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Alleged Prado Duty Fraud: Misinformed JVP Leader Misleads The Parliament

Alleged Prado Duty Fraud: Misinformed JVP Leader Misleads The Parliament

By Nagananda Kodituwakku – On 27th Jan 2016, the JVP Leader, Mr Anura Kumara Dissanayake,…

Countering Wahabism – Part II

Countering Wahabism – Part II

By Izeth Hussain – The impulse to return to the roots – which could often…

The Rehabilitation Of Jaffna

The Rehabilitation Of Jaffna

By Rajan Hoole – Present Realities and Precarious Options – IX The Sri Lankan Army…

Time For Tamil Politicians To Think Of Suffering Jaffna Muslims

Time For Tamil Politicians To Think Of Suffering Jaffna Muslims

By Latheef Farook – Despite criticism at the slow pace of fulfilling election promises, tribute…

Thoughts On Historic Singing Of National Anthem

Thoughts On Historic Singing Of National Anthem

By Surendra Ajit Rupasinghe – On the Historic Significance of Singing the National Anthem on…

Let Us Design, Define & Create Our Future

Let Us Design, Define & Create Our Future

By Managla Samaraweera – On January 8th President Maithripala Sirisena was elected on mandate for…

It Is The Government’s Responsibility To End This Anarchy

It Is The Government’s Responsibility To End This Anarchy

By Basil Fernando – One year has passed since the appointment of the new government. Undoubtedly, some…

FM & CB Governor, You Are Accountable For Your Unwise & Unacceptable Actions

FM & CB Governor, You Are Accountable For Your Unwise & Unacceptable Actions

By Chandra Jayaratne – An Open Letter to the Minister of Finance and the Governor…

Shaky Strategic Management Dissipates FCID’s Purpose

Shaky Strategic Management Dissipates FCID’s Purpose

By Somapala Gunadheera – Remanding VIPs on reports from the FCID is the hottest topic…

In Place Of A Review: A Translation Of A Literary Essay

In Place Of A Review: A Translation Of A Literary Essay

By Liyanage Amarakeerthi – Rathnashri Wijesinge, one of the most prominent lyricists and poets writing…

“Tamils Ready To Take Ten Steps If Sinhalese Take One”

“Tamils Ready To Take Ten Steps If Sinhalese Take One”

By Ranga Kalansooriya – The singing of National Anthem in Tamil language not only brought…

The Pledge Given To Prince Hussein By The President & PM

The Pledge Given To Prince Hussein By The President & PM

By Mahinda Rajapakasa – The President and Prime Minister have given the UN Human Rights…

Rotten Political Culture In Hambantota Needs To Be Changed

Rotten Political Culture In Hambantota Needs To Be Changed

By Don Alwin Kularatne – We need to examine the nature of Sri Lanka’s election system…

Constitution Making In Sri Lanka: Some Theoretical Reflections

Constitution Making In Sri Lanka: Some Theoretical Reflections

By R. Ramesh – This article attempts to propound some theoretical reflections on constitution making.…

NPC Passes Unanimous Resolution Against Its Agriculture Minister – A Summary & Remarks

NPC Passes Unanimous Resolution Against Its Agriculture Minister – A Summary & Remarks

By Rajasingham Narendran – The Uthayan newsper reported yesterday (09/02/2016) that a unanimous resolution has been…

Constitution Making & Strengthening Local Governance – Part II

Constitution Making & Strengthening Local Governance – Part II

By Laksiri Fernando – “The force of free people resides in the municipality” – Alexis…

IHL, Genocide & Investigation On Sri Lanka

IHL, Genocide & Investigation On Sri Lanka

By R.M.B Senanayake – Report of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (Advance version) The…

Well Done, His Excellencies, The President & The High Commissioner!

Well Done, His Excellencies, The President & The High Commissioner!

By Rev. S.J. Emmanuel – At the 68th Independence Day on the 4th Feb. 2016,…

Mayhem In Yellow Robes Or True Patriotism?

Mayhem In Yellow Robes Or True Patriotism?

By Vishwamithra1984 – “If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in…

Will Donald Trump Be The Next President Of The United States?

Will Donald Trump Be The Next President Of The United States?

By Jude Fernando – Donald Trump continues to maintain his momentum in the 2016 US…

An Open Letter To UN Commissioner For Human Rights

An Open Letter To UN Commissioner For Human Rights

By Hilmy Ahamed – Your Highness Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, In your capacity as…

Near & Explosive Danger: The Sinha-Lē Campaign & Those Crusading Righteous

Near & Explosive Danger: The Sinha-Lē Campaign & Those Crusading Righteous

By Michael Roberts – I recently received (unsolicited) a series of images presenting striking scenes…

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Sri Lanka Sings Tamil Version Of National Anthem

Sri Lanka has today sung the Tamil version of the National Anthem of Sri Lanka at the 68th Independence day celebrations;…

Sri Lanka Sings Tamil Version Of National Anthem

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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Ranil Does A Mahinda: Appoints Cousin As Sri Lankan High Commissioner To UK

Ranil Does A Mahinda: Appoints Cousin As Sri Lankan High Commissioner To UK

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, appears to be flouting his own election pledges in his attempt to appoint his cousin Amari M. Wijewardene as the new Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. Wickremesinghe, who came to power promising to…

With SF’s ‘Re-Entry’ What Will Happen To The Attack On Keith And The Killing Of Journos?

With SF’s ‘Re-Entry’ What Will Happen To The Attack On Keith And The Killing Of Journos?

With Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka joining the United National Front, questions have resurfaced about his involvement in attacks on media persons, including alleged abductions and killings of journalists, and whether justice will be meted out. Keith Noyahr, the then Associate…

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End Of The Road For Yoshitha Rajapaksa?

Things are appearing more bleaker for Yoshitha Rajapaksa, who also runs the risk of being…

Gotabaya Rajapaksa Wants To End ‘Tyrant’ Regime And Bring Back Peace

Gotabaya Rajapaksa Wants To End ‘Tyrant’ Regime And Bring Back Peace

Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today declared that it was time to end this tyrant…

Rajapaksas Manipulate Sri Lankan Airlines Union Through Namal’s Stewardess Girl

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The Flight Stewardess girl released for Namal Rajapaksa‘s work and now planted in the Union of…

Arrogant Sirisena Insults Judiciary

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Stewardess Released For Namal Rajapaksa In ‘Unelected’ SriLankan Airlines Union

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

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