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Agreeing to Constitutional proposals historic

Agreeing to Constitutional proposals historic

Tamil political representatives’ acceptance of proposals in the interim report of the Constitutional Assembly represents a “historic” moment for Sri Lanka, a senior TNA legislator told parliament here today. The Tamil National Alliance’s M A Sumanthiran was addressing the House when it met as the …

EP delegation to visit Sri Lanka

EP delegation to visit Sri Lanka

Progress on national reconciliation and ways to empower Sri Lankan women politically and economically will be the focus of the visit from 31 October to 3 November 2016 by a four member delegation from the European Parliament. They will also look at the groundwork laid …

SAITM abolished, to function as non-profit Medical College

SAITM abolished, to function as non-profit Medical College

Sri Lanka’s Government yesterday said that the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), a privately-owned medical faculty would be abolished and converted into a non-profit college. A committee established by President Maithripala Sirisena has recommended several proposals to arrive at a permanent solution which …

Mobilising Monks against constitutional reform

Mobilising Monks against constitutional reform

The main sects of Sri Lanka’s Maha Sangha have once again demonstrated their strident opposition to constitutional reforms, this time going one step further and claiming that neither a new constitution nor amendments to the existing constitution are necessary. They have also deemed the existing …

A political order for Sri Lanka

A political order for Sri Lanka

By Dr. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA.                                              This is the reality today: Anything and everything within this Constitution, but nothing outside this Constitution. A two-thirds majority …

Sri Lanka looks forward to stronger ties

Sri Lanka looks forward to stronger ties

Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Friday congratulated China’s President Xi Jinping on his re-election as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and Chairman of the Military Commission at the recently held 19th National Congress. In a letter sent to Xi, …

India-Sri Lanka military exercise

India-Sri Lanka military exercise

During the last few days of Mitra Shakti, the two-week long joint military exercise between India and Sri Lanka being held in Pune, discussions were held on possible terrorist scenarios and operational drills were conducted. These drills focussed on coordination and joint battle procedures, said …

Healthy versus hip: A Sri Lankan tea boss takes on coffee

Healthy versus hip: A Sri Lankan tea boss takes on coffee

The tea industry has watched in envy as coffee’s cachet has skyrocketed across Asia, and now it wants a piece of the action. But it faces a difficult challenge: How to convince people that something they’ve been quaffing like water all their lives can be …

Seeman acquitted in sedition case

Seeman acquitted in sedition case

The Additional District Sessions Court has acquitted Naam Tamilar Katchi leader S. Seeman and film director I. Ameer Sulthan in a sedition case slapped against them for allegedly speaking against India’s sovereignty and in support of the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam while addressing …

Under pressure from multiple sections

Under pressure from multiple sections

With three major national level elections to face in the coming three years, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is under pressure from multiple sections of the Sri Lankan polity and society to deliver on his electoral promises. Among them are the Sinhala-Buddhist nationalists; the minority …