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Atrocities in Kashmir biggest blot on Indian democracy: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen

2019-06-10 10:18:00

Indian Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said the atrocities in Kashmir are the biggest blot on Indian democracy...


DIVA International Diplomat interview with TCHR Founder S. V. Kirupaharan

2019-06-08 01:05:47

Q: We heard a lot about Sri Lanka and the Tamils in the past. Is the conflict over? Well, certainly the armed conflict is over. But the diplomatic struggle to find a permanent political solution to the long standing ethnic conflict and to find justi..


Will air ticket prices be reduced by 50% ?

2019-05-08 08:17:28

Sri Lanka’s national security severely declined as a result of the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday, in addition to scores of deaths and damages to properties. ..


Gunning for social acceptance

2019-02-17 04:11:09

Firon, a resident of Homagama, currently works as a human rights activist along with Young Out Here. Firon initially declared his sexuality to his schoolmates. He explained: “It was during my O/Levels that I told my schoolmates that I was gay. They..


Rajitha also responsible – did he investigate kidney racket, or Padeniya’s foreign exchange scam?

2019-02-15 11:51:06

Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) is one of the leading trade unions in Sri Lanka. The association, which is quite proactive, has been praised and sometimes criticized by medical community. ..


Against all odds

2019-02-05 07:02:27

Anuhas is employed as a HIV field officer for a non-governmental organisation and while sharing his personal story with us, he revealed how he questioned who he really was from a young age. ..


Acceptance should begin at home

2019-01-21 05:50:01

Isuru Parakrama, a 27-year-old from Mirigama, works as a new media journalist for a news portal. Advocating for the LGBT community and creating awareness – be it on the street or through his articles published online – Isuru takes his activism ve..


President Sirisena killed our democratic aspirations - Sharmini Serasinghe

2018-12-30 07:22:55

Do you wish to get in to active politics? NO, NO and NO! ..


Presidential Commission exonerated me – President is afraid of Rajitha and Champika

2018-10-23 06:07:37

The Avant Garde Security Service, founded as a land security service and expanded into international oceanic security service, is a local company that came to international limelight as a security service. Accordingly, various conversations regarding..


Eliyakanda Torture Camp is a Social Distortion – Rohitha Munasinghe

2018-09-27 12:44:29

Rohitha Munasinghe is the first to discover information on the Torture Camp of Eliyakanda. He was a victim of the Eliyakanda Torture Camp. Later he wrote a book titled ‘Eliyakanda Wadha Kandawura’. ..


Release of Rajiv Gandhi convicts: We would’ve had different line, says Mahinda Rajapaksa

2018-09-12 06:38:46

The former Sri Lankan President says he is ready to put past ‘misunderstandings’ with India behind him, and could lead his party in the 2019 elections ..


I want my players to have played their most enjoyable cricket during my time - Chandika Hathurusingha

2018-08-23 06:54:13

Chandika Hathurusingha cut short his stint as head coach of the Bangladesh cricket team last year, in order to take up the head coach position in his native Sri Lanka. At the end of his first seven months in the job, ESPNcricinfo talks to him about h..


We say the right thing, we win the right thing – Dr Naveen De Soyza, Deputy Secretary of GMOA

2018-08-03 11:45:15

Strikes are not a new experience to Sri Lankans. Each year, at least two-three strikes are launched in Sri Lankan hospitals. It is the general public who experience difficulties due to these strikes. Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) ..


People are not racist, politicians and journalists are

2018-05-21 18:05:12

When the Co-Cabinet Spokesperson Rajitha Senarathna said that there is nothing wrong in declaring May 18th as a national day of genocide, the media opposed. Rajitha Senarathna was accused of belittling war victories. ..


Father’s politics does not qualify son for leadership – Ravi Karunanayake

2018-04-25 08:09:40

Amidst all the ongoing political turmoil, we spoke to former finance minister Ravi Karunanayake, as he is quite an influential figure in local politics.  ..


India had reservations about my govt, that will change now: Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

2018-03-24 06:35:44

Three years after he was swept out of office, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka’s former President, thinks he is in with a chance to return to power. Last month, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), the party loyal to him, made a stunning comeback wi..



Even the govt. has those who support racism – Vikramabahu (video)

2018-03-21 18:45:08

As a responsible media outlet, we continue to focus on the obligation to make reconciliation a reality. This time, took up that topic with Nawa Sama Samaja Party leader Dr. Vikramabahu Karunaratne. ..


Yahapaalanaya is now a nameboard only – Mujibur Rahuman

2018-03-17 04:17:30

Thirty years of war ended by opening the platform for a dialogue on national unity. But, that opportunity has not been made use of, as evidenced by the recent incidents in Kandy, that ended with the loss of a couple more lives. ..



Passenger and cargo handling capacity at BIA will be doubled in the next 5 years

2018-02-10 05:22:40

Airport and Aviation Services Executive Director Johanne Jayaratne says plans are underway to double the passenger and cargo handling capacity at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at Katunayake. Here are excerpts of the interview with him:..


All 9 provinces need federalism - Vigneswaran

2018-02-05 10:42:19

Following are excerpts of an interview with north chief minister C.V. Vigneswaran: ..


We can’t despair, we can’t abandon things, says Sri Lanka’s R. Sampanthan

2018-01-25 05:31:56

Sri Lanka’s seniormost politician on the government’s record on the political solution to the Tamil issue ..


Go back and see what happened - Maxwell De Silva's response to Mr: Rohan Fernando

2018-01-20 11:31:22

These days, it's a popular subject in the field of sports, the National Olympic Committee. The reason for the resumption of the NOC's official election is again. Almost all National Sports Associations are competing to represent the National Olympic ..


We can’t despair, we can’t abandon things, says Sri Lanka’s R. Sampanthan

2018-01-10 13:55:24

Sri Lanka’s seniormost politician on the government’s record on the political solution to the Tamil issue ..


Right to Information: Interview with Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena

2017-10-01 07:22:03

Though the Right to Information spells power, the RTI Act has been viewed with much cynicism and suspicion. Thus it was struggling since 2003 and even before to make its entrance notes Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena. She, speaking to Sunday Island of the ..


Many politicians get their Million cuts from garbage dumped

2017-04-24 06:33:46

Meanwhile, Susil Kidelpitiya has viwed not to allow garbage to be dumped in Kolonnawa where he was raised. ..