Last Updated : 23-04-2014 13:49

 
 

Opinion

Africa: Tribalism lives, for better and for worse

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There was a time, not that long ago, when African leaders insisted that it was politically incorrect to discuss tribalism. Tribalism was the face of old Africa that the modernisers, inheriting their domains from the departing colonialists, refused to accept.

Wigneswaran Must Adopt PRAGMATIC APPROACH

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The New Year started off on a positive note for Canagasabapathy Viswalingam Wigneswaran! The Northern Province Chief Minister was invited by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa....

The complaint against the Bribery Chief

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Following is the petition submitted on Wednesday by JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti with several allegations against the Chairman of the Bribery Commission Justice Jagath De Silva Balapatabendi.

Here’s what the year 2014 holds for you

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Great success in any venture could be expected this year for Aries natives.   Social recognition is also likely. The planetary influence indicates matrimonial affairs, educational pursuits and for overseas travel.

Chechen war games: The politics of the Olympics

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“They plan to hold the Olympics on the bones of our ancestors, on the bones of many, many Muslims buried on our land by the Black Sea. As Mujahideen we are required not to permit that, using any methods that Allah allows us,” said Dokku Umarov, the self-styled Emir of the Caucasus.

‘White Christmas a harbinger of natural disasters’

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In the western world, a white Christmas is a Christmas covered with snow. This time, countries in the North Pole experienced such a Christmas. A sudden winter storm  swept Canada, the US, England and France on the................

Politics and Rathika - Editorial

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Few Sri Lankans would know of a lady called Helen Halyard.  Helen was a third-party candidate for the US Presidency in 1992, representing the Socialist Equality Party (SEP).

Little (pet) shops of horrors

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A cluster of rather tiny cages chockfull of various birds, kittens, rabbits and puppies crowd the entrance to the wee pet shop located alongside the pavement bordering the busy road, a few feet away from the Jubilee Post junction.

‘Full throttle’ lobbying spree to meet possible UNHRC challenges

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 The New Year dawned, and the country is slated to experience pressing political and diplomatic challenges in 2014. Main among them is the session of the United Nations Human Rights Council scheduled for March.

‘Cleavage-hiding’ Sitsabaiesan’s evaluation mission in the North

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A Canadian parliamentarian of Sri Lankan origin is the latest visitor to the country to undertake a tour of the previously war- torn Northern Province, attempting to evaluate rehabilitation and reconciliation efforts in the region.

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