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UNP Changes Mask – Story Behind Election Oriented Populist Budget »

Ranil Wickremesinghe now is not the ‘Ranil Wickremesinghe’ in 2002, who lost the general election due to serious remedial measures he adopted to rescue the country from the economic mire…

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Win The Election Or The Big Match? »

Why are you sulking and not dancing on tables. Your side has won said Sududath to his old school friend who had sunk deep in a chair and was concentrating…

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Can Three Days Of Obama Change Indian DNA? »

While New Delhi celebrated three days of the Obama visit with bear hugs, bonhomie and cries of America-India ‘Jai-Jai’, angry accusations were being made across the northern border in Pakistan…

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Blow Hot Blow Cold »

I bow in reverence to the great sangha community of this country with the exception of the infamous Venerable Galaboda Athatha Gnanasara thera. Unfortunately, he has now turned himself in…

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Protesting For A Cause »

Female protesters hold banners and shout slogans during a demonstration memorizing the female protester, Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, who was shot dead during a protest on the eve of the fourth anniversary…

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Crackdown On Drugs »

By Waruni Karunarathne A special police unit is to be established under Western Province DIG Poojith Jayasundara to crack down…

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BASL Stands By Decicion »

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL), in a statement yesterday, stood by its decision to remove Mohan Peiris as…

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UN Wants Credible Process »

By Easwaran Rutnam United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has stressed on the importance of Sri Lanka establishing credible accountability…

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No Restrictions On NGOs »

By Waruni Karunarathne The Prime Minister’s office has assured that there will not be any restrictions for Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)…

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Canada Calls For Devolution Of Power »

The Canadian government says it will continue to encourage progress in the devolution of power, accountability and genuine reconciliation in…

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Biswal Here Tomorrow »

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs,NishaBiswal will be in Sri Lanka on February 2 and…

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S.B Accused Of Forgery »

By Nirmala Kannangara Former Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake is accused of acquiring a Colombo 7 house on forged documents…

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Government To Seek GSP Again »

The government said it will seek to obtain the GSP Plus trade concession from the European Union which was withdrawn…

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No Letup On UN Probe »

Jayantha Dhanapala, Senior Advisor on Foreign Affairs to President 
Maithripala Sirisena and Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

By Easwaran Rutnam The swearing in of a new Government has not released the pressure on Sri Lanka for a UN led investigation over the war, with human rights groups insisting that it is the only way forward. The Government had last week dispatched Jayantha…

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Revisiting Sampur: How Long Will It Take To Return Home? »

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By Bhavani Fonseka and Mirak Raheem The election of a new President has unleashed high expectations of change for the better. Although for some the expectations relate to macro issues of constitutional reform and good governance, for others their hopes are more basic: That of…

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S.B. Acquires Colombo 7 House Gifted To Colombo University »

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Allegations Against Former Higher Education Minister By Nirmala Kannangara University of Colombo has come under severe criticism for allowing former Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake to acquire a valuable residence in Colombo 7 on forged documents which was a gift to the university by an…

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Mannar Demands Justice For The Missing… »

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By Waruni Karunarathne The previous government launched several investigations and even appointed a presidential commission to look into the complaints related to missing persons during the war in order to help the friends and relatives of the missing persons to find as to what happened…

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Regime Must Be Held Accountable »

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By Harim Peiris Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa earlier this week, issued a detailed statement refuting what he termed were baseless allegation of corruption against him and his former administration. Preceding the former president’s press release, his son and parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa made a statement to…

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Massive-Scale Fraud In Power Sector »

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By Camelia Nathaniel While the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) was searching for cheaper power generation sources, it had anticipated that by the year 2030, 76% of the country’s power generation would be obtained through coal power. However even though coal power generation was expected to…

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Political Victims In Beruwala Plead For Housing Relief »

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By Megara Tegal Within a week following the Presidential elections 29 families residing in Temple Road, Beruwela were evicted from their rented homes on unjust grounds and what is believed to be an act of political malice. On 15 January, the families – of which…

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Desecration Of The Temple Of Justice »

The first few days of the Maithri Yugaya (Maithri era) were exemplary. There was the smooth transition of power and no incidents of violence –…

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Showing That Lessons Are Learnt From The Past »

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By Jehan Perera The interim budget of the National Democratic Front government presented by its Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was easily the most people-friendly budget…

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From Constitutional Reforms To Political Refinement »

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By N Sathiya Moorthy Now that the new government has been in place for a few weeks, and also does not face the speculated political/constitutional…

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“JVP Will Be Watchful Of CID” – JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake »

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Speaking to The Sunday Leader on the on-going investigations into bribery and corruption, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake maintained that ‘it was up to the…

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Plot To Kill The Elephants? »

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By Nirmala Kannangara There is a wide belief in the country that the lives of smuggled elephants are at stake. Allegations have been levelled against…

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“Corruption In Police The Highest Ever!” – Minister John Amaratunga »

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Minister of the Public Disorder and Interior Affairs, John Amaratunga speaks to The Sunday Leader about the culture of impunity, the high levels of corruption…

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Maithripala Sirisena and Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

No Letup On UN Probe

By Easwaran Rutnam The swearing in of a new Government has not released the pressure on Sri Lanka for a UN led investigation over the war, with human rights groups insisting that it is the only…

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S.B. Acquires Colombo 7 House Gifted To Colombo University

Allegations Against Former Higher Education Minister By Nirmala Kannangara University of Colombo has come under severe criticism for allowing former Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake to acquire a valuable residence in Colombo 7 on forged documents…

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“JVP Will Be Watchful Of CID” – JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake

Speaking to The Sunday Leader on the on-going investigations into bribery and corruption, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake maintained that ‘it was up to the CID to accelerate the investigations and carry out the process in…

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Showing That Lessons Are Learnt From The Past

By Jehan Perera The interim budget of the National Democratic Front government presented by its Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was easily the most people-friendly budget of any government in recent times. It was described as a…

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Protesting For A Cause

Female protesters hold banners and shout slogans during a demonstration memorizing the female protester, Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, who was shot dead during a protest on the eve of the fourth anniversary of January 25 uprising, at Talaat…

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Etihad Schedule Change Benefits Colombo-US Passengers

Etihad Airways has announced a number of schedule changes to the airline’s flights between its Abu Dhabi hub and Chicago, New York, and Toronto, which will start on Sunday 29 March 2015. The move will provide…

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Super Over May Decide 2015 World Cup Winners

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has put its faith in Super Over as the “credible way to separate two sides” in the event of a tie, and the same condition will be in force in the…

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A Beauty Among Beauties

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, was crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at last Sunday’s pageant in Miami. Vega, a…

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