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Demonstrations at the hospitals from tomorrow.

Mr Gamini Kumarasinghe, the Secretary of all Ceylon Health Services Union says that, they have decided to launch demonstrations in all leading hospitals throughout ...

Higher levels of malnutrition among plantation sector population

Tea in Sri Lanka is one of the country’s biggest cash crops, but families working on tea estates are among the nation’s poorest in...

International elements grooming groups towards regime change as they did in Libya – Minister

The government said in Parliament today that certain international elements were grooming some groups in Sri Lanka to bring about a regime change in...

Kalpitiya: Muslim woman defeats mega tourism project over land expropriation

A court has recognized the right of ownership Saleema of family land, where a local entrepreneur was building luxury resorts. Her legal battle cost...

‘Unity among groups will come sooner than later’.- Champa Senavirathna

The wife of JVP’s Premakumar Gunaratnam, Champa, who was questioned by the police when she visited Sri Lanka recently and was returning to Australia...

Youth unemployment crisis in Sri Lanka

Youth unemployment is a major issue in Sri Lanka in which many qualified youth have the ‘technical skills’ or appropriate academic qualification for a...

University teachers join the fray as undergrads’ protests snowball

Academic staff to strike on Tuesday as Govt. under pressure puts on hold private university Bill The wave of student protests over the proposal...

New act will cripple education, health sectors: GMOA

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) yesterday said the proposed Qualification Framework, Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions Act proposed by the...

Over 60 percent of households in the Northern Province are food insecure

''Over 60 percent of households in the Northern Province are food insecure (46 percent moderately food insecure and 15 percent severely food ...

‘Ex-LTTE cadres are with us’ Jana Aragala Group

KELUM BANDARA - JVP dissidents said yesterday that former LTTE cadres had joined hands with them in political work in the Northern Province, and...

The private universities debate

 Dr. Kumar David -A Bill to allow the establishment of private fee paying universities – they will invariably be in partnership with an established...

JVP student faction seeks Tamil youth for military inspiration: SL Minister

- Calling themselves as a student group, a group of the factionalised JVP is seeking to exploit former LTTE cadres in its search...

SRI LANKA: New wave of student protests

Dinesh De Alwis - Buddhist student monks have joined thousands of other university students in a new wave of protests to hit Sri...

JVP faction preparing for uprising – minister

Nadira GUNATILLEKE - The split in the JVP poses a great danger to the country’s democracy. According to the information received by the government...

Gunaratnam (Peoples Struggle Movement) doing LTTE bidding

Dharma SRI ABEYRATNE - On the advice of LTTE supporters, a JVP faction led by Kumar Gunaratnam is engaged in hampering the university system,...

Stop attempt to establish paying wards in government hospitals – ACHSU

In an atmosphere where free health service is broken-down so badly that patients have to bring in equipment necessary for treatment that should have...

FUTA vows to stop private university bill

Dasun Edirisinghe -  Federation of University Teachers Associations (FUTA) yesterday vowed to stop the introduction of an Act to enable the setting up of...

Reflection on 2011 -Daily Mirror Editorial

''Indeed we appear to have created two societies - the rich and ruling elite comprising less than 15 percent of the population but...

Land Issues in the Northern Province – Post-War Politics, Policy and Practices

Land Issues in the Northern Province: Post-War Politics, Policy and Practices by Senior Researchers Bhavani Fonseka and Mirak Raheem at the...

Farmers, teachers see real wages decline this year

Adjusted for inflation, the real wages of the services and industrial sector have grown substantially this year while real wages in the agriculture sector...

Rebellion, Repression and the Struggle for Justice in Sri Lanka: The Lionel Bopage story

Professor Sisira Jayasuriya ,This is a book that documents the life story of Lionel Bopage, who was one of the highest ranking leaders of...

Tamil Tigers Still Active in Europe

MIKE CORDER Associated PressWhen Tamil Tigers were routed on the battlefield two years ago, the Sri Lankan government believed it had crushed the 25-year...

How can the Sri Lankan left be rebuilt or new left built?

Sumanasiri LiyanageThe theme of the well-attended public seminar of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (Revolutionary) held in Kandy last Wednesday read as ‘the second innings of...
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