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News Features

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Ms Harshani Wijesooriya (25) of Keselgoda, Yakkala on Wednesday (15) tied nuptial knots with her dream prince whom everybody thought was dead and gone after six years of uncertainty. Her wedding ceremony with Lance Corporal D.G Mahinda Premalal of 10 Gajaba Regiment, now a disable war hero, resident at Ragama Ranaviru Sevana, took place at Gampaha Senethma Reception Hall on…
Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

Dayan Jayatilleka in an article published in the Colombo Telegraph (How a weak opposition could still play it smart) offers that the Opposition is actually helping President Mahinda Rajapaksa secure a third term. He claims that the Opposition has picked the wrong slogan, that of ‘constitutional change’ when ‘it has little prospect of acting as a rallying cry among millions

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been loved more than any other leader because he makes sure to be close to the common people. He has a special ability to realize the aspirations of people and look for ways to assist them. Here, you see two photographs captured by our photo journalist Chamila
Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited the Northern Province last week and attended many programs. He visited Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Delft and several other locations inspecting the development programs which were implemented by the government, just after the defeat of the LTTE in 2009.President Rajapaksa, who was in Anuradhapura on Sunday morning (Oct 12), arrived in Kilinochchi to distribute
Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
Here’s the ‘word on the street’ or rather ‘word on the walls’ on Saturday October 18, 2014: ‘hqfrdamd ix.uh LTTE ;yku bj;a lrhs rks,a hqfrdamfhka jev wrUhs.’ (The EU lifts LTTE ban – Ranil embarks (on campaign) from Europe).’ It is a neat juxtaposition. The first part is true in part. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) annulled the EU…
Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
“A clear contradiction in terms”, as any sane person would say.Since 1978 the Constitution which is the Supreme Law of Sri Lanka stipulated in Article 31(2) that: “No person who has been twice elected to the office of President by the People shall be qualified thereafter to be elected to such office by the People.”
Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

The revelations by the website Colombo Telegraph pointing to fraud and deceit by the Center for Policy Alternatives (CPA) in an article titled ‘Exposé: Center for Policy Alternatives defrauded and hoodwinked donors,’ (see page 5) are serious and damaging to say the least.   Obtaining funds from multiple donors for a single project, submitting invoices for workshops never held, double-billing and entering non-p

Full Article Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:00
In a damning indictment of the controversial NGO, the Center for Policy Alternatives (CPA), and its all-powerful Executive Director Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, the website “Colombo Telegraph” (www.colombotelegraph.com) has exposed the organization’s scant regard for transparency and accountability as well as multiple instances of fraud and subsequent cover-up. 
Full Article Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:00
From the central highlands of Sri Lanka comes the disturbing news of an illegal gem mine that has ploughed through roughly 75 acres of Horton Plains. The mine lies less than 10 kilometers from the Bogawantalawa Estate. Nestled between the estate and Kirigalpoththa, the chain of mines appears like a grassland on aerial photos.
Full Article Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:00
Whereas a complaint made by Dr. W.D Rodrigo P.C that the Respondent the Nation News Paper (sic) published a News Paper statement (sic) dated 10/11/2013 under “ Law College Rocked By Scandal” carried untrue and improper statement (sic) and committed a breach of the Code of Journalists Ethics and Whereas the Council held an inquiry into the said complaint and…
Full Article Sunday, 05 October 2014 00:00
(This is the second and final part of an essay on the dealings and thinking of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA). The first part of this essay was published in ‘The Nation’ on September 28, 2014 under the title ‘TNA’s truncated diplomacy?’.)The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has demonstrated an obsession with calls for interventions via foreign observers, international probes, advice…
Full Article Sunday, 05 October 2014 00:00
Most ordinary people believe that there is no morality where there is no religion. Irreligious people are immoral, they think. This feeling is strong particularly among those who belong to god-based religions. Rational thinkers, who are profoundly concerned with ethics, hold that this is a wrong view. But we have evidence to believe that
Full Article Sunday, 05 October 2014 00:00
Human rights are the new-preferred paradigm used for providing a basis of international order. It is used as a language to advance ideologies from all sides of the political spectrum. With the collapse and/or co-opting of global socialism, human rights have been used as the new language of liberation by the political left.  At the same time, human rights are…
Full Article Sunday, 05 October 2014 00:00
Some political gurus argue that the Tamil National Alliance (tami t tēciyakkū amaippu) was a result of yet another doctored diplomatic edifice. That it came into being as a desperate alternative to resuscitate the annulled political will and the deliberate annihilation of all political party leadership of the Tamil masses by the bygone terror outfit. TNA can work constructively
Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00
Analysts, commentators and readers in general should check the results of the 1982 and 1994 Presidential elections. Despite an 8 % growth rate, the Mahaweli program, a five-sixth majority in Parliament and the deprivation of Mrs. B’s civic rights, the legendary JR Jayewardene won only 52+% of the vote, in what is regarded as a great victory.
Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00
Starting from next year, the government is expected to cut down 24% of Rs. 20 billion annual imports of Triple Super Phosphate (TSP) in response to recommendations made by a team of researchers who inferred that the heavy metals were one of the leading causes of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and various forms of cancer.
Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00
Maybe you have not thought of this before, but the stickers attached to the fruits and vegetables are not only there to help the cashier scan the price.The PLU code, or the price lookup number on the sticker also stands for the way of production, meaning by reading this code you will know if the product is genetically modified, organic…
Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00
Will you keep feeding your kids with Ramen noodles after reading this?People who love eating noodles are the ones that will hardly accept the fact that these noodles are very bad for the health. In fact, noodles are linked to the risk of getting metabolic changes that are linked to strokes and heart diseases.
Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00
New research published in The Lancet by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) found that various chemicals that many children are exposed to are having a direct effect on the creation of disorders labeled under the name ADHD as well as other mental disorders. O
Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00
If you have not heard about aspartame by now, you should better read carefully. About 6,000 products contain it, so pay more attention to the food you eat.Aspartame (NutraSweet, aminosweet, Equal) is one of the most popular artificial sweeteners, but the controversy about it is even more popular. It has been lasting for 30 years after the chemical passed through…
Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

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