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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…

Yahapālanaya For The People Of Tumpane?

Yahapālanaya For The People Of Tumpane?

By Emil van der Poorten – Your Ref RDD/KG/E/4/Gen Registered Post The Hon. Lakshman Kiriella…

Protecting Women- The Greatest Contributor To Our Nation’s Economy

Protecting Women- The Greatest Contributor To Our Nation’s Economy

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera – “We must tell girls their voices are important.” Malala Yousafzai Women…

Parliament – Then & Now

Parliament – Then & Now

By Srima Warusawithana – This was over five decades ago. Parliament then was in a…

Jaffna Unrest Had Political Dimension Too

Jaffna Unrest Had Political Dimension Too

By Jehan Perera – The mob violence that suddenly burst forth in Jaffna has given…

Bond Scam: The Price Of Perpetual Debt

Bond Scam: The Price Of Perpetual Debt

By Sarath De Alwis – “A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a…

20A: Why The Indecent Haste ?

20A: Why The Indecent Haste ?

By Mass L. Usuf – The infamous 18th Amendment to the Constitution drafted by the…

The Issue Of Continual Losses & Depleted Capital: Central Bank Still Misses The Main Point

The Issue Of Continual Losses & Depleted Capital: Central Bank Still Misses The Main Point

By W.A Wijewardena – A parable from accounting teachers Accounting teachers are used to relating…

Schools Need Change: Teach & Practice Humanity

Schools Need Change: Teach & Practice Humanity

By Mithula Guganeshan – Schools need to play a major role in developing and creating…

Sri Lanka Needs Clean & Competent Political Candidates

Sri Lanka Needs Clean & Competent Political Candidates

By Jayadeva de Silva – Criminal politicians should go to jail, lose their seats and…

SC & AC Judges Should Resign Voluntarily

SC & AC Judges Should Resign Voluntarily

By ANI Ekanayaka – Hon Justice K Sripavan, Chief Justice, Supreme Court Complex Colombo 12…

RTI: Exclusion Of Private Sector, NGOs & Crucial Restrictions – Untenable

RTI: Exclusion Of Private Sector, NGOs & Crucial Restrictions – Untenable

By Amrit Muttukumaru – Draft ‘Right to Information’ – Farcical? Exclusion of Private Sector, NGOs &…

What Happened In Jaffna Should Not Stay In Jaffna

What Happened In Jaffna Should Not Stay In Jaffna

By Yudhanjaya Wijeratne – “The fighting’s started in Jaffna again,” said the woman at the…

Business Plans To Encourage Solar Electricity

Business Plans To Encourage Solar Electricity

By Kumar David – Not only information technology but other technologies too are moving forward…

What’s The Deal Ravi K?

What’s The Deal Ravi K?

By Malinda Seneviratne – The previous regime was the most corrupt in remembered history, according…

Vasu & Ranil: Fire & Ice

Vasu & Ranil: Fire & Ice

By Dayan Jayatilleka – ‘They had come from different hemispheres of the night, from different…

Awoth Atha Thamai: Cabraal Is No Excuse For Mahendran

Awoth Atha Thamai: Cabraal Is No Excuse For Mahendran

By Laksiri Fernando – “I promised that the consultative committee of my Ministry would be…

Sri Lanka’s Daughter

Sri Lanka’s Daughter

By Thisuri Wanniarachchi – Before the protests, before this became a debate about race, political…

Vadamarachchi – Was President JR A Traitor?

Vadamarachchi – Was President JR A Traitor?

By Izeth Hussain – Several questions arose in my mind while reading the opening paragraphs…

Handing Over Arms To The LTTE

Handing Over Arms To The LTTE

By Rajan Hoole – Law Enforcement and the Security Services: Politicisation and Demoralisation – 14…

Contours Of A New Sri Lanka

Contours Of A New Sri Lanka

By Mangala Saraweera – I thank all of you for so graciously hosting me here…

Northern Demonstrations: Creating A Kashmir?

Northern Demonstrations: Creating A Kashmir?

By Dayan Jayatilleka – Were the scenes we saw on our TV screens this week…

Jaya Needed For Tamils, TNA, & Modi

Jaya Needed For Tamils, TNA, & Modi

By Eelaventhan Manickavasakar – Jayalalithaa’s long drawn out corruption case ended with a seemingly unexpected…

Banning Active Politics For Buddhist Monks

Banning Active Politics For Buddhist Monks

By Gamini Jayaweera – It was with real happiness and great relief that we read…

This Year Marks The 25th Anniversary Of Kattankudy Massacre

This Year Marks The 25th Anniversary Of Kattankudy Massacre

By Nishthar Idroos – Last year was the tenth anniversary of the devastating Tsunami. Survivors…

Screaming At Gota & Silent On Fonseka, Why?

