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Maithri Changing Tunes To Seek Legitimacy »

Basil sidelined in MR’s UPFA election campaign, requests turned down Sirisena informed of the contents in the UPFA manifesto before presentation? “Nobody should be president for life. And your country…

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Struck out! »

Ma-hnider’s bro, Be-sil from the five villages fame is now a sulking one. The one time ministering angel is now looking to re-capture his lost glory as the mover and…

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Corruption Is Self-Evident – Proof Not Necessary »

With less than three weeks to go for elections, much heat and thunder has developed in debates but very little light is being shed. The same allegations are being reduced…

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Will Insatiable Greed Overcome The Democratic Impulse? »

When one begins to step back and try to analyse the issues and problems faced by Sudu Banda, Rasalingam or Cader Mohideen in this country, after a while the penny…

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Hopeful Signs Amidst The Losses »

TO say that Sri Lanka’s victory over Pakistan in the final ODI was only of consolation value might be factually correct, but it’s rather an incomplete interpretation of last Sunday’s…

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US Long Suspected Pakistan Of Sheltering Late Taliban Leader »

U.S. intelligence officials suspected Pakistan of sheltering Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, one of the world’s most wanted men, for years before his death, according to a published report. On…

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Millions Siphoned Out For President’s House »

By Nirmala Kannangara A staggering Rs. 18.45 million, obtained from local banks in the guise of funds going towards road…

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The Sunday Leader Goes Daily »

Sri Lanka’s most sought after Sunday newspaper, The Sunday Leader, will be launching its daily edition from tomorrow in the…

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A Costly Sale For EPF »

The sale of up to 71 million ordinary shares of John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) held by the Employees Provident…

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CID Takes Over Kotahena Investigation »

The police Criminal Investigations Division (CID) has taken over the investigations into the shooting incident in Kotahena on Friday, in…

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UN Supporting North On Wigneswaran’s Request »

The United Nations says it is exploring provision of a broad package of technical and financial assistance to the Northern…

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TNA To Meet Wigi Over Stand On Polls »

By Waruni Karunarathne Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is to meet Northern Provincial Council (NPC) Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran to…

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Catholic Church Urges Voters To Choose Worthy Candidates »

The Catholic Church has urged voters to pick worthy candidates to parliament at the August 17 Parliament elections. The Catholic…

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Rudra’s TGTE Has No Faith In The Local Polls »

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) led by former LTTE member V. Rudrakumaran has said that it has no…

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George Abela To Lead Commonwealth Team To Lanka »

On the invitation extended by the Commissioner of Elections, the Commonwealth will deploy an Observer Group that would consist of…

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Tender Bender At SLT »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Details have surfaced of an incident where the new Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) Board of Directors has been allegedly misled by a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network project sponsor to safeguard a bidder who received a tender during the previous regime bypassing…

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Post War Development Not For All »

TNA supporters distributing leaflets, Reconstrution work in Jaffna, Rajan selling vegetables and Crusaders for Democracy

By Easwaran Rutnam in the North - Pictures by Lalith Perera  Amother and her two children walk along a long dusty road in the scorching sun as they make their way home. The Korakankaddu village in Paranthan in the north has no carpeted roads; it has…

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Depriving The Poor »

Former Eoconomic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa

Divi Neguma Department unlikely to recover the lost billions By Nirmala Kannangara A cross section of Samurdhi beneficiaries claim that neither Kurunegala District UPFA candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa nor most of the candidates who had held portfolios during his tenure as President have the moral right…

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Relief Measures To Be Continued After Elections »

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By Waruni Karunarathne The 100 day programme of the government led by the United National Party (UNP) provided a list of relief measures in its interim budget. Despite many questions being posed on its sustenance, the relief provided to the people is expected to play…

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BJP Looking To Win Through Sinhala Buddhist Roots »

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By Ashanthi Warunasuriya It is well known that Sri Lanka has faced many problems due to ethnic and religious conflicts. Historical records of such unfortunate events have shown the adverse impact of extremism on communities as well as on the country. However, in times of…

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A Close Battle For Power In Wayamba »

