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President’s World Cup Revelry »

“Governments have to fall and I know that more than anyone as I also came from the streets. But no one can change the Government without the support of the…

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The Modi Wave Vs. Sri Lanka »

The much anticipated elections in India is now underway and many are of the view that once the dust settles the ‘Modi Wave’ will have the edge over the current…

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Candy Is Dandy But Not The Kandy With A ‘K’ »

High up in an old bungalow, accessible only by a winding road, Kandy residents were awaiting the arrival of their daughters’ Prince Charming, the Avurudhu Kumaraya. This Prince Charming is certainly…

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Sri Lanka defends its Group 2 status for a third time »

ON the day Sri Lanka’s cricketers triumphed in the final of Twenty20 World Cup final, Sunday, the Sri Lanka tennis team won a Davis Cup tie against Vietnam that ensured…

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The Gospel of Saint Sison »

The Gospel of Saint Sison, Chapter 1, (more Chapters later perhaps?) has just been revealed to Sri Lanka and the World. Sison is Michele J. Sison, U.S Ambassador to Sri…

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News

USD 3.25M Avurudu Bonanza »

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Newly elected Provincial Council members are eligible By Indika Sri Aravinda The Government has cleared vehicle permits to the value…

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Government Slams UK Report »

By Indika Sri Aravinda The Government has rejected a new British Report which lists Sri Lanka among countries of concern…

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New Anti-rape Laws Proposed »

Minister of Child Development and Women’s Affairs Tissa Karalliyadda has proposed new laws to crackdown on the number of rape…

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EU Advises Government »

By Camelia Nathaniel The European Union (EU) has advised the Sri Lankan Government to pursue efforts of inclusive and comprehensive…

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UN To Review Member States On Human Rights »

International human rights reporting received a significant boost after the UN General Assembly on Wednesday (9) approved steps to strengthen the…

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“Our Hands Are Tied” »

The Buddhasasana Ministry does not have the required powers and authority to take action against those who create religious disharmony…

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Fauna And Flora Act To Be Amended »

By Indika Sri Aravinda The Wild Life Director General H D Ratnayake stated that a decision has been taken to…

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TNA Wants President To Control Army »

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa to control the activities of the army in the…

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BBS On The Warpath »

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Muslims Threaten To Boycott Parliament By Waruni Karunarathne The Bodu Bala Sena was at it again! This time they stormed a press conference and verbally abused a monk and a Muslim cleric over a resettlement issue and all this in front of the police officers…

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Nediyavan: On A Mission For LTTE »

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By Camelia Nathaniel After the death of Velupillai Prabhakaran and the dismantling of the LTTE in Sri Lanka in May 2009, the leadership of the foreign wing of the LTTE clashed with Kumaran Pathmanathan. The chief of LTTE procurement and shipping Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP…

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CSR Dilemma At Kalubowila »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Eyebrows have been raised as to how the management of Colombo South Teaching Hospital Kalubowila has misled a donor to obtain a donation in favour of doctors and depriving patients the benefit. A senior Director, Deputy Director and a Consultant Surgeon of…

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Customs And Navy Combat Drug Traffic »

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By Camelia Nathaniel Over the years, drugs dealers have been devising ways and means of smuggling drugs into the country undetected. Towards the latter part of last year, there were several large containers of drugs that were detected by Customs, which aroused much concern regarding…

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An Opposition In Peril »

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By Waruni Karunarathne They say in a democracy there needs to be a good opposition. However in Sri Lanka the talk of the town is that the opposition, particularly the main opposition United National Party (UNP) is weak, more because of its own internal problems…

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LTTE Faces Canadian Challenge »

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Canadian indulgence and funding for LTTE  infiltrated organizations By Camelia Nathaniel Nearly five years after the extraordinary defeat of the LTTE, the Tamils in Sri Lanka and overseas are taking a tough stand against the LTTE. Tired of intimidation, assault and killings, ordinary Tamil civilians…

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Editorial

Pandu Alone Cannot Save The Nation »

The Avuruddha is unstoppable. The Koha commenced his melodies at dawn a fortnight ago. The trees are flowering. The luscious kadju puhulang is swinging temptingly while the lasses are…

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Let’s Not Put The Cart Before The Horse »

Mahinda Rajapaksa and C.V. Wigneswaran

An argument for a pragmatic political reconciliation process in Sri Lanka By Shiral Lakthilake It has been reported in the Media that President Mahinda Rajapaksa…

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We Fell Into The American Trap – Professor Rajiva Wijesinghe »

Pro.-Rajive

By Camelia Nathaniel Reputed for his outspoken nature Professor Rajiva Wijesinghe feels that the government has been too hasty in proscribing the Diaspora groups, and the Foreign…

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The ‘Message’ From India »

By N. Sathiya Moorthy Over and above the stated causes, reasons and justification, the Indian ‘abstention’ on the anti-Sri Lanka vote at the UNHRC this…

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Getting Ready For The New Year »

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With the Sinhala and Tamil New Year at hand, people were seen along the streets engaging in some last minute shopping. Meanwhile Avurudu events were…

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It’s Not Russia That Is Destabilising Ukraine »

Russian President Vladimir Putin

The profound and pervasive crisis in Ukraine is a matter of grave concern for Russia. We understand perfectly well the position of a country which…

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BBS On The Warpath

Muslims Threaten To Boycott Parliament By Waruni Karunarathne The Bodu Bala Sena was at it again! This time they stormed a press conference and verbally abused a monk and a Muslim cleric over a resettlement issue…

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CSR Dilemma At Kalubowila

By Nirmala Kannangara Eyebrows have been raised as to how the management of Colombo South Teaching Hospital Kalubowila has misled a donor to obtain a donation in favour of doctors and depriving patients the benefit. A…

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Opinion President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the recently held Convention for National Unity in Colombo

President’s Vision Can Overcome Setbacks

By Jehan Perera The government would be rattled by recent developments. The passage of the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka by a margin of 23 to 12 and the setback suffered by the government in the…

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Govt Move Has Little Effect On NGOS ‑ Jeevan Thiagarajah

By Camelia Nathaniel The Sri Lankan government’s decision to ban 15 Tamil Diaspora organisations as ‘LTTE fronts’ and as  ‘foreign terrorists’ under UN Security Council Resolution 1373, which was brought about by the USA on September…

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An Opposition In Peril

By Waruni Karunarathne They say in a democracy there needs to be a good opposition. However in Sri Lanka the talk of the town is that the opposition, particularly the main opposition United National Party (UNP)…

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Port City To Attract US$ 20 Billion Investment

The Port City aims to attract US$ 20 billion worth of investments on a 15 to 20 year range. Addressing a meeting of the Sri Lanka – Germany Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce…

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A Triumphant Return

The victorious Sri Lankan cricket team returned to the island last week, after winning the T20 World Cup, and received a hero’s welcome by thousands of fans who lined up the streets. Pictures by Pavithra de…

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