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Second Chance To Deal With The Past

Second Chance To Deal With The Past

By Jehan Perera – Within a week of former government’s second electoral defeat, this time…

Why We Need A Separate Local Government Body To Sainthamaruthu

Why We Need A Separate Local Government Body To Sainthamaruthu

By N. Ariff – Sainthamaruthu that is located on the coastal belt of the Eastern…

Sri Lanka At The Crossroads: Pursuing Accountability & Strengthening The Rule Of Law

Sri Lanka At The Crossroads: Pursuing Accountability & Strengthening The Rule Of Law

By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan – Given the recent political developments in Sri Lanka in 2015,…

On Straight Lines That Curve & Don’t Exist

On Straight Lines That Curve & Don’t Exist

By Uditha Devapriya – I came across an interesting conversation on Facebook recently. Two friends,…

Governance & Institutions Have Now Become Important In Sri Lanka

Governance & Institutions Have Now Become Important In Sri Lanka

By W.A Wijewardena – Governance and institutional framework go hand in hand A new Government…

The Miscarriage Of The JVP Signals The End Of The Socialist Idea In Sri Lanka

The Miscarriage Of The JVP Signals The End Of The Socialist Idea In Sri Lanka

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – “A fundamental ideological flaw haunts Leftism today. It is the failure…

The Domestic Inquiry Vs. Reconciliation

The Domestic Inquiry Vs. Reconciliation

By Dinesh D. Dodamgoda – It was reported a few days ago that the Sri…

Kirby, Colomboscope & A Rant Against All These Idiots 

Kirby, Colomboscope & A Rant Against All These Idiots 

By Yudhanjaya Wijeratne – I was at Cinnamon’s Colomboscope the other week. To be honest,…

Coca-Cola Contaminated Again In Sri Lanka 

Coca-Cola Contaminated Again In Sri Lanka 

By Sarath Wijesinghe –  Health of the Nation is in Danger This is most worrying…

Small Parties In The Electoral Process

Small Parties In The Electoral Process

By Kamal Nissanka – The general expectation, that the JVP was doing well, and that…

A Variegated Analysis Of JVP’s Performance

A Variegated Analysis Of JVP’s Performance

By Kumar David – Many, this correspondent included, expected the JVP to poll well and…

Can The UNP/SLFP Partnership Survive In The Long-Run?

Can The UNP/SLFP Partnership Survive In The Long-Run?

By Gamini Jayaweera – 2015 General Election is over. No one party has got an…

Examining The Entrails!

Examining The Entrails!

By Emil van der Poorten – The political dust will have settled on the recent…

SLMC Unfortunate Liability On The community

SLMC Unfortunate Liability On The community

By Latheef Farook – The 17 August 2015 parliamentary elections brought Sri Lanka Muslim Congress,…

Accountability & The Politics Of Selectivity

Accountability & The Politics Of Selectivity

By Uditha Devapriya – When US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia…

A Victory For ‘Cosmopolitanism’ Over Narrow Nationalism

A Victory For ‘Cosmopolitanism’ Over Narrow Nationalism

By Laksiri Fernando – It seems Sri Lanka has become enlightened, at least partly. It…

How Much Moral Petrol Is Left In Ranil’s Car?

How Much Moral Petrol Is Left In Ranil’s Car?

By H. L. D. Mahindapala – Ranil Wickremesinghe beat all odds and topped the list…

An Open Letter To The President, Prime Minister & All Leaders

An Open Letter To The President, Prime Minister & All Leaders

By Ajith C. S. Perera – On behalf of the Country’s Largest Minority It was…

Next Leader Of The Opposition In Sri Lanka

Next Leader Of The Opposition In Sri Lanka

By Sarath Wijesinghe – Sri Lanka follows the Westminster modal, though currently transformed to a…

Shanthi Sachithanandam – Visionary Of Social Change & Beautiful Human Being

Shanthi Sachithanandam – Visionary Of Social Change & Beautiful Human Being

By Visakha Tillekeratne – You went too soon………….. Shanthi, was the quintessential human being, multi-talented,…

