Last Updated : 30-07-2014 21:44

 
 

Opinion

Thewarapperuma, UNP maverick or activist

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At a time when the opposition United National Party (UNP) has been struggling to keep its head above political waters, it is rarely that a UNP parliamentarian dominates the headlines, but somehow Kalutara District UNP parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma has done just that.

When brats brawl, let us all laugh - EDITORIAL

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Harin Fernando made an impassioned speech in Parliament the day Dayasiri Jayasekera resigned, formally announcing his decision to re-join his deshapalana thimbirigeya (political place of birth), the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), and contest the elections to the Wayamba Provincial Council.

Aren’t Sri Lankans also humans?

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British American Tobacco has agreed to put 85% health warnings on cigarette packs in Thailand and other countries in which they operate. Why are they not so here? In countries like Australia they have agreed to cover 90% with the health warnings and have also gone one step further with the regulatory bodies and the government coming down hard on the industry through the introdcution of plain packaging. Plain packaging entails that no trademark or other identifying logo is omitted on any cigarette pack.

South Africa’s role in SL’s reconciliation process

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa, accompanied by his Ministers, walked down the isle of the parliamentary chamber on Tuesday...

Marie Musaeus Higgins: Her footprints on the sands of time

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The mere mention of the name, Marie Musaeus Higgins brings to the mind of everyone in this country today the prominent Buddhist school for girls in Colombo 7...

EDITORIAL-Are we waiting till they come for us?

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In what appears to be a showdown battle for the restoration of democracy, justice and the rule of law...

The Need of the Hour Tolerance And National Integration

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The role of the Authorities is not to eliminate pluralism but to ensure that the competing groups tolerate each other...

Come together or perish, one by one!

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“The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin.

EDITORIAL-The Heart of a champion

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With billions of people watching the FIFA World Cup matches and the final on Sunday....

I left service due to threat on my life

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Police Constable Suminda Saman, who was subjected to humiliation and bodily harm allegedly by Deputy Minister Hemal Gunasekara at the Kottawa access point on the Southern expressway, had no other alternative than to.......

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