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MR Group Hit By Maithri-Ranil Juggernaut »

National govt. for two years, no crossovers between UNP and SLFP Susil signs UPFA national list nominees after Maithri gets a motion Intense discussions to finalize numbers and portfolios JHU…

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Canvassing Continues »

Who ever thought that the canvassing to be elected to the House by the Diyawanna ended with the hustings has to now think twice. As soon as the election of…

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Polls Are (Not Always) For Dogs! »

I arrived in Canada sometime after John George Diefenbaker had been reduced to a raucous front-bench opposition (Conservative party) voice after his famous and totally unexpected ascendance as Prime Minister…

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But For Herath, Chandimal, It Might’ve Never Been »

AMIDST the razzmatazz that is T-20 and one-day cricket, Test cricket now and then exhibits its own magic to rival that of the “upstarts’’. Test cricket’s “magic’’ moments, of course,…

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Election Defeat: International Conspiracy Or Hooniyam? »

By Gamini Weerakoon Two old friends of the Forward School for Backward Boys were meeting at their Waterhole to analyse the election results. So, how- how Machang what happened to…

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Obama Tells Congress US Will Still Press Iran »

In his most comprehensive effort to assure wavering Democrats, President Obama wrote in a letter to Congress that the United States would unilaterally maintain economic pressure and deploy military options…

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Biswal Here For Key Talks »

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US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka this week for key talks with the…

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CID Tells Army To Produce Suspects »

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya   The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has requested the army to hand over suspects believed to have…

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Probe Shifts To Thajudeen’s Car By Ashanthi Warunasuriya and Hafsa Sabry »

Information has been sought on the vehicle used by former Havelock’s Rugby captain Wasim Thajudeen at the time of his…

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Report On Alleged Coup Attempt Still With AG »

By Hafsa Sabry The report on the alleged coup attempt by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the last presidential election…

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Ex-President Denies Allegations »

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has denied allegations that he had paid some officials to maintain offices for him in all…

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UPFA Split On National Government »

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is split on the formation of a national government with the United National Party…

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TNA Says It Overcame Challenges »

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says it achieved a resounding victory at the 2015 General Election, successfully overcoming the challenges…

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Gota To Be Grilled Tomorrow »

By Nirmala Kannangara Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is to be subjected to an intense interrogation by the Presidential Commission…

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Removal Of PSD In Stages »

The removal of the Presidential Security Division (PSD) from the Presidential Secretariat and the President’s official residence is being done…

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Govt. To Get Geneva Report 48 Hrs In Advance »

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

By Easwaran Rutnam With the parliamentary election now done, the spotlight will be on Geneva where the highly controversial report on Sri Lanka will be made public. Sources close to the Government and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said that…

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Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied! »

Lasantha Wickrematunge

By Hafsa Sabry Journalists have been victimised since they started exposing corruption and especially the wrong leadership of the former regime. Bygone incidents that took place during the former government had damaged properties and brutally wiped out so many journalists’ lives including the founding dditor…

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Bold Reform Process Vital For Economic Growth »

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By Hasitha Ayeshmantha With the 2015 general election coming to a conclusion in the process electing the 8th Parliament for Sri Lanka, the immediate issues that draw the attention of the business community is towards the economic agenda of the new government. Especially at a…

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Mandate That Ushers A New Political Culture »

Sri Lankans in at a poling centre to cast their votes

By Vimukthi Dissanayake The recently concluded general election produced a few surprises with notable absentees on the elected list, however, as forecasted, the overall result saw the end product being a hung Parliament. For the past five years, Sri Lanka and its Parliament have been…

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COI Expedites Probe On Rakna Lanka »

Police finds weapons haul in BMICH belonging to Rakna Lanka and Proposed head office for Rakna Arakshaka Lanka

By Nirmala Kannangara Questions have been raised as to why former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is dragging his feet to give a statement to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into Fraud and Corruption, regarding serious allegations of misuse of state power in relation to…

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Corruption Galore! »

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Work already set for the new government By Nirmala Kannangara Despite claims by former president and Kurunegala District UPFA (United People’s Freedom Alliance) MP-elect Mahinda Rajapaksa and his band of henchmen that allegations levelled against them by the ruling United National Party (UNP) in the…

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Winners And Losers At The Polls »

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By Ashanthi Warunasuriya The general election to elect members to the country’s eighth parliament concluded last week after a campaign period that lasted a little over 45 days. Setting the stage for an entirely different political framework, this election can be identified as one of…

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Rajapaksa’s Loss Spells Victory For Democracy »

In the Rajapaksa regime, the group of parliamentarians was in an inspection tour to Hambantota port and Mattala airport when they were attacked by a group of thugs

By Col. Hariharan Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s hopes of coming back to power as Sri Lanka’s prime minister crashed when the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA), which fielded him as a candidate, lost out narrowly to the United National Party (UNP)led coalition in the parliamentary…