Prime Ministerial Headaches

Prime Ministerial Headaches

By Malinda Seneviratne – This should have been easy. It has been easy all these…

On Political Equations That Never “Stay”

On Political Equations That Never “Stay”

By Uditha Devapriya – Power struggles are rarely if at all about the people. Rhetoric…

There Is No Right Of Self-Determination

There Is No Right Of Self-Determination

By Izeth Hussain – In theory the post-General Elections situation looks very propitious for a…

Biswal’s Visit In Retrospect: A Window On Big Power-Small Power Relations

Biswal’s Visit In Retrospect: A Window On Big Power-Small Power Relations

By Bandu de Silva – I am glad that a plethora of views, much more…

From Jan8 To Aug 17 & After: The Mahinda Movement & The Future Of Sinhala Nationalism

From Jan8 To Aug 17 & After: The Mahinda Movement & The Future Of Sinhala Nationalism

By Dayan Jayatilleka – “…of battles won or lost—but waged—against the enemy.”  – (Che Guevara: ‘Message…

Steps From victory

Steps From victory

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera – After a victory at the recent parliamentary elections, Sri Lanka is…

Giving Priority To Local Constructors

Giving Priority To Local Constructors

By Hema Senanayake – We have a corporate sector. And a few of corporate leaders…

Ah! Now You Are Talking

Ah! Now You Are Talking

By Ranga Kalansooriya – It was somewhere mid last year I was having dinner with…

Sinister Campaign Afoot To Block Sri Lanka Using Paranagama Report At UNHRC

Sinister Campaign Afoot To Block Sri Lanka Using Paranagama Report At UNHRC

By Chris Dharmakirti – The release of the long awaited Paranagama Commission Report, officially known…

Known Widowhood Is Better Than Unknown Marriage

Known Widowhood Is Better Than Unknown Marriage

By Somapala Gunadheera – According to a Sinhala proverb, this is what a wise widow…

On War Criminals & Privileged Holidaymakers

On War Criminals & Privileged Holidaymakers

By Chaminda Weerawardhana – Ex British Prime Minister and multi-millionaire Tony Blair’s summer holiday in…

You Can Pursue Reconciliation In Sri Lanka Doing Two Things

You Can Pursue Reconciliation In Sri Lanka Doing Two Things

By Tony Blair – Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Lecture by Tony Blair Thank you very much…

Free & Public: Third Alternative For Educational Reform

Free & Public: Third Alternative For Educational Reform

By Sumanasiri Liyanage – The UNP-SLFP national government would go for more privatization in education…

Remembering Santasilan Kadirgamar: Intellectual, Activist & Loyal Alumnus Of Jaffna College

Remembering Santasilan Kadirgamar: Intellectual, Activist & Loyal Alumnus Of Jaffna College

By Mahendran Thiruvarangan – When I learnt about Santasilan Kadirgamar’s demise, I felt I had…

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Live Telecast: JVP National Convention For The Rights Of Expatriates

JVP National Convention for the Rights of expatriates – New Town Hall – Colombo;…

Live Telecast: JVP National Convention For The Rights Of Expatriates

Full Video: Charitha, Dhamma, Uvindu Live Censorship Case: Sri Lankan Government Tries To Prejudice Judges

There has been a new development in the fundamental rights application against the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and others, which concerns the stoppage of a live political chat program in 2008. In November 2008, Uvindu Kurukulasuriya was participating in a state media chat show where he made critical remarks concerning the government’s media policy. In…

Full Video: Charitha, Dhamma, Uvindu Live Censorship Case: Sri Lankan Government Tries To Prejudice Judges

Sri Lanka Is In The Hands Of A Single Family: Rathana Thera

The country is being run according to the whims and fancies of a single family, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) MP Athuraliye Rathana thera has stated. Speaking at the launch of the proposal for the 19th Constitutional amendment prepared by Pivithuru Hetak (A better tomorrow) movement led by him, the monk whose party is a member…

