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SC & AP Judges Should Resign Voluntarily

SC & AP Judges Should Resign Voluntarily

By ANI Ekanayaka – Hon Justice K Sripavan, Chief Justice, Supreme Court Complex Colombo 12…

RTI: Exclusion Of Private Sector, NGOs & Crucial Restrictions – Untenable

RTI: Exclusion Of Private Sector, NGOs & Crucial Restrictions – Untenable

By Amrit Muttukumaru – Draft ‘Right to Information’ – Farcical? Exclusion of Private Sector, NGOs &…

What Happened In Jaffna Should Not Stay In Jaffna

What Happened In Jaffna Should Not Stay In Jaffna

By Yudhanjaya Wijeratne – “The fighting’s started in Jaffna again,” said the woman at the…

Business Plans To Encourage Solar Electricity

Business Plans To Encourage Solar Electricity

By Kumar David – Not only information technology but other technologies too are moving forward…

What’s The Deal Ravi K?

What’s The Deal Ravi K?

By Malinda Seneviratne – The previous regime was the most corrupt in remembered history, according…

Vasu & Ranil: Fire & Ice

Vasu & Ranil: Fire & Ice

By Dayan Jayatilleka – ‘They had come from different hemispheres of the night, from different…

Awoth Atha Thamai: Cabraal Is No Excuse For Mahendran

Awoth Atha Thamai: Cabraal Is No Excuse For Mahendran

By Laksiri Fernando – “I promised that the consultative committee of my Ministry would be…

Sri Lanka’s Daughter

Sri Lanka’s Daughter

By Thisuri Wanniarachchi – Before the protests, before this became a debate about race, political…

Vadamarachchi – Was President JR A Traitor?

Vadamarachchi – Was President JR A Traitor?

By Izeth Hussain – Several questions arose in my mind while reading the opening paragraphs…

Handing Over Arms To The LTTE

Handing Over Arms To The LTTE

By Rajan Hoole – Law Enforcement and the Security Services: Politicisation and Demoralisation – 14…

Contours Of A New Sri Lanka

Contours Of A New Sri Lanka

By Mangala Saraweera – I thank all of you for so graciously hosting me here…

Northern Demonstrations: Creating A Kashmir?

Northern Demonstrations: Creating A Kashmir?

By Dayan Jayatilleka – Were the scenes we saw on our TV screens this week…

Jaya Needed For Tamils, TNA, & Modi

Jaya Needed For Tamils, TNA, & Modi

By Eelaventhan Manickavasakar – Jayalalithaa’s long drawn out corruption case ended with a seemingly unexpected…

Banning Active Politics For Buddhist Monks

Banning Active Politics For Buddhist Monks

By Gamini Jayaweera – It was with real happiness and great relief that we read…

This Year Marks The 25th Anniversary Of Kattankudy Massacre

This Year Marks The 25th Anniversary Of Kattankudy Massacre

By Nishthar Idroos – Last year was the tenth anniversary of the devastating Tsunami. Survivors…

Screaming At Gota & Silent On Fonseka, Why?

Screaming At Gota & Silent On Fonseka, Why?

By Granville Perera – A war winning decorated military hero, who was court marshaled, stripped…

NO To Animal Cruelty – YES To Animal Welfare Bill

NO To Animal Cruelty – YES To Animal Welfare Bill

By Vositha Wijenayake – Recently a video which was shared by a Sri Lankan on…

The Adrenalin Rush To Save The Wilpattu National Park

The Adrenalin Rush To Save The Wilpattu National Park

By Mass L. Usuf – The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) a global monitoring body…

Colombo Port City: Do The Chinese Have A Hidden Agenda?

Colombo Port City: Do The Chinese Have A Hidden Agenda?

