Last Updated : 19-04-2014 11:40

 
 

Opinion

POLLS RESULTS Allegations and counter allegations

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The Central Bank (CB) report was released on Tuesday announcing that the county’s economy had grown by 7.3 percent in 2013, one percent increase from  6.3 per cent growth rate reported in 2012. However,   the Research Division Head of the CB, Swarna Gunatilake in her presentation, referred to it as a.......

Lasith Malinga the Hero

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As the entire country celebrated Sri Lanka winning the T20 cricket world championship in Bangladesh by beating the more fancied Indian team convincingly, there emerged an unlikely hero: stand-in captain Lasith Malinga.

Something fishy in this canned deal - Editorial

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Consumer rights and health action groups are expressing concern over the announcement last week that Japan will provide tins of canned fish to the value of about Rs. 202 million to Sri Lanka through the United Nations World Food Programme.

Aiming for a mine-free Sri Lanka

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In his speech on April 4 for the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action...

Red herring swims in the face of international pressure

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As Mahinda ‘expected and dreamt’ the UNHRC has voted for an international probe that could lead to suspects being named and prosecuted.

Palk Strait fishing issue in dire straits

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The talks between the representatives of the fishing communities in Sri Lanka and India are being continuously put off due to the intransigence of Jayalalithaa Jeyaram...

Sri Lanka captures senior LTTE leader Nanthagopan with help from Iran and Malaysia

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The Sri Lankan defence establishment has successfully accomplished the feat of renditioning a senior leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) functioning abroad, with the aid and cooperation of Iranian and Malaysian authorities.

Today’s society cannot do without IT

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It is a fact that the sun and the moon periodically illuminate the world. Nobody can permanently prevent or restrict light emanating from the sun and the moon.  Although the suppressed truth can someday be unfolded, ripple effects created by such suppression cannot be reversed.

Ban Ki-moon’s ‘human wrongs’ - Editorial

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Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has asked Sri Lanka to engage constructively and cooperate with the UN’s human rights body to implement the US-led resolution passed in Geneva.  This is as it should be.  Ban Ki-moon is after all the top employee of the UN.

How much is that bottle of water?

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It is the 21stcentury and according to UNICEF statistics 783 million people do not have access to safe drinking water. Each day at least 5,000 children die of preventable water and sanitation-related diseases. The world is plummeting towards a situation of extreme water scarcity.

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