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Jaffna: Dancing On A Razors’ Edge »

The recent case where a young lady was subject to a gang rape was to cause a whole lot of commotion leaving the authorities in Colombo puzzled. At least one…

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Remembrance Day Or Victory Day? »

Declaration of May 19, the day of the destruction of the LTTE which was declared as ‘Remembrance Day’ by President Sirisena instead of ‘Victory Day’ as observed for five years…

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It Is Time SLRFU Make Plans For Olympic Qualifier »

THE SLRFU’s decision to pass up the chance to bid for a place among Asia’s top three won’t likely win universal acceptance. Having emerged champions in division 1 of the…

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APPRECIATION »

Rev. Father Felix Mevel O.M.I.  A Visionary Priest For All Children Fr. Felix Mevel was a French catholic priest of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Order who served in Sri…

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Rajiv Gandhi Assassination: 24 years Later »

Bengaluru: Last week was the anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination. The brutal killing by a suicide bomber that sent chills down the spine among millions is still…

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Protests In Jaffna Banned »

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The Jaffna Magistrate issued a stay order banning all types of protests in the Jaffna town, the police media unit…

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Polls Likely In August »

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By Ashanthi Warunasuriya There is strong speculation that Parliament elections will be held on August 27 and not before that. The Sri…

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HR Adviser To Support UNCT »

There is an increased interest on the redeployment of a Human Rights Adviser to support the UN Country Team (UNCT)…

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Vasu’s Foul Language Condemned »

By Waruni Karunarathne The use of foul language in Parliament by Vasudeva Nanayakkara last week has drawn condemnation, especially since…

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India’s Iron Lady Back As Chief Minister »

AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa was yesterday sworn in for the fifth time as Tamil Nadu chief minister, nearly eight months…

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Demo In Colombo Over Jaffna Rape »

By Waruni Karunarathne A protest has been organized by women’s rights groups in the South to condemn the rape and…

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Electoral Reforms Proposals Almost Ready »

By Camelia Nathaniel The Cabinet Sub-Committee on Electoral Reforms is expected to finalize the reforms proposals and issue a report…

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Health Unions To Continue Strike »

By waruni Karunarathne   All Ceylon Health Services Union (ACHSU) said it will continue to strike if the Minister of…

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Jaffna Seeks Justice For Vithiya »

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By Waruni Karunarathne Incidents of rape have become alarmingly high in post-war Jaffna and many young women have become the victims of ruthless rapists who seem to walk away scot-free. With reference to many such incidents, people question the law enforcement authorities for their prolonged…

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New Twist In Wilpattu Issue »

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By Nirmala Kannangara The former Government has been accused of distributing forest lands in Wilpattu to settle Muslims in order to show the Human Rights Council in Geneva that the Sri Lankan government was implementing the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).…

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CPSTL Employee Accused Of Malpractice »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Questions have been raised as to why an alleged fraudster employed at the Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminal Limited (CPSTL) is still being kept on contract basis when the employees of CPSTL and Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) have shown their displeasure of the…

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Huge Issue For Lankan Fishermen »

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Illegal Indian Trawlers By Camelia Nathaniel The reduction in the numbers of Indian trawlers entering Sri Lankan territorial waters is in no means an indication that the Indian fishermen have finally caved in to pressure from Sri Lanka, but as the fisher folk explained it…

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Living In Exile »

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By Waruni Karunarathne Groups of fundamentalists of some Buddhist, Islamic or other religious segments in Sri Lanka and in certain other parts of the world have been restricting the freedom of individuals to choose and express by casting aspersions on them based on religions. While…

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CKD Poses Serious Threat »

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By Waruni Karunarathne Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) continues to be a major health problem in rural Sri Lanka especially in the North Central and Uva provinces. Experts in the field have observed that since the first reported case of CKD detected in 1992 in Siripura…

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Are We Safe? »

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By Camelia Nathaniel With the massive earthquake in Nepal devastating the country and destroying most of the buildings, there has been much concern regarding the possibility of an earthquake affecting Sri Lanka and if we are ready to face such a calamity. A study published…