Screaming At Gota & Silent On Fonseka, Why?

By Granville Perera – A war winning decorated military hero, who was court marshaled, stripped…

NO To Animal Cruelty – YES To Animal Welfare Bill

NO To Animal Cruelty – YES To Animal Welfare Bill

By Vositha Wijenayake – Recently a video which was shared by a Sri Lankan on…

The Adrenalin Rush To Save The Wilpattu National Park

The Adrenalin Rush To Save The Wilpattu National Park

By Mass L. Usuf – The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) a global monitoring body…

Colombo Port City: Do The Chinese Have A Hidden Agenda?

Colombo Port City: Do The Chinese Have A Hidden Agenda?

By DNR Samaranayaka – The controversial Colombo Port City (CPC) project, which has been designed…

Issues Concerning Judiciary: MS & RW Should Take The Full Responsibility

Issues Concerning Judiciary: MS & RW Should Take The Full Responsibility

By Nagananda Kodituwakku – Now, various statements are appearing in both electronic and print media,…

Devolution: Media In Provinces

Devolution: Media In Provinces

By Lal Keerthie Fernando – Access to media, its determination for news and information, is…

Impact Of Globalization & Sri Lanka’s Reconciliation

Impact Of Globalization & Sri Lanka’s Reconciliation

By Ayathuray Rajasingam – The open economy introduced in Sri Lanka by the JR Jayewardene(JR)-led…

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Live Telecast Of Kurunegala Rally Organised By SLFP Snubs

Live telecast of Kuranegala rally organised by SLFP Snubs, Wimal Weerawansa, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Udaya Gammanpila and Dinesh Gunawardena. They say that their intention is fielding former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Ministerial candidate at the upcoming general elections.…

Live Telecast Of Kurunegala Rally Organised By SLFP Snubs

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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A Life Recollected: My Wife Banumathy As My Canvass

A Life Recollected: My Wife Banumathy As My Canvass

By Murugesu Sivapalan – Vice-Provost Benmamoun, Dean Cangellaris, Head of Department Benito Marinas, members of the Siess and Hall Families, Distinguished Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you all for being here, and thank you Ciaran for the nice introduction. Ciaran…

The 19A: A Partial, But A Great Victory For Democracy

The 19A: A Partial, But A Great Victory For Democracy

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19A Minus: A Middle Path

19A Minus: A Middle Path

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‘Sri Lanka Goebbeled’- My Article That Never Got Published!

‘Sri Lanka Goebbeled’- My Article That Never Got Published!

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Science, Politics & Manipulations Of Water Pollution In Jaffna

Science, Politics & Manipulations Of Water Pollution In Jaffna

By Murali Vallipuranathan – “The wars of the next century will be fought over water” – Ismail Serageldin, World Bank Vice President in 1995(1) Water shortage has become an escalating problem globally because of the increasing demands from agriculture, expanding…

Dear Dilrukshi, Keep Up The Good Work Without Fear Or Favour

Dear Dilrukshi, Keep Up The Good Work Without Fear Or Favour

By ANI Ekanayaka – Ms Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe, Director General, Bribery Commission Dear Ms Wickramasinghe, Keep up the Good Work Without Fear or Favour Amidst the malicious hostility of some corrupt degenerate members of parliament and their despicable acolytes outside,…

Is Mahinda Rajapaksa Suffering From The Complex Of “Excessive Self-Love “?

Is Mahinda Rajapaksa Suffering From The Complex Of “Excessive Self-Love “?

By Prasad Mohotti – George Orwell said in his famous novel, Animal Farm “that all…

Winning The War Is Not Establishing Peace

Winning The War Is Not Establishing Peace

By Chandrika Kumaratunga – It is difficult to envisage delivering a lecture to commemorate Mr.…

Gota’s Flag: Desecrating The National Flag

Gota’s Flag: Desecrating The National Flag

By Hilmy Ahamed – The racist discards of the Rajapaksa era have opened a new front…

Tamil Lunatic Fringe Anti-Muslim Racism – Observations On Muslim-Tamil Relations – I

Tamil Lunatic Fringe Anti-Muslim Racism – Observations On Muslim-Tamil Relations – I

By Izeth Hussain – I must make some preliminary clarifications before getting to the proper…

Gota’s Journey Had Its Humour 

Gota’s Journey Had Its Humour 

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – Oh! What an era we live in! Gotabaya Rajapaksa, most powerful…

