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LGBT Rights In Sri Lanka: Under A Neo-Colonial Shadow?

LGBT Rights In Sri Lanka: Under A Neo-Colonial Shadow?

By Chaminda Weerawardhana – A few weeks ago, the international day against homophobia and transphobia…

SriLankan Airlines Hospitality @ Lord’s

SriLankan Airlines Hospitality @ Lord’s

By Rajeewa Jayaweera – The national carrier SriLankan Airlines operated an eighteen seater Flysmiles Hospitality…

Moolai Hospital Jaffna – Reaching For New Vistas

Moolai Hospital Jaffna – Reaching For New Vistas

By S. Sivathasan – Plumbing new ground, embracing bold initiatives, sustaining effort amidst adversities and…

Capitalism’s Strange Crisis Of Abundance: The Universal Basic Income Headache

Capitalism’s Strange Crisis Of Abundance: The Universal Basic Income Headache

By Kumar David – “Reduction of necessary labour corresponds to free development of individualities and…

Trust Takes Years To Build, Seconds To Break, Forever To Repair

Trust Takes Years To Build, Seconds To Break, Forever To Repair

By Suren Surendiran – “Don’t judge us by the broken promises, experiences and U-turns of…

Thoughts On Right To Information

Thoughts On Right To Information

By R. Sampanthan – Revelation of information should not result in harm to the public…

Brexit – A One-Night Stand In Political Decision Making?

Brexit – A One-Night Stand In Political Decision Making?

By Chandre Dharmawardana – Brixit – a one-night stand in political decision making? Complex political questions…

BBS Threatens A Repeat Aluthgama

BBS Threatens A Repeat Aluthgama

By Hilmy Ahamed – I have been accused by many in comments to my articles…

Advising Prime Minister On Selection Of The Next Governor For The Central Bank!

Advising Prime Minister On Selection Of The Next Governor For The Central Bank!

By Hema Senanayake – I suppose it is wishful thinking on my part. Still I…

The Case Against Devolution

The Case Against Devolution

By Izeth Hussain – Should the Government come to an agreement with the TNA over…

The Heroes Of Anuradhapura

The Heroes Of Anuradhapura

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

Advancing Reconciliation Diplomacy

Advancing Reconciliation Diplomacy

By Mangala Samaraweera – If you want to know what kind of diplomacy Sri Lanka…

The Story Of The Escapee Genie

The Story Of The Escapee Genie

By Mahesan Niranjan – It was a day in the year 1976. A teen aged…

Brexit & Sri Lanka: Some Thoughts From Trinidad

Brexit & Sri Lanka: Some Thoughts From Trinidad

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – Brexit as Separatism Brexit, a portmanteau word combining Britain…

What Does True Political Change Imply?

What Does True Political Change Imply?

By Basil Fernando – I had the good fortune of attending a meeting organized by…

An Evening In Jaffna With Hon. Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne, MP

An Evening In Jaffna With Hon. Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne, MP

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – It was a treat to hear Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne…

We Will See The Death Of The Death Penalty

We Will See The Death Of The Death Penalty

By Mangala Samaraweera – Despite its widespread use, for millennia the death penalty has caused…

Normalising The Abnormalcy – Reflections On Self-Determination, Justice & Peace In Post-War Sri Lanka

Normalising The Abnormalcy –  Reflections On Self-Determination, Justice & Peace In Post-War Sri Lanka

By Kumaravadivel Guruparan – I am deeply honoured by this invitation to deliver the Maamanithar Prof…

Unaccountable Accountants Mock Good Governance: Activists Not Interested

Unaccountable Accountants Mock Good Governance: Activists Not Interested

By Amrit Muttukumaru – It is baffling why good governance activists purportedly battling corruption steer clear…

Corruption Has Become The Norm

Corruption Has Become The Norm

By Vishwamithra1984 – “I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in…

Whither Yahapālanaya?

Whither Yahapālanaya?

By Harini Amarasuriya – Recently there has been a spurt of interest in defining what…

Arjuna Mahendran Is Innocent – Another Betrayal By Yahapālanaya

Arjuna Mahendran Is Innocent – Another Betrayal By Yahapālanaya

By Granville Perera – My Theory: The United National Party (UNP) led common opposition won…

Devolution Of Power To Province Or Region, & To Local Government Level

Devolution Of Power To Province Or Region, & To Local Government Level

By Kumudu Kusum Kumara – The Report of the Public Representations Committee (PRC) on Constitutional…

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Lord Buddha’s Teachings Reminded As Sri Lanka Celebrated Seven Year Since End Of War

On the eve of Sri Lanka celebrating it’s seventh anniversary since defeating the LTTE, Ven. Galkande Dhammananda Thero, a renowned history lecturer attached to the University of Kelaniya reminded the country of the important teachings of Lord Buddha where renouncing conquest and defeat will help everyone live happily. Dhammananda Thero, in a special message which…

Lord Buddha’s Teachings Reminded As Sri Lanka Celebrated Seven Year Since End Of War

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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Following months of intensified protests, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe finally crumbled under pressure and has assured that controversial Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, will not be appointed for a second term, until investigations against him are concluded. According to a…

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