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Civil Society Urges The President To Revoke Musali Gazette

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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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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Sunday Island Carries Fake News: Gota

The Sunday Island news story: ‘Key suspect in Lasantha killing given diplomatic post by Gotabhaya’ is fake news, misleading the public, says the former secretary to the ministry of defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He has tweeted “Fake news misleading public #sundayIsland” with a link to a criticism written by one Sanjaya Amarathunga which was posted on […]

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Lake House To Sue ‘Aarakshakayo’: Page Taken Down But CID Inquiry Continues

The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. (Lake House) is to be the first Sri Lankan company to resort to a law suit over potential financial losses caused by online abuse and fake news. The company lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department on Thursday against a defamatory Facebook page by the name of ‘Lake […]

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Rs 3 Million Compensation For 30 Meethotamulla Victims; Rs 600 Million For Environmental Minister’s Luxury Benz Cars

While the official website of the Ministry of Disaster Management has no information whatsoever regarding the recent tragedy at Meethotamulla where slippage of a massive garbage dump wreaked havoc on residents of the area, the Government has offered compensation of 100,000 rupees to the families of the victims. As of today 30 bodies have been […]

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CID, CERT Probe Lake House Facebook Controversy: Director In Hot Water

Following Colombo Telegraph’s revelation on the current state of affairs at the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) launched an investigation, today, into a derogatory Facebook profile damaging the reputation of the state-run newspaper company. The management of the company, lodging a complaint with […]

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VC Election At Jaffna University: Mockery Of Democracy And University Autonomy

Colombo Telegraph has come to know that the professor of Mathematics at the University of Jaffna who topped the VC’s election held recently has a questionable track record as academic administrator and public figure. Members of the University Council, as electors of Vice Chancellors, are obligated to search for and elect leaders with inclusive social […]

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UK Prime Minister Announces Snap General Election

UK prime minister Theresa May has announced a general election, due to take place on the 8 June. May says she needs an election now because other parties are opposed to the government’s Brexit plans May says the government has a plan for Brexit that will allow the UK to regain control of its laws […]

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Lake House Directors To Be Replaced: Presidential Committee Finds Fault With Editorial Director

The Board of Directors of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL), commonly known as Lake House, is to be replaced soon, informed sources of the government confirmed on Sunday. The current Chairman and the Managing Director of the state-run newspaper company is Kavan Ratnayaka, the elder brother of Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka. […]

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Jaffna: A University Sinking In Mediocrity And Sectarianism

Perversion of Tamil Aspirations There was a time the Tamils prided themselves in contrast to the Sinhalese polity’s image as mired in religious and ethnic obscurantism. This image was highlighted in the Vaddukoddai Resolution of 1976. The Tamil militant struggle, whatever its internal divisions, was strictly secular and those with left leanings were agnostic or […]

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