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Will join anti-SAITM forces if solution not found: Rathana Thera

Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said today that he would join hands with students of medical faculties and their parents in their struggle against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) if the government did not act in a flexible manner to resolve the issue within the next …read more

We will defeat Maithri if contested again: JVP

While claiming that President Maithripala Sirisena had no moral right to contest the presidential election again, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today they would defeat him just as the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa if he contested the election breaking his pledge to the people.

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MS has no moral right to contest presidential election again: JVP

While claiming that President Maithripala Sirisena had no moral right to contest the presidential election again, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today they would defeat him just as the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa if he contested the election breaking his pledge to the people.

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The Sinhala Alt-Right & The Tamil Question 

By Dayan Jayatilleka –

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara asks “Simply show us how the Tamils are being discriminated against and where.” Answer: 1958 (read Tarzie Vittachi’s book ‘Emergency 58’) and Black July’83. The experience does not leave the collective memory of a community, easily. The first …read more

Polythene & Plastic: Use It Wisely

By Dinuka Jayasinghe –

Dinuka Jayasinghe

Polythene is being dumped hazardously in socially and environmentally sensitive places like road sides, marshy lands, low lying areas, public places, forest and wild life areas, causing numerous negative environmental impacts such as ground and surface water pollution, air pollution and even deaths (recent

The UN Special Rapporteur & The Government’s Duty

By Sanja De Silva Jayatilleka –

Sanja De Silva Jayatilleka

UN Special Rapporteur Pablo de Greiff, currently on a two week visit to Sri Lanka, announced before his visit that he intends to “review the progress made thus far, to identify obstacles and bottlenecks in the implementation of the …read more

Meteor believed to have crashed in the southern seas

A large meteor is believed to have crashed in the southern seas last last night (Wednesday). Some residents in Colombo had seen a bright light in the sky while those in the South saw an object fall in the sea with a loud bang and bright light. Chandana Jayaratne, Professor …read more