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The top policeman who harbours murders?

The top policeman who harbours murders?

The CID has now been able to ascertain, with very...

Mangala grants 3-fold pay hike to Maithri’s brother

Mangala grants 3-fold pay hike to Maithri’s brother

The Sri Lanka Telecom director board at its meeting yesterday...

For whose desire that Chemmani mass grave case was closed

For whose desire that Chemmani mass grave case was closed

Investigations revealed that 18-year-old Krishanthi Coomeraswamy, a student of Chundikuly...

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Journalists to return from plane that takes relief on Wednesday!

Upali on Monday, 27 April 2015 17:53
Journalists to return from plane that takes relief on Wednesday!

The Sri Lankan journalists who are stranded in Nepal will be brought home by the plane that will take relief goods to Kathmandu on Wednesday, foreign affairs minister Mangala Samaraweera...

GOVERNMENT AND OPPOSITION NEED TO COOPERATE FOR THE SAKE OF THE COUNTRY

Upali on Monday, 27 April 2015 17:12
GOVERNMENT AND OPPOSITION NEED TO COOPERATE FOR THE SAKE OF THE COUNTRY

The attention of the entire country is focused on the forthcoming vote in Parliament with regard to the 19th constitutional amendment.  This is a measure that is intended to make...

Mismanagement of SLT Funds to support the Previous Regime on Interception of Telephone Conversations & Monitoring Short Messages

Upali on Monday, 27 April 2015 12:52
Mismanagement of SLT Funds to support the Previous Regime on Interception of Telephone Conversations & Monitoring Short Messages

SLT currently has 3 Soft Switches to cater the present Local International PSTN Services (Voice Calls) from Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation of China.

Thilak Karunaratne needs a fresh at the SEC

Upali on Monday, 27 April 2015 10:06
Thilak Karunaratne needs a fresh at the SEC

The current Securities Exchange Commission Chairman Thilak Karunaratne is man who has done the rounds in the political system. At 70+,  he is now in his twilight of his career....

Achieving Good Governance with “Muddaragama Kukul Charlie”

Upali on Monday, 27 April 2015 09:54
Achieving Good Governance with “Muddaragama Kukul Charlie”

A pro Rajapaksa and a rapist Muddaragama Kukul Charlie (J.D.C. Jayasinghe alias Javigodage Don Charles Jayasinghe) became the state language commissioner with the help of the former minister Vasudewa Nanayakkara....

PM jealous of Rattaran Rohitha’s Rs. 2.5 m ring!

Upali on Sunday, 26 April 2015 18:28
PM jealous of Rattaran Rohitha’s Rs. 2.5 m ring!

Port development minister of the former Rajapaksa regime, Rohitha Abeygunawardena alias Rattaran, spent his ministerial salary in the past 10 years sparingly, saved some Rs. 2.5 million, and on the...

HE SL ambassador in Nepal leaves political refugees in streets!

Upali on Sunday, 26 April 2015 18:18
HE SL ambassador in Nepal leaves political refugees in streets!

Sri Lanka’s ambassador W.M. Seneviratne, who identifies himself as His Excellency the Ambassador, thinking that he is above president Maithripala Sirisena, who has insisted that he be not referred to...

Dushantha & Saranga leave Mawbima!

Upali on Saturday, 25 April 2015 18:08
Dushantha & Saranga leave Mawbima!

Financial director Dushantha Basnayake and head of marketing Saranga Wijeratne have both left businessman MP Tiran Alles’ Ceylon Newspapers (Pvt.) Ltd.

Chairman tries to save Johnny’s man

Upali on Saturday, 25 April 2015 18:04
Chairman tries to save Johnny’s man

Consmer affairs authority chairman Rumy Marshook is these days involved in a task which is outside the responsibilities of his institution, reports say. That is – he is making attempts...

‘No Uthuru Mithuru’ accounts: Dullas to be arrested!

Upali on Saturday, 25 April 2015 17:58
‘No Uthuru Mithuru’ accounts: Dullas to be arrested!

The financial crime investigation division has uncovered a massive financial irregularity in the railway department during the period Dullas Daham Kumara Alahapperuma was the transport minister, and he is to...

Features

What is National Security for Rajapaksa(s)?

What is National Security for Rajapaksa(s)?

I am one of those who believed that bringing back Mahinda Rajapaksa as President was...

Presidential powers and the craving to be slaves

Presidential powers and the craving to be slaves

It appears that the President of Sri Lanka likes vivid imagery. Not so long ago,...

Note on the Sri Lankan draft constitutional proposal on the right to infomation

Note on the Sri Lankan draft constitutional proposal on the right to infomation

The note contains the Centre for Law and Democracy's comments on those parts of the...

Measuring change in Sri Lanka – our yardstick after 100 days

Measuring change in Sri Lanka – our yardstick after 100 days

Shortly after the election of President Maithripala Sirisena and the appointment of Prime Minister Ranil...

Left needs life - Dr. Vickramabahu Karunarathna

Left needs life - Dr. Vickramabahu Karunarathna

In India a discussion on the decline of the Left, has attracted media space in...

