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Some thoughts on Easter Sunday unfoldings

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May 16, 2019 04:13 pm

The events of Easter Sunder of 21st April 2019 will forever be etched in the souls of right thinking human beings be it in Sri Lanka or elsewhere in the Planet. The afte...


Plight of the Tourism industry following Easter Sunday attacks

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May 10, 2019 11:38 am

The Tourism industry has crashed to the bottom soon after the bomb explosions on Easter sunday in Christian churches and particularly in a few  Colombo Tourist Hotels. ...


Carnage on a holy day

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May 08, 2019 03:24 pm

Not since the 2009 military defeat of the secessionist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), known as the Tamil Tigers, has Sri Lanka dominated the international media headli...


Sri Lanka attacks: Is the social media ban blocking citizens from the truth?

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April 24, 2019 06:58 am

SRI LANKA has temporarily banned social media and messaging apps in the wake of the coordinated Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels across the country, which killed at ...


Sri Lanka’s bombings came at a time of ‘terrorism fatigue.’ It’s time to break out of that

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April 24, 2019 06:49 am

One disturbing aspect of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka was that the slaughter of 321 victims came at a time when the United States is suffering what might be de...


Sri Lanka: Once Again Another Peaceful Country is Bombed

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April 22, 2019 07:35 pm

On Sunday (April 21) eight bombings targeting Christian churches and high end hotels in Sri Lanka have left over 200 dead and hundreds injured during the holiest of Christi...


Canada's golden boy Trudeau sinks in polls as scandal takes toll

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April 11, 2019 11:50 am

OTTAWA (Reuters) - When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office in late 2015, he was a political golden boy who seemed destined to build on the legend of his father, ...


Sri Lanka: Best moment to abolish the Presidency? – OpEd

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April 10, 2019 05:46 pm

Sri Lankans have been trying to abolish the executive presidential system for a long time. Ever since the system was introduced in 1977, a segment of the populace and many polit...


Tea label giants vow probe after Sri Lanka labor abuse expose

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March 27, 2019 05:28 pm

NUWARA ELIYA, Sri Lanka (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Plantations in Sri Lanka that supply tea stamped slavery-free to top global companies are under investigation by ethical l...


UNHCR And Sri Lankan Diplomacy: Deny, Deceive And Delay – Analysis

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March 20, 2019 10:59 am

Already four years including a two-year extension granted to the Sri Lankan Government by the Human Rights Council in 2017, there is little progress in addressing the key goals ...


Hazards of noise pollution

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March 19, 2019 11:49 am

Our environment is such that it has become difficult to escape noise. The Noise is everywhere, all the time; whether you drive, walk along the road, at work, at home relaxing, e...


Sri Lanka's debt problem wasn't made in China

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March 15, 2019 07:59 am

Sri Lanka faces a record foreign debt repayment of nearly US$6 billion in 2019, say economists Dushni Weerakoon and Sisira Jayasuriya. Global media and numerous "...


Sri Lanka’s women want to work—and thrive in the workplace

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March 09, 2019 09:38 am

Being a woman, mother, sister, aunt – name it, it’s something women wake up to daily and they love it.  None of them question about being enumerated for these r...


Dreams of 'Khema's boy'; Full speech by Minister Samaraweera

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March 01, 2019 07:00 pm

The following is the full text of the speech given by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera at the occassion to mark 30yrs of his political career. Thirty years ago thi...


Former US Permanent Rep to UN Samantha Power's address at BMICH

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March 01, 2019 12:16 pm

The following is  the full text of the speech delivered by former Former US Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power at an event held at the BMICH...


A people betrayed

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February 28, 2019 12:49 pm

Seventy-one years after Sri Lanka gained independence, Neville de Silva explores why the country has failed to fulfil its considerable democratic potential   Ju...


Thoughts on the constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka

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February 21, 2019 12:35 pm

The  Constitution in which ever  part of the world, I don’t think would be in a crisis. After all it’s a piece of paper. It is those who seek to interpret ...


Software pirates use Apple tech to put hacked apps on iPhones

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February 14, 2019 11:20 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Software pirates have hijacked technology designed by Apple Inc to distribute hacked versions of Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go, Minecraft and other ...


Impact of legal delays

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February 08, 2019 11:32 am

The Law Delay is harmful to everyone; its implications are wide and far reaching. It impacts all parties involved in the justice delivery process, as well as people seeking just...


"We may well need Sri Lanka’s friendship again soon over Brexit" : Lord Naseby

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February 05, 2019 05:44 pm

About 6 months ago I was conscious that the UN Motions on Sri Lanka would be reviewed in March 2019 by the UNHCR in Geneva.I decided I should try to initiate a debate as near to...


Parliamentary control of Public Finances

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January 29, 2019 04:08 pm

Parliament has appointed opposition (JVP) MP Sunil Handunnetti as the chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE). He was appointed the Chairman of the ...


Could a Sri Lankan port help integrate the Indian Ocean economy ?

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January 25, 2019 05:24 pm

Sri Lanka, at present, is rebounding from an unprecedented political crisis. The episode, in part, brought into focus the country’s debt crisis. While Colombo has never de...


70 Years Of Australia And Sri Lanka Diplomacy – Analysis

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January 22, 2019 09:13 am

In reinforcing Seventy years of bonds, Sri Lanka enjoys closer foreign relations with Australia than ever before. This bilateralism is an emerging strategic choice, their ties f...


Clueless imprudence of our politicians

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December 27, 2018 03:30 pm

Our politicians act in such a way, that many examples are found of their clueless imprudent action, that is peculiar to our political leaders where otherwise well meaning people...


Making Sense Of Sri Lanka’s 2018 Political Crisis – OpEd

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December 27, 2018 02:06 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena’s sacking of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26, 2018, ended the national unity government, which was formed in 2015. The Pre...


Why is the US pulling out of Syria?

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December 21, 2018 01:59 pm

US President Donald Trump's sudden decision to withdraw US forces from Syria is a reminder that this is not an ordinary time in Washington. The political establishme...


The Year in Rights

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December 10, 2018 10:09 am

Just six weeks ago, Sri Lanka was a different place. The political crisis had not struck, and a critique of the country’s human rights situation would focus primarily on d...


Judicial review of executive and legislative actions

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December 06, 2018 09:49 am

In the context of the present political situation many ideas and opinions are circulating in the media (including the social media) comparing the prevailing situation here to si...


Comments on the Comparison of the Present Constitutional Question with the Dismissal of the Whitlam Government in Australia

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December 03, 2018 01:42 pm

There seems to be a serious misunderstanding about Sri Lanka’s Constitution with respect to the President’s power to dissolve the Parliament. It is claimed that u...


China Cannot Turn The Philippines Into Another Sri Lanka

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November 27, 2018 11:55 am

China cannot do to the Philippines what it did to Sri Lanka -- use the “debt trap” to acquire key sea outposts -- because the Philippines economy doesn&rsq...




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Otara among 25 chosen personalities to name endangered baby gorillas in Rwanda

Sri Lankan entrepreneur, Otara Gunewardene was invited by the Rwandan Government as an honorary guest to name a ...

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