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Your country calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable

Your country calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable

The head of Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church Sunday called for the government to resign over its alleged failure to investigate an “international conspiracy” behind the deadly Easter bombings. Cardinal …

Military cooperation pact to tackle red tape?

Military cooperation pact to tackle red tape?

The United States wants a special forces cooperation agreement with Sri Lanka to sidestep bureaucracy and has no intention of setting up a military base in the country, the American ambassador to the island nation said in a television interview. The comments represent the latest …

End the row in Kanniya

End the row in Kanniya

Ever since Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948, successive Sinhala-dominated governments have been launching projects to encroach on areas dominated by the minority Tamils and Muslims both to change the population pattern and to claim historical rights to those lands, writes P.K.Balachandran in The Citizen. …

India keeps eye

India keeps eye

India is keeping a close watch as protests grow in Sri Lanka over a proposed pact with the US, which could enable the setting up of an American military base …

Ven. Galagoda Gnanasara pledges to build a Sinhala Parliament

Ven. Galagoda Gnanasara pledges to build a Sinhala Parliament

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero yesterday pledged to build a Sinhala Parliament that would enable the Sinhala people to decide policy and laws as …

OIC countries seek pro-active measures

OIC countries seek pro-active measures

Ambassadors and High Commissioners from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here on Wednesday to seek pro-active measures to ensure the safety and security of Muslims in Sri Lanka. The meetings took place in …

Islamic State was initially unaware of Easter attacks

Islamic State was initially unaware of Easter attacks

The Islamic State (IS) may have claimed responsibility for the Easter terror attacks in Sri Lanka, but its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was initially not aware of the horrific serial …

Facebook adds new limits to address hate speech

Facebook adds new limits to address hate speech

As Facebook grapples with the spread of hate speech on its platform, it is introducing changes that limit the spread of messages in two countries where it has come under fire in recent years: Sri Lanka and Myanmar. In a blog post on Thursday evening, …

Hiding the truth?

Hiding the truth?

The head of the Catholic church in Sri Lanka on Thursday issued a scathing criticism of the government over the Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people, decrying a …

ISIS shift in Strategy may threaten India, Sri Lanka

ISIS shift in Strategy may threaten India, Sri Lanka

India and Sri Lanka are likely to be under threat with terror group ISIS turning its attention to the Indian Ocean Region in the wake of losses across Syria and …