Sri Lanka Is In The Hands Of A Single Family: Rathana Thera

Audio: Dayan’s Controversial Lecture At Nandadasa Kodagoda 16th Memorial Event

Deshamanya Nandadasa Kodagoda 16th Memorial Oration delivered by Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka on “Sri Lanka and the World : Contemporary Challenges”. The event was held on 2nd August 2013 at the SriLanka Foundation Institute, to commemorate the 16th death anniversary of the late Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda, and was organized by the Nandadasa Kodagoda Memorial Trust.  …

Audio: Dayan’s Controversial Lecture At Nandadasa Kodagoda 16th Memorial Event

Event: Issues Of Truth And Accountability – The Last Stages Of The War In Sri Lanka

The Marga Institute and Consortium for Humanitarian Agencies (CHA) launched the publication – “Issues of Truth and Accountability – Narrative 3 (The Last stages of the war in Sri Lanka), on the 15th of August at the BMICH. As a follow up Marga Institute is organizing a Colloquium which will be held on the 29th…

Event: Issues Of Truth And Accountability – The Last Stages Of The War In Sri Lanka

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Basil, The Sacrificial Lamb Or A Trojan Horse?

Basil, The Sacrificial Lamb Or A Trojan Horse?

By Granville Perera – Basil Rajapaksa, the former President’s sibling and the powerful ex-minister of Economic Development has been arrested and remanded for the misuse of funds of the Divi Neguma Department during the tenure of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Basil…

Superstition, Violence & Power

Superstition, Violence & Power

By Tisaranee Gunasekara – “If we can’t think for ourselves, if we’re unwilling to question authority, then we are just putty in the hands of those in power”  Carl Sagan (The Demon-Haunted World). In 2011, the Florida Department of Environmental…

21st Century Socialism: What Is It?

21st Century Socialism: What Is It?

By Hema Senanayake – Sumanasiri Liyange in a recent article wrote to Colombo Telegraph tried to intimate that the 21st Century Socialism would be different from its old version. In regard to that he presented a list of five points or…

The Prabhakaran Phenomenon: Towards An Explanation

The Prabhakaran Phenomenon: Towards An Explanation

By Charles Sarvan – A Sri Lankan Tamil friend wrote to me wondering why thousands of Tamils, both within and outside the Island, devoutly followed the Tiger leader. Even more, why do so many – more in the diaspora, he…

Resettlement Of Northern Muslim IDPs: A Case Study

Resettlement Of Northern Muslim IDPs: A Case Study

By Mohamed Shareef Asees – Resettlement of Northern Muslim IDPs: A Case Study of Marichukkati Village in Mannar District of Sri Lanka The purpose of this article is to explore the resettlement of Northern Muslim IDPs and find out the…

N. M., Allende & Chavez: Re-reading Three Strategies For Socialism

N. M., Allende & Chavez: Re-reading Three Strategies For Socialism

By Sumanasiri Liyanage – On the occasion of 110th birth anniversary of Dr. N. M. Perera, a leader of the Lanka Samasamaja Party (LSSP), commentators may praise him as a great democrat and outstanding parliamentarian. It has been generally agreed…

No Need To Increase 225 To 255

No Need To Increase 225 To 255

By Laksiri Fernando – It is possible that the UNP is excessively concerned that they…

UN-UNP-TNA: The Penetrated State & The Northern “Government”

UN-UNP-TNA: The Penetrated State & The Northern “Government”

By Dayan Jayatilleka –  “Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations…

The Promise & The Pathos Of The Law In Sri Lanka

The Promise & The Pathos Of The Law In Sri Lanka

By Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena – On the 9th of January 2015, the people of Sri Lanka…

Burmese Buddhist Boy, Sri Lankan Buddhist Boy & Slow Genocide Of Rohingya

Burmese Buddhist Boy, Sri Lankan Buddhist Boy &  Slow Genocide Of Rohingya

By Mass L. Usuf – Slow Genocide Of The Rohingya People of Myanmar (Burma) When…

Husband Like Ranil & Sister Like Chandrika…?

