End of the road for Karuna Amman

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Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman started off as a top leader of the LTTE. He then made headlines when he split from the LTTE...

Sri Lanka moving forward on gender equality

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Sri Lanka has made important strides in the journey towards gender equality, the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women said...

Saving the world, one whale shark at a time

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By Francoise Jacob A couple of months ago, while underwater just a few miles off the coast of Colombo, I had a chance encounter with...

No hidden agenda in China-Lanka cooperation

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By Yi Xianliang, Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka   Profound and complex changes are taking place in the current world regarding geopolitical and economic circumstances, with...

Sinhale campaign raises fresh fears

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It started with vehicles having stickers saying ‘Sinhale’ but that soon spread to walls of Muslim-owned houses in Nugegoda being spray painted with the...

Anti-terror laws and British hypocrisy

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Dr. Sara Dissanayake The recent incident involving the throat-slit gesture made by Defense Attaché Brigadier Priyankara Fernando in response to the Eelamist protesters in London...

Breaking down the Interim Report

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October 30 marked the beginning of a Parliamentary debate around the recently released draft interim report on constitutional reform by the Steering Committee in the Constitutional...

Parliament polarised on Constitutional reforms

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Sri Lanka was ushered to Independence under the Soulbury Constitution in 1948, followed by the Constitution of 1972, making the current Constitution, the second...

Renewable Energy – Let’s Do It Right

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By Bradnee Chambers The development and deployment of new technologies to deliver the world’s energy needs from renewable sources are essential if we are to...

Caste, the Sangha and theocracy

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By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole   We are supposedly living in a secular country, notwithstanding Buddhism being the foremost religion sponsored by the state. And yet, when...