120 million had been allocated for the rehabilitation of Buddhist temples and monasteries in the Trincomalee District

KANDY – A sum of Rupees 120 million from Sri Dalada Maligawa funds had been allocated for the rehabilitation the Buddhist temples and monasteries in the Trincomalee District, destroyed during the war, Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela said on Tuesday (08). Dela said so, at a ceremony to mark the handing over of more than Rs. 30 […]

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Beginning of devolution

Some Polpotian Marxists repeat ‘This is a new, a new situation, and a new and higher level of struggle left behind by neo liberalism and new priorities corresponded to it. Globally the bourgeois-democratic stage had passed, and with it the formal legal demand for national self-determination – characteristic of this stage – lost its former […]

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New Delhi is NOT going to exert much pressure on Colombo with regard to the implementation of the 13th Amendment

A perspective on the recently launched Or Inapprachinaiyum Or Oppandhamum (An Ethnic Conflict and An Accord) by journalist T. Ramakrishnan, former correspondent in Colombo for The Hindu newspaper The much-maligned Indo-Lanka Peace Accord of 1987 is back in public focus, courtesy T. Ramakrishnan’s book Or Inapprachinaiyum Or Oppandhamum (An Ethnic Conflict and An Accord), introduced […]

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Sinhale Train attendant on Colombo-Jaffna train sexually and verbally harassed a Tamil woman but NO action will be taken against him.

http://www.tamilguardian.com/content/sri-lankan-train-attendant-accused-harassment-arrested-after-social-media-pressure-released Being born a Tamil is considered a crime in Sri Lanka. — Mr.பழுவேட்டரையர் (@mrpaluvets) May 8, 2018 shalin on Twitter: “Train attendant on Colombo-Jaffna train I was on … https://twitter.com/uthayashalin/status/993460135488995328 2 days ago Train attendant on Colombo–Jaffna train I was on today, sexually and verbally harassed a Tamil woman …       Namal Rajapaksa wants Action Taken Against Railway Employee Allegedly responsible for […]

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Building of NEW Buddhist temples in North and East by Government

Racist Sinhale Buddhist party the National Freedom Front (NFF) today condemned the Tamil National Alliance’s (TNA) alleged attempt to halt the construction of NEW Buddhist temples by government in the Northern and Eastern regions where Tamils live who are Hindus, Muslims or Christians. Racist Sinhale Buddhist party NFF National Organizer MP Jayantha Samaraweera said according to […]

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Endangered national parties

by Sugeeswara Senadhira The two national political parties − United National Party (UNP) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) − ruled the country for the last seven decades either as individual parties or giving leadership to combined fronts or jointly as seen in the last three years, are faced with internal crisis of unprecedented nature […]

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SL President’s secretary threatens Jaffna University against May 18 Remembrance statue

Kalupage Austin Fernando, the secretary to SL President Maithiripala Sirisena, has threatened the Jaffna University administration and the student community not to embarrass the SL President by proceeding with their plan of launching a memorial statue within the premises of the University of Jaffna in remembrance of Eezham Tamils who perished in the genocidal war […]

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Journalists in Sri Lanka still cannot report on wartime atrocities

INDEXES on press freedom indicate that Sri Lanka’s media has become freer since the National Unity Government took office in January 2015. However, the reality on the ground with journalists threatened with counterterrorism laws, editors forced to practice self-censorship and near-continuous surveillance, paints another picture.     Although the operating environment for journalists in 2018 is far […]

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Colombo is British peoples third popular destination

Colombo is the third most popular non-European destinations for Brits followed by New York and Orlando respectively, the UK’s Daily Mail reported quoting an analysis conducted by the search site Kayak.co.uk. However, the analysis hadn’t included actual bookings, Daily Mail said. Kayak.co.uk travel expert Neil Cartwright has said internationally, there has been a huge shift towards the Indian Subcontinent as well […]

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NEW Cabinet reshuffle of unity Government takes place, most Ministers retained

The cabinet reshuffle of the unity Government took place today with President Maithripala Sirisena handing over the appointment letters.  Minister Gayantha Karunatillake told reporters that some Ministers continue to hold their previous portfolios while a few Ministers got fresh appointment letters as they were given additional responsibilities. The additional responsibilities includes the Ministries earlier held […]

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TNA ready to support 20A if…

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will support the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, if a permanent solution to the ethnic problem is also proposed, TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran says. Sumanthiran has said so, in a media statement, on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, proposed by the JVP, seeking the abolition of the executive presidency. […]

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Abduction and disappearance of 11 Tamil youth – Navy personnel, had carried out the abductions to extort money.

CID: A Navy chief helped wanted officer leave the country.  TNA Jaffna District MP, Nadarajah Raviraj was killed by Navy * Wartime disappearances By Shamindra Ferdinando A high-profile CID investigation into the alleged abduction and disappearance of 11 Tamil youth, by the Navy, during the previous administration, mostly in 2008, has taken a dramatic turn […]

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Hitler Had His ” Brown Shirts” While Gotabaya Has The Equivalent In The “Saffron Cohorts”

Hitler Had His ” Brown Shirts” While Gotabaya Has The Equivalent In The “Saffron Cohorts”, Its Lay Fellow-travelers And The ” Rana Viru” Myrmidons. By Anura Gunasekara That is our parliamentary crucible; toads, newts, adders and scorpions being stirred in a poisoned chalice and strained through a kurakkan satakaya. The Diyawanna script is written in Medamulana […]

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NO justice for 13 yrs because journalist Sivaram was a Tamil and killed by the government forces?

Why is the current government covering up the killers of Tamil Journalists by the Mahinda government?  Was President Srisena then minister in Mahinda government involved in giving orders to these these killings? Dharmaratnam Sivaram alias Taraki, writer, journalist and political analyst, was abducted by a group in a van near Bambalapitiya police station on 28 […]

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Aggrieved Party Wonders If Changing Law & Order Minister Would Effect Thajudeen Case

By Ruwan Laknath Jayakody – Sources close to the family of murdered ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen said that with the change that had taken place in the portfolio of the Minister of Law and Order, Thajudeen’s family as the aggrieved party in the presently ongoing case before the Magistrate’s Court, expected much in terms of justice despite the lack of […]

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Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Was The Undisputed Head Of All State Agencies Handling Military and Civil Intelligence.

“Capo De Tutti Capi” (Leader Of All Leaders) Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Was The Undisputed Head Of All State Agencies Handling Military and Civil Intelligence. By Sarath de Alwis “He who protests is an enemy; he who opposes is a corpse.”  – Pol Pot In a rebuttal of a newspaper report on the investigation into the murder of Lasantha […]

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16 SLFP MPs who quit the government request for seats on Opposition side

The 16 Sri Lankan Freedom Party MPs who quit the government requested parliament secretary General to allocate them seats on Opposition side, Ada Derana parliament correspondent reported. The letter bearing the signatures of all 16 SLFP MPs has been handed over to parliament secretary General Dhammika Dissanayake this morning (27) said SLFP MP Sudarshani Fernandopulle […]

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Namal’s alleged money laundering case: FCID yet to receive AG’s advice

The FCID conducting investigations against five suspects including Hambantota district MP Namal Rajapaksa for their alleged involvement in money laundering amounting to Rs.15 million in a company owned by Namal Rajapaksa, yesterday informed Court that they were yet to receive the Attorney General’s (AG) advice regarding the future course of legal action against the suspects. […]

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