By DNR Samaranayaka – The controversial Colombo Port City (CPC) project, which has been designed…

Issues Concerning Judiciary: MS & RW Should Take The Full Responsibility

Issues Concerning Judiciary: MS & RW Should Take The Full Responsibility

By Nagananda Kodituwakku – Now, various statements are appearing in both electronic and print media,…

Devolution: Media In Provinces

Devolution: Media In Provinces

By Lal Keerthie Fernando – Access to media, its determination for news and information, is…

Impact Of Globalization & Sri Lanka’s Reconciliation

Impact Of Globalization & Sri Lanka’s Reconciliation

By Ayathuray Rajasingam – The open economy introduced in Sri Lanka by the JR Jayewardene(JR)-led…

Ranil’s Gestapo Police Exposed In Supreme Court

Ranil’s Gestapo Police Exposed In Supreme Court

By H. L. D. Mahindapala – President’s Counsel, Romesh de Silva’s brilliant analysis of the…

Disappearances In Custody Six Years Ago Today

Disappearances In Custody Six Years Ago Today

By Yasmin Sooka – On the 18 May 2009, a large number of witnesses saw…

Victory Day: Least That We Forget

Victory Day: Least That We Forget

By Rajeewa Jayaweera – Cabinet spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne informed the media that “May 19,…

Political Necessity Used For Politicking, Negates Independent Commissions

Political Necessity Used For Politicking, Negates Independent Commissions

By Kusal Perera – In a not so peculiar turn of events for Sri Lanka,…

Parliamentary Elections: What Should President Sirisena Do?

Parliamentary Elections: What Should President Sirisena Do?

By Dayan Jayatilleka – It’s out in the open now, the discrepancy in the views…

The Shift From Victory Day To Remembrance Day 

The Shift From Victory Day To Remembrance Day 

By Jehan Perera – May 18 has been a day of divisive sentiment since the…

A Central Bank Missing The Main Point Puts The Nation On ‘Extra’ Red Alert

A Central Bank Missing The Main Point Puts The Nation On ‘Extra’ Red Alert

By W.A Wijewardena – Treating losses lightly by the Central Bank The Central Bank has…

Maithripala – Mahinda Talks: A Genuine Effort?

Maithripala – Mahinda Talks: A Genuine Effort?

By Gamini Jayaweera – MS – MR Talks: A Genuine Effort to Unite the SLFP…

The Passing Of An Aviation Legend & Lessons To Be Leant 

The Passing Of An Aviation Legend & Lessons To Be Leant 

By Rajeewa Jayaweera – Below is a release by Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman &…

Which Way TNA?

Which Way TNA?

By Isai Priya – The Tamil National Alliance (TNA-UK) has sent its “heartfelt congratulations” to…

How To ‘Solve’ Wilpattu

How To ‘Solve’ Wilpattu

By Uditha Devapriya – The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has raised concerns about deforestation around…

Democratising Laws & Minds

Democratising Laws & Minds

By Tisaranee Gunasekara – “No questioning arises from subservient lips.” Andrée Chedid (For Salman Rushdie)…

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Live Telecast Of Kurunegala Rally Organised By SLFP Snubs

Live telecast of Kuranegala rally organised by SLFP Snubs, Wimal Weerawansa, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Udaya Gammanpila and Dinesh Gunawardena. They say that their intention is fielding former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Ministerial candidate at the upcoming general elections.…

Live Telecast Of Kurunegala Rally Organised By SLFP Snubs

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

Audio: Dayan’s Controversial Lecture At Nandadasa Kodagoda 16th Memorial Event

Deshamanya Nandadasa Kodagoda 16th Memorial Oration delivered by Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka on “Sri Lanka and the World : Contemporary Challenges”. The event was held on 2nd August 2013 at the SriLanka Foundation Institute, to commemorate the 16th death anniversary of the late Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda, and was organized by the Nandadasa Kodagoda Memorial Trust.  …

Audio: Dayan’s Controversial Lecture At Nandadasa Kodagoda 16th Memorial Event

Event: Issues Of Truth And Accountability – The Last Stages Of The War In Sri Lanka