The Battle For The Kingdom He Lost

The Battle For The Kingdom He Lost

By Nimalka Fernando – I write this comment with a sense of disgust. People who…

19th Amendment Sabotaged; Best Option Is To Dissolve Parliament

19th Amendment Sabotaged; Best Option Is To Dissolve Parliament

By Laksiri Fernando – While it was scheduled to debate the 19th Amendment to the…

Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese & Tamils: Historical Myths & Realities

Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese & Tamils: Historical Myths & Realities

By Thambu Kanagasabai – There is the popular but mistaken belief among Sri Lankans and…

President Under Pressure

President Under Pressure

By Dayan Jayatilleka – Going by a recent report on a ‘behind the news’ segment on…

The Search For Justice: Will Sri Lanka Match Up To The Task?

The Search For Justice: Will Sri Lanka Match Up To The Task?

By Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah – In the article: “Genocide In Sri Lanka: It’s A Question…

How Ranil-Bashing Can Fall On Its Face

How Ranil-Bashing Can Fall On Its Face

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – Dayan Jayatilleka (DJ) baffles me so often, making me wonder what…

Sri Lankan Airlines & Weliamuna Report: Prosecution Of Negligent Auditors & Directors?

Sri Lankan Airlines & Weliamuna Report: Prosecution Of Negligent Auditors & Directors?

By Amrit Muttukumaru – Large-Scale corruption will continue to thrive so long as professionals – particularly…

Ranil’s Real Agenda Revealed

Ranil’s Real Agenda Revealed

By Dayan Jayatilleka – It was none other—and no less—than Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, who in…

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We Will Rebuild Sri Lanka As A Free Society

By Ranil Wickremesinghe – Winning a war or revolution, only to lose the subsequent peace,…

The Solution To The Ethnic Problem

The Solution To The Ethnic Problem

By Izeth Hussain – The situation on the ethnic front seems to be very confused, but…

What Velupillai Chelvanayakam Envisaged Velupillai Prabakaran

What Velupillai Chelvanayakam Envisaged Velupillai Prabakaran

By Eelaventhan Manickavasakar – Chelvanayagam was a political Prophet who stood for Tamil Eelam as the…

In Memory Of My Father- Professor Sucharita Gamlath

In Memory Of My Father- Professor Sucharita Gamlath

By Sharmila Gamlath – My father, late Professor Sucharita Gamlath was one of the most…

Parliamentary Election, Mounting Crisis, Mahinda Factor

Parliamentary Election, Mounting Crisis, Mahinda Factor

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Nepotism Continues: Foreign Ministry Tight-Lipped About Sonali Samarasinghe’s ‘Political Appointment’

Nepotism Continues: Foreign Ministry Tight-Lipped About Sonali Samarasinghe’s ‘Political Appointment’

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Transparency International Salutes Bribery Commission For Its Brave Stand Against High Ranking Perpetrators

Transparency International Salutes Bribery Commission For Its Brave Stand Against High Ranking Perpetrators

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, salutes…

Jaffna VC Bans Academics From Discussing Dr. Hoole’s “From Rajani To War’s End”

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The Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna Prof. Vasanthi Arasaratnam has banned the discussion…

Full Text: President Maithripala Sirisena’s Statement On First 100 Days

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Gota Says Thanks To Illegal Protesters

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Basil Rajapaksa Remanded Till May 5th

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Customs DG’s Collusion To Embezzle Hundreds Of Millions Tax Revenue Reported To President Sirisena

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In a dramatic tern of events the Director General of Customs, Jagath Wijeweera’s collusion with…

Ranil’s Committee Clears Arjuna Mahendran

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Helicopter Bills: ‘Passengers Should Pay’ Says Ravi K – ‘Srisena & SLFP Should Pay’ Says Wimal W

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Lawlessness In Customs Costs Govt Dearly: Tyre Importer Says

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Sri Lankan Airlines: Over Rs. 712 Million Duty Free Total Loss In Last Three Years & Still Continues

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State Institutions To Pay Over A Billion For Rajapaksa Led Advertising On State Media

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SC Decision On 19A Clears Way For Ultimate Abolition Sans Referendum: Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne

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I have always been for the total abolition of the executive presidency. In the present…

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ITAK Makes Fresh Bid For Opp Leader Role, Writes To The Speaker

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Rs.18 Million Spent On Food Alone At Three Rajapaksa Functions

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Full Text Of The SC Determination On The 19th Amendment: Some Sections Need A Referendum

The Supreme Court has today determined that the 19th Amendment to the Constitutions is consistent…

Ex-Aviation Minister Exploited Over Rs. 3 Million Sri Lankan Airlines Funds

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Sri Lankan Airlines Spent Over Rs. 86 Million For Namal ‘Baby’s’ Pet Projects

