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UNP vs SLFP »

We decided to give more time to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party members to present their suggestions on the 19th Amendment. Our discussions with the government will be based on their…

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Why Couldn’t SLRFU Say No To Borneo »

WITH key players of the top three title-contenders away on national duty in the ongoing ARFU Asia Pacific Sevens in Borneo, the League Championship is on enforced holiday this week…

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THURSTAN COLLEGE OBU Office Bearers & Council Members for the year 2015 / 2016 »

Thurstan College OBU held their 37th AGM recently at the college main hall. The following were elected uncontested.  Prof. Ariyarathna Jayamaha graced this occasion as Chief Guest and promised his…

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Daily Life In India’s Barsana »

Indian children play in Barsana near Mathura city of Indian state Uttar Pradesh, Feb. 26, 2015. (Xinhua/Tumpa Mondal)   ———————————————   UN, EU Join Chorus Of Oncern On Arrest Of…

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CID Grills Navy On Missing »

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By Easwaran Rutnam The Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) questioned a navy officer yesterday over allegations that the Navy was…

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Probe Beyond September »

The domestic investigation into some of the allegations over the war will go beyond September and only the structure and…

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TNA, UN Discuss War Probe »

By Easwaran Rutnam The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had talks yesterday with UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, on…

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FMM Silent »

The Free Media Movement (FMM) said that it did not consider the statement made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe during…

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Diesel From Storage Sold Illegally »

By Indika Sri Aravinda Nearly 20 tons of diesel from the Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) oil bank had been sold…

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New Party To Back MR »

By Indika Sri Aravinda A group of Parliamentarians, who fear that they will not receive nominations for the upcoming General…

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Gnanasara Thero May Contest Polls »

By Indika Sri Aravinda Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara thero says he is considering entering politics and…

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A Costly Negligence At Hambantota Port »

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By Camelia Nathaniel There were complaints from several vehicle importers that their brand new vehicles which were imported to the country through the Hambantota port were badly damaged due to the negligence and irresponsibility of the port drivers while offloading the vehicles from the ships.…

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An Uncertain Future »

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Children Of Sri Lankan Refugees In India By Annie Gowen - The Washington Post   Keezhpudhupattu, India – The election of a new president in Sri Lanka in January ushered in renewed hopes for the return of thousands of ethnic Tamils displaced by war  and uncertainty…

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Refugees Return Home »

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About 40 refugees from various camps in Tamil Nadu voluntarily returned to Sri Lanka last week with the assistance of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), The Hindu newspaper reported. It was in December 1996, S. Karuppiah came to India in an illegal boat.…

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Public Funds Wasted On Presidential Advisers »

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By Nirmala Kannangara When thousands of peasants struggle to find a proper meal to their children due to the high cost of living, millions of rupees of public money had allegedly been ‘wasted’ monthly by the former regime on 38 Presidential Advisers. The Sunday Leader learns that…

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Protecting The Skies Of Lanka »

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The Sri Lanka Air Force’s Journey of Sixty Four Years. The Sri Lanka Air Force celebrates its 64th Anniversary tomorrow.  Its journey of 64 years since its inception has been eventful and significant.  Here we will revisit some parts of that history as we reminisce…

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What Lies Beneath The Wells? »

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Deputy Women’s Affairs Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran has raised the issue of bodies being buried in several wells in the Northern Province which suffered severe loss of life during the 30 years of war. Almost six years since the end of the war, thousands of people…

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Muslims Want Their Land Back »

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By Camelia Nathaniel Nearly six years after the end of the war, there still are many who are still displaced from their original homelands and are unable to return to their homelands. Land is a key issue requiring attention through a variety of measures which…

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Panama Land Grab Exposed »

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By Nirmala Kannangara The new Government which came to power after the Presidential elections held last month has further exposed the forceful taking over of land in Panama when the former Government was in power. The Sunday Leader had in 2013 exposed how the Sri Lanka Navy…

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Simple Formula For Permanent People’s Govt »

By Bernard Fernando These days so much is spoken and written about in the mass media on the formation of a ‘National Government’. Many segments in the society including religious leaders, academics, professionals, ordinary public and some politicians who have the country at heart, have…

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Good Governance And Animal Farm »

Events taking place in the country today brings to mind the proclamation in George Orwell’s book Animal Farm that ‘All animals are equal, but some…

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Déjà vu: Sampanthan And Amirthalingam »

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By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole The burning in Jaffna by a group including TNA representatives of an effigy of M.A. Sumanthiran, TNA MP, induces déjà…

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Law-Making That Excludes Citizens »

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By Lionel Guruge - Senior Researcher, Centre for Policy Alternatives Good governance is the talk of the town today. Within the framework of the 100- day…

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“Elections Must Be Held Under New Laws” – - Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero »

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By Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Chairman of the National Movement for a Just Society and Chief Incumbent of the Kotte Sri Nagaviharaya Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero…

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“Government Has Kept Its Promises” – Range Bandara »

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By Camelia Nathaniel The people voted for change purely on the expectations that the current Ranil/Maithripala coalition would make many changes for the betterment of…

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Unity Of Ruling Political Class And National Government »

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By Dr Siri Gamage  The talks of establishing a national government, among other things, highlight the underlying unity of the ruling class in Sri Lanka.…

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“Cannot Condone Government Attitude” – Sunil Handunnetti »

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By Camelia Nathaniel The JVP has on several occasions expressed their displeasure over the lethargic attitude of the current government to bring those responsible for…

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Can South Africa Succeed Where India And Norway Had Failed? »

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By N Sathiya Moorthy Now that a new Government has settled down to work in Colombo, an official South African team is back in the…

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Public Funds Wasted On Presidential Advisers

By Nirmala Kannangara When thousands of peasants struggle to find a proper meal to their children due to the high cost of living, millions of rupees of public money had allegedly been ‘wasted’ monthly by the…

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An Uncertain Future

Children Of Sri Lankan Refugees In India By Annie Gowen - The Washington Post   Keezhpudhupattu, India – The election of a new president in Sri Lanka in January ushered in renewed hopes for the return of…

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“Elections Must Be Held Under New Laws” – - Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Chairman of the National Movement for a Just Society and Chief Incumbent of the Kotte Sri Nagaviharaya Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero is known for his straightforwardness and courage in the country’s political…

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A Costly Negligence At Hambantota Port

By Camelia Nathaniel There were complaints from several vehicle importers that their brand new vehicles which were imported to the country through the Hambantota port were badly damaged due to the negligence and irresponsibility of the…

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Unity Of Ruling Political Class And National Government

By Dr Siri Gamage  The talks of establishing a national government, among other things, highlight the underlying unity of the ruling class in Sri Lanka. Irrespective of party differences and occasional incidents of politico arrests and…

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Kishani’s Destiny

Kishani Alanki Perera never dreamt of being an actress but it seemed that it was her destiny. Today Kishani is a well-known face on TV, not just as an actress but as a model and presenter.…

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Economy To Be Built On Competition, Justice – Dr Harsha de Silva

The government is committed to create a highly competitive social-market-economy. This economy will be built on two pillars – firstly competition and secondly justice. When we say justice we mean economic, political and social justice,” said…

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Petes Favorites, But Joes Hoping For Upset

81st Battle of the Saints The 81st Joe-Pete Battle of the Saints cricket encounter will be played on 6th and 7th of March at P. Sara Oval Stadium a joint organizing committee of the two schools…

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