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Week-long railway strike called off

December 13, 2017 at 1:27 am


2017-12-13 11:42:35


The railway strike, which was launched seven-days ago, was called off by the railway employees today following a meeting held with the four-member ministerial committee.

Don’t import teachers; Recruit Tamil-speaking unemployed graduates

December 13, 2017 at 1:25 am


2017-12-13 00:09:24


During the height of the war, the Tamil medium schools in the Central Province were filled with teachers from Jaffna or rather the Northern Province.   The Northern Tamil teachers dropped their pride, set aside the Sri Lankan Tamil-Indian Tamil divisions and egos and humbly helped the children of the brethren in the Central hills.

If the Rajapaksas were in power the people would be eating grass

December 13, 2017 at 1:09 am


2017-12-13 00:00:55


Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife and Minister of Buddhasasana Gamini Jayawickrama Perera in an interview with Lankadeepa aired his views on the present political developments in the country and the death of tusker Dalapoottuwa. Following are excerpts of the interview with Minister Perera.   


December 13, 2017 at 1:04 am


2017-12-13 00:00:32


People – blame themselves in back peddling a lost leadership back to power. Think before you act stupidly – realize the folly in creating a situation of having no foreseeable future for the country you truly love: to whatever denomination you may belong – desire a future for your siblings in living in this land of yours? Are you at home blaming yourself. Be positive: the country needs you in this hour of peril, more than at most other times. Awake Countrymen!

Shedding the war mentality: Are we capable of it?

December 13, 2017 at 12:52 am


2017-12-13 00:15:47



he war mentality represents an unfortunate confluence of ignorance, fear, prejudice, and profit. – Gabor Mate`

Medical sector in chaos if ‘altered’ report goes to Cabinet: GMOA

December 13, 2017 at 12:48 am


2017-12-12 22:30:08


There would be a huge outcry in the country if the Sri Lanka Medical Council’s (SLMC) ‘altered’ technical report on minimum standards for medicine, which was submitted by the Health Minister, was passed in Parliament, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) warned today.

UN officials visited LTTE detainees– Did not visit two naval officers in prison

December 13, 2017 at 12:46 am


2017-12-13 08:28:54


The United Nations (UN) did not visit the Naval Officers, Cmdr Dasanayaka and Lt. Cmdr Sumith Ranasinghe who are in prison but it was reported that they had visited the LTTE detainees at the same location, rear admiral (Rtd) Sarath Weerasekara said.

All’s well that ends well

December 13, 2017 at 12:36 am

All his whiskey gone down the drain

December 13, 2017 at 12:33 am

The rage and hatred behind a public murder

December 13, 2017 at 12:27 am

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The driving license of Mohammed Afrajul, the victimImage copyright Dilnawaz Pasha
Image caption Mohammed Afrajul is shown being brutally killed in a video filmed and shared by his attacker

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