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Ilattamils’ Defying GoSL’s Disenfranchisement Of Mourning After May 2009

Ilattamils’ Defying GoSL’s Disenfranchisement Of Mourning After May 2009

By Peter Schalk – Disenfranchisement of mourning is not a new phenomenon. An older name…

Sri Lanka…!! Sri Lanka…!! – Catch Me If You Can

Sri Lanka…!! Sri Lanka…!! – Catch Me If You Can

By Ranga Kalansooriya – It was utter panic when I, along with my wife, reached…

Sirisena, Wickremasinghe & Rakapaksa Dilemmas

Sirisena, Wickremasinghe & Rakapaksa Dilemmas

By Sarath Wijesinghe – Political maize in Sri Lanka has further complicated after the dissolution…

Travails Of Travelling With Emirates

Travails Of Travelling With Emirates

By Bandula Kothalawala – I wish to express extreme disappointment and disgust over the treatment…

Who Is In A Dilemma?

Who Is In A Dilemma?

By Helasingha Bandara – Is the President in a dilemma? Recent media reports hinted that…

Stakes At The Parliamentary Elections

Stakes At The Parliamentary Elections

By Laksiri Fernando – Over 15 million are registered as voters and around 75 percent…

Mr. President, Do Not Take It For Granted!

Mr. President, Do Not Take It For Granted!

By MYM Siddeek – The eagerly expected Presidential election was over in January. A tyrant…

Comparing Numbers; USA & Sri Lanka

Comparing Numbers; USA & Sri Lanka

By Mano Ratwatte – USA is Sri Lanka’s new Best Friend Forever(BFF); USA has done…

It Is Ranil’s Moment?

It Is Ranil’s Moment?

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – If it is to benefit from a high-growth region and prosper…

Present, Past Presidents & Care Taker Prime Minister

Present, Past Presidents & Care Taker Prime Minister

By Sinnathamby Sivanandan – On 22-6-15 I listened to the “Daily Politics” program of “Sirasa”…

Allocation Of Functions Of Departments To Ministries

Allocation Of Functions Of Departments To Ministries

By R.M.B Senanayake – There is an interest among some political parties and civil society…

Parliament Dissolved: An Initial Assessment

Parliament Dissolved: An Initial Assessment

By S. I. Keethaponcalan – Parliament was dissolved on June 26, 2015 and the general…

Dissolution Of Parliament Due To President’s Commitment To Reform 

Dissolution Of Parliament Due To President’s Commitment To Reform 

By Jehan Perera – In their public statements those in the political firmament close to…

Hallowed Memories Of Eminence

Hallowed Memories Of Eminence

By S. Sivathasan – In a single line cryptic and exquisite, a great Tamil poet,…

Choices: How Should We Govern Ourselves?

Choices: How Should We Govern Ourselves?

By Rohan Samarajiva – This central question of civilization has assumed greater salience in the…

Rajapaksa: Despicable Conduct Under The Cover Of Dhamma

Rajapaksa: Despicable Conduct Under The Cover Of Dhamma

By Nagananda Kodituwakku – In his campaign aimed at returning to power, day before yesterday…

Rendering Unto Caesar: The Pathetic State Of Sri Lanka’s University Administration

Rendering Unto Caesar: The Pathetic State Of Sri Lanka’s University Administration

By W.A Wijewardena – Passing the responsibility onto masters ‘Rendering unto Caesar’ has been the…

Stand For Ajith & Many Other Differently Abled People

Stand For Ajith & Many Other Differently Abled People

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera – “We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize…

War & Domination By Other Means: Postwar Tourism In The East Coast

War & Domination By Other Means: Postwar Tourism In The East Coast

By Nimanthi Perera-Rajasingham – In one of the images that showcases the luxury and splendor…

Our Energy Future

Our Energy Future

By Ranil Senanayake – Any development process that relies on fossil fuels cannot be justified…

Intellectual Tradition?

Intellectual Tradition?

By Palitha Hitigedara – It is well-known that there are many people to bring back…

Left-Democracy Gains Ground In The European Periphery

Left-Democracy Gains Ground In The European Periphery

By Kumar David – Good news from Turkey, Spain and Greece If democracy and the…

Rotary: Corrupt & Vicious: Questions For Governor Nominee – Ven. Somawansa Thero

Rotary: Corrupt & Vicious: Questions For Governor Nominee – Ven. Somawansa Thero

By Amrit Muttukumaru – Rotary International (RI) with a worldwide membership of around 1.2 Million in…

The Parliament Has Left The Building; Let’s Elect Some Fools

The Parliament Has Left The Building; Let’s Elect Some Fools

By Yudhanjaya Wijeratne – Yesterday was historic. The US Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, the…

20A Shall Be Rejuvenated Through Local Government Elections

20A Shall Be Rejuvenated Through Local Government Elections

By Sujata Gamage – Amendment 20 sought to introduce a mixed member method of electing…

Who Will Be Our Next President?

Who Will Be Our Next President?

