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Wed, 26 Jun 2019
Back in the late 1950s, Britain deliberately rejected European Union membership. Subsequently in the 1960s, Britain sought to join its ranks. However President de Gaulle of France rebuffed Britain’s application and finally Britain formally joined t
The Easter Sunday attacks compelled local Muslims to engage in self - introspection of the unfolding wave of radicalization and Arabization of their community. That is a welcome development in an otherwise heinous carnage. Especially so since, until
The successful launching of the first Sri Lankan-designed satellite ‘Raavana-1’ on June 17, established the capabilities of two young Lankan engineers, Tharindu Dayaratne and Dulani Chamika.
Tharindu Dayaratne is an electrical a
In November 1656 the Dutch chased Rajasinghe II of Kandy away from Colombo, violating a treaty which had promised to cede the capital to the king. On June 24, 1658, with the surrender of Jaffna, the Dutch took over Sri Lanka, and five months later, o
‘Satanin Satana,’ the second part of Dharman Wickremaratne’s history of the JVP’s second rebellion has followed the first with commendable speed. The first volume had so much detail that one would have believed it to be conclusive.
In 2006, the Sri Lankan Government ratified the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography and accordingly committed itself to combat sexual exploitation of children (SEC).
The subtitle is not in any way intended at the two gentlemen politicians, but to quote the contemptuous description of a lighted fag .., “A Flame at one end; a Fool at the other”, a creation of mischievous anti-tobacco campaigners.
The warmongers in the United States are hard at work once again. On 20 June the world learned the US was on the verge of unleashing its air, sea and military might against Iran for the shooting down of a US drone in the Persian Gulf.
Have you ever thought about how we will be living in the year 2030 or beyond in our Motherland. Simply speaking, the changes that may take place within another 10 to 25 years.
The declared aim of the 19th Amendment was to curb executive powers of the President with the lofty ideal of creating better governance to achieve the ultimate goal of “Good Governance.”
To willingly and lovingly give shelter to homeless people and especially strangers is a deeply spiritual act. It is in such an enlightened perspective that we need to reflect on the United Nations World Refugees Day, which was marked on Thursday. In
The United National Party (UNP) which came to power in July 1977 with an unprecedented majority set about the task of transforming the hitherto closed, inward-looking and stagnant economy of Sri Lanka into an open, outward-looking and vibrant econom
Despite the noble thoughts found in the four great religions practised in Lanka - Buddhism, Hinduism (Saivaism), Islam, and Christianity (Roman Catholicism and Protestant and the like), why is it that some people professing such religions have scant
Asgiriya chapter high prelate Ven. Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thera went on record five days ago endorsing Chamal Rajapaksa as the “choice” of the Sinhala Buddhist people for the next presidential election....
Although exactly two months have lapsed since the suicide attacks on Christians by the National Tawheed Jamaat (NTJ) terrorists, their impact is still felt in every sphere of the society. The media is hardly in a position to discuss anything devoid o
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is an expert in international relations and can also become the ideal statesman who must act aggressively when there is a need to return ‘fire for fire’.
Mohammed Morsi died on Monday inside a soundproof glass cage in a courtroom. His death symbolizes the chokehold on democracy in Egypt, which appears to be still under the spell of the Pharoah’s curse.
As of late, those donning yellow robes, seemed to have crossed paths with politics. A very recent example was the speech made by Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera, the incumbent Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter...
June 20 is World Refugee Day, coinciding with a time Sri Lankafaces it’s most serious refuge crisis since 2014. Although not a party to the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol, Sri Lankais bound by international customary law and human
As the presidential election period approaches day by day, the mainstream political parties are fully occupied with their internal discussions, manipulations and manoeuvrings on the selection of their candidates to be fielded.
Ranjan Ramanayake is an outspoken UNP parliamentarian. He is so outspoken that sometimes he gets into hot water. Occasionally, though, he is spot on. Just the other day, he was at his blunt best when he took on Mahamood Hizbullah and other Muslim pol
The drubbing, which the Sri Lankan cricketers received at the hands of the Australia, would have left millions of cricket fans in Sri Lanka dejected and despondent. But sadly though, this is a reflection of the mess and muddle that governance in Sri
Dennis’s demise was a shock to family and friends, but as he never recovered from the death of his beloved wife, Chrissy, a few years ago, I’m glad for both of them that they are reunited again in Heaven. They were an example of an ideal marriage
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, in an interview with the Daily Mirror, spoke about the proposed move by President Maithripala Sirisena to call for a referendum and the crisis involving the President and the Cabinet.
HONESTY is lost - in thought, word and in deed!
HONESTY is such a LONELY word and hardly ever heard today!!! The great Nelson Mandela was quoted “As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on societ
The state of our State is fast approaching a collapse of dangerous proportions. It is not an overstatement, nor is my attempt to sensationalize a lackluster performance of a government and make it look like a potentially shattering event. Yet realiza
Sri Lanka is at a crossroads whether to support the USA in a trade war against China or whether to stand firm and support the rising tide created by two Asian superpowers.
What could Sri Lanka’s independent leaders have thought as key challenges that awaited them, when the country received independence some seven decades ago?
I first paid notice to a deepfake about three years back when an adult video with the superimposed image of an Indian journalist began to circulate.
Boris Pasternak, the Russian novelist won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958 for his famous work Doctor Zhivago. While the book was banned....
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