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Ram Setu is man-made

Ram Setu is man-made

The claim made in a new show of a US science channel that the ‘Ram Setu’ is man-made and not natural has reaffirmed the stand of the BJP on the issue, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. He also hit out at the previous …

Problems Resolved

Problems Resolved

The three constituent parties of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) amicably resolved their differences, concluded their seat sharing arrangements for the local government elections in the North and Eastern provinces and agreed to work together as one team. All the three TNA constituent parties agreed …

Dissenting lawmakers form new coalition

Dissenting lawmakers form new coalition

A group of dissenting Sri Lankan Tamil lawmakers has formed a new coalition to challenge the TNA which has come under severe criticism for going soft on the government’s delay in delivering justice to the minority community, a parliamentarian said today. Tamil parliamentarian Sivashakthi Anandan …

TNA split

TNA split

The Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation (TELO) dropped a bombshell on the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) last week when the party’s hierarchy decided to quit the alliance. The move comes in at a time when the Local Government elections are expected to be held early next …

Timely progress in structural reforms will support fiscal consolidation.

Timely progress in structural reforms will support fiscal consolidation.

  On December 6, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the third review of Sri Lanka’s economic performance under the program supported by a three-year extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement. Completion of the review enables the …

We are comfortable living with the majority community

We are comfortable living with the majority community

Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) General Secretary Arumugam Thondaman, in an interview with Daily Mirror, spoke about the current political environment and his plans to contest the elections. Following are excerpts of the interview done with Thondaman. How do you view the current political environment as …

Tamil parties divided

Tamil parties divided

Realignment of the various Tamil groupings in the North and East, yet to take shape. As of now, it is still not clear, whether the local government elections in the North and East would be a four cornered or a five cornered fight.R. Sampanthan – …

CEB irks Sri Lanka cricket legend

CEB irks Sri Lanka cricket legend

Sri Lanka cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara publicly grouching about the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) not answering his calls has sparked a social media storm with both helpful tips and barbs thrown at him. Five days after complaining that the CEB was not taking his calls, …

Sri Lanka Doesn’t Need More American Bear Hugs

Sri Lanka Doesn’t Need More American Bear Hugs

By Taylor Dibbert:  The U.S. and Sri Lanka recently held their second Partnership Dialogue. The first took place in Washington, D.C. last year. This one was held in Colombo. The meeting didn’t seem to feature any big surprises – which means that it was a …

Minister justifies refusal to raise flag

Minister justifies refusal to raise flag

Kandiah Sarveswaran, Education Minister of Northern Provincial Council in Sri Lanka, who triggered a controversy last week over his refusal to unfurl the national flag of the island-nation, has justified his act. At the same time, he asserted that he did not “disrespect” the flag. …