Husband Like Ranil & Sister Like Chandrika…?

By Chaminda Weerawardhana – A video circulates in social media networks, featuring Dr Dayan Jayatilleka…

Beauty & The Beast

Beauty & The Beast

By Vindya Kumari Bandara – A response to the open letter to Rosy Senanayake by…

CA Sri Lanka, Audit Firms & Their Slaves

CA Sri Lanka, Audit Firms & Their Slaves

By V. Kanthaiya – Long ago, perhaps not so long ago, and to be more…

In Response To ‘Practical Solutions To Curb The Rate Of Rape’

In Response To ‘Practical Solutions To Curb The Rate Of Rape’

By Themal Ellawala – By now, the article ‘Practical Solutions To Curb The Rate Of…

Rape: Oh My God, Now It’s Your Fault My Lady!

Rape: Oh My God, Now It’s Your Fault My Lady!

By Shohorab Ahamed – This is a response to the article written by Muhammed Fazl,…

Dear Rosy, Is Beauty Only Skin-Deep?

Dear Rosy, Is Beauty Only Skin-Deep?

By Visakha Tillekeratne, Janakie Abeywardane and Prema Gamage – Open Letter to Rosy Senanayake on…

Practical Solutions To Curb The Rate Of Rape

Practical Solutions To Curb The Rate Of Rape

By Muhammed Fazl

 – “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about…

When Victims Are Blamed

When Victims Are Blamed

By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya – A story titled, ‘Are Women to be Blamed for Rape?’…

Vadamarachchi: Was President JR A traitor? – Part II

Vadamarachchi: Was President JR A traitor? – Part II

By Izeth Hussain – History is bunk – Henry Ford I am writing this second…

Do Women Have A Place In Sri Lanka?

Do Women Have A Place In Sri Lanka?

By Hiyanthi Peiris – “A girl is first under the protection of her father, then…

An Issue About A Non-Issue Wilpattu Land For Resettlement?

An Issue About A Non-Issue Wilpattu Land For Resettlement?

By Shahul Hasbullah – An Issue about a non-Issue This is a revised version of…

In Response To ‘Are Women To Be Blamed For Rape?’

In Response To ‘Are Women To Be Blamed For Rape?’

By Deepthika Appuhamy – When I read Mr. Fazl’s article on rape and ‘preventative’ measures,…

The Necessity Of Increasing Women’s Political Representation In Sri Lanka

The Necessity Of Increasing Women’s Political Representation In Sri Lanka

By Mira Philips – In a few short weeks, President Maithripala Sirisena will attempt to…

Are Women To Be Blamed For Rape?

Are Women To Be Blamed For Rape?

By Muhammed Fazl – “And among His signs is this that He has created for…

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Ranil To Set ‘Foundation’ For Violation Of Election Laws, Election Commissioner Clueless

Ranil To Set ‘Foundation’ For Violation Of Election Laws, Election Commissioner Clueless

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Leader of the United National Party is set to openly…

Lankan-Born International Drug Kingpin Is Gota’s Buddy: Karu Jayasuriya

Lankan-Born International Drug Kingpin Is Gota’s Buddy: Karu Jayasuriya

“I will be dedicated to the task of totally eradicating the drug menace presently experienced…

Ingraining Military Into Every Aspect Of Sri Lankan Life Still Continues

Ingraining Military Into Every Aspect Of Sri Lankan Life Still Continues

Contrary to President Maithripala Sirisena’s promises of demilitarisation, the Rajapaksa regime’s attempt to ingrain the…

Thajudeen Murder Case; UPFA Wants Country To Return To Lawlessness: AHRC

Thajudeen Murder Case; UPFA Wants Country To Return To Lawlessness: AHRC

Yesterday, the CID filed a report at the Magistrates Court of Colombo, seeking to re-open…

New Report Exposes Systematic Persecution Of Tamils In Sri Lanka Through Torture, Rape, Illegal Detention And Killings

New Report Exposes Systematic Persecution Of Tamils In Sri Lanka Through Torture, Rape, Illegal Detention And Killings

