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Voice of Mayawati disappears, while Pandits woo

2019-08-10 23:50:00

Upon abolishing political autonomy given to Kashmir state of India via revoking sector 370 of the Constitution, the future of a whole subcontinent is being steered to the edge of a mass decimation...


Modi’s act of tyranny in Kashmir will soon be the blueprint for all of India

2019-08-10 14:08:00

The Hindu-supremacist government of India, headed by Narendra Modi, has just carried out a coup of India’s constitution and with Kashmir’s autonomy...


Not Just J&K, Even Congress Lost Its ‘Special Status’ in Opposition Within 48 Hours

2019-08-09 19:45:00

The Gandhi family appears to be losing its grip on the party with the continuing delay in choosing a successor to Rahul Gandhi...


Bolsonaro has blessed ‘brutal’ assault on Amazon, sacked scientist warns

2019-08-09 15:20:00

Illegal loggers are ramping up a “brutal, fast” assault on the Brazilian Amazon with the blessing of the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, the sacked head of the government agency tasked with monitoring deforestation has warned...


Re-emergence of Islamic Radicalism - A warning

2019-08-09 15:00:00

From the inception of Islam, each and every groups and sects of Islam has been threatening and oppressing the people who do not accept the conditions imposed by Islam...


Indian transgender couple tie knot in landmark ‘rainbow wedding’

2019-08-08 19:54:00

An Indian transgender couple who both underwent sex re-assignment have tied the knot in a traditional Bengali ceremony, in what is believed to be the state’s first “rainbow wedding”...


Kashmir: Pakistan will ‘go to any extent’ to protect Kashmiris

2019-08-07 14:09:00

Pakistan has vowed to take any measure necessary to “stand by” people in Kashmir, where an unprecedented communications blackout continues a day after the Indian government said it would revoke the territory’s special status and divide it in two...


Peace and harmony through literature: Buddhism and Thirukkural

2019-08-06 00:22:00

It is a great pleasure and privilege for me to have this opportunity to deliver the valedictory speech at this international conference on ‘Peace and harmony through literature: Thirukkural,’ a universal literature. Thank you for inviting me...


’Something resembling hell’: How does the rest of the world view the UK?

2019-08-05 14:10:00

Three years after the referendum, and hovering on the brink of a no-deal Brexit, international journalists share their thoughts...


Why a Gota Presidency is bad for Sri Lanka

2019-08-05 13:36:00

Two menaces have stalked Sri Lanka since our independence. One is communal politics to win elections and the other is stoking racial resentments. Mahinda Rajapaksa and family did just that to stay in power and finally people got sick of them and threw them out in disgust...


England would be better off without Scotland, Tory candidate said

2019-08-05 08:32:00

Conservative vying to win back Bedford seat said taxpayers south of the border are ‘fleeced’ by Scots...


Sri Lanka: Why it’s time to return to this up and coming travel destination

2019-08-04 08:51:00

Walking along a dirt road on Sri Lanka’s south-west coast late one afternoon in 2013, I met an elderly woman pottering in her garden...


Murals by Jean Arasanayagam seen and read through an Australian Eye

2019-08-03 11:36:00

In the early morning on the beach in Tasmania the water is puckered by wind. The sun has created a drawbridge across the sea and onto the silver sand. Occasional bunches of crinkled seaweed rest in their shadows and the serenity is palpable...


Scientists ’create world’s first human-monkey hybrid’ in controversial trial

2019-08-03 11:08:00

Scientists claim to have created the world’s first human-monkey hybrid using groundbreaking scientific techniques...


Human Rights Laws – UN Envoy’s Responsibility

2019-08-02 16:00:00

I recently said to a Tamil Teacher - not to mark rights and wrongs but to connect ‘what’ (happened) with ‘why’ (it happened). Often we resort to this when we do not have comfort for our pain through other pathways. Knowing why helps cure the causes within our control. Other causes do not result in deep pain...


Illegal Migrants or Natural Gypsies?

2019-08-02 15:26:00

All of us have relations when we are born. As per my mind, a relationship is a pathway that connects our body to Oneness in another...


Black July 1983 - 36th Year of Remembrance

2019-08-01 09:59:00

’’Stop the Cycle of Violence and Genocide against Tamils in Sri Lanka,’’ panel discussion by BTF in association with APPG for Tamils...


Caught in Sri Lanka’s anti-Muslim backlash, evicted refugees search for safe homes

2019-07-30 14:48:00

Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers in Sri Lanka have spent the past three months searching for safety across the island nation after being swept up in an anti-Muslim backlash following the April terrorist attacks that killed more than 250 people...


The rice stalks reached my shoulders. Would that be enough to hide me from the Sri Lankan army helicopters?

2019-07-29 15:32:00

Logathasan Tharmathurai was born to a wealthy family in Sri Lanka but lost everything in the civil war. In The Sadness of Geography: My Life as a Tamil Exile, the Toronto writer recounts his flight from home at age 18 and dangerous quest for a better life...


Thou shalt not take the Lord’s name in vain: Italian town to issue €400 blasphemy fines

2019-07-27 21:28:00

A northern Italian town has had enough of people taking the Lord’s name in vain and those who do will be fined up to €400 (£360) for blasphemy...


A New Cellular Framework to Study Causes of Birth Defects

2019-07-27 18:15:00

Each year, 9 months of dreams shared by millions of parents-to-be turn to despair and fright when learning their child is born with a birth defect; an often-devastating event affecting one out of 20 children born worldwide...


As Sri Lanka debates death penalty US to execute convicts

2019-07-27 11:45:00

While Sri Lanka debates a decision by President Maithripala Sirisena to implement the death penalty on selected convicts the US Government has ordered the death penalty to be reinstated for the first time in nearly two decades...


His Master’s Voice

2019-07-27 09:00:00

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith delivered a political speech at the re-opening of Katuwapitiya St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo. Religious leaders can make political speeches, but the issue is, that certain sections of the society think that this is gospel truth...


Boris becomes PM after Greenpeace try to block route to the Queen

2019-07-25 17:00:00

Boris Johnson had to dodge a human chain of protesters on his way to meet the Queen...


Everyone’s an Idiot, Except Donald Trump

2019-07-25 16:30:00

Calculation and impulse collide to produce one of the ugliest stretches of the president’s first term...


The Kidney Racket in the Jaffna Hospital

2019-07-24 16:30:00

A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to place a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly. A kidney transplant is usually done to treat kidney failure...


Sarath Fonseka would be the right match for Gotabaya

2019-07-24 14:15:00

Before the 2010 Presidential Election in Sri Lanka, I predicted many issues in one of the Colombo print media (The Sunday Leader) and I was proved right. Even my predication about the winning candidate was correct...


SOFA debate: Full of sound and fury?

2019-07-22 15:44:00

Left out of the hysterical public debate is the fact that Sri Lanka and the US have been operating under the terms of a SOFA for 25 years – signed during President Kumaratunga’s tenure, and maintained during the entirety of the Rajapaksa presidency and this Government’s term...


Sri Lanka bombings: three months on, tourism workers tell their stories

2019-07-20 18:33:00

The Easter attacks hit the tourist trade hard. We talk to five Sri Lankans, whose livelihoods depend on visitors, about hardship, recovery and hope...


Now’s the time to visit to Sri Lanka, and here’s why

2019-07-19 16:24:00

Back in late 2018, The Points Guy named Sri Lanka as one of the top destinations to visit in 2019...