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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…

The Army: The Operation In Jaffna; July 1979

The Army: The Operation In Jaffna; July 1979

By Rajan Hoole – Law Enforcement and the Security Services: Politicisation and Demoralisation – 10…

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…

100 Days Of Uncertainties

100 Days Of Uncertainties

By Hilmy Ahamed – The much promised good governance of the 100-day government of Sirisena-Wickremesinghe…

Zhou To Xi Carrying Forward The Bandung Spirit

Zhou To Xi Carrying Forward The Bandung Spirit

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera - The recent visit to Pakistan by Chinese President Xi Jing Ping…

An Earnest Request To The Sri Lankan Parliamentarians

An Earnest Request To The Sri Lankan Parliamentarians

By Lionel Bopage - To All Honourable Members of Parliament Support the passage of the…

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…

Public Writings On Sri Lanka: Review

Public Writings On Sri Lanka: Review

By Christopher Rezel - It is usual for mainstream Sri Lanka media and politicians to…

Revisiting The Mahinda Factor

Revisiting The Mahinda Factor

By Uditha Devapriya - Mahinda Rajapaksa is the most famous former president this country has…

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…

Electoral Reforms In Sri Lanka: Small Parties & The Proposed 20th Amendment

Electoral Reforms In Sri Lanka: Small Parties & The Proposed 20th Amendment

By Sujata Gamage - We finally have some legislative language to start a discussion on…

Electoral Reforms & The Minority Concern

Electoral Reforms & The Minority Concern

By M. Ajiwadeen - Representative democracy is vital for the democratic political practice and good…

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…

Sri Lanka: How Pornography Will Destroy An Entire Young Generation

Sri Lanka: How Pornography Will Destroy An Entire Young Generation

By Lasantha Pethiyagoda - Pornography is now very much a celebration of the misguided sexuality…

The Full Face Helmet Fiasco – The Head & The Tail

The Full Face Helmet Fiasco – The Head & The Tail

By Chirantha R. Anthony Amerasinghe - In recent times, the subject of the full face…

260 MPs ? Reform Process Should Be Democratic First

260 MPs ? Reform Process Should Be Democratic First

By Kusal Perera – There are close door deliberations among leading politicians of many hues (hardly…

The Way Forward: Charismatic Leader Or Ordinary Citizens?

The Way Forward: Charismatic Leader Or Ordinary Citizens?

By Ruvan Weerasinghe - The President of Sri Lanka for the next five years (assuming…

Requirements For Tamil Contribution To Sustainable National Change

Requirements For Tamil Contribution To Sustainable National Change

By Jehan Perera - The inability of the government to force through its decisions, and…

Solid Waste Is No More Waste To Be Condemned; It Is Like Gold

Solid Waste Is No More Waste To Be Condemned; It Is Like Gold

By W.A Wijewardena – ‘Solid waste no more waste but like gold’ says Sri Lankan-born…

Sirisena’s Choice: SLFP “Hand” Or Queen’s Hand?

Sirisena’s Choice: SLFP “Hand” Or Queen’s Hand?

By H.L.D. Mahindapala - On January 8th, 2015 the nation elected Maithripala Sirisena believing that…

Hundred Days And After

Hundred Days And After

By Tisaranee Gunasekara - “…..to hold in a single thought reality and justice.” – W B…

The Need For Accelerating The Pace Of Prosecutions

The Need For Accelerating The Pace Of Prosecutions

By Emil van der Poorten – While the endless yammering of the Dayan Jayatillekas and…

President Under Pressure

President Under Pressure

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

Second-Rate 19A Better Than No 19A

Second-Rate 19A Better Than No 19A

By Kumar David - History Will Award Ranil-Sirisena 100-Days A ‘Pass without Distinction If one…

Mahinda’s Post-Presidential Relevance

Mahinda’s Post-Presidential Relevance

By Malinda Seneviratne - Thousands and thousands visiting ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa is no longer news.…

What Ails Our National Carrier – III

What Ails Our National Carrier – III

By Rajeewa Jayaweera - Details of the report of the Board of Inquiry (BoI) headed by…

An Open Letter To Hon. Member Of The Parliament

An Open Letter To Hon. Member Of The Parliament

By Krishan Deheragoda - Dear Hon. Member of the Parliament Representing the People of Sri…

India’s ‘Don’t Kill Prabhakaran’ Policy – Not The Only Failure

India’s ‘Don’t Kill Prabhakaran’ Policy – Not The Only Failure

By Dayan Jayatilleka - Gen VK Singh’s forthright critique on Tuesday, 14th April (Sinhala and…

Sri Lanka At The 65th Place In The Global IT Report

Sri Lanka At The 65th Place In The Global IT Report

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera - “Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith…

A Port City Or A Garden City For Colombo?

A Port City Or A Garden City For Colombo?