The Marga Institute and Consortium for Humanitarian Agencies (CHA) launched the publication – “Issues of Truth and Accountability – Narrative 3 (The Last stages of the war in Sri Lanka), on the 15th of August at the BMICH. As a follow up Marga Institute is organizing a Colloquium which will be held on the 29th…

Event: Issues Of Truth And Accountability – The Last Stages Of The War In Sri Lanka

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In Memory Of My Father- Professor Sucharita Gamlath

In Memory Of My Father- Professor Sucharita Gamlath

By Sharmila Gamlath – My father, late Professor Sucharita Gamlath was one of the most prolific scholars of his time. During his lifetime, he continuously demonstrated his acumen in a range of fields, fulfilling the roles of author, teacher, literary…

Parliamentary Election, Mounting Crisis, Mahinda Factor

Parliamentary Election, Mounting Crisis, Mahinda Factor

By Dayan Jayatilleka – The SLFP participation at the Ratnapura rally trumped the cooptation (‘National Government’) tactic of the SLFP Rightwing. The anti-Mahinda tendency of the SLFP is now caught in the coils of its own contradictions. If it follows…

Heritage & Nationalism: A Bane Of Sri Lanka

Heritage & Nationalism: A Bane Of Sri Lanka

By Jude Fernando – “Those who control the past control the future. Those who control the present control the past” -George Orwell “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there”- L.P. Hartley. The current practices of archeology…

Wiggie’s Thunderbolt & 13A – Not + As Solution

Wiggie’s Thunderbolt & 13A – Not + As Solution

By Izeth Hussain – This article is really in continuation of my article ‘After the Modi visit‘. That article was written hurriedly while I was still convalescent and in a state of alarm. Since then I have had time to…

The Story Of The Rajapaksa Diplomats

The Story Of The Rajapaksa Diplomats

By Ranga Kalansooriya – Sunday Times in its last week edition carried somewhat a disturbing headline story that brought embarrassment to Sri Lanka mainly on international theatre. The story elaborated how Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia had allegedly involved…

‘Bora Diya Pokuna’ From A Buddhist Perspective

‘Bora Diya Pokuna’ From A Buddhist Perspective

By Indrakanthi Perera – After many conversations about the film with Malathi de Alwis and then reading her review `Bora Diya Pokuna Creates Ripples’, in the Colombo Telegraph. I am inspired to express my own views, especially in terms of the…

Sirisena Shakes Queen’s Hand Without Gloves – Wow!

Sirisena Shakes Queen’s Hand Without Gloves – Wow!

By H. L. D. Mahindapala – The post-independent period is a unique segment of Sri…

Sinhala National Anthem & Mahagama Sekara

Sinhala National Anthem & Mahagama Sekara

By Kusal Perera – Mahagama Sekera was a unique and a versatile artiste, rarely met…

Get It Right Now Or Pay The Price

Get It Right Now Or Pay The Price

By M.A. Sumanthiran – Mr. Deputy Chairman of Committees, as I rise to speak on this…

National Government: Presidential Election Betrayed

National Government: Presidential Election Betrayed

By Sumanasiri Liyanage – Spinoza once said, “those who laugh last, laugh best”. People who voted…

Bora Diya Pokuna Creates Ripples

Bora Diya Pokuna Creates Ripples

By Malathi de Alwis – Satyajith Maitipe’s debut feature film, Bora Diya Pokuna (Scent of…

Sirisena, Mahinda, Or Puran Appu?

Sirisena, Mahinda, Or Puran Appu?

