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Holding back popular rebellion

''This is a warning that it will do well to take heed of. Post elections, political analysts have dwelt on the polarization of...

Economic development alone will not satisfy minority grievances

We are facing perhaps one of the gravest challenges since the Indian challenge to us which culminated in the 1987 Indo-Sri Lanka Accord. There...

Suspected EPDP goons assault 59 year old news editor of Jaffna newspaper

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan, News Editor of Tamil Daily”Uthayan” was attacked with iron rods in Jaffna by 2 thugs suspected to be from...

Rise up for media freedom & democracy – JVP

The attack on the editor of ‘Udayan’ newspaper is not only an issue regarding media freedom. It is an issue regarding national unity; an...

After body of Sri Lankan rights defender is apparently found, UN calls for action

 by UN News CentreThe United Nations human rights office today called for the swift investigation and prosecution of the killers of a prominent human...

Elections Dept reduces 4 MP’s in North while not registering 900,000 Tamil voters in South

Mano Ganesan tells Mahinda DeshapriyaEnthusiasm shown by your department in removing the names of those who left the country in Jaffna district is not...

Disappered human rights activist’s body exhumed

This morning,(28, July) the police exhumed the remains of the body suspected to be of disappeared human rights activist , Pattani Razeek, who was...

North education director sent on compulsory leave

Northern province director of education Vigneswaran has been sent on compulsory leave.He has been told by the provincial education secretary Ilangovan yesterday (July 27)...

Sri Lanka To Abolish Emergency Laws By Year End: Minister

Sri Lanka is to remove controversial emergency laws by the end of this year, Xinhua news agency reported quoting a minister as saying Thursday.Media...

Justice Palakidnar Memorial Oration: Economic Development, Inclusive Societies And Peace

 ''For this one needs to operate within a political framework of democracy and individual freedoms and the free and full participation of all...

CSN transmitters fixed on Navy’s tower at Piduruthalagala

 Yoshitha Rajapaksa’s Carlton Sports Network (CSN) is fixing transmitters on the Sri Lanka Navy’s transmission tower at Piduruthalagala inorder to broadcast the matches between...

Wildlife director sacked over Govt.’s loss of votes in Wayamba

By Ifham NizamWildlife Conservation Director General Dr. Chandrawansa Pathiraja was removed from his post yesterday by Wildlife and Agrarian Services Minister S. M. Chandrasena.The...

Local polls show TNA is the pre-eminent entity among the Tamil people

by Dayan JayatillekaThe TNA’s Northern success, running against the ruling coalition in an area with a heavy military ‘footprint’ means one thing above all...

WHAT THE local council ELECTION RESULTS FORETELL

The 65 results disclosed in the mini election reveals a one party domination in the South (UPFA) and the North (ITAK). The call is...

Magistrate does not see Manel, a six-yeared remanded

by Harshi C. PereraAll Magistrates in Sri Lanka are legally empowered to visit and inspect the conditions of pretrial detainees in prisons. This measure...

Deeds Not Words – re right to information bill

''The founder Editor of this newspaper was brutally killed by hired goons over two and a half years ago. The resultant investigation has...

Election commissioner’s Powers Slashed

By Indika Sri Aravinda The powers vested with the Elections Commissioner have been slashed by the 18th Amendment and powers to issue directives have been...

Media director Hulugalle Owes Rs. 900,000 to CEB

By Indika Sri Aravinda A private radio station registered under the name of the wife of the Director General of the Media Center for National...

Northern Elections falls short of meeting International Standards -CaFFE Report

 Elections in the Northern Peninsula did not meet the international standards due to certain disturbing malpractices and intimidations that took place in the Killinochchi...

UPFA wins in South, TNA sweeps North

By Kelum BandaraSaturday’s local council elections saw the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) winning the local councils in the south while the main...

An election that challenged democracy – JV

At the second phase of the local government election that was concluded yesterday the government, as in all other elections held so far, obtained...

All corrupt politicians and officials to be prosecuted under UNP government – UNP

All corrupt politicians and officials will be prosecuted by a future UNP government, the party’s Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya said in a statement issued...

Local govet elections: Seats won by political parties

The governing United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has secured a comfortable win at the second phase of the Local Government Election 2011 wining a...

Patta Pal Boru – President Mahinda Rajapaksa threatens media

''Instead of telephoning publishers and yelling at them Rajapaksa should have the foresight (he is after all President) to explain why his son...

Election Law violations dominate LG polls

Men in uniform accused of participating in polls, according to monitors By Saradha Mohan Kumar The first Local Government (LG) elections in the Northern...

US uses aid weapon: Lanka may lose Rs. 1.4 billion

By Anthony David Sri Lanka stands to lose 13 million dollars (Rs 1.4 billion) in development assistance from the United States if a ban...

Polls chief asked to annul Karachchiya PS voting

The poll monitoring body of the Intellectuals for Human Rights has asked the elections commissioner to annul elections held to the Karachchiya Pradeshiya Sabha...

Widespread SLA attacks reported on voters, candidates in Ki’linochchi

The occupying Sri Lanka Army let loose its soldiers in civil cloths on house-to-house attack in many of the villages in Ki'linochchi district in...

Party actions detered a free and fair election -CPA

''While it is too early to comment on the outcome of the elections, an important point to note is the tactics used...

Hundreds of Polling Cards Forcibly Collected in Killinochchi,

One Killed in Anuradhapura, UNP Mayoral Candidate Assaulted in Nuwera Eliya, Illegal Propaganda Continues   Hours before commencement of polling on Election Day, a...
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