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All Blankets Need Holes: Reflections On “Let Her Cry”

All Blankets Need Holes: Reflections On “Let Her Cry”

By Liyanage Amarakeerthi – The opening scene of Asoka Handagama’s new film Age Asa Aga…

Boundless Hypocrisy Of The Rajapaksas Is Overflowing The Borders Of Rationality

Boundless Hypocrisy Of The Rajapaksas Is Overflowing The Borders Of Rationality

By Vishwamithra1984 – “The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception,…

Prof. Ashley Halpé — ‘A Very True, Near Perfect, Gentle Human Being’

Prof. Ashley Halpé — ‘A Very True, Near Perfect, Gentle Human Being’

By Tissa Jayatilaka – It was in 1957, while a tiny tot in the third…

‘Lifetime Commitment Award’ To Dr Brian Senewiratne

‘Lifetime Commitment Award’ To Dr Brian Senewiratne

By Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah – On May 15, 2016, the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam…

The Floods: Get Me A Pencil

The Floods: Get Me A Pencil

By Yudhanjaya Wijeratne – If there is such a thing as too much goodwill, I…

How Did My Father’s Driver, ‘Raththaran’ Stack Up Billions In 10 Years?

How Did My Father’s Driver, ‘Raththaran’ Stack Up Billions In 10 Years?

By Achini Ediriweera – How did my father’s then driver, Raththaran aka Rohitha Abeygunawardhana, who…

Coming Out Of The Economic Crisis: Time Is Running Out for Sri Lanka

Coming Out Of The Economic Crisis: Time Is Running Out for Sri Lanka

By W.A Wijewardena – Crisis manifesting as a foreign exchange shortage Sri Lanka’s economic crisis…

Some Lessons Beyond Floods & Landslips

Some Lessons Beyond Floods & Landslips

By Mahesh Senanayake – The island wide catastrophic situation that we are experiencing nowadays teaches…

Attorney General’s Department Comes Under Serious Public Scrutiny

Attorney General’s Department Comes Under Serious Public Scrutiny

By Basil Fernando – The role of the Attorney General’s Department in terms of upholding…

‘Rekava’ – One Film, 60 Years

‘Rekava’ – One Film, 60 Years

By Uditha Devapriya – Films are made. They age. They are as subject to decay…

Government Reform Initiatives Pick Up Speed

Government Reform Initiatives Pick Up Speed

By Jehan Perera – In October 2015 the government surprised virtually everyone regardless of political…

The Hypocrisy Of Hybrid Courts 

The Hypocrisy Of Hybrid Courts 

By Dayan Jayatilleka – Given the outpouring of public gratitude towards the military for its…

Hats Off To Our WhatsApp Warriors

Hats Off To Our WhatsApp Warriors

By Hilmy Ahamed – The floods in Sri Lanka have brought out the best in…

Muslim Civil Society Was In Full Swing Helping Flood Victims

Muslim Civil Society Was In Full Swing Helping Flood Victims

By Latheef Farook – Muslim Civil society was in full swing helping flood victims:Many criticised…

A Tale Of Two National Carriers

A Tale Of Two National Carriers

By Rajeewa Jayaweera – Colombo based national carrier of Sri Lanka, SriLankan Airlines (formerly Air Lanka)…

Not Just Climate Change & Global Warming

Not Just Climate Change & Global Warming

By Emil van der Poorten – As one who believes that climate change driven by…

Celebrating The Diversity Of Our Planet: Doyen Of Nature-TV Is 90 Not Out

Celebrating The Diversity Of Our Planet: Doyen Of Nature-TV Is 90 Not Out

By Kumar David – It takes mastery and achievement to become an icon. In broadcasting…

Sri Lanka, Panama Papers & Secret Bank Accounts Of World Leaders 

Sri Lanka, Panama Papers & Secret Bank Accounts Of World Leaders 

By Sarath Wijesinghe – Panama is a tiny Nation with the population of 3.9 million…

Thinking Holistically: A Reflection On Prof Uyangoda’s Social Research: Philosophical & Methodological Foundations

Thinking Holistically: A Reflection On Prof Uyangoda’s Social Research: Philosophical & Methodological Foundations

By Harshana Rambukwella – Since this is a felicitation for one of Sri Lanka’s most…

Political Solution An Organic Process

Political Solution An Organic Process

By Izeth Hussain – When will you ever, Peace, wild wooddove, shy wings shut, Your…

The Tamils & Official History

The Tamils & Official History

By Rajan Hoole – Antecedents Of July 1983 & The Foundations Of Impunity – Part…

Did Northern Provincial Council Snub VWigneswaran?