By Jagath Asoka – Who is worthy of admiration and accolades, soft-spoken Sirisena or iron-pumping…

Change But No Change In Sri Lanka

Change But No Change In Sri Lanka

By Deirdre McConnell – What is the difference between a “changing context” and a “paradigm…

The 30 Year Bond Issue By The CB Governor – The Issues Involved

The 30 Year Bond Issue By The CB Governor – The Issues Involved

By R.M.B Senanayake – The Central Bank Governor has admitted that there was a failure…

The Maharaja & The Political Media Mafia

The Maharaja & The Political Media Mafia

By Granville Perera – The total abuse of our broadcast frequencies and airwaves by the government…

The Great Neighbour Tilts: Lessons In Geopolitics

The Great Neighbour Tilts: Lessons In Geopolitics

By Dayan Jayatilleka – “…Contiguous polities, in Kautilya’s analysis, existed in a state of latent…

1815 And 2015

1815 And 2015

By Tisaranee Gunasekara – “One must always say what one sees. But especially – and…

Honourable Prime Minister Of Bharath, We Seek Justice & Fair Play

Honourable Prime Minister Of Bharath, We Seek Justice & Fair Play

By C.V. Wigneswaran – Gurur Brahma … Honourable Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India,…

The Modi Visit & Sri Lanka’s Direction

The Modi Visit & Sri Lanka’s Direction

By Dayan Jayatilleka – Prime Minister Modi is much admired and rightly so as a charismatic,…

Tamils Should Keep Silent – To Reconcile

Tamils Should Keep Silent – To Reconcile

By V. Kanthaiya – “When being raped, she shouldn’t fight back. She should just be…

Radhika Coomaraswamy’s ‘Beyond Genocide’

Radhika Coomaraswamy’s ‘Beyond Genocide’

By Charles Sarvan – “Genocide, after all, is an exercise in community building.” – Philip Gourevitch,…

Nazi Roots Of The So-Called Indigenous Academic!

Nazi Roots Of The So-Called Indigenous Academic!

By Laksiri Fernando – The response begins by calling names. In the very first sentence,…

Dayan Jayatilleka’s ‘Cyanide Capsule’

Dayan Jayatilleka’s ‘Cyanide Capsule’

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – Of the 100 days package of pledges the most fundamental one…

19 A: A Constitutional Cyanide Capsule

19 A: A Constitutional Cyanide Capsule

By Dayan Jayatilleka – The 19th amendment is quite seriously flawed in terms of (a)…

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Jaffna VC Bans Academics From Discussing Dr. Hoole’s “From Rajani To War’s End”

Jaffna VC Bans Academics From Discussing Dr. Hoole’s “From Rajani To War’s End”

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna Prof. Vasanthi Arasaratnam has banned the discussion…

Full Text: President Maithripala Sirisena’s Statement On First 100 Days

Full Text: President Maithripala Sirisena’s Statement On First 100 Days

On this occasion that marks 100 days since my election as President, I think it…

Gota Says Thanks To Illegal Protesters

Gota Says Thanks To Illegal Protesters

“I’m a bureaucrat who served for the country, if they are treating me like this, no…

Basil Rajapaksa Remanded Till May 5th

Basil Rajapaksa Remanded Till May 5th

Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa was remanded till May 5th by the Kaduwela magistrate.…

Sirisena Should Call A Snap Election And Appoint Mahinda As Prime Minister: Gota

Sirisena Should Call A Snap Election And Appoint Mahinda As Prime Minister: Gota

“Maithripala Sirisena has been elected President for six years. Therefore, he will have to continue.…

Customs DG’s Collusion To Embezzle Hundreds Of Millions Tax Revenue Reported To President Sirisena

Customs DG’s Collusion To Embezzle Hundreds Of Millions Tax Revenue Reported To President Sirisena

In a dramatic tern of events the Director General of Customs, Jagath Wijeweera’s collusion with…

Ranil’s Committee Clears Arjuna Mahendran

Ranil’s Committee Clears Arjuna Mahendran

A Three-member committee appointed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to probe into the controversy that…

Helicopter Bills: ‘Passengers Should Pay’ Says Ravi K – ‘Srisena & SLFP Should Pay’ Says Wimal W