By Ranil Senanayake - The call for full transparency regarding the negotiations that led to…

Flawed 19A Allows ‘Rajapaksa Judges’ To Continue

Flawed 19A Allows ‘Rajapaksa Judges’ To Continue

By Nagananda Kodituwakku - 19A: Section 54 is flawed and violates the sovereignty in the…

Rationale For 13A Minus Plus

Rationale For 13A Minus Plus

By Izeth Hussain - In my article “The Solution to the Ethnic Problem” I argued that…

Magistrates – The Weak Link In Policing

Magistrates – The Weak Link In Policing

By Rajan Hoole – Law Enforcement and the Security Services: Politicisation and Demoralisation – 9…

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Despite What We Say, We Are All Like Crabs In A Boiling Pot Of Water: President

“Despite what we say or do, at the end of the day we are all like crabs dancing in a boiling pot of water,” said President Maithripala Sirisena as he added that it is his experiences during the past two months as the President that made him understand the true nature of politics. “I have…

Despite What We Say, We Are All Like Crabs In A Boiling Pot Of Water: President

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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In Memory Of My Father- Professor Sucharita Gamlath

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By Sharmila Gamlath - My father, late Professor Sucharita Gamlath was one of the most prolific scholars of his time. During his lifetime, he continuously demonstrated his acumen in a range of fields, fulfilling the roles of author, teacher, literary…

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By H. L. D. Mahindapala - The post-independent period is a unique segment of Sri…

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By Sumanasiri Liyanage - Spinoza once said, “those who laugh last, laugh best”. People who voted…

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Change But No Change In Sri Lanka

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By R.M.B Senanayake - The Central Bank Governor has admitted that there was a failure…

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By Granville Perera - The total abuse of our broadcast frequencies and airwaves by the government…

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By Dayan Jayatilleka - “…Contiguous polities, in Kautilya’s analysis, existed in a state of latent…

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By Tisaranee Gunasekara - “One must always say what one sees. But especially – and…

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By C.V. Wigneswaran - Gurur Brahma … Honourable Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India,…

The Modi Visit & Sri Lanka’s Direction

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By Dayan Jayatilleka - Prime Minister Modi is much admired and rightly so as a charismatic,…

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By V. Kanthaiya - “When being raped, she shouldn’t fight back. She should just be…

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By Charles Sarvan - “Genocide, after all, is an exercise in community building.” – Philip Gourevitch,…

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By Laksiri Fernando - The response begins by calling names. In the very first sentence,…

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By Shyamon Jayasinghe – Of the 100 days package of pledges the most fundamental one…

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Govt Releases 425 Acres Of Former HSZ Jaffna Lands To Its Rightful Owners

Govt Releases 425 Acres Of Former HSZ Jaffna Lands To Its Rightful Owners

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

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

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Sri Lanka Must Offer Full Support To The Ongoing UN Investigation: David Cameron

Sri Lanka Must Offer Full Support To The Ongoing UN Investigation: David Cameron

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We Will Continue To Push For Full & Independent Inquiry On Sri Lanka’s War Crimes: Ed Miliband

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Ed Miliband has vowed to continue to push for a full, independent, international inquiry into the alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Sri Lanka. In a video message for “Tamil New Year”, the leader of the Labour…

Sri Lankan Airlines Rs 338 Million Fraud: In Flight Duty Free ‘Day Light Robbery’ Still Continues

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The Board of Inquiry into the misappropriations of Sri Lankan Airlines findings highlights a massive figure of US $ 865,398 that was written off by Sri Lankan Airlines due to a retrospective amended change made to the original contract signed…

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

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

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Rajapaksas Used Aircrafts Like Local Taxi Service; Details Of Aircraft Misuse By Rajapaksas & Their Henchmen Revealed

Rajapaksas Used Aircrafts Like Local Taxi Service; Details Of Aircraft Misuse By Rajapaksas & Their Henchmen Revealed

Appalling details of the manner in which former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his family members and his henchmen who were Ministers of the former regime misused the Sri Lanka Air Force aircraft during the Presidential election campaigning period, have come to…

SriLankan AirLines’ Sexual Harassment: Rajapaksa’s Brother-In-Law Used Three Houses For ‘Other Purposes’

SriLankan AirLines’ Sexual Harassment: Rajapaksa’s Brother-In-Law Used Three Houses For ‘Other Purposes’

The Board of Inquiry into the misappropriations of Sri Lankan Airlines has revealed the former President’s brother-in-law Nishantha Wickramasinghe in his capacity as the Chairman of SLA, misappropriated funds of the institution to lease three houses which he had used…

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

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

The Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) has today written to the Speaker clarifying its position regarding the post of the Leader of the Opposition. “No member of parliament elected from the UPFA or UNP can be the Leader of the…

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

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Funds worth Rs. 18,592,750 had been spent as food expenses alone at just three functions hosted by the Rajapaksas in 2010. This was revealed through a random check by the Sri Lankan Airline Board of Inquiry team into the receipts…

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

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 with the Constitution but certain sections require a referendum. Read the full determination here…

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

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

Former Civil Aviation Minister Priyankara Jayaratne has exploited Sri Lankan Airlines funds worth over Rs. 3 million as fuel reimbursements, vehicle maintenance expenses and food expenses. The BOI inquiry into the financial misappropriations of the national carrier has revealed that…

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

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

A sum of over Rs. 86 million has been spent by Sri Lankan Airlines since 2009 without any consideration made regarding the return for the expenses, to fund the pet projects of Namal ‘baby’. The BOI inquiry has revealed that…

Gota To Lead UPFA Snubs Alliance

Gota To Lead UPFA Snubs Alliance

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, despite initially stating he has no intention of entering politics is now saying he will in fact enter politics and Colombo Telegraph reliably learns he will be leading the UPFA snubs. In an interview with…

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

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

The board of Inquiry headed by J.C. Weliamuna on Sri Lankan airlines has found blatant violation of airline regulations and the use of embassies for illegal business activities under the Rajapaksa regime. The inquiry found that the High Commission had…

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

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

The Sri Lanka airline cabin crew member released for Namal Rajapaksa’s work was unable to describe the exact location where she worked, the Weliamuna report reveals. Cabin crew member Nithya Senanaya Samaranayaka had been released from the Sri Lankan airline to…

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