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Can Mahinda Rajapaksa Become The Prime Minister?

Can Mahinda Rajapaksa Become The Prime Minister?

By Lal Wijenayake – Though the possibility of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) wining…

We Must Not Allow The January 8th Democratic Gains To Be Rolled Back

We Must Not Allow The January 8th Democratic Gains To Be Rolled Back

By Veluppillai Thangavelu – General election to Sri Lanka’s 15th parliament is less than 3 weeks away.…

Rāvanā & Sinhala Buddhism: A Strained Relationship Ridden With Contradictions

Rāvanā & Sinhala Buddhism: A Strained Relationship Ridden With Contradictions

By Nandaka Maduranga Kalugampitiya – Rāvanā, one of the principal characters in the Rāmāyana, emerges…

Creating Equality In The Electoral Process

Creating Equality In The Electoral Process

By Senarath Attanayake – Creating Equality In The Electoral Process – Steps Taken By The…

Remembering Neelan’s Voice Of Moderation At Moments Of Political Extremism

Remembering Neelan’s Voice Of Moderation At Moments Of Political Extremism

By Michael Roberts – Neelan Tiruchelvam was a friend and fellow-researcher with whom I had interacted…

In Jaffna Exit Boycott Enter Fifth Column

In Jaffna Exit Boycott Enter Fifth Column

By S. Sivathasan – Tryst of Tamils with Boycott It is 135 years since Mr.…

The “Re-based” National Accounts: What Does It Mean?

The “Re-based” National Accounts: What Does It Mean?

By W. D. Lakshman – The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS), the official statistical…

Human Rights Challenges In Asia-Pacific: Does Sri Lanka Show A Way Out?

Human Rights Challenges In Asia-Pacific: Does Sri Lanka Show A Way Out?

By Laksiri Fernando – Let me begin by briefly overviewing the general status of Asia-Pacific…

Will Applause Turn To Votes?

Will Applause Turn To Votes?

By Sarath de Alwis – “It is not the consciousness of men that determine their…

Is The Chief Minister Of The NPC Ethically & Morally Fit To Govern?

Is The Chief Minister Of The NPC Ethically & Morally Fit To Govern?

By Muttukrishna Sarvananthan – The Chief Minister of the Northern Province Mr. Canagasabapathy Viswalingam Wigneswaran…

CB Bond: President Should Pull Back The Reigns

CB Bond: President Should Pull Back The Reigns

By Afreeha Jawad – Presidential insistence in upholding democracy at every turn will be short…

Upcoming General Election & The Muslims’ Dilemma

Upcoming General Election & The Muslims’ Dilemma

By MYM Siddeek – 300 nominations have been made for 6151 candidates to contest the…

BBS & ISIS In Perspective: The Machiavellian & The Ruthless

BBS & ISIS In Perspective: The Machiavellian & The Ruthless

By Mass L. Usuf – Is Simon Elliot going incognito as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the…

BBS, ISIS & The Real Problem

BBS, ISIS & The Real Problem

By Mohamed Faizal – Over a year ago, there was violence unleashed upon the Muslims…

Don’t Ignore The Role Of Minor Opposition Parties

Don’t Ignore The Role Of Minor Opposition Parties

By Thrishantha Nanayakkara – I am not a political analyst of any sort nor an…

Liberalization Of The Labor Market: Is The End Of Permanent Employment?

Liberalization Of The Labor Market: Is The End Of Permanent Employment?

By Sumanasiri Liyanage – How do the three main parties in Sri Lanka, United National…

The Last Of A Generation Of Tamil Marxists

The Last Of A Generation Of Tamil Marxists

By Kumar David – He was my comrade and neighbour and oft would we sit…

Let Us Apply Pressure & Change The Value Commitments Of Our Next Set Of Leaders

Let Us Apply Pressure & Change The Value Commitments Of Our Next Set Of Leaders

By Chandra Jayaratne – I trust that most of you will no doubt hope, agree…

National Education Policy: Professionals Should Design It & Take Its Ownership

National Education Policy: Professionals Should Design It & Take Its Ownership

By W.A Wijewardena – An important TV talk show on national education policy In a…

Destruction Brewed By The Historic Bond Scam

Destruction Brewed By The Historic Bond Scam

By Dhanusha Pathirana – Accepting bids at a yield of 12.5% for 30 year government…

Predicting Mahinda’s Post-Election Options Based On Game Theory

Predicting Mahinda’s Post-Election Options Based On Game Theory

By Razi Muhammadh – Game theory is a mathematical model for decision making that helps…

Surcharge Those Responsible For Mattala Air Port

Surcharge Those Responsible For Mattala Air Port

By Madawala Hemananda – I read the article by R.M.B Senanayake published in your esteemed…

