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‘Govigama’ monopoly of presidents and premiers in Sri Lanka

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Ananthy: First NPC woman Minister

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Unsolved murder in broad daylight of Batticaloa journalist Aiyathurai Nadesan

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Operation Re-shuffle Key objective was removing Ravi Karunanayake as Finance Minister

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Kautilyan machinations and Medamulana Machiavelli

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Journalist-Activist Poddala Jayantha’s White-Van Ordeal

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C.V.Wigneswaran hurts Christian sentiments

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Tamil nationalist politics and the process of “traitorization” in Sri Lanka

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Crown Prince of Sri Lankan Politics But never crowned King

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Divided Security apparatus weakens effort to combat overseas LTTE

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Many attempts by diaspora Tigers to foment violence in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka’s Beloved Home-Grown Tycoon

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Will Norway handover diaspora Tiger leader “Nediyavan” to Sri Lanka?

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Overseas LTTE-backed plot to assassinate TNA MP Sumanthiran in Jaffna revealed

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Magical Charisma of Kandy-Born Actor-Politico M.G. Ramachandran (MGR)

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Lester’s “Rekava” was the first Sinhala film to compete at ‘The Cannes’ film festival

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Sinhala Cinema’s Line of Destiny Re-drawn By ‘Rekava’ 60 Years Ago

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LTTE Political Adviser Balasingham knew the world was going to clobber the tigers

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