Last Updated : 29-08-2014 19:20

 
 

Opinion

Rwanda: Never again yesterday

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Twenty years ago, the United Nations and the Western powers failed to stop the Rwandan genocide that was taking place under their very boots. There was UN and Western presence in Rwanda when 800,000 minority ethnic Tutsis were killed by the militia from the majority Hutu community.

WHEN WILL THIS LAWLESSNESS END?

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An excerpt from the speech delivered by the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) Upul Jayasuriya at the Convocation where he was inducted for the year 2014-2015.

Healthy New Year gift for the people - Editorial

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If health is wealth, then the government’s healthiest and most generous national New Year gift to the people is the presentation of legislation to the Cabinet to implement the National Medicinal Drugs Policy (NMDP) based on the revered Professor Senaka Bibile’s essential medicines concept.

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.

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