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Pulling Wool Over The Ayes »

By Faraz Shauketaly Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s attempt to force the 19th Amendment through parliament has caused more than palpitations amongst the ruling elite. Champika Ranawaka has led the charge…

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National Leaders, New And Old »

By N Sathiya Moorthy Pro-LTTE, pro-separatist websites could not have done a greater disservice to the larger Tamil cause just now than projecting Northern Province Chief Minister Justice C V…

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India Must Be Wary Of Tamil Extremism In Sri Lanka »

By M.R. Narayan Swamy  As Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins to build a relationship with Sri Lanka’s new leadership, the one thing he needs to be wary of is the…

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Habitat for Humanity Youth Build »

For the first time in Sri Lanka hundreds of volunteers from across the island and overseas participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Youth BUILD 2015. This was one of the largest…

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Memorial To Honor Victims Of Slavery »

People take pictures of a newly unveiled permanent memorial named “Ark of Return” at the UN headquarters in New York, on March 25, 2015. The UN unveiled a permanent memorial…

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Ex-Envoys Under Probe »

By Indika Sri Aravinda The Ministry of External Affairs has appointed two special committees to investigate allegations of corruption and…

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President’s Brother Dies »

A brother of President Maithripala Sirisena died yesterday, two days after he was attacked by a man using an axe.…

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Mattala To Be Leased Out »

By Indika Sri Aravinda The Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited says plans are in progress to lease out…

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LTTE Ban In EU Remains »

The Government says it has managed to convince the European Union (EU) to maintain a ban on the LTTE despite…

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President To Visit Pakistan »

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to visit Pakistan early next month. Foreign Ministry sources said that the dates for the…

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No Extra Funding For Probe Team »

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was told that extra funding will not be required for the investigation team on…

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UNHRC Urged To Monitor Progress »

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has been urged to monitor the progress in Sri Lanka on the human rights…

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Chinese Companies To Be Paid »

The Highways Ministry has decided to recommence all the main and provincial road development projects which had been suspended by…

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Fishermen Struggle To Survive »

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By Camelia Nathaniel Despite much development taking place throughout the country, one field that has seen the least development is the country’s fisheries sector. In many areas fishermen still employ conventional fishing methods, while their counterparts in many countries employ state of the art methods…

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Asylum Seekers: No Place To Call Home »

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By Waruni Karunarathne People belonging to religious minorities in Pakistan who had been subjected to violence, inhuman treatments and prosecution based on their religious faith had been increasingly seeking help from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC) in Sri Lanka. They were hoping…

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New Cabinet And 19-A Create Ripples »

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By Waruni Karunarathne A rift has emerged from the political parties who have been supporting the government’s 100 day programme over the formation of the National government and the draft of the 19th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution. While some question the criteria in…

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Demanding Real Change »

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By Waruni Karunarathne Tamils from eight districts in the North and East staged a protect last week opposing the proposed domestic probe into alleged war crimes and demanded a proper international inquiry. Despite the fact that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has given…

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Missing…. Or Are They? »

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By Waruni Karunarathne Families of the Disappeared (FoD) had several meetings last week with some key members of the government claiming that they have proof to say some of those reported missing are still alive. Activist Brito Fernando said that FoD is in fact not…

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Colombo Port City Suspension Creates Uncertainty For Foreign Investors »

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When Sri Lanka successfully defeated the Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009, putting an end to Asia’s longest civil war, there was hope to transform the island nation into a ‘Miracle of Asia’. Successive government’s had dreamt of transforming the capital Colombo into a major…

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Elephants And Humans Struggle To Coexist »

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Elephants in Sri Lanka can have the demeanor of cranky wedding guests in a slow buffet line. They munch away at grass and leaves, kicking their heels back in annoyance at the pure white egrets standing behind them. Cross their path in a safari vehicle…

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Lanka A Model For Others, Says UN »

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The United Nations (UN) says Sri Lanka has served as an important model for other countries in terms of demonstrating the importance of policies such as free-education and free-health for promoting human development. Subinay Nandy, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri…

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Constitutional Reforms Don’t Need Tainted Discards »

The announcement that 26 MPs of the former Rajapaksa regime had been sworn in as eleven cabinet ministers, five state ministers, and ten deputy ministers,…

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Citizens As Stakeholders In Governance »

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By Lionel Guruge In history there occasionally arises a great opportunity to make life better for humankind; if such an opportunity is ignored, it can…

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I Am Ready For Any Inquiry – Fonseka »

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Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says he is ready to face any inquiry into alleged human rights abuses during the war and is prepared to face…

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Greater Threat To Democracy Emerging – Tissa Attanayake »

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During presidential election campaign many promises were made to the people. Among these was the promise to abolish the executive presidency. The people expected them…

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All Those Accused Are Now In The Govt – Mohamed Muzammil »

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While allegations and concerns had been raised against several members of the former Government, those very people are now in the Government of President Maithripala…

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President Notes Importance Of China »

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President Maithripala Sirisena paid a State visit to China from March 25 to 27 on the invitation of Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic…

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Lahore Politician Involved In Lankan Racket »

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By Indika Sri Aravinda The Special Investigation Unit of the Immigration and Emigration Department recently succeeded in revealing a full-scale human smuggling racket in which…

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Manoj And The Law Of The Jungle »

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By Wickrema Peramadura It is not a court. But it is a place where various rifts are settled and agreements are reached with a self-proclaimed…

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President Notes Importance Of China

President Maithripala Sirisena paid a State visit to China from March 25 to 27 on the invitation of Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China.  During the visit, President Sirisena also met with Li…

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Lahore Politician Involved In Lankan Racket

By Indika Sri Aravinda The Special Investigation Unit of the Immigration and Emigration Department recently succeeded in revealing a full-scale human smuggling racket in which attractive female teenagers were being smuggled into Sri Lanka from Pakistan…

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I Am Ready For Any Inquiry – Fonseka

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says he is ready to face any inquiry into alleged human rights abuses during the war and is prepared to face the inquiry in any country. In an interview with this journalist,…

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Citizens As Stakeholders In Governance

By Lionel Guruge In history there occasionally arises a great opportunity to make life better for humankind; if such an opportunity is ignored, it can never be recaptured, as there can be no rewinding of time.…

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National Leaders, New And Old

By N Sathiya Moorthy Pro-LTTE, pro-separatist websites could not have done a greater disservice to the larger Tamil cause just now than projecting Northern Province Chief Minister Justice C V Wigneswaran as our new national leader.…

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Indeewari Yapa Abeywardena Designing For The Modern Woman

By Sadhana Senanayake INDI by Indi, is a dynamic fashion house run by Indeewari Yapa Abeywardena. It has a designer section that targets red carpet and special events. There are also sub labels within the brand,…

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Time To Understand Financial Power Blocks – Navin Dissanayake

It is time that we understand the financial and power blocs and learn to work with everyone across the world, said Navin Dissanayake, Minister of Tourism and Sports on Thursday, March 26. “In this respect the…

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SLC blames Fitness issues for World Cup Failure

By Dion Michael Sri Lanka’s cricket fans who are still trying to get over the disappointment of our World Cup debacle were on Friday evening treated to another pathetic performance – this time by the Sri…

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