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Common Candidate to contest under our national front with telephone as symbol – Mangala’s party   The chocs are off: President Rajapaksa asked the Elections Commissioner to set the date…

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Sri Lanka Faces Isolation »

The External Affairs Minister Professor G. L. Peiris at several occasions has accused the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein alleging that he maintains…

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Lanka – Land Of Election Promises »

Some may call our country, the Land of the Lotus Eaters; others the Pearl of the Orient, it has always been the Resplendent Isle and to cynics the Land of…

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Superman Modi Meets His Challenge On Wednesday At Kathmandu »

China’s president Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been shadow-boxing recently on the sidelines of international conferences for political influence, economic gains and attempting to leave behind…

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High Court Judge Sarath Ambepitiya »

The 19th of November this year marks the 10th death anniversary of the towering judicial stalwart, Justice Sarath Ambepitiya. Justice Ambepitiya served as a fearless judicial officer featuring in the…

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Marking Children’s Day »

 People participate in an event marking Universal Children’s Day in Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov. 20, 2014. Universal Children’s Day, which falls on Nov. 20 every year, marks the anniversary of the…

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All Eyes On Budget Vote »

By Nirmala Kannangara All eyes will be on the 2015 budget vote tomorrow following the political developments last week after former Health…

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New Alliance This Week »

A new political alliance is to be formed this week which will include the team led by Maithripala Sirisena which…

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Asian Monitors Invited For The Election »

Asian monitors have been approached and invited for the Presidential elections expected to be held in January, the People’s Action…

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Big Battle Begins »

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The battle for Presidency began last week with the signing of the declaration, crossovers and celebrations anticipating victory by supporters…

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Lanka Questions Credibility Of UNHRC »

The Government has questioned the credibility of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) since an investigation on Sri Lanka mandated…

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US Confirms Sison For Key UN Post »

The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has confirmed US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele J. Sison as the Deputy Representative…

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LTTE Heroes’ Week Events Banned »

The police and the military said it would not allow events glorifying the LTTE to be held this week to…

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Attempt To Topple The Uva PC »

The main opposition United National Party (UNP) is in talks with several UPFA members in the Uva Provincial Council in…

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Pope’s Visit Will Go Ahead »

By Easwaran Rutnam The Catholic Church of Sri Lanka says the visit of Pope Francis to Sri Lanka will go…

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War On UN Intensifies »

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The Sunday Leader story creates controversy; Kohana accuses UNHRC By Easwaran Rutnam The Government last week continued its UN bashing, particularly at the UN Human Rights Council and the investigations in to Sri Lanka mandated by the council. One key allegation raised by the Government…

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Legal And Policy Implications »

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Recent land acquisitions, evictions and related issues By Bhavani Fonseka Land has a central place in the post war debates involving resettlement, reconstruction, development and the search for a political solution. During the war and post tsunami, questions of ownership, access, control and zoning were…

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CPL Nearing Its End »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Chilaw Plantations Limited (CPL) is on the verge of collapse due to its unscrupulous administration, its employees alleged. CPL, a profit making institution earlier, taken over by the Government from Wayamba Plantations in 2008, is now being ruined by its Executive Director…

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Genesis Of Northern Qualm »

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By Camelia Nathaniel The employment statistics in Sri Lanka are flawed said Dr Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, Principal Researcher, Point Pedro Institute of Development. He pointed out that the official figures take unpaid farm work as employed and even work of one hour per week is counted…

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Land Problems Not Resolved In The East »

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Five years after the war By Waruni Karunarathne The country has walked five years down the lane after the end of the war. Muslims in the Eastern Province still complain that resettlement and land issues prevail in the area even though the government claims to…

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Rampant Corruption At RMV »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Startling revelations have now come to the fore how the Registrar of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is registering brand new vehicles brought to the country illegally under old registration numbers that cannot be traced depriving the government of revenue amounting to millions of…

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India Flooded With Joy »

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Lanka Releases Fishermen By Camelia Nathaniel Four years of deep sorrow ended on Wednesday (19-11-2014) for the families of the five Tamil Nadu fishermen who were languishing in Welikada prison facing the danger of life imprisonment if not death at the gallows. Thanks to President…

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Good Governance Can Oust Nationalism As Central Issue »

By Dr Jehan Perera The decision of the JHU to oppose President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s bid to be re-elected for a third term has the potential to be the defining moment of the forthcoming presidential election. In explaining their departure, the JHU leaders have said that…

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Who Is It Really In Aid Of? »

As one political drama after the other unfolds in the Sri Lankan theatre of politics; the question begs response, who is it really in aid…

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Where To Now? »

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Development, commodification of the body and the vote under neo-liberal economic policies: By Dr Siri Gamage  In modern day governance, peace-loving people expect the rulers…

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We Realised It Wouldn’t Be Easy For Us To Stand Alone – Daya Gamage »

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The General Secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Minister Maithripala Sirisena announced on Friday that he is the Common Opposition candidate contesting the presidency…

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We Support The One Who Addresses Tamil National Issue – Suresh Premachandran »

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) claims that they would decide supporting a candidate contesting the next presidential election based on the ground how they expect…

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Not A Development, But A Drawback – Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena »

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With the new developments, the appointment of the former UPFA General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena as the common candidate was seen as a very interesting development…

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Sri Lanka: Under Appreciation And More »

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By Rajeewa Jayaweera I read with interest the two part article titled ‘Sri Lanka: Under Appreciation And More’ in The Sunday Leader of 26 October…

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President, After The Poll »

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By N Sathiya Moorthy By naming incumbent Health Minister and ruling SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena as the common Opposition candidate in the January polls…

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War On UN Intensifies

The Sunday Leader story creates controversy; Kohana accuses UNHRC By Easwaran Rutnam The Government last week continued its UN bashing, particularly at the UN Human Rights Council and the investigations in to Sri Lanka mandated by…

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CPL Nearing Its End

By Nirmala Kannangara Chilaw Plantations Limited (CPL) is on the verge of collapse due to its unscrupulous administration, its employees alleged. CPL, a profit making institution earlier, taken over by the Government from Wayamba Plantations in…

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We Realised It Wouldn’t Be Easy For Us To Stand Alone – Daya Gamage

The General Secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Minister Maithripala Sirisena announced on Friday that he is the Common Opposition candidate contesting the presidency against the incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Addressing the media at the…

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Sri Lanka: Under Appreciation And More

By Rajeewa Jayaweera I read with interest the two part article titled ‘Sri Lanka: Under Appreciation And More’ in The Sunday Leader of 26 October 26 and November 2. The article justifies India’s past actions describing…

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President, After The Poll

By N Sathiya Moorthy By naming incumbent Health Minister and ruling SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena as the common Opposition candidate in the January polls to the nation’s highest office, the Opposition may have surprised President…

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‘UK Firms Well Placed To Win Business In SL’

UK companies and organisations are already well placed to win new business in Sri Lanka’s ‘5+1 Regional Hub’ concept, said John Rankin, the British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka recently. Addressing the session on ‘Bilateral Trade…

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Dannielle Her Proudest Moment

By Tia Goonaratna The radiating beauty of Dannielle Kerkoven is nothing new to the people of Sri Lanka. She is a conquering icon of Sri Lankan fashion and elegant star on the ramps of Sri Lanka…

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England, Lanka Begin Series With Focus On World Cup

Sri Lanka – England ODI Series Both Sri Lanka and England are set to begin a seven-match ODI series with their focus not merely on winning the series but also ending up with settled teams and…

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