By Hilmy Ahamed – With the announcement that parliament would be dissolved effective midnight, June…

Dissolved

Dissolved

By Malinda Seneviratne – Dissolved: The Parliament. No tears over a bunch of people who…

LTTE & Tamil Lunatic Fringe Anti-Muslim Racism

LTTE & Tamil Lunatic Fringe Anti-Muslim Racism

By Izeth Hussain – This article is really an addendum to my three-part article on…

Fall-Out From The Navaly Bombing: The Mulder Affair

Fall-Out From The Navaly Bombing: The Mulder Affair

By Rajan Hoole – Law Enforcement and the Security Services: Politicisation and Demoralisation – 19…

Climate Change Will Kill All Of Us

Climate Change Will Kill All Of Us

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera – “Actually, the forest is complete life, and it is the forest…

Of Babies & Bathwater

Of Babies & Bathwater

By Emil van der Poorten – Most, if not all, those reading the title of…

Mahinda – The Sinhala Caesar At The Gates Of Rome

Mahinda – The Sinhala Caesar At The Gates Of Rome

By Sarath de Alwis – “Fettered freedom is worse than the manacles of forthright servitude”…

An Open Letter To President Maithripala Sirisena

An Open Letter To President Maithripala Sirisena

By Ranga Kalansooriya – Dear Mr. President, If my memory serves me correct, it was…

Mangala, The Diaspora & Postwar Peacebuilding

Mangala, The Diaspora & Postwar Peacebuilding

By Dayan Jayatilleka – As usual Sri Lanka’s cosmopolitan liberals have it wrong and that…

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Video Of Sinhala Police Officer Using Racially Motivated Language At An Elderly Jaffna Woman Goes Viral

A video showing a senior Sinhala police officer using racially motivated and disrespectful language at an elderly Jaffna Tamil woman is going viral on Facebook.  The incident took place in Jaffna during the protest against the rape and murder of a schoolgirl. The recording captures phrases like ‘You should make sure that your men behave’ (thamuselage pirimi hadāganna ōne thamusela).…

Video Of Sinhala Police Officer Using Racially Motivated Language At An Elderly Jaffna Woman Goes Viral

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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Sri Lanka’s Daughter

Sri Lanka’s Daughter

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Northern Demonstrations: Creating A Kashmir?

Northern Demonstrations: Creating A Kashmir?

By Dayan Jayatilleka – Were the scenes we saw on our TV screens this week a manifestation of a potentially dangerous, post-January 8th radicalization in the North? It is perfectly natural for demonstrations to be held when a crime as…

Democratising Laws & Minds

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By Tisaranee Gunasekara – “No questioning arises from subservient lips.” Andrée Chedid (For Salman Rushdie) In a recent satirical column, American humorist Andy Borowitz reported the discovery of a new strain of fact-resistant humans. “These humans appear to have all…

Rape & Murder Of Another School Girl In Jaffna

Rape & Murder Of Another School Girl In Jaffna

By Kamani Jinadasa – Lifting The Veil Of Silence Around Sexual Violence Against Women & Girls In Sri Lanka Three months ago in Vanni a 16 year old Tamil girl, Saranya Selvarasa passed away in the Kilinochchi Base hospital. Saranya…

Sri Lankan Airlines – Alleged Corruption – Accountability: Acid Test For TISL & ‘Friday Forum’

Sri Lankan Airlines – Alleged Corruption – Accountability: Acid Test For TISL & ‘Friday Forum’

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Living With Violence: Rape & Murder In Jaffna

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By Thanges Paramsothy – On 14th May 2015, morning around 8.30 am, a domestic servant who came telling an incident of rape and murder of a student studying advanced levels in Pungudutivu Maha Vidiyalam. The landlord, eighty years old lady,…

JVP Should Be Rewarded

JVP Should Be Rewarded

By Hema Senanayake – I have no intension to upset you or to excite you…

This Picture Of Mahinda Says Thousand Words

This Picture Of Mahinda Says Thousand Words

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – “…. A world where black magic ruled and dark spirits and…

Jayalalithaa Acquitted: Relentless Defender Of Eelam Rights Back In The Saddle

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By Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah – We are on course Ladies and Gentlemen, the “Lady’ is…

From The Final Nail In The Coffin To The 19A

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By M.A. Sumanthiran – Five years ago, on the 8th of September, 2010, the lot…

Buddhist Extremists Threaten “The Forgotten People”

Buddhist Extremists Threaten “The Forgotten People”

By Hilmy Ahamed – The Internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Muslim origin from the Northern…

The Long Term Solution To Sri Lanka’s Ethnic Problem

The Long Term Solution To Sri Lanka’s Ethnic Problem

By Aravinth Kumar – Switzerland (officially known as the Swiss Confederation) is a country made…

Four Possible Areas; Our Offer To Sri Lanka

Four Possible Areas; Our Offer To Sri Lanka

By John Kerry – Mangala, thank you very, very much. Thank you for a wonderful…

Sri Lanka: Sex Work Should Be Decriminalized

Sri Lanka: Sex Work Should Be Decriminalized

By Christopher Rezel – It’s time for Sri Lanka to decriminalize sex work or validate…

