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Campaigning Gains Momentum »

Whilst the signs of grass root activities for the Common Alliance was hardly making a blip on the journalistic radar screens, the candidates’ principal backers Chandrika Kumaratunga and Ranil Wickremesinghe…

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Support For Maithri’s Airport Statement »

Maithripala Sirisena, the opposition common candidate, claimed recently that some media have distorted the statement he made regarding his intention to bring those involved in fraud and corruption before the…

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What The Stars Foretell »

Like it or not. Sri Lankans, particularly Buddhists, believe in astrology more that in themselves. Certainly the credibility of astrologers is much greater than of politicians. Wego to war, get…

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Can Global Terrorism Be Fought Without America? »

The release of the United States Senate Intelligence Committee report last week exposing the barbaric practices used by the Central Intelligence Agency was a devastating blow to the world’s most…

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ABA’s Selection Criteria Long Overdue – Why? »

IT’S not for a lark that sport bodies appoint special committees. Born as they are in times of crisis, these committees are for the specific purpose of examining the issue…

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Mass Murder Committed By Karuna »

The Sunday Leader of  9th January 2014 published an article on the first page under the caption IPKF Head Slams Karuna. The former IPKF Intelligence Corp. head Col. R.Hariharan  had…

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Eelam Push To Continue »

By Easwaran Rutnam A former LTTE peace negotiator who now heads a powerful Tamil diaspora group in the United States,…

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MPs Who Crossed To File Case »

By Indika Sri Aravinda The Government parliamentarians, who crossed over to the opposition, are to file a case in the…

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JHU to Sack Udaya »

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) is to sack Udaya Gammanpila from the party, JHU Media spokesperson Nisantha Warnasinghe said. Warnasinghe…

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Tsunami Affected Still Displaced »

Leader of the National Unity Front, Azad Sally claims that Tsunami displaced people are still there even though a period…

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More Time Sought For Private Sector »

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) with the Labour and Election Commissions is to discuss setting guidelines on…

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MR Rebukes Maithri’s Manifesto »

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday rebuked the election manifesto of common opposition Presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena which promises change, should the…

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Venue Of UNP Meeting Attacked »

The venue of a public meeting in Haputale, organized by the United National Party (UNP) in support of common opposition…

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Prabha’s Man Helped Kill Thamilchelvan »

Geocoordinate information provided by a former bodyguard of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran contributed to an accurate Sri Lankan military bombing…

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UNP regards China as Sri Lanka’s major development partner »

The United National Party (UNP) has regarded China as a true friend and major development partner of Sri Lanka, its leader Ranil…

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Human Rights vs Polls »

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By Easwaran Rutnam While the spotlight remains on the January eighth  Presidential elections, the human rights issue has not been forgotten with evidence and statements collected by UN investigators being analysed ahead of submitting a report to the UN Human Rights Council in March. President…

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Incalculable Loss To Our Fish Habitat »

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Indian Fishermen Use Bottom Trawling By Camelia Nathaniel In spite of many discussions held in both countries, the fishing issues faced by Sri Lanka due to the encroachment of Indian vessels entering its territorial waters still remain a huge problem. In India too it is…

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Election Gathers Momentum In Polonnaruwa »

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By Nirmala Kannangara- in Polonnaruwa Pictures by Asoka Fernando Unlike in Colombo and its suburbs, election violations – displaying cutouts, banners and posters of Presidential candidates – were hardly seen beyond Ambepussa up to Habarana and Polonnaruwa last week. It seems people are not enthusiastic on…

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Election Law Violations On The Rise »

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By Waruni Karunarathne and Nirmala Kannangara Many people including members of the civil society have expressed their grave concerns over alleged election law violations and violence ahead of the up-coming election. As of December 17, PAFFREL recorded 358 cases among which 304 incidents were proven to…

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Derailing The Railway »

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By Camelia Nathaniel The All Ceylon Railway Employees General Union alleges that the Railway Department lost almost Rs. 100 million due to the reckless decisions of the government. They claim that a recent programme to hand back the gold recovered from the war torn areas…