Electoral Reforms: some critical reflections - Pro. Jayadeva Uyangoda

Electoral Reforms: some critical reflections - Pro. Jayadeva Uyangoda

Sri Lanka’s current debate on electoral reforms seems to be heading towards a politically inspired...

RTI; Giving With One Hand and Taking With The Other! - Kishali pinto jayawardena

RTI; Giving With One Hand and Taking With The Other! - Kishali pinto jayawardena

Constitution-making exercises in Sri Lanka are generally a coyly deceptive dance of appearing to give...

Good Governance in Sri Lanka - Asoka Bandarage

Good Governance in Sri Lanka - Asoka Bandarage

The World Bank Group's Worldwide Governance Indicators are: voice and accountability, political stability and absence...

The Glory Foretold

The Glory Foretold

There is absolutely no doubt that with consistent performances, the young, talented and dynamic wicket...

Four cheers for judicial independence

Four cheers for judicial independence

"He called a premature election to crown himself for the third time and suffered a...

Business & Economy

Investors wait for economic reform in Sri Lanka

Investors wait for economic reform in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka voted in a new president in January who...

CID permitted to investigate 81 bank accounts of Gamini Senarath

CID permitted to investigate 81 bank accounts of Gamini Senarath

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday permitted the CID to...

260 powerful Sri Lankans have secret Swiss accounts

260 powerful Sri Lankans have secret Swiss accounts

The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) is to ask a group...

Sri Lanka needs more FDI for high growth rate: World Bank

Sri Lanka needs more FDI for high growth rate: World Bank

Sri Lanka’s economic growth is expected to decline to 6.9%...

Vajira Wijegunawardene appointed as DG of Sri Lanka SEC

Vajira Wijegunawardene appointed as DG of Sri Lanka SEC

Sri Lanka’s security exchange commission (SEC) has appointed Vajira Wijegunawardene...

Rajan becomes the IMF's first chief from a developing country ?

Rajan becomes the IMF's first chief from a developing country ?

Amid speculation about the uneasy relationship between Reserve Bank of...

Peace Journalism

World Press Freedom Index 2015: decline on all fronts

World Press Freedom Index 2015: decline on all fronts

    The Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index ranks the...

2014 No Good. 2015 Any Better?

2014 No Good. 2015 Any Better?

Here is a list of 15 current conflicts-violence relations,...

Remembering 2014 (Badly)

Remembering 2014 (Badly)

Considering the year that is about to end is a...

Art

Celebrate International Dance Day and National Dance Week April 22-29!

Celebrate International Dance Day and National Dance Week April 22-29!

Toronto – ON, Since 2005, the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA)...

The story about Rene

The story about Rene

This book is about RENE who lived in Kalapaluwawa a...

Sports

Sangakkara wins award at Asian Awards 2015 in London

Sangakkara wins award at Asian Awards 2015 in London

Kumar Sangakkara won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport...

Richie Benaud: Australia cricket legend & commentator dies at 84

Richie Benaud: Australia cricket legend & commentator dies at 84

Former Australia captain and legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud has...

Welegedara spell equals world record

Welegedara spell equals world record

Chanaka Welegedara equalled the world record for the most economical...

Beyond Borders- A Space For Bloggers

Mahinda Raajapakse Insults the Nation of Sri Lanka !

Mahinda Raajapakse Insults the Nation of Sri Lanka !

Few months after the defeat from the Presidential Election when...

Matricide: a Psychological Approach - Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge

Matricide: a Psychological Approach - Dr. Ruwan M Jayatunge

Matricide is the killing of a mother by her biological...

These Jokes Are For Intellectuals Only. The 5th One Had Me Confused!

These Jokes Are For Intellectuals Only. The 5th One Had Me Confused!

I love a good smart joke, even if they sometimes...

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot's prison letters to Slavoj Žižek

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot's prison letters to Slavoj Žižek

Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is currently in a prison hospital...

Kristallnacht

Kristallnacht

Oh what a nightThey called it Chrystal NightForcibly breaking the...

Global & Regional

Pakistan PM condemns shooting of activist Sabeen Mehmud

Pakistan PM condemns shooting of activist Sabeen Mehmud

Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has led condemnation of the...

Modern Slavery in the Southeast Asian Sea

Modern Slavery in the Southeast Asian Sea

The Asian-African Conference has been held in the Republic of...

Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU to hold emergency summit

Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU to hold emergency summit

EU leaders are due to hold an emergency summit on...

Egypt's ousted President Morsi jailed for 20 years

Egypt's ousted President Morsi jailed for 20 years

A court in Egypt has sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi...

'Mystery disease' kills 18 in Nigeria - officials

'Mystery disease' kills 18 in Nigeria - officials

A "mysterious" disease has killed at least 18 people in...

March was hottest worldwide since 1880

March was hottest worldwide since 1880

Last month was the hottest March worldwide since record keeping...

I want to come back - Perumal

I want to come back - Perumal

The controversial former Chief Minister of the United Northeastern Provincial...

What is National Security for Rajapaksa(s)?

What is National Security for Rajapaksa(s)?

I am one of those who believed that bringing back...

The top policeman who harbours murders?

The top policeman who harbours murders?

The CID has now been able to ascertain, with very...

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