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Signor back ashore with renewed hopes BJP delights Govt

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In 1505, a few Portuguese vessels under the guidance of Dom Lourenço de Almeida came   ashore to Sri Lanka mainly in their search of spices.  After more than 500 years, Portugal now looks for better ties with Sri Lanka, but not for the spice trade.

From Subsistence Production to Precarious Work

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Liberal economic reforms implemented in Sri Lanka since the late 1970s have facilitated the transfer of a majority of people from rural livelihoods to non-agricultural activities, mostly in the informal sector.

urgent need to police the police - EDITORIAL

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While the Armed Services are maintained mainly for national security, the Police Service is for the security and safety of civilians or the ordinary people for whom the police station needs to be a refuge where they could find a solution to a crisis or problem.

We will not allow an intrusive foreign probe

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Dr. Subramanian Swamy - Chairman, BJP Committee on Strategic Action and Member of BJP’s National Executive Committee in an exclusive interview with  spoke candidly on what to expect in changes to India’s foreign policy under Prime Minister Modi’s administration and on India’s support to Sri Lanka.

Nation at the altar of faith

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All indications of certain societal decay are present; the symptoms of a terminal sickness are frighteningly manifest in the body politic of the country.
Yet no one, no physician, no surgeon, no psychiatrist or any other medical practitioner or a social scientist has diagnosed the illness.

EDITORIAL - Will there be a second crime?

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Speaking to the media in Colombo, soon after the verdict on British Red Cross worker Khuram Shaikh was delivered on Friday, the brother of Khuram, Nasser Shaikh, said that he was “not ready to forgive the initial delays involved with the prosecution of his brother’s murde........

More than a peep into mysteries of the universe

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Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe is a Sri Lankan born veteran astronomer and astrobiologist. Well known and highly respected around the globe, he is currently the Director of the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology........

Confusion clouds another special envoy’s visit

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First it was Gopalaswamy Parthasarathy who came to Sri Lanka some thirty years ago as India’s special envoy to “assist” in this country’s long quest for peace. And then Parthasarathy’s successor......

EDITORIAL - The Child’s name is tomorrow

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In this decadent self-centred world of crime and corruption, one of the vilest offences is the growing trend of child abuse. For instance, in Britain last week, special Police.......

‘Muslims are an integral part of the nation’

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Former diplomat, educator and peace activist Javed Yusuf in an interview over recent development says it is very unfortunate that when we as a country are facing a number of challenges on the international front......

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