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CPC To Lose US$ 2 Billion! »

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Controversial award of Sapugaskanda refinery expansion project a loss to country By Nirmala Kannangara Startling revelations have come to the fore as to how plans are underway to offer the country’s single largest project; Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery Expansion and Modernization (SOREM) Project contract to a…

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Deluded And Hapless? Eastern Province »

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By Camelia Nathaniel The Eastern Province of Sri Lanka consists of three Districts – Ampara, Trincomalee and Batticaloa and it has a combined population of roughly 1.5 million people. The province is unique because it houses all three ethnic communities. The 26th December 2004 Tsunami…

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Pooling And Polling, Then And Now »

By N Sathiya Moorthy Credit it to his stars, or to the strength of his personality, if there is something common to three successive presidential polls since 2005 in which the candidacy of Mahinda Rajapaksa is already one, the choice and line-up against him has…

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Woes Of The Elections Commissioner »

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya should be topping the list of officials and politicians on the number of times he had threatened to resign from his…

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Too Much China Connection? »

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By Laksiri Fernando Excessive reliance on another is not good for a person or a country. This is exactly what is happening today in Sri…

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TGTE Ready For Conditional Talks – Rudra – V. Rudrakumaran »

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The Tamil diapora has been widely discussed by the government during its election campaign. One of the concerns raised by the government is an alleged…

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Only Law Can Prevent Certain Election Law Violations – Mahinda Deshapriya »

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As the tension grows between the opposition common candidate and President Mahinda Rajapaksa, many have observed grave violations of the elections laws ahead of the…

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We Have Not Used State Resources – Anura Priyadarshana Yapa »

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Recently, Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa had accused some local election monitors of being biased towards the opposition common candidate and criticizing the president unfairly. Speaking…

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A War-Time Issue That Is Meaningful To More Than Tamil Voter »

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By Jehan Perera The Presidential election campaign has yet to grip the imagination of the Tamil voters in the North and East.  Visitors there report…

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A Critique And Alternative To Rajapaksa-Nomics Emerging From The Opposition »

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By Harim Peiris Earlier this week saw business tycoons and private sector professionals gathered, simultaneously at four different star class hotels to participate in Momentum,…

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Human Rights vs Polls

By Easwaran Rutnam While the spotlight remains on the January eighth  Presidential elections, the human rights issue has not been forgotten with evidence and statements collected by UN investigators being analysed ahead of submitting a report…

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Too Much China Connection?

By Laksiri Fernando Excessive reliance on another is not good for a person or a country. This is exactly what is happening today in Sri Lanka. The repercussions of such a policy will be disastrous for…

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TGTE Ready For Conditional Talks – Rudra – V. Rudrakumaran

The Tamil diapora has been widely discussed by the government during its election campaign. One of the concerns raised by the government is an alleged attempt by the pro-LTTE diaspora to divide the country and revive…

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A War-Time Issue That Is Meaningful To More Than Tamil Voter

By Jehan Perera The Presidential election campaign has yet to grip the imagination of the Tamil voters in the North and East.  Visitors there report that they see no overt sign of interest in the election…

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Pakistanis hold Protest To condemn Taliban Attack On School

A Pakistani child attends a protest to condemn last Tuesday’s Taliban attack on the Army Public School, in northwest Pakistan’s Peshawar. More then 140 people, the vast majority children, were killed at an army-run school in…

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Future Vision Includes Eliminating Poverty, Corruption

The future vision for Sri Lanka includes elimination of poverty along with any corruption that would hinder the progress of the nation, says President Mahinda Rajapaksa. “We will not only continue with the major development programs…

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Orphaned Boys Reach Out

By Lucy Thornton Two brothers orphaned in the devastating Boxing Day tsunami are going to open a children’s home in Sri Lanka. Robert and Paul Forkan were aged 17 and 15 when the 2004 tidal wave…

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Young Lions Squad Leaves On Historic Mission Pre World Cup tour of New Zealand

One of the country’s most inexperienced cricket squads left for a tour of New Zealand as the first contingent of its World Cup mission as well. The side led by Angelo Mathews will play two tests…

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