Horrors Of Ward 30 At Teaching Hospital Kandy 

Horrors Of Ward 30 At Teaching Hospital Kandy 

By Lasantha Pethiyagoda – I would like to outline the horrors of ward 30 at…

ADR Needed For Early Dispute-Settlement In Sri Lanka

ADR Needed For Early Dispute-Settlement In Sri Lanka

By A.J.A. Hadi – “Hatred never ceases by hatred but by love is healed” –…

UPFA’s Negative Election Campaign Will Not Win Votes

UPFA’s Negative Election Campaign Will Not Win Votes

By Jehan Perera – The nascent rejuvenation of institutions since the change of government was…

Our Five Positions & The Parliamentary Elections

Our Five Positions & The Parliamentary Elections

By Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran – Acknowledge candidates who express their positions in word and deed and…

Seeking Victory By Default

Seeking Victory By Default

By Emil van der Poorten – One thing that strikes anyone with any experience of…

The JVP As Left Opposition

The JVP As Left Opposition

By Rajan Philips – The August election is a non-issue election in the traditional sense.…

Does President Sirisena Require A Professional Speech Writer?

Does President Sirisena Require A Professional Speech Writer?

By Darshanie Ratnawalli – The sixth Executive President has become known for his note-less, teleprompter-less,…

Euro-capital Imposes U-turn On Tsipras

Euro-capital Imposes U-turn On Tsipras

By Kumar David – It is the most humiliating surrender of a leftwing government in…

Uncertain Future Of The Gifted Island 

Uncertain Future Of The Gifted Island 

By Sarath Wijesinghe – It is a wonder that Sri Lanka is still an independent…

Overseas Sinhala Extremist Brigade

Overseas Sinhala Extremist Brigade

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – “There are no “white” or “coloured” signs on the graveyards of…

Politics

Politics

By Ranil Senanayake – Current politics has degraded to a race to get control of…

Unfettered Tamil Vote & Formidable UNF Government In August

Unfettered Tamil Vote & Formidable UNF Government In August

By S. Sivathasan – Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s lament is that the Tamil voter voted…

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Live Telecast: Mahinda’s Rally Anuradhapura Today

Live Telecast: Mahinda’s rally Anuradhapura today;…

Live Telecast: Mahinda’s Rally Anuradhapura Today

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

Popular Columns

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

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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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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…

Dharmishta Sirisena Plays Saffron Card

Dharmishta Sirisena Plays Saffron Card

Contrary to what Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena boasts regarding his published official stance that…

TNA – GTF London Meeting To Enhance Confidence Building Measures: Joint Statement

TNA – GTF London Meeting To Enhance Confidence Building Measures: Joint Statement

“The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) continued their informal dialogue…

Radhika Coomaraswamy Goes Silent After ‘Outburst’

Radhika Coomaraswamy Goes Silent After ‘Outburst’

Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy in the limelight over speculation that she is to be appointed to…

Gota’s New PR Drive To Beat The FCID

Gota’s New PR Drive To Beat The FCID

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) dismissed a statement from former Secretary to the Ministry…

Now Family Bandyism Charge Rocks CC Appointment Process

Now Family Bandyism Charge Rocks CC Appointment Process

The Government of Sri Lanka is struggling to find three persons of integrity and general…

WikiLeaks: Athas Fears Retaliation For Critical Articles On Gota’s MiG Deal

WikiLeaks: Athas Fears Retaliation For Critical Articles On Gota’s MiG Deal

“Defense Correspondent Iqbal Athas is preparing to temporarily leave Sri Lanka with his family following…

Gota’s MiG Deal: Investigation Finds Secret Bank Account In British Virgin Islands

Gota’s MiG Deal: Investigation Finds Secret Bank Account In British Virgin Islands

A secret bank account in the name of Bellimissa has been opened in the British Virgin Islands…

Nimalka Condemns Vasu’s Pakayā Remarks

Nimalka Condemns Vasu’s Pakayā Remarks

Former Minister and MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara’s partner Dr. Nimalka Fernando, prominent human rights activist and lawyer…

Former CJ’s Son Reminds Namal, Karma Is A Bitch

Former CJ’s Son Reminds Namal, Karma Is A Bitch

Responding to Namal Rajapaksa’s frustration, of his mother Shiranthi Rajapaksa being hauled by the FCID…

‘I Can’t Remember’ Radhika To Be In Constitutional Council?

‘I Can’t Remember’ Radhika To Be In Constitutional Council?