Helicopter Bills: ‘Passengers Should Pay’ Says Ravi K – ‘Srisena & SLFP Should Pay’ Says Wimal W

The former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his family members and his henchmen who misused the Sri…

Lawlessness In Customs Costs Govt Dearly: Tyre Importer Says

Lawlessness In Customs Costs Govt Dearly: Tyre Importer Says

A reputed tyre importer whose trade has been severely affected by a large-scale fraudulent tyre…

Sri Lankan Airlines: Over Rs. 712 Million Duty Free Total Loss In Last Three Years & Still Continues

Sri Lankan Airlines: Over Rs. 712 Million Duty Free Total Loss In Last Three Years & Still Continues

A group of airline professionals have confirmed that the loss Sri Lankan Airlines has incurred due…

State Institutions To Pay Over A Billion For Rajapaksa Led Advertising On State Media

State Institutions To Pay Over A Billion For Rajapaksa Led Advertising On State Media

The government sources say over Rs. One billion outstanding payments that were to be paid…

Sri Lanka Must Offer Full Support To The Ongoing UN Investigation: David Cameron

Sri Lanka Must Offer Full Support To The Ongoing UN Investigation: David Cameron

“I’m sure many people celebrating today will be thinking of loved ones overseas, especially in…

We Will Continue To Push For Full & Independent Inquiry On Sri Lanka’s War Crimes: Ed Miliband

We Will Continue To Push For Full & Independent Inquiry On Sri Lanka’s War Crimes: Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband has vowed to continue to push for a full, independent, international inquiry into…

Sri Lankan Airlines Rs 338 Million Fraud: In Flight Duty Free ‘Day Light Robbery’ Still Continues

Sri Lankan Airlines Rs 338 Million Fraud: In Flight Duty Free ‘Day Light Robbery’ Still Continues

The Board of Inquiry into the misappropriations of Sri Lankan Airlines findings highlights a massive…

SC Decision On 19A Clears Way For Ultimate Abolition Sans Referendum: Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne

SC Decision On 19A Clears Way For Ultimate Abolition Sans Referendum: Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne

I have always been for the total abolition of the executive presidency. In the present…

Rajapaksas Used Aircrafts Like Local Taxi Service; Details Of Aircraft Misuse By Rajapaksas & Their Henchmen Revealed

Rajapaksas Used Aircrafts Like Local Taxi Service; Details Of Aircraft Misuse By Rajapaksas & Their Henchmen Revealed

Appalling details of the manner in which former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his family members and…

SriLankan AirLines’ Sexual Harassment: Rajapaksa’s Brother-In-Law Used Three Houses For ‘Other Purposes’

SriLankan AirLines’ Sexual Harassment: Rajapaksa’s Brother-In-Law Used Three Houses For ‘Other Purposes’

The Board of Inquiry into the misappropriations of Sri Lankan Airlines has revealed the former…

ITAK Makes Fresh Bid For Opp Leader Role, Writes To The Speaker

ITAK Makes Fresh Bid For Opp Leader Role, Writes To The Speaker

The Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) has today written to the Speaker clarifying its position…

Rs.18 Million Spent On Food Alone At Three Rajapaksa Functions

Rs.18 Million Spent On Food Alone At Three Rajapaksa Functions

Funds worth Rs. 18,592,750 had been spent as food expenses alone at just three functions…

Full Text Of The SC Determination On The 19th Amendment: Some Sections Need A Referendum

Full Text Of The SC Determination On The 19th Amendment: Some Sections Need A Referendum

The Supreme Court has today determined that the 19th Amendment to the Constitutions is consistent…

Ex-Aviation Minister Exploited Over Rs. 3 Million Sri Lankan Airlines Funds

Ex-Aviation Minister Exploited Over Rs. 3 Million Sri Lankan Airlines Funds

Former Civil Aviation Minister Priyankara Jayaratne has exploited Sri Lankan Airlines funds worth over Rs.…

