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Lost Evenings, Lost Lives: Tamil Poems Of The Sri Lankan Civil War

Lost Evenings, Lost Lives: Tamil Poems Of The Sri Lankan Civil War

By Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan – This bilingual anthology of fifty poems is by the very…

The Much Talked Of ‘Indo’ – Lanka Relations

The Much Talked Of ‘Indo’ – Lanka Relations

By Malinda Seneviratne – A lot is often made of alleged historical ties between India…

Bouquets For Rajapaksa, Brickbats For Maithri-Ranil Over Tamil Prisoners Issue

Bouquets For Rajapaksa, Brickbats For Maithri-Ranil Over Tamil Prisoners Issue

By R. Sampanthan – Even the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government released over 11,000 persons in custody.…

The Sacred & Profane At Cross Roads

The Sacred & Profane At Cross Roads

By Sarath de Alwis – “The church and the whorehouse arrived in the far west…

Politics Vs. Politricks: Sri Lanka’s Cruel & Unrelenting Dichotomy

Politics Vs. Politricks: Sri Lanka’s Cruel & Unrelenting Dichotomy

By Vishwamithra1984 – “When one with honeyed words but evil mind persuades the mob, great…

When I Heard LTTE Forces Order Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassination

When I Heard LTTE Forces Order Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassination

By R Hariharan – When I heard LTTE forces order Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination: I checked with…

Sri Lanka’s Election Commission Undermined

Sri Lanka’s Election Commission Undermined

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – Independent Commissions have been long sought by the public.…

The LTTE’s Forced Recruitment Of Children In Armed Combat

The LTTE’s Forced Recruitment Of Children In Armed Combat

By Pitasanna Shanmugathas – During the ceasefire between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)…

Top Level Decisions Need To Be Backed By Education On The Ground 

Top Level Decisions Need To Be Backed By Education On The Ground 

By Jehan Perera – The visit to Sri Lanka of Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg…

Can Bottom Of The Pyramid Needs & Aspirations Be Met Without Socio-Economic Rights?

Can Bottom Of The Pyramid Needs & Aspirations Be Met Without Socio-Economic Rights?

By Chandra Jayaratne – It is nearly 70 years since independence. Sri Lanka has been…

Be Warned! Monetary Board Is Losing Its Powers As Well As Its Independence

Be Warned! Monetary Board Is Losing Its Powers As Well As Its Independence

By W.A Wijewardena – Two ominous measures by the Ministry of Finance Two disturbing news…

Achieving Balanced Regional Development Through Devolution

Achieving Balanced Regional Development Through Devolution

By Laksiri Fernando – Whatever the weaknesses of the 13th Amendment or devolution in the…

A Year Of Political Rights & Economic Wrongs

A Year Of Political Rights & Economic Wrongs

By Tisaranee Gunasekara – “Have you learned nothing from history?”~ Freud (The Future of an Illusion)…

Conditional Support & A Transitional Programme: The Left & Ranil-Economics

Conditional Support & A Transitional Programme: The Left & Ranil-Economics

By Kumar David – This column has consistently approached Ranil’s economic outlook and programme with…

The Redundancy Of “Naming Names”

The Redundancy Of “Naming Names”

By Emil van der Poorten – I have been, probably justifiably, taken to task for…

Public Representation Committee Report On Constitutional Reform

Public Representation Committee Report On Constitutional Reform

By S. I. Keethaponcalan – Finally, I found the time to sit down and take…

The Tamil Leadership After The 1977 Elections

The Tamil Leadership After The 1977 Elections

By Rajan Hoole – 1979 – 83: The Mounting Repression – Part III Amirthalingam had…

Lessons From India’s Partition

Lessons From India’s Partition

By Izeth Hussain – The approach of the seventieth anniversary of the Partition of India…

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By Ranil Senanayake – Sri Lanka’s position paper on Climate Change given at the COP21…

Historic Victory Assured For Hillary Clinton

Historic Victory Assured For Hillary Clinton

By S. Sivathasan – When Hillary lost the Primary in 2008, a fortune awaited her.…

Causing A Split In The SLFP Through The Removal Of Organizers

Causing A Split In The SLFP Through The Removal Of Organizers

By Mahinda Rajapaksa – Several SLFP electoral organisers including Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Rohitha Abeygunawardena,…

Political & Religious Leadership Crisis Of Sri Lankan Muslims

Political & Religious Leadership Crisis Of Sri Lankan Muslims

By Latheef Farook – Who represent the Muslim community in the government? The shocking answer…

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Maithri Gives A Mahinda Style Warning To Joint Opposition MPs

President Maithripala Sirisena continued to follow the footsteps of his predecessor, Mahinda Rajapaksa, issuing a warning to the Joint Opposition Parliamentarians declaring that he will reveal all their ‘secrets’ if they went ahead and created a new party. Addressing an event held in Matara on Friday to commemorate the first anniversary of the UNP-SLFP Government,…

Maithri Gives A Mahinda Style Warning To Joint Opposition MPs

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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