There is consternation among certain sections of Colombo’s political circles over rumours that the former…

TGTE Welcomes Fonseka’s Willingness To Face War Crime Trials: Urges Him To Avail To UN’s OISL

TGTE Welcomes Fonseka’s Willingness To Face War Crime Trials: Urges Him To Avail To UN’s OISL

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is pleased to hear of former Army Commander Field…

My Mother Just Received A Notice To Appear Before FCID: Namal Rajapaksa

My Mother Just Received A Notice To Appear Before FCID: Namal Rajapaksa

“My Mother just received a notice to appear before the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID).…

A Trembling Gotabaya Appears Before FCID

A Trembling Gotabaya Appears Before FCID

A pathetic Gotabaya Rajapaksa appeared before the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) on Wednesday and sold…

Bond Issue: Arjuna Mahendran Can’t Say He Didn’t Know About It

Bond Issue: Arjuna Mahendran Can’t Say He Didn’t Know About It

“I’ve just read the report in full. I’m appalled, according to the Monetary Law in…

Full Text Of Ranil’s Bond Committee Report – I’ve Nothing To Do With Committee Findings: Dr. WAW

Full Text Of Ranil’s Bond Committee Report – I’ve Nothing To Do With Committee Findings: Dr. WAW

The three-member committee appointed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to probe into the controversy that…

No “Remembrance Day”, Sirisena Celebrates “War Heroes Day”

No “Remembrance Day”, Sirisena Celebrates “War Heroes Day”

Contrary to the government’s decision to observe May 19 as “Day of Remembrance” to commemorate all…

Alien Sinahalese Re-Settlers From Hambantota Given Three Acres In Wilpattu… But Half Acre To Muslims Is An Environmental Disaster!

Alien Sinahalese Re-Settlers From Hambantota Given Three Acres In Wilpattu… But Half Acre To Muslims Is An Environmental Disaster!

The 2860 Sinhalese families settled in the Wilpattu area have been provided with three acres…

Weliamuna Controversy: Now Chandra Jayaratne Goes Silent

Weliamuna Controversy: Now Chandra Jayaratne Goes Silent

Good governance activist Chandra Jayaratne has declined to say whether or not he was involved in the…

Inside Story: Ranil, AG’s Dept Buckled Gota’s Case

Inside Story: Ranil, AG’s Dept Buckled Gota’s Case

Serious concerns have been raised with regard to the conduct of the Attorney Generals’ department…

Weliamuna Out Of Order: Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri

Weliamuna Out Of Order: Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri

Spokesperson for the Federation of University Teachers’ Association (FUTA) and a key figure in President…

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…

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…

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…

MiG Deal: Rajapaksas Paid US$ 10 Million To A Ghost Company: “No Company Called Bellimissa” – Interpol Confirmed

MiG Deal: Rajapaksas Paid US$ 10 Million To A Ghost Company: “No Company Called Bellimissa” – Interpol Confirmed

Interpol Headquarters confirmed that there was no company called Bellimissa Holdings Limited in the United Kingdom. When…

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…

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…

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 set to return to the country’s market by edging out Litro Gas, the state run gas company. A delegation from Shell is scheduled to hold…

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 Golden Key,’ a brother of President Maithripala Sirisena said at a cocktail party in Colombo last night, Colombo Telegraph learns. Obviously upset by accusations against…

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 today issued an enjoining order preventing the publication or circulation of the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE) sub-committee report on the Central Bank Bond issue…

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 MP of the UPFA was reported in the Sunday Times. This is how their Political Editor responded to the statement issued by the ULF: “The…

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 all four pictures on the presidential page’s slider that shows him posing only with Sinhala Buddhist monks and replace them with a set of new…

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

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

Although many Yahapalanaya supporters may be shocked now that President Maithripala Sirisena has given nominations to Mahinda Rajapaksa, it was correctly reported by Colombo Telegraph on the 15th of Janaury 2015, quoting close sources, that the Maithripala / Mahinda combination…

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 Western Province Chief minister Prasanna Ranatunga to contest from the UPFA. With the assurance that the former Chief Minister will be allowed to contest the…

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 the Parliamentary (Powers and Privilege) act, the Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesighe has yesterday written to the Secretary-General of Parliament. He also said that the former Chairman…

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, a founder director and the former deputy editor Upali Colombage said he was given only Rs. 1000 for his total of 100 shares (Rs 10…

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, the Registrar of Companies told Colombo Telegraph that the entire transaction is illegal and completely out of the order and that an investigation is to…

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 keep the newspaper afloat, urge Victor Ivan to return the Rs 5 million he has robbed from the RS Funds collected consequently. A 73 year…

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 of Ceylon Limited (Lake House) has ordered all its publications to refrain from carrying former President Rajapaksa’s “Medamulana statement” as the lead story on Thursday…

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 by me. I helped them to check on technical accuracy in the report which was a must given the complexity of the subject involved. I was…

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 them, are aware that Victor Ivan was paid Rs 5 million from funds collected from the public, Colombo Telegraph learns. Colombo Telegraph interviewed several key…

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 gathering at his hometown Medamulana he said “People’s requests asking me to contest cannot be ignored”. Rajapaksa however did not say under which political party he will…

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 the recent treasury bond issue has established Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran’s direct intervention on behalf of his son-in-law Arjun Aloysius owned Perpetual Treasuries. Last…

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