Shelton Ranaraja : Principled Politician and Conscience-Keeper of the Nation

Let me begin this article with a few paragraphs excerpted from William Mcgowan’s boo...


The mother of all marches

The marathon protest march “Jana Satana Pada Yathra” launched by loyalists of ...


Jaffna Varsity Violence: What Really Happened and Why!

Violence reared its ugly head again in the Northern city of Jaffna on Saturday July 16th, ...


“Lion of Uduppiddy” was a Towering Political Leader of the Sri Lankan Tamils

The finest phase in the history of peaceful political protest by Sri Lankan Tamils was in ...


Inside story about Indrajit Coomaraswamy becoming Central bank Governor

“All changed, changed utterly” – The memorable lines from Irish poet Yea...


SLMC Leader Rauff Hakeem Faces Political Challenges in East

The Central Bank Governor crisis has been dominating the political landscape at a national...


Sri Lanka’s “Textile Revolution” Ushered in by Ukku Banda Wijekoon

“Kollanta Pavement, Kellanta Garment” was a humorous saying frequently repeate...


“Armed Forces Will Enthusiastically Support President

(Former National List MP and Prominent Academic – Author  Rajiva Wijesinha has ...


AIADMK Leader “Amma” Jayalalithaa Has Tamil Nadu At Her Feet Again

Jayalithaa “Amma” has done it again! The supreme leader of the All India Anna ...


“One-eyed Sivarasan” the mastermind behind the Rajiv Gandhi assassination

Rajiv Ratna Gandhi – India’s Prime Minister from 31st October 1984 to December...


Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the ‘Piththala Handiya’ explosive attack

Former Sri Lankan Army Commander  Sarath Fonseka came out with a bombshell statement ...


Security crack down

A widespread security crackdown has been underway in the Northern and Eastern provinces of...


The abortive Banda-Chelva pact of 1957

The  “Good Governance” Government of President Maithripala Sirisena and P...


“Stateswoman” Sirimavo made history as the world’s first woman prime minister

A 44-year old  Kandyan Sinhalese  widow of aristocratic “Radala” &nb...


“Maestro” Lester James Peries Doyen Among Sinhala Film Directors

“Maestro”  Lester James Peries  will celebrate his 97th  birthd...


THE TAMIL WOMAN POLITICIAN WHOM MOST SINHALESE LOVED TO HATE

Mangaiyarkkarasi Amirthalingam known widely among Tamils at one time as “Mangai Akka...


The Samaraweera-Gallage “verbal exchange” and its implications

Our sister paper “Sunday Times”revealed details  last week about an incid...


DB Wijetunga: From“Deaf and Blind” Premier to “Dearly Beloved” President

The Birth Centenary of Sri Lanka’s third executive President Dingiri Banda (DB) Wije...


The night the Ambalangoda Lion roared defiance

Gardihewa Sarath Chandralal Fonseka, Sri Lanka’s one and only Field Marshall is very...


Tamils Hail Mother Lanka as “Sri Lanka Thaayae” in Their Mother Tongue

“Sri Lanka Thaayae, Nam Sri Lanka,Namo, Namo, Namo,Namo Thaayae..” (Sri Lanka ...


Power Sharing Quest of Sri Lankan Tamils After Independence

The premier political configuration representing the Tamils of Sri Lanka in the Northern a...


Monsignor Rayappu Joseph: “Controversial” Catholic Bishop Emeritus of the Mannar Diocese

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North –East Muslim Majority Council Based On India’s Pondicherry Model

For  more than two decades the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC)  has remained th...


Tamil leaders opposed when Sinhalese leaders proposed federalism

Political developments in Sri Lanka during  the post–independence years have de...


Political Settlement Based on the “Federal Idea” in a New Sri Lanka

The new year has dawned on a note  of hope and  optimism for Sri Lanka. On Janua...


Murder in the Cathedral

Blessings of Christmas are once again  upon us all! Even as we immerse ourselves in t...


How will TNA solve the problem of Northern Chief Minister Wigneswaran?

Veteran Indian Journalist P.K.Balachandran who has been resident in Sri Lanka for many yea...


TNA Leader Sampanthan ready to step down if party and people want Wigneswaran

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How Mahendra Percy Rajapaksa Began his Political Journey

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Twenty-fifth anniversary of Muslim mass expulsion from North by LTTE

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