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Save Politics from Kili Maharaja - An Insight into the Puppeteers of Politics amid falling Democracy

2019-09-08 12:12:00

Unknown to many people, the context of Sri Lankan governance is being controlled by two bodies behind the curtain...


India’s moon landing suffers last-minute communications loss

2019-09-08 00:36:00

India’s attempt to land an unmanned craft on the moon’s uncharted south polar region appears to have gone awry, when communication with the landing vehicle was lost moments before touchdown...


Sri Lanka’s Education System needs a total change to assure sustainability

2019-09-07 23:16:00

Sri Lanka is at the peak of global educational standards. The Island Nation is at the highest position in the literacy rate in the South Asian region, and also at a respectable position in global literacy-based rankings...


SRI LANKA: How the poor pay for the national debt and for corruption?

2019-09-05 14:43:00

The one of the most frequent practices in the public hospitals now is that patients have to pay for everything...


China has grabbed more land than East India Company had ever done: Ex-Maldives Prez

2019-09-05 13:17:00

Nasheed said that the Maldives would like more foreign investment and Chinese investment, but impinged on transparency in the tendering process, particularly in the case of China...


Why did the Second World War happen?

2019-09-04 16:06:00

We can now say without equivocation that this was Hitler’s war, say historians. But could more intelligent diplomacy on Britain’s part have saved Europe from a devastating conflict? Laurence Rees examines the evidence and what caused the Second World War...


’’Samata Sevana’’ - A Doomsday Housing Project by Sajith Premadasa

2019-09-04 11:49:00

Residents of Sooriyagama and Thoragala villages bordering the Kuttigala and Hingura divisions in the Embilipitiya Divisional Secretariat have been living in the midst of hardship and heavy debts as the Housing Development Project for the benefit of low income families under the Housing Development Authority is not being functioned as a realistic and human-friendly project, since 2015...


’’Let Them Stay’’: Australians Rally In Support Of Sri Lanka Family

2019-09-02 21:10:00

Hundreds of Australians joined rallies Sunday urging the government not to deport a Tamil family of four -- including two Australian-born toddlers -- whose case has become a new flashpoint over immigration policy...


Explainer: Why are the Amazon fires sparking a crisis for Brazil - and the world?

2019-09-02 13:35:00

A record number of fires ravaging the Amazon has drawn international outrage because of the rainforest’s importance to the global environment and prompted Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to dispatch the military to assist in firefighting...


900 days of protests: Still searching for truth and justice

2019-09-02 11:57:00

August 30 was the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Despite Government figures indicating more than 65,000 complaints of disappearances in Sri Lanka, for most Sri Lankans, most media and the Government, it was just another day...


Spanish nun who served poor in India for 50 years given 10 days to leave country

2019-09-01 15:34:00

About 280km from Bhubaneswar, remote Aliganda has patchy mobile network, bad roads and residents still wait for piped drinking water...


RSF Announces Nominees for Press Freedom Awards 2019 ahead of ceremony in Berlin

2019-08-31 15:24:00

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) will hold its Press Freedom Awards in Berlin on September 12. Nominees from 12 countries have been shortlisted for three international awards...


Deportation to Sri Lanka of Biloela Tamil family’s youngest child delayed until Wednesday

2019-08-31 15:05:00

The deportation of a two-year-old Tamil asylum seeker has been put on hold until next Wednesday after a federal court ruled on Friday to delay the deportation until her case is heard...


4 Million Indian Citizens Could Be Made Stateless Tomorrow. Here’s What to Know

2019-08-31 15:01:00

As many as 4 million people — many of them Muslims — may lose their Indian citizenship on Saturday, accused of being “infiltrators” by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi...


Elon Musk and Jack Ma disagree about AI’s threat

2019-08-30 19:36:00

Alibaba’s Jack Ma and Tesla’s Elon Musk took opposing views of the risks and potential rewards of artificial intelligence at an event in Shanghai...


Minister Malik should do the death fast, why poor Ajith Perera?

2019-08-28 16:30:00

Non-cabinet Minister Ajith P. Perera according sources has decided to launch a death fast demanding nominations for Sajith Premadasa as the presidential candidate from the United National Party (UNP), sources said...


