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Afghan refugees in Pakistan

September 30, 2016 at 11:32 pm

Homecoming spleen

One of the world’s largest refugee populations is being driven out of Pakistan

It Was Wrong To Label The LTTE As A Terrorist Organization-Posted by: COLOMBO_TELEGRAPH

September 30, 2016 at 6:03 pm

By Pitasanna Shanmugathas

Pitasanna Shanmugathas

Pitasanna Shanmugathas

The historical use of the word “terrorist” clearly indicates that the word is a political tool and is never used in its intended sense. According to political intellectual Noam Chomsky, if we apply the terrorism laws espoused by the United States against their own policies, we will find that the United States is the world’s leading terrorist state.

Gota Granted Bail-Posted by: COLOMBO_TELEGRAPH

September 30, 2016 at 5:52 pm

Colombo Chief Magistrate has granted bail to former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Nissanka Senadhipathi and 6 others on the Avant Garde case.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Gotabaya Rajapaksa today appeared before the Colombo Chief Magistrate following an order issued to him and seven others to be in Courts over the controversial Avant Garde case where Gotabaya along with several others were alleged to have made a profit amounting to Rs. 11 billion.

The Malaise Of The Medicos Requires Major Surgery -Posted by: COLOMBO_TELEGRAPH

September 30, 2016 at 5:43 pm

By Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

Shyamon Jayasinghe

“In a pure and holy way, I will guard my life and my art and science” ~ Hippocratic Oath

We do not know what really transpired between President Maitripala Sirisena and the powerful GMOA in the meeting today (30/9). But the doctors seem to have come out of it in a mood of satisfaction. Sirisena would have, presumably, managed the irksome gang with more soft talk; leaving an escape gate for the GMOA which had got tragically locked over the issue of demanding “good schools,” for their kids. Had they met the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, they would have got a mouthful. Remember how our Prime Minister had spoken unreservedly against them on the floor of Parliament when the doctors dared to leave their stethoscopes and fight the proposed ETCA trade deal with India, instead. That was the first indiscriminate and half-witted move by the body known as the GMOA.

Indian Concern & JR’s Daily Telegraph Interview-Posted by: COLOMBO_TELEGRAPH

September 30, 2016 at 5:40 pm

By Rajan Hoole

Dr. Rajan Hoole

Dr. Rajan Hoole

Count Down To July 1983 – Part IV

Jayewardene had another problem. He and his prime minister, Premadasa, had badly mismanaged their relations with India. The problem arose from a pro-Western shift in Sri Lanka’s foreign policy, their openly canvassing for ASEAN membership for Sri Lanka and also some very imprudent personal remarks about Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay. On 19th July the Indian Government of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi formally expressed its concern to Colombo about recent developments in Jaffna and the measures taken by the Sri Lankan Government to deal with the situation there. The Government owned Daily News of 21st July carried the headlines: “Colombo reacts angrily to Indian meddling”. With prodding from the Government, editorial writers went to town with titles like, “How come Big Brother?” (Daily News 22.7) and “Big Bully” (Sun 22.7).

Against Devolution-Posted by: COLOMBO_TELEGRAPH

September 30, 2016 at 5:17 pm

By Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

Izeth Hussain

Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka’s article Chandrika’s call for federalism in the Colombo Telegraph of September 16 is written with his customary verve and the kind of brilliance that is usually described as coruscating but unfortunately it could also read like an ill-tempered diatribe against the former President CBK, for which reason it may not be taken with all the seriousness that it merits. That would be a pity for two reasons. One is that the article addresses the most important question facing the nation today: whether the state should be unitary, federal or quasi-federal. The other is that the article brings out important data, and its arguments are sound, indeed devastating, in challenging conventional wisdom on federalism. It should be required reading for everyone who is really concerned about the future of Sri Lanka.

FCID in yet another magnificent move!

September 30, 2016 at 5:09 pm

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FCID in yet another magnificent move!

 In yet another phase of the move to confiscate the assets amassed by the Rajapaksas and their henchmen with money acquired with unlawful means during their regime, the FCID has taken measures to seize all moveable and immovable assets of 15 companies coming under Entrust Group of Companies.

Police officer who covered up Dharmaratnam Sivaram murder probe revealed

September 30, 2016 at 5:06 pm

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Police officer who covered up Dharmaratnam Sivaram murder probe revealed

 The police officer, who had covered up the investigations, on an order from the higher up, into the murder of senior Tamil journalist Dharmaratnam Sivaram alias Taraki, has been revealed. Sivaram was abducted near Bambalapitiya police station while being with two friends on 28 April 2005.

India’s Bihar alcohol ban struck down

September 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm

  • 30 September 2016
  • From the section India

Kashmir attack: Villagers evacuate after India ‘surgical strikes’

September 30, 2016 at 4:56 pm

  • 30 September 2016
  • From the section India
Image caption Analysts say the “surgical strikes” were not as severe as seen in previous years

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