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University Admission Process Needs Urgent Review: A Proposal

University Admission Process Needs Urgent Review: A Proposal

By R.P. Gunawardane – Undoubtedly, higher education is the only path to upward mobility for most of our youth. Thus, university admission is extremely competitive in Sri Lanka and as such it remains a very sensitive national issue for many decades. Only about10% of those who sit GCE A/L are admitted to 14 state universities […]

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Justice For The Dogs Killed In J’Pura University: A Legal Perspective

By Kithmini Avirippola – The Issue of animal welfare has been one that has been brought to attention over the last week due to the missing dogs of the University of Jayewardenepura. It is alleged that t he the dogs of the university were killed/dumped by a contracted company titled “Ultra Clean”, under the instructions […]

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Civil Society Urges The President To Revoke Musali Gazette

2,680 Civil Society activists and 38 organisations have today urged Maithripala Sirisena to review and revoke the recent gazette declaring about 40, 000 hectares of Musali DS division land as Mavillu Forest. The gazette declares 40,030 hectares of land in Musali DS division in the Mannar District as Mavillu forest reserve under 3A of the Forest […]

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I Plead With Every Tamil Not To Betray The Great Leader Chelva

By V. Anandasangaree – The birth anniversary of Thanthai Chelva falls on the 26th of this month. Everyone has a duty to commemorate it. The most unfortunate thing is that, even important Tamil personalities refer to him as the founder of the Federal Party. No one disputes it. But above everything he was the founder of the […]

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Meethotamulla & Corrupt Politicians

By Barbara Seneviratne – Oh! my heavens how lucky we are to have such conscientious ministers, members of Parliament and C.M.C mayors who suddenly were awakened to the cries of the folks who were victims to be buried alive by the so called loving, faithful, dedicated politicians. This mountain of garbage at Meethotamulla was deliberately built with […]

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The Snake That Swallows Its Own Tail !

By Ranil Senanayake – While the stench of the Meethotamulla tragedy is still in the air and while the politicians and their advisors are scurrying around pointing fingers, it is time for us to take to task those corrupt persons who issue EIA’s to facilitate any dirty business. A Government that voluntarily accepts to get environmental […]

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The Northern Desalination Project & Abusing The People Of Maruthankerny

By Purujoththaman Thangamayl – It was announced last week that the desalination project (converting sea water into drinking water) to be undertaken in Maruthankerny would be shelved after it came to light through scientific assessment that the project would cause harm to the environment and to the livelihood of the fishermen of the area. A […]

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Separate Court In Port City: Chinese Official’s Remark Creates Controversy

A fresh controversy has arisen over the Chinese company’s position on the legal and arbitration system of the Chinese funded Colombo Port City, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns. Liang Thow Ming, chief sales and marketing officer of Sri Lanka’s CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd, which is handling the project said a separate court and arbitration […]

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SWRD – Myth And Reality

By Vishwamithra – “Mark this well, you proud men of action! You are, after all, nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of thought.” ~Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel SWRD Bandaranaike, the fourth Prime Minister of Ceylon, was assassinated by a Buddhist monk. A cruel conspiracy was hatched and executed to almost perfect precision. But that was […]

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Meethotamulla Tragedy To Be Duplicated At Muthurajawela?

By Basil Fernando – Dealing with the Meethotamulla waste dump has now become a major national problem for Sri Lanka. At least 30 persons have lost their lives due to the collapse of the waste dump. Many others might have died or suffered serious diseases due to the existence of this waste dump polluting the […]

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