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The Central Bank Increased The Interest Rates!

The Central Bank Increased The Interest Rates!

By Hema Senanayake – The Monetary Board met on July 28, 2016. On that meeting…

Against Nonsense On Reconciliation

Against Nonsense On Reconciliation

By Izeth Hussain – The Jaffna University beating up of Sinhalese University students by their…

The Culture Of Impunity

The Culture Of Impunity

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

Where Majoritarian Part Subsumes The Whole: The Ideological Foundation Of Sinhala Extremism

Where Majoritarian Part Subsumes The Whole: The Ideological Foundation Of Sinhala Extremism

By Michael Roberts – It is a commonplace in reviews of the ethnic conflict at…

Fallout From The Freshers Welcome Fiasco In Jaffna: Is Our University System Equal To The Challenge Of Sectarianism?

Fallout From The Freshers Welcome Fiasco In Jaffna: Is Our University System Equal To The Challenge Of Sectarianism?

By N. Sivapalan, S. Selvarajan, Rajan Hoole and Prince Jeyaratnam* – Fallout From The Freshers…

Clash At Jaffna University: Conversations On Culture & History – Part II

Clash At Jaffna University: Conversations On Culture & History – Part II

By Mahendran Thiruvarangan – Challenging Chauvinism: Alternative Accounts of Political Activism at Jaffna University In…

The Missing Millions From Singapore?

The Missing Millions From Singapore?

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – C.V. Wigneswaran’s Accusation – Leading Nowhere The NP Chief…

A Response To Thisuri: We Know All Forms Of Violence Better Than You

A Response To Thisuri: We Know All Forms Of Violence Better Than You

By Elanko Muthu – An article by Thisuri Wanniarachchi on the recent violence at Jaffna…

In The Name Of Sanity & Reason

In The Name Of Sanity & Reason

By Uditha Devapriya – Malinda Seneviratne has an eye for comment. He knows the political…

Clash At Jaffna University: Conversations On Culture & History – Part I

Clash At Jaffna University: Conversations On Culture & History – Part I

By Mahendran Thiruvarangan – The recent clash at the University of Jaffna has triggered discussions…

Political Expediency Is Killing Our Country

Political Expediency Is Killing Our Country

By Vishwamithra1984 – “When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct…

Blackmail Brazenly Scripted Into ‘Good Governance’

Blackmail Brazenly Scripted Into ‘Good Governance’

By Malinda Seneviratne – President Maithripala did it. Quite unabashedly. The President, who is also…

Muslims, Coexistence & The Media

Muslims, Coexistence & The Media

By Mass L. Usuf – On 20.07.2016 TV Derana in their programme Aluth Parlimenthuwa (New…

July 1983: Betrayal Of The Absolute Right To Justice

July 1983: Betrayal Of The Absolute Right To Justice

By Basil Fernando – It has been 33 years since Black July, 1983. These 33…

Escaping Armageddon, Living With Pessimism

Escaping Armageddon, Living With Pessimism

By Sarath de Alwis – The Prime Minister Mr. Ranil Wickremsinghe on Saturday 23rd July…

Battling The Gods: Atheism In The Ancient World

Battling The Gods: Atheism In The Ancient World

By Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan – The “Socratic dialogue was never aggressive; rather it was conducted…

Ranil’s Attack On Kesara & The Yahapālanaya Media Freedom Bluff

Ranil’s Attack On Kesara & The Yahapālanaya Media Freedom Bluff

By Malinda Seneviratne – Ranil Wickremesinghe’s views on media freedom are two-faced. One, when in…

Keeping Ethnic Conflict From Getting Back To Centre Stage 

Keeping Ethnic Conflict From Getting Back To Centre Stage 

By Jehan Perera – The ethnic fault line in society was exposed in the clash…

Black July – Setting The Record Straight

Black July – Setting The Record Straight

By Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah – Black July – Was It a Spontaneous Reaction to the…

The JVP Scoring: Even In Jaffna!

The JVP Scoring: Even In Jaffna!

By Salani Kulathilaka – According to a news report in The New Indian Express, the…

Students’ Troubles In Universities: A Question Of Misconceived Cultural Property Rights?

Students’ Troubles In Universities: A Question Of Misconceived Cultural Property Rights?

By W.A Wijewardena – Being the hotbed of trouble in the correct direction is a…

Keeping The Lunatic Fringe In The Fringe

Keeping The Lunatic Fringe In The Fringe

By Tisaranee Gunasekara – “What we must pursue…is not a competitive bruising arena for the…

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Ven. Galkande Dhammananda Thero Highlights Importance Of Understanding Complexities That Led To Jaffna Clash

Lecturer of the Department of History of the University of Kelaniya, Ven. Galkande Dhammananda Thero has said that in any university due prominence is always given to that respective university’s cultural background. “Even at the University of Kelaniya or the University of Peradeniya, when there are major events, the cultural activities at these functions are…

Ven. Galkande Dhammananda Thero Highlights Importance Of Understanding Complexities That Led To Jaffna Clash

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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Wiggie And Thavarajah Call For Commission Of Inquiry To Determine ‘Underlying Causes’ Which Led To Jaffna Uni Clash

Wiggie And Thavarajah Call For Commission Of Inquiry To Determine ‘Underlying Causes’ Which Led To Jaffna Uni Clash

Chief Minister of the Northern Province C. V. Wigneswaran and Leader of Opposition of the Northern Provincial Council  S. Thavarajah have called for the appointment of a fully-fledged Commission of Inquiry to determine all aspects which led to the student…

Jaffna University Sinhala Society Exposes Series Of Grievances And Anti-Sinhala Attacks Against Them

Jaffna University Sinhala Society Exposes Series Of Grievances And Anti-Sinhala Attacks Against Them

Prior to Saturday’s clash, the Sinhala Society of the University of Jaffna had been exposing a series of racially motivated incidents launched against the Sinhala students by unknown groups in the university and their unresolved grievances via its official Facebook…

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Amidst the criticism of not informing the public about the Jaffna University clash, the Government…

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Auditor General (AG) Gamini Wijesinghe has warned that he will quit if the government continues…

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A woman police constable at the Haputale police is alleged to have beaten the 14…

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