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SLFP At The Crossroads »

  The rally, which was held in Nugegoda to support former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, created ripples among rank and file of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. The majority of Sri…

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Libya: Launching Port For ISIS Invasion Of Europe? »

The Islamic State (ISIS) which was unheard of two years ago and sprang up as an off-shoot  of Al Quaeda two years ago is not only trying to create a…

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Futures’ Riddle: Sharmal Or Dinesh For Manila Singles »

THE last of the three much touted US$10, 000 ITF Futures events concluded yesterday, and it’s not surprising that no local player was ever in contention for a title, as…

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Suggested Changes In The Government »

Honorary Titles – Today the country is happy with the changes that are taking place. Firstly, the President, Cabinet Ministers and Advisors have worked out a 100 day programme for…

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Chinese Celebrate New Year »

A lantern installation is covered with snow in Hohhot, capital of north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Feb. 19, 2015. People in Hohhot witnessed a snowfall on Thursday, the first…

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Review On Dual Citizenship »

By Indika Sri Aravinda The Government has decided to review dual citizenships granted to over 2000 people and most of…

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Vehicles Damaged At H’tota Port »

By Indika Sri Aravinda A number of brand new vehicles imported to Sri Lanka have been damaged at the Hambantota…

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Udaya To Register Pivituru Hela Urumaya »

Western Provincial Council MP Udaya Gammanpila says that he will seek approval of the Election Commissioner at the end of…

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Lanka Owes US Lobby Group »

A lobby group based in the United States has said the Sri Lankan Government was three months in arrears on…

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19th Amendment Before NEC, »

The 19th amendment draft that is to be presented to parliament in order to abolish the presidential system has been submitted…

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TNA To Lobby For International Probe »

By Camelia Nathaniel The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says it has no faith in the government stand on the internal…

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Monks Join Forces »

The Sihala Ravaya says some 20 Buddhist organisations have decided to join hands to work against the government over moves…

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Honorary Positions Under The Scanner »

The National Executive Council is to review the professorships and other honorary positions granted to various persons by Nongovernment Organisations…

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Government Scores »

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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera visited the United States and Britain as part of the push to have the March report postponed. He also wrote to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ZeidRa’ad Al Hussein acknowledging some incidents did take place during the war and…

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Maithripala Let Us Down, Say Paddy Farmers »

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By Camelia Nathaniel The paddy farmers are frustrated and disgruntled with the present government as well as they feel that they have been let down by president Sirisena as well. Speaking to The Sunday Leader the National Organizer of the All Ceylon Farmers’ Federation (ACFF)…

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Sri Lanka Opens Up Highways Sector To India »

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Ending Chinese monopoly By Camelia Nathaniel Sri Lanka has opened up its highways construction sector to India, ending a near monopoly of Chinese companies. On February 11, the cabinet approved a proposal by Highways Minister Kabir Hashim to explore the possibility of entering into agreements with…

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All Norms Bypassed When Importing Fuel »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Following Ceylon Petroleum Corporation’s (CPC) firm decision not to accept the consignment of 30,000 MT of substandard diesel and sending the stock back to the supplier- Unipec Singapore (Pvt) Limited, a clear signal has been sent across to all other fuel suppliers…

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Tamil Nadu Shoots Down Repatriation »

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Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India By Camelia Nathaniel The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday said that any discussion on the voluntary repatriation of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to Sri Lanka is premature and repatriation should be deferred in view of the “prevailing atmosphere of…

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DWC Playing Wild Games? »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) has come under severe criticism for not taking action against Ajith Gallage who is a strong supporter of the previous regime, for violating Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance (FFPO). According to reliable Wildlife Department sources, Gallage is…

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Scars Still Raw »

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By Laura Davies Earlier this week, the UN Human Rights Council agreed to Prince Zeid’s request to defer consideration of his office’s investigation into the end of the conflict in Sri Lanka to the summer. The UK was a main sponsor of the resolution setting…

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EL Lamps Raise Health Concerns »