Six years after the end Sri Lanka’s civil war, a new report by the International…

Controversial Shell Gas Clinches Deal: Agreement Likely Next Week

Controversial Shell Gas Clinches Deal: Agreement Likely Next Week

The agreement with Shell Gas company on the annual gas supply to the country is…

Keep The Promise, Protect Internet Freedom In Sri Lanka: Worldwide Free Expression Orgs Urge Mangala

Keep The Promise, Protect Internet Freedom In Sri Lanka: Worldwide Free Expression Orgs Urge Mangala

Eight international organisations fighting for freedom of expression from Asia, the Americas and Europe wrote to the Minister of…

Shell Gas Comeback Bid To Jeopardize State Run Litro Gas: Tender Procedure “Circumvented”?

Shell Gas Comeback Bid To Jeopardize State Run Litro Gas: Tender Procedure “Circumvented”?

Shell Gas, the largest player in the Sri Lanka’s gas industry at one point, is…

Black Money Racketeers Call My Brother A Traitor: Sirisena’s Bro

Black Money Racketeers Call My Brother A Traitor: Sirisena’s Bro

‘One of the men who calls my brother a traitor invested 7 million rupees in…

Bond Scam: Stop Publicising Or Circulating COPE Report – UNP Legally Forces

Bond Scam: Stop Publicising Or Circulating COPE Report – UNP Legally Forces

After considering the petition filed by Deputy Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe, the Colombo District Court has…

Transcript: Read Full Text Of President Maithripala Sirisena’s Speech On Current Political Situation

Transcript: Read Full Text Of President Maithripala Sirisena’s Speech On Current Political Situation

The Special Statement of the President Maithripala Sirisena
 on the Current Political Situation 
14-07-2015 at the…

Left Front’s Jayampathy Wickremeratne Was On UPFA National List

Left Front’s Jayampathy Wickremeratne Was On UPFA National List

United Left Front (ULF) Chairman Dr. Jayampathy Wickremeratne’s name being listed as a possible National List…

Presidential Website: Maithri Now Prefers Hindu Priests, China And Children To Buddhist Monks

Presidential Website: Maithri Now Prefers Hindu Priests, China And Children To Buddhist Monks

The President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena has instructed his official web master to remove…

What Is Unfolding Today Was Reported By Colombo Telegraph On January 12

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Although many Yahapalanaya supporters may be shocked now that President Maithripala Sirisena has given nominations…

Sajin Vass’ Restaurant Tip Same As ‘Hashish’ Ivan’s Salary

Sajin Vass’ Restaurant Tip Same As ‘Hashish’ Ivan’s Salary

Sajin De Vass Gunawardena the former Monitoring MP of the External Affairs Ministry of the…

Sirisena Succumbs To Pressure: Ranatunga’s Nominations Accepted & MR To Contest From UPFA

Sirisena Succumbs To Pressure: Ranatunga’s Nominations Accepted & MR To Contest From UPFA

After extensive negotiations, the United People’s Freedom Alliance has finally agreed to give nominations to…

Bond Scam: Ranil Goes Against His Uncle’s Wish

Bond Scam: Ranil Goes Against His Uncle’s Wish

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, once a press freedom campaigner, now wants to punish…

Bond Scam: Ranil Says Media And COPE Chairman Guilty And Punishable

Bond Scam: Ranil Says Media And COPE Chairman Guilty And Punishable

All media reporting COPE bond report are guilty and punishable under the Section 22 of…

I Got Just Rs 1000 For My Share, Says Rāvaya Founder Director And Deputy Editor Colambage

I Got Just Rs 1000 For My Share, Says Rāvaya Founder Director And Deputy Editor Colambage

Contradicting Ravaya Chairman and the former editor Victor Ivan’s claim about Ravaya employees’ share value,…

Ivan’s Rs 5 Million Heist Goes To Fraud Bureau

Ivan’s Rs 5 Million Heist Goes To Fraud Bureau

Commenting on the allegations against Victor Ivan pocketing Rs 5 million of Ravaya funds, D.N.R.Siriwardena,…

