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The traditional April new year named ‘Jaya’ or Victory dawned on a positive note this year for Sri Lanka. A massive security operation launched by the Sri Lankan armed forces had resulted in the deaths......

JR’s Executive Presidency wish lives on

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At the General Elections of 1977, the UNP headed by J.R. Jayawardene, presented its manifesto to the people. By its manifesto, the UNP sought a mandate from the people inter-alia “to draft, adopt and.....

Editorial - Gabriel Garcia Marquez – thank you for the inspiration

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The world lost two greatest minds within the first four months of 2014. The death of the Nobel Prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude—”the greatest revelation.....

Putin has more trumps in Ukraine gamble

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Amid tough talk and military buildups by Moscow and the West, the crisis in Ukraine has now shifted from Crimea to the country’s east along Russia’s western border.
Just like Crimea, the eastern regions of Ukraine are largely inhabited by Russian-speaking people. Following Crimea’s example....

This Indian government has done well

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E.M. Forster, the English novelist, wrote in his “Passage to India” of India “swelling here, shrinking there, like some low, indestructible, form of life”.
But the India of today is a totally different place from 1920. Economic growth was tiny in British times (even though a large network of....

Good Friday: Finding God in all things - Editorial

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About 2,100 million Christians all over the world mark Good Friday today— the holiest day on which they believe the Lord Jesus willingly made himself the sacrificial Lamb of God to be crucified to show how high, how deep and how wide God’s love is which surpasses human understanding, expectation or imagination.

End of Bogambara prison Reviving debate about Capital punishment

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The overwhelming endorsement to re-activate capital punishment by a large majority of visitors to the Bogambara prison after its shift to Pallekele has given food for thought to the Cabinet and President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

India’s clear message to TNA, Diaspora and Pillay

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The Foreign Secretary of India in a recent interview with CNN, made India’s independent stand and pragmatic approach towards much talked about International Inquiry on war crimes to be carried out in Sri Lanka, crystal clear to the world, particularly TNA, Tamil Diaspora representing rump LTTE, UNHRC....

A unique hub of governance

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It is strange that many countries do not appear to emulate the example of Sri Lanka in its policies of governance. After all we have so many systems of governance from the single unit of authority at the apex, to a parliament, provincial councils, district administration, divisional administration, city, urban and....

Good medicine to revive patient-friendly health service - Editorial

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In one of the healthiest moves for the New Year, Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena is this month expected to introduce in Parliament tough new legislation for the implementation of a National Medicinal Drugs Policy based on Professor Senaka Bibile’s Essential Medicines Concept which scores of.....

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The ride that ended in tears
Bad weather destroys houses in Mahakachchikodi
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The ride that ended in tears
Bad weather destroys houses in Mahakachchikodi
Video: Good Friday