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By Sasanka Ranjitha  Every country that uses artificial raw materials and chemicals easily face issues related to health problems and environmental pollution. In recent times Sri Lanka also faced many such issues and this resulted in political as well as social issues occurred against the…

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Jaffna High Court Allows MTD Walkers’ Revision Application »

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Jaffna High Court has allowed the Northern Power Co (Pvt) Ltd’s parent company M. T. D. Walkers PLC’ Revision Application to restore status quo with regards to illegal eviction of employees from the Chunnakkam Power Plant, last friday. As such, the High Court ordered status…

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Don’t Rush Constitutional Amendments »

The main issue at the last presidential election was to do away with the pernicious powers vested in the executive presidency and to make amendments…

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Pre-condition For Good Governance »

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Internal democracy in political parties and civil society By Lionel Guruge Senior Researcher, Centre for Policy Alternatives Establishing good governance in the country appears to dominate…

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Missing T’s In Maithri’s Modi Meet »

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By N Sathiya Moorthy President Maithripala Sirisena’s maiden overseas visit after assuming office to the northern Indian neighbourwill be noted more for what was left…

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“No Change In Sri Lanka After Polls” — V. Rudrakumar »

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The recent decision taken by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to defer a report based on investigations conducted on the war in Sri Lanka…

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“People Will Back SLFP At The Next Poll” — Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena »

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Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarian Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena stated that if an election is held the people of this country will certainly back the…

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“Public Want Mahinda Back” — Dinesh Gunawardena »

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Since the recent Regime Change on 9th January 2015, the general opinion was in favour of President Maithripala Sirisena and his policy of cleansing the…

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Addressing The Complaint That Government Is Going Too Slow »

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By Jehan Perera The unexpected defeat of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa at the presidential election led to high expectations amongst those who voted against him…

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Amali: A Victim Of Ragging »

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By Ashanthi Waranakulasuirya “If my body is to be cremated, please do it in Borella. I prefer to be near Devi Balika which I love…

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Right Of Reply »

Solicitor Rengan Devarajan Esq. – The Truth On September 11, 2011 The Sunday Leader published a full page article entitled “Solicitor Rengan Devarajan Esq” supposedly…

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Government Scores

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera visited the United States and Britain as part of the push to have the March report postponed. He also wrote to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ZeidRa’ad Al Hussein acknowledging…

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DWC Playing Wild Games?

By Nirmala Kannangara Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) has come under severe criticism for not taking action against Ajith Gallage who is a strong supporter of the previous regime, for violating Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance…

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“No Change In Sri Lanka After Polls” — V. Rudrakumar

The recent decision taken by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to defer a report based on investigations conducted on the war in Sri Lanka has drawn opposition from the Tamil Diaspora.  The Transnational Government of…

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Maithripala Let Us Down, Say Paddy Farmers

By Camelia Nathaniel The paddy farmers are frustrated and disgruntled with the present government as well as they feel that they have been let down by president Sirisena as well. Speaking to The Sunday Leader the…

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Missing T’s In Maithri’s Modi Meet

By N Sathiya Moorthy President Maithripala Sirisena’s maiden overseas visit after assuming office to the northern Indian neighbourwill be noted more for what was left unsaid in public than said. Official pronouncements and announcements on the…

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Thisakya: Pushing The Boundaries Of Fashion

By Sadhana Senanayake Thisakya Senanayake is an inspiration to young women; hard working and focused, Thisakya paves the way for young Sri Lankan women to make a name for themselves independently in whatever field that they…

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Contraband Ivory Still At Customs

By Nirmala Kannangara The shipment of contraband blood ivory that was seized by Sri Lanka Customs in May 2012 while being transshipped to Dubai from Tanzania are still lying at Customs warehouse, Customs officials said. This…

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Something To Savour For West Indies As Pakistan Crumble

World Cup 2015 – West Indies vs Pakistan in Christchurch By Bill Ricquier The Pool B match at Christchurch between the World Cup’s two most unpredictable teams was, well, unpredictable. Both sides were coming from defeats…

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