Ivan Must Return The Bucks He Took: Supporters Including 73 Year Old Pensioner Demand

Ivan Must Return The Bucks He Took: Supporters Including 73 Year Old Pensioner Demand

Well-wishers who supported Ravaya Solidarity (RS) after the newspaper made a public appeal to help…

State Media Ordered To Unconditionally Support UNP Campaign

State Media Ordered To Unconditionally Support UNP Campaign

In stark violation of principles of good governance, the management of the state-run Associated Newspapers…

Bond Scam: I Was Asked To Head Central Bank – Dr. Wijewardena Responds To Senasinghe’s Allegations

Bond Scam: I Was Asked To Head Central Bank – Dr. Wijewardena Responds To Senasinghe’s Allegations

“Suffice to say that COPE report was written by the staff at COPE and not…

Rāvaya ‘Staff-Shareholders’ Clueless About Ivan’s Rs 5 Million Heist

Rāvaya ‘Staff-Shareholders’ Clueless About Ivan’s Rs 5 Million Heist

None of the Ravaya staff shareholders apart from the Directors who are said to represent…

MR To Contest August Elections

MR To Contest August Elections

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said he would contest the upcoming general election. Addressing a…

Exclusive: Bond Scam; Full Text Of Interim Report Of COPE Inquiry

Exclusive: Bond Scam; Full Text Of Interim Report Of COPE Inquiry

The 13-member Special Parliamentary Investigation Committee that probed the alleged insider trading and favoritism in…

Buddhist Monk BBS Gnanasara Eats Pan Fried Monkfish

Buddhist Monk BBS Gnanasara Eats Pan Fried Monkfish

As an organization the leadership of the Bodu Bala Sena and its Secretary General, Buddhist…

Abuse Of ‘Tax Fraud Permits’ By MPs & Ministers: Supreme Court Allows Bringing New Evidence

Abuse Of ‘Tax Fraud Permits’ By MPs & Ministers: Supreme Court Allows Bringing New Evidence

A Writ Case filed before the Supreme Court against the Corruption Commission by the Public…

Sirisena Asked To Make Mahinda A ‘Lee Kuan Yew’, Chandrika Opposed

Sirisena Asked To Make Mahinda A ‘Lee Kuan Yew’, Chandrika Opposed

According to sources close to President Maithripala Sirisena‘s camp, a secret opinion poll carried out…

Reason For Dissolution: Arjuna Mahendran Found Guilty In COPE Inquiry

Reason For Dissolution: Arjuna Mahendran Found Guilty In COPE Inquiry

“It appears that the Governor of the Central Bank, Arjuna Mahendran would have temporary breathing as…

Victor Ivan Pocketed Half Of Rāvaya’s Rs 10 Million Fund

Victor Ivan Pocketed Half Of Rāvaya’s Rs 10 Million Fund

The founding editor of the Sinhala weekly newspaper ‘Rāvaya‘ and the chairman of the Ravaya Publishers…

Pictures Of UNP’s Colombo Mayor Ahamed Jamaldeen Mohamed Muzammil Playing Casino Goes Viral

Pictures Of UNP’s Colombo Mayor Ahamed Jamaldeen Mohamed Muzammil Playing Casino Goes Viral

The United National Party as the then main opposition took a firm stand in October…

Yahapālanaya Set To Go Ahead With Thrice Cancelled US $ 88 Million Nuwara Eliya Chinese Sport Project

Yahapālanaya Set To Go Ahead With Thrice Cancelled  US $ 88 Million Nuwara Eliya Chinese Sport Project

The thrice cancelled US $ 88 million Chinese funded turn key project which was set…

Bribery Commission Inquire Into Customs Cash Rewards

Bribery Commission Inquire Into Customs Cash Rewards

The Bribery and Corruption Commission has initiated an inquiry and obtained the records of cash…

Ranil Still Mute Regarding Namal’s Krrish Files

Ranil Still Mute Regarding Namal’s Krrish Files

The Sirisena-Wickeremsinghe led Yahapalanaya government have continued to remain muted regarding the alleged Namal Rajapaksa…