Did Northern Provincial Council Snub VWigneswaran?

By S. I. Keethaponcalan – The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) passed a resolution in April…

Seven Years After The End Of Sri Lanka’s Civil War

Seven Years After The End Of Sri Lanka’s Civil War

By Mahendran Thiruvarangan – When the civil war came to an end in May 2009…

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Lord Buddha’s Teachings Reminded As Sri Lanka Celebrated Seven Year Since End Of War

On the eve of Sri Lanka celebrating it’s seventh anniversary since defeating the LTTE, Ven. Galkande Dhammananda Thero, a renowned history lecturer attached to the University of Kelaniya reminded the country of the important teachings of Lord Buddha where renouncing conquest and defeat will help everyone live happily. Dhammananda Thero, in a special message which…

Lord Buddha’s Teachings Reminded As Sri Lanka Celebrated Seven Year Since End Of War

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

‘You Journalists Should Do Your Jobs’ – Assange’s Mother

Christine Assange has launched a scathing attack on media organisations over their reporting of WikiLeaks matters and her son Julian‘s bid for asylum in Ecuador. To listen click here…

‘You Journalists Should Do Your Jobs’ – Assange’s Mother

Internationally Renowned Sri Lankan Musicians To Perform In London

Four internationally renowned Sri Lankan musicians to perform for the International Concert Series at Rudolf Steiner Theatre on Saturday, 6 February 2016 from 19:30 to 21:15 (GMT) in London, United Kingdom The Margosa Ensemble was formed recently by these four internationally renowned Sri Lankan musicians – Mandhira de Saram , leader and founder of the Ligeti Quartet,…

Internationally Renowned Sri Lankan Musicians To Perform In London

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Sirisena Vetoes Rajitha’s Cabinet Paper On Corruption Probes

Sirisena Vetoes Rajitha’s Cabinet Paper On Corruption Probes

A joint Cabinet paper submitted by Rajitha Senaratne, Champika Ranawaka, Arjuna Ranatunge and Sarath Fonseka, seeking the progress over corruption investigations was vetoed this morning by President Maithripala Sirisena, who informed minsters that the Cabinet meeting was ‘not the place’ to discuss…

Yahapalanaya Government Sponsors Rajapaksa’s Personal Trip To Uganda

Yahapalanaya Government Sponsors Rajapaksa’s Personal Trip To Uganda

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s trip to Uganda has plunged into controversy, after reports claimed that the Yahapalanaya Government had sponsored his Business Class airfare of Rs. 425,000 to Uganda. Rajapaksa, is in Uganda to participate in the fifth swearing in…

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Son Of CBK’s Secretary, Balapatabendi Named In ICIJ ‘Offshore Leaks’

Harendra Kolitha Balapatabendi, son of President’s secretary Kusumsiri Balapatabendi under the former President Chandrika Kumaratunga…

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Controversial businessman Dr. Sena Yaddehige who bought over Richard Peiris Company with the help of Rajapaksa front…

Rajapaksa’s Front Man, ‘Mariott’ Lokuwithana Named In Panama Papers

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Nandana Jayadewa Lokuwithana, the Dubai based Sri Lankan businessman, and alleged front man of former…

Sri Lankans In Panama Papers: Full List

Sri Lankans In Panama Papers: Full List

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has published the list of Sri Lankans named in…

SriLankan CEO Spews F-Word, Vilifies Colombo Telegraph And Admits He Is Incompetent

SriLankan CEO Spews F-Word, Vilifies Colombo Telegraph And Admits He Is Incompetent

Using the word ‘fuck’ several times SriLankan Airlines CEO Capt. Suren Ratwatte went on to…

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By Rev. S.J. Emmanuel – Today the world, especially the western, is filled with fear…

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By S. Sivathasan – Placed before the country is an economic vision spread across several…

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