India scores a diplomatic win on Kashmir

2019-08-27 17:00:00

On August 15, India’s 72nd independence day, a massive crowd of people, many waving Pakistani or Kashmiri flags, gathered outside the Indian High Commission in London to protest against the Indian government’s measures to prevent protests in Kashmir...


Amazon fires: Bolsonaro rages at ‘colonial’ G7 leaders over aids to fight Brazil blazes

2019-08-27 16:05:00

Jair Bolsonaro has lashed out at world leaders for agreeing an emergency aid package of $20m (£16.36m) to urgently tackle fires spreading across swathes of the Amazon rainforest...


The Healing Pasikuda Beach in the Aftermath of Easter Sunday Attacks

2019-08-27 15:11:00

The Pasikuda Beach, which had been surged by the drop of tourist arrivals in the aftermath of Easter Sunday attacks is gradually being recovered...


Re-Branding Sri Lanka after Black Easter

2019-08-26 13:15:00

It is not necessary to discuss what happened in the past Easter; the entire Sri Lankan society was in the mood of sad, hearing the tragedy and also fed up with the usual political agendas engaged...


Spider-Man dispute between Sony and Marvel draws fans into the crossfire

2019-08-23 18:00:00

Spider-Man’s future might hang in the balance, but the dispute between Sony and Marvel over the character -- having spilled into the public -- is another prime example of super-powered silliness, exposing the limits of turning fans and click-hungry websites into foot soldiers in a corporate standoff...


Liberals for Gota? Politics at the hour of populism/s - By Dr Chamindra Weerawardhana

2019-08-21 08:43:00

As the SLPP National Convention was taking place in Colombo, an intriguing dialogue was taking place on a social media platform between two people this writer seldom agrees with, but nonetheless acknowledges their commitment to their convictions,..


Nobel laureate Amartya Sen slams decision to revoke occupied Kashmir’s special status

2019-08-20 21:28:00

Indian economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has slammed the Narendra Modi-led government’s decision to revoke occupied Kashmir’s special status, saying that India had ’’lost the reputation’’ of being the world’s first non-Western country to adopt a democratic system...


Sri Lanka names war veteran as army chief, U.S., U.N. critical of decision

2019-08-20 16:45:00

Sri Lanka’s President on Monday named war veteran Shavendra Silva as its army chief, drawing sharp criticism from the United States and the United Nations over the appointment of an officer who has been accused of serious human rights violations...


Controversies fore amidst Avant Garde case as opinions scuffle between CID and AG

2019-08-18 13:26:00

About four years later, the Avant Garde issue has come to the fore again. The IMO 8107036 MV Avant Garde was seized by the Navy on October 6, 2015, along with automatic, semi-automatic firearms and ammunition, off the coast of Galle Harbor...


Nehru and Patel: Rivals or comrades?

2019-08-17 13:30:00

The best biography of Vallabhbhai Patel has been written by Rajmohan Gandhi. Based on full access to Patel’s own papers, it is a rich account of his life and struggles, set against the context of the historical forces which shaped them...


Modi’s Speech Highlights How Closely He’s Working With RSS

2019-08-17 12:20:00

The thrice-banned RSS (once during British times) is the new establishment. Courtesy its acolyte, Prime Minister Narendra Modi...


Greenland: Trump warned that island cannot be bought from Denmark

2019-08-17 09:39:00

Greenland has said it is ’’not for sale’’ after President Donald Trump stated that he would like the US to buy the world’s biggest island...


Palestinian infants and children are dying!

2019-08-16 17:20:00

’’There are no new Palestinian patients,’’ said Dr. Raz Somech, the director of general pediatrics at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan. “Many of them are being sent to Jordan or Egypt, and many more don’t even make it to those places...


Sri Lanka needs a president hungry for success, not power

2019-08-16 13:33:00

The late John F. Kennedy described politics as a “noble adventure, an adventure in which one joins hands with the masses for the service of man”. Not that the Kennedys didn’t play “politricks” in their heyday...