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Gota To Lead UPFA Snubs Alliance

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BoI Reveals Rohitha Rajapaksa’s Illegal ‘Rush Tag’ Baggage Business: Full Report

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Air Hostess Released For Namal Unable To Describe Exact Location She Worked: Full Report

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Mangala Releases Foreign Service Examination Results Buried By Rajapaksas

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Customs Officials Demand Ransom Of Rs.120 Million – Custom Chief Wijeweera Under Fire

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Sri Lankan Airlines: ‘Nanny’ Nishantha’s COO Baby Capt. Druvi Still To Resign

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Weliamuna Report Recommends Criminal Prosecutions Of Shiranthi’s Brother Nishantha W & AirLanka CEO

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A Board of Inquiry has found shocking details of corruption running into billions of dollars,…

Laws To Ban Hate Speech

Laws To Ban Hate Speech

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Ban The Niqab/Burka If Full-Face Helmets Are To Be Banned: Sinhala Ravaya

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Sinhala Ravaya organisation has demanded the Police to ban the wearing of the burka and…

Exclusive: Navy Report Reveals Shocking Details Of Yoshitha Rajapaksa’s Rise – Ukraine Paid The Bills

Exclusive: Navy Report Reveals Shocking Details Of Yoshitha Rajapaksa’s Rise – Ukraine Paid The Bills

After violating all laid down norms for recruitment to the Sri Lanka Navy, the son…

SC Shown Basil Rajapaksa Judicially Recognized To Have Committed Corrupt Practice At Mulkirigala By-Election In 1987

SC Shown Basil Rajapaksa Judicially Recognized To Have Committed Corrupt Practice At Mulkirigala By-Election In 1987

During submissions in the 19th Amendment Bill determination hearing today (April 1), the Supreme Court…

Govt. Lacks Credibility; We’ve No Reason To Believe In Sirisena’s Promises: Tamil Civil Society Forum

Govt. Lacks Credibility; We’ve No Reason To Believe In Sirisena’s Promises: Tamil Civil Society Forum

The Tamil Civil Society Forum (TCSF) says the characterization of the last phase of the…

I Am A Hero: MR

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President Skips His Brother’s Funeral

President Skips His Brother’s Funeral

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Sirisena Is A Conspirer: Anura K

Sirisena Is A Conspirer: Anura K

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Mihin Lanka: ‘Singapore Shoplifter’ Capt. Jayakody Investigates ‘Documents Leak’

Mihin Lanka: ‘Singapore Shoplifter’ Capt. Jayakody Investigates ‘Documents Leak’

Capt. Druvi Perera the questionable holder of the Chief Operations Officer (COO) title of Sri…

Full Text: Amendments Proposed To The Gazetted 19th Amendment Shared With Leaders Of Political Parties

Full Text: Amendments Proposed To The Gazetted 19th Amendment Shared With Leaders Of Political Parties

The proposed amendments give effect to the changes to the 19th Amendment agreed to by…

The Bond Issue Goes To Supreme Court – Full Text Of The Petition

The Bond Issue Goes To Supreme Court – Full Text Of The Petition

A team of professional and experienced bankers and treasury managers and Good Governance activists Dr…

Tax-Free Car Permit Abuse By MPs And Ministers Comes Before Supreme Court

Tax-Free Car Permit Abuse By MPs And Ministers Comes Before Supreme Court

In a Writ Application (SC/Writs/02/2015) field in the Supreme Court yesterday, by the Public Interest litigator Nagananda Kodituwakku petitioned to the Supreme Court that the ‘Tax-Free Permit Scheme’ introduced in good faith to grant tax-free permits to import vehicles free…

Weliamuna Inquiry Costs Three Supreme Court Judges’ Combined Annual Salaries

Weliamuna Inquiry Costs Three Supreme Court Judges’ Combined Annual Salaries

“The money spent for Sri Lankan airlines is very large. If we are looking at it comparatively, it will come to more than the salaries of three Supreme Court Judges for an entire year.” a judge told Colombo Telegraph. The first…

Mihin Lanka Pilot Snoozes In Cockpit By Himself

Mihin Lanka Pilot Snoozes In Cockpit By Himself

A Mihin Lanka Captain was found snoozing in the cockpit of a commercial flight en route to Colombo, whilst his First Officer of the low cost carrier was locked out the airline’s sources told Colombo Telegraph yesterday. The panic stricken…

Wiliamuna Controversy: Jayaratne Sees Nothing Wrong

Wiliamuna Controversy: Jayaratne Sees Nothing Wrong

“I am not aware of the terms of engagement under which Mr. Weliamuna provided these services nor the associated terms and conditions, including confidentality commitments and client/ service provider relationship terms. In that context I am unable to determine whether…