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End Of The Road For Sri Lanka’s ‘Warrior King’? »

Mahinda Rajapaksa

In hindsight the odds were stacked against such a major comeback – even for Sri Lanka’s most powerful politician of the last decade. Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa won his seat in Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections this week, but his Freedom Party won only 42% of…

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Aspirations, Expectations And Disappointments »

Anura Kumara Dissanayake

By Upul Kumarapperuma As expected by the country, Mahinda Rajapaksa has been thrown out from the main political arena of the country by ballot. It is more or less an extension of the decision of the people taken on January 8. Even though the United…

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Challenges Before Ranil Wickremesinghe »

Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in for the fourth time as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka in a simple and elegant ceremony that has been…

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Stage Set For Long-Lasting Good Governance »

Ranil Wickremesinghe is sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka before President Maithripala Sirisena

President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe By Saliya Pieris As Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe begin a new term of cohabitation, they need to learn…

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Where From Here, Sri Lanka! »

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Chandrika Kumaratunga

By N Sathiya Moorthy Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has promised to begin his second and continuing innings this time round, by calling for a ‘new…

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UNP Will Get Cross-Party Support In Parliament: — Ravi Karunanayake »

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By Waruni Karunarathne The United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) recorded victory at the recently concluded general election securing 106 seats in parliament including…

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We Are Looking At A Federal System Within A United Sri Lanka – E. Saravanabavan »

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By Waruni Karunarathne The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) which contested under the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchchi (ITAK) at last week’s general election secured a landmark…

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Election Does Not Reveal True Choice Of People – - Anura Kumara Dissanayake »

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By Waruni Karunarathne The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) expected a better mandate from the people at last week’s general election to strengthen its role as…

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New Policy Plan Should Combine SLFP-UNP Manifestos – Mahinda Amaraweera »

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By Waruni Karunarathne With the defeat of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) at the general election, upon an invitation extended, the Sri Lanka Freedom…

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Mahinda Misfires »

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa lunging at a member of the public

At the height of Sri Lanka’s parliamentary campaign, footage taken with a mobile phone went viral. It showed Mahinda Rajapaksa, an authoritarian former president running…

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UNP, SLFP Agree To Form Unity Govt. »

President Maithripala Sirisena shakes hands with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa during a ceremony to swear in Ranil Wickremesinghe as the new prime minister in Colombo on Friday

Sri Lanka’s two biggest parties agreed on Friday to form a national unity government committed to ‘ethnic reconciliation’ after a surge in voter support for…

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Spotlight Sri Lankans in at a poling centre to cast their votes

Mandate That Ushers A New Political Culture

By Vimukthi Dissanayake The recently concluded general election produced a few surprises with notable absentees on the elected list, however, as forecasted, the overall result saw the end product being a hung Parliament. For the past…

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Mahinda Misfires

At the height of Sri Lanka’s parliamentary campaign, footage taken with a mobile phone went viral. It showed Mahinda Rajapaksa, an authoritarian former president running to become an MP, lunging at a member of the public,…

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Opinion Ranil Wickremesinghe is sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka before President Maithripala Sirisena

Stage Set For Long-Lasting Good Governance

President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe By Saliya Pieris As Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe begin a new term of cohabitation, they need to learn lessons from the past and take into account the new balance…

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UNP Will Get Cross-Party Support In Parliament: — Ravi Karunanayake

By Waruni Karunarathne The United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) recorded victory at the recently concluded general election securing 106 seats in parliament including 13 slots from the national list. However, the UNFGG failed to…

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Govt. To Get Geneva Report 48 Hrs In Advance

By Easwaran Rutnam With the parliamentary election now done, the spotlight will be on Geneva where the highly controversial report on Sri Lanka will be made public. Sources close to the Government and the Office of…

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Asanthi More Than Just An Actress

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya Pics by Thushara Sanjeewa Asanthi Ranasinghe, known for her acting skills, proves that she is much more than that. Fondly known as Ashi, she continues in her studies, work and teaching, while acting.…

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Business Standing from left to right Dr. Sanjay Muthal, Executive Director, RGF Management Search, India, Nuwan Pathirana - Product / Business Analyst and Brand Manager for CSR, Sampath Bank PLC, Chryshanthi Lokuhetty– Manager, Employee Relations, Sampath Bank PLC and Dr. Saugatha Mithra, Chief People Officer & Group Head of HR, Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Private Limited, India

Sampath Bank Awarded For CSR And Sustainability Reporting

Renowned for being at the forefront of pioneering CSR initiatives and sustainability efforts in the banking sector of Sri Lanka, Sampath Bank has broken new ground with the achievement of three prestigious awards for the ‘Best…

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Lankan Batting Collapse hands India Initiative

Sri Lanka vs India Second Test – P Sara Stadium Colombo   By Dion Michael A dramatic batting collapse in the Lankan innings undid all their initial efforts and handed India the initiative after another absorbing…

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