Sri Lankan Airlines Spent Over Rs. 86 Million For Namal ‘Baby’s’ Pet Projects

Sri Lankan Airlines Spent Over Rs. 86 Million For Namal ‘Baby’s’ Pet Projects

A sum of over Rs. 86 million has been spent by Sri Lankan Airlines since…

Gota To Lead UPFA Snubs Alliance

Gota To Lead UPFA Snubs Alliance

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, despite initially stating he has no intention of entering politics…

BoI Reveals Rohitha Rajapaksa’s Illegal ‘Rush Tag’ Baggage Business: Full Report

BoI Reveals Rohitha Rajapaksa’s Illegal ‘Rush Tag’ Baggage Business: Full Report

The board of Inquiry headed by J.C. Weliamuna on Sri Lankan airlines has found blatant…

Air Hostess Released For Namal Unable To Describe Exact Location She Worked: Full Report

Air Hostess Released For Namal Unable To Describe Exact Location She Worked: Full Report

The Sri Lanka airline cabin crew member released for Namal Rajapaksa’s work was unable to…

Customs Officials Demand Ransom Of Rs.120 Million – Custom Chief Wijeweera Under Fire

Customs Officials Demand Ransom Of Rs.120 Million – Custom Chief Wijeweera Under Fire

Appalling details of a daylight robbery committed by a group of Customs Officers under the…

Sri Lankan Airlines: ‘Nanny’ Nishantha’s COO Baby Capt. Druvi Still To Resign

Sri Lankan Airlines: ‘Nanny’ Nishantha’s COO Baby Capt. Druvi Still To Resign

“The all-important question on the lips of every employee of both the national carrier Sri…

Weliamuna Report Recommends Criminal Prosecutions Of Shiranthi’s Brother Nishantha W & AirLanka CEO

Weliamuna Report Recommends Criminal Prosecutions Of Shiranthi’s Brother Nishantha W & AirLanka CEO

A Board of Inquiry has found shocking details of corruption running into billions of dollars,…

Laws To Ban Hate Speech

Laws To Ban Hate Speech

Minister Rajitha Senaratne today said that amendments will be made to the Penal code in…

Ban The Niqab/Burka If Full-Face Helmets Are To Be Banned: Sinhala Ravaya

Ban The Niqab/Burka If Full-Face Helmets Are To Be Banned: Sinhala Ravaya

Sinhala Ravaya organisation has demanded the Police to ban the wearing of the burka and…

Exclusive: Navy Report Reveals Shocking Details Of Yoshitha Rajapaksa’s Rise – Ukraine Paid The Bills

Exclusive: Navy Report Reveals Shocking Details Of Yoshitha Rajapaksa’s Rise – Ukraine Paid The Bills

After violating all laid down norms for recruitment to the Sri Lanka Navy, the son…

SC Shown Basil Rajapaksa Judicially Recognized To Have Committed Corrupt Practice At Mulkirigala By-Election In 1987

SC Shown Basil Rajapaksa Judicially Recognized To Have Committed Corrupt Practice At Mulkirigala By-Election In 1987

During submissions in the 19th Amendment Bill determination hearing today (April 1), the Supreme Court…

Govt. Lacks Credibility; We’ve No Reason To Believe In Sirisena’s Promises: Tamil Civil Society Forum

Govt. Lacks Credibility; We’ve No Reason To Believe In Sirisena’s Promises: Tamil Civil Society Forum

The Tamil Civil Society Forum (TCSF) says the characterization of the last phase of the…

I Am A Hero: MR

I Am A Hero: MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that his heroism is reflected by the prolonged period…

President Skips His Brother’s Funeral

President Skips His Brother’s Funeral

It seems President Maithripala Sirisena has deliberately skipped his own brother – Priyantha Sirisena’s funeral…

Sirisena Is A Conspirer: Anura K

Sirisena Is A Conspirer: Anura K

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake charges President Maithripala Sirisena is a conspirer who is plotting…

