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Selling The Nationalist ‘Agenda’ »

Sri Lankan politics is really about how good a salesman you are. The voter patterns in the post independent country suggests that if the package on offer is attractive, very…

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Rajapaksa PR Skills Enliven Jaffna Peninsula »

“Nothing makes the President happier than being with the people. He is a natural.” Saatchi & Saatchi may want to take lessons in PR from Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa.…

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Playing Politics With The Constitution? »

Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) Parliamentarian Athuraliye Rathana Thero issued an ultimatum to the government recently warning that if required constitutional changes are not done before the next presidential election, he…

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Both Cand Dates Will Win »

We are living in interesting times. But as Chinese wisdom holds, there is a curse on interesting times. This Confucian wisdom has come down unchallenged for five millennia and probably…

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With A National Pool, Why Trials For Boxing? »

THERE wasn’t much hope that one of Sri Lanka’s two men’s boxers might bring home an Asian Games medal from Incheon; so the duo’s failure was no cause for disappointment…

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Founder Of The All Ceylon YMMA Conference »

Appreciation A.M.A. Azeez The All Ceylon Young Men’s Muslim Association Conference is primarily a Youth and Youth serving Community based organisation founded on the 30th April 1950, which has rendered…

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News

EU Threatens More »

By Easwaran Rutnam The European Union, which had just last week proposed a ban on importing fish caught by Sri…

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Government Looks For ‘Trinco 5’ Witnesses »

By Easwaran Rutnam The Government is still looking for three key witnesses to the case involving the murder of five…

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TNA To Take Blockade To Court »

By Camelia Nathaniel The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is to go to the Supreme Court to lift the restrictions on…

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SLMC To Discuss Presidential Polls »

By Waruni Karunarathne The High Command of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) is to discuss the stand it is…

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Army Denies, Police To Probe »

By Camelia Nathaniel The military denied allegations that it was involved in threatening journalists who attended an awards presentation ceremony…

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Health Ministry Rejects Ebola Claims »

By Camelia Nathaniel The Health Ministry denied charges by the All Ceylon Nurses’ Union that a patient showing symptoms of…

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Appeal Can Be Made Against Ruling »

An appeal, limited to points of law only, can be made with the EU Court of Justice against the decision…

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Indian Boats Will Not Be Returned »

The Ministry of Aquatic Resources and Fisheries  will not consider returning the boats of the Indian fisherman that were taken…

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No Talks With UNP On Polls: TNA »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says it has not had any talks with the main opposition United…

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Political Cart Before The Developmental Horse? »

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By Camelia Nathaniel During the District Development Progress Review Meeting of the Northern Province (NP) held last Monday (13) in Jaffna, which the TNA boycotted, the President said that all politicians are duty bound to protect and safeguard the laws of the country and the…

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Bribery, Corruption Infecting Health »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Alleged bribery, corruption and bad administration which reportedly plague the Health Ministry, has resulted the influx of substandard drugs and medical devices to the country. Secretary All Ceylon Medical Officer’s Association Dr. Jayantha Bandara said that the continuous decline in budgetary allocation…

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“If they want to discuss the TNA is ready at all times” – NP Chief Minister Wigneswaran »

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Q: What purpose has the Northern Provincial Council been served by boycotting the President’s visit to Jaffna? A: We have not boycotted the President’s visit.  We do not want to be pawns in political events that were probably illegal, very obscure and served no rational…

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Watering Corruption »

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By Nirmala Kannangara The Irrigation Department has come under severe criticism for releasing water from Parakrama Samudraya in Polonnaruwa to safeguard interests of a sibling of a powerful politician in the District thereby depriving farmers, who live along either side of the downstream, of water…

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Students Implicate Pradeshiya Sabha Member »

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Ruhuna University Attack By Waruni Karunarathne A set of Sabaragamuwa university students who were engaged in a Satyagraha campaign came under attack about a week back adding to the list of incidents of assault targeting university students. The students alleged that a local Pradeshiya Sabha…

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Tamils’ Frustrations, Govt’s Desperation »

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By N Sathiya Moorthy The decision of Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran to boycott all functions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his politico-administrative turf seems to have been born out of sheer Tamil frustration at not being able to get their constitutional due…

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Jaffna: Arriving In Style! »

By Faraz Shaukatally Huge crowds gathered spontaneously and to some of the onlookers the Yaal Devi was a novelty after 24 years. The diaspora media organisations were working overtime – Rajapaksa’s visit to the North was a singular achievement for the President. He smiled, he…

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Setting The Tiger Free »

The judgment of the of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) striking down the regulations the EU imposed on the LTTE when it banned the…

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UK Stands By Its Position On Sri Lanka – British High Commissioner »

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The British Government has taken a very active role on the Sri Lankan issue, especially at the UN Human Rights Council. In a wide ranging…

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Ranil, Most Suitable Presidential Candidate For UNP – Rosy Senanayake »

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The Sunday Leader this week talks to one of the strong main female characters in the political arena of the country, UNP MP Rosy Senanayake, on her views…

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We Are Aware Of Their Double Standards – Keheliya Rambukwella »

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Some have been of the view that the government of Sri Lanka has failed internationally, especially due to their reluctance in addressing human rights issues…

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War Ends, Love Flourishes »

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By Camelia Nathaniel In this day and age when everything is so superficial, rarely do we come across true love, but in spite of being…

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Countering Separatist Threat Comes To Fore Again With Elections »

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By Dr Jehan Perera The government has voiced its protest over the decision by the EU Court of Justice to remove the ban on the…

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Festival Of Colors »

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Egyptians participate in the Festival of Colors in Cairo, capital of Egypt, Oct.16, 2014. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)   ———————————————-   Obama Calls Armed Forces Into Ebola…

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Political Cart Before The Developmental Horse?

By Camelia Nathaniel During the District Development Progress Review Meeting of the Northern Province (NP) held last Monday (13) in Jaffna, which the TNA boycotted, the President said that all politicians are duty bound to protect…

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War Ends, Love Flourishes

By Camelia Nathaniel In this day and age when everything is so superficial, rarely do we come across true love, but in spite of being disabled, Mahinda Premalal is one of the fortunate soldiers who found…

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UK Stands By Its Position On Sri Lanka – British High Commissioner

The British Government has taken a very active role on the Sri Lankan issue, especially at the UN Human Rights Council. In a wide ranging interview with The Sunday Leader the British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, John…

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Bribery, Corruption Infecting Health

By Nirmala Kannangara Alleged bribery, corruption and bad administration which reportedly plague the Health Ministry, has resulted the influx of substandard drugs and medical devices to the country. Secretary All Ceylon Medical Officer’s Association Dr. Jayantha…

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Countering Separatist Threat Comes To Fore Again With Elections

By Dr Jehan Perera The government has voiced its protest over the decision by the EU Court of Justice to remove the ban on the LTTE and said that it may have an impact, including from…

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CCC Suggests Balanced Amendments

Proposed Land Bill The National Chamber of Commerce has suggested amendments to the proposed Land Bill for the authorities to take cognizance of their concerns and to bring about balanced and appropriate measures in the national…

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Abraham & Thakore The Design Duo

By Sadhana Senanayake Abraham &Thakore is one of India’s most successful and dynamic designer teams, known for fashion, accessories and textile products for the home. The brand is a formidable fashion powerhouse that is known and…

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Lanka To Tour India For Five-Match Series

After Windies Shock pull out from India tour Sri Lanka Cricket on Friday evening confirmed that they had received an invitation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and that the two Boards…

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