the crossovers have become even more uncertain, as there are crossbacks as well.  Whether these are motivated by conviction…

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Law-less’ Election? »

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By Waruni Karunarathne Election monitors have observed election related violence and many election law violations within the short period since the declaration of the presidential election.  Among many, the government is accused of manipulating public servants by giving promotions, new appointments and transfers and misusing…

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Do Minorities Count? »

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By N Sathiya Moorthy Now that the presidential election is here, the two main contenders seem to be on a denial mode as far as the 25 per cent minority votes are concerned yet wanting them to come his exclusive way, without being seen by…

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UPFA Should Give Gammanpila A Break »

President Mahinda Rajapaksa pulled out another ace from his sleeve and produced JHU Deputy General Secretary Udaya Gammanpila back in the UPFA fold. JHU General…

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Why Not A MoU With The TNA? »

TNA Leader R. Sampanthan

By Laksiri Fernando Nominations for the premature presidential elections closed three days back and less than a month is left for the decisive decision on…

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‘ Tissa Not Fit To Be Gen. Secy of UNP ’ – Ravi Karunanayake »

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With the political situation in the country heating up, the main focus of the day is the crossovers. The most significant crossover last week was…

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‘I Can’t Be Bought’ – Tissa Attanayake »

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The departure of the UNP General Gecretary Tissa Attanayake last week and his decision to join the government took many UNP supporters by surprise. According…

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The Polls Battle »

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The campaign for the Presidential election kicked off last week after the candidates handed over their nominations to the Elections Commissioner. - Pictures by Lalith Perera,…

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Maithri Articulates A National Government »

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By Harim Peiris The surprising launch of the common opposition presidential campaign of Maithripala Sirisena is fast evolving into a movement that has the air…

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Maldives: ‘Water Crisis’ Shows India’s Heart Is As Close As The Two Nations Are »

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For a third time in four decades or less, Fate ordained that India display the kind of closeness of heart with Maldives as geography too…

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A Conspiracy At Play?

The government insists that a conspiracy backed by the pro-LTTE diaspora is very much at play ahead of the Presidential election next month and a few notable incidents in recent times prove the conspiracy theory is…

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Why Not A MoU With The TNA?

By Laksiri Fernando Nominations for the premature presidential elections closed three days back and less than a month is left for the decisive decision on January 8,2015. The competition is polarised between two candidates and the…

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‘ Tissa Not Fit To Be Gen. Secy of UNP ’ – Ravi Karunanayake

With the political situation in the country heating up, the main focus of the day is the crossovers. The most significant crossover last week was the former General Secretary of the UNP, Tissa Attanayake. Having come…

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Limits Of Being Bought Off In The Face Of Gross Injustice

By Jehan Perera The political landscape has become an uncertain one racked by the crossovers taking place at regular intervals almost on a daily basis.  Now the crossovers have become even more uncertain, as there are…

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Thick Forests Thin Out As Authority Errs

By Nirmala Kannangara Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka is accused of going beyond its mandate defined by the Mahaweli Authority Act No 23 of 1979 and allowing Sri Lanka Army (SLA) to develop the Mahaweli riparian…

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Dr Mahathir Launches New City Apartments Project

The ‘New City Apartments’ residential project by Quest Ventures was launched in Hambantota on Tuesday, December 9 by Dr Mahathir Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia. Quest Ventures is a subsidiary of the Maju Group, a…

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Behind The Screen

Anna Coren CNN International Correspondent By Easwaran Rutnam She has interviewed some of the world’s top newsmakers, including former US President Bill Clinton, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, former Australian Prime Ministers Julia Gillard and John…

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Lanka Rocks To Sanga-Suranga Beat

Hosts clinch seven-match series with game to spare By Dion Michael Kumar Sangakkara struck a scintillating century and fast bowler Suranga Lakmal marked his return to the side with four wickets as Sri Lanka emphatically outplayed…

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