Mihin Lanka: ‘Singapore Shoplifter’ Capt. Jayakody Investigates ‘Documents Leak’

Mihin Lanka: ‘Singapore Shoplifter’ Capt. Jayakody Investigates ‘Documents Leak’

Capt. Druvi Perera the questionable holder of the Chief Operations Officer (COO) title of Sri…

Full Text: Amendments Proposed To The Gazetted 19th Amendment Shared With Leaders Of Political Parties

Full Text: Amendments Proposed To The Gazetted 19th Amendment Shared With Leaders Of Political Parties

The proposed amendments give effect to the changes to the 19th Amendment agreed to by…

The Bond Issue Goes To Supreme Court – Full Text Of The Petition

The Bond Issue Goes To Supreme Court – Full Text Of The Petition

A team of professional and experienced bankers and treasury managers and Good Governance activists Dr…

SLFP Snubs Also Call For ‘Royalist’ As Opposition Leader

SLFP Snubs Also Call For ‘Royalist’ As Opposition Leader

Sri Lanka Freedom Party snubs today made a call for the appointment of Ranil Wickremesinghe‘s…

Traveling To US With A ‘Young Man’ – Mangala Clarifies

Traveling To US With A ‘Young Man’ – Mangala Clarifies

Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera today rejected the news reports that had been published in…

SF’s Promotion Is A Symbolic Act Of Militarization: Dr. Dewasiri

SF’s Promotion Is A Symbolic Act Of Militarization: Dr. Dewasiri

Academic and social activist Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri says the recently awarded Field Marshall title…

Mihin Lanka Pilot Snoozes In Cockpit By Himself

Mihin Lanka Pilot Snoozes In Cockpit By Himself

A Mihin Lanka Captain was found snoozing in the cockpit of a commercial flight en route to Colombo, whilst his First Officer of the low cost carrier was locked out the airline’s sources told Colombo Telegraph yesterday. The panic stricken…

Wiliamuna Controversy: Jayaratne Sees Nothing Wrong

Wiliamuna Controversy: Jayaratne Sees Nothing Wrong

“I am not aware of the terms of engagement under which Mr. Weliamuna provided these services nor the associated terms and conditions, including confidentality commitments and client/ service provider relationship terms. In that context I am unable to determine whether…

Absolute Conflict Of Interest: Maithri’s Investigator Weliamuna Must Go

Absolute Conflict Of Interest: Maithri’s Investigator Weliamuna Must Go

Good governance activists in Sri Lanka urged the Chairman of Transparency International Sri Lanka to resign form all posts he currently holds, including the Special Presidential Task Force for the recovery of illegally acquired state assets. “Just saw the Colombo Telegraph story on…

Sri Lankan Airlines Probe: Weliamuna Yet To Disclose Fee Breakdown

Sri Lankan Airlines Probe: Weliamuna Yet To Disclose Fee Breakdown

J. C. Weliamuna, one of Sri Lanka’s most prominent good governence activists, the former Executive Director of Transparency International Sri Lanka is yet to reveal the amount of money he received as the head of first government-commissioned inquiry into the previous…

Dayasiri Jayasekara Is Likely To Be SLFP Prime Ministerial Candidate

Dayasiri Jayasekara Is Likely To Be SLFP Prime Ministerial Candidate

Dayasiri Jayasekara is believed to be President Srisena’s strong personal preference as successor, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns. President Maithripala Srisena has opened the way for a wide contest to replace him as SLFP leader and he named three possible successors among…

Rajapaksas Siphon Off 18 Billion Dollars: Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera

Rajapaksas Siphon Off 18 Billion Dollars: Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera

“According to some of the people we’ve been working with, they feel that the assets that have been siphoned off from this country by the Rajapaksa family at large may amount to 18 billion dollars” says the Minister of Foreign…