Anti Muslim Sentiment In Sri Lanka: Hate Incidents – January To April 2015

Anti Muslim Sentiment In Sri Lanka: Hate Incidents – January To April 2015

The outcome of the presidential election of January 2015 created expectations of change, hope and…

GTF Has No Mandate To Speak On Behalf Of Tamil Diaspora: TGTE

GTF Has No Mandate To Speak On Behalf Of Tamil Diaspora: TGTE

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has no mandate to speak on behalf of the rest…

Finance Minister Ravi’s Retired Police Sergeant BIL Makes Insurance Corporation Profitable In Four Months!

Finance Minister Ravi’s Retired Police Sergeant BIL Makes Insurance Corporation Profitable In Four Months!

Speaking on the efficiency of the Maithripala-Ranil led government, Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake was…

Sri Lankan Airlines: Ranil Yet To Table ‘Weliamuna/Jayaratne’ Report In Parliament

Sri Lankan Airlines: Ranil Yet To Table ‘Weliamuna/Jayaratne’ Report In Parliament

Seventy seven days have now passed since the “Weliamuna/Jayaratne” report and findings on Sri Lankan…

Mahinda Has Assured That He Will Stop All Corruption If He Comes Back To Power: Tissa Vitarana

Mahinda Has Assured That He Will Stop All Corruption If He Comes Back To Power: Tissa Vitarana

Tissa Vitarana, the leader of the Lanka Sama Samaja party and the former senior minister…

GTF-TNA-Norway-South Africa-Swiss-Solheim-GoSL London Talks: Mangala Makes A Statement To Parliament – Full Speech

GTF-TNA-Norway-South Africa-Swiss-Solheim-GoSL London Talks: Mangala Makes A Statement To Parliament – Full Speech

Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs has today made a statement in response to the…

More Than Rs Half A Million Written Off By Sport Minister Navin For Mum’s ‘Dog Show’

More Than Rs Half A Million Written Off By Sport Minister Navin For Mum’s ‘Dog Show’

The Kennel Association of Sri Lanka headed by its Patron the current Sports Minister’s mum…

The Dictator In Sirisena Comes To The Party

The Dictator In Sirisena Comes To The Party

President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has sacked 13 members of the SLFP central Committee, according to party sources. According to sources former Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne and SLFP Senior Vice…

UNP Led UNFGG Uses Newspapers For Unethical Propaganda 24 Hours Before Elections

UNP Led UNFGG Uses Newspapers For Unethical Propaganda 24 Hours Before Elections

The United National Party led UNFGG alliance that supports President Maithripala Sirisena‘s good governance principles has used the state run Sunday Sinhala Silumina newspaper and the UNP Gampaha candidate Ruwan Wijewardene‘s family owned Wijeya newspaper’s Lankadeepa newspaper in an unethical…

Gassing Off: The Strange Allegations & Worrying Deals Of Champika Ranawaka

Gassing Off: The Strange Allegations & Worrying Deals Of Champika Ranawaka

By Rajiva Wijesinha – It is now established that there was no truth in the claim in the President’s manifesto that ‘If a total of Rs. 7.3 billion is spent per kilometre on the construction of the Kadawata – Kerawalapitiya…

Maithri Reconfirms His Stance: Mahinda Rajapakasa Won’t Be PM

Maithri Reconfirms His Stance: Mahinda Rajapakasa Won’t Be PM

Confirming his earlier stance, President Maithripala Sirisena has today said, even if his party the SLFP gets more than 113 parliamentary seats in the August elections there are more deserving senior SLFPers who could be appointed as the Prime Minister.  President Maithripala…

Summary Of UNFGG, UPFA, JVP & TNA Manifestos: Parliamentary Elections 2015

Summary Of UNFGG, UPFA, JVP & TNA Manifestos: Parliamentary Elections 2015

The Deshodaya Movement has put together a 38 page summarized English translation of the UNFGG, UPFA, JVP and TNA manifestos. Click here to read.…

