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Post-Election Opposition Alliances And Govt’s Wardrobe Malfunctions »

I just kept my promise This week is of pivotal importance to all the political parties in Sri Lanka who are vying for power. The outcome of the Uva Provincial Council…

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Should The Present Polling System Be Strengthened? »

With election-related violations being blatantly committed as reported in the media, as many as 424 complaints had been received by election monitoring groups as campaigning came to end on September…

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Size Of The Chilli That Matters…….. »

It’s not the Mark Twain the American humorist once remarked: It’s not the size of the dog that matters but the fight in the dog. The same applies to chillies.…

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Is Atapattu Victim Of The Big Feud? »

HAVING marshalled Sri Lanka to victory in two Test and ODI series, out of three, since assuming duty as probationary Head Coach last May, Marvan Atapattu’s permanency in the job…

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Innocent Victim Of War »

Afghan children displaced due to the war stay outside of their tents in Kabul, Afghanistan.   ———————   Former Japanese PM Delivers Abe’s Message To S. Korean President SEOUL, (Xinhua)…

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Colombo Garbage Stink Railed To Puttalam »

It was reported recently that the garbage collected in the metropolis will be transported by rail to far off Puttalam, thus the stink of garbage of the elite who live…

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Turnout High At Uva »

By NirmalaKannangara and Camelia Nathaniel in Uva The hotly contested Uva Provincial council elections ended yesterday on a rather peaceful…

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Four Soldiers Killed In Ambepussa Camp »

By Camelia Nathaniel Four soldiers were killed and one sustained injuries when a hillock collapsed on the five soldiers who…

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UN Official Raises Rights Issue »

By Waruni Karunarathne At the recently concluded 7th Beijing Forum on Human Rights held in Beijing, China, the Director of…

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Ranil Not Confirmed As Presidential Candidate »

By Waruni Karunarathne The UNP has not yet confirmed whether UNP National Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe will be the presidential candidate…

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TNA Slams New Land Grab »

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has slammed what it claims to be a fresh attempt to grab civilian land in…

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US Notes The Failure To Act On Sri Lanka »

By Easwaran Rutnam The United States (US) says that had the international community responded earlier and more appropriately to situations…

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Tissa Says No Deepening Rift In The UNP »

Opposition United National Party (UNP) General Secretary, Tissa Attanayake insisted that there is not rift in the party over the…

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Mom’s Suicide Bid Drowns Son, Daughter »

A mother jumped into the sea in an apparent suicide bid with her two children in Koneshwaram, Trincomalee yesterday. The…

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PAFFREL For Independent Commissions »

By Easwaran Rutnam The People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL), a leading election monitoring group, noted the pressing…

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Post polls: Uva Awaits A Change »

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By Nirmala Kannangara and Camelia Nathaniel in Moneragala, Buttala and Wellawaya Pictures by Lalith Perera Although the Monaragala District was marred by election violence, thuggery and intimidation in the run up to the Uva Provincial Council election, the district was peaceful the day before the…

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The Ills That Beset The Plantation Workers »

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By Camelia Nathaniel While the estate sector has been a segment of society that had faced numerous issues, poverty in particular, there are many other factors that had contributed to the pathetic plight of this segment of society. While the rest of the country is…

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Re-merger Of The North And East »

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The vexed issue re-surfaces By Nirmala Kannangara The re-merger of the Northern and Eastern Provinces as a single political administrative unit is the only solution to the Tamil issue, along with the right to self-determination, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Spokesman and MP, Suresh Premachandran, said.…

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Refugee Conditions In Australia Under Query »

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Several refugees, including Sri Lankans are said to be living in less than desirable conditions at camps in Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald reported recently. According to the report the heavy psychological toll among some of the refugees has led to extraordinary rates of depression,…

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‘ Why am I against Sajith’s appointment? ’ – Karu Jayasuriya »

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Chairman of the Leadership Commission of the UNP Karu Jayasuriya expresses his concerns towards the recent developments within the Party, despite maintaining that there are ‘no problems in the Party.’ By Chamara Lakshan Kumara Q: It is said that they are cleaning up the Sirikotha…

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Muslims The Deciding Factor In The East »

