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Kushan D’ Alwis PC: Efforts underway to weaken unitary character

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Proposed Constitution somewhat Similar to APRC Proposals - Says Sumanthiran

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Hambantota Port sale in perspective

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ONUR launches Sri Lankan Shared Values Campaign

The President’s Office and the Office for National Unity led by Chandrika Bandaranai...


Reconciliation Process in Sri Lanka The lessons and the choices of history

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Why I stand for a Secular Sri Lanka

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Mahinda cannot make another comeback : Ashok Abeysinghe

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FROM IMPUNITY TO ACCOUNTABILITY: WILL IT BE DONE?

Sri Lankans have suffered serious set-backs for the past several decades due to impunity. ...


Thai Pongal celebrated as the foretoken of Good Luck and Prosperity

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Year of St Joseph Vaz; Focus on poverty alleviation and reconciliation

The Catholic church has declared 2017 ‘The year of St Joseph Vaz’ and hopes to...


Buddhist Monks Protected St. Joseph Vaz’s Historical Couch

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My life in relation to the concept of death, dying and suffering

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Buddha’s historic visit to Sri Lanka

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Official recognition of Buddhism in non-Buddhist countries

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Reflections on the state of the nation

Maithripala Sirisena, elected the 6th executive President of Sri Lanka on January 8, 2015,...


Three minds and three different forms

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“China and Sri Lanka are inseparably linked nations’ - Chinese academic

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Chinese foreign and maritime policies changed since 2009 - Japanese Scholar

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Billboards and road safety

Billboards are the most effective advertising mediums used by advertisers worldwide. Due t...


Are there any more ministers to quit the unity govt.?

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They changed the Adam and Eve story

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Changing fate of transgenders

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Sidibe: A lion behind lens

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Visakha to mark 100 years of excellence

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Mourning the loss of a guiding light

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Custom raids increase govt. revenue in 2016

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‘Super-Minister’— Not a new concept

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The legal gambling of hope

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The untold truth about the lucrative Lottery business

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