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Pix and text by Waruni Karunarathne in Wayamba The people of the  North Western Province have become less enthusiastic of the upcoming general election and are flipping the coin to decide who they should vote for on August 17. While many, including the supporters of…

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Mahinda Makes More Promises »

Launch of the UPFA manifesto

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya Sri Lankans often witness many colourful policy statements and populist proposals presented during election times. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is also a political leader belonging to the same category, who has given various promises to the people during his political career. However,…

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Rajapaksa Seeni Bola »

Nikita Khrushchev, successor to Josef Stalin, in his devastating sarcasm described fellow politicians as: Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges…

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Promises Vs. Policies »

Japan’s Shinkansen in 1964, a milestone in its economic revolution

By Upul Kumarapperuma At the time Japan surrendered to the US, the majority of the leading cities in Japan were bombarded by the B-29 flying…

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I Have Taken A Great Challenge – Says Susil »

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By Waruni Karunarathne Former Democratic Party member, Western Provincial Councilor Susil Kindelpitiya has joined forces with the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) led by V.Anandasangaree…

12:42 am / 2 Comments / Read More »

Can LTTE Win Or Lose Elections One More Time? »

C. V. Wigneswaran, Mahinda Rajapaksa and Ranil Wickremesinghe

By N Sathiya Moorthy When President Mahinda Rajapaksa won the post-war polls in January 2010, his critics wanted to believe that the LTTE’s complete rout…

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Where Does Maithri Go From Here? »

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By Saliya Peiris For the first time in the history of the Second Republican Constitution, a Parliamentary Election is being held without any political party…

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Help Save A Three Year Old Girl’s Life »

By Darshani Abeyrathna Health is wealth as preached by Lord Buddha. For Samantha Fernando and his wife the entire world has collapsed in front of…

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Journalism Awards 2014 »

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The Journalism Awards for Excellence 2014 took place last week at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. Journalists were recognised for their contributions in several categories. Click…

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Election TNA supporters distributing leaflets, Reconstrution work in Jaffna, Rajan selling vegetables and Crusaders for Democracy

Post War Development Not For All

By Easwaran Rutnam in the North - Pictures by Lalith Perera  Amother and her two children walk along a long dusty road in the scorching sun as they make their way home. The Korakankaddu village in Paranthan…

12:36 am / Read More »
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Tender Bender At SLT

By Nirmala Kannangara Details have surfaced of an incident where the new Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) Board of Directors has been allegedly misled by a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network project sponsor to safeguard a bidder…

12:39 am / Read More »
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Relief Measures To Be Continued After Elections

By Waruni Karunarathne The 100 day programme of the government led by the United National Party (UNP) provided a list of relief measures in its interim budget. Despite many questions being posed on its sustenance, the…

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I Have Taken A Great Challenge – Says Susil

By Waruni Karunarathne Former Democratic Party member, Western Provincial Councilor Susil Kindelpitiya has joined forces with the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) led by V.Anandasangaree as he was not given nomination to contest under the Democratic…

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Opinion Japan’s Shinkansen in 1964, a milestone in its economic revolution

Promises Vs. Policies

By Upul Kumarapperuma At the time Japan surrendered to the US, the majority of the leading cities in Japan were bombarded by the B-29 flying machines of the US Air Force, in addition to the Hiroshima…

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Xodus Bringing Fashion & Fitness Together

When it comes to working out, gone are the days a baggy t-shirt and shorts will do. Fitness and fashion now go hand in hand with international fashion brands putting out stylish work out lines for…

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Promoting Petroleum – Sri Lanka Mulls National Oil & Gas Company

By Santhush Fernando and Dileesha Abeysundera Sri Lanka’s Power and Energy Ministry is to set up a national oil and gas company to exploit offshore natural gas deposits found in the Mannar Basin. Minister of Power…

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Paks snatch last-over thriller to complete clean sweep

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan – Second and Final T20 Captain Shahid Afridi’s 45 from 22 balls and Anwar Ali’s 46 from just 17, lifted Pakistan to thrilling one-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second and…

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