Full Text: Purchase Of Greek Bonds Case Against Rajapaksa And Cabraal

Full Text: Purchase Of Greek Bonds Case Against Rajapaksa And Cabraal

Full text of the plaint filed today in the magistrates Courts of Colombo against Mahinda Rajapaksa and Ajith Nivard Cabraal on the purchase of Greek bonds; In the magistrates Courts of Colombo An application made under and in terms of section 136(1)…

Full Text: Misuse Of EPF Funds Case Against Rajapaksa And Cabraal

Full Text: Misuse Of EPF Funds Case Against Rajapaksa And Cabraal

The case against Mahinda Rajapaksa and Ajith Nivard Cabraal in Connection with the misuse of EPF funds in the purchase of shares to be supported in open courts today. The complainant states the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) monies that have…

I Am Willing To Cooperate Thajudeen’s Murder Investigation: Former STF Head

I Am Willing To Cooperate Thajudeen’s Murder Investigation: Former STF Head

“I am willing to cooperate with the CID if they need my assistance regarding the death of Wasim Thajudeen, as I visited the scene of the accident in the early hours of the morning with my son and daughter who is…

We Are Unaware Of How The Defender Donated To Shiranthi Was Used: Sri Lanka Red Cross

We Are Unaware Of How The Defender Donated To Shiranthi Was Used: Sri Lanka Red Cross

Responding to the article “The Resurrection Of Wasim Thajudeen Raises Questions-Deep Questions” published in the Colombo Telegraph, the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society says; “On 30th June 2015, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) requested our President and our Director General to provide…

Abusing Animals For Political Gain Is Not Good Governance

Abusing Animals For Political Gain Is Not Good Governance

This scene was photographed by a concerned citizen in Maharagama (opposite the Food City) around 3.30 pm today (8th Saturday), at a meeting for UNP Candidate Rosy Senanayake. Attendees claimed that the same elephant was used by another UNP candidate…

A New Twist To Thajudeen’s Death

A New Twist To Thajudeen’s Death

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has seized a vehicle belonging to a non-governmental organization involved in the alleged abduction of the slain national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, according to Police sources. This NGO is said to have handed over this…

Chandrika Breaks Silence – Calls On All Voters To Defeat Rajapaksa

Chandrika Breaks Silence – Calls On All Voters To Defeat Rajapaksa

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, who returned to the country a few days back after leaving Sri Lankan shores in disgust following the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) decision to give nominations to former President Rajapaksa, finally decided to break her lengthy silence today. Delivering…

Ranil Awarding Expressway Contract To Controversial MCC Raises Questions

Ranil Awarding Expressway Contract To Controversial MCC Raises Questions

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s decision to award the Central expressway construction contract to the Metallurgical Corporation of China raises a plethora of questions. Prior to the last Presidential polls it was Wickremesinghe and Co. who accused the company of helping some top-notch politicians of the previous…

Thajudeen Was Tortured And Killed; Grave Site Under 24-Hour Police Protection

Thajudeen Was Tortured And Killed; Grave Site Under 24-Hour Police Protection

The Crminal Investigations Department (CID) is slated to file a motion before Colombo Magistrates Court shortly seeking an order to exhume the body of former national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen after unearthing new evidence that his death was not accidental…

Ranil Hits Sixers Off Full-Tosses Bowled By Fraudster

Ranil Hits Sixers Off Full-Tosses Bowled By Fraudster

UNP Leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe played Master Blaster in the softest of interviews on the State-owned television Rupavahini. The interviewer, Chairman and the former Editor of Ravaya, Victor Ivan who at the outset said that he was representing…

Exclusive: UNP Cover Up Effort Results In All Bond Scam Evidence Becoming Public Documents

Exclusive: UNP Cover Up Effort Results In All Bond Scam Evidence Becoming Public Documents

As a result of the petition filed by Deputy Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe, requesting an order preventing the publication or circulation of the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE) sub-committee report on the Central Bank Bond issue, all the evidence becomes public…

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