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Uni Students Up In Arms »

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By Waruni Karunarathne When C.W.W. Kannangara introduced free education to the country reforming the whole education system, the idea was to give all the level of society access to education, which however has become very bleak in the present context. State university students seem to…

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“Basil Remanded For Carrying Out His Duties” »

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By Faraz Shauketaly The arrest and remanding of former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa has caught the public eye in more ways than one. Apart from a scenario where it could be called ‘how the mighty have fallen’ the former Minister’s legal counsel Udaya…

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Stop Racialism During Election Campaign »

Parliamentary elections are round the corner despite vacillation on the date. This is a crucial election for the country, one reason being the fluidity and…

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Internal Democracy: A Comparison Of The Two Leading Parties »

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 By Lionel Guruge At an SLFP district convention held in Polonnaruwa recently, President Maithripala Sirisena issued a statement with regard to strengthening the SLFP membership.…

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Judiciary Under Pressure »

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By Nirmala Kannangara Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe’s statement over the Supreme Court ruling on former Defence Secretary’s Fundamental Right (FR) application, it is now being…

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Our Strategy Is To Build A Strong Opposition – Vijitha Herath »

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The JVP charges that the government’s 100 day program expired on 23rd April and as such Ranil Wickremesinghe is tapping Oxygen illegally to remain as…

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Aim Was To Limit, Not Abolish Presidential Powers – Sarath N. Silva »

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Former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva who was openly supporting the selection of a common Presidential candidate to contest against then President Mahinda Rajapaksa at…

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Remembrance Of Victory Day? »

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By N Sathiya Moorthy By now, the Sri Lankan government and political leadership should have understood one thing clearly. War and victory, defeat and destruction,…

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Double Game On Outer Circular Highway »

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By Faraz Shauketaly In spite of various claims that the former administration acted with impunity when it came to development work, it has come to…

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Trying To Rebuild Their Homes, And Lives »

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It is nearly two months since the Sri Lankan army returned V. Yogeswaran’s land and house in Palai Veemankamam, about 15 km from Jaffna. Yet,…

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Internal Democracy: A Comparison Of The Two Leading Parties

 By Lionel Guruge At an SLFP district convention held in Polonnaruwa recently, President Maithripala Sirisena issued a statement with regard to strengthening the SLFP membership. The statement comes at a crucial time in Sri Lankan politics…

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CPSTL Employee Accused Of Malpractice

By Nirmala Kannangara Questions have been raised as to why an alleged fraudster employed at the Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminal Limited (CPSTL) is still being kept on contract basis when the employees of CPSTL and Ceylon…

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Jaffna Seeks Justice For Vithiya

By Waruni Karunarathne Incidents of rape have become alarmingly high in post-war Jaffna and many young women have become the victims of ruthless rapists who seem to walk away scot-free. With reference to many such incidents,…

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Judiciary Under Pressure

By Nirmala Kannangara Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe’s statement over the Supreme Court ruling on former Defence Secretary’s Fundamental Right (FR) application, it is now being questioned whether the politicians in the new government too are trying…

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Our Strategy Is To Build A Strong Opposition – Vijitha Herath

The JVP charges that the government’s 100 day program expired on 23rd April and as such Ranil Wickremesinghe is tapping Oxygen illegally to remain as the Prime Minister. Speaking to The Sunday Leader Propaganda Secretary of…

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Retail Revolution; NuKi

By Sadhana Senanayake With the growth of social media and easy access to the internet, the appeal of online shopping has grown over the last few years. People are embracing the ease and efficiency of a…

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Kia Redefines Space With Launch Of All-new Grand Carnival MPV In Sri Lanka

A new definition of space will soon be on Sri Lanka’s roads with the entry of the all-new Kia Grand Carnival Multi-purpose Vehicle (MPV) which was unveiled at a colourful outdoor event at the Independence Arcade…

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Lions Mauled in Royal Den

71st Bradby Shield Royal – 49                                       Trinity – 0 By Dion Michael Royal regained the prestigious Bradby Shield in scintillating style when they thrashed their arch rivals Trinity College 49-0 in the second leg of their…

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