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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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Cabinet Committee On Economic Management Directs FCID To Probe Only Pre-2015 Deals

The Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) is asked not to probe procurements after 2015 by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Management (CCEM). The move means that only procurements before 2015, which were under the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration, would be probed, the Sunday Times reported. According to the newspaper, the FCID has been told to […]

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Condemn The Vice Chancellor Of J’pura University For Killing Innocent Dogs – An Online Petition Launched

Rights activists have launched an online petition seeking justice for J’pura University dogs who were dumped/killed inhumanly and to condemn the Vice Chancellor of the University for ordering this inhumane act. The petition said: The petition is to ask for justice for the innocent dogs who were living inside of the premises of University of Jayawardhanapura. They […]

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Dias And Weliamuna Step Down From TISL Following RTI Requests

Chairman of Transparency International, Sri Lanka (TISL) Lakshan Dias and prominent TISL Board Member, J.C. Weliamuna have both stepped down from their positions in the organization in the wake of several Right to Information (RTI) petitions being filed by trade unionists under the RTI Act asking for reports relating to alleged corruption and internal mismanagement […]

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Why Is The Ministry Of Education Not Appointing Principals Of National Schools As Information Officers?

Media recently reported that there is only one IO (Information Officer) appointed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act for national schools at Isurupaya who is unable to answer all the many information requests being made by parents.  That Information Officer is apparently dodging calls by parents. When parents go to the Education Ministry personally […]

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GSP Plus: Trade Committee Coordinators Issue Warning To Prime Minister

In an unprecedented move the coordinators of all political groups in the trade committee, the Member of European Parliament responsible for GSP+ and Special Rapporteurs of the European Parliament responsible for South Asia issued an unprecedented ultimatum to Ranil Wickremesinghe. The deadline for Wickremesinghe to meet these demands have been revealed in closed door conversations […]

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President’s Office Attempts To Destroy Independence Of The Judiciary

Azath Salley, former Central Provincial Council member speaking to a Colombo Telegraph has confirmed that the President has assured him that he would not interfere in the Constitutional Council’s selection of the President of the Court of Appeal. Earlier, in a blatant disregard of the independence of the Constitutional Council and the Judiciary, the President’s Office had […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Meets Daham Sirisena

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Daham Sirisena on the 23rd of March 2017 at the Kremlin in Moscow. Whilst accompanying his father President Maithripala Sirisena, he stated on his Facebook page that the First Lady and First family were warmly greeted by the Russian President. (By Janaka Ranaweera)

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Sirisena And Rajapaksa Import Brand New Jeeps Using MP Duty Free Permits

Both President Maithripala Sirisena and former President and Kurunegala district MP Mahinda Rajapaksa have imported brand new jeeps using MP Duty Free Permits. President Sirisena has imported a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser on 14th October 2016 for USD 62.500. According to the custom’s declaration form the total tax waived off for Sirisena’s vehicle is […]

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