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Opinion

Has democracy gone missing in Sri Lanka?

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A front page news item by Sandun Jayasekera in today’s Daily Mirror states that the UPFA wants to change election laws but on reading the report it turns out that the intention of the petitioners.......

Editorial - The death of a drug mafia?

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After many years of delays, dillydallying and mysterious disappearances of draft legislation or gazette notifications, the government now appears to have launched an all-out war on.....

Indian polls: Congress outlives its use

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India’s Congress Party appears to have outlived its use as Mahatma Gandhi once said. It was formed largely to end the British colonialism and for swaraj or self-government. Established in 1885, it was the pivot of the Indian Independence Movement before it became the premier political party that has...........

The immigration debate can be extremely misleading 

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The big immigration debate is often the big obscurantism debate. The wool is pulled over our eyes and even for the best informed obtaining clarity is not so easily done. The vested interests in continued immigration are enormous - first and foremost for the migrants themselves who are seeking an......

Kidneys: Our farmers on their knees - Editorial

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As we marked World Kidney Day yesterday, it was of special if not deadly interest to Sri Lanka because of the kidney disease epidemic in the North Central Province mainly and now spreading to other areas. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a practical and effective move, coinciding with the event ordered that the ...........

US intensifies lobbying in Geneva

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As the vote on the resolution on Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is nearing, the concerned parties have intensified   their lobbying sprees. The draft resolution, calling for an international inquiry into allegations of human rights violations and accountability issues during the ......

Today is World Kidney Day : Chronic Kidney Disease Global and Sri Lankan Perspectives

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Dr. Shanthi Mendis, Director Department of Management of Non-Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva Kidney disease is emerging in different parts of the world as a public health problem.

Luka Alagiyawanna unveils ‘From This Point Forward’ A powerful graphic reflecting several emotions

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On Sunday night, the ninth of March, a group of young people were busy with pots of home-made glue along the Marine Drive at Bambalapitiya. A few passing vehicles slowed out of curiosity, but no one could have guessed at that point that a photography exhibition of a unique kind was taking shape there under....

Will SL survive the harsh tides rolling in from the ‘Great West’

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Sri Lanka is taking a robust stance against allegations of human rights violations levelled against it at the on-going sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva and the man who has the unenviable task of leading that effort is External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris.

Choose the milky way - Editorial

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With Buddhist monks and animal rights groups vowing to intensify their campaign for a ban on cattle slaughter before the celebration of Buddhist revivalist Anagarika Dharmapala’s 150th birth anniversary in September, Denmark has set a poser to Sri Lanka and the world on the precept of respecting animal rights and.......

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Peace march dispersed by Police
MR shows the way
DM participates in Ifthar ceremony
Another train derailment
Peace march dispersed by Police
MR shows the way
DM participates in Ifthar ceremony
Another train derailment