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Inter-Ethnic Goodwill Must Be Built Upon

Inter-Ethnic Goodwill Must Be Built Upon

By Jehan Perera – Sri Lanka has entered into a period of conflict transformation. The…

Techno City Is The First Step In The Right Direction

Techno City Is The First Step In The Right Direction

By W.A Wijewardena – Techno City is the first step in the right direction but…

Ezhuka Thamil: A Skewed Vision Of Self-Determination

Ezhuka Thamil: A Skewed Vision Of Self-Determination

By Mahendran Thiruvarangan – When I was doing field research recently in Musali South, a…

Only In Sri Lanka?

Only In Sri Lanka?

By Emil van der Poorten – The pictures of Chanuka Ratwatte being escorted into custody…

Costly Short-Circuit At Sampur

Costly Short-Circuit At Sampur

By Kumar David – Part II of III: Colossal overruns will open-circuit the fiscal deficit…

Office Of Ethics & Morality – For What Purpose & Whose Benefit?

Office Of Ethics & Morality – For What Purpose & Whose Benefit?

By Rajeewa Jayaweera – At best, the recent news item of a proposal by the…

Human Rights & Paranoia

Human Rights & Paranoia

By Rajan Hoole – Count Down To July 1983 – Part III Other events to…

Dear Mr. Obama, Please Lift The Ban On The LTTE

Dear Mr. Obama, Please Lift The Ban On The LTTE

By Usha S Sri-Skanda Rajah – Dear Mr. Obama, The continued, unfair and unjust labelling…

After The Attack On Ambassador Ansar

After The Attack On Ambassador Ansar

By Izeth Hussain – In the concluding paragraph of my last article I wrote that…

The Anti-Yahapālana Seeds Within The UNP & SLFP

The Anti-Yahapālana Seeds Within The UNP & SLFP

By Malinda Seneviratne – Politics is about power. Rhetoric is frill. Objection on grounds of…

The Rajasingam Legacy: A Quest For Quality

The Rajasingam Legacy: A Quest For Quality

By Rajan Hoole – After nightfall on 21st September 1989, Rajasingam Master called on his…

Supreme Court Judgments On Torture & The State’s Failure To Protect Those In Custody

Supreme Court Judgments On Torture & The State’s Failure To Protect Those In Custody

By Basil Fernando – One more judgement from the Supreme Court, on torture by the…

This Is Not A Performance!

This Is Not A Performance!

By Dev N Pathak – Pala Pothupitiye is known for experiments with materials and ideas…

On The Concepts Of Federalism & Secularism

On The Concepts Of Federalism & Secularism

By Surendra Ajit Rupasinghe – It is simply amazing how the very mention of these…

The State Of Reconciliation

The State Of Reconciliation

By S. I. Keethaponcalan – Despite the intensity of the ethnic conflict, reconciliation always remained an…

The Dog Of War – Letter To Major General Kamal Gunaratne

The Dog Of War – Letter To Major General Kamal Gunaratne

By Muhammed Fazl
 – “A hero is not coz someone puts on a uniform and…

‘Gnanasara’ And Sinhaley Alt-Right Antics – ‘Alu Yata Gini’

‘Gnanasara’ And Sinhaley Alt-Right Antics – ‘Alu Yata Gini’

By Mohamed Harees – Listening to the video recording of Galagoda Atte Gnanasara (Thero)’s anti Muslim…

Political Winds: Tailwinds Behind The UNP & The SLFP Against Headwinds

Political Winds: Tailwinds Behind The UNP & The SLFP Against Headwinds

By Vishwamithra1984 – “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane…

US Elections Will It Lead To A Wall Erection?

US Elections Will It Lead To A Wall Erection?

By Mano Ratwatte – Why does the US Presidential election matter? It matters because USA…

Winning ‘Hearts & Mind’ Of The South – A Challenge To Tamils Living In Sri Lanka & Its Polity

Winning ‘Hearts & Mind’ Of The South – A Challenge To Tamils Living In Sri Lanka & Its Polity

By Arun Kumaresan – The word ‘Hearts and Minds’ was first used by a French General…

Tricks Or Treat? Transitional Justice For Postwar Sri Lanka 

Tricks Or Treat? Transitional Justice For Postwar Sri Lanka 

By Sanja De Silva Jayatilleka – It must surely be thought odd that I am…

Government Gets Prepared To Take Up The Gauntlet

Government Gets Prepared To Take Up The Gauntlet

By Jehan Perera – Government leaders have been saying that the draft constitution will be…

The OMP – A Flawed Attempt To Deal With Complaints Of Disappearances And/Or Missing Persons In Sri Lanka

The OMP – A Flawed Attempt To Deal With Complaints Of Disappearances And/Or Missing Persons In Sri Lanka

By M.C.M. Iqbal – To say that the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) is a…

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“With A Little Political Backing We Can End The Rise Of Muslims”, Gnanasara Who Wishes To Emulate Prabhakaran Declares

Controversial Buddhist Monk Galagoda Atte Gnanasara of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has declared that if he and his group had a ‘little’ political backing then they can end the rise of the Muslims in the country. Speaking at an event recently in Korea where he addressed the Sri Lankans living there, Gnanasara also revealed…

“With A Little Political Backing We Can End The Rise Of Muslims”, Gnanasara Who Wishes To Emulate Prabhakaran Declares

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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Fearful Weerawansa Spills The Beans, Tells Exact Location Of Gota’s Mass Graves

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A fearful MP Wimal Weerawansa pin pointed the exact location of the mass graves related to the last phase of Sri Lanka’s civil war. MP Weerawansa exposed this exact location when he met the Malwatte chief prelate Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri…

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Colombo Telegraph reliably learns that under reporting in the English media of the protests held by the students, parents and the alumni of Uduvil Girls’ College, Jaffna over the retirement of the school Principal Mrs. Shiranee Mills and the attacks…

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Sri Lanka’s Good Governance Champion, President Maithripala Sirisena is embroiled in an alleged bribery scandal…

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The Sri Lankan Chapter of the global anti-corruption body, Transparency International (TI) appears to be…

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Transparency International Inquiring Into Corruption Issues At Its Sri Lanka Chapter

The global anti-corruption body, Transparency International has said that they are inquiring into the various…

Sujeewa Senasinghe Caught With Pants Down For Vehicle Permit Abuse: SC Refuses To Intervene

Sujeewa Senasinghe Caught With Pants Down For Vehicle Permit Abuse: SC Refuses To Intervene

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By Rajan Hoole – 1979 – 83: The Mounting Repression – Part I “The youth…

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

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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…

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