Absolute Conflict Of Interest: Maithri’s Investigator Weliamuna Must Go

Absolute Conflict Of Interest: Maithri’s Investigator Weliamuna Must Go

Good governance activists in Sri Lanka urged the Chairman of Transparency International Sri Lanka to resign form all posts he currently holds, including the Special Presidential Task Force for the recovery of illegally acquired state assets. “Just saw the Colombo Telegraph story on…

Sri Lankan Airlines Probe: Weliamuna Yet To Disclose Fee Breakdown

Sri Lankan Airlines Probe: Weliamuna Yet To Disclose Fee Breakdown

J. C. Weliamuna, one of Sri Lanka’s most prominent good governence activists, the former Executive Director of Transparency International Sri Lanka is yet to reveal the amount of money he received as the head of first government-commissioned inquiry into the previous…

Dayasiri Jayasekara Is Likely To Be SLFP Prime Ministerial Candidate

Dayasiri Jayasekara Is Likely To Be SLFP Prime Ministerial Candidate

Dayasiri Jayasekara is believed to be President Srisena’s strong personal preference as successor, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns. President Maithripala Srisena has opened the way for a wide contest to replace him as SLFP leader and he named three possible successors among…

Rajapaksas Siphon Off 18 Billion Dollars: Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera

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Sri Lankan Airlines: Weliamuna Inquiry Costs Rs 3.5 Million

Sri Lankan Airlines: Weliamuna Inquiry Costs Rs 3.5 Million

The first government-commissioned inquiry into the previous government’s corruption and malpractices has cost taxpayers Rs 3.5 million, Colombo Telegraph can reveal today. The investigation ordered by Arjuna Ranatunga, the Minister of Ports, Shipping and Civil Aviation and carried out by…

Free Roaming Kotelawala Threatens Talk Show Host

Free Roaming Kotelawala Threatens Talk Show Host

A bodyguard of Lalith Kotelawala the disgraced former Chairman of the Ceylinco group had allegedly threatened the interviewer of a state television station during an interview aired early this year, the Journalist revealed. Upul Shantha Sannasgala who during the interview…

Release Funds And Unreleased Land: Sumanthiran Tells Government

Release Funds And Unreleased Land: Sumanthiran Tells Government

Families who fled Velikamam North area 20 years ago return to find that they are in the middle of a jungle with no access and irregular water supply, says the Tamil National Alliance. After the TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran‘s visit to…

Nose-Biter Deputy Minister Gankanda In Alcohol Driven Rampage Again

Nose-Biter Deputy Minister Gankanda In Alcohol Driven Rampage Again

Dunesh Gankanda, Deputy Minister of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage Board marred his wife’s birthday celebrations held at the Water’s Edge yesterday, when he went on to assault an invited guest by the name of Sumedha Gamlath and his…

Gota Barred From Contesting Elections

Gota Barred From Contesting Elections

After the adaptation of the 19th Amendment to the constitution, dual citizens will not be able to contest elections. The 19th Amendment added a new sub-paragraph to the paragraph “Disqualification for election as Member of Parliament” in the Article 91 of…

Sri Lankan Airlines: Management Turns ‘Blind Eye’ To Weliamanuna’s Findings

Sri Lankan Airlines: Management Turns ‘Blind Eye’ To Weliamanuna’s Findings

A cross section of Sri Lankan Airlines employees who fearlessly came forward to reveal the blatant ongoing malpractices and fraud to the J.C.Weliamuna led ‘Board of Inquiry’ (BOI) complained to ‘Colombo Telegraph’ that nothing has changed since in the investigation…

Update: Parliament Passes 19th Amendment – 212 Votes In Favour

Update: Parliament Passes 19th Amendment – 212 Votes In Favour

Parliament today adopted the 19th Amendment to the constitution. In the third reading of the 19th Amendment, two hundred and fifteen (212) Members of Parliament (MPs) voted for the amendment while only one, MP Sarath Weerasekara voted against it. MP Ajith…

Protect Sri Lankan Muslim Journalist Sharmila Seyyid Who Supports Sex Workers’ Rights: Muslim Civil Society

Protect Sri Lankan Muslim Journalist Sharmila Seyyid Who Supports Sex Workers’ Rights: Muslim Civil Society

Muslim Civil Society activists have urged the Sri Lankan authorities to bring to book those who have been harassing and intimidating journalist and social worker Sharmila Seyyid for her opinion on rights of the sex workers. Giving an interview to the BBC…

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