Sri Lankan Airlines: Weliamuna Inquiry Costs Rs 3.5 Million

Sri Lankan Airlines: Weliamuna Inquiry Costs Rs 3.5 Million

The first government-commissioned inquiry into the previous government’s corruption and malpractices has cost taxpayers Rs 3.5 million, Colombo Telegraph can reveal today. The investigation ordered by Arjuna Ranatunga, the Minister of Ports, Shipping and Civil Aviation and carried out by…

Free Roaming Kotelawala Threatens Talk Show Host

Free Roaming Kotelawala Threatens Talk Show Host

A bodyguard of Lalith Kotelawala the disgraced former Chairman of the Ceylinco group had allegedly threatened the interviewer of a state television station during an interview aired early this year, the Journalist revealed. Upul Shantha Sannasgala who during the interview…

Release Funds And Unreleased Land: Sumanthiran Tells Government

Release Funds And Unreleased Land: Sumanthiran Tells Government

Families who fled Velikamam North area 20 years ago return to find that they are in the middle of a jungle with no access and irregular water supply, says the Tamil National Alliance. After the TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran‘s visit to…

Nose-Biter Deputy Minister Gankanda In Alcohol Driven Rampage Again

Nose-Biter Deputy Minister Gankanda In Alcohol Driven Rampage Again

Dunesh Gankanda, Deputy Minister of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage Board marred his wife’s birthday celebrations held at the Water’s Edge yesterday, when he went on to assault an invited guest by the name of Sumedha Gamlath and his…

Gota Barred From Contesting Elections

Gota Barred From Contesting Elections

After the adaptation of the 19th Amendment to the constitution, dual citizens will not be able to contest elections. The 19th Amendment added a new sub-paragraph to the paragraph “Disqualification for election as Member of Parliament” in the Article 91 of…

Sri Lankan Airlines: Management Turns ‘Blind Eye’ To Weliamanuna’s Findings

Sri Lankan Airlines: Management Turns ‘Blind Eye’ To Weliamanuna’s Findings

A cross section of Sri Lankan Airlines employees who fearlessly came forward to reveal the blatant ongoing malpractices and fraud to the J.C.Weliamuna led ‘Board of Inquiry’ (BOI) complained to ‘Colombo Telegraph’ that nothing has changed since in the investigation…

Update: Parliament Passes 19th Amendment – 212 Votes In Favour

Update: Parliament Passes 19th Amendment – 212 Votes In Favour

Parliament today adopted the 19th Amendment to the constitution. In the third reading of the 19th Amendment, two hundred and fifteen (212) Members of Parliament (MPs) voted for the amendment while only one, MP Sarath Weerasekara voted against it. MP Ajith…

Protect Sri Lankan Muslim Journalist Sharmila Seyyid Who Supports Sex Workers’ Rights: Muslim Civil Society

Protect Sri Lankan Muslim Journalist Sharmila Seyyid Who Supports Sex Workers’ Rights: Muslim Civil Society

Muslim Civil Society activists have urged the Sri Lankan authorities to bring to book those who have been harassing and intimidating journalist and social worker Sharmila Seyyid for her opinion on rights of the sex workers. Giving an interview to the BBC…

Nepotism Continues: Foreign Ministry Tight-Lipped About Sonali Samarasinghe’s ‘Political Appointment’

Nepotism Continues: Foreign Ministry Tight-Lipped About Sonali Samarasinghe’s ‘Political Appointment’

Sonali Samarasinghe, widow of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the slain Editor of the Sunday Leader, has been appointed as Sri Lanka’s ‘Minister Counsellor’ at the country’s mission in the UN Headquarters, New York, it has been reported in a website that is…

Transparency International Salutes Bribery Commission For Its Brave Stand Against High Ranking Perpetrators

Transparency International Salutes Bribery Commission For Its Brave Stand Against High Ranking Perpetrators

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, salutes the proactive nature in which the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) is currently operating, after years of suppression and political interference.…

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