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Demerged North And East By Waruni Karunarathne A merged North and East has been one of the key demands of many Tamil political parties. From the time the two provinces were demerged there have been attempts to re-merge the two provinces. The TNA has been…

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Fishery Issue Still In Troubled Waters »

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By Waruni Karunarathne Fishing has been one of the main livelihood options that the people in the North had after the war to start afresh and improve their livelihood. However, several issues including the Indian trawlers illegally poaching in the Northern part of the Sri…

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Exorcising the Past and Holding the Vision »

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Review Article on Neville Jayaweera’s Jaffna By Dr Devanesan Nesiah When I was asked by Marshell Fernando whether I would review the above, I readily agreed. Neville was several years senior to me in the Ceylon Civil Service. He also served as the Government Agent…

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Scottish Verdict: ‘Better Together’ Than Unnecessary Risks »

The outcome of the referendum on Scotland would have been one great disappointment to those regions and secessionist groups waiting to break away from their…

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Rajani And The Tamil National Struggle »

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By Rajan Hoole Dr Rajani Thiranagama was killed 25 years ago on September 21, 1989. Every death, as Rajani said, is a monumental tragedy that needs to…

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People In East Don’t Need To Merge With North – Pillayan »

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Re-merging the North and East is an issue which is of no concern not only to the Tamils in the two provinces but also to…

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It’s The ITAK That Wants N&E Re-merged – Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe »

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JHU National Organiser and Western Provincial Council Member Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe says that it is the ITAK that wants the North and East to re-merge…

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Tamils Want To Keep Their Identity, Cultural Practices – TNA MP Suresh Premachandran »

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The TNA has been pushing the government to re-merge North and East as stated in the Indo-Lanka Accord. At the recent Convention of the Illankai…

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Inviting New HR High Commissioner A Step In Right Direction – Rauff Hakeem »

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With developments taking place with the investigations on the war by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the stand…

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Making Best Use Of Japan And China’s Assistance To Promote National Interest »

By Dr Jehan Perera It may have been due to serendipity that the visits of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and China’s President Xi Jinping…

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When China’s Xi Came Calling… »

By N Sathiya Moorthy The just-concluded three-nation South Asia visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping is noticeable for the choice of the countries he visited.…

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Post polls: Uva Awaits A Change

By Nirmala Kannangara and Camelia Nathaniel in Moneragala, Buttala and Wellawaya Pictures by Lalith Perera Although the Monaragala District was marred by election violence, thuggery and intimidation in the run up to the Uva Provincial Council…

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Rajani And The Tamil National Struggle

By Rajan Hoole Dr Rajani Thiranagama was killed 25 years ago on September 21, 1989. Every death, as Rajani said, is a monumental tragedy that needs to be accounted for and the moment we lose that human empathy…

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‘ Why am I against Sajith’s appointment? ’ – Karu Jayasuriya

Chairman of the Leadership Commission of the UNP Karu Jayasuriya expresses his concerns towards the recent developments within the Party, despite maintaining that there are ‘no problems in the Party.’ By Chamara Lakshan Kumara Q: It…

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Re-merger Of The North And East

The vexed issue re-surfaces By Nirmala Kannangara The re-merger of the Northern and Eastern Provinces as a single political administrative unit is the only solution to the Tamil issue, along with the right to self-determination, Tamil…

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Exorcising the Past and Holding the Vision

Review Article on Neville Jayaweera’s Jaffna By Dr Devanesan Nesiah When I was asked by Marshell Fernando whether I would review the above, I readily agreed. Neville was several years senior to me in the Ceylon…

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Port City Will Change Colombo Skyline – President

The Port City will change the skyline in Colombo. It will be the largest single foreign direct investment of around US$ 1.5 billion for the land development that has potential to attract around US$ 5 billion…

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Life After Cricket

By Ryan Johnson and Tia Goonaratna Mahela Jayawardene is one of Sri Lanka’s finest and classiest players in present day cricket. Every youngster starting out in the game of cricket wants to be like him or…

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Hong Kong favorites but hosts Lanka could surprise

Singer Junior Asian Rugby Tournament  The Singer Junior Asian Rugby Tournament will kick off today at the picturesque Race Course rugby stadium in Colombo with four teams – Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, South Korea and hosts…

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