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Opinion

Cricket - one controversy after another - Editorial

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Just as the ICC World T20 tournament was to take off in Bangladesh, the Sri Lanka team was once again involved in their annual contract controversy battle with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), their employer.

Tharmapuram shooting

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Two pistol shots rang out in the afternoon of Thursday March 13, 2014 at No. 5 of the Indian Housing Scheme at Musalampitty in the Puliyampokkanai area of Tharmapuram region in the Kilinochchi......

The Pulling and Pushing at GENEVA

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There are 10 items in agenda of the 25th UNHRC sessions from March 3 to 28.  They are: Organizational and procedural matters; Annual Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights......

Editorial - Are we really living in a connected world?

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Sometimes it’s silly to think that we are living in a world where the National Security Agency (NAS) of the United States could listen to the personal mobile phone of German Chancellor Angela........

Crimea The era of new Cold War begins

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The Ukrainian crisis has dragged the post-Cold War world order from relative stability to instability and from order to chaos. The crisis exploded at a time when a new balance of power was taking root, recognising Russia and China as key power centres. 

Patriotism alone cannot cure country's crises

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The Geneva human rights issue is pushing Sri Lanka into a crisis corner. The Rajapaksas are trying hard to exploit this situation to win votes in the upcoming
PC elections claiming that the Geneva-initiative is a 'conspiracy' against the Rajapaksas.

Polls: Lawmakers and lawbreakers - Editorial

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The standards of party politics and especially canvassing for preferential votes during the campaign for the Western and Southern Provincial Council elections appear to have reached their worst levels since the new Constitution was adopted in 1978.

“Nation’s wealth is wasted on useless projects” - Ranmali Gunawardena.....

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A social worker and a beautician, Ranmali Gunawardena is contesting from the Democratic Party (DP) for the upcoming Western Provincial Council election.  With the motto that politics is about serving people and the country and prior experience is not essential as long as one knows what is needed to be done.....

Rarely do politicians apologise to the Judiciary

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It is not often that Sri Lankan politicians apologise to the Judiciary. That however happened last week and the man who did so was Industry and Commerce Minister Rishard Bathiudeen, who apologised to the Court of Appeal and the former Mannar Magistrate.

Dangers of “The stolen harvest” - Editorial

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Largely because of changes in diet and lifestyle, the highly-developed super-power the United States has plunged into a deadly crisis where 30% of the natural deaths are instances of children dying before their parents.

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