Letter To Secretary Kerry On His Visit To Sri Lanka

Letter To Secretary Kerry On His Visit To Sri Lanka

By Thisuri Wanniarachchi – The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, Department of State, Washington, DC Dear…

Tamil Lunatic Fringe Anti-Muslim racism – Observation On Muslim-Tamil Relations – II

Tamil Lunatic Fringe Anti-Muslim racism – Observation On Muslim-Tamil Relations – II

By Izeth Hussain – A clarification is required about the title of this article. I…

A Life Recollected: My Wife Banumathy As My Canvass

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By Murugesu Sivapalan – Vice-Provost Benmamoun, Dean Cangellaris, Head of Department Benito Marinas, members of…

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

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

By Laksiri Fernando – Finally, finally the 19th Amendment is passed with only one UPFA…

19A Minus: A Middle Path

19A Minus: A Middle Path

By Dayan Jayatilleka – There were four main winners in the battle over 19th Amendemnt.…

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

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

By Sharmini Serasinghe – The following piece was written by me in 2007. This was…

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”…

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,…

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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!

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

Weliamuna Controversy: Now Chandra Jayaratne Goes Silent

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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

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Weliamuna Inquiry Costs Three Supreme Court Judges’ Combined Annual Salaries

Weliamuna Inquiry Costs Three Supreme Court Judges’ Combined Annual Salaries

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Mihin Lanka Pilot Snoozes In Cockpit By Himself

Mihin Lanka Pilot Snoozes In Cockpit By Himself

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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

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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…

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…

Dayasiri Jayasekara Is Likely To Be SLFP Prime Ministerial Candidate

Dayasiri Jayasekara Is Likely To Be SLFP Prime Ministerial Candidate

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Rajapaksas Siphon Off 18 Billion Dollars: Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera

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“According to some of the people we’ve been working with, they feel that the assets…

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…

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A bodyguard of Lalith Kotelawala the disgraced former Chairman of the Ceylinco group had allegedly…

Release Funds And Unreleased Land: Sumanthiran Tells Government

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Nose-Biter Deputy Minister Gankanda In Alcohol Driven Rampage Again

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Gota Barred From Contesting Elections

Gota Barred From Contesting Elections

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

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A cross section of Sri Lankan Airlines employees who fearlessly came forward to reveal the…

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

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

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Exclusive: Attorney General’s Recommendations On Gota Arrest: Full Text

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A leaked report from the Attorney General’s Department on the case against Avant Garde Maritime…

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Muslim Civil Society activists have urged the Sri Lankan authorities to bring to book those who…

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Sonali Samarasinghe, widow of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the slain Editor of the Sunday Leader, has been…

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

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

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

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

On this occasion that marks 100 days since my election as President, I think it…

Gota Says Thanks To Illegal Protesters

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“I’m a bureaucrat who served for the country, if they are treating me like this, no…

Basil Rajapaksa Remanded Till May 5th

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Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa was remanded till May 5th by the Kaduwela magistrate.…

Sirisena Should Call A Snap Election And Appoint Mahinda As Prime Minister: Gota

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“Maithripala Sirisena has been elected President for six years. Therefore, he will have to continue.…

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A reputed tyre importer whose trade has been severely affected by a large-scale fraudulent tyre…

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A group of airline professionals have confirmed that the loss Sri Lankan Airlines has incurred due…

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

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The government sources say over Rs. One billion outstanding payments that were to be paid…

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

“I’m sure many people celebrating today will be thinking of loved ones overseas, especially in…

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

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

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

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

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Tissa Vitarana, the leader of the Lanka Sama Samaja party and the former senior minister has obtained a promise from Mahinda Rajapaksa that there will be “no corruption” under a future Rajapaksa government. In an interview with Ravaya newspaper Vitarana…

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 question by Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala De Silva pertaining to the meeting of GTF and TNA. We publish below the statement in full; Honourable Speaker, I…

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 Srima Dissanayake and driven by President Manisha Wimalasekere has created more controversy than staging the dog show itself, when auditors doing a routine check found…

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

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

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Radhika Coomaraswamy Goes Silent After ‘Outburst’

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Gota’s New PR Drive To Beat The FCID

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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 fitness with respect to the requirements of representing civil society (non-politician members) in the Constitutional Council. Already one of the nominees, Dr Radhika Coomaraswamy, has…

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 a barrage of threats and intimidation apparently orchestrated by the Government of Sri Lanka (GSL). On August 12, he wrote an article for the Sunday…

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 (BVI) just prior to the MiG deal. According to the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) sources, the investigators who are dealing with the procurement of MiG-27 fighter…

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 has today condemned her partner’s verbal outburst at Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in parliament on the 21st of May 2015, where he openly went on…

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 for questioning, the former CJ Shirani Bandaranayake‘s son reminded of the hardships his family had endure due to the harrassment of the Rajapaksa regime. Commenting…

‘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 Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict (2006-2012) Radhika Coomaraswamy is to be appointed to the Constitutional Council of Sri…

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 Marshall Sarath Fonseka’s interview to the Guardian newspaper that he would welcome war crimes investigation to prove his innocence for the mass killing of Tamils…

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